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Yeomen Get Tripped Up & Knocked Out 
in Season Finale Against Kenyon

Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team had their North Coast Athletic Conference fate in the balance, but fell short to No. 21 Kenyon 2-1 on Saturday Night at Fred Shults Field.

With the loss Oberlin ends its season at 7-10-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the NCAC. Due to tiebreakers, the Yeomen also find themselves on the outside of the NCAC Tournament field. 

“This is a very disappointing after battling so hard all season long and to come this close, it really hurts,” Head Coach Blake New said.

The Lords (14-1-2, 6-1-1 NCAC) netted the game’s first goal in the 24th minute on shot from the top of the box by Felix Hoffman that deflected off an OC defender before making its way into the cage. 

Just four minutes later Oliver Miller-Farrell would add the equalizer with a deep strike that came from just inside the circle. Miller-Farrell also had a goal waived off in the first half as his free kick attempt made its way into the cage, but unfortunately it was indirect free kick meaning another player must touch the ball first before it can be scored. 

Just inside the 59-minute mark the Lords would book what would prove to be the game-winning goal, as Peter Nolan would head in a corner kick service from Andrew Parmelee.

The Yeomen continued to fight; earning three corner kicks over the final 15 minutes, but couldn’t register a promising look at the goal. Off a free kick in the 87th minute Evan Atwell did rip off a header towards the net, but unfortunately Lords’ keeper Tyler Schatz was right there to make the save. 

Senior Zach Lipshultz, who played in his final game in the crimson and gold, did his part to keep things close as he made 10 saves on the night. 

All in all Oberlin was out-shot 19-7 and lost the corner kick battle 9-3. 

Seniors Evan AtwellDavid LoweWyatt HaymanJustin Norman and Drew Williamson joined Lipshultz as those who were honored at half time.

2010 NCAC Tournament Field 

#1 Ohio Wesleyan 7-0-1 (22)
#2 Kenyon 6-1-1 (19)
#3 Denison 4-3-1 (13)
#4 Allegheny 4-3-1 (13)

Emory held the edge in corners 8-5, scoring first in the 41st minute on cross from Charlie Donahue to Andrew Natalino. EU added a second goal in the 76th minute on a breakaway goal by Kamron Zia.

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Junior goalkeeper Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) made six saves on the afternoon, as four different Spartans notched two shots on goal. It was just the fourth time this season Case has been shutout for a loss.
The Spartans will look to rebound on the road November 6 in their final regular season match against the University of Roche

Case Volleyball Maxes Out on Sets, Splits Two with 

Otterbein and Mount Union at Tri-match

ALLIANCE, OH – Closing out the regular season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team dropped its first match of the day against Otterbein University in a hard fought five-setter, but rebounded to defeat the University of Mount Union 3-2 in the nightcap of a tri-match on Saturday, October 30.<http://www.case.edu/athletics/varsity/sports_men/mccountry/stats/2010/UAA_Championships_Story.html>
With the split, the Spartans wrap up the regular season 22-8 overall and will play next on November 5-6 when the University Athletic Association Championships arrive at the Veale Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

The Spartans opened up day’s action by dropping the first set against Otterbein, 25-19, before coming back to dominate in sets two and three by scores of 25-14 and 25-15. With the win on the line, however, Case faltered in sets four and five, dropping both a 25-19 and 15-12 decision.

Junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Badin) and Rachael Suchy led the way on the offensive end with 19 and 13 kills, respectively. McCutchan added an efficient .302 hit percentage to go along with four block assists and an ace. Sophomore setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) orchestrated the offensive attack with 43 assists.
Defensively, the Spartans saw four athletes reach double-digits in digs led by sophomore libero Rachel Gulasey’s (Cleveland, OH/Magnificat) game-high 23. Senior defensive specialist Maggie Nofel (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) added 19, while senior outside hitter Beth Karpinski (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) tallied 15 and sophomore defensive specialist Kara Monnin (Minster, OH/Minster) contributed 12.
In the nightcap, Case topped Mount 29-27 in the first set before dropping two straight, 25-22 and 25-21. Staring at a second loss, the Spartans rallied for a 27-25 win in the fourth and then took the deciding fifth frame by a 15-10 score.
Sophomore middle hitter/right side Allie Palmer (Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) ripped off 17 kills to lead the offense and was supported by Suchy’s 14-kill effort and an additional 11 kills by McCutchan. Freeman controlled the offense again dishing out 51 assists, and also added 15 digs. Four other Spartans reached double-digits in digs, including Gulasey’s 27 dig effort. Nofel chipped in with another 17, while Monnin had 15 and McCutchan tallied 10 for a double-double.
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B-W Men’s Soccer Team Shuts Out 

Muskingum, 4-0, in Berea; Plays Capital in 

OAC Tourney

On Tuesday in Columbus

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rivalMuskingum University, 4-0, tonight (Saturday, October 30, 2010) in the nightcap of a women’s and men’s Seniors’ and Parents’ Day doubleheader in The George Finnie Stadium in Berea.  In the opener, the Yellow Jacket women defeated the Fighting Muskie women, 5-0.

With its win, B-W improved to 11-5-4 overall and 4-3-2 in the OAC and opens play in next week’s Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday, November 2 against Capital University in Columbus at 2:00 p.m.  B-W’s shutout of the Fighting Muskies marked the second straight season that it whitewashed the Fighting Muskies in front of a regional cable television audience on SportsTime Ohio.  Last year, B-W beat the Muskies, 4-0.  With its loss, Muskingum fell to 8-8-3 overall and 2-5-2 in the OAC and ends its season.

In the first half, neither team scored and the game was deadlocked at 0-0 at the intermission.

In the second half, B-W finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute mark when the ball deflected off the goalie and sophomore midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit) hammered the rebound home for a 1-0 lead.  The goal was Brennan’s six this season.

The Yellow Jackets put the game away at the 75:15 mark when All-OAC forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina/ Senior) put the ball in the goal in the far post from the 18 via an assist from junior midfielder Andy Thompson (Huron).  Vandendriessche’s goal was his eighth this season.  Then senior midfielder Jeff Bonezzi (Medina/ Senior) scored his third goal of the season at the 86:44 mark and classmate Tyler Leister (Stow/ Stow-Munroe Falls) scored the final goal of the night with 37 seconds left via an assist from Bonezzi.

Overall, B-W outshot the Fighting Muskies, 24-10, and also outcornered Muskingum, 5-3.

In goal, sophomore goalie Ryan Hulings (Centerville) faced 10 Muskie shots and made 6 saves.  The shutout was Huling’s sixth this season.

The first round of the 2010 OAC Men’s Soccer Tournament begins on Tuesday, November 2, the semifinals are on Thursday, Nov. 4 and the Championship Match is on Saturday, November 6.  All games are played at the site of the highest seeded team.   To learn all of the pairings, sites and game times in the first round, please visit the OAC Web site on Sunday, Oct. 31 at www.oac.org.

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Today’s doubleheader between B-W and OAC rival Muskingum University was taped and will be shown on a delay basis by regional cable network SportsTime Ohio (www.sportstimeohio.com). 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.
The Spartans would hold onto a 1-0 advantage until the 73rd minute when Emory’s Lee Bachouros found the net for her first goal of the season, but the two teams battled to a stalemate for the rest of regulation.
EU’s Kelly Costopoulos then nailed the game-winner from inside the box in the 92nd minute to seal the win.
Junior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) played a fantastic match in net for the Spartans, saving nine shots as Emory held an 11-3 advantage in shots on goal. Emory also edged Case, 6-2, in corners.
Case has now played four matches against ranked opponents this season, compiling a record of 0-3-1. With one game remaining in the regular season, it won’t get any easier for the Spartans as they travel to New York to take on No. 24 Rochester in another UAA contest on November 6 at 5:00 p.m.