A Page -- Sept. 2, 2012

Caroline Becker, Niki Mikolcic score goals for St. Joe’s as Jags tie Olmsted Falls

Saturday, the St. Joseph Academy Jaguars tied the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs 2-2. 

Caroline Becker scored off a pass from Amanda Burns and Niki Mikolcic scored unassisted for SJA.  Nicole Rave and Chelsea HIrzel both played well in goal for the Jags. 

The JV also, tied 1-1.  Clare Sonby scored for the only goal for St. Joe’s.

This Tuesday the Jaguars will start playing home games at Fairview Park Stadium.  The Jaguars take on Orange High.  The JV match starts at 6:00 pm followed by Varsity at 8:00 pm. 

Shoremen, Explorers play to scoreless tie

In a non-conference battle, the Shoremen and Explorers ended in a

The Explorers came out firing and tested Kane Adams early but
the Shoremen defense stood strong and the first half ended 0-0. 

With about 21 minutes left in the second half, play was stopped due to
lightning.  After a thirty minutes wait, each team had a couple
chances but neither team could find the back of the net.

Avon Lake Shoremen at Hudson Explorers
Boys Soccer

Score at half:
Avon Lake 0 Hudson 0

Final Score:
Avon Lake 0 Hudson 0

AL: 2-1-2
H 1-2-1

AL: none
H: none

AL: none
H: none

AL: 6
H 10

AL (Kane Adams): 8
H: (Charlie Sockol) 4

AL: 4
H: 5

AL: 6
H: 7

BW Women Beat Allegheny (Pa.), 1-0, in Opener at PSB 

Soccer Tourney

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA --  Freshman forward Cheryl Bell (Piqua) scored the winning goal and freshman goalie Emily Tallmadge (Fairview Park/ Fairview) provided a shutout in their first collegiate match as the Baldwin Wallace University women’s soccer team defeated Allegheny (Pa.) College, 1-0, today (Saturday, September 1, 2012) in the first round of the season-opening Penn State Behrend University Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Yellow Jackets now play the host school in the championship match tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

BW, 1-0 overall, is coming off a  season which it compiled an 11-9 overall record and had its fifth season of 10 or more wins during the past seven seasons under the direction of veteran Head Coach Reid Ayers.  Allegheny is now 0-1 overall.

In the first half, Bell scored the only goal of the contest when she received an assist from junior forward Kari Trivisanno (Mentor).  The game was scoreless in the second half.

In goal, Tallmadge faced 16 Gator shots, including six on-goal, and made six saves en route to her first college shutout. Allegheny goalie Kylie Mason faced 10 BW shots, including four on-goal, and made three saves.

In the game, the Gators outshot the Yellow Jackets, 16-10, and outcornered BW, 2-1.

“This was an excellent start to the season,” said 11-year veteran Head Coach Reid Ayers. “To have a pair of freshmen come up big was great to see.  We have a bunch of injuries to some of our key veterans and we needed to have some help.  Cheryl [Bell] and Emily [Tallmadge] certainly gave us a lift heading into tomorrow’s match versus Penn State Behrend.  Good show.”

BW next plays on Tuesday, September 4 when it travels to Oberlin to face traditional rival Oberlin College in a nonleague men’s and women’s doubleheader. The women play at 7:30 p.m. Next weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, the BW women travel to play The College of Wooster on Friday at 11:00 a.m. and then play Earlham (Ind.) College on Saturday at 12:00 noon. The first home match is Saturday, Sept. 15 versus Grove City (Pa.) College at 3:30 p.m. 
#2 Mount Union Football Gets Win No. 700 at #13 Franklin in Season Opener

FRANKLIN, Ind. — No. 2 ranked Mount Union joined college football's 700-win club with an impressive 45-7 win against No. 13 ranked Franklin at Stewart "Red" Faught Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Purple Raiders became the 21st program overall and second NCAA Division III team in college football history to post at least 700 victories.

Sophomore Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) made his first career start at quarterback and completed his first eight passes en route to a 16-of-26 passing effort with 243 yards and his first career touchdown pass came to senior Shannon Stewart, who hauled in the 32-yarder against triple coverage in the end zone. Burke also rushed for 51 yards and had a 22-yard touchdown run in the third quarter negated due to a holding penalty.

Burke's top target was senior Chris Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) who had a game-high seven catches for 89 yards and returned two punts – each 65 yards -- for touchdowns.

Senior running back T.J. Lattimore (Maple Heights/Maple Heights) also had two scores on the ground as he had a game-high 74 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Defensively, Mount Union didn't miss a beat from last year's No. 2 ranked unit as senior linebacker Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) had eight tackles while fellow senior Isaiah Scott(Hamliton/Fairfield) had seven tackles and an interception.

Lattimore gave the Purple Raiders their first points of the season after a two-yard touchdown run with 6:42 left in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.

The margin grew to 14-0 following Denton's 65-yard punt return at the 5:10 mark of the first. The last time punt return for a TD for the Purple Raiders came against Muskingum on Nov. 13, 2010 on a 54-yarder by current Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III.

The 14-0 lead looked to be plenty after a dominating defensive effort by the Purple Raiders. No. 13 Franklin was held to just 84 yards of total offense in the first half, including 1-of-10 on third downs.

Mount Union's offense didn't slow down in the second quarter and built a 24-0 halftime lead. Senior kickerTyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) connected on a 21-yard field goal and senior running back Blair Skilliter(Curtice/Genoa) had a 3-yard touchdown run with :55 seconds remaining in the half.

Franklin avoided the shutout early in the fourth quarter on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jonny West to Kyle Linville.

It was the first points ever scored by the Grizzlies against the Purple Raiders as Mount Union won the only other previous meeting, 20-0, in 1968.

Mount Union is off next week before the home and Ohio Athletic Conference opener against Muskingum Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium.

Jeff Zupanic from The Alliance Review contributed to story
Kenny Riordan rushed for a career-high 155 yards on 19 carries. (photo by Dave Nash)

Spartans Run Wild, Score 26 Unanswered in Season-Opening Win at Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio – Junior running back Kenny Riordan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/riordan%20kenny%201spm> (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) rushed for a career-high 155 yards on just 19 carries, and the Case Western Reserve University football team erased an early 10-point deficit with 26 unanswered points en route to a 26-23 victory in the 2012 season-opener at Marietta College on Saturday evening at Don Drumm Stadium.

The Spartans (1-0) have now won 11-consecutive season-openers and 25 of the last 26 road games dating back to 2007. After allowing 10 points in the first 8:41 of play, Case's defense shut the Pioneers out for nearly three quarters and totaled six sacks with an interception. For the game, the Spartans outgained the Pioneers, 219 to minus three, on the ground.

Marietta took the opening drive 73 yards on just five plays and found the endzone when quarterback Tom Fulton hooked up with wide receiver Kirby Harris for a 47-yard touchdown pass. Conor Durina hit the extra point, and the Pioneers led 7-0 at 13:03 of the first quarter.

The ensuing kickoff resulted in a Spartan fumble, and Marietta grabbed possession at the 27 yard line. Five plays later, the Spartan defense made a key stand and held the Pioneers at the seven. Durina then attempted a 24-yard field goal but missed right.

The Spartans' first offensive series then resulted in a three-and-out, and a 43-yard punt return gave the Pioneers possession at the visitor 22. After a quick Marietta first down, Case's defense followed with another goal line stand, and the Pioneers settled for a 20-yard field goal by Durina with 6:19 remaining in the first quarter.

After nearly a quarter of scoreless play, the Spartans grabbed the momentum when sophomore running back Manny Sicre<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/sicre%20manny%20e0z5> (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Preparatory) made an impact play on special teams with a blocked field goal on a 37-yard attempt with 12:24 left in the first half.

Two possessions later, the Spartans drove 28 yards on eight plays and got on the board when freshman kicker Won Kun Park<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/park%20won%20kun%20xs1e> (Daejon, South Korea/Kimball Union Academy, N.H.) hit a 26-yard field goal at the 4:53 mark.

The defense followed by forcing Marietta out on downs, and the offense took over with a six-play, 54-yard drive that resulted in a three-yard touchdown run by Sicre. Kun Park's PAT tied the score at 10 with 51 seconds remaining in the half.

In the second half, the Spartans took the opening possession and marched 84 yards on eight plays with senior quarterback Erik Olson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/olson%20erik%2042n7> (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) finding sophomore wide out Sean Lapcevic<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/lapcevic%20sean%20rwol> (Presto, Pa./Chartiers Valley) for an eight-yard TD pass at the 11:16 mark. A missed PAT left the score at 16-10.

The next Pioneer drive fizzled out, and Case's offense kept its rhythm going with a six-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a five-yard TD run by Olson. Kun Park hit the PAT and the Spartans led 23-10 with 5:47 left in the third quarter.

Kun Park then added his second field goal, a 33-yarder, to cap a 10-play, 75-yard drive with 12:15 left to play to make the score 26-10.

Marietta got back in the game with two late scores as Fulton hooked up twice with WR Linard Williams for a seven-yard TD pass at 6:25 and an eight-yard strike at 4:35. The first score was followed by a failed two-point conversion, and the second was coupled with an extra point by Durina to bring the score to 26-23.

However, the Spartan running game churned out important first downs on the final drive to preserve the three-point victory.

For the game, Olson completed 10-of-18 passes for 196 yards and a score. Lapcevic recorded four receptions for 81 yards, and senior wide out Brian Rice<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/rice%20brian%20h1d2> (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) caught three balls for a career-high 72 yards. In addition to Riordan's career-high total, Sicre rushed for 85 yards on 15 carries.

Defensively, senior cornerback Cary Dieter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/dieter%20cary%20k296> (McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour) and senior linebacker Wade Self<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/self%20wade%20webz> (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./St. Francis) recorded 6.5 tackles each. Junior end Brandon Bryant<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/bryant%20brandon%20nkpd> (Rockville, Md./Rockville) and senior nose guard Michael Harris<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2012-13/bios/harris%20michael%20b2z4> (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) each set career bests with 2.5 and two sacks, respectively.

For Marietta, Fulton completed 21-of-37 for 333 yards and three TDs. Tannon Roberts had six receptions for a game-high 142 yards, while Harris finished with six catches for 109. Linebacker Jake Hammer led all tacklers with 9.5 stops.

The Spartans return to action next Saturday, September 8 at Hiram College at 7:00 p.m. at Charles A. Henry Field.

Oberlin Defense Dominates in 33-3 Win at Earlham

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College football team opened up the season with a 33-3 victory at Earlham College on Saturday afternoon.

The Yeomen defense was stifling on the day, holding the Quakers to just 109 yards of total offense. Senior David Kalgren led the way with two interception returns for touchdowns, the first going for 47 yards just before the first half horn with the second covering 43 yards in the third quarter. In total the Yeomen came away with five INTs and one fumble recovery.

Offensively, the Yeomen were guided by junior tailback Moses Richardson who rushed for a career-high 142 yards, which included a 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also added a career-best 38 receiving yards.

The Yeomen offense got off to a slow start and settled for three first-half field goals from Erickson Andrews. The local Oberlin native cashed in kicks from 35, 24 and 48 yards, respectively. He tacked on a 28-yard attempt late in the fourth quarter to set a new school record for field goals in a game.

Leading 22-0 late in the third, Oberlin’s shutout bid came to an end on an Earlham field goal.

Oberlin’s lone offensive touchdown came courtesy of Richardson’s TD run with 8:53 left in the game. The score capped a 6-play, 77-yard drive.

In addition to Kalgren, Shawn ChrapczynskiZach Kisley and Tucker Kable each came away with interceptions in the ball game.Dominic Babb also recovered a fumble late in fourth quarter.

Clay Eaton recorded two sacks and three tackles for a loss and now needs 1.5 sacks to become the school’s all-time sacks leader. Kyle Kessler was the team’s top tackler in the game with six stops to go along with two pass breakups.

The Yeomen have now won their season opener for the third straight season, a feat that has not happened since they were winners in week one in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

The Yeomen are idle next Saturday, but will return to action on September 15 when they host Ohio Wesleyan University at 1 p.m.

Lancaster, Hall Pace Storm Men to Second Place Finish at Season Opener

FAIRVIEW, PA. – Bolstered by a pair of top-three finishes, the Lake Erie College men's cross country team opened the 2012 season with a second-place finish Saturday (Sept. 1) at the Gannon-Mercyhurst Invitational at Pleasant Ridge Park.

Redshirt junior Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/North) made his return to the course after missing all of last season with a knee injury and took second place with a time of 27:53.4 to pace the Storm. He was followed by freshman Nick Hall (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) in third place, running 28:09.3 in his college debut.

The Storm men scored 60 points, trailing co-host Gannon University by 17 points. Notre Dame College placed third with 68 points, followed by Penn State University-Behrend (75) and Mercyhurst University (103).

In addition to the top two, senior Craig Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde) ran 11th overall in a time of 29:19.5. Junior Jimmy Hudd (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Ashland) finished 21st in 30:34.2.

"I thought our guys ran pretty well on a tough course in very difficult conditions," said head coach Bryan Harmon. "It was a very humid day, especially right around that late morning/early afternoon start time, but I thought they did well for the first time out. Obviously it was great to have Cody back out there competing and to see Nick be right up there and push him as he has done in practice the past few weeks."

The Storm women placed fourth of four teams on the day. Junior Shanita Fluker (Flint, Mich./Southwestern) was the only LEC runner in the top ten, placing eighth overall with a time of 21:24.9. Freshman Karissa Burns(Van Wert, Ohio/Lincolnview) placed 18th overall in 22:21.3.

Gannon swept the team titles, winning the women's competition with 30 points, followed by Penn State-Behrend (40), Mercyhurst (61) and Lake Erie (100).

The Storm will be off for a week before returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational.

Hiram College Football Loses to Wesminster (Pa.) College, 28-0, in Season Opener


NEW WILMINGTON, PA.  --  The Hiram College football team fell to Westminster College, 28-0, in the season opener in New Wilmington, Pa.

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 0-1 overall and the Titans improve to 1-0 overall for the season.

Westminster wasted no time finding the endzone in the first quarter, scoring on its first possession of the game that was set up by a 44-yard punt return by Connor Kobis giving the Titans excellent field position at the Hiram 15 yard line.  Three plays later, Westminster’s Tyler Banks scored on a two-yard run at the 12:47 minute mark giving the Titans a 7-0 lead.  Two possessions later, Westminster found the endzone again on an eight-play, 38-yard drive that ended in another two-yard TD scamper by Banks with 4:07 left in the period.  The two TD would be all the scoring in the opening frame as the Titans lead 14-0 going into the second quarter.

Hiram recorded two possessions that would get inside the Westminster 30 -yard line in the second stanza, but both drives would stall.  The Terrier defense held strong in the period, including keeping the Titans out of the endzone on a drive that started at the Hiram 11 yard line following a blocked punt, resulting in no points allowed for either team and the Titans would maintain their 14-point margin at halftime.

The only points scored in the third quarter came on a 43-yard TD pass from Dak Britt to Geno Pasquinelli on Westminster’s first drive of the period to extend the margin to 21-0.

In the fourth quarter, the Titans struck one final time on a impressive drive that began in the final minutes of the third quarter and spanned 18 plays, 98 yards and kept the Hiram defense on the field for 10:43.  The scoring play was the result of a five-yard completion from Britt to Kobis with 8:55 left in the game giving Westminster a commanding 28-0 lead.  Hiram failed to score following the Kobis touchdown as the Titans maintained the shutout winning by the final of 28-0.

Westminster finished the game with 337 yards of total offense (158 rushing and 179 passing) and was led by Britt who completed 14-of-25 passes for 154 yards with a pair of TD and an interception. Britt was also the team’s leading rusher, carrying the ball eight times for 52 yards.  Banks finished with 45 yards on 19 carries and two scores.  Pasquinelli led all receivers with six catches for 81 yards and a TD  

Hiram totaled 154 yards of offense (10 rushing and 144 passingt) with senior quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) leading the way.  Rehor completed 21-of-29 passes for 106 yards, but threw three interceptions.  Junior George Blake (Parma) also saw playing time at quarterback completing four-of-12 passes for 38 yards.  Junior Chris Austin (Cleveland/Glenville) led all Hiram rushers with 29 yards on 12 carries.  Sophomore Bryan Greenwell (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral) caught a team-high six passes for 49 yards. 

Hiram will host Case in a non-conference matchup at Charles A. Henry Field next Saturday, Sept. 8 in the home opener.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.