A Page -- Oct. 23, 2010

Rocky River girls move to districts 

with 5-2 sectional win over North 

Olmsted

Oct. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

ROCKY RIVER – Rocky River defeated North Olmsted, 5-2, tonight in a Division I soccer sectional championship match here in the pitch in the Rocky River High athletic complex to advance to Wednesday’s district semifinal against Avon, a 1-0 winner over Bay this afternoon.

The Pirates (14-2-2) took a 1-0 lead at 14:45 when freshman Grace Bennett carried into the 18-yard box and fed a cross to Stephanie Davis, who slammed in the 12-footer with the left foot.

Davis

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North Olmsted tied it at 22:22 when River keeper Kim Leitch lunged forward to snatch the ball out of the air with two attackers in front of the box.

The Eagles were quick in getting it away from Leitch with Amneh Abed scoring the goal with an assist from Erika Kobak.

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The 1-1 situation was short-lived for the Eagles. River was able to get another corner kick and did not get anything going directly off  Sarah Molina’s restart, but the ball eventually came back out to Moline right on the goal line, 15 yards from the goal.

Molina

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Molina, who will be playing at the University of Maryland next year along with current Terrapin Danielle Hubka from Strongsville, sent it inside to Davis, who relayed on the assist to Hannah McCue, who punched it home for the Pirates’ second goal, making it 2-1 a 24:22.

Just one minute earlier, Bennett broke away and was able to get behind the defense while carrying and staying onside, putting a hard 10-yard shot that Eagles keeper Sarah Loeser was able to grab for the save.


The score stood at 2-1 through the halftime break and then River added to its lead when Davis sent a pass back to Bennett, who hit the back of the net from 17 yards at 44:57.

Bennett

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They made it 4-1 at 52:3 on almost an identical play with the same personnel involved on the connection, Davis garnering the assist off a goal by Bennett.

Hannah McCue scored final River goal on a header at 57:14 off a pass from McKenna Klodnick.

McCue

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Both teams went the first 15 minutes of the match without any quality chances.  North Olmsted controlled it in the first five minutes with Alyssa Balasko putting on a long shot on goal that River goalie Kim Leitch had no problem handling.

Balasko would later add the second Eagles’ goal on a penalty kick in the final minutes of the match.

River did not get its first shot until 5:20 that McKenna Klodnick missed wide on and then Sarah Molina took the Pirates first shot on goal at 8:20 that Loeser was able to grab on the one hop.

River had the first corner at 9:20 but could not make anything of it.

Later in the first half, Bennett used her speed to go one-one-one again, but North Olmsted freshman fullback Nicole Dembie snatched it away to clear the ball on the defensive aggression.

Emma Schloss, who scored a goal in the Eagles’ 3-1 sectional semifinal win over Amherst, took a shot on goal for North Olmsted in the final five minutes but Leitch handled it cleanly.

On a restart on a free kick Morgan Berg fired a 45-yard shot that Loeser took conveniently on the one-hop.

Berg

Listen to post-match interview with Rocky River Student/Athlete Morgan Berg  from tonight’s sectional soccer match between the Pirates and North Olmsted, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

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Bennett had a breakaway shot at the goal in the fifth minute of the second half, but Loeser came out of the box to make the sliding clear.

In 48th minute of the match Molina fired a 35-yarder on a restart, but Loeser was there to grab the scorching line drive.


Loeser came out to wrestle the ball away from Bennett in the 50th minute, but when the loose ball squirted over to Erin Kehn, the junior missed high on the opportunity at the wide open goal.

Molina tried a crossing shot at 52:40, but Loeser was able to scoop the ball.



Spartan Football Team Defeats 

Wooster in Baird Brothers Trophy 

Game; Walsh alum Joey Baum 

completes 22 of 32 passes

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND – Senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 22-of-32 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns as the Case Western Reserve University football team defeated the College of Wooster, 28-14, in the annual Baird Brothers Trophy on today, October 23 at Case Field. The Spartans have now won 38 consecutive regular season games.

Joey Baum with Baird Trophy


With the win, the Spartans improve to 7-0 overall and return to action next Saturday, October 30 for its University Athletic Association opener at the University of Chicago at 12:00 p.m. (CST). With its loss, Wooster drops to 3-4 overall.

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River boys advance to districts to play 

Avon; early goals lead to rout of 

Fairview

Oct. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

ROCKY RIVER – Rocky River advanced to next week’s district semifinal at Avon against the Eagle with tonight’s 5-0 win over Fairview  in a boys’ Division II sectional final tonight here on the pitch in the Rocky River High School athletic complex.

As he did the past two winters in Pirate Baron Cup championships on the ice, senior Matt Garibaldi created the plays that produced the scoring, sending a nice crossing pass to Kyle Lamb and found the back of the net for the first Pirate goal at 5:25.

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The Pirates wasted no time in padding the score. After Matt Siwkiewicz was fouled inside the 18-yard box, captain Zack Hutton followed with the penalty kick, making it look easy by hitting the back of the net of Warrior keeper Kentaro Kimoto’s right at 7:50.

Hutton

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The quick scoring flourish gave the impression early that it could be worse for the Warriors than the 3-0 licking they had to take from their Westgate neighbors during the West Shore Conference season.

It looked even more like that at 15:30 when Garibaldi fed Mark Moskwa, who was able to dribble behind the Fairview defense, forcing Kimoto to sprint out and try to make a sliding clear. However, the Warrior keeper missed and Moskwa was able to chip in an easy, soft one for the third goal of the night.

Moskwa

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The closest Fairview came to scoring in the first half was when Austin Zavodny took a 35-yard bomb on a free kick, but could not connect on the long one despite aid from the winds gusting toward the north.

River had a free kick in the 25th minute that Hutton sailed toward the goal but Ryan Connelly just missed completing the connection with the header, sending it out for a goal kick.

Hutton took another free kick just a tad to the right of the 18-yard box, sailed it into Ryan Vonk, who just missed wide on the five-yard attempt in the 30th minute.

The score stood at 3-0 at the half.

Moskwa made it 4-0 at 45:11 on another chip shot, lofting a 15-foot shot high to the back of the net.

Garibaldi got into the goal-scoring act, tallying on an unassisted score at 63:38, making it 5-0.

Garibaldi

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Ian Taylor got help late from Dom Liva in getting the shutout in goal.

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

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Taylor

A slew of yellow cards were issued as things got a little rough especially near the end of the match.

This is the first River team to win 11 matches in a year in several seasons.

Avon alum Ryan O'Rourke is 

inclusive when it comes to his 

receivers; throws TD passes to

four different guys; led by Mentor's 

Ryan Dugan, B-W posts first

shutout in three years

Oct. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

BEREA – As one who played on a lot of winning teams at Avon High School, Baldwin-Wallace quarterback Ryan O’Rourke knows that there is no “I” in team and decided that the best way to get his team back on the winning track was to spread the wealth.

That he did in the Yellow Jackets’ 38-0 win over Wilmington today on Tressel Field in the George Finnie Stadium, throwing a career-high four touchdown passes but being inclusive in doing so, choosing four different targets for his TD recipients.

O'Rrourke

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Aaron Hurd, Devin Woods, Troy Van Meter, Dan Turner all were recipients of an O’Rourke TD pass as the Yellow Jackets moved to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in Ohio Athletic Conference, on game behind leader Mount Union.

Van Meter

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 For the past nine years, O’Rourke’s favorite receiver has been Brett Jensen. The two starting hooking up at Avon Middle School, continued through to Avon High, where O’Rourke was a four-year varsity starter, and last fall to Slippery Rock State, where they for all intents and purposes had a cup of coffee before returning home to B-W this season.

However, Jensen has been out with an injury as have a couple other receivers. No problem, as B-W has a full bullpen of catchers for O’Rourke to throw his bullets to and there’s no doubt that they all liked sharing in the fun.

All five TD drives by the Yellow Jackets today were of the quick-hit variety, one taking just over three minutes and the other four under three minutes, including two under two minutes and one under one minute.

For the past three seasons, the B-W running attack has been one that has prided itself on diversity. Kyrell Crook, Parma High graduate Tim Miker and North Ridgeville High alum John McGraw have all run the ball equally as much since 2008.

However, this was the first time four receivers got into the act, as another “set” of weapons to throw off the defense, not knowing what to expect or whom to key on the stop the potent B-W offense.

 O’Rourke himself shuffles in and out of the lineup with Padua alumnus Andrew Dziak, who is more tailored to being the Jackets’ “running” quarterback.

In fact, on one play, with the Jackets owning a sizable lead in the second half, B-W sent in three quarterbacks to line up on offense. They decided to have a little fun when the game was already in the bag, so to say.

O’Rourke lined up at quarterback, Dziak at slot back and Hoban alum Josh Masters. O’Rourke handed the ball to Dziak on the end around play. Dziak then flipped it back to Masters who dropped back from his position to take the ball.

Masters then threw the other way to O’Rourke, who went “downfield” as a receiver. Although they executed the play with all the exchanges going well (they might make a good relay team on a track squad), the play only went for a loss of one yard. Nonetheless, they still had fun with it.

The Yellow Jackets also spread out their six scores, scoring twice in each of the first three quarters.

Hurd

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O’Rourke threw to Hurd on a 14-yard pass play for a 6-0 lead and with Brecksville native Brad Pollocls first of five PATs a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Prior to the end of the quarter, O’Rourke threw downfield, but the pass as a tipped by a defender in the secondary. Woods was alertly right there at the five-yard line snatching the tipped ball out of the air and lunging forth the rest of the way for a second score.

Woods

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The offense stalled in the Red Zone the net time but that was fine as reliable Pollock came in to kick a 27-yard field goal, also on a ball that was deflected yet still found its way over the crossbar.

Just before the end of the half B-W took a 24-0 lead on an O’Rourke pass of 23 yards to Turner.

Turner

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Miker scored the first running TD of the game with 9:26 left in the third on a 12-yard scamper. 

Van Meter, who had not been heard much from before today, also had a career day, catching nine passes for over 100 yards including the final TD of the game, a 21-yard hitch with 3:27 to go in the third.

O’Rourke completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 259 yards with no interceptions and no sacks.

They had more fun in the fourth quarter with a Josh-Josh connection, Masters hooking up with receiver Josh Oswald out of Milan Edison.

Dugan

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It was not all offense. This was the first shutout by a B-W defense in three years. It was highlighted by a 66-yard interception return by Ryan Dugan, the guy from Mentor who led the league in interceptions last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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