A Page -- Oct. 8, 2011

Bieber wins district golf title; Gilmour, Aquinas qualify to states as teams; Lake Ridge’s Mitchell Rice makes it as an individual

Andrew Bieber won match medalist leading Gilmour to a Division III district golf championship and a team spot in the state high school tournament in the center of the state next week.

St. Thomas Aquinas also qualified as a team.

Lake Ridge’s Mitchell Rice qualified as an individual by finishing third after winning a tie breaker with Central Christian’s Isaac Haver.

Rice birdied the 2nd playoff hole to win #1 Individual Qualifier honors from NE District. 

Gilmour Academy 325

St. Thomas Aquinas 337

Individual Qualifiers:
Isaac Haver, Central Christian 76
Mitchell Rice, Lake Ridge Academy 76

Match Medalist:
Andrew Bieber, Gilmour Academy 73

Match Medalist Runner Up:
Anthony Frank, St. Thomas Aquinas 75\

Lafayette freshman James Oliver

St. Ignatius alumnus James Oliver is double winner for Lafayette in St. Joe Invite

PHILADELPHIA - The Lafayette men's tennis team competed at the Saint Joseph's invitational last weekend. Sophomore Sinan Ipeker and freshman James Oliver logged wins for the Leopards.

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Ipeker won his first match in Singles Flight 1, defeating Drexel's Nikoloz Kurdadze in three sets before falling to Villanova's Ryan Peyton in the quarterfinals. Oliver advanced to the semifinals of Flight 3, besting opponents from Drexel and Saint Joseph's in straight sets but was then ousted by Army's Peter Sienko.

Due to inclement weather throughout the event, matches were held at both Saint Joseph's and Swarthmore. The doubles flights were cancelled. 


St. Joe tennis splits, clubbing Rocky River and getting nipped by Avon Lake in all West Shore-area triangular set up

CLEVELAND (WEST PARK) After concluding play at the sectionals tourney this week, St. Joseph Academy completed its week of tennis this week with a split in duals, taking a 4-1 decision from Rocky River and dropping a nifty nailbiter to Avon Lake, 3-2.

Third singles player Missy Drapac was the only double dual winner for the Jaguars, claiming the point in straight sets both times.

Elizabeth Wagner won her first singles match against Rocky River, rallying back after losing the second set, but then dropped a 6-2, 6-1 match to Avon Lake’s Erin Hrivnak, the No. 4 seed in the sectionals.

Avon Lake 3, Saint Joseph Academy 2
 
Singles:  Hrivnak (AL) d. Wagner 6-2, 6-1; Powers (SJA) d. Bertero 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Drapac (SJA) d. Bove 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles:  Carpenter/Harley (AL) d. Violand/Kahl 6-4, 6-3; Makadia/Maloney (AL) d. DeGidio/Paponetti 6-3, 7-5.

Saint Joseph Academy 4, Rocky River 1
 
Singles:  Wagner (SJA) d. Griffiths 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Armstrong (RR) d. Powers 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; Drapac (SJA) d. Anton 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles:  Violand/Kahl (SJA) d. Abraham/McClellan 6-1, 6-1; DeGidio/Paponetti (SJA) d. McHale/Helleis 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Phil Sheffield’s goal leads Amherst boys’ soccer to shut out of Elyria

 Phil Sheffield scored the match’s only goal as Amherst’s JV soccer team was a 1-0 winner over Elyria.

 Tyler Rakar assisted on Sheffield’s goal.

Amherst Steele 1, Elyria 0
Goal: Phil Sheffield
Assist: Tyler Rakar
Saves: Josh Daugherty (2), Tyler Clotz (2)

DAYTON TRAVELS TO JACKSONVILLE FOR KEY PFL BATTLE SATURDAY AT 1

The University of Dayton football team takes to the road Saturday, heading to Jacksonville, Fla. to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins.  Game time at D.B. Milne Field is 1 p.m. ET.

The game is a matchup between the two teams who shared the 2010 Pioneer Football League championship.  Both UD and JU finished 8-0 last year. The Dolphins were voted this year’s preseason favorite in the PFL.

Both teams bring streaks into Saturday’s contests.  Jacksonville (3-2, 2-0) has won 13 straight PFL games.  The Flyers (3-2, 1-1) have won their last six road games. 

The Flyers return 11 starters (four offense, six defense, and one specialist) from a team that won a share of the 2010 Pioneer Football League title with a record of 10-1 and was ranked 25th nationally.

Among the Flyers’ 11 returning starters is senior defensive end Devon Langhorst. Langhorst is a National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy semifinalist.  He was a member of the 2010 Third Team AP FCS All-America team and was First Team All-Pioneer Football League. He ranked second nationally in sacks with 14 and was second on the team in tackles with 77. 

GOOD NEWS WORTH REPEATING

The Flyers entered the 2011 season with the second- best winning percentage (.792, 97-24) in FCS football since 2000 AND the most football Academic All-Americans (21) at any level of competition in this century.

SERIES STUFF

Dayton leads the series 3-2, but JU won the last meeting 19-14 on Nov. 22, 2008 at D.B. Milne Field.  The winner of the Dayton-Jacksonville game has been the PFL champion in three of the five contests. 

In the last game between the two PFL powers, UD led 14-0 before the Dolphins scored all of their points in the game’s final 11:25.

SCOUTING THE DOLPHINS                                         

Jacksonville is led by fifth-year quarterback Josh McGregor, who has re-written the JU record books over his career.  A starter since the second game of his freshman year, McGregor has the three best single-season marks at JU in completions, TD passes and yardage.  He has more than twice as many TD passes (97) than anyone else to wear a Jacksonville uniform.

Defensively, senior safety Leonard Smith is the reigning PFL Defensive Player of the Week after his 10-tackle, two-fumbles-forced and one-fumble-recovered performance at Marist.  He shares team honors with senior defensive tackle Rolando Fines for total tackles this season (32).

Junior Colby Walden leads the PFL in kickoff return average (29.1 yds. per returns).

STREAKING                                                     

UD has not been shut out in a school-record 391 straight games, the best such active string in all of college football. The last team to shut out the Flyers was Marshall, 9-0, on Oct. 16, 1976.  That is also the all-time FCS record. 

THE MAN AT THE TOP                                  

Head coach Rick Chamberlin guided UD to 28 wins in his first three seasons, going 9-3 in 2008, 9-2 in 2009 and 10-1 last year. That’s the best three-year start by any Flyer football coach. Dayton has won a share of PFL championships in two of his three years, and missed the third by just five points at Jacksonville in the final game of 2008.

MORE THAN HIS FAIR SHARE

Rick Chamberlin has been a part of 325 of UD’s 625 wins – 26 as a player, 268 as an assistant coach, and 31 as a head coach. 


GAME PREVIEW


PEER PRESSURE

Rick Chamberlin’s career .795 (31-8) winning percentage is the best among PFL coaches.  Drake’s Chris Creighton is next (.764, 120-37).  In PFL games only, Chamberlin is #1 (.846, 22-4) and Jacksonville coach Kerwin Bell is second (.743, 26-9)

LEADING FROM THE FRONT                                                                    

You will find the Flyers’ 2011 captains in the trenches.  DE Devon Langhorst and OT Dan Prindle are UD’s co-captains this season.  Both are redshirt seniors and part of three PFL title teams in their careers.   

LONG TIME STARTERS                                                                

Nine Flyers own double-digit start totals.  Justin Griffis leads with 27 (although 22 were at center and he is now a guard).  Right behind is Dan Prindle with 26.  Brian Mack has 17, Zach Weber, Tyler Hujik, Devon Langhorst, Matt Pfleger each have 16. Eric Robbe has 15 and Kyle Sebetic has 14.

FIRST TIME STARTERS                                                                

Redshirt sophomore LB Colin Monnier made his first career start at Central State where he led the team in tackles. Twelve Flyers started for the first time at Robert Morris.  They were QB Will Bardo, RB Taylor Harris, WR Jordan Boykin, FL Branden Johnson, OT Tom Corcoran, C Bill Petraiuolo, DT Phil DeBoer, DE Anthony Sadler, LB Sean Belanger, and Flyer Andre Crawford.  OT’s Jamie Mewhinney (Duquesne) and Chris Cortopassi (CSU), DT Brannon Dunn (CSU) and CB Howard Savage (Marist) have also started for the first time this season.

FIRST TIME QB                                                                             

Redshirt freshman Will Bardo took over at quarterback for Dayton at Robert Morris, following two-time PFL Offensive Player of the Year Steve Valentino.  This was the first game that Bardo played in (that counts, at least) since he led Ft. Thomas Highlands High School to the 2009 Kentucky 5A Championship.  In his debut, Bardo was 14 of 24 for 180 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions.  Against Duquesne, he was just 13 of 31 for 124 yards, but ran for 95 yards.  Against Butler, he was UD’s top ground gainer with 78 yards and a touchdown.  He also threw for two TD’s and was 9-of19 for 78 yards

NOT HIS FIRST RODEO                                                               

Having an inexperienced quarterback step into the starting lineup is nothing new for Dayton offensive coordinator Dave Whilding.  Of the 17 new starting quarterbacks in Whilding’s 31 years of coaching the position, 11 took over with less than 20 career passes to their credit (including Steve Valentino and two QB’s now in the UD Hall of Fame – Kevin Johns and Steve Keller).  Three (Kevin Wilhelm, Kelly Spiker and Brandon Staley) had the same number as new QB Will Bardo -- zero.

OUT OF THE BULLPEN                                                                

Backup quarterback Zach Splain has played in all four games.  With starter Will Bardo cramping up in the heat at Robert Morris, Splain came in and completed all five of his pass attempts for 32 yards and gained two first downs.  Against Marist, Splain entered the game late in the first half and guided UD to four scoring drives in the next five possessions.  He was 11 of 18 for 161 yards and two TD’s.

GOOD HANDS PEOPLE                                                                

Four Flyer receivers have combined for 57 of UD’s 69 receptions this season.  Luke Bellman leads in catches (20), yards (316) and average per catch (15.8).  He had six for 121 in the Marist win.  Tyler Hujik has 14 receptions for 69 yards, Jordan Boykin has 13 for 136 yards (10.5 avg.) and Branden Johnson has 10 for 107 (10.7).  Oddly, four of UD’s six scoring passes are among the remaining 12 catches (TD’s by Brian Mack, Jordan Elmore, Tyler Schutz and Nik Gillum).  Bellman has the other two.

Seven Raiders Named to Horizon League Top 20

Seven Wright State soccer players were recently named to the Horizon League Top 20 Players to Watch by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Jackson High grad Derek Zuniga

On the men's side, four players were selected as freshman midfielder Justin Laird was #9, sophomore forward Bryce Rockwell-Ashton #11, sophomore midfielder Derek Zuniga #15 and freshman goalkeeper Craig Feehan #20.

For the women, three players were honored as senior forward Brittany Persaud was #4, junior defender Lauren Patterson #6 and senior forward Bekah Bonny #13.

GAME PREVIEW: Lake Erie V. Wayne State 

NCAA Division II – Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Lake Erie College (1-4, 0-4 GLIAC) at #6 Wayne State University (5-0, 4-0 GLIAC)

When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Kickoff: 12:05 p.m.

Venue: Adams Field (6,000 capacity/FieldTurf) in Detroit, Mich.

Radio/Webcast: WFUN 970 AM/www.LakeErieStorm.com (Craig Deas and Mark Richards, announcers)

Series: Wayne State leads 1-0 (Won, 28-16 in 2010 in Painesville)

Live Updates: twitter.com/lecsports

Notable: The Storm has dropped its first four league games, including a 38-14 setback on the road last week at Ferris State... the Storm's first five opponents this year have a combined record so far of 17-7 (15-4 by first four GLIAC opponents).

Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick) and David Romeo (Eastlake North) hooked up for an 88-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter last week, the longest play from scrimmage in LEC history.

Romeo caught three passes for 127 yards to record his fifth career 100-yard game. He is just 213 yards shy of joining classmate Brandon James (Mentor) as the only receivers in school history with 2,000 yards.

 
Harvey Grad Mickey Mohner

Wayne State has won its first five games by an average score of 42-17... the Warriors are directed by Painesville Harvey grad Mickey Mohner, the nation's second-ranked quarterback in terms of passing efficiency. WSU leads the GLIAC in scoring offense and is second in total offense and total defense.

Up next for LEC: Saturday night, Oct. 15 vs. Grand Valley State at home, 7 p.m. (“Taking Breast Cancer by Storm” Pink Game)

Mount men ranked 10th in the region

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Mount Union's men's cross country team is ranked 10th in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Great Lakes Region rankings.Mount women ranked seventh in regionio Championships to vault into the rankings for the first time this season.

The Purple Raiders posted an impressive third place finish at last week's All-Ohio.

At the All-Ohio sophomore Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) led Mount Union with a 17th place finish while two other Raiders also placed in the top 25 in freshman Andrew Nelson(Louisville/Louisville) in 21st and junior Matt Miller(Lakewood/Lakewood) in 25th.


Mount Union will next run on Oct. 15 at the Oberlin Regional Rumble in Oberlin, Ohio.


Mount women ranked seventh in region


NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Mount Union's women's cross country team is ranked for a third straight week as the Purple Raiders are seventh in this week's Great Lakes Region rankings done by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).


The Raiders again continued their strong fall with a fifth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships inCedarville.

All five runners that scored at the event for Mount Union are underclassmen led by sophomore Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) in 13th place and freshman Hayley Buzulencia  in 19th place.



 

 

 

"Caffeine Cove" -- Jack Coffey Field in Fordham University

Eagles head to the rough-and-tough Bronx/latte`-espresso field for a meeting with Bosco; both teams have won more than 15 straight games and are defending state champs

 Eagles looking for career win No. 400

By Adam Mendoza

The Road show continues for St. Edward football as it heads to the Bronx, New York for an epic encounter with national power Don Bosco Prep from Ramsey, New Jersey.

Week Seven finds the Eagles playing a third straight opponent St. Ed’s that won state championships in 2010.

The Ironmen are 4-0 on the season and ranked by many national polls as the number one team in the country. 

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Don Bosco Prep has beaten some other top ranked programs this season including teams from California and Florida. It has also won 5 straight New Jersey Non Public Group-4 championships.

Last week, the Ironmen needed a 4th-quarter comeback to beat Bergen Catholic, another highly ranked team in New Jersey, 33-22.

Jabril Peppers and Elijah Shumate lead the Ironman running attack that averages over 150 yards rushing and 280 yards in total offense per game.

St. Ed’s is 6-0 on the season and riding a 21 game winning streak after beating Youngstown Ursuline 20-7. 

Kickoff is set for 7:00 P.M. from Jack Coffey Field at Fordham University in New York.

Last week, on a night when the weather felt like mid November, the Eagles where able to overcome the high winds and rain to defeat Ursuline, 20-7, in Youngstown.  

Jr QB Ryan Fallon would toss two touchdown passes and RB Dwayne Aaron would rush for 162 yards. 

The Eagles would use an aggressive running game that churned up 184 rushing yards. St. Ed’s tallied 293 yards in total offense with 86 of them passing yards. 

The defense clamped down on the Irish holding them to 84 total yards (64 yards Rush, 20 yards Pass) in the game.  

St. Ed’s continued to extend their school record for consecutive wins to 21. The win also gives the Eagles 399 total victories in school history.

St. Edward continues to be recognized in the national polls. The Eagles are 5th in the ESPN/ RISE FAB 50,  

The latest USA Today Top 25 poll has St. Ed’s 5th in the country.  Meanwhile Don Bosco Prep is number one in many of the national polls.

Boston College-bound Sam Grant (81)

Boston College recruit TE Sam Grant has caught 3 receptions all for touchdowns in the last two games.

Grant, who is considered one of the top tight ends in the state was moved to tackle when Kyle Kalis was out with an injured knee. 

Kyle Kalis (67)

The St. Edward football program will look for win number 400. The program currently has an overall record 399-212-12. That is a .650 winning percentage. 

Notre Dame-bound Connor Klekota bags third hat trick of season as Amherst rolls Elyria

Connor Klekota notched his third hat trick of the season and added an assist to pace Amherst, as the Comets coasted to a 5-1 win over
Elyria.

Klekota

Andrew Souders had a goal and two assists for Amherst on the team's Senior Night. Josh Birkline also found the net.

Maximo Meggitt and Niko Malobabic split the win in goal and Meggitt came up with a huge save on a penalty kick to keep the game close in the early going.

Dean Coghlan, Eric Armstrong, Jake McDonald, and Casey Reed were solid on defense for Amherst, who improved to 11-1 on the season. The Comets
take on state-ranked Elyria Catholic on Saturday.

Amherst Steele 5, Elyria 1
Amherst Steele:
Goals: Connor Klekota (3), Andrew Souders, Josh Birkline
Assists: Andrew Souders (2), Connor Klekota
Saves: Maximo Meggitt (2), Niko Malobabic (2)
Elyria:
Goal: Bryce Zigman
Saves: Tyler Ramirez (9)

Hoover alum Nick Fockler wins at No. 2 singles to aid Mount Union rout of Penn State

ERIE, Pa.—Mount Union's men's tennis team delivered its second straight 8-1 road victory Thursday night at Penn State-Behrend to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Fockler


Freshman Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) won No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-2) to remain unbeaten in his young collegiate career. 


He also teamed with his older brother, Nate, to win No.1 doubles, 8-6, to also remain unbeaten in doubles play.

They are not the only Purple Raiders that have yet to be beaten in doubles play. Naoya Kitamura (Yokohama, Japan) and Marcus Suffolk (Canfield/Canfield) won No. 3 doubles, 8-2, to improve to 3-0 on the season.


Drew LeGendre (Toldeo/Bowsher), Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg), and Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) also picked up singles victories for the Purple Raiders.


Mount Union has completed the fall portion of their schedule and will return to action on Saturday, February 25th at Westminster (Pa.).

Baldwin-Wallace Senior Defensive End Derron Hamilton (Euclid)Named A BSN Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week

BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College senior defensive end Derron Hamilton (Euclid) has been selected as a Beyond Sports College Network (BSN) Defensive Player-of-the-Week for his performance during the Yellow Jackets 17-7 win against Marietta College  on Saturday, October 1, 2011. 

He  was also tabbed as this weeks Ohio Athletic Conference Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week. The BSN award is a national honor given to only six defensive players in the country at the NCAA Division III level.

Hamilton had a team-high 11 tackles and 3.5 quarterback sacks as the B-W defense limited Marietta to 151 yards of total offense in a 17-7 win.  He had 4.5 total tackles for losses of 21 yards.

Overall, Hamilton ranks among the OAC leaders as he is first in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (11 for 55 yards) and is tied for 27th in overall tackles with 24.  Hamilton is 4.5 sacks shy of B-W’s school-record of 13.

No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosting Marietta today


No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Marietta for homecoming Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

Mount Union slipped, slid and plowed its way to a 14-6 on a muddy field at No. 24 ranked Ohio Northern. Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) posted his fourth straight 100-yard rushing performance has he grinded out 130 yards on a career-high 41 carries and accounted for all 14 points with a pair of rushing scores and a two-point conversion. The defense forced two fumbles and had three sacks including a sack and forced fumble on ONU's final drive by junior defensive end Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region). Junior Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) had a team-best seven tackles.


Marietta dropped its third straight game with a 17-7 loss to Baldwin-Wallace last week. The Pioneers led 7-3 heading into the fourth quarter before B-W scored 14 unanswered points. Marietta starting quarterback Andrew Keller was knocked out of the game and he along with backup Kyle Shackle combined to complete 10-of-30 passes for 92 yards with four interceptions and six sacks. Keller is expected to start this week. Tevin Dones had 65 yards on the ground while defensively Jake Green had 12 tackles and an interception.



GAME PREVIEW



MOUNT UNION FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO, TV AND ONLINE
All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.


The remaining home games will also be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillon Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts. Joe Tait does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.

Tait


THE SERIES
This is the 50th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 40-8-1 lead in the series dating back to a 20-0 Mount Union win on September 23, 1933 in Alliance. The teams have met every year since 1981 and Mount Union has won all 31 of those meetings. The last Pioneer win was a 20-6 decision in 1977 in Marietta.


THE COACHES
Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 307-23-3 (.926) in his 26th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 21 OAC Championships, including the last 19 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships.


Jeff Filkovski (Mount Union '90) is 8-26 (.235) in his fourth season as head coach at Marietta. Four years ago as the offensive coordinator at Heidelberg he won OAC Assistant Coach of the Year honors. Filkovski does have a win against Mount Union, as a quarterback for Allegheny (Pa.) College, he scored a 28-15 win in the 1990 NCAA Playoffs as he led the Gators to the 1990 NCAA Division III Championship.

 

In all-Cleveland volleyball tilt, Yellow Jackets defeat Yeowomen

By Phil Brua

The Oberlin College women's volleyball team could not handle the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin Wallace. The Yellow Jackets won all three matches with scores of 25-11, 25-8, and 13-25.

The Yeowomen struggled to get their attack game going, and only managed 20 kills throughout all three sets. Christine Antonsenled the way for the Yeowomen with a team high nine kills. Freshman Jenna Bange had a team high 13 assists and added 10 blocks. Senior leader Liz Wong contributed 13 digs and five assists. 

The Yeowomen resume NCAC play when they travel to DePauw on October 8th. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. 


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'BERG MEN'S & WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS LOOK FOR 

FIRST OAC WIN SATURDAY V. MUSKINGUM

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's and women's soccer teams both
will look for their first Ohio Athletic Conference wins of the 2011 season
when they host Muskingum University on Saturday, Oct. 7 in a conference
match in Tiffin, Ohio.  Kickoff for the men's contest is slated for 1 p.m.
at Hidden Valley and the women play at 4 p.m. at Mayer Field.  Live stats
for both matches will be available at
www.heidelberg.edu/athletics/livestats.

The women's match is designated as a "Breast Cancer Awareness: Shooting for
the Cure" game.  T-shirts supporting the cause will be on sale and all
proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.  Donations will
also be accepted.


MATCH PREVIEW



The men's team, 2-5-4 overall and 0-1-1 in the OAC, is coming off a 1-0 loss
against Otterbein University on Wednesday.  The team is led by freshmen
midfielders Hamid Sheriff (Centennial), who has team-highs of two goals and
five points, and Nicholas Samaniego (Huron) with three points on one goal
and one assist.

Junior two-time All-OAC goalkeeper Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) will
handle the keeping duties.  Smith has made 50 saves while logging all 1,085
minutes in the net this season and ranks fourth in the OAC with 4.54 saves
per game.  He has allowed 17 goals in 11 matches.

The Fighting Muskie men's team, 5-7-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC, is
coming off a 4-0 shutout by Malone College.  Cam Jonard leads the team with
six goals and 13 points, ranking fifth and eighth in the league,
respectively.  In goal, Hunter Huffman has made 50 saves and allowed 16
goals in 927 minutes of action and is fourth in the OAC with a .758 save
percentage.

The Berg women enter Saturday's contest 3-7-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC
following a 5-0 loss to Otterbein University on Wednesday.  Sophomore
midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont) leads the offensive attack,
ranking the in the league's top-10 in shots (34), points (nine) and goals
(four).  Senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame) and
sophomore midfielder Aleseya Evans (Troy) have each scored twice.

In goal, junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) and sophomore Brittany Labry
(Aurora/Twinsburg) have shared duties.  Schriber is second in the OAC with
47 saves and has allowed 14 goals in 563 minutes.  Labry has made 21 saves
while allowing just 10 goals in 313 minutes.

The Muskingum women, 4-8-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the OAC, last played on
Tuesday when they edged Oberlin College, 2-1, in overtime.  The Muskies are
led by Noelle Kleppel, whose team-high three goals are 10th in the
conference.  Kleppel also has an assist to her credit.  Goalkeeper Sara
Poling leads the OAC with 100 saves in 1,048 minutes, and has allowed 30
goals for a 2.58 goals against average.




     



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