Chattanooga looks to sweep VMI

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditChattanooga (17-12, 8-8) vs. VMI (8-21, 3-13)Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: VMI seeks revenge on Chattanooga after dropping the first matchup in Chattanooga. The teams last played each other on Feb. 12, when the Mocs outshot VMI from the field 49.1 percent to 41.1 percent and made 13 more free throws en route to an 86-67 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Chattanooga has been fueled by senior leadership this year while VMI has relied on freshmen. For the Mocs, seniors Matt Ryan, David Jean-Baptiste, Ramon Vila and Rod Johnson have combined to account for 65 percent of the team’s scoring, including 68 percent of all points over its last five. In the other locker room, freshmen Garrett Gilkeson, Travis Evee and Kamdyn Curfman have collectively accounted for 46 percent of VMI’s scoring this season and 49 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.MIGHTY MATT: Ryan has connected on 35.9 percent of the 217 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 11 for 28 over the last three games. He’s also converted 89.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: VMI is 0-17 this year when it scores 73 points or fewer and 8-4 when it scores at least 74.PERFECT WHEN: Chattanooga is a perfect 11-0 when the team makes 10 or more 3-pointers. The Mocs are 6-12 when the team hits fewer than 10 threes.DID YOU KNOW: VMI as a team has made 10.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is third-best among Division I teams. The Keydets have averaged 12 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___center_img February 25, 2020 Chattanooga looks to sweep VMIlast_img read more

Syracuse defeats California, 4-2, behind 2 late goals

first_img Comments Published on October 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm Contact Anthony: Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As a California shot deflected into the Syracuse goal, leveling the match at two, it appeared Syracuse was headed to its fourth straight overtime at J.S. Coyne Stadium.SU head coach Ange Bradley called timeout, she said, to settle down her team. She wanted to avoid overtime.“I think it refocused us,” Bradley said. “It reminded us of our key points. We had some cards that we had to reorganize and sort out.”After taking a two goal lead early in the second half, the Orange’s advantage vanished in four minutes. Cal tied the game, until Chiara Gutsche put the Orange ahead for good, saving No. 13 Syracuse (8-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) in a 4-2 win over California (3-8, 0-1 America East) Sunday.“We wanted to start with a fresh start in October and we’re 2-0,” senior Roos Weers said. “We lost control today but we need to stay focused and stay tuned in going forward.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust before halftime, Syracuse scored a textbook penalty corner goal. Peyton Kemp earned a corner with a little over a minute to go. The Orange turned to Carolin Hoffmann, its typical inserter. She inserted the ball to Kira Wimbert, who steadied it for Weers.Weers, as she’s done so often this season, scored with a flick into the corner of the goal. After Syracuse was outshot 5-2 in the first half, the scoreboard read 1-0 in favor of SU.Quickly out of the break, Gutsche doubled the lead with a backhand top-shelf finish. Moments earlier, she turned and looked for teammates, but there were none there. She wound up a backhand shot, and let loose a shot into the top corner. She threw both of her hands in the air and cheered.Syracuse’s first two-goal lead in five games didn’t last. A counter-attack gave the Golden Bears an odd-man rush, and Megan Rodgers fired a shot in the air. It was headed slowly towards the goal when California’s Melina Moore swatted the ball into the net.Two minutes later, Cal earned another penalty corner and forced a save from goalie Borg van der Velde. The chaotic chase for the rebound found the foot of an SU player, leading to another corner.That corner leveled the match. Syracuse was left stunned after the ball skirted through traffic, deflecting last off the stick of Megan Rodgers.California scored its first goal while Claire Webb served her yellow card penalty, and the Golden Bears finished their second goal moments after she re-entered. In those five minutes, while Webb was out, Syracuse played down a player, and it showed in the run of play.Syracuse received four green cards, a 2-minute penalty, and two yellow cards, a 5-minute penalty, on the afternoon, the most its received of either this season.Bradley shouted for SU to win a corner the next time it re-entered the circle, and it did. The Orange went to its favorite corner routine. Hoffmann inserted, Weers corralled the ball and shot.This time, California goalie Natalie Dalton was up to the challenge. She made the save, but the rebound spilled directly in front of goal. As the Orange practice every day, Gutsche slid the rebound past Dalton for her second goal. The game was tied for two minutes and 32 seconds.Syracuse added an insurance goal later in the half, an almost exact replica of the third goal. The Orange earned a corner. Hoffmann inserted, Weers attempted a shot on goal, and Dalton made the save.Yet again, California couldn’t clear. Sophomore Claire Cooke, after scoring her first collegiate goal on Friday, poked the ball past Dalton with her arm outstretched. She came to the bench one minute later to be subbed off. Bradley put her arm around the sophomore and smiled.Sunday, the Orange didn’t need extra time, a relief for their head coach.“It’s good for Ange’s blood pressure,” Weers said.Bradley added: “My doctor thanks them.”last_img read more

NPFL Goes Tough on Players, Bans Nasarawa Utd’s Komolafe for One…

first_imgATTACKS ON REFEREESThe Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has given a one-year ban to Nasarawa United’s Paul Seun Komolafe for assaulting match officials during a top-flight game against Plateau United.Komolafe was also found guilty of inciting the club’s supporters to commit violence against match officials. The team’s Equipment Manager, Aliyu Mohammed Hamzat, has also been banned for life from all NPFL match venues and activities for same offence.The north central region club will also have to play their games behind closed doors for an indefinite period and given 10 days to pay a fine of N4,250,000 for breaches of league rules.The fine includes N1,250,000 compensation for the match officials.The club’s spokesman Eche Moses, was also fined $300 and cautioned for ‘releasing or causing to be released, a written press statement unfairly criticising match officials, a conduct deemed capable of bringing the League to disrepute’.Several attempts to curb violence in the nation’s domestic leagues in the past have failed.The League Management Company (LMC), who organises the NPFL, said it hopes that severe punishments such as these for clubs will serve as deterrent to protect match officials and the country’s domestic football.The LMC was set up in 2012 in an attempt to revive the troubled top-flight of Nigerian football blighted by leadership problems to TV rights and sponsorship disagreements, violence on the pitch, corruption off it and a badly organised calendar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more