Women’s soccer: Frustrations abound during Badgers opening weekend at home

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer (1-1-2) team battled the Drake Bulldogs (2-0-1) to a 0-0 draw Sunday afternoon at the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex.UW-Madison looked for its second win of the season following a loss at Notre Dame and tie to UW-Milwaukee. But the efforts of Drake goalkeeper Haley Morris and her five saves squashed any hope of victory.The match opened, seemingly one-sided, in favor of the Badgers, yet they were unable to take advantage of numerous opportunities. Throughout the first half, Wisconsin created numerous chances, including nine shots (three on-goal), and spent most of it in Drake’s half, while dominating possession.Wisconsin’s best scoring chance came in minute 19 when midfielder Rose Lavelle followed up a blocked with one of her own that Morris saved. It would not be the only time Lavelle called Morris to action, as the senior tallied eight shots total, three on goal.By turning away Wisconsin’s barrage time and again, Morris increased her scoreless streak to 155 minutes this season.Women’s soccer: Lavelle and Co. welcome Drake in historic first meetingThree games into this 2016 season, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team sits at 1-1-1 with its only win coming against Illinois Read…With so much action taking place at the other end, the Badgers defense had a relatively calm first half and faced just two shots, each of which lacked menace. The more dangerous one was in minute 43 when Wisconsin goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem hauled in a lazy header from Drake midfielder Brooke Salisbury.After the break, UW-Madison did not lose a step offensively and continued to create more chances, but were again unable to capitalize. In minute 56, the Badgers had yet another close call when midfielder Alexis Tye’s shot was brushed over the bar by a diving, finger-tip save from Morris.Despite turning the Badgers away, Drake barely controlled the ball in the the second half and never produced an offensive threat. UW-Madison head coach Paula Wilkins credited her team’s ability to defend against the counter-attack as a major contributor of possession.“[Drake] didn’t get as many numbers forward,” Wilkins said. “They were looking to counterattack us, so we were able to win the first ball coming out and control it that way.”The game would continue into overtime, but with it continuing in the same fashion and neither side finding the back of the net, it continued to be a frustrating affair for the Badgers, who outshot the Bulldogs 24 to 6.“We need to find a way to win,” Wilkins said. “If we get this many opportunities, we’ve got to find a way to do that. I think we have to go back to the drawing board and look at personnel and see what other people can add to our team.”Overtime was not without its excitement though. In minute 98, UW-Madison received a penalty kick, Lavelle poised to take it. Her shot hit the left post, but rebounded back to her where she netted the ensuing volley. Were it not for an offsides call on the play, game would’ve ended on the spot.Freshman Dani Rhodes, who recorded three shots (one on goal), aired her frustrations afterward.“It’s hard to have two overtime games back to back on the weekend,” Rhodes said. “At the end of the day, we have to execute on certain plays. We definitely should have won that game.”With the draw, the Badgers will now travel to California for a tough road trip where they will face No. 3 Stanford University and No. 13 Santa Clara University.last_img read more

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Burgess fight valiantly til the end

first_imgA Jenny Grace goal and good play from Emer Mcdonnell had edged Burgess ahead in the Munster camogie championship but  Milford responded with  Aishling Thompson Anna Geary to the fore. At the end of a pulsating encounter the teams were tied 1-10 to 0-13 at half time.In extra time Milford edged ahead and it finished with Milford progressing on a final score of Burgess 1-13  Milford 0-18last_img

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Michael Richardson of Belle Plaine found guilty on 3 counts in 2013 confrontation with sheriff deputies

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Michael Richardsonby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Sumner County jury pronounced Michael Richardson, born in 1965, of Belle Plaine guilty on three of the six charges levied against him.Richardson, who was tried last week in Sumner County District Court, will now await sentencing after being found guilty of:•operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol that rendered him incapable of safely driving a vehicle, a level 9 felony;•obstructing official duty by resisting arrest, a level 9 felony;•and interfering with law enforcement by obstructing official duty, a level 9 felony.Richardson was also declared innocent of: •battery against a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor; a Class B misdemeanor.•aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a Level 6 felony;•and operating a vehicle while alcohol concentration in his blood is .08 or more, a Class B misdemeanor. Richardson was accused on April 19, 2013, of being intoxicated while driving on a victim’s property in circles. According to the Sumner County District Court Complaint, a Sumner County Sheriff deputy parked his patrol vehicle on the property and activated his emergency lights. Richardson, allegedly tried to ram his vehicle into the deputy patrol car. The deputy had to move his vehicle to narrowly avoid being struck broadside.Then Richardson allegedly drove off in the motor vehicle willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the pursing deputy’s police vehicle despite being given visual or audible signals to bring the vehicle to a stop.During the pursuit, Richardson allegedly drove in a reckless manner. In the complaint, Richardson allegedly repeatedly tried to ram the deputy’s vehicle before stopping his car and fleeing on foot. Once apprehended he physically assaulted another officer’s attempt to handcuff him, the complaint said.Richardson, then, allegedly spit on another officer. The complaint said Richardson has Hepatitis C.Richardson was tested and allegedly had an alcohol concentration in his blood level to be .08 or more within the three hours he was operating the vehicle.last_img read more

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