A Page -- Oct. 21, 2010

No. 2 ranked, 8-0 Solon to host 7-1 

Medina for Valley Division, playoff 


Oct 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOLON – Tomorrow night’s football game at Stewart Field here between Solon and Medina high schools will have a lot of impact on a lot of things.

 First, the battle between the 8-0 Comets and 7-1 Bees will have an impact on the Northeast Ohio League Valley Division. Second, this has playoff implications. A Comet win should clinch a spot in Division I, Region 1 but they are also still going for home-field advantage in the first round.

Solon coach Jim McQuaide holds the distinction of being the only coach in the state whose current team (Solon) and previous team (St. Edward) are both undefeated at 8-0 and his Comets have a current regular season winning streak of 18 games intact.

Also, the Comets rarely lose in Stewart Field and in October, going 15-1 at home and 12-4 on the road during all Octobers since 2003. Both the Eagles and Comets would host a playoff game if they were to start tomorrow, the Comets sitting at second in the region and Eds fourth.


The Bees currently sit at one spot behind where they need to be to earn a playoff spot in Division I, Region 2. Amherst is the team one spot ahead of them, but those Comets still need to play Avon Lake in the final week. In any even, a win by the Bees tomorrow over the East Side Comets would bring a landslide of points and could even put them in position of possibly hosting a first-round game.

Check back in to S/A-Cleveland 

late tomorrow night before 

midnight for full coverage of the 

football game between Solon and 

Medina. Complete coverage with 

audio, video, visual, and naturally 

text will be posted later tonight.

Solon is currently ranked second in Greater Cleveland and Medina is ranked 23rd. Solon is 3-0 and Medina 2-1 of the Valley Division of the NOC.

If Medina expects to win, it will have to figure out the Solon defense. The Comets have not allowed a point in their last 10 quarters. They defeated the last two opponents, Brunswick and Nordonia, by a combined score of 82-0.

The Bees are for real too. Larry Laird, in his first season as a head coach, has the Bees playing stellar football and they will hardly be a pushover the past four Comet opponents have been. They pounded Mayfield, 35-7, last week.

Medina also has not had a close game in the ones its won since the fourth week of the season when it nipped Stow, 21-17. The Bees lost to Strongsville three weeks ago. The Bees are tied with Brunswick and Strongsville for second place in the NOC Valley.


Five different guys scored last week in the Comets’ 45-0 rout of Nordonia. Chris Humphrey, Cory Stuart, Kyle Hammonds, Ryan Schwenke, and Khoury Crenshaw all scored.


“We know that Me‐dina will be ready to play on Friday night and we need to make sure that we are mentally prepared to continue to be in a position to reach two of our ma-jor goals for the season,” said Coach McQuaide. “As we have seen in out‐comes the last three weeks, anytime you go up against a team in the Valley Division you better come ready to play for a full 48 minutes.”

Cleveland State women's soccer 

team goes to Indiana for two; could 

wind up winning Horizon League title

Oct. 21, 2010

By Brian McCann

SETTING THE SCENE:  Already assured of one of the six spots in next week's Horizon League Championship, the Viking women's soccer team takes to the road for a pair of matches that will determine the squad's seeding in the tourney.  CSU opens the week on Friday, Oct. 22 with a 3:00 p.m. CDT match (4:00 p.m. Cleveland) at Valparaiso and then closes the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 24 with a 12:00 noon contest at Butler.  CSU enters the weekend in a third place tie with Butler, needing at least one win or tie this weekend to guarantee itself a first round home match next Sunday (Oct. 31).  With two wins, the Vikings will be assured of at least a first round bye as the No. 2 seed while two wins and a loss by Milwaukee in either of its matches this weekend, will give CSU a share of the regular season crown.
REVIEWING LAST WEEK:  The Vikings closed their regular season home schedule last week.  Here is a synopsis of that match:

Match 17
Cleveland State (8-6-2, 4-2) at Valparaiso (5-7-4, 1-4-1)
Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
Site: Eastgate Field (500), Valparaiso, Ind.
Series: Valpo leads, 6-0
Last Meeting: Valpo 2, @CSU 0 (10/18/09)

Match 18
Cleveland State at Butler (6-10, 4-2)
Date: Sunday, OCt. 24, 2010
Time: 12:00 noon EDT
Site: Butler Bowl (5,500), Indianapolis, Ind.
Series: Butler leads, 4-2
Last Meeting: @CSU 3, Butler 1 (10/16/09)



Janine Lytle and Valpo's defense helped pitch a fifth shutout of the season last Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Trish Wladecki (left) and Janine Lytle (right)

Avon Lake's Wladecki, Westlake's 

Henderson, Wooster's Lytle among 

team scoring leaders at Valpo; 

smelling an upset against the team 

from their home area

Oct. 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Valparaiso might be out of the league race, but the Crusaders would like to finish the season on a high note and do recall coming here last year and defeating the Vikings in Krenzler Field.

Brooke Henderson


Three area women are among the leading scorers for Valparaiso. Wooster’s Janine Lytle, Avon Lake’s Trisha Wladecki and Westlake’s Brooke Henderson are for fourth on the team in scoring, each gal with four points.

Trisha Wladecki


Lytle’s points have come on two goals while Wladecki and Henderson each have a goal and two assists.

Janine Lytle


Henderson is second on the team in shots with 16 and in shots on goals with nine. Lytle is tied for third in goals.

Upsetting CSU is not out of the question for the three local gals. The Crusaders’ only league win is against Butler, which is battling the Vikes for the league title.

It's homecoming in Cleveland this 

weekend for Notre Dame football

Oct. 21, 2010

By Andy Barch

South Euclid -- This week’s Notre Dame-Marian (Ind.) game is a homecoming for the Falcons … in more ways than one. The autumn Saturday contest against a quality Marian squad marks NDC’s first home game since Sept. 18 -- the Falcons come into the game off a bye week which followed three consecutive road games. The game is also the `feature event in Notre Dame’s Homecoming

Week, as NDC alumni return to campus to celebrate the College and, this year, take part in what’s sure to become a fall tradition -- the football Homecoming Game.


The visiting Knights of Marian University come to Korb Field looking to spoil the party. Marian is the No. 14-ranked team in the current NAIA Coaches’ Poll (Oct. 18). The Knights head into Saturday’s game with five wins in tow and off a 42-16 victory over Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) a week ago (Oct. 16).

While the Falcons have endured a spate of road games in recent weeks, the squad is now primed for a home stand of sorts. Saturday’s Homecoming Game kicks off a stretch that has the Blue & White at Korb Field for three of its final four inaugural-season contests.



Three different goal scorers, three 

different playmakers was enough to 

get Amherst into districts against 

Avon Lake

Oct. 21

Amherst advanced to the district semi-finals against Avon Lake (see lead story at the top) with a 3-0 win over Olmsted Falls tonight. 

Bobby Soler and Connor Klekota each scored a goal and added an assist for the Comets.  Kevin Kasper pitched in with a goal and Josh Birkline had an assist. 

Maximo Meggitt earned the shutout in goal with five saves.  The Comets face the winner of the Avon Lake on the pitch in Amherst Memorial Field on Monday at 7 p.m. Amherst is now 13-3-1 on the season.

Oberlin Women's Lacrosse to Host a Children's Night Out November 13
Kids' Night Out
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin – 
The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team will be hosting a Kids’ (children) Night Out on November 13 at Philips Gym. 

The event, which is open to kids ages six through 12, will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Just some of the activities will include games, movies and arts and crafts. Plus the kids will get a chance to hang out with the team to find out what it is like being a college student. 

The cost of the event is $25 dollars for the first child in your party, while each additional child is just $5 dollars. Therefore the cost for two children to attend is $30 dollars, three $35 dollars and so forth. All of the proceeds from the event benefit the women’s lacrosse team. 

For additional information or to register for the event, please contact Head Coach Liz Longley at 440-775-6556 or via email at liz.longley@oberlin.edu. Parents must include this completed waiver form and submit it with their payment by November 11.









Shoremen's strong statewide 

schedule proves to be best 

preparation tool for playoff soccer; 

Avon Lake, with sub-.500 record and 

all, upsets fourth-seeded Lakewood

Oct. 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD – Avon Lake advanced to the Division I boys’ soccer district with tonight’s 2-0 sectional championship victory over No. 4 seed Lakewood here in Lakewood Stadium.

Nick Stephenson scored both goals for a team that came in with a sub-.500 record against a schedule loaded with numerous top-level teams in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus and Toledo, proving again that a strong schedule is the best playoff preparation ploy.

The Shoremen will play at arch-rival Amherst Monday.

Avon Lake had two quality chances in the early going, both resulting in shots on goal by Stephenson that Lakewood keeper Zach Fehrenbach was able to get his mitts on and tuck in cleanly.

The first one came in the second minute from the right point and the second in the seventh minute on a 30-yard, straight-on line drive.

Lakewood did not get a quality chance until the 11th minute when it had two corner kicks, the second of which was sailed right at the net, but Avon Lake keeper Bryce Stuart was able to bat it away with both hands and send it back out toward the top.


Listen to post-match interview with Avon Lake Student/Athlete Bryce Stuart from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Shoremen and Lakewood, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


The Rangers created some traffic inside the Avon Lake 18-yard box in the 12th and 13th minute but the resilient Avon Lake fullbacks and sweepers made sure that the hosts could not manufacture any serious shot on goal out of them.

Listen to post-match interview with Avon Lake Student/Athlete Kevin Gjyrezi from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Shoremen and Lakewood, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading



The defense was anchored Kevin Gjyrezi and Ryan Schneider.

Listen to post-match interview with Avon Lake Student/Athlete Ryan Schneider from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Shoremen and Lakewood, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading



The first major scoring threat by either team came in the 18th minute when The ‘Wood’s Aaron Donahoe was tackled on his way to the 18-yard box while carrying.

The foul was ruled just a hair outside the box and subsequently ruled as a free kick instead of penalty kick for Lakewood.

Still it was short. Eric Kunze took the free kick, sailing it over the Avon Lake wall but missed wide to Stuart’s right, just a foot outside the post.

Joey Villare took Avon Lake’s first corner kick, which was awarded in the 21st minute. He fired from the left corner to the right point, angling it slightly away from the goal, but the Shoremen could not make a play on it.

The Shoremen got another free kick in the 25th minute and again they went out top instead of playing for the inside header, but again the Lakewood defense wrestled the ball away, denying any semblance of even a shot.

Stephenson had another shot on goal in the 26th minute from the 15-yard range, but again Fehrenbach put the play on it.

Lakewood got another free kick, this one coming in the 30th minute. A little farther out than the first one, the Rangers tried some French pastry on this one with two different guys zigging and zagging past the ball before Kunze came from behind them and launched a 25-yarder toward Stuart but was too high with it as it sailed out for a goal kick.

The Rangers had another quality chance when Chuck Kemp stayed onside and got behind the Lakewood defense on an odd-man rush, forcing Stuart to come out to near the top of the box to challenge and get his hands on the ball to deflect it. Otherwise the Rangers would have had a wide open net with Stuart on the turf after the dive.

Kunze was able to get open inside the box just a few feet in front of Stuart in the 35th minute, was able to take a swipe but had it redirected by Stuart. Donahoe was able to follow with a header but missed in getting good noggin on it.

Jameson Foran had a 15-foot shot at the goal without a defender hanging on him for the Rangers in the 39th minute but missed about a foot high on the opportunity and moments later the half ended in a scoreless draw. Lakewood had a corner kick in the final 10 seconds but could not get it going as it had to get hasty with it.

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


It was Avon Lake with the first quality chance in the second half. Alex Yungvirt had a decent passage to the goal, cranking a line drive in the 43rd minute that shot straight down and bounded out to outside goal.


Listen to post-match interview with Avon Lake Student/Athlete Nick Stephenson from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Shoremen and Lakewood, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Lakewood was called for a flagrant foul a couple minutes later, initiating a penalty kick for the Shoremen. Stephenson took the kick and blew it by Fehrenbach at 45:18 for a 1-0 Avon Lake lead.

Stephenson had another shot on goal in the 50th minute but Fehrenbach had no problem handling it.

Stephenson scored an insurance goal in the 69th minute on a left footer from the point.

Connor Beach had a couple decent shots late but Fehernbach was able to stop them.


Wellington's Christian Huelsman 

named OAC soccer player of the 


Oct. 21, 2010

By Tim Glon

ADA — Ohio Northern junior Christian Huelsman was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 10-17.

Huelsman led the Polar Bears (12-3-1 overall, 4-0-1 OAC) to a 7-0 victory over Otterbein and a 1-1 tie at Baldwin-Wallace last week.

He scored twice in the shutout win over Otterbein.

This marks the second time this season and the fourth time in his career that Huelsman has won the award.

Through 16 matches this season, Huelsman leads the squad in scoring with 26 points on 10 goals and six assists.

Mayfield's Val Korb named OAC 

women's soccer player of the week

For the second week in a row, a John Carroll senior women's soccer player has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week. Val Korb has earned the honor this week after her performances last week against Mount Union and Muskingum.

On Wednesday, Korb scored the lone goal of the game to lead John Carroll to a 1-0 victory over the Purple Raiders. This was her first goal of the season.

Korb OAC POTW 101910

In the match against Muskingum on Saturday, Korb scored three of John Carroll's six goals to tally a hat-trick, and also had one assist in the game. She became the first Blue Streak since 2003 to score three goals in a game, and she is one of only seven players in school history to accomplish the feat.

Overall this season, Korb has recorded four goals and seven assists, while leading John Carroll to a 4-1 conference record. She currently ranks fifth in the OAC with 15 points and she is tied for first with seven assists.

Korb and the Blue Streaks are currently on a five-match winning streak.

Oberlin Field Hockey & Women's Soccer to Honor Seniors on Saturday
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Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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10/21/2010 1:16:40 PM
Oberlin, Ohio – On Saturday afternoon both the Oberlin College women’s soccer and field hockey teams will be honoring their respective senior classes during their final home contests of the year. 

The soccer team, which is hosting Hiram College at 1 p.m., will see five key members of their team play on Fred Shults Field for the final time. The home faithful will have one last look at Lois ImmermanAmelia JarvinenKaty HolihanAbby Laman-Maharg and Sami Taylor

Right next door the Yeowomen field hockey team will be hosting Wittenberg University; with all of the action set to start at 2 p.m. Oberlin will be losing three stalwarts at seasons end. The Yeowomen will be saying goodbye to Danielle GillamTasha Cohan and Gillian Winbourn.

In additional to the Senior Day festivities, the field hockey team is also raising money for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s intuitive to “Stick it to Cancer”. Those wishing to donate to this wonderful cause should click hereto make a contribution online.

Fans are encouraged to come out and support both teams on this special day. 


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