Momany leads OWU at NCAC championship


Junior Amanda Momany was leading Ohio Wesleyan after the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, hosted by The College of Wooster on Friday at the North Course of Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio.

Denison was leading the field with a first-round 311, finishing the day 22 shots ahead of Wittenberg. DePauw was in third place at 336, followed by Wooster (349), Ohio Wesleyan (516), and Hiram (524).

Denison’s Kate Griffin held the individual lead with a 4-over score of 74, leading Big Red teammate Laine Hursh by 2 shots.

Momany was tied for 18th place with a 99.

Junior Tori Garey was in 24th place with a 127, senior Skylar Crawford was in 26th place at 135, and sophomore Natalie Buravlov was in 28th place with a 155.

The second round of the NCAC tournament is scheduled for Saturday.


The Ohio Wesleyan men’s tennis team was sidelined by 17th-ranked Kenyon in a quarterfinal match of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament on Friday in Greencastle, Ind.

The match was played to decision.

The Owls swept doubles play, with the regionally ranked duo of Eliezer Gonzalez and Paulo Pocasangre defeating senior José Mancilla and junior Mark Siriwanichkul by a count of 8-3 at No. 1, the No. 2 pair of Rishil Kondapaneni and Luis Andres Platas downing junior Marcelo Aguilar and freshman Kobe Francis by a score of 8-2, and the team of Christopher Leblanc and Eric Zhang taking an 8-0 decision from freshman Rainer Holl and junior Elliot Spicer at No. 3.

In singles play, Aguilar lost to Zhang, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3 and Holl lost a 6-0, 6-0 decision to Leblanc at No. 6.


Senior shortstop D.J. Neff doubled home a run to give Ohio Wesleyan an early lead, but Ohio Northern broke the game open with a 7-run fifth inning and went on to a 17-3 non-conference win on Thursday in Ada.

Freshman catcher Zane Vitense led off the game with a single, and one out later, scored on Neff’s double to right center.

The Polar Bears answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the first, getting an RBI single from Jacob Wenning and a sacrifice fly by Nate Webb. Corey Jeanor’s solo homer made it 3-1 in the second, and a sacrifice fly by Corey McMann gave the hosts a 4-1 lead in the third.

Ohio Wesleyan closed to within 4-3 as freshman outfielder Colton Moone scored on a Polar Bear error in the fourth and freshman second baseman Blake Pettit doubled and scored on a Vitense single in the fifth.

Ohio Northern got a 2-run single from Logan Stevens and a 2-run double by McMann during its 7-run fifth, and the Polar Bears added 5 runs in the seventh on a 2-run homer by Eric Anton and a 3-run homer by Derek Foe.

Pettit went 2-for-3 and Vitense was 2-for-4 for Ohio Wesleyan. Freshman righthander Mikey Olivieri was the starting and losing pitcher for Ohio Wesleyan.

OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.

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