By Tim Glon
TIFFIN — The Ohio Northern women's lacrosse team had a record-setting effort in an 18-4 victory at Heidelberg Wednesday night at Hoernemann Stadium.
The Polar Bears improve to 3-9 overall and are 2-2 in Ohio Athletic Conference action, while the Student Princes fall to 0-8, 0-3 in their first season as a varsity program.
Freshman Rachel Shipman (Noblesville, Ind.) set school records with 10 points and five assists to lead Ohio Northern.
Shipman also added five goals and freshman Betsy Naugle (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) scored a career-high six goals.
Freshman Elizabeth Carter (Lebanon) also had a hat trick with three goals.
ONU also set team records with 18 goals, nine assists and 27 points.
The Polar Bears scored four straight goals to snap a 1-1 tie and give the visitors a 5-1 lead just 8:07 into the game.
After HU pulled within 5-3, Ohio Northern put the game away by outscoring HU 7-0 in the final 19:16 of the half to lead 12-3 at intermission.
ONU then scored the first four goals of the second half to cap an 11-0 run and go ahead 16-3 with 18:21 left in the game.
Northern out-shot Heidelberg 37-14 and won the draw control battle 19-5.
The Polar Bears will return to action Friday afternoon in a 1 pm contest at league-leading Baldwin Wallace.