C Page -- Oct. 23, 2010

Oberlin Men's Soccer Wins at Wabash
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Crawfordsville, Ind. 
– Sophomore Matt Capozzi scored his first-career goal to propel the Oberlin College men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over the Wabash College Little Giants on Saturday afternoon. 

It was a defensive struggle throughout as both teams combined for just 16 shots. 

After a scoreless first half, the Yeomen were finally able to break through off a set piece that was initiated by Oliver Miller-Farrell and sent towards Capozzi who finished off the play. 

“It was great win for us and really puts in position for where we need to be in terms of the NCAC Tournament,” Head Coach Blake New said. 

With the win Oberlin improves to 4-1-1 in the NCAC while extending their winning streak to three in a row.

Oberlin had a 9-7 edge shots and 7-5 cushion in corner kicks. Shots on goal were even at three apiece. 

Freshman Ari Schwartz led OC with three shots, while senior Zach Lipshultzended the day with three saves. 

The Yeomen will have another critical conference clash when they travel to Hiram College on Wednesday night. 
Volleyball Falls at Muskingum
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New Concord, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s volleyball team stepped out of conference to take on Muskingum University on Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately the Yeowomen were upended in straight sets.

After dropping two close games 25-23 and 25-22, Oberlin fell 25-16 in the final set. 

Amanda Wysk and Laura Jessee had 11 and 10 kills, respectively, but the Yeowomen hit just .119 as they committed 21 attack errors in the match.

Liz Wong had 26 assists and also helped out on defense with seven digs.Maggie Jacobson led the Yeowomen with eight digs. 

The Yeowomen will return to conference on Wednesday night when they travel to nearby Hiram College for a 7 p.m. showdown. 

Team Effort Sends ’Berg Back 

to the Win Column

Tiffin, Ohio – October 23, 2010 – Solid contributions on both sides of the ball led the Heidelberg University football team to a 49-26 victory overMarietta College in an Ohio Athletic Conference match up at Mayer Field, on the campus of Heidelberg. The win was the third straight for the Berg over the Pioneers. Overall Heidelberg stands at 3-4 and are 2-4 in the OAC, while Marietta is 2-5, 1-5.


On offense, Heidelberg’s line helped to assist with 12 different players racking up yards in the victory. For the game, the Berg finished with 511 yards of offense. Leading the way was freshman Germany Woods (Cleveland, Ohio / St. Edwards). Not only did Woods register his first 100-yard rushing game of his collegiate career, but he doubled up his effort and finished with 231 yards. Not to be outdone he reached the end zone on four occasions to mark a season-best. Woods’ four rushing touchdowns ties the Heidelberg single game record held by Paul MilettiJason BrownPaul Yackey and Jeff Brock. For the day Woods carried the ball 21 times.


Backing up Woods was sophomore Brad Jones (Lorain, Ohio / Lorain Southview) with 12 carries for 64 yards and one touchdown.


Senior signal caller Andrew Miller (Dalton, Ohio / Dalton) finished with 141 yards after completing 9-of-15 passes. Miller threw two touchdown receptions to Mike Preston (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid). Preston finished with 70 yards on three catches.


Connecting on a career-best 7-of-7 point after attempts was senior placekicker Jesse Hawkins (Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County).


Heidelberg’s defense gave up 328 yards to Marietta, but the line was resilient on the running backs. The line gave up just 60 yards on the ground, which marked a season-best. The defense combined for five sacks, led by 2.5 from sophomore Andy Lovins (Clinton Township, Mich. / Lake Shore). Lovins dropped his sacks for a total of 24 yards.


Senior linebacker Vaughn Klein (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing) led the defense with seven tackles and a forced fumble. Backing Klein was fellow linebacker sophomore Craig Sykes (Centerburg, Ohio / Centerburg) with six tackles. Sophomore Travis Coates (Columbus, Ohio / Beechcroft) and freshman Aaron Kapelka (Fostoria, Ohio / Hopewell Loudon) had five stops apiece.


Leading Marietta’s offense was wide receiver Cory Kriechbaum with 104 yards and one touchdown off of seven receptions. Quarterback Andrew Keller completed 17-of-40 passes for 268 yards.


Defensively the Pioneers were led by Rahkeem Caver with a game-high 13 tackles followed by Dan Starr with 11.


Heidelberg came out of the gates strong, scoring on three of its four first quarter possessions en route to outscoring Marietta 21-6. Woods racked up a 17-yard TD followed by a Preston 39-yard TD reception from Miller to make its 14-0 Heidelberg before Keller ran one in from 11 yards out to put Marietta on the scoreboard. The Berg closed out the opening quarter with a five-yard rushing TD from Jones.


The second quarter was played to a 7-7 tie. Heidelberg scored first at the 5:01 mark when Woods ran one in from eight yards out. On its ensuing possession, Marietta answered on a fourth down with a 25-yard TD reception from Jahmaal Jones to pull Marietta within 28-13 at the half.


Heidelberg returned to its first quarter form after the intermission. The Berg scored a touchdown on all three of its possessions in the quarter, while Marietta added one of its own to trail the Berg 49-26 after three quarters of play. Scoring for the Berg was Woods with a three and 16-yard runs, while Preston hauled in a 24-yard TD reception.


Marietta added a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but failed on the point after to push the final score to 49-26.

Tigers Top Yeowomen in Home Finale

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Oberlin, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Tigers proved to be too tough for the Oberlin College field hockey team on Saturday afternoon, knocking off the Yeowomen 8-2. 

The Tigers, who are in first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference with a record of 12-3 overall and 9-1 in the league, scored the first four goals of the game before Oberlin was able to get on the board. 

The OC score came courtesy of senior Danielle Gillam at the 24:19 mark. Gillam is one of three seniors who were honored by the team before the game. Junior Emily Whitaker got the assist on the play. 

Wittenberg would add two more scores before the first half horn to lead 6-1 at the break. 

In the second half it was yet another senior who would score for the Yeowomen as Gillian Winbourn would cash in her fifth goal of the season. Unfortunately, it was too little too late for the Yeowomen. 

Despite being out-shot 33-18, Oberlin did register seven penalty corners compared to just five for the Tigers. 

Kiran Puri finished with 11 saves, while rookie Lauri Li added a defensive save. 

Senior Tasha Cohan joined Gillam and Wonbourn as those who were honored before the game. 

Oberlin will have a quick turnaround as it goes right back to work on Monday afternoon at Transylvania.

B-W Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Wilmington, 3-1, in Wilmington

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rivalWilmington College, 3-1, tonight (Saturday, October 23, 2010) in the second game of a men’s and women’s doubleheader in Wilmington, Ohio.

With its win, B-W is now 9-5-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference while Wilmington now moves to 3-10-3 overall and 1-6-0 in the OAC.

In the first half,  the Yellow Jackets broke through to score the first goal when senior forward Tyler Leister (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) found the back of the net at the 42:35 mark.

In the second stanza,  B-W continued to increase the lead when Leister recorded his second goal of the day at the 55:51 mark  off of a pass from junior midfielder Andrew Thompson (Huron) to increase the lead to 2-1.  The two goals give Leister   The Yellow Jackets scored their third goal of the day at the 82:10 mark when senior midfielder Jeff Bonezzi (Medina/Senior) beat the goalie in the upper left 90 after receiving an assist form freshman midfielder Judson Sprandel (Akron/Green).  Wilmington erased the shutout at the 86:43 mark of the contest when Kris Duff was able to beat the keeper with a low liner off of the pass from Emil Nordstrom.

Overall, the the Yellow Jackets outshot the Quakers, 24-7, and B-W outcornered Wilmington, 6-1.

In goal, Hulings faced seven Wilmington shots and made two saves while giving up only one goal.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next Wednesday, Oct. 27 when they host OAC and cross-town rival John 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 7:00 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.

Simmons Scores a Pair as Spartan 

Women’s Soccer Team Defeats 
Westminster, 4-0, on Seniors’ Night

CLEVELAND, OH – Sophomore midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina, OH/Walsh Jesuit) scored a pair of goals as the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team defeated Westminster College, 4-0, on Seniors’ Night (Saturday, October 23) at Case Field. The game also was designated as a “Kicks for a Cause” event with all proceeds going to benefit University Hospitals’ Ireland Cancer Center.
With the win, the Spartans improve to 9-5-1 overall and will return to action on Friday, October 29 at University Athletic Association foe Carnegie Mellon University (PA) at 5:00 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Simmons scored the night’s first goal in the 41st minute on a header following a cross from sophomore midfielder Deena Levey (Columbus, OH/Bexley).
Simmons added her second goal of the night in the 47th minute on a penalty kick following a foul in the box committed versus junior midfielder Rebecca Vaughan (Parma, OH/Normandy).
Vaughan then added a score of her own in the 53rd minute following a cross from sophomore midfielder Erica Sackett (Independence, OH/Walsh Jesuit). Senior forward Frannie Hogan (Westerville, OH/Columbus Academy) scored the fourth goal of the night after winning a loose ball in the box.
In goal, junior Anna Kennedy (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) made two saves to record her fifth shutout of the season.
Case outshot the Titans, 14-3, and held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Following Friday’s match at CMU, the Spartans travel to Atlanta, Georgia to take on Emory University(GA) at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 31.