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Briefs

September 9, 2013
The Herald-Star

FUS men win

STEUBENVILLE - Late-game heroics by freshman Joe Duran and sophomore John Imbimbo propelled the Franciscan University of Steubenville men's soccer team to its first victory of 2013, 4-3, over St. Vincent College Sunday.

Down 3-2, Duran tied the game for the Barons in the 87th minute with a rocket off his right foot from outside the box. Twelve seconds later, another shot from Duran deflected in front of the net where Imbimbo tapped it in for the game-winning goal. The game also marked the first Barons victory over the Bearcats.

"We played really well in the first half," FUS head coach Ward Rogers said. "We made a couple of mistakes so at halftime we talked about how if we cut the mistakes out and kept the aggression going we would have a good second half."

The Barons host Thiel College at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

FUS women lose

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at home to St. Vincent College Sunday.

"This was a tough loss but St. Vincent is always a very good team," head coach Clare McBane said. "They've beat us in the past and it's always very even like it was today."

With no conference games until October, McBane said her team is using the non-conference schedule as a time for training and to work on challenges for when conference play does come around.

"The girls are working really hard in practice and we are looking at this entire time as training," McBane said. "We are working just has hard in practices as we are in games so they were tired for this game."

The Lady Barons host Thiel College at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

FUS tennis wins

STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville women's tennis team beat La Roche College, 9-0, Sunday at Belleview Park.

"We're both very young teams, so we didn't have many expectations about how we would match up against them," FUS head coach Jenna Lynch said.

Oak Glen girls take fourth

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. - Led by senior Kelsey Chambers and her second-place finish, the Oak Glen girls cross country team finished fourth in the Chick-Fil-A Invitational Saturday.

Her 19:56 clocking was seven seconds behind the winner, freshman Alicia Parsons of Grafton. Oak Glen's Felicity Nolder took 13th in 22:02.

Weir finished 18th. Margaret Budik took 85th in 25:54.

The Oak Glen boys finished seventh and were led by Tanner Gorby (30th, 18:33) and Brock Smith (31st, 18:33).

Weir was 26th with Hayden Vida finishing 127th in 21:19.

 
 

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