A Page -- Oct. 19, 2011

Ena Jones is this week’s Beachwood Varsity Student/Athlete of the Week

This week’s Bison Athlete of the Week is senior volleyball player, Ena Jones.

Last week Jones was instrumental in the varsity volleyball team defeating Richmond Heights and New Day Academy.

 “Ena is othe team Captain and a has been a pivotal team leader for all of our players. She is well respected by her teammates because of her work ethic and positive attitude, according to the coaching staff.

Last week she set 202/205 with 48 assists. When she was serving, she went 40 for 43 with 9 aces and 33 points, and went 19 for 23 passing with 4 digs.

 Ena also excels in the classroom and is a member of the girls’ lacrosse team.

Lexi Stovsky is this week’s Beachwood Undergrad Student/Athlete of the Week

This week’s Bison Athlete of the Week is freshman standout soccer player, Lexi Stovsky.

“Lexi has been absolutely fantastic this season as our starting forward.” States Head Coach Art Skupniewicz. 

This past week Lexi scored four goals and two assists in games against Riverside and conference foe, Berkshire. In the Berkshire game, Lexi scored three goals and lead the Lady Bison to a 6-0 victory on Senior/Parent Day.

“Lexi is one of the best freshman girl soccer player that I have ever coached. She has a great work ethic and positive attitude that has spread throughout the entire team. It is fun coaching Lexi,” the coach said.

She currently has 20 goals and 8 assists on the season, both of which lead the team. She is among one of the State of Ohio's top goal scorers.

“This is quite an accomplishment for a freshman,” the coach said. “Let's hope that she scores a few more goals before the season is over as the Lady Bison take on the Gilmour Lancers on Wednesday at in a district playoff match.”

Baldwin-Wallace College’s Dugan and 

Harmon Are Named OAC Football Players-of-


BEREA, OHIO – Baldwin-Wallace College senior 2-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference safety Ryan Dugan (Mentor) and sophomore punter Matt Harmon (Canfield) are this week’s (Monday, October 17, 2011) OAC Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.

The duo earned their honor for their efforts in B-W’s 20-6 Homecoming victory against Ohio Northern University last Saturday in Berea as the Yellow Jackets raised their records to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the OAC.  The game also was telecast on SportsTime Ohio.

Dugan (L), Harmon (R)

Dugan is the Defensive Player of the Week. He had a career-high 16 tackles, including seven solo stops, and one tackle for lost yardage as B-W held ONU to just 235 yards of total offense, forced two turnovers and sacked the Polar Bear quarterback four times. For the season, Dugan tops B-W in total tackles with 46, including 22 solo stops, and he is tied for second with two interceptions.  For his career, Dugan has appeared in 32 games with 175 tackles, including 93 solo stops, 1.5 QB sacks and 5.5 tackles for lost yardage. He also has 13 career interceptions to rank fifth all-time and 43 passes defended to rank third all-time.

Harmon is the Special Teams Player of the Week. He averaged a career-best 47.2 yards in four punting attempts against ONU, including a career-long 51-yarder that landed on the ONU 19-yard line.  This season, Harmon is averaging 38.6 yards per punt in 31 attempts, including an OAC-best 11 that have landed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. This is his first season as the starter.

Getting over the top, Wadsworth’s Bobby Over is named Runner of the Week in the North Coast Athletic Conference; Oberlin’s Abby Weiss is soccer S/A of the week

Men’s Runner of the Week - Bobby Over, Allegheny

Race: Inter-Regional Rumble Distance: 8K (25:27)

Individual Finish: 2nd of 315 Team Finish: 2nd of 34

Gator Junior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) finished second overall, to lead Allegheny to a second-place team finish. His time for eight kilometers was 25:27.

DENISON and WITTENBERG participated at the Wilmington Invitational. The Big Red tied for seventh and the Tigers were 23rd in the 26-team men’s race.


Denison senior Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) won the eight-kilometer race with a time of 24:33.05, which was 32 seconds faster than the runner-up, and the best time by a male runner in the 19-year history of the event.

Dee Salukombo  

Salukombo (L), DeAngelis (R)

HIRAM also competed in the Fighting Scot Invite, and senior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills, OH/Normandy) led the Terriers in 15th place (28:17).

OHIO WESLEYAN took third at the Rumble as sophomore Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet) took ninth place (22:47.2).


Williams (9)

Sophomore Brett Williams (Chesterland, OH/West Geauga) was KENYON’s leading rusher and receiver in the Lords’ 45-7 setback against Wittenberg. Williams totaled 64 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown, and pulled down four receptions for 33 yards.

Williams (L), Sullivan (R)
Defensively, the Lords were paced by sophomore linebacker Kolin Sullivan (Mentor, OH/St. Ignatius) who recorded a game-high 14 tackles (13 solo, 1 asst.), including one tackle for loss.
Sullivan (46)

OBERLIN put up the most points of any team this season against Wabash, but it wasn’t enough as the Yeomen’s comeback bid fell short in a 37-23 loss. Senior Drew Mixter (Howell, MI/Howell) had a career-day with three touchdown receptions, while junior defensive lineman Clay Eaton (Findlay, OH/Van Buren) matched a season-high with nine tackles, including three sacks and a career-high five tackles for loss.

OHIO WESLEYAN was idle last week and will return to action this Saturday with a non-league contest against DePauw at Selby Stadium.


HIRAM junior midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon, OH/Solon) carried the Terriers to two NCAC victories last week as he netted a pair of game-winners in a 2-1 victory over Kenyon and a 3-1 triumph over Oberlin. Greenhill found the back of the net in the 82nd minute against Kenyon to secure the victory, and scored the second Hiram goal against Oberlin on Saturday to help push the Terriers to victory.

Player of the Week - Abby Weiss, Oberlin

GP/GS: 3/3, Goals: 1, Game-Winners: 1, Shots: 8

Oberlin freshman Abby Weiss (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin) netted her first collegiate game-winning goal in the Yeowomen’s 2-1 overtime victory over Kenyon last Sunday. She netted the game-winner just five minutes into the overtime period to give the Yeowomen their first victory over Kenyon since the 2005 season.

Dolesh Tabbed MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Sophomore from South Euclid earns honor for second time this year

CLEVELAND – Miami University sophomore forward Katy Dolesh has been named co-Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. She shared the award with Western Michigan’s Brittany Pavlica.

Dolesh scored two goals on the weekend to lead Miami to two wins. On Friday, she scored Miami’s game-winning goal in double overtime in the 107th minute to give the RedHawks a 2-1 win at Ohio, Miami’s third straight overtime win over Ohio. It also snapped a five-game losing streak for the RedHawks. On Sunday, she netted Miami’s third goal in a 3-0 victory over then-MAC East leading Akron. She played every minute of both games for a total of 196 minutes on the weekend while compiling four points on six shots, all of which were on goal.

Katy Dolesh


The honor is the second of her career, also receiving MAC Offensive Player of the Week after the opening week of the season on Aug. 22. She had three goals and an assist in two games opening weekend.

Dolesh, a Second-Team All-MAC performer as a freshman, is third on the team with six goals and also has an assist for 13 points on the year. She has played and started 13 games this season.

Mount Golf finishes fall with a third

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Mount Union's men's golf team finished the fall portion of its schedule with a third place finish at the Peter C. Rossin Memorial Monday at Southpointe Golf Club outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Purple Raiders followed up yesterday's 333 with a 345 for a 36-hole total of 678.  That left them tied with Columbus State Community College in third place 10 strokes behind second place and tournament host Washington & Jefferson.

Denison won the event with a two-day total of 653 (321-332).

Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) led Mount Union with a 165 (82-83) to finish in a tie for seventh place and nine shots back of medalist Aaron Klimchuk of Denison (77-79=156).

Sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) posted a top-10 finish as his 166 (80-86) put him ninth overall.






Mags, Hawken, CVCA finish in top five in state tennis polls

Magnificat, Hawken and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy finished in the top five in the final state tennis polls just released early this week.

Magnificat took third in Division I, Hawken second in D-II and CVCA fourth in D-II.

In addition, Westlake finished fifth in Division I and Walsh Jesuit eighth. Chagrin and Hathaway Brown also cracked the top 10 in Division II in seventh and 10th, respectively.

Division I

1. Dublin Jerome  (10)  100

2. Upper Arlington   82

3. Rocky River Magnificat  64

4. Cinti Ursuline Academy 56

5. New Albany 47

6. Westlake 46

7. Pickerington Central  43

8. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 26

9. Lakota East 21

10. Cinti Mt. Notre Dame 14

11. North Canton Hoover 10

12. Columbus Bishop Watterson 9

13. Springboro 7

      Hudson 7

15. Hilliard Bradley 5

Division II

1. Cinti Hills Christian  (4)  118

2. Gates Mills Hawken (2) 112

3. Lexington (2) 108

4. Stow Cuyahoga Valley Christian  94

5. Dayton Oakwood  66

6. Gahanna Columbus Academy  62

7. Chagrin Falls  58

8. Toledo Ottawa Hills (2) 38

9. Cinti Indian Hill 36

10. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 32

Spartan Women Moving Up in the National Rankings

CLEVELAND (U District) – A week after earning the first national ranking in program history, the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team continues to move up in the polls, earning the No. 19 spot from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the No. 24 spot from D3Soccer.com.

The Spartans, also ranked second in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region, are 10-2-2 overall and 7-1-1 in their last nine matches. Also in second place in the University Athletic Association, the Spartans are 3-1 in conference following a 1-0 loss to now No. 6/7 Emory University (Ga.) and a 2-0 shutout of Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) this past weekend.

Case, one of four UAA schools ranked in the NSCAA Top 25, has outscored the opposition 23-7 in 14 matches this season with eight shutouts. With four regular season matches remaining on the schedule, the Spartans are two wins and two shutouts shy of tying the 1991 squad (12-6 overall) for the most in school history.

The Spartans are back in action this Friday, October 21, in their non-conference finale at Hiram College at 7:30 p.m.

Free Admission for Area Youngsters Saturday at Lake Erie College Football Game vs. Findlay
The Storm will host Youth Day as part of Take a Kid to the Game on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.


PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The Lake Erie College football team will hold its third annual Youth Day celebration Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Storm hosts the University of Findlay in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m.  The promotion is part of the NCAA’s Take a Kid to the Game program.


All area youth football players will be admitted free to the game by wearing their youth team jersey. All other kids ages 14-and-under will receive a free ticket for admission with the purchase of a full-priced adult general admission ticket.

Also, for the third year in a row, all kids aged 14-and-under will be treated by the Lake Erie Department of Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to a "Trick-or-Treat on the Track” at halftime of the game.  Added events include face painting and photos with the Lake Erie College mascot, Stormy.  


"We really look forward to having kids from the surrounding communities come out and be part of our gameday experience," said Storm head coach Mark McNellie.  "The day is an opportunity for children to spend quality time with a parent or role model and learn about sportsmanship and the fundamentals of college football in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.  We have had a great turnout each year and hope to have a great crowd again this year."


The Take A Kid to the Game program is one of the national promotions of NCAA Football, the marketing arm of college football.  NCAA Football represents a coalition of the American Football Coaches Association, Collegiate Commissioners Association, Football Bowl Association, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Football Foundation. Please visit the official website, www.ncaafootball.com, for further information on current initiatives and to explore the newly updated interactive website that is the premier location to get all inclusive college football information with up-to-date scores, stats, audio and video streaming and unique content form every division.

Oberlin College Club Sports Updates: October 10 - 16

Upcoming Events
Nov. 5 11:00 W Rugby hosts Kenyon & OWU for Rugby Prom (North Fields)
Nov. 5-6 all day Bowling @ AHIBC Tournament (Wickliffe, OH)
all day M & W Ultimate at Case Tournament (Cleveland, OH)
all day Equestrian Western Show at U. Findlay (Findlay, OH)
The Badminton Club had two new members this last Saturday and a good number of regulars. There is a good chance that the club will be playing Baldwin-Wallace after Fall break.
-Anrey Wang

The Oberlin College Dressage Team had their weekly practices.
-Rebecca Ciota

The Flaming Blades enjoyed another week of regular practice.
-Alex Guevara

Men’s Rugby
This week, the Gruffs played Earlham College to a resounding 41 to 7 victory, with tries scored by Pat Rogan, Erin Huntington, Andrew Follman, Ben Martin-Mooney, Jon Selzer, and Jay Mejia. Play was marked by strong forward crashes and quick, stunning back play. This gives Oberlin a 3-2 record, and their second consecutive winning season. No more games will be played this semester, but the Gruffs will now start a vigorous training regimen in preparation for the spring season. The goal for the team is to have the first undefeated season in team history.
-Matthew Kendrick
SCUBA is starting their next round of certification with 7 new students. Their classes will begin after Fall Break.
-Akemi Berry

Table Tennis
The table tennis club held an exhibition in Philips gym last Friday evening. Nationally rated players Keith Pech and Seth Pech, residents of Strongsville, OH came out to Main Gym to showcase their skills. Keith is the number one rated player under 21 in Ohio, and Seth is number one rated player under 18 in the state. The two brothers played for two hours in main gym and put on an exciting show for 60 students and faculty in the audience.
-Adam Darer

Men’s Ultimate
The Flying Horsecows continue their domination of North Fields, making sure to be the first and last ones out there everyday. Having such a young team has proven to be both negative and positive; although they lack the experience of other regional teams, they have the opportunity to change the pedagogue of Oberlin ultimate for many years to come. The Cows hope that their efforts to set the bar so high will really come to fruition, if not this spring, then in the coming years.
-Raghav Goyal

Women’s Ultimate
The Preying Manti traveled to Columbus this weekend for OSU’s Fall Brawl tournament. They battled some of the nation’s top college ultimate teams, including Ohio State, Case Western, and two teams from University of Michigan. Although unyielding in ferocity and tenacity, the Manti were often bested in fundamental skills of throwing and catching in the wind. They tried their hardest but lost three games on Saturday and two on Sunday. For a team consisting of over half new members, however, the Manti had nothing to be ashamed of. They saw some spectacular performances from their rookies on both defense and offense, as well as all-around improvements in field sense and strategy. In their sixth game of the weekend, the Manti preyed upon Ohio Northern, finishing off the weekend with a 13-6 win. The team will stay as positive as ever as they practice, practice, practice and build on what they learned this weekend.
-Cindy Getschow
Spartan Senior Forward Vinny Bell Selected UAA Offensive Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University men's soccer senior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) has been selected as the University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week marking the fourth such accolade this season and sixth of his career.

Bell totaled eight points on three goals and two assists during a 2-0 week for the Spartans (11-3 overall, 3-1 UAA).

Against UAA foe Emory University (Ga.) on Friday evening, Bell scored twice and assisted on two others in a thrilling 6-5 double-overtime come-from-behind victory. His second goal came with just six seconds remaining in regulation on a header to force overtime.

With his second goal on Friday, the senior has amassed 91 points for his career surpassing R.J. French’s (2005-08) total of 90 for yet another CWRU record. The fourth-year Spartan added two more points to that total with his goal on Sunday in the Spartans 4-0 victory versus UAA opponent Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.). Bell now holds the four major CWRU scoring records for goals in a season (17) and a career (40) as well as points in a season (42) and a career (93

Spartan Sophomore Rachel Bourque Garners UAA Offensive Player of the Week Honors

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University sophomore midfielder Rachel Bourque (Newton, N.H./Central) has been selected as the University Athletic Association Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career.

Bourque produced both of the Spartans goals in a 2-0 victory versus UAA foe Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) on Sunday in a match that featured two National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Great Lakes regionally-ranked teams. The two-goal victory Sunday came fresh on the heels of a narrow 1-0 setback versus UAA opponent and No. 6 nationally-ranked Emory University (Ga.) on Friday evening.

The second-year Spartan’s two tallies on Sunday helped Case Western Reserve improve to 10-2-2 overall and 3-1 in the UAA.

Getting the starting nod in all 14 matches this season in the Sparta
n midfield, Bourque ranks second on the team with four goals, nine points and two game-winning goals.

NO. 6 'BERG VOLLEYBALL to face John 

Carroll in oac match today

TIFFIN, Ohio-The No. 6 Heidelberg University volleyball team will look to
extend its 15-match winning streak when it faces John Carroll University on
Tuesday, Oct. 18 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at the Tony DeCarlo
Varsity Center in University Heights, Ohio.  

Live stats for the match will
be available at http://www.sidearmstats.com/jcu/wvball/.


The Berg, 23-2 overall and 6-0 in the OAC following a 3-1 (25-17, 20-25,
25-18, 25-22) win against the University of Mount Union on Saturday to keep
sole possession of first place in the conference, has already clinched a
berth in the OAC tournament and will be looking to secure home court
advantage throughout the tournament with three conference matches left on
the schedule. 

In addition to its 15-match winning streak, Heidelberg has
won 18 consecutive matches against conference opponents dating back to last
season and has won 45 of its last 49 sets.



TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University women's and men's soccer teams will
open their final home stand of the 2011 season when they host John Carroll
 in Ohio Athletic Conference matches at Mayer Field on Tuesday and
Wednesday, Oct. 18-19, respectively.  Kickoff for both matches is slated for
7 p.m.  Live stats for both matches will be available at

In addition, both matches will be broadcast live on the 'Berg Athletics
Network beginning with a pregame show at 6:45 p.m.  Jeff Garvin will have
the call.  An archived recording will be available following the match.


The Berg women, 5-8-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the OAC, are coming off a 2-0
loss at Mount Union on Saturday, but have won two of their last three.
Heidelberg currently sits in seventh place in the conference standings, but
can clinch a berth in the conference tournament with a run in its last four
games.  The team is led by sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan
(Cincinnati/Mariemont), who ranks among the league's top-10 with 11 points
(ninth), five goals (sixth, tie) and 48 shots (third), in addition to her 24
shots on goal and .500 shots-on-goal percentage.  In the Berg's last win, a
1-0 shutout of Baldwin-Wallace College (Oct. 12), Hogan scored the
game-winner in the 21st minute with a perfectly placed shot off a free kick.

Backing Hogan is sophomore Aleseya Evans (Troy) with six points on three
goals and senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame)
with four points on two goals.  Schneider has placed 10 of her 18 shots on
frame for a .556 shots-on-goal percentage.