A Page -- Oct. 3, 2011

No. 11 Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s 

Soccer Team Earns 10th Straight Victory With 

4-0 Shutout of Marietta

BEREA, OHIO -- The No. 11-ranked Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team (NSCAA Division III Coaches national poll) shut out Marietta College, 4-0, today (Saturday, October 1, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.  This match marked the first OAC contest for both squads. 

The shutout was B-W’s second straight and third this season.

B-W opened the scoring at the 10:23 mark when senior 3-time All-OAC forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina/ Senior) scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season off an assist from senior All-OAC midfielder Andy 
Thompson (Huron). 


Thompson (L), Vandendriessche (R)

This was the lone goal of the first half. Vandendriessche’s goal was his school-record 39th of his career and now gives him 87 career points (39 goals and 9 assists) to leave him five points shy of Jeff Schenk (1983-86) for first on the all-time scoring list.

In the second half, the Yellow Jackets extended its lead when junior midfielder Kirk Graf (Ashland/ Senior) scored his sixth goal of the season via an assist from junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit). The assist was Brennan’s team-leading sixth of the season.

To put the game away for B-W, freshman forward Cody Smith (Brunswick) scored two goals within a 3:13 span to extend the Yellow Jacket lead to 4-0. His two goals were the first two of his career and came at times of 77:08 and 80:21, respectively. The second goal was assisted by freshman midfielder Ben Deighton (Richfield/ Revere), his first assist of the season.

In net, junior Ryan Hulings (Centerville) faced five shots, and one on-goal, and had one save as he recorded his ninth win of the season (9-1 record).

No. 2 ranked Mount Union football wins by 

only eight points against Northern

ADA, Ohio – Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had a career-high 41 carries for 130 yards on the ground and the defense made a key play late in the game as No. 2 ranked Mount Union scored a 14-6 win at No. 24 ranked Ohio Northern on a wet and muddy Dial-Roberson Stadium Saturday in Ada.

Murray had a pair of touchdown runs – a nine-yard scamper in the second quarter that was the only score in the first half as Mount Union led 6-0 at the break along with a seven-yard run and subsequent two-point conversion run midway through the third quarter gave the Raiders a 14-0 lead.

Ohio Northern (2-2, 1-2) got on the board with 6:33 left in the game when Tyler Rue hit Frank Thien on a 19-yard touchdown pass but after a missed point after attempt left the score 14-6.

On the ensuing possession, Mount Union attempted to run out the clock but turned the ball over on downs on the Northern 19-yard line.

Ohio Northern drove to the Mount Union 28 and on third down and 10, defense end Charles Dieseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) sacked Rue and forced a fumble which linebacker Arthur Smith (Miami, Fla./Killian) recovered to end the game.

Heidelberg volleyball wins four matches at 

Purple & Gold invitational

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-The No. 8 Heidelberg University volleyball team wrapped up play at the Purple & Gold Invitational in Rochester, N.Y. today by winning its third and fourth matches of the weekend, sweeping host Nazareth (N.Y.) College, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-13), and Wisconsin - Oshkosh, (25-23, 25-20, 25-21).  The 'Berg also claimed sweeps over Medaille (N.Y.) College and SUNY-Geneseo last night.

The wins improve Heidelberg to 18-2 overall.  

Against Nazareth, senior second-team All-OAC outside hitter Venessa Haase (Miamisburg) led the offensive charge with a match-high 10 kills and hit .529 overall.  Guiding the offense were junior setter Rachel Ferguson
(Brighton, Mich./Brighton) and sophomore setter Alexa Frank (Tiffin/Calvert) with a match-high-tying 19 assists and 12 assists, respectively.

Defensively, freshman libero Tessa Benanzer (Fort Loramie) racked up a match-high-tying 14 digs, while senior reigning OAC player of the year Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) added 11 saves of her own.  Midivew alumna Jacki Street had two block assists.
Street (L) and Welfle

Against Oshkosh, four student-athletes totaled eight or more kills, led by junior second-team All-OAC outside hitter Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) and Street with nine each, and sophomore middle hitter Amber Welfle
(Norwalk/St. Paul) and Haase with eight apiece.  Ferguson again led theoffense with 23 assists and was backed by Frank with 13.

McCutchan Breaks Kills Record as Spartans Split on Day One of UAA Round Robin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) broke the Case Western Reserve University career kills record as the Spartans split a pair of matches on day one of the first 2011 University Athletic Association Round Robin on Saturday at Washington University Field House. The Spartans opened the day with a 3-1 victory versus the University of Rochester (N.Y.), then fell to No. 16 nationally-ranked University of Chicago (Ill.) in a 3-2 thriller.

The Spartans (12-5 overall, 1-1 UAA) wrap up play in St. Louis versus No. 4 Emory University (Ga.) at 12:00 p.m. (CDT) tomorrow.

McCutchan's 29 kills in two matches on Saturday vaulted her past Lindsey Deyer's (1998-00) CWRU record of 1,680. In 119 career matches, McCutchan has 1,701 kills.

Case defeated Rochester (12-7, 0-1 UAA) by scores of 25-15, 25-21, 18-25 and 27-25. Senior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) led the attack with 14 kills, while McCutchan checked in with 12. Junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) paced the effort with 35 assists.
McCutchan (L) and Mags grad Rachel Gulasey (R)

Defensively, junior libero Rachel Gulasey(Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) recorded 15 digs and junior specialist Olivia Stanton-Ameisen  (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) totaled 14.

Mount ties ONU on Beck's late goal 

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's soccer team battled visiting Ohio Northern to a 1-1 tie at Mount Union Stadium. The Purple Raiders (6-4-1) were outshot 36-9, but were able to turn back the Polar Bear attack several times.

Thomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney) scored the game-tying goal in the 77th minute for the Purple Raiders. Beck, tied for the OAC lead in goals scored, was in the right place at the right time to tap the ball in after a shot by Jack Weber (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) ricocheted off the goalkeeper.

Christian Huelsman gave Ohio Northern a 1-0 lead with his goal in the 63rd minute. With 6:31 remaining in regulation, Huelsman appeared to score the go-ahead goal, but he was called offside and the goal was disallowed.



BEXLEY, Ohio-Sophomore forward Aleseya Evans (Troy) scored two goals, but the Heidelberg University women's soccer team fell to Capital University today, 4-3, in its Ohio Athletic Conference opener at Bernlohr Stadium in Bexley, Ohio.  Senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre
Dame) also scored for the Berg.

Heidelberg falls to 3-6-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the OAC.  Capital improves to 4-5-1 overall and 2-0 in the OAC.

Capital's Tara Zimmer game the Crusaders a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute with a cross from the left side from Kaylee Phillips.

Schneider tied the score, 1-1, in the 45th minute when she received a pass from freshman midfielder Rachel Gilbert (Chardon) and fired a shot from the top of the box to the upper-90 of the goal.


Ridgeville's Mike Mees throws three TD passes

TIFFIN, Ohio-Sophomore running back Cartel Brooks (Kokomo, Ind./Galion) took
the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and the Heidelberg University
football team never looked back, cruising to a 55-3 victory over Capital
 today on Homecoming at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.  The win is
the first for the Student Princes against Capital since 1999 and avenged a
60-50 loss a year ago in Bexley.

'Berg moves to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the OAC, both firsts for the program
under fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett.  Capital falls to 2-2 overall and
2-1 in the OAC.

"The win is great," said Hallett.  "It's another step in the right
direction.  We really operated on all cylinders today."

Several key defensive plays set up Student Prince touchdowns, as the Berg
defense intercepted five passes from Crusader quarterbacks, including two
picks by junior linebacker Craig Sykes (Centerburg).

Brooks' touchdown on the opening kickoff was his second of the season.  He
returned a kick 85 yards for a touchdown two weeks ago against
Baldwin-Wallace College.  Junior kicker Dan Kilger's (Novi, Mich./Novi)
extra point gave Heidelberg a 7-0 lead just 12 seconds into the game.

Freshman quarterback Michael Mees (North Ridgeville) threw for one touchdown
in the first quarter and two more in the second, and a Kilger 22-yard field
goal put Heidelberg ahead, 31-0, by halftime.

Early Goals Doom Miami in Loss to Ball State

Dinges scores for RedHawks, but comeback falls short

OXFORD, Ohio – A slow start proved to be too much to overcome for the Miami University women’s soccer team as Ball State scored two goals in the first 22 minutes and the RedHawks were unable to complete a comeback, falling, 2-1, Friday afternoon at a cool and windy Miami Soccer Field. Miami (6-4-0, 1-2-0 Mid-American Conference) suffered its first home loss of the season in defeat, falling to 4-1 in Oxford on the year.

The Cardinals (7-4-1, 2-1-0 MAC) took advantage of the RedHawks’ sluggish start, scoring less than 11 minutes into the contest. Paige Stroinski lifted a free kick into the box and Brigit Reder soared above Miami’s defense to bury the ball with her head for her team-leading sixth goal of the year, giving BSU a 1-0 lead.



BEXLEY, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team opened Ohio
Athletic Conference play today by tying Capital University, 0-0, at Bernlohr
Stadium in Bexley, Ohio.  Junior two-time All-OAC keeper Ryan Smith
(Roanoke, Texas/Keller) made a season-high 12 saves in the effort.

The tie makes the Student Princes 2-4-4 overall and 0-0-1 in the OAC.
Capital is now 5-3-1 overall and 0-0-1 in the OAC.

Smith faced 27 Crusader shots in 110 minutes of action, while the Berg
defense successfully defended against 12 corner kicks.

On offense, freshman midfielder Nicholas Samaniego (Huron) tallied a
team-high three shots.

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Bulldogs' Balanced Attack Sends Lake Erie College Football Team to 38-14 Defeat

BIG RAPIDS, MICH. –  Behind a balanced offensive attack host Ferris State University scored the game’s first 24 points en route to a 38-14 win over the Lake Erie College football team in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Saturday night (Oct. 1) at Top Taggert Field in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs (4-1, 3-1 GLIAC) rolled up an even 500 yards of total offense in winning their third straight game. Quarterback Tom Schneider completed 23-of-28 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns, while running for another score, and Skyler Stoker ran for 132 yards, including 119 in the first half.

After Lake Erie (1-4, 0-4 GLIAC) committed a turnover on the third play of the game to set up the Bulldogs at the 34, Dwayne Williams scored on a six-yard run. A Victor Bodrie 34-yard field goal made it 10-0 after one quarter.

Schneider threw a pair of short touchdown passes to Mike Ryan and Jace Heneveld to make it 24-0. The three-yard scoring pass to Heneveld capped a 14-play, 97-yard drive.

The Storm responded quickly, though, as senior Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) connected with fifth-year senior wing back David Romeo (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) for a school-record 88-yard touchdown pass to get on the board.

It was the Bulldogs who got the big play for six points to open the third period, with Schneider connecting with Mike Ryan on a 57-yard strike to make it 31-7. 

Lake Erie had two drives deep into Ferris State territory in the third, but failed to convert on fourth down on each drive.  Schneider snuck across the goalline on a keeper two seconds into the fourth to make it 38-7. 

Reed (L), Alexander (R)

Thanks to a 62-yard kickoff return by junior Desmond Reed (Warren, Ohio/Warren G. Harding) the Storm reached the red zone for the first time midway through the fourth quarter and had first-and-goal from inside the five, but failed to convert again on both third and fourth downs and gave the ball back to the Bulldogs with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Bedevelsky completed 13-of-21 passes for 189 yards and the TD to Romeo, who had three catches for 127 yards.  This was Romeo’s fifth career 100-yard receiving game.

The Storm rushed for 173 yards, with freshman Rodney Smith (Bartow, Fla./Bartow) leading the way with 54 yards on just seven carries.  Bedevelsky added 52 yards, including a 37-yard run, and senior Kameron Alexander (Akron, Ohio/Buchtel) ran for 50 yards on 13 attempts.

Arruda Scores in Second-Straight Game as Spartans Shut Out NYU in UAA Opener

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Senior forward Ana Arruda (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer) scored for the second-straight game and the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team shutout New York University, 1-0, in the 2011 University Athletic Association opener on Saturday afternoon at Gaelic Park.

The Spartans, ranked fifth in the latest NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll, improve to 7-1-2 overall and will return to action at home on Tuesday, October 4 versus Capital University at 7:30 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland. With the loss, NYU drops to 7-3.

Case Reserve got on the board midway through the first half when Arruda scored via a cross from sophomore forward Leah Levey (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) at the 23:30 mark.

Case's defense held on from there, allowing only four shots on goal for the match. NYU's best chance came with 17:38 remaining when Cami Crawford booted a high shot that was saved by Spartan senior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy(Evanston, Ill./Evanston). Kennedy recorded four saves for her fifth shutout of the season and 15th career.

Snode's Second Straight Medalist Honor Leads Women's Golf at Otterbein

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Mount Union senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) claimed medalist honors for a second straight week and ninth time in her career as she fired an 81 to win the Otterbein Classic Saturday at New Albany Links in New Albany, Ohio.

Snode won the title by five shots as she fired a tournament-best three over par 39 on the back nine.

The Purple Raiders finished third as a team with a 396 that was just two strokes behind second place John Carroll.

Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s Golf Team 

Competes on First Day of Rosencrans-Maurer 

Invitational; Padua alum Jaskolski has best 

Jacket round

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team competed today (Saturday, October, 2011) on the first day of the Rosencrans-Maurer Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University at the Windy Knoll Golf Club.

B-W totalled 308 strokes on the par-72 and 6,834-yard Windy Knoll G.C. layout.
Westlake's Nader (L), Royalton's Jaskolski (R)

For the Yellow Jackets, senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) shot the low round of the day for B-W as he carded a 77. Following was the duo of junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) and sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) who each tallied a first round 77. Next was sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) with an 80, and senior Matt Warren (Copley) shot an 83.

Mount Union Women's Soccer Drops OAC Contest to #25 Ohio Northern

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union women's soccer team was unable to recover after allowing four first half goals and lost 4-1 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match to #25 Ohio Northern Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bear are ranked 25th in the lastest National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America poll. 


Ashley Sams (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas) scored the only goal of the match for the Purple Raiders (5-4-2, 0-2 OAC) on a free kick in the 55th minute.



The Butler Bulldogs scored the first 10 points of the game, and the last six, and it was just enough as Butler edged the University of Dayton Flyers 29-27 Saturday at Welcome Stadium.  Flyer defensive end Pat Dowd blocked a Butler punt and returned it 58 yards to put UD ahead 27-23 with 12:59 left in the game, but Butler’s David Lang answered with a pair of 35-yard field goals with 7:52 and 1:31 left to win the game for the visitors.

St. Ignatius alum Pat Dowd


The loss snapped Dayton’s 11-game Pioneer Football League winning streak and dropped the Flyers to 3-2 on the season, and 1-1 in the PFL.  Butler is now also 3-2 and 1-1. 


The game began with Butler scoring on its first drive of the game. On the eleventh play of an efficient drive, senior quarterback Andrew Huck found senior wide receiver Zach Watkins from three yards out on third-and-goal as the ball was threaded between a couple of Dayton defenders.


With two punts by Dayton, Butler converted on its third possession of the game. After getting the ball on the Dayton 41-yard line, Huck converted to senior wide receiver Jeff Larsen for 12 yards on the first play. Three straight stops by Dayton forced Butler into a field goal attempt, and Lang converted from 46 yards away, making it 10-0 Butler.


Dayton got on the board in the second quarter, when quarterback Will Bardo punched it in from three yards out. That culminated an eight-play, 56 yard drive that included two excellent catches of 17 yards and 16 yards to wide receivers Luke Bellman and Branden Johnson respectively.

The Flyer defense forced Butler to punt on its next two possessions, and the Dayton offense went 44 yards on five plays to give UD its first lead. Bardo ran for 23 yards on the first play.  On a key third-and-four Bardo once again found a lunging Johnson for five yards. And then on the ensuing play, Bardo found Luke Bellman in the back left corner of the end zone. The reception gave the Flyers a 14-10 lead.


Huck led Butler right back, manufacturing an 80-yard drive. After getting down to the Dayton 22-yard line on two key receptions for 21 yards by Zach Watkins, Butler needed to complete a third-and-three to keep the drive alive. Huck connected with sophomore wide receiver Brendan Shannon for 18, getting the ball down to the Dayton four-yard line.  Three plays later, on third-and-goal from the four with 39 seconds left in the half, Larsen received a four-yard pass in the back of the end zone. Even with a missed extra point, Butler retook a 16-14 lead that the ‘Dogs would take to the locker room.