Mindi (Linda) Rader

November 16, 2011

Two Ohio Wesleyan University field hockey players were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region teams, it was announced by the NFHCA.

Senior midfielder Alyse Marotta (Dublin/Jerome) was a first-team all-region selection, while sophomore defender Jenna Ortega (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) was a second-team all-region choice.

Marotta contributed 2 goals and an assist to the Ohio Wesleyan offense, and led the Battling Bishops with 3 defensive saves this season, the latter figure tying for fifth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Ortega led an Ohio Wesleyan defense that ranked fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference in fewest goals allowed (35).

Ohio Wesleyan finished the season with a 6-12 record. The Battling Bishops finished with a 4-10 record in NCAC competition, tying for sixth place in the final league standings.

Men’s Basketball

Hanover 70, Ohio Wesleyan 58

Senior wing Tim Brady (Dublin/Jerome) sank a pair of free throws and sophomore post Reuel Rogers (Columbus/Bexley) added a 3-point play to give Ohio Wesleyan a 5-0 lead less than a minute into the game, but Hanover rallied to defeat the Bishops in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday in Hanover, Ind.

The Panthers fought back from the early deficit to tie the game at 7-7 on a pair of free throws by Ryan Nowicki at the 16:53 mark, and took the lead for good when Nowicki’s 3-pointer broke a 13-13 tie and gave the hosts a 16-13 edge with 13:09 left in the first half.

Ohio Wesleyan was within 20-18 on Rogers’ lay-in at the midway point of the first half, but Hanover answered with a 7-0 burst that included lay-ins by Mike Case and Drake Hendricks and a 3-pointer from Jacob Steinhart to extend the margin to 27-18.

Brady brought the Bishops back with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer sandwiched around a Rogers lay-in as Ohio Wesleyan closed to within 27-25 with 6:34 left in the half.

The Bishops were still as close as 30-27 after Brady’s jumper with 5:04 to go, but Hanover scored the last 3 points of the first half, then opened the second half with a Kyle James 3-pointer and a Brian Gunter lay-in that stretched the margin to 43-31, and Ohio Wesleyan would not come closer than 8 points during the remainder of the contest.

Brady led the Bishops with 15 points, while Rogers finished with 11 markers. Junior post Marshall Morris (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) grabbed a team-high 7 boards, and junior guard Andy Winters (Columbus/Bishop Watterson) had a team-leading 6 assists.

Nowicki had 19 points for Hanover, with Case adding 17 points and 11 rebounds.