C Page -- Oct. 24, 2011

NO. 6 'BERG VOLLEYBALL runs win 

streak to 19-straight

MARIETTA, Ohio-One night after clinching at least a share of its third
straight Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championship, the No. 6
Heidelberg University volleyball team extended its winning streak to 18
consecutive matches by defeating Thiel (Pa.) College, 3-2 (25-16, 25-15,
22-25, 17-25, 15-8), and sweeping Pitt - Bradford (25-10, 25-10, 25-15)
today in non-conference matches at Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, Ohio.

Welfle (L) and Bevington

The Tri-Color moves to 27-2 overall.

Against Thiel, sophomore middle hitter Amber Welfle (Norwalk/St. Paul) and
junior second-team All-OAC middle hitter Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway)
led the offense with 13 kills and 11 kills, respectively.  Junior setter
Rachel Ferguson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) set the offense with 32 assists,
while sophomore setter Alexa Frank (Tiffin/Calvert) added 14 assists of her

Senior reigning OAC player of the year Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) topped
the defense with 30 digs and freshman libero Tessa Benanzer (Fort Loramie)
notched 31.  Bevington blocked seven Thiel attacks.

Against Pitt - Bradford, freshman outside hitter Kristen Zumberger
(Sidney/Fort Loramie), Bevington and Welfle etched six kills.  Freshman
setter Stephanie Romie (Anna) recorded a season-high 21 assists to lead the

Five student-athletes dug five or more attacks, led by freshman libero
Haleigh Krell (Toledo/St. Ursula) with eight.  Sophomore middle hitter
Lauren Brown (Cable/Triad) aided the defensive effort with four blocks.

The Berg closes OAC play Tuesday, Oct. 25 by hosting rival Ohio Northern
 at 7 p.m. at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin.

Jeff Gordon scores first career goal as 'berg men's soccer team 

beats Marietta

TIFFIN, Ohio-Senior midfielder Jeff Gordon (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview)
scored his first career goal and the game-winner today to lead the
Heidelberg University men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Marietta
 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.
The win snapped a five-match skid for the Berg and was the first conference
victory of the 2011 season.

The Student Princes improve to 3-9-4 overall and 1-5-1 in the OAC and earned
their first victory since Sept. 16.  The Pioneers fall to 2-11-2 overall and
1-4-2 in the OAC.

A scoreless first half saw the Berg outshoot Marietta, 6-4, including three
shots from senior first-team All-OAC forward Mike Harling (Manchester,
England/Holy Cross).

In the 74th minute, senior midfielder Michael Juart (Hilliard/Darby) pushed
a set piece from 45 yards out into the box to set up Gordon's header, giving
the Berg its first goal against an OAC opponent this season and its first
score since Sept. 28 against Denison.  The assists was Juart's first of the

Junior two-time All-OAC goalkeeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller)
recorded his third shutout of the season, making eight saves and improving
to 3-8-4.

Bobby Thaxton made three saves in 90 minutes for Marietta.

Both teams tallied 11 shots, but the Berg held an 8-3 advantage in

Mount Union guys' soccer falls to Crusaders

ALLIANCE, Ohio– A goal Thomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney) goal in the 31st minute was not enough asMount Union dropped an Ohio Athletic Conference game to Capital.

Beck drilled in a scissor-kick off a perfectly placed pass in the box by Chris Motley (Kent/St. Vincent-St. Mary) in the 30th minute.

St. V Grad Chris Motley

For Capital, Daniel McCarthy scored goals in the 38th and 73rd minute to power the Crusaders to their second league win. Also scoring for Capital was Nick Eley (18th minute) and Tim Rieser (88th minute).

The loss drops Mount Union to 2-3-2 in the OAC, and 7-7-2 overall. The Purple Raiders return to action Tuesday, as they host Muskingum at 7 p.m.

Baldwin-Wallace College Volleyball Team Defeats Wilmington in Straight Sets, In Final Road Match of Regular Season

WILMINGTON, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College volleyball team defeats Wilmington College in straight sets, today (Saturday, October 22, 2011) in anOhio Athletic Conference match in the Fred Raizk Arena.  This match was the final road match of the regular season.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 15-12 overall and 3-4 in the OAC. Wilmington falls to 11-16 overall and 1-7 in the OAC.

B-W was led offensively by freshman middle hitter Nicole Christner (Minerva) with 11 kills. In addition, junior outside hitter Amanda Sawicki  (Mentor/Lake Catholic) contributed nine and junior middle hitter Rachel Swatalski (North Royalton/Holy Name) added eight. The offense was set up junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake/ North) with 36 set assists.

Christner (L), Mass (R)

Defensively, B-W was led by defensive specialist Natalie Emmons (Ashland/ Senior) with 10 defensive digs and by sophomore defensive specialist Taylor Burns (Tiffin/ Fostoria St. Wendelin) and Stitts as they each contributed seven.

The Quakers were led by Sara Fisher with eight kills. Fisher was followed by Chelcey Lyons with seven kills. The offense was set up by Amy McClellandwith 24 set assists. Wilmington was led defensively by Courtney Hurley with 10 digs.

The Yellow Jackets will return to the friendly confines of the Ursprung Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 25 when it will host Cleveland cross-town rivalJohn Carroll University  in the “Dig Pink” match at 7:00 p.m. B-W will conclude the regular season on Saturday, October 29 when they host the Muskies of Muskingum University on Seniors’ and Parents’ Day at 12:00 p.m

Scots nip Yeomen

Wooster, Ohio Andrew Wise scored just a 1:14 into the game, but the Yeomen were kept off the scoreboard from there which allowed the College of Wooster Fighting Scots to come away with a 2-1 win over the Oberlin College men’s soccer team on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the outcome, Oberlin controlled the run of play throughout, evident by an 18-12 advantage in shots, which included 8-5 edge in shots on goal. The Yeomen also triggered seven corner kicks compared to just four for the Scots.

After falling behind early, Wooster would get even early in the second half thanks to an Evan Severs’ goal. The game-winner didn’t come until just under 10 minutes remained when George Skelly beat Oberlin keeper Brandt Rentel with an assist coming from Noah Wagermann.

Following the go-ahead score the Yeomen frantically tried to add the equalizer, but shots by Oliver Miller-FarrellJoe Graybeal andAidan Apel were either saved by Scots’ keeper Aaron McKee or off frame all together. McKee finished with seven saves for the victors.

With the loss Oberlin fell to 5-11-0 overall and 2-5-0 in the league. Wooster improved to 5-8-1 and 1-6-0 in the NCAC.

Miller-Farrell led OC with four shots, while Rentel finished with three saves..

20th-Ranked B-W Men Fall To Wilmington, 2-1, in STO Men’s Soccer Match in Berea

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team falls to Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College, 2-1, tonight (Saturday, October 22, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match on the Tressel Field in The George Finnie Stadium.

The match was taped by SportsTime Ohio and will be shown on regional cable TV. This also was the nightcap of a women’s and men’s STO doubleheader. The men’s match will be shown on STO tonight at 10:00 p.m., tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 a.m. and again at 12:00 noon. The women’s match was already aired tonight at 8:00 p.m. and will be shown again tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. and on Monday at 7:00 a.m.

With its loss, the Yellow Jackets are now  14-3 overall and 5-2 in the OAC and stands in third place in the OAC Standings with two regular season matches remaining (see more below). With its win, Wilmington improves to 10-5-1 overall and 4-3 in the OAC and is in fourth place with two regular season matches left.

In the first half of play, the Yellow Jackets missed on a couple of opportunities to take the early advantage and left the match scoreless.

In the second half of play, at the 53:11 mark, junior midfielder Kirk Graf (Ashland) scored off a cross from senior forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina). Graf’s goal is his eighth goal of the season. With the assist, Vandendriessche now has 96 points in his career and 31 points on the season.

The Quakers answered back right away at the 57:24 mark, when forward Henrik Hornnaess scored off a pass from midfielder Taylor Estes to tie the game at, 1-1.
At the 85:53 mark, Wilmington took the lead, 2-0, with an unassisted goal by forward Max Eurenius, which proved to be the winning goal of the match.

In net for B-W, junior soccer goalie and tennis player Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) played all 90 minutes and faced 16 shots, allowed two goals, and made five saves and his record is now 1-1 this season. For Quakers, sophomore goalie Antonio Trujillo faced 16 shots, allowed one goals, made one save and improved his record to 1-0 this season.

B-W and Wilmington had 16 shots apiece, and B-W outcornered the Quakers, 9-4.

It was Seniors’ Day at the College and the Yellow Jackets acknowledged the contributions of seniors, Pete Childerson (Alliance/ Senior), Noah Eubanks (West Bloomfield, Mich./ West Bloomfield), Sean Maloney (North Versailles, Pa./ East Allegheny), Andy Thompson (Huron) and Vandendriessche prior to the match.

Capital blanks Mount Union gals' soccer

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's soccer team suffered a 4-0 home loss to Capital in an OhioAthletic Conference match Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

Capital's Kaylee Phillips and Hilary Ells both scored twice and keeper Maggie Donnellan held Mount Union scoreless while making seven saves in the win.

Mount Union (7-8-2, 2-5 OAC) kept close for most of the game, but the Crusaders pulled away in the game's final 15 minutes.

NDCL alumna Maria Favorite

Goalkeeper Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) finished with seven saves.

Mount Union hosts Muskingum in the regular season home finale next Wednesday (Oct. 26) at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium. 

'BERG women's soccer team CELEBRATES 


TIFFIN, Ohio-Sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) scored the
game-winning goal in the 88th minute to lead the Heidelberg University
women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Marietta College on Senior Day
today in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.  
Defenders Cori-Ann Brown (Columbus/Olentangy) and Rachel Johann (Evansville,
Ind./Evansville Reitz) and midfielders Jenn Pfau (Lewis Center/Olentangy)
and Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame)-playing in their last home
game-were honored at halftime during an on-field ceremony.

The Berg improves to 6-9-1 overall and 3-5-0 in the OAC and has won three of
its last five matches.  The Pioneers fall to 1-14-1 and 0-7-0 in the OAC.

Evans headed a corner kick from Schneider into the net for her fourth goal
of the season.  The assist was Schneider's first.

A 'Berg own goal in the 22nd minute gave Marietta 1-0 lead.

Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) provided the
equalizer-unassisted-in the 63rd minute when she placed a shot from 30 yards
into the lower left corner of the net.  The goal was her team-leading sixth
of the season.

Junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) faced four shots in the first half and made
three saves before being relieved in the second period by sophomore Brittany
Labry (Aurora/Twinsburg).  Labry also faced four shots and made one save in
45 minutes of action.

Kaitlyn Pearse made six saves in 90 minutes for the Pioneers.

Heidelberg outshot Marietta, 21-8, and held a 10-1 advantage in corner

Heidelberg returns to the pitch Wednesday, Oct. 26 when it faces No. 11 Ohio
Northern University
 (13-1-2, 7-0 OAC) in a conference match at the ONU
Soccer Field in Ada.

Big Red comes back to beat Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio- The visiting Big Red of Denison University was able to overcome a one goal deficit against the Yeowomen on Saturday afternoon. The Yeowomen put the first point on the board, but Denison scored three unanswered goals to make the final score 3-1.

Oberlin's offense struggled throughout the day, only managing five shots throughout the whole game. Their offense started out fast, when Abby Weiss found the back of the net in the seventh minute of the game. Weiss' third goal of the year came off a nicely touched through ball by junior Hannah Combe. Combe's assist was her fourth of the year, giving her the most on the team.

After Oberlin went up 1-0, their offense struggled to click as they did at the start of the match, and only took four more shots the rest of the game. The Big Red had 25 shots on the day, and freshman goalie Kate Frost managed nine saves.

The Yeowomen's 2011 campaign wraps up next week with two final away games at Wooster (10/26) and DePauw (10/29).