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UD Softball Sweeps UMass, Finishes 14-0 at Home

DAYTON – The University of Dayton softball team (34-12, 17-2 A-10) finished the 2015 home season by sweeping the Massachusetts Minutewomen (14-23, 8-11 A-10) 1-0 and 6-0, and wrapped up a perfect 14-0 record at UD Softball Stadium, the first time the Flyers have gone undefeated during the season at home in program history.

Game 1 – Dayton 1, Massachusetts 0

Graduate student Jordan Jennings smacked a walk-off homerun off the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh to give University of Dayton softball a 1-0 victory over Massachusetts in game one of an Atlantic 10 doubleheader.

Freshman Manda Cash earned the win, coming in relief in the seventh, striking out one. SeniorKayla English pitched six scoreless innings, striking out three, with a no decision.

The Minutewomen left 10 base runners stranded in the game. UMass had two runners with two outs and short stop Kayla Haberstich made a clutch play and throw to first to end the top of the seventh inning.

In the top of the second, UMass loaded the bases, but English struck out Quianna Diaz-Patterson, who is second in the nation in batting average (.535). Cash and English combined to strike her out four times today.

UD had four hits in the game, including the homerun by Jennings, a double by Kailee Budicin and singles by Gabrielle Snyder and Tiffany Ricks.
Game 2 – Dayton 6, Massachusetts 0

In the second game of the doubleheader, Manda Cash struck out 10, tying her career high in a game.  She only allowed three hits, and improved her record to 9-1 on the season.

Dayton got the scoring started in the third with three runs. Jaclyn Kweder put the ball in play and reached by error. Natalie Mariano singled to the left side to move Kweder to second. Kathryn Hessput down a sacrifice bunt to advance runners to second and third. Gabrielle Snyder walked to load the bases. Tiffany Ricks got the first run on the board with an RBI single to right field. The inning continued with an RBI fielder's choice by Kailee Budicin.  The inning was capped off by another RBI fielder's choice by Kayla Haberstich.

Dayton added two more runs in the fourth inning, first from a Mariano RBI single, followed by a Snyder RBI double that scored pinch-runner redshirt sophomore Krista Gustafson.

The Flyers added another insurance run in the sixth on yet another RBI fielder's choice from Budicin.  Mariano led the Flyers going 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI
The Flyers have clinched a spot in the 2015 A-10 Championship Tournament.  It is UD's fourth appearance in the tournament in the last five seasons.

The Flyers play a three-game, Atlantic 10 series at La Salle in Philadelphia to close out the regular season on Saturday, May 2 at 12 p.m. for a doubleheader and a single game on Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m.
UD Softball Sweeps UMass, Finishes 14-0 at Home

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining and the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a wild 34-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

The field goal was considerably closer than it would have been because Cincinnati's Domata Peko was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for calling out the offensive signals as the Cardinals (8-2) were about to spike the ball to set up the kick.

Carson Palmer overcame two early interceptions to throw four touchdown passes and, with 57 seconds left, completed three quick passes to move the team into field goal range after the Bengals rallied to tie it at 31.

Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes for the Bengals (8-2), both to Tyler Eifert. The second cut, a 10-yarder, cut it to 31-28 with 3:44 to play.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks rallied late for a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets for their sixth straight victory on Sunday night.

San Jose won its seventh straight road game by completing a perfect six-game trip. Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon also scored. Joel Ward added two assists and Alex Stalock made 28 saves.

Ryan Johansen, Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 24 saves.

Columbus led 3-1 after Atkinson's goal 1:23 into the third, but the Sharks stormed back with help from several key offensive zone faceoff wins. They took the lead by scoring three times in a 7:02 span, including Dillon's go-ahead score with 6:45 left.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Meram had the fastest goal in MLS Cup playoff history, Kei Kamara also scored and the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday night in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

Meram opened the scoring at the 9-second mark. Kamara had a glancing header off a long ball, Ethan Finlay ran it down but lost control between two defenders and Meram sent the loose ball home.

Kamara scored in the 85th minute. Cedrick used individual skill to beat three defenders in the box and sent a difficult-angled shot off the hand of goalkeeper Luis Robles. Kamara was left alone at the far post for an easy tap in.

New York was held scoreless for the first time since May 24.

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Josh Hart scored a career-high 27 points to help No. 11 Villanova fend off an early scare and hand Akron its first loss with a 75-56 win Sunday night in the NIT Season Tipoff.

Hart shot 11 for 21 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. The Wildcats (4-0) trailed by as many as eight in the first half before turning the game around with a 27-5 run across both halves.

Villanova senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 15 points, eight assists and five rebounds, and Kris Jenkins scored 11 points.

Antino Jackson scored 13 points and Kwan Cheatham Jr., had 11 for Akron. The Zips (3-1) rolled into the Pavilion fresh off the program's best start of its Division I era.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Farad Cobb continued his hot start from 3-point range, scoring 20 points, and Cincinnati's defense was stifling in a 99-50 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday to start the Barclays Center Classic.

Cobb hit 4-of-6 3-pointers, making him 16 of 26 for the season. Four other players scored in double figures for the Bearcats (4-0), who led 39-15 at halftime.

Cincinnati held the Golden Lions (1-3) to 24 percent shooting in the first half and 31 percent for the game. The Bearcats scored 44 points off 30 turnovers and had 19 steals, giving them 57 already this season. They also went 41 of 59 from the foul line, a team record for attempts and one shy of the record for makes.

Thaddeus Handley had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Lions.

Cincinnati continues the Barclays Center Classic at home on Tuesday before playing Nebraska on Friday in Brooklyn, New York.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Wesley Alcegaire scored a career-high 21 points with five 3-pointers, leading five players into double-digit scoring as Bowling Green held off Youngstown State 79-72 on Sunday at the Florida Gulf Coast Classic.

Zach Denny added 17 points, Rasheed Worrell 15, Ismail Ali 11 and Spencer Parker 10 for the Falcons (2-2). Denny had his third career double-double with 11 rebounds and Worrell was 7-for-7 from the floor.

Ali converted a 3-point play and added 3 of 4 free throws in the final 53 seconds as Bowling Green, which led most of the game, extended a six-point lead to nine, 79-70.

Bobby Hain had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Youngstown State (0-4), which made 14 of 33 3-pointers. Francisco Santiago scored 13 points, and Matt Donlan made four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

Bowling Green outrebounded the Penguins 47-38.


OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Eric Washington had 17 points and six assists, and Miami (Ohio) forced 11 second-half turnovers to come back and beat Northeastern 67-61 on Sunday.

Washington was 5 of 9 from the floor. Geovonie McKnight had 17 points with three steals for Miami (3-2).

David Walker scored 21 points on 5-of-13 shooting, and Quincy Ford added 14 points to lead Northeastern (4-1), which had a season-high 18 turnovers.

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