Indians Tennis Team Gets Victory Over Rebels

first_imgThe Milan Indians Tennis team defeated The Southwestern Rebels 4-1.Varsity winners included:Dean Elrod and Luke Rehn – singles.Travis Butte/Sam Rehn and Paul Hawk/Josh Bixler – doubles.JV winners included:Doubles Peyton Cann and Steven Gutzwiller won their first match 8-6.Courtesy of Indians AD Jon Prifogle.last_img

Twenty-two companies announce more than 1,000 new job openings

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Today, in honor of National Manufacturing Day, 22 companies announced plans to locate in or expand in Indiana, together committing to invest more than $154 million in their Hoosier operations and create up to 1,090 new jobs over the next several years.“Each day, Hoosiers across the state are developing new solutions and creating crucial products that are shipped to customers across the globe,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “I’m honored to proclaim today National Manufacturing Day in Indiana, recognizing the 8,500 businesses in all corners of the state, and to join in celebrating 22 manufacturers that are committing to even more growth here, creating new opportunities for Indiana workers and their families.”Indiana is a leader in manufacturing, with 8,500 manufacturing facilities and the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., supporting one in five Hoosier jobs. Manufacturers in Indiana have added 107,300 new jobs since July 2009, ranking No. 2 in the nation and growing at a rate of 25 percent.The state’s manufacturing industry is diverse, boasting the world’s largest RV production, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the market; the country’s largest steel production, making 27 percent of U.S. steel; the second-largest automotive sector in the nation by GDP; and a leading orthopedics industry, supporting at least 35 percent of the global sector in Warsaw, Indiana, alone. Indiana also supports strong food and beverage, hardwoods, plastics and rubbers, chemicals and machinery and equipment production.The 22 companies announcing expansion plans today are growing across 17 counties, from southern to northern Indiana. They represent both homegrown Hoosier companies and global businesses with international headquarters in countries like Japan, Germany and Sweden, and they are creating new jobs in a variety of manufacturing subsectors such as automotive, food and beverage, glass and metals, hardwoods, machinery and more.ATTC MANUFACTURING (Perry County), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Aisin Takaoka Co. Ltd., will invest more than $27.3 million to increase its manufacturing capabilities in Perry County. The company, which is a tier two automotive supplier of components, already ships more than 10 million automotive components annually, ranging from brake drums and rotors to engine bearing caps. ATTC Manufacturing will retool its 380,000-square-foot facility in Tell City in order to add 15 new production lines to increase production of differentials cases, front knuckles and rear carriers. This expansion will create up to 26 new jobs and anticipates hiring for manufacturing operators before the end of 2018. Interested applicants can learn more online.BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS (Huntington County), a member of the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse Group, manufactures cutting-edge safety technologies, energy management solutions and air brake charging and control systems for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles like trucks, tractors, trailers and buses. The Ohio-based company, which has operated in Huntington County for nearly four decades, most recently invested $3.8 million to renovate, upgrade and equip its existing Modules Center on Riverfork Drive, launching two new production lines to manufacture a portion of Bendix’s vibration damper product portfolio. The location supplements the manufacturing capacity of Bendix’s primary damper production plant in North Aurora, Illinois. The company also expects to invest $1.5 million over the next three years to open a fifth building that will expand its distribution capabilities as well as its module manufacturing. The Bendix Huntington campus includes manufacturing, remanufacturing and assembly sites, as well as Bendix’s primary North American distribution center. Bendix employs more than 420 associates in Huntington and expects to create up to 49 new jobs to support its most recent growth. Interested applicants can learn more about open positions online.CARDINAL IG COMPANY (Steuben County), which manufactures residential insulated glass for windows and doors, will invest $4.75 million to expand its Fremont facility to house a new IG fabrication line which will provide future growth opportunities. The project will equip a new 58,000-square-foot facility at 301 E. McSwain Drive in Fremont. The company recently broke ground on the new facility, which will be complete by the beginning of January 2019. Cardinal IG Company currently employs 345 full-time associates in Indiana and plans to create 45 jobs by 2021 to support its expansion. The company is currently hiring, and interested applicants can apply online. CIRCLE CITY KOMBUCHA (Marion County), which produces probiotic kombucha tea, will invest more than $1.6 million to increase its Marion County production and distribution of bottled and draft Feel Good Soda™ beverages across the Midwest. The company, currently based at 1121 N. Arlington Ave. in Irvington, is finalizing lease negotiations in order to more than quadruple its footprint, renovating and equipping a new, more than 10,000-square-foot facility in central Indiana. Circle City Kombucha’s low-sugar drinks are packed with Vitamin B and probiotics and are already available across Indiana as well as in Kentucky and Ohio. The company plans to launch operations at the new facility in early 2019 and plans to hire up to 60 new jobs by the end of 2021 to support its growth. Job applicants interested in manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing positions can learn more and apply online as opportunities arise.CLAYTON WAKARUSA (Elkhart County) of the Clayton Home Building Group, one of America’s largest home builders, specializes in manufactured and modular housing. In late 2016, the company expanded by adding a second facility, Clayton Wakarusa II, and upgrading its existing operations in Elkhart County. The new facility added over 40,000 square feet of production and office space in addition to its existing 101,000-square-foot complex at 66700 SR 19, Wakarusa. The expansion was completed in 2017, allowing the company to increase production and provide a world-class environment for its team members. As part of its growth, Clayton Wakarusa II home building facility hired 120 new team members and has a goal to add up to 110 more positions over the next two years to its combined Indiana team of 320 employees. Currently, Clayton Wakarusa locations are seeking up to 20 more team members for various production and leadership roles. Interested applicants can apply online.DELTA FAUCET COMPANY (Decatur County), which manufactures, assembles, distributes and sells residential and commercial faucets and other water-related products, will invest $15.4 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Decatur County. The company will renovate and retool a portion of its 360,000-square-foot facility at 1425 W. Main St. in Greensburg, where a new product category will be launched. The Greensburg facility supports Delta Faucet Company’s Indianapolis headquarters, which serves customers across the U.S. and in more than 50 countries. To support its growth, Delta Faucet Company, which employs more than 300 associates in Greensburg, plans to hire at least 39 new associates by the end of 2020. Interested applicants may apply online.DRIVEN INNOVATIONS (Kosciusko County), which builds components for the RV industry, will invest $3.6 million to expand its operations in Kosciusko County, constructing and equipping a new facility with at least 10,000 square feet at 300 East Chicago St. in Syracuse. The company, which was established in early 2018 by long-time Indiana RV industry executives, plans to break ground on the new facility in 2019 in order to increase its production of RV chassis/trailer products. Driven Innovations already employs 13 full-time associates and plans to create up to 60 new jobs by 2020 to support its growth. Interested applicants can learn more and apply online.FUSION WOOD PRODUCTS (Elkhart County), manufacturer of custom wood trim, flat panel lamination and molding products, will invest $4.6 million to expand its Elkhart operations. The investment will include expanded wrapping lines, a new lamination line and new equipment. The project will bolster the company’s 68,000-square-foot facility on its 10-acre lot at 1600 W. Mishawaka Rd. in Elkhart. The new panel lamination line will use polyurethane reactive adhesives, better known as PUR. It will allow for the lamination of exterior products, decorative HPLs and acrylic sheets.IQ FIBERS (Wells County), a manufacturer of high-quality cellulose fiber products from recycled paper, will invest $10.5 million to lease and equip the 40,000-square-foot former Sterling Casting Buildings plant at 1000 W. Wiley Ave. in Bluffton. The company, which offers insulation, sorbent and industrial fiber solutions for its global client base, will deploy nearly half of its investment to purchase and install state-of-the-art machinery and equipment at the facility. IQ Fibers has already added 10 full-time employees toward its goal of 36 and is currently hiring for production associates and a shift supervisor. Interested applicants may apply to jobs@iqfibersllc.com.L&W ENGINEERING (Elkhart County), a manufacturer of fabricated steel and aluminum parts, will invest $4.28 million to expand its operations in Middlebury, constructing and equipping a fifth 78,000-square-foot facility at its existing 250,000-square-foot complex at 107 Industrial Parkway. The expansion, which is currently under construction, will allow the company to increase capacity of its chassis stretch and modification business. As part of its growth, L&W Engineering plans to add up to 40 new positions to its current team and anticipates hiring for steel welders and fabricators, general assembly, and vehicle technicians in early 2019.LEENTU CORPORATION (Marion County), the manufacturer of a unique line of ultra-lightweight pop-up campers, initially targeted at the mid-sized recreational pick-up truck market, is establishing operations in Marion County at 1811 Executive Dr. in Indianapolis. The company is committed to  investing $1.1 million in the local economy over the next four years. As part of its growth, Leentu Corporation plans to add up to 18 new positions to its current team of two employees and anticipates hiring technicians, general office administration, customer service, sales and marketing positions beginning in 2019. Interested applicants can learn more and apply for upcoming openings online.MERVIS METAL RECOVERY, LLC (Perry County), is a recycling company and subsidiary of Mervis Industries, Inc., a full-service provider for iron, metal, plastic, fiber and all other recyclable products. Mervis will invest $1.2 million to establish operations in Perry County, purchasing and equipping a new metal separating facility at 11265 Solomon Rd. in Troy. The facility will have the capacity to process an estimated 7 million pounds of material annually, recovering and recycling approximately half of that volume instead of sending to a landfill. The company plans to be fully moved into its new facility by November 2018. Mervis’ growth plans include the addition of up to six new jobs in Indiana by 2019. Mervis is currently hiring administrative and labor positions, and those interested can send resumes to hr@mervis.com.PIKE LUMBER COMPANY (Fulton County), a primary manufacturer of kiln-dried hardwood lumber, will invest more than $6.8 million to expand its operations in Fulton County. The company will construct and furnish a six-chamber bank of dry kilns, a new warehouse and a new corporate office at its 80-acre campus in Akron. Operating in Indiana since 1904, Pike Lumber Company is Indiana’s largest manufacturer and distributor of quality, kiln-dried hardwood lumber, serving customers throughout the U.S. and around the world. With construction currently underway, the company anticipates creating 10 new jobs by the end of 2021, filling general labor, supervisory and kiln technician positions.ROSA VILA JEWELRY (Hamilton County), which was founded in 2016, is investing in its warehousing and production operations in Noblesville in order to expand its jewelry design and manufacturing operations with the goal of producing original and expressive jewelry at an affordable price. The company got its start as a small, one-person shop and has since grown to a global online store, with availability also on a number of global e-commerce websites, supported by a team of five women. To support its growth and increase its customer base, the company plans to hire 27 new, full-time employees by the end of 2022.SATELLITE INDUSTRIES (Elkhart County), which manufactures luxury mobile restroom trailers in Bristol, will invest $9.6 million to expand its Elkhart facility and increase focus on specialty trailer manufacturing. The project will build an additional 120,000 square feet to the company’s existing 120,000-square-foot facility at 1686 Commerce Drive in Bristol. The company recently broke ground on the new facility, which will be complete by early next year. Satellite Industries currently employs 90 full-time associates in Indiana and plans to create up to 60 jobs by the end of 2018 to support its expansion. The company is currently hiring for all trailer assembly positions. Interested applicants can apply on site at Satellites Bristol location.STANDARD INDUSTRIAL (Pulaski County), which manufactures components used by industry-leading companies in the assembly of their finished products, will invest $1.7 million in new equipment and processes to expand its operations in Winamac. Housed at the company’s existing 45,000-square-foot complex at 100 Michigan St., the expansion will include the installation and utilization of robotic press braking, precision part leveling and additional laser capacity. With the expansion scheduled to begin early in 2019, Standard Industrial plans to add up to 15 new jobs to its current team of 32 Indiana employees by 2020. The company is currently hiring press brake operators and experienced manufacturing personnel. Interested applicants can apply online.SUGARCREEK (Wayne County), a diversified food manufacturer and one of the largest independent processors of bacon in the U.S., will expand its operations in Wayne County, investing $33 million in equipment to open a new meatball, chicken and raw and prepared pork cooking operation at its 418,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge City. The company, which officially opened this facility in 2016 to serve both domestic and international customers, already employs 400 full-time associates in Indiana and plans to create up to 149 new jobs by 2020 to support its growth. SugarCreek plans to begin hiring for production workers and maintenance personnel in the coming months. Interested applicants may apply online.TENNECO INC. (Noble County), one of the world’s largest suppliers of clean air and ride performance products for the automotive industry, will invest more than $5.4 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Ligonier, purchasing new pipe manufacturing equipment and welding machines at its 320,000-square-foot campus. The expansion will allow the company to increase production on its exhaust components and clean air products for the automotive, commercial truck and aftermarket markets. To support its growth, Tenneco plans to create 43 new jobs by the end of 2019 and anticipates hiring for general operators, welders and leadership positions. Interested applications can view open positions online.TIPTON MILLS FOODS (Bartholomew County), a blended and packaged foods and beverage products manufacturer, will invest $4 million to construct and equip a new 30,000-square-foot warehouse and 10,000-square-foot building on its eight-acre campus at 835 S. Mapleton St. in Columbus, complementing its existing 45,000-square-foot plant. The expansion, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year, will allow the company to install new high-speed can and canister filling machines, increasing its blending and agglomeration capabilities and doubling its total production capacity. Tipton Mills Foods, which has 55 employees in Indiana, has already added 22 positions of its goal of 40 new jobs and is currently hiring for operators, packagers and warehouse associates. Interested applicants may apply at Malone Staffing Solutions.TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTIONS (Allen County), a business unit of Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg Group, will invest more than $3.6 million to expand its Allen County operations at 2531 Bremer Road in New Haven, just outside Fort Wayne. The company will construct and equip a new 8,000-square-foot addition to its 73,656-square-foot facility in order to accommodate growing demand for its polymer plastics sealing product line. These products are sold for a variety of applications including aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. Plans to begin the expansion started in September. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will add 40 new, full-time jobs by 2020 and anticipates hiring for general operators and machinists. Interested applicants may apply online.TRI-STATE CYLINDER HEAD (Vanderburgh County), which specializes in high-precision cast-iron welding and machining, will invest more than $2.5 million to upgrade its 20,000-square-foot facility at 1712 Read St. in Evansville. The company will install state-of-the-art machining equipment and custom welding infrastructure to support increased customer demand for its cylinder head remanufacturing. With over 35 full-time associates currently in southwest Indiana, Tri-State Cylinder Head plans to nearly double its workforce by adding up to 34 positions over the next few years. Interested applicants may apply for positions in precision machining, welding or quality control by emailing kyle@tristateheads.com.VANAIR (LaPorte County), a provider of mobile power solutions, has invested more than $1.5 million to expand its state-of-the-art technology and innovation center, growing its campus to two buildings in Michigan City to accommodate the operations of Minnesota-based Goodall Mfg., which the company purchased in January 2017. Goodall Mfg., which is a leader in jump-starting equipment, officially moved its operations to Indiana on July 1, 2018, bringing its broad range of jump starters, air compressors, AC generators and heavy duty cable and clamp products. The company, which already employs more than 140 associates at its Michigan City complex, plans to create 25 new positions by the end of 2023. Interested applicants may learn more online.In recognition of these companies and all manufacturers across the state and their contributions to Indiana’s economy and Hoosier workers, Gov. Holcomb declared today Manufacturing Day. View the proclamation here.last_img read more

Victor Moses donates £20,000 to Wigan fighting fund

first_img Former Lactics favourites including Roberto Martinez, Reece James and James McClean have all stepped forward with donations. read also:Moses re-echoes support for former club Wigan Athletic. And now Moses has given £20k to the fundraiser in a touching gesture. Wigan tweeted: “Thank you Victor Moses. Victor has pledged a significant donation to Save Our Club!” The Chelsea wing-back, 29, starred for Wigan between 2010 and 2012. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The cash-strapped club is in dire straits after administrators were summoned in July, resulting in a 12-point penalty and relegation from the Championship to League One. The Latics are desperately looking for new owners to reverse their fortunes. Loading… But in the meantime, a Supporters’ Club Crowdfunder page has been set up to raise cash and save Wigan from going under.center_img As a sign of commitment towards the cash-strapped club, Chelsea wing-back and Inter loanee, Victor Moses, has donated £20,000 to struggling former side, Wigan Athletic. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

City wait on Aguero and Silva

first_img The Argentinian withdrew as a precaution at half-time of the midweek victory over Wigan after feeling tightness in a hamstring. The problem is not thought to be serious but, along with playmaker David Silva, the Argentinian is doubtful for the game at White Hart Lane. Assistant manager Brian Kidd said: “Today we will know more about Sergio. It was more fatigue than a tear or a strain. It was the same with David Silva – it was the length of the game. Normally if a hamstring goes, you tear it early on.” Aguero had been making just his second start since returning from the knee injury which sidelined him for three games last month. Silva suffered his hamstring injury in the latter stages of the derby win at Manchester United last week and missed both the FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea and the Wigan game. The Spaniard is close to fitness but may not be risked this weekend in a game important to City’s bid to secure second place. Kidd said: “David has joined in with the group and had a bit of possession in a small-sided game. Sunday might be a bit too soon for him.” Press Associationcenter_img Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham.last_img read more

Burnley hope Dyche stays

first_img McParland began work this week after Dyche made the initial approach which led to his appointment. And although rumours suggest the Clarets boss is on the list of potential candidates for the Black Cats, McParland believes Dyche still has work to do at Turf Moor. “He’s made a real name for himself so I’m not surprised about the links, but I know he’s very happy here,” McParland told the Lancashire Telegraph. “He was a big part in me coming here and I’m really hopeful that we’ll both start off the season here. “It was Sean who made the initial call to me, and I went to have a coffee with him and (assistant) Ian Woan. “There was no offer of a job at that stage, then I met with the owner and the chief executive at the time Lee (Hoos) and gave them my ideas, the things I’d spoken to Sean about. They asked me to join, which I was delighted with. “Sean has done loads for this club and he wants to do a lot more. Burnley is such an historic club and he’s really keen to push it on.” McParland is resigned to losing at least two top players this summer after their relegation from the Premier League. Striker Danny Ings’ contract expires at the end of the month and he is in talks with Liverpool. Right-back Kieran Trippier, whose release clause is believed to be just £3.5million, is also attracting interest from a number of top-flight clubs. “Obviously we’re going to lose a couple of top players, definitely we’re going to lose one by the looks of it and I’m not involved with everything at the minute but there may be a chance of another one going out maybe,” he added. “It’s not impossible to replace Danny Ings but it’s very difficult. “There’s certainly money there to spend. I’ll be working very hard with the boss and everyone at the club to try to get some decent ones in.” Press Associationcenter_img Burnley’s new sporting director Frank McParland hopes to be able to start next season alongside Sean Dyche despite speculation linking the manager with the vacant Sunderland post. last_img read more

FL girl tossed in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists

first_imgYellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50 tourists on Monday.Park officials say the incident occurred after some of the tourists came within 5 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) of the animal over an estimated 20 minute time frame.The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her family for treatment by emergency personnel.The Old Faithful Lodge is considered a historical landmark and popular hotel in the midwest.She was later taken to a clinic and released.The extent of the young girl’s injuries has not been disclosed.According to reports, tourists injuries by bison and other wildlife occur regularly in Yellowstone, which gets about 4 million visitors yearly.last_img read more

DOGFIGHT: Schoonmaker’s overtime goal propels Syracuse to win over Albany after 4th-quarter letdown

first_img Published on February 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ The thought was on Henry Schoonmaker’s mind before the question was even asked to him after the game. He had scored game-tying goals before, but he had never experienced the thrill of a game-winner in overtime.That is, until Sunday’s game against Albany.“I was just running for my life from my teammates,” Schoonmaker said. “I think that might have been the most tired I’ve ever been. It was a good feeling, though.”Despite blowing a five-goal lead in the fourth quarter, No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) escaped with an exhilarating 17-16 overtime victory over the No. 11 Great Danes (0-1) before a divided audience of 6,484 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. Syracuse leads the all-time series with Albany 11-1, but the Great Danes proved their upset from a season ago was no fluke.Schoonmaker ended Sunday’s drama with the first shot of the extra period. He unleashed a one-hopper that found the back of the net, sent Albany defender Jon Newhouse to the ground in disappointment and set off Syracuse’s celebration of a win it nearly gave away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse-Albany Classic in the Carrier Dome is slowly becoming a bit of an annual tradition. Three-hundred-and-sixty-four days ago, the unranked Great Danes made their two-hour trip west and returned to Albany with the program’s first over SU in 11 tries. The thrilling double-overtime victory was a rude awakening to the Orange’s season. On Sunday, Syracuse returned the favor with an equally riveting performance.“A rivalry, they say, is defined when both teams win a game,” Albany head coach Scott Marr said. “Here we are again. What a game.”Syracuse jumped out to a 7-3 lead after one quarter, but relented four unanswered goals in the second frame. Albany pulled ahead in the final minute of the half for a span of 33 seconds — the only time during the entire game that the Great Danes were in front.But in a game of runs, the Orange strung together one of its own to pull away from Albany — seemingly.When Randy Staats scored to punctuate a 5-0 stretch that put the Orange ahead 16-11, the SU sideline and section of the bleachers erupted. Less than 11 minutes remained on the game clock.Game over, they thought.“When you get down, it’s easy to fold,” Marr said. “And we did not fold.”Just as the Great Danes erased a four-goal deficit before halftime, they closed the second half the same way. Two Albany scores cut Syracuse’s lead to three with 7:15 left.A four-penalty melee left the Syracuse defense at a two-man disadvantage with less than six minutes to go. Three Orange defenders trying to cover five Great Dane attacks.Two shots misfired. But just as SU’s Brandon Mullins and Tom Grimm were sprinting back onto the field, Lyle Thompson’s shot was on its way toward the bottom-right corner of the net.Forty-four seconds later, Ty Thompson’s fifth score of the game brought Albany within one, with 4:47 still to play.“Once they get rolling, no matter how you play defense, it’s hard to stop them,” SU long-stick midfielder Matt Harris said.Two minutes later, Syracuse goalie Bobby Wardwell got his stick on a Ryan Feuerstein shot, but the ball bounced right to John Maloney, who flicked it into the net. Syracuse had held the lead for almost the entire game, and suddenly it was gone.And just as abruptly, the Great Danes threatened to pull ahead by winning the next faceoff. Even with SU down a man, Wardwell made a game-saving stop. Syracuse cleared, called timeout with 12.9 seconds remaining, and drew up a play for Hakeem Lecky, who couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.Twenty-eight seconds into overtime, Staats turned over his left shoulder and passed to an open Schoonmaker, who stood 10 yards from the goal line. Schoonmaker squared his body to the cage, dropped down and side-armed a bouncer past Blaze Riorden’s left and into the net as Syracuse averted what would’ve been a disastrous collapse.“We knew as a coaching staff this could come down to whoever had the ball last,” SU head coach John Desko said, “and fortunately we had the ball last and we were able to put it away.” Commentslast_img read more

Soccer wins twice to earn spot in Elite Eight

first_imgMcAlpine credited USC’s experience and its tough regular season schedule with the team’s ability to perform under pressure late.  “I like the intensity and effort that we gave,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said after the win over Santa Clara. “I thought we raised our level today knowing the importance of the game.”  Santa Clara had a huge header opportunity with 12 minutes remaining, but the shot went wide right and the Broncos were unable to get off any more good looks.  The Trojans will hope to have both players ready to go in the Elite Eight against No. 2 North Carolina, which has only lost once all season.  Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking scored a second goal for the Trojans in the 33rd minute, and that ended up being all they needed. Redshirt senior midfielder Natalie Jacobs assisted both of USC’s goals.  However, USC proved to be too much for them to handle as a stellar defensive outing limited Santa Clara’s scoring opportunities.   On Sunday, the Trojans handed Santa Clara its first shutout loss of the year in a physical and intense Sweet 16 battle. “I’m speechless,” Ward said after the game. “I couldn’t be more proud of this group of girls and how far we’ve made it.” The goal was the first of Ward’s collegiate career, which included three seasons with Notre Dame. She has been a vital part of the defensive rotation this season, as she has started 12 games for the Trojans, but her offense made the difference Sunday.   Graduate defender Natalie Ward scored the game-winning goal for the Trojans in the 41st minute. After a long corner was sent back toward midfield, Ward perfectly struck a long volley that put the Trojans up for good.  “We didn’t get too caught up in the energy and excitement of the game,” McAlpine said. “We stayed focused and played through the physicality.” The Broncos headed into the game with a strong regular season resume that saw them upset No. 7 UCLA and tie No. 4 BYU in double overtime.  Texas A&M only found the back of the net once in the second half even though it sent a flurry of shots at the USC defense. The Aggies put up 21 shots compared to USC’s nine, but redshirt junior goalie Kaylie Collins made seven saves — including multiple impressive stops with the game on the line toward the end of the match.  Graduate defender Natalie Ward’s first career goal made the difference in USC’s Sweet Sixteen win over Santa Clara Sunday afternoon. (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) Although USC was able to pull out another huge playoff win, it came at a cost. Late in the second half, Hocking went down in pain and later required stitches in her knee. Redshirt junior forward Samantha Bruder, who has played 15 games this year, had to be helped off the field after a collision. “Our schedule was filled with teams that compete, and so we’re battle-tested,” McAlpine said. “We made some mistakes along the way in a handful of games, and we showed today that we learned from those.” A win against the Tar Heels would send USC to the Final Four for the first time since 2016. The game will start at 3 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. “I left it all out on the field today,” Ward said. “If we can bring the same intensity and mentality to every single game from here on out, we can go ahead and win this whole thing.” The No. 9-ranked USC women’s soccer team is advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament after defeating No. 22 Texas A&M 2-1 Friday and No. 20 Santa Clara 1-0 in the Sweet 16 Sunday.   After the goal, the Trojans took control of the game, dominating the time of possession and keeping the ball in Santa Clara’s half of the field. Still, USC could not find a second goal to put the game away, missing a number of close opportunities in agonizing fashion: The team hit the crossbar on three separate occasions in the second half.  Junior forward Tara McKeown returned against Texas A&M after missing two games with a knee injury to score the game’s first goal in the seventh minute. The win was especially meaningful for Ward, as it extended her college career another game. After missing her senior year at Notre Dame with an injury, Ward decided to transfer to USC as a graduate to gain a fifth year of NCAA eligibility. last_img read more

Syracuse’s defense is near full health, something crucial for postseason run

first_img Published on April 24, 2018 at 10:05 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco For four games in a row, the normal voice that barked orders from the back of Syracuse’s defense wasn’t there. When broken plays or quick faceoff wins resulted in transition for an opposing team, it was quieter than normal. Players were slower with sliding and understanding the situations at hand.In that span, Syracuse was blown out twice, needed triple overtime to beat a now-sub-.500 Army team and nearly blew a lead against Virginia — only to be bailed out by Tucker Dordevic’s game winner.The voice absent from the back line was that of Tyson Bomberry, the junior defender and captain of the No. 12 Orange (7-5, 4-0 Atlantic Coast). Since his return on March 24 against Duke, the defense has improved significantly, limiting opposing teams to three fewer goals per game than when he was gone. Both teammates and coaches have pointed to his ability to communicate as the reason for the increased success. Syracuse’s defense returned to nearly full health this past week, which will be crucial for the ACC tournament and eventual NCAA tournament runs.“He talks very well with the group. You can see it in practice, hear it in practice every day and for him to be out, all of a sudden you get that lack of communication,” SU head coach John Desko said. “Guys are a little slower to make their slides or understand the situation whether it be an unsettled situation, a fast break or a man-down.”Syracuse’s defense has been ravaged by injury this season. Bomberry has missed four games and defender Marcus Cunningham left the Cornell game early before missing the North Carolina conference matchup. Long-stick midfielder Andrew Helmer missed a few weeks after being a key link in SU’s run in the 2017 NCAA tournament. His replacement, Jared Fernandez, who both Army and Virginia’s head coaches raved about, suffered a season-ending injury on the second-to-last faceoff against UVA.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLosing that many players who play consistent minutes disrupts chemistry, players said. While others have stepped up in big ways — like Brett Kennedy starting against Virginia in Bomberry’s place and picking up a pair of transition goals — there’s still a difference.Bomberry is second on the team with 11 caused turnovers, trailing fellow defender and preseason All-American Nick Mellen by four. Bomberry, who plays box lacrosse in Canada over the offseason, adds a threat in transition. He doesn’t have a goal — he assisted Stephen Rehfuss against Hobart — but he proved he could score with two goals last season.“He’s just an animal, he’s a freak,” Mellen said. “He’s like 225 (pounds), can somehow make his way up and down the field without the ball getting knocked out of his stick … He’s the last guy you want to run into full speed. He’s made of steel.”In Bomberry’s four-game absence, Kennedy stepped up at close defense. Kennedy had played long-stick midfielder the majority of his career before coming to Syracuse. After missing last year due to injury, he was awarded a medical redshirt. But this was the first real year he practiced at close defense.And there was something missing when he filled in for Bomberry. His voice wasn’t as loud.“(Communication) is just something (Bomberry’s) born with,” Mellen said. “So good at it. He knows the game so well. He’s a veteran, been there done that … He’s just such a huge part of our defense.”When Cunningham went down against Cornell, the following game featured similar chemistry problems. Nick DiPietro started in favor of the injured Cunningham against North Carolina. The Tar Heels, amid a six-game losing streak, led 12-9 with just more than seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. A 4-0 Syracuse run propelled the Orange over UNC, but the defense struggled at times throughout the contest, multiple players said, in large part to Cunningham’s absence.“It’s weird because we’re in a middle- to late-season game,” Mellen said. “We’ve been playing with each other all year, and it’s a chemistry flow type thing. And when (Cunningham’s) not here, it screws up things a little bit.”As Syracuse gears up for the ACC tournament, which it will enter as the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive year, a healthy defense will be crucial. Cunningham returned to last week’s rotation against Navy, which leaves Fernandez as the lone Orange player who won’t be available against Virginia on Friday.And when Syracuse’s defense is healthy, especially since Bomberry’s return, it’s a deep and daunting rotation for opposing offenses.“We’ve met as a team and really started to figure out what we wanted to do,” Bomberry said. “… Our defense is pretty deep in long poles, all the guys step up and fill the role when someone goes down.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hong Kong Open golf postponed as protests grip city

first_img 9 months ago Alibaba eyes $12.9 bn Hong Kong IPO after setting price: Reports “The decision has been taken due to the ongoing level of social unrest in Hong Kong,” Pelley said. FOLLOW US LIVE TV 9 months ago Hong Kong court rules in India’s favour, orders extradition of Nabha jailbreak mastermind WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Hong Kong turn backs on anthem then cheer team to first win First Published: 20th November, 2019 16:31 IST Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE Written By 9 months ago Hong Kong Protests | Fire blocks off police squadron from entering campus SUBSCRIBE TO US READ | Vinesh Phogat Set To Train In Sub-zero Temperatures With Coach Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 GamesAsian Tour Commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant said: “It is regrettable that the Hong Kong Open has to be postponed due to the ongoing unrest in the city. “The unpredictability of the current situation in Hong Kong makes it very challenging to sanction the tournament especially with the safety of every one of utmost importance. “However, we are optimistic that once the situation in Hong Kong stabilizes, we will be in a better position to sanction the 61st edition of the Hong Kong Open in the very near future.” READ | Colin Kaepernick’s Kunta Kinte Shirt Gets Strong Reaction From Apparel BrandREAD | Deepa Malik Recalls Her Journey To 2016 Paralymic Feat COMMENT Next week’s Hong Kong Open, one of the biggest golf tournaments in Asia, was postponed on Wednesday following months of anti-government protests in the city. “Regretfully the European Tour, in conjunction with our tournament co-sanctioning partner at the Asian Tour, has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open,” a European Tour statement said. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said he hoped the event, whose winners include Rory McIlroy, Colin Montgomerie and Peter Thomson, could be rescheduled for early next year.READ | NHL: Toronto Siblings Spotted Taking ‘fake Smile-selfie’ As Leafs Lose Against Penguins Last Updated: 20th November, 2019 16:31 IST Hong Kong Open Golf Postponed As Protests Grip City Next week’s Hong Kong Open, one of the biggest golf tournaments in Asia, was postponed on Wednesday following months of anti-government protests in the city “As the safety of our players, staff, stakeholders and everyone involved in each and every one of our tournaments around the world is our top priority, we feel this is the correct, but unfortunate, course of action.” 9 months ago PM Johnson’s spokesperson says UK is ‘seriously concerned’ about Hong Kong violencelast_img read more