A Page -- Sept. 3, 2012

Oberlin Field Hockey Uses A Big Second Half to Bury the Bison

Oberlin, Ohio – Anna Baeth won her head coaching debut as she guided the Oberlin College field hockey team to a 7-2 win on Saturday afternoon.

The Yeowomen, who controlled the run of play throughout the contest, led just 3-2 at the break, but pulled away by depositing four second-half goals.

Oberlin’s scoring was very diverse as six different players found the back of the cage in the game. Karin Yoshida led the way with two finishes.  Rachel Zuckerman did not score, but had three assists.

Oberlin out-shot Bethany 27-2 and forced 20 penalty corners compared to just five for the Bison.

Yoshida netted the game’s first goal at the 16:22 mark with an assist from Zuckerman. Senior Eloise Reid cashed one in just five minutes later, finishing off a beautiful feed from Lindani Johnson.

Jodi Helsel added Oberlin’s final goal of the first half with the help of Zuckerman’s feed. However, Bethany scored with no time left on the clock, finishing off a penalty corner to make it 3-2 at intermission.

Conversely, the second half belonged to the Yeowomen completely.  Rookie Taylor Swift started the frame by scoring her first collegiate goal just moments into the session off a corner.

Yoshida would add her second score, while Johnson and Claire Yeske also got into the act.

The Yeowomen return to action in one week when they travel to Denison for an 11 a.m. NCAC showdown.

Women's Soccer Drops 3-2 Decision to Kenyon

GAMBIER, Ohio -- For the second straight game, Mount Union played its opponent to a scoreless tie heading into halftime.

But unlike Saturday afternoon against Denison, the Purple Raiders were unable to walk away with a win over Kenyon.

Kenyon came out firing in the second half, scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes. The Ladies were able to extend its lead to three goals in the 81st minute thanks to a goal by Alice Bell.

Late in the match, however, the Mount Union offense came to life. In the 89th minute, rookie Shannon Evans(Newbury/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin), who scored the game-winning goal on Saturday in Granville, netted a goal on a breakaway. Then, just 29 seconds later, Evans broke free again and pulled the Raiders within one at 3-2. For Evans, the two goals were her second and third of the season.

Mount Union could not post the equalizer after Evans' second goal with 35 seconds remaining, though. The 3-2 loss was the Raiders' first of the season (1-1). Kenyon improved to 1-1.

Kenyon outshot the Raiders 29-5 and took 10 more corner kicks than Mount Union (11-1). Mount Union's sophomore goalie Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) made nine saves in the loss.

The Raiders are off until Friday (Sept. 7) when they head to Hiram for a 4 p.m. match.

Mount Union (1-1) at Kenyon (1-1)
Date: Sept 2, 2012 Attendance: 185

Spartans Claim Green Hornet Invitational with Perfect Weekend in Michigan; Freeman and Gulasey Named to All-Tournament Team

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- With a pair of wins on Saturday, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team completed a perfect 4-0 weekend to open the season with a 12-0 record in sets en route to claiming the Green Hornet Invitational Championship at Kalamazoo College.

On day two of the invitational, the Spartans swept Anderson University (Ind.) by scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-19 then blanked Franklin College (Ind.) 25-7, 25-20 and 25-17.

In the opener versus Anderson, the Spartans were led offensively by sophomore Natalie Southard<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/southard%20natalie%204g11> (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) with eight kills, while freshman Caitlin Shipp<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/shipp%20caitlin%2056zu> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) chipped in with six. Senior setter Breana Freeman<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/freeman%20breana%20zvvr> (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) and freshman Robyn Marks<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/marks%20robyn%20z1jz> (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) finished with 16 and nine assists, respectively.

Defensively, senior libero Rachel Gulasey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/gulasey%20rachel%20ru5d> (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) led the way with 11 digs, while Marks also finished in double figures with 10.

Versus Franklin, the Spartans hit a whopping .565 with 14 kills and just one error in 23 total attempts. Freshman outside hitter Carolyn Bogart<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/bogart%20carolyn%20t9gs> (New Berlin, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) led the offensive attack with nine kills, while Southard chipped in with six. Freeman dished out 17 assists, while Gulasey and senior captain and defensive specialist Olivia Stanton-Ameisen<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2012-13/bios/stanton-ameisen%20olivia%20kqcp> (Bryn Mawr, Pa./The Baldwin School) both tallied seven digs.

At the conclusion of action, Freeman and Gulasey were each selected to the all-tournament team.

The Spartans are back in action next weekend when they serve as co-hosts of the annual Marcia French Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday, September 7-8. Case plays four matches in two days starting with a 5:00 p.m. bout with local-rival John Carroll University on Friday.

Spartan Men Open 2012 with 3-0 Shutout of W&J

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A pair of early goals and a stingy defensive effort were the key as the defending University Athletic Association Champion Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team opened the 2012 season with a 3-0 shutout of Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.) on Friday night at Case Field.

The Spartans (1-0) now open a three-match road trip at local-rival John Carroll University this Sunday, September 2 at 2:00 p.m. in University Heights.

Case wasted little time in lighting up the scoreboard as freshman midfielder Chris Cvecko<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/cvecko%20chris%20zhcr> (Erie, Pa./McDowell) took a through ball from senior back Kostis Theoharides<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/theoharides%20kostis%20v2op> (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) and fired a shot past the W&J goalkeeper for his first collegiate score at 6:48.

Just minutes later at 18:13, sophomore forward Patrick O'Day<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/o-day%20patrick%20lail> (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) tapped a shot in the net from six yards out via an assist from senior midfielder Eric Erb<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/erb%20eric%206kao> (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington).

After playing scoreless for most of the second half, the Spartans broke through again when Theoharides knocked in a header following a free kick by senior back Sam Kuehnle<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/kuehnle%20sam%20adkg> (Toledo, Ohio/Ottawa Hills) at 63:34.

In goal, senior Ryan Koepka<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/msoc/2012-13/bios/koepka%20ryan%207plx> (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) made his first career start and posted three saves to record his first career shutout and second career victory. In the 12th minute, Koepka thwarted a W&J penalty kick with a fine diving save.

Overall, the Spartans outshot W&J, 16-6, and held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Following Sunday's match at JCU, the Spartans continue their road trip at Muskingum University on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in New Concord.
No. 17 Spartans Come From Behind for 1-1 Tie Versus No. 12 Ohio Northern

ADA Ohio – Sophomore forward Jessie Sabers<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/sabers%20jessica%20zj9a> (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) scored her third goal of the season in the 57th minute helping the No. 17 Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team draw even and earn a 1-1 draw with host and No. 12 nationally-ranked Ohio Northern University on Sunday, September 2 at the ONU Soccer Field.
Jessie Sabers 

The Spartans move to 1-0-1 for the season and return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 5 when they travel to central Ohio for a match with Denison University in Granville. A season ago, the Big Red and Spartans forged a scoreless tie at Case Field in Cleveland.

With the tie, Ohio Northern sits at 0-0-2.

The Polar Bears got on the board first in the 17th minute when Kristina Klusek scored her second goal of the season on an assist from Paige Garber. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the hosts headed into the halftime break despite numerous scoring chances for the Spartans including a potential scoring attempt from sophomore forward Christine Straka<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/straka%20christine%20om0f> (Prospect Hts., Ill./Saint Viator) that hit the crossbar in the 26th minute.

With the Case offensive pressure turned up following halftime, Sabers got the Spartans on the board and tallied her third goal of the fall beating ONU goalkeeper Erin Waehner to the upper left 90. Spartan junior forward/midfielder Leah Levey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/levey%20leah%2038p3> (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) assisted Sabers on the play.

In net for Case, sophomore Cameron Casson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/casson%20cameron%2033n3> (Allen, Texas/Allen) started and played the first half with three saves. Freshman Megan Romelfanger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/romelfanger%20megan%20q0o9> (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead) was inserted following halftime and recorded four saves during the final 65 minutes of action. Waehner concluded the match with five stops.

For the match between nationally-ranked squads, the Spartans outshot the Polar Bears 15-9, including a 4-1 advantage in the overtime sessions, while each team managed five corner kicks. Straka finished with four shots, while senior captain and midfielder Deena Levey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2012-13/bios/levey%20deena%20n34c> (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) fired off three. ONU's Klusek led all players with seven shots.

Following Wednesday's match at Denison, the Spartans open up the home portion of their 2012 schedule on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Centre College (Ky.) comes to Case Field. A season ago, the Spartans went 8-3-2 at home.

Mount Union Wraps Up Weekend With 2-2 Record

WESTERVILLE, OH -- The Mount Union volleyball team wrapped up its stay at the Capital/Otterbein Tournament with a 3-0 win over Bethany after dropping Sunday's opener to third-ranked Calvin.

Mount Union dropped the opening set to Calvin 25-17 but played well throughout the remainder of the match. The nation's third best team topped the Raiders by just two and three points, respectively, in the final two sets (25-23, 25-22).

But the Raiders bounced back against Bethany just a few minutes later, sweeping the match 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-17). Mount Union improved to 2-2 with the win. The Raiders' two losses at the tournament came to two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation (Hope, Calvin). Mount Union entered the season ranked 18th.

Senior Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) was named to the All-Tournament team.

The Raiders will have six days off before its next two matches on Sept. 7 against Clarkson (N.Y.) and Cortland State (N.Y.) at the Golden Flyer Invitational in Rochester, N.Y.

Teare, Kelly Lead Spartans at 12th Annual Sudeck Classic

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio – Senior co-captains Ethan Teare (Burton, Ohio/Berkshire) and Chris Kelly (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) finished second and third, respectively, to lead the Case Western Reserve University men's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 12th Annual Bill Sudeck Classic at Squire Valleevue Farm.

Teare, who finished 11th during last year's meet, crossed the line in 19:44.80. Kelly, the individual champion from a year ago, finished in 19:48.40.

Allegheny College (Pa.), ranked No. 15 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason national poll, won the team title with 26 points. Case wasn't far behind with 29.

In addition to Teare and Kelly, a trio of Spartans rounded out the scoring and claimed places seven through nine overall. Senior Phil Yeung (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was seventh (20:21.70), junior David Dixon (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) raced home in eighth (20:23.30) and freshman Timothy Travitz (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) was ninth (20:25.50).

The Spartans return to action next Saturday, September 8 at the Knight Invitational at Calvin College (Mich.) at 10:00 a.m.

The Sudeck Classic is named in honor of legendary former coach and CWRU Hall of Famer, Bill Sudeck, who passed away in August of 2000.

Aamoth's Winning Debut Leads No. 27 Spartans to Third-Straight Sudeck Classic Title

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio – Freshman Kelsey Aamoth (Solon, Ohio/Solon) led the field home in her collegiate debut and the No. 27 nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's cross country team swept the top-five spots en route to a third-straight championship at the 12th Annual Bill Sudeck Classic at Squire Valleevue Farm.

Aamoth finished the 4k course in a time of 15:28.80, nearly 13 seconds ahead sophomore teammate Erica Bauerbach (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North), who crossed the line in 15:41.30.

The Spartans ran away with the team title, totaling just 15 points. Allegheny College (Pa.) and Ursuline College were second and third, respectively, with 43 and 84 points.

Senior co-captain Corin Bowen (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) and freshman Dana Jeter (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) crossed the line third and fourth with respective times of 15:48.40 and 15:50.40, while freshman Lydia Greene (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) rounded out the scoring in 15:51.90.

The Spartans return to action next Saturday, September 8 at the Knight Invitational at Calvin College (Mich.) at 10:00 a.m.

The Sudeck Classic is named in honor of legendary former coach and CWRU Hall of Famer, Bill Sudeck, who passed away in August of 2000.