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Kyle Weaver

Case Reserve Wrestling

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Dukes, a two-time national qualifier, turned in one of the best seasons in Spartan history with a 40-2 overall record en route to the program’s fourth individual National Championship.  He also earned UAA Outstanding Wrestler of the Year honors and will enter his junior season with a 69-13 (.841) career mark.

“It’s important for the younger fellows who come here as freshmen to see the great example Isaac sets and how much work you have to put in to be a good wrestler,” said Del Rosa. Isaac’s goal is to repeat as national champ and continue towards becoming the winningest wrestler in program history.”

The Spartans also return three wrestlers who reached double-figures in wins last season. Junior Kyle Weaver (Delaware, OH/Olentangy) was 22-15 and placed third in the 157 weight class at the Citrus Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Junior heavyweight Cale Harter (Mt. Pleasant, MI/Mt. Pleasant) was 14-16 and junior 149-pounder Kurtis Jensen (Marsfield, MA/Marsfield) put together a 10-11 record.

Clay Criss (Beloit, OH/West Branch) posted a 15-19 mark at 165 lbs. and was set to be the only senior on the roster. However, he will sit out the season while on cooperative study, but is expected back next season.

“We’ve got several guys in addition to Isaac who should compete well in the region and give themselves a chance at nationals,” noted the head coach.

Under the tutelage of Del Rosa, the program has produced four national champions, 17 All-Americans, 36 national-qualifiers and 34 Scholar All-Americans.

The Spartans open the season at the Messiah College (PA) Invitational on Saturday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. Case’s home-opener is slated for Saturday, November 13, versus Baldwin-Wallace College at 1:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans make their annual winter break trip to Florida for the Citrus Invite on December 29-30. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for March 11-12 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Oberlin Soccer 

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A Big Red goal just 13 minutes in snapped the Yeomen out of an early funk and got them back into rhythm. 

In the 21st minute the Yeomen netted the equalizer as Wyatt Hayman finished off a corner kick service from Oliver Miller-Farrell. The goal was Hayman’s third of the season while the assist was Miller-Farrell’s fourth.

In the 53rd minute, it was Miller-Farrell who would also cash in what proved to be the game-winner with a laser shot into the lower right corner of the net. The goal was a thing of a beauty as Evan Atwell sent a strong cross from the near side to the far post that Miller-Farrell came running in on to one-time into the net. 

Oberlin triggered 14 shots compared to Denison’s eight, however, the Big Red did have more shots on goal (5-4) and won the corner kick battle 6-3. 

The Yeomen will return to action on Saturday afternoon at Wabash College.

Big Red Upends Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Box Score 

Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s soccer team couldn’t capitalize on some promising opportunities, while Denison University did as it defeated the Yeowomen 5-1 on Wednesday night. 

“I really felt we played much better than the score indicates,” Head CoachKristen Hayden said. “We did some things well and now we just need to build off of those positives going forward.”

The Big Red (9-5-2, 3-2-0 NCAC) scored just two minutes into the match and would add one more to lead 2-0 at the break. 

In the second half, Denison built its lead to 3-0, but just a minute after the third DU goal Oberlin would get right back within two thanks to senior Amelia Jarvinen’s first goal of the season. Her rocket shot from 18-yards out sailed over the keeper’s head and into the net. First-year Charlotte Istel got the assist on the play as a beautiful touch by her led to the goal. 

Unfortunately, Denison would respond with two more scores to effectively put the game out of reach. 

Oberlin (4-12-0, 1-4-0) squeezed off eight shots in the match with three being on goal. 

Evanne Gordon made her second straight start in goal and made five saves on the night. 

The Yeowomen will honor their senior class on Saturday afternoon when they play host Hiram College at 1 p.m. 

Garland named Pre-season All 


By Greg Murphy

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State senior guard Shawnita Garland (Charleston, W. Va.), who led the Horizon League in steals and finished 10th in scoring last season, was one of five players named to the Preseason All-Horizon League first team in balloting of the league's 10 head coaches, sports information directors and select media.

In addition, the Vikings were picked to finish fourth in the league this season.

"I am happy with where we were picked to finish, especially with what we lost from last year's championship team," head coach Kate PetersonAbiad said. "I think it shows that we have gained a certain amount of respect within the league and now it's our job to go out and continue what has been started in this program.

"I think the league is going to be very competitive from top to bottom this year," she continued. "We are going to have to be ready to play every night once we get into league play"

The 5-foot-5 Garland has developed into one of the top all-around player in the league during her three years at CSU. She led the league in steals last season (3.0), while also ranking 10th in scoring (12.6) and assists (3.3).

In addition, she added 5.0 rebounds per game, earning second team All-Horizon League accolades for the second consecutive season.

Garland has played in 96 career games and is the only player on the roster who has played in two NCAA tournaments (2008, 2010). She ranks sixth in school history in career steals (219) and seventh in field goal percentage (.463; 352-761).

Garland enters her senior year with 915 career points, needing 85 more to become the 22nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

"This is a well deserved honor for Shawnita and she has earned it because of the hard work and dedication that she has shown over the last three years," Peterson Abiad. "She plays so hard on both ends of the court and has been a very large factor in the success we have had in this program over the last several years." 

Joining Garland on the all-league first team was the Green Bay trio of Kayla Tetschlag, Julie Wojta and Celeste Hoewisch, as well as UIC's Jasmine Bailey.

Tetschlag was selected as the league's preseason player of the year.

The all-league second team consists of Detroit's Yar Shayok, Lindsay Laur from Milwaukee, Youngstown State's Brandi Brown, LaShawna Thomas of Wright State and Butler's Brittany Bowen.

Green Bay was the overwhelming favorite to repeat as league champions, earning 26 of the 27 first place votes for 269 points. Butler was second with 231 points, while Detroit earned the other first place vote and 224 points to finish third.

Cleveland State and UIC were tied for fourth with 166 points each and were followed by Milwaukee (140 points), Loyola (93), Wright State (84), Valparaiso (82) and Youngstown State (30).

Tickets for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons are now available by calling (216) 687-4848 or by going online atCSUHoops.com. 

Oberlin Football Game Preview 

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 Oberlin trails the all-time series 0-2

Last Meeting Against the Bears: Oberlin lost to Washington University 33-20 in 1948. 

Last Time out for the Yeomen: Lost to Wabash College 42-21 (10/16/10)

Series Information ... 
Oberlin trails the all-time series against the Bears 0-2 … The first meeting between the two schools cam all the way back in 1947 when the Bears left the gridiron with a 35-7 rout of the Yeomen … The Yeomen would once again try their hand against the Bears in 1948, only to leave, once again, in defeat by a score of 33-20 … This will be the first time since 2001 when the Yeomen welcomed Pomona-Pitzer to Savage Stadium that Oberlin will face a team from west of the Mississippi River.

Scouting the Bears …

The Bears, who play in the UAA, the same conference as Case Western Reserve University, come into Saturday’s matchup riding a three-game win streak with big wins over NCAC opponents Wabash College and the College of Wooster … Last week, the Bears escaped with a 14-13 victory over the Scots after a missed extra point in the fourth quarter by the Wooster placekicker … The Bears, who have a very balanced offense, are led by senior quarterback Steve Sherman … On the ground, senior running back Jim O’Brien is their leading rusher, while receivers Tom Gulyas and Drew Sexton are Sherman’s primary targets through the air … Defensively, the Bears are led by junior linebacker Nick Hillard who leads the team with 53 tackles and two forced fumbles … The Bears’ best pass rusher is senior defensive lineman Greg Larson who leads the team with 9.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks.

Two Headed Horse … 

Last week against Wabash senior quarterback Joey Zebelian got the start for the Yeomen going 16-of-32 for 132 yards and one touchdown to go along with two interceptions … Sophomore quarterback Josh Mandel, however, did see action mainly in short yardage situations, rushing for 24 yards on five carries to go along with two touchdown runs … Mandel, who is also a very capable passer, was 4-of-4 on his pass attempts for 14 yards … It will be interesting this week to see how the Oberlin coaching staff decides to use either or both quarterbacks against a stout Bears’ defense that is only giving up 15.5 points per game. 

A Balanced Attack … 

Unlike the Yeomen offense which gains nearly double the amount of yardage through the air than it does on the ground, the Bears’ offense is a very balanced and steady attack that uses a mix of run and pass to keep the defense on its heels … This season the Bears are averaging 147.5 yards per game on the ground and 178.2 yards per game through the air … In the redzone, look for the Bears to run the ball as they have scored nine times on the ground and only six times through the air.

Comfortable Yet? … 
Sophomore defensive back David Kalgren has made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball this season … Arguably the best athlete on the field at any given moment, Kalgren made the transition to defensive back this season after spending last season as the Yeomen’s starting quarterback … Kalgren, who is also the team’s leading punt and kick returner, leads the team with 54 tackles, with 44 of them being solo tackles … While usually drawing the opposing team’s best wideout to defend, Kalgren has not disappointed as he also leads the team with four interceptions and four pass breakups … Last week, Kalgren racked up a career-best 14 tackles to go along with two interceptions … If the Yeomen hope to slow the balanced attack of Washington University, Kalgren will once again need to have an impact day for the Yeomen.

Battle of Possession … 
The Yeomen and the Bears both have offenses that love ball control … The Yeomen average controlling the ball for just over 33 minutes per game, while the Bears average just over 31 minutes per game … It looks as though whoever has the most efficient day on the offensive side of the ball and is able to sustain long drives will come out on top in this game.

High or Low …

The Yeomen have one of the highest scoring offenses in the NCAC this season averaging just under 30 points per game, while the Bears prefer a slower paced, lower scoring affair … Unlike the Yeomen, the Bears are averaging just over 20 points per game, while holding their opponents to only 15.5 points … With two contrasting styles of offense, it will be interesting to see if the Bears offense can keep up with the high octane offense of Oberlin.
Yeowomen Fall to Allegheny
Story Reported by Ryan Mouch '11
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Oberlin, Ohio – Despite having three players with double-digit kills, the Yeowomen fell on Wednesday night to the Allegheny College Gators in straight sets 25-23, 25-23, 25-19. It was the second time in three days, the Allegheny College Gators traveled to Oberlin to take on the Yeowomen.

Allegheny got off to a quick start in the opening set by jumping out to a 6-0 lead, but the Yeowomen would not go quietly, as they fought back to tie the score at 13. Allegheny would then use a 10-4 surge to push their lead to 23-17. Oberlin clawed back to make it 24-23 before the Gators closed the door on them taking the first set 25-23.

In the second set, fortunes seemed to be turning for the Yeowomen as they jumped out to an early lead. Oberlin would see their lead grow to as much as six points when they led 16-10. After well timed timeout call by Allegheny Head Coach Bridget Sheehan, the Yeowomen saw their lead shrink before the Gators took their first lead of the set at 19-18. Oberlin would come back to retake the lead at 22-21, before Allegheny used a 4-1 run to end the set.

In the third set, Allegheny jumped out to a quick 9-5 lead and never looked back. The Yeowomen were able to pull within one at 17-16, but the Gators closed the set out with an 8-3 surge to end the game and leave Oberlin victorious.

Despite dominating the game many statistical categories, it seemed the Yeowomen could not catch a break. Oberlin finished with 38 total kills to Allegheny’s 34, while finishing with 64 digs against just 50 for the Gators.

Oberlin was paced offensively by current NCAC Player of the Week senior Anna Frackman who registered 12 kills on the night. Sophomore Laura Jesseetallied 11 kills, while fellow senior Amanda Wysk had 10 kills, to go along with a team high 14 digs. Jessee and Wysk also had three blocks apiece.

The Yeowomen will look to rebound as they travel to Muskingum College on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tilt.

Ladies Defeat Yeowomen
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Gambier, OH -
 The Oberlin College Field Hockey Team fell to NCAC rival Kenyon College 2-0 this evening.

The Yeowomen played solid defense throughout the game. The team shut down Kenyon's Ashley McNee, holding her scoreless for the game.  

Karin Yoshida had two shots on goal during the game. She also took three penalty corners that presented great scoring opportunities in the first half. 

The Yeowomen had opportunities to score in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net. 

Gillian Winbourn and Tasha Cohan also had solid performances intercepting and distributing the ball during the game.

Kiran Puri had a great game in goal with eleven saves on thirteen shots for the Yeowomen.

"It was a big change from last week's game," said Head Coach Deb Ranieri. "We had great communication throughout the game. It carried over from what we had worked on in practice all week. I am very happy with the improvements this evening."