A Page -- Sept. 9, 2011

Mentor's Kylee Kolesar named Player of the Week in Ohio Athletic Conference

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—University of Mount Union junior Kylee Kolesar (Mentor/Mentor) was named the OhioAthletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

Kolesar scored five goals and added three assists during the Purple Raiders' first three games of the season. She scored two goals against Waynesburg (Pa.), scored two goals and had an assist against Spalding (Ky.), and scored a goal to go with two assists against Hilbert (N.Y.). She is the first Purple Raider since Cortney Frederick in 2006 to score at least one goal in three consecutive games.

Sparked by the play of Kolesar, Mount Union is 3-0 under first-year head coach Kelley Clark. This is their best beginning to a season since 2002 (2-0-2).

The Purple Raiders will return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Westminster (Pa.) for a game at 5 pm in New Wilmington, Pa

Lake Erie's Chapman named National Defensive Player of the Week

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- One day after being named the first Defensive Player of the Week of the season by theGreat Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Lake Erie College senior outside linebacker Kevin Chapman received weekly recognition from the d2football.com website as its national Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday (Sept. 7).

Chapman recorded a career-high 14 tackles, including six solo stops, in the Storm's season-opening 13-10 win over Gannon University on Thursday night (Sept. 1). He had 3.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 quarterback sacks. He came up with a big fourth-quarter sack and fumble recovery on Gannon quarterback Daniel Tapscott and also batted down a pass as the Storm (1-0) rallied for its first season opening victory ever and claimed the Captain's Wheel Trophy in the Battle of Lake Erie.

This is the second weekly honor from d2football.com for Lake Erie. Last year, Chapman's classmate, quarterback Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) was named Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the win at the University of Findlay.

Chapman and the Storm open GLIAC play on the road this weekend, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Michigan Tech University.

Coming off big win over OU, Vikings head west for two

Cleveland State heads out west for two games this weekend, starting with a 4:00 p.m. MST (6:00 p.m. in Cleveland) match at Wyoming on Friday (Sept. 9). The Vikings then head to Air Force for an 11:00 p.m. MST (1:00 p.m. in Cleveland) contest on Sunday (Sept. 11). It will be the first meeting for CSU against both schools. The Vikings are 3-2 overall this year after splitting a pair of home matches last weekend, falling to Bowling Green (1-0) and shutting out Ohio (3-0). Wyoming is 3-3 this year, while Air Force is 3-2.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK: The Vikings were in action two times last week. Here are brief recaps of the match:

Match #4: Bowling Green 1, CSU 0 (Sept. 2, Cleveland, Ohio)
Sarah VonderBrink scored the lone goal of the match at the 19:58 mark when she one-timed a cross from Megan Amann into the back of the net to give Bowling Green a 1-0 win.

Match #5: CSU 3, Ohio 0 (Sept. 4, Cleveland, Ohio)
Taylor Vidovic scored two goals and Natalie Daniels added a goal and two assists to lift Cleveland State to a 3-0 win over Ohio. All three goals were scored in the first half.

2011 SEASON PREVIEW: Coming off the best season in school history, eighth-year head coach Derrek Falor has high expectations for this year's squad. Falor will blend six returning starters and 13 letterwinners with 12 freshmen and three transfers to form this year's team.
Holy Name alumna Jessica Bound

Headlining the returners is senior Natalie Daniels (1 g, 4 a, 6 pts) who will once again anchor the midfield. She is joined in the midfield by junior Jaime Avona (1 g, 2 pts) and freshmen Shea Levi and Kelcey Fischer (1 a). Seniors Samantha Salamon (1 g, 2 pts) and Jessica Bound will all experience and depth in the midfield. The defense is once again strong with the return of second team all-league junior Valerie Stahl (2 g, 1 a, 5 pts) and sophomore Frederike Dubeau (2 a), who was an all-newcomer team pick last year. Senior Marina Taylor, juniorCarla Ragone and freshmen Sabrina Abram and Sarah Zawie add depth to the defense. Up front, Falor will rely on the duo of sophomore Taylor Vidovic (2 g, 6 pts), senior transfer Nancy Newcomer and freshman Lynsay Strahorn (2 g, 4 pts) to provide an offensive burst. Senior Becky Williams, a transfer from Ohio Dominican, has stepped in as the starting goalkeeper after the Vikings lost freshman Sarah Wood to a season-ending knee injury.

GOALS, GOALS, AND MORE GOALS: Through five matches, the Vikings are scoring goals at a record pace with 10 tallies. It is the second most goals by a CSU team through five games, topped only by the 13 goals scored by last year's squad. The 2007 team also scored 10 goals through five matches. The school record for goals in a season is 24, set last year.

TAYLOR MADE: Sophomore Taylor Vidovic made her presence felt in Sunday's win over Ohio, scoring two goals to raise her team-leading total to three. She is also tied for the team lead with six points. Vidovic became the sixth player in school history with two goals in a game and the first since Natalie Daniels did it against Gannon last year (8/27/10).

DANIELS PICKS UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF: After leading the team in points as a freshman with 16 and again last year with 23, senior Natalie Daniels once again finds herself atop the team lead with six points (tied with Taylor Vidovic). Daniels had four points, tied for the third most in a match in program history, with a goal and two assists in Sunday's win over Ohio. Daniels was second on the team with six points as a sophomore.

IT'S STAHL GOOD: Junior Valerie Stahl is quickly making a name for herself this season, but in a different way. Known around the circuits as a top notch defender - she was a second team all-league pick last year - Stahl ranks second on the squad with two goals and is second with five points. BIG WIN: Sunday's 3-0 win over Ohio was a big one in more ways than one. It was CSU's largest margin of victory over a Division I opponent since a 6-0 win over Delaware State in the 2007 season opener (Aug. 27).

WILLIAMS IN GOAL: Senior Becky Williams has made the transition to goalkeeper for the Vikings, but it was not an easy one. Freshman Sarah Wood was CSU's starting goalkeeper, but was knocked out for the season with a knee injury on Aug. 21. That's when Williams, who played three seasons at Ohio Dominican, transferred to CSU for her final season of eligibility to take over goalkeeping duties. In her first two starts, she is 1-1 with five saves, an 0.50 goals against average, a .833 save percentage and one shutout.

GOOD START FOR STRAHORN: Freshman Lynsay Strahorn wasted little time in adjusting to the collegiate game. The Dayton, Ohio, native came into CSU's first two matches as a substitute both times, but made her presence felt with a goal in each match. She scored her first career goal in the 35th minute at Kent State to give the Vikings a 2-1 lead. In the Aug. 21 win over Duquesne, Strahorn scored in the 49th minute to tie the match at 1-1. Her two goals are tied for tops on the team.

DANIELS LIKES RECORDS: With her two assists through threegames, senior Natalie Daniels has continued to add to her CSU career records. She is the all-time leader in goals (17), assists (17) and points (51). In addition, Daniels holds school records for career shots (129) and shots on goal (84).

NEXT UP: CSU returns home for two matches next week, hosting Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 16) and IUPUI on Sunday (Sept. 18) at 1:00 p.m.
Emily Peepers and Gabrielle Semon score goals as Avon Lake and Amherst girls’ soccer tie, 1-1; Shoregals get help from JV crew

In a hard fought, physical contest featuring 22 fouls and a yellow card, Avon Lake traveled to Amherst and battled the Comets to a 1-1 draw.

While the Shoregals missed on a number of great scoring opportunities in the 1st half, it was Amherst who got on the board first just before halftime.


On a set kick after an AL foul, the Comets sophomore Julie Lacock sent a ball to right side of the Avon Lake goal which was headed in by fellow sophomore Gabrielle Semon. 

In the second half, the Shoregals netted the game tying tally on a corner kick from senior Jillian Strimbu which was fired into the goal by sophomore Emily Peepers for her first high school score.  Peepers was a JV call-up for the match and left a positive impression on the Avon Lake faithful.

The Shoregals had another great opportunity in the 67th minute when sophomore Emily O'Connor was fouled in the box and Avon Lake was awarded a penalty kick.  Senior Jillian Strimbu sent the penalty kick low to the left post and Comet junior goalkeeper Ashley Ferguson made a tremendous stop to preserve the tie.  Ferguson recorded 4 saves on the night while the Amherst defense thwarted a number of excellent chances by the Shoregals. 

Dana Strimbu

Dana Strimbu was in goal for Avon Lake and recorded 3 saves.  Avon Lake's record is now 1-1-2 while Amherst moves to 3-2-1 on the season.

In JV action, Avon Lake won a 1-0 thriller for their second win of the season and upped its record to 2-1-1 and remain undefeated in the SWC.

Avon Lake vs. Amherst

Game Date:    Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011

Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 1        Amherst (Am) - 1

AL    1-1-2            Am    3-2-1

AL    Emily Peepers        Am    Gabrielle Semon

AL    Jillian Strimbu        Am    Julie Lacock

Shots on Goal:
AL    5            Am    4

AL    Dana Strimbu - 3

Am    Ashley Ferguson  - 4

AL    15            Am    9

Corner Kicks:
AL    8            Am    1

AL    2            Am    3

AL    11            Am    11

Yelllow Card:    :            Am    Brianna Shagovac

AL    0            Am    1

Mount Union volleyball rallies to win thriller 

over Case Reserve

CLEVELAND (U DIstrict) —The Mount Union volleyball team rallied to win the final two sets in defeating Case Western Reserve by a score of 3-2 in front of a raucous crowd in Cleveland Wednesday night.

The Purple Raiders (4-1) won the first set, dropped the next two sets, and regrouped to win the final two sets in their 25-18, 23-25, 26-28, 25-21, 15-5 decision.

Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) and Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) continued their strong performances from this past weekend at the Mount Union Invitational, where they were selected to the all-tournament team. Radigan had 47 assists while Webb had 17 kills.

Maya Brown (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) and Rachel Adolph (Findlay/Van Buren) added 12 kills and 10 kills, respectively. Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) had a team-high 25 digs and Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) added six total blocks.

Tricia McCutchan had a team-high 15 kills and 14 digs for the Spartans (3-2). Breana Freeman added 43 assists.

Mount Union returns to action this weekend when they travel to Rochester, N.Y. to participate in the Golden Flyer Invitational, hosted by Nazareth (N.Y.) College. The Purple Raiders are slated for four matches.


  Mount Union def. Case Western Reserve 25-18,23-25,26-28,25-21,15-5

  Mount Union (4-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 17-0-1; Maya Brown
  12-0-4; Rachel Adoplh 10-0-0; Nicole Snyder 7-0-4; Deanna Glass 5-0-6;
  Julie Radigan 2-2-3; Riley Galant 1-4-0; Melanie Patterson 1-0-0;
  Kristen Gromes 0-1-0; Totals 55-7-14.5. (Assists) - Julie Radigan 47.
  (Dig leaders) - Kristen Gromes 25; Christine Frazier 14; Lauren
  Mastroine 12; Riley Galant 10; Julie Radigan 8

  Case Western Reserve (3-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tricia McCutchan
  15-0-4; Rachael Suchy 12-0-1; Allie Palmer 11-0-3; Breana Freeman
  8-0-0; Natalie Southard 6-0-0; Ellie Lyman 2-0-0; Hanna Collins 1-0-1;
  Totals 55-0-6.0. (Assists) - Breana Freeman 43. (Dig leaders) -
  Rachael Suchy 15; Kara Monnin 15; Rachel Gulasey 14; Tricia McCutchan

  Site: Cleveland, Ohio (Horsburgh Gymnasium)
  Date: Sep 07, 2011   Attend: 192   Time: 2:15   

Mount Union men's soccer stays undefeated

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.—Freshman Chris Motley (Kent/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and sophomore Thomas Beck(Poland/Cardinal Mooney) propelled the Mount Union men's soccer team to a 3-0 win on the road at Westminter (Pa.). The 3-0 start is the Purple Raiders' best since head coach John Witkowski took over the program in 2007.

After a scoreless first half, Motley scored in the 48th minute. Senior Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) provided the assist on the play, his third of the season. The score remained 1-0 until the 68th minute when Beck was able to bury a shot in the back of the net. Motley and junior Leo Hicks (Leetonia/Cardinal Mooney) contributed the assists on the goal.

Beck added a goal for insurance in the 88th minute.

Junior goalkeeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) made four saves for his second shutout of the season and tenth of his career. Adam Kephart made five saves for the Titans (1-1).

The Purple Raiders complete their stretch of five games on the road to open the season when they participate in the Wittenberg Invitational this weekend. They will face host Wittenberg on Saturday and Kenyon on Sunday.


HEIDELBERG women's soccer team loses to Grove City
 (PA.), 3-0

GROVE CITY, Pa.-The Heidelberg women's soccer team lost a non-conference
match today at Grove City (Pa.) College, 3-0, at College Field in Grove
City, Pa
.  The match was the last of a season-opening three-match road trip
for the Berg.

With the loss, Heidelberg falls to 1-2.  The Wolverines improved to 2-0.

Heidelberg penetrated a stout Grove City defense for five shots on goal, but
was unable to capitalize.

Michelle Stevens, Leah Wilt and Shannon Bishop each scored Wolverine goals.

Three 'Berg goaltenders combined to make 12 saves.  Junior Molly Schriber
(Sidney) received her first start between the pipes this season and made
four saves during the first half.  Sophomore Brittany Labry
(Aurora/Twinsburg) made four saves and allowed three goals in 23 minutes of
action.  Freshman Natalie Wolfe (Columbus/Madison Plains) played the
remaining 23 minutes in goal and made four saves of her own.

Mentor's Ken Janosko Named OAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

BEREA, OHIO — Baldwin-Wallace College junior All-Great Lakes Region runner Ken Janosko (Mentor) is this week’s Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. It marks the first time in his career that Janosko has earned an OAC weekly honor in cross country.


Last Thursday, September 1, 2011, Janosko won the four-mile run at the College of Wooster Invitational Meet at the L.C. Boles Memorial Golf Course. Janosko finished the course in a time of 21:36.89 to led the B-W men in its first meet of the season.

Last season in cross-country, Janosko earned All-Great Lakes Region honors for his 24th place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 25:47.8 and All-OAC honors with a third place finish at the OAC Championships with a time of 25:45.

In indoor track, he became the OAC 5000-meter run champion after placing first with a time of 15:15.59 at the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The Yellow Jackets next compete on Saturday, Sept. 10 when they travel to Delaware to compete at the Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational Meet at 10:00 a.m.

Case Reserve's McCutchan Named UAA Volleyball Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan
(Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) has been tabbed as the University Athletic Association Volleyball Player of the Week for her performance in four matches this past weekend.

McCutchan totaled 56 kills and 16 total blocks (three solo/13 assists) during a 3-1 weekend for the Spartans at the season-opening University of Mount Union Invitational. McCutchan also posted a .416 hitting percentage and 15 digs.

Now a five-time UAA Athlete of the Week, McCutchan ranks second all-time in CWRU history with 1,516 kills. She trails only Lindsey Deyer (1998-00) with 1,680.

The Spartans (3-1 overall) return to action on Wednesday, September 6 versus Mount Union at 7:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium. Fans can watch the match live at:http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/live.
Spartan Football’s Sicre and Ferguson Named UAA Athletes of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) and junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson(Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) were each tabbed as University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for their performances in the Spartans' 24-17 victory at John Carroll University this past Saturday.
Sicre (L) and Ferguson

Sicre rushed for a game-high 172 yards on just 16 carries (10.8 ypc) in his collegiate debut. He also scored his first career touchdown and made three receptions for 14 yards.

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Ferguson recorded nine tackles, including two for loss, and returned both an interception and a fumble recovery for touchdowns. His first career interception went for 57 yards and his first career fumble recovery went for 32.

The Spartans (1-0) are back in action this Saturday, September 10 with their home-opener versus the University of Rochester (N.Y.) at 7:00 p.m. at Case Field.

Viking men head to Silicon Valley for tourney

Fresh off of a victory over Bowling Green last Saturday (Sept. 3) that evened the Vikings record at 1-1, the Cleveland State men's soccer team will head west for a pair of matches against California schools while participating in the San Jose State-Santa Clara Tournament. CSU will open the left coast swing by taking on San Jose State on Friday (Sept. 9) at 10:00 p.m. EST and finish with Santa Clara on Sunday (Sept. 11) at 5:00 p.m. EST. San Jose State is 1-0-1 on the year, while Santa Clara is 1-1-1 heading into their match against Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night.


REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Cleveland State picked up its first win of the 2011 season, knocking off Bowling Green by a score of 2-1. Here is a quick recap:


Match 2: CSU 2, Bowling Green 1 (Sept. 3, Bowling Green, Ohio)

With a temperature of 96 degrees at kickoff, CSU used its depth to get past the Falcons, 2-1. After neither team scored in the first 60 minutes, the goals came in a flurry. CSU's Cazz Warren put the Vikings ahead 1-0 in the 65th minute, and two minutes after that, Admir Suljevic gave CSU a 2-0 cushion. Just 90 seconds later, Bowling Green cut the deficit in half, but the Vikings held on over the last 30 minutes to earn the victory. 


2011 SEASON PREVIEW: When looking at the Vikings 2011 roster, you’ll notice a lot of familiar names. The 2010 team finished 9-10-1, but expectations are high this season with nine of the team’s top ten scorers returning from last season. Junior Brad Stuver (1-1, 6 saves) is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league. He was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year last season when he had three shutouts and 87 saves - 14 more than the second place finisher. An experienced backline is led by senior Brian Donnelly who started all 20 games last season, while Zach Ellis-Hayden (19) and Cameron Eisses (18) started every game they appeared in. Sophomore Justin Cree started 14 of the 16 games he played in, while senior Chris Koy (1 assist) started four and Al James was in the starting lineup seven times. Seniors Manuel Conde and John Wargo, first and second on the 2010 team in points, will lead the charge in the middle. That dynamic duo and Aslinn Rodas combined for 51 starts and 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) last season, but after them it’s a lot of unknowns. Freshman Mike Derezic, who led his Lakewood High team to league and district titles, showed promise in the summer and could see significant time at one of midfield spots. The Vikings forwards have scored both goals of the 2011 season, with Admir Suljevic and Cazz Warren finding the back of the net. Aaron Adkins, with nine starts and three goals in 2010, and Suljevic, who sat out last season due to injury, are the most well known of the bunch. Caleb Eastham (seven starts), Jordan Hart (five starts) and Matt McWilson (two starts) are all back to add depth at the forward spot.


WELCOME BACK: After a stellar freshman season in 2009, Admir Suljevic was projected to be one of the 20 best Horizon League players for the 2010 season by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Because of an injury suffered in the fall, that 2010 season never started. Suljevic tallied 12 points (three goals, six assists) and was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team in 2009. He returns this season as a sophomore and will be a starter at forward. Also returning after a season-ending injury in 2010 is Justin Mancine. He started 16 games in 2009 as a sophomore and was primed for a breakout junior season. In the opener against St. Bonaventure, he injured his leg and was granted a medical redshirt. On a team that has a young core, his 31 career starts will go a long way.


TRADITION RICH: Two of the next three opponents for the Vikings have won national championships. Santa Clara split the crown with Virginia in 1989 after the title game was called due to darkness. The Broncos also played for the title and finished as a runner-up in both 1991 and 1999. Wake Forest won the national championship in 2007 after beating Ohio State, 2-1. 


A FIRST FOR KOY: In his 39th career game, senior defenseman Chris Koy recorded his first point in a Viking uniform when he assisted on the goal scored by Cazz Warren.


ANOTHER FIRST: It took junior transfer Cazz Warren two games to make his presence known for the Vikings. His goal in the 65th minute against Bowling Green put CSU ahead 1-0 over and helped propel the squad to their first victory of the season. Scoring is nothing new for Warren. In his two seasons at Division III Adrian College, he slammed home 15 goals.


FIRST ... IN A LONG TIME: After Warren put CSU ahead 1-0, Admir Suljevic made it a 2-0 game. The goal by Suljevic had to feel extra special as it was a long time coming. It was his first since Oct. 24, 2009 - a span that covered 679 days - after he was forced to sit out all of last season with an injury.


SHIELD STUVER: Dating back to last year, Brad Stuver had faced 40 shots on goals in his last five games. Against Bowling Green, just three shots were fired at him. Kazemaini was very complimentary of his defense that made life easier for Stuver. 


CAPTAINS: Manuel Conde and Brad Stuver have been selected by head coach Ali Kazemaini to serve as team captains. 


NEXT UP: After a pair of games on the west coast, Cleveland State will travel back across the country and do battle with Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Wednesday (Sept. 14) at 7:00 p.m. Next Sunday (Sept. 18), the Vikings will host Robert Morris in their home opener after five straight road games to start the season. 

Amherst boys’ soccer holds on to first place in SWC with road win at Avon Lake

Amherst boys’ soccer maintained first place in the Southwestern Conference with Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Avon Lake.

Andrew Souders and Connor Klekota scored the goals.

After an scoreless first half filled with tough defensive play, the Comets finally found the net when Souders
headed a Mark Ferber corner past a diving keeper.

Klekota sealed the win with his sixth goal of the season, as Josh Birkline sent a cross to Marcus Schmitz, who found Klekota open at the back post for the goal. Maximo Meggitt was outstanding in the goal for Amherst, coming off his line to gather up several loose balls and making five key saves.

Eric Armstrong, Jake McDonald, Garrett Klekota, and Dalton Sweet were tremendous on defense for us,” said Amherst Coach Brett Thompson, whose team improved to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in the SWC. Amherst takes on North Ridgeville on Saturday.

Amherst Steele 2 Avon Lake 0


Avon Lake: 2-1-2 (1-1-1)

Amherst Steele: 4-1 (3-0)

Goalscorers: Amherst Steele: Souders, Klekota

Goalies: Amherst Steele, Meggitt (4 saves); AL, Zac Strimbu (5 saves)

Score at half: Amherst Steele 1 Avon Lake 0

Shots for Avon Lake: 8

Shots for Amherst Steele:   9

Corners for Amherst Steele: 2

Corners for AL: 7

Niki Schroeder’s 35 leads Shoregals past Bulldogs

Niki Schroeder shot a 35 to lead Avon Lake golf to a Southwestern Conference win over Olmsted Falls Wednesday.

The Shoreglas moved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in league affairs.

Olmsted Falls @ Avon Lake Sweetbriar par 35

Avon Lake (SWC 7-1 Overall 11-1)
Niki Schroeder 35
Corynn Krieg 42
Bridget McCoy 46
Mallary Koeth 49
Total 172

O. Falls
Ashley Gomez 47
Abby Nichols 58
Morgan Haviland 59
Katie Parfejewiec 60
Total 224

Avon Lake 172, O. Falls 224 Sweetbriar par 35
N. Schroeder 35 (AL), C. Krieg 42 (AL), B. McCoy 46 (AL)

Nicole Mikolcic’s goal leads St. Joe past Lakewood, 1-0

Wednesday night the St. Joseph Academy Jaguars soccer shut out the Lakewood Rangers 1-0. Junior Nicole Mikolcic scored in the first half.
Mikolcic (18)

The Jaguars had 23 shots versus 5 for the Rangers. Senior goalie Sarah Reinhold recorded her first shutout.

The JV Jaguars also shutout the Rangers 5-0. Junior Nicole Hegeman led the way by scoring two goals and one assist. Junior Moria McGuire scored on a direct kick, Sophomore Caroline Becker on a corner and Sophomore Mackenzie Dorin scored on a nice pass from Nicole Hegeman.

Sophomore goalie Courtney Kuntz recorded the shutout.

On Friday, JV gold travels to Avon Lake and on Saturday JV Purple travels to Padua. Both games are at 5 pm.

B-W Women’s Soccer Team Stays Unbeaten With 6-1 Win At 
Oberlin; Parma's Keller gets playmaker

OBERLIN, OHIO – Sophomore forward Heather Keller (Parma/ Senior) scored one goal and added three assists as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team (2-0 overall) defeated host Oberlin College, 6-1, tonight (Wednesday, September 7, 2011) at Fred Shults Field in Oberlin.

B-W built a commanding 4-0 advantage at the intermission and coasted to the victory.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring just 6:47 ingto the match when sophomore midfielder Kayla Losco (Aliquippa, Pa./ Hopewell) received a cross from the far side of the field to the near side post from sophomore defender Elizabeth Helser (Fort Wayne, Ind./ Canterbury), who received an assist. The goal gave B-W a 1-0 lead and was Losco’s second this season and the third of her career.

Then B-W put the game away with a three-goal flurry in a span of 3:16. First, senior MF Lindsey Cooper (Westerville/ New Albany) scored her fifth career goal at 18:59 on a header via an assist from sophomore MF Rachel Gokey (Seville/Lodi Cloverleaf) off a corner kick. Then Gokey scored at 21:47 for her third career goal via an assist from Keller off a cross from the near side of the field to the middle. And, Keller finished the asault when she scored unassisted at 22:15 for her eighth career tally to make the score 4-0.

In the second half, Oberlin scored its lone goal when freshman MF Megan Michel tallied at 51:40 via a cross that deflected off of a defender and then was redirected into the goal to cut B-W’s lead to 4-1.

NO. 11 HEIDELBERG volleyball wins three straight sets to beat Hiram, 3-2

TIFFIN, Ohio-The No. 11 Heidelberg University volleyball team won its fifth
consecutive match to start the season tonight after rallying to win three
straight sets to defeat Hiram College, 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23,
15-10), in Seiberling Gymnasium.  Senior reigning Ohio Athletic Conference
player of the year Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) and senior second-team
All-OAC outside hitter Venessa Haase (Miamisburg) each notched
double-doubles in the win.

The Berg improves to 5-0 overall, while Hiram drops to 1-4.

After dropping the first two sets by identical 25-21 scores12th-year head
coach Jason Miller's team rallied to win 65 of the next 117 points during
the match.

"I have to give the credit to Hiram.  Hiram is an extremely good team," said
12th-year head coach Jason Miller.  "I was pleased with the perseverance our
girls showed.  The leadership that the upperclassmen showed, fighting down
the stretch, tooth and nail to get the win, carried us."

Reinhart tallied a team-high 21 digs and Haase, who was named last week's
OAC player of the week, etched 12.  Both student-athletes recorded a
game-high tying 14 kills.

Junior second-team All-OAC middle hitter Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway)
also provided offensive assistance with 12 kills of her own.

Two student-athletes-junior setter Rachel Ferguson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton
) and sophomore setter Alexa Frank (Tiffin/Calvert) had 29 assists and 21
assists, respectively.

Freshman defensive specialist Tessa Benanzer (Fort Laramie) dug a team-high
29 balls.

The Berg will travel Friday to Cincinnati to compete in the two-day Mount
St. Joseph
 Invite with scheduled matches against Thomas More (Ky.) College
on Friday at 5 p.m. and Wittenberg University and The College of Mount St.
 on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectivel

Mount gals still unbeaten after scoreless tie

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.—The Mount Union women's soccer team played Westminster (Pa.) to a scoreless 0-0 tie in double overtime Wednesday night. The Purple Raiders (3-0-1) are unbeaten through four games for the first time since 2002 and have yet to allow a goal this season.

The Purple Raiders were outshot for the first time this season, 11-7.

Senior Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna) made nine saves in the shutout. Jenn Cantella had seven saves in net for Westminster.

Mount Union returns to action this weekend when they participate in the Clarion Classic in Fredonia, N.Y. The Purple Raiders will play Penn State-Behrend (Pa.) on Friday and face Rochester (N.Y.) on Saturday.