B Page -- Sept. 6, 2010

B-W Soccer

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With the victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 1-2 overall and next play a Tuesday, Sept. 7 match at traditional rival Oberlin College in Oberlin at 5:00 p.m. That is the first game of a women’s and men’s doubleheader. The Yellow Jackets and Yeomen kickoff at 7:00 p.m.  With its loss, Penn State-Behrend is now 2-1.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring at the 13:13 mark of the first half when freshman midfielder Bucky Gammiere (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) scored her second goal of the season for a 1-0 lead. Behrend tied the match at 1-1 at the 17:39 mark via a penalty kick by Julia Schroeder.  The match remained deadlocked until Mikula broke the stalemate with the winning goal.

The Yellow Jackets outshot the Lions, 11-10, but Behrend outcornered B-W, 3-0.

In net, B-W junior Katie Finley (Vermilion) played all 93 minutes, allowed one goal and was credited with three saves.

Following its match at Oberlin on Sept. 7, B-W will return home and prepare to travel to Fredonia, New York for the SUNY-Fredonia Tournament on Sept. 10-11. On Sept. 10, the Yellow Jackets play the host school at 5:00 p.m.  On Saturday, Sept. 11, B-W plays the University of Rochester (N.Y.) at 2:30 p.m.

Lake Erie Soccer

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Sophomore Valerie Urbanik (North Rideville, Ohio/North Ridgeville) started the scoring in the 19th minute when she scored unassisted.  Wheeling Jesuit answered back just five minutes later with a goal from Kara Houston but Nemec found the back of the net at 38:35 with what proved to be the game winner.  Wheeling Jesuit booted four shots in the second half and Lake Erie countered with three, but neither team was able to crack the scoreboard.

The Cardinals won the battle of shots, 13-6, and corner kicks, 2-1, but the Storm made the most of their opportunities.

In goal for Lake Erie, junior Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley) made five saves.

The Storm are in action next on Wednesday Sept. 8 when they host Ashland University in the GLIAC opener at 2:00 p.m.

MAC Players of the Week

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Special Teams Player of the Week:  Temple K Brandon McManus

Sophomore kicker Brandon McManus (Hatfield, Pa.) made a career-high four field goals in a 31-24 win over Villanova, including the game-winning 43-yard with three seconds remaining.  McManusled the Owls with 13 points and also added a career-long 53-yard field goal in the second quarter, which was the second-longest field goal in school history.



West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Eastern Michigan RB Dwayne Priest

Senior tailback Dwayne Priest (Roanoke, Va.) ran for a career-best 142 yards on 26 rushes and scored two touchdowns.  Priest added two five-yard touchdown scores in Eastern Michigan's 31-27 loss to Army last Saturday, Sept. 4.


Defensive Player of the Week:  Central Michigan LB Nick Bellore

Senior linebacker Nick Bellore (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) totaled a team-high 11 tackles and one tackle for loss in a 33-0 win over Hampton.  Bellore was part of a defense that posted a shutout, its first in an opener since 1979, and limited the Pirates to 129 net yards of offense.  Bellore recorded at least 10 tackles in a game for the 20th time in his career.


Special Teams Player of the Week:  Western Michigan P Ben Armer

Junior punter Ben Armer (Janesville, Wis.) registered eight punts for 327 yards (40.9 avg.) at Michigan State, including a career-matching long 62-yard punt. The punt was one of two of 50 yards or more in distance. Armer stopped the ball inside the opposition's 20-yard line three times, including a punt that hit at the 1-yard line and was downed at the two-yard line.