B Page -- Sept. 28, 2010

Ryann McChesney

Oberlin Soccer

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The Beavers (3-6) struck first with five minutes left in the opening half as Jessica Ramirez netted her second goal of the season. 

However, Hannah Combe would jumpstart the second-half fury just 1:14 into the period by cashing in her second score of the year with an assist coming from Sophie Vieland.
Sophie Vieland

The Beavers would regain the lead in the 66th minute, but the Yeowomen would respond just moments later when Ryann McChesney set one into the cage from inside the box. 

The score remained tied until the 79th minute when rookie Charlotte Istelwould book what turned out to be the game-winning goal for the Yeowomen. 

With the win Oberlin snapped a seven-game skid and improved to 2-8 overall. 

The Yeowomen controlled the run of play throughout the contest, evident by a 20-6 shot advantage and 5-1 edge in corner kicks. 

Oberlin will commence its conference season on Saturday afternoon when it travels to Allegheny College for a 1 p.m. tilt.

B-W Soccer

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The Bearcats opened the scoring at the 7:46 mark when Catherine Czapski scored unassisted. The game remained 1-0 at the intermission. 

The Yellow Jackets tied the scoring at the 62:09 mark of the second half when freshman forward Bucky Gammiere (Mentor/Lake Catholic) scored her team leading sixth goal of the season on a break away pass from freshman midfielder Rachel Gokey (Seville/Cloverleaf).  The game was called due to darkness after the first overtime.

B-W outshot St. Vincent, 29-6, won the corner kick battle, 7-1 and forced the Bearcat goaltender into making 15 saves.
In net, B-W senior Caitlin Sutter (Toledo/ Sylvania Southview), making her second career start, played all 100 minutes and made one save.

Hiram-Mount Soccer

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Conner, the recipient of Alaina Giesen's through ball, had a clean breakaway on net in the 15th minute.

Each team used two goalies. Aubree Lieberman (Cleveland Heights/Cleveland Heights) started and made one save in 17:53 for Mount Union before Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna) stopped four shots in 92:07 of shutout soccer.

Bristol and Kate Valaitis had five and two saves, respectively, for the Terriers (4-5-2, 0-0-0 NCAC).

The Purple Raiders (2-6-3, 0-1-0 OAC) will return to action this weekend. They will visit Ohio Northern for anOhio Athletic Conference match on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot
 Hiram...............  1  0  0  0 -  1
 Mount Union.........  1  0  0  0 -  1
  1.  14:14 HIRW Claire Conner (Alaina Giesen) - through ball that led to shot past keeper
  2.  17:53 MTU Jackie Lowdermilk (Kylee Kolesar) - rebound off of post

 Shots: Hiram 12, Mount Union 17
 Saves: Hiram 7 (Kate Valaitis 2; Emily Bristol 5), Mount Union 5
 (Taryn Vespoint 4; Aubree Lieberman 1)


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 9/27/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Trent Hinderman, Olmsted Township, 9/21, Buckeye Lanes;

Richard Schott, Lakewood, 9/22, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Joseph Hower, Parma, 9/22, Brookgate Lanes;

Eric Coleman, Monroe, 9/23, Yorktown Lanes;

Tony Campana Jr., Parma, 9/23, Yorktown Lanes;

Michael Homa, North Ridgeville, 9/23, Yorktown Lanes;

Byram Bynes, Cleveland, 9/23, Southgate Lanes;

Mark Torres Sr., Cleveland, 9/24, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Gregory Jefferson, Cleveland, 9/25, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Robert Gosnell, Strongsville, 9/27, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Derrick Barker, Bedford, 9/27, Twin Lanes;



    299 Games

Greg Ponchak, North Royalton, 9/24, Seven Hills Lanes;

Mark Frazier, Lorain, 9/24, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games



    800 Series

Chris Loschetter, Avon, 9/22, Buckeye Lanes 9817);

Jay Desforges, Westlake, 9/24, Buckeye Lanes (803);

Spartan Volleyball Team Goes the 
Distance with JCU for Ninth Straight 

Sept 28
By Nick Minerd
CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team returned from a week off of competition and picked up right where it left off by outlasting local-rival John Carroll University in five games today, September 28 at Horsburgh Gymnasium.The Spartans have now won nine matches in a row and 10 of 11 overall.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 12-3 for the season and return to action tomorrow night with a home match versus Hiram College at 7:00 p.m. With the loss, John Carroll falls to 13-7.

The Spartans won the first two games, 25-21 and 27-25, before JCU took the next two, 25-20. Case then rallied to take the fifth set, 15-12.

Junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Badin) posted a team-high 15 kills and junior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) totaled 12. Sophomore setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) paced the offense with 44 assists while sophomore Kara Monnin (Minster, OH/Minster) led the defense with 27 digs.

Following tomorrow’s match versus Hiram, the Spartans open University Athletic Association play on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, at the UAA Round Robin #1 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Oberlin Football

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Last Meeting Against the Tigers
: Oberlin lost to the Tigers 38-14 on October 27, 2007 at Edwards-Maurer Field. 

Last Time out for the Yeomen: Beat Hiram College 47-21 (9/25/10)

Series Information ... 
Oberlin trails the all-time series against the Tigers 12-18 … Saturday marks the 31st meeting between the two foes with their first meeting coming all the way back in 1894, a 12-0 Yeomen win … The Yeomen last beat the Tigers in 1951 13-6 … In their most recent matchup in 2007, the Yeomen lost to the Tigers 38-14 in Springfield, Ohio … After the Yeomen took an early 6-3 lead, the Tigers responded by putting up 21 unanswered points before the Yeomen could once again get on the scoreboard to make it a 24-14 game at the half … However, the Yeomen could not muster a second half score as the Tigers went on to score two of their own … Oberlin’s offense was led by all-time leading rusher R.V. Carroll who racked up 158 all-purpose yards to go along with two scores and wide receiver Chris Schubert who had 263 all-purpose yards of his own. 

Scouting the Tigers…
The Tigers come into Saturday’s matchup undefeated and ranked sixth in the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll and seventh in the D3football.com poll … Last week, the Tigers narrowly escaped with a 24-21 win at Allegheny College … Allegheny became the first team since 2008 to lead the Tigers in a regular season game after going ahead 14-10 late into the third quarter … Wittenberg is currently leading the conference in scoring offense with 52 points per game and scoring defense (12.3 points per game) … The Tigers are led on offense by junior quarterback Ben Zoeller who has thrown 12 touchdown passes this year against only one interception … His favorite target is junior wide receiver Josh McKee who has hauled in eight of Zoeller’s 12 touchdown passes, including a season high five touchdowns against Washington University … Defensively, Wittenberg is led by linebackers Zach Hurtt and Brad McKinley … McKinley leads the team in tackles, while Hurtt leads the team in interceptions.

A Proven Backup … 
When starting quarterback Josh Mandel went down with an injury early in the second quarter against Hiram, the offense did not skip a beat as his backup junior Joey Zebelian came in to take the reins and lead the Yeomen to their first conference win of the season … In relief of Mandel, Zebelian went 22-of-28 throwing for 323 yards and four scores … With Mandel’s status uncertain for the Homecoming matchup, Zebelian will once again need to be ready to pick up where he left off last week against Hiram.

Multiple Weapons … 
For the first time since 2007, the Yeomen had two 100 yard receivers in the same game in their record-setting performance against Hiram … In 2007, Chris Schubert and Andy Stein racked up 135 and 132 yards, respectively … Last week, junior tight end Danny Enright caught seven passes for 127 yards and a score, while junior wide receiver Cory Kidd, who is better known for his punting, caught six balls for 108 yards and a touchdown … The Yeomen were also finally able to get the ground game going as junior running back Drew Mixter ran for 108 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, becoming the first Yeomen this season to eclipse the 100-yard mark.

Welcome to Plyler Island … 

Sophomore defensive back C.J. Plyler, who missed all of last season, has returned to the Yeomen to make a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball … In three games the sophomore from Huntington, Texas has three interceptions, with two of those coming last week against Hiram … The defensive stalwart, whose three interceptions now leads the team, became the first Yeomen since 2007 to intercept two passes in one game … It will be interesting to see whether Plyler can get his hands on the ball against Ben Zoeller and the Tigers as Zoeller has only thrown one interception in four games.

Viking Report

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The men's soccer team is also at home, hosting Green Bay on Friday (Oct. 1) at 7:00 p.m. at Krenzler Field in the back end of the doubleheader.  CSU also faces Milwaukee on Sunday (Oct. 3) at 1:00 p.m.

The men's golf team begins the week by playing in the Bowling Green Invitational on Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 27-28 and then returns home to host the Telich Sun Life Financial Cleveland State Invitational at Canterbury Country Club in Beechwood.  The tourney begins with a practice round on Sunday, Oct. 3 followed by 36 holes on Monday (Oct. 4) and the final round on Tuesday (Oct. 5).

The cross country team continues its tour of Ohio when the Vikings travel to Cedarville for th 2010 All-Ohio Invitational.  The 5,000 meter race will begin at 2:45 on Friday, Oct. 1.

The men's tennis team will take a break from team tournament play this week but the top of the lineup will see some action when several players take part in the All-American Classic in Tulsa, Okla.  At least two members of the squad - Yannick Goosens and Rob Fox - will take part in teh tourney, which begins on Saturday, Oct. 2 and features the top players from all-around the country.

Volleyball Continues Homestand Against Youngstown State
Vikings Are 11-1 After Weekend Split

The Cleveland State volleyball team continues its season long five-match homestand when the Vikings host Youngstown State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 1) in Woodling Gym. It is the lone match of the week for CSU, which enters the week at 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play after splitting a pair of matches last weekend.

The Vikings had their season opening school record 10 match win streak snapped with a 3-2 setback to Milwaukee on Friday (Sept. 24) before coming back to knock off Green Bay, 3-1, on Saturday (Sept. 25).

"I think our youth and inexperience showed a bit last week and we kind of tensed up in some key situations," head coach Chuck Voss said. "We are a little banged up with some minor injuries and hopefully the light week will allow us to give some players a little rest so we can be fully healthy as we continue a tough stretch of league play."

The Vikings dominated the first set against Milwaukee, hitting .317, but dropped the next two sets to fall behind 2-1. After rallying to win the fourth set, CSU lost the fifth set, 18-16. Kara Koch posted 24 kills and 15 digs, while Brittany Holland notched a career-high 21 digs. CSU dropped the first set against Green Bay, but came back to win the next three. Amy Benz was the offensive star, hitting .444 (15-3-27), while Amy Grabiec made 28 digs.

The Vikings continue to play well on both sides of the net, leading the Horizon League in attack percentage (.243) and opponent attack percentage (.130).

Women's Soccer Ends Home Stand Against Youngstown State
Vikings Open League Play With Split At Krenzler Field

After opening the Horizon League schedule with an understandable split of a pair of home matches, the Vikings (5-5-2) will close out this brief, three-match home stand when they host Youngstown State on Friday, Oct. 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Krenzler Field.  The match will pit two of the three teams that did not make the six-team Horizon League Championships last fall but each have opened the year with 1-1 league marks.

CSU defeated Green Bay, 1-0, on Friday (Sept. 24) before dropping a 3-0 decision to defending league champion Milwaukee on Sunday (Sept. 26).

"This is an important match for us because we need to play well at home in order to move up the league standings," CSU head coach Derrek Falor said.  "The win over Green Bay was a good start, now we need to do the same against Youngstown and then focus on playing well on the road.  We are capable of not only making the tournament this year, but we want to either host a first round match or get a bye in the tourney."

Senior Sylvia Olsby provided the Vikings with the only goal that they needed to defeat Green Bay.  It marked the first time in program history that CSU won its league opener.

The loss to Milwaukee snapped the Vikings' school-record home unbeaten streak at seven matches.  CSU is now 5-1-2 at Krenzler Field this season, guaranteeing them the best winning percentage at home in school history.

Men's Soccer Returns Home To Host Green Bay & Milwaukee
Vikings Are Coming Off A Split In Their Road Trip To Chicago Last Week

The CSU men's soccer team (3-5-0, 1-1 HL) begins a five match home stand this weekend. The Vikings will welcome Green Bay to Krenzler on Friday (Oct. 1) in a 4:00 p.m. contest, and will host Milwaukee on Sunday (Oct. 3) at 1:00 p.m. On the line will be Cleveland State's 16 match home undefeated streak.

"We'll be facing two tough teams," head coach Ali Kazemaini said. "Green Bay was nationally ranked (29th) in the preseason, and they are a very athletic group. We will have to change our lineup to better match up against their athletes."

The Vikings are 13-0-3 at home since the beginning of the 2008 season.

Cleveland State is coming off its first weekend of conference play. The Vikings split a pair of matches, falling to Loyola, 3-0, on Sunday (Sept. 26) while defeating UIC, 3-2, on Friday (Sept. 24).

After a scoreless first half against UIC, Aslinn Rodas and John Wargo scored twice early in the second half to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead. UIC cut the lead in half, but Aaron Adkins, who had missed the previous four matches with a foot injury, came off the bench and scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal.

CSU was also able to hold Loyola scoreless in the first half, but the Ramblers' Eric Nock scored three times in the second half to give Loyola the shutout victory.

Men's Golf Returns To Action At Piper Invitational

The men's golf team will be back in action on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 27-28) when the Vikings play in the 54-hole John Piper Invitational at the par-72, 7,064-yard Sand Ridge G.C. Bowling Green will serve as the host of the two-day event.  CSU then returns home to host the 2010 Telich Sun Life Financial Cleveland State Invitational at Canterbury Country Club in Beachwood from Oct. 3-5.

"We are starting to put some things together and come around as a team," head coach Steve Weir said. "There are positives that we have been able to take away from our early season tournaments are we are continuing to work hard and improve our games."

The Vikings placed 14th of 15 teams at the Marshall Invitational in their last event (Sept. 13-14) at the par-71, 6,534-yard Guyan Golf Club. CSU opened with scores of 289 and 290 in the first two rounds before a final round 285 in which three players shot par or better.

Senior Kent Monas was the Vikings top finisher, tying for 12th place at 208, including three rounds under par (70-69-69). Sophomore Michael Klaric tied for 52nd with a final round 71, while freshman Andrew Bailey carded a one-under-par 71 in the final round en route to tying for 56th.

Cross Country Heads To All-Ohio Invitational

The cross country team will return to action on Friday (Oct. 1) when the Vikings compete at the All-Ohio Invitational at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, Ohio. It will be the second time the Vikings run on the course this year, having competed at the Friendship Invitational on Sept. 18.

"We are excited to go back to a course where we had some success earlier this year," head coach Joe Jaketic said. The All-Ohio event always has a very deep and talented field and this will give us a good barometer of where we are as a team."

CSU placed second of four teams at the Ohio Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 25) with 61 points as three harriers recorded times under 20 minutes, a first in school history.

Junior Brittany Elmlinger was 13th in 19:30, while Allison Craine placed 15th in 19:38 and junior Kari Haywood was 18th in 19:57. It was the first time Haywood ran under 20 minutes in her career. Junior Kelly Zaleski just missed giving CSU four runners under 20 minutes, finishing 21st in 20:03.

Men's Tennis To Send Several Individuals To All-American Championships

The men's tennis team will take a break from fall tournament competition this week, but Yannick Goossens and Rob Fox will head to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the prestigious All-American Championships beginning on Friday (Oct. 1).

"This will be a very challenging weekend for our players who are competing," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "Every match they play will be against some of the top competition in the country so they will have to come out with a lot of intensity and focus. It will be a good experience for our guys and hopefully they can use some things they learn this weekend as the season moves forward."

The Vikings competed in their second fall event of the season at the Bowling Green Invitational from Friday through Sunday (Sept. 24-26), winning a pair of doubles flight championships.

The duo of Rob Fox and John Haley combined to win the "A" Flight with an 8-4 win in the championship match against Ball State, while Matt Ford and Chris Klepatz teamed to win the "B" Flight championship title over Butler, 9-8.

Women's Tennis To Take Week Off & Prep For Toledo Invitational

After competing in two tournaments over the last two weekends, the women's tennis team will be out of action until Cleveland State competes in the Toledo Invitational from Oct.8-10.

"We'll use the week off to get a little rest and improve on some things," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "We've been able to get some nice wins in both singles and doubles during the first two tournaments and that is hopefully something we can build upon. I like where we are at as a team at this point in the season and I expect us to continue to work hard and improve every time we take the court."

The Vikings competed at the Michigan State Invitational over the weekend (Sept. 24-26), winning a singles title and also claiming a consolation championship. Sophomore Mengdi Liu won the Draw "E" singles championship with a 4-0 mark for her second individual title in as many weeks. Liu is now 7-0 this spring and has won all 14 sets that she has played.

Freshman Alex Bush also had a successful weekend, winning three straight matches after dropping her opener to claim the consolation championship in the Draw "D" singles bracket.

Viking High Fives

Mengdi Liu:  The Beijing, China, native made it two in a row. After winning her flight championship at Bowling Green last weekend, Liu claimed her second title of the spring by winning her flight at the Michigan State Invitational over the weekend and has won all 14 sets she has played this fall.

Kari Haywood:  The cross country junior ran the first sub-20 minute time of her career, placing 18th in 19:57 at the Ohio Invitational on Saturday.

Brittany Holland:  The sophomore defensive specialist made a career-high 21 digs against Milwaukee, shattering her old career-high of 15 set last season.

Rob Fox & John Haley:  The men's tennis doubles teammates showed the form that helped them win 21 matches last year when they swept all four contests to win the No. 1 Doubles flight at the Ball State Invitational.

Aaron Adkins:  After missing four matches with an injury, the men's soccer sophomore came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in the second half at UIC on Friday.  Welcome back!!

This Week's Schedule

Sept. 27-28 (Mon.-Tues.)
Men's Golf at Bowling Green Invitational
Bowling Green, OH

Oct. 1 (Friday)
Cross Country at All-Ohio Invitational
Cedarville, OH, 2:45 p.m.

Men's Soccer hosts Green Bay
Krenzler Field, 4:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer hosts Youngstown State
Youngstown, OH, 7:00 p.m.

Volleyball hosts Youngstown State
Youngstown, OH, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 2 (Saturday)
Men's Tennis at All-American Classic
Tulsa, Okla.

Oct. 3 (Sunday)
Men's Soccer hosts Milwaukee
Krenzler Field, 1:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis at All-American Classic
Tulsa, Okla.

Men's Golf hosts CSU Invit. (Practice Round)
Beachwood, OH