Women’s Hockey: Badgers return home following unsuccessful trek to Minneapolis

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) returns to the ice this weekend to host Minnesota State (6-4-2, 2-4-2) at LaBahn Arena.The team is looking to get back on track this weekend after their defeats at the hands of the Minnesota Gophers on Nov. 2 and 3, where the Badgers fell to the Gophers 2–4 and 2–2. In the second matchup, the Gophers triumphed in shootouts 1–0. While the unit faltered a bit on the road, Wisconsin is looking to return to their stellar form that they have assumed at home all season.Women’s Hockey: Wisconsin scuffles in weekend border battle against MinnesotaIn the first border battle of the 2019-20 season, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 Read…The Badgers will return to their home ice in order to defend a 20-game win streak at LaBahn Arena. Dedicated fans surely play a large role in this continued, rampant success. Wisconsin leads the country in attendance, averaging 2,273 fans per home game this year. In addition, Wisconsin has sold out 62 of its last 80 games at LaBahn, including an impressive 20 sellouts last season alone. Season ticket holders are not guaranteed to show up to every game, but Badger nation certainly seems to be in full support of their home team.Minnesota State, up to this point in the season, has failed to capture definitive wins against top WCHA opponents. They are winless against ranked opponents this season as their best finish has been a pair of ties against the top-10 ranked The Ohio State University. This trend will be hard to overcome, especially considering the advantage the Badgers have while competing on their home ice.Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…All signs point toward the Badgers having a dominant comeback performance against Minnesota State — a team they have certainly dominated in the past. Wisconsin is 84-2-3 all-time against Minnesota State. This trend shows little sign of slowing down anytime soon as the Badgers also currently enjoy a 25 game win streak over Minnesota State.If the Badgers are to dominate Minnesota State, look for key offensive players such as Abby Roque, Daryl Watts and Sophie Shirley. This trio has set themselves apart from the rest of the squad in total points per season up to this point. Each of them currently have at least 22 points on the season with Watts leading the pack with 29 total points. The next closest contributor behind these three is Mekenzie Steffen with 15.Women’s Hockey: Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry best in college sportsSeparated by 273 miles of hate, Minnesota and Wisconsin have always been bitter rivals in athletics. For most, the biggest Read…Wisconsin has all the tools necessary to take down Minnesota State as they return home fresh off of a bye week.last_img read more

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Sprained ankle pushes next start for Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to the weekend

first_imgOhtani had been swinging the bat, and Scioscia said he was available to pinch-hit on Sunday night. The Angels ended up not using him, likely because lefty Aroldis Chapman was pitching in the ninth inning.ALSOAndrelton Simmons was in the lineup as the designated hitter on Sunday, a nod to his continued tightness of his forearm after he was hit by a pitch a week ago. Scioscia said the Angels are expecting Simmons to be back at shortstop on Tuesday…Related Articles A day after he gave up nine runs (five earned) in 1-2/3 innings, Richards said there is nothing physically wrong. “Just kind of move on to the next one,” he said. “Obviously not a great game all around.”…The heavy workload the bullpen absorbed on Saturday resulted in Eduardo Paredes getting optioned to Triple-A to make room for a fresh pitcher. Akeel Morris was recalled from Triple-A for his second stint this season…Angels pitchers have begun taking batting practice in preparation for the two-game series at Coors Field May 8-9…At 16-12, the Angels have their best record at the end of April since 2009, when they finished the month 18-11…The Angels have sold out six of their 15 home games.UP NEXTAngels (Nick Tropeano, 1-2, 4.67) vs. Orioles (Alex Cobb, 0-3, 13.11), Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 7 p.m. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 ANAHEIM — Mike Scioscia learned a new Japanese phrase on Sunday.Hyōka suru.The phrase, which translates as “to evaluate,” came up frequently as Scioscia was describing the Angels’ current position with regard to Shohei Ohtani, which was has been in flux ever since he suffered a mild left ankle sprain on Friday night.Ohtani had been scheduled to start on Tuesday, but now the Angels will not start him until sometime this weekend in Seattle, Scioscia said after Sunday’s game. He is expected to be able to be the DH on Tuesday, Scioscia said.center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak “We’re targeting Shohei to pitch somewhere on the weekend in Seattle to make sure this is behind him and he gets the proper workout to test it more instead of rushing him and trying to see where he is Wednesday,” Scioscia said. “It’s the best course of action for Shohei and for us.”The Angels will start Nick Tropeano on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, followed by Andrew Heaney on Wednesday. They have not announced a starter for Thursday, but it could be Jaime Barria, who pitched on Saturday night for Triple-A Salt Lake City.As for Ohtani, he has been checked closely ever since hit he first base awkwardly in the fifth inning on Friday.“There’s a lot of season left and we want these guys for the whole year,” Scioscia said. “When you’re banged up at this point in the year, you want guys to get over it and be as close to 100 percent as they can be.”Since then, Ohtani had not started as the DH. He had been scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, in preparation for his turn on the mound on Tuesday, but that didn’t happen. He instead played some light catch and then went down to the bullpen and went through some pitching motions, with one toss of a ball into a net. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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