Women’s Soccer Closes Regular Season Against Loyola On Thursday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team closes the regular season against Loyola on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Drake (12-3-2, 5-0-1 MVC) clinched its sixth Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and second in three seasons with its win over Illinois State on Sunday. The regular season finale at the Cownie Soccer Complex will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Prior to Thursday’s match, Drake will honor its 2017 senior class of Hurt, Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa), Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.), Brooke Salisbury (Kearney, Mo.), Smith, Rachel Wanninger (Johnston, Iowa) and Hannah Wilder (Wheatfield, Ind.). Hurt, a defender, has appeared in 60 career matches with 56 starts, and is fourth all-time in assists with 16. Morris, a goalkeeper, has played in 30 matches with 28 starts. She has tallied eight career shutouts and made 147 saves. Rodgers, the 2015 MVC Player of the Year and three-time All-MVC pick, is the program’s all-time goals leader with 39 and is tied in career points with 92. Her goals total ranks fifth all-time in MVC history. Salisbury has been a stalwart in the Bulldogs’ midfield the past four seasons and earned her first All-MVC honors as a junior. Smith has helped anchor the Bulldogs’ backline all four years of her career, starting 53-straight matches and she earned her first All-MVC honors and was named to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team last season. Wanninger has played in 57 career matches, including 35 the past two years, and she has scored six goals, including three game winners, and recorded six assists. Wilder has played in 63 career matches and scored four goals, including two important goals in MVC play this season, and recorded six assists. Loyola (12-5-0, 4-2-0 MVC) will be the tournament’s No. 2 seed with a win or a draw on Thursday. The Ramblers held off UNI, 3-2, in their last contest. Junior Jenna Szczesny is tied with Rodgers for the league-lead in goals with 12. The Bulldogs and the Ramblers have played 12 times with Drake holding a 6-3-3 advantage. The two teams have played each other in the MVC Tournament in three of the last four seasons. Print Friendly Version Drake won a wild back-and-forth rain-filled contest against the Redbirds in Normal, Ill. The Bulldogs led 1-0 at halftime until midway through the second period when Illinois State scored a pair of goals in just over three minutes to seize the lead, 2-1. However, junior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.), who scored the game’s first goal, quickly answered as she headed in her second goal off a cross by junior Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) to help force overtime. In extra time, senior Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) headed in the golden goal off a corner kick by senior Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa) to complete the comeback and clinch the title. The Bulldogs will be the No. 1 seed for the MVC Tournament, Nov. 3-5, in Springfield, Mo., where they will play in the semifinals on Nov. 3 against the winner of No. 3 vs. No. 6. Drake will wait to find out its opponent as quarterfinal games will be played at campus sites on Oct 29. The winner of the tournament earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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49ers mailbag: ‘Can we get guys in the secondary who get job done?!’

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Losing 33-30 at Green Bay not only extended the 49ers’ losing streak to four games, it also incited fans to tap into our weekly mailbag:Can we acknowledge that if we are rebuilding, we need to start with the most important position, coach. Kyle Shanahan doesn’t know how to win. (@thewillenium1)Shanahan won quite well when he inserted Jimmy Garoppolo for a 5-0 December debut. But Shanahan did come with the reputation of stubbornly preferring pass plays over clock-killing runs, …last_img

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Philippines bows out of 3×3 World Cup

first_imgThe Filipinos can still cap off the campaign on a positive note as they brace for El Salvador in the tournament closer.The Scores:SLOVENIA 21 – Ovnik 7, Finzgar 7, Srebovt 4, Kavgic 3.PHILIPPINES 14 – Ravena 7, Paras 4, Teng 2, Quiñahan 1.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Kiefer Ravena skies for a layup in the Philippines’ game against Slovenia. Photo by Fiba.comThe Philippines bowed out of contention in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup with a 14-21 defeat to second-seed Slovenia Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) at Parc des Chantiers de I’lle in Nantes, France.Overwhelmed from the get-go by the powerhouse Slovenians, the Filipinos struggled to find their rhythm and found themselves down early, 5-0, before stumbling to a 14-4 deficit courtesy of Simon Finzgar’s hot shooting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Parks ready to serve PH as Reyes welcomes him in Gilas pool Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiefer Ravena rallied the troops and got the Philippines within four, 15-11, but Gasper Ovnik was quick to douse that run before Adin Kavgic iced the game from the free throw line with 1:20 left on the clock.Ovnik and Finzgar fired seven points apiece, Anze Srebovt added four markers, and Kavgic had three for Slovenia, which topped Pool B with a 4-0 slate to advance to the tournament quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena led the Philippines (1-2) with seven points, while Kobe Paras chipped in four markers from a pair of two-pointers.Jeron Teng chimed in two points, while JR Quiñahan got one in the losing effort. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? View comments MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

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