A Page -- Sept. 26, 2011

Shriners press on with durability as No. 1 organization at the rescue of pediatric burn victims; alliance with B-W football is a long-lasting one rooted in the great Tressel years

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BEREA – The Al Koran Shriners celebrated their 34th anniversary of sponsorship of Baldwin-Wallace College football over the weekend, doing their routine parade through Finnie Stadium and onto Lee Tressel Field just moments before game time and presenting Athletic Director Kris Diaz with a $1,000 check for the benefit of B-W students and B-W Student/Athletes.

Listen to audio of Potentate Hamilton presenting a check to AD Diaz by clicking and downloading:


The Shriners, a fraternal organization of men, specialize in aiding pediatric victims of physical and mental ailments, particularly burn victims and those with orthopedic needs. When the Order began over 100 years ago, the focus was on polio victims, but nearly a century ago burn victims became their specialty and they have since added aiding in the treatment of other areas of juvenile mishaps.

“We started out with polio but in 1922 the Shriners turned their focus to burn victims and that has been our No. 1 concern since then,” said Terry Hamilton, the Potentate of the local chapter of the Shriners. “From our original focus on polio, we got more and more into orthopedics as the years wore on but we are still best known for our helping of burn victims.  We also help kids who might have been mauled or bitten by a vicious domestic or wild animal.”

Potentate Hamilton

The B-W football-Al Koran Shriners relationship began in the 1970s when the Coach Lee Tressel initiated the dedication of an annual Yellow Jackets game to the Shriners and juvenile burn victims. As well as a champion of the purity of Division III Student/Athletics and heavy emphasis on the antecedent of said conjunction, the late Dr. Tressel was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. It was only fitting that the wedding of B-W and the Al Koran Shriners would be a long-lasting one.

The two closest Shriners’ hospitals to the Greater Cleveland area are in Erie and Cincinnati, yet the Shriners have a strong presence all over Ohio, having a chapter or affiliate in 82 of the 88 counties in the state.

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In an era when social engineering has somehow in some odd way unduly soured the very idea of any kind of men’s-only organizations and deemed them as some sort of societal aberration, the Shriners, despite their very benevolent intentions, have been facing an uphill battle in recent decades as have most other men’s-only fraternal clubs.

“It has more to do with how society as a whole has changed with the two-worker families and all the other social activities pulling on men these days,” said Roger Neff, a long-time Shriner from Rocky River. “Most of our members are middle aged and senior citizens. It is true that we are not getting the younger men to join as they had in previous generations. That does not stop us from doing what we need to do.”

Roger Neff

The Shriners’ local chapter is one third the size in numbers it was just 20 years ago. However, the Shriners are not about numbers. They do not just lasso in men just to have warm bodies to fill the rolls but instead are very specific in the type of men they recruit and accept.

“We do not just go out on the street and approach men and ask them if they would like to join,” said Neff. “They have to show some interest in us. They have to indicate a genuine interest in us as something they might like to do. Then we give them instruction on how they could go about becoming a Mason and from there it is up to them to decide if the Shriners are the right order for them and if it is, we equip them with the means to go through the application process.”

Basically, there are three fundamental requirements to become a Shriner: 1) being a man, 2) being a Mason by rite and 3) believing in a Supreme Being. Believing in just a “Higher Power” just will not do for the third pre-requisite.

The Shriners started out as a group of Arab American men and while some today still attend a Mosque, it is not a requirement since any monotheistic faith (Supreme Being-centered) will fill the requirement.

With the work they have done in Erie, Cincinnati and elsewhere, the Shriners have all kinds of success stories from the youth they have aided, including those who have wound up defying all odds and becoming Student/Athletes and some youngsters who became what could be construed as “miracles” as well.

“We have had kids who have been told they would never walk and after going through some of the treatments in our hospitals have not only been able to get use from just about all their limbs, but also done quite a few athletic things, everything from tumbling all over a gym to throwing balls far and wide,” said Neff. “We have had miracles, too. We had one boy whose parents were told to have a priest come over and give him his last rites because he had no chance of living, but he pulled through and not only got back up on his feet again but also was able to go out and help support himself in the so-called real world by doing an actual job at a K-Mart.”

The Erie Shriners Orthopedic Hospital has gone over several changeovers in that it has scaled back on its overnight stays so that more ongoing physical therapy could be administered, helping victims attain fuller recoveries and more functionality in the mainstream. It has become more of a multi-purpose center although not necessarily all-encompassing to every area of pediatrics.

“We also do not stop once one of our patients turns 18,” said Neff. “We allow them to reapply and will continue to work with them as long as they had started out with us while they were still minors.”

Just about every organization or company has a “president” but the Shriners might be the only one with a “potentate,” which is the highest level one could achieve. The origination of the term is somewhat unclear, but it might have come from Arabic or Arabian dialect.

“We have to name him something other than president so as to distinguish ourselves,” Hamilton said. “All fraternal clubs and Masonic organizations have a different name for their top leaders. We don’t want to just say something silly like, ‘your heinous.’ It is just the final stage in a line of various progressions one could take in the Shriners.”

Mr. “C” from the old Happy Days TV series was in a similar Masonic fraternal club and the man he answered to was the “Grand Poobah.” The Shriners also distinguish themselves by their kettle-shaped hats and bright colors. While they engage in holiday parades and special events like the annual Twins Festival in Twinsburg, much of the fundraising becomes more rigorous than merely showing up for public appearances since it costs millions of dollars to run places like the Cincinnati Burns Institute.

Mr. C and his fez hat

Shriners run the gamut of occupations. Neff owns an advertising agency in Rocky River while Hamilton is a deputy sheriff in Ashland County. Incidentally, that makes Hamilton almost doubly “highest honored,” since at any given time in any county in the United States, the highest ranking official is always the county sheriff, regardless of what national/federal or state public official might be in attendance in the same county.

Legend has it that some of the originals were even stone masons  in vocation as well as Masons by rite, and certainly there are at least one or three today who lay concrete.

The Shriners’ involvement in Student/Athletics is not limited to B-W football. Nationally, the Shriners for decades have been sponsoring one of the oldest college football all-star games, the East-West Shrine Game in January. Also, locally the Shriners have helped sponsor high school football all-star games over the summer months.

Connor Klekota’s two goals lead Amherst to rout of Midpark as Comets maintain first place in SWC

Connor Klekota had two goals to lead Amherst to a 4-1 victory over Midpark in conference action. 

Future Notre Dame forward Connor Klekota

Cole Plumb and Andrew Souders added goals for the Comets, who are still unbeaten and in first place in the SWC. 

Dalton Sweet, Mark Ferber, and Cole Plumb added assists for Amherst. Maximo Meggitt and Niko Malobabic split the win in goal. 

Amherst looks to continue their winning streak on Wednesday against Brecksville-Broadview Heights. The Comets are now 8-1 on the season and 5-0 in the SWC.

Chris Telep had 18 saves for Midpark.

Amherst: Connor Klekota (2), Andrew Souders, Cole Plumb
Midpark: Bailey Moody
Amherst: Dalton Sweet, Mark Ferber, Cole Plumb
Midpark: none
Amherst: Maximo Meggitt (1), Niko Malobabic (1)
Midpark: Chris Telep (18)
Amherst: 8-1 (5-0)
Midpark: 1-8 (0-5)

Amherst boys’ JV soccer blows holes in Meteors
Amherst JV soccer picked up an SWC win with a strong performance against
Midpark. Brandon Ferguson led the JV Comets with his first two goals
of the season. Mitchell Snowden added the other goal.

Tyler Clotz, Phil Sheffield, and Jake Gonzalez added assists for Amherst. Clotz and
Josh Daugherty split the win in goal.

Riverside squeaks by North Ridgeville boys’ soccer

Riverside was a 3-2 winner over North Ridgeville in boys’ soccer over the weekend.

North Ridgeville 2; Riverside 3

Scorers- NR- Wade, M. Ireland

                RS – Venaleck(2), Gundling

Saves- NR – Sismour – 6

                RS – Graycar – 12

North Ridgeville Record 1-5-1

No. 2 Mount Union rolls

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union rolled up 671 yards of total offense as the Purple Raiders posted a 66-7 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Wilmington Saturday night at Mount Union Stadium.

The Raiders had 411 yards on the ground and 260 in the air as the 671 total yards were most in a regular season game since nearly four years to the day as Mount Union had 690 yards in a 62-0 home win againstMuskingum (9/22/07).

B-W Women’s Soccer Team Shuts Out Westminster (Pa.), 2-0, In Non-Conference Match

NEW WILMINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA -- Senior midfielder Lindsey Cooper (Westerville/ New Albany) scored a pair of goals as the Baldwin-Wallace College 
women’s soccer team shut out Westminster (Pa.) College, 2-0, today (Saturday, September 24, 2011) in a non-conference match at Harold Burry Stadium.  The victory completed a men’s and women’s doubleheader sweep as the 16th-ranked Yellow Jacket men defeated Westminster, 3-1.

Cooper (L), Sanders (R)

Following a scoreless first half, Cooper scored the first goal of the match at 63:48 the mark via an assist by sophomore defender Emily Sanders (Canton/ Jackson). Cooper then scored her second goal at 85:49 to “ice” the contest with the assist coming from sophomore midfielder Heather Keller (Parma/ Senior). With the two goals, Cooper now has three this season. The assist for Sanders was her first and the fourth for Keller.

Hillsdale Clips Lake Erie Late In Running Shootout on Homecoming 35-26 (Box Score Included)

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – In a battle waged primarily on the ground, with the teams combining for 410 rushing yards, two fourth quarter rushing touchdowns by Joe Glendening allowed 21st-ranked Hillsdale College to escape with a 35-26 victory over Lake Erie College on Homecoming Day in Painesville, Ohio. 

The Storm (1-3, 0-3 GLIAC) led 26-21 heading into the fourth quarter but Glendening, who ran for 139 yards on 36 carries and scored four times on the ground and once receiving, found the endzone on runs of 25 yards and thre yards in the final nine minutes to lift the Chargers (3-1, 3-0 GLIAC).

Lake Erie took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards on eight plays.  Kameron Alexander (Akron, Ohio/Buchtel) was the hero of the drive with runs of 25 and 18 yards and the two-yard score to finish the series. Alexander finished with 102 yards on 12 carries for his second career 100-yard game.

Mount Union Men's Soccer: Kowalewski's Late Goals Gives Men's Soccer 1-0 Win

WILMINGTON, Ohio—Kevin Kowalewski (Warsaw/River View) scored in the 89th minute to give the Mount Union men's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Wilmington. The Purple Raiders (6-4) snapped to their two-game losing streak to begin Ohio Athletic Conference play 1-0.

With the match in a scoreless tie, the Purple Raiders seemed to be headed to their first overtime game of the season. At the 88:41mark, Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) sent a cross into the box to Kowalewski, who beat the goalie for his first goal of the season.

Early Deficit Gives Hiram College Football Loss Against Oberlin College

September 24, 2011

OBERLIN, OHIO  –  The Hiram College football team could not overcome an early 20-0 deficit in the first quarter as the Terriers fell to Oberlin College, 27-7, today (Saturday, Sept. 24) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Savage Field in Oberlin.  [Game Stats]


Following today’s outcome, Hiram falls to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC.  Oberlin improves to 2-1 overall and 1-0 NCAC.


The Yeomen scored early and often as Oberlin recorded touchdowns on its first three possessions beginning with its first score on a four-play, 50-yard drive to begin the game and ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass play from Robin Witjes to Drew Mixter for the 7-0 lead.  Following an interception on the ensuing Hiram possession, Oberlin struck again on a four-yard TD run by Moses Richardson at the 4:52 minute mark.  The Yeomen failed to convert the extra point, but still led 13-0.  Oberlin recorded the final points of the first quarter on a 56-yard pass play from Cory Kidd to Robin Witjes that extended the margin to 20-0.


In the second quarter, Hiram looked to get on the board with a 36-yard field goal by freshman kicker Greg Klisuric (Mentor), but the attempt would hit the right upright, keeping the score 20-0.  Oberlin took advantage again, scoring on its next drive that ended with an 11-yard TD scamper by Justin Williams with 8:25 left in the half and increased the deficit to 27-0.  The Terriers threatened late in the period, but a fourth down play from the Oberlin 21-yard line fell short ending the drive and Hiram went into the locker rooms down 27-0.

Mount Volleyball finishes 3-0 at CMU

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The Mount Union volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with three victories at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. The Purple Raiders (13-4) took care of  Bridgewater (Va.) and Penn State-Behrend in straight sets Friday night and defeated Defiance, 3-1, Saturday morning.

Former Cougar Melanie Patterson

Mount Union was hitting on all cylinders in its straight set (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Bridgewater. A pair of freshmen, Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) and Melanie Patterson (Mentor/Lake Catholic), led the attack with nine kills each. Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) had 35 assists while Kristen Gromes(Navarre/Fairless) and Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) tied for a team-best nine digs. Gromes also had four service aces.


WESTERVILLE, Ohio-The Heidelberg University football team rushed for 303 yards on 60 attempts-both season-highs-and scored 24 points off turnovers as the Student Princes beat Otterbein University this afternoon, 41-20, in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Memorial Stadium in Westerville, Ohio in
the 20th edition of the Rhine River Classic.

With the win, the Berg improves to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the OAC and was the first Student Prince victory over Heidelberg since 2002.  The loss drops the Cardinals to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the OAC.

Sophomore second-team All-OAC running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/St. Edward) rushed for a game-high 101 yards on 24 carries and was backed by junior running back Brad Jones' (Lorain/Southview) 71 yards on 11 attempts and sophomore running back Cartel Brooks' (Kokomo, Ind./Galion) 43 yards on just seven rushes.  The ground effort was Woods' second 100-yard rushing effort of the season.

B-W Women’s Golf Team Leads After First Day of Heidelberg Fall Invitational

TIFFIN, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team leads after the first day (Saturday, September 24, 2011) of the Heidelberg University Fall Invitational at the Mohawk Golf and Country Club.  The final round is tomorrow.
St. Joe Alumna Brooke Hamilton

B-W shot its best round of the fall and totalled 336 strokes on the par-72 and 6,685-yard Mohawk C.C. Layout to lead second place Ohio Northern University by 44 strokes. Nine teams are participating. This is the third of five fall tournaments for the Yellow Jackets.

Leading the way was sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) who leads the tourney with a top first round individual score of 80, including a one-under-par 35 on the front nine holes. Following her are sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) with an 82, sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby) with an 85 and juniors Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) with an 89 and 90, respectively. The top five B-W golfers all placed in the top nine overall on the first day. Woolf is tied for second, Jones is fifth, Kapusta is tied for seventh and Hamilton is ninth.



TIFFIN, Ohio-Freshman midfielder Larry Baxter (Ashland) scored his firstcareer goal, but the Heidelberg University men's soccer team lost to Case Western Reserve University today, 6-1, in a non-conference match at Mayer
 Field in Tiffin, Ohio

Baxter is the sixth Student Prince to score a goal in just eight matches in 2011.

Offensive Explosion Leads Spartans Past Heidelberg; Parma Heights native Vinny Bell Ties Record

TIFFIN, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team posted a season-high six goals, including two scores and an assist from senior All-American forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge), en route to racing past home-standing Heidelberg University by a 6-1 score on Saturday at Mayer Field.

Bell’s two-goal performance Saturday gives him 11 goals on the season to go along with four assists. '

Each total is a team-high mark, and the 11 goals tie him with RJ French (2005-08) for the Case Western Reserve single-season record. Also of note, Bell is tied with French for second all-time in Spartan history with 33 career goals and now trails Kevin Bigart’s (2005-08) 35 career tallies.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 7-1 overall and will return to action on Wednesday, September 28, when they take on the nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops at 7:30 p.m. at Case Field. With its loss, Heidelberg falls to 2-4-2.

As has been the norm this fall, the Spartans got on the board early in the third minute when junior midfielder Rene Silva (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) scored an unassisted goal on a shot that found the upper corner of the Student Prince goal for a quick 1-0 advantage.

Case increased its lead to 2-0 just over 10 minutes later on an own goal. The visitors increased that lead to 3-0 just 1:21 later when Bell notched his first score of the afternoon on an assist by Kostis Theoharides (Brookline, Mass./Brookline). The assist was Theoharides' second helper of the season.

Avon's Tyler Kvach 25th as Miami Men’s Cross Country Wins LSU Invite


BATON ROUGE, La. – Despite warm and humid conditions in unfamiliar territory, the Miami University men’s cross country team produced the same result it had its first two races in 2011 – a victory – as the RedHawks won the LSU Invitational Saturday morning at Highland Road Park. It was Miami’s first time ever competing at the 8K LSU Invitational, hosted by Louisiana State.


The RedHawks ran away with the team title, totaling 32 points, as all five scorers finished in the top 12. The host Tigers of the SEC finished second with 59 points while the Louisiana Running Company and Houston Baptist tied for third with 79 points. Louisiana Tech rounded out the top five with 102 points in the 14-team field.


“The course was quite tough. It’s relatively flat but we’re near the Mississippi River and the park has a valley in the middle of it that the course worked in and out of throughout the whole race,” head coach Warren Mandrell said.


Redshirt junior David Eichenberger (Plainfield, Ind.) was Miami’s top finisher and the overall runner-up, his personal-best finish, clocking 27.09.9 while junior Jarrod Eick (Hartville, Ohio) was right behind in third in 27:10.1, despite being slightly misdirected with a half mile to go. Houston Baptist’s Matt Perri won the race in 26:59.9.


Redshirt sophomore Matt Marol (Evanston, Ill.) was the third RedHawk to cross, taking seventh in his season debut after returning from injury, while redshirt freshman Daniel Garleb (Pickerington, Ohio) was six ticks behind in eighth. Freshman Ryan Moncrieff (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) was Miami’s fifth scorer, placing 12th in 28:16.4.


“They raced well again. They were pretty patient and worked their way though. At the mile mark or two-mile mark LSU was leading but by the three-mile mark we were winning and just ran away from there,” Mandrell said. “I was very proud of them. We ran as a nice, tight group -- our one through five guys. I was very pleased with their effort in tough conditions.”


Freshman James Kraus (Maumee, Ohio) took 23rd while classmate Tyler Kvach (Avon, Ohio) was 25th as Miami’s other two runners in the race. Sophomore Dave Wing (Naperville, Ill.), who had been Miami’s second finisher in the first two meets of the year, did not run due to injury.

Spartans Continue Stellar Play on Day Two of USTA/ITA Central Regional Tournament

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team continued its stellar play while competing on day two of the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Tournament on Saturday, September 24. The event, featuring 30 teams from across the region, is being hosted by fellow University Athletic Association member Washington University-St. Louis.

The Spartans continue action during the four-day invitational tomorrow with doubles action set to begin at 8:30 a.m. and singles play at 10:30 a.m. CDT.

In singles play, freshman Will Drougas (Roanoke, Va./Salem) advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw for the Spartans with some excellent play. On Saturday morning in the round of 64, he defeated Ben Kopecky of DePauw University (Ind.) by a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 score. In the round of 32, Drougas was matched up against No. 7 seed Patrick Cole of Allegheny College (Pa.). He breezed by the Gator sophomore with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Not done yet, he squared off with Washington University-St. Louis’ Kevin Chu, seeded No. 23 in the draw. The pair split the first two sets with Drougas winning the opening set, 7-6, and Chu won the second, 7-5. In the decisive set, Drougas trailed Chu by a 3-1 tally before rallying to earn the victory with a 6-4 decision.

Vila Stuns Warren in Opening Round of Bellator Bantamweight Tournament at Bellator 51

West-Dantas, Vila-Galvao Meet In Bantamweight Semifinals

By Derek Constable



CANTON, Ohio (September 24, 2011) – For the first time in his Bellator career, Joe Warren not only lost a fight but was finished as former Cuban Olympian Alexis Vila put an exclamation mark on the evening with a 64-second knockout victory over the self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” in the main event at Bellator 51 LIVE from the Canton Civic Center on MTV2 and in commercial free HD on EPIX.

“Just spectacular performances by our 135ers,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “These four semi-finalists are some of the best in the world.  Vila and Dantas’ knockouts are two of the greatest knockouts I’ve seen all year.  This division is stacked and I cannot wait for October 22nd in Arizona.  These semi’s will be magic.”


Great defensive efforts, 58-minute lead go to waste as B-W’s offense was the little truck that just could not

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BEREA – Winning the game for 58 minutes out of 60 counts for zero if a team is not leading when the final second ticks off the clock, which is exactly what happened to Baldwin-Wallace’s football team over the weekend in 14-11 setback to Capital.

The Yellow Jackets took the lead, 2-0, with only 1:23 gone in the first quarter when St. Ignatius alumnus Kevin Johnson blocked a Crusader punt out of the end zone.

The game went touchdown-less for almost the entire first half, but Avon’s Ryan O’Rourke found tight end Aaron Hurd on a scoring strike with 13 seconds to go in the half to make it 11-0.

Capital scored twice in the second half including the game winner with 15 seconds to go.


B-W’s lethargic offense gave every indication that it just did not want to score, wasting strong defensive efforts by Derron Hamilton, Massillon’s Cory Hildreth and Elyria’s Sonny Hazelwood.

Hildreth returned an interception to the five-yard line,Hazelwood had a half dozen tackles for losses and Hamilton had four sacks. The latter received the B-W Shriners Player of the Game Award.

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Alex Yungvirt and Nick Stephenson score goals as Avon Lake returns home from suburban Toledo with a tie

Avon Lake boys’ soccer went to the Toledo area over the weekend and came home with a 2-2 tie against Northview.


Alex Yungvirt and Nick Stephenson scored the Shoremen goals.

Avon Lake 2 Sylvania Northview 2

Records: Avon Lake: 4-3-3, Sylvania Northview: 5-2-2


Sylvania Northview: Ragland, Scharfenburg (PK)

Avon Lake: Alex Yungvirt, Nick Stephenson

Goalies: Sylvania Northview, Wendt (5 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (6 saves)

Score at half: Avon Lake 0 Sylvania Northview 2

Shots for Avon Lake: 15

Shots for Sylvania Northview:   14

Corners for Sylvania Northview: 3

Kayla Zingale hits back of the net three times to lead North Ridgeville to 6-0 drubbing of Keystone

Kayla Zingale registered a hat trick to lead North Ridgeville girls’ soccer to a 6-0 whitewashing of Keystone.

Shayna Asp was the top distributor with two assists.

North Ridgeville                6

Keystone                             0


NR:         Zingale (3),  Miller, Griffiths, Ginley


NR:         S. Asp (2), Browning,  K. Asp, Cape, Miller

Shots on goal:

NR:         19

Keystone:           4


NR:         Wiles  3,  Wickham 1

Keystone:           Wilmoth   13

Emily O’Connor, Jillian Strimbu score goals to lead Avon Lake girls’ soccer to taming of Lake Catholic Cougars

Avon Lake scored 2 goals in the first half and the defense made it stand up in a 2-0 win over visiting Lake Catholic. 

The Shoregals scored in the first minute of the game on a beautiful shot to the right "upper 90" by sophomore forward Emily O'Connor assisted by senior midfielder Jillian Strimbu. 

Emily O'Connor

At the 22 minute mark of the first half, Strimbu scored on a penalty kick. The Cougars best scoring opportunity of the night came in the second half as a hard shot by Bella Osborne was blocked by Shoregal goalie Dana Strimbu and the rebound was shot again by Osborne and cleared out by the AL defense just before crossing the goal line.

Girls Soccer

Avon Lake vs. Lake Catholic
Game Date:    Saturday Sept. 24, 2011

Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 2        Lake Catholic (LC) - 0

AL    6-1-2            LC    4-6-0
AL    Jillian Strimbu         LC    None
    Emily O'Connor
AL    Jillian Strimbu           LC    None
Shots on Goal:
AL    6            LC    5
AL    Dana Strimbu - 5 saves
LC    Marissa Brannon - 4 saves
AL    11            LC    13\
Corner Kicks:
AL    2            LC    2
AL    5            LC    1
AL    11            LC    7
AL    2            LC    0

St. Joe goes Dutch with Dukes in even-Stephen 3-3 match

On Saturday, the St. Joseph Jaguars tied the undefeated Wellington Dukes 3-3.

For the second game in a row Junior Niki Mikolcic scored two goals and Freshmen Amanda Burns scored one.

 Mikolcic (18)

Mikolcic's goals were assisted by Amanda and Junior Carolyn Gavin.

Senior Goalie Sarah Reinhold had five saves.  The Jag offense struggled once again to finish out shooting the Dukes 20-8.

St. Joe JV Purple de-crown the Dukes, 6-0

 The St. Joe JV Purple team had no trouble finishing shutting out the JV Dukes 6-0. 

 Junior Kristen Hegeman scored and was assisted by Junior Moria McGuire.

Sophomore Megan Traine scored and Sophomore Caroline Becker scored and was assisted by Sophomore MacKenzie Dorin.

 Moria McGuire scored, and then Freshmen Grace Reinhold scored and was assisted by Sophomore Catherine Carey. Freshmen Allie Hippler also scored.

Monday night, the Jaguars travel to Byers Field to play  Parma High School. JV at 5:00 pm followed by Varsity at 7:00 pm.

Mount soccer falls in OAC  opener

WILMINGTON, Ohio—The Mount Union women's soccer team dropped their Ohio Athletic Conference opener to Wilmington, 4-0. Coming off an 8-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg on Wednesday, the Purple Raiders (5-3-1) were unable to score a goal for the fourth time this season.

Despite equaling the Quakers with five shots on goal, the Purple Raiders trailed 3-0 at halftime. Camille Gentile scored a pair of goals for Wilmington. Sarah Watters and Lauren Price added goals for the Quakers.

Jackie Podolsky (Canfield/Canfield) and Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna) both saw time in goal for Mount Union. Podolsky made their only save of the game.zz

No. 16 Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Soccer Team 

Wins its Eighth Straight

Walsh Jesuit alum Pat Brennan scores two goals

 – Junior forward Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit) scored two goals and assisted on another as the 16th-ranked (NSCAA Division III Coaches poll) Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated Westminster  College, 3-1, today (Saturday, September 24, 2011) in a non-conference match inNew Wilmington, Pennsylvania.


In addition to Brennan for B-W, senior forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) scored his team-leading eighth goal and assisted on Brennan’s second goal.

Note: This story could also be found at S/A-Cleveland's national electronic paper, S/A-Jesuit:


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The goal was his school-record 38th of his career and now gives him 85 career points (38 goals and 9 assists) for 85 points to leave him one point shy of Pete Angelokostopoulos (1997-2000) for second place and seven points shy of Jeff Schenk (1983-86) for first on the all-time scoring list.

NO. 8 'BERG volleyball sweeps Otterbein, CS

WESTERVILLE, Ohio-The No. 8 Heidelberg University volleyball team swept Ohio Athletic Conference foe Otterbein University (25-17, 25-12, 25-23) and Columbus State (25-20, 25-12, 25-18) today at the Rike Center in
Westerville, Ohio.  

The Berg extended its winning streak against conference opponents to 14 matches and is riding a 12-match win streak in regular season conference play dating back to 2009.


WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Senior running back Taylor Harris scored two second-half touchdowns and ran for 101 yards to lead the University of Dayton to a 17-7 win at Central State on Saturday.

Dayton trailed 7-3 at halftime. Harris’ two-yard run with 9:33 to play in the third quarter gave Dayton a 10-7 lead, then his 17-yard run with 1:35 to play in the game clinched the win for the Flyers.

Linebacker Colin Monnier, a redshirt sophomore making his first career start, led UD with eight tackles (1.5 for loss) a fumble recovery and an assisted sack.  Senior safety Ben Welsh added six tackles (4 solo) and an interception, and senior cornerback Matt Pfleger also picked off a pass.

Rutgers 38 Ohio 26 - Postgame Notes

-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton threw for a career-high 339 yards. He also matched his career-high for touchdown passes (3).

-Xavier Hughes finished with a career high eight tackles. He also recorded a third interception of his career.

-Noah Keller recorded eight tackles, giving him 341 for his career. He passed Frank Komer (1979-81) for 10th all-time in the Bobcat career record books.

-Matt Weller’s 42-yard field goal with one second remaining on the clock in the second quarter marked the 39th field-goal of Weller’s career, which marked a school record for career field goals made. He also added another field goal in the third quarter to give him 40 field goals made for his career.

-Rutgers opened the scoring in the first quarter. It marked the first time all season Ohio had trailed in a game.

-LaVon Brazill’s touchdown in the first quarter was his fourth of the season and 15th for his career.  His 11 career receiving touchdowns ties for sixth all-time in Bobcat history.

-Ohio finished with 404 yards of offense. It marked the second time this season it has surpassed 400 yards of total offense.

-Tremayne Scott recorded his fourth career forced fumble in the first quarter.

-Travis Carrie had his sixth pass-defended of the season, 13th of his career.

-Alphonso Lewis recovered a fumble for the second time in his career, first time this season.

-Donte Foster caught his third career touchdown (second of the season) in the opening drive of the second half.

Simmons, Deena Levey Each Tally Goal and Assist in 2-1 Victory

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Junior midfielders Kendra Simmons (Medina, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) and Deena Levey (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) scored a goal and recorded an assist as the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team defeated The College of Wooster, 2-1, on Saturday, September 24 at Case Field. The game also was designated as a "Kicks for a Cause" event with all proceeds going to benefit America SCORES Cleveland.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 6-1-1 overall and will return to action hitting the road on Wednesday, September 28 at North Coast Athletic Conference foe Ohio Wesleyan University. Kickoff with the Battling Bishops is set for 7:30 p.m. in Delaware.

Note: This story could also be found at S/A-Cleveland's national electronic paper, S/A-Jesuit:


And clicking the Sept. 26 A Page

Levey scored the night's first goal quickly in the seventh minute on a touch from about six yards out on a cross from Simmons.

Just under 13 minutes later, Wooster knotted the contest at 1-1. Goalkeeper Michele Ring came up to near midfield and took a free kick following a Case foul. She proceeded to kick the ball down near the Spartan goalmouth eventually finding the head of Paige Piper. She headed the kick toward the goal and that attempt hit the crossbar before Kelsey Peters tapped in the rebound. The score remained tied at 1-1 into the halftime intermission.

Out of the break, the Spartans applied constant pressure, and Simmons found the back of the Fighting Scot net scoring her team-leading fifth goal in the 53rd minute. Levey dribbled the ball into the middle of the field about 18 yards out, took a shot that was out of the reach of Ring, hit the crossbar, and landed at the feet of Simmons. She tapped it in for what proved to be her team-best fourth game-winning goal of the fall and the duo’s second game-winning connection in as many contests.

Spartans Effective in All Three Phases in 24-6 Win at Denison

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) accounted for 262 yards of offense with two scores and the Case Western Reserve University special teams contributed two touchdowns in a 24-6 victory at Denison University on Saturday, September 24 at Deeds Field - Piper Stadium.

The Spartans improve to 2-1 overall heading into a second-straight road contest at Allegheny College (Pa.) next Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. The loss dropped Denison to 2-2.

Olson had his biggest game as a Spartan, completing 15-of-25 passes for 213 yards and a score. He also rushed for 49 yards and a score on seven carries. Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesit (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) totaled career-highs with nine receptions and 138 yards to go along with a touchdown.

Defensively, junior linebacker Kevin Nossem<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/nossem%20kevin%20cqov> (Munster, Ind./Munster) totaled a game-high 14 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and an interception, while senior tackle Dale English<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/english%20dale%206s4r> (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) recorded five tackles, including three for loss, with two sacks. As a unit, Case forced three turnovers, bringing its season total to 10, and totaled six sacks.