A Page -- Oct. 13, 2011

Wadsworth’s Kristen Bennett Named OAC Player of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, OHIO – Otterbein University junior Kristen Bennett has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference “Player of the Week” in women’s volleyball, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Bennett, a right-side hitter from Wadsworth, helped Otterbein pick up two more victories this past week to push its winning-streak to seven matches.

She tallied a match-best 13 kills in a three-set victory at Muskingum University before turning around to tie a career-high 14 kills in Saturday’s win over Baldwin-Wallace College.

Bennett’s 27 kills, and just four errors, on 48 attacks equaled a .479 hitting-percentage on the week. She also added ten digs and six blocks.

The Cardinals, 18-4 overall, travel to play Ohio Northern University on Wednesday evening. Starting time from Ada is scheduled for 7 p.m.

NDCL Alumnus Dan Calabrese Named to D3Football.com National Team of the Week

CLEVELAND (U District) -- The accolades continue to roll in for Case Western Reserve University junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) following his three-interception, two-touchdown performance this past Saturday. Already the University Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week, Calabrese has been tabbed to the D3Football.com National Team of the Week.

Calabrese turned in a career day with a school-record tying three interceptions – two of which he returned for scores (55 and 56 yards) less than a minute apart. This season, Calabrese has 19 tackles, four interceptions, a forced fumble and three total TDs -- two on interceptions and one on a punt return.

The Spartans (4-1 overall) have won three consecutive games and are back in action this Saturday, October 15 versus Hiram College for Homecoming at 1:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland.



Mount Union, ranked no. 2 in nation, to take on 

upstart Heidelberg led by freshman QB

Michael Mees from North Ridgeville

No. 2 ranked Mount Union takes on Heidelberg Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mayer Field on campus in Tiffin, Ohio.

Heidelberg moved back on campus for the first time in 64 years late in the 2009 season and this is Mount Union's first on campus visit since 1942 -- The Student Prince won that game 20-12.

Mount Union's defense posted 10 sacks, grabbed two interceptions -- one returned for a score and heldMarietta to 107 total yards in a 62-0 rout last Saturday. The offense was led by junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) post his fifth straight 100-yard rushing performance has he had 112 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown while junior wide receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) had 106 yards on five catches with a touchdown and also returned a punt for a score.


Heidelberg knocked off then undefeated Muskingum, 17-7. Germany Woods rushed for 136 yards, Michael Mees threw a touchdown pass to CJ Powell, who had five catches for 94 yards and Dan Kilger kicked three field goals to pace the offense. The defense had five interceptions and three sacks as Craig Sykes had 13 tackles.

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. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.

The remaining home games will also be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV39 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillon Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who just finished a 39-year run as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.

This is the 55th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 41-13 lead in aseries that dates back to a 34-0 Purple Raider win in 1910. Mount Union has won the last 22 meetings with Heidelberg's last win coming in 1988, 24-14 in Tiffin.

Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 308-23-3 (.926) in his 26th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 21 OAC Championships, including the last 19 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships.

Mount Union product Mike Hallett

Mike Hallett (Mount Union '94) is 19-24 (.422) in his sixth 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.) and was head coach for the final three of those seasons with a 15-15 record to make his career record 36-39.

No. 10 B-W Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Heidelberg, 1-0, For 13th Straight Win

TIFFIN, OHIO -- The 10th-ranked (NSCAA Division III Coaches national poll) and 18th-ranked (D3soccer.com poll) Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Heidelberg University, 1-0, tonight (Tuesday, October 11, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at Mayer Field.

The victory for the Yellow Jackets, who are also ranked second in the Great Lakes Region of Division III, was their school record 13th straight and improved the records to 13-1 overall and 4-0 in the OAC. The loss drops the Student Princes to 2-7-4 overall and 0-3-1 in the OAC.

B-W got the lone goal of the game off of a header by senior three-time All-OAC forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) at the 43:23 mark of the first half. The assist came from junior Ricky Barth (Strongsville).

Strongsville's Barth

With the goal, Vandendriessche moves into first place on the all-time scoring list with 93 career points surpassing Jeff Schenk (1983-86) with 92 points.   He now has 42 goals and nine assists to rank first in goals scored and points.  Vandendriessche needs one goal to tie the school record for goals in a season with 13, which he currently holds with two other players

In net, Ryan Hulings (Centerville) had one save and recorded his 12 victory this season and fourth shutout.

B-W outshot Heidelberg, 13-6 but lost the corner battle, 5-4.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this coming Saturday, October 15 when they will travel to Ada to take on the 16th-ranked (D3soccer.com poll) Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University in the first game of a men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.  The next home match is on Wednesday, October 19 when B-W hosts the University of Mount Union on the Finnie Stadium turf at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a doubleheader that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio (STO). This is the fourth straight year that B-W has televised a soccer doubleheader and will put a perfect 6-0 record on the line.

In all Northeastern-Ohio-College match-up, Mount Union 

volleyball comes out on top against John Carroll

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union volleyball team defending its home court and remained unbeaten in OhioAthletic Conference play with a 3-1 win over John Carroll.


The Purple Raiders (18-5, 4-0) responded well after splitting a pair of matches over the weekend, winning the first set, 25-12. John Carroll came to life in the second set, winning 25-22 and evening the match. The Raiders showed their determination by winning the next two sets, 25-18 and 25-22 for the 3-1 decision.

Medina's Glass (L), Lake Catholic's Snyder (R)

Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva), the OAC's leader in kill per set, had a team-high eight kills. Mount Union also received seven kills each from the trio of senior Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) and freshmen Nicole Snyder(Mentor/Lake Catholic) and Melanie Patterson (Mentor/Lake Catholic).


Freshman Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) made her first collegiate start and had 33 assists.Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) had 13 digs, followed by Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) with 11 digs.Maya Brown (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) added 8 blocks for the Purple Raider defense.


John Carroll (8-13, 0-4) was led by Charlotte Sykora with 13 kills, Kerry Fox with 24 assists and Jess Hammer with 12 digs.


Mount Union returns to action Saturday when they travel to Tiffin to battle for first place in the OAC.Heidelberg, the defending OAC champion, is 22-2 overall and are the sixth-ranked team in the current AVCA Coaches poll.

Copley’s Kimmie Dyer slams 38 kills, drops a baker’s dozen aces to lead Wittenberg to a 5-0 week with five straight-set triumphs

Senior Kimmie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) totaled 38 kills (3.17 per game), 13 service aces (1.08 per match), 39 digs (3.25 per game) and six blocks to lead WITTENBERG volleyball to a 5-0 overall record last week.


Copley's Dyer (L), EC alumna Zwegat (R)

The Tigers swept all five opponents in straight sets, including NCAC rivals DePauw and Wooster....

WOOSTERdefeated Denison, then fell to Wittenberg and Alderson-Broaddus last week. Sophomore Zoe Zwegat (Oberlin, OH/Elyria Catholic) totaled 21 kills and 12 blocks for the Fighting Scots.


DENISON played once last week, and fell to NCAC foe Wooster in straight sets. Lauren Strowder (Cleveland Hts., OH/Cleveland Hts.) led the Big Red with 12 kills.

HIRAM upped its NCAC mark to 6-2 by defeating Allegheny, 3-2, and Ohio Wesleyan, 3-0. The Terriers also upended Bethany in four.

Terrier Senior Andrea Kaminsky (Canton, OH/GlenOak) totaled 38 kills (3.17 per game) and 11 blocks (0.92 per game) during the week.


OBERLIN freshman Abby Weis (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin) scored the Yeowomen’s lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss against Muskingum on Tuesday. Oberlin is back in action this afternoon .


Oberlin's Weiss (L), Heights' Strowder (R)

HIRAM lost a pair of non-conference contest last week against John Carroll, 2-0, and Malone, 4-3, before

suffering its third NCAC setback of the season against Wittenberg, 3-0, on Saturday.

Junior midfielder Ernestina Zappa (Brooklyn, OH/Laurel) paced the Hiram offense in the loss against Malone with a pair of second half goals ... KENYON picked up a 4-1 non-conference victory over Moun

HIRAM men’s soccer opened the week with a 2-1 setback in non-conference action against Case Reserve, before picking up a 4-1 conference victory over Wittenberg on Saturday.

Freshman forward Kamron Patterson (Brecksville, OH/Brecksville) scored a pair of second half goals to help lift the Terriers over the Tigers on Saturday.


DENISON junior quarterback Max Paulus (Massillon, OH/Jackson) passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns in the Bid Red’s 38-23 loss against Chicago. On the season, the junior has passed for 1,405 yards with 13 touchdowns through six games.

Aurora's Brizzolara (L), Jackson Township's Paulus (R)

Denison did outgain Chicago in total yards by a margin of 411-253 and held a plus-14 minute advantage in time of possession; however, the Big Red were unable to contain Chicago wide receiver Dee Brizzolara, who found the end zone on three different occasions for the Maroons.

HIRAM fell on a neutral field against Macalester, 31-14, at Elmhurst College in Illinois on Saturday. Senior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance, OH/Canton C.C) led the Terriers on defense with 15 total tackles (13 solo, 2 asst.).


ALLEGHENY’S men finished second of 45 teams at the DeSales Invitational, led by junior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) in second place in a field of 448 runners. 

Wadsworth's Bobby Over

Three runners from Allegheny placed in the top 15.

Ignatius-Amherst match on Wasmer Field pitch switched to 7 


Please note that the Amherst Steele vs. St. Ignatius game time has been changed to 7 p.m. for Wednesday's match at St. Ignatius. It was originally scheduled for 8 p.m.

Spartan Volleyball Improves to 15-7 with Road Win at Ursuline

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio – In its final tune-up before the second University Athletic Association Round Robin of the season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team earned a 3-1 victory versus host Ursuline College on Tuesday evening at O'Brien Athletic Center. The Spartans won by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-22 and 25-18.

The Spartans improve to 15-7 overall and will play four matches in two days at the UAA Round Robin #2 on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16 in Rochester, N.Y. With the loss, Ursuline drops to 6-11.


Freshman Natalie Southard<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2011-12/bios/southard%20natalie%20tx5g> (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) led the attack with a career-high 16 kills with a .364 hitting percentage. Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2011-12/bios/mccutchan%20tricia%20kljd> (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) and junior MH Hanna Collins<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2011-12/bios/collins%20hanna%20z87o> (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) also hit in double-figures with 14 and 10 kills, respectively. The 10 kills were a career-best for Collins.

Junior setter Breana Freeman<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2011-12/bios/freeman%20breana%20sjzj> (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) posted a double-double with 49 assists and 18 digs.

Defensively, junior specialist Olivia Stanton-Ameisen<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2011-12/bios/stanton-ameisen%20olivia%203302> (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) totaled a team-high 19 digs.

On Saturday, Case plays Brandeis University (Mass.) at 12:30 p.m. and Washington University (Mo.) at 2:30 p.m. The Spartans close the weekend on Sunday versus Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) at 12:00 p.m. and New York University at 2:00 p.m.

In all-Greater Cleveland-college battle, John Carroll 

nips Mount Union 

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- John Carroll rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the final two minutes of regulation to score a 2-1 overtime victory over Mount Union in an Ohio Athletic Conference men's soccer match Tuesday night in University Heights.

Mount Union takes its first OAC loss of the season and falls to 6-5-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the OAC, while John Carroll stays unbeated in conference play at 4-0 and is 8-5 overall.

The Purple Raiders got on the board in the 41st minute as Leo Hicks (Leetonia/Cardinal Mooney) andThomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney) combined to feed Phil Spagnolo (Lower Burrell, Pa./Burrell) who scored and made the score 1-0 at the half.

A physical second half continued and the game stayed 1-0 until Cory Rider scored in the 88th minute to tie the contest.

Rider factored in the overtime as he was fouled in the box and converted the penalty kick in the 97th minute to put the game away.


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