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YSU women having their best start ever in the Horizon League

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The surprise on the women's side of the Horizon League has been the Youngstown State University Penguins.

The Penguins are off to their best start ever in the league, perfect after five games, and after a 1-6 start have evened things up overall at 9 and 9.

Green Bay has been the dominant force in the conference, but are 3 and 2 this year.

Five of the eight teams have overall losing records.

So is the conference is as strong as in the past?

"Wright State, I think, is very good team this year. Cleveland State has been playing well. UIC is having a great year. They upset a big 10 team and have double digit wins already. So in terms of the conference comparative to recent years, I would say it's as strong or stronger," said John Barnes, YSU women's coach.

"Just because there is not one powerhouse in the league I don't think that lessens the competitiveness. I think everyone is able to beat each other. So I think that makes it a stronger league," said Monica Touvelle, YSU player.

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