For Moondyne Agency, School’s In

first_imgFOR MOONDYNE AGENCY, SCHOOL’S IN.Moondyne Agency has added assignments from Lake Champlain Waldorf School. The ad agency is providing the Shelburne based school with re-branded identity, print, and direct mail. Moondyne principal Ted Kohn opened the agency doors in Burlington this past Spring, offering brand advertising solutions to regionally based businesses. Kohn has held creative posts at a number of shops including Deutsch, Bates, Wunderman, and Doner.last_img

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Women of Troy begin Pac-10 play

first_imgThe No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team (11-1, 0-0) looks to extend its 11-match winning streak this weekend as it opens Pac-10 play in Arizona against No. 19 Arizona (11-0, 0-0) and Arizona State (10-2, 0-0).Since dropping their first match of the season against Michigan State, the Women of Troy have eased past their competition with 11 straight victories heading into conference play. But USC coach Mick Haley knows his team needs to continue its solid all-around play if it wants to have success against the stronger teams in the Pac-10.Rock and Roleder · Opposite hitter Kimmee Roleder is in the lineup for the start of Pac-10 play. – Eric Wolfe | Daily Trojan“I expect us to play hard,” Haley said. “I look forward to opening the conference and playing these two teams. I think the whole fun of college volleyball is getting to the meat of your schedule and getting challenged. I expect some good battles.”USC opens the weekend in Tucson against Arizona tonight at 7 p.m. The undefeated Wildcats are hitting .264 as a team with a 13.16 kills per set and 2.24 blocks per set average. Arizona is third in the Pac-10 with a 1.68 service aces per set average.The Women of Troy will have to contain either junior outside hitter Tiffany Owens or senior middle blocker Jacy Norton of Arizona to come out with a victory. Owens has 144 kills this season (3.89 kps) and 107 digs (2.89 dps), while Norton leads with her strong play at the net. She is fourth in the Pac-10 with 45 blocks (1.32 bps).“We have to challenge both of those kids,” Haley said. “They’re two big point scorers for Arizona, and we have to shut down one of them and keep the rest of the team at bay.”Unlike USC, Arizona has yet to have a letdown this season. And although USC expects to win tomorrow, Haley is the first to admit the match will be very difficult against a top-tier team in the conference.“We can’t give them anything free, and we can’t look past them,” he said. “We have to go in there and, if we want to start the conference right, we have to be the first people to beat them.”USC and Arizona have split their last four matches in Tucson.Following tonight’s opening match, USC will take on Arizona State Saturday at 7 p.m. USC has won 26 straight matches against the Sun Devils dating back to 1995, but the match away from the Galen Center will present a challenge to Haley’s squad.Arizona State is hitting .254 as a team with a 12.51 kps. The Sun Devils lead the conference with a 3.03 bps average due in large part to senior outside hitter Paige Mittelstaedt’s 58 blocks (1.29 bps).“I think that that’s one of the keys for them. They have to block a lot of balls to win,” Haley said. “We have to be very smart and not give them a lot of opportunities to block. If we cover for our hitters well, we can hold them down there.”Arizona State junior outside hitter Sarah Reaves may represent the strongest challenge for USC this weekend. She leads the Sun Devils with 181 kills (4.31 kps) and is second in the Pac-10 with a 5.04 points per set average.“We have a lot of respect for Sarah, really a fine player for them,” Haley said. “She has to have one of her best games every night if they’re going to win.”The return of USC junior outside hitter Kimmee Roleder — who missed last weekend’s victories against Portland and Fresno State — to accompany the strong play of sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter will help USC in Arizona. Senior outside hitter Jessica Gysin remains a game-time decision tonight as she is still nursing a hamstring injury that kept has kept her out of the last two matches. If she can’t play, junior Geena Urango or freshman Katie Fuller will replace Gysin in the lineup.Regardless of who is on the court for USC, Haley is sure his team is ready to compete in a tough conference that has a whopping seven teams ranked in the top 25 this season. USC’s quest for a Pac-10 title begins tonight.“It’s going to be hard because we really haven’t been challenged yet,” Haley said. “Both of these games will be a real intense challenge for us. We just have to step up and take that challenge.”last_img read more

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Arizona’s defense stands between Wisconsin and the Final Four

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif.—The Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s offense has already gone through the teeth of two elite defenses in the NCAA Tournament, but to reach its first Final Four in 14 years, it will have to go through the fangs of a defensive monster.In its first game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin (29-7) faced an American defense that is ranked 7th in the country in scoring defense allowing just 59.1 points per game. The Eagles’ stout defense proved to be no match for the Badgers as the No. 2 seed scored 75 points on 50 percent shooting.In the Sweet 16, Baylor put its zone defense – that had kept Nebraska and Creighton from breaking 60 points in its second and third round games of the tournament – up against Wisconsin. The Badgers shredded that zone for 69 points on a 52 percent shooting clip.Now Wisconsin will face Arizona’s (33-4) fifth ranked scoring defense that allows just 58.4 points per game and held San Diego State to a 38.2 shooting percentage in the Sweet 16.When asked to describe the Wildcat’s defense in one sentence, freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson responded: “We are tough, nasty and relentless.”Wisconsin was able to consistently poke holes in Baylor’s offense Thursday night, but Arizona won’t give the Badgers nearly as much room to operate Saturday.“They’re really long and athletic like Baylor, but they obviously play a lot differently from them too,” Wisconsin’s senior guard Ben Brust said. “They’ll get up to you and put on pressure in the backcourt. We’re looking to draw fouls and throw them off balance a little bit with early foul trouble.”With a top-5 defense and an offense that averages 73.1 points per game, Arizona took the Pac-12 regular season crown and owned a No. 1 national ranking for eight-straight weeks.The Wildcats are making their second Elite Eight appearance in the last four years and third under coach Sean Miller.Wisconsin is appearing in its third Elite Eight and second under Bo Ryan. The Badgers have never advanced to the Final Four with coach Ryan at the helm.Game at the GlassWisconsin has out-rebounded its opponents 106-83 through three games in the tournament. Six-foot-two junior point guard Traevon Jackson leads the badgers with 19 boards in the tournament. Sam Dekker is next with 16.Arizona owns the glass, out-rebounding opponents in 26 of 37 games. It also boasts a plus-7.2 rebounding margin, the sixth best in the country.“We take pride on our rebounding in terms of defensively and offensively,” 7-foot sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski said.Highly-touted freshman forward Aaron Gordon leads the Wildcats at the glass with the most offensive and defensive rebounds and most double-doubles on the team.“Gordon is an excellent rebounder and they all crash the glass really well,” Wisconsin’s freshman forward Nigel Hayes said. “We just have to make sure that we box every guy out and that we finish every possession with a rebound.”Balanced AttacksJunior guard Nick Johnson and Gordon lead the charge for Arizona’s offense but, much like Wisconsin, Arizona implements a balanced offense with four double-digit scorers in 24 of its 37 games this season. The Badgers have had at least three players score in double figures in the tournament.With a 1.49 assist-to-turnover ratio — 12th best in the nation —junior point guard T.J. McConnell facilitates the Wildcats’ attack that can fill a highlight reel in just a half with its high flying style.Joey Reuteman“The alley-oops and the athletes they have,” Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker said of Arizona’s offensive strengths. “It still makes you say ‘wow’ every time you see them.”But the Wildcats scoring took a big hit Feb. 1 when sophomore guard Brandon Ashley, who was averaging 11.5 points per game to that point, was lost for the season with a broken foot.Wisconsin has improved its offense during March, averaging 76.3 points per game in the tournament — 2.8 more than the regular season. And has become even more efficient, with a 1.84 assist-to-turnover ratio in its last three games.But as it has all season long, Wisconsin and coach Ryan are not letting the allure of the Final Four distract them, but are sticking to the “another 40 minutes” mantra it has stood by since the tournament.“We’re going to still try to get another 40 (minutes) and hopefully we can continue to play the way we have,” Ryan said.last_img read more

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