A Page -- Sept. 9, 2010

Walsh Jesuit alumna Alexis Garcia

Walsh alum Alexis Garcia, Jackson's 

Emily Kenyon, Hoban's Juliana 

Libertin key in another quick start for 

Dayton; Strongsville's Kristen Lynn, 

Mayfield's Rachael Kravitz 

departmental leaders for Toledo

Sept. 9. 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Dayton University’s women’s soccer team is off to a 4-2 start and a good part of that success is a result of three Student/Athletes from the Cleveland area.

Walsh Jesuit alumna Alexis Garcia and Hoban alum Juliana Libertin have been major factors and Jackson graduate Emily Kenyon has been a catalyst with her defensive play and durability.

Garcia and Libertin are among the top four scorers on the team while Kenyon leads the team in minutes played with 554 in six matches, which is better than 90 per match (the Flyers have had overtime matches this season).

Kenyon has started all six matches while Libertin has started five and Garcia has been one of the key players off the bench but is a sometimes starter. Garcia leads the team in shots percentage and is second in shots on goal percentage.

Libertin has made a quick impact as a freshman. She provided the assist on the winning goal that was scored in the 77th minute by Colleen Williams in a 1-0 win over Oakland Sunday.


In her very first collegiate match, Libertin provided the assist in the 103rd minute to Williams, who scored the game-winning goal in the double overtime, 1-0, win over Butler.

A high school All American at Hoban, Libertin led the Internationals to two state cup championships and three Super Y League National Championships. She has already been named to the pre-season Atlantic 10 All Rookie team.

Garcia scored the game winner in a 2-1win over Toledo. With the score tied 1-1, Garcia took a pass from Williams and headed in the ball in the 63rd minute to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead.

Just three minutes later Mayfield High alumna Rachael Kravitz sliced the deficit in half for the Rockets by sending a corner kick to Molly Cantwell, who scored the only goal Toledo would have that day and the 2-1 Flyer lead stood until the very end, qualifying Garcia’s first tally as the match winner.

It was the first collegiate goal for the sophomore who hails from Brunswick.


Kenyon was an Academic All Ohioan and named to the Atlantic 10 Commisioner's Academic Honor Roll in 2009

The Flyers play Lehigh tomorrow and Penn Saturday in the Penn Invitational.

Incidentally, Kravitz leads Toledo with three assists. The Rockets (3-2) did have a big win this year over previously 31st ranked Purdue.


Kravitz, a sophomore, was on the Dean's List both semesters so far at Toledo, including one in which she had a 4.0

 Junior Kristen Lynn scored two goals in Toledo's 4-1 victory vs. Youngstown State on Sunday at Scott Park.

Strongsville alum Kristen Lynn

Leading Toledo in scoring is Strongsville High product Kristi Lynn with three goals and an assist for seven points. Also, former Mustang Brittany Hensler is tied for third on the Rockets in scoring with four points and tied for second behind Lynn in goals with two points.

Brittany Hensler scored a pair of goals in Toledo's convincing 6-2 victory over Morehead State on Friday at home.


Lynn scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Youngstown State.


Megan Blake

Magnificat alumnae and Westlake residents Sarah Blake and Megan Blake each have an assist for the Rockets. Megan’s came on one of Lynn’s goals against the Guins.

Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake has been on the Dean's List in each of the past five semesters.

Top football performers in Week I of 

the Cleveland-based Mid American 

Conference are are follows:

By Ken Mather


• Ball State RB Eric Williams added 105 yards rushing on 20

carries and one score in a 27-10 win over SE Missouri State.

• Bowling Green WR Kamar Jorden set a career-high 9 receptions

for 111 yards in a 30-27 loss at Troy.

• Buffalo QB Jerry Davis threw for 302 yards and 4 scores and

WR Marcus Rivers added a career-high 10 receptions for 155

yards and one score in a 31-0 win over Rhode Island.

• Central Michigan QB Ryan Radcliff was 20-of-34 passing for

242 yards and one TD in a 33-0 win over Hampton.

• Temple WR Michael Campbell had a career-high 127 yards

on 8 receptions, including a 62-yard score, in a 31-24 win over


• Miami WR Armand Robinson had a career-high 11 receptions

for 111 yards in a 34-12 loss at Florida.

• Western Michigan QB Alex Carder was 27-of-49 passing for

220 yards and 2 TDs in a 38-14 loss at Michigan State.


• Eastern Michigan LB Tim Fort led the Eagles with 15 tackles

in a 31-27 loss to Army.




Euclid Alum Cherice May

Euclid's Cherice May is top NDC 

cross country finisher

SOUTH EUCLID -- Euclid High alumna Cherice May was Notre Dame's highest women's finisher in the Bill Sudeck Memorial Cross Country Meet held this week by Case Reserve.

May finished 19th among 74 runners. May started her college career at Toledo but transfered back home.

In the men's race, NDC's highest finisher was Twinsburg product Josh Edmonds, who finished 58th.


Brecksville bests Avon Lake and 

Olmsted Falls in SWC golf

Sept. 9,

Brecksville was a two-time winner tonight in Southwestern Conference girls gold at Sweetbriar.


Brecksville had 164 strokes, Avon Lake 172, and Olmsted Falls 189.


Avon Lake’s Alison Flint was medalist with a 37, while the Eees had Heidi Morall with a 39  and Tess Stevens with 40 swings.

Avon Lake is 10-2 in the SWC and 14-2 Overall.


For Avon Lake it was Flint 37, Corynn Krieg 41, Taylor Coy 47,and Kara Goodwin 47 for a total of 172.

Brecksville had Morell 39 and Stevens 40, and then Emily O'Donell 40 and Brynn Schumacher 45 for a total of 164.

Olmsted Falls was led by Ashley Gomez 46, followed by Carri Lysek-Rosen 46, Kristen Holland 48 and Taylor Eyssen 49 for a total of 189.


North Olmsted's Alyssa Foldesy, 

Marlington alum Angie Nutial lead 

Malone to 2-1 record so far

Sept. 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CANTONMalone College’s women’s soccer team lost for the first time last night and is now 2-1, but has been getting strong contribution from a good number of local gals.

In last weekend’s 2-1 win over St. Francis, North Olmsted High alumna Alyssa Foldesy rammed home the match-winning goal in the 72nd minute

Alyssa Foldesy plays the ball
North Olmsted alumna Alyssa Foledsy (left)

The first goal in the win over St. Frank came off the foot of Holly Stuchell. The Alliance native and Good Shepherd School alumna grabbed a rebound a ticked it in at the 40th minute to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead.
portrait of Holly Stuchell
Holly Stuchelk

Marlington alumna Angie Nutial earned the win in goal by stopping 13 of the 14 shots on goal she faced.

portrait of Angie Nutial

Later this past weekend, the Pioneers hiked it to 2-0 with a 4-0 win over St. VincentCollege. Massillon Perry alumna Cassy Daniels got the Pioneers on the scoreboard in the 25th minute with a re-direct of the ball off a corner kick from Foledsy.

portrait of Cassy Daniels

Jasmine Evans, Chelsea Howell, and Susanna Jonkka added goals and Nutial notched her first shutout of the season.

Nutial was named Defensive Player of the Week in the American Mideast Conference.

Last night, the Pioneers dropped one to Davenport.

Notre Dame's football team 

continues road 

trip, in Fairmont, 

WVA Sat.

Sept. 9, 2010

By Andy Barch

SOUTH EUCLID -- Notre Dame Football hits the road for the second straight week, as the Falcons travel to Fairmont, W.


Former B-W assistant, current NDC head coach Adam Howard

Va., to take on the Fighting Falcons of Fairmont State University. The Saturday-afternoon tilt pits one 

of the newest teams in collegiate football against a program that has won its conference title 17 


Both teams head into the game off of victories last week -- NDC triumphed over Lindsey Wilson 

(Ky.) for its first win in program history; FSU downed Clarion (Pa.), 27-16, in an improbable come-from-behind 

win. So, Saturday’s Falcon-Falcon contest will send one team into its next game on a twogame 

win streak.

After surprise 1-1 tie at Westlake 

last night, No. 2-ranked 

Strongsville vies to get back on 

winning track Saturday against 


Sept. 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


WESTLAKE – After getting surprised here last night by Westlake High in a 1-1 tie, Strongsville’s boys’ soccer team will regroup and try to get back on the winning track Saturday night against Mentor.


The Mustangs came into last night’s match ranked No. 2 in Greater Cleveland, No. 3 in the big-school division of the state rankings and No. 10 in the nation, but after getting stunned by the Demons, it remains to be seen whether they maintain those rankings or not come when the next polls get released at variant times over the next few days.


Nate :Langhals scored the only Mustang goal last night, which came off a free kick from Mike Cook, while Austin Earley earned the tie in goal after making a sterling save on a shot in the 80th minute. Alex Chernosky countered in the scoring column with the goal for Westlake.


Alex Ferrell, giving up only the one goal, earned the tie for the Demons.


“The Demons did well to defend the our attack and they looked dangerous on the counter,” said Strongsville coach Tobey Cook.


The Demons (5-0-2) are ranked fourth in the Greater Cleveland area.

This marks the third time the Demons and Mustangs have tied since 2004.


They played to 0-0 ties during the regular season in 2004 and 2006.

In the history of the series, the only time Westlake has been able to defeat a Strongsville team was in the regional finals in 2004, coming back with a 1-0 win after settling for a 0-0 tie with the Stangs earlier that fall.

Strrongsville is 8-1-3 overall and 2-1 in tournament play against Westlake. Both of those tournament losses by the Demons were in double-overtime shootouts in district final affairs.

Strongsville handled Mentor rather handily last year, 7-0, in a match that had to be moved to the adjacent field because the main Fochs Field was under water, but the Cardinals have reloaded and are back to what they normally are, coming into Saturday’s home match against the Mustangs 4-2-1, after a 5-0 romp over Euclid earlier this week in a Lake Erie League match.

The Stangs (4-0-1 this season) hold a 9-6-4 advantage over the Cards in the all-time series. The last time Mentor won was in ’06 in a 1-0 edging. Strongsville won, 3-0, two years ago and the two clubs tied, 1-1, in ’07.


Never ones to shy away from competition, the Mustangs still have four teams ranked in the Greater Cleveland Top 10 remaining on the upcoming schedule, including No. 1 St. Ignatius, No. 6 Solon, No. 9 North Royalton and No. 10 Shaker.

Mike Cook

Currently, Vlad Lekarev leads the team in scoring with 14 points on six goals and two assists, while Bryan Wolanski has 10 on four goals and two assists and Cook has nine on two goals and five assist, those five helpers putting him at the top of the list for the club. The Mustangs have outscored their opponents, 21-2.


Earley is 2-0-1 in goal and Justin Fink 2-0.

Mike Hall’s hat trick enabled the JV A team of Strongsville to top Westlake last night, 8-0, and remain undefeated. The JV B team is also undefeated.

Bay tops North Ridgeville in West 

Shore Conference volleyball

Sept 9, 2010

In West Shore Conference volleyball action tonight, Bay was a 3-0 winner over North Ridgeville.

In the first game it was BAY 25 NR 18, followed by BAY 25 NR 12, and in the match clincher BAY 25 NR 17.

For the Rockets, 

Bridget Doughty

Bridget Doughty was 66-67 setting with 27 assist while Emily Gorrity was13 for 16 serving with 3 aces and 20/23 Hitting with 10 kills and 8 digs, and arrie Scaniello 

14/15 passing.


The Rangers had Katarina Kovach 7 for 7  serving and 3 kills, Kemi Osundian 7 for 7 serving with 2 aces, Rachel Crow with 7 kills, Briana Lehman with 4 kills, and Kaitie Borges 58 for 59 setting with13 assists.


Cuyahoga Falls native Christian Earnest

Falls alum Christian Earnest 

scores twice to help keep NDC 

undefeated with win over JCU in 

all-Catholic battle

Cuyahoga Falls High alumnus Christian Earnest scored two goals lat night to lead Notre Dame College to a 4-0 win over John Carroll in an all-East Side, all-Catholic College soccer battle.

It enabled the Falcons to remain undefeated at 5-0. 

The closest the Blue Streaks came to scoring was when Akron St, Vincent-St. Mary alum Dave Hickey nearly buried one in the right corner but keeper Alex Klein lunged to make a picture save.


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