A Page -- Feb. 7, 2012

Four different goal scorers enable NDCL to down Chagrin to open up Baron Cup play

BROOKLYN – Using four different goal scorers, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin advanced to Saturday’s semifinal of the Baron Cup III with Monday’s 4-2 win over Chagrin Falls here in the John M. Coyne Recreation Center.

The Lions (14-12-1) will face No. 1 seed Midview in Saturday’s semifinal at III. Chagrin bows out of the tournament and will begin next week’s state tournament at 17-13-1.

It was quite a two days for NDCL, which had to defeat Olmsted Falls Sunday to qualify by sneaking around Avon Lake, which is sitting at home this week, and then bounce right back and tackle a tough Chagrin team fewer than 24 hours later in order to get a shot at the Middies.


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Mitchell Passalacqua, Travis Wilson, Ryan Manfredi and Charles Pearce scored the goals for the Lions.

However, it was not the Lions game to be had from the get go as they were in for a cat fight with the Tigers, whose roar would not quite go gently into that good night.

Chagrin got the lead early when T. J. Subel took a pass from Jack Cambell and scored the game’s first goal at 6:50 of the first period.


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The Tigers held on to the lead until 13:44 of the inaugural period when Wilson fired a slap shot from above the left circle and was able whistle the puck past Tiger goaltender Don Jackson. Pearce assisted

The vaunted Lions really came out of their den and dominated the second period. First it was Pearce scoring off an assist from Garrett Ferry at 9:27 on a goal that put the Lions ahead for good.


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Then it was Passalacqua scoring a short-handed goal with an assist from Sean Murphy at 11:54 of the second.

They were not done yet as at 14:30 of the period, Manfredi sent them into the locker room at the second intermission with a goal on an odd-man rush to beat Jackson. Passalacqua assisted on the fourth tally.


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Chagrin gave it a gallant effort in the final period with a power-play goal by Mitch Berry that was assisted by Campbell and Jon Borisseau, but it was too little too late.

Jackson saved 28 shots on goal while Matt Douglas saved 20 for the Lions.

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 Spartan Club Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Spartan Club, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University Athletics, has announced its Hall of Fame induction class of 2012. Six former student-athletes will join the 328 members previously inducted since the club’s inception in 1975. The new members will be enshrined at the annual Spartan Club banquet on Friday, April 27.

This year’s class includes five Case Western Reserve inductees and one Heritage selection.

The five CWRU inductees include:
Brian Casselberry ´95 (cross country/track)
Scott Feskanich ´98 (baseball)
Guy Genin ´90, G ´91 (swimming)
Becky Palmer Murphy ´00 (softball)
Sue Waniewski Lelko ´93 (soccer)

Charles “Chuck” Wiedman, a 1954 graduate of Western Reserve University, is this year’s Heritage selection.

“The Spartan Club is thrilled to introduce the Hall of Fame induction class of 2012,” said President and 2001 CWRU graduate Gordon Daily. “Each year, our selection committee is faced with the challenge of choosing an induction class from an incredibly accomplished pool of nominees. Once again, the committee did an outstanding job of identifying the best of the best, and we are looking forward to enshrining such a fine group on April 27.”



Walsh Jesuit’s Zack Leonatti commits to Ohio Northern University

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 6, 2012 — Walsh Jesuit’s Zack Leonatti has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Polar Bear with Ohio Northern University. Leonatti will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program, under new head coach and former Major League pitcher, Gene Stechschulte.


The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Leonatti, is the first baseman for the Warriors. A talented all-around player, Leonatti held a .313 batting average for the 2011 season, and was instrumental in leading the team to a 20-3 season in 2011; the school’s seventh national ranking in the past eight years.

Start of tennis season highlights week of sports at Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio – Philips Gym will be action-packed this coming Saturday when the Oberlin College tennis teams kickoff their 2012 spring seasons with a total of three matches scheduled throughout the day. The Oberlin basketball teams will also be hosting DePauw with games scheduled at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball (6-15, 1-11 NCAC)
2/8/12 - Oberlin at Kenyon College (9-12, 3-9 NCAC) – 8 p.m.
2/11/12 - Oberlin vs. DePauw University (13-8, 7-5 NCAC) – 3 p.m.

· Junior Andrew Fox is coming off one of the best games of his career at Oberlin. The Tempe, Arizona native had a game high 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds. It was his first 20+ point and 10+ rebound game this season.
· Oberlin and Kenyon’s matchup went down to the final seconds last time the two teams met. Kenyon was able to outlast the Yeomen, 73-30, despite a 26-point effort from senior Josh Merritt.
· In the last meeting with DePauw, Oberlin hung with the Tigers throughout the first half, trailing 25-20 going into the break. However, they were outscored 44-17 in the second half. The Yeomen only shot 17.39% from the floor in the second period.

Women’s Basketball (6-16, 3-10 NCAC)
2/8/12 – Oberlin at Kenyon College (15-7, 8-5 NCAC) – 6 p.m.
2/11/12 - Oberlin vs. #6 DePauw University (20-1, 13-0 NCAC) – 1p.m.

· Malisa Hoak is averaging six assists over the Yeowomen’s last five games. Her six assists against Ohio Wesleyan this past weekend gave her 100 on the season.
· The Yeowomen now have three players averaging over 10 points and six rebounds per game. Christina Marquette (13 ppg, 7 rpg),Allison Gannon (14.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg) and Kelly Warlich (10.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg) all are towards the top of the conference in both categories.
· DePauw brings an undefeated conference record to Oberlin this weekend. They are currently the number six team in the country, and their only loss this year came to ranked opponent Franklin.

Track and Field
2/10/12 - At Baldwin Wallace
2/10-2/11/12 – At Akron Multis
2/10-2/11/12 – At Boston University
2/11/12 – At All-Ohio Championships

· Tiffany Henry broke the weight throw record last weekend. She threw 41-05.75.
· Molly Martorella won the 800 meter race at the Findlay Open, topping numerous division one athletes.
· Stephen Williams is approaching mid season form after winning the 3000 meter race last weekend. He crossed the finish line with a time of 8:56.01.
· Shawn Chrapczynski has made a big splash in his return from injury that kept him sidelined for the first month of the season. Last weekend he jumped 21-02.75 and posted a time of 23.35 in the 200 meter dash.

Women’s Tennis
2/11/12 vs. Baldwin Wallace – 9 a.m.
2/11/12 vs. Malone – 4 p.m.

· Senior Ariel Lewis will start her 2012 spring season as one of the most successful players in Oberlin history. She enters in with a career record of 73-25, including a 58-9 record at No. 1 singles.
· Last year the Yeowomen finished fourth in the NCAC with a record of 4-2 in conference play. They were 12-13 overall on the year.

Men’s Tennis
2/11/12 vs. Malone – 1 p.m.

· The 2012 team will be led by senior captains Joe Leffler and Sam Towne. They bring experience and leadership to the team.Logan Chun and Charlie Marks come back as sophomores ready to break out on the scene.
· The Yeomen welcome back Ben Turchin who didn’t play in the 2011 spring season.
· The team has improved on their win totals over the past few years and looks to continue building the program.

Westlake's Rosa LaMattina named OAC Player 

of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union junior point guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) has been namedOhio Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

LaMattina scored 30 points last week to lead the No. 10 ranked Purple Raiders to a pair of wins and etch her name into the history books during an historic week for the program.

She scored 17 points in an 87-56 win over Muskingum last Wednesday to become the 12th player in school history to score over 1,000 career points.

LaMattina then scored a game-high 13 points on Saturday in a 65-41 win against Wilmington that became a Mount Union-record 15th consecutive win.

On the season, she leads the Purple Raiders and is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 14.9 points per game.  She also leads the conference in steals (3.8 per game) and is third in assists (4.1 per game).

The Raiders are on the road for a pair of games this week -- at Marietta on Wednesday at 7:30 then on Saturday at 3pm against Ohio Northern. 

Ignatius still ranked No. 1 in state hockey poll; Cleveland claims 8 of top 10 spots in poll

1.  St. Ignatius                        79 (7)

2.  Sylvania Northview                             72 (1)

3.  University School        58

4.  St. Edward                        45    

5.  Toledo St.. Johns                              43

6T. Gilmour Academy           39

6T. Shaker Heights                                39

8.  Walsh Jesuit             20

9.  Lake Catholic                         19

10. Rocky River                                     8


Others receiving votes: Dublin Jerome, Olentangy Liberty, Parma Padua, Findlay, Amherst and Toledo St. Francis

B-W Heptathlete Brandon Eddy Named OAC Field Event 

Athlete of the Week

BEREA, OHIO --  Baldwin Wallace College sophomore track standout Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) was named today (Monday, February 6, 2012) as Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track Field Event Athlete of the Week.  This is the second time in three weeks that he has earned that honor.

Eddy earned his award for his efforts at the University of Akron Multi-Event Meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 in Akron. In that meet, he compiled the best score in Division III this season for the 7-event heptathlon when he accumulated a career-best 5,065 points and had five career-best performances for the seven events. Eddy’s 5,065-point total is 51 more than his next nearest Div. III national meet competitor.

Eddy ran the 60-meter dash in a career-best 7.44 seconds, the 60-meter high hurdles in a career-best 8.62 seconds and the 1000 meters in a career-best 2:52.42. He also high jumped 6’4”, pole vaulted 15’9”, threw the shot put a career-best 35’9.5” and long jumped a career-best 20’4.5”.

Earlier this season, Eddy earned OAC Track Athlete of the Week honors when he led the Yellow Jackets to the team title at the Annual Mid-January Meet in Berea. At that meet, he won the pole vault with a meet and school indoor-record vault of 16-feet, won the high jump with a leap of 6’2” and won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.97 seconds.

This Friday, Eddy and his teammates will host the Annual Mid-February Meet on the Dillard Track in the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse at 5:00 p.m.

Mount's Mahoney named track S/A of the week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union junior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

Mahoney won both the 200 (26.52) and 400 meters (56.88) at the Mount Union Jim Wuske Invitational this past weekend.

Her time in the 400 was the fourth fastest time in all of NCAA Division III so far this season.

The 400 has been a signature event for Mahoney outdoors in her career as she was the Ohio Athletic Conferene Sprint Athlete of the Meet at the 2011 OAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she won the 400 in an 

OAC-record time of 56.10, the 200 meter dash, ran the second leg of the winning 4x100 meter relay and was the anchor on the winning 4x400 meter relay team.

She also was an All-American with a third place finish in the 400 meters at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Off the track she has a 3.95 grade point average with a major in Evironmental Science. 

Oberlin Club Sports Report

The Badminton Club had a few sessions over the break. We even gained a few new members!
- Anrey Wang

Tumbling is thrilled to have sent several of its members to the Seattle School of Acrobatics and New Circus arts where they trained their hearts out over winter term.  Additionally, a few tumblers were able to attend Circus Warehouse, where they threw tramp back fulls, double backflips off of swinging trapeze, and experimented with pro performer training schedules.  Looking forward to an awesome semester!
- Benjamin George-Hinnant

The Flaming Blades held regular practices three times a week over winter term for those members that were on campus. As fencers returned from around the world to reunite in rainbow-socked glory, 11 team members participated in the first tournament of the year at Case Western on February 5. Despite having an incomplete team, it was a successful tournament. The women’s epee team (Violet Peña, Aliza Alperin-Sheriff, and Emily Gazda) and men’s epee team (Ricardo Barrios, Kent Ochs and Owen McTigue) both won 4 of 4 rounds. Both foil teams were technically handicapped by being one person short. The men’s foil team (Alex Edwards and Sam McCright) had a great day of individual fencing, and the women’s foil team (Isabella Esler and Meg Davis) were able to win 3 of 4 of rounds. Mark Logue was the one representative for the men’s saber team and, although technically unable to win any rounds due to this, he fenced valiantly. The Flaming Blades look forward to a productive new semester, when they will be joined by graduates from the last semester’s exco (a fencing exco is also available this spring) and will be participating in at least two more tournaments.
- Izzy Esler

Spartan Women Double-Up NYU in Throwback Weekend Finale

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Double-double efforts by senior forwards Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) and Chelsea Peck(Pittsburgh, Pa./Oakland Catholic) keyed a 61-54 victory for the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team versus New York University on Sunday afternoon at Horsburgh Gymnasium. The Spartans donned Mather College uniforms as part of CWRU's seventh annual Throwback Weekend.

The Spartans (12-8, 5-4 University Athletic Association) have won four in a row heading into its second stretch this winter of facing three-straight nationally-ranked opponents. NYU drops to 10-10 overall and 2-7 in the UAA.

Hollinger totaled 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Peck added 12 points and 10 boards. Junior point guard Erica Iafelice (North Canton, Ohio/Canton Hoover) also turned in one of her most productive efforts of the season with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Spartans jumped out of the gate with the first five points as part of a 10-1 run that ended in a layup by Peck at the 17:48 mark. NYU came back with a 12-3 surge of its own and tied the score at 13 following a Bianca Storts layup with 9:07 left in the first half. The Violets then grabbed their first lead at 7:34 when a Melissa Peng layup moved the score to 15-13. NYU's run eventually reached 16-3 before the next Case points at 6:43, and the Violets would go into the break with a 26-25 lead.

In the second half, the two sides went back-and-forth before Case regained the lead at 37-36 as Hollinger hit a free throw with 12:50 left to play. A three-pointer from Iafelice on the next possession capped a 9-2 Spartan run and made the score 40-36 at 12:37. The Spartans never relinquished the lead from that point, building their advantage to 11 (58-47) as Peck hit a layup during an 11-2 run with 3:30 left to play. Another Iafelice layup at 1:39 stretched the run to 13-2 and the lead to a game-high 13, at 60-47, as Case held the Violets without a field goal for 6:51. NYU was able to score seven of the game's last eight points, but it wasn't enough as the Spartans held on for the seven-point win.

The Spartans are on the road next weekend at Washington University-St. Louis at 6:00 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, February 10 and University of Chicago (Ill.) at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday, Feb. 12.