Bulldogs Win Against Pirates In Middle School Wrestling

first_imgThe BMS Wrestling team improved their season record to 5-6 with a 60-39 victory over the Greensburg Pirates.The Bulldogs were down 3-0 after a very hard fought loss in the first match of the evening, but then went on to win the next four matches. Otto Hund tied the score at 3-3 with a 11-5 decision over his opponent. Hunter Laudick then pulled the team ahead with a dominating performance, pinning his opponent in the first period. That was followed with two straight forfeit victories by David Maher and Kyan Scott. The two teams would go back and forth over the next few matches. The Pirates came back to within six points with the score being 21-15 after forfeit at 100 pounds and a victory at 105 pounds. Alex Murphy then added six more points for the Bulldogs with a near effortless pin in the 110 pound weight class adding six more points for the Bulldogs. The Pirates stayed in close proximity with a forfeit at 115 pounds, but it would be short lived. Bobby Weiler widened the gap with another six point pin in the third period pulling the Bulldogs ahead 33-21. Batesville would go on to win their next five matches. Vonley Hund battled it out with his opponent for three periods and ended up finishing with a pin. The action was broken up with a double forfeit at the 135 pound weight class but the winning ensued with Aaron Norman and Josh Mobley both pinning their opponents giving the Bulldogs a 24 point lead at 51-27. Jesus Garcia received a forfeit and added six more points for the Bulldogs. Chase Hamilton went the distance with his opponent but never fell behind. Chase added three team points with a 9-1 decision victory. Greensburg did regain a little ground adding a handful of points with a victory at 195 pounds and a forfeit at heavyweight but it was too little, too late for the Pirates.In JV matchups David Maher had a tremendous performance pinning his opponent in the third period. Alex Murphy wrestled up a weight class in his JV match to face Greensburg’s varsity 115 pound wrestler and finished with a well earned 3-2 decision. Jesus Garcia was victorious with a first period pin in the JV round. Elijah Stover had 13-3 Major decision victory, and Brandon Manning pinned his opponent in the first round. Tacoma Nicholas wrapped up the evening with a quick first round pin against his opponent.The BMS Wrestling team will travel to Franklin County for the conference tournament on Saturday. We expect to have a few wrestlers place first in the conference and we hope to place in the top three as a team. Please come out and support the Bulldog wrestlers if you are able. Everyone has put in a lot of hard work this year and they would greatly appreciate your support. Wrestling will begin at 9:15 at Franklin County High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler, Jr.last_img read more

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Solskjaer Faces 12-day Nightmare for Man Utd Job

first_imgThat tie is likely to take place on Sunday February 17 or Monday 18 due to Chelsea’s Europa League clash with Malmo taking place on the Thursday night.Solskjaer will then be hoping to dent Liverpool’s title hopes when Jurgen Klopp’s men visit Old Trafford on February 24.The current United boss said winning a trophy is more important than finishing in the top four ahead of his side’s next match with Burnley in the Premier League.He said: ‘For Manchester United you should always aim to win the league.‘We can’t do that this year, but we have to get back to the challenge. We’ve got the Champions League, we’ve got the FA Cup, we can’t just say we’ve got top four and that is it.‘We are sixth at the moment, so we are a way off the top teams. We are challenging to be top three at the moment.‘It’s about reorganising and just starting next season to be ready to challenge and get more points.’Following what could be a make-or-break 12 days for Solskjaer, United then face Crystal Palace and Southampton in the Premier League.Then comes the return leg in the Champions League against PSG before Solskjaer’s side have to face rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and Manchester City at Old Trafford.If he comes through those tests Solskjaer may just land his dream job on a full-time basis.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term future could be defined by 12 days in February as Manchester United face tough fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.The Norwegian interim manager, who has guided his side to eight straight wins, was given a comfortable run during his first few weeks at Old Trafford with Manchester United facing the likes of Cardiff, Newcastle and Huddersfield. Solskjaer has proved he’s not a one-trick pony by masterminding victories over North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal but Monday night’s FA Cup draw means he has been given a tough run which could decide his future.Manchester United will now host French giants Paris Saint-Germain on February 12 before taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup.last_img read more

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Defense leads Syracuse in dominant 19-7 win over Albany

first_img Published on March 27, 2019 at 8:13 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Albany’s bench collectively shouted at its offense as it struggled to get a good look at the goal. They counted down the seconds left on the possession clock.“30! 20! 10!”Its warnings didn’t help the Great Danes, who used 85 of the 90 seconds on the possession clock only to fail to attempt a shot. Instead, a last-ditch pass was deflected and scooped up by Kerry Defliese, who took the ball upfield.One minute later Syracuse turned the turnover into offense, as Nicole Levy recorded her third goal of the game and put the Orange ahead 5-1.No. 3 Syracuse’s (11-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) defense led the way in SU’s 12th-straight victory over Albany (5-5, 1-0 America East), 19-7. The Orange still have never lost a game to the Great Danes. And Wednesday marked the fourth-straight time SU held an opponent to single-digit goals — its longest such streak since the start of the 2017 season. Paced by Sarah Cooper, who tied a career-high with five caused turnovers, Syracuse forced Albany into committing more turnovers (18) than shots attempted (10).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“From the beginning we stepped up,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Did what we needed to do in order to have success — the defense getting multiple turnovers.”SU took chances to deflect or intercept Great Danes passes. Ella Simkins whiffed to start the game, missing the ball on a cross-field pass. Her gamble led to Albany’s first goal of the game, but from there on out, the Orange’s defense delivered a nearly flawless performance.Cooper, recently named to the Tewaaraton Award watchlist, was an annoyance to the Great Danes. On one first-half highlight, she timed a jump perfectly and caught the ball in the pocket of her stick.The ball ricocheted out, though, and was picked up by Simkins, who pushed the ball upfield to Emily Hawryschuk. Hawryschuk found Levy, who scored easily to extend Syracuse’s lead.“(Deflecting shots and passes is) a pretty big part,” Cooper said. “To get the knock down and get a ground ball, pick off a pass or something, it’s really important.”The Orange even had defensive contributions from their attackers, as Megan Carney impacted SU’s rides. She caused a turnover when Albany defender Imani Hedgeman was running down the sideline in an attempt to clear the ball.Hedgeman was cornered by Carney and Meaghan Tyrrell and opted to double-back, turning over her left shoulder toward her bench. Carney anticipated the maneuver and smacked the ball out of Hedgeman’s stick. That turnover soon turned into a goal as well, as Morgan Alexander boosted Syracuse’s lead to six a minute later.While the ride aspect of Syracuse’s game has been successful all season, the Orange haven’t had much time to practice it because of their busy schedule. It also takes a lot out of the team, Gait said, so SU can’t dedicate too much time to improve it. Syracuse made a slight change to its ride strategy recently though, a shift that proved impactful on Wednesday against Albany.“We took the pressure off the goalie,” Gait said, “and dropped our four attack back instead of three. Utilized the bumping and shifting a little bit more.”Without having to focus on defending the goalie after offensive possessions, SU’s attackers were able to be more physical with Albany’s defenders. That paid dividends during the middle of the first half, when Hawryschuk forced Lara Podvin into turning the ball over back to SU’s offense, which capitalized again.Later on, a long possession by the Great Danes sparked more possession clock warning chants from their bench. This time, it wound to 10 seconds before Cooper caused another turnover. Fifteen seconds later, Tyrrell extended SU’s lead to seven.Then, it happened again. Cooper forced her fifth turnover, tying her career-high, during an Albany clear attempt. It earned Syracuse possession and two shots at the goal, the second of which was converted by Julie Cross. The midfielder, who scored a career-high three goals, dropped in her final score after a Great Danes turnover in the second half.Albany had been held scoreless for over 10 minutes, and with just 38 seconds left on its possession clock, called a timeout. Whatever play Great Danes head coach and former SU star Katie Rowan drew up failed though, because Albany still struggled to get an open look at the goal. As its bench started to count down again, a fan shouted from the stands, “Shoot! Shoot!” But the Great Danes never got off a shot attempt and were called for a possession clock violation.“We really just got good pressure,” Cooper said. “We got them on their heels, made them frantic, made them make some bad passes. We had our sticks in the way.”The Great Danes never strung together more than two goals in a row and ended up scoring nearly seven goals fewer than their season average. SU never led by fewer than seven after the 5:50 mark in the first half and wound up winning by its largest margin since Feb. 18. But in a game in which the Orange scored their most goals in over a month, it was their defense that made the difference. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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