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UCA Sweeps ACU to Win 2017 Southland Volleyball Tournament

first_imgSet OneDown 21-17, UCA rallied seven consecutive points to reach set point and eventually take it 25-22 with a Megan Nash roll. The Sugar Bears fired a .194 clip with Nash and Haley Tippett each putting down three kills. Tippett also led the team in digs with five alongside Amanda Dimon. ACU’s Corinne Grandcolas and Jacey Smith both put up five kills with Grandcolas receiving the Wildcats’ first two points.VB: @UCAVball takes set 1 from @ACU_Volleyball, 25-22. Set 2 NOW on ESPN3. https://t.co/N0qEYjataD and ESPN apps. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/rA2DjGsZEJ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 19, 2017 Set ThreeACU fought back after being behind all set to tie it at 21-21, but UCA followed its timeout with a 4-1 stretch to end the match with a 25-22 set win. Abbie Harry put up six kills on 14 attacks as the Sugar Bears posted a .268 attacking percentage. Emily Doss tallied six digs with Tippett right behind at five. The Wildcats hit a match-best .270 clip with Smith recording six on 18 attacks. Lauren Walker downed all three of her attacks.VB: CHAMPS! @UCAVball sweeps ACU and captures the Southland tournament title. Sugar Bears will represent Southland in #NCAAVB tourney. pic.twitter.com/bY12XE2Yu4— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 19, 2017 Abilene Christian’s all-tournament selection junior outside hitter Jacey Smith led all players with 18 kills as her setter, all-tournament pick Kendall Bosse, tallied 32 assists for the day. Smith also recorded a double-double with 10 digs. WATCH ESPN3 REPLAYCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Central Arkansas claimed its third Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament championship and first since 2013 with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-22) win over Abilene Christian on Sunday in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Sugar Bears became the first No. 2 seeded team to win the tournament since 2010 when UTSA did so. They will await their fate in the NCAA Tournament when the selection committee announces the first-round matchups on Nov. 26 on ESPNU.center_img Set TwoEight was the magic number for Tippett in the second set as she led the team in digs and kills with eight in each category for a 25-17 set win. Tippet .727 for a UCA offense that hit a tournament-best .562 for the set. Abbie Harry provided three kills while Savanah Allen, Elizabeth Armstrong and Samantha Anderson each put up a pair. Smith earned seven of ACU’s 12 kills to lead a Wildcat attack that hit .222 for the set.VB: #SouthlandStrong player of the year Anderson with the kill, putting @UCAVball up 20-14 over @ACU_Volleyball in 2nd set on ESPN3. pic.twitter.com/z9BDR9X8Ir— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 19, 2017 All-Tournament TeamBlair Gillard, Houston BaptistChloe Simon, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiJacey Smith, Abilene ChristianKendall Bosse, Abilene ChristianSavanah Allen, Central ArkansasAbbie Harry, Central ArkansasElizabeth Armstrong, Central Arkansas (Tournament MVP) Junior outside hitter Haley Tippett notched her third double-double of the tournament, and 10th of the season, to help UCA book its automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament. Tippett led the Sugar Bears in kills and digs with 14 and 18, respectively. UCA posted a .330 hitting percentage, ending the match with 47 kills as Tournament MVP Elizabeth Armstrong dished out 22 assists.VB: THE GREAT WALL OF CONWAY! @UCAVball evens it back up at 10 with @ACU_Volleyball. 1st set NOW on ESPN3. https://t.co/N0qEYjataD pic.twitter.com/zO9dZSSElz— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 19, 2017last_img read more

Gomes’ horrific injury overshadows Tosun sneaking late Toffees’ leveller

first_imgANDRE GOMES’ broken and fractured ankle – for which tearful Son Heung-min was sent off – overshadowed Cenk Tosun bagging Everton a point in the 97th minute to rescue a draw.Dele Alli had neatly drilled Spurs ahead while referee Martin Atkinson was controversially backed by VAR in declining two Everton penalties and one for Tottenham, before Tosun powered in a late header.9 Andre Gomes shows the pain as he is taken off with a horrific-looking leg injuryCredit: Reuters9 Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min looks in despair as he realises the extent of the injury for Everton’s Andre GomesCredit: ReutersBut all that was eclipsed by the Toffees’ Portuguese midfielder Gomes being carried off with the horror injury following a lengthy delay at 1-0 down.Gomes tumbled at pace after a late challenge from Son and seemed to twist his foot horribly as he collided with Spurs right-back Serge Aurier.Son and may other players held their heads in their hands after looking at Gomes’ pain and his contorted leg.Atkinson had his yellow card by his side but after the severity of Gomes’ plight became clear he changed it to a straight red.9 Turksih striker Cenk Tosun celebrates his leveller during a dramatic second halfCredit: Getty Images – Getty9 Cenk Tosun arrives to thud home an Everton equaliser with his head during 12 minutes of stoppage timeCredit: Getty – ContributorIt was Everton who settled the quicker after the hold-up, Tosun finally bulleting the ball home from Lucas Digne’s lofted cross.But even after that VAR intervened in what had been a poor contest, passing-wise and for lack of chances.Davinson Sanchez was caught dozing as Richarlison went through and Everton claimed the big striker was impeded when goal-bound.Atkinson, though, ruled no foul – and again replays backed him up.In truth, the football and result became secondary to Gomes – who was rushed straight to hospital.Spurs looked on the brink of picking up their first league win on the road since January thanks to Dele’s 63rd-minute strike.But it was not to be thanks to Tosun striking deep into 12 minutes of stoppage time.9 Dele Alli peels away to salute his neatly-taken goal for TottenhamCredit: Reuters9 Delli Alli bursts through to drill the opener for Spurs on 63 minutesCredit: Reuters9 Midfielder Dele Alli celebrates his breakthrough goal with a sleeping poseCredit: Sky SportsMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe result leaves Spurs in 11th – when a rare away win would have lifted them to eights.They are in the middle of a pack of 13 teams separated by just a single point.Everton, who have spent big in recent windows, move three points clear of the relegation zone.9 VAR examined Dele Alli touching the ball or Yerry Mina pushing him bfor ruled no penalty for EvertonCredit: Sky Sports9 Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga pulls off a full-stretch save at Goodison Park.Credit: Reuterslast_img read more

Madang Soccer Association names Besta Cup team

first_imgCoach Alex Reu revealed the names last night before travelling to Lae with the team early this morning.He says the team will be captained by Madang FC skipper and midfielder Max Sengum and he will be assisted by another top Madang FC player, winger Vanya Malagin.He said the team is named based on commitment to training and discipline, and aims to tackle the strong Southern, Highlands and NGI sides.Mr Reu said the team is also made up of young under  20 players who have recently won the Momase Youth Tournament and some experienced MFC players.The team:  Max Sengum (C), Nigel Malagin, Maskulan Pulung, Langarap Samol, Vanya Malagin (VC) Raymond Romo, Raymond Geladia, Willie Condrad, Lawrence Koi, Solomon Mapai, Alfred Nanau, Henson Topio, Sojo Mandari, Mikes Gewa, Juren Patrick, Ephraim Leo, Darren Steven, Nollen Samar, Quinten Simea, Nathen Kell.last_img read more

Awasa Cup brings SHP league teams to Mendi

first_imgThe tournament kicked off today at the main town oval with the grand final on Sunday.Teams taking part are from the districts throughout the province including Ialibu, Pangia, Erave, Kutubu, Poroma, Nipa, Mendi and Imbongu.The tournament is aimed at scouting local talents to represent the Mendi Muruks in 2016 Digicel Cup season.Organiser Jack Kerema said they have invited all districts to take part as they want more participation from the local talents.In results today, Kambiri defeated Nipa Snippers 22-8, Pangia beat Erave Hornbill 15-14 and Mendi Urban 1 lost to Mendi Urban team two 16-10.Games continue over the weekend.last_img

Sports Minister welcomes FIFA teams

first_imgMinister Tkatchenko said: “In place of over one thousand cultures and more than 800 languages that make up our country PNG, we would like to thank the FIFA committees for giving us the opportunity to host the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.”“On behalf of our Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill and our Government of Papua New Guinea, let me be the first to welcome you to our country PNG for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,” he said.Adding that the three weeks of competition will see football inspire PNG in the Pacific and show the world how football transcends race, religion, culture and country.“We applaud the work of the organizing committee here in Zurich and also the local organising committee in PNG of their passion and tireless effort to make the event a success in November in Port Moresby.”Moreover, President of the Papua New Guinea Football Association and the Oceania Football League David Chung assured the FIFA organising committees and officials that Papua New Guinea will deliver an exciting event in November.“Papua New Guinea will have its challenges but we are sure we can deliver an exciting competition with the help of FIFA with the backdrop of our beautiful country,” Chung said.He also also raised an early warm welcome to the participating teams and fans to PNG to promote women’s football in the country and the Pacific as he congratulates the FIFA for their support towards the event.last_img read more

Kuwait certain to miss Rio 2016 after “human rights threatening” new sporting Statutes

first_imgUnder the new measures, the Public Sports Authority (PSA) gain the power to dissolve all sporting bodies including the Kuwait Olympic Committee, as well as assuming control over all appointments and financial matters.Those who refuse to comply could face jail terms of between one and three years.The new Statutes, proposed by PSA chair Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, were approved by 40 of the 46 members of the National Assembly today.It is thought likely that all National Federations will be dissolved by the KOC, with new club organisations set-up to replace them.This ends any prospect of Kuwait’s suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) being lifted before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, meaning athletes from the Gulf Nation will only compete as independent athletes.But it also means Kuwait faces generations in the international sporting wilderness, with the IOC and all IFs virtually certain to refuse to recognise any new National Federation introduced by the PSA.last_img read more

Barty excited Australia to meet Kvitova in quarters

first_imgKvitova, then again, had to row in opposition to the present after three video games fairly placid for her in the event, in which she solely misplaced 14 video games. Sakkari compelled him loads in the primary set and took him in the tiebreaker, however the effort paid him in the subsequent two sleeves, in which the Czech, who didn’t care a lot to commit 46 unforced errors as a result of he positioned 33 winners, It was superior. She and Barty have met seven instances and the steadiness favors Petra 4-3. In 2019, he received the native elimination in the Sydney last after which in the Rod Laver Area, in the quarterfinals, and he received thrice in a row afterwards (Miami, Beijing and WTA Finals).Outcomes of the ladies’s group of the Australian Open. In a ladies’s group of the Australian Open in which there are solely 4 top-10 left, Ashleigh Barty excited the native followers along with his first victory in opposition to Alison Riske in three matches (6-3, 1-6 and 6-4 in 1h : 36). The world’s primary took revenge on the defeat it suffered in opposition to the American final yr additionally in the spherical of 16, however of Wimbledon, and he’ll face in the quarterfinals, which he arrives in Melbourne for the second time in a row, to Petra Kvitova, which traced in entrance of Maria Sakkari (6-7 (4), 6-Three and 6-2 in 2h: 12).Barty abused his well-known backhand reduce to dominate and enter later both with the cross drive or with the parallel backhand. With that persistence that characterizes him matured the American, who didn’t discover in the primary set the solutions that made him beat the aussie just a few months in the past in London. Nonetheless, in the second, it was positioned 3-Zero after breaking right into a serve by Ash and appeared that it pulled the sleeve to hold power and take a look at to sentence in the third. The wager went effectively and with a break in the fourth recreation he acquired forward and didn’t surrender anymore. Riske delivered with a double foul.last_img read more

Carlos Alcaraz: “My style is more or less like Federer’s”

first_imgEarlier than his match in opposition to Ramos, Alcaraz stated in statements to the ATP how is his method of enjoying. “I like to play aggressive, with loads of profitable photographs. My style is more or less like Roger Federer’s, aggressive going up the web and enjoying loads of video games.” The Murcia additionally spoke about his expertise of coaching alongside different gamers with more expertise. “Once I spend time with nice tennis figures like Rafa Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero or one other participant, I don’t say something. I hearken to every part they are saying as a result of it’s so useful to me. In each match I’m going to, I attempt to do my greatest. If that occurs, I’ll develop step by step “Alcaraz trains below the orders of Juan Carlos Ferrero, which highlighted the qualities of his ward for ATP. “He is solely 16 years previous and is starting to journey the world. It has the extent, the pace and bodily it is higher each day, so I feel it may be probably the greatest. I don’t know the way excessive he can get however I feel he could be up in two or three years. I’ve had loads of expertise with what you’ll should take care of, so I’ll advise you one of the best I can. “ Carlos Alcaraz made historical past this morning on the Open River after getting his first victory on the ATP Tour at 16 after beating the Spanish Albert Ramos. With this triumph, the Murcia participant turns into the primary participant born in 2003 to win a match of a match of the best class of the circuit.Alcaraz himself highlighted after the sport his enthusiasm for this victory and the way he ready for this match. “I’m very comfortable to have received my first sport in an ATP match, over a fantastic participant like Albert Ramos, which is within the Prime-50. I at all times include profitable pondering, that I can win, play in opposition to whoever performs. When you don’t assume you may win, you don’t should go on monitor. “Alcaraz additionally highlighted the troublesome circumstances to play due to the humidity. “They have been fairly troublesome circumstances, there was loads of humidity and also you sweat rather a lot. However ultimately, if you happen to put an angle, regardless of the circumstances, every part could be carried ahead. “The Murcian doesn’t set targets and needs to proceed rising within the Carioca match. “I come right here to get my degree, to proceed bettering and above all to offer my degree and that serves me for the long run. Proper now I’ll keep in mind the Open River all through my life. “last_img read more

League: the Government believes it is a matter of time the suspension

first_imgAccording to the Federation, “Article 42.3a of the Statutes allows the RFEF to make the decision to suspend the League, but as it is about professional football that is why Thebes has been invited to participate in this Thursday’s meeting with the aim of making it a consensus decision, also in the AFE “. In the Superior Council of Sports they believe that the best thing “is that there is consensus, but in any case it will be what the Ministry of Health says.”Several clubs and soccer players requested yesterday the suspension of the next two days instead of their celebration behind closed doors, as agreed at this time. Hours later, the AFE asked for the same measure and made a joint note for us to play the matches between Italian and Spanish teams in European competitions. David Aganzo, president of AFE, in statements to Cuatro has assured that “we have sent three letters (to the CSD, LaLiga and the RFEF) showing the concern of our soccer players. The protection is good. Let’s try not to play. “The League justified in a public note that it had decided to hold the next two closed day attending, precisely, to the instructions of the health authorities and the Higher Sports Council.The Federation had already suspended all non-professional competitions in the morning at the state level and invited the territorial federations to adopt the same measure in the tournaments of their competition. The First and Second Division League matches could be suspended after the meeting that will take place tomorrow at 12 noon between the Federation, LaLiga and AFE, once Javier Tebas has accepted Rubiales’ invitation to this important meeting, as reported. The Spanish Football Federation is in favor of the suspension, as reported by the SER, while the employer continues to refer to the recommendations of the health authorities as assured Javier Thebes in statements to Four: “There is no news. I am waiting for Health to see what it says. It is not pressure because I wait to see what Health says. My only pressure is what Health says.” For its part, the Federation has the power to suspend a “force majeure” competition in accordance with article 42.3.a of the FEF Statutes.The Government also bets on the suspension: “It is only a matter of time,” government sources have acknowledged to this newspaper. “We must wait for tomorrow’s meeting between the Federation, LaLiga and the AFE, and then the decision will be taken,” said the same sources.last_img read more

The Red Star resists the pressure of the Partizán

first_imgThe goals of Aleksandar Scekic and Bojan Matic led the victory for the team of Savo Milosevic, who took the three points despite the final reaction of his rival, who closed the gap through Milos Stojcev.Dejan Stankovic’s Red Star reacted with authority and beat Napredak Krusevac 3-0. The Portuguese Tomane and, in the second part, Zeljko Gavric and Montenegrin Mirko Ivanic signed the triumph of the Belgrade team, which could achieve a broader victory, since Radovan Pankov missed a penalty.The Red Star maintains the eleven points advantage over Partizan, second, and fourteen over Vojvodina, third, who did not pass the draw against Sporting Subotica. EFE The Red Star responded to pressure from Partizán, with which they bid for the leadership of the Serbian League, with a clear victory against Napredak 3-0 on the twentieth day of the competition, which maintains normality despite the coronavirus crisis that haunts Europe.The Balkan tournament is one of the few that maintains normality and the forecasts of its calendar in the Old Continent.Partizán started the session with a 1-2 win at Vozdovac, who conceded their sixth loss in a row and left the top eight places in the table that entitle them to play for the title.last_img read more