A Page -- Sept. 12, 2011


Walsh Jesuit Alumna Kendra Simmons’ Header Lifts Spartans to 1-0 Double Overtime Victory

CLEVELAND (U District) – Case Western Reserve University junior midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) headed in a cross from sophomore midfielderRachel Bourque (Newton, N.H./Central Catholic) with 4:14 left in the second overtime period, lifting the Spartan women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory versus Grove City College (Pa.) during the first day of the Case/JCU Classic at Case Field.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 2-0-1 overall and are right back in action on day two of the Classic versus Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe Olivet College (Mich.) at 2:00 p.m.

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Grove City suffers its first setback of the season, falling to 2-1 overall.

The Spartans controlled the action for most of the first half, but neither side was able to generate a score.

In the second period, Case turned up the offensive pressure and had chances to move ahead on several occasions, hitting both the left and right posts, but the Spartans were unable to find the back of the Wolverine net.

Grove City produced its best threat of the game with just under three minutes elapsed in the first overtime, but a shot from Sarah Cessar hit the crossbar just above Spartan senior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) and bounced back into the field of play.

In goal, Kennedy collected her third shutout in as many games with two saves. Grove City's Tiffany Yost recorded two saves in the first half, while Kristi Lathrop played the final 60:46 with six saves and suffered the loss.

For the game, Case owned a 22-6 advantage in shots and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

WSU sweeps High Point at HP Classic

The Wright State volleyball team swept High Point for its first win of the year Saturday at the High Point Classic.  The Raiders won the match 25-15, 25-19, 25-18.

The first set was tight early with five ties until WSU took the lead for good at 8-5 with three straight points.  The Raiders gradually built on the advantage from there as they outhit the Panthers for the set .333-.118.

Four consecutive points, including back-to-back service aces by Alaina McAuley, allowed Wright State to take a 20-13 lead in winning the second set and the Raiders closed out the match on a high note, tallying 10 of the final 12 points to erase a 16-15 deficit.

Four of those final 10 points came on kills from Heidi Splinter, who led the way with 18 overall.  She hit .581 for the match as she did not have an attack error in 31 attempts.  McAuley added seven kills and eight digs while Ashley Langjahr had six kills.  Ashleigh Lucco dished out 30 assists and Jessica Levy recorded 18 digs.

For the match, the Raiders had a 37-29 kill advantage in outhitting High Point (1-7) .307-.093.  WSU also held an 8-4 edge in aces.

Wright State (1-7) wraps up tournament play Saturday at 4:30 against Davidson.

Elms volleyball sweeps three foes in Chippewa Quad

Our Lady of the Elms swept its three opponents in the Chippewa Quad over the weekend, defeating Mapleton 25-4 & 25-14; Chippewa 25-16 & 25-16; Woodridge 25-9, 25-20

Aubrey Kozer had six kills against each Woodridge and Chippewa and five digs against Mapleton. Ali Rogers had seven aces in a row against Mapleton and five kills against each Chippewa and Woodridge.

Gabby Charley had a combined 10 digs against Mapleton and Chippewa. Melissa Metz led the Panthers with three blocks on the afternoon.

Stat Leaders vs Mapleton

Kills -  Scroggins (O) - 8, Rogers (O) - 4

Digs - Kozer (O) - 5, Charley (O) - 4

Aces - Rogers (O) - 7( in a row), Kuzmishin (O) - 3

Assists - Esber (O) - 15

Stat Leaders vs Chippewa

Kills -  Kozer (O) - 6, Rogers (O) - 5

Digs - Charley (O) - 6, Kozer (O) - 3

Aces - Rogers (O) - 4,

Assists - Esber (O) - 12

Stat Leaders vs Woodridge

Kills -  Kozer (O) - 6, Rogers (O) - 5

Digs -  Metz (O) - 4, Kozer (O) - 3, Esber (O) - 3

Aces - Rogers (O) - 4, Charley (O) - 4, Kuzmishin (O) - 2, Esber (O) - 2

Assists - Esber (O) - 14


Daily Blocks- Metz (O) - 3, Nicholas (O) - 2, Kozer (O) - 2,

Storm stumbles in season opener

HOUGHTON, MICH. – Host Michigan Technological University jumped out to a 27-0 lead on the strength of a 20-point second quarter en route to a 41-10 victory over the Lake Erie College football team in the Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams at Sherman Field in Houghton, Mich.

The Huskies (2-0, 1-0) went on a 22-play, 97-yard drive that took up nearly 10 minutes to take a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Storm (1-1, 0-1 GLIAC) took the ball deep into Tech territory on its ensuing drive, but Quinton Parnell stepped in front of a Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) pass and returned the interception to the Lake Erie 42.  Four plays later Akeem Cason ran it in from three yards out for a 20-0 lead.

Tyler Scarlett tossed his second TD pass of the afternoon, a 34-yard strike to Steve Worthy to make it a 27-0 game.  Junior Sam Marcotte (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) connected for a 35-yard field goal with 30 seconds to go before halftime to put LEC on the board.

Chardon's Marcotte

Midway through the third quarter, Bedevelsky scored on a seven-yard scamper but the Huskies answered with a 28-yard pass from Scarlett to Justin Springer to push the lead to 41-10.

Scarlett completed 15-of-21 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once and also added 32 yards on the ground. Cedrick Barber ran for an even 100 yards on 23 carries and Cason added 77 yards on 14 attempts.  Each player scored a rushing touchdown, part of the Huskies' 256-yard rushing attack.

The Huskies, who converted 10-of-15 third downs in the ball game and had a decisive edge in time of possession (38:04 to 21:56) and first downs (24-17).   Pat Carroll caught five passes for 69 yards, both game highs.

The Storm managed just 261 yards of offense against the league's top-ranked defense, down from the 405 LEC had against the Huskies at home last season.  Bedevelsky was 10-of-20 passing for 130 yards and an interception. He also surpassed the 1,400-career yard mark in rushing and also went by 8,000 yards of total offense for his career.  Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) had three catches for 34 yards.

Senior Kameron Alexande r(Akron, Ohio/Buchtel) gained 40 yards on eight carries, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark for his career.  He is just the third Storm player to reach that plateau and now has 1,017 yards.

Falls' Leymon

Gus Armbruster (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) made a game-high 15 tackles including 12 solo stops. Ryan Studer (Madison, Ohio/Riverside) had nine solo tackles and 10 stops overall. Dylon Leymon (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls) had the Storm's interception, the second of his career.

Lake Erie returns home to host Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday night, Sept. 17, under the lights for the second annual Football and Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Gas Natural, Inc. at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium

Spartans Complete Undefeated Weekend at French Memorial; Freeman Named to All-Tournament Team

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team posted a 2-0 record for the second straight day to finish 4-0 at the 13th Annual Marcia French Memorial Tournament at the Veale Center. The Spartans swept both Westminster College (Pa.) and Bluffton College.

The Spartans (7-2 overall) were one of three squads to finish undefeated for the weekend in the 14-team tournament co-hosted by Case and Baldwin-Wallace College. Otterbein University won the team title by virtue of the best games record.

The Spartans got off to a quick start versus Westminster, winning 25-12, 25-22 and 25-12.

Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) and freshman Natalie Southard (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) were the top offensive performers with nine and six kills, respectively. Junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) paced the attack with 30 assists.

Defensively, juniors Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) and Olivia Stanton-Ameisen (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) led the way with 15 and 13 digs, respectively.

Versus Bluffton, Case won by counts of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21. McCutchan totaled 10 kills and seven digs. For the weekend, she recorded 59 kills on a .380 hitting percentage. Freeman paced the offense with 20 assists and was named to the all-tournament team after posting 148 assists, 37 digs and 14 kills for the weekend. Stanton-Ameisen led the defense with 14 digs.

The Spartans are back in action next Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, with four matches at the Hiram College Tournament. Case opens the weekend versus Otterbein at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

B-W Women’s Soccer Team Loses 1-0 to Centre (Ky.), Plays Transylvania (Ky.) 

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team dropped to 2-1 overall this season when it lost 1-0 to Centre (Ky.) College today (Saturday, September 10, 2011) in the first round of the Transylvania University Tournament. The Yellow Jackets play the host school tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

The Yellow Jackets opened the season with victories against Penn State Behrend (Pa.) University, 3-2, and Oberlin College, 6-1, prior to losing to Centre. The B-W defense has been a solid in allowing just four goals in three matches.
Alliance's Bodo

Despite the loss today, freshman Gabrielle Bodo (Alliance/ Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas) as she faced 12 Colonel shots, allowed the lone goal and made one save. For the season, Bodo has played 225 minutes, allowed three goals for a 1.20 goals-against-average with six saves.

Following a scoreless first half, the Colonels scored the only goal of the match at the 51:30 mark when Mary Taylor Kersey capitalized on a corner kick with Kelsey Boling earning the assist.  Centre outshot the Yellow Jackets, 12-2, and won the battle of corner kicks, 9-1.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on  Tuesday, Sept. 13 when B-W hosts traditional rival Hiram College on the Tressel Field turf at The George Finnie Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

After three matches, sophomore forward Kayla Losco (Aliquippa, Pa./ Hopewell) leads the team in scoring with six points on three goals and sophomore forward Heather Keller (Parma/ Senior) is second with five points on one goal and a team-leading three assists.  Losco has taken both the most total shots with six and the most shots on goal with five.

On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a doubleheader that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio (STO).  This is the fourth straight year that B-W has televised a soccer doubleheader and will put a perfect 6-0 record on the line.

Mount Union football opens season with a win

Mount Union opened the 2011 season with a 41-17 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday in front of 3,372 at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders (1-0), ranked No. 2 in the nation, trailed 7-3 in the first quarter before scoring 31 of the game's next 34 points to win their 24th consecutive season opener.

Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for 125 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns for Mount Union, and he added a third score on a pass from junior quarterback Neal Seaman(Louisville/Louisville). The three total touchdowns equaled a career-high for Murray.

Junior Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) had a career-high 10 pass receptions for 96 yards, and juniorChris Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) also hauled in a touchdown pass from junior quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotunda West, Fla./Lemon Bay). 

Holy Name grad Jake Simon

Junior Jake Simon (Parma Heights/Holy Name) added a touchdown.

Seaman finished 18 of 29 for 149 passing yards, while Piloto was seven of 10 for 120 yards.

Defensively, junior cornerback Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) led the way with 13 tackles, and seniorTyler Alwardt (Macomb. Twp., Mich/Chippewa Valley) and senior Alex Ferrara (Independence/Walsh Jesuit) had interceptions. Senior

Chris Favazzo (Blacklick/Columbus St. Charles) and sophomore Matt Fechko (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) had recovered fumbles; sophomore Nyejel Thomas (Pittsburgh, Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic) had 1.5 quarterback sacks and freshman Pat Mahoney (Jeannette, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) had .5 sack.

Mount Union forced four turnovers while not committing any, and the Purple Raiders improved to 154-1 since 1990 when winning the turnovers battle.

HEIDELBERG women's soccer defeats Defiance, 2-0, in home opener

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University women's soccer team topped Defiance College in its home opener in Mayer Field. Scoring their first goals of the season are sophomore Aleseya Evans (Troy) and senior Jennifer Pfau (Lewis Center/Olentangy).

Heidelberg improves to 2-2, while Defiance falls to 1-3. Defiance took the upper hand to Heidelberg in the first period. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Berg 5-3, while Defiance's Aileen Clouse had three of
her five saves in the first period. 

After a slow start to the second period, things picked up when a shot from around the 30-yard line of the football field at the 64 minute mark of the game by Evans brought the crowd to their feet. The Defiance defense put up a
tough fight, but shortly after Evans returned for another try at a goal which was deflected. The deflection played an advantage for teammate Pfau who put a shot back in for the second goal of the night at the 70 minute

"We have been preaching teamwork this season and tonight we came together," said sixth-year head coach Nick Spell.

St. Vincent alum Chris Motley

Witt tops Mount in own soccer invite

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—Freshman Chris Motley (Kent/St. Vincent-St. Mary) scored his second goal of the season, but it was not enough as the Mount Union men's soccer team lost their first match at the WittenbergInvitational. 

The Purple Raiders (3-1) fell to host Wittenberg, 2-1, for their first defeat of the season.

After falling behind, 2-0, Motley got the Purple Raiders on the scoreboard in the 38th minute. Phil Spagnolo(Lower Burrell, Pa./Lower Burrell) sent a cross into the box that Motely was able to head into the back into the net.

 Unfortunately, that was the lone goal of the match for Mount Union.

Mount Union outshot Wittenberg (2-1), 11-7. Goalkeeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) made three saves for the Purple Raiders

Valiant Effort by Spartan Defense Not Enough in 17-7 Loss to Rochester

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Five sacks and three forced turnovers weren’t enough as the Case Western Reserve University football team lost 17-7 to visiting University of Rochester (N.Y.) in its 2011 home-opener on Saturday, September 10 at Case Field.

The Spartans drop to 1-1 overall heading into a bye week. Rochester moves to 1-0.
Case’s offense was stymied for most of the game, recording only 182 yards of total offense. Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) accounted for 71 yards with five receptions. Defensively, junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) totaled a game-high 13 tackles.

Rochester quarterback Braezen Subick completed 15-of-25 passes for 241 yards while running back Clarence Onyiriuka rushed for 64 yards and a score. Linebacker Brendan Pidgeon led the defense with six tackles and two interceptions.

Berg volleyball splits at Mt. St. Joe

CINCINNATI-The No. 11 Heidelberg University volleyball team split two
matches today at the Charlie Wrublewski Tournament hosted by The College of
Mount St. Joseph
 Tournament at the Harrington Center in Cincinnati.  The
Berg defeated Mount St. Joseph, 3-1 (25-15, 25-3, 24-26, 25-13), but lost to
No. 3 Wittenberg University, 3-1 (25-21, 25-28, 25-19), finished in second

The split makes Heidelberg 7-1.

Against Wittenberg, sophomore middle hitter Amber Welfle (Norwalk/St. Paul)
led the offensive charge with a team-high 15 kills.  Junior setter Rachel
Ferguson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) tallied 19 assists to lead all setters
and junior second-team All-OAC middle hitter Marian Bevington
(Celina/Parkway) notched six blocks.  Senior second-team All-OAC outside
hitter Venessa Haase (Miamisburg) led the defense with 18 digs and
contributed five service aces.

Against Mount St. Joseph, junior honorable mention All-Ohio Athletic
Conference right side hitter Jacki Street (Grafton/Midview) had a team-high
12 kills.  Senior reigning Ohio Athletic Conference player of the year
Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) led the team with 21 digs.  Ferguson again led
the team with 13 assists, while Bevington etched a team-high five blocks.


Top FCS Win Streak Halted at 10


The University of Dayton football team put the nation’s longest FCS winning streak on the line Saturday in the Flyers’ home opener against the Duquesne Dukes at Welcome Stadium. But the Dukes prevailed 22-13 in a back-and-forth game. The Flyers had won 10 straight games, with their last loss at Duquesne last season. Duquesne’s special team play was the difference in the game. The Dukes blocked two Flyer field goal attempts, and made three of their own returned one for a touchdown.

The defenses dominated the first half as the score was tied at 7-7 heading into the locker room. The Flyers got on the board first with a one-play touchdown drive as Taylor Harris rushed to the outside for an 83-yard gain with 5:26 left in the first quarter. The 83-yard run is the third-longest run from scrimmage in school history.

The Dukes put together an eight-play, 81-yard drive to knot the game up with 47 seconds remaining in the half as Duquesne quarterback Sean Patterson threw a 10-yard strike to Connor Dixon. Both teams failed to covert field goal attempts in the first half with Duquesne missing a 25-yarder and missing two, a 40-yarder that was wide and a 33-yard attempt that was blocked.

The Dukes outgained the Flyers 276-175 and held an over seven-minute time of possession advantage in the first half. Will Bardo connected on 5-of-10 pass attempts for 33 yards and carried the ball five times for 45 yards in the half. Overall, Bardo completed 13-of-31 pass attempts for 124 yards and an interception. Bardo was efficient on the ground as he carried the ball 12 times for 95 yards. Harris gained 93 yards on four attempts in the first half and finished with a total of 110 yards on seven carries. When the Flyers went to the running game, they averaged 8.1 yards per carry.

Medina native Nate Miller

Nate Miller gave the Flyers the lead in the second half with a career-long 42-yard field goal with 11:24 left in the third quarter. Duquesne kicker Charlie Leventry countered with a career-long of his own, a 40-yard field goal to tie the game at 10-10 with 6:49 left in the third quarter and then added a 28-yard field goal to give Duquesne its first lead of the game at 13-10 with 59 seconds left in the third quarter.

The score stayed that way until 11:33 left in the game when Nate Miller kicked a 30-yard field goal to tie the game up, yet again, at 13-13. That field goal drive was set up by a 35-yard scramble by Bardo from the Duquesne 45 yard line to the 10. 

Mentor's Guarino, Wickliffe's Whites lead Lake Erie College Men's Golf

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Junior Mike Guarino
(Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) shot a 1-over 73 during the season-opening first round of the Al Watrus Memorial hosted by Saginaw Valley State University Saturday (Sept. 10) at Bay City Country Club.

Guarino(L) and Whites

Just four strokes off the lead, Guarino is tied for 19th-place individually while the Storm is 12th in the 13-team field with a team score of 308. Ashland had the low team score on day one at 286.

Senior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) is two strokes behind Guarino at 75 (plus-3) followed by senior Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) at 79
Medina's Vandendriessche Scores Three Times as the B-W Men’s Soccer Team Wins its Third Straight Match

BEREA – Senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina/ Senior) scored three goals as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team won its third straight match and defeated Spalding (Ky.) University, 5-1, September 9, 2011 in the first round of theCentre College Tournament in Danville, Kentucky.
Carlin Vandendriessche

With his three goals, Vandendriessche is now tied with Tyler Leister (2007-10) for third on the all-time goal-scoring list with 33. He also is tied with Jamie Mertz (1992-96) for fourth on the all-time scoring list with 71 career points.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 3-1 overall. With its loss, Spalding falls to 1-1 overall.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring at the 15:14 mark of the first half when junior forward Kirk Graf (Ashland/ Senior) scored an unassisted goal. The goal was the second in his career. B-W also led at halftime, 1-0.

In the second half, B-W extended its lead to 2-0 when Vandendriessche scored his first goal at the 58:19 mark off of an assist from junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit). Undaunted, Spalding came right back to make it a 2-1 contest when freshman forward Colin Peters scored at the 61:04 mark.

That is when Vandendriessche put the Yellow Jacket offense on his back booting in another goal off an assist from Brennan at the 69:20 mark scored and an unassisted goal at the 70:24 marks to put B-W ahead 4-1. The final Yellow Jacket goal was scored by junior defender Ben Kolich (East Aurora, N.Y./ East Aurora) for his first career tally off an assist from freshman midfielder Mike Womack (Mentor).

B-W outshot the Golden Eagles, 33-11, and the Yellow Jackets outcornered Spalding, 8-1.

In net, B-W junior Ryan Hulings (Centerville) played the first 78:00 of the match, faced 10 Golden Eagle shots, allowed the lone goal and made three saves to earn his third win this season and 13th of his career. He was followed by junior Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) who played the final 12:00, faced one shot and made one save.

The Yellow Jackets will remain in Danville and play host Centre on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a doubleheader that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio (STO). This is the fourth straight year that B-W has televised a soccer doubleheader and will put a perfect 6-0 record on the line.

Hartville native Jarrod Eick wins second straight race


Miami Men Take Top Three Spots to Win Miami Open;Avon's Tyler Kvach takes 21st overall for Hawks


OXFORD, Ohio – For the second straight race, junior Jarrod Eick earned the individual title to lead the Miami University men’s cross country team to a team victory as the RedHawks won their own Miami Open Saturday at Miami’s Western Campus course. The meet is Miami’s only home race of the season.


The RedHawks finished with 25 points, including taking the top three spots, to win their home meet for the second straight year. Cedarville finished second with 50 points followed by Wheeling Jesuit with 63 points and Rio Grande with 91 points.


Eick (Hartville, Ohio) clocked 25:39 to take first place, winning Miami’s home meet for the second consecutive season. Last Saturday, Eick captured the Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge individual title as well to help the ‘Hawks take first place. Sophomore Dave Wing (Naperville, Ill.) and redshirt freshman Daniel Garleb (Pickerington, Ohio) each clocked 25:54 to take second and third, respectively. It was a personal-best finish for both runners with the race serving as Garleb’s first collegiate 8K race.


“The team went out in a controlled manner, keeping the team together as long as they could. Jarrod made his move with a couple of miles to go and looked extremely strong. His last two miles were by far his fastest of the race. He looked really comfortable doing it so I think he’s fit and ready to run really well (the rest of the season),” head coach Warren Mandrell said. “It was nice to see Dave Wing and Daniel Garleb have good races as well. For the young guys to perform like that was very encouraging.”


Rounding out Miami’s scoring five was redshirt junior David Eichenberger (Plainfield, Ind.), who finished eighth in 26:10, and freshman Ryan Moncrieff (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), who placed 12th in 26:24. Freshmen James Kraus (Maumee, Ohio) and Tyler Kvach (Avon, Ohio) were the sixth and seventh finishers for the ‘Hawks, placing 21st and 22nd, respectively.

Avon's Kvach


Miami now has two weeks off until returning to action Saturday, Sept. 24 at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. at 10:45 a.m. ET.

Miller, RedHawks Capture Miami Open Title

Miami takes top three spots to win home meet



OXFORD, Ohio – RedHawk runners claimed four of the top five spots to lead the Miami University women’s cross country team to a win at its own Miami Open Saturday morning on Miami’s Western Campus course. The meet was Miami’s only home race of the season.


The RedHawks totaled 19 points, placing first, second, third, fifth and eighth, to win the team title. Mid-American Conference foe Ball State took second with 49 points while Wheeling Jesuit finished third with 65 points. Rio Grande also had two runners compete at the meet.


Senior Kelley Miller (Dublin, Ohio) won the race in 18:11 to earn her first individual cross country title. Fellow senior Maggie Bingham (Carmel, Ind.) was the runner-up, crossing in 18:20, while sophomore Kate Carter (Ann Arbor, Mich.) took third in 18:48. It was the season debut for all three runners and also marked career-best finishes for each.


“The girls were very solid. They looked really good,” head coach Kelly Phillips said. “We had a really hard week of practice so they were definitely very tired going into the race but it was good because even being tired and flat, they raced hard and that was the goal since you’re not going to feel great every race.”


Redshirt junior Jillian Dickman (Madison, Ohio) was Miami’s fourth finisher, placing fifth in 19:02, while redshirt sophomore Monica Fischer (Cincinnati, Ohio) was the RedHawks’ fifth scorer, crossing the line in eighth place in 19:14, which is a personal-best time. It was Dickman’s season debut as well while both runners posted personal-best finishes.


Miami has just six days off before running again as the RedHawks head to the Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State, on Friday, Sept. 16 with the race beginning at 1:35 p.m.

Baldwin-Wallace College Men Fourth and Women Fifth at OWU Meet in Delaware

DELAWARE, OHIO --  Baldwin-Wallace College junior Kenneth Janosko (Mentor) placed third of 228 runners and led the Yellow Jacket men’s cross country team to a fourth place finish of 17 teams today (Saturday, September 10, 2011) at the annual Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational Meet at Liberty Park. The B-W women placed fifth of 18 teams This was the second week of competition for the B-W men and women and the first scored meet.

The Yellow Jacket men scored 174 points to place fourth. NCAA Division II Ashland University was the men’s champion. The B-W women scored  150 points to place fifth. Oberlin College 
was the women’s champion.
Olmsted Falls native Mike Sisko

Janosko led the men as he placed third and completed the 8k course in 26:12 and was followed in the top five (college cross-country scoring is comprised of the top five runners per school) by junior David Gerding (Strongsville) in 36th place with a time of 27:40.1, senior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/ Calvert) was 42nd in 27:51.4, sophomore Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was 48th in 28:00.5 and freshman Greg Blevins (Mentor) was 53rd in 28:05.9.

In addition to the top five runenrs, senior Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Canandaigua Academy) was 59th in 28:15.3, senior Tom Wilkin (Powell/Olentangy Libert) was 70th in 28:30.2, junior Nick Jeffers (South Amherst/Firelands) was 83rd in 29:03.5, freshman Isaac Baker (Lithia, Fla./Newsome) was 109th in 29:36.9, senior Michael Sisko (Olmsted Falls) was 112th in 29:41.1, senior Brian Gibbins (Rocky River) was 135th in 30:16.1, sophomore Stephen Humbert (Middletown/ Lakota East) was 145th in 30:41.9 and Justin Brown (Sandusky) was 184th in 32:11.2.

Junior Sarah Rospert (Milan/ Edison) led the women as she was 10th and completed the 5K course in 19:27.6. She was followed in the top five by the junior trio of Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./ Hampton), who placed 22nd in 19:48.0; Shaina Kovatch (Parma/ Valley Forge), who was 25th in 19:54.2; and Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/ South), who was 36th in 20:09.7; and sophomore Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) was 57th in 20:44.1.
Mentor's Vrcan

In addition to the top five runners, Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/ Grafton Midview) was 60th in 20:49.1, Blair Vrcan (Mentor) was 98th in 21:33.2,  junior Lynn Fahy (Ontario, N.Y./ Wayne Central) was 114th in 21:50.0, senior Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center) was 127th in 22:17.2, senior Julie Kotesovec (Litchgield Twp./ Medina Buckeye) was 142 in 22:33.9, freshmen Bryn Allen (Chardon) was 156th in 22:54.7 and Paris Sulzer (Parma Heights/ Valley Forge) was 222nd in 27:13.9.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next Saturday, Sept. 17 when they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan and compete at the Knight Invite at Calvin (Mich.) College at 10:00 a.m.


Polar Bears move to 5-1 with 4-1 drowning of 


Jackson High soccer was a 4Jackson High soccer was a 4-1 winner against Avon Lake over the weekend.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-1 while the Shoremen lose for the second time this season and second time in four nights.

Jackson 4 Avon Lake 1


Avon Lake: 2-2-2

Jackson: 5-1


Jackson: Galley 2, Haupt 2

Avon Lake: Villari

Goalies: Jackson, Schauer (4 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (4 saves), Mac Bates (3 saves)

Score at half: Jackson 2 Avon Lake 1

Shots for Avon Lake: 6

Shots for Jackson:   9

Corners for Jackson: 8

Corners for AL: 5

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Centre (Ky.) 2-1 

In Double Overtime To Capture Tournament Title

DANVILLE, KENTUCKY – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team won its fourth straight match of the season defeating Centre (Ky.) College, 2-1 in double overtime, tonight (September 10, 2011) and won the Centre College Tournament Title.

With the win, improved to 4-1 on the season and the loss drops Centre to 2-2 overall.

The Colonels scored the lone goal of the first half when Robbie Tarver  tallied his first career goal off the cross from Jack Goblirsch just 8:59 into the game.

In the second half, B-W’s tied the game at 1-1 when senior midfielder Sean Maloney (North Versailles, Pa./ East Allegheny) found the back of the net for his first goal of the season off the assist from  senior midfielder Andrew Thompson (Huron) at the 60 minute mark.  The two teams remained deadlocked for the remainder of regulation plus the first overtime period.

Just five minutes into the second overtime period (110:00),  senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) scored the game winning unassisted goal.

With the goal, Vandendriessche moves into second place on the all-time goals scored list with 34 and fourth on the all-time scoring list with 73 career points.  He is just two goals shy of tying Jeff Schenk (1983-86) for the all-time Yellow Jacket goals scored with 36 and needs seven points to tie Tyler Leister (2007-10) for third on the all-time scoring list with 80.

B-W will next play on Wednesday, September 14 when it will host Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University on the Tressel Field pitch at the George Finnie Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

B-W Volleyball Team Splits A Pair of Matches 

To Finish Tied for Third at Marcia French 

Memorial Tournament.

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College volleyball team split a pair of matches today (Friday, September 9, 2011) at 13th Annual Marcia French Memorial Invitational to finish tied for third place. Otterbein University won the tournament by going a perfect 4-0 and losing only one set.

Junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake/North) was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Stitts appeared in all 14 games and had a 14 kills, 132 set assists (9.4 per game) and 53 digs.

The Yellow Jackets defeated Buffalo State (N.Y.) University 3-0 but fell to The College of Wooster 3-1. The loss to Wooster snapped an eight-match winning streak to open the season and the Yellow Jackets now have an overall record of 8-1.

Against Buffalo State, B-W won the match in straight sets by scores of 25-11, 25-15 and 25-15. The Yellow Jackets were led offensively by junior middle hitter Rachel Switalski (North Royalton/Holy Name) with nine kills and Stitts with 22 set assists and two kills. Junior defensive specialist Natalie Emmons (Ashland) led the defense with 22 digs.

Olmsted Falls' Shannon Deleur

In the match with Wooster, the Fighting Scots took the first two sets by scores of 25-15 and 29-27.  B-W took the third set 25-23 but fell in an exciting fourth and final set 31-29.  Despite the loss, the offense was keyed by senior outside hitter Chelsea Nissen (Williston/Genoa) with 13 kills, Switalski with 11 kills and Stitts with 40 set assists and three kills.   Defensively, sophomore right side hitter Shannon Deleur (Olmsted Falls) and Emmons had 24 digs.

Heidelberg nips/blanks St. V

WILMINGTON, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team defeated St. Vincent (Pa.) College, 1-0, tonight at the Wilmington Kiwanis Classic at Charlie Gilhart Field in Wilmington, Ohio.  Senior defender Joe Trejo (Tucson, Az./Sabino) scored the game-winning goal just six minutes into the

The win is the Student Princes' first of the season and evens their record to 1-1-1.  The loss drops St. Vincent to 0-4.

Freshman midfielder Hamid Shariff (Centennial) lofted a well-placed corner kick to Trejo, who headed the sixth-minute goal past Wilmington goalie Jake Gilbertson.

Hamid also scored a goal in yesterday's game against Allegheny (Pa.) College.

Junior second-team All-OAC goaltender Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) logged all 90 minutes between the pipes, making four saves.  He now has 19 for the season

Spartan Men’s Tennis Opens Fall at W&L Invitational; Shaker's Howe goes 2-0

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team opened its 2011 fall season on day one of the Washington & Lee University Invitational on Saturday, September 10 at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

Senior Sean Carr (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) advanced to the finals of the "A" bracket after defeating the W&L's Hayden White – the No. 22 singles player in the country.

Junior Kyle Gerber (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) also advanced to the finals of the "B" bracket, while sophomore Eric Klawitter 
(Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hershey) moved to the finals of the "C" bracket.

Shaker's Howe

In "D" bracket competition, both junior Richard Brunsting (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and junior Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) posted 2-0 records.

Overall, the Spartans are 12-8 in singles play after one day of competition.

In doubles action, senior captain Rohan Pateland sophomore John Healey 
advanced to the finals. Spartan tandems combined for a 7-3 record on the day.

Seven Score as Spartans Remain Unbeaten with 7-1 Home Win versus Olivet

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Seven different Case Western Reserve University women's soccer players scored a goal as the Spartans remained unbeaten with a 7-1 home victory versus Olivet College (Mich.) on Saturday, September 10, during the second day of the Case/JCU Classic at Case Field.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 3-0-1 overall, 2-0-1 at home, and will back in action on Tuesday versus Ohio Athletic Conference foe and cross-town rival John Carroll University at 7:00 p.m. In four matches, the Spartans have outscored their opponents, 10-1.

The Spartans got on the board early when sophomore midfielder Rachel Bourque (Newton, N.H/Central Catholic) tapped in a cross from classmate Leah Levey (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) in the eighth minute. Case made it 2-0 just under three minutes later when junior Kendra Simmons (Medina, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) scored her second goal in as many days via an assist from classmate Devyn Lee(Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa./State College).

Case tacked on one more score before the half at 20:27 when senior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) punted a ball down the left side, where it took one hop on the turf and caught junior forward Ashley Debeljak (Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood) on the run. Debeljak dribbled down the left and lofted a shot over the goalkeeper's head for the score.

Case added to its lead in the second half when freshman forward Katie Holland (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) notched her first goal of the season just 47 seconds after the halftime break. With just under 17 minutes elapsed, senior midfielder Alexandra Litofsky (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge) booted in a free kick from 22 yards out for her first goal of the fall. The Spartan lead grew to 7-0 when junior midfielder Alyssa Lauzau (Pickerington, Ohio/Bishop Hartley) scored in the 62nd minute and freshman Jessica Sabers (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) scored in the 80th minute with assists by freshman midfielder Makenzie Best (Hilliard, Ohio/Grove City).

Olivet got on the board in the 84th minute when Katie Murphy lofted a shot that found the back of the Spartan net, breaking the Spartans' 389-minute scoreless streak.

In goal, senior Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) needed only one save in the first 45 minutes and improved to 3-0-1. Freshman Cameron Casson (Allen, Texas/Allen) started the second stanza in goal for the Spartans logging 30:00 of action, while sophomore Kerry Martenis (Southgate, Mich./Southgate Anderson) logged the final 15:00 of play. Olivet's Patty Groh made eight stops for the Comets.

Mentor's Blasko, Lundblad lead Lake Erie Golf

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Senior Amanda Blasko (Concord, Ohio/Mentor) and junior Megan Lundblad (Mentor) shot record low rounds and the Lake Erie College women's golf team posted a team total of 337, just one stroke out of a two-way tie for fourth place, on the first day of the 2011 season at the Mercyhurst College Fall Invitational Saturday (Sept. 10) at the Downing Golf Course in Erie, Pa.

Blasko (L) and Lundblad

Blasko and Lundblad each shot a 78 in the first round, the first sub-80 rounds by a member of the Storm women's golf team.  The pair is tied for fifth place on the individual scoreboard. The low round of the day was a 76 by Walsh University's Nikki Kalusa.  Three other's shot 77, putting Lake Erie's duo just two shots off the pace.

Freshman Andy Armstrong (Troy, Ohio/Troy) show a 90 in her collegiate debut and sophomore Taylor Wilson(Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was close behind at 91. 

As a team, Lake Erie sits just one stroke behind Clarion University and Seton Hill University. Walsh has the first round team lead at 315.


TIFFIN, Ohio-Heidelberg University senior defender Joe Trejo (Tucson,
Az./Sabino), senior midfielder Michael Juart (Hilliard/Darby) and junior
midfielder Trevor Dawson (Keller, Texas/Keller) were named to the Wilmington
Kiwanis Classic all-tournament team following a two-match outing this
weekend, including a 1-0 win against St. Vincent (Pa.) College last night.

Trejo's sixth-minute goal against St. Vincent carried the Berg to victory,
while Juart and Dawson's defensive play limited the Bearcats to just 15
shots and five corner kicks.