B Page -- Oct. 4, 2011 -- S/A's and more

Lucky seven variant S/A's score goals as Avon Lake romps over Lorain High in boys’ soccer

Seven different Student/Athletes scored goals Monday night to lead Avon Lake boys’ soccer to a 7-1 win over Lorain High.

Nick Stephenson and Alex Yungvirt each had a pair of assists for the Shoremen.

Zac Strimbu and Mac Bates shared duties in goal, allowing the Titans only one goal in the two halves combined.

Avon Lake 7 Lorain  

Records Avon Lake: 6-3-3 Lorain: 2-8-


Lorain: Quintero

Avon Lake: Strimbu, Stephenson, Murdock, Siko, Smith, Nock, O’Connor


Lorain: Gonzalez

Avon Lake: Stephenson 2, Yungvirt 2, O’Connor, Houk, Kovach

Goalies: Lorain, Ferguson (10 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (0 saves), Mac Bates (2 saves)

Score at half: Avon Lake 4 Lorain 0

Shots for Avon Lake: 29

Shots for Lorain:   6

Corners for Lorain: 2

Corners for AL: 13

Magnificat’s youngsters take fourth in open race of Meet of Champions; Abbie Marquard crosses in 10th in varsity race

Magnificat’s cross country teams competed in the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Bradley High School this past weekend and turned in some impressive finishes despite the wicked weather conditions.

“The day represented what true cross country is all about: sloppy muddy, windy conditions,” said Magnificat coach Anjanette Arabian.

The day was about competing against the competition and throwing times out of the window.  The freshmen/sophomore squad and open teams stole the show.  

The freshmen/sophomore team finished 4th overall led by Gretchen Horning with an impressive 3rd place finish.

The open race was led by three top ten finishers, Erin Gallagher in 5th place, Katie Kerr in 7th place and Bridgette Coyne in 10th place.  Abbie Marquard finished an impressive 10th place overall in the varsity race.

This coming Saturday, the team will compete at the Medina Cross Country Festival.

Oberlin College Club Sports Report

By Cynthia Getschow

With over twenty players in attendance, last Saturday's badminton session confirms that badminton at Oberlin is here to stay! Several new players joined several of the more regular players last Saturday. The Badminton Club looks forward to adding a more competitive edge to some of the games in the weeks ahead. But in any case, it welcomes players of any experience level to join other like-minded players in Philips on Saturdays, 3-5pm!

The Oberlin Intercollegiate Bowling team has spent the past week preparing intensively for its next tournament. The AC Open, which will be held in Adrian, Michigan this upcoming Saturday, October 8th features 14 solid teams. The Thunder believe that they can build off their start in the first American Heartland Conference Meet to perform well this upcoming Saturday. All team members learned a lot from the first tournament and received a refresher on how difficult lane conditions become at collegiate tournaments. The bowling team hopes to progress throughout the season, and looks to have another week of continuous improvement in preparation for the AC Open.

This week the Oberlin College Dressage Team had its weekly practices. Also, member Devon Lycette, riding the Friesian lesson horse Penny, showed the weekend of October 1st. Devon rode Introductory Test C and received a 65.5%, a personal record; she placed 3rd for the season.

Coed Soccer
Despite a week full of anticipation, hard training and intense scrimmages, the Squirrels were completely routed by the rain gods. As rain poured incessantly on Saturday morning, the fields were pulled and the game against Ohio Northern cancelled at the last minute. The team, undeterred, eagerly awaits Hillsdale next Saturday and looks to get back together with ONU sometime in November. As the team chemistry builds and bonds strengthen, it is only their first match that keeps the Squirrels from going all out this season.

The cycling club had another slow week due to rain and wind.

After successful performances at the Fencers Attacking Diabetes tournament on Sept. 24-25, the Flaming Blades had a straight week of practice, preparing for individual and team competitions in the upcoming months.

Women’s Rugby
This past Saturday, the Rhinos faced off against Ashland. Despite their thrilling defensive maneuvers, the Rhinos suffered a loss against their league’s number one team. On Sunday, the team celebrated the life of Rachel "Prospie" Avcioglu with her close family and friends at a service held at Fairchild Chapel. Afterwards a tree was planted near the rugby pitch in her memory. This coming weekend the Rhinos will be playing at home against Ohio Wesleyan at 11am.

Table Tennis
After weeks of practicing strokes and footwork, the Table Tennis Club is gearing up for its first match of the semester. Ashland University is bringing their table tennis club to compete against Oberlin's own on Sunday October 9th, 1:15 pm in West Gym. Stop by to watch intense table tennis action.

The Tumbling Club has gotten off to a great start this fall. With fresh new coaching styles, they have been digging into the core of tumbling technique and conditioning to build a solid skill base for all their members. Tumbling Club is also looking to sponsor workshops and a performance by Team Ryouko, a professional tricking and stunt group.

Men’s Ultimate
After battling through rain, wind, and mud, the Flying Horsecows finished their home tournament in third place with a 5-2 record. One mile west of Tappan Square on Lorain Street was the site of nine Midwest frisbee teams playing ultimate frisbee at Oberlin's annual Force Freedom ultimate frisbee tournament. Throughout the tournament, the Flying Horsecows beat some tough competition including Allegheny College, Bluffton University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and West Virginia University. In the end, the Horsecows and Ponycalves gained experience and established themselves as a team to be reckoned with in the coming year. Scores from this weekend can be foundhere.

Women’s Ultimate
The Manti braved the mud, rain, gusts, and cold weather this weekend to host nine teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania in their annual Force Freedom tournament. Oberlin’s A and B teams both kept their spirit and their game up throughout the two days of competition, which took place at a soccer complex on Butternut Ridge Road. The A team placed second to Ohio University, though the Manti put up a great fight in the championship game. The Manti used this tournament not only as an opportunity to practice strategy and gain skills with throwing in the wind, but also to build team bonds and learn each other’s strengths. See all the results of this weekend by clickinghere.

Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s Tennis Team Competed at Oberlin College Fall Invitational

OBERLIN --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team competed in the Oberlin College Fall Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2.   12 singles players and six doubles teams took part in the tournament.

In singles play,  the Yellow Jackets were led by senior Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) , sophomore Joshua Pecinovsky (Columbus/Bishop Hartley) and freshman Kyle Patterson (Wooster/Triway) who all went 2-0. 

Trzeciak defeated Mike Provenzano of Allegheny (Pa.) College by a score of 8-3 and Blake DeMond ofIndiana Institute of Technology 6-3 and 6-0.  Pecinovsky posted victories against Peter Scanniello of John Carroll 8-1 and Frank Mosconi of Allegheny by scores of 7-5, 4-6 and 12-10.  Patterson defeated  Sriram Aranganathan of Indiana Tech 9-8 (6-0) and Charlie Marks of Oberlin by scores of 3-6, 6-3, 10-1

In addition, B-W got single victories from senior Taylor Long (Ashland), juniors Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and Alex Kearney (North Olmsted), sophomores Brad Minrovic (Akron/Ellet) and freshmen Mike Mullaney (South Bend, Indiana/St. Joseph’s), Kevin Paradis (Olmsted Falls) and Andreas Reichert (New Philadelphia/Claymont).

In doubles action, the team of Patterson and Pecinovsky went 2-0 while Horvath and Trzeciak had a record of 2-1.  Patterson and Pecinovsky defeated Jordan Cunningham and Gary Zambrano of Indiana Tech 8-1 and Michael Hulseman and Hunter Pellegrini of John Carroll by a score of 8-5.  Horvath and Trzeciak posted victories against Mike Provenzano and Alex Hurtuk of Allegheny (Pa.) 8-6 and Tim Spitzer and Peter Scanniello of John Carroll 8-5.

In addition the doubles teams of Long and Minrovic and sophomore Zach Elbin (Findlay) and Paradis each posted one victory.

Mount Union Golf S/A's Get Engaged at Tournament

Mount Union senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) loves golf ... she works in golf, plays on the Purple Raiders golf team and wants to work in golf so her boyfriend thought no better place to pop the question than on a golf course.

West G. Alumna Megan Zenobi and Lake grad Colin Broughton engage in "rings on links"

Her boyfriend is Mount Union senior and men's golfer Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) thought of the idea about a month ago after purchasing the engagement ring.

Zenobi finished her round Sunday at the Capital Invitational at Foxfire Golf Club just south of Columbus with a crowd around the 18th green.  As she tapped in final putt she went to get her golf bag when Broughton came on the green and when Zenobi turned around he was on one knee.

"I wanted to do something she would never forget," commented Broughton.  "Keeping it a secret was the truly hard part."

Broughton found a women's tournament on the schedule that the men's team was not competiting, then had to get Mount Union head men's and women's golf coach Dan MacDuffie on board.

"Coach (Lindsay) Reynolds from Capital, all the folks at Foxfire and the team's playing in Megan's group were all very supportive," stated MacDuffie.  "They are two great student-athletes and all of us were excited to be a part of it."

It was really a perfect day for the Raiders as they won the team title at the tournament, Zenobi posted her second straight top-10 finish of the Fall and her teammate, fellow senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) took Medalist honors.

"I had no idea it was coming," said Zenobi, a sport business major who wants to work with children and golf.  "I was in so much shock I don't really remember all of it but it was absolutely perfect for me. I've been golfing my entire life and it truly is my passion so it couldn't have been any better. It was really nice to have my team, coach as well as my other friends in the OAC there. They've been such a huge part of my life and I'm glad they got to share it with me."

The pair met two years ago in a marketing class as Colin is a business administration major with concentrations in marketing and management, became friends and starting dating that spring.

Broughton also has a pair of top 10 finishes this fall including a seventh place finish at the OAC Fall Invite a couple weeks ago.

"I wanted it to be special for Megan," said Broughton.  "It was perfect, even better that the team winning the tournament." 

The wedding is being planned for sometime in 2014. 

Mount wins Capital Fall Invite

LOCKBOURNE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's golf team fired a 356 and won the Capital Fall Invite at Foxfire Golf Club Sunday just outside of Columbus, Ohio.

Senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) had an eight-over-par 80 to win Medalist honors by eight shots. It marked the second straight day, she won the Otterbein Fall Classic on Saturday, and third straight Medalist honor for Snode.

Three other Purple Raiders posted top 10 finishes as Sophomore Kelly Slutz (Smithville/Orrville) was in third with an 89, senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geagua) was tied for seventh with a 92 and freshman Roxi Hoch (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) was tied for ninth with a 95.


Heidelberg volleyball to host Bluffton in non-conference match Tuesday

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University volleyball team, currently ranked
eighth by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, will host Bluffton
 in a non-conference match Tuesday at Seiberling Gymnasium.  The
match is slated for 7 p.m.

The Berg enters the match 18-2 overall and riding a nine-match winning
streak following four sweeps at Nazareth College's Purple & Gold
Invitational last weekend and has lost just one set during that stretch.


Heidelberg is led offensively by junior second-team All-OAC outside hitter
Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway), who leads the team with 142 kills and a
.377 hitting percentage, and senior reigning OAC player of the year Jackie
Reinhart (New Riegel) with 126 kills.  Reinhart surpassed the 1,000-kill
mark for her career in the Berg's last home match against Capital.

Three more student-athletes have already recorded 100 kills for the season,
including junior rightside hitter Jacki Street (Grafton/Midview), who was
named the most valuable player at last weekend's tournament.

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LEC schedules fan bus for Wayne State game

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – For the second straight week, the Lake Erie College Department of Athletics will offer fans an opportunity to ride the Storm Fan Bus to the football team's game at 6th-ranked Wayne State Universityon Saturday, Oct. 8.

Kickoff for the game is at 12:05 p.m.  The Storm Fan Bus will depart from the parkign lot of the Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

Cost is $35 and includes transportation to-and-from the game in Detroit, Mich., as well as snacks, beverages and a ticket to the game.

Space is limited and fans can reserve their seat by emailing sportsinfo@lec.edu or calling 440.375.7469. Deadline to reserve a seat is Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m

Erika Lim Advances to Singles Championship During USTA/ITA Central Regional Championship

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis junior Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton) advanced to the finals of the three-day 2011 United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Tournament on Sunday, October 2. The main singles draw consisted of 64 student-athletes from all over the region vying for a title in the three-day event that was hosted by Kalamazoo College.

Lim, who advanced to the finals with a walkover win in the semifinals, squared off with No. 1 seed Kendra Higgins of the University of Chicago (Ill.). Higgins took the title in straight sets by 6-1, 6-4 scores.

Lim, the No. 6 overall seed in the draw, opened play with three straight-set victories over Mary Catherine Faller (6-0, 6-0) of St. Mary’s College (Ind.), Lilianna Broussalian (6-2, 6-1) of Denison University and Theresa Petraskova (6-0, 6-1) of Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.). In the quarterfinal round, Lim battled No. 2 seed Jennifer Kung of Chicago. Lim took the first set, 6-4, but Kung rebounded to win the second, 6-2. The two went back-and-forth in the final set before Lim advanced to the semifinals by a 6-4 score in the decisive set.

After losing her first-round singles match in the main draw, freshman Marianne Bonnano (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) posted two straight-set victories in the first two rounds of the consolation finals. She fell in the consolation quarterfinals to Kate Westernberger by a 6-2, 7-6 (4) score for a 2-2 record.

Sophomore Kara Richardson (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) also competed in the singles main draw. She won her opening-round match against Elyse Schmitt of Allegheny by a 6-2, 6-2 score before falling to Maggie MacPhail of DePauw University (Ind.) with scores of 6-2, 6-4.

In the collegiate singles draw, freshman Angie Korpusik (Campbell, Calif./Presentation), junior Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) and sophomore Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) each went 2-1.

Toledo Tops Miami, 3-0, on Senior Day

Miami’s five seniors recognized prior to match

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University’s women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the Mid-American Conference’s first-place team, Toledo, Sunday afternoon at Miami Soccer Field on Senior Day. The RedHawks (6-5-0, 1-3-0 MAC) have now dropped three straight matches for the first time since 2008 while the Rockets (6-5-1, 4-0-0 MAC) remain the MAC’s only perfect team.

“We learned why Toledo’s now 4-0 in the league and at the top,” head coach Bobby Kramig said. “They’re a very good team, very committed to what they’re doing.”

Miami played aggressively in the opening minutes, firing the first two shots of the game, but a Toledo goal by team scoring-leader Rachel MacLeod in the 15th minute put the Rockets ahead 1-0. The RedHawks tried to clear from their own zone, but MacLeod made a steal, took a step inside the 18-yard box at the right corner and placed a shot inside the left post.

Watch and Listen to Miami Hockey All Season

RedHawks to be televised 17 times, including three national broadcasts



OXFORD, Ohio – Those looking to follow Miami Hockey in 2011-12 should have plenty of options when trying to watch or listen to the RedHawks, as 17 games will be televised this season, including three nationally, while several contests will also be aired on radio.


Miami will appear on CBS Sports Network (formerly CBS College Sports) three times in 2011-12, playing in front of a national audience, with two of those contests taking place at Steve Cady Arena. The RedHawks’ Feb. 4 game at Michigan will be Miami’s first appearance on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) while the Red and White will also air on CBSSN Feb. 17 against Notre Dame and Feb. 24 against Ohio State, which is the regular-season home finale. The Feb. 4 and Feb. 17 games begin at 7:35 p.m. while the contest with OSU begins at 6:05 p.m. Please note the time change for Feb. 24 from the original 7:35 p.m. start time. CBS Sports Network is available across the country via local cable and video providers and nationally on DISH NETWORK (Channel 152) and DIRECTV (Channel 613).


In addition to the national broadcasts, Miami will be shown on the Ohio News Network (ONN) 13 times as part of the Miami IMG Sports Television Network. Among the games to be broadcast on ONN are Saturday’s game against Bemidji State (Oct. 8), series’ with Michigan (Nov. 11-12), Western Michigan (Jan. 20-21), Northern Michigan (Jan. 27-28) and Alabama-Huntsville (Feb. 10-11). Home games with Ohio State (Dec. 10) and Notre Dame (Feb. 18) also highlight the ONN broadcasts. ONN is seen in more than 1.8 million households in the state of Ohio and can be found on Time Warner Cable channel 362 and AT&T U-Verse channel 233.


The RedHawks will also be seen on Fox Sports Detroit Plus once during the year, when Miami plays at Michigan Feb. 3 at 7:35 p.m.


In addition to television, Miami will have several of its games broadcast on radio on WKBV-AM 1490 (Richmond, Ind.) and WMOH-AM 1450 (Hamilton) through the Miami Sports Network from IMG College. Greg Waddell returns for his sixth season as the “Voice of the Miami Hockey.” WKBV-AM will air 20 Miami games while WMOH-AM will have between 10 and 20 games on its airwaves. The schedule for WKBV broadcasts is listed below while WMOH will announce its schedule in the near future.


All Miami hockey games can be heard on MURedHawks.com through the Miami All-Access subscription package. All home games, except those on CBSSN and Fox Sports Detroit, will also be streamed with live video through All-Access. Fans also have access to broadcasts from other Miami sports, as well, with a subscription.


Miami’s first TV and radio game will be Saturday, Oct. 8 against Bemidji State, which will be on ONN and WKBV. The Oct. 7 meeting with BSU can be seen on All-Access.



In tight defensive battle, St. Joe’s denies Western Reserve Academy entry into double-digit win column

Last night (Monday), the St. Joe Academy Jaguars traveled to Hudson to play the 9-2-3 Western Reserve Academy Pioneers. In a hard fought match the Jags shutout the Pioneers 1-0. Midway through the second half Junior Melanie Ward crossed the ball to Junior Nicole Mikolcic for the goal. The JV Gold match was cancelled because of pitch conditions.

On Wednesday, the Jaguars travel to play the 9-2-1 South Range High School Raiders in North Lima at 6:00 pm and JV Purple will travel to play the Fairview Park Warriors at 5:00 pm. 

For more of today’s Student/Athletics coverage, go to the Oct. 4 A page by clicking and downloading:https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-page----oct-4-2011

Oberlin College spikes up S/A fan competition

Oberlin, Ohio - Your Oberlin College eam has the chance to win a pizza party hosted by your two favorite assistant athletic 
directors, Eric Lahetta andMike Mancini.  All you have to do is get out there and support your fall sports teams.

Oberlin College SID Mike Mancini

The contest works like this, each fall athletic team has selected one game as their “featured game”.  While at that “featured game”, you and your teammates have to check in with the game manager or at the designated location and the team with the highest percentage attendance at each of these games wins the pizza party.   The reason we are using percentage of the team is because of the varying sizes of teams. 

The first featured game is tomorrow night (Oct. 4) as the Yeomen soccer team host the nationally ranked Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan. So get out there and support your fellow Yeomen and Yeowomen squads.

Featured Games
Field Hockey: Saturday, October 15th (12:00 p.m.)
Football: Saturday, October 15th (1:00 p.m.)
Men’s Soccer: Tuesday, October 4th (7:00 p.m.)
Women’s Soccer:  Tuesday, October 11th (7:00 p.m.)
Volleyball:  Tuesday, November 1st (7:00 p.m.)

Check-in Sites
Field Hockey:  check-in with game manager, Kerry Jenkins
Football:  check-in at the concession stand
Men’s Soccer: check-in at the concession stand
Women’s Soccer: check-in at the concession stand
Volleyball:  check-in with game manger, Liz Longley

The pizza party will take place before the Friday, November 18th women’s basketball game, unless of course they win the contest and then it will have to be rescheduled…. the party, not the game. 

Baldwin-Wallace College Women’s Golf Team Finishes Tied for Fifth At Rain Shortened Allegheny Fall Invitational

MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team finished tied for fifth of 10 teams today (Monday, October 3, 2011) in the rained shortened Allegheny (Pa.) College Fall Invitational at the Country Club of Meadville.  The invitational was schedule for two days but rain shortened it to a one and final round.

This was the fourth of five fall tournaments for the Yellow Jackets.  B-W totaled 356 strokes on the par-73 and 5,818-yard Country of Meadville layout.

Former Jaguar Brooke Hamilton

Sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) finished in 16th place after firing at round of 86.  Junior Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) was second with a 22nd place finish after carding a round of 84 and sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) was tied for 23rd with a 90.  Sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby) and junior Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) finished tied for 29th after each shot a round of 91.

Playing as individuals, sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) carded a round of 93 and junior Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Christian Academy) shot 110.

High-scoring CSU men's soccer to take on Pitt, Loyola-Chic. this week

Fresh off their highest goal output of the season, the Vikings will try to carry momentum into their two matches this week as they conclude their three-match road swing with a non-league game at Pittsburgh on Wednesday (Oct. 5) night. 

Cleveland State will then resume league play when they host Loyola on Saturday (Oct. 8) at Krenzler Field. Both matches will begin at 7:00 p.m. Pitt and Cleveland State have identical 3-6-1 overall records on the season and both are coming off a one-goal victory that ended a losing skid. Loyola has struggled in 2011, allowing the most goals per game (2.05) in the league while scoring the fewest (0.89). Entering their non-league game against Oakland on Wednesday (Oct. 5), the Ramblers are winless in their last six matches.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Cleveland State split its first two Horizon League  road matches last week. The Vikings fell in overtime to Wright State on Tuesday (Sept. 27) before rebounding with a 3-2 win at Milwaukee on Saturday (Oct. 1).  Below is a quick recap of both matches: 

Match 9: Wright State 2, Cleveland State 1 (OT) (Sept. 27, Fairborn, Ohio)

  • Wright State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute and things stayed that way for 72 minutes until CSU's Mike Derezic evened things up with the first goal of his career. The game went into overtime and ended in the 93rd minute when the Raiders converted on a penalty kick. Brad Stuver made two saves in defeat.

Match 10: Cleveland State 3, Milwaukee 2 (Oct. 1, Milwaukee, Wisc.)

  • A season-high three goals helped the Vikings get past Milwaukee to earn their first Horizon League victory of the season. Aaron Adkins scored in the 4th minute, and Zach Ellis-Hayden added his first career goal in the 36th minute to give CSU a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. Admir Suljevic scored his team-best fifth goal in the 67th minute to give the Vikings a three-goal cushion. Milwaukee scored twice in the final four minutes, once on a penalty kick, but Brad Stuver made eight saves to preserve the win.

2011 SEASON PREVIEW: When looking at the Vikings 2011 roster, you’ll notice a lot of familiar names. The 2010 team finished 9-10-1, but expectations are high this season with nine of the team’s top ten scorers returning from last season.

Twinsburg's Brad Stuver

Junior Brad Stuver (3-5-1, 41 saves) is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league. He was named Horizon League 'Goalkeeper of the Year' last season when he had three shutouts and 87 saves - 14 more than the second place finisher. An experienced backline is led by senior Brian Donnelly who has started nine of 10 matches this season, as has sophomore defenseman Cameron Eisses. Sophomore Zach Ellis-Hayden (one goal) has started all 10 games in the back, and the defense has received major contributions from Al James and Justin Mancine, both of whom have started seven games. Sophomore Justin Cree (two starts), junior John Gulden (two starts) and senior Chris Koy (two starts, one assist) have added experience and depth. Seniors Manuel Conde (two assists) and John Wargo, first and second on the 2010 team in points, will lead the charge in the middle. Wargo has battled injuries and only appeared in three games, but when healthy that duo teams with Aslinn Rodas (1 assist) to make up the trio that combined for 51 starts and 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) last season. Freshman Mike Derezic (one goal) has started the first eight games of his college career and the coaches are high on the rookie. The Vikings forwards have scored nine goals in the 2011 season, with Admir Suljevic scoring a team-best five goals and Aaron Adkins (two goals), Jordan Hart and Cazz Warren each finding the back of the net. Adkins, with nine starts and three goals in 2010, and Suljevic, who sat out last season due to injury, are the most well known of the bunch. Caleb Eastham (four starts), Hart (five starts) and Matt McWilson (two starts in 2010) all add depth at the forward spot for the Vikings.

BETTER BRAD: After being named the Horizon League 'Goalkeeper of the Year' in 2010, junior Brad Stuver might be having an even better year in 2011 than he did last year. His 41 saves through his first nine games are second in the league but two ahead of his pace through nine games in 2010 when he had 39 on his way to a league-best 87 stops. If you subtract his stats from the season opener against Akron, the 15th best scoring team in the nation, on Aug. 27, Stuver has a 1.22 goals against average, better than the 1.34 he posted in his sophomore season. In 2010, he had three shutouts and already has a pair this year. He was charged with four goals allowed in his last two games and two came on penalty kicks. 

SULJEVIC'S SPECIAL SEASON: Since Stephen Ademlou scored 12 goals during the 2003 season, no other Viking has scored more than seven goals in a season. With eight regular season games left, Admir Suljevic has already scored five times and is on pace for nine goals. The redshirt sophomore forward is tied for third in the Horizon League in goals, and leads the league with 31 shots and is fifth with 11 points.

TWO FIRSTS: Both Mike Derezic and Zach Ellis-Hayden scored their first collegiate goals last week. Derezic scored the lone goal in the loss against Wright State, and Ellis-Hayden tallied the second Viking goal in the 3-2 defeat of Milwaukee.

No. 11 B-W Men’s Soccer Team Wins School 

Record 11th Straight With 3-0 Victory Against 


BEREA, OHIO -- The No. 11- nationally-ranked Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team (NSCAA Division III Coaches poll) defeated Capital University, 3-0, tonight (Monday, October 3, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets, who are also ranked third in the Great Lakes Region of Division III,  won their school record 11th straight match and improved to 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the OAC.   The loss drops the Crusaders to 5-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the OAC.

Brunswick's Cody Smith (L), Walsh's Mike Brennan (R)

B-W opened scoring at the 40:24 mark when freshman forward Cody Smith (Brunswick) set up the goal for freshman forward Mike Brennan (Akron/Walsh Jesuit) off a cross pass to center.

The Yellow Jackets extended their lead (2-0) when senior three-time All-OAC forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) took the punt from junior goalkeeper Ryan Hulings (Centervillle) and broke away from the Capital defender to score his 10th goal of the season at 62:40.

Junior midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/Walsh Jesuit) netted the final goal of the match at the 87:25.
In net, Hulings had two saves and recorded his 10th victory and third shutout of the season.

B-W Finishes Seventh at the Annual Wittenberg Rosencrans-Maurer Tourney

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished seventh today (Sunday, October 2, 2011) at the annual Wittenberg UniversityRosencrans-Maurer Invitational Tournament at the Windy Knoll Golf Club.  This was the fourth and final fall tournament for the Yellow Jackets.

B-W totalled 611 overall strokes to place seventh of 19 teams with host Wittenberg winning the title.  The Yellow Jackets shot a 308-stroke team total on the first day and a solid and improved 303 on the second day on the par-72 and 6,834-yard Windy Knoll Golf Club layout.

Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Padua) who carded rounds of 74 and 75 for a two-day total of 149 strokes. He was one of three B-W student-athletes to each tie for the low round of the day.

In addition to Jaskolski, junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit)  and sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) each had rounds of 77 and 75 to each finish with a 152-stroke total. Sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) had back-to-back rounds of 80 for a 160-stroke total and senior Matt Warren(Copley) had rounds of 83 yesterday and 78 today for a 161 total.

Weather Makes for Tough Conditions, High Scores at Qdoba Fall Invitational

MADISONOHIO – Soggy conditions and a steady rain through most of the afternoon put a damper on those with hopes of low scores Sunday (Oct. 2) during the first round of the Lake Erie College Qdoba Mexican Grill Fall Women's Golf Invitational at Madison Country Club. 

Despite the rough conditions, senior Amanda Blasko (Concord, Ohio/Mentor) persevered through the elements to shoot a respectable round of 87 to tie for fifth place.  She is just five strokes off the pace of individual leader Kelsey Auditore (ODU) of Ohio Dominican University.

Blasko (L) and Lundblad

The rest of the Storm struggled through the rain in its home tournament, as Lake Erie finished with a team score of 420 in round one. Junior Megan Lundblad (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) shot a first-round 92 and was the only Lake Erie player other than Blasko under 100.

Ohio Dominican posted a team score of 354 and leads Tiffin University by 16 strokes. Clarion University is in third at 395.

Auditore leads by three strokes over teammate Danielle Misencik. Two others are tied at 86.

No. 1/2 Miami Downs Windsor in Exhibition Opener

Hirschfeld notches two goals to lead the way



OXFORD, Ohio – Behind a three-goal second period, No. 1/2 Miami opened its 2011-12 season with a 4-1 exhibition win over Windsor Sunday afternoon at Steve Cady Arena. The RedHawks used two power play goals in just over a minute in the second period to break open a game that featured 21 penalties for 48 penalty minutes.


Senior co-captain Alden Hirschfeld lit the lamp twice to lead Miami in its first game action since last season.


“It was good to get out there and play a game,” Hirschfeld said. “The team in general did a lot of good things today. We have a few things to work on in preparation for our game next week.”


Head coach Enrico Blasi agreed the game was a good measure of what the team can work on and learn from moving into the regular season.


“We haven’t had much time as a team together,” Blasi said. “We’ve only had six practices, so it’s tough to get everybody gelling and on the same page. This gives us an opportunity to get back to work and understand what we need to do. Right now our guys are eager to get going and we know it’s going to be a bigger test for us next week.”


Senior goaltenders Cody Reichard and Connor Knapp split time in net for Miami with Reichard starting and Knapp taking over at 10:05 of the second period. Reichard stopped seven of the eight shots he faced while Knapp shut out the Lancers during his time in goal with five saves.


The two teams racked up seven penalties in the first 12 minutes of the game before junior Curtis McKenzie found the back of the net on a breakaway off a pass from junior Steven Spinell for a 1-0 Miami lead.


The RedHawks found success on the power play early in the second period as senior Matt Tomassoni and Hirschfeld scored just over a minute apart with one-man advantages – Hirschfeld’s coming 4-on-3.


Freshman Blake Coleman set up Tomassoni after taking over possession at center ice and carrying it into the Windsor zone. He found Tomassoni in the slot for a one-timer at 4:05 of the second period to put Miami up 2-0.


Hirschfeld added to the lead at 5:14 with a redirection from the Wideman brothers. Freshman Alex Wideman crossed to senior Chris Wideman, who sent the puck toward the goal and Hirschfeld, positioned in front of the crease, tapped the puck past Lancer goaltender Parker Van Buskirk.


Windsor senior Mark Thorburn put his team on the scoreboard 7:38 into the middle stanza on the power play with a shot from Reichard’s right side that snuck just inside the post to cut the Miami lead to 3-1.


Hirschfeld added an insurance goal at 11:24 of the second frame when he took a pass from fellow senior co-captain Will Weber, got knocked off balance by a Windsor defender, regained his footing and wrapped around the net to fire a backhand shot into the goal for the 4-1 Miami advantage.


“It was nice to play against someone else after a couple months of practice,” Weber said. “It was nice to see how all the freshmen were. There were a few nerves at the beginning but once they settled down they did a pretty good job.”


The RedHawks led in shots by a wide margin, putting 51 on goal to the Lancers’ 13. Miami was 2-for-5 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill.


Miami opens the regular season next Friday, Oct. 7 against Bemidji State at Steve Cady Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:35 p.m. while the 2011 CCHA Tournament championship banner will be unveiled prior to the game.