B Page -- Oct. 31, 2011

St. Ignatius alum Kevin Johnson (5)

B-W goes to 7-1; big test comes up with Mount Union next

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College football team defeated Muskingum University, 29-17, today (Saturday, October 22, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game on the Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.  The win set up a showdown next Saturday in Alliance between No.2-ranked Mount Union and B-W.

Today was Professor Appreciation Day where each senior football student-athlete recognized a member of the faculty who has made a difference in his B-W experience.

The victory, for the Yellow Jackets was their fourth straight and improved B-W to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the OAC. It also improved B-W’s all-time record against Muskingum to 40-13-2.  The loss was the fourth straight for Muskingum and drops the Fighting Muskies to 4-4 overall and 3-4 in the OAC.  B-W led 7-0 after one quarter, 14-7 at halftime and 22-14 after three periods.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the 5:59 mark of the first quarter when junior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon/ Senior) threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiverAaron Manders (Toledo/ Cardinal Stritch) to complete a 2-play and 43-yard drive. Sophomore placekicker Chris Mohler (Kent/ Roosevelt) made the PAT kick.
The Fighting Muskies tied the score 7-7 at the 14:56 mark of the second stanza when sophomore QB Dalton Smith threw a 16-yard strike to senior Ronnie Graham to complete a 3-play and 14-yard drive that was set up by a 61-yard punt return by junior Andrew Davis.  Freshman PK Caleb Carpenter made the PAT kick.
B-W regained the lead at 14-7 at the 8:36 mark of the second quarter when sophomore WR/ cornerback Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) caught a 55-yard TD toss from junior QB Andrew Dziak (Maple Heights/ Parma Padua Fransiscan)  to complete a 3-play and 56-yard drive.  Mohler’s PAT kick again was good.
In the third quarter, B-W extended its lead to 16-7 when senior defensive tackle Max Wagner (Mentor)recorded his second safety this season when he sacked Dalton Smith in the endzone at the 6:52 mark. Wagner again came up big with three minutes left in the stanza when he again sacked Smith and forced a fumble deep in Yellow Jacket territory.
O’Rourke said thank you to Wagner two plays later when he scampered by the Yellow Jacket bench en route to a 71-yard TD run. Unfortunately, the Jacket kicker  missed the PAT and B-W led 22-7 with 2:06 left in the third period.

Undaunted, the Muskies came right back and travelled 49 yards in two plays and scored when Smith passed 43 yards to sophomore WR James Washington, who caught the ball at the B-W 20-yard line and ran untouched the rest of the way. Carpenter’s PAT kick made the score 22-14 with 1:39 left in the third.
Muskingum closed to 22-17 with 11:11 left in the contest when Carpenter nailed a 40-yard field goal that hit the middle of the uprights and went forward. The kick capped an 8-play and 24-yard drive following ba B-W punt.
The Yellow Jackets got a big touchdown thanks to another quarterback sack. Following a sack and forced fumble by senior defensive end George “Sonny” Hazelwood at the Muskie 10-yard line, B-W took over at the Muskingum two.  Following a number of plays and penalties by both squads, O’Rourke lofted a 7-yard scoring pass to senior WR Troy Van Meter (Gahanna/ Westerville North) with 6:00 left. Mohler’s PAT kick gave B-W a 29-17 lead.
Padua alum Andrew Dzxiak
Offensively for B-W, O’RourkeDziakJohnson, Manders and junior running back Tyler Lohr (Kent/ Roosevelt) led the way .O’Rourke completed 8-of-18 passes for 83 yards and two TDs. He  also ran for 60 yards in six attempts with the 71-yard TD run. Dziakwas 2-of-4 passing for 64 yards and a TD and ran for 10 yards in 10 carries.  Lohr was the top runner with 86 yards in 18 attempts.  Johnson and Manders each had a team-high two catches and a TD each. The defense was led by Wagner and Hazelwood.Wagner had eight tackles, including 2.5 QB sacks, four tackles for lost yardage, a forced a fumble and the third quarter safety.Hazelwood had six tackles, 2.5 sacks and four tackles for lost yardage.
The Muskingum offense was led by Dalton Smith as he completed 20-of-44 passes passes for 265 and two TDs with an interception. He also ran for a team-high 28 yards in 15 tries. Washington was the top receiver in the game as he caught seven balls for 141 yards with a TD. On defense, Muskingum was led by junior end Steve Stooksbury with a game-high 12 stops.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Saturday, November 5 when they will travel to Alliance to play  the Purple Raider of the University of Mount Union at 1:30 p.m.  Fans can listen to that game live on B-W campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, or via the WBWC Internet web site at www.wbwc.com.  

7 Different Flyers Score In 1,000th Game in School History
The University of Dayton football scored three touchdowns in just over a minute on the game clock to cruise to a 49-10 at Valparaiso on Saturday. Seven different Flyers scored touchdowns for UD in the 1,000th game in school history.
Dayton got 21 points wrapped around halftime to blow the game wide open.  Quarterback Will Bardo ran it in from five yards out with 54 seconds left in the first half, linebacker Collin Monnier intercepted a pass at the UD 46 and then Bardo needed just two plays to go 54 yards, hitting Branden Johnson for a 44-yard TD with 19 seconds before the half.   Valparaiso kicked off to the Flyers to start the second half, and Gary Hunter brought it back 88 yards to put Dayton up 35-3 twelve seconds into the second half. 
Bardo was 15 of 22 for 200 yards passing, and also carried the ball eight times for 58 yards.  Taylor Harris had 15 carries for 77 yards and Dan Jacob added six for 66 yards.  Monnier led the Dayton defense with eight hits, the interception, a fumble recovery and a sack.
Dayton is 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Pioneer Football League.  The Flyers are home next Saturday to host San Diego on Senior Day.  Game time at Welcome Stadium is 1 p.m. ET.

Mount cross second at OAC

LIMA, Ohio—Mount Union's men's cross country team finished second at the Ohio Athletic Conference men's cross country championships at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lima, Ohio. Three Purple Raiders finished in the top 18 to earn All-OAC honors.

Sophomore Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) finished in fifth place (26:05.8), junior Matt Miller(Lakewood/Lakewood) finished in 14th place, and freshman Andrew Nelson (Louisville/Louisville) finished in 15th place (26:31.6) to earn all-conference honors  and lead the Purple Raiders.

Senior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) placed 19th (26:48.2) and freshman Nate Grimm(Lisbon/Leetonia) finished  in 23rd place (26:54.5) to round out the team scoring.

Mount Union's 75 points left them behind first place Ohio Northern, who had 43 points.

The Raiders run again in two weeks at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Oberlin College.

2011 OAC Cross Country Championships
Lima, OH

Team Scores
1. Ohio Northern 43, 2. Mount Union 75, 3. John Carroll 89, 4. Heidelberg 103, 5. Marietta 138, 6. Baldwin-Wallace 161, 7. Wilmington 168, 8. Muskingum 187, 9. Otterbein 249, 10. Capital 279.

Top-10 Individuals
1. Caleb Muller (MAR) 25:27.7, 2. Kenneth Janosko (BW) 25:44.8, 3. Pat Carroll (WILM) 26:02.6, 4. Nathan Rosenbaum(ONU) 26:04.5, 5. Joshua Clemence (MTU) 26:05.8, 6. Michael Simmons (ONU) 26:07.6, 7. Chuck Mule (JCU) 26:07.5, 8. Dan Smith (ONU) 26:08.4, 9. Nick Wojtasik (JCU) 26:09.3, 10. Jake Smith (JCU) 26:09.9.

Mount Union Individuals
5. Joshua Clemence 26:05.8, 14. Matt Miller 25:50.46, 15. Andrew Nelson 26:08.97, 19. Tim Kelly 26:42.13, 23. Nate Grimm 26:42.85, 29. Erik Reed 26:46.91, 32. Konner Lashley 26:49.16, 39. Jon Karmazin 26:57.47.

Yeomen nipped by DePauw

Greencastle, Indiana- The Oberlin College men's soccer team fell to the 17th ranked Tigers of DePauw University 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers took a quick 1-0 lead in the first half, and scored in the 13th minute of the game. The Yeomen took five shots in the first half, but only two were on goal, and the score was 1-0 at half time.

The Tigers would score their second goal of the match in the 60th minute of the match, and go up 2-0. Sophomore Joe Graybealthen would come through for his team in the 80th minute and score his first career goal. It was unassisted, and put the Yeomen in a position to win the game. The Yeomen played better in the second half, out shooting the Tigers 6-3, but it was not enough to win.

The Yeomen finish the 2011 season 6-12 overall, with a 3-6 record in the NCAC. The Yeomen will pick up again in the spring for their non-traditional season, and begin working towards their 2012 campaign.

Olmsted Falls' Julie Radigan has fine senior day but Mount 

falls short

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union volleyball team fell in straight sets to Otterbein, a team they defeated earlier in the season on a neutral court, Saturday afternoon at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Senior Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) was recognized prior to the match as the team's only senior. 


She then went on to lead the Purple Raiders with 24 assists, nine kills, and a .692 hitting percentage.

Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) added eight kills in the 21-25, 15-25, 22-25 loss to the Cardinals. Mount Union's defense was led by Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) with 19 digs and Deanna Glass(Medina/Medina) with three blocks.

With the win, Otterbein (25-4, 8-1) extends their winning streak to 14 matches and takes sole possession of second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Cardinals, who had a team hitting percentage of .364, were led by Aly Nagle's 17 kills. Tabatha Piper had 38 assists and Lindsey Russell added 17 digs.

Mount Union (21-7, 7-2) will be the No. 3 seed in next week's OAC Tournament. It will host Capital on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a first-round matchup.

Mount Union swimming opens season with a win

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union women's swimming and diving team began the season with a strong non-conference showing, as they defeated Hiram, 185-92.

Leading the way for the Purple Radiers were seniors Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) and  Allison Davila (Middleburg Heights/Midpark), as well as sophomore Courtney Gabel (Fremont/Fremont Ross). The trio each won a pair of events for Mount Union.


Kolesar won the 50-yard backstroke (:29.49) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.20). Davila swept the 50 and 100 breaststroke events with times of :34.25 and 1:14.56, while Gabel took the 50 butterfly (:27.23) and the 50 free (:24.96).

Others placing first on the day were Kerry McCann (Bow, N.H./Bow) in the 1000 free (11:51.21), Katy Alkire(Akron/Firestone) in the 200 free (2:03.40), Wilma Levengood (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) in the 100 butterfly (1:03.80), Elizabeth Juran (Independence/Independence) in the 100 free (:57.45), and Taylor Harrison(New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) in the 500 free (5:29.60).

In relay action, the 200 medley relay team of Juran, Gabel, Madalyn Zalewski (New Kensington, Pa./Valley), and Jocelyn Gaydos(Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) took first with a time of 1:55.51.

Mount Union (1-0) will return to the pool Friday at 6 p.m. for a conference meet with John Carroll.

Oberlin Field Hockey Sends Seniors Out in Style

Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College field hockey team scored early and often as it defeated Earlham College 3-1 in what was the season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon.

The victory, which was a perfect way to send out seniors Kiri Brenner and Emily Whitaker, was seventh of the season and fourth conference victory for the Yeowomen.

Oberlin jumped on Earlham with three first-half goals. The first came courtesy of Lindani Johnson as she finished off a penalty corner service from Eloise Reid.  Reid later added a score of her own with an assist coming from rookie Jodi Helsel.

The first-half scoring came to an end at the 29:29 mark when Claire Yeske finished off a loose ball in front of the cage. Oberlin was shooting at the south side of the field in the first half, which allowed for better scoring opportunities due to the poor field conditions that remained on the north side.

The Quakers would finally break through in the 49th minute when Diana Ainembabazi sent a shot past Yeowomen keeper Kiran Puri. However, they would be kept off the scoreboard from there.

After firing off 14 shots in the first half, Oberlin attempted six attempts in the second session. Overall they triggered 20 shots compared to Earlham’s 13. The Quakers finished with a slight 10-9 edge in penalty corners. Puri finished with eight saves. 

Oberlin concludes the season at 7-11 overall and 4-10 in the league.

NCAC FOOTBALL: Denison tops Oberlin

Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College football team dropped a 38-27 shootout at Denison University on Saturday afternoon at Piper Stadium in Granville, Ohio.

The Yeomen had four different players throw at least two passes in the game as normal starter Josh Mandel left early on in the contest with an injury. The impressive part was that the Yeomen still threw for 296 yards and four touchdowns in the setback.

The ground game was equally impressive with 188 total yards, led by 74 from senior Drew Mixter on just eight carries.  He also added a 47-yard TD reception. Adam Niec was the team’s top pass catcher with 113 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches. All in all the Yeomen outgained Denison 484-470.

Oberlin got on the board first as Mandel capped off a 4-play, 39-yard drive with a four-yard TD toss to Robin Witjes with 9:43 left in the first quarter.

The Big Red offense was stagnant out of the gates as the Yeomen defense forced them to punt on their first three possessions before David Kalgren came away with an interception on their fourth drive. However, they were finally able to break out of it by scoring touchdowns on their next three drives leading into halftime.

Trailing 21-7 with just 1:19 remaining in the opening half, the Yeomen used just three plays to make it a one-score game. Mixter started the drive with a 47-yard scamper and two plays later Witjes threw a 28-yard TD pass down the seam to Niec.

The Big Red would add a field goal in the third and two scores early in the fourth to claim a 38-14 lead.

Spartan Women Take Fifth at UAA Championship

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Case Western Reserve University women's cross country teams finished fifth during the 2011 University Athletic Association Cross Country Champioship on Saturday, October 29 hosted by the University of Chicago at Montrose Beach. As a team, the women placed fifth overall.

Junior Corin Bowen (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) along with senior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) both earned all-conference honors  as Case placed three runners in the top-25. Bowen stopped the clock with a time of 22:56.84 less than half a second ahead of Cabrera’s 22nd-place time of 22:57.33.

The team championship was won by Washington University in St. Louis with 25 points, New York University with 68, Emory University (Ga.) with 85, host Chicago with 114 and Case with 118. Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) with 178, Brandeis University (Mass.) with 185 and University of Rochester (N.Y.) with 186 round out the team scores.

Also in the top-25 for the Spartans was freshman Kristen Ruckstuhl (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) turned in a time of 23:46.25 to place 25th, while classmate Erica Bauerbach (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) crossed the line in 36th place in a time of 24:07.38. Rounding out the top-five scorers for the Spartans was sophomore Brooke Simpson (Solon, Ohio/Solon) in a time of 23:25.38 for 43rd place.


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team closed the 2011
season today with a 1-0 loss to Wilmington College in an Ohio Athletic
Conference match at Charlie Gilhart Field in Wilmington, Ohio.  Eight
Student Princes-forwards Matt Condon (Powell/Bishop Watterson) and Mike
Harling (Manchester, England/Holy Cross), midfielders Dillard Anu
(Westerville/South), Jeff Gordon (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview) and Michael
Juart (Hilliard/Darby), defenders Andrew Bertram (Medina/Cloverleaf) and Joe
Trejo (Tuscon, Az./Sabino), and goalkeeper Luke Terndrup (Columbus/Bishop
Ready)-made their final appearances in the Tri-Color.

Spartan Men’s Swimming & Diving Opens Season with 3-0 Performance at Rochester Quad Meet

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Case Western Reserve University men's swimming & diving team opened its 2011-12 campaign with a 3-0 performance at the University of Rochester Quad Meet on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 at the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center.

The Spartans defeated Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.), 191-173, New York University, 214-150, and host Rochester, 205-159.  

On day one, the Spartans got a strong showing in relay events.

The 800-yard freestyle relay team placed first as the quartet of freshmen Eric Haufler (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Elliot Kerbel (Skokie, Ill./Niles West) along with sophomores Heath Hudgins (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) and Scott McHenry (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) touched the wall in 7:10.83.

The 400 medley relay team placed second as the quartet of freshman Alex Haufler (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key), sophomore Sean Nickley (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), Eric Haufler and sophomore Gus Bailey (Grove City, Ohio/Grove City) finished with a time of 3:33.04.

The 200 free relay squad of Kerbel, freshmen Tony Zhang (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) and Andrew Bollinger (Boulder, Colo./Fairview) and Bailey placed second in 1:26.94.

Individually, Clyde captured second in the 200 individual medley with a mark of 2:01.34.

On day two, sophomore Daniel Jacobson turned in a pair of top-two finishes. The team's 2011 Rookie of the Year won the three-meter event with 258.55 points and placed second on the one-meter board with 256.60.

Relays were effective again as the 200-yard medley team of Alex Haufler, Nickley, Eric Haufler and Bailey won in 1:37.56. The 400 yard medley quartet of Eric Haufler, Zhang, Kerbel and Bailey won in 3:11.70.

Individually, Nickley won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.72 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.77. Bailey won the 50 free in 21.59. Eric Haufler was runner-up in the 100 yard free at 47.93 and the 200 free at 52.15. Alex Haufler won the 200 back in 1:56.66 and placed third in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.54

Cindric's Goal Thrusts Purple Raiders into OAC Tournament

WESTERVIILE, Ohio—A first half goal by Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) was enough for the Mount Union men's soccer team to earn a 1-0 win on the road over Otterbein.

Cindric's goal came with under a minute remaining in the first half. He was able to gather a ball just outside the box and beat the keeper to give the Purple Raiders a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. This was the third goal of the week for Cindric, who scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Muskingum on Tuesday night.

That was all of the scoring junior goalkeeper Jon Critell (Younsgtown/Cardinal Mooney) would need. Critell made two saves in recording his seventh shutout of the season.

Otterbein (5-10-2, 3-6-0) goalkeeper Kyle Ripma made six saves.

The win clinches a second straight Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament appearance for Mount Union. The Purple Raiders (9-8-2, 4-3-2) will play Monday night at 7 p.m. and will learn their opponent upon the conclusion of tonight's Heidelberg at Wilmington match.

DePauw blanks Yeowomen

Greencastle, Indiana- The Oberlin College women's soccer team lost their 2011 season finale to DePauw University on Saturday, with a final score of 3-0.

On paper, the Yeowomen looked like their offense really struggled to find a rhythem, managing only one shot on goal throughout the entire game. However, head coach Kristen Hayden felt that her team created a few great scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert them into goals.

DePauw scored all three goals in the first half. The Yeowomen defense was able to bear down for their final 45 minutes of the 2011 season, and not allow a goal.

The Yeowomen managed two corners on the day, while DePauw had four. The Tigers out shot the Yeowomen 11 to nine, with eight shots being on goal.

The Yeowomen will start their non-traditional season this spring, and start preparing for the 2012 campaign that returns 17 members of the team, including eight starters. Oberlin ends the year at 5-12-2, with a conference record of 1-6-1.

Mount men's swimming opens up strong at Hiram

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Mount Union's men's swimming and diving team got off to a strong start as they handled the Terriers of Hiram, 170-82, in a non-conference match-up.

The Purple Raiders were paced by senior Dominique Melvin (Woodmere/Orange), sophomore Mike Zappa(Shelby/Shelby), and freshman Brian Ruhe (Versailles/Versailles), who each won two events on the day.

Melvin won both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events, with times of :22.47 and :51.41, respectively. Zappa claimed first in the 50 (:24.46) and 100 butterfly (:54.65) events, while Ruhe was victorious in the 50 (:28.80) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.77).

Also taking individual events for Mount Union were Nick Bester (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) in the 1000 free (10:55.02), Thomas Spichiger (Granville/Granville) in the 200 free (1:57.18), Zach Melvin (Woodmere/Orange) in the 50 backstroke (:27.17), Hayden Birnbrich (Pataskala/Columbus St. Charles Prep) in the 100 backstroke (:57.71), and Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) in the 500 free (5:05.61).

The Purple Raiders also won the 200 medley relay (1:44.04), with the team of Birnbrich, Ruhe, Bester, and Spichiger.

Mount Union (1-0) will return to the pool Friday at 6 p.m. for a conference meet with John Carroll.