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The Terriers added to their lead at the 11:14 mark of the second quarter with another field goal by Russo.  This time from 38-yards out, extending the margin to 6-0.  Westminster cut the lead in half with a field goal of its own from 33-yards, making the score 6-3 with 8:29 left before halftime.  The Titans then took the lead with a two-yard touchdown run by quarterback Shawn Lehocky with 2:15 left to play, giving Westminster a 10-6 advantage.  The TD would be the final points of the quarter as the Titans maintained a 10-6 advantage at the break.


During Hiram’s first possession of the third quarter, the Terriers would march 79 yards to the Westminster one-yard line, but could not find the endzone on two attempts, turning the ball over on downs.   The missed opportunity proved costly for Hiram as Westminster later added to its lead on a seven-yard TD scamper by John Proano at the 2:17 mark.  The Titans failed to convert the extra point attempt, but increased the margin to 16-6.  On the ensuing Hiram possession, Westminster put the game away with a 33-yard interception return for a TD by Kyle Allen, capping a 23-point scoring streak with 1:40 left to play in the quarter.


Neither team would find the endzone in the fourth quarter as Westminster went on to the 23-6 victory.


Hiram had a significant advantage in total yards of offense with 355 yards (55 rushing and 300 passing) to Westminster’s 274 yards (198 rushing and 76 passing) for the game.

Individually for the Titans, Proano led the team with a game-high 123 rushing yards in 23 attempts with one TD.  Lehocky ended the game with 64 yards on the ground and a score in addition to completing eight-of-17 passes for 76 yard, but threw one interception.  Defensively, Cory Meeker and Jake Brown each recorded a game-high 15 tackles.  Tom Geraghty would also finish in double figures in tackles with 12.


Hiram was led by sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) who completed 31-of-46 passes for a game-high 300 yards and had one interception.  Senior wide receiver Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) recorded game-highs of eight catches for 130 yards. 


 Defensively, junior Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) led the way with 11 tackles, including two sacks.  Junior tw0-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference linebacker Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) added 10 stops to go along with one fumble recovery. 

Hiram will travel to Gambier next Saturday (Sept. 11) for a matchup against Kenyon College in the NCAC opener.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.


Griffiths Does it Again
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin – For the second straight game the Oberlin College men’s soccer team came out victorious thanks to sophomore Justin Griffiths as his goal in the 75th minute lifted the Yeomen to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Otterbein College Cardinals on Saturday night. 

The goal came off a setpiece from the near sideline as Alen Cisija sent a left-footed service into the middle of the field and a quick one-touch and strike by Griffths resulted in the Yeomen win. 

Oberlin (2-0-0) had a few quality scoring chances in the second half before the goal, one being a one-timer off the foot of Oliver Miller-Farrell in the 60th minute that hit off the crossbar. 

“We played much better in the second half and created some more chances offensively,” Head Coach Blake New said. “Defensively I thought we were very sound, but we are going to have to score more than one goal a game to keeping winning on a nightly basis. 

The Cardinals outshot the Yeomen 14-11. Both teams were even with two corners kicks apiece, while the foul count was close as well with 12 infractions for the Cardinals and 11 on the Yeomen. 

Zach Lipshultz pitched his second shutout of the season, making five saves in 90 minutes of work. 

The Yeomen will have a quick turnaround, as they will go right back to work tomorrow night when Capital University comes to town for a 7 p.m. showdown.


HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER BOX SCORE 

NR -0, B-1

Scorer- B- D Robertson

Goalkeeper saves, NR- Sismour -4, B- yusko-3

 

North Ridgeville Record -2-4

Berea Record  2-2-1


Mount Sweeps Cornerstone


September 4, 2010 

By Josh Reilly


HOLLAND, Mich. -- Mount Union's volleyball team swept Cornerstone for head coach Leigh Ann Matesich's 100th career win, but then fell to ninth-ranked Calvin (Mich.), at Hope (Mich.) on day two of the Midwest Classic.


Roni Schroeder made 10 kills and Deanna Glass contributed eight during Matesich's milestone victory. Julie Radigan added 34 assists and Sarah Dean had 31 digs, helping the Purple Raiders (1-3) to a 25-23, 25-24, 25-20 final.


In the day's second match -- a 25-25, 25-17, 25-23 loss to Calvin -- Schroeder and Monica Hupertz had five kills apiece, Radigan made 20 assists and Dean came through with 16 digs for Mount Union.


The Raiders will return to action on Tuesday when they visit Malone for a 7 p.m. start.


Western Reserve alum Rene Silva 


Scores Twice as Spartan Men’s 


Soccer Team Beats Earlham


By Nick Minerd


CLEVELAND – Sophomore midfielder Rene Silva (Hudson, OH/Western Reserve Academy) scored a pair of goals as the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team improved to 2-0 for the young season with a 3-1 victory versus visiting Earlham College (IN) on Saturday, September 4 at Case Field.

Silva


Case takes its unbeaten record on the road next weekend at the Ohio Northern University Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, in Ada. With its loss, Earlham drops to 0-2 overall.
The Spartans got on the board in the 21st minute when Silva scored following a cross from junior midfielder Mark Ilhan (Westlake, OH/Westlake). Earlham answered less than a minute later with an unassisted goal by Bannet Asingura and the game went into the half tied.


Case regained the lead in the 57th minute when Silva scored his second goal of the contest with an assist from junior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, OH/Valley Forge).


Bell then added the insurance with his second score of the year off of passes from senior Aaron Lucas (Monroeville, PA/Gateway) and sophomore Kostis Theohardies (Brookline, MA/Brookline) in the 68th minute.


In goal, junior Ben Yabrow (Marietta, GA/George Walton Comprehensive) needed only one save in improving to 2-0 for the year. Earlham’s Jonah Kreniske totaled seven saves for the Quakers.


The Spartans open tourney play next weekend versus Kalamazoo College (MI) at 3:00 p.m.

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“It feels good to get one under our belt’” said Head Coach #Adam Howard# of the first victory in program history.  “Getting to this point has been a lot of work for two years, really.  And work on the part of a lot of people at our College, both on and off the field.  To get a win and get the momentum building is huge for our program.”

 

And that momentum got rolling early on Saturday afternoon in a packed Blue Raider Stadium, which was hosting its first game.

 

The Notre Dame defense forced a three-and-out in the Blue Raiders’ first series of the game.  The Falcons then cut nearly all the way down the artificial surface of Blue Raider Stadium in just two plays.  On their first play from scrimmage, sophomore running back #Tim Donald# rattled off a 32-yard run.  Moments later, freshman quarterback #James Flowers# -- who was named the NDC starter late in the week -- hit wide receiver #Derrick Paster# on a crossing pattern and the sophomore receiver got all the way down to the LWC 16 on what amounted to a 23-yard gain.

 

That drive stalled at the 12, however, and a 29-yard NDC field-goal attempt was blocked by the Blue Raiders.  With that momentum in tow, Lindsey Wilson then pulled off a tremendous trick play -- a double-pass, the second of which was a 57-yard dart from Greg Young to Cameron Zuehlsdorf. That set up the first score of the game, a booming 43-yard field goal by place-kicker Mark Corbett. 

 

Down, 3-0, Notre Dame started what would become the first scoring drive in program history late in the first quarter after a diving interception by free safety #John Hyde#.  The Falcons used the pick as a springboard to an impressive 55-yard drive.  #Dak Britt# came in under center and he engineered a 12-play, six-minute-45-second drive that culminated with a powerful 10-yard touchdown run by fullback #Khalid Harrison#.  Britt completed two passes on the drive and had a 16-yard scamper as well.  Harrison had five carries for 41 yards, as the Falcons scored their first points 83 minutes-and-15-seconds into the season after being shut out, 23-0, in their opener against Mercyhurst8 (Pa.).  That TD put the Falcons up, 7-3.

 

At the end of the first half, NDC preserved that 7-3 lead with a stout effort in the shadow of its own goal line.  The Falcons defense held the line on three straight plays after allowing the Blue Raiders to get down to the NDC 1-yard line.  LWC Head Coach Chris Oliver opted to go eschew an easy field goal and go for six as the first half time ticked away.

 

“We showed great character there,” said Howard.  “We could’ve easily given up, but our guys played one down at a time, and we stuffed them right before the half.  That proved to be the difference.”

 

Notre Dame took what at the moment looked like a commanding 14-3 lead 10 minutes into the third quarter when freshman running back #Pedro Powell# punched the ball over the goal line from one yard out.  But Lindsey Wilson counterpunched and did so right away.  On the ensuing kickoff, LWC returner Richard Kennedy sped up the middle of the field and broke through several tackles en route to a 94-yard TD.  That made the game 14-10, with the visiting Falcons on top.

 

The two start-up programs then traded possessions until the end of the game, when Lindsey Wilson marched down the field, from their own 36 into the red zone.  But that drive stalled on a big sack by #Michael Lanigan# that sent the Blue Raiders backward, to the NDC 36.  On fourth and goal from the 26, LWC quarterback Ricky Bowling was pressured and then picked off by John Hyde, who returned the ball 26 yards to the Falcon 30.

 

NDC was then forced to punt but, with 3.5 seconds remaining, the Blue Raiders couldn’t muster a miracle multiple-lateral.

 

For the game was a plus-3 in the turnover battle.  NDC was solid on offense at times and at other points of the game struggled to move the chains. The Falcons and Blue Raiders were as even on Saturday’s stat sheet as they are in the history books:

 

NDC gained 191 total yards on 57 plays.  The Falcons garnered 13 first downs and held the ball for 27:55.  LWC rolled up 194 total yards on 63 plays.  The Blue Raiders’ time of possession was 32:05.

 

The NDC defense held the host Raiders to just 32 rushing yards on 33 carries.  In a game that was a war of attrition, Notre Dame’s 106 yards on the ground (34 carries) loomed large and the NDC backs carried the ball over the goal line on 11 of those yards.

 

Tim Donald finished the game with 47 yards on eight carries.  Khalid Harrison added 40 yards on 10 carries.  James Flowers and Dak Britt combined to go 11-of-23 for 85 passing yards.  For a second straight week, #Derrick Paster# was the Falcons’ leading receiver; he had four catches for 39 yards.

 

Defensively, the Falcons were led by #Sylvester Flowers# (seven tackles), #Bo Grunder# (seven tackles), #Bob Hansen# (five tackles, three sacks) and John Hyde (five tackles, two interceptions).

 

“We saw improvement this week,” said Howard.  “I thought we handled adversity better this week.  We were in some tough situations that we didn’t give up on, and that showed some maturity and some growth from week one to week two.”


Oberlin Volleyball Drops a Pair of Close Contests
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Lacrosse, Wisc. – The Oberlin College volleyball team came close, but was unable to secure its first when of the season, falling to Buena Vista in five sets (25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 10-15). The Yeowomen were also setback the Milwaukee School of Engineering in four games (23-35, 27-25, 18-25, 20-25) on the final day of the UW-Lacrosse Invite. 

“We are just completely out of sync right now,” Head Coach Carey Cavanaughsaid. "We need to figure things out in a hurry and get back to playing Oberlin volleyball."

Laura Jesse was named to the all-tournament team. 

Coming off the most the successful season in school history, Oberlin is off to a slow this fall as it sits at 0-5 thus far on the young season. 

The Yeowomen will look to get back on track when they return home to host Baldwin-Wallace College on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

UW-La Crosse Labor Day Invitational All-Tournament Team

Liz Schlobohm (UW-La Crosse)
Amy Braaksma (Viterbo University)
Jordan Blaken (Viterbo University)
Laura Jesse (Oberlin College)
Lacie Drennan (Buena Vista University)
Kathleen Collingbourne (Milwaukee School of Engineering)


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