A Page -- July 3, 2010



Germany and Finland play for Bronze Medal, while Sweden and Austria

meet to contest Fifth Place at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm


By Mike Preston

JULY 3 2010 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - The United States will take on Canada for the Gold Medal at the first ever IFAF Women's World Championship at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden, at 7pm / 1pm EST today..


OSU's Pederson

Among those playing for our country are Ohio State alumna Dawn Pederson and Bowling Green alumna Amy Satterfield, 


The offensive firepower of Team USA takes on North American rival Canada having scored 135 points in two games and conceded none, while Canada has scored 32 points and conceded 18 in their two wins.  Both nations topped their respective groups with two wins each earlier this week to reach the Gold Medal Game.


USA dispatched Austria 63-0 in the first game of the historic tournament and then produced a 72-point shutout of Finland. 


"I have seen Canada play on two separate occasions now and they are a very talented group," said USA head coach John Konecki.  "They are extremely fast.  I'm concerned about their depth in their off-tackle running game.  Personally I think they are going to give us everything they can handle."


Canada edged host Sweden 12-6 to start off on a winning note and then produced an impressive defensive performance to hold off Germany in a 20-12 win.


"We keep getting these really tough teams," said Canada head coach Larry Harlow of his latest opposition.  "Our defense and our offense will have to just stand up and play strong, just as they did against Germany.  The girls have pulled it together as a team and are excited to be in the final."


Finland (1-1) will face Germany (1-1) for the Bronze Medal at 3pm / 9am EST on Saturday. Having opened with a 50-16 victory over Austria, Finland had no answer to the offensive firepower of Team USA, while Germany, 12-0 winners over Sweden in their first game, mounted a comeback attempt that fell just short against Canada in a 20-12 loss.


"It is a tough tournament with a game every two days, but we will be ready for the bronze medal game," said Germany defensive coordinator Jorn Maier.  "After the first quarter against Canada our defense starting playing up to the level we expect and really fought hard.  We had four fumbles in that game and have to eliminate those against Finland."


Sweden (0-2) and Austria (0-2) will kickoff the final day of IFAF Women's World Championship action when they meet at 11am / 5am EST for fifth place. 



Sweden almost produced a shock when they pushed Canada to within six points in a 12-6 loss before suffering a 12-0 defeat to Germany.  Austria felt the full force of the USA offensive fireworks in a 63-point loss and despite scoring 16 points against Finland fell to a 50-16 defeat.


All games are broadcast via a live webcast accessible through www.2010WWC.info.


Players to watch:


USA wide receiver Rusty Sowers of the Kansas City Tribe has won consecutive game MVP awards for USA having scored two receiving touchdowns and one punt return to the end zone in the victory over Finland.  She scored two touchdowns in the opening game win against Austria, when she led the team with 5 receptions for 63 yards.


Canada running back Julie Paetsch scored two touchdowns in Canada's 20-12 win over Germany and moved the ball effectively on the ground to earn game MVP honors.  Paetsch, who plays her club football in Saskatoon, charged 69 yards down the right sideline on a draw play to break the deadlock and scored again on a fake handoff.  She also rushed for 60 yards and scored Canada's only offensive touchdown in the 12-6 win over Sweden.


Finland running back Merita Bruun scored touchdowns on runs of 50 and 45 yards in Finland's 50-16 win over Austria and was named the game's MVP.  She plays her club football for the Helsinki Roosters.


German running back Susanne Erdmann of the Nurnberg Hurricanes produced two touchdowns, earning Team MVP honors as she rushed for 96 yards in her team's 12-0 win over Sweden.


Sweden linebacker Pillan Plass was her team's MVP during a defensive battle against Canada in the opening game as she recorded nine tackles for a combined loss of 11 yards and will again be the defensive lynchpin when Sweden takes on Austria for fifth place. 


The Austria offense will be led by teenage rushing sensation Marie-Theres Michelitsch of the Raiffeisen Lady Vikings, who won MVP honors in her nation's opening game loss to Finland.  Despite only playing for two years and being one of the youngest players on the team, she has carried the offense on her shoulders throughout the tournament, rushing for 329 yards on 56 carries against USA and Finland.


2010 IFAF Women's World Championship schedule

Sunday, June 27, 2010

1pm            USA 63 Austria 0

6pm            Sweden 6 Canada 12

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

1pm            Finland 50 Austria 16

6pm            Germany 12 Sweden 0

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1pm            Canada 20 Germany 12

6pm            USA 72 Finland 0


Saturday, July 3, 2010

11am            Fifth Place game            Austria vs. Sweden

3pm            Bronze Medal game            Germany vs. Finland

7pm            Gold Medal game            Canada vs. USA

Toledo Catholic College Has Soocer Coach Opening

DATE:  June 24, 2010


RE: Soccer Assistant Coach

Application deadline:  Friday July 16, 2010 Contact:  Gary Snyder, Athletic Director3535 Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH  43623

Phone:  419-475-9359 Extension 3160
FAX:  419-725-1293
E-mail address: gsnyder@nda.org 

Notre Dame Academy, an all girls’ Catholic, college preparatory high school in Toledo Ohio, is seeking the following high school coaching positions: 

Girls Soccer Assistant CoachThis applicant should help establish a successful soccer program which aids in the educational, physical and character development of the young women participating in the program and help provide a positive experience for the student-athlete in the soccer program.This position offers summer camp opportunities as well as hard working student athletes who are some of the most talented in the area in the classroom as well as on the field.   All resumes and questions should be directed to Gary Snyder, Notre Dame Academy’s Athletic Director. (See above contact numbers)

Interviews will be set up immediately.




SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Finland won the Bronze Medal at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship with a 26-18 win over a valiant Germany team that came within yards of overturning a 26-point deficit to almost send the game into overtime.


Finland running back Merita Bruun of the Helsinki Roosters again won MVP honors for her two trips to the end zone and a dominant rushing .


July 3, 2010

By Harry Plumer

AVOM - The Lake Erie Crushers picked up their second-straight victory over the Evansville Otters 7-2 tonight in All Pro Freight Stadium.

For the second consecutive night Dom Duggan led off the game with a ground-rule double. He proceeded to score on Andrew Davis's one-out double to give the Crushers a 1-0 lead. The Otters tied it on the very first pitch of the second inning on Derek Wiley's first home run of the season, a solo shot to left field to make it 1-1.

In the third the Otters allowed Jodam Rivera to reach on a two-base error. Eddie Tisdale lifted a sacrifice fly moments later in the inning to put the Crushers ahead 2-1.

The Crushers pulled ahead for good in the bottom of the fifth. Dom Duggan led off with an infield single before stealing second and third on the following two pitches. Davis drove him home again with his second double of the night and Travis Vetters knocked Davis in with a single to center. Vetters advanced to third when Brandon Cohen mishandled a pickoff throw from Chad Edwards and proceeded to score on Lee Huggins' fielders choice to give the Crushers a 5-2 lead.

Below are the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival results for today, July 3, 2010:





Boys U18

PA Classics Elite 8, NEO 1

Cleveland United 2, Oak Ridges Knights 0

Dorchester Rock 3, Milan Puerto Rico

Cleveland FC 1, Woodridge Premier 1

PA Classics Premier 3, Claymores 2

Flower City United 5, Internationals 1


Boys U16

Pro-Ballers Shottas 1, Richmond Hill Raiders White 0

Ohio Premier 1, Cleveland United 0

Dixie Lions Athletic 3, CSA 2

Columbus Blast 4, Rome St. Catharines Wolves 0

Ajax Vipers 11, Liberty FC 0

Cleveland FC 7, FC Seven 0

PA Classics Elite 1, Oshawa Turuls 0


Boys U15

Brampton East Thunder 3, Guelph Soccer Royals 2

Internationals 2, Cleveland United 1

Brampton East Thunder 1, Ramapo Valley Tornados 0

Internationals 4, Guelph Soccer Royals 1

Excalibur 3, Woodridge Premier 2

DHSC BSY 3, Cleveland United 0

Woodbridge Strikers 2, AC Milan Boston 0


Boys U14

Ann Arbor United 1, NEO 1

Pro-Shottas Soccer School 2, CSA 0

Miolan Puerto Rico 3, Claymores 0

Internationals 2, Ajax Attack 0

Milan Puerto Rico 15, FC Seven 0


Boys U13

Young Gunners 6, Liberty FC 0

North Scarborough Bulldogs 3, Internationals 1

Wexford Wolves 5, Internationals 0

PA Classics Elite 3, Ajax Venom 2

Internationals 4, Cleveland United 2

Boys U12

NEO Select 3, Colegio Santo Americo 2

CSA 1, AC Milan Junior Camp Comfamiliar Colombia 1

Milan Puerto Rico 3, Cleveland United 2

Internationals 5, Ajax Dragons 3

Milan Puerto Rico 3, AC Milan Junior Camp Comfamiliar Colombia 2

CSA 4, Cleveland United 2


Boys U11

AC Milan Junior Camp Americas Elite 7, Samba Soccer 0

West Toronto United 2, Internationals Red 0

Ohio Premier 6, Cleveland United 0

LNSC 98 Black 3, Elite Development Academy 1

BW Gottschee Celtic 7, Mississauga Falcons 1

Internationals Blue 4, NEO Soccer 1

HPWC Morrow 3, New York Hota Bavarians 2

Chicago Magic 5, Liberty FC 0


Boys U10

Cleveland 11, Milan Puerto Rico 1

Ciociaro FC Nova 8, Internationals Red 2

CSA 6, Elite Development Academy White 3

Etobicoke Youth Energy 4, NEO 2

Lasalle Stompers 7, HPWC Morrow 5

Internationals Blue 4, Liberty FC 2


Boys U9

Solon Strikers 5, Internationals West 4

Crushers 8, Milan Puerto Rico 2

HPWC Morrow 7, Liberty FC 2

Ohio Premier 8, Woodridge Premier 2

AC Premier 2, Elite Development Academy 2


Girls U 18

Excalibur Holy Name 3, Burlington Fusion 1

Woodridge Premier 2, Orchard Park Supreme Team 1

Cleveland United 2, Liberty FC 0


Girls U16

Burlington Youth Force 2, Cleveland United 0

PA Classics Elite 3, Brams United Girls Twisters 1

Eastside Kickers 1, Burlington Blue Devils 1


Girls U14

Cleveland United 0, Woodbridge Strikers 0

Excalibur 2, Brams United Blaze 0

Excalibur 4, Brams United Blaze 0

Woodbridge Strikers 1, Cleveland United 0


Girls U13

Kings KSA Elite 2, Internationals 0

Kings KSA Elite 1, Excalibur 0

Cleveland United 3, Burlington Youth Fire 0

Girls U12

Internationals 5, AC Premier 0

Ohio Premier 3, Richmond Hill Raiders 0

Ohio Premier 2, Cleveland United 0


 Here is the direct link for today's soccer results:   http://www.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=7863






U12 Boys

Diamond Dawgs 8, Wadsworth Grizzlies 4

Solon Comets 11, Triway Titans Express 10

Wadsworth Grizzlies 14, Diamond Boys 4

Hudson Explorers 13, Solon Comets 9

U14 Boys

Diamond Boys 6, North York Blues 5

Marion Merchants 6, Mentor Cardinals 3

Post 83, Jrs 12, Warrior Baseball 4

Coach Tony’s 3, Bombers Baseball 1

Coach Tony’s 10, Olentangy Blue Lightning 9

Post 83 Jrs 11, Willoughby Wildcats 10





U18 Girls

Lakeridge Academy 69, Magnificat 62

St. Joe's Academy 58, Lenawee Magic 44

Ottawa Next Girls 45, Singapore Comets 30

St. Joe's Academy 74, Ottawa Next Girls 40

Lake Ridge Academy 73, Lenawee Magic 34

Magnificat 68, Singapore Comets 31

U18 Boys

Waukee High School 70, Toronto Knights 28

Born2Hoop 99, Kenya B Team 56

St. Lucia 51, Grammar School Cyprus 16

Durham City Bulldog 37, The ROC 26

Youngbloods UK 61, Kenya B Team 29

St. Ignatius 65 , St. Lucia 42





The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is hosting the fifth annual Continental Cup, now under the name Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival. The Sports Festival is taking place July 1-4, 2010 and is comprised of three sports including the AC Milan Continental Cup (U9-U19 boys and girls soccer), Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup (U12 and U14 boys baseball) and the newly added Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup (U18 boys and girls basketball). Over 3,200 athletes from 16 countries are participating in the 2010 Sports Festival, infusing an estimated $4 million into the local economy.


Tournament games are free and open to the public. AC Milan Continental Cup tournament games are being played at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby and Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell Township . Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup games are being played at Euclid Memorial Park in Euclid and Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills with the final championship game to be held on Sunday, July 4th at Progressive Field. Please note: The final championship game at Progressive Field is free and open to the public. Guests and media can enter the ballpark though Gate A after the Cleveland Indians game concludes and clears out. The championship game will begin around 5:30pm. Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup games are being played at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.


For more information, please visit www.continental-cup.com.

Getting To Know Toledo's Austin Dantin

The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of its preview, the league would like to give an inside look into the lives of its Student/Athletes.

This is the second installment in a series of articles on Student/Athletes from the Cleveland-based MAC. 

July 3, 2010

By Jeremy Guy
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Dantin completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 962 yards and four TDs last season.
2010 Football Summer Preview: Getting To Know...
The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of our preview we would like to give you an inside look into the lives of our Student-Athletes. You can find the schedule of Student/Athletes we will preview by scrolling to the bottom of the page or by clicking the "Getting To Know" advertisement on the front of our homepage or football page. You can also stay up-to-date with our player features via TwitterFacebook or our new fan blog at MACFootballNation.com

Be sure to visit www.mac-sports.com on Friday, July 30  to watch live video interviews with the league's head coaches and student-athletes as we kick off the season with our 2010 MAC Football Preview at Detroit's Ford Field. 

Getting To Know...Toledo's Austin Dantin
Austin Dantin is a sophomore quarterback for the Toledo Rockets. The native of Tallahassee, Fla., played in seven games, starting three as a freshman in 2009. Dantin completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 962 yards and four TDs. He also ran for 51 yards and posted a 2-1 record as a starter while stepping in for injured QB Aaron Opelt. Dantin a season-high 326 passing yards against Bowling Green on Nov. 27. Below is a closer look at the Toledo QB...

1. Why did you choose the University of Toledo?
I chose the University of Toledo because of not only their football program but because of their engineering department and family environment. 

2. What are your goals for this season? 
My personal goals for this season, is to start the whole year without injury and lead my team to a MAC Championship.

3. Do you have higher expectations going into this season than last?

Yes, my expectations are much higher going into this season then last season. 

4. How did you get started playing sports?

I started playing sports at a young age when my dad started teaching me. 

5. What is your favorite beverage/food/desert?
My favorite beverage is sweet tea, favorite food is boiled crawfish, and favorite desert is French silk pie.

6. What would you like to be doing in ten years?
In ten years I would like to be married and taking over my parents engineering firm, or if I'm lucky enough, to play in the NFL.

7. What were you up to this summer?
I've been here in Toledo all summer for school and football.

8. What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is for my family to die.

9. When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a little kid I wanted to be a professional athlete. 

10. Which three people (dead or alive) would you invite to dinner?
If I could invite three people to dinner it would be Michael Jordan, Charlie Sheen, and my dad, just so he could be there with me to meet them

Crushers vie to win three-game series against Otters tonight

July 3, 2010

By Evan Meyer, CEO of The Sports Vault

AVON - Tonight at the Intersection of Interstate 90 and Ohio Route 611,the Red,Black,and white donning red,white,and blue uniforms for this series to commemorate the Fourth of July, look for their sixth straight win over the visitors from Southern Indiana dating back to last season as right-hander Travis Risser looks for his fifth win of the season and fifth in his last six starts.He will be opposed by righthander Chad Edwards who recently finished his college career at Middle Tennessee State University.

CRUSHERS-EVANSVILLE LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the second of a three-game series…This is the Otters only visit this season to All Pro Freight Stadium…They will meet on July 9-11 (the final series before the All-Star Break) at Bosse Field on the banks of the Ohio River and home of the University of Evansville Purple Aces…LAST SEASON the Crushers won the season series 5-1 (going a perfect 3-0 in Avon.

Travis Risser



RHP TRAVIS RISSER (4-2 3.33 ERA)…Travis will be making his ninth start of the season…HIS LAST START came Monday night defeating Oakland County in the regularly scheduled game at All pro Freight Stadium 2-0 (5IP-3H-0R-0ER-3BB-4SO) It was a seven-inning game and J.J. Pacella finished up getting the save… The win was Travis’ fourth in his last five starts (4-0 ND) he has not lost since June 2nd at home to River City 2-1…AGAINST EVANSVILLE Tonight is Travis’ first start and appearance against the Otters… AT HOME Travis is 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA (22IP-17H-7R-7ER-11BB-13SO)…25-years old…native of Palmyra, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area)…played for John Massarelli in 2007 with the Washington Wild Things posting a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances with six saves in 42IP…He did not pitch in 2009 due to a back injury…Signed by Tampa Bay after that season playing 2008 in its organization (Hudson Valley & Columbus)

West Geauga SC Seeks Youth Coach
"The West Geauga Travel Soccer Club is in need of experienced coaches for its u-11, u-13, and u-14 girls teams.  It is a salaried position with bonuses paid to "D" license or "C" license coaches.  Interested parties should contact Bill Bryan at bill.bryan@westg.org or 216-407-0677."
Best Regards,
Mr. Bill Bryan
West Geauga High School
History Department
Girls Soccer Coach

Kenston High Seeking soccer coach

Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls  is looking for a varsity girls soccer coach for this fall.   If you know of anyone interested in the position please contact the Athletic Director,  Lynn Gothard at 440-543-3046.  The previous coach of 3 years was offered a job opportunity in her field.  If you have any questions before contacting the Athletic Director please call or e-mail me at the address below.
Thank you,
Kim Lepri
440-785-5995 - cell




SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Sweden claimed fifth place at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship with a dramatic 20-18 victory over Austria, who failed to tie the game and force overtime in the dying seconds when a two-point conversion pass attempt fell incomplete.


Austria's cause was hampered by the loss of one of the stars of the tournament early in the game.  Running back Marie-Theres Michelitsch, who had rushed for 329 yards on 56 carries in the group stages, was stretchered off with a broken foot on her team's opening drive having gained 27 yards on Austria's first offensive play of the game.



By Mike Preston

SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - The United States won the first ever Gold Medal at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.


Earlier in the day, Finland won the Bronze medal with a 26-18 win over Germany, while on a good day for Scandinavia, host Sweden took fifth place overall by beating Austria 20-18.


Team USA head coach John Konecki said afterwards, "Canada was an excellent team and we had to work hard to prepare and play against them. I feel honored to have coached this Team USA. It is a remarkable group of women."


Defensive Most Valuable Player Sharon Vasquez of the Pittsburgh Passion added: "It was amazing to win gold medal. It was very emotional. We played an awesome team and it feels great to be in this moment."


USA now holds all IFAF tackle football world titles with the USA Football Women's National Team joining their male counterparts, who won the senior crown in 2007 against Japan, and the juniors (aged 19 and under), who beat Canada to lift the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship, in Canton. The junior team was coached by St. Ignatius' Chuck Kyle.