TIFFIN, Ohio - Tiffin women's soccer finish their season-opening three-game homestand on Tuesday when they welcome Ashland to Paradiso, and then close out the week with a road match at Charleston on Sunday.
Tiffin opened the 2019 season with a pair of tough defeats at home to nonconference foes Northwood and Lewis. Against Lewis on Sunday, the Dragons fell behind 3-1 with less than 15 minutes left in regulation, but were able to tie things up and force overtime with a beautiful header from Lauryn Grcic and a rocket off the boot of Leila Hannoui. However, the Flyers tallied the golden goal early in the extra period.
Sierra Besecker has been all over the field so far this season, leading the team with three points on a goal and an assist, including assisting Grcic's header against Lewis. Grcic and Hannoui have two points apiece with their goals on Sunday, while freshman Claudia Santillan has recorded a pair of assists for two points on the year.
Nahomi Lopez has been busy between the posts so far, recording 18 saves and a .750 save percentage.
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Ashland has only played one game so far this season, but it was an impressive 2-0 win over common TU opponent Lewis on Friday.
Both goals were scored in the first half, coming from senior Deijah Swihart and sophomore Stephanie Slader. Junior Nadya Boualany and sophomore Mary Grace Haney notched the assists for the Eagles.
Junior keeper Hannah Lee played all 90 minutes in goal, saving all three shots put on frame to earn the shutout.
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Charleston battled a pair of PSAC schools at home last week in Kutztown and Seton Hill, falling 3-0 to the Golden Bears but bouncing back with a 1-0 win over the Griffins.
UC's lone goal of the season was scored by Evelina Von Euler, with the assist coming from Kassandra Demps.
Sophomore keeper Kaylee Hensley made five saves against Seton Hill to earn the shutout, giving her nine saves on the year and a 1.50 goals against average in two contests.