A Page -- Oct. 20, 2010

Two NOC top-level teams, Nordonia 

and No. 2 Strongsville, to meet for 

sectional championship

Oct. 20, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


STRONGSVILLEStrongsville’s boys’ soccer team, ranked second in greater Cleveland, will try to win the sectional championship tomorrow night here on Foltz Field Pitch in the Ehrnfelt Soccer Complex when it hosts Nordonia.

The Mustangs (13-1-2) and Knights (9-6-2) have met only one other time in the history of soccer with Strongsville taking that one in 1997, 3-0. The Knights are enjoying one of their best seasons in a while, taking runners-up honors in the River Division of the Northeast Ohio Conference.


The Knights earned the right to play the Mustangs with Monday’s 2-1 win over Midview, marking the first tournament win by a Nordonia team since 2002.

The Knights

They are led by Josh Hathaway, who scored both goals in the win over the Middies.

The Knights were down 1-until Hathaway tied it with a goal midway through the second half. He then scored the game winner at 79:47 on a 13-yard line drive.

The Mustangs concluded their regular season with a trip to NOC Valley Division rival Hudson on Saturday, October 16th and came home with a well deserved 3-0 win.

 The Green and White were without SR Forward and leading scorer Vlad Lekerav for the match as he was home nursing the flu, combined with JR F Bryan Wolanski still sitting on the bench recovery from his surgery to repair his fractured orbital lobe and SR MF Michael Cook not starting due to being under the weather as well.

“We really had to step it up in this game with all those guys missing,” said Strongsville coach Tobey Cook.

It wasn’t until the start of the 2nd half that the tide turned.  SR MF David Murrow found SR F Cody Mizerik on the back post just 2minutes in to the 2nd half for Mizerik’s 5th goal of the campaign.  Less than two minutes later SR MF Michael Cook, who came on to start the half, served a wicked free kick that the Hudson keeper couldn’t corral and SR D Chris Hoffman pounced on the loose ball to make it 2-0 on the afternoon. 


SR D Michael Chips earned his 1st goal of the season when he took a pass from SR MF Mwoyo Chinoda and his strike from distance as mis-handled by the Hudson keeper as the ball fell in behind him for the final tally of the day. 


SR GK Justin Fink earned his 6th win of the year and 4th shutout as he was called on to make three saves on the day. He was able to get support from a strong defense that wreaked havoc on the Explorer attackers.


The defense of Hoffman, Chips, SR Nate Langhals and SR Jeff Petit didn’t let much of anything past them.  JR’s Jarrod Nadzan played an outstanding game in the midfield with a strong defensive presence.


The win gave the Stangs the championship in the Valley Division of the NOC with a 5-0 record. Twinsburg was next at 3-1-1.

Yeo Notes: Oberlin at Washington University, On Saturday

By Ryan Mouch
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

Oberlin – The Oberlin College football team will take a break from their tough conference schedule to head west to take on the Washington University (St. Louis) Bears. It is only the third meeting between the two schools and the first since 1948.


What: Oberlin College Yeomen (2-4) @ Washington University (St. Louis) Bears (4-2)
When: Saturday, October 23, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Francis Field – St. Louis, Missouri
Radio: AM- 1320 WOBL l Brian Deitz (play-by-play) l Don Vincent (color) 
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Extra Coverage: The Jeff Ramsey Show brought to you by Lorenzo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Wednesday, October 20, 8:30 p.m. on AM-1320 WOBL and loraincounty.com.



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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team fell behind early, but regrouped in fine fashion to knock off Denison University 2-1 on Wednesday night at Fred Shults Field.

With the win the Yeomen improved 3-1-1 in the NCAC and 6-8-1 overall, finding themselves right in position for a spot in the NCAC Tournament with three games left on the schedule. The victory also snapped a five-game winning streak for visitors who fell to 8-6-0 and 3-2-0 in the league. 

Mount, B-W tie, 2-2, in Double OT; 

Mentor's Kylee Kolesar scores 

both Mount goals; River's Lindsey 

Mikula, Parma's Heather Keller tally 

for B-W

Oct 20

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team recorded their third tie of the season as the Yellow Jackets and Ohio Athletic Conference foe The University of Mount Union played to a 2-2 draw tonight (Wednesday, October 20, 2010) at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

With its tie, B-W is now 6-8-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the OAC. With the tie, Mount Union is now 3-9-4 overall and 1-4-1 in the OAC.

In the first half, the Yellow Jackets scored the lone goal when sophomore midfielder Lindsey Mikula (Rocky River) tallied her fourth goal of the season off an assist from junior defender Lindsey Cooper (Westerville/ New Albany) to put it past Mount Union goaltender Taryn Vespoint at the 28:44 mark.
Kylee Kolesar

In the second half, Mount Union added a goal from Kylee Kolesar to even the score at 1-1 at 51:57. Then B-W took the lead at 61:20 when freshman midfielder Heather Keller (Parma/ Senior) buried a shot off an assist from sophomore forward Bridgette Petrash (Parma /Normandy) to put the Yellow Jackets up 2-1.
Heather Keller

The Purple Raiders equalized on another goal by Kolesar, her second of the night, via an assist from Katie Etling at 80:37 to send the game in overtime.
Normandy alum Brigitte Petrash

Spartans Score Season-High Four 

Goals in Victory at Wooster; Oberlin 

native Mikey Schmid scores first 

career goal

WOOSTER, OH – Four different players scored as the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team totaled a season-high in goals in a 4-1 victory at the College of Wooster today, October 20at Carl Dale Field.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 8-4-3 heading into a Senior Day matchup with Westminster College on Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland. With its loss, Wooster falls to 6-4-3 overall.

Wooster got on the board first with a Yousef Aliakbar goal in the 12th minute. Case answered in the 20th minute when senior midfielder Jordan Fox (Bexley, OH/Bexley) scored his sixth goal of the year via an assist from freshman midfielder Dominic Carusone (Kettering, OH/Dayton Carroll).

The Spartans moved ahead just over a minute later when junior midfielder Kyle Alsup (Monroeville, PA/Detroit Country Day) found the back of the net for the second time this season.

Case then added to its advantage in the opening minute of the second half when junior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, OH/Valley Forge), the reigning University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week, scored his team-best ninth goal. Senior forward Mikey Schmid (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin) added his first goal of the year in the 72nd minute to bring the final to 4-1.

In goal, junior Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) started and played the first 81:59 to record his seventh win of 2010. Sophomore Ryan Koepka (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) came on for the final 8:01 to close out the victory. Wooster’s Taylor Takacs played the full 90 minutes and recorded four saves.. 






Eighteen area girls vie state tennis 

championships this weekend

Oct. 20, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


COLUMBUS  – Eighteen area Student/Athletes, six singles players and six girls doubles teams, will try to win state championships this weekend in the Ohio High School State Division I Tennis Championships.

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The groups is led by district champion Lauren Golick from Westlake, who will play Sydney Power of Powell Olentangy Liberty.

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Magnificat’s Noelle Kuafmann will play Mount Notre Dame’s Sandy Niehaus, Aurora’s Maddie Gilley Olentangy Orange’s Anna Sanford, Hudson’s Alex Bastock New Albany’s Meghan Buell, Revere’s Natalie Robson Lakota West’s Brooke Broda, and Jackson’s Trish Conlan Upper Arlington’s Nikki Flower.



Beaumont’s Erin Lawless and Caitlin Lawless (11) will play Ursuline Acadamey’s Komal Safdar and Mehvish Safdar; Canfield’s Allison Pavlansky and Kaitlin Kaleel St. Ursula’s Tricia Speed and Ashley Ziegler; Brecksville-Broadview’s Elise Griffin and Erin Davies Waterson’s Lauren Ghidotti and Katie Shepherd; Kenston’s Victoria Marchant and Mandy Marchant Ursuline’s Annie Sabo and Maggie Eagan; Mayfield’s Joy Warner and Mitsuki Fukamachi Jerome’s Lauren Bellinger and Sarah Stein; and Westlake’s Michelle Djohan and Kelsey Wanhainen Lakota East’s Carolyn Pitman and Taylor Holden.

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Canfield's doubles team

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Marchant sisters

No. 4 seed Rocky River moves to 

the next round of sectionals with 

tonight's 6-0 win over Vermilion

Oct. 20, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


ROCKY RIVER – In a sectional semifinal soccer match between two West Shore Conference rivals, No. 4 seed Rocky River toppled Vermilion, 6-0, to advance to Saturday’s Sectional Final/District Quarterfinal here on the turf pitch at Rocky River High School.

Before the match was even two minutes old, the Pirates already had three shots on goal. Sarah Molina fired a line drive at Vermilion keeper Kelsey Craig. Craig blocked it with her hands and then Megan McFarland took a swipe on a bunny that Craig was also able to stop.

They also had three corner kicks in the first four minutes.

Finally, the early pressure put forth by River paid off when Hannah McCue buried one in the corner on a low shot just from the top of the 18-yard box at 4:22. She received the distribution on a pass back from Stephanie Davis.

Stephanie Davis

Listen to post-game interview with Rocky River Student/Athlete Stephanie Davis from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Pirates and Vermilion, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Molina fired a low shot at 14:10 but Craig scooped it up off the ground for yet another save as the Pirates continued to pile on the shots and shots on goal in the front quadrant of minutes.

Sarah Molina

Listen to post-game interview with Rocky River Student/Athlete Sarah Molina from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Pirates and Vermilion, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Again, the pressure kept the fire under Craig. Just after missing on another corner kick, the Pirates continued to dominate in their own end. Molina crossed it to Erin Kehn, who punched in the left footer from the point at 18:28 for a 2-0 lead.

Listen to post-game interview with Rocky River Student/Athlete Erin Kehn from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Pirates and Vermilion, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Erin Kehn
Jessica Goepfert sailed one with the wind from 40 yards at 17:40, but it went right at Craig, who tucked it into her stomach for the save.

It was not long before goal No. 3 came. Davis drilled one from the right point that hit the post to the left of Craig and ricocheted right back to Kasey Killeen and fired a hard one from five yards right past Craig at 26:01 for a 3-0 Pirate command.

Watch a few short videos of tonight’s Pirates-Sailors match, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading:


Throughout the first half, the River offense and midfield created a lot of traffic in front of Craig, forcing the Vermilion defense to take whacks in an attempt to clear, forcing corner kick after kick for the hosts. The Pirates had a dozen corner kicks by halftime.

However the Vermilion defense hung tough in defending the corner kick, denying the Pirates each time. In the 37th minute both Annie Artiste and Olivia Strang took headers off the same corner kick, Artiste missing with a shot and Strang missing with a shot on goal that hit the cross bar that shot straight down and close enough that Craig was able to get it into her grasp.

The score stood at 3-0 at the half. River made it 4-0 when Kehn was working a defender with the ball inside the penalty box, was able to get away with the dribble to take a shot on goal that Craig saved but then as the ball bounced back out, it hit a Vermilion defender and went right into net for an own goal at 51:59.

Megan McFarland took a cross from Molina and knocked in a header at 56:57 to make it 5-0.

Hallie McCue scored the final goal at 77:58.

Vermilion put a little more pressure on River keeper Kim Leitch in the second half, but she was able to handle any shots on goal cleanly.


Listen to post-game interview with Rocky River Student/Athlete Kim Leitch from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Pirates and Vermilion, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


It was the second meeting between the two clubs this season, with the Pirates also winning the league match.

Rocky River will play here on Saturday at 6:30 in part of a boys/girls doubled-header.  Immediately after the River girls match in a district quarterfinal against tonight’s Amherst-North Olmsted winner, the River boys will play As expected, Magnificat won the first match in a laugher, 11-0, over Lorain.  Shannon Fulton scored two goals and nine others added one each.

 Julie Rogozinski, Brigid Murrray, Natalie Guido, Lauren Humphrey, Susan Szendrey, Jaycie Brown, and Emily McGee, each hit the back of the net once.


Kirsten Larson, Kristen Rohweder and Kate Sims had assists.

(Photos Courtesy of Magnificat High School)

Erin Lebold

Ravenna's Isaac Dukes to lead Case 

Reserve wrestling team

Oct. 20, 2010

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND – The 2010-11 edition of the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team will consist of seven returnees and seven newcomers as the Spartans look to continue the program’s tradition of outstanding performances at the NCAA Championship level. The team has produced an All-American in each of the past three seasons, including junior 149-pounder Isaac Dukes (Ravenna, OH/Ravenna), who captured a National Title in 2010.  

Isaac Dukes

“This year for a change, we’re going to have a full lineup,” said Bob Del Rosa, who is beginning his 45th season as the head of coach of the Spartans.


“We’re expecting to have a good season and we’ve set our goals on winning the UAA (University Athletic Association) and qualifying as many guys as we can for nationals.”



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