West Florida Beats Barry For Second-Straight Year

first_img Sept. 23, 2007  Box Score    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three Argonauts scored their first goal of the season as West Florida (5-2-0) rolled over Barry (3-5-0) 6-0 Sunday afternoon at Patton Park a neutral field located in Jacksonville, Fla., a six hour drive for both teams.Before any Argonaut scored their first goal Jodi Galucci netted her fourth goal of the season when Dernelle Mascall pushed a thru ball past the defense leaving Galucci with a one-on-one with the keeper.The next two West Florida goals came within five minutes of each other, both coming off set plays taken by Brandi Adams. The first came in the 24th minute of play, Anastasia Prescott headed in the corner kick from Adams. It was Prescott’s first goal as an Argonaut.Following a foul in the 29th minute, Adams once again put the ball into the box and Lura Carter was there to finish the play. It was Carter’s first goal of the season but her fifth point of the season.At the 36:37 mark of the match, Galucci picked up an arrant pass at midfield and dribbled the Buccaneers defense before netting her second goal of the match from the mouth of the goal.The Argonauts finished the first half scoring with another first goal of the season this time coming from Kristin Rhodes. Alison Riley sent the ball into the box to Galucci who placed a drop pass to Rhodes for the goal giving West Florida a 5-0 lead at the break.In the second half West Florida held back and possessed the ball keeping Barry to only two second half shots. The lone goal in the half came in the 84th minute when Dernelle Mascall scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season off a cross from Riley.West Florida goal keeper Courtney Jones picked up her fourth-consecutive shutout and fifth of the season. Jones had four saves in the match.The Argonauts will begin Gulf South Conference play when they host 25h ranked Ouachita Baptist on Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. following the men’s game. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Beats Barry For Second-Straight Yearlast_img read more

Ireland working towards targets

first_img When the men in green resume their World Cup campaign against United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday, it will be nine days since they signalled intent and demonstrated capability with an opening win over West Indies. That victory, a shock to many but not to the Irish as captain William Porterfield and several other senior players were at pains to point out afterwards, is a consolidation of similar success at previous World Cups. Press Association Ireland’s short-term ambition is to reach the knockout stages Down Under, and victory over fellow qualifiers UAE is a must to that end. But the bigger picture is to shake up world cricket sufficiently to earn a seat at the top table – both in the next World Cup in England and, Ireland hope, as a future Test-playing nation. Niall O’Brien, whose unbeaten 79 ensured a famous four-wicket win over the Windies in Nelson, has since been fighting the Irish cause off the pitch via Twitter. He has welcomed some high-profile help too, from two greats of the game – Sachin Tendulkar, and Mahela Jayawardene. India’s master batsman spoke out in support of increased opportunities for associate nations, and then Jayawardene – after his match-winning hundred against Afghanistan on Sunday – made it clear he does not agree with International Cricket Council plans to streamline future World Cups and therefore make qualification so much harder for teams like Ireland. O’Brien tweeted: “Great to see @sachin_rt getting behind Ireland etc to gain more exposure and more cricket. couldn’t have wished for a better supporter for us.” Jaywardene made the point that his country, World Cup winners in 1996 and runners-up in the last two editions, might never have had those opportunities without a leg-up from global administrators. Jayawardene’s remarks were retweeted by O’Brien. He had told a post-match press conference: “When I was asked that question a couple of years ago I said no to that, because I think Sri Lanka got that same opportunity in 1975 as an associate member. “If we hadn’t had that opportunity, we probably wouldn’t have been here – so I think it’s important that we nurture and we look after these associate members. “They are playing some good cricket – give them the opportunity they deserve.” Ireland must help themselves by staying on course for the knockout stages against a UAE team who lost their opening match to Zimbabwe last week. Ireland continue to press their claims on the world stage, off the field as well as on it.last_img read more

Youth holding its own

first_imgOn a team filled with offensive superstars, the lesser known can sometimes be forgotten. You might have heard names like Sara Bauer, Bobbi-Jo Slusar and Sharon Cole, but you probably haven’t heard about the freshman contingency that produces night-in and night-out for the 2005-06 Wisconsin women’s hockey team. The No. 4-ranked Badgers (14-2-0, 11-1-0 in WCHA) have enjoyed a fast start, partly due to the emergence of freshmen linemates Tia Hanson and Erika Lawler — the duo are a huge reason why the future is looking bright for UW women’s hockey.Completing the triumvirate on the all-freshman line is WCHA rookie of the week Angie Keseley. The line has proven to be a huge bonus for head coach Mark Johnson’s squad and is producing at a rate he could not have nearly anticipated.We really didn’t have expectations other than the fact we knew they were going to have an opportunity to play,” Johnson said. “Each freshman you deal with is different with the transition from where they played last year to the college game but having all three together on a line makes sense. They seem to get along real well of the ice and that’s part of the reason they’re good on the ice. They communicate and talk to one another and they’re all skilled players.”The trio is not a line that’s going to beat the opposition with their fancy moves or dominating skill; rather they are a hard working line intent on creating quality scoring chances.Lawler, who centers the line, has three goals and seven helpers this season while Hanson and Keseley have added 12 and eight points, respectively, on the year. This past weekend the youngsters combined for four goals and five assists in a thrashing against Bemidji State.”I really enjoy playing on a freshman line, there’s not a lot of pressure and we can just go out (and) do our thing,” Lawler said. “We go out there, work hard every shift and we’ll see how far we can take it.”Keseley had similar words for her linemates.”It’s actually been a great experience,” she said. “Not everyone gets to play on an all-freshman line. We all feed off each other real well and it just works.”The freshman production on offense doesn’t stop with the Lawler line, as the Badgers have also received production from forward Kayla Hagen. Hagen, who hails from Crosslake, Minn., came to Wisconsin after leading the Hibbing Bluejackets to three sectional titles and two runner-up performances at the state championship.In her first season as a Badger, Hagen has benefited from playing alongside senior assistant captain Nikki Burish. Hagen got her only goal of the year against St. Cloud State last month and currently has three points.Defenseman Alycia Matthews represents the only freshman on the blue line. Mathews is a British Columbia native and was a member of the gold-medal winning, under-22 Canadian national team. Skating alongside of her on the national team were current teammates Meaghan Mikkelson, Slusar, Bauer and Hanson. Matthews has good vision on the ice and has four points with a plus-minus rating of plus-four in her young career for the Badgers.”[Matthews] has been battling a few injuries right and just trying to get healthy,” Johnson said. “When she’s in there she’s making plays, doing well and contributing.”Looking for another freshman? Look no further than between the pipes. Redshirt freshman Jess Vetter made her first start of the year last weekend after battling mononucleosis since the start of the season. Vetter made 26 saves in her debut as the Badgers defeated Bemidji State 4-1.Off the ice the freshman class remains close and looks to each other for support and encouragement.”We’re a real close knit group,” Keseley said. “We hang out, get along real well and it’s a really fun class. I’m looking forward to many more years with them.”last_img read more