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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Plesingrova helps volleyball team win Eagle Championship


Marketa Plesingrova had 13 kills, and the Youngstown State volleyball team swept Delaware State to win the Eagle Challenge championship on Saturday at Morehead State’s Wetherby Gym.

The Penguins beat the Hornets 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 to complete a perfect weekend of three consecutive sweeps to open the season. YSU beat Winthrop and Morehead State on Friday before topping Delaware State on Saturday morning.

Plesingrova’s kills came in just 20 attempts, and the freshman from the Czech Republic posted a .500 attack percentage. Youngstown State had 21 more kills than Delaware State and outhit the Hornets .245- to 034.

Sarah Varcolla added nine kills, and Dana Borsz registered nine digs. Sam Brown had six kills and two aces, and Heather Splinter registered eight digs and three aces to go along with 15 assists.

Youngstown State did not trail in the first set and scored nine of the final 11 points to pull away. The lead changed hands three times early in the second set before a 6-0 run helped the Penguins take a 17-12 lead. The Penguins then scored the first five points of the third set and led from start to finish.

Football team announces radio and television shows


Football coach Bo Pelini starts his mid-week regular season media rounds this week. On Mondays, Pelini will be on 1390 WNIO from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Bob Hannon at Cassese’s MVR. On Wednesday’s at 7 p.m., Pelini will sit down with Dana Balash on 21 WFMJ for “Penguin Gameday.”

Late Friday

Moffett, women’s soccer posts back-to-back shutouts


Sophomore goalkeeper Kylee Moffett collected five saves and recorded her second straight shutout as the Youngstown State women’s soccer team defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3-0, on Friday afternoon. The Penguins improve to 2-1 on the year while the Golden Lions fall to 0-2.

Freshman Ruth Pena scored her first career goal on an assist from Sammy Salatino at the 14:11 mark to put the Penguins up, 1-0. Senior Kyler Lum extended the lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal in the 23rd minute. Senior Marissa Martin put the game away with her first goal of the season that gave YSU a 3-0 lead at the 48:13 mark. Senior Meghan Wallace was credited with the assist on Martin’s goal.

Staff report