Badgers ransack Ramblers on home turf

first_imgWhen the UW women’s soccer team plays at home, it’s hard to stop them. Thursday night was no different. Wisconsin defeated Loyola-Chicago 3-0 to move to 4-2 in six home games this year. “We are always happy to get a win at the McClimon,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “It is a big confidence booster [to get a victory], especially against a team like Loyola.”Right away the Badgers came out firing on all cylinders, scoring two goals in the first 17 minutes of play off the foot of junior forward Tricia Krombach.”It was fun [to score two goals], but I have to give credit to my team,” Krombach said. “I was just the person who ended up being in front of the goal.”After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, the Badgers held the Ramblers scoreless in the first half. Further, the Wisconsin defense did not allow Loyola-Chicago to post a shot on goal. In the second half, UW continued its swarming defensive play. It held Loyola-Chicago scoreless once more to extend its shutout streak to two games, but not before junior Sherri Ferron capped the Badgers’ dominant night with a goal of her own in the game’s final minutes. “A two-goal lead is the scariest lead in all of soccer,” Wilkins said. “One goal gives them a momentum change, and then you have to battle back. I was very proud at the end for Sherri to be calm and collected and finish.” While the Badgers scored three goals for the first time since Sept. 7 against UC-Santa Barbara, the key to victory was the team’s defensive play. Wisconsin was able to shut down sophomore Cynthia Morote-Ariza, the Ramblers’ offensive leader and record-holder for goals in a season.”The whole team has been concentrating on it, realizing that we needed to work on our play defensively,” junior goalkeeper Jamie Klages said, who picked up her fifth shutout this season. “We also realized we needed to work on scoring goals, so this week has turned out well so far in both of those categories.”Further, after allowing two quick goals to Penn State late in the first half last Friday, the Badger defense has held its opponents without a goal over its last 232 minutes of play. However, the goal by Ferron was the first second half goal for the Wisconsin offense in its last six games.This weekend, Wisconsin travels to Champaign, Ill., for a Big Ten matchup with the University of Illinois (7-4, 2-2). The Illini, who also will face Northwestern at home on Friday, are currently sixth in the Big Ten standings. The Badgers sit in eighth.Illinois enters the weekend after an impressive 6-0 victory over Iowa at home. Through five games at home this season, it is 4-1 at home.”We just need to stay focused,” Klages said of the upcoming matchup. “It is a hard place to play; they have a lot of people behind the goal and all that kind of stuff. Playing consistent and hard for 90 minutes is what we have to do to come away with a victory.”The keys to victory for the Badgers will be securing a first half lead and scoring two or more goals. The Illini are 6-1 when leading at the half and 7-0 when their opponents score fewer than two goals in the match. Leading the way offensively for Illinois is senior forward Ella Masar with six goals in 11 games. Overall, in 11 games this season, the Illini have outscored their opponents 27-12.”We need a strong collective effort defensively,” Wilkins said. “Illinois has some great attacking personalities with Chichi Nweke and Masar up front. We need to make sure we keep numbers in front and do well one v. one and then get numbers to attack.”last_img read more

Iseman: Hack fulfilling lifelong dream inspired by late sports writing uncle

first_img Related Stories Gery: Hack reflects on father’s influence in desire to pursue sportswriting career Published on April 30, 2013 at 12:40 am Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Every once in a while, I would break out the box from my closet. I’d sit on the floor of my room, carefully removing each binder filled with yellowed, clipped-out articles. I would spend hours reading each of those stories. As I got older, I’d not only read them, but study them.Study how they were written, the details, the depth of reporting. But the byline on each of those stories is what made me most proud.“By Jim Donaghy.”My uncle. He died of cancer when I was only about 3 years old. I only have faint memories of the man who would become a role model, inspiration and, ultimately, the reason why I followed in the same career path.My uncle was a sports writer for the Associated Press, mainly a baseball writer for the final eight years of his life. I listened to the stories my family told of him. A humble, reserved man, he rarely divulged many details. The ones he did were enough for my family to retell me.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textI heard about his trips to Florida to cover Spring Training. I heard about his annual trip to Cooperstown to cover the Hall of Fame ceremony.They told me about his poise and his calm during a frantic couple of minutes at the 1989 World Series, when a 6.9 earthquake struck the city in the minutes before Game 3. He stayed in the press box while almost everyone else fled for safety, and he filed a brilliantly written, descriptive account of the scene.He covered every World Series from 1986 through 1993, and I loved reading every game story or sidebar he wrote from each of those games.And scattered throughout my room are the remnants from his remarkable — albeit too short — career. His Baseball Writers’ Association of America card. Some of his press passes. A glass display with all the press pins from the World Series and All-Star Games he covered.All of this shaped my desire to become a sports writer. From the time I was 9, I was a devoted baseball fan. Just like my uncle was. I loved to break down statistics and read every baseball book and article I could find. Just like my uncle did.I wanted to turn this into a career like he did. I wanted to tell the stories. I wanted to witness incredible games, spectacular moments and share the stories that resulted.I dreamed of becoming a sports writer. I came to Syracuse hoping to make it reality. And I came to The Daily Orange because this is where I knew it could happen.In the past four years, I’ve covered everything from volleyball to football to men’s basketball.I covered the football team’s win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl. I stood on the Verizon Center court watching Jim Boeheim cut down the net after his Orange won the East region. I covered Syracuse’s improbable run to the Final Four, right up to its loss to Michigan down in Atlanta.Most of all, I had the chance to work alongside some of the same writers my uncle worked with. And each time I sat in a press box, I thought about how lucky I was. I knew I was in the middle of accomplishing a dream that grew from those hours of digging through that box.I combined a love of sports with a love of writing. For the last four years, I had the chance to work for The Daily Orange, writing the stories I always wanted to write. From the Pinstripe Bowl to the Final Four, it’s been a blast.Perhaps most of all, I’ve gotten to fill my own binders.Just like my uncle.Chris Iseman is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column no longer appears. He can be reached at, or on Twitter @chris_iseman. Commentslast_img read more

No. 23 Syracuse topples Bucknell, 3-1, with 2nd half surge

first_imgFor the fifth time in the first six games of the season, SU trailed or was tied with an unranked team at the half. Bucknell, who had already suffered losses to unranked James Madison and Richmond, scored the first goal of the game only seven minutes in.While junior Carolin Hoffmann equalized in the second quarter, No. 23 Syracuse (5-1) entered halftime in familiar territory: needing a second-half push. The Orange found that two minutes into the third quarter through star freshman Charlotte de Vries, who now has seven of the team’s 13 goals on the season. SU eventually cruised to a 3-1 victory over Bucknell (2-3). Against Vermont in the season opener, the Orange trailed by a goal with under eight minutes remaining before de Vries tallied the tying goal in the fourth quarter and game-winning goal in overtime. Two days later, de Vries scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 overtime win against UMass Lowell. On Sept. 2 against Lafayette, she slotted home SU’s first goal, spurring the three-goal comeback.Then, today, she scored the goal that would put the Orange up for good only a few minutes into the third quarter. Standing on the left wing, following a shot by junior Chiara Gutsche, de Vries fired her patented reverse-hit, sending the ball to the back of the cage.“I think no matter what it’s a team effort but she has such a natural ability and talent for goal scoring,” junior Claire Cooke said on Sept. 11, “That just comes from her talent. She is always in a good position to get the ball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight minutes after de Vries’ score, Cooke held the ball on the right wing. She whipped her stick, sending the ball toward the goal. Gutsche, standing in the way, placed her stick on the ground, tipping it past the Bucknell goalkeeper. The junior – who scored eight goals last year –  scored her first of 2019, giving the Orange a two goal lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Syracuse plays next against No. 6 Virginia at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Sept. 20.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2019 at 4:18 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

FA charges Wayne Shaw over ‘Pie Gate’

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Paddy Power guarantees Hector’s Arsenal tree pledge June 24, 2020 Share FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Submit Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Issuing a corporate communication, The English Football Association (FA) has charged former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on two breaches of its rules relating to betting and player misconduct.Following a review of the 20 February’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie between Sutton United and Arsenal FC at Sutton’s Gander Green Lane. The FA has charged Shaw with ‘influencing a football betting market’ contrary to FA Rule E5(a).The FA further states that Shaw had acted ‘in a manner which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute’, contrary to FA Rule E3(1)The cup tie, which was broadcast by the BBC had been sponsored by UK bookmaker Sun Bets.  Before the match, Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live on air’. In the 86th minute of the game, Shaw obliged – being filmed eating a match pie on the sidelines.The UKGC flagged Shaw’s conduct, stating that the player had breached FA rules relating to betting. At the time the goalkeeper defended his actions, stating that his pie eating antics had been ‘a bit of banter’.The incident would reach national headlines, branded ‘Pie Gate’ by UK media. As a consequence of his actions Wayne Shaw would lose his job at Sutton United being forced to resign by club management.Shaw would admit that he was aware that Sun Bets were offering 8/1 odds on him eating a pie, but that no one connected to the club or his family knew of his intended actions.The FA has given Shaw until 6 pm on Friday 21 July 2017 to respond to both charges.last_img read more