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Oberlin Swimming and Diving Sweep 

Blue Streaks
Cleveland-- The Yeomen and Yeowomen emerged victorious in their dual meets this evening against John Carroll University. The women won their side of the meet by a score of 145.5-77.5 while the men won 129-108.

The Yeowomen started off strong in the mile with seniors Jenny Meltz andKelsey Sherman. Meltz took first place (18:58.53) with Sherman following close behind in second (19:05.95). The duo also went 1-2 in the 500-yard freestyle. Meltz won the event with a time of 5:41.53 and Sherman swam to a second place finish (5:44.88) edging out a JCU swimmer at the finish.  

Seniors Sara Kadi and Jordan Jancosek also tallied up victories for the Yeowomen in their individual events. Kadi won the 400-yard individual medley (4:51.47) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.40). Jancosek won the 50-yard freestyle (25.95). She also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (57.23).

Junior Kate Melanson just missed out on winning the 200-yard freestyle. She was closing on a JCU swimmer in the final yards of the race, but ran out of room. She turned in a time of 2:01.92 in the event. She later won the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.98) with fellow junior teammate Jane McIntyre following close behind in second (1:03.94).

The Yeowomen ended the meet on a strong note by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Annika Stridh, Jancosek, Lesley Whitaker and Katie Dunn won the event with a time of 1:44.93.

On the men's side the meet was close thoughout the evening. The Yeomen needed every point necessary to defeat JCU. The team received solid performances across the board from each swimmer.

The team started off on the right foot by winning 200-yard medley . Dylan JordanMike SabatkaCorey Spiro and Jon Vimr won the event with a time of 1:43.26. 

First-year standout Chris Pickens led the way for the Yeomen. Pickens won three events on the evening. In the 200-yard freestyle he won in exciting fashion by coming back to win the race in the final 25 yards with a finishing time of 1:48.57 as he outtouced a JCU swimmer by .09 seconds. Pickens also went on to win the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.68) and 100-yard breastroke (1:06.26).

Corey Spiro and Dylan Jordan each won an individual event. Spiro won the 400-yard individual medley (4:36.95) and Jordan won the 100-yard backstroke (56.30).

The divers also played an important role on both sides. Senior Christine Martinwon one and three-meter for the Yeowomen. Jordan Attwood and Rhys Hertafeld went 1-2 on both one and three-meter this evening. 

"We had a great team effort this evening," said Head Coach Mark Fino. "There were great swims across the board. I am very proud of how we raced this evening. We are looking forward to another great meet tomorrow."

Both teams will compete at 2pm tomorrow at Case Western. The women will face NCAC rival Wooster while the men will go up against Case Western.

B-W Swimming & Diving Teams Swept 

in a Dual Meet at Washington & 

Jefferson (Pa.)

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College swimming and diving teams each lost to host Washington & Jefferson College today (Saturday, November 13, 2010) in a dual meet in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The B-W men lost, 138-99, to drop to 2-2-1 this season, and the Yellow Jacket women lost, 115-84, and are now 1-4 overall.  The teams are back in action next Friday, Nov. 19 when they host Ohio Athletic Conference rival the University of Mount Union for a dual meet in Berea at 6:00 p.m.

The Yellow Jacket women were led by sophomore two-time NCAA Division III All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) placing first in both the one meter and three meter diving competions posting scores of 216.90 and 219.00, respectively.

In addition, junior Nicole Dennis (Northfield/ Nordonia) finished first in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 2:26.68, while freshman Angela Musille (Canton/Glen Oak) earned first place in the 200 yard breaststroke in a time of 2:41.80 for the Jackets. Also, the 200 yard freestyle team of sophmores Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth), Gabby Parker (Girard, Pa./Villa Maria Academy), freshman Kayla Miller (Van Wert), and senior Lauren Schaefer (Westlake) took first place with a time of 1:48.11.

The Yellow Jacket men were led by triple event winner freshman Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/Bishop Watterson) and double winner senior Ryan Musille (Canton/Glen Oak). Both contributed in the winning 200 yard medley team with freshman Elier Diaz (El Paso, Texas/Americas) and junior Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peter’s) with a team time of 1:43.21. Donohoe individually won the 200 yard individual medley in 2:07.00 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:07.27. Musille added an individual victory of his own in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.57 seconds. In addition, senior Mike Diamond (Ashtabula/ Lakeside) won the men’s 200 yard breaststroke, posting a time of 2:29.28.

Following its meet against Mount Union next Friday, the Yellow Jackets travel to Springfield, Ohio to swim in a tri-meet with host Wittenberg University and visiting Oberlin College at the Wittenberg HPE Center.

Mount gals place 12th at Great Lakes Regional

November 13, 2010 

HOLLAND, Mich.--Mount Union's men's cross country team placed 12th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held Saturday at the West Ottawa Golf Course in Holland, Mich.

The Purple Raiders were led by senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) placed fifth with a time of 25:17.7 to claim all-region honors for a second straight year.  Griffin will get an at-large bid as an individual to next weekend's NCAA Division III Championship meet at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Mount Union posted 320 points as a team which left them 12 points behind 11th place Franklin (Ind.).  Calvin (Mich.) had 57 points to win the team title led by junior Nick Kramer, who won the individual title with a time of 24:57.4.

Seniors Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) and Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) placed 59th (26:28.4) and 81st (26:42.8) respectively, while sophomore Matt Miller (Lakewood/Lakewood) finished 87th (26:45.6) and junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) finished 88th (26:53.9) to round out the team score.

Late Surge Falls Short in Season Finale
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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11/13/2010 4:08:49 PM

Oberlin, Ohio 
– Oberlin College scored two touchdowns in the final 1:29 of the game, but it wasn’t enough as the Allegheny College Gators held on for a 17-14 win in the season finale for both teams on today afternoon at Savage Stadium. 

It appeared as if the Yeomen were going to be shutout by the Gators for the straight season, however, the high-powered offense finally came to life in the closing minutes as senior quarterback Joey Zebelian marched Oberlin right down the field on a 6-play, 74-yard drive that ended in a 21-yard TD catch byRobin Witjes to open the door slightly.

With 1:29 remaining the door opened even more as Drew Mixter recovered the ensuing on-side kick for the Yeomen. This time Oberlin would need just five plays and 29 seconds to find paydirt as Zebelian threw a beautiful ball down the near sideline to Adam Niec for a 28-yard score. The drive was also aided by a personal foul call against the Gators. 

On Oberlin’s second on-side kick attempt, they elected to try a pouch kick to the middle part of the field – where no Allegheny players were position – but the kick went way short and the Gators were able to call for a fair catch to preserve the win. 

Highlighting the day for the Yeomen was junior Cory Kidd who punted seven times for 281 yards – including a career-long 73-yarder - to finish the season with a school-record average of 40.6 yards per punt. The Wellington, Ohio, native surpassed Dave Bruno whose punts covered an average of 40.4 yards in 1982.

Oberlin finished the day with 298 yards of offensive; with 139 yards of that total coming on its final two drives. The Gators proved why they were the best-run defense in the NCAC as they limited the Yeomen to just 26 yards rushing on 21 attempts. 

Zebelian finished 22-of-37 for 263 yards to go along with two TDs and one interception. His top target was tight end Danny Enight who caught eight balls for 96 yards. 

Following Zebelian’s INT on Oberlin’s first possession, the Yeomen defense came up big and forced the Gators to settle for a 21-yard field goal. It would remain 3-0 until the closing minutes of the first half when Sean Acosta would cap off a 13-play, 80-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown run to give the visitors a 10-0 lead at the break. 

Following a quick 3-and-out by the Yeomen on their first possession of the second half, the Gators would go 59 yards on seven plays to take a 17-0 lead. The touchdown came courtesy of Robert Carlisle from eight yards out. The Gators’ tight end was the game’s top pass catcher with 105 yards receiving. 

Oberlin’s first chance at points came with 6:44 left in the third quarter, but Zach Richard’s 36-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left. At the time, little did anyone know how much that miss would mean on the outcome of the game. On the previous play Mixter was stuffed on 3rd-and-1 for no gain, which led to the field goal try. 

In the fourth quarter the Yeomen continued to fight on both sides of the ball, unfortunately it was just a little too late before they got things going in order to complete the comeback.

Defensively it was Matt Richard who had a career day for the Yeomen with 13 tackles – including one for a loss – to go along with a forced fumble. Eric Enrico recorded his second interception in as many weeks, while adding six tackles in the setback. 

The Yeomen conclude the 2010 season with a record of 4-6 overall and will finish in fifth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference at 3-3.





CLEVELAND, OH – Senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) became Case Western Reserve University’s all-time leading receiver as the Spartans closed out the season with a 28-0 victory versus Carnegie Mellon University (PA) in the 25th annual Academic Bowl today, November 13 at Case Field.

With the win, the Spartans finish the season at 8-2 overall and 1-2 in the University Athletic Association. The 15 Spartan seniors honored before kickoff finish their careers with a combined regular season record of 38-2. With its loss, Carnegie Mellon finishes its year at 4-6 overall and 0-3 in the UAA.

Homyk set the all-time career record for receptions (211), single-season receiving yards (1,165) and tied his own mark for receiving scores (12) in a season. In addition, he ends his career with the school-record for receptions in a season (90).

In addition, senior wide receiver Shaun Nicely (Willoughby, OH/Willoughby South) recorded his 31st career receiving touchdown, tying the CWRU record, and senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 21-of-29 passes for 237 yards and three TDs.

The two teams played to a scoreless first quarter, but the Spartans opened the second with an 11-play, 60-yard drive that ended in an eight-yard touchdown run by senior Derek Bush (Kittanning, PA/Ford City) . The point after by senior placekicker Sam Coffey (Middletown, OH/Lakota East) made the score 7-0 with 11:15 remaining in the half.

The Spartan defense forced a fumble on the ensuing possession, and the offense capitalized with an eight-play, 49-yard drive culminating in a nine-yard TD pass from Baum to Homyk. The PAT made the score 14-0 with 7:03 left before half. On the drive, Homyk broke both the career receptions (203) and single-season receiving yards (1,039) records, which were each held by David Kallevig (2001-04).

Case added to its lead in the third quarter when Baum hooked up again with Homyk for a 27-yard TD to cap a nine-play, 54-yard drive at the 11:27 mark. Later in the period, Baum tossed his third TD, this time to Nicely from 15 yards out to cap a seven-play, 81-yard drive at the 00:46 mark.

Defensively, sophomore cornerback Cary Dieter (McKees Rock, PA/Montour) totaled a game-high 14 tackles. Sophomore nose guard Mike Harris (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) totaled 13 stops with a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Senior cornerback James Wodicka (West Lafayette, IN/West Lafayette) recorded his team-best sixth and seventh interceptions of the season, giving him five in three UAA games.

Mount Union tops Ohio Wesleyan in girls' 


November 13, 2010 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's swimming and diving team improved to 3-1 on the season by defeating Ohio Wesleyan, 140-97, Saturday afternoon at Hammond Natatorium.

It was a total team effort as five Raiders earned wins on the day, led by sophomore Jennie Ciccantelli (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) who won two events.  


In the freestyle events, Ciccantelli won the 500-yarder (5:31.49) and Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) touched first in the 200 with a time of 2:00.29.

The Raiders also won the 200 free Relay (1:45.88), with team members Courtney Gabel (Fremont/Fremont Ross),Elizabeth Juran (Independence/Independence), Jocelyn Gaydos (Murraysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) and Ciccantelli.


Also taking wins for the Raiders were Taylor Harrison (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) in the 200 IM (2:17.80) and Shelbey Mitchell (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) in the 100 backstroke (1:03.40)


In 1-meter diving competition, Tia Marquinez (Hudson/Walsh Jesuit) took first with 329.15 points.

The Raiders will be back in action on Friday as they travel at Berea to take on OAC opponent Baldwin-Wallace.

Spartan Men’s Swimming Takes Title, 

Women Split at Veale Classic Duals

CLEVELAND, OH – The Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming & diving team faced off with Oberlin College in the Veale Classic Duals Championships on Saturday, November 13 and came away with a 152-62 win to cap a 2-0 weekend. The women’s team won the consolation meet, beating John Carroll University, 103-90.
On Friday the Case men were winners versus The College of Wooster, while the women dropped a close 120-107 decision versus the Fighting Scots.
The men’s 200-yard medley and 400 freestyle quartets were both winners on Saturday. In the 200 medley, senior Robby Browning (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Point South), senior Peter Fino (Sterling Heights, MI/Detroit Jesuit), freshman Sean Nickley (Springfield, VA/West Springfield) and freshman Gus Bailey (Grove City, OH/Grove City) posted a combined time of 1:37.09 to edge Wooster’s second-place time of 1:39.74. The 400 freestyle foursome of Bailey, freshman Scott McHenry (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury), junior Michael Lin (Raritan, NJ/Williamsville North) and freshman Heath Hudgins (Chapel Hill, NC/East Chapel Hill) also won in 3:19.43.
The Spartans also had success in the freestyle, where Bailey was a winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.86 and McHenry won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.12. McHenry also came away first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:01.59. Sophomore Erik Larsen (Roseville, CA/Mira Loma) won the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:14.48 and junior Sam Geiger (Westlake, OH/St. Edward) won the 500-yard freestyle 4:58.80
In the 200 individual medley, freshman Nick Clyde (Ann Arbor, MI/Huron) took the title in 2:02.63, while freshman diver Daniel Jacobson (Solon, OH/Solon) was a winner in the one and three meter dives, scoring 247.85 and 274 points in those events, respectively.
Lin also was a repeat winner in the 100-yard freestyle (49.45) and Browning took the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.70).
On the women’s side, Case took the 400-yard medley relay as seniors Ellen Crummy (Butler, PA/Butler) and Roxanne Leyshon (Cambridge, OH/Mercersburg Academy), freshman Maggie Dillione (Newtown, PA/Council Rock North) and junior Jessica Nuhfer (Warren, PA/Warren Area) teamed up to post a time of 4:09.12.
Freshman Sara Tillie (Fallston, MD/Fallston) was a winner in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 2:02.06 in the finals.
Leyshon took the 50-yard freestyle in 25.45 and Nuhfer won the 100-yard version in 55.90. Dillione also was a repeat winner in the 200-yard butterfly with her time of 2:14.92. Crummy touched first in the 200-yard backstroke with her winning time of 2:14.33.
Senior Jacquie Buckler (Brookfield, WI/Brookfield East) also was a winner in the 200 individual medley.
The Spartans will be back in the pool in a week on Saturday, November 20 at the Grove City College (PA) Tri-Meet with the hosts and Kenyon College. The first event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.