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Sudeck Invite 

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The Spartans
 placed four runners in the top 10 including individual champion junior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) with a time of 14:42.55. Senior All-American Justine Jeroski (Murrysville, PA/Franklin) was third in 14:50.50, senior Andrea Fischione (Export, PA/Franklin) was eighth in 15:27.00, and senior Cindy Spahn (Wildwood, MO/Ursuline) was ninth in 15:33.50.

Also placing in the top 20 was freshman Brooke Simpson (Solon, OH/Solon) in 13th - 15:48.26, senior Bettina Kaaphingst (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) in 14th – 15:57.39, sophomore Corin Bowen (Midland, MI/Bullock Creek) in 17th – 16:10.89, and freshman Allison Magee (Upper Arlington, OH/Upper Arlington) in 20th - 16:16.43.

The Spartan men totaled 44 points on the 6k course to finish second to No. 3 nationally-ranked Allegheny (19 points). Baldwin-Wallace was third with 83 points and was followed by John Carroll – 107, Notre Dame – 159 and Adrian College (MI) – 169.
Sophomore Phillip Yeung (Pittsburgh, PA/Upper St. Claire) led the Spartans in fifth place with a time of 19:37.90. Sophomore Chris Kelly (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) and senior David Carter (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) were ninth and 10th, respectively, with times of 19:49.69 and 19:51.02.

Also in the top 20 was senior Robert Ontko (Houston, TX/Strake) in 14th at 19:59.86, junior Ethan Teare (Burton, OH/Berkshire) in 15th at 20:01.63, senior Tim Smith (Sandusky, OH/Perkins) in 16th at 20:01.99, senior Austin Schmidt (Lexington, OH/Lexington) in 19th at 20:06.14 and senior Brian Link (Lititz, PA/Warwick) in 20th at 20:09.13.

The Sudeck Classic is named in honor of legendary former coach, Bill Sudeck, who passed away in August of 2000.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Penn State Behrend University Invitational at 11:00 a.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Mount gals 

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Senior Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central) running near her hometown and in her first collegiate race placed seventh overall with a time of 19:25.

More rookie runners were right behind as freshman Chelsey Bruce (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls) was right behind Handley in eighth place at 19:27 and freshman Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) was in 11th at 19:38 as the other top finishers.

The Raiders next week run at the Walsh Ric Sayre Invitational next Saturday in North Canton, Ohio.

Daniel Walker Buffalo State Invitational
Sept. 4, 2010 - Beaver Island State Park (Grand Island, NY)

Team Scores: 1. Edinboro (Pa.) 24, 2. Geneseo (N.Y.) 46, 3. Mount Union 87, 4. Penn State-Behrend 118, 5. Fredonia State (N.Y.) 135, 6. Brockport State (N.Y.) 144, 7. Cuyahoga County Community College 226, 8. D'Youville 242, 9. Daemen (N.Y.) 248, 10. Medialle (N.Y.) 317.

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Tina Yi (Edinboro) 18:32, 2. Danielle Cerroni (Edinboro) 18:40, 3. Mary Aldridge (Geneseo) 18:55, 4. Monica Ciarniello (Edinboro) 19:02, 5. Brittany Kaltenbaugh (Edinboro) 19:06.

Mount Union: 7. Christin Handley 19:25, 8. Chelsey Bruce 19:27, 11. Caitlin Goggin 19:38, 32. Emily Mazzaferri20:32, 35. Lesley Sherwood 20:42, 42. Rachel Smith 20:55, 46. Sylvia Cintron 21:10, 51. Katie Less 21:20, 55. Corrine Midlik 21:31, 56. Jenna Balazs 21:36, 64. Katie Barnes 21:43,  66. Tori Machon 21:46, 73. Chloe Chisnell22:00, 103. Katie Stewart 23:43, 105. Jenny Gamertsfelder 23:51.

Mount men take third in Empire State
September 4, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y.--The No. 21 ranked Mount Union's men's cross country team opened its 2010 season with a third place finish Saturday at the Buffalo State Daniel Walker

 Invite in suburban Buffalo, New York.

The Purple Raiders had 79 points which left them just eight behind second place Fredonia State (N.Y.) (71 points).  NCAA Division II Edinboro (Pa.), ranked No. 12 in the nation, had five of the top eight finishers to win the event with 23 points.

Senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) was the top Mount Union runner in 10th place overall with a time of 26:09.  Fellow senior Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) was just behind him in 13th place (26:34) and freshman Joshua Clemence  (Akron/Firestone) in his first collegiate race placed 18th (26:59).

Senior Erik Reed (East Liverpool) and junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood) finished 20th and 22nd respectively to round out the team score.

Mount Union will be in action next Saturday at the Walsh Ric Sayre Invite in North Canton, Ohio.

Daniel Walker Buffalo State Invitational
Sept. 4, 2010 - Beaver Island State Park (Grand Island, NY)

Team Scores: 1. Edinboro (Pa.) 23, 2. Fredonia State (N.Y.) 71, 3. Mount Union 79, 4. Brockport State (N.Y.) 89, 5. Geneseo State (N.Y.) 113, 6. Buffalo State (N.Y.) 170, 7. Penn State-Behrend 182, 8. Daemen (N.Y.) 242, 9. D'Youville (N.Y.) 306, 10. Medialle (N.Y.) 307.

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Ben Hahn (Edinboro) 25:13, 2. Nick Guarino (Fredonia St.) 25:16, 3. Sean Naderer (Edinboro) 25:17, 4. Jake Krolick (Edinboro) 25:20, 5. Matt Avery (Brockport) 25:52.

Mount Union: 10. Ty Griffin 26:09, 13. Scott Wolfe 26:34, 18. Joshua Clemence 26:59, 20. Erik Reed 27:01, 22. Tim Kelly 27:07, 33. Jon Karmazin 28:24, 34. Matt Miller 28:26, 37. Konner Lashley 28:30, 42. Cody Sundley28:49, 59. Jacob Boyer 29:09, 61. Brandon Pasvanis 29:10, 68. Tyler Lowe 29:13, 78. Rob Sasso 29:23, 92. Dan Lazar 29:41, 93. Cory Hoover 29:43, 95. David Loxterman 29:46.

C. Reserve-J. Carroll Football

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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.

The Spartans got on the board with 3:43 remaining in the first quarter when Deitman scored on an eight-yard run that capped a four-play, 41-yard drive. Senior Sam Coffey’s (Middletown, OH/Lakota East) extra point made the score 7-0.

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Case then forced the Blue Streaks to a quick three and out followed by a three-play, 64-yard drive ending in a 28-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) to senior wide receiver Shaun Nicely (Willoughby, OH/South).Coffey’s PAT increased the lead to 14-0 with 2:07 left in the first quarter.

The Spartans padded the lead with a 30-yard field goal by Coffey at 11:14 of the second quarter to cap a 13-play, 59-yard drive that took 4:58 off of the clock.


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JCU got on the board midway through the second when Teree Harris scored on a two-yard run to end a seven-play, 59-yard drive. The PAT from Bad Marchese brought the score to 17-7 with 7:52 left in the half.

At the break, Case totaled 241 yards of offense compared to 134 for the Blue Streaks.

The Spartans added to their advantage when Baum connected on a six-yard TD pass to junior tight end Bryce Coleman (Solon, OH/Solon) with 3:42 left in the third quarter. The Case drive covered 75 yards in eight plays and featured a 44-yard reception by senior wide out Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep). JCU blocked the extra point to keep the score 23-7.

The Streaks threatened to cut into the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Case senior defensive back Zach Hass (Peru, IN/Peru) intercepted a Michael Locke pass at the Spartan 13 yard line with 10:47 left to play.

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JCU forced a Case punt on the ensuing possession and proceeded to drive 66 yards on seven plays and scored when Locke scrambled 14 yards to pay dirt with 6:30 remaining. The Streaks attempted a two-point conversion but failed, leaving the score at 23-13.

Case scored the final points when sophomore running back Trevor LeBarge (St. Louis, MO/Chaminade College Prep) rushed in from three yards out with 2:34 left to play. Coffey’s PAT capped an eight-play, 72-yard drive and made the final score, 30-13.

Offensively for Case, Baum completed 9-of-13 passes for 133 yards and 2 TDs. Homyk led all receivers with six receptions and 91 yards. Defensively, junior linebacker Jacob Adams 
(Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) recorded a team-high 12 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
JCU was led on offense by Locke with 44 yards rushing and 111 passing. John Cooley led the Blue Streak defense with a game-high 15 tackles.

Mellon men sink Mount on PK

September 4, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Mount Union's men's soccer team pushed Division III's 11th-ranked team to the limit, but a late penalty kick prevented the Purple Raiders' upset cause in a 3-2 defeat against Carnegie Mellon.

Max Betzig converted the game-winner in the 86th minute, beating Mount Union goalkeeper Jonathan Critell on the PK, and lifted the hosts in the first round of their own Radisson Invitational.

Leo Hicks had a goal and an assist for the Purple Raiders (0-2). In the 63rd minute, he tied the score at 2-all with a free-kick equalizer.

Hicks helped Mount Union take the first lead, setting up a one-touch finish by Anthony Grenga, who finished off a corner-kick set during the second minute.

Down 1-0, the host Tartans struck back in the seventh minute when Alex Abedian finished a rebound in the 18-yard box; credit Betzig with an assist.

Brad Edelman gave Carnegie Mellon (2-0) its first lead in the 58th minute with an assist from Matt Sarett.

In goal, Critell stopped six shots for the Raiders while his counterpart, Zach Stahl, made one save for Carnegie Mellon.

Mount Union will resume action at the classic on Sunday with a noon match against Wittenberg.

Spartan Women’s Soccer Team Picks Up First Win at Kenyon

GAMBIER, OHIO – The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team improved to 1-1 for the season with a 2-0 victory at Kenyon College on day one (Saturday, September 4) of Labor Day weekend tournament action at Mavec Field. The Spartans play at Denison University tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in Granville.

The Spartans opened the scoring in the 19th minute when sophomore midfielder Devyn Lee (Pennsylvania, PA/State College) scored via a well-placed pass from sophomore midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina/Walsh Jesuit). Case’s defense held Kenyon to just seven shots and Simmons added an insurance goal on a floater from 20 yards out in the 82nd minute.

Walsh alumna Kendra Simmons

In goal, Chelsea Lasky (Fairview, PA/Fairview) recorded four saves en route to her first career shutout. Kenyon’s Kat Powers made eight stops in the losing effort.

Following tomorrow’s tournament finale at Denison, the Spartans return to action on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at the John Carroll University Invitational. Case opens versus Oberlin College at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Berg Football

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In the second half, Heidelberg held the Scots scoreless in third, while finding the end zone once. In the final stanza, both sides traded TD’s to push the final score to 42-23.


Under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Mike Hallett, the Berg won its fourth straight season opener. The last time that Heidelberg won four consecutive to open the year was from 1985-1989 when they won five.


Heidelberg’s defense was anxious to get going and wasted little time making a statement. On Alma’s second play of the game, linebacker John Irwin (Westerville, Ohio / St. Francis DeSales) intercepted a Ross Richard pass and returned it 15 yards into Alma territory.


Two plays later, after an Alma penalty sent the Berg on the verge of the red zone, the senior duo of Andrew Miller (Dalton, Ohio / Dalton) and Mike Preston (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) put the Berg on the scoreboard for the first time in 2010. Miller found Preston for a 24-yard touchdown strike. Fellow classmate Jesse Hawkins (Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County) added the point after to complete the score.


Two possessions later, Heidelberg doubled its advantage when freshman running back Germany Woods (Cleveland, Ohio / Saint Edward) scored his first collegiate touchdown. Woods recorded a 20-yard rushing touchdown and Hawkins followed with the PAT. On the series, Woods recorded 25 of Heidelberg’s 80 yards that they covered for the score.


Heidelberg maintained possession of the ball as the first quarter came to an end and went on to complete a 10-play, 89-yard drive with another Preston touchdown with 12:11 to play in the opening half. Miller found Preston for a five-yard TD. Hawkins connected on his third straight point after to push Heidelberg’s lead to 21.


Getting Alma on the scoreboard was a team safety at the four minute mark of the second quarter.


Alma found the end zone for the first time on a 28-yard pass from Richard to Austin Montgomery with 3:15 on the clock in the second quarter.


In the final minute of the first half both sides traded scores. Heidelberg’s offense settled down and reached Alma territory on a 28-yard reception by Mario Walton (Elyria, Ohio / Elyria). With 11 seconds on the clock, Woods found the end zone for the second time on the day, followed by a Hawkins PAT, to give the Berg a 28-9 lead.


Alma’s final possession of the half started in ’Berg territory and it took one play to find the end zone and cut into Heidelberg’s lead at the break, 28-16.


A rejuvenated Heidelberg returned to game in the second half. After Heidelberg and Alma traded possessions, the third ’Berg player found the end zone on the day. Senior fullback Chance Ferrell (Garfield Heights, Ohio / Garfield Heights) connected with Miller for a four-yard touchdown reception. Hawkins made the point after to give Heidelberg a 35-16 lead with 8:52 on the clock in the third quarter.


The start of the fourth featured Heidelberg knocking on the door at the one-yard line. Alma’s line held off a run up the middle to start the quarter, but freshman Neil Anton (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Hialeah Miami Lakes)entered the game under center to punch it in from inches out for another Heidelberg TD. Hawkins pushed Heidelberg’s advantage to 42-16, with his sixth PAT of the game.


Alma went 62 yards in 13 plays to finish the game with a four-yard touchdown reception by Andrew Scharr to close the game at 42-23.


For the contest, Heidelberg held a 483-237 advantage in total yardage. On the ground, the Berg recorded 172 yards, while holding Alma to just 73. Through the air, Heidelberg held a 311-164 advantage.


Offensively for the Berg Miller completed 19-of-30 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Walton hauled in six passes for a career-high 135 yards, while Preston led the way with two touchdowns off his eight passes for 92 yards. Ferrell came out of the backfield four five catches and a TD. On the ground, Woods led the way with 75 yards in 14 carries and two touchdowns. Picking up 62 yards in 21 attempts was Brad Jones (Lorain, Ohio / Lorain Southview).


Adding to the Heidelberg scoring was Hawkins. He was a perfect 6-for-6 in point after attempts.


Defensively, Andy Fadenholz (LaGrange, Ohio / Keystone) led the Berg with six tackles. Backing him was Vaughn Klein (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing) and Justin Stewart (Maplewood, Ohio / Sidney) with five stops apiece. Klein also recovered a fumble and had a pass break up. Finishing with a sack apiece was Dawson Gore (Bellevue, Ohio / Bellevue)Stefan Vizna (Sylvania, Ohio / Sylvania Northview)Tony McMorrow (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville) and Steven Carozza (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville).


Heidelberg will embark on its bye week before hosting Baldwin-Wallace College Sept. 18 in its home andOhio Athletic Conference openers. Kick off is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Mayer Field, on the campus of Heidelberg. Its contest with the Yellow Jackets will also be shown on tape delay on SportsTime Ohio. Stay tuned for broadcast times.


Oberlin Women's Soccer Upended 
in Grove City

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Grove City, Pa. – The Grove City College Wolverines scored three times in the second half to get past the Oberlin College women’s soccer team 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. 

The hosts controlled the pace of play throughout, as Oberlin (1-2) was unable to get into rhythm until it was too late. “We played well the final 20 minutes,” Head Coach Kristen Hayden said. “But obviously you can’t wait till there are 20 minutes left to get things going.”

The Wolverines (2-0) fired off 25 shots to just six for the Yeowomen. Grove City also had a 7-3 edge on corner kicks. 

Rookie goalie Rachael Banderia played all 90 minutes in the cage and made 12 saves. 

Oberlin returns home to host Baldwin-Wallace College on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m.
Yeomen Win in Thrilling Fashion
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Box Score

Gambier, Ohio –
 Redshirt sophomore Josh Mandel connected with Adam Niecon Oberlin’s first play of overtime to send the Yeomen home with a 29-26 victory over the Kenyon College Lords on Saturday afternoon at McBride Field. 

The win marks the Yeomen’s first week-one victory since 1997 when they edged Thiel College 18-17 in a game that is best remembered for ending Oberlin’s 40-game losing streak. 

Making his first career start, Mandel turned in an amazing performance under center as he finished the day 25-of-36 for 335 yards to go along with four touchdown passes, however, he was picked twice. His 335—yard effort is the sixth best single-game total in school history. 

Niec, a sophomore from Brecksville, Ohio, was Mandel’s top target as he had a career day with 10 catches for 93 yards and three TDs. 

Defensively, the Yeomen were led by senior tri-captain Solomon Turner with 11 total tackles. C.J. PlylerDane Stritt and David Kalgren also came away with an interception in the ball game. 

With the score knotted at seven at the break, both offenses became much more aggressive in the second half, as both Lords and Yeomen came out in multiple five wide receiver sets. 

On their first possession of the third quarter, the Lords went down the field rather quickly and had a first-and-goal to go, but the Yeomen defense – which had a bend-but-don’t-break mentality throughout the game – once again came up big as a deflection at the line of scrimmage allowed Stritt to come away with his first-career INT. 

However, Kenyon would cash in its second TD of the game on their next possession and would later add a field goal to grab a 17-7 lead with 4:39 left in the third quarter. 

But the Yeomen were just getting started as they followed with a 13-play, 71-yard drive in 5:26 to get right back into the game. On the series Mandel completed passes of 27 and 22 yards to setup a six-yard scoring strike to Niec.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Yeomen then tried to get a little fancy with a surprise on-side kick that ended up backfiring as the Lords scooped up the loose ball and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown, but Antonio Cataldo failed to convert the PAT so the Lords led 23-14. 

Zach Richard got the Yeomen within six, 23-17, with a 26-yard field goal with 11:23 left to play. After the Lords used 3:29 off the clock, Cataldo missed a 29-yard attempt to put the Yeomen in position to tie or win the game. 

OC took over at the 7:50 mark and a perfectly orchestrated drive that took 5:50 off the clock resulted in yet another Mandel-to-Niec TD – this time from eight-yards on a quick slant route. However, the go-ahead PAT try was missed to keep the game tied. 

The Lords were trying to march down the field to setup a potential game-winning score in the final two-minutes, but Plyler came through with an interception to short-circuit the threat.

Oberlin had the ball with a 1:11 to play, but a sack on first down hindered its chances from winning in regulation. 

After winning the coin toss to start the extra session, the Yeomen deferred and elected to go on defense first. It proved to be the right choice as the Lords lost three yards on the drive and settled for a 42-yard field goal by Cataldo, which set the stage for the Yeomen’s game-winning heroics. 

Oberlin is idle next week, but will return action on September 18 at The College of Wooster.

Mount ties Urbana

September 4, 2010 

URBANA, Ohio -- Deirdre Dick (Mansfield/Crestview) scored Mount Union's lone goal and goalkeeper Aubree Lieberman stopped 22 shots, helping the Purple Raiders' women's soccer team to a 1-1 tie against Urbana on Saturday.

Dick connected in the 31st minute, receiving an assist from Jamie Green (Strongsville/Padua Franciscan), to erase Mount Union's 1-0 deficit.

Randi Granat scored the hosts' lone goal during the 17th minute with an assist from Lauren Price. Goalie Jackie Gardner had 12 saves for Urbana (0-0-1).

The Purple Raiders (0-1-1) will be in action again on Sunday when they visit Wittenberg for a 2 p.m. kickoff.