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Spikes hang on to defeat Scrappers


For the second straight night, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers rallied late to put the tying run on base against the State College Spikes.

But for the second straight night, the Scrappers came up short, falling 4-2 on Friday at Eastwood Field.

In his final start, Shane Bieber allowed two singles in three innings.

Ryan McCarvel hit a two-run homer off reliever Luis Jimenez in the fourth inning The Spikes added two runs in the seventh inng.

For the Scrappers, Miguel Eladio doubled then scored on a groundout. In the ninth inning, Todd Isaacs and Eladio reached based. Isaacs scored on a double play,

The Scrappers (35-37) and Spikes (48-25) conclude their series tonight.

YSU women’s soccer comeback falls short

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The Youngstown State women’s soccer team scored a season-high three goals, but could not overcome an early deficit and dropped a 4-3 decision to IPFW on Friday afternoon at Warrior Athletic Field at Indiana Tech University.

With the loss, the Penguins fall to 1-2-1 overall while IPFW improves to 2-3.

Sophomore Ernestina Abambila had a goal and two assists while juniors Marissa Martin and Katie Hackos each scored their first goals of the season.

The Penguins outshot the Mastodons, 17-12, and had 14 shots on goal but could only convert three times. IPFW goalkeeper Kiley Dunning recorded 11 saves.

The Mastodons extended their lead to 4-1 after goals by Kallianne Mogler at 24:42, Allyson Hayner at 40:58 and Mogler again at 56:21.

Abambila scored on a penalty kick at the 58:43 mark to cut the deficit in half, 4-2, and Hackos delivered a goal in the 82nd minute to get the Penguins within one.

YSU volleyball falls in four sets to Elon

Elon rode an efficient offense to a four-set victory over the Youngstown State volleyball team. The set scores were 25-23, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17.

The Phoenix hit .315 collectively and had eight aces in the four-set victory over the Penguins in the first match of the Tussle in the Triad Tournament.

Lori Vanbeek led Youngstown State with 14 kills in 28 attempts, and Sarah Varcolla and Sam Brown were next in line with nine kills apiece. Brown added a team-best 13 kills, and Dana Borsz notched 12. Youngstown State hit .436 in its second set win but just .114 in the other three sets.

Kayla Agae led Elon with a match-high 16 kills in 40 attempts.

Aleah Hughes had four kills for YSU in the first set that featured 19 ties and nine lead changes. A Vanbeek kill gave the Penguins their final lead at 22-21, and Hughes’ kill tied the set at 23. Agae followed with a kill to set up set point, and Brown’s attack error gave the Phoenix a 1-0 lead.

Youngstown State will play a pair of matches today, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. match at UNC Greensboro. The Penguins will then take on High Point at 7 p.m.

LT arrested on DUI charge in Florida

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The Florida Highway Patrol says ex-NFL player Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in Palm Beach County on a DUI charge, the Palm Beach Post reports

Spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky tells the newspaper that Taylor was arrested after a crash on Florida’s Turnpike. Wysocky says more details will be released Saturday.

WPTV reports that Taylor, 57, was driving south on the turnpike from Beeline Highway about about 5:20 p.m. when he became involved in a crash. The TV station says that Taylor switched lanes and hit a motor home and sideswiped a patrol vehicle.

Taylor was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, WPTV reports.

Taylor, a retired linebacker, played 13 seasons with the New York Giants, helping the team win Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.

Staff/wire reports

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