A Page -- Oct. 7, 2011

Royalton’s Ryan Minick leads Hiram to win over college from Latrobe; Ignatius’ Tyler Smith scores only Terriers’ goal against No. 3-ranked (nationally) OWU

 HIRAM men’s soccer rolled to a 3-0 victory over St. Vincent off of two goals and an assist from junior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton, OH/North Royalton), but were tripped up in conference play againstOhio Wesleyan, 3-1.

Junior midfielder Tyler Smith (Rocky River, OH/St. Ignatius) tallied the Terriers’ lone score against OWU in the 85th minute.


OHIO WESLEYAN was the second highest NCAA team in the standings in 19th overall, and seventh of 22 Division III teams in the Ohio Intercollegiate Championships. The Battling Bishops were paced by sophomore Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet). DeAngelis finished 49th overall with a clocking of 19:01.00 over the five-kilometer course.

Mutafova (L), DeAngelis (R)

DENISON took 28th overall and HIRAM was 45th. The Big Red was paced by senior Ani Mutafova (Canton, OH/Jackson) in 39th (19:39.16), while the Terriers’ top individual was Laila Almassri (Parma, OH/Normandy) in 121st place (22:14.18).


Big Red senior Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/ Lakewood) was sixth overall, the best of his career, and was second among NCAA Division III runners with a time of 25:18.24.

Sophomore Willy Friedlander (Short Hills, NJ/Milburn) led the Kenyon Lords in 42nd (138th) with a time of 27:24.13, while senior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills, OH/Normandy) was the Terriers’ top finisher in 50th with a time of 27:35.11 (152nd overall).


WOOSTER junior defensive back Quinton Howard (Alliance, OH/Marlington) totaled a career-high 11 tackles in a 27-13 loss against NCAC-rival Denison.



WOOSTER (614) wound up ninth as a team in the Rosencrans Maurer Invitational. Senior Blake Sword (Wellington, OH/Wellington) tied for fifth with scores of 73-73=146. 

HIRAM sent Jon Hall (Barberton, OH/Barberton) and Ethan Tope (Dalton, OH/Waynedale) to the Mount Union Invitational. Hall shot 87-82=169, while Tope carded a 90-89=179.

Angelo (L) and Sword

WOOSTER tied for first at Heidelberg’s Indian Brook Invitational. Junior John Angelo (Mayfield Hts., OH/Mayfield) earned medalist honors for the first time in his career after carding a 73.


DENISON’S only action was a 3-0 decision over the Gators. Senior Lauren Strowder (Cleveland Hts., OH/Cleveland Hts.) led the way with 19 kills and a .343 attack percentage .


Strowder (L), Dyer (R)

WITTENBERG defeated NCAC foes Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin before falling in five sets to Otterbein. Senior Kimmie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) led the Tigers with 29 kills and a .324 attack percentage.

HIRAM swept Oberlin and Kenyon last week to improve its conference record to 4-2. Senior hitter Kristi Opfer (Garrettsville, OH/Garfield) smashed 17 kills and made 15 total blocks in the two contests.

Stephenson’s hat trick leads Shoremen past Brecksville and into second place in SWC

Nick Stephenson’s hat trick led Avon Lake to a 3-0 shut out of Brecksville Wednesday, giving the Shoremen second place in the Southwestern Conference.


The Shoremen improve to 7-3-3 overall and finish 5-1-1 in SWC play.

Avon Lake 3 brecksville 0
 Records Avon Lake: 7-3-3 (5-1-1)Brecksville 5-8-2 (3-3-1)
Brex: none
Avon Lake: Stephenson 3
Brex: none
Avon Lake: Yungvirt, villari, murdock  
Goalies: Stephan (9 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (2 saves), Mac Bates (1 saves)
Score at half: Avon Lake 1 brex o
Shots for Avon Lake: 11
Shots for brex: 4
Corners for brex: 2
Corners for AL: 3

Our Lady of the Elms jumps to 17-2 with 3-0 win over Alliance

Wednesday, Our Lady of the Elms volleyball defeated Alliance 25-10, 25-13, 25-16, and moved to 17-2 overall.


Ali Rogers had seven aces and eight kills. Senior Captain Wendy Kuzmishin added eight digs.


Aces - Ali Rogers  7 (OLE)

Kills - Ali Rogers 8 (OLE)

Assists - Mara Esber 22 (OLE)

Digs - Wendy Kuzmishin 8 (OLE)

Blocks - Laura Scorggins 5 (OLE)

Elms Record - 17-2

Mags Varsity B team makes it 13 wins with a 4-1 conquest of Mayfield

Magnificat Varsity B’s tennis team made it a baker’s dozen of wins this season with a  4-1 triumph of Mayfield Wednesday.

The Blue Streaks swept the doubles and took the top two singles spots.

Magnificat (4) v. Mayfield (1)

Magnificat Varsity B season record: 13 and 5


1. Miranda Manimbo d. Niru Murali 6-0, 6-2

2. Miranda Faranacci d. Julia Paine 6-0, 6-0

3. Samantha Ho (MF) d. Katie McCabe 6-2, 7-5


1. Nora Hudec/Rachelle Abdelnour d. Lauren Saterlee/Alyssa Piazza 6-1, 6-2

2. Sarah Oskowski/Mary Grace Brandt d. Katie Milenius/Rachel Gaqliarda 6-2, 6-2

Ridgeville tennis nips Midview

North Ridgeville tennis took two of three singles matches and split the doubles to nip Midview in West Shore Conference play.

Match: NR-3 Midview-2

First Singles:
Kelsey Watson (NR) def. Rachel Pickering (M) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Second Singles:
Alicia Freeman (M) def. Cherish Ashcraft (NR)  4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Third Singles:
Tayler Wishner (NR) def. Payal Patel 6-4, 6-0

First Doubles:
Elisabeth Alter/Alex Ferrara (NR) def. Danielle Smith/Rebecca Bucholz 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 

Second Doubles:
Sarah Ruffner/Rachel Wynne (M) def. Danelle Ozello/Laurel Kennett (NR) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 

Iggy-Erie Prep to air on 'HK tonight

The high school football game Friday October 7th between St. Ignatius High School and Erie (PA) Cathedral Prep High School at Dollinger Field / Cathedral Prep Event Center  (Erie, PA) will air LIVE on WHK-AM 1420 and on www.thesportsking.com at 7:00 PM 

Ed Daugherty (play-by-play) and Mike Gibbons (color) will have the call - LIVE on WHK-AM 1420 at 7:00 pm.

WSU Volleyball Drops Three-Set Decision at Butler

The Wright State volleyball team dropped a 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 Horizon League decision at Butler Tuesday night.

WSU started strong in the first set, going up 14-10 on a Heidi Splinter kill before the Bulldogs scored 11 straight points to take control.  Butler (6-12, 2-4 Horizon) then jumped out to a 6-1 lead in winning the second set and used an 8-2 run to break open a 9-6 advantage in the final set.

The Bulldogs led 38-27 in kills and tallied six service aces compared to just one for the Raiders.

Alaina McAuley paced WSU with nine kills while Dani Branco and Splinter had six each.  Ashleigh Lucco recorded 19 assists and Jessica Levy had 11 digs.

Wright State (2-16, 1-5 Horizon) closes out the first round of league play with a pair of home matches this weekend, taking on Green Bay on Saturday followed by Loyola on Sunday.  Both matches start at 2:00. 

RedHawks Look to Snap Skid in Michigan

Miami plays at CMU Friday, at EMU Sunday

OXFORD, Ohio – After opening Mid-American Conference play with a strong victory on the road, the Miami University women’s soccer team has dropped its last three league games and will look to right the ship this weekend when the RedHawks travel to the state of Michigan for a pair of MAC contests. Miami faces Central Michigan on Friday at 4:30 p.m. before moving on to Ypsilanti to take on Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m., which makes up the first half of a four-game road swing.

The RedHawks (6-5-0, 1-3-0 MAC) began MAC play with a 2-1 win at Kent State, their first win at Kent since 2001, but have since dropped contests at Buffalo in overtime and fell to Ball State, 2-1, and league-leading Toledo, 3-0, at home last weekend. Miami’s three-game losing streak is its longest since a five-game stretch in 2008. The ‘Hawks sit tied for fifth with Bowling Green in the East Division standings

On the year, Miami still ranks first in the MAC, averaging 1.91 goals per game, but in league play the ‘Hawks tie for ninth, scoring just 0.75 goals per game (three goals in four games). Junior Jess Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) and sophomore Kayla Zakrzewski (London, Ont.) lead Miami with 14 points each, which ties for fourth in the MAC. Zakrzewski is tied for second in the league with six goals while Kodiak’s team-high four assists tie for fifth. Kodiak is second on the team with five goals while freshman Hailey Pleshakov (Brighton, Mich.) is second on the squad with three assists.


Defensively, Miami is seventh in the MAC with a 1.44 goals-against average on the year but in conference action the RedHawks are 11th with a 1.74 GAA. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Allison Norenberg (Palatine, Ill.) has seen every minute in net for Miami this year, posting a 1.44 GAA with a .714 save percentage and two shutouts. Her 3.64 saves per game average is seventh in the MAC while she’s averaging 4.75 saves per game in MAC play, which ties for sixth.


Central Michigan (8-1-3, 2-0-2 MAC), the two-time defending MAC Tournament champions, enters the weekend on a four-game shutout streak and suffered its only loss to Kentucky back on Sept. 2 in overtime. CMU has non-conference wins over Louisville, Pitt and Wisconsin and tied Michigan. They also beat Indiana State, 2-0, who Miami beat, 2-1, in overtime, and Evansville, 3-1, who the ‘Hawks topped, 4-3. The Chippewas are yet to give up a goal in MAC play, the only team to do so, as goalkeepers Grace Labrecque and Stafanie Turner have split time in net, compiling a 0.00 GAA while combining for 12 saves. CMU has eight shutouts on the season with a 0.39 GAA.


On offense, the Chippewas average 1.58 goals per game overall, which is fifth in MAC play, while averaging 1.50 in league play (fourth in the MAC). CMU has a balanced offensive attack, led by Ashley Mejilla’s eight points and three goals. Autumn Hawkins has three goals and seven points while Laura Gosse has three goals and six points. Claire Horton leads the Chippewas with four helpers.


Miami is 6-11-2 all-time against Central Michigan, last beating them in 2007. CMU has won each of the last five meetings, including bouncing the RedHawks from the MAC Tournament each of the last two seasons – once in the championship and once in the semifinals. Miami’s only win at CMU came in 2001.


Eastern Michigan (0-9-2, 0-3-1 MAC), who hosts Bowling Green Friday before Miami comes calling, is still in search of its first win. The Eagles tied Buffalo, 2-2, last Sunday, however, and also tied Pitt to open the season. EMU is averaging just 0.64 goals per game, which is 11th in the MAC, while in league play they tie with Miami, scoring 0.75 goals per game. Defensively, the Eagles are last in the MAC with a 1.89 GAA in league play and a 2.07 GAA on the year. Maggie Manville has seen most of the time in net, posting a 1.92 GAA and a .757 save percentage. Angela Vultaggio paces EMU offensively with five points on two goals and an assist.


The ‘Hawks are 8-8-2 all-time against Eastern Michigan, playing to a 1-1 draw in Oxford last year. Miami won both match-ups with EMU in 2009, winning in Ypsilanti in the regular season and downing the Eagles in the MAC Tournament semifinals later in the year.








In All-Cleveland-college Hook-up, Spartans Return Home to Host Yeomen Under the Lights on Saturday

The Case Western Reserve University Spartans play at home for the first time in nearly a month when they host Oberlin College on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland. The Spartans (3-1) are riding a two-game winning streak after last Saturday's 17-10 come-from-behind victory at Allegheny College (Pa.). Oberlin is 2-2 following a 41-19 loss at then No. 16 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University.


The Spartans and Yeomen have met 35 times on the gridiron with the Spartans holding a 29-6 lead in the all-time series. Case has won 26 straight versus Oberlin, including a 48-36 victory last season on the road. 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. 


Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his eighth season in 2011 with a 55-23 (.705) record. Debeljak led the Spartans to three consecutive undefeated (10-0) regular seasons from 2007-09 with back-to-back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances and UAA titles. Since the beginning of the 2007 season, Case Western Reserve has posted an outstanding overall record of 42-6, earning Debeljak and his staff the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year award for three straight seasons (2007-09). In addition, Case has been ranked in the AFCA top 25 in each of the past four seasons (2007-10).


Oberlin is coached by Jeff Ramsey, who is in his 13th season with a 34-90 record. Ramsey ranks fifth on the Yeomen all-time wins list and his teams have set 136 school-records during his tenure. Prior to his time at Oberlin, Ramsey served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Division I-AA Sonoma State University (Calif.).


The Spartans improved to 5-0 in 2010 and stretched their regular season winning streak to 36 games with a 48-36 win at Oberlin on Saturday, October 9. The game opened with five-consecutive touchdown scoring drives as the two sides combined to score 35 points in the first quarter. Spartan wide receiver Zach Homyk made 10 receptions for a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Joey Baum completed 24-of-34 passes for a career-high 363 yards and three scores.

Defensively, current senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) totaled a team-high 12 tackles and current senior end Richard Doolin(Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) recorded two sacks.


Through four games, the Spartans average 18.0 points, 118.0 yards rushing, 203.8 yards passing and 321.8 total yards. Case opponents average 12.5 ppg, 81.5 yards rushing, 221.0 yards passing and 302.5 total yards per game. The Spartans have a +2 turnover margin after checking in at +11 last season.


Offensively, junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has completed 67-of-117 passes for 719 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. Freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) has a team-high 269 yards on 55 carries (4.9 ypc) with a touchdown. Sicre also has 14 receptions for 75 yards. Sophomore running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) has 191 yards rushing on 45 carries (4.2 ypc). Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) has team-highs of 22 receptions and 260 yards (11.8 ypc) to go along with two touchdowns. 

Defensively, junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) has a team-high 44  tackles, including four for loss, with an interception and fumble recovery for a touchdown. Senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) is second on the team with 41 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Kevin Nossem (Munster, Ind./Munster) has 31 tackles with a team-high tying four sacks, a team-best two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive end Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has 25 stops with a team-high nine tackles for loss and a team-high tying four sacks.


To date, Oberlin has victories versus Kenyon College (42-0) and Hiram College (27-7) and losses to The College of Wooster (14-3) and Wittenberg University (41-19). Through four games, Oberlin averages 22.8 points, 126.0 yards rushing, 205.5 yards passing and 331.5 total yards per game. Yeomen opponents average 15.5 points, 124.0 yards rushing, 165.8 yards passing and 289.8 total yards per game. The Yeomen have a -1 turnover ratio.


Offensively, junior QB Josh Mandel has completed 57-of-89 (.640) for 637 yards with six TDs and five INTs. Junior QB Joe Cook is 10-of-18 for 102 yards with one INT. Sophomore RB Moses Richardson has rushed for 290 yards on 56 carries (5.2 ypc) with two TDs. Freshman RB Justin Williams has 106 yards rushing on 23 carries (4.6 ypc) with two TDs. Junior WR Robin Witjes has 16 receptions for 202 (12.6 ypc) and three TDs along with eight rushes for 64 yards. Senior Cory Kidd, junior Adam Niec and senior tight end Danny Enright all have 13 receptions -- Kidd has 190 receiving yards while Niec (2) and Enright (1) have each accounted for TDs.

Defensively, senior LB Derrick Dennis is the team-leader at 33 tackles, including a team-high tying five for loss, with two sacks and an INT. Senior DL Jake Hochendoner has 26 tackles, including a team-high tying for loss, and is tied for the team-high with 2.5 sacks. Sophomore DB Zach Kisley has 22 tackles and a team-high two interceptions to go along with three pass break-ups and a forced fumble.


Three-time All-UAA senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has led the team in sacks and tackles for loss in each of the past two seasons. Through four games in 2011, English has 25 tackles, including nine for loss, with four sacks, a pass break-up and a fumble recovery. English now has 28.5 career sacks -- two shy of tying the school record of 30.5 set by Brian Calderone (2005-08).


Junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has been selected as the UAA Offensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks. Olson threw for 228 yards and two TDs -- one of which was the game-winner -- in last Saturday's game at Allegheny.


Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) has punt returns of 55 (touchdown) and 63 yards, respectively, during the past two weeks. Calabrese also intercepted a pass at Denison two weeks and provided a forced fumble to set up the game-winning TD at Allegheny last week.


The Spartans currently lead the UAA in rush defense (81.5 ypg) and scoring defense (12.5 ppg) and are tied for the lead in turnovers forced (11). Prior to last Saturday's game at Allegheny, Case ranked 17th nationally in sacks per game (3.67) and 21st in tackles for loss per game (9.25).


A win versus Oberlin would be the 100th home victory in the history of CWRU football. Overall, the Spartans have a home record of 99-104-1, that includes a mark of 25-11 in six seasons at Case Field.


The number of consecutive regular season victories that Case Western Reserve posted from November 4, 2006 until October 30, 2010.

St. Joe's shuts out 10-win South Range; Nicole Mikolcic scores four goals for the Jaguars

Wednesday night, the St. Joe Jaguars (6-4-3) shutout the South Range Raiders (10-3-1) from North Lima 6-0. 
Four-goal Nicole (18)

Junior Nicole Mikolcic scored four goals followed by Junior Carolyn Gavin and Sophomore Nicole Rave each with one. Carolyn had an assist, along with Freshmen Amanda Burns and Junior Michelle Costanzo had two. Senior keeper Sarah Reinhold recorded her second straight shutout.

The Junior Varsity Purple shutout the Fairview Park JV Warriors 5-0. Junior Moria McGuire and Sophomore Catherine Carey scored two goals each followed by Freshmen Grace Reinhold with one. SophomoreCoutrney Kuntz and MacKenzie Dorin played in goal.

Varsity and JV Purple take on the Normandy Invaders on Saturday at Byers Field. Please note the new times JV at 1:00 pm and Varsity at 3:00 pm.

Avon Lake Girls Soccer Beaten by Brecksville 2-1

By John Kenny

Avon Lake facing their second state ranked foe this week in Brecksville was beaten in a key Southwestern Conference match by a score of 2-1. 

The Shoregals gave the Lady Bees, ranked 8th in the state in Div. I all they could handle in this match.  This comes on the heels of a 5-1 loss to #1 ranked Strongsville on Monday where the Shoregals played the powerhouse Mustangs even in the first half before succumbing in the 2nd stanza. In this game, a scoreless first half was punctuated by several excellent scoring opportunities by both teams.

The pace picked up in the second half with the Shoregals nearly scoring first as sophomore Emily O'Connor took a shot that hit the cross bar square but did not cross the goal line before it was cleared off by the Bee defense.  Luck was not with the Shoregals in their 13th game of the season as the Lady Bees ultimately scored first on a penalty kick by junior midfielder Allison Stucky at the 52-minute mark.


Eight minutes later Avon Lake tied the game on a hard shot by senior Cheyenne Lukstein which deflected off a Brecksville defender and past the Bee goalie.  The game winner came with just six minutes remaining as junior Sarah Sivic scored on a pass from Stucky.  In goal for Brecksville was junior Jena Lopez who made 7 saves.

Senior Shoregal goalie Dana Strimbu recorded 7 saves also. With the win Brecksville remains atop the SWC with a 5-0-0 record, while Avon Lake drops to 4-2-1 in SWC play.

Girls Soccer
Avon Lake vs. Brecksville
Game Date:    Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011
Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 1        Brecksville (BR) - 2
AL    7-4-2            BR    9-1-1
AL    Cheyenne Lukstein    BR    Allison Stucky (PK)
                    Sarah Sivic
AL    None               BR    Allison Stucky
Shots on Goal:
AL    8            BR    9
AL    Dana Strimbu - 7 saves
BR    Jena Lopez - 7 saves
AL    12            BR    19
Corner Kicks:
AL    1            BR    2
AL    1            BR    5
AL    8            BR    14
AL    0            BR    0

Avon Lake JV soccer moves to 8-3-1 with win over Bees
In JV play, the Shoregals emerged victorious 1-0 on a goal by Molly Jeffries assisted by Karen Krause.

The JV team has compiled a very fine 8-3-1 record so far this year.  They have scored 40 goals and only given up 13 on the season so far.  The statistical leaders are as follows:

Clare Adams            5    Freshman
Cara Dannemiller        5    Sophomore
Karen Krause        5    Sophomore
Kersten Kress        4    Junior

Karen Krause        4    Soph.
Erin Mielcusny        3    Junior
Emily Peepers        3    Soph.

The goalkeeper has been Abby Rogers and has been a big part of the great defense for AL as she has recorded 6 shutouts and made 20 saves on the season.

Andrew Souders’ hat trick leads Amherst to win over North Olmsted and completes undefeated league season for Comets

Andrew Souders scored a hat trick to lead the Comets to a 4-1 win over North Olmsted, wrapping up Amherst's first-ever conference championship.
Andrew Souders  U.S. U-17 Men's National Team

Connor Klekota added a goal for Amherst, while his younger brother Garrett Klekota notched two assists. Tommy Wesley added an assist for the Comets. 

Maximo Meggitt and Niko Malobabic split the win in goal for Amherst, who improved to 10-1 on the season and capped up a perfect season in the SWC. The Comets host Elyria on Thursday for Senior Night.

Amherst Steele 4, North Olmsted 1

Amherst Steele
Goals: Andrew Souders (3), Connor Klekota
Assists: Garrett Klekota (2), Tommy Wesley
Saves: Maximo Meggitt (2), Niko Malobabic (1)
North Olmsted
Goal: M.J. Akpo-Esambe
Assist: J. Zarycki
Goalkeeper: Saunders (6 saves), DeAnna (7 saves)
Amherst Steele 10-1 (7-0 in the SWC - conference champions)
North Olmsted 5-8 (3-3 in the SWC)

Simmons Provides More Overtime Magic as Spartan Women Upend Capital, 1-0

CLEVELAND (U District) – The fifth overtime match of 2011 for the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team yielded a similar result on Tuesday night as junior midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) scored her third overtime winner of the season in a 1-0 victory versus Capital University at Case Field.

The Spartans (8-1-2 overall, 1-0 UAA) return to University Athletic Association action at home this Sunday, October 9 versus Brandeis University (Mass.) at 1:00 p.m. Capital drops to 4-6-1.

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The Spartans controlled the pace for most of the first half, but neither team was able to find the back of the net.
In the second half, Case had the first major scoring threat at the 60:02 mark, but a shot by sophomore forward Leah Levey (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) hit the crossbar and deflected into the hands of Capital goalkeeper Maggie Donnellan.


The Crusaders had a try of their own in the 65th minute when Kaylee Phillips fired a shot from 30 yards out, but 

Spartan goalkeeper Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) was able to make a leaping save to keep the match scoreless. Case applied consistent pressure over the duration of the half but was unable to cash in as the match went to overtime.

Six minutes into the extra period, Levey sent a cross from the edge of the box to the front of goal where Simmons tapped it home for the winner. 

Simmons leads the team with six goals this season – five of which are game-winners.
For the match, the Spartans outshot the Crusaders, 16-4, and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
In goal, Kennedy recorded two saves, while Donnellan totaled eight.