A Page -- Sept. 21, 2012

Jaguars blank Rangers as three St. Joe's S/A's 

score goals

The St. Joseph soccer Jaguars shut out the Eastlake North Rangers 4-0.  

In a very physical game,  yellow cards were flying against the Rangers. 

Senior Nikki Mikolcic scored two goals and Juniors Catherine Carey and Nicole Rave scored one goal each.  Seniors Michelle Costanzo and Moira McGuire had assists.  Senior Chelsea Hirzel recorded the shutout in goal with eight saves.

Sophomore Allie Hippler recorded another hat trick in JV action as the JV's won 4-1.  Sophomore Grace Reinhold also scored.  Assists were awarded to Allie, Junior Jessica Runyon and Freshmen Michaela Beno.  Junior Courtney Kuntz and Sophomore Becky Tent each had a save.
The Jaguars will play the Berea Braves on Monday night at Fairview High Stadium,  JV starts at 6 pm  followed by Varsity at 8 pm.
Varsity Season Record 5-3-2
JV Season Record 6-2-2



Written by Evan Meyer – Special of MAC Report Online


This week in the Mid-American Conference...begins with a nationally televised Eastern Division tilt as Kent State travels to Buffalo to open their conference schedule after having last Saturday off. Then on Saturday, Massachusetts begins their affiliation with the MAC as they travel to Miami with both teams in desperate need of a win


Elsewhere, Ohio looks to go 4-0 as they welcome Norfolk State to Athens, three teams have home games against BCS opponents as Ball State welcomes South Florida, Northern Illinois has Kansas, and Western Michigan has Connecticut. On the road, Akron heads to Tennessee, Bowling Green to Virginia Tech, Central Michigan at Iowa, and Eastern Michigan makes the short trip to Michigan State. Toledo is at home facing FCS member Coastal Carolina


Last week…Toledo defeated Bowling Green in the I-75 battle while Ohio and Ball State picked up victories with late field goals, the Cardinals game winner came on the final play of regulation. Northern Illinois rallied to defeat Army at West Point while Akron picked up their first win for new head coach Terry Bowden in convincing fashion. Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, UMass, and Miami all went on the road and lost


Here is a look at the thirteen MAC teams as we begin week three



AKRON (1-2): The Zips picked up their first win for head coach Terry Bowden as they ended a ten-game losing streak overall and five straight at InfoCision Stadium with a 66-6 pounding of the Morgan State Bears (MEAC-FCS). UA tied or set school records for points scored (66), first downs in a game (43), passing yards in a game (565), passing attempts (59), completions (44), and a Mid-American Conference record for passing yards by a team (565). While gaining 753 total offensive yards the third most in school history, and had 97 plays from scrimmage one off the school record as fifth-year senior quarterback Dalton Williams passed for a career best 446 yards while sophomore RB Jawon Chisholm rushed for 129 yards. This week the Zips travel to ‘Rocky Top’ to face the SEC’s Tennessee Volunteers who are 2-1 after losing last week in their conference opener at home to Florida 37-20.


BOWLING GREEN (1-2, 0-1 MAC): The Falcons opened their MAC schedule last Saturday night making the short trek up I-75 to Toledo’s Glass Bowl but went home falling to the Rockets 27-15. Sophomore RB Anthon Samuel rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown while Matt Schilz completed 24-of-36 passes for just 215 yards. LB Chris Jones was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week as he had four tackles against UT with two sacks and 2 ½ tackles for losses. This Saturday BG heads to Blacksburg, Virginia to face the ACC’s Virginia Tech Hokies who suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday at Pittsburgh falling to the Panthers 35-17.


BUFFALO (1-1): The Bulls had last Saturday off…In their last game on September 15th they survived a shootout with the Morgan State Bears winning 56-34. RB Branden Oliver backed up his 100-yard rushing game in the loss at Georgia with 238 yards on the ground and two touchdowns as he leads the MAC in rushing with 349 yards. QB Alex Zordich completed 16-of-21 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns with WR Alex Neutz had eight receptions for 154 yards part of an afternoon UB amassed 571 total offensive yards. UB gets back into action with their MAC opener Wednesday night as the Kent State Golden Flashes come to Amherst. This will be their first meeting since 2009 at Kent when the Bulls won in a battle of field goals 9-6


KENT STATE (1-1): The Golden Flashes had last Saturday off…In their last game on September 15th reality smacked them in the face as they faced an avalanche of points in the second half losing at Kentucky 47-17. QB Spencer Keith passed for 227 yards while RB Dri Archer opening the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown run while teammate RB Trayion Durham had 82 yards with a score. WR Josh Boyle had six receptions for 64 yards. KSU is back at it on Wednesday night making the trek to Buffalo to face a Bulls team they have not played since November, 2009 when they lost at Dix Stadium 9-6


MASSACHUSETTS (0-3): The Minutemen are continuing to get some harsh lessons as they make the move into the Football Bowl Subdivision as they were pounded last Saturday at nationally ranked Michigan 63-14 scoring all of their points in the second quarter. QB Mike Wegryzn passed for 141 yards. In their first three games they have been outscored 145-20. This week UMass opened MAC play traveling to Miami to face a Redhawks team that is 1-2 after losing last Saturday at Boise State


MIAMI (1-2): For the second time in their first three games, the Redhawks were in the national spotlight and at the start stayed with the Boise State Broncos (Mountain West) on their blue turf. However, BSU still smarting from their fourth quarter loss at Michigan State in their opener, took it to MU ending in a 39-12 loss for the visitors from Oxford. QB Zac Dysert completed 20-of-27 passes for just 176 yards while WR Andy Cruse grabbing six of them for 42 yards and their only touchdown in the second quarter. The ‘Hawks are home Yager Stadium this Saturday opening MAC play against Massachusetts. The Minutemen are 0-3 after suffering an 63-14 pounding at the hands of Michigan last Saturday in Ann Arbor


OHIO (1-1): The Bobcats rode an emotional roller coaster last Saturday at Marshall taking an early 14-0 lead before squandering it to the Thundering Herd then had to score 17 unanswered points the last coming on a 38-yard field goal by PK Matt Weller with 1;41 remaining  to take a 27-24 decision improving to 3-0 on the season. Weller was named MAC East Special Teams player of the week for the second consecutive time while QB Tyler Tettleton was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week  as he completed 20-of-33 passes foe 200 yards and three touchdowns. RB Beau Blankenship reached the 100-yard rushing plateau for the third consecutive week with 102 on 30 carries. The Cats are home this Saturday facing the Norfolk State Trojans (MEAC-FCS)



BALL STATE (2-1, 1-0 MAC): The Cardinals rebounded from their loss at nationally ranked Clemson with a thrilling 41-39 win at Indiana defeating the Hoosiers for the second consecutive season. Senior PK Steven Schott kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired for the winning points and was named MAC West Special Teams player of the week. QB Keith Wenning completed 26-of-44 passes for 222 yards and three scores. RB Jahwon Edwards rushed for 78 yards and a score while WR Jamil Smith collected nine of Wenning’s throws for 63 yards. There is no time to rest of their laurels as BSU faces the South Florida Bulls (Big East) this Saturday at Schunermann Stadium. When the two teams met last year in Tampa Bay, the Cards were handed a 37-7 loss.


CENTRAL MICHIGAN (1-1): The Chippewas had last Saturday off..In their last game Michigan State was at Kelly-Shorts Stadium and came away with a 41-7 win before the largest home crowd in CMU history of 35,127. The Green and White dominated the Chips in every facet of the game. RB Zurlon Tipton rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries. QB Ryan Radcliffe completed just 17-of-38 passes for 173 yards with WR Cody Wilson collecting six of those passes roe 84 yards. CMU plays the first of three consecutive road games this Saturday as they travel to Iowa to face a 2-1 Hawkeyes team who defeated Northern Iowa (FCS-Missouri Valley) in their last game at home


EASTERN MICHIGAN (0-3, 0-1 MAC): The Eagles saw their record fall to 0-3 last Saturday after losing last Saturday at Purdue 54-16. QB Alex Gillett completed just nine-of-15 passes for just 66 yards and rushed for 14 yards and a touchdown. EMU makes the short trek to East Lansing this Saturday to face a Michigan State Spartans team still smarting from their home loss to Notre Dame. Their last visit to Spartan Stadium the Eagles fell 42-10.


NORTHERN ILLINOIS (2-1): The Huskies won their second consecutive game last Saturday as they battled the Black Knights in a thriller in the end the Huskies caw away from their first ever visit to Michie Stadium with a 41-40 victory. QB Jordan Lynch was named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week as he rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown, He also completed 19-of-27 passes for 342 yards including the winning score to WR Martel Moore with 4:47 remaining in a game that saw 1019 yards of total offense between the two teams. NIU will see their 15-game winning streak at Huskie Stadium be tested this Saturday as the Big 12’s Kansas Jayhawks come to DeKalb after losing at home in their last game to the newest member of their conference Texas Christian. The two teams met last year in Lawrence with KU picking up a late 45-42 victory


TOLEDO (2-1, 1-0 MAC): After two tough road games out west, the Rockets returned to the Glass Bowl and defeated their arch-rival the Bowling Green Falcons 27-15  in the MAC opener for both schools. QB Terrance Owens completed 20-od-28 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown. RB David Fluellen rushed for 81 yards and two score while WR Alyn Russell had sixreceptions for 152 yards and a score. S Cheatham Norrils was named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week with seven tackles and an interception. This week, UT faces the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina (FCS-Big South)


WESTERN MICHIGAN (1-2): The Broncos saw their record fall to 1-2 in a loss last Saturday at Minnesota 28-23. QB Alex Carder completed 24-of-44 passes for 209 yards a touchdown and an interception. WR Jamie Wilson had 10 receptions for 117 yards a score while RB Daryeon Chance rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown, WMU returns home to face the Huskies of Connecticut who are 2-1 after defeating Maryland, and their former head coach Randy Edsall, at College Park 24-21. The two teams let last year in Hartford the Broncos came away with a 38-31 victory.


There you have it…Inside MAC Football for week four with a pair of conference games on the schedule with Kent State in Buffalo and UMass playing their first ever mAC game at Miami while Ohio looks to go 4-0 and Toledo and Ball State look to improve to 3-1 in 2012


Shoremen sneak by Blue Devils

In a non-league batlle, Avon Lake edged out Brunswick 3-2.  DJ Murdock
opened the scoring 8 minutes into the first half.  The second half was
back and forth with Ross DiDonna scoring a pair of goals in the first
17 minutes of the second half to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead.  The
Shoremen responded a few minutes later with a pair of goals by Senior
Captain Alex Strimbu four minutes a part (17 minutes left, and 13
minutes left) to seal the victory for the Shoremen.

Avon Lake Shoremen at Brunswick Blue Devils
Boys Soccer

Score at half:
Avon Lake 1 Brunswick 0

Final Score:
Avon Lake 3 Brunswick 2

AL: 4-3-3
H 2-5-2

AL: DJ Murdock, Alex Strimbu 2
B: Ross DiDonna 2

AL: Eric Mills
B: Justin Miller

AL: 10
H 7

AL (Kane Adams): 5
B: (Gordon Foust) 6

AL: 6
B: 4

AL: 6
B: 3

Rangers sink Sailors in high school tennis

North Ridgeville 3, Vermilion 2 

Singles: Wilson (V) d. Reitknecht (NR) 6-3, 6-2; Wishner (NR) d. Anglin (V) 6-7 (9-7), 6-1, 6-3; Mihalski (NR) d. Ragnoni (V) 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Buchanan/Gibbons (V) d. O'Neill/Marflake (NR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Yun/K.Heck (NR) d. Eppinger/Koerner (V) 6-4, 6-4.

HB nips Mags tennis

Magnificat Varisty B (2) v. Hathaway Brown (3)
Magnificat season record 12 & 1
1. Megan Callanan (HB) d. Sophie Wood (M) 6-2, 6-2
2. Kennedy Nock (M) d. Michelle Bederman (HB) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
3. ally Levy (HB) d. Erin Coyne (M) 6-3, 6-4
1. Deeya Basu/Claire Coyne (M) d. Lena Ransohoff/Charlette Zale (HB) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
3. ali Martin/Madelene Shroedel (HB) d. Mary Grace Brandt/Sarah Oskowski (M) 6-4, 6-1