Women's Basketball to Host Exhibition Game vs. Marietta on Sunday

Morgan Olson (Photo by Ron Stevens)
Morgan Olson (Photo by Ron Stevens)

The Youngstown State women's basketball team will host Marietta in an exhibition contest on Sunday at Beeghly Center. The game, which will have free admission for the public, will begin at 2 p.m.

The contest against the Pioneers will be an opportunity for fans to see the Penguins in action before the 2015-16 season begins on Nov. 13. Youngstown State returns eight letterwinners from last year's team that won 21 games and earned an at large berth in the Women's NIT, and there are four freshmen on the roster and a total of nine underclassmen.

Returning starters: Nikki Arbanas (So., G); Indiya Benjamin (So., G); Jenna Hirsch (Jr., G)

Starters lost: Heidi Schlegel (F); Latisha Walker (F)

Additional returning letterwinners: Sarah Cash (So., F); Janae Jackson (Sr., G/F); Kelsea Newman (Jr., G/F); Morgan Olson (So., F); Kelley Wright (So., G)

Newcomers: Jill Blacksten (Fr., G/F); Marissa Brown (Fr., F); Alison Smolinski (Fr., G); Melinda Trimmer (Fr., G)

Youngstown State's season opener will be at Beeghly Center on Nov. 13 against Canisius. Single game tickets and season tickets are available by calling the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at (330) 941-1YSU.

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