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Otterbein sports wraps up 2019 spring season

Track and field, tennis, and women's basketball shine in competitive seasons

As the spring semester comes to a close, so does Otterbein sports. While some teams struggled to find footing this season, others persevered and climbed their way to the top of the OAC ranks.

Women's basketball performed very well this season, making their way into the OAC tournament. They would knock off rival Capital in the first round before losing in the semifinals to eventual OAC tournament victors John Carroll. Women's basketball finished the season 16-11 overall, one win short of last season's performance.

Men's basketball struggled this season, finishing 6-19 overall. Next season seeks change with a new head coach, Andy Winters. Winters spent the past five years as assistant coach to Otterbein rival, Capital. Winters will be replacing Brian Oilar, who coached Otterbein men's basketball for the past four seasons.

Overall, track and field had a stellar year, with both men's and women's teams coming in first place of 19 and 18 teams, respectively, at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday. Both teams will be competing in the Twilight Invitational on Friday. Their season will continue into early summer break with the OAC outdoor championships at home on April 26 and 27, and several others following.

Tennis is still on a very high season, with the women's team sitting at 13-3 overall and the men's at 14-2 overall. Women's tennis looks to continue winning with games against Muskingum (OAC), Wittenberg, Wooster, Ohio Northern (OAC), and Baldwin Wallace (OAC). They plan to follow these games with competition in the OAC tournament starting April 30.

Men's tennis looks to wrap up the season and OAC play overall against Wittenberg, Ohio Northern (OAC) and Baldwin Wallace (OAC).

Men's lacrosse had a successful season, standing at 10-4 overall and 5-1 in OAC play. The Cardinals look to continue success in OAC play against Muskingum, Ohio Northern and Baldwin Wallace.

Women's lacrosse looks to pace itself in OAC play against the aforementioned teams next week, as they currently sit overall at 5-9 overall and 2-3 in OAC.

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