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Three Baldwin-Wallace Student/Athletes 

Named CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 

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BEREA – Thrre Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer Student/Athletes, senior defender Sean Maloney (North Versailles, Pa./ East Allegheny), junior midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit) and sophomore defender Judson Sprandel (Akron/ Green), have been named to the 2011 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District VII first team and now qualify for the national CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot.

The Yellow Jacket trio were part of this season’s record-setting team that finished 16-5 overall and was ranked as high as 10th nationally in the NCSAA (National Collegiate Soccer Coaches of America) Division III poll.  Individually, Brennan is a two-time honoree while Maloney and Sprandel are being named to the team for the first time.
    
L to R -- Brennan, Sprandel, Maloney

Brennan, who carries a 3.7 grade point average in B-W’s 3:2 Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting Program, is one of the best midfielders in NCAA Division III soccer.  

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The two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and 2010 Academic All-OAC and CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District selection has helped B-W to win 41 matches in his first three seasons. Individually, he has appeared in 60 matches, taken 126 shots, including 59 on-goal, scored 19 goals and added 16 assists for 54 career points. He was B-W’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2009 and has twice earned OAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades.  Brennan is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Alpha Sigma honoraries and Dean’s List.

Maloney, a senior finance major, ended a strong four-year career and helped B-W to compile a 52-21-6 record. Individually, the three-year letterman appeared in 36 career matches, took six shots and was credited with two assists. During his four seasons on the varsity, B-W recorded 30 shutouts, including six this season.  He also is a solid student who carries a 3.64 grade point average (prior to his senior season). Maloney is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Alpha Sigma honoraries and Dean’s List.

Sprandel carries an outstanding 3.97 grade point average in biology and pre-med. He was one of the top defenders for the Yellow Jackets this fall.  He has appeared in 36 career matches, taken 28 shots, including 12 on-goal, with one assist. In his first two seasons in the Brown & Gold, Sprandel has helped B-W to win 28 matches and record 12 shutouts.  Academically, he is a member of the Alpha Lambda Honor Society and Dean’s List and a member of the B-W Bio League and re-Med Club.

Voting for the 2011 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America team begins on Tuesday, November 8.

Case Reserve Volleyball Unable to Hold Off No. 16 Chicago in Crucial UAA Tournament Third-Place Match

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but was unable to close out No. 16 nationally-ranked University of Chicago (Ill.) in the crucial third-place match of the 2011 University Athletic Association Championship Tournament on Saturday at the Jerome S. Coles Center.

The Spartans end the regular season at 22-10 overall and 5-5 in the UAA. The fourth-place finish matches last year's performance, which was the best for Case since 2000.

The Spartans' fate now lies in the hands of the NCAA Division III selection committee, which is scheduled to announce its tournament field on Monday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. on NCAA.com. Case earned the program's first-ever bid (at-large) to last year's championship with a fourth-place UAA finish and 24-10 record.

No.3-seeded Chicago (29-5, 7-3 UAA) rallied from two sets down and won by scores of 18-25, 21-25, 25-12, 25-15 and 15-11.

Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) was Case's top performer once again with a double-double of 18 kills and 16 digs to go along with nine total blocks (2 solo/7 assists). The two-time Academic All-American finishes the regular season with the CWRU career records for kills, sets played and blocks.
Suchy

Senior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) just missed her own double-double with 11 kills and nine digs. Junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) paced the attack with 34 assists to go along with 10 digs and five block assists on the defensive side.

Also on defense, junior libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) and specialist Olivia Stanton-Ameisen (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) totaled 19 and 14 digs, respectively.


'Berg Football Nets Groundbreaking Win


UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio-Sophomore second-team All-OAC running back Germany
Woods (Cleveland/St. Edward) and sophomore running back/kick
returner Cartel Brooks (Kokomo, Ind./Galion) each rushed for 100 yards for
the third consecutive game and Brooks added a 92-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown to lead the Heidelberg University football team past John Carroll
University, 41-28, today in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Don Shula
Stadium at Wasmer Field in University Heights, Ohio.  The win secured
Heidelberg's best season since 1994 when it went 7-3 under Dick West.

Since taking over the reigns of the football program prior to the 2007
season, fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett went 4-6 in three straight season
(2007-09) before going 5-5 a season ago.  A win in the team's final regular
season game will match the 8-2 mark posted by the 1993 team.  Hallett took
over a program that went 1-39 in its previous four seasons (2003-06).
  
Lake Catholic alum James Sheahan (L), Bedford grad Mitchell Kelly (R)


The Student Princes (7-2, 6-2 OAC), winners of  three consecutive games and
six of their last seven, rolled up 507 yards of offense, including 305
rushing, marking the third straight game and fourth time this season that
the Berg has tallied 500 or more yards and 300-plus rushing yards.

A Baldwin-Wallace College (7-2, 6-2 OAC) loss to No. 2 University of Mount
Union (9-0, 8-0 OAC) sits B-W and Heidelberg in a tie for second place in
the league standings.  John Carroll (6-3, 5-3 OAC) falls to fourth place.

After entering halftime with a 10-7 lead, the Berg outscored the Blue
Streaks, 31-21 over the remaining 30 minutes.

Woods rushed for a game-high 155 yards on 24 carries (6.5 yards per carry)
and scored one touchdown and has rushed for 100 or more yards in seven of
nine games this season and in 11 of his last 13 contests dating back to last
season.

Brooks went for 139 yards on just 14 carries (9.9 ypc.) and scored a rushing
TD.  His season-long 92-yard kickoff return was his third kickoff return for
a TD this season.  He also had scores against Baldwin-Wallace College (Sept.
17) and Capital University (Oct. 1).  Brooks has averaged better than 9.0
ypc. in each of his last three outings.

Woods' 155 rushing yards matched that of Mount Union's Jeremy Murray, as
both are tied for the league lead with 1,248 yards on the ground.

Freshman quarterback Michael Mees (North Ridgeville) recorded his fourth
200-yard passing game, going 10-of-21 through the air for 202 yards and two
TDs, including a season-long 80-yard strike to senior wide receiver CJ
Powell (Detroit, Mich./Bishop Foley).

Powell caught three passes for a game and career-high 135 yards.

Early in the first quarter, Mees found senior wide receiver James Sheahan
(Painesville/Lake Catholic)) for an eight-yard TD pass to cap a lengthy,
10-play and 56-yard scoring drive in 4:07.  Junior kicker Dan Kilger (Novi,
Mich.) added the point-after-touchdown to give the Berg a 7-0 lead.

On its ensuing possession, quarterback and reigning OAC offensive player of
the week Devin O'Brien directed a 72-yard scoring jaunt in just eight plays
and tied the score at the 5:32 mark with a 17-yard scamper.  Brad Marchese's
extra point was good.

Following a 31-yard kickoff return by Brooks, the Student Prince offense
traveled to the JCU three-yard line before settling for a 20-yard Kilger
field goal to go ahead, 10-7.

Both teams traded four possessions without turning the ball over through a
scoreless second quarter.

Heidelberg raced out to a 27-7 lead in the third quarter following an
80-yard TD toss from Mees to Powell, a two-yard plunge by Woods and another
20-yard field goal from Kilger, his ninth in 13 attempts.  The Student
Princes forced turnovers on consecutive John Carroll possessions-an
interception by sophomore defensive back Chase Bauer (Amelia/McNicholas) and
a fumble recovery on a kickoff by freshman wide receiver Donteea Dye
(Fairfield)-which led to the 17-point outburst.

O'Brien closed the gap to 27-14 at the 10:50 mark of the fourth quarter
after an 11-play, 70-yard drive that spanned 5:04 ended when he found Corey
Castro for a 21-yard TD pitch-and-catch.

Brooks then took the ensuing kickoff 92 yards to pay dirt, extending the
'Berg lead to 34-14.  Kilger's PAT was good.  Brooks finished the day with
two kickoff returns for 123 yards, a 61.5 yards-per-return average, and
tallied 262 all-purpose yards.

On first down and 10, sophomore defensive back Mitchell Kelly (North
Randall/Bedford) picked off an O'Brien pass-his second interception of the
season-leading to a 57-yard TD sprint by Brooks.  Kilger's PAT gave
Heidelberg a 41-14 advantage with just 7:21 to play.

O'Brien threw TD passes on each of the Blue Streaks' next two drives-a
51-yarder to Alex Kline and a seven-yarder to Anthony Libertini-to narrow
the score, but could not find enough time to complete the comeback.

Defensively, junior linebacker Craig Sykes (Centerburg) made a team-high 10
tackles, his fourth double-digit tackling game, and now has a team-best 83
stops for the season.  Junior safety Justin Suddeth (Akron/Warren Howland)
added nine hits of his own, while senior linebacker Andy Fadenholz
(Grafton/Keystone) had eight tackles, including a game-high two sacks.  Six
more Student Princes notched five or more tackles.

O'Brien led JCU with 362 yards of offense.  He was 26-of-42 through the air
for 329 yards and three TDs and rushed for 33 yards and one score in 13
attempts.  Castro caught a game-high five passes, while Kline tallied a
team-high 59 receiving yards.    Alex Cameron and C.J. Seitzinger led the
defense with 13 tackles and 10 tackles, respectively.

The 'Berg will close the 2011 regular season next Saturday, Nov. 12 when the
Student Princes host Ohio Northern University (6-3, 5-3 OAC) in an OAC game
at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.  


Mount Union swimming remains unbeaten


DELAWARE, Ohio—Senior Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow), junior Jocelyn Gaydos (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional), junior Katy Alkire (Akron/Firestone), and sophomore Courtney Gabel (Fremont/Fremont Ross) each won multiple events to lead the Mount Union women's swimming and diving team to a 134-80 victory Saturday afternoon at Ohio Wesleyan.


Gaydos took first in the 100 Free (57.84) and teamed with Kolesar, senior Taylor Harrison (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia), and freshman Wilma Levengood (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) to win the 400 Medley Relay (4:21.34). She teamed with Kolesar, junior Elizabeth Juran(Independence/Independence), and freshman Carly Brown (Strongsville/Strongsville) to win the 200 Free Relay (1:44.51).

  
Harrison (L), Levengood (R)



Gabel won a pair of events by finishing first in the 50 Free (25.19) and 100 Breast (1:12.71).

Alkire claimed wins in the 200 IM (2:21.54) and 500 Free (5:34.37) for the Purple Raiders.


Harrison also won the 200 Free (2:03.17) while sophomore Shelbey Mitchell (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) by winning the 100 Back (1:04.62).

Mount Union will be action next Saturday, November 19th  as they swim at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.


Jessee Named All-NCAC Honorable-Mention



Westlake, Ohio – For the second straight season, the North Coast Athletic Conference has named Laura Jessee as an All-NCAC selection, the league office announced on Saturday afternoon following the conclusion of the conference championship match.




Jessee, who was a second-team nominee year ago, earned honor-able mention accolades this season despite missing the majority of the year due to injury.

In just 11 matches played, Jessee still tied for the team lead with 22 total blocks, led the team with an average of 3.09 kills per game and was third on the squad with 108 total kills.

In Oberlin’s lone win of the season against Ohio Wesleyan, Jessee had 12 kills and two blocks. Combined with a 14-kill performance a few days prior against Allegheny, her efforts earned her NCAC Player of the Week honors.

Jessee returns to the Yeowomen next fall as the senior leader

Magnificat cross country team finishes sixth in the state, seven places higher than projected

The 2011 cross country season has come to an end and the Magnificat Blue Streaks have a lot amount of which to be proud.  The ladies put together an amazing team effort to defy their 13th place ranking going into the State meet and finish as the 6th-best team in the Division I girls championship race and moreover the best in Cuyahoga County.  

With a new team of four freshmen, one sophomore, one junior and one senior, the Blue Streaks set five personal records and two season-best times.  Abbie Marquard and Katie Kerr were the only two returning competitors from the 2010 State Championship team and set season best times at the new National Trail Raceway course.

The underclassmen of freshmen Elise Horning, Victoria Meyer, Katie Whitmore and Brooke McQuinn along with sophomore Gretchen Horning all set personal best times.

”These ladies demonstrated how patience may not be easy but in the end it pays off,” said Magnificat coach Anjanette Arabian. “Their regular season was one of constant change and inconsistency due to difficult weather and youthful inexperience.  However, they grew well together as a team and focused on a common goal of team success to bring it all together at the right time.

“They gained more experience and achieved more than they can even comprehend.  We all are extremely proud of how they handled themselves with class and cool composure.  This sixth-place finish is a first-place effort in all of our hearts and we look forward to a great future with endless possibilities that comes with hard work and determination.”

Yeomen Squander Lead at Ohio Wesleyan

Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin College football team was plagued by four second-half turnovers which allowed the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops to come from behind and steal a 30-23 win away from the Yeomen on Saturday afternoon at Shelby Field.

The Yeomen led 16-3 early on in the third quarter and were clinging to a 23-22 lead in the closing moments of the fourth quarter, but sophomore quarterback Mason Espinosa marched his Bishops 53 yards on six plays before ending the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The drive started with just 2:54 left in the game and he used nearly all of the clock as the Yeomen were left with just 48 seconds to try and answer.

Mandel

Following a nice return on the ensuing kickoff by Drew Mixter, the Yeomen took over in pretty good shape at their own 43-yardline. After a sack to start the series, Josh Mandel was able to connect with Robin Witjes and Cory Kidd to get his team down to the OWU 30, but following a spike to stop clock, Mandel was intercepted for the third time of the half to effectively end the game.

However, it wasn’t all bad for the quarterback from Plantation, Florida, as he finished the day 26-of-34 for 338 yards to go along with three touchdowns and the three interceptions. His top target on the day was Witjes, who snagged nine balls for 109 yards.

Oberlin started the game with a 28-yard field goal courtesy of new place kicker Erickson Andrews, but it was somewhat disappointing considering the drive started on the Bishops’ 11-yardline following two sacks and a bad snap on a punt. Later in the first quarter, Madel capped off a 9-play, 71-yard drive with a 10-yard scoring strike to Dan Weintraub to give the Yeomen a 10-0 lead after one period.


Unfortunately, the offense bogged down in the second quarter as their four drives in the stanza resulted in two fumbles and two punts. The last fumble came right before the end of the half and at the OWU 3-yardline. Luckily the Yeomen defense allowed just a field goal before the break, making it a 10-3 game at the intermission.

It appeared Oberlin was back in sync to start the third quarter as Mandel finished off a 7-play, 60-yard drive with a 23-yard TD pass to Weintraub, who ended the game with four catches for 81 yards and two scores.

Following the touchdown, the Yeomen caught at break as the Bishops fumbled the ensuing kickoff, but instead of adding more points Oberlin gave it right back on an interception. OWU then went down the field to tack on a quick six to make it 16-9.

On Oberlin’s next possession it was more of the same as Mandel fumbled that ball on his own 26 to put the Bishops in business. Just moments later a 1-yard TD by Kevin Herman would tie the game at 16.  To end the third quarter both teams would trade turnovers on the next two drives.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Oberlin was able to reclaim the lead, 23-16, when Mandel connected with Mixter on a slant play that went 47 yards for the go-ahead score.

Later in the quarter, the Bishops would answer with a Jamal Nash 1-yard TD plunge, but the extra point attempt was missed, which left the Yeomen up 23-22.

The Yeomen took over with 5:16 to go in the game, but eventually were forced to punt with just under three minutes left which gave the Bishops plenty of time to orchestrate the game-winning drive.

Matt Misorski led the defense with nine tackles, while Clay Eaton chipped in with eight stops, including two-and-half sacks and a forced fumble.

Oberlin will conclude its season next week when it travels to Allegheny College for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

CWRU Men Defeat Rochester, 1-0, to Earn UAA Title and NCAA Tournament Berth

CLEVELAND (University Circle) – All-American senior forward Vinny Bell<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/bell%20vinny%20umvd> (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) scored in the 49th minute of action as the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team defeated rival University of Rochester (N.Y.), 1-0, to capture a share of the 2011 University Athletic Association Championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Spartans end the regular season at 14-4 overall and 5-2 in the UAA. Case's 15 points in the conference tie those of Washington University (Mo.), also 5-2, but the Spartans receive the automatic qualifier by virtue of their victory versus the Bears last Sunday. The UAA Title and NCAA Tourney berth are the second in program history and first since 2006.

Case will learn its first round opponents this Monday, November 7 on the NCAA Selection Show that is scheduled to air live at 1:00 p.m. on NCAA.com.
   
Twanmoh (L), Wimalasena (R)

Bell broke the scoreless tie early in the second half at the 48:01 mark on a header following a crossing pass from junior midfielder Ross Twanmoh<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/twanmoh%20ross%20ot4t> (Fallston, Md./Fallston). Bell, CWRU's all-time leader in career goals (42), career points (99), goals in a season (19) and points in a season (48), leads the UAA in points, goals and assists.

Spartan senior defender and captain Niro Wimalasena<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/wimalasena%20niro%20ccgz> started his 74th career match on Saturday to set the CWRU career record.

In goal, senior Ben Yabrow<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/yabrow%20ben%2047na> (Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive) recorded five saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season. Rochester's Scott Garfing made four stops in net for the Yellowjackets.

CSU and Case Reserve basketball to close out the exhibition season tomorrow

Case Western Reserve (13-12 in 2010-11) at Cleveland State (21-12 in 2010-11)

DateMonday, Nov. 7, 2011

Time7:00 p.m. EST

SiteWolstein Center (8,500) - Cleveland, Ohio

SeriesCleveland State leads, 3-0

Last MeetingCSU 74, CWRU 30 (2/25/76)

Tickets$8, General Admission // $5, Groups of 10 or more

SETTING THE SCENECleveland State will play its second and final exhibition contest Monday (Nov. 7) evening, as the Vikings welcome Case Western Reserve to the Wolstein Center for a 7:00 p.m. contest. The Vikings are coming off an 87-55 win over John Carroll in their first exhibition contest of the season. CSU returns nine letterwinners and four starters from last year's squad that advanced to the postseason for the third time in the last four years. Case was selected to finish fourth in the University Athletic Association preseason poll, as the Spartans return four starters and eight letterwinners.

   
Elyria native Honesty King (L), Akron native Imani Gordon (R)

 PREVIEWING CLEVELAND STATE: With four starters returning for the 2011-12 season, the Cleveland State women’s basketball team is poised to have yet another successful season under ninth year head coach Kate Peterson Abiad. The starting lineup is centered around junior Shalonda Winton (12.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 3.2 apg), a preseason first team all-league pick. Winton will combine with the senior trio of Janelle Adams (9.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.1 apg), Destinee Blue (10.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and Takima Keane (8.1 ppg, 3.2 apg) to form the backbone of the Viking roster. Peterson Abiad will have a deep bench to work with this season, as five additional letterwinners will be returning in juniors Honesty King (5.8 ppg) and Kaila Montgomery (1.6 ppg, 1.4 rpg) and sophomores Ondrea Hughes (1.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg), Brandee Kelly (0.2 ppg, 0.6 rpg) and Haley Schmitt (1.1 ppg, 0.8 rpg). The CSU veterans will be joined by four freshmen, guards Cori Coleman (Springfield Gardens, N.Y./Murry Bergtraum), Kiersten Green (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) and Tess Zufall (Slickville, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) and forward Imani Gordon (Akron, Ohio/Firestone).

 LAST TIME OUT: VS. JOHN CARROLL: Five Vikings scored in double figures, led by junior Shalonda Winton who posted 16 points and 15 rebounds, as CSU earned an 87-55 exhibition win over John Carroll last Tuesday (Nov. 1). The other four Vikings to score in double figures included seniors Janelle Adams (12 pts) and Takima Keane (14) and freshmen Imani Gordon (15) and Kiersten Green (10). The CSU bench outscored John Carroll's, 41-13, while the Vikings forced 24 Blue Streak turnovers and held them to a .367 field goal percentage.

 HEAD COACH KATE PETERSON ABIAD: Cleveland State head coach Kate Peterson Abiad is entering her ninth season at the helm of the Vikings, and ranks second on the all-time wins list at CSU coming into the 2011-12 season. Peterson Abiad became the third coach in program history to record 100 career victories last season, and currently has 106, needing just 10 more to take over first place on the all-time wins list. Peterson Abiad has led the Vikings to four straight 19-win seasons, including a 21-12 record last year, the second most wins in program history.

 38TH SEASON OF CSU BASKETBALL: The 2011-12 season will be Cleveland State’s 38th year of intercollegiate competition. The Vikings have compiled an all-time record of 415-575 (.419), while also going 121-150 (.446) in 18 seasons in the Horizon League.

 CSU TABBED SECOND IN PRESEASON POLL: Cleveland State was picked to finish second in the Horizon League Preseason Poll, receiving 238 points. The Vikings finished behind preseason favorite Green Bay, who received 29 first place votes and 299 points. Wright State (212 points), Butler (197) and UIC (186) rounded out the top five. Detroit was the only other team to collect a first place vote, as they finished seventh with 141 points behind Milwaukee who placed sixth with 177 points. The Titans were followed by Loyola (88), Valparaiso (64) and Youngstown State (48).

 WINTON NAMED PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE: Junior Shalonda Winton was named to the 2011-12 Preseason All-Horizon League first team in voting conducted by the league’s 10 head coaches, sports information directors and select media. Last season Winton ranked sixth in the league in rebounding (9.1), seventh in blocks (0.8), ninth in field goal percentage (.462; 146-316) and 15th in scoring (12.5). She also became the fourth player in school history to grab at least 300 rebounds in a season, ending right on the number.

 HOME SWEET HOME: CSU has played some of its best basketball at home over the last three years, going 44-13 in the Wolstein Center since the 2007-08 season.  It is the best four year stretch in program history, besting the 34 wins the Vikings have recorded twice before (1979-83 and 1998-2002). The Vikings were 13-3 in the Wolstein Center last year, setting a school record for most home wins in a season.

 FOURTH STRAIGHT WINNING SEASON: The Vikings 21-12 overall record last year allowed CSU to finish with a winning record for the fourth straight season, a first in program history. The streak started with the Vikings going 19-14 in 2007-08 and continued with CSU’s 19-13 record in 2008-09 and their 19-14 record during 2009-10.

 REBOUNDING MACHINE: Entering her junior season Shalonda Winton is just 15 rebounds shy of breaking into the top-20 on the all-time career rebounds list at CSU. After two seasons in a Viking uniform Winton has collected 460 rebounds, including 300 last year, the fourth highest single season total in program history.

 CSU VS. TEAMS IN 2011 POSTSEASON: The Vikings will play seven games against teams that advanced to postseason play last year, including Green Bay who reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. CSU will face the Phoenix twice, as well as Butler who played in the WNIT and Wright State who played in the WBI. The final game will come against Toledo, the 2011 WNIT champion.

 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR MARCH: The annual Horizon League Championship will begin with two opening round games on March 5 and the quarterfinals on March 7 at campus sites. The highest remaining seed will host the semifinals on March 9 and the championship game on March 11.

 CSU HOOPS LUNCHEON RETURNS: The third annual CSU Hoops Luncheon Series, will debut on Monday, Nov. 14 with Viking basketball fans having the opportunity to get monthly updates from CSU basketball head coaches Kate Peterson Abiad and Gary Waters throughout the 2011-12 season. The luncheon will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the fifth floor Viking Loge of the Wolstein Center annex. Future luncheons will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14, Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Feb. 13. Reservations can be made by calling (216) 687-5454.

 UP NEXT: The Vikings will open the regular season with a two-game homestand this weekend, as the Vikings host Tennessee State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 11) and Big Ten opponent Illinois at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 13).



Mount Union men swimmers sunk by OWU


DELAWARE, Ohio—Juniors Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) and Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) each won a pair of events, but it was not quite enough as Mount Union's men's swimming and diving team was a close match to Ohio Wesleyan, 114-100.


Brocious earned victories in the 500 Free (4:56.01) and 1000 Free (10:13.40) for the second straight night.

Greisl won the 100 Free (49.26) and teamed with sophomore Zach Melvin (Woodmere/Orange), junior Ben Davies (Willoughby/Willoughby), and freshman Brian Ruhe (Versailles/Versailles) to win the 400 Medley Relay (3:46.44).


Freshman Hayden Birnbrich (Pataskala/Columbus St. Charles) won the 100 Backstroke (57.64) for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union next swims at Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio Saturday, November 15th.


Hiram College Football Loses to Allegheny (Pa.) College

 

November 5, 2011

 

MEADVILLE, PA. – The Hiram College football team lost to Allegheny (Pa.) College, 44-14, today (Saturday, Nov. 5) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Frank B. Fuhrer Field in Meadville, Pa. [Game Stats]

 

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the NCAC. The Gators improve to 5-4 overall and 3-2 NCAC.

 

Allegheny wasted no time in grabbing the early lead, scoring 46 seconds into the game on two plays which ended in a five-yard touchdown run by Brian Tamburlin that was set up by a 48-yard opening kickoff return by Blake Lyle. Following a three-and-out by Hiram on its first drive, Allegheny struck again on another quick two-play drive that was capped by a 62-yard TD completion from quarterback Jordon Fowler to Matt Griffith to extend the lead to 14-0 with 11:58 left to play in the first quarter. The Gators ended the scoring in the opening period with a third straight scoring drive the ended in another TD completion from Fowler to Griffith from six yards out to make the score 21-0 after the first quarter.

 

In the second quarter, the duo of Fowler and Griffith would hook up again on a four-yard TD strike at the 11:37 mark resulting in a comfortable 28-0 margin for the Gators. Hiram got on the board on its ensuing possession thanks to a two-yard TD run by sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanna (Ashtabula/Lakeside) that capped a 16-play, 74-yard drive and lasted 8:28. But the Terriers would still trail 28-7 at the break.

 

Allegheny recorded the only points of the third quarter on a three-play scoring drive highlighted by a 40-yard scamper by Fowler that set up a five-yard TD run by Brian Tamburlin to give the Gators a 35-7 edge.

 

Both teams would combine for 16 points in the final quarter with all of Allegheny’s points coming on three field goals by Ryan Zipf of 43, 25 and 23 yards. The Terriers scored the final points of the game on a 26-yard TD completion from Hanna to senior wide receiver Shaun Zalewski (Cleveland/St. Edward) with 22 seconds remaining in the game. But the Gators had the game well in hand with the final of 44-14.

 

Allegheny ended the game with 473 yards of total offense (239 rushing and 234 passing) and was led by Fowler who completed 17-of-25 passes for 234 yards with three scores. He also rushed for 46 yards on three carries. Running back Ben Perko rushed for a game-high 96 yards in 15 attempts. Griffith finished the game with game-highs of five catches for 116 yards and two scores. Defensively, William Devlin led the way with six tackles (three solo and three assists).

 

Hiram totaled 167 yards of offense (73 rushing and 94 passing) and was led by Hanna who completed 10-of-30 passes for 94 yards and a TD. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 29 yards on 12 carries and a TD. Zalewski led all Terrier receivers with two catches for 34 yards and a TD. Defensively, senior defensive back Dominick Harper (Akron/Kenmore) recorded a game and career-high 17 tackles (10 solo and seven assists).

 

Hiram will host Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, Nov. 12 in a NCAC matchup at Charles A. Henry Field in the season and home finale. It will also be Senior Day with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.

MEADVILLEPA. – The Hiram College football team lost to Allegheny (Pa.) College, 44-14, today (Saturday, Nov. 5) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Frank B. Fuhrer Field in Meadville, Pa. [Game Stats]

 

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the NCAC. The Gators improve to 5-4 overall and 3-2 NCAC.

 

Allegheny wasted no time in grabbing the early lead, scoring 46 seconds into the game on two plays which ended in a five-yard touchdown run by Brian Tamburlin that was set up by a 48-yard opening kickoff return by Blake Lyle. Following a three-and-out by Hiram on its first drive, Allegheny struck again on another quick two-play drive that was capped by a 62-yard TD completion from quarterback Jordon Fowler to Matt Griffith to extend the lead to 14-0 with 11:58 left to play in the first quarter. The Gators ended the scoring in the opening period with a third straight scoring drive the ended in another TD completion from Fowler to Griffith from six yards out to make the score 21-0 after the first quarter.

 

In the second quarter, the duo of Fowler and Griffith would hook up again on a four-yard TD strike at the 11:37 mark resulting in a comfortable 28-0 margin for the Gators. Hiram got on the board on its ensuing possession thanks to a two-yard TD run by sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanna (Ashtabula/Lakeside) that capped a 16-play, 74-yard drive and lasted 8:28. But the Terriers would still trail 28-7 at the break.

 

Allegheny recorded the only points of the third quarter on a three-play scoring drive highlighted by a 40-yard scamper by Fowler that set up a five-yard TD run by Brian Tamburlin to give the Gators a 35-7 edge.

 

Both teams would combine for 16 points in the final quarter with all of Allegheny’s points coming on three field goals by Ryan Zipf of 43, 25 and 23 yards. The Terriers scored the final points of the game on a 26-yard TD completion from Hanna to senior wide receiver Shaun Zalewski (Cleveland/St. Edward) with 22 seconds remaining in the game. But the Gators had the game well in hand with the final of 44-14.

 

Allegheny ended the game with 473 yards of total offense (239 rushing and 234 passing) and was led by Fowler who completed 17-of-25 passes for 234 yards with three scores. He also rushed for 46 yards on three carries. Running back Ben Perko rushed for a game-high 96 yards in 15 attempts. Griffith finished the game with game-highs of five catches for 116 yards and two scores. Defensively, William Devlin led the way with six tackles (three solo and three assists).

 

Hiram totaled 167 yards of offense (73 rushing and 94 passing) and was led by Hanna who completed 10-of-30 passes for 94 yards and a TD. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 29 yards on 12 carries and a TD. Zalewski led all Terrier receivers with two catches for 34 yards and a TD. Defensively, senior defensive back Dominick Harper (Akron/Kenmore) recorded a game and career-high 17 tackles (10 solo and seven assists).

 

 

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