A Page -- Oct. 9, 2010



Westlake's Lauren Golick wins 

sectional with win over Mags' Noelle 

Kaufmann; Demons second doubles 

team takes first; Avon Lake

surprises all with second place 

doubles finish

Oct. 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

OBERLIN – Things went according to Hoyle in singles play while a few surprises took place today in the Big School Sectional Tennis Championships, here on the The College’s Don Hungsinger Courts.

No. 1 seed Lauren Golick of Westlake won the sectional championship, with No. 2 seed Noelle Kaufmann of Magnificat taking runners-up honors, No. 4 seed Ali Garrity of Medina taking third and Maddy Lugli of Mags taking fourth.

Golick

Listen to post-match interview with Westlake Student/Athlete Lauren Golick from today’s sectional tennis finals, conducted by Norm Weber and Dan Gillis by clicking and downloading

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/westlake-student-athlete-lauren-golick

The big surprise came at doubles in which unseeded Kate Begen and freshman Erin Hrivnak of Avon Lake made it all the way to the finals.

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Begen and Hrivnak

They defeated No. 1 seed Julia Dunbar and Bhargavi Maheswher of Westlake this morning, 7-6, 6-3, to advance to the finals against Westlake’s other team, No. 2 seed Kelsey Wanhainen and Michelle Diohan, which defeated No. 3 seed Annie Foliano and Molly Doyle of Mags, 6-0, 6-2, to get to the finals.

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Julia Dunbar and Bhargavi Maheswher

Garrity gave Kaufmann a tough match in the semis. After Kaufmann won, 6-1, she went up 5-4 in the second set, was tied at 5 by Garrity, and then won the last two points to advance to the finals. 

Kaufmann

Listen to post-match interview with Magnificat Student/Athlete Noelle Kaufmann from today’s sectional tennis finals, conducted by Norm Weber and Dan Gillis by clicking and downloading

In the other semi, Golick was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Lugli. Garrity then beat Lugli, 6-1, 6-1 in the match for third place and a No. 3 seed in next week’s districts here.

 

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Garrity

Listen to post-match interview with Medina Student/Athlete Ali Garrity from today’s sectional tennis finals, conducted by Norm Weber and Dan Gillis by clicking and downloading

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/medina-student-athlete-ali-garrity

Lugli goes into the district as a No. 4 seed. She was Jeff Mannies No. 1 singles player as a sophomore last year, on Jeff Mannies’ Varsity B team of Mags, which is tantamount to at least a No. 3 on just about any other school’s varsity A team.

Golick defeated Kaufmann 6-1, 6-2, in the finals to earn the No. 1 seed at the districts. 

Maddy Lugli

Listen to post-match interview with Magnificat Student/Athlete Maddy Lugli from today’s sectional tennis finals, conducted by Norm Weber and Dan Gillis by clicking and downloading

 http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/magnificat-student-athlete-maddy-lugli

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Kelsey Wanhainen and Michelle Diohan

Westlake’s second doubles team wound up winning the district with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Began and Hrivnak.


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Doyle and Foliano

Mags wound up getting the third seed by bettering Dunbar’s team, which will go to the district as the four seed. The Foliano-Doyle team won 6-4, 6-3 in the consolation match.

Shoregals top Blue Streaks; two of 

the Strimbu triplets provide only goal 

and shutout

Oct. 9, 2010

By John Kenny

Behind stellar efforts by two thirds of the Strimbu triplets, Avon Lake’s soccer team beat non-conference foe Magnificat, 1-0, tonight.

The Shoregals scored on a goal by junior Jillian Strimbu who was assisted on a free kick from the defensive end by sophomore Megan Braye.

Jillian Strimbu

Meanwhile another third of that Strimbu soccer configuration (a third third is on the boys’ team), junior Dana Strimbu made 7 saves.

Blue Streaks goalie Amanda Copfer was credited with 2 saves on the night.

The victory improved Avon Lake's record to 11-3-1 while Magnificat falls to 6-5-2.

Avon Lake had 4 shots and Mags 13. In corner kicks, Mags had a 4-1 edge. AL had 9 fouls and Mags 11


 

In battle of top two teams in 

Cleveland, Ignatius tops 

Strongsville, 4-1

Oct. 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@student/athlete-cleveland.com

STRONGSVILLE – The top two ranked boys’ soccer teams in the Greater Cleveland area met here tonight in the first match of a double header and they looked every bit the top two for at least the first half before St. Ignatius took off in the second half, posting a 4-1 win over Strongsville in front of 1,000 fans.

The Wildcats, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Cleveland and No. 2 in Ohio and No. 2 in the nation, and Mustangs played evenly most of the first half, match shot for shot and pass for pass, neither team dominating the match.

Both Austin Earley and Brendan Cash were stellar in goal.

The scoreless deadlock was finally broken at 30:03 when Earley blocked a shot with the ball momentarily squirting away from him. Tyler Sanda got to the ball quickly and was able to score for an early 1-0 Wildcat lead.

Sanda

Listen to post-match interview with St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Tyler Sanda from today’s Iggy-Strongsville  match, conducted by Norm Weber and Joe Maxse by clicking and downloading

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/with-st-ignatius-student-athlete-tyler-sanda

Strongsville had several quality chances in the first half but just could not get enough on it or follow through on the steady Cash.

Again they went up and down in the second half with neither dominating and each having the ball an equal time in the others’ zone.

 Listen to post-match interview with St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Yianni Sarris from today’s Iggy-Strongsville  match, conducted by Norm Weber ,by clicking and downloading

 http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/st-ignatius-student-athlete-yianni-sarris

Sarris

Yianni Sarris, the second leading scorer on the Wildcats and the one who took the shot that bounded off Earley to Sanda to set up the first goal, sneaked the ball through the back door around Earley to get the ball in the net.

Listen to post-match interview with Strongsville coach Tobey Cook from today’s Iggy-Strongsville match, conducted by Norm Weber and Joe Maxse by clicking and download

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/strongsville-coach-tobey-cook

Coach Cook

Both teams hesitated as it appeared to be called off, but then the announcement was made that it was a goal, making it 2-0 at 52:17.

 Matt Foldesy then found an open net from about 10 yards to make it 3-0 at 70:05 and Sanda came through again at 71:00 to make it 4-0.

The Mustangs, who did not have as many chances the second half as they did the first half, had a couple corner kicks, but could not do so tonight despite having a long record of success with them this year.

Strongsville did not give up though after being down 4-0. Cody Mizerik scored at 71:53 to douse the shutout attempt by the Cats. Mike Cook picked up his team-leading 12th assist of the year on the goal.

Mizerik

The Cats and Stangs obviously have good relationships with one another as they should a lot of respect while meeting on the field at the end of the match.

Sarris talked about being club teammates with Mustang David Murrow and that it felt odd playing the ball off his feet instead of passing toward his feet like he is used to.

“We’ll probably go out tonight and have a good time together,” Sarris said.

Sarris' club teammate David Murrow

No. 2 ranked Strongsville beats North 

Royalton in the Battle of Route 82

Oct. 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@student/athlete-cleveland.com

STRONGSVILLE – With only four losses between the two of them and the long standing next-door neighbor rivalry is incentive always, something had to give when North Royalton’s girls met Strongsville tonight here on the pitch in Foltz Field in the second match of a soccer double-header.

Royalton came into the match ranked No. 3 in greater Cleveland with its only losses coming to defending state champ Medina, Brecksville and Hudson. Strongsville, ranked No. 1 in Cleveland and No. 2 in Ohio, has lost to only Medina.

They competed fiercely, living up to their respective billings, with the Mustangs coming away with a 4-2 win.

Strongsville took a 1-0 lead at 17:27 on a goal by Megan Giesen.  

Giesen

Listen to post-match interview with Strongsville Student/Athlete Megan Giesen from today’s Royalton-Strongsville  match, conducted by Norm Weber and by clicking and downloading

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/with-strongsville-student-athlete-megan

That lasted for all of two and half minutes as Royalton bounced right back with a Megan McEldowney goal at 20:12 to make it 1-1.

Royalton had a quality chance to go ahead in the 30th minute with an open goal but alertly Lizzy Ehrnfelt made it to the goal to clear it and register a field player save for the records.

Just before the end of the half, Ashley Meier put the Mustangs ahead, 2-1, after taking a pass from Giesen and going straight on with the goalie just in front of the 18-yard box

Meier

Listen to post-match interview with Strongsville Student/Athlete Ashley Meier from today’s Royalton-Strongsvillle  match, conducted by Norm Weber and by clicking and downloading

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/with-strongsville-student-athlete-ashley-meier

The Mustangs made it 3-1 when Alexis Manoa found freshman Emily Ogle, who put home her third goal of the week, the tally coming at 44:14.

Manoa then assisted Allie Sender for the fourth Stang goal.

Faraj's hat trick leads EC past 

Amherst

Oct. 9

Vincent Faraji scored a hat trick to lead Elyria Catholic to a 3-0 win over Amherst Steele on Saturday.

The Panthers spoiled the Comets' Senior Night with two first half goals off of throw-ins by David Elwer. 

Faraji added his third goal early in the second half to provide the final score.  Frank Sanabria earned the win in goal for EC, while Shelby Neidert took the loss for the Comets with five saves. 

Elyria Catholic improved to 12-2 on the season and Amherst Steele dropped to 11-3-1.  Amherst takes on Anthony Wayne Whitehouse next Saturday before preparing for playoffs.

Redmen top Rangers in three by identical scores

North Rdgeville lost to Parma Senior in three with all 3 games ending 25-19 

For the Rangers, Jessica Lentz had 7 kill,s 1 solo block,. 9 for 9 serving,1 ace, 8 digs;
Heather Snyderwas  71 for 76 setting with 14 assists and Alex Ferrara had 16 digs



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