Road Teams Dominate Tuesday Action; UCA, SFA Tied for First

first_imgAdditional storylines:• Tie at the Top: Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin find themselves back at the top of the Southland standings with 11-2 conference records after finishing the non-conference slate with the best records. The Sugar Bears have Houston Baptist, McNeese and Nicholls remaining on their schedule while the Lady Jacks will hit Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian and Lamar.• Road Warriors: Tuesday was the first time this season that the away team has won each of the league matches.• Breaking Perfection: Northwestern State handed Sam Houston State its first loss of the season in conference action with a 3-1 win last Thursday. Junior middle blocker Madeline Drake put up a career-best 16 kills while junior outside hitter Reagan Rogers added 21 kills. Since then, the Bearkats have dropped contests to Central Arkansas and Abilene Christian.• Clinched: Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State each clinched spots to the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas on Nov. 17-19. Houston Baptist, Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi can each claim one of the eight spots in the tournament with one more conference win.Results and Schedule:Tuesday, Oct. 31Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3, Stephen F. Austin 0*Abilene Christian 3, Sam Houston State 0*Central Arkansas 3, Northwestern State 2*UIW 3, Lamar 0*Thursday, Nov. 2Central Arkansas at Houston Baptist* – 6 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian* – 6 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls* – 6:30 p.m.Lamar at Sam Houston State* – 7 p.m.New Orleans at McNeese* – 7 p.m. The Ladyjacks (23-6, 11-2 SLC) were in sole possession of first place going into Tuesday’s home match with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-13, 8-5 SLC) but were swept to give up just their second league loss of the season. The win for the Islanders was the first time they have won back-to-back matches since Sept. 28-30, and the first time this season they have claimed consecutive victories in straight-set fashion. Corpus Christi had most recently defeated Houston Baptist (17-8, 8-4 SLC) 3-0 last Thursday. This time last week, the Bearkats (13-13, 9-3 SLC) were the lone undefeated team left in conference. Since then, Sam Houston has lost three consecutive matches: the Lady Demons, UCA and Abilene Christian (10-14, 6-6 SLC). The Wildcats pulled off the road sweep last night with three players reaching double figures in kills.   UIW (6-14, 5-8 SLC) swept at Lamar (4-19, 2-11 SLC) to round out Tuesday action. The win puts UIW one match behind ACU for the last spot in the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, from Nov. 17-19. Tuesday’s Southland Conference volleyball action provided more than enough spooks for a Halloween night. Saturday, Nov. 4Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State* – 11 a.m.Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese* – 11:30 a.m.New Orleans at Nicholls* – NoonLamar at Abilene Christian* – 1 p.m.UIW at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 1 p.m.Northwestern State at Houston Baptist* – 1 p.m.center_img The Sugar Bears (22-3, 11-2 SLC) had to come from behind down 2-1 against Northwestern State (13-15, 8-5 SLC) on Tuesday to squeeze into a tie for first place with SFA. UCA rides a five-match win streak heading into Thursday’s contest at HBU. SFA, UCA and SHSU have already claimed their spots in the Southland postseason with HBU, Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi needing just one win to punch their ticket. Two of the top-three teams in league standings entering the night – Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State – each got a scare with only the Sugar Bears walking away with a victory. * – Conference Matchlast_img read more

No. 3 Sam Houston State Wrangles No. 6 McNeese to Move On

first_img2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox Score | Photo Gallery Angela McGownd was the maestro on defense for the Cowgirls providing 27 of McNeese’s 73 digs for the match. Keegen Nelms led the McNeese squad with 15 kills. The Bearkats provided 17 blocks on the afternoon, marking the most by a Sam Houston State team since the 2009 season where they recorded 20.5 against University of Texas San Antonio. Taylor Cunningham came up with 10 blocks on her own to tie her single-game career-high. Cunningham is now the fourth Bearkat in program history to provide 10 or more blocks on multiple occasions. Set OneMcNeese hammered home 17 kills from six players in their 25-23 opening-set win over Sam Houston State. Keegan Nelms led the Cowgirls with four kills on 13 swings as McNeese hit a .233 hitting average. McGownd and Alexandra Aguilera combined for 13 of the Cowgirls 18 digs. Set ThreeThe Bearkats made quick work of the Cowgirls in the third set with a 25-14 victory that was highlighted by a .341 SHSU hitting percentage. Sam Houston State commanded respect at the net with seven blocks that limited McNeese to a .106 hitting average. Cunningham and Lewis once again headlined SHSU’s offense combining for nine of the Bearkats’ 15 kills. NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana – No. 3 Sam Houston State proved too powerful for McNeese as they outlasted the No. 6 Cowgirls 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 26-24) in Friday’s quarterfinal matchup of the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Sam Houston State moves on to the semifinal round where they will face the winner of No. 2 Central Arkansas and No. 7 Northwestern State. Opening serve is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the Southland Digital Network. Set TwoAshley Lewis and Taylor Cunningham charged the Bearkat offense as the tandem combined for eight of Sam Houston State’s 15 kills. McNeese’s McGownd attempted to divert the SHSU’s offense with nine of the Cowgirl’s 17 digs in the set. Despite McNeese’s defensive efforts, Sam Houston State improved upon their opening set to capture a .289 hitting percentage and a 25-20 win. Set FourAmanda Gooch proved to be the deciding factor for Sam Houston State recording five kills in the final set to lift the Bearkats to a 26-24 victory. Offense was level between SHSU and McNeese in the final set as each team recorded 14 kills. However, the Bearkats’ defense held strong with a trio of blocks that helped overcome the Cowgirl attack.last_img read more

Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitness

first_imgThe 30-year-old trained on Wednesday morning ahead of the return leg on Thursday, where the Gunners will be looking to overturn a 1-0 loss in Belarus.Emery has faced questions on an almost-weekly basis about the former Germany international after taking the decision to drop him from the team on several occasions.Ozil’s performances have tailed off in recent times, with ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioning whether his new, club-record contract had left the player in the ‘comfort zone’.“First, mostly, the key is in his hand,” Emery replied when Wenger’s opinion was put to him.“And he is working very well this week. I ask him in our conversations to be consistent.”Emery however did say the player has to train more consistently if he is to be selected in the future.“When you can train with regularity, consistency, you can help us after in the games.“Now I think this week is good for all the players because we are in an important moment for the season.“He needs to be consistent, be available for training, for the matches. Without the injuries, without being sick. Like that, I think we can see the best Mesut with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitnessLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told midfielder Mesut Ozil he needs to shake off his minor injuries and illnesses to earn a regular place in the side.Ozil missed last week’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg defeat to BATE Borisov as he was still feeling the effects of a sickness bug, with Emery opting to leave Arsenal’s highest-paid player at home.last_img read more

Video: Not seen the Cuadrado goal and Morata run yet? Watch it here

first_img1 At 2-0 up, Juventus appeared to be sailing into the Champions League semi-final at Bayern’s expense.Paul Pogba scored early and then Juan Cuadrado added the second before half-time in Munich.But the hosts battled back to force extra-time and then win 4-2 at the end of 120 minutes, but let’s just admire this Juve goal for a moment.First there was Alvaro Morata’s mazy run with Cuadrado having the composure to fool the oncoming Philipp Lahm and hold off Mehdi Benatia before shooting.The winger is on loan from Chelsea and will spend the season in Italy, though he could find a place in the Blues’ team when a new manager is appointed at Stamford Bridge. Watch Juan Cuadrado’s goal and Alvaro Morata’s run below last_img read more

Everton reaction: ‘What Kopite was put in charge of our opening fixtures?!’

first_img1 The Premier League fixtures for the 2017/18 season have been announced, and fans are starting to get excited for the upcoming campaign which is nearing ever closer with each passing day.Well, most fans anyway.Everton supporters have taken to social media to react to their confirmed fixture list – a fixture list that has left fans distraught.The Toffees have undoubtedly been handed the toughest start of all 20 top flight sides; though they host Stoke on the opening day, they must then play Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United away – with the visit of Spurs in the middle of that run.SEE ALSO: Revealed – Everton’s fixture list for 2017/18 Premier League seasonThat means four of their first five games come against teams that finished in the Premier League top six last term, and it is not ridiculous to think Ronald Koeman’s side could be bottom of the table by the middle of September.Of course, if the Toffees come through those opening games with a solid points total, it could set them up for a campaign in which they break into the top six – or maybe even the top four.We collect some of the best social media reaction from Everton fans, including talkSPORT’s own Mike ‘Porky’ Parry, below… Everton have been handed a disastrous opening to the 2017/18 Premier League season last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgWeekly NotesThe U10s took part in a blitz in Derry on Saturday against Ardmore, Derrytrasna and Claudy. Most of the team have moved up from u8s, and performed very well in their 3 games.The use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website. The club’s ‘football for fun’ program continues on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the astro turf; €2 per child. The program will be for 6-12 year olds. There is an astroturf tournament on Saturday 2nd March at Pairc Colmcille; 6-a-side with 2 subs. €50 entry per team. €150 for winners. 16 teams straight knock out. Soup, sandwiches and light refreshments on the day. Proceeds to Naomh Colmcille. To enter a team contact Stephen on 086-7785999A sports quiz is being held on 15th March; more details to follow.A Night at the Races is being organised on Easter Sunday (31st March); more details to follow.Registrations for 2013 are now available from Sharon Monaghan (registrar) – senior player €50, non-playing member €20, junior member €10, family membership €50. Registration will be taken at the AGM. Registrations will only be taken up to 25th March 2013.Copies of the Donegal yearbook (€10 each) are now available from Catherine Clarke.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Good luck to John Fullerton and his St. Eunans teammates in the semi-final of the MacLarnon cup. Training ScheduleInformation here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated daily. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player per week. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches. All players need to be registered by 25th March.U8. U8 training starts Saturday 16th March at 11:00 am sharp for one hour. U10. U10 training starts Friday 15th March at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U12. U12 training starts Friday 15th March at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U14. U14 training starts Saturday 2nd March at 12 noon sharp for one hour.Minors. Training on Monday (25th) at 8 pm. Membership needs to be paid at training. See Facebook page and website for more updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training at the pitch on Tuesday (26th) and Thursday (28th) at 8:00 pm. Bring boots and runners. Challenge match on Saturday – details at training and on club website during the week.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThe numbers drawn were 15, 3, 10, 12, 18. Closest match was four numbers; the winner of €75 was Matt/Conal/Jordan McDaid, The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

CYCLING – RAS DUN NA nGALL TO TAKE PLACE IN ARDARA IN JUNE

first_imgThe Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, has just announced that the 2013 Ras Dhun na nGall three-day stage race will take place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 31st May, 1st and 2nd of June.Online entry and an accommodation list are now available on the club website, www.fourmasterscycling.com The fee is €65 per person, with an early bird reduced price on €55.00 for entries received before midnight on 30th April 2013. The race is open to A2 and A3 riders. Entry closes on Friday 24th May or earlier if booked upRace details will be available online shortly and it is expected that the route will be identical to last year’s. The mountain time trial returns again, and the final stage will finish on top of Glengesh. The racing will be hard and fast on the Donegal roads with plenty of spectacular scenery and good Ardara hospitality as a bonus, so riders are asked to enter early as the race field is limited to 180 places.    CYCLING – RAS DUN NA nGALL TO TAKE PLACE IN ARDARA IN JUNE was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUBRas Dun Na nGalllast_img read more

MARTIN PICKS UP LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgTHERE was a time in Milford when people thought there were THREE Martin Barretts!How could one man do so much for ladies football in his parish?But the truth is, to use a football chant, ‘there’s only one Marty Barrett’! And last night the Milford GAA club coach and mentor to ladies footballers of all ages was rewarded as he was named Ulster Ladies Gaelic Volunteer of the Year 2014.He is pictured receiving his award from the President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Joe Quill. MARTIN PICKS UP LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardLadies FootballMarty BarrettMilfordlast_img read more

DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH

first_imgJAMES Kielt has quit the Derry senior championship panel.The Kilrea man, described by Joe Brolly as the county’s best, was left on the bench against Down.He has not turned up for training since, Derry GAA sources confirmed. James Kielt’s decision to quit the panel ahead of the Ulster semi-final against Donegal on June 27 is another blow to the county.Former county star Brolly said he was astonished to see Kielt on the bench at Celtic Park.Cailean O’Boyle and Terence O’Brien were brought on in Celtic Park June 7 while Kielt stayed on the bench.Derry will play Ulster champions Donegal at Clones bidding to reach the final for the first time since 2011. Kielt is a stunning player, able to hit scores from all sorts of long distance options.Donegal meanwhile mauled Armagh last weekend.During the Derry/Down game, Joe Brolly said Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was astonished to see Kielt on the bench. DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerrydonegalJames Kieltquitslast_img read more

LADIES GAELIC: THIS SATURDAY’S U14 FIXTURES

first_imgROUND 4 of the U14 County Championship will take place this Saturday, April 23.Clubs are asked to play the games on Saturday – clubs who don’t have county players on their panels can play this Sunday.Division 1 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilNa Dunaibh v MuffMilford v BuncranaTermon v MovilleUrris v St Eunan’sDivision 1 South/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilMac Cumhaills v BundoranArdara v N ConaillSt Naul’s v Four MastersGlenfin v A RuadhDivision 2 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilCarndonagh no gameMalin no gameBurt v ConvoyRed Hughs v R EmmetsDivision 2 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilN Columba v GlenswillyTermon B v N MuireCloughaneely v Gaoth DobhairDungloe v Killybegs  LADIES GAELIC: THIS SATURDAY’S U14 FIXTURES was last modified: April 18th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more