Volleyball defeats Milwaukee
FAIRBORN — The Wright State volleyball team defeated the Milwaukee Panthers 3-1 on Nov. 10 (25-19, 19-25 25-15, and 25-23) at WSU’s McLin Gym.
Men’s basketball falls at Loyola
LOYOLA, Ill. — The Wright State men’s basketball team fell at Loyola 84-80 to open the 2017-18 season Nov. 10.
The Ramblers led 45-41 at intermission. The Raiders shot 50 percent (14-28) from the field, hitting six three pointers. The team each scored 39 points in the final 20 minutes as Hughes hit two huge threes to draw the Raiders within two points late. WSU shot 48.1 percent from the field and hit nine three pointers. There were nine ties and ten lead changes in the game as LU outrebounded WSU 32-28.
Women wins season opener
FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 106-52 win at Northwestern Ohio Nov. 10.
The Raiders host 40 percent overall to 30.4 percent for UNOH. WSU held the boards 23-18, connecting on six three and going 12-14 from the line. Wright State lead the boards 36-22 while shooting 45 percent from the field. The ended 106-52 as WSU was led by Welch’s 25 points and eight rebounds. The Raiders shot 45.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Racers 53-30.
WSU sweeps Youngstown
FAIRBORN — The Wright State volleyball team defeated Youngstown State in a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-20, and 25-20), Nov. 8 at WSU’s McLin Gym.
Wright State and Youngstown State kept the score close throughout the beginning of the match tying the score three separate times before the Raiders went on a 5-0 run to take the lead at 14-9. Youngstown State took the early lead in the third set at 2-0, but senior middle blocker Megan Hopkins was able to side out for Wright State with a powerful kill from the middle. Wright State quickly tied the game at 3-3 with a kill from freshman outside hitter Abby Barcus, and then took its first lead of the game at 4-3 after a service ace from freshman rightside hitter Celia Powers.
Poletta honored by league
FAIRBORN — Dominic Poletta, a sophomore for the Wright State swimming team, has been named the Horizon League Swimmer of the Week, conference officials announced Nov. 7.
The Green, Ohio native won and set a new WSU pool record in the 50 free with a time of 20.66 and won the 100 free with a time of 45.81 as the Raiders defeated Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 109-96. The Raiders will be back in action next weekend at the IUPUI Invitational.
Sundell honored by league
FAIRBORN — Joel Sundell of the Wright State men’s soccer team has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced Nov. 6.
Sundell, a sophomore goalie from Norrkoping, Sweden, posted his sixth shutout of the year as the Raiders defeated Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis at home Nov. 3. 2-0. He made four saves against the Jaguars.
The Raiders, who have now posted double-figure wins in four straight years, open the Horizon League championship tonight as they host Cleveland State in a quarterfinals game at WSU’s Alumni Field. The winner will play Illinoia Chicago or Green Bay in the semifinals Thursday Nov. 9 in Chicago. The finals are slated for Saturday Nov. 11, also in Chicago.
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