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YSU Sports

Seasons close fast for YSU

The Youngstown State men’s and women’s basketball teams have three weeks remaining in the pandemic-plagued 2020-21 Horizon League season to position themselves for the league tournaments. The men visit Robert Morris today (7 p.m.) and Saturday (5 p.m.), while the women are at home against ...

Starting off cold

YOUNGSTOWN — Snow is piled up high around the soccer pitch at Youngstown State. Instead of a fall breeze sweeping across the field on a September evening, players and fans alike encountered a cold, brisk winter wind for the Penguins’ girls soccer season opener against Oakland on ...

YSU picked ninth in MVFC poll

Youngstown State was picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season poll, which was announced by the league on Wednesday. The Penguins had three players selected to the pre-season all-conference team, including John F. Kennedy graduate Jacob ...

Soccer team starts spring campaign

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s soccer team kickstarts its 2021 spring season today with a Horizon League match against Oakland. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Farmers National Bank Field across from Stambaugh Stadium. YSU returns eight starters and 17 letterwinners from last ...

Penguins can’t find any Mercy

YOUNGSTOWN — Leading 72-69 with 2:34 left, Youngstown State found itself in another battle against Detroit Mercy following a made 3-pointer by freshman Shermar Rathan-Mayes. The Penguins are desperately trying to make up ground after falling far behind in the Horizon League. A slew of ...

Dunn leads women’s victory

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Senior forward Mary Dunn scored 17 of her game-high 25 points in the second half, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team rallied for a 71-64 win at Robert Morris on Saturday. The Penguins (6-4, 6-4 Horizon League) trailed 47-35 less than 2 minutes into the ...

Another close defeat

YOUNGSTOWN — Out of the nine games the Youngstown State men’s basketball team has lost this season, five have been by 10 or fewer points. Friday’s Horizon League tilt against Detroit Mercy was the fifth as the Penguins fell below .500 in a 78-75 loss. YSU’s 3-point shooting was a ...

YSU women’s streak ends

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team went 6-for-29 from the field in the second half and had its five-game winning streak end with a 61-46 loss at Robert Morris on Friday. The Penguins had shot at least 47 percent from the field in each game during the streak, and shot 44.4 percent ...

YSU tandem to play tonight

The Youngstown State men’s and women’s basketball teams have a better idea of how their postseason schedule might look as they continue the pandemic-affected 2020-21 season with games today and Saturday. The men continue their homestand against Detroit Mercy with both games starting at 5 ...

Season switch

Youngstown State’s volleyball team, like fall sports teams at many other schools, lost their fall season in 2020. Late last summer, the Horizon League made the decision to postpone fall sports until the spring, leaving sports like soccer, volleyball, and cross country without their ...