B’ville girls bowlers defeat Liverpool, finish third in Class A sectionals

first_imgB’ville would also get the best of Liverpool in the sectional tournament, earning a total pinfall of 5,139 to the Warriors’ 5.045 as they finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Class A standings behind Rome Free Academy and Auburn.Hass led the Bees on an individual basis, shooting a 231 in the second game on the way to a six-game total of 1,105, which put her in 13th place.Jenna Spiech was consistent in her 1,040 series, with no game higher than 186 or lower than 157, while Ponto peaked with a 195 third game in her 1,036 set. Julia Spiech finished with a 189 in her 1,017 series as Jenna Hierholzer opened with a 198 and had a 941 set.Back on Thursday, the boys match between B’ville and Liverpool went 3-0 in the undefeated Warriors’ favor.Dylan Williams led the Bees with games of 214, 221 and 205 in his 640 series, while Tanner Rozyczko opened with a 258, but cooled off to a 615 series.Zach Evans’ 222 was part of a 595 set as Eric Hildreth got a 536 series and Dylan Love a 507 series. On Liverpool’s side, Zak Ormsby had a 650 series and Devin Roberson a 626 series as Josh Winzens posted a three-game total of 593.Each of the boys Bees would now prepare for their own sectional tournament, set for this Sunday at Utica’s Pin-O-Rama.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Ashley Hardy had games of 218, 216 and 195 in her 629 series, with Makenzi Ormsby close behind as she opened with a 239 and earned a three-game total of 610. Mackenzie Gill added a 547 series.B’ville won because it had a bit more depth, Julia Spiech picking up a 582 series that included games of 229, 180 and 173, while Jenna Spiech had a 212 and 197 to close out her 572 series.Amelia Ponto helped out, too, shooting 166 and 165 before a closing 192 gave her a 523 set as Madison Hass had a 171 in the middle of her 486 series. Tags: Baldwinsvillebowlingcenter_img When the Baldwinsville girls bowling team ventured to Liverpool’s Flamingo Bowl for Sunday’s Section III tournament, it did so already having earned a championship at that very venue.Three days earlier, in a showdown for first place in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division, the Bees got the best of the Liverpool Warriors in a tense 2-1 decision.And it happened even though Liverpool picked up the best two individual series.last_img read more

Syracuse defense settles down in 2-1 win over Miami

first_img Published on October 22, 2015 at 11:45 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse possessing the ball on Miami’s half of the field midway through the first half, SU goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan strayed far away from her goal to watch the action and yell instructions to her back line.Brosnan stayed in that spot for much of the first half, when Syracuse consistently dominated the ball and prevented Miami from generating much offensive pressure. And when the Hurricanes did move the ball forward, SU’s defenders were usually there to stop the ball and make life easy for Brosnan, who only had to make one save in the first half. But the early parts of the second half were a different narrative for the Orange, who suffered a few defensive breakdowns. Miami took advantage on one and got a ball past Brosnan, but that was all the Hurricanes (5-10, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) would get before Syracuse (6-10-1, 2-6) cleaned things up in a 2-1 overtime win at SU Soccer Stadium on Thursday night. In the win, SU limited Miami’s Gracie Lachowecki — who has the third-most goals in the ACC — to zero shots on goal. Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said he knew one of the keys to stopping Miami’s attack would be taking Lachowecki out of the action. So he had Erin Simon shadow her throughout the game, and Lachowecki never managed to get much going.“I thought Erin was superb,” Wheddon said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the opening 45 minutes, so was the rest of Syracuse’s back line, namely Maddie Iozzi, Alana O’Neill and Jessica Vigna. The trio consistently turned away Miami’s attackers and broke up crossing passes. The Hurricanes got just one shot on goal, which Brosnan turned away with ease. “I thought we did really well on shifting,” Vigna said. “When someone stepped to the ball, the other backs did well on stepping in and making sure nothing got past us.”In the second half, though, Vigna said she and the rest of the defense came out flat. Miami began to create more pressure and push the ball forward. Syracuse struggled to build anything from the back, and its longer passes usually got returned by Miami’s midfielders and defenders back into SU’s zone. The result was more opportunities for the Hurricanes. Two minutes into the half, Miami’s Natalie Moik possessed the ball just to Brosnan’s right and tried to loft it over the goalkeeper, but Brosnan jumped high and grabbed it out of the air. Four minutes later, Erin McGovern had a point-blank look at the goal off a free kick, but again Brosnan made the save.Six minutes later, though, Miami earned a corner kick and McGovern headed the corner into the net, scoring the goal that seemed inevitable. “I just thought we weren’t winning possession,” Wheddon said. “We took too many risks on the ball. … We were disheveled and caught out of position at times.”After the goal, the back line seemed to figure things out and recaptured the success it had in the first half. Vigna said she and her teammates began communicating more, and Miami didn’t get another shot on goal.Meanwhile, Syracuse scored two goals of its own, one in the 85th minute and another in the second overtime period — enough to get a second consecutive win. Said Wheddon: “I give our back line a lot of credit. … I thought we settled down.” Commentslast_img read more

FCPPL preview: Ashgold v Aduana topliner heralds seminal matchday

first_imgDue to the live broadcast of Joy FM’s annual Bridal Fair, the #JoySports team will not air commentary of the league games this weekend. But there’ll be live updates on our Facebook and Twitter.–Matchday 21 of the First Capital Plus Premier League will see exciting matches played in across eight league centres this weekend.Following the dramatic shake up at the top of the table last week, many teams will be hoping to consolidate or better still improve on their standings on the table.AshGold v Aduana StarsThis is perhaps the biggest game of the weekend which will see the league leaders meet the second placed team. Last weekend saw Aduana Stars get a significant boost in their bid to claim the 2014/2015 title.The Dormaa side’s 1-0 triumph over WAFA saw them move an impressive 4 positions upwards from 6th to 2nd in the league. In the corresponding fixture, Aduana were victors and AshGold will be playing to get revenge and assure their fans that they are headed for the title following their shocking 2-0 defeat to Hasaacas. AshGold (1st) last five games: L W D W DAduana (2nd) last five games: W L W L DMedeama v KotokoMedeama are unbeaten at home, having won 7 games and drawn 3. And with Nathaniel Asamoah, a former Kotoko striker, currently playing for Medeama being the league’s leading scorer with 13, it sets the tone for a good game.This encounter will see the 7th and 8th place teams play against each other. Both teams are tied on the same points and all want to move ahead. Interestingly both teams come into the game on the back of losses.Last weekend Medeama lost to Edubiase while Kotoko lost to arch rivals Hearts of Oak on penalties granting Hearts the President’s Cup on Wednesday July 1. Despite the loss to Hearts, Kotoko’s goalie Eric Antwi believes the team are playing well and is optimistic about the team’s chances. In an interview he said “Sometimes you don’t have to look at the results but the performance is really up there. We have improved in performance and I am sure that after that the rest will follow.”The Tarkwa based side have won just one home game against the league champions in 7 meetings (L5, D1). Also, Medeama are yet to beat Kotoko in a league game since the club changed its name from Kessben fc in the second half of the 2010/11 season (L7, D2).Medeama (7th) last five games: L W L D DKotoko (8th) last five games: W L W L LInter Allies v Olympics Unlike the Medeama-Kotoko encounter, both Allies and Olympics come into their game following wins last weekend. Allies stunned the then second placed team Wa All Stars in Tema while Olympics inflicted the same 1-0 goal defeat on Liberty Professionals.Both teams will want to reassure their fans that these big wins are not one offs but something they should expect a lot more. Ahead of the game, Technical Director of Allies; Willie Klutse has said in an interview that“ We [Allies] got a good victory against Wa All Stars and I think we have to build from there…there have been talks of finishing in the top four but for us the aim is still to ensure survival, the rest is bonus.”This game is a lot more crucial for the Wonder boys despite their wins against Liberty Professionals. They still languish fifteenth on the sixteen table.Allies (10th) last five games: W D D D DOlympics (15th) last five games: W L L L D Wa All Stars v B.A UnitedThis encounter at the Wa Park has a lot on the table to offer especially for the home team. They were stunned by Inter Allies last week and will be hoping to pick themselves back up. The statistics however go in their favour nonetheless looking at the Sunyani side’s abysmal away record.They have neither won nor drawn any game away and the boys from the Upper West will be hoping it stays this way. B.A United will however be bolstered by their 1-1 draw to a strong Hearts of Oak side last weekend.All Stars (3rd) last five games: L W W L WB.A Utd (16th) last five games: D L D L D WAFA v Hearts of LionsWAFA will want to improve on that goalless draw against Lions in the first round when they play host to the Kpando boys. It will be crucial for WAFA to redeem themselves in front of their home crowd after their 1-0 loss to Aduana last weekend.Lions will also want to prove that the 1,000 cedi fine and one home match ban imposed on them by the Ghana Football Association will not distract them from their aim of doing well in this season. The Kpando side are flirting with relegation currently and a loss can further dent their Premier League survival.WAFA (4th) last five games: L W D D LLions (11th) last five games: W L D L W Hearts of Oak v HasaacasBoth teams come into the game in confident mood. Hearts tasted victory on Wednesday in the President’s Cup against Kototo while Hasaacas stunned league leaders AshGold with a 2-0 win last weekend in Sekondi.CLICK TO READ: Is Herbert’s 3-match ultimatum justified?Both the Phobians and the Giants of the West will want to make winning games something their fans and management will become familiar with. In a recent interview, Coach Herbert Addo has said that he is building the team and that:“We [Hearts] are just encouraging them but unfortunately things are not going the way we expected, but to me, I will say better late than never. This is because I am grooming the players…these groups of players are for the future.”Hearts (12th) last five games: D D L W DHasaacas (9th) last five games: W L W D WBechem United v LibertyThe last time both teams met in Dansoman, Liberty emerged winners in a tough 3-2 thriller. Bechem will want revenge for that loss whereas Liberty will want to restore confidence following the 1-0 defeat to Olympics last week.The defeat saw Liberty pushed further down to 6th from 4th.Bechem (13th) last five games: L W D W DLiberty (5th) last five games: L W D W DBerekum Chelsea v EdubiaseThis will be Chelsea’s 201st game in Premier Leagie history and they’ll want to overturn the 2-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of Edubiase the last time the pair met. Chelsea was the only top 5 team not to have lost last weekend following their 1-1 draw with Lions.Edubiase come into the match on the backdrop of an impressive 1-0 win over Medeama last Saturday and will want to move away from the relegation spots with yet another win.Chelsea last five games: L W L W DEdubiase last five games: W L D W DCLICK HERE TO READ: Analysis of Chelsea’s 200 league games–Follow the Joy Sports team’s coverage on Twitter: @Joy997FM and Facebook.com/Joy997FM. Hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more