A Page -- Sept. 1, 2012

Glenville bounces back from loss to St. Ed’s with win over Solon; Comets suffer rare loss on Stewart Field

SOLON -- Glenville football bounced back from a beating it took at the hands of St. Edward last week and posted a 40-17 win against Solon High here on Stewart Field.

The Comets rarely lose on Stewart Field so it was quite a win for the Tarblooders, who improved to 1-1 while the Comets fell to 1-1.

Solon was in the game for three quarters but then the big play came to favor the guests and they ran away with it in the fourth period.

The Comets led, 7-6, at the end of the first quarter and 17-16 in the third period.

Glenville got the scoring started with 9:06 left in the first quarter. The 50-yard scoring drive was set up by a 30-yard punt return by Christopher Overton.

It culminated in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Quan Robinson to Marshon Lattimore.

The two-point conversion failed when George Berry came in and sacked the quarterback.

The 6-0 Glenville lead stood until 14 seconds remained in the first quarter. Drew Barksdale threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Berry to tie the score. Keon Hemerlein kicked the conversion to make it a 7-6 game.

After the score, the Comets followed with a strong defensive series in which Ryan Pastor registered a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry and Brandon Reynolds pressured with a quarterback hurry.

The Comets replaced Barksdale with Brandon Byrd at quarterback on the next series, but went three-and-out and punted.

On the next series, Glenville converted on a fourth-down play for a score when Robinson threw 34 yards to Lattimore. Herbert Walker ran in the two-point conversion to make it 14-10 with 3:48 to go in the half.

In the final minute of the half, Pastor and Staci Wilson sacked Robinson to force a punting situation for the Tarblooders.

Glenville, which had major problems with its punting game all evening as it did six days earlier against St. Ed’s, experienced a bad snap on the punt attempt, giving Solon a first down on the Glenville 26-yard line with 39 seconds remaining in the half.

Solon was able to move the ball enough in the short window of time to enable Hemerlein to boot a 26-yard field goal with two seconds left in the half, making the halftime score 14-10 in favor of the visitors.

The Comets, who have a strong kicking game (three of Hemerlein’s four kick offs went into the end zone for touchbacks), ran into a problem with its punting game in the third quarter. They had to punt from their own end zone and a bobble forced a safety, recorded by Glenville’s Singleton Grant.

The safety made up for a botched offensive drive by the ‘Blooders in which they fumbled and Barksdale recovered at the 10.

John Sensibaugh’s tackle for loss set up a Glenville punt and again a bad snap gave Solon a short field with a first down at the Glenville 37.

The hosts then took the lead with a scoring drive, Berry going over from one yard out and the Hemerlein conversion making it 17-16 with 2:18 to go in the third.

Lattimore ran 80 yards for a score with 2:05 to go to put Glenville up for good. Overton threw to Christopher Worley for the two-point conversion.

Lattimore threw to Overton for a score in the fourth and Walker ran 35 yards for a score in the fourth.

Spartan Volleyball Opens Season with a Pair of 3-0 Wins in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team opened the 2012 season with a pair of 3-0 victories at the Kalamazoo College Green Hornet Invitational on Friday at the Anderson Center.

The Spartans blanked Olivet College (Mich.) by scores of 25-17, 25-12 and 25-17 then followed with a sweep of host Kalamazoo 25-17, 25-10 and 25-16.

In the opener versus Olivet, the Spartans were led offensively by freshmen Samantha Buddemeyer<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/buddemeyer%20samantha%20hvyp> (Naples, Fla./Seacrest Country Day), Danielle Witri<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/witri%20danielle%20o4j8> (Lakewood, Ohio/Lakewood) and Caitlin Shipp<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/shipp%20caitlin%2056zu> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) with five kills apiece. Freshman Robyn Marks<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/marks%20robyn%20z1jz> (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) and senior setter Breana Freeman<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/freeman%20breana%20zvvr> (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) each hit double-figures in assists with 12 and 10, respectively.

Defensively, senior libero Rachel Gulasey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/gulasey%20rachel%20ru5d> (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) led the way with 12 digs, while Marks totaled 10.

Versus Kalamazoo, freshman Carolyn Bogart<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/bogart%20carolyn%20t9gs> (New Berlin, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) led the offense with eight kills, while sophomore Natalie Southard<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/southard%20natalie%204g11> (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) chipped in with five. Freeman totaled nine assists and Gulasey recorded 14 digs.

The Spartans wrap up the weekend on Saturday, September 1 versus Anderson University (Ind.) at 11:00 a.m. and Franklin College (Ind.) at 1:00 p.m.

Baldwin Wallace University Cross Country Squads Begin  

Season at Wooster Meet

BEREA, OHIO --  Senior Ken Janosko (Mentor) placed second overall in the four-mile run as the Baldwin Wallace University cross country teams opened its 2012 season today (Friday, August 31) by competing at the unscored The College of Wooster Invitational Meet at the L.C. Boles Memorial Golf Course in Wooster.

Janosko led the men as he completed the four-mile course in 21:11.50 and was followed by sophomore Greg Blevins (Mentor) as he placed seventh overall and cross the finish line in a time of 22:17.60.

In the four thousand-meter  run, junior Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville Broadview Heights) placed fourth overall and finished with a time of 17:25.20. In addition to Vasic, freshmen Edwin Rosa (Olmsted Falls) and Dan Nowak (Morgantown, W.Va./ University) placed ninth and tenth and crossed the finish line in times of 18:33.00 and 18:40.50, respectively.

Junior Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) led the women as she completed the 4k run in 16:11.80, finishing sixth overall. She was followed by senior Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/ South) as she placed seventh with a time of 16:23.10. Freshmen, Alyssa Nieset (Geneva) and Taylor Jurczynski (Parma/ Normandy) placed  11th and 13th and crossed the finish line in times of 16:55.50 and 16:58.40, respectively.

In the five thousand-meter run, senior Shaina Kovatch (Parma/ Valley Forge) as she placed seventh overall in a time of 20:35.90. In addition to Kovatch, freshman Kali Fittro (Tiffin/ Columbian) as she placed 12th and crossed the finish line in a time of 21:44.90.

The Yellow Jackets are idle this weekend and next compete on Saturday, Sept. 8 when they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to compete at the Knight Invite at Calvin College at 10:00 a.m.

Purple Raiders Cruise Past Wasps for Season-Opening Victory

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A dominating effort on both sides of the ball propelled Mount Union to a 2-0 season-opening win over Emory & Henry (Va.) at the Capital/Fort Rapids Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders and Wasps played to a scoreless tie heading into halftime, but Mount Union had its chances in the first. In the 12th minute, sophomore midfielder Chris Motley (Kent/St. Vincent-St. Mary) rifled a shot off the crossbar. Twenty minutes later, freshman midfielder Tanner Mathews (Alliance/Marlington) posted the lone shot-on-goal in the first half but it was saved by Emory & Henry keeper Justin Spencer.

Mount Union kept the pressure on Spencer in the second half. The Wasps' keeper saved a Joey Trocchio (Ravenna/Rootstown) shot in the the 55th minute but the Raiders finally came through just moments later, when junior midfielder Chris Felker (Boardman/Cardinal Mooney) posted the first Raider goal of the season, an unassisted strike from the top of the box.

In the 80th minute, Trocchio provided a much-needed insurance goal that gave the Raiders a two-goal lead.

Mount Union held Emory & Henry to just one shot, which was saved by senior keeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) in the 84th minute. The shutout marked the 17th in Critell's career, a new school record.

The Raiders (1-0) took 11 shots (five on goal). Spencer finished the match with three saves for Emory & Henry (0-1). Mount Union has now won its last two season-opening matches. The Raiders beat McDaniel (Mo.) 1-0 in 2011 and started the year 3-0.

Mount Union will next take the field on Sunday (Sept. 2) against Wittenberg. Match time from Capital is slated for 4 p.m.

Mount Union (1-0) vs. Emory & Henry (0-1)
Date: Aug 31, 2012 Attendance: 112

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Emory & Henry..... 0 0 - 0
Mount Union......... 0 2 - 2

1. 56:09 - MU Chris Felker unassisted shot from top of box
2. 79:45 - MU Joey Trocchio unassisted shot from left side past goalie

SHOTS: Mount Union 11, Emory & Henry 1
SAVES: Emory & Henry (Spencer) 3, Mount Union (Critell) 1

St. Ignatius football to face school from Michigan today

By Eddie Dwyer

When discussing Saint Ignatius’ Week 2 opponent, De La Salle Collegiate High School (Warren, Mich.), without question you start with the Pilots’ highly touted senior southpaw quarterback and Michigan recruit – Shane Morris.

The Wolverines secured a verbal commitment from Morris when he was just a,sophomore. The 203-pound signal-caller is just one of two pro-style quarterbacks to receive a 5-Star rating from Rivals this summer, joining USC recruit Max Browne, who is rated 10th overall in the nation.

Morris is one of just 22 players in the nation to receive the coveted 5-Star from Rivals.

After throwing for 1,684 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and rushing for 150 yards and six TDs during the Pilots’ 9-3 regional-final season of 2011, Morris led a 35-7 opening-night victory over host Pioneer High School from Ann Arbor last weekend. In three quarters of action, he was 14-of-26 for 178 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Supporting Morris against Pioneer were senior running back Damorria Lilly, who rushed for 81 yards and a 2-yard touchdown on 10 carries and senior defensive back Josh Cox, a Central Michigan recruit who intercepted a tipped pass and rambled 103 yards for a touchdown.

Saint Ignatius head coach Chuck Kyle ‘69 emphasized, getting pressure on Morris will be the defensive key.

“He’s a very, very good quarterback,” Coach Kyle said. “He’s tall, has good vision and can roll to one side and throw it back to the other side. So you can’t cheat the coverage too much. That’s quite a task ahead of us, but I think the kids like these kinds of games. It’s a big challenge.”

In last weekend’s impressive 31-7 Charity Game victory over 2011 Division III state champ Cardinal Mooney, the Wildcats’ defense totaled 31 tackles for losses.

To a player, Saint Ignatius' defensive front and linebackers realize the pressure falls on them to keep the heat on the gifted Morris.

"When he doesn't have pressure on him, he's darn near perfect," said Wildcats gritty senior defensive end Matt Gawlik. "But when they (Pioneer) were able to blitz and get some pressure on him, the margin of error increased."

 Senior defensive end Kevin Kavalec garnered Charity Game MVP honors after making six tackles, including five solos and four for losses, and coming up with a key fumble recovery.

Last week, Saint Ignatius made itself right at home in the NFL facility as it controlled the matchup of 2011 state champions from the get-go, striking early against Youngstown Cardinal Mooney and never looking back en route to a 31-7 victory.

The Wildcats scored on their first possession and added two more touchdowns in the second quarter in putting 2011 Division III state champ Cardinal Mooney on its heels.

On first-and-10 from the Cardinal Mooney 11-yard line, running back Tim McVey caught a swing pass from senior QB Mike LaManna in stride in the right flat and powered his way into the end zone. Junior Matt Colella's PAT gave Saint Ignatius the lead, 7-0, with 9 minutes and 13 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

Taking possession with 7:46 left in the first half, Saint Ignatius put together a six-play, 68-yard drive that was capped by a 22-yard throw and catch by the combination ofLaManna to wide receiver Roc-Anthony Zingale. Another extra point by Colella and the 'Cats led, 14-0, with 5:47 left in the first 24 minutes.

The Wildcats took a three-touchdown lead on a 3-yard run by McVey. The second of McVey's three touchdowns on the night came with just 47 seconds left in the first half.

McVey was smiling again early in the second half after he scored his third TD off a display of power, speed and balance from 42 yards out.

Colella closed out the Wildcats' scoring with a 21-yard field goal through the narrower NFL goal posts with 5:44 remaining in the third quarter.

Last week, after throwing an interception on his first pass of the season and struggling throughout the first quarter, Shane Morris, the state's best quarterback found his rhythm as Warren De La Salle coasted, 35-7, at Ann Arbor Pioneer.

Following the interceptions, Morris took over after that, tossing two touchdown passes to build a 28-0 halftime lead and finished the game 14-of-26 passing for 164 yards, with the two touchdowns and one interception.

Morris is a 2013 U-M quarterback commitment, and playing on the opposite corner of Stadium and Main was as close as he'll get to playing at the Big House until next year.

Jaguars tennis nips the Elms

Saint Joseph Academy 3, Our Lady of the Elms 2
Singles:  Kuzmishin (OLE) d. Drapac 2-6, 7-6, 6-2; Kahl (SJA) d. McGowan 6-3, 6-2; Ahmed (OLE) d. Saracina 7-5, 4-6, 7-6.
Doubles:  Violand/Ruebensaal (SJA) d. Fiegelist/O'Flynn 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; Rouse/Powers (SJA) d. Gupta/Figiola 7-6, 6-2.

Yeomen Win Season Opener Against Geneva

Oberlin, Ohio- The Oberlin College men’s soccer team opened its season with a 1-0 victory over the visiting Geneva College Golden Tornadoes on Friday night.
The first half consisted of strong defense on both sides. While Geneva had the edge in first-half corner kicks with seven to the Yeomen’s one, the stanza came to a close with neither team finding the back of the net.
However, Oberlin came out aggressive in the second half spending more time on the offensive end and controlling the run of play. In the 67th minute their attacking efforts paid off when senior Ed Vitoria broke the scoreless tie after heading in his first goal of the season off of a corner kick service from junior Ari Schwartz. The score marked Vitoria’s first goal of his career.
The Yeomen played strong defense for the remainder of the second half, preventing Geneva from evening the score. Junior goalkeeper Brandt Rentel had two saves in the shutout.
Vitoria had two shots on the day while sophomore Sam Winward added two of his own, both on goal.
The Yeomen look to keep their winning momentum when they go up against Heidelberg on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. on Fred Shults Field.

Bucur's Goal Lifts Storm to Double OT Win in Season Opener

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. – Sophomore Cory Bucur (Bedford, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) put in a rebound in the 109th minute in a driving rain as the Lake Erie College men's soccer team outlasted host Maryville University(Mo.) and the remnants of Hurricane Isaac for a 1-0 win in double overtime Friday (Aug. 31) in the season opener for both teams at the Scott Gallagher Fields.

Bucur collected the rebound after Maryville (0-1) goalkeeper James Hohenstein blocked a shot by sophomoreJames Grogan (Leeds, England/Averett University) and put it into the net at 108:20 to end the nearly three-hour contest that included a lengthy lightning delay.

Freshman Filip Ljubevski (Ajax, Ont./Pikering) was outstanding in his college debut for the Storm (1-0), making five saves in goal.

Hohenstein faced four shots on net, making three saves and allowing the winning goal to Bucur. Lake Erie held a 14-12 edge in shots overall and a considerable advantage in corner kicks at 11-2.

The Storm continues its season-opening swing through "The Show Me State" on Sunday, Sept. 2, against the University of Missouri-St. Louis.