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YSU soccer team falls to Wright State in OT


Wright State’s Mattie Cutts scored just 1:41 into overtime to lead the Raiders to a 2-1 win over the Youngstown State women’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon at Farmers National Bank Field.

The Penguins fall to 2-9-1 overall and 0-4 in the Horizon League while the Raiders improve to 5-6-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the league.

In overtime, WSU’s Aaliyah Patten lofted a crossing pass into the penalty box to Niki Romero, whose one-touch pass near the goal found Cutts in front of an open goal for the game-winner.

Junior Ernestina Abambila tied the game at 1-1 in the 66th minute on a penalty kick. It was Abambila’s sixth goal of the season, and marked the first time a YSU player has scored at least six goals in a season since Kathy Baquero in 2014.

Cutts gave the Raiders an early 1-0 lead in the 10th minute with her third goal of the season.

The Penguins visit Northern Kentucky at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Penguins blank Jackets in preseason


Tristan Jarry made 24 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 NHL preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Carter Rowney scored in the first period and Tom Kuhnhackl had a goal early in the second.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for Columbus.

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella spent the game watching from the press box.

Vandersloot scores 17 as Sky force Game 4


Courtney Vandersloot scored 17 points and the Chicago Sky held off the Los Angeles Sparks 70-66 on Sunday to force a Game 4 in the WNBA semifinals.

Imani Boyette added 13 points and Clarissa Dos Santos had 10 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who have been playing without leading scorer and rebounder Elena Delle Donne. The 2015 league MVP underwent right thumb surgery on Sept. 13.

League MVP Nneka Ogwumike had 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Kristi Toliver added 13 for the second-seeded Sparks, who won the first two games of the series at home by double digits.

Two-time MVP Candace Parker shot 3 for 14 from the field for nine points and league sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender finished with six points for the Sparks.

Game 4 is back here Tuesday night.

Moore scores 20 to help Lynx sweep Mercury


Maya Moore scored 20 points and Natasha Howard added 17 to help the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-67 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of the semifinal series.

The top-seeded Lynx, who also eliminated the Mercury in the penultimate round a year ago, await the winner of Los Angeles-Chicago in their return trip to the WNBA finals.

Diana Taurasi had 12 points, after averaging 26.5 in her first four playoff games this year, as the eighth-seeded Mercury again had trouble with turnovers (15) and shot just 41 percent from the field. Taurasi was held to just one point in the second half, missing her three attempts from the field, all from 3-point range. Howard had six points during a key third quarter run that saw the Lynx pull away.

Kim wins Reignwood LPGA Classic in China


In-Kyung Kim won the Reignwood LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first victory in six years, making an eagle and a birdie on the two late par 5s to lead a South Korean sweep of the top three places.

The 28-year-old Kim closed with a 7-under 66 at Reignwood Pine Valley, rebounding from a bogey on the par-5 ninth to win her fourth LPGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.

Kim finished at 24-under 268, a stroke ahead of third-round leader Mi Jung Hur and 2014 winner Mirim Lee.

Staff and wire reports

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