SFA’s Season Ends with 3-0 Loss at Ole Miss in Opening Round of NIVC

first_imgOXFORD, Miss. – Engaging in its first postseason match in over a decade, the Stephen F. Austin volleyball team was unable to slow down a strong attack plan by Ole Miss and dropped a 3-0 decision to the Rebels in the opening round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) Wednesday night at the Gillom Center. Stopping the Ole Miss duo of Kate Gibson and Lexi Thompson was far easier said than done as the pair combined for 28 of the Rebels’ 47 terminations throughout the evening. As a team, Ole Miss hit at a rate of .300 and try as they might the Ladyjacks were unable to match that efficiency on the offensive end. Danae Daron posted a team-best nine kills while Haley Coleman added eight for SFA which finished with a hitting percentage of only .103 – its lowest of the season – in its season-ending setback. Defensively, Makenzee Hanna amassed six rejections to lead all players while Ann Hollas added three blocks to go along with three kills and 15 assists. Freshman Margaret Dean stepped in and dished out 13 helpers to tie her season high. Charging out of the games in their first postseason match since 2010, the Rebels never trailed in the opening frame and drilled SFA with an 11-2 run to start the Southland/SEC showdown. The Ladyjacks managed to recover and posted five of the next seven points to cut the Ole Miss advantage to 13-7.Through that SFA run, Daron and Hollas delivered kills while Redmond served up the Ladyjacks’ lone ace of the match. A solo rejection by Hanna kept SFA within six, 14-8, before the Rebels’ offense squashed the Ladyjacks hopes of jumping out to a 1-0 lead. Ole Miss pounded down eight of their 15 kills in the set during an 11-4 run to close out the frame. Through the first set, SFA hit just .000 while the Rebels attacked at a strong .464 clip.Ole Miss broke a 1-1 tie early in the second by pounding down three more kills during a 4-0 run but the Ladyjacks rediscovered their accuracy on the offensive end to give the Rebels a run for their money.Daron, Evans and Hollas each smacked down kills during a 6-2 SFA surge while the duo of Hanna and Hollas sprung for a block to tie things at 7-7 before another flurry of offense by Ole Miss put the home team in front for the remainder of the frame. Three more kills and an SFA error pushed the Rebels ahead 11-7 and while SFA made it a two-point margin twice during the middle portion of the set, Ole Miss answered with points each time to reestablish a three-point lead. Facing set point and trailing by five, SFA received back-to-back terminations from Hanna before a solo block from Gibson finished off the set and put the host institution up 2-0.  The only lead SFA took in the match came when Daron and Coleman combined for a rejection to start the third set. From there, Ole Miss reeled off five straight points and would never fall behind again.Getting kills from Xariah Williams and Coleman as well as a combo block from Hanna and Hollas, the visitors battled back to knot matters at 5-5, but Ole Miss responded in a big way by going on an 8-0 run to open up a 13-5 lead. Although the Ladyjacks attempted a comeback by getting kills from Xariah Williams, Redmond and Coleman as part of a 5-1 run that trimmed the Rebels’ lead to 19-16, the Ole Miss lead proved to be insurmountable. Ole Miss closed out the match with a 5-2 run that featured two more kills and the Rebels’ second service ace of the evening. SFA’s season may have come to a close, but there were still plenty of highlights to be had throughout 2017. The Ladyjacks captured their ninth Southland Conference regular sesaon title and posted 26 wins – the most by the team since 2007. Cain – one of two seniors on the team along with Sam Rodriguez – closed out her collegiate career with 1,624 digs which stands as the fourth-most in the history of the program.last_img read more

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Southland Conference Track Athletes Compete at 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The 2019 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships wrapped in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend with six Southland Conference student-athletes from five member institutions competing at the meet. Of the Southland’s six performers, none finished outside of the top-20 individuals within their respective events. UIW’s Sarea Alexander grabbed 13th-place honors in the women’s long jump, while Sam Houston State’s Clayton Fritsch capped an impressive weekend with a seventh-place finish in the men’s pole vault.Denim Rogers and Tay Nance represented Houston Baptist as the school’s first-ever athletes to compete at the national meet. Nance registered a 15th-place finish in the triple jump, completing a 39-01.25-foot (11.92m) leap on her final attempt. Nance recently finished her HBU career with her fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA West Preliminary meet this past May in Sacramento, Calif. Rogers rounded out the HBU duo’s weekend with a 12th-place finish in the decathlon event, scoring 7,314 points. Rogers’ performance was highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the decathlon high jump (6-05.5 ft/1.97m) and a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 400m (49.24) and 110m hurdle (14.49) events.Alexander’s 13th-place long jump performance came on her second attempt of the afternoon Saturday, where she completed a 20-05.75 (6.24m) effort, a feat which topped her initial leap by over five inches. The UIW jumper is coming off an impressive senior campaign in which she was named a NCAA First Team All-American, the first in program history to do so. She took sixth place in the long jump at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in addition to claiming Southland Conference outdoor titles in both the long jump and triple jump events.Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins closed out his weekend with a 20th place finish in the 100m dash. Larkins, who concluded his NSU career this spring, crossed the finish line with a 10.46 clip in his second-ever appearance at the national meet. His performance narrowly missed an automatic qualifying bid to the semifinal round, falling just 0.05 seconds short.Fritsch provided the top finish among Southland competitors, tying for seventh place overall in the men’s pole vault. His finish came on a 17-11-foot (5.46m) jump on his first attempt Saturday afternoon. The vaulter is coming off his sophomore season for the Bearkats, where he nabbed All-America honors following a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Since completing the latest NCAA season, the Sealy, Texas, native has embarked on an action-packed summer where he took gold in the pole vault for Team USA at the 2019 U-23 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Championships in Queretaro, Mexico (July 7).Rounding out the Southland competitors at the meet was Southeastern Louisiana’s D.J. Ruffin, who represented the Lions in the long jump. Ruffin took 16th place overall with a 25-0.0-foot (7.62m) mark on his second attempt. The senior closed out the 2019 Southland indoor season as the men’s Athlete of the Year in addition to being named the Outstanding Field Events Performer. The SLU student-athlete competed in multiple running and field events for the Lions, nabbing gold medals in both the indoor high jump and long jump events at the conference meet in Birmingham, Ala.last_img read more

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Glendora Girl Scout Troop 1834 presents a check for $3,300 to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA)

first_imgALL SMILES–Glendora Girl Scout Troop 1834 presents a check for $3,300 to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) following Saturday’s second race at Santa Anita Park.  CARMA, based at Santa Anita, assists in the placement of retired Thoroughbreds, many of whom are re-trained for careers as riding horses or hunter-jumpers.last_img

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DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, WILDMAN JACK, WINNER: “Id like to thank all the connections, the owners and Doug who put me on Wildman Jack to win the Daytona stakes, I used to ride (Daytona) so that makes it a little bit more special. The inquiry was that the two (Stubbins) was trying to squeeze in between the one (Sparky Ville) myself and the five (Cistron) all at once. We were all pretty tight in there. I did a pretty conscious job of keeping him straight and then (Sparky Ville) started to drift out a little bit and made it worse. Fortunate for us he was able to stay up and he ran extremely well.”TRAINER QUOTESDOUG O’NEILL, TRAINER, WILDMAN JACK, WINNER: “He came back from Dubai in perfect shape and he continued to train well.  This race came up tough, like a Breeders’ Cup race.  It’s nice to have Big Money Mike, I can tell you that.  Mid-way through the race, it looked like maybe we were dropping out of it, but he still had horse.  I know this is a big win for Glenn Sorgenstein, he owns the horse and he bred him.  This is huge.”NOTES: The winning owner is W C Racing Inc.last_img read more

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Dos Santos to ‘come back stronger’ after leg torn open in sick injury

first_imgFORMER Tottenham and Barcelona star Giovani Dos Santos says he will come back stronger after he had his leg torn open in a horror injury over the weekend.The Mexican ace, 30, saw a huge chunk hacked out of his leg and suffered a potential knee fracture after a disgusting tackle.4 Dos Santos suffered a horror cut this weekend after a disgusting lunge4 Giovani dos Santos was injured in this shocking tackle4 The ex-Spurs ace gave the thumbs up from hospitalCredit: Instagram @oficialgioDos Santos is currently on the books of Club America after two injury-hit seasons at LA Galaxy – and was badly hurt in their clash against Guadalajara.As he lunged to win a 50-50 ball, Guadalajara’s Bresino stormed in and launched his studs into Dos Santos’ thigh.The former Spurs ace immediately signalled for help as blood poured from his gaping wound.Medical staff quickly moved to bandage up the horror gash and stem the bleeding.Thankfully, Dos Santos has revealed everything went well at hospital.Alongside a picture of him giving the thumbs up, he wrote: “Thank you all for your messages and prayers!”Everything went very well Thank God! I will come back soon and stronger.”In the immediate aftermath Club America feared their star attacker could be ruled out with a fractured knee as a result of the tackle, however things now look more positive.Bresino was shown a straight red card for the disgusting lunge – as Club America went on to win 4-1.Dos Santos has been unfortunate with injuries his entire career – which started at Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAfter briefly breaking into Barca’s first-team, the 106-cap Mexico international earned a move to Tottenham.But an ankle injury limited him to just 17 Premier League matches as he was loaned out to Ipswich, Galatasaray and Racing Santander.Dos Santos moved on to Mallorca, Villarreal and Galaxy before heading hope to Mexico to join Club America this summer.4 Giovani dos Santos struggled with injury at TottenhamCredit: PA:Empics SportSpurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circlelast_img read more

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How Spurs will line up at Wolves with Kane, Son, Dele & Moura back

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is set to welcome back his big guns for this weekend’s clash with Wolves after they were rested for the Champions League dead-rubber with Bayern Munich.Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are set to be welcomed back as Spurs look to pick up where they left off in their 5-0 thumping of Burnley last weekend.3 How Tottenham could line up for this weekend’s game against WolvesTottenham slipped to a 3-1 defeat in Munich, with a youthful team which included Ryan Sessegnon, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters.Paulo Gazzaniga is set to start with Hugo Lloris still injured, while the defence will look very different to midweek.Serge Aurier will likely to return at right-back, with Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen completing the back four.In midfield, Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko are likely to retain their places due to injury fears over Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks.Both could yet play a part – or even start together if passed fully match fit – but Mourinho has so far rarely played Ndombele, the club’s record signing.Further up the pitch, Lucas Moura will surely rekindle his partnership with Aurier by slipping back to the right-wing having started in a more central position in Munich.Dele Alli will aim to keep up his red-hot form in the No10 position, with Son on the left flank.3 If fit, Mourinho could replace his midfield tandem with Ndombele and WinksMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearKane will lead the line, with nine Premier League goals to his name already this season.Tottenham currently sit seventh after a poor start to the season, with the club enjoying an uptick in form under Mourinho.However, their top-four hopes were dented after slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United a fortnight ago.Spurs travel to Wolves on Sunday, with kick-off 2pm.3 Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Eriksen to have Inter medical on Monday to finalise transfer from Spurs

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is set to have a medical at Inter Milan on Monday ahead of his £17million move from Tottenham, according to reports.Sky Sports Italy claim that the midfielder will be in Italy tomorrow to become the latest Premier League star to seal a switch to Antonio Conte’s side.1 Christian Eriksen is on the verge of completing a big-money move from Tottenham to Inter MilanCredit: ReutersThe former Chelsea boss is keen to add the Dane to his title-challenging outfit following swoops for Victor Moses and Ashley Young.Eriksen was able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs ahead of a summer move but a January deal turned out to be best for both parties.Spurs were keen to recoup a small fee for the 27-year-old rather than risk losing him for free at the end of the season.Jose Mourinho had admitted Eriksen, who was left out of the club’s squad for the 1-1 FA Cup draw with Southampton, had downed tools ahead of his imminent move away.The Portuguese said: “If you ask me if I think this is the best Christian I have to be honest and say no.“If you ask me if I know the reasons, I am not an idiot, I am in football for many years and know clearly a player in this situation is not a player that is even if he wants.“I am not blaming or criticising the player, I am just saying it is normal a player in this situation doesn’t perform at the highest level.“But I can also say that he is helping us in matches that he is playing with us.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticEriksen, who has scored 51 goals in 222 Premier League games, was the subject of late transfer interest from Barcelona.But the former Ajax star is now set to complete a switch to the San Siro to end the constant speculation surrounding his future this month.Despite the rumours, Eriksen has still featured for Spurs recently, yet he was booed by a section of the home fans after emerging as a second-half substitute in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Norwich.Eriksen to play vs Middlesbrough despite Spurs boss Mourinho admitting he’s downed tools ahead of Inter transferlast_img read more

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Henshaw ruled out of Six Nations

first_imgHenshaw appeared to dislocate his shoulder as he scored his second try of the comfortable win in Dublin, the Leinster back leaving the field with his injured right arm in a sling.Coach Joe Schmidt had hoped there would be good news about the centre, but scans on Monday confirmed Henshaw would need an operation.The 24-year-old has already had surgery to correct the problem but that means he will play no further part in the tournament.News: @henshawrob ruled out of Championship. @tadhgfurlong – minor hamstring & @JackConan1 slight shoulder knock – both should be available for @WelshRugbyUnionmatch. #IREvWAL #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/rq8FmInLWk— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 12, 2018There was better news regarding Tadhg Furlong, though, after he limped out of the Italy win.Scans on the forward showed he had only suffered a “minor hamstring injury” and Ireland expect him to be fit to face Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 24.last_img read more

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Hunters trailing 22-6 at half time

first_imgPoor defense from the PNG Hunters have left them trailing 22-6 to the Norths Devils at half time at Albert Bishop Park in Queensland.The Hunters looked strong in the opening minutes hitting the lead early through some magic from Wartovo Puara who put Noel Zemming into space.Zemming drew in the Norths defenders and threw a flick pass to Puara to score near the posts. Zemming then converted to lead 6-0.Norths soon hit back through some good foot work from Kodi Nikorama to run 50 meters to score in the wing.From there, the flood gates opened as the Norths ran in 3 more tries through Michael Lucas, BJ Munns and play maker Darren Nicholls.Nicholls has been the catalyst for Norths being involved in every try for his team, plus being tasked with the kicking responsibilities.last_img

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Fila Fuamatu powers to Pacific Games

first_imgThe powerlifter is perfecting her form in preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.She will represent Samoa in the male-dominated sport. “I just want to encourage others,” she says.”There are so many opportunities for women out there. They just don’t know how strong they are.”Fuamatu, wo lives in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, was born in New Zealand but worked in Samoa for eight years as a sports co-ordinator.It was during this time she discovered all of the benefits of being involved in sport.”You think you’re just playing a game but it opens the door for so many other opportunities,” she says.These opportunities have included competing regularly at the Pacific Games.Fuamatu has also represented Samoa in both sevens and touch rugby in 2007 and 2009.Touch was not included in the 2011 New Caledonia games so Fuamatu decided to take a shot at powerlifting “I found that I could actually lift quite heavy weights.”The sport includes three different exercises: the squat, dead lift and bench press.In just her first year at the Pacific Games Fuamatu won the silver medal in the under-84kg category.But it has not always been an easy road for the athlete.Shortly after her success Fuamatu slipped a disk in her back during training.”I lifted quite heavy on the dead lift but it was just too much pressure,” she says.”I had a break from being injured and didn’t think I could get back to the same level.”However after some serious hours at the gym Fuamatu is back and ready for competition on July 9.She also hopes to help other women discover how strong they are.”I eventually want to get into coaching.”If you feel strong then you feel better as well.”last_img read more

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