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SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

Vulcans post three wins to open the season up at 3-1 By Joshua Laska

Sports/Managing Editor The Vulcans opened up the season 3-1, after defeating each Southern Indiana, Urbana (Ohio), and Wisconsin-Parkside 3-0. They posted their first loss of the season to host Ferris State University 3-0. Against Southern Indiana, sophomore outside hitter Molly Delaney posted a career high 14 kills to lead the Vulcans to the 3-0 win (25-15, 25-19, 30-28). Senior right-side/outside hitter Katya Kopanarova added 10 kills and three blocks, while junior middle hitter Meghan Franz added nine kills. Redshirt junior right-side/middle hitter Bridget Bielich added eight kills of her own and two digs. Junior setter/right-side hitter Kelly Fromknecht led the offense with a career high 36 assists, as well as posting six digs and four blocks (one solo). Junior middle hitter Chelsea Wilson paced the team with three service aces, while senior libero Sara McMullen led the team with 11 digs and added two service aces. In the 3-0 win against Urbana (25-19, 25-12, 25-14) Fromknecht, Kopanarova, and junior outside hitter Brandy Harris all posted five kills each to lead the offense. Kopanarova also added nine digs and two blocks (one solo). Fromknecht also led the team with 23 assists and five service aces. Delaney and Franz both added four kills and one dig each, while Wilson and junior outside hitter Ana Almeida both added three kills. McMullen posted 15 kills to lead the defensive effort for the Vulcans; she also had one service ace. To grab their third win of the season the Vulcans defeated

Photo By: Joshua Laska Sophomore Molly Delaney posted four service aces and 28 kills over the weekend, to help lead the Vulcans to their three wins this weekend.

Wisconsin-Parkside 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-18). Harris led the team with 11 kills and added six digs. Franz collected four blocks (none solo) and eight kills, while Delaney posted six kills and led the defensive effort with eight digs. Delaney also added two service aces, while Almeida, McMullen, Fromknecht, and Wilson all added one service ace. Fromknecht led all offense with 30 assists; Delaney added two, while Wilson, Bielich, and McMullen all added one

in the win. Bielich also posted seven kills and one dig. Wilson posted four blocks (none solo) and Harris posted three blocks (none solo) The final match of the Ferris State Invitational had the Vulcans take on the host Ferris State where they lost 3-0 (20-25, 23-25, 17-25). Franz and Bielich led the after both posting nine kills and one dig each. Fromknecht led the offense with 20 assists, while sophomore setter Abbey Freund added 11 assists. Almeida led the team with

services asses after contributing two to the effort, Harris and Wilson each also added one service ace. With 13 digs McMullen led the defense, Harris and Delaney added nine and eight digs, respectively. Franz and Fromknecht were both selected to the Ferris State Invitational All-Tournament Team. Franz finished the weekend with 30 kills to lead the team, she also posted a .257 hitting percentage. Fromknecht finished the weekend with 109 assists and 17 kills. Both Franz

and Fromknecht led the team with 10 blocks over the four matches. The Vulcans return to action today and tomorrow where they compete at the Minnesota Duluth Tournament. The Vulcans first face Winona State (MN) at 9 a.m. today followed by a game a 5 p.m. against Upper Iowa. Tomorrow the Vulcans face Bemidji State (MN) at 11 a.m. and host Minnesota Duluth at 7 p.m. The Vulcans host Point Park on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. for their home opener.

Men’s soccer team wins two games over the past weekend By Noah Gruskin For the Cal TImes

The Vulcan’s won their first game of the 2011 season this past Thursday at AldersonBroaddus, 1-0. After last week’s victory, Cal U has secured their fourth consecutive season opener against Alderson-Broaddus’ Battlers. In the 79th minute, sophomore Ryan Slaby scored the game-winning goal assisted by junior Paul Silvestrone. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal adeptly defended the goal for all 90 minutes saving both of AldersonBroaddus’ 2 (out of 8) shots on target in his first career shut-out. The Vulcans finished the game with a total of 10 shots at goal over Alderson-Broaddus’ 8. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal defended the goal in his second consecutive and second

career shutout Saturday, September 3rd against Chestnut hill in the Vulcan’s first match of the West Chester Tournament. Dagnal defended against 6 shots from the Griffins while the opposition’s goalkeeper had to deal with an impressive 20 shots on goal from the Vulcans. The Vulcans poured the pressure on Chestnut Hill with 5 shots each half. After neither team scored within 90 minutes of regulation time, the Vulcans took on the Griffins in two periods of over time. The teams went on to compete in another scoreless 110 minutes with Cal U tallying up another 10 goals. The game concluded with Chestnut Hill senior Gavin Reid scoring in a penalty kick shootout granting the Griffins an advantage in the tournament standings. The Vulcan’s secured yet another victory against Lin-

coln Sunday September 4th in a 9 goal shutout. Goalkeepers Charlie Dagnal (redshirt senior) and Shane Donovan (freshman) reeled in Cal U’s third consecutive shut-out this season making it the second year in a row in which the Vulcan’s have opened their season with 3 shut-outs. The Vulcan’s started the game with an advantage of 2 players over Lincoln having only started 9 men. Said advantage was prevalent within the first 2 minutes of the game when the Vulcans took the lead after senior Edin Sabic scored the game’s first goal unassisted at 1:26 of play time. Cal U quickly solidified their lead when freshman Brad Colvin scored his first career goal in the 4th minute with an assist from senior Brady Sanders. Sanders then scored a goal of his own at 9:33 assisted by freshman Djamel Boudhar. With the Vulcan’s in the lead

with naught to 3, junior Chris Moehler strengthened the lead with yet another goal with an assist from redshirt freshman Kevin Helbig in the 12th minute. Another 12 minutes had passes when freshman Jon Murphy scored his first career goal unassisted. Just 10 minutes later, Cal U scored again when junior Paul Silvestrone scored the 5th goal of the game with an assist from sophomore Christopher Karns. Freshman Tyler Woolum brought the first half to close with a goal in the last 4 seconds of the 42nd minute of the half. In the second half, the Vulcans played 9 men to be even with Lincoln’s 9. Moehler scored his second goal in the 67th minute assisted by Boudhar 13 minutes before Murphy posted his own second goal on the 80th minute with the assist from freshman Ian Cheek. Cal U dominated with 22 shots on goal as opposed

to the Lions with only 5. The Vulcans step back onto the pitch Sept. 7 at home against Wheeling Jesuit. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., the first game at the new soccer facility near the main campus.

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