A Page -- Aug. 31, 2012

St. Edward, Buchtel to meet in the “Madhouse on Madison”

Week 2 of the 2012 season has the St. Edward Eagles hosting the Griffins of Akron Buchtel at the “Madhouse on Madison” (Lakewood Stadium) Saturday night.

This will be the third matchup between St. Edward and Buchtel.

It’s been 22 years since these two teams have met on the gridiron.

Current Buchtel Head Coach Ricky Powers was a player for his alma mater when the Griffins won 14-13 in 1990. They also played in 1989 with the Griffs winning by eight points Buchtel leads the series 2-0.

Powers has guided his team to 3 straight Akron City series titles as well as a state runner-up in 2010 in Division 3. Powers was a key player in the Griffins 1987 and 1988 state title teams.

Junior quarterback Chris Davis leads the offense. Last week against Massillon he passed for 137 yards but threw 3 interceptions. One of his favorite targets is WR Elijah Bell who is getting looks from Air Force and Boston College.

St. Ed’s started the season with a 42-14 win over Glenville. Trailing 14-7 , the Eagles capitalized on 3 turnovers in the second quarter and never looked back against the Tarblooders.

Once again the Eagles defense will be tested by another team that has speed on the outside from their key skill positions as the Buchtel runs the spread offense.

The Eagles will welcome the return of defender Solomon Warfield who is coming of an injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the Glenville Game.

In the late 1980s Ricky Powers was one of the most feared runners in Northeast Ohio. He led Buchtel to state titles in 1987 and 1988 before playing his collegiate ball at Michigan.

Powers also played briefly in the NFL including for the Cleveland Browns. Powers took the Buchtel job in 2007.

The Eagles are looking to start the year 2-0.

They have started the season 2-0 in 7 of their last 10 years.

The only years they did not start undefeated after week two was most recently in 2009, as well as in 2007 and 2004.

Robinson (51)

St. Ed’s Linebacker Lavonte Robinson made his presence known to the Glenville offense last week.

Robinson caused nightmares for Glenville ball carriers as he forced a fumble, recovered two others and had 12.5 tackles.

Overall the defense forced the Tarblooders to turn the ball over five times (4 fumbles and 1 interception) Dominic Abounader had the Eagles first INT of the year.

The tandem of Aaron Butler and Ryan Fallon combined for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground for the Big Green Machine against Glenville.

Butler carried the ball for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns while Fallon from his QB position rushed for 87 yards and a score.

Second Half Surge Lifts Gannon Past Lake Erie

ERIE, Pa.—The Lake Erie College women's soccer team (0-1) dropped its season opener against traditional, nonconference rival Gannon University (1-0), falling 4-0 at Gannon University Field in Erie, Pa.

The Lady Knights pressured the Storm's defense throughout the first half. Junior goalkeeper Megan Baldacci(Cavecreek, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) recorded three saves for the Storm to keep Gannon off the board. The Storm came close to breaking the tie when Chrissy Poulos' (North Royalton, Ohio/Independence) direct kick from 50 yards out nearly snuck in under the top of the Lady Knight's goalpost.
Chrissy Poulos  Megan Baldacci 
Poulos (L), Baldacci (R)

Gannon continued to pressure Lake Erie in the second half. Sammy Valloud broke the tie at the 49 minute mark for the Lady Knights, off a corner kick. Kaitlyn Kissell would add two goals and Valloud would add one more for Gannon to close out the game.

Lake Erie College returns to action Saturday (Sept. 1st) against Edinboro University at 1 p.m. at Gannon University Field in Erie, Pa.








Avon Lake scored early and often amassing a 5-1 lead at halftime and
cruising to 7-3 victory over visiting Berea, in girls’ soccer.

Avon Lake pounded the Berea goal for 19 shots for their first win of the season in
this Southwestern Conference matchup.

Leading off the scoring for the Shoregals was Junior Karen Krause who scored on her own corner kick for her first Varsity goal.  Junior Emily O'Connor and Freshman Catie Corrigan both added two goals each on the night with Seniors Claire Jones & Kailey McClain chipping in with one goal a piece. 



The game also marked the first win for new Avon Lake Head Coach Daegen Duvall.

Berea was led by the scoring duo of Freshman Sarah Scheel with 2 goals both assisted by Junior Hannah Kennedy who scored a goal herself and was assisted by Sophomore Catie Colbert. Junior goalie
Taylor Sasak was kept busy on the night with some great stops and made 12 saves overall for Berea. For Avon Lake, Senior Abby Rogers had 2 saves and Junior Amy Crooks had 1 save.

In JV action, Avon Lake blanked Berea by a score of 3-0.  Shoregal goals were scored Bri Carlin, Cara Dannemiller, and Kayla Kress. Avon Lake goalkeeping duties were shared by Amy Crooks and Lindsay Butler.


Girls Soccer

Avon Lake vs. Berea

Game Date:    Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012

Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 7        Berea (B) - 3

AL    1-1-1            B    0-2-0

AL    Catie Corrigan - 2    B    Sarah Scheel - 2
    Emily O'Connor - 2        Hannah Kennedy
    Claire Jones
    Kailey McClain
    Karen Krause

AL    Emily Peepers        B    Hannah Kennedy - 2
    Claire Jones            Catie Colbert
    Emily O'Connor

Shots on Goal:
AL    19            B    6

AL    Abby Rogers - 2 saves
    Amy Crooks - 1 save

B     Taylor Sasak - 12 saves

AL    32            B    9

Corner Kicks:
AL    4            B    4

AL    2            B    0

AL    6            B    2

AL    5            B    1