Wisconsin suffers pair of weekend losses in overtime

first_imgFor whatever the reason, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (5-5-2 overall, 0-3-1 Big Ten) has not been able to catch a break. The Badgers were on the verge of winning two important games against Penn State and Minnesota this weekend, but missed opportunities and bad bounces cost Wisconsin as they lost both games in overtime.Sunday against Penn State, Wisconsin had the daunting task of covering 2004 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Tiffany Weimer. Following a Wisconsin foul, Weimer opened the scoring for Penn State by converting on a penalty kick. The Nittany Lions led 1-0 at halftime.Fortunately for Wisconsin, that was the only shot Weimer had all game. Weimer, a NSCAA All-American, was averaging almost five shots per game and had scored 16 goals approaching the game.According to Wisconsin head coach Dean Duerst, the scheme for Sunday was to have senior Marissa Brown cover Wiemer for the duration of the game.”You have to have a game plan against Penn State,” Duerst said. “The plan was to have Marissa Brown take care of Tiffany Weimer, who’s obviously a very special player, and Marissa did an absolutely fantastic job. … The overall game plan was to slow the game down — take time off the clock, take time on set plays and play towards the sidelines so we can get throw-ins and corner kicks. Our players adjusted very well to how this game was played.”Wisconsin was able to convert in the second half when freshman Elise Weber scored her second career goal in the 79th minute, which forced the game into overtime.The game ended when Penn State’s Sheree Gray scored the game-winner off a corner kick. With the win, the Nittany Lions remain undefeated on the year with a 12-0 mark.This was the fourth consecutive game, and the seventh of the season, that the Badgers have seen overtime action.”I think we are setting a record here,” Duerst said. “In all my years of soccer I have never seen that many overtime games [in such a short time] and tough endings for this team. This game is really going to help us a lot. Not because of the loss, but the way we fought and stuck to the game plan. … They’re tough kids and they are the kind that will step up and rebound next time out. We just need a little luck going our way.”Friday night, Wisconsin was unable to cash in offensively and was upended by Minnesota in double overtime, 1-0.In a very physical contest, Wisconsin dominated the time of possession and out-shot Minnesota 21-8. The only goal of the evening came as Kaitlin Wagner made Minnesota’s only shot on goal and scored the game-winner with a header into the back corner of the net.For Wisconsin, it was a night of missed opportunities as they were unable to convert on a variety of breakaways, corner kicks, and open nets. It was the first time all season that Wisconsin was held without a goal.”The ghost of no goals has come to haunt us,” Duerst said. “It was really surprising [for us not to score] with all the chances we had. We certainly could have put this game away.”Wisconsin’s defense, however, was able to hold Minnesota’s scoring front in check off corner kicks. Throughout the night, Minnesota attempted nine corner kicks, coming up with no shots on goal and few second-chance attempts.One thing Duerst was pleased with was the defensive play throughout the game.”[Corner kicks] are the difference a lot of times,” Duerst said. “Those set plays, which are loose chances. We didn’t give up a lot of secondary chances off those corners. That was nice. Our organization there was solid. … We need to continue to be determined. There are plenty of games to play. We will continue to get better and we will finish.”Junior Goalie Stefani Szczechowski made her first start in goal this season for Wisconsin and posted a shutout through regulation. For Szczechowski, it showed the reward for all her tough work and discipline throughout the season.”[Getting the start in goal] was a great accomplishment,’ said Szczechowski. “As you can tell by the stats, it was my first start. Day in and day out, I train as hard as I can so it feels really good just to finally be in on the field. I had a few nerves in the first half but came out strong in the second half.”last_img read more

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June Proclaimed As Bicycle Awareness Month

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisJune is finally here, and with it has come a new proclamation- Bicycle awareness month!The new proclamation was put into place after local bicyclists expressed their concerns with not being welcomed by other motorists on the roads. The City of Alpena and Alpena Township have partnered together to encourage the community to embrace bicyclists, by labeling this month as Bicycle Awareness Month.The proclamation not only brings awareness to the growing number of people who ride bikes in the area, but also the local roads and trails that attract tourists and provide economic opportunity. It’s also a reminder that bicyclists by law have the right to be on the road.What the mayor is hoping the community will take from this month?“Just a lot more recognition to share the roads with bicycles. Maybe the perception is that all of the roadways are just for motorized vehicles but that’s not necessarily the case,” said Mayor Matt Waligora.Throughout the month, residents and visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, races, community and charity events, or by simply getting out and going for a ride. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious APS Bus Pick-up and Drop-off ChangesNext More Memorial Day Ceremonies at Little Flanders Fieldlast_img read more

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Sejad Salihovic as One who is Longest in Hoffenheim

first_imgFew players in the Bundes League can commend with long years of service in one club. Three exceptions can be found in Hoffenheim, and one of them is Sejad Salihovic.BiH national team player came from Hertha in 2006 and stayed until today. He started from the Regional League, then played in the Second Division, after which he came to the German top level.During eight and a half years in Hoffenheim, Salihovic has played 240 matches, including 162 in Bundes League.He played for Hoffenheim 27 times in the Second Division, while 19 times in the German Cup.Beside Sejad, Andreas Beck and Kai Herdling are also two players with long experience in Hoffenheim. (Source: klix)last_img read more

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PBA: San Miguel gaining steam after stopping TNT

first_imgRejected by La Salle in high school, Sean Manganti shows how far he’s come Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer posted back-to-back wins after rallying past TNT, 107-96, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.The Beermen closed the game on a 32-10 surge after trailing by 11 points at the 9:46 mark of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img It was a crucial win for San Miguel Beer, which appeared to have put its early struggles behind.The Beermen rose to sixth place with a 4-4 mark while also stopping the KaTropa’s three-game winning run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKevin Murphy almost had a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for San Miguel while Christian Standhardinger added a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.Marqus Blakely had 26 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for TNT, which dropped to a seventh-place tie with idle NLEX at 4-5. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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