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Posipanko gets win No. 200 for Eagles

RADFORD, Va. -- Three different players scored goals to lead Winthrop to a 3-0 victory over Radford on Saturday in Big South Conference action.

With the victory, the Eagles improve to 10-3 overall and remain perfect in the league at 4-0. Radford falls to 7-6-1 overall and 3-3 in the Big South.

"I thought we played very well today against a good Radford team," said coach Rich Posipanko, who captured his 200th victory at the helm of the Eagles. "Playing at Radford has always been difficult for us. This was the first game in some time that we had our full team together and healthy."

Matthew Skonicki, Miquel Casajuana and Daniel Revivo scored for the Eagles.

Keeper Patrick Mitrovich made six saves to help the Eagles to their fourth straight shutout and fifth in the last six games.

Winthrop will step away from Big South action for the final time this season as it hosts the College of Charleston at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• VOLLEYBALL -- The Winthrop volleyball team swept the Radford Highlanders 3-0 at the Winthrop Coliseum.

With the victory, the Eagles improved their record to 8-13 overall and 4-3 in the conference. Radford fell to 7-11 overall and 2-6 in Big South play.

Winthrop was led offensively by senior middle hitter Shannon Sitzmann and junior right side hitter Kelley Taylor, who both had 14 kills on the afternoon.

Winthrop will be back in action Friday, hosting the final game of its homestand, when Gardner-Webb comes to the Winthrop Coliseum for a 7 p.m. start. Friday's match will be Winthrop's "Dig for the Cure" night as it will raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

• BASEBALL -- The 2008 Winthrop Baseball Banana Split Series is tied at two games apiece, and Game 5 is tied at 4. On Saturday, the White team won Game 4 by a 5-4 margin. Game 5 was suspended after five innings due to the Parents Weekend cookout.

The series will be decided on today. Game 5 will resume at 1 p.m. Game 6 will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 5. The winning team will buy the losing team banana splits. If the series ends in a 3-3 tie, the players will pay for their own banana splits.

The games will be played at The Winthrop Ballpark. They are free and open to the public.

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