A Page -- Dec. 27, 2010


Preppers start off Eagle Classic with 

scoring explosion; Ian Robertson, 

Matt Wipper each get a hat trick; 

US Red Line accounts for six of

nine goals

Dec. 27, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor

Student/Athlete-Cleveland

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

www.studentathletecleveland.com

LAKEWOOD – Right from the drop of the first puck, University School was determined to score early and score often, which has proved to be the clicking formula during times of success so far this season, and it worked again this afternoon in a 9-1 Prepper win against Upper Arlington in the first day of the Eagle Classic here in Serpentini Arena. 

Coming into the tournament, the Preppers were 3-1-1 when leading after one period and 3-0-1 when leading after two despite sporting a so-so 4-6-3 mark to start the week.


Before the game was 10 minutes old, the Preppers had already forged a 3-0 lead and then dittoed the three-goal period output in the second to hold a 6-1 lead going into the second intermission.

Travis Lang’s goal at 2:05 of the first made it 1-0. Lang flicked a wrist shot from the top of the circles off a pass from Ian Robertson.

Matt Wipper scored at 4:27 off passes from Connor Clemens and Robertson.

Wipper 

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete Matt Wipper, conducted by Norm Weber after the this afternoon’s Preppers-Bears game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/us-student-athlete-matt-wipper

The Preppers then made it 3-0 at 9:43 with a shorthand goal from Robertson. Wipper passed it up to him for the assist.

Robertson

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete Ian Robertson, conducted by Norm Weber after the this afternoon’s Preppers-Bears game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/us-student-athlete-ian-robertson

By the end of the afternoon both Robertson and Wipper would have a hat trick each. Clemens normally scores goals but on this day just assisted sometimes passed for what could have been counted as third assists.

Watch a few short videos some of the goals scored in today’s Preppers-Bears game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

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Using bookends goals in the second period, US began running away with it.

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete Connor Clemens, conducted by Norm Weber after the this afternoon’s Preppers-Bears game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/us-student-athlete-connor-clemens

Connor Clemens

Wasting no time, the Preppers got the early goal in the second period, Robertson scoring and Zach Weingold assisting at 53 seconds, making it 4-1. 

Wipper put one in at 1:21 and then after nearly 13 minutes of scoreless hockey, Joey Rider scored at 14:55 for the other of the bookends’ goals. Robertson and George Chapman assisted.

Robertson and Ryder connected for another goal at 5:38 of the third.

Ignatius alum Matt Merletti 

looking to hit the beat with Heels 

in Music Bowl Thursday

Dec. 27, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

St. Ignatius alumnus Matt Merletti and Maple Heights Charles Brown will represent Greater Cleveland in Thursday’s Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.


Matt Merletti

Merletti

 

Both are members of the North Carolina Tar Heels, who will be playing Tennessee in the Nashville bowl game.

 

A former all-state sprinter for the Wildcats, Merletti was hampered with injuries last year, but returned to have a fine senior season as a defensive back for the Heels.

 

Merletti wound up as one of the top 10 tacklers on the team this season. He had 36 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break ups.

Charles Brown

 Brown

After ranking among the top pass defenders in the ACC last year as a cornerback, Brown took his turn to have a shortened season this year because of an injury.

 

            

St. Ed ties, Holy Name and Padua

fall in first day of Eagle Classic; 

Danny O'Sullivan lights lamp twice

for the hosts; Popovich and Bucell 

score Namer goals

Dec. 27, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor

Student/Athlete-Cleveland

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

www.studentathletecleveland.com

LAKEWOOD -- Outside of the 9-1 pounding University School handed Upper Arlington in today’s first game of the Eagle Classic here in Serpentini Arena, local teams sputtered against the stiff out-of-area competition as host St. Edward settled for a 2-2 tie with St. Rita, Holy Name and Padua all went down in defeat.

St. Ed had to come down from a two-goal deficit to St. Rita out of Chicago, turning in a big second period to escape with a 2-2 tie.


Watch a short video of the second St. Ed goal scored in tonight’s Eagles-St. Rita game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/the-second-st-ed-goal-scored-in-tonight-s-eagles-st-rita-game


US banged out a 9-1 win over Upper Arlington (see accompanying story/new media to the left of this one on that game) in the day’s lid-lifter.

The Preppers are in the best position to get into Wednesday’s finals with two points in the standings. No period points are awarded. The tie breaker is goal differential.

The host Eagles at least had enough juice to come back after taking only one period to figure out the St. Rita team, an unknown quantity to locals with very few common opponents, and salvage a tie to still be in the thick of the race.


St. Ed Student/Athlete Danny O’Sullivan, a national merit scholar, scored both goals and was able to get an assist from Matt Geib on each goal.

Danny O'Sullivan

Listen to post-game interview with St. Ed Student/Athlete Danny O’Sullivan, conducted by Norm Weber after the this afternoon’s Eagles-St. Rita game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/with-st-ed-student-athlete-danny-o-sullivan

Riley Egan also assisted on one of the goals.

Matt Geib

Listen to post-game interview with St. Ed Student/Athlete Matt Geib, conducted by Norm Weber after the this afternoon’s Eagles-St. Rita game, by clicking and downloading

 https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/with-st-ed-student-athlete-dan-geib





For two periods, Holy Name was able to stay with Dublin Coffman, the cream of the crop in Central Ohio, but then the Shamrocks exploded for a four-goal third period and eventual 7-2 win.

Watch a few short videos from tonight’s Green Wave-Shamrocks game in the Eagle Classic, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Popovich


Steve Popovich and Jamie Bucell scored the Namer goals.

Bucell

Padua dropped a 3-2 decision to Cathedral Prep.

Mount Union ranked 16th in the nation

December 27, 2010 

By Lenny Reich


OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The University of Mount Union wrestling team is ranked No. 16 in the nation in the latest BRUTE/ADIDAS National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division III Coaches Poll.

Two-time All-American senior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) also is in the individual rankings at 197-pounds at No. 3 in the nation.

Mount Union competes this week (Dec. 29-30) at the Citrus Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

BRUTE/ADIDAS NWCA National Poll
1. Warburg (Iowa)
2. St. John's (Minn.) 
3. Wis.-LaCrosse 
4. Coe (Iowa)
5. Ithaca (N.Y.)
6. Augsburg (Minn.)
7. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
8. Olivet (Mich.) 
9. New Jersey
10. Wis.-Stevens Point
11. Cornell (Iowa)
12. Dubuque (Iowa)
13. Brockport State (N.Y.)
14. Centenary (N.J.)
15. York (Pa.) 
16. Mount Union


Yeomen Set to Return to the Hardwood on Wednesday
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By Mike Mancini
Oberlin – The Oberlin College men’s basketball team will have to wait one more day before finally returning to action on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against Bryant University. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, but severe snowstorms across the east coast have forced the postponement.

The Yeomen last played on December 10 at Alma University. Oberlin, which has stumbled its way to a 1-8 start, will also take on Salve Regina University on December 30 before returning home to host local rival Case Western Reserve on Sunday, January 2 at 3 p.m.

Wednesday’s match-up with the Bulldogs will mark the second time in Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco’s tenure that the Yeomen will square off against a Division I foe. Oberlin battled Cavaco’s alma mater, Yale University, on January 12, 2008. 

Oberlin fans will be able to follow all of the action against Bryant for free via live statistics and live audio. The Yeomen faithful can also watch the game online by accessing Bryant’s All-Access pass, but there is a cost of $5.95 to view the game.

Vikings and Storm to meet in all-

Cleveland college basketball battle


Dec. 27, 2010

By Greg Murphy


Cleveland State returns home for the first time in 25 days when the Vikings host Lake Erie in CSU's final nonconference game of the season on Tuesday (Dec. 28) at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center. 


The Vikings have dropped three straight games, including a 57-45 loss at Ohio (Dec. 21) in the Vikings last contest. Tuesday's game will be CSU's first home game since a win over Western Michigan on Dec. 3. Lake Erie is 2-5 overall and has also lost three straight, including a 68-60 setback to Northwood in the Storm's last game (Dec. 18). This will be just the second all-time meeting between the two schools with CSU knocking off Lake Erie, 75-63, last season.


PREVIEWING CLEVELAND STATE: Despite being in a bit of a rebuilding mode this season, eighth year head coach Kate Peterson Abiad guided the Vikings to the second best start in school history after leading CSU to three straight 19 win seasons, including Horizon League championships and appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2008 and 2010. With just two starters and three others back who saw significant playing time last season, Peterson Abiad has incorporated several talented, yet untested players into the rotation and continues to figure out what roles everyone will fill as the season progresses.





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