Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

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WVU wins Big 12 women's soccer championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kadeisha Buchanan scored to tie the game at 2 with 1:43 left and Ashley Lawrence came up with the game winner in the 97th minute in overtime as No. 1 West Virginia rallied to earn a 3-2 win over TCU on Sunday to win the Big 12 women's soccer title. The win marked the third Big 12 championship in four years for the Mountaineers (19-1-1 overall, 8-0 Big 12 Conference). Michaela Abam scored the first goal for WVU just after halftime as the Mountaineers trailed 2-0 at the break. It was the first two-goal comeback for WVU since beating Missouri 3-2 on Aug. 24, 2014.

West Virginia outshot TCU (12-6-2, 2-5-1) 29-7.

Notre Dame clip UC in PKs in MEC title match

Megan O'Connor booted in a fourth and final penalty kick as Notre Dame bested Charleston 4-2 in PKs and won the Mountain East Conference women's soccer tournament in South Euclid, Ohio on Sunday.

The teams played to a scoreless draw through regulation and two overtime periods.

The Falcons and Golden Eagles will await postseason destinations when the NCAA tournament is announced on Monday evening.

Golf: Pampling gets 1st Tour win in 10 years

Rod Pampling won for the first time in 10 years on the PGA Tour when he closed with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Pampling holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole that clinched victory.

He raised his right arm in the air as the ball still had another foot before it reached the cup. The 47-year-old Australian last won on the PGA Tour at Bay Hill in 2006.

Brooks Koepka closed with a 67 to finish second. Lucas Glover was tied for the lead with two holes to play until a bogey from the bunker on the 17th and a closing bogey for a 69.

Champions Tour: Scott McCarron made a birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and beat Tom Byrum to win the second of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events in Richmond, Va.

McCarron and Byrum both shot 3-under 69s in regulation to finish at 13-under on the James River Course at The Country Club of Virginia. …

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