A Page -- Oct. 14, 2011

In battle of two of Cleveland’s top five and two of Ohio’s top 10, No. 1 Ignatius just grazes by Amherst on Foldesy, Spurrier, Fahey goals

CLEVELAND (OHIO CITY) St. Ignatius came out on top, 3-2, Wednesday against Amherst Steele, in a battle of two of the state's top teams.

The Wildcats opened up the scoring with an unassisted goal by Matt Foldesy in the 13th minute to give St.
Ignatius a 1-0 lead at the half.

The Comets responded in the 51st minute when Andrew Souders redirected a Marcus Schmitz throw-in to tie the game at 1. Minutes later, Mark Matos found the back of the net, giving Amherst a short-lived lead.

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St. Ignatius came right back on a goal by Nate Fahey. After another Birkline shot went off the post in the 78th minute, the top-ranked Wildcats won it on a goal by Preston Spurrier.

Andrew Souders  U.S. U-17 Men's National Team

University of Akron-bound Andrew Souders

St. Ignatius survived a late attack by the Comets, ranked #9 in the state, to escape with a 3-2 win.

Maximo Meggitt had five saves in goal for Amherst, while Brendan Cash had four saves for St. Ignatius. The Comets fall to 12-2-1 and the Wildcats improved to 15-1.


St. Ignatius 3, Amherst Steele 2

St. Ignatius:
Goals: Matt Foldesy, Preston Spurrier, Nathanael Fahey
Assists: Nathanael Fahey
Saves: Brendan Cash (4)
Amherst Steele:
Goals: Mark Matos, Andrew Souders
Assists: Marcus Schmitz
Saves: Maximo Meggitt (5)

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Nick Stephenson’s goal leads 10th-ranked (Greater Cleveland) Avon Lake past sixth-ranked St. Edward 

Avon Lake and St. Edward had a great matchup Wednesday as boys’ soccer heads into the playoffs, with the Shoremen coming out on top, 3-0.

Nick Stephenson scored a great goal four minutes into the match off a Nolan Kovach pass.


Kovach beat his defender and slotted the pass across the box which Nick put into the back of the net.  

Midway through the second half Zac Strimbu saved a penalty kick to preserve the shutout and win.

With yet another low-scoring, defensive-minded affair, St. Ed and Avon Lake have played the past three years to a combined score of 1-0 as they went 0-0 in ’10 and ’09.

Avon Lake 1 St. Edward 0


Avon Lake: 9-3-3

St. Edward: 10-4-1


St. Edward: none

Avon Lake: Nick Stephenson


St. Edward: none

Avon Lake: Nolan Kovach (Stephenson)

Goalies: St. Edward, Ford (3 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (5 saves)

CSU men's soccer on three-match win streak; Flames are next

After a non-league win over Pittsburgh thanks to an overtime goal from sophomore Jordan Hart on Wednesday (Oct. 5), the Vikings kept things rolling with their highest goal output of the season in a 4-0 win over Loyola on Saturday (Oct. 8). With the win, CSU grew its winning streak to three consecutive matches and improved to 2-1-1 in the league. UIC will be looking to end the Vikings streak when they host CSU on Friday (Oct. 14) at 8:00 p.m. EST at Flames Field. The Flames are 1-0-1 in league play and feature the second highest scoring offense in the league. Coming into Friday's game, UIC is averaging 1.82 goals per game thanks to Eric Frazier (1.75) and Ivan Stanisavljevic (1.73) who are first and second, respectively, in points per game.


REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Cleveland State won both of its matches to inch closer to the .500 mark. The Vikings took a quick break from Horizon League play and knocked off Pittsburgh, 1-0 in overtime, on Oct. 5. When CSU re-entered league play, they did so in a major way. Below is a quick recap of both matches: 

Match 11: Cleveland State 1, Pittsburgh 0 (OT) (Oct. 5, Pittsburgh, Pa.)

A goal from sophomore Jordan Hart off an assist from Zach Ellis-Hayden in the 95th minute gave Cleveland State a non-league road win over a team from the BIG EAST conference. The Vikings limited the Panthers to one shot on goal throughout the game while testing Pitt keeper Lee Johnston six times. 

Match 12: Cleveland State 4, Loyola 0 (Oct. 8, Cleveland, Ohio)

A season-high four goals, three of them coming from Horizon League 'Player of the Week' Aaron Adkins, helped the Vikings get past Loyola to earn their second Horizon League victory of the season. Adkins scored in the 9th minute to give CSU a 1-0 lead, and Aslinn Rodas closed the first half scoring in the 33rd minute when he put the Vikings up by two. Two more goals from Adkins, coming in the 54th and 56th minutes, helped CSU cruise to victory. Admir Suljevic had three assists while goalkeeper Brad Stuver had to make just two saves to earn his second shutout of the week and fourth of the year.

2011 SEASON PREVIEW: When looking at the Vikings 2011 roster, you’ll notice a lot of familiar names. The 2010 team finished 9-10-1, but expectations are high this season with nine of the team’s top 10 scorers returning from last season. Junior Brad Stuver (5-5-1, 43 saves) is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league. He was named Horizon League 'Goalkeeper of the Year' last season when he had three shutouts and 87 saves - 14 more than the second place finisher. An experienced backline is led by senior Brian Donnelly who has started nine of 12 matches this season, as has sophomore defenseman Cameron Eisses. Sophomore Zach Ellis-Hayden (one goal, two assists) has started all 12 games in the back, and the defense has received major contributions from Al James and Justin Mancine, both of whom have started nine games. Sophomore Justin Cree (four starts), junior John Gulden (two starts) and senior Chris Koy (two starts, one assist) have added experience and depth. Seniors Manuel Conde (two assists) and John Wargo, first and second on the 2010 team in points, will lead the charge in the middle. Wargo has battled injuries and only appeared in three games, but when healthy that duo teams with Aslinn Rodas (one goal, one assist) to make up the trio that combined for 51 starts and 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) last season. In Wargo's absence, freshman Mike Derezic (one goal) has started the first 10 games of his college career and the coaches are high on the rookie. The Vikings forwards have scored 13 goals in the 2011 season, with Admir Suljevic and Aaron Adkins each scoring a team-best five goals in addition to Jordan Hart (twice) and Cazz Warren finding the back of the net. Adkins and Suljevic, tied for fourth in the league with five goals scored, are the most well known but Caleb Eastham (four starts) and Hart (seven starts) are also very experienced for sophomores at the forward spot for the Vikings.

GOING STREAKING: With three consecutive wins, the Vikings are two wins shy of tying the longest winning streak under head coach Ali Kazemaini. During the 2008 season, the Vikings went through a stretch from Oct. 5 - Oct. 17 in which they won five consecutive matches. The program has a four-match unbeaten streak under the eye of coach Kazemaini in 2009, but this is only the second time under Kazemaini they've won three consecutive matches since he took over in 2006.

MAKE 'EM COUNT: In his hat trick over Loyola on Oct. 8, Aaron Adkins was credited with his second game-winner of the season which ties him for second in the Horizon League in that category. He's no stranger to the big moment with all three of his goals last year being game-winners. He also assisted on the game-winning goals against Akron and Valparaiso in 2010. Back in his freshman season in 2009, Adkins knocked home one game-winner, giving him six in his career.

THEY COME IN BUNCHES: The nine goals scored by the Vikings in their last three matches are equal to the nine goals they scored in the first nine matches of the 2011 season.

TIC-TAC-TOE: A superb defender, Zach Ellis-Hayden wasn't called on often to help offensively. He didn't record a point in his first 28 games with the Vikings, but he's tallied a point in three straight matches. He scored his first career goal in the 3-2 win over Milwaukee (Oct. 1), then assisted on the lone goal against Pitt (Oct. 5) and assisted on an Aaron Adkins goal against Loyola (Oct. 8).

HISTORY LESSON: It was 40 years ago this weekend when the Vikings had the best offensive game in school history. CSU defeated Wright State by a score of 24-0 on Oct. 16, 1971. Jim McMillan scored a program record seven goals and added four assists to finish with a school record 18 points. Eugene Vasu assisted on five goals which is also a single game record.

NEXT UP: CSU will play their final non-league game of the season when they host IUPUI at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 19). The Vikings re-enter league play on Saturday (Oct. 22) when they host Green Bay at 7:00 p.m. The contest against IUPUI begins a stretch where CSU hosts four out of five matches to end the regular season.


Gilmour Invitational Volleyball Tourney this weekend; Lancers, Cougars, Blue Streaks are seeded

Gilmour Academy is hosting its 2011 Invitational Volleyball Tournament this Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Gilmour Academy Athletic Center.

Eight teams will be competing throughout the day, including host Gilmour, Beaumont, Columbian-Tiffin, Lake Catholic, Mentor, Solon, West Geauga and Wooster.

The seeds for the tournament are 1) Gilmour, 2) Lake Catholic, and 3) Beaumont.


All teams will play their first games within their first matches at 9 a.m. The Lancer crew will be utilizing the Main Gym and the Field House for a total of four courts.

In first-round action, Gilmour plays Columbian, Mentor plays Solon, Lake Catholic plays Wooster, and Beaumont plays West G.

Admission is $6.




TIFFIN, Ohio-Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) scored
a goal in the 21st minute to lead the Heidelberg University women's soccer
team to its second consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference win tonight, a 1-0
victory over Baldwin-Wallace College in an OAC match at Mayer Field in
Tiffin, Ohio.  The match wrapped up a three-game home stand for the Berg.

The win improves Heidelberg to 5-7-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the OAC.  The loss
drops the Yellow Jackets to 8-6-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the OAC.

A B-W foul set up Hogan with a set piece from 25 yards out, and Hogan let
loose with a well-placed shot near the upper-right corner of the goal.  The
goal was her team-leading fifth of the season.  The Berg is 2-0-1 when Hogan
scores, including a win against The College of Mount St. Joseph, in which
she notched her second career hat trick.

Gabriel Bodo made three saves in 90 minutes for the Yellow Jackets.

Alliance native Mary Snode leads Mount to second at Phipps 


HARTVILLE, Ohio—Mount Union senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) claimed medalist honors with an 81 and led the Mount Union women's golf team to a second place finish at the Phipps Memorial on Wednesday atCongress Lake Country Club.

Snode has finished first in all four tournaments the Purple Raiders have competed this season, winning this title by three strokes over Walsh's Abbey Kimar and Katie Kohut.

The Purple Raiders shot a 357, five strokes behind Walsh. Malone finished third with a 407.

Mount Union wraps up the fall portion of their schedule when they compete at the Malone Tournament at the Legends Golf Course in Massillon, Ohio on Saturday.

In all-Cleveland-area-college battle, JCU tops Mount

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio—The Mount Union women's soccer team was unable to overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit, falling by that same score to John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's soccer match Wednesday night. The Purple Raiders (6-6-2, 1-3) gave the Blue Streaks, who are just a game out of first place in the OAC, all they could handle on their home turf.

The Blue Streaks received a goal from Kaylin Akerly in the 24th minute to take a 1-0 lead. They were able to prevent the Raiders from getting the ball within striking distance most of the night, outshooting them 40-7.

With under 30 seconds remaining, the Purple Raiders had one final scoring opportunity, but a shot by Kylee Kolesar (Mentor/Mentor) was turned away by goalkeeper Lexi Korczynski.

Notre Dame Cathedral Latin alumna Maria Favorite

Mount Union's Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) recorded 14 saves, which is the most in a single game by a Purple Raider keeper this season. Korczynski made two saves for John Carroll (9-5, 3-1).

Oberlin  Soccer Earns Critical Conference Win at Denison

Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team picked up a much-needed conference win over Denison University on Wednesday night, knocking off the Big Red by a 2-1 count.

The victory snapped a four-game losing skid for the Yeomen and ran their conference record to 2-3 (5-9 overall).

The Yeomen got on the board first as senior Oliver Miller-Farrell netted his team-leading sixth goal of the season off a quick touch pass from Matt Capozzi just over 22 minutes into the game.

A bit of misfortune for the Yeomen allowed the Big Red to tie things up just minutes before the first half came to an end. A Denison throw-in was inadvertently redirected into Oberlin’s goal by its defense, evening the game at one at halftime.

However, just 10 minutes into the second stanza the Yeomen would go top for good courtesy of Justin Griffiths’ strike from 10-yards out for his first score of the season. He was setup on the play Miller-Farrell.

Denison out-shot Oberlin 20-10, however, just seven of its attempts were on goal – six of which were saved by Brandt Rentel. Half the Yeomen’s triggers were on frame.

The Big Red also had a slight 6-4 edge in corners and got whistled for seven fouls, compared to just four for Oberlin.

The Yeomen return home on Saturday night to play host to Hiram College at 7 p.m. The game will also be Senior Night for the team.


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This week's Ignatius game on 'HKW

The high school football game Saturday October 15th between St. Ignatius High School and Buffalo (NY) St Francis High School at St Francis Field  (Athol Springs, NY) will air LIVE on WHKW-AM 1220 and on www.thesportsking.com at 7:00 PM 
Ed Daugherty (play-by-play) and Mike Gibbons (color) will have the call - LIVE on WHKW-AM 1220 at 7:00 pm.  There will be no pre-game show for this broadcast





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