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YSU soccer team falls to Illinois-Chicago


The Youngstown State women’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Illinois-Chicago on Saturday at Flames Field.

The Penguins fall to 2-7-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the Horizon League while the Flames improve to 3-6-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the league.

UIC’s Rebeca Pallo scored just 16 minutes into the match to put the Flames up 1-0.

Pallo scored directly off of a corner kick from Olivia Everin. In the 65th minute, Emily Wauer added an insurance goal and put the game out of reach.

UIC outshot the Penguins, 22-6, and had eight shots on goal to just two for the Penguins. Youngstown State visits Detroit, on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Mooney defeats WRA in girls soccer


Elizabeth Philibin scored two goals and Breanna Evans had a goal and two assists to lead the Cardinal Mooney girls soccer team to a 5-0 victory on Saturday over Western Reserve Academy.

Grace Schafer and Carolyn Kay each scored a goal. Goaltender Skylar Hudar recorded the shutout.

Euclid football player dies after injury


Cleveland television station WKYC reported on Sunday that a Euclid High School football player has died after being injured in Friday’s game at Solon.

Euclid schools released a statement saying junior Andre L. Jackson passed away following an injury sustained during Friday night’s football game on a special teams play.

Team Europe stuns Sweden, reaches final


Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 victory over Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.

The eight-nation European team will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

Europe will be heavy underdogs against the host Canadians, who have won two straight Olympic gold medals and 14 consecutive games in best-on-best tournaments.

That’s just the way the Europeans like it because they know they wouldn’t even have an opportunity to compete against Canada for their individual countries.

“This is our chance to go far in a tournament like this,” Norway’s Mats Zuccarello said. “I think we just cherish that moment and this chance.”

Few, if anyone, expected the roster of players from the continent’s non-traditional hockey powers to be among the final two in the event created by the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.

Everybody, though, with at least a passing interest in the sport would recognize at least some of the players who started Sunday’s game: Anze Kopitar, Marian Hossa and Zdeno Chara.

“You put all those countries together, there’s lots of good players there,” Canadian coach Mike Babcock said.

And with goaltender Jaroslav Halak, the Europeans seem to have a shot to stun Canada.

Halak made 37 saves against Sweden.

Love picks Moore for Ryder Cup

Ryan Moore lost his bid to win the Tour Championship finale in extra holes, but picked up an important consolation prize: the fourth captain’s pick and the last slot on the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team.

The matches tee off in five days in Minnesota.

Davis Love III had previously announced three captain’s picks — J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar, who ranked Nos. 10, 11 and 12 in the Ryder Cup standings, respectively. Moore joins Brooks Koepka as the only two rookies on the U.S. team Europe will carry six rookies.

The U.S. team added the fourth pick after a PGA of America task force argued that adding a “hot” player at the last minute could help it reverse course after the Americans lost three consecutive matches and eight of the past 10.

Staff/wire report

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