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Yeomen Earn a Draw with No. 6 Bishops

Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team turned in a great effort against the nation’s 6th rank team, earning a 1-1 draw on the road against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops. 

“This is a good result for us and coupled with our win against Wooster this is a great way to start our conference season,” Head Coach Blake New said. 

Oberlin fell behind 1-0 just over 10 minutes into the contest, but the defense buckled down to keep it right there until halftime. 

Just five minutes into the second session the Yeomen would get back to even thanks to Oliver Miller-Farrell’s second goal of the season. Justin Norman got the assist on the play as Miller-Farrell followed Norman’s initial shot that was saved. 

Unfortunately, the Yeomen could have left town with the win, but Miller-Farrell missed a penalty kick in the first half. 

Ohio Wesleyan (8-1-2, 1-0-1 NCAC) displayed their ability with a 31-8 shot advantage and 9-4 edge in corner kicks. However, Yeomen senior Zach Lipshultz was stellar in goal as he recorded seven saves on the night. 

Oberlin (4-7-1, 1-0-1 NCAC) will travel to Allegheny on Wednesday night for another critical NCAC showdown. The opening touch is set for 7:30 p.m. 

Hiram College Football Defeated by No. 7 Wittenberg University

October 9, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  — The Hiram College football team was defeated by No. 7 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University, 49-7, today (Saturday, Oct. 9) in a scheduled non-conference game in Springfield.  

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC.  The Tigers improve to 6-0 overall and 3-0 NCAC.

Wittenberg scored the only points of the first quarter on a two-yard touchdown run by Corey Weber to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead after the first period.

In the second quarter, Wittenberg found the endzone on two occassions with a pair of rushing TD from Conner Warye, from 52 and two yards out, to extend the lead to 21-0 at halftime.

The Tigers continued to increase the margin with two more scores in the third quarter thanks to an 18-yard TD pass play from quarterback Ben Zoeller to Michael Cooper and an 11-yard TD completion from Zoeller to Mat Guida to make the score 35-0. 

In the final quarter, Wittenberg’s Weber would find the endzone for the second time in the game on an 11-yard pass play for a 42-0 advantage.  Hiram ended the possible shutout with its only score of the game coming on an 11-yard TD completion from sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) to senior All-NCAC wideout Glenn Campbell(Akron/Buchtel).  The Tigers answered the Terrier score with a 12-yard TD pass from Andrew Durbin to Bill French to end the scoring as Wittenberg went on to win by the final of 49-7.

Wittenberg ended the game with two 100-yard rushers, led by Warye who had 122 yards in 11 carries and two TD.  Weber finished with 112 yards in 13 carries and a TD.  Zoeller completed 14-of-28 passes for 212 yards and two scores.  Josh McKee led the Tiger receivers with five catches for a game-high 86 yards.  Cooper also caught five passes for a game-high 70 yards and a TD.  Defensively, Zach Hurtt had a team-best seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and an interception.

The Hiram offense was led by Rehor who completed 24-of-42 passes for 160 yards and had one TD and an interception.  Campbell ended the day with a game-high 11 receptions and had 73 yards and a TD.   On defense, junior two-time All-NCAC linebacker Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) led the Terriers with a game-high 11 tackles.  In addition, freshman defensive back Chase Laudato (Brunswick) recorded 10 tackles.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Tennis 

Team Beats Both Waynesburg (Pa.) 

and Penn State-Behrend, 8-1, in 


By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team defeated both Waynesburg University of Pennsylvania and host Penn State-Behrend by identical 8-1 scores today (Saturday, October 9, 2010) in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The Yellow Jackets end the fall season with a 2-0 record.

In the victory against Waynesburg, junior number one singles player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted), freshman No.2 player Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet), junior No.3 player Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior), junior No.4 player Andrew Orens (Brunswick), freshman No.5 player Josh Pecinovsky (Whitehall/ Columbus Bishop Hartley) and senior No.6 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) all won.  In doubles play, the No.1 duo of Kearney and Long and the No.3 tandem of Burris and Minrovic were victorious.

In the victory over Penn State Behrend, sophomore No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton), Kearney at No.3, senior No.4 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward), Burris at No.5 and Minrovic at No.6 all won in singles play. In doubles the No.1 duo of Horvath and Lachman, the No.2 tandem of Trzeciak and Minrovic and the No.3 group of Burris and Long all won.

The Yellow Jackets have now completed their abbreviated fall schedule which included the annual ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Central Regional Tournament at Kalamazoo (Mich.) College on September 24-27, the annual Oberlin College Invitational Tournament on October 2-3 and today’s two matches.

B-W will return to action this spring when it travels on its annual spring break trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in early March.  During the past six years, Head Coach Brian Rector’s Yellow Jackets have won 119 dual matches and have posted one of the best records annually in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Tennis Match Results
Baldwin-Wallace --  8, Waynesburg (Pa.) -- 1

SINGLES:  No.1: Alex Kearney (B-W) def. Peter Malley (W), 6-0, 6-1; No.2: Brad Minrovic (B-W) def. Emile Khoury (W), 6-1, 6-0; No.3: Taylor Long (B-W) def. Jon Anderson W), 6-0, 6-0; No.4:  Andrew Orens (B-W) def. Jason Logan (W), 6-1, 6-0; No.5: Josh Pecinovsky (B-W) def. Nate Huffman (W), 6-2, 7-5; No.6:  Sam Burris (B-W) won by forfeit; DOUBLES:  No.1:  Alex Kearney/Taylor Long (B-W) def. Peter Malley/Emile Khoury (W), 8-3;  No.2:  Jon Anderson/ Jason Logan (W) def. Andrew Orens/Josh Pecinovsky (B-W), 8-5; No.3: Sam Burris/ Brad Minrovic (B-W) won by forfeit.

Baldwin-Wallace --  8, Penn State-Behrend (Pa.) -- 1

SINGLES:  No.1: Matt Slamecka (PSB) def. Alex Trzeciak (B-W), 6-3, 6-1; No.2: Joe Horvath (B-W) def. Elliot Blackstone (PSB), 6-2, 6-0; No.3: Alex Kearney (B-W) def. Chris Galvin (PSB), 6-1, 6-1; No.4:  Matt Lachman (B-W) def. David Buiter (PSB), 6-4, 6-0; No.5: Sam Burris (B-W) def. Jacob Fling (PSB), 6-1, 6-1; No.6:  Brad Minrovic (B-W) def. John Michalko (PSB), 6-1, 6-0; DOUBLES:  No.1:  Joe Horvath/ Matt Lachman (B-W) def. Elliot Blackstone/ Chris Galvin (PSB), 8-4;  No.2:  Alex Trzeciak/ Brad Minrovic (B-W) def. Matt Slamecka/David Buiter (PSB), 8-5; No.3: Sam Burris/ Taylor Long (B-W) def. Jacob Fling/ John Michalko (PSB), 8-2.

Yeowomen Outlast Wolverines; Fall to Tartans
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Box Score vs. Carnegie Mellon l Box Score vs. Grove City

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In a match that lasted over five hours the Oberlin College women’s tennis team outlasted Grove City College 5-4 on Saturday evening. OC also dropped a morning contest to Carnegie Mellon University 8-1.

In the nightcap it was junior Finley Gates who finally clinched the match for Oberlin, coming away with a grueling 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 win over Stacy Moon at No. 2 singles. 

“Finley was able to bear down and come away with a huge win for our team,” Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis said. “It was a good win and good way to end our fall season.”

The Yeowomen got things started on the right foot by winning two of three doubles matches. The tandem of Preeya Shah and Carolyn Ball took care of Natalie Walten and Kimberly Peterson by an 8-4 count. 

In the No. 3 doubles match-up Ariel Lewis and Julie Christensen dismissed Elissa Beal and Reena Barnett 8-2.

Lewis followed with a 6-3, 2-6 and 6-2 victory over Walten in the top singles slot. 

Ball, who played at No. 4, joined Lewis and Gates as victors in singles play as she took care of Peterson 6-1 and 7-5.

It was Ball who earned Oberlin’s lone win against the Tartans as she won her No. 5 singles match against Sonya Subramaniam in straight sets, 7-6 and 6-0.

The Yeowomen dropped all three doubles matches by identical 8-3 counts.

In the No. 1 singles showdown, Lewis was upended by Laura Chen 6-0 and 6-3. 

Without the services of sophomore transfer Farah Leclercq, freshman Brenna Sheldon played at No. 2 and was dealt a 6-2, 6-1 setback by Courtney Chin.

After winning the first set 7-5, Gates dropped the second set 6-2 to Jennifer Chui in their No. 4 singles match. In the super tiebreaker it was Chui who outlasted Gates 12-10 to earn the win. 

The Yeowomen will conclude their fall season next Saturday with a dual match at Case Western Reserve.

Dick scores only goal in Mount win

October 9, 2010 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Deirdre Dick (Mansfield/Crestview) pounded home the game-winning goal to lift the Mount Union women's soccer team to a 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference win over Marietta on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

Dick was assisted by Hailey Robinson (Ravenna/Ravenna) on the 78th-minute tally. Taryn Vespoint(Ravenna/Ravenna) claimed the shutout in net with seven saves.

For the Pioneers (2-8-2, 0-2-1), goalkeeper Kelly Sommers stopped seven shots.

The Purple Raiders (3-7-3, 1-2-0) will return to action on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. match versus OAC opponentJohn Carroll.

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Marietta............  0  0 -  0
 Mount Union.........  0  1 -  1
  1.  77:15 MTU Deirdre Dick (Hailey Robinson)

 Shots: Marietta 11, Mount Union 12

 Saves: Marietta 7 (Kelly Sommers 7), Mount Union 7 (Taryn Vespoint 7) 




By Nick Minerd

OBERLIN, OH – Senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) made 10 receptions for a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns as the Case Western Reserve University football team defeated Oberlin College, 48-36, on Saturday, October 9 at Savage Field. The Spartans have now won 36 consecutive regular season games and stretched their win streak versus Oberlin to 26 straight.

With the win, Case improves to 5-0 overall and will return to action next Saturday, October 16, at Hiram College at 1:00 p.m. With the loss, Oberlin falls to 2-3 overall.

In addition to Homyk’s performance, senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 24-of-34 passes for a career-high 363 yards and three scores.

The game opened with five consecutive touchdown scoring drives as the two sides combined to score 35 points in the first quarter.

Oberlin took the opening drive 65 yards on eight plays and reached the end zone when Drew Mixter rushed straight up the middle for a 23-yard touchdown at the 11:48 mark.

Case came right back with a three-play drive that covered 61 yards in just 49 seconds and culminated in a one-yard TD run by sophomore fullback Trevor LeBarge (St. Louis, MO/Chaminade College Prep) at 10:59. Homyk highlighted the drive with two receptions for 60 yards, including a 45-yarder on the Spartans’ first play from scrimmage.
The Yeomen answered with an 11-play, 62-yard drive  and scored again on a one-yard TD run by Moses Richardson with 5:51 left in the first quarter.
The Spartans took their next drive 30 yards on four plays and reached “pay dirt” when senior running back Billy Deitmen (Mentor, OH/Mentor) rushed off tackle for a five-yard TD. The possession was set up by a 51-yard kickoff return by junior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, OH/North Royalton) and the point after by senior kicker Sam Coffey (Middletown, OH/Lakota East) tied the score at 14 apiece.
Oberlin followed suit and took its next possession 67 yards on four plays and scored on a 55-yard shovel-pass from Josh Mandel to running back Adam Lowther. A Zach Richard PAT made the score 21-14 at the 2:19 mark.
After defensive stands by each side, the Spartans marched 74 yards on 13 plays and scored when senior RB Derek Bush (Kittanning, PA/Ford City) rushed in from three yards out with 8:36 left in the half. Key plays on the drive included a 22-yard run by Bush on second and 22 from the Case 30 and a 15-yard pass interference penalty committed against Homyk to set the Spartans up with a first and goal from the seven.
The Spartans then forced the Yeomen three-and-out and took their first lead when Homyk caught a seven-yard TD from Baum to cap a three-play, 64-yard drive that featured a 55-yard reception by Homyk.
Case then regained possession on the ensuing kickoff when sophomore linebacker Wade Self (Hawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich) recovered a Yeomen fumble at the Oberlin 42. Four plays later, Baum and Homyk hooked up again for a 20-yard TD and Coffey’s PAT made the score 35-21 at the 4:28 mark.
Undaunted, Oberlin took its next drive 73 yards on four plays and brought the score to 35-27 when Mandel found wide out Adam Niec for a seven-yard score. The Yeomen extra point attempt was no good.
The next Spartan possession ended in three plays before the Yeomen took the final drive of the half 44 yards on 10 plays ending with a 41-yard field goal by Richard to make the score 35-30.
The scoring slowed down a bit in the second half but Case was able to extend its lead early when Baum connected on a 16-yard TD pass to junior tight end Bryce Coleman (Solon, OH/Solon) to cap a five-play, 52-yard drive at the 10:49 mark of the third quarter.
The Spartans added to the lead late in the third when Coffey connected on a 29-yard field goal following an 11-play, 65-yard drive to make the score 45-30 at the 3:23 mark.
Following another Coffey field goal from 28 yards to open the fourth quarter, Oberlin cut into the advantage when Mandel scrambled 59 yards for a touchdown with 10:25 left to play. The Yeomen scoring drive covered 80 yards on just five plays but a missed two-point conversion attempt left the score at 48-36.
The Case defense then stepped up to force two turnover on downs to secure the 48-36 victory.
For the game, junior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) totaled a team-high 12 tackles, junior end Rich Doolin (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park) recorded two sacks and junior tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) recorded nine tackles and a sack.

Sackett scores first goal of 


CLEVELAND, OH – Sophomore Erica Sackett scored her first goal of the year in the 60th minute for the Case Western Reserve women’s soccer team to provide what would be the game-winner, as the Spartans survived New York University, 1-0, at Case Field to win itsfirst University Athletic Association match of the season on Saturday, October 9.


CWRU remains undefeated at home this fall, and improves to 8-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the UAA with their sixth shutout win. The Violets dropped to 5-6-2 (1-1 UAA) with the setback.


After a scoreless first-half, Case finally broke through at the 60-minute mark. Sackett (Independence, OH/Walsh Jesuit) found the ball over the middle and broke the 0-0 stalemate with her first goal of the season, an unassisted straight shot lofted over the goalie from the top of the Violet box.


Case junior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) made two spectacular saves in the second half to help preserve her fourth shutout of the season in goal. Kennedy’s six saves also helped her to improve her season record to 5-1 overall in the net. NYU’s Rachael Ross corralled four shots for the Violets.


NYU outshot Case 10-7 and fired off seven corners to the Spartans’ five, but were ultimately unable to find the back of the net.



CLEVELAND, OHIO – Senior Elliot Fishman (Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice) led the Spartans with two shots on goal, and Case outshot New York University 6-3, but it wasn't enough as the men's soccer team dropped a close and physical match, 2-1, on Saturday, October 9 at Case Field.

Case had its chances in the match, outshooting the Violets and narrowly trailing, 4-3, in corner kicks. Nevertheless, two second half goals by NYU's Kyle Green and PaoloLuciano proved to be the difference in the match. Green scored on a header in the 55th minute, while Luciano added the insurance score just four minutes later.

Junior goalkeeper Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) helped keep the Violets scoreless until the 55th minute and recorded one save during his 90 minutes in net. NYU's Matt Stieve recorded four saves in collecting the shutout.


Oberlin Volleyball Takes One Set at Denison
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College volleyball team took one set from Denison University on Saturday evening, but it wasn’t enough as the Yeowomen fell 25-16, 24-26, 25-12, 25-19.

The tandem of Laura Jessee and Amanda Wysk each had impressive performances as they combined for 25 kills in the match. Maggie Jacobsonalso finished off eight attacks on the night. 

The Oberlin offense was much improved from a night ago, hitting .231 as team with 41 total kills. Setter Liz Wong was able to get everyone in rhythm with 32 helpers.

Anna Frackman and Jacobson led the defense with six digs apiece. 

Oberlin returns to action on Wednesday night at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Golf 

Team Stands In Fourth Place After 

Day One Of Wittenberg Invitational

By Jeff Miller

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team is currently in fourth place at the annual Pat Clouse Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University at the Windy Knoll Golf Course in Springfield, Ohio.

The Yellow Jacket “A” team shot a first round total of 332 strokes while the  “B” squad carded a 374.

Leading the Yellow Jacket “A” team was sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) player Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) with a career-best 81. Freshman Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Dayton Christian) and freshman Mirranda Rockich (Akron/ Green) each fired an 82. Sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference player Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) shot an 87 while freshman Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/Darby) rounded the “A” team scores with a 90.

The Yellow Jacket “B” team was led by senior Diana Han (Curitiba, BRAZIL) who fired a career-best round of 85. Senior Nicole Carlone (Canton/ St. Thomas Aquinas) shot 94 while freshman Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) fired an 97.   Rounding out the “B” squad was sophomore Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) with a 98.

Mount gals win fall invite

October 9, 2010 

By Joesh Reilly

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Medalist Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) shot a 79, leading a quartet of Mount Union women's golfers who swept the Top 4, as the Purple Raiders won their own Mount Union Fall Invitational at Tannenhauf Golf Course on Saturday.

Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geauga) finished second with an 84 while Meghan McInnes (Massillon/Massillon Jackson) and Erica Swanger (Shelby/Shelby) tied for third with 85s. Kelly Slutz was sixth with an 87.

The Raiders will return to action on Monday with the Phipps Invitational at Brookside Country Club in Canton.


Mount Union Fall Invitational - Final

Par 72, 6,189 Yards

Team Scores
1. Mount Union 333, 2. John Carroll 361, 3. Wooster 404

Top 5 Individuals
1. Mary Snode (Mount Union) 79, 2. Megan Zenobi (Mount Union) 84, T3. Meghan McInnes (Mount Union) 85, T3. Erica Swanger (Mount Union) 85, 5. Ashley Pettibon (John Carroll) 86

Mount Union
1. Mary Snode 79, 2. Megan Zenobi 84, T3. Meghan McInnes 85, T3. Erica Swanger 85, 6. Kelly Slutz 87, 17. *Alyssa King 109

Heidelberg Tops Muskies on Homecoming

By Morgan Hawley

Tiffin, Ohio – October 9, 2010 – The Heidelberg University football team returned to the win column on homecoming with a 33-21 victory over Muskingum University at Mayer Field, on the campus of Heidelberg. The win improved the Berg to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Muskies fell to 3-2 and 2-2.


Heidelberg opened up to a 24-0 lead through the first half to make an early statement. However, Muskingum did not go down without a fight and returned in the second half to hold a 21-9 advantage, but the Berg defense held on for the win.


Leading the way on the day was the new Heidelberg career receiving touchdown leader Mike Preston (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid). Senior quarterback Andrew Miller (Dalton, Ohio / Dalton) connected with Preston for the first three TD’s, which were the first three scores of the game. Preston now has 22 touchdowns for his career which tops Chuck Ritzler’smark of 21 set from 1982-85.


The senior duo of Miller and Preston began the scoring with a 20-yard TD pass to Preston with 3:06 left in the first quarter. Jesse Hawkins (Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County) added the point after to put the Berg on top by seven.


In its first possession of the second quarter, Preston found the end zone on a 21-yard pass from Miller. Hawkins added another PAT to double Heidelberg’s lead.


Muskingum fumbled the ensuing kick-off and the Berg recovered in Muskie territory. Five plays later, Heidelberg increased its lead to 21-0 when Miller and Preston connected yet again and Hawkins added the point after. This time Preston had a four-yard reception.


Hawkins extended Heidelberg’s first half lead to 24-0 with a 39-yard field goal as time expired in the opening half. The field goal was the first on the year for Hawkins and increased his career total to 26, which is two shy of the career mark.


The Muskies got on the scoreboard in the third with the only score by either side. Tony Pellegrino had a two-yard run with 6:23 on the clock.


The Berg closed out the third with possession of the ball. They took two plays in the fourth before Chance Ferrell (Garfield Heights, Ohio / Garfield Heights) had an 11-yard TD pass from Miller. Ferrell’s score followed by a Hawkins PAT put the Berg on top 31-7.


Muskingum went on to find the end zone on each of its next two possessions. Before Steven Carozza (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville) and Mike Noel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / South Plantation) stepped up and sacked Muskingum’s Jake Burns for a safety to push the final score to 33-21.


For the game, Heidelberg finished with 354 yards of total offense, while the Muskies racked up 334. Through the air for Heidelberg, Miller completed 15-of-31 passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns.


The leading receiving threats for Heidelberg were Preston with 69 yards on six catches. Mario Walton (Elyria, Ohio / Elyria) followed with 40 yards on two catches.


On the ground sophomore Brad Jones (Lorain, Ohio / Lorain Southview) registered his first 100-yard rushing game. Jones carried the ball 14 times for 101 yards. He did not get dropped for a loss the entire contest.


Defensively, Heidelberg held Muskingum to just 96 yards on the ground. Leading the way was Travis Coates (Columbus, Ohio / Beechroft) with nine tackles. He was backed byAndy Fadenholz (Grafton, Ohio / Keystone) and Tony Gordon (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) with seven apiece. Andy Lovins (Clinton Twp., Mich. / Lake Shore) and Stephen Fejedelem (Ravenna, Ohio / Ravenna) each had a sack each. For the third straight game Tyler Levenduski (Amherst, Ohio / Steele) had an interception.

Baldwin-Wallace Defeats Otterbein, 

35-34, in a wild Game in Berea for 

its Fifth Straight Win

BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College returned two kickoffs and an interception for touchdowns as the Yellow Jacket football teamdefeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein University, 35-34, today (Saturday, October 9, 2010) on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium before 5,775 Homecoming fans in Berea in a wild game.

With the Yellow Jackets trailing 34-28, B-W went on an 8-play, 59-yard game-winning drive that was capped when junior running back Tim Miker (Parma/ Senior) scored on a 23-yard run to tie the score at 34-34.  Then, following an Otterbein timeout, senior placekicker Brad Pollock (Brecksville/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) kicked the game-winning point for the win.  

With its victory, B-W is now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the OAC. The 5-0 start is B-W’s first since 2004.  With its loss, Otterbein is now 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the OAC.

The Yellow Jackets led 7-0 after one quarter and 28-27 at halftime and Otterbein led 34-28 after three stanzas.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring at the 9:48 mark of the first quarter and took a 7-0 lead when O’Rourke threw a 20-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Josh Oswald (Milan/ Edison) and Pollock made the PAT to cap a 4-play and 41-yard drive in 4:41.

Otterbein countered at the 14:57 mark of the second quarter when Cardinal senior RB Colton Coy scored on a 1-yard run to cap an 8-play and 49-yard drive in 3:36, but they missed the PAT kick and B-W led 7-6. The TD began a string of three scores in 30 seconds.

On the ensuing kickoff, B-W freshman defensive back Kevin Johnson (Garfield Heights/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) returned the ball 94 yards for a TD and tied Larry Mills’ Finnie Stadium record that was set in 1979 against Otterbein. Pollock’s PAT kick then gave B-W a 14-6 lead with 14:43 left in the half.  For his efforts, Johnson received the Frank Roppolo Homecoming Game Player of the Game award.

Otterbein came right back when junior DB Dominic Jones returned the kickoff 81 yards for a TD and senior PK David Brewer’s PAT kick cut B-W’s lead to 14-13 with 14:27 left.

Otterbein then took its first lead of the contest at 20-14 with 10:47 left in the half when the Cardinals drove 54 yards in four plays in 2:02 when junior QB Austin Schlosser threw a 22-yard TD pass to junior tight end Gabe Shively and Brewer added the PAT.

Undaunted, Yellow Jacket freshman WR Josiah Holt (Elyria/ Grafton Midview) returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for the third kick return for a score of the game at the 10:34 mark. Pollock’s PAT kick gave B-W a 21-20 lead.  Then, B-W increased its lead to 28-20 at the 7:43 mark when junior DB Matt Bowen (Tiffin/ Columbian) picked off a Schlosser pass and returned it 88 yards for TD. Pollock followed with his fourth straight successful PAT boot. Bowen’s return for TD was the second longest in Finnie Stadium history and it marked the second straight game that he returned an interception for a TD.

Otterbein closed to within 28-27 with 43 seconds left before halftime when Coy scored his second rushing TD of the game with a 14-yard run and Brewer kicked the PAT. The score capped a 4-play and 44-yard drive in 1:26.

In the third quarter, Otterbein retook the lead at 34-28 when Coy scored on his third TD run of the game, this one a 3-yarder with 9:19 left to cap a 6-play and 97-yard drive in 2:50.

Despite its loss, Otterbein dominated B-W in total offense, 356-206, including 251-106 through the air.

The Yellow Jackets were led offensively by Miker with 70 rushing yards in 10 attempts, including the game-tying TD, senior RB John McGraw (North Ridgeville) with 53 yards in 12 attempts and sophomore quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) who completed 9-of-18 passes for 103 yards and a TD. The defense was led by senior middle linebacker Ryan Kish (Amherst/ Steele), the reigning OAC Defensive Player of the Week, with nine tackles, three tackles for loss and one quarterback sack.

The Cardinals were led offensively by Schlosser who completed 17-of-30 passes for 251 yards with a TD and the interception by Bowen. Coy led Otterbein on the ground with a game-high 111 yards on 27 attempts with the three TD jaunts. Senior WR Steve Kuzyk led all receivers with five grabs for 36 yards. Dominic Jones led the Cards with a game-high 10 tackles and ran back the kick for a TD.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next Saturday, Oct. 16 when they travel to Ada, Ohio to play 16th-ranked Ohio Northern University at Dials-Roberson Stadium at 1:30 p.m.  Fans can listen to that game live on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the WBWC Internet Web site at www.wbwc.com as well as watch that contest later that evening on SportsTime Ohio.

Fans and media are reminded that today’s B-W versus Otterbein game was taped and will be shown tonight on SportsTime Ohio at 10:00 p.m., on Oct. 11 at 12 noon and again on Oct. 12 at 5:00 a.m.  Six of 10 Yellow Jacket games this season are being televised by STO.

The next B-W home game is on Saturday, Oct. 23 when B-W plays OAC foe Wilmington College at Finnie Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Professor Appreciation Day. At halftime of that game, the College will honor its 1980 OAC-champion team that went undefeated during regular season and was the final team coached by the legendary Lee Tressel.

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 In a critical North Coast Athletic Conference game for both teams it was the Denison University Big who were able to come away with a 3-0 victory over Oberlin College on Saturday afternoon. 

The Yeowomen played solid defense throughout the game as goaltenderKiran Puri continued her impressive season by making 18 saves on the day. Freshman Marissa Blackwell also added her team-leading sixth defensive save of the season. 

After a slow start offensively for the Yeowomen, the momentum of the game swung significantly in the second half. OC registered eight penalty corners over the final 35 minutes of play, but failed to attempt one in the opening period. Furthermore, five of the team's eight shots came in the second half as well. 

The passing and intensity picked up as Oberlin was able to get into rhythm on offense. As time expired, the Yeowomen had three penalty corners with opportunities to score, but couldn't push one past Denison goalie Brittany Benson who had five saves on the day. 

Gillian Winbourn led OC with three shot attempts, while Eloise Reid and Emily Whitaker each had two. 

Oberlin returns to action on October 12 at Ohio Wesleyan.

Otterbein Men’s Soccer Team 

Beats B-W, 2-0, in Westerville

BEREA, OHIO – The Otterbein University men’s soccer team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival and Baldwin-Wallace College, 2-0, today (Saturday, October 9, 2010) in an OAC match in Westerville.  This was the nightcap of a women’s and then men’s doubleheader.

With its win, Otterbein is now 2-10 overall and 1-2 OAC. With its loss, B-W is now 8-4-2 overall and 1-2 in the OAC and next plays on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when it hosts OAC-rival Heidelberg University on the pitch of Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea at 7:00  p.m.

In the first half, Otterbein scored the only goal of the period when sophomore forward Tyler Daniels scored on a header from eight yards out off a free kick with junior defender Keithy Galiant getting the assist.

In the second half, the Cardinals increased their advantage to 2-0 when Daniels tallied his second goal at the 60:41 mark again via a header, this time from the top of the box with sophomore forward Zack Moskites gaining an assist.

Although the Yellow Jackets lost the match, they outshot the Cardinals, 15-10, and outcornered them, 4-3.

In net, B-W sophomore Ryan Hulings (Centerville) all 90 minutes and made six saves.

Following its match with Heidelberg next Wednesday, the B-W men will join the women when they host another OAC doubleheader at Finnie Stadium in Berea on Saturday, Oct. 16 on “Kick It for the Cure” Day.  The women kickoff at 4:30 p.m. and the Yellow Jacket and Polar Bear men play at 7:00 p.m.

Mount Grid Men win by only two 


October 9, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

MARIETTA, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union got a career-best 170 yards rushing from sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) and 147 yards receiving from sophomore receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) as the Purple Raiders won their 48th consecutive regular season game with a 28-14 Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Marietta.

Another sophomore in Raider quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) had his second career 300 yard passing game with 331 yards and a touchdown as he directed an offense that had 495 yards but also had three fumbles all in Marietta territory in the second half.

The Mount Union defense held the Pioneers to 19 yards rushing and 226 total yards.  The Raiders knocked out two Marietta quarterbacks with six sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.

Senior defensive end Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a season-best 3.0 sacks.

Seaman tossed a 26-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida) on the Raiders first possession of the game.

On the very next drive, aided by a pair of 15-yard Mount Union penalties, Marietta tied the game on a seven-yard touchdown run by starting quarterback Andrew Keller.

Murray would run in scores from six and five yards in the second quarter and the clock ran out on the Raiders on the Marietta one-yard line to prevent another score, but they took a 21-7 lead into the half.

A scoreless third quarter featured two Mount Union fumbles and a fumble on a return of a short punt that all happened inside the Marietta 35-yard line.

Murray would find the end zone again from seven yards out midway through the fourth quarter to put the Raiders up 28-7, before third string Marietta quarterback Tom Fulton hit Cory Kriechbaum on a 19-yard touchdown pass for the 28-14 final.

Mount Union returns home next Saturday to host an OAC game against Heidelberg at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium. 

Raiders blank Pioneers

October 9, 2010 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Joey Merlo (Niles/Cardinal Mooney) notched two goals, leading the Mount Union men's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Marietta in Ohio Athletic Conference play on Saturday.

The Purple Raiders scored all three goals in a span of under eight minutes.

In the 20th minute, Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) dribbled into the 18-yard box and sent a pass toMerlo, who put the Purple Raiders up, 1-0.

Kevin Kowalewski (Warsaw/River View) added Mount Union's next goal in the 26th minute before Merlo converted a penalty kick during the 28th.

Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) was the winning goalkeeper, finishing with three saves. At the opposite end, Chris Stollar stopped five shots for the Pioneers (0-10-3, 0-3-0).

Mount Union (7-4-1, 2-1-0) will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts OAC foe John Carroll. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Falls' Julie Radigan serves 33 aces 

to lead Mount at Wash. Bears 


October 9, 2010 

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- Mount Union's volleyball team won both of its matches on Saturday and placed second at the Washington Bears Classic. The Purple Raiders defeated Westminster (Mo.), 3-0, and then Dallas (Texas), 3-1.

Leah Hirsch (Frankfort/Adena) and Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) had nine kills apiece in Mount Union's 25-19, 25-11, 25-10 decision against Westminster.

Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) added 33 aces while Sarah Dean (Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) and Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) made 17 and 11 digs, respectively. Katie Kmieck(Lakewood/Lakewood) served for three aces.

The Raiders won their match over Dallas by a 24-26, 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 score.

Hupertz led the Purple and White attack with 10 kills and Roni Schroeder (Shelby/Shelby) contributed nine.

Radigan had 30 assists while Dean made 29 digs and Radigan and Gromes finished with 13 digs apiece.

Mount Union (15-6, 2-1 OAC) will return to action on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. home match against Ohio Athletic Conference foe John Carroll.