B Page -- Sept. 30, 2011 -- College S/As

In All-Cleveland-College Match, Spartan Women’s Tennis Returns to Action with Sweep of Baldwin-Wallace


BEREA, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team competed in its first dual match of the fall and swept host Baldwin-Wallace College, 9-0, on Wednesday afternoon at the "Pop" Collins Courts.

The Spartans (1-0) return to action this Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Championship hosted by Kalamazoo College (Mich.). The tournament will mark for the second this fall for Case.

Baldwin-Wallace falls to 0-2 in dual matches.

Erika (L) and Alexandra (R) Lim

The Spartans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in doubles. The No. 1 tandem of junior Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) and freshman sister Alexandra Lim won 8-1; the No. 2 team of freshmanMarianne Bonnano (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) and sophomore Kara Richardson (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) won 8-1; and the No. 3 duo of junior Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) and sophomore Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) were victorious 8-0.

In singles play, the Spartans picked up six straight-set wins from Erika Lim at No. 1 , Richardson at No. 2, Bonnano at No. 3, Patel at No. 4, Evers at No. 5 and Alexandra Lim at No. 6.




TIFFIN, Ohio-Freshman midfielder Hamid Sheriff (Centennial) scored his
team-leading second goal of the season tonight as the Heidelberg University
men's soccer team tied Denison University tonight, 1-1, in a non-conference
match at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.  The tie was the Berg's second in the
last four games.

With the tie, the Student Princes snapped a two-game losing slide and are
now 2-4-3 overall.  Denison is 5-2-2.
Bay High alum Christian Walter

Denison took an early 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when Ryan Torgersen scored
an unassisted goal.

Sheriff provided the equalizer in the 33rd minute to preserve the tie.
Sophomore midfielder Christian Walter (Bay Village) was credited with the
assist, his first of the season.



TIFFIN, Ohio-Senior reigning OAC player of the year Jackie Reinhart (New
Riegel) recorded her 1,000th career kill tonight to lead the Heidelberg
University volleyball team to a 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-12) victory
against Capital University in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at
Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio.  'Berg won the last three sets to
claim the win.

The win improves Heidelberg to 14-2 overall and 3-0 in the OAC, while the
loss drops Capital to 12-8 and 0-2 in the OAC.

Baldwin-Wallace College Hires Mags Alumna Laura Wolff as its Interim Swimming & Diving 


BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College has hired Laura Wolff to be its interim head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach effective immediately. She replaces Sara Gildea who has left the College to become the head assistant coach at Savannah College (Ga.) of Art & Design.

“We are pleased to welcome Laura to the College and its family as our interim swimming and diving coach,” said Director of Athletics Kris A. Diaz. “Laura has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we feel she was the right fit for our program.

“Laura comes well-recommended and has many local ties with local club and high school programs,” continued Diaz. “We feel that she has the energy and experience to help take our swimming and diving program to the next level.”

Wolff is a 1999 graduate of Magnificat High School in Rocky River, a 2003 graduate of St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University and is currently working on her master’s degree in early childhood education at Canisius (N.Y.) University.

Most recently, Wolff was and continues to be the coach of the Lake Shore Swim Club in Rocky River. She took over that position in August of 2009. Previously, she was a volunteer assistant men’s swim coach at The Ohio State University during the 2008-2009 season, and she served as the head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Canisius.  While at Canisius, her team’s set 41 school records and had its best finish in the Metro AtlanticAthletic Conference.

“In terms of academics and athletics, we [the coaching staff] believe in the philosophy of the student-athlete and excelling in the classroom, in the pool, on campus and in the community,” said Wolff. “We believe that academics come first at a Division III school, and we also know that we can make swimming and diving at Baldwin-Walace College an enjoyable experience for each of our student-athletes.

“In terms of swimming, our goals are to have fun everyday, be competitive in every meet in which we compete, to win the prestigious Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and to qualify as many swimminers and divers as possible to the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet.  We will work hard and work with our student-athletes to achieve those goals.”

So, what is Wolff’s first order of business?  The team will host its annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. Any alumni of the program are welcome to come and compete, and B-W welcomes any families or friends that want to come and be apart of this special day.

“An alumni meet is a great opportunity for our current Student/Athletes to meet the young men and women who helped establish the Baldwin-Wallace program into one of the most respected programs in the OAC,” said first-year Head Coach Laura Wolff. “It is a great networking opportunity for our student-athletes and a great day for our alumni to be back on campus.”

Two Second-Half Goals Doom Spartans in Loss to No. 6 Ohio Wesleyan

CLEVELAND (U District) – Two second-half goals were the undoing as the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team dropped a heartbreaker, 2-1, to No. 6 nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday night at Case Field.

The Spartans (7-2 overall) open University Athletic Association play this Saturday, October 1 at New York University. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m. at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, New York. Ohio Wesleyan moves to 8-1 overall.

The Bishops held the early control and threatened to score in the ninth minute, but a shot by Travis Wall was deflected on a diving save by senior goalkeeper Ben Yabrow(Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive). Neither side was able to generate another threat for the duration of the half, and the game went into the break scoreless.

The Spartans broke the tie at 55:53 when Erb fired a shot from 20 yards out and beat the OWU keeper to the short side. Senior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) provided the second leg of the assist to run his UAA-leading point total to 27 (11 goals/five assists). Junior midfielder Kostis Theoharides (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) made the initial pass to set up Bell.

OWU wasted little time in tying the game back up as Travis Wall scored via an assist from Dylan Stone in 61st minute.  Case seemed to have an answer in the 72nd minute when freshman forward Patrick O'Day(Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) made several moves through the Bishop defense and fired off a shot that nailed the crossbar. An OWU defender then nearly tapped the rebound into his own net, but another diving defender blocked a potential goal.

The Bishops then gained control and eventually moved ahead when Wall scored his second goal of the night with an assist from Matt Bonfini.

Basketball Mini-Packs Now Available

Wright State Basketball mini-packs are now available for the 2011-12 season.

Knowing that schedules can be hectic, Wright State Athletics is offering two packages in which fans can choose the games they can attend for a discounted price. The first is a Pick-Six package that includes six games for only $75, which is up to $17 in savings from purchasing individual game tickets. Pick-Four packages are available for $50, which is up to $9 in savings.

Package details are below, and can be ordered by printing and returning the order form linked above, or by calling Corey Griest at 937-775-2804.

Regionally ranked Mount to run in Great Lakes 

Regional this weekend

Mount Union's women's cross country team, ranked No. 6 in the Great Lakes Region by the USTFCCCA, competes this Friday at the All-Ohio Championships at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

The women's 5k race steps off at 2:45 pm and the link above will provide complete information including results, course information and directions.

The Purple Raiders, who won the Ric Sayre/Walsh Invite and placed fourth at the Calvin (Mich.) Knight Invitational, will be in a field this week with six other teams are ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Great Lakes Regional Rankings.

Since 1981, Mount Union has won one All-Ohio team title back in 1990.

This year the Raiders are led by a group of underclassmen headlined by freshman freshman Hayley Buzulencia (Warren/Howland).  Buzulencia won the Sayre Invite, 17th overall at Calvin and has been named Ohio

 Athletic Conference Runner of the Week once so far this season.

Mount Union men running in All-Ohio races this 


Mount Union's men's cross country team will compete at the All-Ohio Championships Friday at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.  Follow all the action here.

The men's 8k race starts at 2 pm and the link above will provide complete information including results, course information and directions.

Since 1955, the Purple Raiders have won 10 team titles -- the most of any NCAA Division III school with the last title coming in 2006.

Mount Union's Dave Cooper was the individual champion of all levels in 1997.

This year's Raiders find themselves not in the regional rankings but coming off solid second and third place finishes respectively at the Ric Sayre/Walsh Invite and the Calvin (Mich.) Knight Invite.

Lakewood High grad Matt Miller

Top runners include seniors Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) and Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) along with junior Matt Miller (Lakewood/Lakewood) and sophomores Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) andNate Grimm 


After racing at the All-Ohio, the Raiders will next compete at the Oberlin Regional Rumble on Oct. 15 in Oberlin, Ohio.

Baldwin-Wallace College Women’s Soccer Team Falls To Capital University, 6-1, In OAC 


BEXLEY, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team opened Ohio Athletic Conference play (Wednesday, September 28, 2011) by falling to Capital University by a final score of 6-1 at Bernlohr Stadium.

With the loss, B-W snapped a two-game winning streak and fell to 6-4 overall and 0-1 in the OAC.  With the victory, the Crusaders improved to 3-5-1 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.

Cloverleaf grad Hannah Cavalier

Capital jumped out to a 5-0 advantage, including 2-0 a halftime lead.   The Yellow Jackets scored their lone goal of the game     at the 70:33 mark when forward Heather Keller (Parma) scored her team-high tying fourth goal off the second assist of the season for sophomore midfielder Hanna Cavalier (Chippewa Lake/Cloverleaf).  The Crusaders would tack on more goal for the  6-1 victory.

Spartan Women Play to 2-2 Tie with Ohio Wesleyan

DELAWARE, Ohio – Senior forward Ana Arruda (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer) scored the game-tying goal with 19:28 remaining in regulation as the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team played to a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday night at Selby Field.


The Spartans (6-1-2 overall) open University Athletic Association play this Saturday, October 1, at New York University. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, New York.

OWU got on the board first in the 23rd minute when Makinzie Krebsbach headed in a shot following a centering pass from Jessie Huschart. The Spartans evened the score just over six minutes later as freshman midfielder Christine Straka (Prospect Heights, Ill./Saint Viator) headed in a corner kick from freshman Caitlyn McGillis (Fraser, Mich./Regina) that was directed by Arruda. Neither team found the back of net for the remainder of the half despite Case holding an 18-7 advantage in shots.

The Battling Bishops broke the tie in the 50th minute when Emily Knapp scored on a rebound following a shot by Huschart. Undaunted, the Spartans tied the game up at 70:32 when Arruda bounced a header off of the left post with an assist by freshman defender Jessica Sabers (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome).

The Spartans then outshot the Bishops 7-5 in two overtime periods, but neither side would score.

In net, senior captain Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) recorded five saves. Hannah Zacharias totaled 14 for the Bishops.

For the game, the Spartans outshot OWU 44-17, while the Bishops held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-4.

ESPN's Sears BracketBusters Features Largest Pool

The 10th annual Sears BracketBusters, a three-day men's college basketball event pitting potential NCAA Championship hopefuls against each other February 17-19, will feature 13 nationally televised games - on either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3. The hopefuls will be selected from a pool of 142 teams from 16 conferences, the largest Sears BracketBusters pool in the event's history.

For the seventh straight year, ESPNU will feature five Sears BracketBusters games, while ESPN or ESPN2 will television up to six and ESPN3 will carry two. The 13 Sears BracketBusters matchups will be announced Monday, Jan. 30 with dates, times and networks. The television matchups are selected by ESPN, while a Committee of Conference Commissioners determines the additional non-televised games.

Sears BracketBusters, named because of the success of the teams in NCAA Championship play, will provide the 26 televised teams an opportunity to play other top non-conference opponents three weeks before Selection Sunday. The 116 teams not selected for Sears BracketBusters will compete against each other through the same three days.

The 142-team field will feature teams from 16 conferences: 12 each from the Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-American Conference and Southland Conference; 11 each from the Ohio Valley Conference and Big South Conference; 10 each from the Horizon League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Missouri Valley Conference and Summit League; nine each from the America East, Big Sky and Big West Conferences; eight from the Western Athletic Conference; four from the Southern Conference; three from the MEAC; and two from the West Coast Conference.

As part of the agreement, all 13 of the Sears BracketBusters home teams in televised games, as well as the remaining 58 home squads, will play a return game at the home facility of their opponent in November or December of the 2013-14 season.

Sears BracketBusters is part of ESPN's college basketball franchise programming, along with Rivalry Week, Feast Week presented by Lowe's, Holiday Hoops Presented by Kay Jewelers, Judgment Week and Championship Week Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.

Teams participating this season in Sears BracketBusters have produced 87 appearances in the last six NCAA Championships.

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