A Page -- Sept. 27, 2011

Westlake's Lauren Golick
Defending sectional champ Lauren Golick earns top seed at Oberlin tennis sectional; Mags, Westlake together sweep all four doubles seeds

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


OBERLIN – Defending sectional champion Lauren Golick will try to defend her sectional tennis championship beginning Friday here on the Don Hunsinger Courts at The College.

Golick won the sectional title last fall as a junior and as such earned the top No. 1 seed. She’ll play John Marshall’s Brittany Schill in the second round Friday. With a win, Golick would then face the winner of Amherst’s Andrea Hammer and Lorain’s Maria Melendez first-round (rat’s tail) winner and the second round winner of Melendez-Hammer against North Olmsted’s Maria Antonescu, who took a bye in the first round.

Hrivnak (R)

Receiving the top seed in the second bracket and fourth seed overall is Avon Lake’s Erin Hrivnak. She’ll see the winner of John Marshall’s Jannerys perez and Olmsted Falls’ Clair Rickner in the second round.

Avon’s Carmela Mostardi earned the No. 3 seed and will see the winner of Lakewood’s Gwen Stephen and Marshall’s Anna Dukeminier in the second round.


Magnificat’s Emily Witt is the No. 2 seed and in the fourth bracket and second round will play Falls’ Sarah Stark right off the bat.

In doubles, Westlake’s Julia Dunbar and Michelle Djohan took the no. 1 seed, while teammates Bhargavi Maheshwer and Dana Miller earned the No. 4 seed.

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Djohan with her doubles partner from last year

Magnificat’s Annie Foliano and Kelly Plagens were picked as the second seed and teammates Jessica Hollis Abby Lawless as the third seed.

Foliano (L)

Play will then resume next Monday and Tuesday.

B-W Men Stand Fifth After First Day of Mt. 

Union Invitational

ALLIANCE, OHIO  –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team stands fifth after the first day of competition today (Sunday, September 25, 2011) at the University of Mount Union Fall Invitational Tournament at the Tannenhauf Golf Club.  The second and final 18 holes are scheduled for tomorrow with the Yellow Jackets teeing off at 9:00 a.m.

On the first day, B-W totalled 311 strokes on the par-72 and 6,694-yard Tannenhauf Golf Club layout to stand fifth. Nine total reams are competing with Point Park (Pa.) University and Walsh University currently tied for first at 301.

Copley's Matt Warren (L), Westlake's Chris Nader (R)

For the Yellow Jackets, sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) and senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) tied for the low rounds of the day for B-W as each student-athlete carded a 77. Following the duo was senior Matt Warren (Copley) with a 78, and both junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) and sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) each shot 79.

Playing as individuals, senior Kyle Lewis (Riverside, Calif./ Riverside Poly) had a 78, freshmen Andy Ingram (Vermilion) and Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/Fairview) each had an 82 and freshman Cody Lyon (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) had an 85.
Wright State Men's Tennis Hosts WSU/UD Shootout
The Wright State men's tennis team hosted the WSU/UD Shootout this weekend at Thomas Cloud Park in Huber Heights.

Hayden Joblin and Martin Arguello were co-champs of the Raider singles bracket as each picked up four wins. In the Flyer singles bracket, Myles Harris advanced to the semifinals with a pair of wins.

The duo of Michal Lyzwa and Evan Neuman won the Rudy doubles bracket with four wins while Hayden Joblin and Jamison Clark advanced to the semifinals of the bracket. In the Rowdy doubles bracket, Mason Bourbon and Myles Harris advanced to the semifinals while Dan Hyman and Sean Yun finished runner-up in the consolation bracket.

The Raiders are back in action at the Louisville Winter Invitational October 14-16.

RedHawks Fall in Overtime at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – For the first time this year, the Miami University women’s soccer team was shut out while Buffalo scored 1:18 into the first overtime to break a scoreless battle and hand the RedHawks a 1-0 loss, their first in Mid-American Conference action, Sunday afternoon at UB Stadium.

Miami (6-3-0, 1-1-0 MAC) fell to 1-2 in overtime games in 2011 while also seeing its four-game win streak snapped. The Bulls (8-2-0, 1-1-0 MAC) earned their league-best seventh shutout of the season while beating the RedHawks for just the second time in program history.

Neither side was able to generate many chances in the opening 45 minutes as both teams fired five shots, but just one shot on goal each. The Bulls did earn three corners, all consecutively in a three-minute stretch, but strong RedHawk defense denied the threats with redshirt freshman goalkeeper Allison Norenberg (Palatine, Ill.) making her lone save of the half on the final corner. Miami garnered a pair of corners of its own in the first period but was unable to capitalize either.

The game opened up in the second half with both squads generating more offense, but still neither team could find the back of the net. The Bulls registered 10 shots in the second stanza, including four on goal, but Norenberg was up to the task, denying each attempt. The ‘Hawks took seven shots but all three that were put on target were also stopped, sending the match to overtime knotted at zero.

“There wasn’t a lot of soccer played out there. That’s Sunday games, that’s FieldTurf and that’s the MAC. We have to be better under the conditions,” head coach Bobby Kramig said. “We were better Friday (a win over Kent State) in tough conditions but I’m not sure we can say that today. The kids played hard, I don’t question that, but we need to do a better job of settling the ball down and keeping it and being a bit more methodical with what we’re doing.“ 

Fan Bus to Saturday's LEC Football Game at Ferris State

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College Department of Athletics has announced there will be Fan Busgoing to Ferris State University this Saturday, Oct. 1, for the Storm football team's game with the Bulldogs at 7 p.m.

The bus will depart from the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center on campus at 11 a.m. Saturday and return immediately following the game. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and parking will be available in the Osborne Center lot.

Cost for the roundtrip ride is $75 per person.Space is limited and can be reserved by calling the Department of Athletics at 440.375.7469 or emailingsportsinfo@lec.edu

‘Cats Bested by Reigning MAC Champs

Strong Chippewa attack hands Bobcats first MAC loss of season


ATHENS, Ohio- Ohio ran into a potent Central Michigan offense on Sunday, losing 3-0 at Chessa Field to the visiting Chippewas. Midfielder Autumn Hawkins had a very strong day for the defending Mid-American Conference champions, scoring one goal and adding an assist in 70 minutes.


The loss puts Ohio at 4-6 (1-1 MAC) on the season while the Chippewas improved to 7-1-2 (1-0-1 MAC).


“We made things difficult for ourselves in possession,” said head coach Stacy Strauss. “We played the wrong ball at the wrong time or played it to the wrong foot. We’re far better than the way we played today.”


Central Michigan got off to a very strong start, peppering the Ohio defense with a number of early chances at goal. Ashley Mejilla and Kaely Schlosser hit shots wide in the first five minutes of the match while Chelsi Abbott fired a good shot on goal a few moments later, one which Mattie Liston was able to save. 

The Bobcats answered back with some pressure of their own just a few minutes later, with Kelsey Pichel, Rachael Philpot and Cathryn Rodgers each firing off a shot.


The visitors opened the scoring in the 25th minute from a seemingly routine free kick. Liesel Toth hit a very good free kick into the Ohio box where teammate Jennifer Gassman was waiting. Gassman hit a nice half volley past the outstretched arms of Liston to put her side up 1-0.


Following the goal, Ohio turned up the intensity in a search for the equalizer. The Bobcats outshot CMU 4-1 throughout the rest of the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net before halftime.


The Chippewas pressed hard right from the start of the second half, scoring the second goal in the 50th minute of the match when Ashley Mejilla took advantage of some confusion in the Ohio penalty area. The CMU midfielder played a nice cross to the far post where Hawkins was waiting to direct it into the back of the net.

Our Lady of Elms scores a 3-1 weekend in volleyball

 Our Lady of the Elms’ volleyball team made a dramatic comeback, rallying to defeat Laurel School for Girls, 3-2, after being down 2-0 in games, including a long overtime 34-32 game.

The Panthers were also winners over GlenOak and Maple Heights.

Against Laurel, Aubrey Kozer led in the club in three categories: aces (4), digs (16) with Ali Rogers and digs (15).

Kozer had a dozen kills against the Mustangs. Laura Scroggins led with four blocks against the Gators, three against the ‘Stangs, three against GlenOak, and three in a loss to Norton. Melissa Metz also had three digs against both Norton and GlenOak.

Setting, Mara Esber had 44 assists against Laurel, 26 in the Firestone Tourney against Maple, 18 against GlenOak and 22 against Norton.

Gabbey Charley had 22 digs in the three matches at Firestone.

 Our Lady of the Elms defeated Laurel School - 9-22

    32-34, 25-19, 25-11, 25-16


    Aces - Kozer (4), Charley (3)

    Kills - Kozer (16), Rogers (16)

    Assists - Esber (44)

    Blocks - Scroggins (4)

    Digs - Kozer (15), Metz (12)




Our Lady of the Elms defeated Maple Heights

    20-25, 25-15, 28-26


    Kills - Kozer (12)

    Assists - Esber (26)

    Blocks - Scroggins (3)

    Digs - Charley (8)

Our Lady of the Elms defeated Glenoak

    25-22, 25-12


    Kills - Kozer (9)

    Assists - Esber (18)

    Blocks - Scroggins (3), Metz (3)

    Digs - Charley (5)

Our Lady of the Elms lost to Norton

    25-19, 23-25, 16-25


    Aces - Kozer (2)

    Kills - Kozer (9)

    Assists - Esber (22)

    Blocks - Scroggins (3), Metz (3)

    Digs - Charley (9)




Mags claims two of the top 11 varsity teams in cross country invite in southern Ohio

The Magnificat XC team traveled to Kettering (Dayton) to compete in the Midwest All Catholic Championships on Saturday.  Both the Varsity A and B teams competed in the Gold Championship race.  The Varsity A team finished 5th overall and the B team finished 11th in the 21 team field.

The big story of the day was of 33 Blue Streak runners who competed, 22 of them set personal record (PR) times.  Additionally, six of the top 14 ladies were freshmen. 

Senior Abbie Marquard led the team with an impressive 5th place finish overall in 19:14.  Freshman Elise Horning was the 2nd runner in a PR of 19:54. 

Junior Macey Walker was the team's 3rd runner while freshmen, Katie Whitmore and Victoria Meyer set PRs and rounded out the top 5.  Senior Meghan Riley and freshman Brooke McQuinn were the final finishers for the A team and also set PRs.

The team enjoyed great weather at the Kettering course which navigates over a hill twice, through woods and over a creek.  
"It's one of the best courses on which the team competes all season," said coach Anjanette Arabia.  "These PRs will help the team as we travel to the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Bradley High School next week."

Van Lent, Reinbold Win Title as Spartans Conclude Play at USTA/ITA Central Regional Tournament

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Freshman Bas Van Lent (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) and sophomore Derek Reinbold (Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) won the St. Louis Collegiate Draw during day three of the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Tournament on Sunday, September 25. That draw consisted of 32 tandems from all over the region vying for a wild card into next year’s main doubles draw.

Trailing 7-4 in the pro-set finals format and one game from defeat against Tim Noack and Eric Zishka of Washington University-St. Louis, Van Lent and Reinbold fought off two championship points during the 12th game, eventually winning the game and cutting the deficit to just two, 7-5. In the very next game, Van Lent and Reinbold were on serve, and Noack and Zishka quickly scored the first three points giving the Bear duo triple-match point. Once again, the Spartan tandem staved off defeat and fought back to take the game and pull within one on the scoresheet, 7-6. From that point on in the match, Van Lent and Reinbold never let off the accelerator and earned the hard-fought 9-7 victory.

Later on in the morning during the semifinals of singles play of the collegiate draw, Van Lent faced Conner Mulhall of Washington University-St. Louis. The Spartan freshman was riding the emotion and hung tough, but Mulhall took the match in straight sets by a 6-4, 6-4 count.

In singles play of the main draw, Spartan freshman Will Drougas (Roanoke, Va./Salem), the No. 26 seed in the draw squared off against No.16 seed C.J. Williams of Kenyon College. Williams took the match in straight sets by a narrow 6-4, 6-4 score.

The event, featuring 30 teams from across the region and being hosted by fellow University Athletic Association member Washington University-St. Louis, will conclude on Monday morning with the finals match in singles of the main draw.

After taking part in three consecutive weekend tournaments, the Spartans will have next weekend off from action. They will return to the courts on Saturday, October 8, with home matches against Oberlin College at 10:00 a.m. and cross-town rival John Carroll University at 2:00 p.m. as part of Alumni and Parents’ Day/Affinity Weekend.

B-W Women’s Golf Team Wins Heidelberg Fall 

Invitational Title; Cunningham Beats Woolf for 


TIFFIN, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team captured the 2011 of the Heidelberg University Fall Invitational today (Sunday, September 25) at the Mohawk Golf and Country Club. Highlighting the event individually were sophomore All-OAC student-athletes Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) and Emilee Woolf (Ravenna), who each carded a 163-stroke total and had to go to a playoff where Cunningham earned medalist honors.
Fit to be tied -- Woolf (L) and Cunningham (R)

B-W shot its best round of the fall on the first day (Saturday, Sept. 24) when it totalled 336 strokes on the par-72 and 6,685-yard Mohawk C.C. layout. The Yellow Jackets came back and shot a tourney-best 343 on the second day to total 670 strokes to finish 75 strokes ahead of second place Ohio Wesleyan University.

Cunningham carded rounds of 80 and 83 for a 163-stroke total. Her first day 80 was a tourney-best, including a one-under-par-35 on the front nine holes. This was her first career medalist honor. Woolf had rounds of 82 and 81 to total 163 strokes with her 81 on the second day being the tournament’s best.  Woolf has earned tourney medalist honors before as she accomplished that feat last fall at the Grove City of PennsylvaniaInvitational Tournament.

In addition to the two medalist, junior Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) had rounds of 90 and 86 for a 176-stroke total to tie for seventh, sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby) had rounds of 85 and 94 for a 179-stroke total to place ninth, and junior Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) had rounds of 89 and 93 for a 182-stroke total to place 10th.

Playing as individuals were sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green), who had rounds of 97 and 91 for a 186-stroke total to place 13th, and junior Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Christian Academy), who had rounds of 122 and 102 for a 224-stroke total to place 33rd.  There were nine teams and 43 total golfers.

Mount Union fourth after first day of Mount 

Union Invite


Alliance, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team placed fourth after the first 18 holes of the Mount Union Fall Invite at Tannenhauf Golf Course.

The Purple Raiders had a team score of 304 which left them just four strokes behind the leading OtterbeinCardinals.

Senior Alex Welch (Niles, Mich./Niles) and Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) lead the Purple Raiders with scores of 74 through the first round. This put them in a tie for fifth place.

Sophomore Ben Lehrke(North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) tied for seventeeth with an opening round score of 77.

Mount Union's score was rounded out by Dillon Bright, with a 79, and Colin Broughton, with a score of 82.

The top overall spot is held by Blake Foutty of Walsh University. He opened with a first round score of 72.


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University women's soccer team will look toclose the month of September and non-conference play with a win as it hosts Hiram College on Tuesday in Tiffin, Ohio.  Kickoff from Mayer Field is set for 7 p.m.

The Berg, 3-5 overall, will be looking for its first win since beating The College of Mount St. Joseph, 4-1, on Sept. 16.  Seven different student-athletes have accounted for 'Berg's nine scores this season, led by
sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hogan (Cincinnati/Mariemont), whose hat trick and assist against MSJ give her a team-high seven points.

Hogan's 22 shots and 12 shots on goal also led the team.

In goal, junior Molly Schriber (Sidney) has emerged as the primary keeper, logging 405 minutes in the net and making 36 saves.  Schriber is 2-3 as goalkeeper, including one shutout.

Hiram enters tomorrow's contest with a 3-3 record and is led by Ernestina Zappa.  Zappa has placed three of her nine shots in the back of the net and has added three assists for a team-high nine points.  Lisa Silvestro and Kate Valaitis have split time in goal, with Silvestro making eight saves and allowing three goals, and Valaitis notching 16 stops while allowing five scores.


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Cross-Country Bulldogs are Double Champions
Olmsted Falls Wins Both Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions in the Valley Forge Patriot Invite

The Olmsted Falls boys and girls cross-country teams were both champions taking first overall at the Valley Forge Patriot Invitational this past Saturday, held on the campus of Tri-C West. 

The boys won handily, scoring 45 points, beating second place Padua by 20, as well as 14 other schools.  This was the boys’ second straight championship at this invitational.

 The boys placed all 5 scorers in the top 20, including 3 in the top 5, and looked dominant.  The boys were led by junior Troy Swiderski (3rd, 17:23), Edwin Rosa (sr., 4th, 17:43), Craig Partlow (so., 5th, 17:43), Ed Gorski (jr., 11th, 18:09), Dominic Dulin (so., 18th, 18:28), Eddie Zajac (sr., 19:12), and Josh Musial (so., 19:14).

 Despite the muddy conditions, this represented personal best times for each of these boys as well.

The girls made their first trip to this invitational memorable by winning a tight race and edging out a very talented Madison squad, 51-63, and holding off SWC rival Westlake (68) as well. 

Leading the girls were Jaime Fossen (jr., 2nd, 21:21), Bridgit Mental (sr., 8th, 21:42), Brittany Carson (jr., 9th,  21:50), Lindsey Kaschak (jr., 14th, 22:15), Reilley Gomez (fr., 18th, 22:22), Katelynn Duplaga (jr., 22:28), and Caitlin Dahlin (sr., 23:02). 

The course deteriorated as the day went on, but several of these girls “mudded” their way through for personal best times as well.