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LaSalle volleyball team defeats Penguins


Three La Salle players posted double digits in kills, and the Explorers swept the Youngstown State volleyball team 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 on Monday at Beeghly Center.

Bryanna Davis and Devin Corah both had 14 kills, and Samantha Graver recorded 11 kills and 13 digs for La Salle, which extended its winning streak to seven.

Sarah Varcolla led the Penguins with 10 kills on a .625 attack percentage, and Morgan Tippie posted six kills. Paige Saunders came off the bench to register four kills in 10 attempts.

Youngstown State will host the Courtyard Marriott-Canfield Penguin Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Penguins will play Fort Wayne Friday at 1 p.m. and Saint Francis U at 4 p.m., and they will host Akron Saturday at 11 a.m.

YSU golfers 6th in Schwartz event


The Youngstown State women’s golf team sits in sixth place out of 10 teams after one round of the Roseann Schwartz Invitational at Mill Creek Park.

YSU finished with a team total of 328 on the par-72 course. Marshall grabbed the first round lead with a 310 while Cleveland State is in second with a 313 and Akron is third with a 315.

Haylee McGovern, one of three freshmen in the YSU lineup, led the way with a first-round score of 78 in her first collegiate action. McGovern is tied for eighth place and is six shots behind the leader, Cleveland State’s Madison Butler.

Junior Megan Creager was YSU’s second-best finisher with a first-round 79 to finish seven over par and is in 11th place. The team’s lone senior, Courtney Shutt, finished with an 85 while freshmen Tori Utrup and Kara Raines shot 86 and 88 respectively.

Hallapy leads Penguins at Turning Stone

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The Youngstown State men’s golf team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate.

The Penguins played 36 holes on Sunday in rainy, windy conditions and were on the course for 11 straight hours at the Turning Stone Resort. YSU carded total-round scores of 330 and 314 on Sunday before coming back to shoot 300 in their 18-hole round on Monday.

The Penguins were led by senior Justin Hallapy who finished tied for 35th with a three-round score of 235 on the par-72 course. Hallapy turned in rounds of 80, 77 and 78.

Freshman Ken Keller finished just behind Hallapy in a tie for 37th place. The Cardinal Mooney graduate turned in rounds of 80, 77 and 79 for a three-round total of 236. Keller’s second-round 77 featured six birdies.

The host-team, Missouri, won the tournament by an impressive 50 strokes. The Tigers finished with a three-round 844 to finish at 20 under par. UNC Wilmington finished in second place with a three-round score of 894 (+30).

Canfield selling football tickets


Tickets for Friday’s Canfield-Chardon football game are on sale weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Canfield High School Athletic Office.

Student tickets cost $4 and adult tickets cost $6.

Del Potro advances to quarterfinals


Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over.

The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two sets with little resistance against No. 6-seeded Dominic Thiem in the fourth round Monday.

Still, buoyed by a boisterous Grandstand crowd chanting “Ole!” and his nickname, “delPo,” he never gave in or gave up. Eventually, del Potro worked his way all the way back on the strength of powerful serves and thunderous forehands to edge Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 and set up a quarterfinal showdown against Roger Federer.

Staff/wire report

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