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After being shut out, 23-0, in its inaugural game (Aug. 28), Notre Dame traveled to Columbia, Ky., last Saturday and claimed its first points (a 10-yard touchdown run by co-captain Khalid Harrison) and its first victory (14-10 over Lindsey Wilson).

* Notre Dame’s defense came up big under pressure to preserve the four-point win over an LWC squad playing its inaugural game. The Falcons forced three turnovers and made two impressive stands in the shadow if its own goal line. 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.

* NDC and LWC played a hard-fought affair dominated by defense. The Falcons had 191 total yards in the victory; the host Blue Raiders garnered 194. A staunch Notre Dame defense held Lindsey Wilson to just 32 rushing yards on 33 carries and in doing so, piled up 10 tackles for loss.

* “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.”
U.S. Army Vet, Midpark alum Bob Hansen 

Notre Dame DE Bob Hansen, a Falcon co-captain and US Army veteran who has served three tours of duty in Iraq, dominated in Columbia, Ky., last week. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Hansen garnered three sacks against the Blue Raiders and already has five this season.
Saturday’s game marks Fairmont State’s home opener. The Fighting Falcons struggled at home in 2009, posting a 1-5 mark at Duvall-Rosier Field.
Berea High alum Derrick Paster

In its 102-year history, FSU has played just 11 games against Ohio foes. The Fighting Falcons went 5-6 in those 11 contests. Its early, but sophomore WR Derrick Paster comes into the game ranked 14th in the NAIA with 10 receptions. The Berea, Ohio, native and two-year member of NDC Football caught six passes in the opener and four last week at Lindsey Wilson.

The Fairmont State roster features seven players -- including four starters -- that hail from the state of Ohio. The Notre Dame roster does not include any West Virginians.


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• Eastern Michigan LB Tim Fort led the Eagles with 15 tackles
in a 31-27 loss to Army.
• Akron LB Brian Wagner added 12 tackles, one forced fumble
and an interception in a 29-3 loss to Syracuse.
• Ohio LB Noah Keller led the Bobcats with nine tackles in a
33-10 win over Wofford.
• Northern Illinois SS Tracy Wilson had a team-leading 10 tackles
and an interception in a 27-10 loss at Iowa State.
• Ball State S Sean Baker led the club with a career-high 12
tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in a 27-10 win over SE
Missouri State.
• Western Michigan DE Deauntay Legrier tied for the team lead
with eight tackles and one sack in a 38-14 loss at Michigan St.
• Kent State S Brian Lainhart added nine tackles and one forced
fumble in a 41-10 win over Murray State.
• Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett led the team with seven tackles and
one tackle for loss in a 31-24 win over Villanova.
• Toledo SS Desmond Marrow led the team with nine tackles and
one tackle for loss in a 41-2 loss to Arizona.
• Miami K Trevor Cook added four field goals in a 34-12 loss
at Florida.
• Ohio’s Julian Posey totaled 70 yards on three returns, and
added a 38-yard fumble recovered for a TD in a 33-10 win over
• Central Michigan’s Cody Wilson had an 81 yard kickoff return
and added 21 punt return yards in a 33-0 win over Hampton.
• Bowling Green KR Eugene Cooper had a 63-yard punt return
for a TD in a 30-27 loss at Troy.
• Kent State KR Anthony Bowman added a 92-yard kickoff return
for a TD in a 41-10 win over Murray State.

Marlington's Flitcraft, Garfield's Etling 

lead Raiders to first win

September 9, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Alyssa Flitcraft (Alliance/Marlington) and Katie Etling (Mantua/Garfield) scored goals for the Mount Union women's soccer team and helped the Purple Raiders break into the win column with a 2-0 victory over Westminster (Pa.) at Mount Union Stadium on Wednesday.


Flitcraft escaped on a breakaway in the 68th minute and became the first player to score on the Titan women in 2010. Etling added some insurance during the 81th, driving down the right side of the 18-yard box and beating Westminster goalkeeper Jenn Cantella.


Mount Union's Aubree Lieberman (Cleveland Heights/Cleveland Heights) was the winning goalkeeper, finishing with a seven-save shutout. At the opposite end, Cantella stopped six shots for the Titans (3-1).

The Purple Raiders (1-2-1) will return to action on Saturday. They will visit St. Vincent (Pa.) for a 1 p.m. start.

Westminster (Pa.) (3-1-0) vs. Mount Union (1-1-2)


Lake Ridge Academy 5, Lorain 0
Singles: Rice d. Melendez 7-5, 7-5; Colegrove d. Marti 7-5, 6-1;  Beals d. Leyve 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 
Doubles: Miraldi/Kapodia d. Inchanrrigiu 6-2, 6-4; Ridel/Hresko d. Oraska-Hustor/Hernandez 6-1, 6-1.