TIFFIN, Ohio - Tiffin women's soccer begins Great Midwest Athletic Conference competition this Saturday as they make the short drive to visit the University of Findlay.
Tiffin has gotten off to a slow start in 2019, dropping their first four contests including a thrilling, overtime 4-3 defeat to Lewis. Picked to finish in a tie for seventh in the conference, the Dragons will look to start GMAC play on a high note as they open with three-straight road games at Findlay, Ursuline, and Lake Erie.
Senior midfielder Sierra Besecker leads the team in points (3) and shots (7), registering one goal and one assist. Claudia Santillan has assisted on a pair of scores thus far, while Lauryn Grcic, Leila Hannaoui, and Lily Cady have each chipped in a goal.
Nahomi Lopez has played all 360+ minutes in goal for the Dragons, recording 29 saves and a .690 save percentage.
Scouting the Oilers:
Findlay had a thin nonconference slate to start the season, only playing two games before jumping into GMAC play. They picked up a pair of victories in those two, though, over teams that have defeated TU in the early going of 2019 with a 2-1 OT win over Northwood and a 1-0 win over Ashland.
Sophomore Olivia Frank has two of the Oilers' three goals through their first two games, scoring on half of her shot attempts. A pair of freshman are the other Oilers to record points thus far, as Elizabeth Talabac has a goal and Sam Francis has an assist.
Keepers Anna Money and Nicole Burke have shared duties between the posts, each starting a game and seeing about 90 minutes of action. Money has five saves and hasn't allowed a score, while Burke gave up the lone goal and has recorded three saves.