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Collinwood alumnus Cecil Shorts III

OAC Football Game Preview

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Senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) had his first punt return for a touchdown in college career last week when he took one back 68 yards at Wilmington.  Shorts has five returns this season for 179 yards (35.8 yds/return).  He had just 11 punt returns in his career previous to this season.  He also had five catches for a season-high 139 yards and two touchdowns.  He now has a school-record 51 touchdowns and his two last week were from 38 and 39 yards which makes for 30 of his scores are from more than 20 yards.  His five catches give him 204 which passed Pierre Garcon's record 202 receptions as a Purple Raider from 2005-07.

(NOTE: Prior to 2002, playoff games did not count in NCAA statistics, if those stats counted Adam Marino (1997-2000) would have 272 rec. for 4,704 yds with 52 TD's).

Junior running back Zac Lemmon (Granville/Granville) had a career-high three rushing touchdowns as part of a 10 carry, 96-yard performance at Wilmington.  His first touchdown was from 62 yards which was just one-yard off his career-best carry, a 63-yarder against Otterbein (11/07/09).  In that game he had a career-high 118 yards rushing as well.

Sophomore defensive end Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) had 10 tackles and matched his career-best with 2.0 sacks to go along with a forced fumble.  Dieuseul leads the team with 26 tackles and three forced fumbles.  His 3.0 sacks are just 0.5 sack behind team leader and fellow end Lambert Budzinski(Canton/Massillon Jackson). 

Larry Kehres is in his 25th season as head coach but 36th season working at Mount Union as he spent 10 seasons (1975-84) as an assistant coach to Ken Wable then in 1985 worked only as director of athletics before becoming head football coach and director of athletics in 1986.  You might not know, he was also the first swimming coach at Mount Union.

Larry Kehres '71 and Dean Paul '90 are two of six Mount Union grads that are NCAA Division III head coaches.  Don Montgomery '77 (Emory & Henry, Va.), Erik Raeburn '91 (Wabash, Ind.), Mike Hallett '94 (Heidelberg) and Mike Sirianni '94 (Washington & Jefferson, Pa.) are the others.

Former Mount Union running back Chuck Moore (1998-2001) will be inducted next Tuesday (Oct. 5) into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame.  Moore, who attended Mogadore High School, was part of three National Championship teams for the Raiders and rushed for a then school-record 3,864 yards and 59 touchdowns. 

Former Mount Union wide receiver Pierre Garcon is in his third season with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and was inactive with an injury last week.  He had a breakout season in 2009 as he started 16 games including Super Bowl XLIV where he caught one of his six touchdowns on the season.  Against the NY Jets in the AFC Championship game, he had 11 catches for 151 yards and his post-game celebration that included waiving a Haiti flag (birthplace of his parents) made national news headlines as he was bringing awareness to the nation that was ravaged by an earthquake just days before the game.  This past offseason he returned to Mount Union and completed his bachelor's degree in communications.  He had 3,363 yards and 47 touchdowns receiving in three seasons at Mount Union.  He played his freshman season at Norwich (Vt.) and in 2008 the Colts drafted him in the sixth round (208 overall).

Also former Purple Raider Nick Sirianni '03 is in his second season as an assistant coach (offensive quality control) with the Kansas Chiefs, that are off to a 3-0 start to the 2010 season.

Mount Union alum Dom Capers '72 is the defense coordinator for a Green Bay Packers unit that is ranked No. 4 in the NFL in total defense for the Packers.

Spartans Play to Scoreless Tie at 

Ohio Wesleyan

DELAWARE, OH – The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie in double overtime on the road versusOhio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, September 29 at Roy Rike Field.
Case moves to 4-2-3 for the season while OWU is now 7-1-1 overall.
Junior Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) made a season-high nine saves in goal for the Spartans, while OWU’s Paul Hendricks was credited with four stops in the net for the Battling Bishops. Case was outshot 26-7 for the match, and OWU also held a 12-2 advantage in corner kicks on the night.
Sophomore midfielder Kostis Theoharides (Brookline, MA/Brookline) was the lone Spartan to record multiple shots with two.
The Spartans will now open University Athletic Association play on the road Saturday, October 2 at Brandeis University (MA) in Boston.

Spartans Win Back-and-Forth Affair with Hiram 

for 10th Straight Victory

CLEVELAND, OH– Playing at home for the second straight night, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team defeated Hiram College, one of the hottest teams in the nation, by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday, September 29 at Horsburgh Gymnasium. The Spartansimprove to 13-3 overall and will open University Athletic Association play this weekend with a 10-match winning streak.
Case has now won 11 of 12 overall, while Hiram falls to 13-7 and sees its five-match win streak, which included a victory versus the No. 4 team in the country, snapped.

Case dropped the first set, 25-17, but fought back to tie the match with a 25-17 win in the second frame. In a wild, back-and-forth third set, Case once again battled back and won 27-25 to take the lead. The Spartans then put the match away in the fourth set, 25-17.

Junior outside hitter Rachael Suchy (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) led the offensive attack with 18 kills with junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Badin) totaling 14. Sophomore setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, OH/Geneva) paced the attack with 40 assists and sophomore libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, OH/Magnificat) led three Spartans in double-figures with 18 digs.
The Spartans will look to carry their momentum into the UAA Round Robin #1 this weekend at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Case plays Carnegie Mellon University (PA) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 then battles New York University and Emory at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively, on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Case Reserve Football Preview

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Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his seventh season in 2010 with a 47-20 (.701) record. Debeljak has led the Spartans to three consecutive undefeated (10-0) regular seasons, NCAA postseason appearances and UAA titles. Since the beginning of the 2007 season,

Case Western Reserve has posted an outstanding overall record of 34-3, earning Debeljak and his staff the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year award for three straight seasons. In addition, Case has finished the last three seasons ranked in the top 25 in the nation according to the AFCA.Allegheny is coached by Mark Matlak, who is in his ninth season at his alma mater. Matlak has compiled a 46-38 overall record and led the Gators to the Division III playoffs in 2003. A former allconference fullback as a player at Allegheny, Matlak also spent 13 years as the defensive coordinator at the University of New Hampshire.

Case Western Reserve is 3-0 following its 37-7 victory versus previously unbeaten Denison University on Saturday, September 25. Senior running back Derek Bush (Kittaning, PA/Ford City) rushed for 62 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as Case outgained the Big Red 525-163, including 277-36 on the ground. Senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 21-of-30 pass attempts for 248 yards and a TD to senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) who hauled in seven receptions for 83 yards. Defensively, junior tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) totaled four tackles, including 3.0 for loss, two sacks and two pass break-ups.

To date, Case Western Reserve owns victories versus John Carroll University (home/30-13), the University of Rochester (away/14-10) and Denison University (37-7/home). The Spartans average 27.0 points, 196.7 yards rushing, 242.7 yards passing and 439.3 total yards per game. Case opponents have averaged 10.0 ppg., 119.3 yards rushing, 123.3 yards passing and 242.7 total yards per game. The Spartans also have a +2 turnover ratio.

Offensively, senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) has completed 57-of-79 passes (72.2%) for 728 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Senior running back Billy Deitmen (Mentor, OH/Mentor) has rushed for 220 yards on 47 carries (4.5 yards per carry) and senior running back Derek Bush (Kittaning, PA/Ford City) has totaled 156 yards on 29 carries.

Oberlin-Wooster Field Hockey

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Wooster (5-4, 4-1 NCAC) got on the board just 3:32 into the contest and went on to lead 3-0 at the break. The Scots would score three more times over the final 35 minutes of play, until Whitaker would put the Yewomen into the scoring column off a picture perfect penalty corner attempt. Gillian Winbourn got the assist on the play.

Kiran Puri was her usual self in the cage as she came away with 19 saves on the afternoon. First-year Lindani Johnson also registered two defensive saves in the contest. 

The Yeowomen will look to snap this four-game skid when Earlham College comes to town on Saturday for a 2 p.m. battle. Oberlin upended the Quakers 5
Oberlin Harriers Move Up the National Rankings
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Oberlin, Ohio –
 Coming off impressive performances at the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational, both the Oberlin College men’s women’s cross country teams have climbed up the national rankings. 

The men, who were voted second best in the Great Lakes Region, moved into the top-20 for the first time ever at No. 19.

The Yeowomen moved up five spots from last week’s poll, jumping up to 26th in the country and fourth in the region.

In the process of winning the CMU Invitational, the women beat then No. 25 Case Western Reserve and No. 32 Carnegie Mellon.

The Yeomen placed second at the meet, topping then No. 26 Case along the way.

On Friday both Oberlin squads will be vying to become the state’s best during the All-Ohio Championships at Cedarville, Ohio. 

Mount Union Volleyball streak at 11 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union volleyball stretched its winning streak to 11 matches with a sweep over Marietta in Ohio Athletic Conference Action at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on Wednesday. The Purple Raiders won sets, 25-18, 25-13, 25-14, which added onto another run -- 28 consecutive set victories.

Monica Hupertz (Willoughby Hills/Beaumont) led the Raider attack with 15 kills. Roni Schroeder(Shelby/Shelby) added 13 kills and five blocks.

Also for Mount Union, Sarah Dean (Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) and Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) contributed 12 and 10 digs, respectively. Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) made 29 assists.

Meredith Storey had six kills for Marietta (5-13, 0-2)

The Purple Raiders (12-4, 2-0) will return to action on Saturday when they visit Ohio Northern. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Spartan Women’s Soccer Team 

Blanks Ohio Wesleyan, 3-0

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team improved to 6-2-1 for the season with a 3-0 home victory versus Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, September 29 at Case Field.

The Spartans are now a perfect 3-0 at home and are set to open University Athletic Association play this Saturday at Brandeis University (MA) at 11:00 a.m. in Boston, Massachusetts. With its loss, OWU falls to 2-5-2 overall.

Case got on the board in the 14th minute when freshman forward Leah Levey (Columbus, OH/Bexley) scored her third goal of the season on a rebound from junior forward Rebecca Vaughan (Parma, OH/Normandy).

The Spartans added to their lead in the 24th minute when freshman midfielder Rachel Bourque (Newton, NH) found the back of the net for her first collegiate goal following a cross from sophomore midfielder Eric Sackett (Independence, OH/Walsh Jesuit).

The Spartan lead grew to three in the 64th minute when sophomore midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina, OH/Walsh Jesuit) scored her third goal of the year following a beautiful cross from Sackett.
In goal, junior Anna Kennedy (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) posted two saves to record her second shutout of the year and improve 3-1. OWU’s Margot Klepetko made five stops for the Bishops.

For the game, Case outshot Ohio Wesleyan, 12-4, and led in corner kicks, 6-3.

Following Saturday’s match at Brandeis, the Spartans return home to host Hiram College on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Case Field.