The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) beat fellow Big Ten opponent Rutgers (2-8-1, 1-4 Big Ten) 4–2 Sunday, extending their unbeaten streak to five games.The slippery conditions at the McClimon Complex didn’t slow down the players on offense — both teams combined for 26 shots (14 on goal) and six goals during the match.The four goals scored by Wisconsin are the most they have managed in any match this season.In a post-match conversation with UW athletics, Wisconsin head coach John Trask commended his team for their scoring output and ability to play to the dismal conditions.Women’s hockey: Badgers sweep Mercyhurst to continue impressive start to seasonAfter last weekend’s sweep of the Lindenwood Lions at home, the Badgers (4-0-0) looked to continue their success on the Read…“On a day like today, obviously conditions play a part. Sometimes it’s just about getting the ball down the field and we did that,” Trask said. “We knew it was going to be an absolute battle, but the guys listened to the message and it paid off.”The scoring began early as junior Robin Olofsson scored his first goal for the Badgers this season with a fifth-minute strike.The goals would continue to flow for Wisconsin as freshman Noah Melick, in his first start for the Badgers, scored his first goal in Wisconsin colors in the 28th minute. Melick wasn’t done either, as he would add to his tally later in the match with a second goal shortly after halftime.Freshman and the Badgers’ leading goal-scorer Andrew Akindele also joined the onslaught, scoring shortly after Melick’s second. That was Akindele’s third goal of the season, which accompanies his three assists — also a team high.Volleyball: Badgers fall in five sets to underdog HawkeyesThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes 2–3 in Iowa City for their fourth away match Read…Despite the Badgers’ dominance, Rutgers wouldn’t go down easily. The Scarlet Knight’s Jordan Hall scored a pair, the second of which came in the 84th minute, shaving the Badger lead to just two and boosting his season tally to an impressive nine goals.Post-match, Trask also spoke highly of the performance from Wisconsin captain Noah Leibold.“He is one of the best players we have,” Trask said. “I don’t talk about him often, but I wouldn’t trade him for anyone in the conference.”The Badgers now head to an out-of-conference matchup against Green Bay (5-4-2, 2-2-1 Horizon).The Green Bay Phoenix began the season hot, winning five of their first seven matches but have struggled recently — having only been able to secure one victory in their past six outings.The Badgers will be looking to keep Green Bay out of the win column and continue their good run of form — Wisconsin has not lost the last five matches where the two sides have meet.The match will be broadcast on BTN Plus and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m Wednesday from the McClimon Complex.
Broward County has a revised plan to combat the growing number of coronavirus cases.On Wednesday, officials announced that instead of again closing restaurants to cope with the spread of the disease, they will merely tighten restrictions.To that end, restaurants will be required to limit tables to six people for indoor dining, and must close by 10 p.m., under an order from County Administrator Bertha Henry.Mayor Dale Holness said the new policy will take effect this Friday.In addition, restaurants that violate the order will be closed for 24 hours. Each additional violation will require the business to close for another 72 hours.Fines could end up being as high as $15,000.Vacation rentals also will have stricter rules, since they are being used to host parties.The order will require that only the people who signed up for the rental be allowed there.#SafetyFirst @AskBMSD pic.twitter.com/o5hWdTnHgZ— Municipal Svcs Dist (@AskBMSD) July 8, 2020 “If we don’t take all take responsibility to reduce the spread of this virus, what will happen is that the economy will continue to get worse because people are not going to be comfortable going out to dine,” Holness said.If the restrictions do not ultimately stop the rise in numbers, Holness said county officials could tighten enforcement, increase fines and close other businesses.He added that the order will remain in place until there is a drop in cases.Holness said earlier this week that more than 50 percent of complaints the county receives on its 311 hotline are regarding restaurants not following rules.Palm Beach County has not announced any similar closures at this time, although Mayor Dave Kerner said he could not say what may happen in the coming days.Broward’s beaches opened last Monday after being closed for the Fourth of July weekend.Florida recorded nearly 9,989 new cases of the coronavirus and 48 more deaths on Wednesday.Locally, Broward has 23,781 confirmed cases and 419 deaths. Palm Beach County has 18,231 confirmed cases and 569 deaths.
Yorkshire hold a slight advantage in the title race at the English Boys’ County Championship after beating Hertfordshire 2-1 in this morning’s foursomes. In the other match, defending champions Wiltshire and their final day opponents, Northamptonshire, shared the points in their session at Cumberwell Park Golf Club. But, all four teams are still in with a chance of winning the title and, as the singles get underway, the excitement and the tension will rise. Yorkshire’s Charlie Thornton and Barclay Brown were first to claim their point this morning by 4/3 and, with it, complete their 100 per cent foursomes record. Matty Raybould and Charlie Daughtrey (Image © Leaderboard Photography) came through a very tight game to win the second point for Yorkshire on the 17th. Behind them Hertfordshire’s Greg Hurley and Harry Gillespie won on the last after holding off the challenge of Sam Bairstow and Tom North who chipped away at a three-hole deficit. Meanwhile, Northamptonshire’s youngest players, Robin Williams and Charlie Salter, also completed a 100 per cent foursomes record with their 1 up win over Wiltshire. Minutes earlier, Fergus Robinson and Luke Barney had managed to win the last to square their game and claim a critical half point for Northamptonshire. They had been behind since losing the first and for several holes they were three down to Wiltshire’s Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess. Wiltshire’s win was scored by James Cooper and Jake Bolton who also led throughout the game. They, too were three ahead at one point but, despite a challenge, they held on to win on the last. Click here for full scores and singles start times 25 Aug 2016 It’s advantage Yorkshire after the foursomes