YSU soccer knocks off Green Bay, 2-1
Juniors Cara Armstrong and Chelsey Haney each scored goals to lead the Youngstown State soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Horizon League opponent Green Bay on Saturday.
Armstrong scored in the 12th minute from 40 yards away for the Penguins (3-8-1, 1-1 HL).
Green Bay (4-4-4, 1-1) knotted the game at the 31:25 mark when Hannah Kernen scored from 20 yards out.
Haney capitalized on a breakaway on the left side of the box and hit a shot in the top right corner at the 51:31 mark.
It was Haney second goal of the season and her second game-winner this year.
Penguin volleyball sweeps Wright State
The Youngstown State volleyball team swept Wright State on Saturday.
Behind 12 kills from Shannon Watson and eight from Jenna Cavanaugh, the Penguins defeated the Raiders 25-12, 25-23, 25-14.
Casey D’Ambrose had 32 assists for the Penguins (10-8, 2-1 Horizon League).
Phantoms fall, 6-3
After tying the game in the second period, the Youngstown Phantoms surrendered four consecutive goals in falling 6-3 on Saturday to the Waterloo Blackhawks.
JJ Piccinich, Ryan Schwalbe and Kyle Mackey scored the goals for the Phantoms (1-4-1, 3 points) who went 0-for-4 on the power play. The Blackhawks (2-1-0, 4 points) connected on two of their six power plays.
Jake Moore made 26 saves.
The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet at the Kramer Field Clubhouse on Bears Den Road on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
John Barnes, YSU women’s basketball coach, will be the guest speaker at the Curbstone Coaches meeting.
The group will meet at Lucianno’s Cafe on Monday at noon.
On Saturday steady rain hit Sharon Speedway shortly after the pit gates opened washing out the ULMS Super Late Models, Modified non-winners, Open Stock Cars and Mini Stock event.
With the cancellation, the 2013 season is now complete.
Prep football statistics
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Klitschko beats Povetkin, keeps titles
Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles Saturday, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin.
Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round.
All three judges ruled 119-104 for Klitschko (61-3). Povetkin lost for the first time in 27 fights.
Klitschko stuck to his usual tactics, scoring frequently off his left jab and forcing Povetkin to attack, but the Russian rarely succeeded.
Klitschko first knocked Povetkin down with a combination 51 seconds into the seventh round.
Froome withdraws from Lombardia
Tour de France champion Chris Froome has withdrawn from today’s Il Lombardia race because of back pain. Team Sky says the injury affected Froome during last weekend’s world championship race, which the British rider had to abandon midway.
Froome says, “It hasn’t settled down as I’d hoped.”
Team Sky Doctor Alan Farrell says a scan this week revealed “an inflamed sacroiliac joint.”
Vindicator staff/wire reports