A Page -- Sept. 21, 2010

Strongsville looking for fourth 

consecutive and seventh total 

shutout of the season against 

Cuyahoga Falls Thursday

Sept. 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


STRONGSVILLE – Strongsville High School’s boys’ soccer team will be going after its fourth consecutive shutout and seventh in its last nine matches when it hosts Cuyahoga Falls Thursday in Foltz Field.

The Mustangs have outscored their opponents, 32-2, this year, and come into the match 7-0-1 after dropping Twinsburg, 2-0, and Stow, 4-0, last week.

Against Twinsburg, the Mustangs were able to manage two goals against a team that also has given up very few goals this year including playing to four 0-0 ties and yielding only one goal in six previous ’10 matches coming into the match.


The Stangs were able to get to the Tigers’ relentless goalie Jake Russell early, putting a goal past him for only the second time and being only the second team to do it, connecting in the 16th minute when David Murrow flicked the ball over the defense to the awaiting Vlad Lekarev, who scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season.


As it turned out, Lekarev’s goal turned out to be the winning tally. He collected the ball from Murrow’s pass and slotted it into back post.

Lekarev put through No. 8 of the year and an insurance tally on this night before the first half would end. In the 37th minute, Cody Mizerik carried into the box, forked the ball back to Lekarev, who redirected it for the lamplighter.


That was all they needed as goalie Austin Earley would match Russell shot for shot the rest of the way and clear everything in snatching shutout No. 3 on the season.


The alternating goalie thing is working quite well for the Stangs this year as Justin Fink (all one has to do is change the first letter on the first name from the other goalie) has been as spotless as both Earley and Russell, getting his fourth win and third shutout in the blanking of the Bulldogs.


This time it took the Stangs a little longer to remove one of the goose eggs from the board but once they got going it started to flood for the Dogs. In the 37th minute it was Jamie Jindra doing the honors in bagging the winning goal off a corner kick from Mario Suarez. It was Jindra’s fourth goal of the season.


For the second goal, Mike Cook picked up his team leading seventh assist in spotting Dave Murrow surrounded by a host of defenders but somehow creating enough space to take the ball and stuff it home.



Cook came within two of double-figure assists on the year when he connected with Bryan Wolanski, who hit the nets with his sixth goal of the season, placing him second behind Lekarev in both goals and total points with 15 to Lekarev’s 20.


Cook made it a four-point night by scoring the fourth goal in the match with a Suarez assist. “Cookie” is third on the club in total points with 12.


This will be only the second meeting ever between Strongsville and Falls and will mark youth soccer night, the team granting free admission to youth soccer players bearing their local or travel jerseys. In the inaugural meeting between the two programs last year, the Mustangs cranked out a 2-0 win.

Cuyahoga Falls, the second team named the Tigers the Mustangs are meeting in the past week (Twinsburg is also the Tigers)

The Tigers are: First Row (L to R): Jacob Earnest, Alex Dever, Colin Taylor, Dylan Lias, B.J. Rhodes, Neal Farmer, Zach Thomas.Row 2: Ron Losey, Evan Clark, Frank Ziccardi, William Boss, Nate D'Avello, Sam Stinson. Back Row: Coach Pat Dobbins, Dalton Lindesmith, Matt Warren, Dario Pelemis, Adnan Hasanovic, Alex Tulley, Matt LeDonne, Coach Greg Lamey.

The Mustangs do not want to look past Falls even though they know it will be hard to do since coming up next Tuesday (the 28th) is a road match with arch-rival and next-door neighbor North Royalton.

The Bears and Mustangs have met 33 times, dating back to 1984 when the series began, including twice last year. In the all-time series,. Strongsville has had a sizable advantage, 22-5-6, but that should not be taken for granted as an indicator of dominance since 12 times it was decided by one goal and seven times by two goals.

During the regular season, the Bears and Mustangs played to 0-0 ties each of the past two seasons. They also met in the district finals in each of the past two seasons, Royalton winning in ’08, 1-0, and Strongsville in ’09, 3-2.

McCutchan Earns Second 

Straight UAA Student/Athlete of 

the Week Honor

Sept. 21 

By Nick Minerd

PITTSFORD, NY - Case Western Reserve University junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin) has been named University Athletic Association Volleyball Co-Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. McCutchan has now earned the honor four times in her career.


McCutchan, an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, led the Spartans to a 5-0 record during the week with one dual match victory and a 4-0 performance at the Carnegie Mellon University (PA) Crossover. In five matches, she totaled 80 kills and a .364 attack percentage with 17 blocks (6 solo/11 assist), 28 digs and nine service aces.

For the season, McCutchan leads the team with 224 kills (4.57 per set) and a .342 attack percentage.

Hoban alum Bill Schindel

Three Mount Union wrestlers in 

national rankings

Sept. 21, 2010

By Lenny Reich

GETTYSBURG, Pa.--University of Mount Union wrestlers  sophomore Riki Reynolds (Marion/Marion Pleasant), senior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) and junior Derrick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) have each appearwed in the preseason individual rankings done by d3wrestle.com.

As a freshman last year, Reynolds went 23-8 overall at 125 pounds, won the Ohio Athletic Conference title and wrestled at the NCAA Championships. 


Zucker 2010 OAC M Golf Fall Trn


Iggy Alum, Carroll S/A Joe Zucker 

named POW in OAC

Sept. 21, 2010

AUSTINTOWN -- St. Ignatius alumnus and current John Carroll Student/Athlete Joe Zucker was named Player of the Week in the Ohio Athletic Conference for men’s golf this week, the league office here announced today.

Joe Zucker


John Carroll senior Joe Zucker (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) earned medalists honors at the OAC Fall Invitational at Fowler’s Miller Golf Course. Zucker finished with a score of 107 (35, 72).

Cardinals Take Down Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin – After a six straight road games, the Oberlin College volleyball team returned home to host Otterbein College tonight, but fell to the Cardinals in straight sets (25-22, 25-17, 25-22). 

Laura Jessee and Anna Frackman led the offensive attack with 10 and nine kills, respectively. As a team the Yeowomen hit .344 with 32 kills on 61 swings.Liz Wong guided the offense with 28 assists. 


Amanda Wysk paced the defense with 12 digs while Chinwe Okona added 11. 


Oberlin returns to action on Saturday at the Hiram College play-date. OC will take on Wittenberg and Denison.

Case Reserve, Denison to meet in 

battle of unbeatens; first time since 

2006 that only one Homyk will be 

playing in this game

Sept 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CLEVELAND (University District) – A pair of unbeatens will lock horns Saturday night here when nationally ranked Case Western Reserve hosts Denison here on Case Field in Heritage Night in the district.

The Spartans are 2-0 after taking a bye week while the Big Red has rolled to a 3-0 mark.

Drew Homyk (left) and Zach Homyk

The only difference between this year and the last three is the Case Reserve wide receiver Zach Homyk will not be covered by his brother Drew, who was a defensive back for Denison the past four seasons.

The Homyks played their high school ball at St. Ignatius Preparatory School, a co-ed Jesuit school in Chicago.

Don and Bev Homyk, the parents, have driven down to Ohio from Chicago every fall Saturday since 2006 to watch either Zach or Drew play football. 

Mr. Homyk was a Cleveland Touchdown Club award winner when playing for Parma High School three decades ago and then went on to play for Joe Paterno at Penn State.

Don Homyk

In some respect, if Drew does make it to this game as a fan, it might be a relief for him to be rooting for his brother. In their three meetings, Zach’s Spartans were 3-0 against Drew’s Big Red teams. 


Although covering his brother on defense might have been fun, he could well do without the outcomes of those three games.


Homyk is the Spartans’ leading receiver with 19 catches (nearly 10 per game) and 252 yards. He has two touchdowns and is averaging better than 13 yards a catch.

Denison won in overtime over Hiram last week after taking Ohio Wesleyan and Earlham in the first two weeks of the fall.


The Big Red has been led by Jackson alum Max Paulus, the quarterback. The Massillon (Jackson Township) native has completed 63 of 108 pass attempts for 785 yards and six touchdowns.


One of his top receivers is former Polar Beat teammate Jeff Cochran, who has grabbed nine of his passes for 106 yards and a TD.

Case Western Reserve University will pay tribute to its football history, which began in 1890, by wearing throwback jerseys and helmets. The brown, red and white jerseys represent the colors of theCase Institute of Technology Rough Riders (brown/white) and the Western Reserve University Red Cats (red/white).

 The Spartans also will wear Rough Rider and Red Cat logos on their helmets in place of the traditional Spartan head. The two institutions were arch-rivals prior to federation in 1967. In addition to throwback uniforms, there will be a fireworks display immediately following the game.

HandsOnSoccer Super F League 

now forming for the fall season; 

accepting team and individual entries

by creating your own login and password.


· Each team will play 8 games during an 8 week period; however, you may request a certain amount of double headers totake conflict dates off and to reduce travel days during the winter.  
· The CSFL accepts premier, travel, recreation, and pick-up teams including individuals who want to join our house teams. Add guest players, be as creative as you like when entering teams.  
· Schedule a futsal clinic for your coaches & players, this will help answer any questions and display the basic techniques of the game. 
· There will be various divisions based on age and skill level.  Teams of 7min to 10max players are recommended.
· Each team manager will get opportunities to work their teams schedule around major conflicts. 
· If interested, skills/futsal training is available for your program or team.  
· Each team must pay $10 per game to the referee.  (Not included in registration fee). 
· The cost per team is between $450 - $595. Many discounts available (BELOW).
· Training may be held at one of our 4 locations around NE Ohioor at your site. 
· Every team will get a complimentary game ball with every team registration.
· Futsal Balls, Shoes, Goalie Gloves and CSFL apparel also available.

~$45 Early Bird Discount (paying in full by October 11)

~Multi Team Discount   2, 5, 10 and 15 teams

~$20 off Multi-Session Discount 

For more information contact:
Chris Dore- 440-320-2390
Otto Orf-330-329-5883

The Viking Report

A Look At What Is Happening In Cleveland State Athletics
September 21, 2010    
By Brian McCann

Horizon League Play Comes To Cleveland...
The Horizon League schedule for the three fall teams that play a round robin league slate begins this week with both the volleyball and women's soccer teams hosting league opponents and men's soccer off for what is perhaps the most difficult road trip of the season.

The volleyball team, which opened league play with a 3-0 win over UIC to improve to 10-0, will host pre-season Horizon League favorite Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Green Bay on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 p.m.  The Milwaukee contest will be a rematch of the last two Horizon League championship matches.

Mount Union women's hoops to start 

at home for the first time in six years

Sept. 21

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE -- Mount Union women's basketball will open the season at home for the first time in sixth-year head coach Suzy Venet's tenure, taking on Westminster (Pa.) on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The contest will be the first of four games before the Purple Raiders open Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Raider guard Rosa LaMattina from Westlake

Rookie of Year in OAC last year

Following Thanksgiving, the Raiders will travel to St. John Fisher in Pittsford, N.Y., to take part in the Cardinals' Woodcliff Tournament. On Nov. 27, Mount Union faces Union (N.Y.) while host John Fisher will take on D'Youville. Championship and consolation games will happen on Nov. 28.


C.J, McArthur

Keystone alumnus C.J. McArthur named 

Special Teams Player of Week in OAC

Sspt 21

Austintown -- Keystone alumnus C.J. McArthur, who plays for Muskingum, was named the Ohio Atheltic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office here announced.

Special Teams- Muskingum senior safety CJ McArthur (Grafton/Keystone) helped to lead the Muskies past Marietta, 31-23, when he blocked a punt 
that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. McArthur also added three tackles and broke-up one pass.

Marathon MAC Football Championship Tickets On Sale;

14th Annual Game scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3 at Ford Field


September 21, 2010


By Ken Mather

CLEVELAND -- Tickets for the 14th Annual Marathon MAC Football Championship, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3 at Detroit’s Ford Field, are on-sale today - Tuesday, Sept. 21 through the following outlets –Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000 and the Ford Field Box Office located at Gate G between 10am - 6pm Monday - Friday. 


The 7 pm  game, which will match the champions of the Mid-American Conference’s East and West Divisions, will be the seventh hosted by Ford Field since 2004. Ticket prices are all in the lower level: $20 sideline, $15 corner, and $10 end zone.


Last year’s game saw West Division champion Central Michigan defeat Ohio University 20-10 to claim 2009 MAC title and an invitation to the GMAC Bowl, where the Chippewas defeated Troy 44-41 in double-overtime. CMU finished the season ranked No. 23 in the final Associated Press poll, No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

Oberlin Women's Soccer Gets Heartbroken in Overtime
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Oberlin, – The Oberlin College women’s soccer team battled back from an early 2-0 deficit only to fall in heart-breaking fashion, suffering a 4-3 overtime loss to Heidelberg University on tonight at Fred Shults Field.

Oberlin’s new-look offense has been very impressive over the past two games and tonight was no different as they outshot Heidelberg 29-12 – including a 12-7 advantage in shots on goal. The Yewomen, who had a 20-3 shot advantage in the second half, generated five corner kicks compared to four for the Berg and controlled the run of play for the majority of the game. 





CLEVELAND, OH -- Two goals during the first 12 minutes of play led the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer squad pastBaldwin-Wallace College, 3-1, at Case Field today, September 21.

The Spartans improved to 5-2-1 with the win.
Sophomore midfielder Devyn Lee (State College, PA/State College) opened the scoring for Case in the seventh minute with a high-arcing shot over the outstretched hands of Baldwin-Wallace (4-5 overall) goalie Tina Mathur.


Spartan Volleyball Wins Eighth 

Straight at Wooster

WOOSTER, OH – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team won its eighth consecutive match with a 3-1 victory at the College of Wooster on Tuesday, September 21 at Timken Gymnasium. In addition to winning eight in a row, the Spartans now have a 9-1 record in their last 10 matches overall.
Case moves to 11-3 overall and will have the upcoming weekend off before returning to action at home on Tuesday, Sept. 28 versusJohn Carroll University at 7:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans lost the opening game, 25-11, but rebounded to win the next three, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-18. Junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan’s (Hamilton, OH/Badin) led the attack with 16 kills and three service aces. Sophomore setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) totaled 39 assists and sophomore libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, OH/Magnificat) posted 30 digs.

Following Tuesday’s match versus JCU, the Spartans host a second consecutive home match versus Hiram College at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.


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