A Page -- Sept. 4, 2010


Brunswick's Selena 

Pasadyn, St. Ignatius' John 

Sweeney set the pace in the 

big-school Division of the 

Early Bird today

Sept. 4, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

ELYRIA – Brunswick’s Selena Pasadyn won the girls’ race and St. Ignatius’ John Sweeney won the boys’ race in the big-school division of the Avon Lake Early Bird Cross Country Classic today here on the course at Lorain Community College.

Brunswick junior Selena Pasadyn
Watch short video of Brunswick’s Selena Pasadyn cross the finish line in first place in the Division I girls’ race in today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic high school cross country race filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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For Pasadyn, it was the first big race she has ever won in her career. She kept pace with most upper pack for the first couple miles and then began passing the leaders in the third miles and had at least a 200-yard lead when she came through the finish shoot.

Listen to post-race interview with Student/Athlete Selena Pasadyn from today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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Sweeney used a similar strategy, conserving his energy for the third mile and then giving a bigger push.

Sweeney

Listen to post-race interview with Student/Athlete John Sweeney from today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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Wadsworth's Russell McCune,Avon Lake’s Mike Parsons took third place, and Berea's Dan Zupan in the boys’ race.

Ignatius wound up winning the team race followed in the top five by St. Francis, Avon Lake, St. Edward and Brunswick

 

Mags No. 1 runner Kat Stultz

Magnificat’s Kat Stultz took third in the girls’ race. She and the Blue Streaks’ No. 2 runner, Abbie Marquard, were pacing each other near the top so that they could earn enough points to challenge for the team title. Marquard finished 12th overall.

Watch short video of Magnificat’s Kat Stultz cross the finish line in third place in the Division I girls’ race in today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic high school cross country race filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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Listen to post-race interview with Student/Athlete Kat Stultz from today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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Stultz had been nursing an injury she incurred during track season for most of the summer, but began working harder in August. She had foregone the Streaks’ meet at GlenOak last weekend to prepare for this one.

Mags won the girls race, followed in the top five by Notre Dame Academy, Perrysburg, Brunswick and Rocky River.

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Magnificat is going after its third consecutive state title this season.

Magnificat runners cool down after race
 

Just as the meet kicked off at 9 a.m. this morning with the boys’ Division I race, the rains began falling but not hard enough to hinder anyone’s effort nor to make the course muddy enough to throw in the elements factor.


Watch short video of the first turn of the Division I girls’ race in today’s Avon Lake Early Bird Classic high school cross country race filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

 http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/the-first-turn-of-the-division-i

 Avon won the boys' small-school division followed by Buckeye, Rocky RIver, Independence and University School in the top five.

Tyler Kvach led the Eagles by finishing second in the overall race. Indy's Michael Rusnaczyk, won the face followed by Bay's Sam Allen in fourth, Indy's Kyle Polman in fourth and River's Eric Stoddard in fifth,

Bay won the girls' small-school race, followed by Avon, Holy Name, Buckeye and Open Door.

Bay had the top two runners and three of the top five. Hanna Sterle won the race, followed by Rocket Maddie Britto in second and Alyse Arko,in fourth. Liz Bruno took third for Avon and Therese Thomason fifth for Holy Name

Connor Klekota gets in on all four 

goals as Amherst blanks Elyria

Sept 4

Connor Klekota had another fine game for the Amherst Comets today, leading the team with a goal and two assists to lead the team to a 4-0 victory over Elyria. 

Jon Strickler, Kevin Kasper, and Josh Birkline added goals for Amherst and Strickler also pitched in with an assist. Maximo Meggitt and Shelby Neidert split the shutout in goal.  Amherst, now 3-1-1, hosts Avon Lake in a big SWC matchup on Wednesday

Amherst had the advantage in shots on goal, 14-6.

In saves, Amherst Maximo Meggitt had 4 saves, and for Ely Shelby Neidert had 2 saves 

Records: Amherst - 3-1-1, Elyria - 2-2.

Cabrera

Spartan Women First, Men 

Second at Sudeck Classic; 

Shaker native 

Natalia Cabrera wins race 

By Nick Minerd

HUNTING VALLEY, OHIO – The Case Western Reserve University cross country teams hosted the 10th annual Bill Sudeck Classic on Saturday, September 4 at Squire Valleevue Farm. The Spartan women placed first of six teams and the men were second of six.


Case’s women totaled 34 points on the 4k course and were followed by Baldwin-Wallace College -61, Allegheny College (PA) – 69, John Carroll University – 77, Ursuline College – 151 and Notre Dame College (OH) – 158.

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Mags now 5-2 in tennis

The Magnificat tennis team won both of its matches this week. They started off with a tight 3-2 win at Gilmour Acadamy Wednesday. Senior Noelle Kaufmann cruised to a win at first singles while the first doubles team did the same as senior Molly Doyle and junior Annie Foliano won in straight sets. The clinching court came down to junior third singles player Abby Lawless. She dropped the first set 6-0, but came back to tie things up with a 6-0 second set win. In the third set, Lawless went down 3-0, but showed some grit and determination to run off six straight games to clinch the match.

On Thursday, Magnificat won the battle of two tennis powers with a 4-1 victory over Kenston. The Blue Streaks were led by their dynamic senior one-two punch of Noelle Kaufmann and Madison Hromada. They took down the talented sister duo of Mandy and Victoria Marchant. The doubles was controlled by the Blue Streaks as senior Molly Doyle and junior Annie Foliano won in straight sets as did the team of juniors Kelly Plagens and Jessica Hollis. Magnificat improves to 5-2 on the season.


Mount gals take third in upstate New 

York cross country race

September 4, 2010 

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y.--Mount Union's women's cross country team posted an impressive third place finish at the season opening Buffalo State Daniel Walker Invitational in 

suburban Buffalo, New York.


The Purple Raiders tallied 87 points which was behind only second place Geneseo State (N.Y.) (46 points) and race winner NCAA Division II Edinboro (Pa.) (24 points).


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Spartans Win Season Opener versus 

John Carroll, 30-13

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND – Senior running back Billy Deitman (Mentor, OH/Mentor) rushed for a career-high 164 yards and a touchdown as theCase Western Reserve University football team opened the 2010 season with a 30-13 victory versus local-rival John Carroll University on Saturday, September 4 at Case Field. The meeting was the first between the two schools since the 1988 season.

Mentor native Billy Deitman

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The Spartan win brought the all-time series with JCU to 9-8-1 in favor of the Blue Streaks. Case is back in action next Saturday, September 11 at the University of Rochester (NY) at Fauver Stadium in Rochester.

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Avon upsets No. 5 ranked Mags; 

freshmen and sophomores do all the 

scoring for Eagles

Sept. 4, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

AVON – Avon High’s girls’ varsity soccer team shook off some early-season injuries and game bruises from a physical Magnificat team this afternoon to post its third victory of the season with a 3-1 win over the Blue Streaks.

Watch short video of Avon coach Tony DiMacchia give his team a good talk after today’s upset victory over Magnificat filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading

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Mags suffered its first loss of the season with the setback and is now 2-1-2 while the Eagles improve to 3-1. Mags was ranked No. 5 in Greater Cleveland coming into the match,

The Eagles took the lead at 14:40 when Nicole Chabot pickpocketed a defender and sneaked behind the defensive line to go one-on-one with Mags keeper Amanda Copfer.





Chabot shot to the left of the keeper and was able to have enough on it to hit the back of the net.Listen to post-match interview with Avon Student/Athlete Nicole Chabot from today’s Avon-Mags soccer match conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading

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Chabot

Avon had most of the chances in the first part of the first half with the advantage in corner kicks and restarts near the goal.

The Blue Streaks had one quality chance in the 10th minute when Avon goalkeeper Holly Kraus left the goal box area to defend with Mags having possession. The goal was open momentarily, but Kraus was able to recover with no damage done.

Watch short video of action in today’s Division I non-conference girls’ soccer match between Avon and Magnificat filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading

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The Eagles have been down some players due to injuries. Junior defender Sydney Simpson has a broken collar bone and will miss the next few matches.



Junior midfielder Holly Ohradzansky missed the last two matches with a high ankle sprain but returned today, coming in as a reserve halfway through the first period. Injuries nearly played a big factor in this match.

Avon nearly ran into a dilemma at the 23:41 mark when a collision near the goal left Kraus on the ground for more than five minutes.

With only two keepers, Avon nearly reached a point in which it would have used a field player in goal. Back-up goalie Kayla Wysocki had already played two halves in the JV match. Keepers are allowed only three halves per day according to Ohio High School Athletic Association rules.

Kraus came off the field and Wysocki went in at that point, meaning the Eagles could not use her in the second half if needed. Kraus shook it off and was O.K., re-entering two minutes later, with the Avon folks hoping the same thing or something similar would not happen in the second half.

Kraus

Listen to post-match interview with Avon Student/Athlete Holly Kraus from today’s Avon-Mags soccer match conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:

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It continued to get physical. At 28:08 Eagles senior Sammy Bender was banged around and was also down and receiving trainer assistance for five minutes.

With the Eagles rattled from the physical play, Mags began making its move. The Blue Streaks did not get their first corner kick of the match until the 35th minute but made the most of it when it came.

Erin Lebold took the corner, sailing it right in front of the goal with four offenders facing Kraus straight on. After a couple swats that missed, Shannon Fulton was able to punch it in at 34:56 to tie it, 1-1.

Lawler

Listen to post-match interview with Avon Student/Athlete Kelsey Lawler from today’s Avon-Mags soccer match conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading

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Avon scored the go-head goal on another takeaway and again involving the sophomore Chabot. This time, freshman Kelsey Lawler, this week’s Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Athlete of the Week (see Sept. 1’s A Page) swiped the ball from a Magnificat defender inside the penalty box.

Lawler then sent the ball out top to Chabot, who was about 12 feet from the goal and had another straight-on shot, giving it a good spin and hard leg to get it by Copfer at 58:19, making it 2-1.

Also, Ohradzansky was banged up in the second half and was knocked out of the match, getting up and walking off slowly.

The insurance goal came when senior captain Devon Saini sailed a ball down to freshman Sarah Yoss just to the right of the goal. Yoss slammed it toward the goal, the ball bounced off Copfer but Lawler was right there in front of the goal to get the rebound and put it in at 77:03.

Magnificat’s JV soccer team remains 

undefeated with 1-0 win over Avon

Sept. 4, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

AVON – Magnificat’s JV soccer team remained undefeated with this morning’s narrow 1-0 victory over Avon High’s JV team, here at the Middle School Athletic Complex.

Freshman Julie Sfilogoj scored the match’s only goal. The Blue Streaks improved to 4-0-1. Avon’s JV unit is now evened up at 2-2 overall.

It was the Mags’ defensive line that made the difference in this one. The ball was in the Mags defensive end most of the afternoon but the Eagles were able to manage only one shot on goal.

Quick Start 


Sends ’Berg 


to the Win 


Column



By Morgan Hawley


Alma, Mich. – September 4, 2010 – The Heidelberg University football team found the end zone in three of its first four possessions en route to a 42-23 victory over Alma College at Bahlke Field in Alma, Mich. Today’s contest was the season opener for both teams, and it marked the first time Heidelberg and Alma met on the gridiron.

 

Heidelberg opened up to a 21-0 lead before Alma answered with nine consecutive points to pull within 21-9 with 3:15 left in the first half. Over the final minute of the opening half Heidelberg and Alma traded scores, but the Berg held a 28-16 lead at the intermission.


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Hiram Football Defeated by Westminster (Pa.) College in Season and Home Opener

September 4, 2010


By Jeff Hoedt


HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College football team was defeated by Westminster (Pa.) College, 23-6, today (Saturday, Sept. 4) in the season and home opener at the Charles A. Henry Field.  [Game Stats]


With the loss, the Terriers begin their season with a 0-1 overall record.  The Titans improve to 1-0 overall.

Hiram scored the only points of the opening quarter late in the period on a 30-yard field goal 

by sophomore kicker Luke Russo (Strongsville/Bedford Chanel), giving the Terriers an early 3-0 lead.


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Falcons earn first win in program 


history


Notre Dame wins 14-10 in 


battle of upstart programs

 

Spet 4


By Andy Barch


COLUMBIA, Ky. -- It took staunch defense and some tense moments, but Notre Dame punched in a pair of rushing touchdowns on gritty runs and made those scores hold up in a 14-10 win over Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Saturday.

 

The Falcons hit paydirt for the first time in program history -- first on a 10-yard, trucking dash by #Khalid Harrison# and then on a 1-yard run by #Pedro Powell# -- and Notre Dame’s defense came up big under pressure to preserve the four-point win over an LWC squad playing its inaugural game.  Notre Dame and Lindsey Wilson are two of six collegiate programs getting underway in 2010; they are the NAIA’s two newest entrants among 93 programs. 

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Powerful Offense Propels Oberlin 
Field Hockey Past Sweet Briar
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Sweet Briar, Va. - The Oberlin College field hockey team dominated the Sweet Briar Vixens 10-2 on Saturday afternoon. 

The Yeowomen had six different players find the back of the cage with Eloise Reid leading the way with three scores to go along with one assist. SeniorsGillian Winbourn and Emily Whitaker each registered a pair of goals and an assist. Rachel ZuckermanKiri Brenner and Danielle Gilliam each added one goal in the contest. Rookie Karin Yoshida got credited with three helpers in the game. 

The Yeowomen are off to their first 2-0 start since 2005 – a year in which they finished 16-5 and went to the NCAA Tournament. The 10 goals scored by Oberlin also the most of any Yeowomen squad in over a decade and is just two shy of the North Coast Athletic Conference record held by Ohio Wesleyan. 

Oberlin led 5-1 at the half and never looked back. All in all the Yeowomen were awarded16 penalty corners and triggered 19 shots. 

OC Kiran Puri wasn’t challenged too often as she made four saves on the day. First-year Marissa Blackwell had a defensive save in the first half.

The Yeowomen return to action next Saturday when the travel to Earlham College for a 2 p.m. tilt.