West Florida Volleyball Survives West Georgia in a Thrilling Five Game Match

first_img Oct. 19, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Georgia Wolves came out swinging and took the first two games against the 24th ranked Argos, only to have UWF fight back and overcome 15 West Georgia blocks to pull out a thrilling victory. The Argos rallied from a 2-0 deficit, to remain unbeaten in GSC play with a 32-34, 23-30, 30-20, 32-30, 15-13 win. After being outplayed early on, the Argos received inspiring play from Louann Rusch (So. / Homestead, Fla.) and Kara Gonzalez (Fr. / St. Augustine, Fla.) to get the offense cranked up. In the end, the Argos needed 24 kills from Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) and 22 from Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil), to improve their season record to 25-3.The Argos led much of game one, and after a Jamie Nichols (Fr. / Crawfordville, Fla.) kill and a block by Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.) and Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil), West Florida had a 29-27 lead, but Caroline Schoeneck answered with two big kills facing game point to even things up. The two teams then traded kills from Rapach, Andressa Martins (UWG), Clark, and Amber Barnlund (UWG), until Shoeneck put the Wolves up by one. Then the Argos ended the first game with a hitting error, to allow West Georgia to escape with a 34-32 game one win. The second game was pretty much all West Georgia, as they recorded 6 blocks in game two alone. The West Florida offense had no answer for the net play of the wolves in the second game. West Georgia’s front line of Barnlund and Jordan McDonald repeatedly stuffed the Argos big hitters at the net.However, down two games to none, Kara Gonzalez jumped started the Argos offense with three early kills in game three to slowly shift the momentum to West Florida. Gualberto and Clark benefitted from the momentum shift, and did the damage down the stretch in the 30-20 game three win. Game four was very close throughout, and a sensational point that featured great defensive plays from Louann Rusch (UWF) and Micque Parker (UWG) finally ended with a monster block by Kara Gonzalez and Kimberly Clark, to put UWF up 29-27. However, Martins answered twice for West Georgia to tie up game four, and then a Clark kill followed by a West Georgia error gave the Argos game four by a 32-30 score.Game five was back and forth, until Rusch had a kill to put the Argos up 11-9. However, West Georgia roared back with two kills from Martins to tie it up. Then a phenomenal scramble by Kimberly Clark and Jerica Carter to save a point put the Argos back up by one. Martins answered back with consecutive kills to put West Georgia up 13-12, but Clark evened things back up with a kill. Following a West Georgia error, Gualberto ended the two and a half hour match with a service ace.Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) paced the Argos with 63 assists, while Clark, Rusch and Carter combined for 56 digs to counter the West Georgia attack. Meanwhile, Kara Gonzalez was the sparkplug in games three and four, and she ended the night with the most efficient attack numbers with seven kills in only 16 attempts. The win moves the Argos to 8-0 in the Gulf South Conference, and drops the Wolves to 4-4 in the conference and 22-9 overall. West Georgia setter Micque Parker had an impressive evening with 53 assists, 16 digs, 5 kills, and 5 blocks.West Florida will host Eckerd College on Sunday, in a 2:00 game that is part of a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Awareness. West Florida Head Coach Melissa Wolter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a little over a year ago, and has had a successful battle to overcome the disease. She is active with the Pensacola Chapter of the Breast Cancer Association. The West Florida Athletic Department and the Sports Management Club present “Pack it Pink” for Sunday’s Volleyball match between UWF and Eckerd College. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Volleyball Survives West Georgia in a Thrilling Five Game Matchlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Ravichandran Ashwin’s Mankading of Jos Buttler results in social media firestorm

first_imgAnd no. I don’t think Ashwin must henceforth be referred to as the “Line of Punjab.”#AshwinMankads— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 26, 2019In the post-match press conference, Ashwin reiterated that he had done nothing wrong. “It’s there within the rules of the game. I don’t understand where the spirit of the game comes, naturally if it’s there in the rules it’s there. I don’t understand the point of sporting or sportive in that point because it’s rules. What applies for one man does not apply for everyone else,” Ashwin said. Upton, though, was blunt in his criticism. “I think R Ashwin’s actions tonight speak for him and represent him. When I looked in the eyes of his teammates, I’m not sure it represented his teammates. We’ll leave it up to the IPL fans to decide if that’s the kind of thing they want to see, and we’ll leave it up to the cricket world to judge R Ashwin’s actions tonight,” Upton said with anger. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. In April 2017, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) tweaked the rules and cleverly changed the title of the law related to Mankading, which stated that it was the batsman’s fault in case he got mankaded. The new law 41.16 notes: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out.”  R Ashwin’s Mankading of Jos Buttler was the first-ever in history of IPL.Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur for the first time.Chris Gayle smashed 79 in the encounter while Jos Buttler hit 69. highlights This was not the first time that Buttler had been Mankaded, having been on the receiving end during the Edgbaston ODI between England and Sri Lanka in 2014 where Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake ran him out. Even for Ashwin, this was not the first time. In the 2012 tri-series in Australia, the offspinner had mankaded Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne but the appeal was withdrawn by the-then captain Virender Sehwag.   New Delhi: The clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sawai Mansingh stadium on Monday witnessed a controversial moment when Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler when the England batsman was batting on 69 and guiding Rajasthan Royals towards victory. However, in a flash, Ashwin removed the bails at the non-striker’s end and appealed for a run-out. The third umpire had a look and gave him out. This resulted in a fiery exchange between Buttler and Ashwin and when the batsman was given out, he was livid. In the post-match greetings, there was no eye contact between Buttler and Ashwin while Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton exchanged some terse words with the offspinner. The incident fueled plenty of criticism on social media, with the England players having a go at Ashwin. Many former players believed that Ashwin’s action went against the Spirit of the Game and that it was unwarranted. Some former Indian players and commentators supported Ashwin’s actions while even Australian players, notably Rajasthan Royals mentor Shane Warne had some harsh words for Ashwin’s action. last_img read more

Volleyball sees improvement despite loss to Ohio

first_imgWith eight new players on its roster, the Wisconsin volleyball team could view its performance in the InnTowner Invitational as a success. Despite losing to the Ohio Bobcats in four sets Sunday, the Badgers showed signs of improvement throughout the tournament.After getting swept by Duke in their first match of the weekend, the Badgers returned the favor to visiting South Dakota the following day. In the tournament finale, UW took on the Ohio Bobcats, who had swept Duke only a day earlier.In the first set against the Bobcats, junior Allison Wack and freshman Kirby Toon led the Badgers with four and three kills, respectively. After battling back and forth to an 18-18 tie, the Badgers pulled away, taking the set, 25-19.“I think we were just playing steady ball; we kept our composure,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We had really good matchups with the block.”While Ohio was able to hold off UW over the next three sets, Waite saw a great improvement over the games earlier in the weekend.“I wish we could have come out and gotten that second and third game,” Waite said. “But overall, we saw a lot of good things, a lot of progress over the weekend. Our middles improved every match. Our middles today did great, and it is our testament to them, going to them so much. It also shows that our ball handlers are doing their jobs well and improved a ton from last year.”After dominating the second set, the Bobcats looked poised to take their second set when they took a 22-15 lead in the third. However, the Badgers battled back to tie the set at 25-25, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Ohio, who won the set 29-27.“We had a shot at it and wished we would have had that one,” Waite said. “But we had a chance (in set) four and would have (had a chance) at five. That is something we need to be better at and be tougher about at that point.”In the fourth set, the Badgers were unable to slow down the Bobcats, who were helped by a match-high 19 kills from senior and tournament MVP Ellen Herman. After several competitive rallies, Ohio pulled away to take the final set, 25-21.While a win would have been ideal for the Badgers, the tournament did provide a much-needed source of competition unseen in practice. Aside from undergoing a team makeover, UW also changed its offensive scheme from a 6-2 to a 5-1, with only one passer — Janelle Gabrielsen — to set up her teammates.“I have been working really hard on running the 5-1 since last year,” Gabrielsen said. “It actually feels good because I feel like I’m improving every day and the team is improving every day.”Gabrielsen, who was awarded all-tournament honors, finished the match with 38 assists, while Toon and Wack led the Badgers with 9 and 16 kills, respectively. Toon, a freshman, noted just how important the tournament was to the team, despite not performing as well as it would have liked.“I think that now that we’ve played someone other than ourselves we have gotten to know how everyone plays and have gotten really comfortable with each other.”For Waite, coaching a team with eight new players is a first in his 21-year coaching career. However, keeping in mind his goal of improving every day, he saw the tournament as a step in the right direction.“I think a weekend like this helps them start the next week with even more determination to work hard in every aspect of their games individually and as a team,” Waite said. “Our goal is to keep getting better each week.”last_img read more