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Lake Erie Grid Game Preview 

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The Storm had 634 yards of offense at Findlay and are averaging 542 per game over the last three weeks... Ohio Dominican has won two straight, including a 41-21 win at Tiffin last week... this is the second meeting between the two teams. Ohio Dominican held on for a wild 52-49 win last year in Painesville in a game that featured over 1,280 yards of total offense (667 by Lake Erie)... Saturday is Youth Day at Lake Erie Youth football players wearing their youth team jersey are admitted free (parents of those players get in for half price).  


Mike Noffsinger ran for 171 yards on just seven carries and first-half touchdown
runs of 56 and 62 yards. He also had a 64-yard catch and run for a score. In just
his third career start, quarterback Jremy Fudge rushed for 174 yards and passed for
147 at Tiffin. He’s completing 55% of his passes with four TD’s and six interceptions
since taking over the starting job. He’s also rushed for 364 yards, second on the team
behind Noffsinger’s 521. Both players are averaging over six yards per carry. Tyler
Maddox (23 rec., 279 yards, 2 TD) and Brandon Robinson (20 rec., 206 yds) lead the

Freshman linebacker Vincent Vasquez leads the Panthers’ defense with 63 total
tackles. He had 12 last week, including nine solo. The Panthers have picked up 16
sacks on the season and have eight interceptions, including three by safety Jason
McCurdy. Chris Vortkamp is 7-of-10 on field goals this season and also has booted a
67-yard punt.

Bill Conley was introduced as the second head coach in Ohio Dominican history
in January 2010. Conley was an assistant at his alma mater, Ohio State, for 17 years
during two separate stints (1984-87 and 1992-2003). He has a total of 30 years
coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levle and served as a recruiting
analyst for ESPN following his retirement from OSU in 2004. Conley earned his bachelor’s
degree in education from Ohio State where he played on two Big Ten championship
teams under Woody Hayes, including the Buckeyes’ 1968 national championship
Volleyball Silenced at Hiram
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Hiram, Ohio – The Hiram College Terriers proved to be too tough for the Oberlin College volleyball team as it upended the Yeowomen in straight sets (25-10, 25-8, 25-20) on Wednesday evening. 

Oberlin struggled offensively throughout the match as it finished with just .053 hitting percentage. Laura Jesse led OC with seven kills, while Anna Frackmanadded five along the way. However, in the third set Oberlin did pick things up a bit by hitting .156. 

Defensively it was senior Maggie Jacobson who led the way with 11 digs. 

Oberlin, which will honor its senior class on Saturday prior to its first match, will host Kenyon and Ursuline in a traditional tri-match. Oberlin and Kenyon will get things underway at 2 p.m. The Arrows and Ladies will follow at 4 p.m., while the Yeowomen will conclude their 2010 season in showdown against Ursuline at 6 p.m. 

Mount Union Women's Preview 

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The Purple Raiders are by far the youngest team in the OAC with its top seven runners all first year college runners will try to improve on last year's seventh place finish.

"Our team has come a long way from the beginning of the season," commented second year head coach Kevin Lucas.  "I think we will compete, but the OAC is very strong this season from top to bottom."

Baldwin-Wallace College captured its 16th OAC title a year ago and the Jackets along with Ohio Northern University are both regionally ranked and contenders for this season's title.Individually, the top 18 runners earn All-OAC honors with the top nine being All-OAC First Team selections.

Mount Union's top runner on the season is senior Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central).  Handley, who is running her first season of cross country after three seasons on the Mount Union women's soccer team, has a pair of top-10 finishes this year including placing second at the Penn State-Behrend Invite.



CLEVELAND, OH -- The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team swept visiting Ursuline College, 3-0, on Thursday, October 28 at Horsburgh Gymnasium. 
With the win, the Spartans improve to 21-7 overall heading into a tri-match versus Otterbein University and the University of Mount Union on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., respectively, in Alliance. With their loss, the Aeros fall to 15-16.
The Spartans won by scores of 25-14, 25-23 and 25-18. Junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin) led the attack with 14 kills and a .407 hitting percentage. Sophomore Bre Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) set the offense with 36 assists and led the defensive effort with 21 digs.
Sophomore libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, OH/Magnificat) contributed 15 digs to the defense and senior outside hitter Beth Karpinski (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) totaled 13. McCutchan also recorded a block solo and three block assists.
Following Saturday’s tri-match at Mount Union, the Spartans are idle until hosting the 2010University Athletic Association Championship Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 5-6.

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The Purple Raiders were ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation at one point during the season are contenders along with defending OAC champ Heidelberg University and Ohio Northern University.

Individually, the top 18 runners earn All-OAC honors with the top nine being All-OAC First Team selections.

"I think if our guys come in focused and ready; we will have a shot," commented long-time Mount Union head men's cross country coach John Homon.  "We definitely have a shot of hopefully getting three men in the top nine."

Those three that he refers to are two-time All-OAC honoree and senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry), fellow senior Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) and freshman Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone).

Firestone alum Josh Clemence

Griffin has registered a top-10 finish in each of his six races so far this season, with a win at the Ric Sayre/Walsh Invite and second place finishes at the Penn State-Behrend Invite and the All-Ohio Championships.

The race will be the final OAC Championship meet for 31-year Mount Union coach John Homon.  Homon has won 12 OAC Cross Country titles as coach of the Raiders.

Yeomen Squander Early Lead at Hiram
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Hiram, Ohio –
 The Oberlin College men’s soccer relinquished an early 2-0 lead and allowed the Hiram Terriers to come all the way back to take a 3-2 victory away from the Yeomen on Wednesday night. 

“This was a disappointing loss, and loss we should have never let happen,” Head Coach Blake New said. “A tie would have guaranteed us a spot in the tournament and to give this one away like this is not good.”

Oberlin (7-9-1, 4-2-1 NCAC) got on the board in the 16th minute when Oliver Miller-Farrell cashed in a free kick opportunity. The junior from New York, New York has now scored in two out of the last three games and has registered at least one point in all three matches.

It was sophomore Justin Griffiths who would net his team-leading seventh goal of the season at the 28:15 mark to make it 2-0 OC advantage.

However, a misplay by the Yeomen defense with the first-half clock winding down resulted in a Kevin Haramis’ goal to give the Terriers life. 

Unfortunately for Oberlin, Hiram (6-11-0, 3-4-0 NCAC) was able to build upon that momentum by scoring once more before the first-half horn, before adding the go-ahead goal minutes into the second half, leaving the Yeomen shell–shocked. 

All in all the Terriers squeezed off 12 shots compared to Oberlin’s eight and had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal. Oberlin did have a slight 5-4 margin in corner kicks. 

Zach Lipshultz made four saves on the night.

Oberlin, which will honor its senior class prior to the game, will have its postseason hopes riding on the outcome of Saturday’s home tilt against Kenyon. The opening touch is set for 7 p.m. 
eo Notes: Denison at Oberlin, Oct. 30
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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College football team returns home to Savage Stadium after two long road trips to take on the Denison University Big Red. It will be the first of three home games for the Yeomen to close out the year.

 Denison University Big Red (3-5, 1-3 NCAC) @ Oberlin College Yeomen (2-5, 1-3 NCAC)
When: Saturday, October 30, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Savage Stadium – Oberlin, Ohio
Radio: AM- 1320 WOBL l Brian Deitz (play-by-play) l Don Vincent (color) 
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Series: Oberlin trails the all-time series 15-47-3

Last Meeting Against the Big Red
: Oberlin defeated Denison University 34-27 on October 6, 2007 at Deeds-Piper Stadium in Granville, Ohio. 

Last Time out for the Yeomen: Lost to Washington University (St. Louis) 21-7 (10/23/10)

Series Information ... 

Oberlin trails the all-time series against the Big Red 15-47-3 … The first meeting between the two schools came all the way back in 1911 when the Yeomen edged the Big Red in a 9-0 defensive battle … In the 2007 matchup, the Yeomen jumped out to a 24-7 lead in the first quarter and never looked back … Denison was able to cut the lead to 34-27 with 3:43 left in the game, but it proved too little, too late for the Big Red as the Yeomen were able to run out the clock to escape with the win … The Yeomen were led in the game by Oberlin’s all-time leading passer Greg Mangan as he hooked up with receiver Cassius Harris for two scores to go along with 220 yards passing.

Scouting the Big Red …
Denison comes into Saturday’s matchup riding a five game losing streak … After winning their first three games of the season, the Big Red have dropped games to the likes of Case Western Reserve University, the College of Wooster, and Wabash College, along with Allegheny College and the University of Chicago … In their five losses, the Big Red are being outscored 183-78, giving up an average of 36.6 points in those games … Denison is led by sophomore quarterback Max Paulus, who has thrown for over 1,600 yards this season … The Big Red uses a two tailback tandem as sophomore tailback Sam Fioroni has run for seven touchdowns this season, while senior tailback Dan Crawford has two scores of his own to go along with 368 yards on the ground … Defensive back Alex Sychar leads the team with 54 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles … The Yeomen will have to contain sophomore defensive lineman Nat Kell who leads the team with seven sacks and 11.5 tackles for a loss.

Big Day in the Secondary … 
Denison quarterback Max Paulus is only completing 56.7 percent of his passes and has thrown 11 interceptions already this season … Look for the Yeomen to try and get added pressure up front, in order to create turnover opportunities for the Yeomen secondary that already has eight interceptions through the first seven games … The tandem of C.J. Plyler (3) and David Kalgren (4) have been to biggest thieves thus far, accounting for seven of those take-aways. 

Middle of the Road … 

The Big Red sit in the middle of the pack in most statistical categories in the NCAC … This could bode well for the Yeomen both offensively and defensively … Denison is giving up nearly 30 points per game defensively, while only scoring 21 points per game … If the Yeomen defense can get a few early stops and the high octane offense could put some quick scores on the board, it could be enough to take the wind out of Denison’s sails early in the game.

Battle in the Trenches … 

Denison sits at the bottom of the conference in sacks given up with 30 already this season … On the defensive side of the ball, however, Denison is tied for second in the conference with 16 sacks of their own … With a banged up offensive line for the Yeomen - as well as a steady pass rush defensively - look for the battle in the trenches to be the key to the game … Whichever team can keep their quarterback upright should leave Savage Stadium victorious … This could bode well for the Yeomen, with quarterback Josh Mandel’s ability to avoid pressure … The sophomore has amassed 207 yards and five touchdowns on the ground on the year. 

Keep the Flag in Your Pocket … 

The Yeomen and the Big Red both need to execute well on Saturday, by limiting the penalties … Denison sits at the top of the conference in penalties, committing only 38 through eight games this season … Last week the Yeomen were flagged seven times for a total of 64 yards … If Oberlin can limit the penalties the way the Big Red have this season, they should have a good chance of winning on Saturday.