B Page -- Sept. 23, 2011 -- Colleges

Mount Union football to play for awareness of 

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an ailment that 

robs men of their mobility

On September 24, 2011, University of Mount UnionWilmington College, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) will be part of Coach to Cure MD, a one-day, nationwide event designed to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy . 

We need your help to stop this devastating disorder that robs young men of their mobility, their independence, and sadly their life. AFCA past president and Mount Union head football Larry Kehres and his entire coaching staff will wear Coach to Cure armbands and encourage fans to donate for this cause.

"I hope that all of our fans and supports will do what they can to support PPMD and its efforts to combat Duchene Muscular Dystrophy," commented Mount Union head football coach and AFCA past president Larry Kehres.  "I am proud that the AFCA has taken it upon themselves to help."

Here's how you can help:

1. Support your Team!
Representing over 10,000 coaches around the world, the AFCA has stepped forward to help PPMD lead the fight against Duchenne. Now the ball is being thrown to you. Here's your chance to score a touchdown for our boys and help us defeat this deadly opponent. Find your team below, make a donation, and support boys and young men all over the world with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Find your team's page 

2. Text A $5 Donation!

The easiest way you and your friends can support Coach to Cure MD is by texting "CURE" to 90999. A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. 

About the AFCA
The American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and is considered the primary professional association for football coaches at all levels of competition. The 10,000-member organization includes more than 90 percent of head coaches at the 700-plus schools that sponsor football at the college level. Members include coaches from EuropeCanadaAustraliaJapan and Mexico.

About PPMD
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The organization's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through research, advocacy, education and compassion. PPMD is headquartered in Middletown, Ohio with offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.parentprojectmd.org.

Spartan Women Back in the USTFCCCA National Poll

NEW ORLEANS – In what has become a yearly occurrence, the Case Western Reserve University women's cross country team is back in the national rankings after being voted No. 32 in the nation in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll released on Wednesday.

The Spartans, who have competed in the last five NCAA Championship meets, placed third as a team amongst the region's best at the Calvin College (Mich.) Knight Invitational this past Saturday. Earlier this fall, Case captured the team title at the 11th Annual Bill Sudeck Classic.

"Our women's program has gained respect over the years," said head coach Kathy Lanese. "We aren't quite where we would like to be one through five, but because of our past success, we earned a national ranking this week. Showing up on Saturday against previously-ranked teams like Calvin and Ohio Northern University proved to the nation that we belong."

Senior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) has led the Spartans in each of their two races this season and is the reigning University Athletic Association Runner of the Week after placing fifth at Calvin. Classmate Corin Bowen (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) has been second for Case in each race, including a 12th-place finish in her home state on Saturday.

Case is one of five University Athletic Association schools ranked in the top 35 and one of four from the NCAA Great Lakes Region.

The team is back in action on Friday, September 30 at the All-Ohio Championship hosted by Cedarville University. The Spartans have won the past five team titles at the All-Ohio.

No. 16 B-W Men’s Soccer Team Beats Allegheny (Pa.), 4-2; Vandendriessche Sets Record

BEREA -- The 16th-ranked (NSCAA Division III Coaches poll) Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Allegheny (Pa.) College, 4-2, tonight (Wednesday, September 21, 2011) in a non-conference match on the Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium.  The contest pitted two teams ranked in the Great Lakes Region of Division III as the Yellow Jackets are ranked second and the Gators are seventh.

With its victory, B-W improved to 7-1 overall and ran its winning streak to seven straight matches.  The loss drops Allegheny to 6-2 overall and was its second loss in its last three matches, including both to Ohio Athletic Conference teams.

Carlin Vandendriessche

Highlighting the match for B-W was senior 3-time All-OAC forward Carlin Vandendriessche who broke the school-record for goals scored in a career and a pair of goals by junior forward Kirk Graf (Ashland/ Senior).

Graf opened scoring for the Yellow Jackets with his fourth goal of the season at the 9:38 mark via a cross from junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/  Walsh Jesuit).  The assist was Brennan’s team-leading fifth this season and the 14th of his career.

Allegheny’s junior forward Tyler Danzey responded with a goal of his own off an assist from Connor Azevedo at 28:37 to knot the game at 1-1.

B-W regained a 2-1 advantage at the 38:57 mark when freshman midfielder Ben Deighton (Richfield/ Revere) scored his second goal of the season.  He broke down the right side of the field on a fast break and beat both the Gator defender and goalie for the unassisted tally.

The Gators again tied the score at 2-2 at the 43:53 mark when senior midfielder Arthur Smith knocked home a loose ball in front of the Yellow Jacket goal following a corner kick and a scramble.  The match remained tied at 2-2 at the intermission.

In the second half, B-W gained a 3-2 lead at the 53:28 mark when Graf scored his second goal of the match and fifth of the season when Vandendriessche gave him a beautiful cross to end a 3-on-3 fast break. The assist was Vandendriessche’s second this season and the seventh of his career.

The Yellow Jackets came right back at the 56:08 mark when Vandendriessche tallied his record-setting goal.  It was his seventh this season and the 37th of his illustrious career. His 37 goals breaks the previous record of 36 by Jeff Schenk (1983-86). Vandendriessche’s three points tonight give him 16 this season and 80 for his career and leaves him 12 shy of another Schenk school-record.

Mount Union Women's Soccer: Flitcraft's Hat Trick Leads Purple Raiders in Rout of Pitt-Greensburg

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Alyssa Flitcraft (Alliance/Marlington) had a hat trick and Gina Wall (Warren/Howland) added two goals as the Mount Union women's soccer team defeated Pitt-Greensburg, 8-0. The Purple Raiders (5-2-1) are off to their best start since 2001 (5-3-0) and have already surpassed their goal total from each of the past seven seasons.

The Purple Raiders were the aggressors throughout the match, dominating possession of the ball to outshoot the Bobcats, 45-0.


Wall put the Raiders on the scoreboard in the 9th minute when she beat the keeper off a pass from Allison Fouss (Lowell/Marietta).  Flitcraft scored her first goal of the night in the 25th minute, shortly after entering the game. A goal by 

Jackie Lowdermilk and Flitcraft's second goal gave the Purple Raiders a 4-0 lead heading into halftime.

Ashley Sams (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas), Jessica Finkler (Brunswick/Holy Name), and Nicole Moldovan(Cortland/Lakeview) scored their first collegiate goals in the second half.

In the 80th minute, Flitcraft received a pass in the box from Moldovan and buried the ball in the back of the net for her first collegiate hat trick. She also recorded an assist to finish the night with seven points.

Moldovan added two assists to go with her goal. Kylee Kolesar (Mentor/Mentor) also recorded two assists for the Purple Raiders.

Jackie Podolsky (Canfield/Canfield), Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna), and Maria Favorite(Chesterland/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) all saw time in net for Mount Union and did not face a shot. 

Spartan Women's Soccer Set for Annual "Kicks for a Cause" Match to Benefit America SCORES Cleveland

CLEVELAND (U District) – The Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team will hold its annual "Kicks for a Cause" match on Saturday, September 24 when it plays host to The College of Wooster at Case Field at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit America SCORES Cleveland.

Combining soccer with poetry, America SCORES Cleveland inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Donations will give more than 400 participating youth in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, called "Poet-Athletes," the opportunity to learn the game of soccer, find their voice, and improve their neighborhood.

"We're very excited to partner with America SCORES Cleveland this year," said fifth-year head coach Tiffany Crooks. "The team volunteered with them in the spring and our players really developed an appreciation for the work the organization does on a daily basis."

With Case Western Reserve's campus located just minutes away from downtown Cleveland, the team chose to make a greater impact on a more focused group of talented and gifted children.

"We're so delighted to work with a local organization where the money we raise can make a true impact and be so meaningful within our own community." said Crooks. "The organization empowers and gives a voice to so many local urban youth. Although the organization might not be as well recognized yet, it is truly a special organization to us and holds a special place in our hearts."

As an organization, America SCORES (www.americascores.org<http://www.americascores.org/>) currently has affiliates in 13 cities across the United States in places like Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and Cleveland.

In addition to proceeds from Saturday's event going to benefit America SCORES, fans can also donate online athttps://americascores.ejoinme.org/kicks4acause. Spartan players will continue to raise funds throughout the semester.

Last year, with countless hours of hard-work from the team and generous support from the community, the Spartans were able to present a donation of more than $7,000 to University Hospital's Seidman (formerly Ireland) Cancer Center.

Miami Ranked No. 1 in CHN Preseason Top 10

RedHawks open season Oct. 7-8


OXFORD, Ohio – Despite losing two All-Americans, including the program’s first Hobey Baker Award winner, from last year’s squad, the Miami University hockey team opens the season ranked No. 1 in the country by College Hockey News, which released its preseason top 10 Wednesday. The RedHawks have now been in CHN’s preseason top three each of the last three years, coming in at No. 2 in 2009 and No. 3 a year ago.


Behind Miami in the poll is Boston University at No. 2 followed by CCHA rival Notre Dame, who made last year’s Frozen Four, at No. 3. Colorado College and Boston College round out the top five, respectively. In all, the ‘Hawks will face three teams ranked in the top 10, all of which are CCHA foes. In addition to the Irish, Western Michigan sits at No. 8 while Michigan, the defending national runner-up, is ranked ninth.


The four CCHA teams ranked in the top 10 lead all conferences followed by three from the WCHA, two from Hockey East and one from the ECAC. No. 6 North Dakota and No. 7 Denver join Colorado College from the WCHA while BU and BC represent Hockey East. No. 10 Yale is the lone member of the ECAC ranked.


The RedHawks return 16 letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 23-10-6, captured the program’s first Mason Cup by winning the CCHA Tournament and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as Miami made its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Nine of the returning letterwinners are forwards, paced by junior Reilly Smith (Mimico, Ont.), who is the leading returning goal scorer in the nation after notching 28 a year ago, and senior captain Alden Hirschfeld (Sylvania, Ohio).


Defensively, five defensemen letterwinners return, led by bruising senior captain Will Weber (Gaylord, Mich.) and classmate Chris Wideman (St. Louis, Mo.), who led the defense with 23 points a year ago. Miami also brings back both starting goalies from last year in seniors Connor Knapp (York, N.Y.) and Cody Reichard (Celina, Ohio), both of whom ranked in the top seven nationally in goals-against average last season.


The ‘Hawks also add one of the top freshman classes in the nation, which includes three NHL draft picks in Tyler Biggs (Loveland, Ohio), Blake Coleman (Plano, Texas) and Jimmy Mullin (Cincinnati, Ohio).


Miami opens the regular season at home Oct. 7-8 when it hosts Bemidji State at Steve  Cady Arena. The RedHawks will first play an exhibition game against Windsor on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m.

Baldwin-Wallace College Volleyball Sweeps Capital, 3-0, in OAC Opener

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College volleyball team defeated Capital University, 3-0 tonight (Wednesday, September 21, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.  The contest was the first OAC match of the season for both squads.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets snapped a two game losing streak and improved to 10-5 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.  With the loss, Capital falls to 11-4 and 0-1 in OAC action.

B-W was led offensively by junior outside hitter Amanda Sawicki with (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) with 14 kills and junior middle hitter Rachel Switalski (North Royalton/ Holy Name) with nine. Junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake/ North) set up the offense with 34 set assists.

Defensively the Yellow Jackets were led by junior defensive specialist Natalie Emmons (Ashland) with 16 digs, Stitts contributing 11, and sophomore right side hitter Shannon Deleur (Olmsted Falls) added 10.

The Crusaders were led offensively by Sanaya El-Naggar and Tara Luth with four kills apiece. Marissa Price set up the offense with nine set assists.



TIFFIN, Ohio-The 20th edition of the Rhine River Classic-the annual Ohio
Athletic Conference rivalry game between Heidelberg University and Otterbein
University-is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 at Memorial Stadium in Westerville,
.  Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.

The Rhine River Classic commemorates the first collegiate football game
played on German soil, a 7-7 tie between the Student Princes and Cardinals
on September 19, 1992 in Frankfort, Germany.

Both teams enter Saturday's contest 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the OAC.  Last
week, the Student Princes lost to Baldwin-Wallace College, 35-20, in Berea,
while Otterbein was edged by No. 12 Ohio Northern University, 34-33, in
overtime in Ada.

Heidelberg's offensive attack features a strong balance between run and
pass.  The Student Princes-led by sophomore second-team All-OAC running back
Germany Woods' (Cleveland/Lakewood St. Edward) 128.5 rushing yards per
game-average 171.0 rushing yards per game.  Freshman quarterback Michael
Mees (North Ridgeville) has completed 50.8 percent of his passes (32-of-63)
for 442 yards and five touchdowns to lead a passing attack that tallies
225.5 yards per game.

Mees has completed passes to 11 different receivers over the first two
games.  Senior wide receiver Josh Lynch (Dayton/Meadowdale) and junior wide
receiver Mario Escalante (Highland Heights, Ky./Newport Central Catholic)
lead the pack.  Lynch has caught a team-high seven passes for 98 yards,
while Escalante has four catches for a team-best 133 yards.

Defensively, the Tri-Color allows 31.5 points and 468.5 yards of total
offense per game, including 177.5 yards on the ground and 291.0 yards
through the air.  Nine student-athletes have already made 10 or more
tackles, led by junior linebacker Craig Sykes (Centerburg), who has notched
a team-high 24 stops, including 2.0 tackles for loss and one-half sack, one
pass break up, and has forced and recovered one fumble.

The Cardinals score 30.5 points per game and total 372.5 yards of offense.
On the ground, Otterbein rushes for 111.0 yards and passes for 261.5 yards
per game.  The Cardinal defense allows as many points as its offense
scores-30.5 per game-and gives up 321.0 yards of total offense per game.
Opponents average 174.0 rushing yards and 147.0 passing yards each time out.

Prior to the first Rhine River Classic in 1992, the student-athletes from
both universities attended a German civics lesson at Germany's Heidelberg
University, took an historical cruise on the Rhine River, went on an
educational visit to the Black Forest, and met with several dignitaries and
political leaders of Germany and Frankfort.

To celebrate the upcoming 20th Rhine River Classic, both universities are
inviting alumni who played in that first game to be honorary captains.
T-shirts will be produced for all alumni in attendance, who will meet on the
field for the coin toss prior to opening kickoff.  After the game,
student-athletes from both teams, in addition to the 1992 alumni
student-athletes, will join for a "Taste of Germany" picnic, featuring
knockwurst, brats and sauerkraut, German potato salad and cream puffs.

In addition to the Rhine River festivities, seven student-athletes who hail
from the greater Columbus area will enjoy Saturday's football game in their
own backyard.  The list includes freshman wide receiver Nate Anderson
(Pickerington/Central), sophomore linebacker Keith Carius (Columbus/London),
freshman defensive back Colt Carnahan (Dublin/Worthington Kilbourne), senior
linebacker John Irwin (Westerville/Columbus DeSales), junior defensive
lineman Matt Jones (Columbus/Beechcroft), Sykes, and freshman defensive back
Antwan Wallace (Columbus/Galion).

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Soccer Team Ranked 16th in 

Division III by the NSCAA

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team enters a key regional showdown tonight (Wednesday, September 21, 2011) with Allegheny College of Pennsylvania ranked 16th nationally in Division III the latest rankings released by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America).  It is one of the highest rankings Reid Ayers’ team has ever received.  Kickoff on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium is at 7:00 p.m.  Fans also can listen to the game LIVE both on radio and via the Internet on campus radio station WBWC’s radio site at 88.3 FM and its Internet web site at www.wbwc.com and then go to sports.

B-W is currently ranked second in the Great Lakes Region of Division III and Allegheny is ranked fifth.  Ohio Wesleyan University holds the top spot in this week’s regional poll, Thomas More )Ky.) College is second and Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University is fourth.  The Yellow Jackets jumped five spots in the regional poll from last week’s rankings and went from being unranked nationally all the way to 16th.

The Yellow Jackets, 6-1 overall, opened the season with an overtime loss to a strong Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, currently ranked ninth in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Division III. Since that match, B-W has ripped off six straight wins and outscored the opposition, 17-6. Included in the six wins are a pair of victories last week against sixth-ranked Case Western Reserve University (3-2) and versus Grove City College of Pennsylvania (3-0).  CWRU was ranked fourth and B-W seventh at the time, and Grove City was receiving votes in the poll.

“This is great for our program and our kids,” said B-W coach and Bay Village native Reid Ayers, in his 10th season and B-W as its men’s and women’s head coach. “But we also know that this is just a poll and that we need to keep working hard every day and play one game at a time. Right now, we are focused on playing a very, very good Allegheny team tonight. A week ago, Allegheny was getting national votes, but then lost to another Ohio Athletic Conference team.  Staying focused for each game is the key.

Community Gathers for Successful Soccer Clinic

The 3rd annual free men’s soccer clinic saw more than 200 young athletes join the team for an opportunity to be coached by Wright State players.  The old game field hosted more than 14 training groups and gave participants an opportunity to learn, have fun and compete for giveaways. When it was all done, players received a free ticket to the men’s soccer home game on September 27th against Cleveland State, a free kids meal from Beef O’ Brady’s and pictures and autographs with the team and coaches. 

The event is turning out to be a semi-annual tradition each fall and spring and once again filled up quickly.

"We were so impressed by the enthusiasm of the 200 plus kids that attended. Our staff and players really fed off the energy and we had families waiting nearly an hour for post clinic autographs," said head coach Bryan Davis. "These clinics have continued to allow our student-athletes to connect with community, build fans of the men’s soccer team, and the events have become a highlight for this program. We want to thank everyone for coming out and making it a great night.”

The event featured a number of giveaways and skills competitions. Participants had the opportunity to be split into smaller training groups and learn firsthand from the Wright State players and coaches. Training focused on technical skills as related to both dribbling and passing, and finished with an opportunity to put these skills to use in a small sided game. At the end players had an opportunity to sign autographs and purchase Wright State gear.

Wright State soccer holds a number of clinics and camps throughout the year.  For updates, registration, and more information be sure towrightstateboyssocceracademy.com. To be added to a marketing list about future events contact the coaching staff at wrightstatesoccercamp@gmail.com or call (937) 775-2801.

The Raiders open Horizon League play at Detroit on Saturday before hosting Cleveland State in a 7:00 match on Tuesday, September 27.  That will be the beginning of a three-match homestand as WSU also faces Xavier (Saturday, October 1) and Valparaiso (Friday, October 7), with both starting at 7:00.


For Immediate Release--Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011


The Friday, Sept. 16 Boise State at Toledo football game earned a 2.2 rating, making it the highest-rated ESPN football telecast originated from a MAC stadium in Mid-American Conference history. The previous high was a 2.0 rating on ESPN2 when No. 11 Marshall defeated Western Michigan, 34-30, in the 1999 MAC Football Championship Game.


The 2.2 rating equates to 2,125,505 households, which also makes it the most-watched game in league history on an ESPN platform. The previous high was the 2008 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game, when 1,695,795 households watched Buffalo upset No. 12 Ball State 42-24 on ESPN2.


Baldwin-Wallace football to play for Shriners/juvenile burn victims

THE BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE Yellow Jacket football team hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University on Saturday, September 24, 2011 on Shriners' Day in The George Finnie Stadium in Berea at 1:30 p.m. This is the third game of the regular season. This is the 107th season of football at the College.

The Game -- The Baldwin-Wallace College Yellow Jacket football hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University on Shriners' Day in Berea.

The Yellow Jackets are 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the OAC following their 35-20 victory against Heidelberg University in its OAC-opener last Saturday at Fin­nie Stadium in Berea. B-W opened its season with a 23-0 shutout of The College of Wooster in Wooster and was picked to finish third by both the OAC Coaches and the Media that cover the league at the annual OAC Media Day in Canton on August 9.

The Crusaders are 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the OAC following a 26-12 win against Wilmington College last Saturday in Bexley. Capital opened its season with a 45-28 loss at Wittenberg University in a game that began on Sept. 3 but did not finish until Sept. 4 due to a lightning and inclement weather conditions. Capital was selected sixth in the OAC Preseason Coaches poll.

The Baldwin-Wallace Versus Capital Series Notes -- The Yellow Jackets and Crusaders have previously met 42 times on the gridiron with Baldwin-Wallace holding a 32-10 series lead, including a 10-7 victory last season. The series began in 1928 when Capital defeated B-W, 19-0.

Last Year's Game in Berea: Baldwin-Wallace -- 10, Capital -- 7 -- A year ago in Berea, the Yellow Jackets defeated the Crusaders, 10-7, before 4,507 fans at Finnie Stadium on Shriners' Day. The Yellow Jackets built a 10-0 lead after three quarters before Capital scored with 2:13 to play to make it close. B-W received a 19-yard field goal from graduated Academic All-OAC placekicker Brad Pollock in the first quarter and graduated All-OAC running back Kyrell Crook scored on a five-yard run in the third period. Despite the final score, Capital dominated in offense and outgained B-W, 312-181, in total offense, but four Crusader fumbles hurt.


Avon's Ryan O'Rourke

B-W was led offensively by current senior RB Tim Miker (Parma), who is out for the season with an injury, current junior quarterback Ryan O'Rourke (Avon) and wide receiver Devon Jennings. Miker ran for a team-high 83 yards in 15 attempts, O'Rourke completed 9-of-22 passes for 78 yards and Jennings had six receptions for 34 yards. The defense was led by current senior linebacker J.J. Laseak (Mentor) with a game-high 12 tackles, including a QB sack and a fumble recovery.

Capital was led offensively by current senior defensive back Garrett Bennington, current senior QB Kory Hartsinger and current senior WR Matt White. Bennington ran for a game-high 89 yards in 19 attempts, Hartsinger alternated with graduated QB Marty Assman and completed 12-of-24 aerials for 108 yards and a TD and White caught a game-high 10 passes for 94 yards and grabbed the TD toss by Hartsinger. On defense, All-American LB Sam Jacobs led the Crusaders with 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Scouting the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin-Wallace College -- Baldwin-Wallace returns 43 lettermen and 17 starters from last season's team that finished 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets enter this game with a 2-0 record having shutout The College of Wooster, 23-0, on Sept. 1 and beat Heidelberg University, 35-20, in its OAC-opener in Berea last Saturday.

Offensively, the Yellow Jackets average 404.0 yards of total offense, including 191.5 rushing and 212.5 passing yards. Junior QBs Ryan O'Rourke, this week's OAC Offensive Player of the Week, and classmate Andrew Dziak (Maple Heights/ Parma Padua) run the offense. O'Rourke starts and has completed 35-of-48 passes for 408 yards with four TD's and one interception. Dziak enters the game in "wild cat" situations and has completed one-of-one passes for 17 yards.

Last week's S/A of game Tyler Lohr (L), and Streetsboro's Jason Cook (R)

 He also has run 11 times for 49 more yards. In the backfield, junior Tyler Lohr (Kent/ Roosevelt) and freshman Willie Jackson (Citrus Springs, Fla./ Crystal River) carried the load and are replacing Miker. Lohr has started the first two contests and has 185 rushing yards in 36 attempts with two TD's, and Jackson has 184 yards in 30 trips (5.8 yards per carry)with one TD. Josiah Holt leads the receiving corps with seven catches for 56 yards and one touchdown. The offensive line returns four starters, including senior guard Rudy Ackerman (Sheffield Village/ Brookside), senior tackle Travis Barnhill (Findlay/ Senior), senior center Jimmy Basar (Parma/Senior) and sophomore guard Jason Cook (Streetsboro).

Midview's Josiah Holt (L) and Amherst's Dave Cantu (R)

Defensively, the Yellow Jackets allow 313.0 yards of total offense per game, including 130.5 rushing and 182.5 passing yards. The defense is led by senior Ryan Dugan (Mentor) who leads the team with 16 total tackles (ten solo and six assisted). He also has 2.5 tackles for a loss and one interception. Senior Derron Hamilton (Euclid) leads the team in tackles for a loss (3.0) and sacks (1.5). Hamilton has also added eight tackles to go along with his one fumble recovery.

On special teams, senior Dave Cantu (Amherst/ Steele) does the kicking and sophomore Matt Harmon (Canfield) is the punter. After two games, Cantu is one for two on field goals with a PAT success percentage of 62.5 (5-of-8). Harmon is averaging 37.8 yards in 11 punts, including five that have landed inside the opponents 20-yard line. The sophomore kick-return duo of Johnson and Holt are two of the best in Division III. Each was among the national leaders a year ago and have forced opponents this season to kick short. Look for junior RB Pat LaGuardia (Brunswick/Parma Padua Franciscan) and sophomore Kory Gillissie (Parma/ St. Ignatius) to return punts. LaGuardia leads the Yellow Jacket return team with three returns for a total of 36 yards.

Ignatius alum Kory Gillissie

LAST WEEK: B-W -- 35, Heidelberg -- 20 at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea -- B-W improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the OAC with a 35-20 victory against Heidelberg last Saturday in Berea. Heidelberg led 13-3 after one quarter and 20-16 at halftime before the Yellow Jackets scored 19 unanswered points in the second half. The B-W offense was led by Tyler Lohr and Ryan O'Rourke. Lohr rushed for a career-high 124 yards in 25 attempts and scored on runs of one and two yards. O'Rourke completed 24-of-29 passes for 279 yards with three TD and no interceptions. His scoring tosses were four yards to Willie Jackson, seven yards to Josiah Holt and 15 yards to Nick VanMeter. The defense was led by Brett Thompson's eight tackles.


The University of Dayton football team will make the shortest road trip in its intercollegiate history Saturday.  The Flyers will drive 22 miles east to Wilberforce, Ohio to visit the Marauders of Central State University.  Game time at McPherson Stadium is 1:30 p.m. ET.


 The game will be Dayton’s final non-conference contest of 2011.   After having the longest active winning streak in FCS football stopped at 10 in week two, UD bounced back last week against the Marist Red Foxes, winning 24-10 in the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams.  The Flyers are currently 2-1 on the season, while CSU is still seeking its first win of the season in three tries.

The Flyers return 11 starters (four offense, six defense, and one specialist) from a team that won a share of the 2010 Pioneer Football League title with a record of 10-1 and was ranked 25th nationally.

Head Coach Rick Chamberlin is back for his fourth season at the helm for the Flyers. He entered the year with the best three-year start in program history (28-6).

Two other Flyer football players received preseason honors. Kick returner Gary Hunter and punt returner Tyler Hujik were named to the College Football Preseason Awards watch list. Hunter led the conference with 28.2 yards per kick return with one return touchdown.

Among the Flyers’ 11 returning starters is senior defensive end Devon Langhorst. Langhorst was a member of the 2010 Third Team AP FCS All-America team and was First Team All-Pioneer Football League. He ranked second nationally in sacks with 14 and was second on the team in tackles with 77. Langhorst has been nationally recognized as a Preseason Third Team All-American by College Sporting News and Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by JB Scouting.  He had 2.5 sacks at Robert Morris.


The Flyers entered the 2011 season with the second- best winning percentage (.792, 97-24) in FCS football since 2000 AND the most football Academic All-Americans (21) at any level of competition in this century.

SCOUTING THE MARAUDERS                     

Former NFL All-Pro and Alabama All-America linebacker E.J. Junior is in his third season with Central State.  The Marauder offense runs through the quarterback position.  Senior Jeffrey Brooks, a four -year starter, is the team leading passer despite being banged up this season.  Brooks is 30 of 67 for 329 yards and three TD’s.

  Bedford's Wayne Matthews

His backup, sophomore Michael Wilson, is CSU’s leading rusher with 25 carries for 145 yards (5.8 yards a carry). Defensively, freshman strong safety Wayne Matthews leads the team in tackles (23) and solo tackles (15).  He also has one of Central State’s two interceptions.


UD leads the series 6-1.  After CSU won the first game in 1974, UD has won the last six, including last year’s 45-13 win at Welcome Stadium.

Brian Mack led UD with 84 yards on nine carries with two TD’s.  Taylor Harris also scored twice.  Devon Langhorst had 10 tackles and a sack in one half of action.  CSU quarterback Jeffrey Brooks ran 13 times for 63 yards and completed 19 of 39 passes for 213 yards and two TD’s.

The previous seven meetings of the series have been played at Welcome Stadium.  In addition, UD head coach Rick Chamberlin’s first game as a head coach came against Central State, a 31-12 win on August 31, 2008.

COACH TO CURE MD                                    

The UD and CSU staffs are two of more than 400 participating in the American Football Coaches Association’s fourth annual Coach to Cure MD project this week.  Coaches across the country will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

Fans are encouraged to donate online at www.CoachtoCureMD.org  or donate $5 by texting CURE to 90999.”

THE EYES OF THE NATION                                                         

After finishing a season nationally ranked (25th in both the Sports Network and AFCA polls) for the first time in school history as a Division I team, UD received 21 votes (48th) in the preseason Sports Network/FCS Poll.  The Flyers are receiving one vote each in the latest Sports Network and AFCA Coaches Polls.


UD has not been shut out in a school-record 389 straight games, the best such active string in all of college football. The last team to shut out the Flyers was Marshall, 9-0, on Oct. 16, 1976.  That is also the all-time FCS record.

THE MAN AT THE TOP                                                                

Head coach Rick Chamberlin has guided UD to 28 wins in his first three seasons, going 9-3 in 2008, 9-2 in 2009 and 10-1 last year. That’s the best three-year start by any Flyer football coach. Dayton has won a share of PFL championships in two of his three years, and missed the third by just five points at Jacksonville in the final game of 2008.


Rick Chamberlin has been a part of 324 of UD’s 624 wins – 26 as a player, 268 as an assistant coach, and 30 as a head coach.


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team lost to Oberlin
 tonight, 3-0, in a non-conference match at Mayer Field in Tiffin,
.  Despite the loss, senior midfielder Michael Juart (Hilliard/Darby)
paced a strong offensive effort, accounting for a total of three of the
team's eight shots.

The win improves the Yeoman to 3-5-0, while the loss drops the Berg to

The Student Princes held a slight edge offensively in the first half,
outshooting Oberlin, 6-5, but could not find the right look at an open shot,
as both teams entered halftime deadlocked at 0-0.

Kiefer Forsch broke the tie in the 62nd minute when he scored off a cross
from the left side from Oliver Miller-Farrell.  Oberlin was the beneficiary
of a Heidelberg own goal in the 64th minute and took a 2-0 lead.

A Heidelberg foul inside the box during the 77th minute set up a penalty
kick.  Shahab Raza's try was saved by two-time All-OAC goalkeeper Ryan Smith
(Roanoke, Texas/Keller), but Raza capitalized on his own rebound, giving the
Yeomen a 3-0 lead.

Smith logged all 90 minutes in the net, making three saves. 

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Miami Soccer Opens MAC Play at KSU, Buffalo; RedHawks begin league action Friday at Kent State, head to Buffalo Sunday


OXFORD, Ohio – Riding a three-game winning streak, the Miami University women’s soccer team looks to keep its momentum rolling when it opens Mid-American Conference action this weekend with a pair of road matches at Kent State and Buffalo. The RedHawks take on the Golden Flashes Friday at 4 p.m. before traveling further north to take on the Bulls at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Last weekend, Miami (5-2-0) concluded non-conference play with some of its best soccer of the season. The RedHawks downed Evansville on the road last Friday, 4-3, for their first road win of the season. Miami jumped out to a 4-0 lead before letting its foot off the pedal and allowing the Purple Aces three late goals. Junior Jess Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) had a career game, notching her first multi-goal game while adding two assists for a career-high six points. Sunday, the ‘Hawks topped Indiana State, 2-1 in overtime, but set school records for shots (39) and corner kicks (17) only to have many of Miami’s offensive chances stymied by a stellar performance from ISU’s keeper. Sophomore Kayla Zakrzewski (London, Ont.) had both goals in the victory.


The RedHawks lead the MAC offensively, averaging 2.57 goals per game, which ties for 23rd nationally, as Miami has scored four goals three times this year. Kodiak leads Miami’s offense and is tied for the league lead with 14 points but her 2.00 points per match average is first in the MAC. Kodiak and Zakrzewski each have five goals on the season, which ties for second in the MAC, while Kodiak’s four helpers are tops on the squad and second in the conference. Zakrzewski is third in the MAC with 1.71 points per game.


Defensively, Miami ranks sixth in the conference allowing 1.29 goals per game. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Allison Norenberg (Palatine, Ill.) has played every minute in net for Miami, pitching a pair of shutouts. Her 1.27 goals-against average ranks seventh in the MAC while her .700 save percentage is 10th.


Friday’s match with Kent State (6-2-0) will feature the top two offenses in the MAC as the Golden Flashes are right behind Miami, averaging 2.25 goals per game. KSU is led by Jessacca Gironda, whose 13 points are third in the league and 1.62 ppg rank fourth. She leads the Flashes with five goals, which ties for second in the MAC, while Stephanie Haugh has four scores. Gironda and Jaclyn Dutton, who is second on the team with 10 points, each have four assists to pace KSU. Kent State is allowing 1.50 goals per game, which is seventh in the MAC, with Kelly Sherwood seeing most of the time in goal. She has a 1.47 GAA and a .750 save percentage with three clean sheets, which ties for second in the MAC.


KSU, who is unbeaten at home, enters the weekend riding a three-game winning streak, like Miami, defeating Youngstown State, Duquesne and IUPUI during that stretch by a combined 11-1. The RedHawks and Flashes both beat IUPUI 4-0 in non-conference play while their other common opponent is Morehead State. KSU beat the Eagles, 1-0 on the road, while Miami topped MSU 4-0 at home. Kent State’s only losses came at the hands of Cal and San Francisco.

Amateur Bowling Notes

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 9/20/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Ryan Sibert, Lorain, 9/1, Brookgate Lanes;

Tony Campana Jr., Parma Heights, 9/2, Brookgate Lanes;

David Smollen, Parma, 9/8 Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Robert Magee, Berea, 9/13, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Phillip Sillia Jr., North Olmsted, 9/14, Buckeye Lanes;

Thomas Welling Jr., Olmsted Township, 9/14, Buckeye Lanes;

Jermaine ConnBroadview Heights, 9/16, Southgate Lanes;

Jeff Zgrabik, Broadview Heights, 9/16, Seven Hills Lanes;

Richard Czerwony, Streetsboro, 9/16, Pawnee Lanes;

Chris Zeszotek, Brunswick, 9/16, Brookgate Lanes;



    299 Games

Charles Baker, Parma, 9/14, Seven Hills Lanes;

Robert Lorentzen Jr., Mayfield Heights, 9/16, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Jeffrey Shiepe, Strongsville, 9/17, Buckeye Lanes;

James Hill, Wickliffe, 9/17, Scores Lanes;



    298 Games

Agapito CamargoCleveland, 9/9, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    800 Series

David Sharpe, Medina, 9/2, Freeway Lanes of Parma (809);

David Smollen, Parma, 9/8 Freeway Lanes of Parma (836);

Jeffrey Shiepe, Strongsville, 9/17, Buckeye Lanes (821);

Randy Taylor Jr., Parma, 9/2, Brookgate Lanes (807);