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Lacrosse makes program history

Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams both achieve first springbreak wins ever 8 Committee works to Student says ‘online Candidates for keep males at activism’ not actively athletic director down Otterbein 3 helpful 6 to final two 7 unsettled situation:

Women’s lacrosse team members battle over the ball on their way to their very first victory.

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Leftover dough Otterbein grosses thousands of dollars each year from unused meal swipes, but is that money being used to directly benefit students? The Issue

In last week’s issue of the Tan & Cardinal, we reported that Otterbein grossed more than $10,000 last year from pre-purchased but unused meal swipes. Director of Residence Life Tracy Benner said that this money goes into the university’s general operating budget, which covers a range of things including financial aid, facility upgrades and utility bills. Before we take a stance on the issue, we want to explain how the meal plan system works. All students starting with the class of 2014 are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan until the end of their junior year. Otterbein has three plan options available to students: 120, 150 and 210 swipes. As the swipe count increases, so does the cost of the meal plan — up to $4,292 per year. Other Ohio liberal arts colleges use a very similar system, though they distribute meal swipes by the week rather than

by the semester. For example, both Muskingum University, which enrolls 1,700 undergraduate students, and Hiram College, which enrolls 1,200 students, allot their students a weekly number of meal swipes that expire if not used by the end of the week. On the other hand, Ohio University, a public university with more than 35,000 students, uses a different method. Like other colleges, students are allotted a set number of meal swipes each week that expire every Saturday. But unlike the other colleges we’ve looked at, Ohio University also allows its students to use meal swipe money to purchase groceries at the Ohio University market. If students end up not using all of their swipes by Saturday, they can use each $6 swipe to buy items like milk, cereal, pop and chips.

Our Stance

It’s perfectly fine that Otterbein devotes money to things like

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facility upgrades and utility bills. A chunk of Otterbein’s price tag is labeled tuition, and that money should go toward the college. However, those other chunks of money labeled “room” and “board” have their own purpose, and our leftover money from those sections should go back toward those needs, not into Otterbein’s pocket. The ideal solution would be to let meal swipes roll over from semester to semester, as long as the student purchases a meal plan for the new semester. But if this isn’t possible, we at least think the profit should go directly back to the students, especially if they’re being forced to have meal plans through their junior year. The T&C has compiled a list of options that we think would be a more appropriate use for the money.

1. Let students use meal plan swipes in the C-Store, OtterBean or Roost Express.

We think Ohio University’s meal swipe system is a good one. Cardinal Dollars, which are dollars that can be used specifically at the cafes around campus, are nice to have, but for some students they can run out quickly. Being able to use meal swipes to buy things at the convenience store, Otter Bean or Roost Express would be a great way for students to get the most out of their meal plans and not end up

with unused meal swipes at the end of the semester.

2. Tuition

Let students use the leftover money from their own individual meal plans to pay a little bit of that mountainous tuition. Every penny helps.

3. Bookstore Credit

Book prices are astronomical. Why not help us out?

4. Solution to the Parking Problem

We might be a long way away from a solution, but perhaps the money could start going to the construction of a parking garage or some kind of parking solution.

5. Dorm Renovations

Use the money specifically for residence hall renovations or upgrades, such as new furniture or appliances.

6. Designate the money to an Otterbein organization of the student’s choice. Organizations could always use some extra money.

7. Let students vote on it.





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news 3 Otterbein looks to improve male retention rates

vol. 93, issue 24

The formation of a subcommittee within Otterbein’s Retention Council looks for solution to keep men around

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According to the Otterbein University Police Daily Crime Log, POLICE the following has been reported March 23. REPORT

3/23 There was a report of drug use and paraphernalia at the intersection of Park Street and Grove Street. 3/23

Damage was done to the front lawn of 182 W. Main St. inFoRmation Compiled by Katie taGGaRt

2 182 W. Main St. Park and Grove St.


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& Senate Bill 11/12-10

From Rebecca Vasquez-Skillings: Proposal to change the title, charge and the membership of the Administrative Council Subcomittee on Fringe Benefits

Senate Bill 11/12-12

From Rebecca Vasquez-Skillings: Proposal to change the membership of the Administrative Council Committee on Budget

Senate Bill 11/12-11

Senate Meeting: March 22, 2012

Senate Bill 11/12-13

students from the class of 2014. “Each student that decides to leave Otterbein is an individual case. There are many reasons students choose to leave,” Lehman said. Some point to over-recruitment in athletics as a reason for males leaving Otterbein in their first year. “There is not a real difference (in retention rates) between athletes and non-athletes at this point. No evidence has emerged yet,” Lehman said. Lehman said that the best way to improve retention is to keep students involved on campus. “Always being part of a community keeps students engaged,” Lehman said. The Retention Council has been active behind the scenes, improving the experience for Otterbein students for many years. For example, it has sent reminders about the FAFSA so that students can afford to attend Otterbein. “Retention really means focusing on the student experience ... We are always looking for new ways to help our students,” Lehman said.

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If you’ve been on Otterbein’s campus long enough, you’ve noticed that there are more women than men. In an effort to keep the guys on campus, a subcommittee of the Retention Council has been formed to help improve male retention rates at Otterbein. This year’s overall retention rate was 75.3 percent compared to last year’s 77.5 percent, according to Kate Lehman, the assistant dean for student success and co-chair of the committee. A breakdown by gender shows a significant drop in male retention. Female retention last year was 79.9 percent, while male retention was only 68.7 percent. Over an 11 percent gap from men to women has the experts’ attention. The Retention Council as a whole takes notice of group trends, according to Lehman. There are 25 people on the Retention Council as a whole, but a smaller group of four-five has volunteered for the subcommittee that is looking at this specific trend. “It’s really a moving target because we are always looking at the issues,” Lehman said.

The council is extra sensitive to the trend of male retention, as it has become a national issue. “Universities all across the country are experiencing a lack of male retention,” Lehman said. “This committee looks at the best practices for male retention and looks to understand what a male experience is like on campus,” Lehman said. Her co-chair is the new vice president for enrollment management, Jefferson Blackburn-Smith. Blackburn-Smith, who is new to the position, has a basic plan for addressing the issue. “As we develop a strategic enrollment plan over the next several months, we will be looking at how the students we are recruiting, admitting and enrolling progress through Otterbein, with an eye on improving student retention and success for all students,” he said in an email interview. Although male retention is a trend that has been identified across the country, a small student population makes it difficult for experts to track exact reasons for why a student might choose to leave. According to Lehman, Otterbein lost 161 traditional first-year

Senate Bill 11/12-15


From the Curriculum Committee: Proposal to add major and minor in Health Communication

From the Curriculum Committee: Proposal to add a minor in Sports Communication From the Graduate Committee: Proposal to add EDUC 6730 Special Topics in Social Studies Education

From the Graduate Committee: Proposal to split Nursing Evidence Based Practice/Informatics into two courses and increase program credit from 31 to 34 credits inFoRmation Compiled by Josh paRK

news 4 Latest accreditation report could spark changes

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The four goals in the latest accreditation report include changes to enrollment, finances and graduate programs BY JEREMY MORGAN Contributing Writer

The university Accreditation Committee is currently working on developing the latest accreditation report, which involves an updated strategic plan based on four goals that were initiated by President Kathy Krendl. Although the latest accreditation report is still in the developmental stages and the details are mostly unknown, Krendl outlined four goals. These include strategic enrollment planning, investment in human resources, improved financial strength and expansion of graduate and adult programs. The accreditation of educational institutions has held a high level of importance among universities across the nation because of the status it gives to a campus.

The process of accreditation and renovations to the Schearoccurs when an external body McFadden Science Hall, which evaluates the operations and was completed in 2009. services of institutions and proAdditions within the Courgrams to determine if specific tright Memorial Library were standards are met. also set If standards are to take met, accredited staplace, tus is granted by the Accreditation and straaccordevaluation agency. ing to tigic planning: The two The last acthe 2005 creditation report, accredigo hand-in-hand. produced in 2005, tation covered various report. A suggestions from threeadditions and reno- Barbara Wharton classvations of campus room Vice President of Institubuildings to the fuaddition ture campus master tional Planning at Otterbein within plan. the In the 2005 report, renolibrary was suggested to take vations such as the “Science place. Initiative” were among the top This was recommended to suggestions. These changes not only increase class space, but revolved around a major addition also to give more options for

keeping non-major classes within the same general area. The Campus Planning Committee acted upon this immediately, as it completed renovations to the library early in 2006. Otterbein’s Vice President of Institutional Planning Barbara Wharton said that accreditation often leads to improvements for the university. “Accreditation and strategic planning: The two go hand-inhand,” Wharton said. “As we continually improve and accomplish things in the plan, we are also frequently fulfilling the standards for accreditation,” she said. “Vision: 2005” was a plan set up by both internal and external sources in the hope of developing a list of goals to add to a campus plan that was already expanding.

&Say what?

That plan was acted upon immediately after its suggestion, according to Wharton. “Vision: 2005” included the conversion to semesters, the change from a college to university, establishing a center for global education, strengthening graduate programs and the completion of new residence halls and an equine center, to name a few. All of these were completed in full, with the latest coming just this past fall with the quarter-tosemester conversion. “This plan was not a shortterm list of goals,” Wharton said. “It was a broad-ranging plan that has helped Otterbein achieve its very best to enhance and further our education options … and it was developed with broad community participation, including students, faculty and staff.” t&c

What kind of renovations/improvements would you like to see around campus? “I would much appreciate air conditioning in my dorm ... or escalators instead of stairs.” –Bri Amposta freshman global studies

“New desks in Roush. Those grey plastic ones just don’t cut it.”

–Lucy Pierce junior sustainability studies

“Ice machines would be useful and nice in the dorms.”

“Get the same silverware, damn it.”

–Paul Dahman freshman undeclared

–Park Neumann sophomore bio

photos and inFoRmation Compiled by KRisten daVis

arts & entertainment

vol. 93, issue 24


Spring snapshots

photo by blythe malone

sChool in the sun:



photo by KRisten daVis

A class celebrates the first day of spring by learning outside of Towers. sWinGin’: Jordan Johnson and Madison Hisrich enjoy the weather at Alum Creek Park.

Food for Top-class thought

dining on mom and dad’s dime

With the parents footing the bill, the sky’s the limit for dinner BY VINNY SANFILLIPO Contributing Writer

You are all out of Cardinal Dollars and your stomach is growing as thin as your wallet. Suddenly, your phone rings. It’s Dad to the rescue. He and your mother are going to be coming by that weekend to visit and take you out to dinner. Food? Did he say something about food? Now, with Dad and his big fat wallet footing the bill, how can you take advantage of the situation? Find below a list of places to con your parents into taking you to where the prices are high and the food is good and plentiful. Cantina Laredo 8791 Lyra Drive Columbus, Ohio This is a great place for a high-quality Mexican dining experience. Among the modern ambiance, Cantina Laredo offers several options to upgrade the average Mexican restaurant experience, such as two different salsas, guacamole made at your table and a plethora of Spanish and Mexican appetizers and entrees. I recommend the Cameron Poblano Asada, which is steak wrapped around a poblano pepper that is stuffed with shrimp and cheese. It was one of the most delicious things I have ever had.

Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse 1570 Polaris Parkway Columbus, Ohio The big name makes this one of those fancy steakhouses you have probably passed dozens of times, but never actually considered as a place to dine. This establishment has amazing decor and an even more amazing menu. The steaks are all fantastically tender, and while I have heard their other entrées are good, I would get a steak every time. They have some of the best French onion soup I have ever had, and as for the steak, I recommend the prime ribeye steak at medium rare. Solid side options are broccoli, garlicwhipped potatoes and lobster mac and cheese. Moretti’s 5849 Sawmill Road Dublin, Ohio It’s a little bit of a jaunt from Otterbein, but trust me, you will not be disappointed. This restaurant has everything you could want from Italian food: wedding soup, housemade bread, house-made pastas, traditional dishes — you name it, they got it, and they probably do it better than any other Italian restaurant out there. I request the olive-stuffed breadsticks every time I go, and I usually get the spinach-cheese ravioli smothered

in their house-made marinara sauce. If you are going to go Italian in Columbus, I would not recommend anything before this wonderful place. Sushi En 1051 Gemini Place Columbus, Ohio Is sushi more up your alley? Go here for a wide variety of Japanese cuisine. The atmosphere is nice and cozy, perfect to ensure a wonderful family experience. The food is wonderful, and I have always had a glorious dining experience there. My favorite roll is the spider roll, which is soft-shell crab deep fried and wrapped with vegetables in a seaweed rice roll. I also enjoy miso soup there, which is a salty bean soup. They provide a wide variety of rolls and non-sushi entrees that can please adventurous palattes. Polaris Grille 1835 Polaris Parkway Columbus, Ohio Eat here if you want a wide, diverse menu of upscale food, from gourmet pastas to steak to ahi tuna. The Aztec chowder is extremely delicious, and my mother swears by their 55 house salad. As for your entree selection, I often order off the specials menu, as food tastes best when it is in season.


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opinion 6 ‘Overnight activism’ comes with a cost Tan & Cardinal

Sophomore finds that campaigns through social media lack knowledge and consistency There is a new phenomenon on Facebook and social media in general called “overnight activism.” This is when people take serious issues and make them into fads, and suddenly everyone becomes an activist, crusad- DENNISON SLEEPER ing for some unknown good. The most recent example would be “Kony 2012,” where an infamous, shady activist group, Invisible Children, posted an exaggerated look at a demonized warlord who was eating children. He was eating them, right then, and he would only stop if we clicked the “Like” button. There was even a planned “Blanket the Night” event on campus, which apparently would raise awareness to squirrels and anyone else without Internet access. However, that event has since been canceled. But popular opinion does not dictate laws. If that were

the case, gay marriage would be legal and Taco Bell would be the wealthiest organization in America due to the legalization of marijuana. Invisible Children is known for spreading inflated facts in order to “raise awareness.” Raising awareness is another term for spending money on advertisements to give charities money so they can get more advertisements. Somewhere in that cycle, the founder of the charity will acquire a lot of wealth. This is a lot like what happened with Darfur, a country we supported that we just as quickly forgot about. Now, we suddenly care about a warlord who has been in exile for six years. On top of that, his reign of terror started 20 years ago. He isn’t a threat anymore, and while Ugandans want to see him brought to justice, it’s not like he’s actively slaughtering people as the video implies. “But, Dennison,” you say as you look up from Facebook for 30 seconds. “You’re so cynical. Where’s the harm in supporting such a good cause?”

I’m glad you asked, Facebook-addicted imaginary friend. For one, remember that anything being advertised is paid for, meaning whoever paid for it needs money. It cost an estimated $1 million to make the video, and of the millions they made off the video, according to Jedidiah Jenkins, Invisible Children’s director of ideology, only 37 percent went to relief efforts — a significantly smaller amount than most charitable organizations. Jason Russell, the mentally unstable evangelical Christian who runs Invisible Children, was arrested for masturbating in public — a breakdown caused by the stress from the scrutiny of his video. The organization has accepted donations from the antigay marriage group Proposition 8, a movement it supports. And, according to The New American website, the video fails to mention that Kony believes God is telling him to raise an army (called the Lord’s Resistance Army), the same entity convincing Russell to be an activist.

Secondly, the organization blatantly states it is not active in the country: “The truth about Invisible Children is that we are not an aid organization, and we don’t intend to be. I think people think we’re over there delivering shoes or food. But we are an advocacy and awareness organization,” said Jenkins. So there you have it. I know it feels good to be active and help people, but the notion that helping a society with such a massive problem is an overnight fix is ignorant at best. It is important to be active in the U.S., a country currently in political and economic turmoil. Support Occupy Wall Street, or don’t, but at least read about it before blindly agreeing. The United States doesn’t have a great track record with foreign intervention. We’re smarter than sheep, so just don’t follow; you are doing more harm than good by helping in the wrong way. t&c DENNISON SLEEPER IS A SOPHOMORE PUBLIC RELATIONS MAJOR AND A CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR THE t&c.

Florida cops cause a national controversy Student voices dissatisfaction with the police investigation of Trayvon Martin’s death

When I was 13, “toilet papering” someone’s house was something you did if you were cool. But I was always scared of getting caught by the neighborhood watch. What could they do to me? Get me in trouble with my parents? Perhaps, JULIA but never did I ROBIDEAU think that I would get shot. I wish I could say 17-yearold Trayvon Martin held the same expectations. However, last month he was shot and killed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. ABC News reports that an unnamed 16-year-old girl was on the phone with Martin when Zimmerman approached him, and she told Martin’s attorney what she heard on the call. According to her, the Florida teen was on his way home from a

convenience store when he realized that he was being followed. Martin immediately called his girlfriend and told her something wasn’t right about the man following him. While on the phone, she told him to run, when suddenly she heard him say to the man, “Why are you following me?” The last thing she heard was some rustling before the phone disconnected. When I first heard about this, I knew there had to be something more. After reading about the suspicious event, I found tons of kickers. First of all, Zimmerman is claiming self-defense. Secondly, Zimmerman made a 911 call that has revealed racial slurs toward Martin, making this a possible hate crime. Lastly, the Sanford Police Department ran a less than satisfying investigation on Martin’s death. There is a list of infractions that the Sanford Police committed with the investigation, perhaps the biggest being that

Zimmerman was not given a toxicology or Breathalyzer test upon killing Martin. Seriously, how is that possible? Cops hand those things out left and right at 2 a.m. on the highway. But when a crime this serious happened, they didn’t even question him. What kind of a standard is being held where they make you take a sobriety test for swerving even the slightest amount while driving, but don’t in the case of a potential murder? The police are also withholding an array of 911 calls, including the one in which Zimmerman makes a racial slur. I don’t know what the police are trying to hide, but this is inexcusable. With all of the negative press they are getting, you would think they’d back down and do everything in their power to prove they did their job. But no such luck. The Sanford Police Department reportedly stands by its investigation, saying it handled this case like any other. So, as of

right now, George Zimmerman is a free man facing no charges whatsoever. I don’t believe that the job was done right. It seems as though older generations hate on the younger generation quite a bit, but take a look at who raised them. It is this kind of thing that breeds more people who think they can commit crimes and get away with them, but ultimately these acts result in hate. Those are not the kind of people I want to be associated with, and people that I wish my country wasn’t associated with either. t&c JULIA ROBIDEAU IS A SENIOR JOURNALISM MAJOR AND A CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR THE

wednesday, march 28, 2012

thumbs up thumbs doWn BY HOLLY TAKACH Opinion Editor

 Otterbein now offers a nutrition minor. Perhaps

they could give tips to Bon Appétit for providing a balanced, yet delicious, diet.

 Two day-old doughnuts and a milk for a dollar at Schneider’s. I like to save one of mine for breakfast, but I’ve been known to nom both upon purchase.

Everyone’s rocking spring tans — golf tans, rollerblade tans, glasses tans, orange spray tans and, of course, my afterwinter lack of tan.

It costs extra to add chicken to your salad in the OtterDen. This is just a heads up because they’ve never charged me until this week, though it’s supposedly always been this way.

 That awkward moment when someone’s parents walk into the dorm lounge during the blacked-out sex scene in your movie.

The chairs in the dorms that rock back just the tiniest bit when you sit down. I may or may not forget sometimes and end up squealing while flailing my arms, much to my roommate’s amusement.



Last week the T&C referred to writer Morgan Hendrickson as a freshman in the deckhead of her article; however, Hendrickson is a sophomore.


vol. 93, issue 24

Students meet finalists


Athletic director contenders visit Otterbein before decision is made BY ALLY NAGLE Sports Editor

The long search for the new athletic director is almost over. The candidates have been narrowed down to two, and the final interview stages are upon us. Dawn Stewart and Larry Lee are the finalists for the position. While they come from different backgrounds, both have extensive experience working in college athletic departments. Student athletic representatives met with Stewart yesterday morning to interview her and will meet with Lee on Thursday. Senior lacrosse player Michael Spatafore attended the meeting and gave his impression of Stewart. “I think she is a very spirited person and has a great outlook and good ideas about making Otterbein better, not just from an athletic standpoint, but the campus as a whole,” Spatafore said. Stewart is currently the athletic director for our crosstown rival, Capital University. She took that position in 2008 and was

a part of the most successful decade in Capital sports history (2000-2010). Capital’s success in sports has been continuing up to this present year. Stewart is an Otterbein alumna and graduated with a bachelor of arts with a focus in business administration in June 1998 and went on to further her education at The Ohio State University, receiving her masters and Ph.D. in sports management. Lee, who has an open forum for students to attend on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Rike Center, is currently the senior associate vice president for finance and planning for Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. One of the significant accomplishments so far in his career has been the development of Allegheny’s 10-year master plan, which was created for parking, landscape and real estate acquisition. Being an athletic director would be nothing new to Lee, as he was the director of athletics and recreation for Allegheny College from 2002-2006 and was

the associate athletic director for Ritchie Center operations, events and recreational services at the University of Denver. Lee received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Colorado State University and received his master’s of science in management from the University of Denver. Students and athletes are eager to see who the new hire will be and what new programs or ideas he or she will implement. Spatafore has his own ideas for the new director. “For a new athletic director, I want a peopleperson whose focus is not being the boss, but being able to listen and give constructive criticism about ideas, and someone who wants to make a difference on this campus,” he said. Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Bob Gatti said he hopes to select and announce the new athletic director as soon as possible. Otterbein will also be posting the available position for head basketball coach next week. t&c

Expanded workout horizons Soccer player mixes up her workouts with Otterbein fitness classes BY MORGAN HENDRICKSON Staff Writer

The same old routine for getting in soccer shape tends to get boring when you do these routines for almost your whole life. I decided to take some classes that Otterbein offered in the Rike Center to get a workout MORGAN in a different HENDRICKSON way. I attended a class that was called “Abs, Core and More.” The instructor, Michelle Riegler, also the fitness and recreation coordinator, taught the class. When I walked into the dance room across from the weightlifting area in the Rike Center, I was almost hesitant because I did not know what to expect. I did not know anyone in the class, but I was greeted with a warm welcome from everyone.

Once the class started, the students grabbed their mats and the workout began. First, we started stretching. We began with neck stretches and then moved to the back and arms to get loosened up and prepare our bodies for the workout to come. Then we started with those lovely muscles called the abs. The moves that the instructor had us do were able to be altered, so you could make it more challenging for yourself. For example, you could make planks more challenging by alternating legs, holding one leg up at a time. In between each ab workout, we would have to do other excercises. One of the muscle groups she targeted was the arms. The back workouts Riegler had us do made me work out muscles I never even knew I had. The perk to having a stronger back is that it really helps with balance and posture. The next day I was pretty sore, which surprised me because I do actually work out these muscles regularly.

This class was a lot of fun, because the instructor talked to the class the whole time and had a great sense of humor, which deterred my mind from realizing I was working out. I am not the only one who is looking for a different way to get in shape. Emily Burton, a freshman and one of my soccer teammates, is the Zumba instructor on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Burton likes Zumba because it is stress-relieving fun where she does not have to worry about the amount of squats, how far she can run or how much weight she uses. “It is just getting out and dancing,” Burton says. If running or lifting is not your cup of tea, there is always another way to get in shape. You do not have to dread working out; it can be fun, so try something new. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.


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Dawn Stewart and Larry Lee are the two candidates left standing after the university received over 100 applications.



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Sophomore Kayle Quinter (No. 12) and junior Andrew Donatelli (No. 28) both look to move forward and protect the ball as their opponents try to gain the possession.

Program first for both men’s and women’s lacrosse The men’s and women’s teams achieved their first spring-break wins ever in games against Berry and Concordia BY EVAN MATSUMOTO Staff Writer The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have both experienced program firsts in the beginning of the season. The men’s lacrosse team, which has an overall record of 2-2, took its talents south during spring break and tallied the first spring break victory in program history. After losing the first two games to Centre College (Kentucky) and Sewanee University (Tennessee), respectively, the Cardinals dropped 15 goals on Berry College (Georgia) to notch the program’s first win of the season. “I think that the team showed a lot of character. The fact that we were down 8-2 (against Centre and Sewanee) and tied it up shows we are tough,” senior Michael Spatafore said. “(To win) without guys who have been here two-three years shows how deep we are this year. We have guys who can step into spots, and we can be just as good,” Spatafore said. Junior Jake Ritzenthaler won 25 of his 52 faceoff attempts over the three games while sophomore Andy Hufford won eight of his 21 appearances. Ritzenthaler attributes the win against Berry to the way the Cards continued that momentum into the latter quarters. “I feel after our two losses and win at Berry, we managed to figure out how to come out of the gates strong and start at a pace that we can maintain the whole game. That allows us to get ahead and stay ahead,” Ritzenthaler said.

Otterbein played Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) at home Wednesday night at Westerville Central High School. The focus was on the little things going into the game. “The little things (need work); the easy things that can be done (like) communication on the field … (and) the ground ball battle. Right now the only reason we lost games is because of the little things,” Spatafore said. The Cardinals went into Wednesday’s game looking to tally the second win of the season, and they did just that. The team competed hard in the close game and ended up on top with a run on goals in the end of the fourth quarter. O’Neal set a record for Otterbein with the most single game points. He scored three goals and had five assists, tallying eight points for the game. The men look to create a winning streak against visiting Albion College (Michigan) today at 5 p.m. With a 15-7 victory against Concordia University (Wisconsin), the women’s lacrosse team, which has an overall record of 1-5, tallied the first victory in program history over break after dropping their first three games to Oberlin College (Ohio), North Central College (Illinois) and Augustana College (Illinois). Despite the loss to Oberlin, sophomore Kayle Quinter recorded the program’s first goal. Sophomore Alyssa Johnson posted five goals on seven shots through the first three games of the season while the Otterbein goalie, freshman Brittany Johnson,

stuffed 27 shots between the pipes over the same three-game span. The women played against Ohio Wesleyan and lost 20-8. Freshman Victoria Blatt scored the game’s first goal and tallied

four goals in the game, leading both teams in scoring. In their most recent game, the Cardinals traveled to Kenyon College (Ohio). The Cards fought hard, but lost 19-5. Goalie John-

son recorded nine saves throughout the game. The team will take on visiting Olivet College this Saturday at 11 a.m.


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T&C - Spring 2012, Week 9  

Students sound off against 'overnight activism' and Florida police and the finalists for the empty athletic director position visit campus.

T&C - Spring 2012, Week 9  

Students sound off against 'overnight activism' and Florida police and the finalists for the empty athletic director position visit campus.