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Of Baum’s 22 completions, nine went to senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep), who totaled 100 yards and two scores. Fellow senior wide out Shaun Nicely (Willoughby, OH/Willoughby South) also grabbed a pair of TDs to go along with six receptions for 49 yards. Tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) led the Spartan defense with 10 tackles and one sack.

The Spartans scored on their second possession of the game when Baum tossed a one-yard fade to Homyk for a touchdown on fourth and goal to cap a 10-play, 53-yard drive that took 4:30 off the clock. The point after by senior kicker Sam Coffey (Middletown, OH/Lakota East) made the score 7-0 at the 6:32 mark of the first quarter.

Baum and Homyk hooked up on another end zone fade at 11:17 of the second quarter to end a 14-play, 78-yard drive that ate 5:27 of the clock and featured a 28-yard run on a fake punt by junior punter Daniel Vasil (Erie, PA/McDowell). Another Coffey PAT brought the score to 14-0.
Wooster got on the board with 7:28 remaining in the first half when quarterback Richard Barnes scrambled and found Joe Stoffer open in the corner of the endzone for a six-yard TD pass that capped 10-play, 60-yard drive.
The Spartans answered two possessions later with a quick five-play, 41-yard drive ending in a Baum 24-yard TD pass to senior Nicely 2:57 left in the period. Coffey’s PAT made the score 21-7.
Wooster took the final drive of the half deep into Spartan territory, but was stopped when Case senior safety Zach Hass (Peru, IN/Peru) intercepted his third pass of the season in the end zone with 00:29 left on the clock.
The Fighting Scots inched closer with 7:11 left in the third quarter when Barnes ran an option into end zone from two yards out to cap an 18-play, 64-yard drive that included a fourth-and-eight conversion at the Case 26. The PAT by Russ Palm made the score 21-14.
Each defense held for the next quarter until Case added to its lead when Baum hit Nicely once again for a five-yard TD with 6:50 left in the contest. The score capped a 17-play, 99-yard drive that took 7:18 off of the clock and was kept alive by a roughing the punter penalty on the sixth play of the possession.
The Spartan defense then held the rest of the way as Case won its fourth straight versus the Fighting Scots.
For Case, senior running back Derek Bush (Kittanning, PA/Ford City) rushed for a game-high 65 yards on 18 carries. Senior linebacker Lucas Sasala (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning) and junior LB Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) each totaled nine tackles, while sophomore nose guard Michael Harris (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) recorded six tackles, including 2.5 for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
For Wooster, Barnes completed 24-of-35 for 159 yards and a score in addition to rushing for 35 yards and a TD. Mike Redick totaled six receptions for 59 yards. Linebacker Eric Keyes paced the defense with a game-high 17 tackles and a forced fumble.
Following next Saturday’s game at Chicago, Case returns home for the final two games of the regular season, including a November 6 matchup with Washington University (MO).

Terriers Spoil Senior Day for the Yeowomen
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Oberlin, Ohio – Senior Day for the Oberlin College women’s soccer team was spoiled by the play of the Hiram Terriers goalkeeper Emily Bristol as she came away with an eight saves in a 2-1 win over the Yeowomen. 

For the majority of the game, the Yeowomen were able to control the run of play, but couldn’t add the equalizer in the closing moments.

The Terriers (4-12-2, 1-5-0 NCAC) scored two first-half goals courtesy of Claire Conner, but in the 57th minute the Yeowomen finally put one past Bristol on a beautifully designed give-and-go play between Lori Sako and Hannah Combethat resulted in Sako’s third score of the season. 

In the final minutes of the game, the Yeowomen (4-13-0, 1-5-0 NCAC) had their chances to score. A free kick attempt by Ryan McChesney hit off the crossbar and two corner kicks were fought off by the Terriers defense. 

Early in the second half, Comnbe also had a laser shot hit off the crossbar. 

Oberlin finished with a 16-13 edge shots, including a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal. Corner kicks were even at five apiece. 

Before the contest, Oberlin honored its senior class of Sami TaylorLois ImmermanKaty HolihanAbby Laman-Maharg and Amelia Jarvinen

The Yeowomen will conclude their season next Saturday at Kenyon College. 

Capital tops Mount

October 23, 2010 

by Josh Reilly

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's soccer team allowed four unanswered goals en route to dropping a 5-1 decision to Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Capital on Saturday.

Jackie Lowdermilk (Wadsworth/Wadsworth) scored the lone Purple Raider goal in the 55th minute, knotting the game at 1-all, before the Crusaders took command.

Natalie Fiorelli scored the go-ahead goal for Capital in the 58th minute. Crusader insurance goals were put in by Olivia Hein, Tara Zimmer and Hillary Ells in the 72nd, 75th and 79th minutes, respectively.

Samantha Shaffer also scored for the Crusaders, giving the hosts the game's first lead.

Mount Union goalkeeper Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna) weathered the Capital storm and finished with 12 saves.

Winning goalkeeper Maggie Donnelon stopped three shots for the Crusaders (9-5-4, 5-2-0).

Mount Union (3-10-4, 1-5-1) will return to action on Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. road match against Ohio Athletic Conference foe Muskingum.


 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Mount Union.........  0  1 -  1
 Capital.............  0  5 -  5
  1.  51:30 CAPW Shaffer, Samantha (2) (Bartsch, Lauren) - slide in the goal box, under the goalies arms
  2.  54:01 MU Jackie Lowdermilk (unassisted) - Shot hit cross-bar and went in.
  3.  57:20 CAPW Fiorelli, Natalie (7) (Shaffer, Samantha) - 9 off the crossbar to 14 for the goal
  4.  71:28 CAPW Hein, Olivia (3) (Zimmer, Tara) - Header off the corner kick
  5.  74:11 CAPW Zimmer, Tara (4) (Shaffer, Samantha) - cross to a goal
  6.  78:47 CAPW Ells, Hillary (6) Penalty kick

 Shots: Mount Union 8, Capital 31
 Saves: Mount Union 12 (Taryn Vespoint 12), Capital 3 (Donnelon, Maggie

B-W Women’s Soccer Team Ties Wilmington College, 1-1, in Wilmington

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team tied Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College, 1-1, in double overtime tonight (Saturday, October 23, 2010) in the first game of a men’s and women’s doubleheader in Wilmington, Ohio.  The men’s game was slated to start at 7:00 p.m.  The tie maked the second straight double overtime tie for the Yellow Jackets.

With the tie, B-W is now 6-8-4 overall and 1-3-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference while Wilmington now moves to 7-6-3 overall and 3-2-2 in the OAC.

In the first half both teams battled to a scoreless tie.

In the second half, the Yellow Jackets netted the first goal of the contest when sophomore defender Lindsey Cooper (Westerville/New Albany) scored her fourth goal of the season as she put one past the keeper in the upper left 90 at the 50:13 mark.    The Quakers evened up the contest, 1-1, when Jennifer Packer hit a low liner off the assist from Britney Beck at 80:03.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net for the remainder of the match.

Overall, Wilmington outshot B-W, 22-12, and also outcornered the Yellow Jackets, 7-3.

In goal, senior Caitlin Sutter (Toledo/Sylvania Southview) faced 22 Wilmington shots and made four saves.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next Tuesday, Oct. 26 when they host OAC and cross-town rivalJohn Carrol University at 7:00 p.m. on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.  B-W then finishes its regular season when they host Muskingum University on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

The Oct. 30 doubleheader between B-W and OAC rival Muskingum University will be taped and then shown on a delay basis by regional cable network SportsTime Ohio (www.sportstimeohio.com). The women’s game begins at 4:30 p.m. and men play at 7:00 p.m.  The women’s game will be shown on October 30 at 9:00 p.m. and again on Monday, November 1 at 5:00 a.m.  The men’s game will be aired on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Spartan Men’s Soccer Seniors Key in 6-0 Victory versus Westminster
CLEVELAND, OH – Four different seniors scored as the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team earned a 6-0 victory versus Westminster College (PA) on Seniors’ Night on Saturday, October 23 at Case Field.
With the win, the Spartans improve to 9-4-3 overall and will return to action on Friday, October 29 at University Athletic Association foe Carnegie Mellon University (PA) at 7:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With its loss, Westminster falls to 3-9-3.
The Spartans got on the board in the 22nd minute when sophomore midfielder Eric Erb (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington) scored on a cross shot from 10 yards out via an assist from junior defenderNiro Wimalasena (Mason, OH/William Mason).
Case added to its lead in the 55th minute when senior midfielder Jordan Fox (Bexley, OH/Bexley) headed in a goal following a free-kick from Erb.
The Spartans made it 3-0 in the 68th minute when senior midfielder Phil DeBauche (Cypress, TX/Cy-Fair) scored unassisted. The lead grew to 4-0 when senior midfielder Aaron Lucas (Monroeville, PA/Gateway) drilled a shot from 15 yards out in the 75th minute.
DeBauche added a second goal in the 78th minute following a double-assist from senior forward Mikey Schmid (Oberlin, OH/Oberlin) and Lucas. Schmid then added a score of his own via a Lucas assist in the 89th minutes as the Spartans scored a season-high six goals.
In goal, junior keeper Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) played 78:17 of shutout soccer to earn the win before being relieved by sophomore Ryan Koepka (Venetia, PA/Peters Township). The shutout was Yabrow’s fourth of the season. Westminster’s Mike Codita made six saves in goal and allowed four of the Spartans’ six scores.
Case outshot Westminster 24-1 on the evening and took eight corners to Westminster’s one.
Lakewood Hgh alumna Katie Kmieck

Mount Union volleyball team clinches 

tourney berth

October 23, 2010 

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Mount Union volleyball team swept Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Capital and clinched a spot in the OAC Tournament on Saturday.

Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) led the Purple Raider offense with 11 kills while Monica Hupertz (Willoughby Hills/Beaumont) and Roni Schroeder (Shelby/Shelby) finished with 10 kills apiece in the 25-19, 25-18, 25-18 decision.

Also for Mount Union, Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) made 40 assists. Sarah Dean(Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) and Katie Kmieck (Lakewood/Lakewood) came through with 23 and 12 digs, respectively, and Leah Hirsch (Frankfort/Adena) compiled four total blocks.

For Capital (13-18, 2-5), Sanaya El-Naggar and Emily Heitmeyer smacked nine kills each. Katy Becker had 27 assists and Elissa Foster made 22 digs.

The Raiders (19-8, 5-2) will return to the court on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. match OAC foe Muskingum

Yeomen Stumble at Wash U.
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St. Louis, Mo. – Missed opportunities and untimely penalties hindered the Oberlin College football team as it fell on the road to Washington University, 21-7, on Saturday afternoon. 

Despite winning nearly all of the statistical categories, the Yeomen were unable to get on the scoreboard until the final quarter. 

When things were all said and done Oberlin had 18 first downs compared to the Bears’ eight. Had more total yards with 304 compared to 214 and possessed the ball for 37:38. Unfortunately, none of that added up to a win as the Yeomen fell to 2-5 overall and have now lost four straight. 

Quarterback Josh Mandel returned to the starting line-up and threw for 148 yards on 20-of-31 passing. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 70 yards on 19 carries and one score. Drew Mixter added to Oberlin’s 156 yards on the ground with 68 yards on just 10 carries. 

Six different Yeomen caught at least one pass in the game with Robin Witjesleading the way with 45 yards on just three catches. 

The Bears (5-2) would score on their first drive of the game to take a 7-0 lead and would later capitalize on a blocked field goal that setup a field goal of their own to lead 10-0 at the end of one. 

In the second quarter the Yeomen had a golden opportunity to score as Danny Enright recovered a fumble on a muffed punt at the Bears’ own 25 yard line. However the Yeomen were unable to move the ball any closer and Zach Richard’s 43-yard field goal try was wide left.

With 1:24 left in the opening half, the Yeomen had yet another chance at points as Mandel took the team down to Washington’s 18 yard line, but on second down Adam Niec got flagged for offensive pass interference in the end zone that took the ball back 10 yards. Following an incomplete pass with just seconds left on the clock, the Yeomen were forced to try 46-yard field goal on third down, which unfortunately Richard pushed to the left as well.

After going into the locker room up 10-0, the Bears would add a field goal in the third quarter; however, the Yeomen were still within striking distance.

On the their first possession of the fourth, Mandel marched the Yeomen down the field on a 7-play, 70-yard scoring drive that was capped off by his own QB sneak from a yard out to make it a 13-7 game with 9:47 left to play. 

Unfortunately, the Yeomen momentum was short-lived as poor tackling led to a 40-yard touchdown from Steve Sherman to Tom Gulyas. After two nice plays by the Yeomen defense to bring up a third-and-seven, Sherman checked down to Gulyas - who caught the pass short of the marker – but broke through multiple tackles before eventually sprinting up the sideline for the back-breaking score. 

With the game still in doubt with 8:39 left to play, Oberlin was able get the ball down to the Wash U 34, but a bruising hit by Nick Vom Brack on Niec broke-up a potential first-down play on fourth-and-11. 

Oberlin would force a three-and-out and have one last chance with 1:43 remaining, however, Mandel’s first pass of the possession was tipped at the line of scrimmaged and intercepted by the Bears to effectively end the game. 

Defensively it was Dane Stritt who led the way for the Yeomen with 11 tackles, including one for a loss. 

The Yeomen will now return home for their first of three straight games to end the season at Savage Stadium. First up will be the Big Red of Denison University next Saturday. All of the action will get underway at 1 p.m. 

Mount gridders keep rolling

October 23, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed 34 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns while sophomore quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) completed 19 of 23 passes for 248 yards, leading the No. 2-ranked Purple Raiders to a 38-0 Homecoming victory over Capital on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders posted their 50th consecutive regular season victory as they move to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Murray finished off the game's initial scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The seven-play, 57-yard march, which saw Murray run four times for 30 yards, put the Raiders ahead 7-0.

Seaman and junior wide receiver Brandon Brown (Merrillville, Ind./Cincinnati Harmony Prep) were featured on Mount Union's next drive to paydirt, hooking up three times for 43 yards, and culminated in a 4-yard touchdown catch by Brown, which helped the hosts take a 14-point lead.

Sophomore receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) ran a punt back 47 yards for the next Raider score and sophomore kicker Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) tacked on a 33-yard field goal as Mount Union took a 24-0 advantage into the locker room.

The Purple Raider defense did need to make one big stop before the intermission. The Crusaders had moved deep into Mount Union territory, but a pass by Capital quarterback Marty Assmann was intercepted by Raider junior defensive back Alex Ferrara at the Mount Union 5-yard line.

Murray added touchdown carries from the 3- and 1-yard lines in the second half -- the latter being set up by Ferrara's second interception.

In total yards, Mount Union outgained Capital, 413-72.

Senior tight end Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida) gained 61 yards on six reception for the Purple Raiders. Brown had five receptions for 71 yards and the score while Collins made four grabs for 87 yards.

The Purple Raider defense made three sacks of Crusader quarterback Kory Hartinger.

Senior defensive lineman Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) led the charge with eight tackles, including two sacks.

Freshman defensive lineman Nyejel Thomas (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) also recorded a sack and junior linebacker Jorge Carbonell (Miami, Fla./Bishop Carroll) forced a fumble which was recovered by junior defensive lineman (Blacklick/Columbus-St. Charles Prep).

In total, the Raiders made eight tackles-for-loss, which totaled 26 yards.

Seaman himself was sacked three times and intercepted once.

The Purple Raiders will return to action next Saturday when they visit Otterbein at 1:30 p.m.

Raider men fall to Capital

October 23, 2010 

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's soccer team surrendered a goal in the 88th minute and fell to Capital, 1-0, in Ohio Athletic Conference play on Saturday.

Ian Warmbrodt netted the game-winning goal for the Crusaders.

Mount Union goalkeeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) stopped nine shots while Bob Weisgarber made one save for Capital (12-4-0, 4-2-0).

The Purple Raiders (8-6-2, 3-2-1) will return to action when they visit OAC foe Muskingum on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Mount Union.........  0  0 -  0
 Capital University..  0  1 -  1
  1.  87:42 CAPITAL Warmbrodt, Ian (4) (unassisted) - Lower right side of the goal

 Shots: Mount Union 11, Capital University 21
 Saves: Mount Union 9 (Jon Critell 9), Capital University 1
 (Weisgarber, Bob 1)

Spartans Honor Seniors, Rebound from Rough Start to Take Out Thiel College, 3-2

CLEVELAND, OH – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team dropped the first two sets to Thiel College (PA) on senior day at Horsburgh Gymnasium, but rebounded to rip off three in a row and earn its 20th win of the season in a five-set thriller on Saturday, October 23.

Case improved to 20-7 overall with seven matches to play as the team honored the careers of departing seniors Maggie Nofel (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) and Beth Karpinsk (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) before the start of the match.

The Tomcats jumped out with a pair of 25-17 victories in sets one and two.

The third set was close with the match locked up as late as 19-19, but Case reeled off two straight points capped by a kill off a long back-and-forth volley by Karpinski. Case then finished off a 5-1 run to win the third set, 25-20.

An equally impressive 25-19 win in the fourth frame put the momentum in Case’s corner heading into the fifth and deciding set.

With the match at stake, Case jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the deciding fifth set, forcing a Thiel timeout. Three of the next five points would go to the Spartans, as the team held an 8-3 advantage before switching sides on the court. The team put together another three-point spurt to stretch the lead to 11-3 before putting the match away, 15-8, on a receiving error by Thiel.

Case was led by a trio of double-digit performers on the afternoon. Reigning University Athletic Association Player of the Week, junior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, PA/Peters Township), led the Spartans with 16 kills.

Another junior, middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin), added 14 kills to go along with two service aces and two solo blocks. Sophomore Allie Palmer (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) also posted 11 kills to aid the Spartan attack.

Orchestrating the offense, sophomore setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) connected on 45 assists and recorded 12 digs as a total of five Case players reached double-digits in kills. Both seniors scored season-highs in digs on their special day with Nofel recording 17 and Karpinski adding a team-best 29. Sophomore libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, OH/Magnificat) also put up a 26-dig performance for the Spartans.

Case will stay home for their next matchup with Ursuline College on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. for “Dig for a Cure,” night at Horsburgh Gymnasium. All proceeds will go to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

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