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 Matt Foldesy goes 1-on-3, outhustles three defenders and beats the goalie to give St. Ignatius an overtime win over Mayfield for the regional championship

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


ROCKY RIVER – In a match pitting two teams nicknamed the Wildcats in front of 3,000 fans here at the high school, Matt Foldesy beat three defenders in carrying the ball half the length of the pitch and scored the winning goal at 82:15, giving St. Ignatius a 2-1, overtime, regional final win over Mayfield.

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Ignatius, the defending state big-school champions, will play Copley here Tuesday in the state semifinal.

St. Ignatius (20-1) took a 1-0 lead at 34:56 when Matt Foldesy launched in a corner kick that David Mog fielded and sent over to Jacob Roth, who headed it in for the goal.

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Mayfield returned the favor with a header goal of its own when Joey Wise took a pass from Yuta Umeda and knocked it in at 61:21 to tie it 1-1.

Early in the match, Umeda launched a 50-yard pass all across the width of the field off a free kick to Wise, who took a hard shot on goal that Brendan Cash was able to save for Ignatius the 11-minute point.

Up until Mog’s goal, St. Ignatius’ best scoring opportunity in the first half came at 22:22 when Nate Fahey had wide open net with the ball inside the 18-yard box, but then he hit the post with his SOG.

Three minutes later, Fahey had another shot on goal, this time from 10 yards out on the right side but Drew Teller came up with the gutsy save.

With 10 seconds left in the half, Nick Kane fired a left footer at Cash that the Iggy keeper was able to reach up to and slap away with a hand save.

Wise missed wide on an open net inside the first minute of the second half.

A yellow card was issued to Mayfield at 54:06, but Foldesy missed high on the direct free kick.

The only loss to an Ohio team by St. Ignatius the past three years was in the state championship math in 2009 to Lincoln High School out of Gahanna.

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St. Ignatius scores 29 straight points to dump Boardman out of the playoffs; Eric Williams throws three TD passes and runs for 100 yards

After falling into a slight hole early, St. Ignatius got its offensive cylinders rolling as Eric Williams threw three touchdown passes on the way to a first-round playoff win over Boardman, 29-14, Saturday.

Now that St. Ignatius (9-2) will play St. Edward in the playoff game for the second time in four seasons and only the second time ever in post-season play, the question remains where is the game going to be played?

All games in Weeks 11 to 15 must be played at natural sites. With that in mind, St. Ignatius has played games at Byers Field in the later weeks of the playoffs not just because the field is not on the school’s campus but because the opponent agreed to it.


Regardless of how many dollars such a game might bring in, it is unlikely that St. Ed’s would agree to allow this game to be played on Byers Field. Baldwin-Wallace is out since the Yellow Jackets host John Carroll that afternoon. 

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At least 15,000 fans would like to see this game if they could get tickets so the only other options are Cleveland Browns Stadium, InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Fawcett Stadium in Canton and Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

The first on the list is out since the pro team is home Sunday.

After a Devin Campbell TD gave Boardman a 7-0 lead, Williams and the Wildcat offense went to work.

Williams threw to Blake Thomas with 5:24 to go in the first quarter to make to 7-7.

A 33-yard field goal by Tim Schenk with 9:56 to go in the half. A 46-yarder by Schenk gave the Cats a 13-7 halftime lead.

Williams hit Thomas for a 14-yard score with 7:10 to go in the third quarter and then Tim McCoy with a scoring strike to start the fourth quarter to make it 29-7.

Campbell came through again, finding the end zone for a fourth-quarter score to make it 29-14.

Since Chuck Kyle took over as head coach in 1983, St. Ignatius is now 246-17-1 in games in which the Wildcats score 20 points or more and 237-24-1 in games in which they allow the opponents fewer than 20 points.

The Cats are now 8-4 in regional quarterfinal games all time.

B-W Women’s Swimming & Diving Team 

Wins, While Men Fall at Penn State-Behrend

ERIE PENNYLVANIA – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both competed against Penn State-Berend today (Saturday, November 5, 2011).  The women won, 161-69, while the men were defeated, 119-96.

The Yellow Jacket women were led by four-time NCAA Division III All-American junior diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) who won the 1-meter optional event with 248.55 points and captured the 3-meter dive with 259.30 points.

In addition to Pinter, senior Danielle Miller (Van Wert), junior Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth), sophomores Angela Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) and Emma Gerdes (Avon) and freshman Kayla Eyster (Canton, Mich./Plymouth-Canton) each won individual events.

Miller won the 1,000 yard freestyle in a time of 12:16.47 and the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:57.84. Richards win came in the 50 yard freestyle when she finished in a time of 26.47 seconds. Musille won the 200 yard individual medley in a time of 2:22.96 and the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:36.16. Gerdes earned her two victories in the 200 yard freestyle and backstroke in times of 2:08.96 and 2:17.34 respectively. Eyster’s win came in the 100 yard freestyle as she finished in a time of 58.29 seconds.

The B-W women placed first in two relays including the 400 yard medley and freestyle relays. The winning 400 yard medley relay team included Musille, Gerdes, Eyster and sophomore Kayla Miller (Van Wert) which finished in a time of 4:19.41. In the 400 yard freestyle relay, Miller, Richards, sophomore Amelia Kopinsky (Seville/Colverleaf) and freshman Carli Dugan (Mentor) won in a time of 4:00.50.

Individually, the Yellow Jacket men were led by sophomore Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson) as he won both the 200 yard Individual Medley and the 200 yard butterfly in times of 2:04.44 and 2:04. 83, respectively. Senior Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peters) won the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 22.87. Freshman Bryan Gerber (Sagamore Hills (Nordonia) won the 200 yard breaststroke in a time of 2:27.31.

The team of senior Zachary Pfeil (Sandusky/Perkins), juniors Matthew Zych (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West),Tony Tijerina (Defiance/ Napoleon) and Chris Tuttle (North Royalton) won the 400 yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:39.56.

Storm, Dragons combine for nearly 100 points

in Lake Erie win

TIFFIN, OHIO –  Freshman running back Rod Smith (Bartow, Fla./Bartow) rushed for a career-high 172 yards and a school-record three touchdowns as the Lake Erie College football team picked up its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory in record fashion with a 52-42 road win in a shootout over Tiffin University Saturday (Nov. 5) at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

The 52 points scored were the most in the Storm's(2-8, 1-8 GLIAC) four-year varsity history, as were the five total rushing touchdowns. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for Lake Erie.

Smith and senior quarterback Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) each ran for two touchdowns in the first half as the Storm ran out to a 34-21 lead.  The duo were part of Lake Erie's season-high 270-yard rushing day.

Lake Erie wasted little time getting on the board, going 65 yards on five plays to open the game. Bedevelsky took it in from a yard-out for the game's first score.  A 22-yard scamper by Tiffin (0-10, 0-9 GLIAC) quarterback, James Capello tied the game up at 7-7. 

The Storm scored on consecutive possessions to widen the margin.  Bedevelsky threw a 10-yard pass to senior Patrick Lunney (Mt. Shasta, Calif./Mt. Shasta/College of the Siskiyous) to cap an 11-play, 87-yard drive, and then Bedevelsky kept the ball on an option play for a seven-yard run to end a 10-play, 86-yard drive and make the score 20-7.

Tiffin's Capello alternated two touchdown passes to Bertram Marks with Smith scoring runs for the Storm in the final eight minutes of the half to keep it a two-score game.  Smith finished the first half with 118 yards on 13 carries, while Lunney had 52 yards on just four attempts in the opening two quarters. As a team, Lake Erie gained 190 yards on the ground and had 316 total yards in the first half.

After stopping Tiffin on its opening drive of the second half, the Storm drove the field and extended the lead on a five-yard pass from Bedevelsky to freshman tight end Andrew Schickler (Doylestown, Ohio/Chippewa) and a two-point conversion pass from Matt Krumpak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) to kicker Sam Marcotte (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon). After Capello threw another touchdown pass, this one to Obadiah Dykes, arcotte connected on a 32-yard field goal to make the score 45-28 after three quarters.

Capello's fourth touchdown pass, a six-yarded to Brendton Williams, opened the fourth quarter scoring and closed Tiffin within 10 points at 45-35. But the Storm recovered the onside kick attempt and, following a third-down pass interference penalty, Smith took an option pitch and went in from three yards out to go over the 50-point mark for the first time.

Tiffin continued to fight, getting a seven-yard touchdown from Capello to Marcus Beaurem and then recovering the ensuing onside kick attempt with just over three minutes to go.

But the Storm defense came up with its biggest stand of the game, stopping the Dragons at the Lake Erie 36.  Senior lightning end Kevin Chapman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) had a big sack on third down and Beaurem couldn't hold on to a fourth-down throw as he was hit by a Storm defender, securing the 10-point victory.

Smith ran 21 times to get his 172 yards and became the first Storm runner to cross the goal line three times in a game.  Bedevelsky scored twice on the ground for the second consecutive game while Lunney gained 68 yards on seven carries to go along with his touchdown catch.

Senior Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) caught seven passes for 95 yards to lead the Storm receiving corps.  Bedevelsky was 14-of-21 passing for 161 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

In direct contrast to the Storm, Tiffin did its offensive damage through its "Air Raid" attack.  Capello was 43-of-52 passing for 374 yards with five touchdowns and an interception, hitting Dykes 16 times for 117 yards and three others at least six times.  Marks had six grabs for 110 yards and two scores.  

The Dragons rushed for just 80 yards, but outgained the Storm 490-431.

Defensively for the Storm, Gus Armbruster (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) had a game-high 11 tackles. Cameron Bryant (Lorain, Ohio/Admiral King) had nine stops while Chapman finished with eight, with 1.5 sacks.  Freshman Stacy Woodford (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) picked off his first career interception.

Mike Virgin had 11 tackles to lead Tiffin.

The Storm closes out the 2011 season next week at home on Seniors Day and Veterans Appreciation Day against Ashland University.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.

Cleveland State tops Detroit in season-ending soccer match

CLEVELAND – Jordan Hart recorded an assist in the first half and gave the Vikings a 2-0 advantage with a goal in the second leading Cleveland State to victory over Detroit on Friday night. The Titans end the 2011 season with an overall record of 5-12-1, including a 1-6-1 mark in the Horizon League.

Admir Suljevic scored the first goal of the game for Cleveland State. Suljevic headed towards the goal and penetrated the back line after receiving the pass from Hart. Patrick Soltys went down simultaneously after contact with another player as Suljevic got the shot off. The goal gives Suljevic seven on the year.

Cleveland State put the game out of reach in the 78th minute when Hart scored his fifth goal of the season off a pass from Aslinn Rodas.

Detroit's best scoring opportunity came in the first half of play. FreshmanMatt Ybarra dribbled the ball up the right side of the field and pushed a pass to Matt Nedwicki. Nedwicki quickly got the ball to Cameron Robertswho had his man beat, but the shot flew just high of the crossbar keeping the game tied at 0-0.

Detroit ended the game playing a man down as Jeremy Stoychoff was removed from the playing field after receiving two yellow cards. Detroit was tagged with seven yellow cards and 18 fouls compared to just two and 11 for the Vikings.

Anthony Shepherd made three saves as the Detroit Titan goalkeeper. He ends the year with 84 total. Brad Stuver was the keeper for CSU. He made two stops.

















Emily Ogle’s goal stands for nearly the final 77 minutes as Strongsville advances to state semifinals again with 1-nil win over Jackson

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


ROCKY RIVER – Strongsville soccer advanced to the big-school state semifinals with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Jackson in the regional finals here on the pitch in the high school sports complex.

Agony of defeat

Strongsville (19-2) took an early lead just 11 seconds after Kelly Novak launched a corner kick. After getting it out top off the corner kick, the Mustangs took a 1-0 lead at 3:41 when Erin Peskura was able to slip it inside to Emily Ogle, who hit the back of the net from six yards outside the goal line.

The goal stood for the final 76 minutes of the match and Strongsville is right back to where it was last year at this point. On this same pitch, Strongsville lost to eventual state champ Walsh Jesuit in the state semis.

The Mustangs won’t have the same problem this season as Walsh is in D-II for soccer this season. The Warriors beat Rocky River, 4-0,in Brecksville Saturday to get into the D-II semis. Strongsville gets the Northview-Wadsworth winner here Wednesday in the D-I semis.

Jackson (14-1-5) nearly tied it when Caitlyn Patton took a shot that Mustangs’ keeper Samantha Ortenzie saved and then on the loose ball Abby Gindlesberger collided with Ortenzie but just missed on the shot as it skidded wide at the 27:30 mark.

Although Strongsville dominated most of the first half by controlling the ball in the Polar Bear defensive end most of the first 40 minutes, neither team posed any other serious scoring threats. Jackson had a corner kick that Gindlesberger took 14:20 but the Bears couldn’t even manage a shot out of it.

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Alexis Manoa had a direct free kick from out atop the semi-circle and the Mustangs started the action but the kibosh was put on that when they were ruled offside.


Finally, Strongsville got another shot on goal when Ashley Meier took a head-on shot at 39:00 that Taylor Stano saved for the Bears.

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In the second half, at 46:35, Ogle had a wide open shot at the net but missed high.

Katlynn Flanagan went one-on-one deep in the Strongsville zone with Allie Sneder in the 49th minute, but Mustang defender Allie Sender was able to put the stop on and win the ball back for her team.

Peskura missed wide on a breakaway inside the 52nd minute that Hannah Angelo defended well on for the Polar Bears.

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Megan Waskowski took a pass inside the penalty box in the 54th minute but just missed with the header for the ‘Stangs.

Alissa Lisi took a shot at the 61-minute mark from the short left side that Stano was able to get a hand on and slap away for the save. The ensuing corner kick produced nothing for the ‘Stangs.

After two consecutive corner kicks by the Mustangs in the 67th minute produced no serious threat, Meier was able to fire a shot on goal that Stano was able to put the clean gut save on for the Polar Bears.

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St. Ed’s to face St. Ignatius again in football; Eagles run by Heights in Round One game

St. Edward football overwhelmed Cleveland Heights, 28-14, in a first-round playoff game Saturday, demonstrating why few Cuyahoga County High Schools outside of St. Ignatius is willing to schedule the Eagles.

Before the Heights Tigers knew what hit them, St. Ed’s had blasted out to a 21-0 lead and was knocking on the door again with a first-and-goal inside the hosts’ five-yard line.

A long delay due to an injured Heights player resulted in a break for the Tigers as they took the ball away from the Eagles proceeded to score their first points on a flanker option TD pass by Sheldon Gibson.

In the first half, St. Edward gained 160 yards while possessing the ball in Heights territory in the first half while contrarily the Tigers had minus one yard when holding the ball in Eagle territory

Dwayne Aaron ran for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Kenny Butler ran for the third Eagle first-half TD.

Also in the first half, St. Ed’s had over 100 yards on first-down plays.

Aaron scored on a 10-yard run with 9:39 to go in the first quarter to get the scoring started. Aaron again did most of the running inhte second drive, capping it on a short one-yard run on fourth down.

Butler’s 15-yard gain put the Eagles into the red zone and then he capped the drive with a two-yard run.

Aaron’s 43-yard run put the Eagles into the Red Zone for the fourth time in the second quarter.

Marcus Bagley scored to open up the scoring in the second half to pull Heights to within seven points at 21-14.

Heights put the clamps on the St. Ed’s running game in the second half to keep the Eagles honest for 24 minutes. 

Penalties were also crippling to the Eagles in half two.

Butler scored again in the second half.

Mount Union football nips B-W to for OAC title

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Matt Piloto's 29-yard touchdown pass to Chris Denton on fourth down with 2:14 left in the game gave Mount Union a 25-20 comeback victory over Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday afternoon.

The win secured the Purple Raiders' 20th consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs for the 23rd time. Mount Union (9-0, 8-0 OAC) is ranked No. 2 by the AFCA and d3football.com, and No. 1 in the NCAA North Region.

Piloto (Rotonda West Fla./Lemon Bay), a junior making his first career regular-season start, finished 18 of 32 passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns, both to Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation).

Denton, a junior, finished with a career-best seven catches for 111 yards.

Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) led the Mount Union running attack with 28 carries for 155 yards and one touchdown.

Junior Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) had a team-high 14 tackles for the Purple Raider defense, junior defensive back Alex Nicholls (Galion/Galion) had two interceptions, and senior linebacker Jorge Carbonell (Miami, Fla./Archbishop Carroll) broke up a fourth-down pass in the final minute to secure the victory.

The Purple Raiders led 6-0 at halftime on a pair of field goals by senior Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria), then took the second-half kickoff 70 yards in nine plays, with Piloto hitting Denton from 14 yards out. The two-point conversion failed, leaving Mount Union ahead 12-0 with 10:57 remaining in the third period.

Then, after Nicholls' second interception, the Purple Raiders drove 77 yards in just five plays to make it 19-0. Piloto hit senior A.J. Claycomb (Medina/Medina) for a 55-yard pass, setting up Mount Union at the Yellow Jackets' 18. 

Two plays later Murray scored from 14 yards out.

Baldwin-Wallace got on the board and seized the momentum quickly, as Josiah Holt returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. It was Holt's second kickoff return for a score this season and third of his career.

Mount Union went three and out on its next possession, then Baldwin-Wallace marched 58 yards in seven plays to reach the end zone. Backup quarterback Andrew Dziak ran in from the 3 with 14:53 remaining to make it 19-14.

The Purple Raiders went three and out again, and Baldwin-Wallace set up at its 42. With Dziak accounting for 30 of the yards, the Yellow Jackets methodically went the 58 yards in 15 plays, scoring on Dziak's 1-yard, fourth-down run. The two-point conversion failed, but Baldwin-Wallace led 20-19 with 5:53 to go.

Mount Union responded with its biggest offensive possession of the season. Piloto's 7-yard pass to Claycomb on third-and-6 gave the Purple Raiders a first down at the B-W 28. But a 3-yard loss on first down, a completion for 2 yards and an incompletion made it fourth and 11.

Piloto lofted a pass over the middle to Denton, who outjumped Ryan Dugan and Zach Barley for the ball in the end zone. The two-point conversion failed, and Mount Union led 25-20 with 2:14 to go.

Baldwin-Wallace went back to starting quarterback Ryan O'Rourke for its final drive, and he completed a 31-yard pass to Gabe Adams on fourth down and 25, to the Yellow Jackets' 46.

After a 13-yard pass to Adams, B-W had a first down at the Purple Raiders' 41. Facing fourth and 1 from the Mount Union 32, O'Rourke's pass to running back Tyler Lohr was broken up by Carbonell, and the Purple Raiders ran out the clock.

Mount Union will conclude the regular season on Nov. 12 at Muskingum in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

John Carroll swimming tops Mount Union

UNIVERSITY HTS, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's swimming and diving team suffered a narrow 128.5-102.5 loss Friday at John Carroll.

The Purple Raiders (1-1, 0-1 OAC) were led by junior Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) who had wins in the 500 Free (4:58.55), 1000 Free (10:34.68) and teamed with freshman Brian Ruhe (Versailles/Versailles), sophomore Mike Zappa (Shelby/Shelby) and junior Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) to win the 400 Medley Relay.

Greisl also snagged wins in the 200 Free (1:48.43) and 100 Free (49.47).

Freshman Hayden Birnbrich (Pataskala/Columbus St. Charles) won the 200 Backstroke (2:08.16) while the 400 Free Relay team of Ruhe and freshmen Harrison Falconer (Canton/Canton Central Catholic), Ryan Kmet(North Royalton/North Royalton) and Thomas Spichiger (Granville/Granville) also got a win with a time of 3:37.53.

Mount Union swims tomorrow against Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Spartans Keep UAA Title and NCAA Playoff Dreams Alive with 16-6 Win at Washington-St. Louis

St. LOUIS, Mo. – The Case Western Reserve University football team improved to 8-1 for the season and kept its drive for a University Athletic Association Championship and an NCAA Playoff berth alive on Saturday with a 16-6 victory versus Washington University-St. Louis at Francis Field.

The Spartans (2-0 UAA) have won seven in a row and can win a fourth UAA Title in five seasons at rival Carnegie Mellon University (5-4, 1-1 UAA) in the annual "Academic Bowl" next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Washington-St. Louis falls to 5-4 and 1-1 in the UAA and will need to defeat the University of Chicago (Ill.) next Saturday and pick up some help from Carnegie Mellon to force a three-way tie for the title.

For the game, the Spartans were a perfect 4-for-4 on fourth down conversions. Freshman running back Manny Sicre<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/sicre%20manny%20e4yr> (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) rushed for a team-high 92 yards on 19 carries, while freshman wide receiver Sean Lapcevic<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/lapcevic%20sean%20aer6> (Presto, Pa./Chartiers Valley) posted 35 receiving yards with his first career touchdown.

Defensively, junior linebacker Kevin Nossem<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/nossem%20kevin%20cqov> (Munster, Ind./Munster) posted a team-high 10 tackles in his first career start. Senior tackle Dale English<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/english%20dale%206s4r> (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) recorded four tackles and his 31st career sack – breaking the CWRU career record. Junior safety Dan Calabrese<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/calabrese%20dan%20k207> (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) recorded two interceptions and leads the UAA with six this season.

On special teams, senior kicker Daniel Vasil<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/vasil%20daniel%20wwlw> (Erie, Pa./McDowell) hit a career-high three field goals, including a career-best 43-yarder.

The Bears broke a scoreless tie late in the first quarter when quarterback Dan Burkett hooked up with wide receiver Easton Knott for a 55-yard touchdown pass at the 1:17 mark. A missed extra point left the score at 6-0.

The Spartans cut the lead in half on the ensuing possession as Vasil nailed a 25-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 30-yard drive with 11:19 remaining in the first half.

Case moved ahead a little over eight minutes later as senior quarterback Erik Olson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/olson%20erik%20n53b> (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) threw his ninth touchdown pass of the season on a shovel to Lapcevic with 3:07 left before half. Vasil's extra point made the score 10-6 and capped a 14-play, 68-yard drive that consumed 6:13 off of the clock.

The Bears' next drive went deep into Spartan territory, but Calabrese recorded his UAA-best fifth interception of 2011. Five plays and 32 yards later, Vasil booted the career-best 43-yarder to make the score 13-6 as time expired in the first half.

The Spartans controlled the ball for most of the second half and scored the only points of the stanza when Vasil hit a 27-yard field goal with 2:00 left in the third quarter to cap a nine-play, 48-yard drive.