YSU tennis tops Cleveland St., 5-2

YSU tennis tops Cleveland St., 5-2


The Youngstown State women’s tennis team earned a 5-2 win over Cleveland State at the Boardman Tennis Center.

YSU is 11-7 overall and 2-0 in the Horizon League.

YSU started the dual off by winning the doubles point.

The Penguins won two of the three matches against the Vikings to go on top 1-0.

At No. 1, Marta Burak and Margarita Sadovnikova won 8-5 over Kara Sherwood and Alex Bush.

At No. 2, Paula de Man and Lauren Hankle earned an 8-4 victory over Alex Power and Maria Lazaris.

The Penguins won the first four completed singles matches as de Man, Sadovnikova, Hankle and Burak were all victorious.

Quinnipiac in Frozen Four, beats Union 5-1


Matthew Peca recorded the fastest hat trick in NCAA tournament history, scoring three goals in a 3:12 span of the first period, leading top-seeded Quinnipiac to a 5-1 victory over Union in the East Regional hockey final on Sunday.

The Bobcats, who notched their first-ever tournament win by rallying past Canisius Saturday, will face Saint Cloud State April 11 in one of the two national semifinal games in Pittsburgh.

Former Youngstown Phantom Soren Jonzzon plays for Quinnipiac (29-7-5), an upstart that rose to the No. 1 ranking this season for the first time.

Saint Cloud State upends Miami, 4-1


Joey Benik and Cory Thorson each scored twice and Saint Cloud State earned its first- Frozen Four berth with a 4-1 win over Miami (Ohio) in the Midwest Regional title game Sunday.

Former Youngstown Phantoms Alex Gacek and Ben Paulides play for Miami (25-12-5).

Youth wrestling


Boardman High wrestler Nick Mancini and Howland’s Gabe Stark finished in first in freestyle and greco events for ages 17-18 at the Copley Junior Greco Roman Qualifier.

Mancini competed in the 132-pound division and Stark in the 170-pound bracket.

Boardman’s Joe Cordova (195) also finished in first in freestyle.

In the cadet 15-16 bracket, Fitch’s Adam Green was first in 138-pound division.

The wrestlers are members of the Green Machine Wrestling Club.

Reporting prep results

The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report spring prep results by email (sports@vindy.com) or fax (330-747-6712).

Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred. Deadline is 10 p.m.

Cancellara first in Ronde of Flanders


Fabian Cancellara broke away on the final hill of the Ronde of Flanders and finished the classic in his time-trial style to win the WorldTour bicycle race ahead of Slovak Peter Sagan.

Cancellara won his second major WorldTour race in the last two weeks. He also won the E3 Harelbeke event on similar terrain.

The victory makes Cancellara the favorite for next Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix classic, particularly after Belgian Tom Boonen crashed our early in the Ronde.

Bolt wins 150 meter race at Copacabana


Usain Bolt opened his season with a 150-meter win on a track set up at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Bolt cruised to victory in 14.42 seconds, falling short of the world-best mark of 14.35 he set on the streets of Manchester in 2009. Antigua and Barbuda’s Daniel Bailey was second, ahead of Bruno Lins of Brazil.

Bolt said he was satisfied with his performance after the race, which was held under scorching heat on a four-lane track built on Copacabana beach in the host city of the 2016 Olympics.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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