C Page -- Oct. 17, 2011

Hiram wins battle of Cleveland colleges 

from Oberlin

By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio – Hiram College spoiled Senior Night for the Oberlin College men’s soccer team, coming away with a 3-1 win on Saturday night at Fred Shults Field.

With the loss Oberlin fell to 5-10 overall and 2-4 in the NCAC, while Hiram improved to 8-3-1 and 3-2 in the league.

Despite the final score, the game was closely contested, but the Terriers were able to make the most of their opportunities, unlike the Yeomen.

The Terriers got on the board first as Taylor Keifer beat Yeomen keeper Brandt Rentel on a one-on-one situation. A long pass from Ryan Minick set him up on the play.

One of Oberlin’s best chances to score in the first half came off a set piece service from Oliver Miller-Farrell to Ari Schwartz, but it got turned away. Just moments later, Schwartz had another strong look at the cage, but his shot from the top of the box sailed wide.

Late in the opening frame, Kiefer Forsch’s header attempt off a corner was saved by a Hiram defender. With just over two minutes to play in the opening half, Ed Victoria also had a header try sail over the cage.

The Terriers added a second score early in the second half as Ryan Greenhill’s trigger from 22-yards out went through Rentel’s hands and into the goal.

Later in the frame, Schwartz and Matt Capozzi looked to put the Yeomen on the board, but Schwartz’s shot was saved by Joe Rottinger and Capozzi’s trigger from inside the box was blocked by the Hiram backline.

Hiram added a big insurance goal when Tyler Launder finished off a set piece service from Greenhill with just 16 minutes left to play.

Oberlin continued to fight as Justin Griffiths finished off a corner kick that was assisted by Miller-Farrell and Capozzi, but just seven minutes remained in the game.

Shots were even at 16 each and Hiram a slight 9-8 edge in shots on goal. Oberlin initiated seven corners, while Hiram attempted just four.

Before the game, Oberlin honored its senior class of Chris SundbyShahab RazaOliver Miller-FarrellJosh BrancazioKiefer Forschand Alen Cisija.

Oberlin returns to action next Saturday at Wooster. The opening touch is set for 3 p.m.

B-W Women’s Soccer Team Loses 2-0 at Ohio Northern

ADA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team lost 2-0 at Ohio Northern University today (Saturday, October 15, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at the ONU Soccer Field.

With its loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 8-7 overall and 1-4 in the OAC and next plays at home on Tuesday, Oct. 18 when they host the University of Mount Union on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea at 7:00 p.m. ONU improves to 11-1-2 overall and 5-0 in the OAC.

The Polar Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 15:44 mark of the first half when Chelsea Chadwick scored an unassisted goal. The score remained 1-0 going into halftime.

In the second half, ONU increased there lead when Abbie Schauble scored off a corner kick when she blasted a shot in the upper right corner of the net to extend the Polar Bears lead. Alyssa Merrick was credited with the assist.

In net for the first half of action, freshman Claire LoPresti (Bethel Park, Pa.) faced two ONU shots and saving one, but allowing another. In the second half, freshman Gabrielle Bodo (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas) faced five shots saving one and allowing one as well.

B-W outshot ONU, 11-7, and outcornered the Yellow Jackets, 4-4.

On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a Seniors’ Day 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. This also is the final home regular season match.

Spartan Spikers Split During Day One of Second UAA Round Robin

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team split a pair of matches on day one of the second 2011 University Athletic Association Round Robin on Saturday at The Palestra. Case opened the day with a 3-0 victory versus Brandeis University (Mass.), then fell to No. 2 nationally-ranked Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.), 3-1.

The Spartans (16-8 overall, 2-3 UAA) wrap up play in Rochester tomorrow versus Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) at 12:00 p.m. and New York University (N.Y.) at 2:00 p.m.

Case defeated Rochester (7-13, 0-5 UAA) by scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-14. Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) led the attack with 15 kills and just two errors for a .433 hitting percentage, while senior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) checked in with 12 kills and just one error for a .500 hitting percentage. Junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) paced the effort with 36 assists.

Drake (L), Southard (R)

Defensively, junior libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) and junior specialist Olivia Stanton-Ameisen (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) each recorded 12 digs, while junior specialistAlexandria Drake (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain) totaled 11.

Versus the nationally-ranked Bears (23-0, 5-0 UAA), the Spartans lost the first two sets by scores of 25-14 and 25-19 before rebounding to win the third set by a 25-22 score. Wash. U. answered and took the fourth set and the match, 25-20. The set victory against the Bears was just the second set that Washington University-St. Louis had dropped in its 25 matches.  

McCutchan recorded 20 kills and Suchy had 11, while freshman middle hitter Natalie Southard (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) posted nine kills. Freeman led the way with 44 assists, while Gulasey paced the defense with 20 digs and Freeman completed the double-double with 10.

Spartan Men Sixth at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

OBERLIN, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University men's cross country team placed sixth of 34 teams competing at the 2011 Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday at the Oberlin Cross Country Trail.

Albion College (Mich.) won the team title with 117 points and was followed in the top-five by Allegheny College (Pa.) at 140, St. Vincent College (Pa.) at 193, Ohio Wesleyan University at 204 and Ithaca College (N.Y.) at 230.

Burton's Teare (L), Twinsburg's Kelly (R)

Senior Ethan Teare<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/2011-12/bios/teare%20ethan%208stw> (Burton, Ohio/Berkshire) was the top Spartan finisher with a 19th-place time of 26:22.7. Junior Chris Kelly<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/2011-12/bios/kelly%20chris%205bco> (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) was next to cross the line for Case in 22nd place (26:26.70). Seniors Christopher Wade<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/2011-12/bios/wade%20christopher%204182> (Berea, Ohio/Berea) and Peter Walls<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/2011-12/bios/walls%20peter%2067fp> (Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian) placed 28th (26:37.10) and 74th (27:08.90), respectively. Sophomore David Dixon<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mxc/2011-12/bios/dixon%20david%20n8h7> (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) rounded out the scoring in 93rd place with a mark of 27:31.60.

The Spartans are now set for championship season, starting with the University Athletic Association meet on Saturday, October 29 at Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois.

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional and the NCAA Division III Championship follow on November 12 and 19, respectively.

No. 4/5 Miami Edged in Overtime, 3-2

Smith, Tiesling register goals for the RedHawks


HAMILTON, N.Y. – For the first time all year, the No. 4/5 Miami hockey team went to overtime but came up on the short end as Colgate scored the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in the extra session to earn a 3-2 victory and gain a series split with the RedHawks Saturday night at Starr Rink. Miami (2-2-0, 0-0-0 CCHA) won Friday night’s contest, 4-3, as the all-time series with Colgate (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) is again even at 2-2.

For the second straight night, the Raiders went 2-for-9 on the power play, including the game-winning goal, as the RedHawks were whistled for nine penalties. Miami, however, was 0-for-5 with a man advantage.  Senior goalie Connor Knapp played stellar in net, making 37 saves – the third most of his career and most since a career-high 55 in the 2010 NCAA Regional final – despite suffering the loss, as Colgate outshot Miami 40-22. The 40 shots were the most the ‘Hawks have given up since that regional final, as well.


As it has done every game this year, Miami struck first at 8:10 of the opening period. Colgate turned the puck over in the corner of its own zone and sophomore Max Cook dug it out and centered to senior Patrick Tiesling, who was camped in front of the net. Tiesling then went to his backhand and lifted it top shelf to give Miami the 1-0 lead.


The second period saw several penalties, including five in a row on the RedHawks, with four coming in less than three and a half minutes. The first two whistles of the stanza were on Colgate, as the RedHawks had a 5-on-3 power play early in the period for a little under a minute but Miami hit the crossbar and was unable to cash in.


The Miami penalty parade then started, resulting in three 5-on-3 power plays for Colgate over a stretch of 3:20. Knapp stood on his head, making a slew of highlight-reel saves to kill the first two 5-on-3 power plays, but the Raiders were finally able to even the contest on the third two-man advantage. Chris Wagner sent a cross-ice pass across the crease to Robbie Bourdon, who was sitting on the far post for the putaway at 13:07 of the middle period.

In the third period, the ‘Hawks regained the lead on junior Reilly Smith’s fourth goal of the series and the year. A bad pass by Colgate in the Miami end led to a breakout for Miami as senior Alden Hirschfeld pushed it ahead to Smith, who skated into the Raider zone, pulled up and fired a sharp wrister from the left circle with 9:17 left in the game to put Miami ahead, 2-1. Hirschfeld’s assist extended his point streak to a career-best seven games.

The lead would be short-lived however, as 1:20 later Colgate again pulled even. The Raiders took advantage of a turnover in Miami’s end as Austin Smith was able to beat Knapp off assists from Wagner and Joe Wilson. Colgate was penalized for too many men on the ice with only 1:36 remaining in regulation, but the RedHawks could not find the back of the net as the game went to overtime.

After the Raiders killed the remainder of the penalty, freshman Blake Coleman was called for roughing just 57 ticks into the extra stanza. As the power play was expiring, Corbi McPherson blasted a shot from the blue line between the circles that Austin Mayer, who was screening Knapp, redirected for the game-winning goal, giving the Raiders the 3-2 win.

Miami tied all six overtime contests last year and suffered its first overtime loss since March 13, 2010, which came at the hands of Ohio State in the second round of the CCHA Playoffs.

Wright State Women Win 2-1 on Senior Night

Behind I'esha King's first two goals of her career, the women's soccer team defeated Loyola 2-1 on Senior Night Saturday at Alumni Field.

King, who was one of 10 seniors recognized before the contest, gave WSU a 1-0 at the 52:34 mark of the second half as she broke away from two Rambler defenders and connected on a shot in the middle of the box.  King struck again nearly 20 minutes later at the 72:09 mark as her shot from the left side of the box glanced off a Loyola defender and into the net.

Loyola (4-9-3, 0-3-2 Horizon) cut the deficit in half at the 78:09 mark on a penalty kick by Ana Michelini, her fourth goal of the year, but the Raiders held on for the victory as freshman goalkeeper Anna Nock, making her first collegiate start, recorded four saves.

The win was the 75th for Pat Ferguson as Wright State's head coach as he is now 75-45-13 in seven years at the helm.  Ferguson earlier earned career win #150 as the Raiders won 1-0 in Green Bay last Sunday.

Wright State (7-6-2, 2-2-1 Horizon) hits the road for a pair of matches next week, visiting Detroit on Wednesday, October 19, at 4:00 followed by Valparaiso on Sunday, October 23, at 2:00 Eastern.

Raider Volleyball Defeats Youngstown State in Four

Behind double-double efforts from Alaina McAuley and Heidi Splinter, the volleyball team defeated Youngstown State on the road Saturday, winning the match 18-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-19.

YSU used a 6-0 run to erase an 11-10 deficit in the opening set to take control, only to see the Raiders even the match by hitting .481 in the second set on 15 kills.  The third set then featured nine ties and six lead changes before Wright State won in on a McAuley kill and a block from Dani Branco and Mariah Nussbaum.

The final set was like the third with eight ties and five lead changes until WSU pulled away with four straight to go up 23-17, the final two coming on a pair of Nussbaum aces.

WSU finished with just four more kills on the day (49-45), but outhit the Penguins .219-.122 and had a 9-3 edge in blocks.

McAuley hit .324 in posting a double-double of 15 kills and 16 digs while Splinter had one as well of 11 kills and 14 digs.  Ashley Langjahr added nine kills and Nussbaum came off te bench to chip in six kills in hitting .455.  Aimee Schubert dished out 39 assists and Brittany Waddell notched 15 digs.

Mount Union WXC: Buzulencia Finishes 18th, Paces Women's Cross Country to 11th Place Finish at Oberlion Inter-Regional Rumble

OBERLIN, Ohio—Mount Union's women's cross country team finished in 12th place at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble Saturday morning. The meet featured 282 runners from 33 schools.

Freshman Hayley Buzulencia (Warren/Howland) finished in 18th place with a time of 23:01.9 to pace the Purple Raiders. She has now finished in the top 20 in all four of her collegiate races.


Goggin (L), Stockton (R)

Catelyn Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) finished in 37th place (23:31.7), followed by Jessie Iafelice(Mentor/Mentor) in 58th place (23:59.1),  Miranda Stockton (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) in 107th place (24:52.3), and Jenna Balazs in 117th place (25:03.2).

Caitlin G

The Raiders, ranked seventh in the region, posted 324 points which left them just two behind tenth placeGrove City (Pa.).  Host Oberlin won the event with 60 points, 87 ahead of second place Case Western Reserve.

Mount Union will take next weekend off as they prepare to run at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in Lima on Saturday, October 29.

2011 Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
Oberlin College - Oberlin, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Oberlin 60, 2. Case Western Reserve 147, 3. DePauw (Ind.) 191, 4. John Carroll 193, 5. Ithaca 201, 6. Baldwin-Wallace 235, 7. Albion (Mich.) 268, 8. Otterbein 278, 9. Ohio Wesleyan 317, 10. Grove City (Pa.) 322, 11. Mount Union 324, 12. Alma (Mich.) 367, 13. Kenyon 371, 14. Wittenberg 390, 15. Allegheny (Pa.) 445, 16. Franciscan 458, 17. Westminster (Pa.) 492, 18. St. Mary's (Ind.) 516, 19. Penn State-Behrend 516, 20.Waynesburg (Pa.) 517, 21. Brockport St. 522, 22. Fredonia St. 617, 23. Geneva (Pa.) 617.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Lauren Kettle (ALB) 22:23.6, 2. Natalia Cabrera (CWRU) 22:24.5, 3. Jenna Willett (KEN) 22:25.8, 4. Molly Martorella (OBER) 22:29.8, 5. Nicole Krajewski (FUS) 22:35.2.

Mount Union

18. Hayley Buzulencia 23:01.9, 37. Caitlin Goggin 23:31.7, 58. Jessie Iafelice 23:59.1, 107. MirandaStockton 24:52.3, 117. Jenna Balazs 25:03.2, 130. Jana Sleutz 25:11.8, 140. Lesley Sherwood 25:25.1, 157.Brooke Mathie 25:25.7, 174. Emily Mazzaferri 26:06.8, 196. Nicole Miller 26:25.7.


Lakewood's Kelly (L), Akron's Clemence (R)

Mount Union Men's Cross Country Places 12th at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

OBERLIN, Ohio—The Mount Union men's cross country team posted a 12th place finish at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble Saturday morning. The meet featured 315 runners from 34 schools.

Senior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) paced the Purple Raiders with a time of 26:48.3, good for 43rd place. Sophomore Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) finished close behind in 57th place (26:59.1).

The Raiders finished with 323 points, which was just 14 behind DePauw (Ind.) for eleventh place. Rounding out the scorers were senior Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) in 64th place (27:02.6), freshman Nate Grimm (Lisbon/Leetonia) in 71st place (27:07.1), and freshman Andrew Nelson (Louisville/Louisville) in 88th place (27:27.0).

Mount Union will take next weekend off as they prepare to run at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, October 29. The race will be held in Lima and hosted by Ohio Northern.

2011 Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

Oberlin College - Oberlin, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Albion (Mich.) 117, 2. Allegheny (Pa.) 140, 3. St. Vincent (Pa.) 193, 4. Ohio Wesleyan 204, 5. Ithaca 230, 6. Case Western Reserve 236, 7. Lynchburg 253, 8. Brockport St. 287, 9. John Carroll 290, 10. Heidelberg 300, 11. DePauw (Ind.) 310, 12. Mount Union 323, 13. Fredonia St. (N.Y.) 324, 14. Oberlin 331, 15. Wabash 384, 16. Baldwin-Wallace 1435 17. Wittenberg 522, 18. Thiel (Pa.) 524, 19. Marietta 530, 20. Alma (Mich.) 545, 21. Buffalo St. 557, 22. Franciscan 563, 23. Grove City (Pa.) 589.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Bill Jones (Franciscan) 25:23.3, 2. Bobby Over (Allegheny) 25:27.5, 3. Noah Droddy (DePauw) 25:31.7, 4. Caleb Muller (Marietta) 25:36.6, 5. Patrick McLaughlin (Allegheny) 25:48.1.

Mount Union

43. Tim Kelly 26:48.3, 57. Joshua Clemence 26:59.1, 64. Erik Reed 27:02.6, 71. Nate Grimm 27:07.1, 88. Andrew Nelson 27:27.0, 103. Matt Miller 27:35.9, 110. Tyler Lowe 27:38.3, 138.  Jon Karmazin 27:57.0, 156. Jake Boyer 28:06.9 176.  Nick Banks 28:19.1.


No. 22 Spartan Women Wrap Up UAA Weekend versus CMU on Sunday; Watch It Live

The Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team wraps up a home University Athletic Association weekend versus Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Case Field.

Live Statistics - http://livestats.prestosports.com/casewesternreserve/

Live Video - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/live

The No. 22-ranked Spartans, fresh off of the first-ever national ranking in program history in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, entered Friday's top-25 University Athletic Association showdown undefeated in their last seven matches (6-0-1) and sporting a 9-1-2 overall record and a 2-0 UAA mark. Prior to Friday, reigning UAA Offensive Player of the Week Leah Levey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2011-12/bios/levey%20leah%20b3z7> had scored two goals, including the game-winner against Brandeis University last Sunday, and totaled a team-best four assists. Kendra Simmons<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2011-12/bios/simmons%20kendra%20iwie> led the team with six goals and a UAA-best five game-winners -- also good for fifth in the NCAA Division III rankings. Rachel Bourque<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2011-12/bios/bourque%20rachel%208rlk> and Devyn Lee<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2011-12/bios/lee%20devyn%20qgnb> each had two goals along with an assist.

In goal, reigning UAA Defensive Player of the Week Anna Kennedy<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2011-12/bios/kennedy%20anna%202xgk> continues to keep opponents at bay with the rest of the defensive unit. Prior to Friday, Kennedy had logged over 1,114 minutes of action with 49 saves, a .907 save percentage, a 0.40 goals against average and seven shutouts -- all tops in the UAA.

Entering this weekend's matches, the Spartans had outshot their opponents 223-94 and held a decided 54-23 advantage in corners.

Entering Friday's match against the University of Rochester (N.Y.), Carnegie Mellon boasted a 7-4 overall record and an 1-1 mark in the UAA. Pacing the Tartan offensive attack will likely be the trio of Savina Reid, Elsa Wu and Rachel Contopoulos, who all entered Friday's action with three goals. Reid led the team in both points (10) and assists (four), while Alex Venegas and Brianna Magill each totaled two goals and two assists. Also of note, Cecilia Zischkau and Courtney Brant each tallied a mark in the goal column. In goal, Anna Albi will likely get the starting nod for the Tartans having logged all 991:38 of action prior to Friday with a .769 save percentage, 1.09 goals against average and 40 saves to go along with a 7-4 record and four shutouts.

Shaker's Cabrera and Spartan Women Finish Second at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

OBERLIN, Ohio – Senior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) finished runner-up to lead the Case Western Reserve University women’s cross country team to a second-place finish of 33 teams competing at the 2011 Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin Cross College Cross Country Trail.

Host Oberlin placed first with 60 points. The Spartans (147) were second, followed in the top-five by DePauw University (Ind.) with 191, John Carroll University at 193 and Ithaca College (N.Y.) with 201.
Cabrera, who won the All-Ohio Championship at Cedarville University two weeks ago, finished second with a 6k time of 22:24.50.

Junior Corin Bowen (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) was second to cross the line for the Spartans with a 16th-place time of 23:00.50. Freshman Erica Bauerbach (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) finished 38th in 23:33.0, sophomore 

Brooke Simpson (Solon, Ohio/Solon) was 44th in 23:42.0 and freshman Kristen Ruckstuhl (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) rounded out the scoring in 47th place with a mark of 23:43.50.
The Spartans are now set for championship season, starting with the University Athletic Association meet on Saturday, October 29 at Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois.

Spartan Men Host CMU for Seniors' Day; Watch It Live

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team wraps up a home University Athletic Association weekend versus Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Case Field. Prior to the match, Case Western Reserve will honor its six men's soccer student-athletes who will conclude their careers as Spartans this fall.

Live Statistics - http://livestats.prestosports.com/casewesternreserve/

Live Video - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/live

The Spartans, ranked fifth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Great Lakes regional poll, entered Friday's match versus Emory University sporting a 9-3 overall record and a 1-1 mark in the UAA. Prior to that match, Case last competed on Sunday, October 9 against Brandeis University in its UAA home-opener. Vinny Bell<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/bell%20vinny%20umvd> scored a pair of goals for the Spartans, the first of which set a school career record. Bell's UAA-best 14 goals this season give him 37 in four seasons -- surpassing the mark of 35 set by current Spartan assistant coach Kevin Bigart (2005-08).The record-breaking goal came at the 40:56 mark when he fired a shot into the net from 18 yards out. Bell struck again in the 83rd minute on a tapper from six yards out following a nice double-touch by senior midfielder Mark Ilhan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/illhan%20mark%202ynd> and freshman forward Patrick O'Day<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/o-day%20patrick%20xsop>.

For the season, Bell leads the Spartans and ranks in the top five in NCAA Division III in both points per game (2.83) and total goals, while O'Day ranks second behind Bell in the UAA with 19 points (eight goals, three assists).

In goal, senior Ben Yabrow<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/yabrow%20ben%2047na> has logged more than 1,000 minutes and posted a 9-3 record, 36 saves and a 0.81 goals against average with three shutouts. Ryan Koepka<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2011-12/bios/koepka%20ryan%200ggy> has also logged over 102 minutes for the Spartans.

The Tartans entered Friday's action at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) with a 5-4-1 overall record and 1-1 mark in the UAA.

Prior to that match, the Tartans were led by Max Tassano with 12 points on five goals and two assists. Carmen Minella entered with 11 points on five goals and one assist. The duo of Chris Wysocki (four goals, including one penalty kick) and Alex Abedian (two goals, three assists) along with Mike Ferraco (three goals) and Scott Gerfen (one goal, team-best four assists) have also led the CMU offensive attack.


Flyer Defense Gets 9 Sacks, 7 QB Hurries & 3 Turnovers

The University of Dayton football team raced out to a fast first-quarter start, propelling the Flyers to a 28-0 win over the Davidson Wildcats Saturday at Welcome Stadium.

The Dayton defense dominated the entire game.  Davidson was held to minus 17 yards rushing, thanks to a season-high nine sacks and seven quarterback hurries.  UD also won the turnover battle 3-1.  Dayton forced four fumbles, recovering two, and also intercepted a pass.

The Flyers outgained the Wildcats 308-214 in total offense with 219 yards coming on the ground. 

The Flyers took advantage of a Davidson fumble just one minute and twenty-three seconds into the game as Nick Weston recovered the loose ball on the Davidson 35-yard line. That turnover set up a 13-yard touchdown run by Taylor Harris.

Davidson got the ball back on the Dayton 22, but the Flyers forced three straight negative yardage plays (a fumble out of bounds on a sweep and two sacks) and after 33-yard punt, received the ball with great field position on the Davidson 39-yard line. The Flyers needed just two plays to eat up those 39 yards, which came on two runs by redshirt freshman quarterback Will Bardo. Bardo ran for 28 yards on the first play and then capped off the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run.

The Flyer defense held Davidson again on the next possession as the Wildcats gained just nine total yards with one first down. The Dayton offense took advantage and marched down the field with an eight-play, 63-yard drive resulting in another rushing touchdown by Bardo. This time it was a nine-yard dash, putting the Flyers up 21-0 with 2:29 remaining in the first quarter.

UD held a 128-17 advantage in total offense after one quarter.  After running 14 plays in the first period, the Dayton offense had another 19 snaps in the second, but the score remained 21-0 at halftime.

The Flyers dominated the running game in the first half, outrushing the Wildcats 157-22. Harris gained 85 yards on 10 carries, while Bardo also carried the ball 10 times for 69 yards. All three Flyer first-half touchdowns came via the ground with Bardo running in for two and Harris crossing the goal line for one score. Overall, the Flyers outgained the Wildcats 182-69 in the first half.

The Flyers started the second half, just as they did in the first, by scoring a touchdown the first they had the ball.  This time only nine seconds and one play were needed to put the Flyers into the end zone. Bardo found Harris out of the backfield streaking down the left sideline and hit him in stride for a 56-yard touchdown to put the Flyers up 28-0. Harris and Bardo accounted for each of Dayton’s touchdowns four touchdowns.

Davidson took the kickoff and drove 60 yards to the Flyer 20, but they failed to convert a fourth and five when cornerback Matt Pfleger made a big hit on a swing pass for a three-yard loss.  On Davidson’s next possession, the Wildcats got to the Dayton red zone again.  But the Flyer defense scuffed out a potential Wildcat scoring threat as Bryan Bailin intercepted a pass at the Flyer 14-yard line with 14:27 left in the game.


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 10/10/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Jesse Gray, Cleveland, 10/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Tim Voytko Jr., Lakewood 10/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Charles Barker, Parma, 10/5, Seven Hills Lanes;

Gary Laurie Jr., Parma, 10/6, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Brian Wamser, Parma, 10/6, Buckeye Lanes;

Roger Baron, Brook Park, 10/7, Buckeye Lanes;

David Keeton Jr., Cleveland, 1/7, Buckeye Lanes;

Mark Hightower, Cleveland, 10/7, Twin Lanes;



    299 Games

Brad Hoff, Brook Park, 10/2, Brookgate Lanes;

Kevin Davis, Avon Lake, 10/4, Buckeye Lanes;

Joseph Koch, Parma, 10/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Alan Grubb, Elyria, 10/7, Buckeye Lanes;

Willard Paige, Cleveland, 10/8, Southgate Lanes;

Calvin Brown, Cleveland, 10/8, Southgate Lanes;

Fred Blanchett, Cleveland, 10/10, Southgate Lanes;



    298 Games



    800 Series

Kenneth Arndt, Cleveland, 10/2, Brookgate Lanes (813);

Tim Voytko Jr., Lakewood 10/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma (802);

David Keeton Jr., Cleveland, 1/7, Buckeye Lanes (812);