A Page -- Sept. 18, 2011

Lake Ridge out-golfs Western Reserve in all-academy affair; Mitchell Rice earns medalist status

In a battle of two academies, Lake Ridge Academy boys’ golf was a, 159-189, victor over Western Reserve Academy Friday afternoon.


The Lions’ Mitchell Rice earned match medalist honors with a 32 on the Cherry Ridge Course.

Lake Ridge moves to 5-1 on the season with the win.

Boys Golf         F 9/16

Lake Ridge / Western Reserve Academy

Cherry Ridge GC

Team Scores:   Lake Ridge (159);  WRA (189)

LR:  Mitchell Rice (32); Thomas Tavolara (38); Ryan McCarthy (44); Dan Fulop (45)

WRA:  K. Hoover (44); T. Norton (46); R. Murray (49); M. VanBlarcum (50)

Medalist:  Mitchell Rice – LR (32)

Team Record:  LR (5-1)

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Golf Team Finishes 

Fifth at OAC Fall Invitational

HARROD, OHIO  –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team placed fifth of eight teams today (Friday, September 16, 2011) at the 27-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational hosted by Ohio Northern University. Wilmington College and Marietta College (no men’s golf team), did not compete in this event.

B-W totalled 476 total strokes on the par-72 and 6,890-yard Colonial Players Club layout to place fifth. Otterbein placed first  with 455 total strokes and the host Polars Bears finish second with 474 and Mount Union and Capital finished tied for third with 475 total strokes.

Walsh Jesuit alum Augie Ward

For the Yellow Jackets, junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) led the way as he finished fourth overall with a team and tournament tying-low of 73 for the first 18 holes and carded a 41 on the final nine for a 114-stroke total. He was followed by senior Matt Warren (Copley) with a 119-stroke total, including a team-low 38 on the final nine holes and sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) carded a 120-stroke total. 

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Rounding out B-W’s scorecard senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) with a 123-stroke total, senior  freshman Cody Lyon (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) finished with a stoke total of 128.

Individually, sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) carded a 118, freshman Andy Ingram (Vermilion) at 119, senior Kyle Lewis (Riverside, Calif./ Riverside Poly) at 127 and freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/Fairview) with 129.

B-W is next in action on Sunday and Monday, September 25-26 when the team will travel to Alliance to compete in the University of Mount Union Fall Invitational at Tannenhauf Golf Course on the first day and the Alliance Country Club on the second day.  The Yellow Jackets will conclude their fall schedule on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 when they will travel to Springfield to compete in the Wittenberg University Fall Invitational.
Huron's Nico Samaniego scores goal as 'Berg 

men's soccer team edges Kenyon, 2-1

GAMBIER, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team defeated Kenyon College, 2-1, tonight in the first of two matches at the Kenyon College Tournament in Gambier, Ohio.  Freshman midfielder Nicholas Samaniego's
(Huron) first career goal and an own goal by Kenyon proved the difference. 

The Berg improves to 2-2-1, while Kenyon falls previously 2-3-1.

The Student Princes wasted little time in taking a 1-0 lead, as Samaniego scored an unassisted goal in the fourth minute. A 22nd-minute mishap by the Lords extended the Berg's lead to 2-0.

Nate Petrou got Kenyon on the board with a 56th-minute goal, but strong
defensive play by the Student Princes limited Kenyon's scoring to preserve
the win.

Junior two-time All-OAC goaltender Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) logged 
all 90 minutes in the net and made two saves, upping his season total to 17.

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Baldwin-Wallace College Men Ninth and 

Women Fifth at Calvin (Mich.) College Knight 


GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s cross country team finished ninth and the women’s team was fourth today (Saturday, September 10, 2011) at the annual Calvin (Mich.) College Knight Invitational.

The Yellow Jacket men scored 252 points to finish in seventh.  Calvin won the event with 37 points with three runners finishing in the top six. The B-W women scored 165 points to place fourth. Calvin was the women’s champion with 27 points and had four runners finish in the top-10 including the top two individuals.

Junior Kenneth Janosko (Mentor) placed seventh of 201 runners and completed the course in 24:53.32 and was followed by senior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/ Calvert) finishing 53rd.  Senior Tom Wilkin (Powell/ Olentangy 
Liberty) was 65th, senior Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Canandaigua Academy) was 59th, junior David Gerding (Strongsville) finished 81st place, sophomore Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was 85th.
Mentor High alum Greg Blevins

In addition to the top five runners, freshman Greg Blevins (Mentor) finished 98th, sophomore Stephen Humbert (Middletown/ Lakota East) was 104th, freshman Isaac Baker (Lithia, Fla./Newsome) was 143th, senior Michael Sisko (Olmsted Falls) was 152nd, senior Brian Gibbins (Rocky River) was 154 and senior and Justin Brown (Sandusky) was 190th.

Junior Sarah Rospert (Milan/ Edison) led the women as she was 22nd and completed the 5K course in 18:40.30. She was followed by the junior duo of Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/ South), who was 41st in 19:20.6 and Shaina Kovatch (Parma/ Valley Forge), who was 51st in 19:35.4.  The sophomore quartet of Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby South), who finished 52nd in 19:35.7; Brooke Hradisky (Aurora), who was 55th in 19:36.8; Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/ Grafton Midview) in 71st place with a time of 19:53.8 and Blair Vrcan (Mentor) was 124th in 20:46.5.

In addition, junior Lynn Fahy (Ontario, N.Y./ Wayne Central) was 132nd in 20:56.1; senior Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield Twp./ Medina Buckeye) was 141st in 21:13; senior Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center) was 146th in 21:36.8;
freshmen Bryn Allen (Chardon) was 156th in 21:57.9 and Paris Sulzer (Parma Heights/ Valley Forge) was 185th in 25:18.3.

Mount Union gals finish fourth at Knight Invite

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mount Union women's cross country team finished fourth at the Calvin College Knight Invitational Saturday in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Purple Raiders had two runners in the top 20 as freshman Hayley Buzulencia (Warren/Howland) placed 17th (18:35.60) and sophomore Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) placed 20th (18:39.30).


Mount Union had 126 points which left them 12 behind third place Case Western Reserve (114).  Host Calvin (Mich.) won the event with 27 points while Ohio Northern was in second with 66 points.

Mount Union next competes at the All-Ohio Championships on Sept. 30 at Cedarville University.

Calvin (Mich.) Knight Invitational
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Team Scores

1. Calvin (Mich.) 27, 2. Ohio Northern 66, 3. Case Western Reserve 114, 4. Mount Union 126, 5. Baldwin-Wallace 165, 6. Adrian (Mich.) 170, 7. Cornerstone (Mich.) 198, 8. Heidelberg 263, 9. Allegheny (Pa.) 270, 10. Alma (Mich.) 274, 11. St. Mary's (Ind.) 276, 12. Bethel (Ind.) 284, 13. Davenport (Mich.) 353, 14. Aquinas (Mich.) 374, 15. Thiel (Pa.) 409, 16. Concordia (Mich.) 497.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Jodi Hoekstra (Calvin) 17:29.30, 2. Alyssa Penning (Calvin) 17:33.90, 3. Alison Steinbrunner (ONU) 17:50.30) 4. Kristina Martin (ALL) 17:54.20, 5. Natalia Cabrera (CWRU) 17:56.90.

Mount Union

17. Haley Buzulencia 18:35.60, 20. Caitlin Goggin 18:39.30, 28. Brooke Benner 18:50.70, 30. Jessie Iafelice18:58.60,  31. Tabitha Jacofsky 19:10.10, 33. Emily Mazzaferri 19:18.20, 47. Miranda Stockton 19:38.90, 73.Nicole Miller 19:54.30, 74. Brooke Mathie 19:55.90, 77. Lesley Sherwood 20:01.90, 78. Jana Sleutz 20:02.20, 79. Jenna Balazs 20:02.80, 92. Corinne Midlik 20:14.70, 96. Katie Less 20:19.40, 110. Hannah Reed 20:31.70, 137. Katie Barnes 21:07.40, 171. Katie Stewart 23:16.20.

Vermilion shows up late for boys’ soccer match with Lake Ridge; Lion girls, St. Joe’s left standing at altar; Lake Ridge to light up for the first time ever in two weeks

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Lake Ridge Academy was supposed to have a volleyball/soccer tripleheader Saturday morning/afternoon and things were carried on to completion, but a rough spot threw things off course a bit.

The Academy had a volleyball match in the morning with Kingsway Academy, a boys’ soccer match with Vermilion later in the morning and a girls’ soccer match with St. Joseph Academy in the early afternoon.

Things started off fine with the volleyball match, but then the boys’ soccer match scheduled for 11 a.m. was delayed by more than an hour since Vermilion showed up late.

It has not yet been determined whether it was a school bus driver’s union issue or not.

Anyway, Vermilion used the extra time to cough up enough stamina for three goals in the first half on the way to a 3-2 victory over the Lions.

Meanwhile the St. Joe’s bus of girls arrived about 10 minutes after the Vermilion one arrived at around noon for a 1 p.m. start. It went into park mode for more than four hours and the Jaguars and girl Lions sat idle in mini makeshift dens along the sidelines for more than an hour, not getting to start the match until after two o’clock.

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Lake Ridge girls soccer team sitting and waiting for match to begin 

Leland Delaney got the scoring started for the Vermilion boys with a goal at 5:11, making it 1-0.

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The one-goal lead for the Sailors stood until 18:34 when sophomore forward Jackson Schrenk scored to make it 2-0.

Vermilion appeared to be sailing, but then fooled around too much in its own end and the result was an own goal at 21:02, making it 2-1. Freshman Colin Howell was the closest to the goal so he would be given credit if anyone for the goal.

Delaney scored again at 22:45, making it 3-1.

Lake Ridge freshman midfielder Josh Scofield made it a one-goal match again, lighting the lamp at 34:33.

The second half was all scoreless soccer as Vermilion went home with a 3-2 win.

A historic event will take place in two weeks here, when on Oct. 1 the first night Student/Athletic event ever will take place on the Lake Ridge campus. Portable lights will be brought in so that the boys could play Hearts of Jesus at 6 and the girls could play Elyria Catholic at eight. Dennis Kucinich would be proud.

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Mount Union third at OAC golf; Lake's Colin 

Broughton ties for eighth for Raiders

LIMAOhio -- Mount Union's men's golf team placed third at the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational Friday at Colonial Golfers Club outside of Lima, Ohio.

Mount Union third at OAC golf; Lake

The 27-hole event is paired with a 54-hole event in the spring to determine an OAC regular season champion and seed the OAC Championship.

The Purple Raiders had a team score of 475 which left them just one stroke behind second place and host Ohio Northern and 20 shots back of tournament winner Otterbein.

Senior Colin Broughton (Hartville/Uniontown Lake) led Mount Union as he finished in a tie for eighth place with a 117 (79-38).

Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) carded a 118 (80-38) to finish in a tie for 12th while senior Alex Welch(Niles, Mich./Niles) in 25th with a 121 (79-42) and sophomore Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) in 28th with a 122 (79-43) rounded out the team scoring for the Raiders.

Otterbein's Jackson Lee and Ben Adams tied for top spot as each fired 113 and Lee won medalist honors in a playoff.

Mount Union continues the fall season Sunday-Monday, Sept. 25-26 hosting the Mount Union Invitational at Tannenhauf Golf Club and Alliance Country Club.

OAC Fall Invitational
Colonial Golfers Club - Harrod, Ohio
Par 72, 6,886 yds.

Team Standings

1. Otterbein 304-151--455, 2. Ohio Northern 318-156--474, t3. Mount Union 317-158--475, t3. Capital 316-159--475, 5. Baldwin-Wallace 317-159--476, 6. Muskingum 321-156--477, 7. John Carroll 316-163--479, 8.Heidelberg 337-164--501, 9. Wilmington No Team Score.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Jackson Lee (Ott) 76-37--113, t2. Ben Adams (Ott) 74-39--113, t2. Greg Eiber (JCU) 74-39--113, 4. Stephen Spalding (BW) 73-41--114, 5. Ryan Wirtz (ONU) 79-36--115.

Mount Union

T8. Colin Broughton 79-38--117, T12. Jon Lieser 80-38--118, T25. Alex Welch 79-42--121, T28. Ben Lehrke 79-43--122, T45. Nick Popely 86-40--126

Spartans Earn Split on Day One of Hiram Tournament

HIRAM, Ohio -- The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team moved to 8-3 for the season following a tough five-set defeat versus Otterbein University before rallying to earn a split on the day by defeating Kalamazoo College (Mich.) in four sets during the opening day of the Hiram College Tournament in Hiram.
Case completes weekend action on Saturday versus Geneva College (Pa.) and then will battle host Hiram College at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively.

The Spartans fell to Otterbein (9-2 overall) in five sets in a match that featured momentum swings. The Cardinals won the opening two sets by scores of 25-21 and 25-10 before Case answered and evened the match at 2-2 behind scores of 25-15 and 25-23 in sets three and four. Otterbein eventually prevailed and won the match via a 15-7 score in the decisive fifth set.

Mags alumna Rachel Gulasey

Senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) posted a team-high 13 kills against the Cardinals. Freshman middle hitter Natalie Southard (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) and junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) posted 12 and six kills, respectively. Freeman also dished out 35 assists and junior libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) led the defensive charge recording 17 digs while Southard finished with two block solos and three block assists.

Case and Kalamazoo (3-6 overall) went four sets with the Spartans prevailing. The Hornets won the first set 25-18, but the Spartans responded sweeping the next three sets by tallies of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-23. McCutchan led the attack with 15 kills on 40 attempts with two errors. Senior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) and Southard each posted 14 kills while Freeman posted a double-double with 43 assists to go along with 19 digs.

 Junior defensive specialist Alexandra Drake (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain) finished with a career-high 18 digs while Rachel Gulasey led the defensive effort with 21 digs.

Following tomorrow's matches, the Spartans return to action on Tuesday, September 20 when they play host to The College of Wooster inside Horsburgh Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. Thus far this season at home, Case boasts a 4-1 overall record.

Rogers, Kozer, Scroggins spike Elms to

win over Hawks

Our Lady of the Elms was a 2-0 winner in volleyball over Hawken Saturday.

Ali Rogers, Aubrey Kozer and Laura Scroggins each had six kills.

The Panthers also topped Open Door, 2-0.

Our Lady of the Elms (8-1)defeated Hawken
25-17, 25-19

OLE Stats
Aces - Nicholas (2), Rogers (2), Kuzmishin (2)
Kills - Kozer (6), Scroggins (6), Rogers (6)
Assits - Esber (17)
Blocks - Scroggins (3)
Digs - Colant (3), Charley (3)

Our Lady of the Elms (9-1) defeated Elyria Open Door
25-17, 25-18

Stats for OLE
Aces - Charley (2)
Kills - Rogers (6), Metz (6)
Assists - Esber (26)
Digs - Kozer (3), Charley (3)

Hawken defeated Elyria Open Door
26-24, 10-25, 25-15