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GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance at Mt. St. Joseph - Game Seven

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DEFIANCE, Ohio -
Defiance will look to extend a home winning streak over Mount St. Joseph to three-straight games when it welcomes the Lions to Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

SCOUTING DEFIANCE - Defiance enters play on Saturday ranked third in the conference by allowing only 151.5 rushing yards per outing. Andrew Leverenz has anchored that attack all season and currently leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, while ranking sixth in the nation with 14.0 tackles for a loss.

SCOUTING MOUNT ST. JOSEPH - The Mount leads the league with 280.2 rushing yards per game and ranks last with only 56.6 yards through the air per outing. Running back James Clay has led the way, topping all NCAA Division III performers with 218.0 rushing yards per game.

LAST MEETING - The Jackets were outgained by a 371-271 margin in Cincinnati on October 8 of 2011 and gave up 278 yards on the ground but a trio of DC interceptions helped erase those deficits and key touchdown returns from Tony Sierra and Gregg Pickett vaulted Defiance to the 23-13 victory. Hunter Robertson also excelled with 10 tackles, while Josh Slayton had seven stops and D.J. Brigham picked up one sack.

SERIES HISTORY - DC has won 11 times in 20 all-time matchups on the gridiron with Mount St. Joseph. The series has slanted the way of the Jackets in recent years, with Defiance topping the Lions in two straight and three of the last four meetings. All four contests have been tight however, with the spread being within 10 points in each outing and no team scoring more than 24 points.

LAST TIME OUT - Defiance and Manchester hooked up in a wild affair last Saturday, combining for eight turnovers and 62 points on the scoreboard. The teams entered the half tied at 21, before Manchester found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. DC rushed for 211 yards in the loss, marking its third performance with at least 200 yards on the ground in four league outings. Trevon Burrell led the way with 132 yards, while Drew Feldhaus anchored the defense in his first collegiate start with six tackles, one sack, two hits for lost yardage, one fumble recovery and one interception.

AROUND THE HCAC - A pair of matchups highlight the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday, with Mount St. Joseph (1-3) traveling to Defiance (2-2) and Bluffton (3-1) hosting Hanover (3-0). Franklin (3-0) and Manchester (2-2) will be heavy favorites against Anderson and Earlham, who are both winless on the season.

D-D-D-DEFIANCE - The Yellow Jackets currently tout the best defense in the HCAC by allowing only 317.0 yards per game this season. That league-leading number dips to 277.8 against conference foes, where the Jackets sit second in the conference by allowing only 21.0 points per outing.

LONG DISTANCE ATTACK - DC has been using big plays to find the end zone this season, with nine of its 17 touchdowns coming from outside of the red zone. The Jackets boast four touchdowns of over 50 yards and six of over 45 yards. For the season, Defiance has averaged 28.8 yards per touchdown play.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS - Fans can choose from over 10,000 high-resolution photos of their favorite Yellow Jackets in action by visiting DC's online photo store at www.DefianceAthletics.com/galleries. Proceeds from the site help to support Defiance College.

BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS - The installation of the new bleachers has been completed inside the Karl H. Weaner Community Center and fans can now purchase season tickets for the section with seat backs. The section contains 78 seats and its located at mid-court behind the scorer's table. For more information, call 419-782-2342, or stay tuned to www.DefianceAthletics.com for future announcements.

ONLINE WEBCASTS AND REPLAYS - Defiance College would like to thank Hubbard Company, Mark Moats Ford and The Plaza Motel for their support of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network in 2012. Each of DC's five home football games in 2012, along with the road games at Adrian and Bluffton will be broadcast live at www.DefianceAthletics.com/video. Past broadcasts will also be archived and available at that link. Broadcasts will also be replayed all season long by DCTV5 on Tuesday's and Friday's at 9:00 pm and by Bryan City Cable channel 3 on Tuesday and Thursday's at 9:00 pm.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Final
at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Final
Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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Final
at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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Final
at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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4th - 15:00
3 Hobart
21 Union
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4th - 03:51
24 Colby
27 Hamilton
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4th - 9:15
12 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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Final
at Ithaca 35, St. John Fisher 10
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4th - 14:50
28 Kenyon
34 Allegheny
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SUNY-Maritime 21, at Mount Ida 13
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Final
Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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Final
at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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at Amherst 21, Wesleyan 17
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Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 63, Bowdoin 14
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4th - 04:48
48 Husson
21 Gallaudet
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4th - 15:00
21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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4th 11:25
12 Buffalo State
34 Utica
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Final
Ohio Northern 7, at Muskingum 6
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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4th - 07:15
3 Rowan
34 Wesley
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4th - 10:14
16 Albright
19 Stevenson
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Final
Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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4th - 06:18
28 Alma
24 Albion
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4th - 09:37
20 Shenandoah
45 Guilford
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Final
Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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4th - 07:04
51 Wooster
18 Hiram
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Washington and Lee 36, at Hampden-Sydney 6
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4th - 05:35
20 Alfred State
36 Anna Maria
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4th - 04:37
31 Bridgewater
23 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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4th - 05:33
16 Nichols
39 Curry
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Final
at Salisbury 42, Southern Virginia 0
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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4th - 01:57
14 Ursinus
21 Susquehanna
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4th - 04:25
34 Cortland
20 Morrisville State
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Final
at Trine 50, Hope 14
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Final
Trinity (Texas) 27, at Sewanee 21
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4th - 15:00
21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Start of 4th
0 Dickinson
49 Franklin and Marshall
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3rd - 01:38
21 Tufts
7 Williams
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4th - 13:25
63 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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Start of 4th
20 MIT
7 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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15:00, 4th quarter
7 Heidelberg
30 Marietta
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3rd - 06:50
14 Franklin
22 Rose-Hulman
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5:41 (3rd)
45 John Carroll
7 Capital
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4th - 11:45
21 Bluffton
20 Manchester
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Halftime
40 Mount St. Joseph
13 Anderson
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3 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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End of 2nd
10 Greensboro
45 LaGrange
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End of 2nd
13 Mass-Dartmouth
24 Worcester State
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Start of 3rd
25 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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3rd - 03:00
31 Western New England
0 Becker
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3rd - 14:40
7 Methodist
26 Maryville (Tenn.)
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End of 2nd
14 Adrian
10 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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Halftime
21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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2nd - 15:00
10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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End of 2nd
16 Olivet
21 Benedictine
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3rd - 11:07
21 Birmingham-Southern
14 Austin
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0 Belhaven
38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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14 UW-Stevens Point
16 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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Halftime
10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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3rd - 14:55
14 Nebraska Wesleyan
13 Buena Vista
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End of 2nd
28 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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3rd - 14:29
0 Rockford
19 Aurora
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3rd - 10:49
3 Concordia (Wis.)
17 Concordia-Chicago
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2nd Q - 3:24
7 Carleton
7 St. Olaf
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15:00 3rd
7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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Halftime
57 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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Start of 3rd
12 Westminster (Mo.)
7 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Halftime
19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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End of 2nd
6 Grinnell
49 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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HALF
6 Lawrence
21 St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
Start of 3rd
21 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2nd - 03:55
7 Merchant Marine
24 WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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2nd - 01:13
28 Hanover
0 Earlham
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2nd - 01:09
0 Beloit
35 Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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15:00 2Q
0 Augustana
7 North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
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4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
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4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
4th - 07:15
3 Rowan
34 Wesley
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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Final
at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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4th - 15:00
21 Wartburg
7 Luther
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4th - 13:25
63 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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15:00, 4th quarter
7 Heidelberg
30 Marietta
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Halftime
21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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Halftime
19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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Halftime
0 Belhaven
38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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2nd Q - 0:07
57 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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15:00 3rd
7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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Halftime
10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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Start of 3rd
10 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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2nd - 15:00
10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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Start of 3rd
21 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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15:00 2Q
0 Augustana
7 North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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