Sports

Women’s Golf wins again

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After downing their competition at the Saint Francis Invitational, the womens' golf team has remained perfect by again placing first at a competitive Youngstown State Invitational. The Pilots defeated Youngstown State by two strokes; nevertheless, it took much persistence as the team came back from 10 strokes down to overcome their field of opponents. In addition to this incredible come-from-behind victory, the Pilots were also competing against nearly all Division I opponents. The women were able to capture this victory by delivering on day two with an impressive 311 as a team. Contributors to these low scores consisted of Jessica Layman who shot a 155, Katie Powell 157, Melanie Day 163, Kaelyn Lingenfelter 163, and Sarah Henderson with a 166. Despite making up 10 strokes in one day, junior Katie Powell feels that this is something the team has experience and handled well in the past. “Actually, coming back from 10 strokes down was nothing new to us. We had several come-backs last fall as well,” Powell said. She also commented that this was a huge confidence to the team early on in the season. “There's always a certain rush that comes from realizing the feat we have accomplished, and it never gets old,” she said. With golf being an individual sport, she also stressed the idea that each golfer had to go out, focus, and compete as individuals. “It's a good feeling to have made a comeback individually and help the team after feeling like a let-down from the first day,” Powell said. Powell also stated that this will continue to help the team set high goals for themselves as the Pilots return home on September 17 to play in the Battle at Blackthorn.
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