Owens women fall in tourney


MELBOURNE, Fla. — The No. 13 Owens women's soccer team saw its national title hopes dashed after No. 4 Darton State edged the Express 3-1 in penalty kicks on Thursday.

The two teams played two scoreless 10-minute periods before moving on to penalty kicks. Owens, Darton State, and No. 5 Butler Community College were all tied after their three matches in pool play of the NJCAA D-I national tournament. To decide who would move on, the teams needed a one-day playoff. Butler won a coin flip to earn a bye and Owens fell to Darton State, located in Georgia, to begin the day.

The Express concludes the season with a 17-2-2 record and recorded the most wins in program history.


College hockey

BOWLING GREEN — The Bowling Green State University hockey team hosts preseason Western Collegiate Hockey Association favorite Minnesota State in two game at the BG Ice Arena this weekend.

The Falcons, who are third in the WCHA standings with seven points in six league games, and Mavericks, who are eighth in the 10-team league with four points in four games, will face off today and Saturday starting at 7:07 p.m. both nights.

BG, which is 5-4-3 overall this season and 3-2-1 in WCHA play, split two games at Minnesota State (4-6-0, 2-2-0) two weeks ago. The Falcons claimed a 4-3 victory on Nov. 8, then suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to the Mavericks the next night.



NEW YORK — Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.

As Weiner's health deteriorated this summer, a succession plan was put in place. 

Former big league all-star Tony Clark will be Weiner’s successor.