Badgers bounce back to OT victory over Buckeyes

first_imgFriday and Sunday presented the 18th-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers with arguably their toughest weekend series yet this season at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Friday’s game against the eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions was UW’s third game against a ranked opponent and Sunday’s match came against an Ohio State squad that received votes for the Top-25 poll.The Badgers (8-2-2, 3-1-1 Big Ten) bounced back Sunday, with a 1-0 win in overtime against the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3-2, 1-2-1 Big Ten). After a physical 2-1 loss to Penn State (10-2-1, 4-1 Big Ten), it was apparent the game had taken its toll on the Badgers as they were only able to gather one shot on goal in both halves of Sunday’s game against Ohio State. The Buckeyes had their chances, with six shots on goal for the game, but couldn’t get one past UW’s goalkeeper, Genevieve Richard, who posted her third shutout in the last four matches. Friday night’s game was expected to be fast paced with a lot of scoring chances for both teams.“I think Genevieve was very good at what she did,” Wilkins said. “I think she came up with some very key saves in the game.”The first two halves ended in a scoreless tie with neither team owning much advantage throughout the game. UW nearly ended the game five minutes into overtime when Kylie Schwarz hit a long pass to Rose Lavelle who drew the Buckeye’s goalie away from the goal but ultimately had her shot knocked away by an Ohio State defender. They didn’t have to wait much longer to end the game, and get their eighth win of the season.Senior Alev Kelter raced down the left side of the field and centered a pass through the box where junior Nikki Greenhalgh was in position to head it in and win the game for the Badgers. It was only the second goal of the season for Greenhalgh but it was by far the most important.“Amazing, it was just pretty magical,” Greenhalgh said about her golden goal. “We were fighting hard all game and it was good to come out with a win.”It was a big win for UW, especially after the loss to Penn State. The Badgers have six more Big Ten matches and are currently tied with Michigan for third place in the conference behind Nebraska and Penn State. Wilkins knew Sunday’s game was a big step forward as the team looks towards the rest of the season.“Every game we learn from and they add some character with the different circumstances we deal with,” Wilkins said. “I’m encouraged, and I think we get a much needed physical break, which we haven’t had this season. We want to give them a little bit of a break and get right back for Illinois.”Nittany Lions snap Badgers’ unbeaten run in Big TenExpectations of a tough contest were met as the Nittany Lions and Badgers combined for 31 shots with 12 of those being on goal. In the end, it was the Nittany Lions who emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over UW.The first 30 minutes remained scoreless before Penn State’s leading scorer, Maya Hayes, found Tani Costa for the first score of the game. Just five minutes later in the 35th minute, Hayes tacked on her 13th goal of the season getting assists from Mallory Weber and Taylor Schram. A two-goal first-half deficit wasn’t what the Badgers and coach Paula Wilkins, who was coaching against her former team, were hoping for.“I think we had some mental lapses defensively and we needed to do a little better with that,” Wilkins said. “[Penn State’s] pressure in the first half was good. It showed us a little bit of what we need to be able to do to be at that level.”Things started to turn around for the Badgers in the second half. Freshman Rose Lavelle notched the Badgers’ lone goal of the game, knocking in a deflected pass from sophomore Kinley McNicoll in the 65th minute.“I just remember [McNicoll] taking it to the end line, crossing it and one of the Penn State players tried to clear it but it popped up,” said Lavelle. “I saw it pop up, and I just hit it.”The Badgers continued to fight and pressure the Nittany Lions for the rest of the second half, but to no gain. The eighth-ranked Nittany Lions were just too much to handle for the Badgers. Despite the loss, junior defender Alexandra Heller was upbeat about competing well against such a strong opponent.“I think we were able to play against them,” Heller said. “The fact that we were able to play against them so much was really good. We just need to be able to finish our chances the next time.”last_img read more

10 fun facts about Fordham

first_img Published on March 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu No. 3-seed Syracuse (24-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) is hosting at least one, potentially two, NCAA Tournament games. The Orange open up their 2019 Tournament with a fellow New York school, the Fordham Rams (25-8, 13-3 Atlantic 10). Here are 10 fun facts you need to know about Fordham before Saturday’s game.1. Television TimeIn 2019, every men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament game is broadcasted on the Turner and ESPN networks, respectively. But it wasn’t always the case. In the beginning of television’s expansion into society, Fordham played in both the first ever televised football game in 1939 and basketball game in 1940.2. Multi-Use GymAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFordham’s Rose Hill Gym is the oldest Division I gymnasium in the nation. It opened in 1925 and has been in use for basketball and volleyball ever since, except during World War II, when it was used as Army barracks.3. Magenta battleFordham’s original color was not the maroon it is today. It was originally magenta, but one of the Rams’ rivals, Harvard, also had that color. Since both schools couldn’t keep the color, a series of baseball games were played to decide. The Fordham Athletics site says that Fordham won the games, but Harvard failed to honor the promise. 4.Donald Trump’s brief stintPresident Donald Trump, before later graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Fordham. He began school in 1964 and was a member of the squash team. Trump was a member of the ROTC program before leaving the school in 1966 to transfer to Penn. 5. Fordham’s other famous alumniFordham has famous alumni across multiple different career paths, including acting, broadcasting and coaching. Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, actor Alan Alda and Super Bowl-winning head coach Vince Lombardi all attended Fordham. Broadcaster Vin Scully and first-ever female Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro also join the list of well-known alumni. Singer Lana Del Rey signed her first record-deal while in school before dropping out to pursue music.6. No need to shopFordham tuition in 1850 was $200. That price included six suits, shirts, socks, a hat and an overcoat. Students also received a silver cup with their name engraved on it.7. Death at its doorAt the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, Fordham has its own cemetery near the University Church. It’s been dedicated to Jesuit people, and the first burial dates back to 1847. No one has been buried there since 1909, though.8. Poetic PoeEdgar Allan Poe grew up in the Bronx, not far from Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. Every Sunday at 11 a.m., the bells at the University Church would ring 11 times, and the bells are said to have inspired Poe’s poem “The Bells.”9. Freshman Rule BookBack in 1920, Fordham had a list of rules its freshmen had to follow. Freshmen were required to carry matches for upperclassmen and ask for permission before smoking in front of them. They also had to move off the sidewalks to allow upperclassmen to pass. The newbies were required to tip their hats to their elders.10. Triple CrownFor 23 years, the third leg of horse racing’s “Triple Crown” was hosted at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx about a mile from Fordham’s campus. In 1890, the Belmont Stakes moved to Morris Park before moving to Belmont Park in Elmont, New York in 1905. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

APS superintendent offers tours of Besser and Wilson Elementary Schools ahead of bond election

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — On Wednesday, we took a look at conditions inside Ella White Elementary and Alpena High School ahead of Tuesday’s election. Today, we’ll show you what students are dealing with at Besser and Wilson Elementary schools.The problems in these buildings are common across the district: leaky roofs, inefficient heating systems, and discomfort for the students who spend seven hours a day in these conditions.Superintendent John VanWagoner says, “It [the district] needs a roof and it needs some heating and the boiler and plumbing things that are just aged out and you just can’t get parts for anymore.”Arguably, the biggest problem at Besser is the roof. In classrooms, in the hallway, everywhere you look, buckets are keeping water from wetting the floor and dripping on students.“This is a classroom that we have kids in right now. This is their everyday class and they have to move their desks and everything because a different leak pops up just about every day. So the buckets are filling up with water. As we speak, there’s dripping and we have to move the chrome books, we have to move desks and stuff. Carpet gets saturated with water and we have to dry it out and clean it, almost on a daily basis,” explains VanWagoner.You can see similar problems at Wilson. One teacher says she constantly has to rearrange furniture just so the water doesn’t pour onto students and their books. But this is just the effect of a much larger problem.Building and grounds supervisor for APS, Kurt Konieczny, says the roofing system is to blame. “This roof drain – it’s dry and we have standing water all over here on these corners. So really what needs to happen is the foam and insulation needs to be re–done, wedges put in, and everything needs to be funneled back to the roof drains. A lot of this standing water in areas like this does not help us out on days like today.”Superintendent VaWagoner’s goal for this proposal is to keep kids safe, warm, and dry. That’s a challenge that is just getting more difficult with time. Many of the schools have heating and plumbing systems that are original to the buildings. To put things in perspective, the boiler system at Wilson is 63-years-old and Besser’s is 62-years-old. They’ve been repaired numerous times since their installation in the 50s. VanWagoner says the district has done its best to rebound financially over the last few years. Now, it’s time to put the kids first.“A lot people have asked questions about, you know, why haven’t maybe they been fixed throughout the years and a lot of people don’t realize that the district was essentially bankrupt six years ago. All the employees in the district took a 10 percent pay cut that they’ve never gotten back. We’re at a point now where things are so bad, and things are so desperate, that the help of the bond would make a big difference to keeping our kids truly safe, warm and dry.”WBKB did not tour every school, but these buildings are representative of what students are experiencing across the district. If you would like more information, or would like to take a tour a of your child’s school, reach out to school administrators or to Superintendent John VanWagoner ahead of Tuesday’s election. You can also visit alpenaschools.com to learn more about what will be updated if the bond is approved.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Public School, Alpena Public Schools, APS, Besser, Bond Proposal, Dr. John VanWagoner, School, superintendent, WilsonContinue ReadingPrevious City of Alpena Fire Department warns of charity scamNext Hospice of Michigan enlisting the help of veteranslast_img read more