Kuggeleijn, Chase deny Patriots as Zouks win again

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots crumbled under the pressure of a record run chase and plummeted to a 10-run defeat to St Lucia Zouks to remain winless in the Caribbean Premier League here yesterday.In pursuit of a venue-high 173 at the Brian Lara Stadium, Patriots started strongly but then fell away badly in the middle overs, as Black Caps seamer Scott Kuggeleijn with four for 33 and West Indies off-spinner Roston Chase, with three for 12, tore through the innings with an impressive four-over spells.Former Test captain Denesh Ramdin, in his first season with Patriots, top-scored with 46 from 35 deliveries while opener Evin Lewis chipped in with 29 from 20 balls, but neither carried on and the remainder of the Patriots batting collapsed around them.Tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell slammed a cameo 11-ball 26 not out at the death but the effort was a little too late, leaving patriots adrift on 162 for eight from their allotted 20 overs.Opener Andre Fletcher had earlier top-scored with a chancy 46 off 33 balls as Zouks gathered 172 for six off their 20 overs to mark the highest total of the tournament.Mohammad Nabi smashed an unbeaten 35 off 22 deliveries to give Zouks impetus towards the end while Trinidadian Mark Deyal punched a 17-ball 30 and Najibullah Zadran supported with 28 from 24 balls.Sent in, Zouks lost Rahkeem Cornwall to illness in the third over with the score on 17, the burly all-rounder forced off with a spell of dizziness after making just four.But Deyal arrived to rip into Patriots’ bowling, combining with Fletcher to stretch the first wicket stand to 73 with entertaining stroke-play.Fletcher, put down on 21 and then again on 38, struck six fours and one six while the left-handed Deyal smashed three sixes – all clean blows over mid-wicket.Off-spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar (2-29) then prised out both Fletcher and Roston Chase (4) to trigger a slide which saw five wickets tumble for 35 runs, and suddenly Zouks were tottering on 137 for seven at the start of the 18th over.However, Nabi changed the complexion of the innings, belting a four and three sixes as Zouks gathered an important 35 runs from the last three overs.In reply, Patriots lost wickets constantly and quickly found themselves 54 for three in the seventh over.Chris Lynn (14) was brilliantly caught at square leg by a leaping Najibullah Zadran in the third over, Joshua DaSilva (1) holed out to long on in the fifth over off Chase who then had Lewis caught behind cutting after striking four fours and two sixes.Ramdin, who belted two fours and sixes, tried to rescue the run chase, posting 34 for the fourth wicket with Ben Dunk (5) and a further 25 for the fifth wicket with Kieran Powell (7).However, once Powell miscued to the keeper off Kuggeleijn in the 14th over and Ramdin skied the same bowler to Nabi at long on in the 16th over, the run chase fizzled.last_img read more

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Ogun State Coach Yara Passes On

first_imgA member of the Ogun State Football Association Board between 2001 and 2003, he was Secretary, Ogun State Sports Council Management Technical Committee (1991-1998), Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, Zone 1 (Lagos, Ogun and Oyo) Technical Committee (1992-1998), Assistant Director of Sports (1996-1998) and Deputy Director of Sports (1998-2000) after which he voluntarily retired for government service.Some of the numerous merit awards Baba Yara was decorated with include Ogun State Football Association Award (1981), Ogun State Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Award (1996), Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Zone 1 Headquarters Award (1998) and the Ogun State Sports Council Award (2001).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A prominent Ogun State-born football coach, Ayoola Ayanleye Olusegun, who was fondly known as Coach Yara has passed on.Born of humble and highly religious Ijebu-Ode muslim parents, his education started at Baptist Day School, Kaduna from 1951-1957, after which he relocated to Ijebu-Ode where he continued from 1958-1962 at Ijebu-Ode Secondary Commercial College and obtained the Secondary School Certificate.In 1978, Coach Yara, as he is fondly called, left the shores of Nigeria and proceeded to the Hungarian College of Physical Education, Budapest. Before his departure, he had obtained a Diploma in Coaching and the International Trainer’s Licence. Other sports certificates obtained by him include the FIFA Coaching Course Professional Certificate and the International Olympic Committee Certificate, respectively in 1985 and 1995. This lover of artistic football and ardent supporter of Manchester United Football Club of England had previously obtained the Preliminary Coaching Certificate and the Advanced Football Coaching Certificate in 1970 and 1971, respectively.last_img read more

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Patience Key for Mo Farah Ahead of Titles Defence

first_imgFarah will be heavily tipped to emerge victorious from both events, given his imperious form since winning in London in 2012.He has won nine out of 12 5,000m races while boasts a 100 per cent win ratio from five 10,000m runs in the aftermath of the day dubbed Super Saturday.Farah was one of the star acts on a day when he, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford won gold medals in track events on the same night.With focus now turning to this year’s Games in Rio, Farah is almost ready to launch the defence of his titles.Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Farah said: “It’s difficult because winning a double was easy but to win another double when most of my opponents have had four years of preparation? It gets harder.“It’s not going to be as easy as London. It’s going to be hard but I’m going to have to stay patient, believe in myself and my ability and keep doing what I’m doing.“Anything can go wrong so I just have to stay patient, stay on my feet and keep doing what I’m doing. I’ve ticked most boxes so there’s just a tiny bit more to go in training in terms of tuning in.“There are just a couple of key sessions where I’m not going to tell you exactly what they are. Other than that, I’m good to go.”Farah is one of the most experienced members of Team GB, which is aiming to return from Brazil with between 48 and 79 medals.He admits that even with all his successes of the past, he is anxious about what the future holds.“I get nervous of course. I will be nervous on the line,” he added. “It all just depends on that certain moment – where you are, if you’re listening to certain music walking out, warming up. I don’t know, you just get through it.“It’s the Olympics. That is every athlete’s dream and most people love to compete in the Olympics. Most people will be there to support us.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mo Farah believes patience will be the key as he bids to become the first man in 40 years to defend the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles.The 33-year-old is aiming to repeat the feat of Finland’s Lasse Viren, who won both titles at the 1972 Games in Munich and the 1976 Games in Montreal.last_img read more

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Canaan House Wins MD School Inter House Sports

first_imgCanaan House emerged winners of the M.D School, Oko Oba 13th biennial inter house sports competition held at the Agege Stadium on Thursday.Canaan House beats Bethel and Gilgal to lift the giant trophy as champions.Some of the events competed for are; match past, 100 and 200metres (Boys and girls), bursting the balloons, filling the bottles, building the castle, picking of candies and snacks, relay race, egg and spoon race and sack race. In the invitational relays, Agidingbi Primary School won the boys category, while Oko-Oba Primary School were placed second. Royal Crest won the girls category while Dansol  and Lara Day came second and third respectively.Speaking after the competition, an elated administrator of the school, Mrs Omolara Adedugbe thanked all parents and participants for their commitment in ensuring a successful event.Her words: “Our vision is to ensure that our pupils to acquire value knowledge and skills to enable them in actualizing their life potentials.”She also commended the pupils for being competitive and their spirit of sportsmanship throughout the games, saying the next edition of the competition promises to be bigger.Legendary thespian, Chief Mrs Idowu Philip and musical art and member of the Midnight Crew, Mike Abdul thrilled the pupils and parents alike with music and motivational talks.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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La Liga: Chukwueze Sets Sight on Europa Ticket

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze “This is just the restart of the league, three months without playing, from now we are just recovering from the pandemic, I think we played well, maybe next game will be much better,” Chukwueze told La Liga Television.He said he felt so happy with victory over Mallorca and now looking forward to finishing the season with at least a Europa ticket.“I feel so happy, more will come. We need to look forward because we want to reach the Europa League.“That is our dream and target, if we keep on playing like this we will reach the Europa,” enthused the pacy winger.Up next for Chukwueze and his teammates is a trip to the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium, where they will face Ramon Azeez’s Granada on Friday, June 19.“We will continue working hard with the training and Thursday we will travel for the Friday game ( against Granada). We are ready to fight for every position in the league.“We defended well and we took our chances, that’s the most important thing, we did very well.”Of his 28 appearances in the Spanish top-flight so far this season, Chukwueze has gone the distance in nine matches, including Tuesday’s win vs Mallorca.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Chukwueze whose assist to Carlos Bacca gave Villarreal the lone goal victory that earned the Yellow Submarines maximum points against Mallorca on Tuesday night has set his eyes on a UEFA Europa ticket.With just nine games to the end of the 2019/20 La Liga season, the Super Eagles winger is optimistic that Villarreal have a realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s European competitions.Speaking on La Liga TV on Tuesday night, Chukwueze who was being modest in his aspiration was short of saying Villarreal will qualify for the UEFA Champions League as just three points separates his club and Real Sociedad on 47 points and fourth on the log.last_img read more

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Chukwueze’s Villarreal Beat Valencia to Keep Europe Ticket Alive

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal teammates’ push for a top four finish and UEFA Champions League football next season picked momentum yesterday as they defeated Valencia 2-0 in the Spanish La Liga match-day 32 fixture.The Super Eagles forward played 89 minutes before he was substituted in a tactical move to kill off the game by Javier Onteviros.The victory moves Villarreal one step up to fifth spot on 51 points, just three points below fourth placed Sevilla. In the event of not able to finish in the top four, Chukwueze and his colleagues are sure of a Europa ticket as consolation.Former Valencia forward Paco Alcacer opened the scoring with a fantastic volley on the turn in the 14th minute but opted against celebrating against the club where he began his career.Alcacer’s strike partner Gerard Moreno scored an even better goal to double the lead in the 44th, as goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo launched the ball upfield and former Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla controlled it in the air with an irresistible touch before Moreno’s ferocious volley.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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J-E boys track takes third at sectional Class B-2 meet

first_imgThree area track and field teams would battle for top honors during Thursday’s Section III Class B-2 championships at Canastota High School before a fierce storm hit late in the meet and postponed the final event, the boys high jump.Before that, though, every other event was completed, and Jordan-Elbridge finished third in the boys division with 67.5 points, just behind runner-up Hannibal (72 points) as Cazenovia won with 151 points.The Eagles won the 4×800 relay as Derek Quigley, Lee Jewell, Kenny Williams and Michael Bennick went eight minutes, 44.99 seconds to beat runner-up Cazenovia (8:59.97) by nearly 15 seconds. Marion Quigley had another big day, going 15.50 seconds to prevail in the 110 hurdles before winning the 200-meter dash in 23.31 seconds, edging Cazenovia’s Slater DeLeon (23.35) for the title. Quigley also had a second-place long jump of 20 feet 2 ¼ inches.J-E won the 4×400 as Williams, Logan Kinney, Marion Quigley and Derek Quigley went 3:36.18. Williams finished third in the 800-meter run in 2:07.07. J-E also was third in the 4×100 relay in 46.41 seconds as Zach Barber was sixth in the triple jump.Skaneateles had 62.5 points to finish sixth, with Marcellus earning 39 points for seventh place. The Lakers got 20 points out of the mile, where Caleb Bender won in 4:40.33 and Joe Norris was second in 4:44.27, with Matt Persampieri fifth in 5:00.35. Bender completed his distance sweep by winning the 3,200-meter run in 10:15.47 as no one else broke the 11-minute mark. Norris took fifth place in the 800.Connor Gell was second in the 400-meter dash in 52.25 seconds as J-E had Kinney in sixth place. Nicola Kunz got second place in the 400 hurdles in 59.80 seconds, with Nick Paciorek (1:02.80) sixth.Kunz had a fifth-place pole vault of 10 feet, tying J-E’s Nate Willaims for that spot, as the Lakers were fifth in the 4×800 in 9:33.10 and fifth in the 4×100 in 46.86 seconds.Marcellus’ Nick Roseboom was victorious in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:12.92, beating out Persampieri, who was second for Skaneateles in 10:53.75 as J-E had Jewell in fourth place.Jonah Kwasnowski finished second in the pentathlon with 2,194 points. Kyle Brown threw the shot put 40’10” to take third place, with Dan Balman third in the discus with 116’6”.Mason Grieb was fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.58) as Ryan White was fifth in the 100-meter dash and helped the Mustangs get sixth place in the 4×100, with the Mustangs fifth in the 4×400.In the girls sectional Class B-2 meet, Skaneateles did best among the local sides, finishing sixth with 39 points, Marcellus and J-E each getting 23 points as Clinton 160.5 points) finished on top.Nearly half the Lakers’ points came from Emme Conan, who was second in the 100 sprint in 13.29 seconds to Canastota’s Devin Lee Robinson (12.96) and also was second in the 200 in 26.82 seconds to Sherburne-Earlville’s Amberlyn Robertson (26.38)In between, Emme Conan, paired with Graeson Landsberg, Eva Vitsaxaki and Grace Conan, went 51.28 seconds in the 4×100 for yet another second-place finish as Canastota (50.73) prevailed. The Lakers also had Sharla Dart finish second in the shot put with 31’8 ½”.Marcellus saw Delaney Manahan go 1:01.51 to finish second in the 400 sprint to Robertson, who won in 58.99 seconds. Julianna Szczech cleared 8’6” to tie for second in the pole vault. Sophia Shaw tied for third in the high jump, clearing 4’8”.J-E had Vassianna Klock, Abby Burns, Hannah Fichter and Coral Uhle finish second in the 4×800 in 10:21.05. Marcellus finished fifth in 10:53.32, with Skaneateles seventh. Klock also finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run in 5:21.30, with the Eagles fourth in the 4×400.The Eagles’ Meagan Jackson was fourth in the pentathlon with 1,738 points, eight points ahead of teammate Kyra White in fifth place, with Marcellus’ Amy Francesconi sixth by earning 1,616 points. Kyler Langhorn was fifth in the triple jump.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusSknaeatelestrack and fieldlast_img read more

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Cazenovia soccer teams split Friday twin bill

first_imgAnd it was different – in favor of Westhill, who proved that its no. 13 state Class B ranking was, at the very least, justified and perhaps a bit conservative as it rolled past Cazenovia 6-1.Other than Julia Reff’s goal, assisted by Ava Gavitt, the Lakers mostly had to defend and found it quite difficult. Westhill twice took advantage of penalty kicks that Sophia Caron converted, with Caron adding a third goal in the late stages.Erica Gangemi scored twice for the Warriors, with Emma Gorman earning the other goal. Cazenovia goalkeeper Tessa Hansknecht kept it from more, earning nine saves. Cazenovia’s pair of varsity soccer teams was not exempt from the fun and frivolity of Homecoming festivities at the high school.In fact, the Lakers were a featured attraction, with the girls and boys teams both playing at home at the Sean Googin Sports Complex Friday night.The more attractive game of the two pitted the Cazenovia girls against long-time powerhouse Westhill, the Lakers looking for a different result than the 3-1 defeat its male counterparts took to the Warriors 10 days earlier. In the boys game that followed, Cazenovia met Jordan-Elbridge and rolled past the Eagles 5-1, ripping off all five of those goals in a first-half barrage.Max Michael, with two goals, led the charge, with single goals going to Joe Spires, Bryan Roca and Eli Gifford.  Five different players earned assists, including Brian Pezzi, Brody Coleman, Dan Millson, Mike Senehi and Gannon Houghton.The lost to Westhill came at the end of an eventful week for the girls Lakers. In last Monday’s game at Oneida, the Lakers played the Indians to a 3-3 draw. Two of the goals came from Leigha Fostveit (her first multigoal effort in her varsity career), while Gavitt had the other goal.Following this, the Lakers hosted Christian Brothers Academy last Wednesday night and were superb in all phases of the game during a 3-0 shutout of the Brothers.Reff went to the forefront here, pouring in both of Cazenovia’s first two goals, each of them off feeds from Gavitt, who then notched the third and final goal off a feed from Fostveit.Three nights before beating J-E, Cazenovia’s boys had gone to Homer and, hinting at what it would do against J-E, approached double digits in an 8-0 wipeout of the Trojans.Best of all for the Lakers was the way that other players helped Spires, who had carried Cazenovia’s attack for much of its early-season run) , though Spires still had a part in half the scoring plays thanks to his two goals and two assists.Roca, with a goal and two assists, led that group, with Michael getting one goal and one assist. Millson, Jacob Scherrer and Dylan Albicker also put home goals, with assists going to Coleman and Shaun Zampetti.In this week’s action, Cazenovia’s girls would get another big test when state Class B no. 10-ranked Marcellus visited before a Thursday match with Altmar-Parish-Williamstown as the boys Lakers host CBA on Monday and Whitesboro on Friday, with a trip to Solvay in between. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviasoccerlast_img read more

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Spring Game back at Camp Randall following hiatus

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald PhotoSaturday will be a day of firsts for the UW football team.Bret Bielema will get his first look at his team in a truly competitive setting as head coach of the Badgers, in his inaugural Spring Game at the UW helm.Moreover, this game will be featured at Camp Randall Stadium for the first time since 2002 — the venue was undergoing renovation in the spring during the past two years — meaning this will be the first Spring Game on that field for many Badger starters.Instead of playing at high school stadiums, Wisconsin will get to show off what it has practiced through the past five weeks at Camp Randall Stadium at the 2006 UW Spring Game at 1 p.m. Saturday.”I’ve definitely been trying to sell it,” Bielema said of the spring’s return to the 80,000-plus seat stadium. “I know there won’t be the same crowd as there is in Camp Randall next year [in the fall], but we’ve tried to get as many people in the stands as possible, make it a game day environment.”That very environment, and the atmosphere created from it, plays a huge role in what the players look forward to when it comes to the Spring Game, according to Bielema.”I know our kids feel it, this is a great place, they talk about it all the time,” he said. “Our student section in particular is something that our guys feed off of.”The format for the spring game, as Bielema mentioned over the course of the past week, will be more relaxed than that of a Big Ten Conference matchup, but the Badgers still intend on taking the day seriously.The game will run four 15-minute quarters, with running clock at the end of the second quarter and tentatively — dependent on the coaches’ decisions — the entire fourth frame.As for teams, the first-string players will be taking on the rest of the team to start. Players like quarterback John Stocco, linebacker Mark Zalewski and safety Joe Stellmacher, among others, will be featured in the early stages of the game, but once the game heads into the second half, more second- and third-teamers that will likely end up at the end of the depth chart or on the scout team will see more field time.Bielema spoke of his anxiety to see just how his starters will match up with the reserves to begin the game, in what he’s calling a “ones against the world” system.”It’s not so much of just them being so good, we want to really see some guys play behind them,” Bielema said of sitting down his premier players early. “Probably this year, more so than any years in the past, I want to see our guys compete in the first half, [first-string] versus the rest of the team, and see them execute and do some things.”Instead of using quirky points systems like Oklahoma did in their nationally-televised Spring Game Apr. 8, Bielema said that the scoring should look basically normal on Saturday.”I haven’t been in a game yet where you get nine points for doing something,” the coach joked. “I want our guys to understand that if we score a touchdown, we get six points, and a PAT, we get another point.”However, Bielema did add that he’s currently toying with the idea of awarding double points to the second-string team for scoring touchdowns.Bielema also announced that he will release a limited depth chart, detailing each position two players deep, after the Spring Game, saying that while there are still decisions to be made based upon on-field efforts, he’d like to get several of his players solidified within their own personal roles on the squad.”The thing that, as coaches, we want to do is roll some people through,” Bielema said. “Even midway through spring drills, we kind of switched some guys to different sides of the football. What I wanted everybody to [have an] understanding of is we want to have open competition.”Bielema even went so far to challenge his top players in admitting that if his reserves find success against the first-string team that the Badgers will face more concerns than they otherwise would.”I want to put them in a pressure situation,” Bielema said. “Because we’re going ones against the world, the ones should be able to execute and do certain things; if they haven’t, then they haven’t taken that step forward, but I think we’ll see that on Saturday.”The Badgers plan to work out for about an hour this afternoon, followed by an informal rehearsal in which the players will familiarize themselves with the Spring Game format.last_img read more

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Badgers capture season opener

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe UW Women’s Hockey team began defending their national title this weekend with a season-opening sweep over non-conference opponent Quinnipiac. With a 3-0 win Friday and a 5-1 victory Saturday, the No. 1 ranked Badgers started the season 2-0. Despite a slow start, Wisconsin upended the Bobcats 5-1 Saturday on the strength of a three goal second period that featured 22 Badger shots on goal.Quinnipiac, who finished last season with an abysmal 10-18-6 record, managed to end the first period with a 1-1 tie Saturday, and it took an outstanding save by Badger goalie Christine DuFour on a Bobcat breakaway to keep the visitors from taking the lead and momentum.”There was a lot of special teams play in that first period, and we couldn’t capitalize on our chances,” Badger head coach Mark Johnson said.The Badgers finally got it together when Sarah Bauer weaved her way through the Bobcat defense and beat goalie Laura Brennan with a backhand shot to give the Badgers a 2-1 lead. The goal ignited the Badger offense, which would score twice more in the period to put the Bobcats away.”In the second period we started to compete more than we did in the first period,” Johnson said, “We started to find a flow, and a rhythm, and that’s when we really took control of the game.”We were in a bit of a funk in the first period, but to get going in the second was big for us,” Bauer said. Bauer’s goal was the first of the season for the reigning WCHA and national player of the year.Wisconsin, who also struggled in the first period of their season opening game on Friday, will need to avoid these slow starts when conference play gets underway and they start to face more challenging opponents.”[The team] showed what they’re capable of doing, now they have to do it consistently, instead of playing one period here and there we need to play three periods consistently,” Johnson said. St. Cloud State will come to the Kohl Center next weekend as the Badgers begin conference play in a series that Johnson believes will be a “dogfight.”Friday, Wisconsin opened the season with a 3-0 victory over Quinnipiac on a night that commemorated last season’s title with a pre-game highlight video and banner ceremony.Goaltender Jessie Vetter extended her shutout streak to 260 minutes, and Jinelle Zaugg had a goal and an assist in the opener.Though they didn’t come out with their best hockey, the Badgers were able to rely on Vetter to keep them in the game until they could find their offense.”I’m definitely in a rhythm right now,” Vetter said, playing in her first game since being named the Most Outstanding Player of last year’s Frozen Four. Her shutout stretch was put in jeopardy late in the game, but Vetter made an acrobatic save to prevent a meaningless Bobcat goal with only a couple of minutes to play. The sophomore goalie didn’t seem too concerned with her streak though. “I don’t think about the streak, all I think about is getting a win,” Vetter said.Though they only managed 18 shots, the Badgers were able to score three goals, enough to beat the Bobcats.Captain Bobbi Jo Slusar scored the first goal of the season for the Badgers, firing a laser past Bobcat goalie Laura Brennan on a first period power play. “We know this season will be important,” Slusar said, “it was good to start it off with a win tonight.”On a night when last year’s team was honored, newcomers to the squad also got a chance to show that they’re ready to contribute to the team and their play didn’t go unnoticed.”They’ll all have to contribute,” Johnson said, referring to this year’s freshmen.”Our freshmen looked great, they’ll be a big part of our team this season,” Slusar said.Freshman Kayla Sanders scored the first goal of her career early in the third period and other freshmen Jasmine Giles, Meghan Duggan and Emily Kranz contributed in the winning effort.”It was exciting,” Sanders said on scoring her first goal, “it was a great rush.”last_img read more

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