A Page -- Oct. 5, 2010

Mentor High alumna Alyssa Zuccaro named Scholar/Athlete of the Week in the Mid American Conference

Oct. 5, 2010

By Ken Mather

Alyssa Zuccaro (Jr., 3.01, adolescent/young adult/secondary education) scored seven points as the Falcons won a pair of games last weekend ... BGSU is off to a 2-0-0 start in MAC play for the first time in four years and only the fourth time in program history ... had her first career hat trick in Friday's (Sept. 24) 4-0 win over Buffalo at Cochrane Field ... it was the first hat trick by a BGSU player since November of 2004, and was only the second hat trick in a MAC regular-season game in the history of the BG program ... then, had an assist on the game-winning goal on Sunday (Sept. 26) against Kent State ... that assist came on Tracy Togba's goal with just 8:27 left in regulation, in what turned out to be a 1-0 win ... in addition to the three goals and the assist, Zuccaro hit the crossbar with a header vs. UB, and hit the post with a shot against KSU ... she has a team-leading 15 points this season, including six goals ... Zuccaro has scored 12 points in the last three games, and she now ranks 10th in scoring in BGSU history, with 33 career points ... her total of 13 career goals places her eighth on that BG list.

BGSU women's soccer 2010 - photo by Bruce Works for BGSU Mkt & Comm


The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during the week's competition. The winners are selected by a group of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.

Chelsea Harvey, a Stow High grad, is named MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week

By Ken Mather

Oct. 5, 2010

Def. POW -- Chelsea Harvey, Akron, So., L, Stow, Ohio/Stow

Sophomore libero Chelsea Harvey led UA in the backcourt this weekend averaging 4.50 digs per set. Totaling 45 overall with only one error, Harvey and the Zips out dug their opponents this weekend in their five set wins over Ohio and Kent State.


Harvey's best match came in Akron's first win over Ohio since 2003 where she registered 25 digs. Harvey also added five assists and two service aces.

The second honor this year for Harvey, the defensive specialist nabbed 45 digs in Akron's five set wins over Ohio and Kent State. Averaging 4.50 digs per set to only one error, 

Sophomore Chelsea Harvey.

Stow's Harvey

Harvey and the Zips out dug their opponents 17.00 to 16.40 in the wins. Harvey's best match came in Akron's win over Ohio where she registered 25 digs also adding five assists and two service aces.

Under third year head coach Ron Arenz, UA posted its most impressive feat thus far with the victories over OU and KSU.

The victory over Ohio was the first win against OU since a five set win against the Bobcats on Nov, 8, 2003 and the first victory at Ohio since the 1999 season. It also marked the first set win in the last 11 matches as Ohio held a 33-0 set margin entering the contest.

The win against Kent State proved just as spectacular as it moves UA into first place in the league and the only undefeated team left in conference play.

Another one of those All-Cleveland college football battles

Game advance from OC angle: Yeo Notes: Case Western Reserve at Oberlin, Oct. 9

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10/5/2010 1:18:52 PM
By Mike Mancini
and Ryan Mouch -- S/A Student/Writer

Oberlin – The Oberlin College football team looks to bounce back after a hard-fought loss Wittenberg University when Case Western Reserve University comes to town on Saturday afternoon. The Yeomen will be in search of their first win against the Spartans since 1982. 

 Case Western Reserve University Spartans (4-0) @ Oberlin College Yeomen (2-2)
When: Saturday, October 9, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Savage Stadium – Oberlin, Ohio
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Series: Oberlin trails the all-time series 6-28

And Game Advance from the Case 

Reserve angle:

Oct 5, 2010

By Nick Minerd

2010 Case Western Reserve University Football Game Notes
Game #5
Case Western Reserve at Oberlin College
Saturday, October 9 • Savage Stadium • Oberlin, Ohio

The Case Western Reserve University Spartans hit the road for the second time this season to play the Oberlin College Yeomen on Saturday, October 9 at Savage Stadium at 1:00 p.m. in Oberlin.

The Spartans are 4-0 following their 24-23 overtime victory versus Allegheny College (PA) and have now won 35 straight regular season games. The Yeomen are 2-2 following a tough 27-21 loss at home to then seventh-ranked (d3football.com) Wittenberg University.

Jacob Adams blocked PAT to keep 35-game winning streak intact

The Spartans and Yeomen have met 34 times on the gridiron with the Spartans holding a 28-6 lead in the all-time series. Case has won 25 straight versus Oberlin, including a 41-6 victory last season in Cleveland. The last Oberlin win came at home by a score of 17-6 during the 1982 campaign. The first ever meeting between the two sides resulted in a 27-21 Case win at home in 1972.

St. Joseph volleyball team wins fifth 

straight with 3-0 triumph over HB; 

meat grinder part of schedule has 

gotten the Jaguars on a winning 


Oct. 5, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CLEVELAND (WEST PARK) – Two teams that have been turning the corner in different the last two weeks, met tonight here in the St. Joseph Academy Gym and with the volleyball sectionals quickly approaching,  the Jaguars continued to show sighs of heating up with a 3-0 win over Hathaway Brown, which is still building experience with the hopes of continuing to gel by tournament time.

The Jaguars have now won five straight since the ”meat grinder” part of the schedule and have won six of their last eight, now standing at 10-7. HB, which is starting five freshmen, continue to make their matches closer.

“Having a good hitter or two is one thing, but all of it has to come together and that comes with time,” said HB coach Katy Gentile. “We are vastly improved from what we were at the end of August. The girls know it tales time and are sticking with it.”

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The Blazers did get some timely hits and kills from senior Imani Tibbs to continue getting back into the games and even had a 10-minute lean in the third game, but the Jaguars prevailed 25-4, 26-25-17 and 25-14

Breana Terlop sets up Alex Ehrett in tonight's match (Photo Courtesy St. Joseph Academy)

After taking Magnificat to five games for the first time in many moons, the Jags also lost to Amherst, which is also ranked in the top 10 in the state in Division I, and to two-time defending state champion Padua, but have since gone on a five-match winning streak, proving once again that playing strong competition breeds winning, some of which HB learned through this match.

While the Jaguars built their big leads in the first two games with the help of the hitting, blocks and kills of Allie Zubkowicz and Nikki Zubkowicz, others got into more of the act as coach Mike Mileti was able to get a lot of gals playing time tonight.

Alex Ehrett goes for the kill against HB (Photo Courtesy St. Joseph Academy)

In addition to senior leadership, Rachel Caja also cleaned up on the front line and classmate Maria Papotto had several hits for points in the second game that enabled the Jaguars to build their lead and in the third when they had to come from behind to win.

Rachel Caja

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HB took an early lead in the second game but Amanda Miller served five straight points and Joe’s had a 7-4 lead. Tibbs served three straight points to tie it up for the Blazers

Senior Dana Mitchell’s service ace tied it for HB at 11. However, three straight aces by Papotto gave the hosts a 15-11 lead and they never had to look back in the second game. A hit by freshman CeCe Barrett brought the Blazers back to within four at 20-16. Sara Bevelacqua served the last four points and junior Kaleigh Maxwell ended the second game with a kill.

Junior Kesley Pinketon served to start out the third game and with the help of two of her service aces, HB jumped out to a 4-0 lead. St. Joe’s began catching up on a couple of Allie Z. kills but then a Tibbs kill made it 5-3.

A Miller service ace tied it at 5.

A Mitchell kill gave HB another lead at 7-6. St. Joe went on a 5-0 run with contributions from many including a hit for a point by Papotto, an ace Grayson Szczepaniak, two kills by Caja and a kill by Nikki Z.

 HB cut the deficit to three, 13-10, on a hit by Mitchell, an ace by freshman Taylor Hackman and .a hit by Pinkerton.

Caja uses range against HB (Photo St. Joseph Academy)

 A Maxwell kill made it 17-1, two straight kills by Caja made it 18-11 and Papotto kill made it 19-11. Miller closed it out with a pair of service aces for the 24th and 25th points.


Listen to post-game interview with Student/Athlete Kaleigh Maxwell conducted by Norm Weber from tonight’s St. Joe/HB volleyball match by clicking and downloading:

Maxwell in action last night (Photo St. Joseph Academy)

“These girls have Never given up, hustle, and are getting better at focusing on the fundamentals,’ Gentile said. “I am excited for the future. Even though this is a rebuilding, the lack of confidence is beginning to disappear but they have to keep it up t get these matches to four and five games and turning the losses into wins.”

In addition to more confidence, the Blazers are still looking for the chemistry and the honing the basic fundamentals of volleyball. The whole lineup this year has been completely different from  a year ago since only  two people  played on last year’s team.

St. Joe won the JV match 25-4 and 25-9.

Listen to post-game interview with HB coach Katy Gentile conducted by Norm Weber from tonight’s St. Joe/HB volleyball match by clicking and downloading:

HB has had some consistency this year with one two-match winning streak.

Combe's Last-Second Goal Propels Oberlin Past Muskingum
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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10/5/2010 9:24:48 PM

Oberlin, Ohio –
 Sophomore Hannah Combe scored with 21 seconds left in regulation to lift the Oberlin College women’s soccer team a thrilling 1-0 win over Muskingum University on Tuesday night. 

The goal was setup by Lois Immerman who found Combe open in the middle of the field and after one touch Combe sent a rifle into the upper 90 of the goal to send everyone home happy.

“This was a big win for us and a game we needed to have,” Head CoachKristen Hayden said. “We played very well and battled all night to score and thankfully we finally did there at the end.”

The Yeowomen completely controlled the game from start to finish as they outshot the Muskies 31-4, including an 18-1 edge in shots on goal. Nine different Yeowomen attempted at least one shot in the game, and the 31 total triggers marks a season-high for the team. On the flip side, the four shots allowed by Oberlin are a season-low for any OC foe so far this year. 

The game-winning goal by Combe is her third score of the season and she now leads the team with seven total points. 

Oberlin (3-9) had multiple chances to score, but one its best chances came in the 35th minute when Lori Sako dribbled past the goalie and had what appeared to be an empty net to shoot at, but a Muskingum defender came swooping in at that last second to knock away her left-footed attempt just before it got to the goal line.

Combe led Oberlin with eight shots, while Immerman and Ryann McChesneyadded six and five, respectively.

In the win the Yewomen also registered a season-high 11 corner kicks, while allowing just one. Their previous season-high was five. 

Oberlin will look to carry this momentum over to Friday night when it travels out to Ohio Wesleyan for a 7 p.m. tilt. 

Whitaker Tabbed NCAC Player of the Week
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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10/5/2010 6:31:23 PM
Westlake, Ohio - Oberlin College junior field hockey player Emily Whitaker was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Whitaker, a native of Pelham, New York, scored three goals and dished out an assist in Oberlin’s 6-3 win over Earlham this past Saturday. She also registered Oberlin’s lone goal in a 6-1 setback to Wooster.

Whitaker is currently second in the NCAC in goals (11), points per game (2.89) and shots. Her 6.11 attempts per game are a league high.

She and the rest of the Yewomen will be in action tomorrow night at Washington and Jefferson.




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