A Page -- Oct. 10, 2011


Mags Student/Athletes establish and discuss their standing as one of top soccer programs in the state; Avon Lake S/As discuss courage to take on strong schedule

In Saturday night's 4-2 Magnificat soccer victory over Avon Lake, the Blue Streaks established themselves as perhaps the best team in the districts and the Shoregals further established themselves as a program not afraid to test the best of the best.

Over the past two weeks, Avon Lake has played such nationally, state and Cleveland ranked teams as Mags, Rocky River, Solon, Strongsville and Brecksville.
Strimbu

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Jillian Strimbu by clicking and downloading:

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/-match-interview-of-s-a-jillian-strimbu-by
The Shoregals are still having a winning season and could be playing the Little Sisters of the Poor and winning matches 8-1, and 6-0, but would rather paly teams that get them to become better Student/Athletes and more specifically soccer players.
Brown

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Jaycie Brown by clicking and downloading:

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/-match-interview-of-s-a-jaycie-brown

Mags S/A's Natalie Guido, Natalie Coury and Jaycie Brown granted interviews regarding coming back after getting the No. 1 district seed swooped from them by Avon Lake last year during seeding weekend.
Guido

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Natalie Guido by clicking and downloading:

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AL S/A's Jillian Strimbu, Cheyenne Lukstein and Claire Brown were gracious enough to give interviews regarding how they would rather be playing a stronger schedule at the expense of not as impressive of a won-loss record.

Coury

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Natalie Coury by clicking and downloading:

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The Shoregals were playing without sophomore Emily O’Connor, who was out with an injury and has been one of the top scoring threats in the area the past two years.

Jones

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Claire Jones by clicking and downloading:

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Senior Cheyenne Lukstein assisted on one of Strimbu’s goals while junior Claire Jones got the ball to her on the other one.

Lukstein

Watch and listen to post-match interview of S/A Cheyenne Lukstein by clicking and downloading:

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For JV and varsity game stories go to the Oct. 9 A Page at:

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And by clicking the A Page for Sunday

Mount Union Men’s Soccer Battles Marietta to 3-3 Tie
MARIETTA, Ohio—The Mount Union men's soccer team remained unbeaten in Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 3-3 draw at Marietta Saturday afternoon. The Purple Raiders (6-4-2, 1-0-2) have now tied their last two matches.

Thomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney) opened the scoring with a goal in the 29th minute. A Marietta goal late in the first half sent the teams into halftime tied at one.
Grenga

In the opening minutes of the second half, Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) positioned a cross in the box that Anthony Grenga (Boardman/Canfield) was able to direct into the net with his head for Mount Union to regain the lead.

Marietta responded with two goals of their own, the second coming with 5:13 remaining in the second half, to take the lead. 

With defeat seeming inevitable, Joey Trocchio (Ravenna/Rootstown) scored his first collegiate goal on a ball that deflected off the keeper as he attempted to clear the ball.

NDCL alumnus Dan Calabrese Returns a Pair of Interceptions for TDs, Spartans Score School-Record 37 in First Half En Route to 47-21 Victory versus Oberlin

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) intercepted a career-high three passes, two of which he returned for touchdowns, and the Case Western Reserve University football team scored a school-record 37 points in the first half en route to a  47-21 victory versus Oberlin College on Saturday evening at Case Field.

Calabrese


The Spartans improve to 4-1 overall and will host Hiram College next Saturday, October 15 for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. Oberlin falls to 2-3 and has now lost 27 straight to CWRU.

Calabrese's two TDs on interceptions were career-firsts – he had a punt return for a score earlier this season.

Offensively, junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) completed 10-of-14 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) rushed for 54 yards on 13 carries with two scores, while senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) made four receptions for 89 yards.

Defensively, junior defensive end Adam Watson (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) totaled a game-high 13 tackles with a half-sack. Senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) had 11 stops.

The Spartans opened the scoring at the 10:09 mark of the first quarter when senior Daniel Vasil(Erie, Pa./McDowell) booted a career-long 32-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 59-yard drive that opened with a 43-yard pass from Olson to Metlesitz.

Case's next drive went 67 yards on six plays and ended when Sicre rushed into the endzone from one yard out. Vasil hit the extra point to make the score 10-0 at the 6:18 mark.

Later in the quarter, Sicre struck again on a 16-yard run to cap a short two-play drive with 1:19 left in the period. Vasil's PAT made the score 17-0.

Oberlin got on the board midway through the second quarter when running back Drew Mixter took a quick reverse and scampered 23 yards for a touchdown with 7:16 left in the half. Joe Cook added the PAT to make the score 17-7.

The Spartans answered on the following drive when Olson ran a bootleg and found senior tight end Rob Lajeunesse (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora) for an eight-yard TD pass – the first in the career of the Lajeunesse. Vasil's PAT capped a nine-play, 62-yard drive and made the score 24-7 with 3:07 remaining before halftime.

Aurora's Lajeunesse.

Oberlin's next drive produced more points for the Spartans when Calabrese intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards for a score. The play was set-up by a QB hurry from Watson and a missed PAT left the score at 30-7 with 1:25 left in the half.

Calabrese struck again on the next drive, this time with a 56-yard INT return for a touchdown with 43 second left on the clock. Vasil connected on the PAT and the game went into half with Case ahead 37-7. The 37 points in a half is a CWRU record.

Case's first drive of the second half yielded yet another big play as Olson hooked up with senior WR Colin Repko<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/repko%20colin%20kowg> (Sayre, Pa./Athens Area) for a 63-yard TD strike – a career-best for Repko.

Oberlin Men's Tennis Drops First Dual Match of the Season in All-Cleveland-College battle

Cleveland, Ohio – A talented Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team proved to be too strong for Oberlin College on Saturday morning as it defeated the Yeomen by a 9-0 count at Carlton Courts.

Hawken alum Charlie Marks

Playing in their first dual match of the year, the Yeomen hung tough with one of the region’s best squads, but didn’t have enough to secure a point.

In the top doubles flight, sophomore Charlie Marks and rookie Soren Zeliger fought hard against Richard Brunsting and John Healey, but fell 8-4.

The closest battle of the day came at No. 2 doubles where Logan Chun and Ben Turchin were outlasted by Nicolas Howe and Will Drougas, 8-6.

In singles play, Chun, Oberlin’s No. 1, was bested by Drougas in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

In No. 2 spot, Marks gave Healey all he could handle in the first set before falling 6-4. Healey went on to win the match by taking the second set 6-0.

John Acomb, Turchin, Zeliger and Sam Towne also fell in flights three through six.

Oberlin will now take the rest of the fall off from competition and begin preparations for its traditional spring season which will begin on February 11 against Malone.


HEIDELBERG WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM SHUTS OUT MUSKINGUM, 1-0, IN TIFFIN TO EARN
FIRST OAC WIN

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University women's soccer team earned its first Ohio Athletic Conference win by shutting out Muskingum University, 1-0, today at 
Hidden Valley in Tiffin, Ohio.  The match was designated as a
"Breast Cancer Awareness: Shooting for the Cure" game.  T-shirts supporting the cause were sold and proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.

The win improves the Berg to 4-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the OAC, while the loss drops the Fighting Muskies to 4-9-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the OAC.

The game-winner came just 21 minutes into the match when sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) received a set piece from the right side and scored.  The goal was Evans third of the season and second game-winner.
Sophomore forward Sarah Brown (Monroe/Lemon Monroe) was credited with her first assist of the season.

Aquinas' Sams, Marlington's Flitcraft lead Purple Raiders in OAC Victory
MARIETTA, Ohio—The Mount Union women's soccer team a won their first Ohio Athletic Conference match of the season with a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime win over Marietta. In their victory, the Purple Raiders (6-5-2, 1-2-0 OAC) received a little bit of help from the host Pioneers.

With 5:43 remaining in the second overtime period, a corner kick by Ashley Sams (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas) was deflected into the net by a Marietta player to give Mount Union the win.

Marietta took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Holly Simms in the fifth minute. Sams evened the score in the 13th minute when she received a pass in the box from Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central) and beat the keeper in the lower right corner of the goal.
    
L to R -- Sams, Flitcraft, Favorite
Marietta regained the lead just two minutes later after a goal by Stevie Reilly. In the 33rd minute, Alyssa Flitcraft(Alliance/Marlington) responded with a breakaway goal to pull the Purple Raiders even heading into halftime.

Freshman Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) made five saves for Mount Union. Kelly Sommers made six saves for Marietta (1-10-1, 0-3-0).

Depaw volleyball tops Oberlin

Greencastle, Indiana- The Oberlin College volleyball team was beaten Saturday by the Tigers of DePauw University. The Tigers won in straight sets on their home court, 25-9, 25-14, 25-17.  

Bange

In the match, Laura Jessee had a team high six kills out of her 19 total attacks. Jenna Bange led the Yeowomen with 14 assists, and also added a team high nine digs. Chinwe Okona lead the defensive side with three digs, one block solo, and two block assists.

The Yeowomen travel to Denison on October 12th as they continue NCAC play.

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JACKSONVILLE RALLIES TO EDGE DAYTON 34-26


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s rare that a hyped-up game lives up to its billing, but that was the case Saturday when Jacksonville came from behind to defeat the University of Dayton Flyers 34-26 on Saturday in a battle of the Pioneer Football League defending co-champions.

Not only was it a clash between the two teams that went undefeated in the PFL last year, it was also a matchup between the longest home-field winning streak in FCS football (Jacksonville’s 11) and the longest road winning streak (UD’s 6).

Even with JU’s home-field advantage and veteran offense (four-year Dolphin starting quarterback Josh McGregor became the PFL’s top career passer in the game), the game was about as even as it gets.  Jacksonville had one more first down than the Flyers (19-18), one more yard in total offense (386-385), and until the Dayton defense allowed Jacksonville to score with 47 seconds left, trading an eight=-point deficit for the chance at a miracle finish that would send the game to overtime, one more point.

Senior running back Taylor Harris led UD with 149 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns.  The 149 yards were the most by a UD running back since Cliff Sachini ran for 150 against Butler in 2003.  This was also Harris’ third 100-yard rushing game, the most by a Dayton runner since Sachini had five in that 2003 season.

Redshirt sophomore wideout Branden Johnson had career highs in receptions (5) and yardage (110).  Redshirt freshman Will Bardo was 9-of-23 for 156 yards after starting out 8-of-14. 

The Dayton defense was led in tackles by true freshman cornerback Matt Bianco.  Bianco was not only starting in his first game, he was playing his first action on defense after being injured returning a punt in the season opener.   Bianco had eight hits, all solo.  Senior Matt Pfleger, senior Chase Walton and redshirt sophomore Colin Monnier each had an interception.  Redshirt freshman Brannon Dunn forced a fumble and recovered it for the fourth Dayton takeaway of the game. 

Dayton scored first, driving 81 yards in eight plays and finishing up the drive with a 29-yard run by Harris.  Jacksonville took advantage of two short fields after turnovers to go 33 and 36 yards on scoring drives that gave the Dolphins a 13-6 halftime lead.

Medina's Nate Miller

On the very first play from scrimmage of the second half, Dayton tied it when Harris galloped 68 yards for another TD.  Nate Miller added a 36-yard field goal to put the Flyers up 16-13 two-and-a-half minutes into the second half. The two teams traded touchdowns, and then Miller added another field goal to give Dayton a 26-20 lead with 6:29 left in the game.

McGregor, who had been helped off the field with an ankle injury a series before, came out and did what a fifth-year senior can do.  JU moved the ball 61 yards in five plays, scoring the go-ahead TD with 4:11 to go.  The Flyers, who came into the game as the least penalized team in the PFL, were hurt by two big penalties in the drive.  Jacksonville had completed a long downfield pass and then lost the ball on a fumble, but UD was whistled for roughing the passer to keep the ball in McGregor’s hands.  The two-yard go-ahead TD run was set up by a pass interference call in the end zone.

Dayton was able to get two first downs on the next possession, but turned it over on downs at its own 40.  Jacksonville took over with 1:46 to go, and scored on a 3rd-and-5 play, giving Dayton just a bit of hope down eight with 47 seconds left.  Dayton got the ball to the JU 33, but on 4th-and-10, a tipped pass was intercepted, sealing the win for the home team.   



 



Amherst boys’ soccer and Elyria Catholic play to a 0-0 tie

Despite a lack of scoring, Amherst and EC played in one of the most entertaining games of the season on Saturday night, ending in a 0-0 tie.

The Comets had two shots off the crossbar and two shots saved on the goal line by EC
defenders.

The Panthers countered with a shot of their own off the crossbar and another that was saved off the line by an Amherst defender.

Amherst goalkeeper Maximo Meggitt thwarted several dangerous throw-ins in the box.

Danny Smith was also up to the task, turning away a plethora of shots by the Comet attack. Amherst moves to 11-1-1 on the season. The Comets take on North Ridgeville at 5 p.m. at Victory Park on Monday.

 Mikolcic.

St. Joe's nips Normandy, 1-0, on Nicole 

Mikolcic goal

Saturday, the Saint Joseph Academy Jaguars shutout the Normandy Invaders 1-0 at Byers Field on a goal by Junior Nicole Mikolcic.  

The Jags won three in a row this week not allowing a goal.  JV Purple shut the JV Invaders 3-0.  Sophomore Catherine Carey recorded a hat trick scoring all three goals.  

On Thursday,  JV Gold beat Eastlake North JV, 2-1.  Scoring for the Jags Sophomore's Samantha Sweeney and Maeve Kroeger.



On Monday, the Varsity and JV Purple travel to play the Midpark Meteors at Big Creek Elementary School at 4:00 and 5:30 pm.

Avon Lake boys’ soccer tops Mentor in central part of state

Avon Lake and Mentor traveled to Columbus for a match at Crew Stadium on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, with the Shoremen winning 2-0.

Avon Lake had run of play for the first 30 minutes, but Mentor stepped it up in the second half for the first 25 minutes.

Joe Villari set up Nick Stephenson on a free kick for the 2-0 win.  The Shoremen earned their fifth shutout of the season.

Avon Lake 2 Mentor 0

Records

Avon Lake: 8-3-3

Mentor: 7-8-0

Goalscorers

Mentor: none

Avon Lake: Nolan Kovach, Nick Stephenson

Assists:

Mentor: none

Avon Lake: Joe Villari (Stephenson), Alex Strimbu (Kovach)

Goalies: Mentor, Sackett (3 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (4 saves), Mac Bates (2 saves)

Score at half: Avon Lake 1 Mentor 0 

Shots for Avon Lake: 7Shots for Mentor:   7

Corners for Mentor: 2

Corners for AL: 7

Roosevelt's Tyler Lohr's three TD's lead B-W to 

OAC win over Otterbein

WESTERVILLE, OHIO --  Junior running back Tyler Lohr (Kent/Roosevelt) led the Yellow Jackets with a career-high three touchdowns as the Baldwin-Wallace College football team defeated host Otterbein University, 27-21, tonight (Saturday, October 8, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in Memorial Stadium.
Lohr

Lohr paced the Yellow Jackets with 28 carries for 123 yards and the three touchdowns.  He added one reception out of the backfield for eleven yards.  This is the third-career 100-yard plus rushing game (124, 123, 112) and Lohr’s second straight of the season.


With their victory, the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the OAC. The loss drops the Cardinals to 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the OAC.  The score was tied 7-7 after one quarter, 20-14 at halftime and 27-21 after three quarters.

B-W got on the scoreboard first after Lohr capped a seven-play, 48-yard drive with a three yard touchdown run with 10:43 remaining in the first quarter.  On the drive, Lohr carried the ball five times for 23 yards and junior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) completed a key 15-yard third-down conversion to sophomore wide receiver Josiah Holt (Grafton/Midview).  Sophomore kicker Chris Mohler (Kent/Roosevelt) tacked on the extra point to make the score, 7-0.

The Cardinals responded with a four-yard touchdown pass from Austin Schlosser to Steve Kuzyk at the 3:29 mark of the first quarter.  Placekicker Aaric Milligan added the extra point to tie the contest up at 7-7.

Otterbein then capitalized on a Yellow Jacket turnover when they took its first lead of the game after Schlosser tossed his second touchdown of the evening, a 14-yard strike to tight end Gabe Shively.  Milligan converted the extra point to extend the Cardinal’s lead to 14-7.

B-W responded when Lohr rushed for his second touchdown of the night as he punched the ball into the endzone from 11-yards out at the 6:14 mark of the second quarter.  The score remained, 14-13, after a missed extra point.

The Yellow Jackets then put together a nine-play, 59-yard drive with 1:12 remaining in the second quarter to regain the lead.  Lohr scored his third touchdown of the game after he scampered 11 yards to give B-W the lead back.  Mohler added on the extra point to take a 20-14 lead into halftime.

Otterbein opened up the scoring in the second half when Schlosser threw his third touchdown of the game, a 68-yard strike to Trey Fairchild, to tie the game up, 20-20.  Milligan then added the extra point as the Cardinals regained the lead, 21-20.

The Yellow Jackets bounced back to retake the lead following an five-yard O’ Rourke touchdown pass to sophomore WR Mike McGervey (Canton/St. Thomas Aquinas) for his first career reception and touchdown.  During the drive, B-W leaned on the shoulders of Lohr as he carried the ball six times for 53 yards, including four straight runs over ten yards.  Mohler followed up with his third extra point of the game to make the score, 27-21.

In addition to Lohr offensively, O’Rourke completed 18-of-29 passes to eight different receivers for 230 yards and one touchdown.  Sophomore WR Gabe Adams (Hudson) caught the ball four times for 96 yards.   The defense was led by senior linebacker Brett Thompson (Shelby) with eight tackles and one tackle-for-loss.

Hiram College Football Loses to Macalester (Minn.) College

 

ELMHURST, ILL. – The Hiram College football team lost to Macalester (Minn.) College, 31-14, today (Saturday, Oct. 8) in a neutral-site non-conference game at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill. [Game Stats]

 

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 1-5 overall and the Scots improve to 3-3 overall for the season.

 

Macalester scored on its opening possession of the first quarter marching 65 yards in seven plays and ended in a 15-yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Clark Bledsoe to Mike Snavely with 8:03 left to play in the period to take a 7-0 lead. The touchdown was the only points of the first quarter as the Scots maintained their seven-point edge after the first stanza.

 

In the second quarter, Macalester built on its lead with a another TD completion. This time Bledsoe found Sam Marshall in the back of the endzone on an 11-yard completion to increase the margin to 14-0. Hiram junior running back Chris Austin (Cleveland/Glenville) set the Terriers up with good field position with a 28-yard return on the ensuing kickoff giving Hiram the ball at their own 38 yard line. The Terriers then went the length of the field in four plays, that included a 23-yard rush by Austin, who later found paydirt on a five-yard scamper to give Hiram its first points of the game and cut the deficit to 14-7 with 11:31 left in the half. But the Scots got three of the points back thanks to a 22-yard field goal by Auburn Jimenez at the 4:14 mark to make the score 17-7. The field goal ended the scoring in the half and Macalester took its 10-point lead into the locker rooms.

 

Macalester scored the only points of the third quarter on a pair of scoring plays beginning with a one-yard TD run by T. Joe Loiselle at the 10:15 mark that ended a six-play, 43-yard drive and extended the lead to 24-7. The Scots then blew the game open with a 39-yard interception return for a score by Joe Dykema to put Macalester up 31-7 after three quarters of play.

 

Hiram tallied the final points of the game late in the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanna (Ashtabula/Lakeside) connected on a 27-yard pass play to sophomore wide receiver Richard Simpson (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) with 4:30 left to play. But the points would come a little too late for the Terriers as the Scots had the game well in hand and went on to the 31-14 final.

No. 10 B-W Men’s Soccer Team Defeats 

Otterbein, 2-1, For School-Record 12th Straight 

Victory

BEREA, OHIO -- The 10th-ranked (NSCAA Division III Coaches national poll) and 24th -ranked (D3soccer.com poll) Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Otterbein University, 2-1, tonight (Saturday, October 8, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.

The victory for the Yellow Jackets, who are also ranked second in the Great Lakes Region of Division III, was their school record 12th straight and improved the records to 12-1 overall and 3-0 in the OAC. The loss drops the Cardinals to 3-6-2 overall and 1-2 in the OAC.

Graf

B-W trailed for only the second time this season in the first half when Otterbein opened scoring at the 14:22 mark on a JP Lococo goal from Kurt Gallant. Junior midfielder Kirk Graf (Ashland) answered the Cardinal goal just 3:03 later (1-1), as he scored his seventh goal of the season by following up a shot from senior midfielder Andrew Thompson (Huron) that hit the post.

In the second half, took the lead (2-1) when senior forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) scored his 11th goal of the season off the assist from Graf at the 52:08 mark. With his goal, Vandendriessche now has 40 goals and nine assists for 89 career points. It leaves him three points shy of tying Jeff Schenk’s (1983-86) school-record of 92 career points and two goals shy of tying the season goal scoring record (13).

In net, Ryan Hulings (Centerville) had four saves and recorded his 11th victory this season.

Mount Union Volleyball Splits Pair at Bluffton, Halts Win Streak

BLUFFTON, Ohio—The Mount Union volleyball team cruised to straight set win over Earlham (Ind.) before falling in straight sets to host Bluffton Saturday afternoon in a tri-match Saturday afternoon. The Purple Raiders (17-5) saw their nine-match winning streak come to an end in defeat.

Earlham proved to be no match for the Purple Raiders in the first match of the day, falling 25-10, 25-10, 25-17. The Purple Raiders then fell to Bluffton, 22-25, 22-25, 23-25.

Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) led Mount Union with 11 kills against Earlham. Rachel Adolph (Findlay/Van Buren) added eight kills in the victory.
 
Patterson (L), Insana (R)

Webb also led the team in kills against Bluffton, this time with ten. Maya Brown (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) andMelanie Patterson (Mentor/Lake Catholic) contributed eight kills apiece. Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) had 15 digs, followed by Allison Insana (Cleveland/Villa Angela-Saint Joseph) with eight digs and Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) with seven digs. Radigan paced the Purple Raiders with 25 assists. 

Big Plays Push #6 Wayne State Past Storm in Detroit
An 11-play, 78-yard drive to open the third quarter brought the Lake Erie College football team within seven points of sixth-ranked Wayne State University, but the host Warriors connected on a pair ofbig pass plays to pull away for a 45-24 win on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 8) at Adams Field in Detroit.

The Storm (1-5, 0-5 GLIAC) fell behind 24-7 after the first quarter, but closed the gap with two second quarter scores – a 21-yard pass from senior Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) to freshman wing backAaron Lindgren (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) and a 19-yard field goal by junior kicker Sam Marcotte(Chardon, Ohio/Chardon)- and a 10-yard Bedeveslky run early in the third that made the score 31-24 less than five minutes into the second half.
Sam Marcotte
Chardon's Marcotte

But on Wayne State's (6-0, 5-0 GLIAC) ensuing drive, Mickey Mohner hit Dominique Maybanks on a third-down slant play for a 39-yard catch and run to extend the margin to two scores. Then, after a 46-yard field goal attempt by Marcotte just missed to the left, the duo of Mohner and Maybanks connected again, this time on an 80-yard bomb down the sideline, to pull away.

Mohner had a big day passing the ball , going 18-of-24 for 439 yards and five touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns were caught by Troy Burrell, who had scoring grabs of 73, 37 and 23 yards in the first half as part of his seven-reception, 198 yard day.

After Josh Renel scores from five yards out on the opening possession, Lake Erie answered with a two-yard toss from Bedevelsky to redshirt sophomore tight end Cole Gordon (Naples, Fla./Naples/Georgia Southern) on its opening possession to tie the game.

The Warriors sandwiched Burrell touchdown catches around a 19-yard field goal from Stefan Terleckyj to go up 17 before the Storm scored 10 straight second quarter points.

Bedevelsky completed 17-of-31 passes for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also ran for a score to become the first player at Lake Erie to reach the 20-rushing touchdown mark. He finished with 45 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

Freshman Rodney Smith (Bartow, Fla./Bartow), filling in for injured starter Kameron Alexander (Akron, Ohio/Buchtel) ran for a career-high 87 yards on 17 attempts and Lindgren chipped in with 48 yards on four carries. As a team, the Storm outrushed Wayne State 224-199. Coming into the contest, Wayne State had been allowing just over 80 yards on the ground a game.

Fifth-year seniors Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and David Romeo (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) each had four catches to lead the Storm. Lindgren had three grabs for 52 yards.

Renel had 128 yards on 21 carries and Toney Davis added 74 yards on 13 attempts, but it was through the air that the Warriors did their most damage. In addition to Burrell, Maybanks finished with 132 yards on four catches. Wayne State outgained Lake Erie overall 638-393.

The Storm returns home next Saturday night, Oct. 8, to host Grand Valley State University at 7 p.m. at Jack BrittMemorial Stadium as part of Lake Erie's "Taking Breast Cancer by Storm" week.

Spartan Women’s Tennis Records Third 9-0 Victory of Fall Versus Wooster

CLEVELAND (U District)  The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team notched its third 9-0 dual match victory of the fall and second in as many days by sweeping The College of Wooster on Saturday afternoon at the Carlton Courts. The home opener was part of Spartan Tennis Alumni and Parents Day/Affinity Day.

The Spartans (3-0) will have a week off from competition prior to hosting their final two matches of the fall on Saturday, October 15, versus Oberlin College at 11:00 a.m. and local-rival John Carroll University at 4:00 p.m.

For the third time in as many matches, the Spartans gained an early 3-0 lead during doubles play. The No. 1 tandem of junior Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) and freshman sister Alexandra Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) won 8-0; the No. 2 team of sophomore Kara Richardson (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) and junior 


Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) won 8-1; and the No. 3 duo of freshmen Alison Althans (Gates Mills, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) and Marianne Bonnano (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) were victorious by an 8-1 count.


In singles play, the Spartans picked up six straight-set wins from Erika Lim at No. 1 (6-1, 6-1), Bonnano at No. 2 (6-2, 6-0), Althans at No. 3 (6-1, 6-1), Evers at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0), freshman Angie Korpusik (Campbell, Calif./Presentation) at No. 5 (7-6, 6-1) and freshman Sitara Koneru (Columbia, Ohio/Wellington School) at No. 6 (6-2, 6-0).

Wooster falls to 1-2 in dual matches.

Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Tennis Team Falls to Grove City (Pa.) and Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)


OBERLIN, OHIO
 -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team lost a pair of matches to Grove City College of Pennsylvania, 8-1, and Carnegie Mellon University of Pennsylvania, 9-0, today (Saturday, October 8, 2011) on the Don Hunsinger Courts atOberlin College. These are the final two matches of the fall season.

With the two losses, the Jackets record drops to  0-4 overall, while Grove City and Carnegie Mellon both improve it’s records to 8-3, 2-0 overall respectively.

The Yellow Jackets, who have won three of the past four OAC titles and advanced to three of the past four NCAA Division III National Tournaments, received their only singles victory of the day from junior Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) 6-3 and 6-3 to Stacy Moon of Grove City.

Mount Union golf wins own fall classic


ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union posted a team record 18-hole score of 318 to win the Mount Union Fall Classic Saturday at 

Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.


The Purple Raiders have now won two tournaments in a row and three in four starts so far this fall and were led by senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) as she matched the lowest round of her career with a 74.  That gave Snode medalist honors for a third straight tournament.



Three other Mount Union golfers posted career rounds as freshman Amber Bruno (Struthers/Cardinal Mooney) carded a 79 and sophomore Kelly Slutz (Smithville/Orrville) had an 81 and each finished second and third overall respectively while senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) also matched her career low with an 84 in fifth place.


'BERG MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO, 1-0, IN TIFFIN


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team lost an Ohio Athletic Conference match to Muskingum University, 1-0, today at Hidden Valley in Tiffin, Ohio.

The win improves the Fighting Muskies to 6-7-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the OAC. The Student Princes fall to 2-6-4 overall and 0-2-1 in the OAC.

The lone score of the game came in the 33rd minute when Daniel Meehan scored an unassisted goal.

Baldwin-Wallace College Women’s Soccer Team Falls, 1-0 to Otterbein, In OAC Match

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team lost to Otterbein University, 1-0, tonight (Saturday, October 8, 2011) in an OhioAthletic Conference match on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.  This was the first game of and women’s and men’s OAC doubleheader.  The B-W and Otterbein men kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

With its win, Otterbein improved to 6-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the OAC. B-W fell to 8-5 overall and 1-2 in the OAC and ended a two-match winning streak.

Otterbein scored the lone goal of the match as Emily Bates knocked in the corner kick from Ali Stone at the 21:07 minute mark in the first half.

In net for the Yellow Jackets, freshman Gabrielle Bodo (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas) tallied five saves while surrendering the lone goal.

The Cardinals held a 10-7 advantage in shots and won the corner kick battle 11-3.


Lords need only one goal to nip Yeomen

Gambier, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision at Kenyon College on Saturday afternoon.

The lone score of the game came in the 25th minute courtesy of J.J. Jemison as he beat Oberlin keeper Brandt Rentel to the far post.

The Lords controlled the run of the play throughout the contest as they had a 24-4 advantage in shots, but just six of them were on goal. None of Oberlin’s four triggers were on frame.

The Yeomen forced just two corner kick opportunities, while the Spartans squeezed off 10.

Kenyon got whistled for 15 fouls, while the Yeomen were guilty of infractions of just five times.

Rentel kept Oberlin within striking distance by making five saves.

Oberlin, which fell to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC, returns to action on October 12 at Denison University.

 

 


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