Lake Erie dropped a Great Midwest contest to visiting Cedarville by a score of 3-1 at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium Wednesday evening. The Storm dropped to .500 on the season at 5-5-2 overall and are 2-5-1 in the conference. The Yellow Jackets improved to 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the G-MAC.
The perfect season ended for No. 5 Lake Erie as it was upset by Cedarville by a score of 1-0 Wednesday evening. The Storm (12-1, 8-1) were neck-and-neck with the Yellow Jackets (6-1-5, 4-1-4) throughout the game, but a free kick by the hosts in the middle of first half proved to be enough.
United Soccer Coaches has released its weekly top 25 national poll and Lake Erie has cracked the top five. After last week’s wins at Trevecca Nazarene and Kentucky Wesleyan, the Storm (12-0) rose one spot to No. 5.
Goals by National Player of the Week Jonathon Carr (Sunderland, England) and Tom Akinola (Brampton, Ontario) helped No. 6 Lake Erie get the result over hosting Kentucky Wesleyan by a score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon. In doing so the Storm (12-0, 8-0) set a new program record for wins in a season.
Eric Zokouri (Silver Spring, Maryland) and the Lake Erie offense helped pave the country roads at Alderson Broaddus as the Storm ran for 320 yards en route to a 38-24 victory Saturday afternoon. Zokouri shined as he rushed 30 times for 212 yards and a touchdown to lead the team.
The Lake Erie cross country team had a successful day at the Bill Lennox Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock on Saturday. All three runners recorded personal bests and one took home some hardware with a top 10 finish.
The Lake Erie women’s soccer team fell to Kentucky Wesleyan 3-1 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action on Saturday. The Storm dropped to 5-4-2 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference, while the Panthers improved to 4-6 and 2-5 in the same categories.
A former Lake Erie College student-athlete is making headlines as Jen Yorko was recently named general manager of the Lake County Captains. She is the first woman to hold the position in the team’s 16 year history and one a few in all professional sports. Currently there are only five in 160 MLB-affiliated minor league teams.
Lake Erie begins a two-week road stretch which will begin in the Mountain State as the Storm will take on Alderson Broaddus Saturday at high noon. The Storm (1-4, 1-2) are coming off of a defeat against Walsh for homecoming, while the Battlers (0-5, 0-2) fell at home to Ohio Dominican.
Jarrod Teeter (Johnstown, Ohio) closed out the fall season with a pair of rounds in the 70s at Tiffin’s Kyle Ryman Memorial Tuesday. The freshman opened the tournament with an 81, but rebounded with his best round of 76 before closing with a 79.
Lake Erie midfielder Jonathon Carr (Sunderland, England) has been named National Player of the Week for NCAA Division II by United Soccer Coaches. The senior captain also received G-MAC Offensive Player of the Week honors yesterday after he scored three goals and an assist in a pair of wins against Malone and Walsh last week.
After another pair of wins last week, Lake Erie moved up three spots to No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 national poll. The Storm remained unbeaten with a 5-1 win over Malone at home and a 2-0 victory at Walsh to earn six more points to remain at the top of the G-MAC standings.
The official website of the Lake Erie Storm athletic department was relaunched on Monday in partnership with PrestoSports after a redesign process that was initiated over the summer. The redesign is the third in the history of the lakeeriestorm.com website which debuted in 2010.
Jonathon Carr scored his sixth goal of the season on Sunday against Walsh, the goal puts Carr in a tie for the team lead with Ayden Von Essen. Carr the senior midfielder from Sunderland, England was selected as this week's Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.