B Page -- Oct. 12, 2010

South Alumnus Shaun NIcely

Case-Hiram football preview


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Hiram is coached by Randy Moore, who is in his first season with the Terriers after serving as defensive coordinator at Otterbein College for the past seven years. Prior to joining the staff at Otterbein,
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Moore served as defensive coordinator at Hope College (IN) and was the head coach at Lake Forest
College (IL).

LAST MEETING
The No. 9-ranked Spartans earned a 63-14 Homecoming victory versus the Terriers on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Case Field. The Spartans returned a pair of interceptions back for touchdowns and then senior quarterback Dan Whalen threw for 216 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of scores to current senior wide receiver Shaun Nicely (Willoughby, OH/South).

SPARTAN REWIND
Case Western Reserve is 5-0 following its 48-36 victory at Oberlin College on Saturday, October 9. Senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) made 10 receptions for a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 24-of-34 passes for a career-high 363 yards and three scores. Junior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) totaled a team-high 12 tackles and junior tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) recorded nine tackles and a sack.
Walsh product Joey Baum

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
To date, Case Western Reserve owns victories versus John Carroll University (home/30-13),
the University of Rochester (away/14-10), Denison University (home/37-7), Allegheny College (home/24-23 OT) and Oberlin College (away/48-36). The Spartans average 30.6 points, 139.8 yards rushing, 275.2 yards passing and 415.0 total yards per game. Case opponents have averaged 17.8 ppg., 129.2 yards rushing, 166.2 yards passing and 295.4 total yards per game. The Spartans also have a +4 turnover ratio..

In the second half, B-W extended its lead to 2-0 when junior defender Lindsey Cooper (Westerville/ New Albany) buried a shot from 18-yards out in the lower 90 off an assist from freshman midfielder Rachel Gokey (Seville/ Lodi Cloverleaf) at 50:01.   The Yellow Jackets pulled away when Gokey found the back of the net when she nailed a shot from 20-yards out over the goalkeeper’s head at 73:02 for a 3-0 advantage.  B-W sealed the game and scored its final goal when sophomore forward Angie Wigton (Worthington/ Worthington Christian) scored off the cross from senior midfielder Liz Rice (Wooster/ Triway) at the 87:09 mark.
Cloverleaf alumna Rachel Gokey

B-W outshot the Yellow Jackets, 17-5, and outcornered them, 10-0.

In net, B-W senior Caitlin Sutter (Toledo/ Sylvania Southview) played all 90 minutes and made six saves.

The Yellow Jackets will next play on Saturday, October 16 in a men’s and women’s doubleheader against visiting Ohio Northern University at the George Finnie Stadium. The women match is slated to start at 4:309 with the men’s match to follow at 7:00 p.m.  The match is also “Kick It Pink” Night as fans are reminded to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness and research.

After a Bishops goal to start the second session, Oberlin got on the board thanks Emily Whitaker’s team-leading 14th goal of the season. Gillian Winbourn got the assist on the play as she passed the ball from the middle of the field out to Whitaker on the right side for the score. 

After another Bishops’ goal that put them up 6-1, Oberlin earned three straight penalty corners with about 15 minutes to play, but could not cash in as shot attempts by Kiri Brenner and Winbourn were both saved by Ohio Wesleyan keeper Abbie Martin. 
Brenner

All in all the Bishops had seven different players score at least one goal, finishing with 36-7 edge in total shots, while also earning a 10-5 margin in penalty corners. 

Kiran Puri added her eighth double-digit saves performance of the season as she turned away 18 shots in the contest. Brenner led OC with two shot attempts. 

Oberlin will have the rest of the week off before returning to action on October 20 at Kenyon College.  

Mount-Berg football preview


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MOUNT UNION FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO, TV AND ONLINE


All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu.

Ric Brienza and Mark Grossman broadcast the games on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM in Alliance. You can listen to Mount Union's student radio feed on WRMU 91.1 FM on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900. This game along with the other two home games will be shown on television via tape delay on SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who enters his 39th and final season as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.

THE SERIES

This is the 54th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 40-13 lead in a series that dates back to a 34-0 Purple Raider win in 1910. Mount Union has won the last 21 meetings with Heidelberg's last win coming in 1988, 24-14 in Tiffin.


THE COACHES

Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 294-22-3 (.925) in his 25th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 20 OAC Championships, including the last 18 in a row, along with 10 of the last 17 NCAA Division III National Championships. This year he is president of the American Football Coaches Association.

Mike Hallett (Mount Union '94) is 14-21 (.400) in his fourth season as head coach at Heidelberg. In his first season in Tiffin, Hallett snapped the school's 36-game losing streak, finished with four wins and won OAC Coach of the Year honors and D3Football.com North Region Coach of the Year honors. Prior to coming to Heidelberg, Hallett spent eight seasons at Thomas More (KY) College and was head coach for the final three of those seasons with a 15-15 record to make his career record 28-36.


UP NEXT ...

Mount Union stays home to host OAC-rival Capital for homecoming next Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium. For a complete list of activities log on to http://alumni.mountunion.edu


SCOUTING THE STUDENT PRINCE

Don't let Heidelberg's 2-3 record fool you, as the Student Prince has lost two of those games late in the fourth quarter (35-34 to Otterbein and 60-50 to Capital). The Berg's other loss was falling behind 28-0 to Baldwin-Wallace before rallying to fall 35-20.

Heidelberg features the OAC's top passing attack as senior quarterback Andrew Miller leads the conference in passing yards (1,598), passing touchdowns (19) and total offense (1,683). His top target has been All-OAC First Team senior wide receiver Mike Preston, who has 46 catches for 678 yards and 10 TD's. A pair of running backs have carried the load on the ground in sophomore Brad Jones (300 yds) and freshman Germany Woods (294 yds, 4 TD's).

The Heidelberg defense tops the OAC with nine interceptions and sophomore defensive back Tyler Levanduski leads the conference with four. Linebackers in junior Andy Fadenholz and senior Vaughn Klein are the top two tacklers with 58 and 40 respectively while up front sophomore and Ravenna native Stephen Fejedelem has a team-high three sacks.


THE RAIDERS In 2010

Mount Union returns nine starters and 31 letterwinners in 2010.


BY THE NUMBERS

144-5
Mount Union's win-loss record since 2000 

55, 54
The Raiders hold the NCAA's two longest consecutive college football win streaks -- 55 from 2000-2003 and 54 from 1996-99

48
game regular season win streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.

42
game home winning streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.

98
consecutive regular season road victories for Mount Union dating back to a 21-18 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Sept. 28, 1991.

101-0
Since 1996, the Raiders record when winning the turnover battle.

146-1
The Raiders record since 1990 when winning the turnover battle. That lone loss was a 20-17 loss to Wisconsin-LaCrosse in a 1995 national semifinal game in Alliance. In that game, the Raiders had a +1 turnover margin.

419
passing yards for Mount Union at Heidelberg last season which was the highest single-game total in 2009.

GRAB SOME BUDS

Senior defensive end Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) likes going down to Marietta. In 2008, he had an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery, while this past Saturday, he had 12 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble. The three sacks were one off his career single-game high four that he had last year in the NCAA Playoffs against Albright (Pa.).

JUNIOR JUMPS IN

When senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) went out of last week's game at Marietta after a punt return, sophomore wide receiver Jasper (nicknamed Junior) Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) jumped in and had the best game of his career with nine catches for 147 yards. Collins had eight catches as a freshman last year along with a school-record 89-yard punt return against Marietta.

MURRAY MAKES HIS WAY

Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had a career-day at Marietta with 31 carries for 170 yards and three touchdowns. It was the most yards by a Mount Union running back in a single game since current running back coach Nate Kmic had 310 yards on the ground in a NCAA Playoff National Semifinal game against Wheaton (Ill.) on Dec. 13, 2008.

SEAMAN STEPS UP

Sophomore quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) had a career-best 331 yards passing at Marietta last week. It is the second 300-yard passing performance of the season for Seaman, who is completing nearly 70-percent of his passes for 1,409 yards and has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of the five games this season.

DID YOU KNOW?

Larry Kehres is in his 25th season as head coach but 36th season working at Mount Union as he spent 10 seasons (1975-84) as an assistant coach to Ken Wable then in 1985 worked only as director of athletics before becoming head football coach and director of athletics in 1986. You might not know, he was also the first swimming coach at Mount Union.

Larry Kehres '71 and Mike Hallett '94 are two of six Mount Union grads that are NCAA Division III head coaches. Don Montgomery '77 (Emory & Henry, Va.), Dean Paul '90 (Ohio Northern), Erik Raeburn '91 (Wabash, Ind.) and Mike Sirianni '94 (Washington & Jefferson, Pa.) are the others.

PURPLE RAIDERS IN THE PROs

After being off two weeks with an injury, former Mount Union wide receiver Pierre Garcon is in his third season with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts returned with six catches for 57 yards as the Colts handed Kansas City its first loss of the season, 19-9. He had a breakout season in 2009 as he started 16 games including Super Bowl XLIV where he caught one of his six touchdowns on the season. Against the NY Jets in the AFC Championship game, he had 11 catches for 151 yards and his post-game celebration that included waiving a Haiti flag (birthplace of his parents) made national news headlines as he was bringing awareness to the nation that was ravaged by an earthquake just days before the game. This past offseason he returned to Mount Union and completed his bachelor's degree in communications. He had 3,363 yards and 47 touchdowns receiving in three seasons at Mount Union. He played his freshman season at Norwich (Vt.) and in 2008 the Colts drafted him in the sixth round (208 overall).

Another former Purple Raider was part of Sunday's Colts-Chiefs game as Nick Sirianni '03 is in his second season as an assistant coach (offensive quality control) with the Chiefs.

Mount Union alum Dom Capers '72 is the defense coordinator for a Green Bay Packers unit that is ranked No. 13 in the NFL.

Former Mount Union quarterback Kurt Rocco has signed a contract to play for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.


Milan Cup-US Leagues partner


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Now in its sixth year, the Continental Cup is on pace to being the fastest growing international youth sports event in the world. Athletes from across the globe will travel to Cleveland , Ohio from June 30 - July 3, 2011 for an opportunity to compete against high-caliber teams in an exciting, cross-cultural environment. Recruitment is well underway for the 2011 tournament which is now comprised of the AC Milan Continental Cup soccer tournamentCleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup baseball tournamentCleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup basketball tournament and the newly added Continental Cup lacrosse tournament. For more information, or to register for the 2011 Continental Cup, please visit www.continental-cup.com.

 

“The AC Milan Continental Cup has quickly grown into one of the premier youth soccer tournaments in North America thanks to the hard work by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and we’re excited by the potential our partnership presents,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said.

 

The partnership will allow the AC Milan Continental Cup to have a strong presence at the upcoming Super Y-League North American FinalsNovember 19-23 in Tampa , Florida , while USL will explore promotional opportunities at next summer’s AC Milan Continental Cup.  The Super Y-League North American Finals, regarded as one of the top youth soccer events in North America, is a five-day tournament that includes more than 130 of the best U-13 to U-17 boys and girls soccer teams in the U.S. and Canada . This year’s event will include more than 5,000 players, parents and spectators.

 

 

Founded in 1999, the USL Super Y-League is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. Averaging 700 teams since 2004, the Super Y-League has steered the course for development of elite clubs, players, and coaches. Affiliated with U.S. Soccer, the Super Y-League ODP Program has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team programs. The Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up. Top youth academies such as the Chicago Magic, Mass Premier Soccer and TSF Academy have been members of the league for several seasons. USL’s Super Y-League has revolutionized youth player development in North America .

 

 

ABOUT THE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES (USL):

Founded in 1986, United Soccer Leagues has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment and passion of players, fans and investors. Now in its third decade of operation, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States , Canada and Caribbean . USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (USL Super Y-League/USL Super-20 League), continuing through the amateur level (USL Premier Development League/USL W-League) and up to the professional level, both outdoor and indoor (USL PRO, I-League). A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region. For more information, please visit www.uslsoccer.com.


Scots Shutdown Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin, Ohio – The visiting College of Wooster Scots spoiled the annual “Franks for Coming” game for the Oberlin College women’s soccer team as they upended the Yewomen by a 6-0 count on Tuesday night at Fred Shults Field. 

Wooster (9-5-0, 3-0-0 NCAC) scored early in the game and never looked back. Oberlin (4-10, 1-2-0 NCAC), which was coming off an impressive road win over Ohio Wesleyan, looked out of sync for most of the night. 

The Yeowomen were still in the game, trailing just 2-0 at the break. However, the Scots would add two more scores within the first six minutes of the half to effectively put the game out of reach. 

Oberlin ended up being outshot 16-13, with 11 of those attempts coming in the second half. However, the Scots had a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal. The Yeowomen also did not have a corner kick attempt, while Wooster squeezed off four. 

The Scots had six different players account for their six scores. 

Bandeira

First-year Rachael Bandeira made six saves in goal, while classmate Sophie Vieland led OC with four shots. 

The Yeowomen will look to bounce back when they play host to Wittenberg University on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. 
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