Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:26:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tomcosgrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T165924.844-150x150.png Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ 32 32 Provincial team selection sees Montrose footballers make history https://tomcosgrave.com/provincial-team-selection-sees-montrose-footballers-make-history/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 07:19:37 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/provincial-team-selection-sees-montrose-footballers-make-history/ Montrose Elementary School recently made history after two of its students were selected for the provincial soccer team. Staff and learners at Parkmore School were delighted to learn of the selection of Maliyah Smith and Hannah Richen who became the first girls from the school to be chosen for a provincial team. ALSO READ: Montrose […]]]>

Montrose Elementary School recently made history after two of its students were selected for the provincial soccer team.

Staff and learners at Parkmore School were delighted to learn of the selection of Maliyah Smith and Hannah Richen who became the first girls from the school to be chosen for a provincial team.

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After achieving this big goal that the majority of individuals could dream of, Hannah still had concerns about the sport.
“The biggest challenge I see and face in the world of girls’ football is that not many people join the sport. It’s not a very popular choice of sport for a lot of girls. It can be difficult to put together a team,” Hannah said.

Maliyah shared her recipe for success, which has made her supporters, families, friends and teachers proud. “You must be dedicated, determined and able to persevere in any situation. You need to have a positive mindset whether you win or lose and most importantly don’t be selfish with the ball. Don’t forget fitness, it’s a priority for everything.

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The future of women’s soccer at school looks bright to say the least.

“It’s a real testament that women’s sport is growing. These two young champions have always had that attitude in everything they’ve done and in return they’re now being rewarded with this wonderful achievement, which I believe , is just the start of bigger things to come. Montrose is proud of all of you,” concluded Makhosi Makara, Men’s Sports Manager.

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‘It’s there for us’ – Jim Crawford thinks Ireland’s U21s can make history in Israel next Tuesday https://tomcosgrave.com/its-there-for-us-jim-crawford-thinks-irelands-u21s-can-make-history-in-israel-next-tuesday/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:49:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/its-there-for-us-jim-crawford-thinks-irelands-u21s-can-make-history-in-israel-next-tuesday/ Jim Crawford has praised Irish U21 attacking pair Evan Ferguson and Aaron Connolly. says his Irish side have nothing to fear from the second leg of Euro qualifiers against Israel next week. erguson (17) scored his first goal at U21 level, a second-half header that earned Ireland a 1-1 draw for the first leg of […]]]>

Jim Crawford has praised Irish U21 attacking pair Evan Ferguson and Aaron Connolly. says his Irish side have nothing to fear from the second leg of Euro qualifiers against Israel next week.

erguson (17) scored his first goal at U21 level, a second-half header that earned Ireland a 1-1 draw for the first leg of their qualifying tie against Israel, the winners of that tie qualifying for the Euro 2023 final, Ferguson the hero of the goal but Connolly the man of the match.

“We have nothing to fear going into the second leg in Israel, I told the boys that the most important thing now is to rest and recover, to polish a few things before the second leg, but that’s where for us they tasted and we have nothing to worry about,” Crawford said after the game.

“Overall I’m proud of the players. I thought we were the best team, we created the best chances, it was disappointing to concede when we did, we were on top of the game and that is always hard to take, conceding on a set piece because we are working very hard on it,” added Crawford, annoyed that a call for a penalty, which saw an Israeli defender sent off with 11 minutes to play, was not made. given.

Ferguson (17) scored his first goal while Connolly (22) could have scored a hat-trick, but Crawford was delighted with the pair, particularly Connolly’s attitude who pleaded for his recall to the senior panel.

“It was a great finish from Evan, he’s been scoring goals like that all week in training and it doesn’t surprise me,” Crawford added.

“It was a tough game for him, it took him a while to get going but he had some pure class moments and we should be excited for him, he’s only 17 and scoring for the U21s in a such an important match is fantastic, he has a brilliant attitude.

“Aaron was outstanding, we asked about bringing him in but I didn’t hesitate, once we had those initial conversations and he wanted to come in, he proved to everyone that he loves putting the green jersey, he came so close to scoring in the first half and again late in the game.

“He was a constant thorn in their side, I don’t know how long he will stay with the U21s but if he keeps playing like this he will be back in the senior team.

“He knows well himself that it can’t just be a performance, he has to keep going, to reach the top, it’s not having spells to be a top pro, you have to live being a top pro one day. after day.

“He knows it, he’s aware of it, to admit it like he did in an interview, when I saw the interview it made me think we should get in touch and he didn’t let nobody fall,” he added.

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Football goes home for SEC home opener – LSU https://tomcosgrave.com/football-goes-home-for-sec-home-opener-lsu/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:26:54 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/football-goes-home-for-sec-home-opener-lsu/ BATON ROUGE, The. – LSU Soccer (6-1-2, 1-0 SEC) is set to host Missouri (4-3-1, 1-0 SEC) for its first home conference game of the season at 6 p.m. 00 CT at LSU Soccer Stadium. The match will be available on SEC Network Plus. Links to the live stream and live stats of the match […]]]>

BATON ROUGE, The. – LSU Soccer (6-1-2, 1-0 SEC) is set to host Missouri (4-3-1, 1-0 SEC) for its first home conference game of the season at 6 p.m. 00 CT at LSU Soccer Stadium.

The match will be available on SEC Network Plus. Links to the live stream and live stats of the match can be found at lsusports.net.

Specials

Thursday night is Geaux Gold Night for Childhood Cancer Awareness at LSU Football Stadium. Wear gold for support.

The first 400 fans to attend the game will receive a free LSU football scarf. Fans will receive a voucher on entry and can exchange their scarf at halftime.

Along with a team challenge, fans will be able to scan a QR code at the door and let us know which football athlete they are there to support. The athlete who brings the most fans will be able to pie two staff members of their choice.

As always, two dollar hot dogs will also be available.

Series History – Missouri

The game between the Tigers will be the 10th time the two programs have met. LSU is 6-2-1 against Missouri. The last time LSU and Missouri met was in 2020 as the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw in Colombia.

Last time in the field

The Tigers opened conference play on the road with a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt in Nashville. It was the Tigers’ first win over the Commodores since 2013 and the first victory under head coach Sian Hudson.

LSU opened the game with the front foot and were rewarded with a goal just 13 minutes into the game. After a corner kick was sent, the ball fell down the left side of the box to Cooke. Cooke took a throw-in and sent a cross to the back post which found Jennings, who headed the ball into the back of the net. The goal gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead and the LSU co-captain scored her first goal of the season. For fellow captain Cooke, the assist marked his first of the season and fourth of his college career.

The rest of the first half saw both teams unable to take control of the game and create chances on goal. The Commodores tied in 39e minute when Cushall received a pass 20 yards from goal and sent a powerful shot on a half-turn that looped above Swift and landed behind the goal. The goal was the last significant event of the first half and the score was 1-1 at halftime.

LSU broke through in the 57th minute through forward Ida Hermannsdottir, who found the go-ahead and put the Tigers ahead. Midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box and won a free kick 25 yards from goal. Hermannsdottir stepped up and unleashed a right footed effort that went over the wall and past Devine and into the bottom left corner. Hermannsdottir’s goal marked his fifth of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season.

The Tigers limited the Commodores’ chances the rest of the game. Vanderbilt was unable to register a shot on goal and LSU locked down midfield and finished strong to secure a 2-1 road win to start conference play.

Hermannsdottir in the field

Rookie Ida Hermannsdottir now leads the team with five goals scored. The forward scored her fifth goal in Sunday’s Tiger game against the Commodores to put her ahead. Fifth-year senior Alesia Garcia is one of the top scorers with four goals.

Ida Hermmansdottir found her first college goal in California against San Diego and has been hot ever since. The striker put the Tigers on the board with the game’s first goal in the 33rd minute to open the scoring.

Hermannsdottir scored his second and third career goals in the 27th and 82nd minutes against Grambling to claim the first double of his college career. With the game tied at 1-1 in the first half, Hermannsdottir led LSU to a 2-1 lead with a superb long-range effort just three minutes after teammate Mollie Baker tied the game. The freshman scored the last goal of the 82n/a minute after ignoring a defender and passing a ball past the Grambling State goalkeeper.

Hermannsdottir scored the fourth goal of her career at Rutgers No. 6, when she intercepted a ball in the final third and hit a right-footed effort that beat the Scarlet Knights keeper and landed in the bottom left corner .

In the Tigers’ game against the Commodores, Hermannsdottir’s goal was crucial to securing the win and opening the SEC game with a road win. His goal came from a 25-yard free kick after midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box. Hermannsdottir fired a right-footed radiator that went over the defenders’ wall, past the Vanderbilt goalkeeper and into the bottom left corner.

Hermannsdottir’s goal marked his fifth of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season

Thoreson’s Aids

Angelina Thoreson leads the team with four assists. The rookie continues to be a proven weapon on both sides of the ball and continues to create scoring opportunities for the Tigers.

Thoreson recorded her first career assist in the season opener against Stephen F. Austin, where she sent a ground pass inside the box that found Baker for the finish.

His second assist came on the road in San Diego on a A strong and accurate ground cross from the right side of the box that found Glover, who slotted it past the goalkeeper and extended the Tiger’s lead to 3-1.

Thoreson picked up the third assist in Friday’s game against Grambling. Thoreson controlled the ball on the edge of the box and made a simple pass to Hermannsdottir, who charged in from midfield and smashed the goal 24 yards out.

The forward scored the first collegiate goal of his career at LSU in the team’s game against Princeton on Sept. 8. Thoreson took the lead for the Purple & Gold in the 14th minute as she drove a ball 15 yards into the bottom left corner. corner.

Most recently, Thoreson picked up his fourth assist in the Tigers’ showdown with the No. 6 Rutgers and fired a shot on goal, which broke away from the goalie and found Garcia for the rebound.

The Sweden native has played the last three seasons (2019, 2020, 2021) for IK Uppsala, a professional club back in Sweden and has made over 50 appearances for the club. Thoreson played the 2019 season in the Damallsvenskan division, which is the highest level of women’s football in Sweden. She scored five goals in 20 games played during the 2021 season.

Captains

LSU is led by the defensive duo of fifth-year seniors Shannon Cooke and Lindsi Jennings. The return of Cooke and Jennings brings a wealth of defensive experience to the roster as both prepare for their final season in college football.

Cooke has been a mainstay on the LSU team since arriving on campus in 2018 and enters the season with 73 appearances for the Tigers, including 65 starts during that span. The senior started at centre-back for all 18 appearances in the 2021 season.

Jennings enters her second season in Purple & Gold after spending the first three years of her college career in northern Colorado, where she made 51 appearances and received All-Big Sky honors in the three years she played. will look to build on a successful first year as Tiger, where she appeared in all 20 games and started in 12 of them.

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Arizona tops UC Davis on brilliant Baytosh goal https://tomcosgrave.com/arizona-tops-uc-davis-on-brilliant-baytosh-goal/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 05:10:39 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/arizona-tops-uc-davis-on-brilliant-baytosh-goal/ History links Next game: at utah 09/23/2022 | 6:00 p.m. Utah Live Stream-2 September 23 (Friday) / 6:00 p.m. at Utah Story TUCSON, Ariz. – The Wildcats recorded their third win of the season with a 1-0 triumph over the UC Davis Aggies […]]]>

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Wildcats recorded their third win of the season with a 1-0 triumph over the UC Davis Aggies on Sunday. Arizona scored in the first half on a spectacular freshman goal Sami Baytoch as the team improved to 3-2-2 on the year.

The goal was perfectly assisted by a freshman Angela Baron, the first college point of his career, with a deep cross just above the halfway line. For Baytosh, it was his second goal of the season and had over 100,000 views on social media just hours after the game.

WATCH: Baytosh brilliant goal

Baytosh’s goal was something you had to see to believe. It came in the 36th minute of the game after the two teams battled for shots early in the game. Angela Baron saw a break in the Aggies defense as she ran through midfield, took a touch and lit it in the box. Baytosh was breaking for the ball with a defender on his hip when and his first touch on the ball was remarkable, managing to juggle the ball straight through the air while falling on his back. What happened next was nothing short of amazing, as Baytosh stole her first touch with a version of a bicycle kick while on the ground that flew just above the keeper and into the bottom of the net.

“I got the cross and me and the defender ran into each other,” Baytosh said afterwards. “I saw the goalkeeper come out and just hopped over her.”

Arizona’s defense played a big part in the win over UC Davis. They managed to allow just six shots the entire game, three of which were on net. On top of that, the Wildcats fended off all 11 corner kicks awarded to the Aggies.

AU Guardian I hope Hisey picked up on 16e shutout of his career, which is tied for third in Arizona history with Gabby Kaufman (2012-14), and second of the season. His three saves on the day give him 252 in his career, good for sixth in Arizona history, just one behind Shannon Monti (1998-2001) for fifth on the career list.

The Wildcats’ next game is Friday, Sept. 23 in Utah to open Pac-12 play, with a scheduled kickoff at 6:00 p.m. PT. Arizona will return home to face Stanford on September 29. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for as little as $5.

#BearDown

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FGCU draws 1-1 with Jacksonville in ASUN opener https://tomcosgrave.com/fgcu-draws-1-1-with-jacksonville-in-asun-opener/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 03:48:19 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/fgcu-draws-1-1-with-jacksonville-in-asun-opener/ Next game: Louisville 09/19/2022 | 7 p.m. September 19 (Monday) / 7 p.m. Louisville Story JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – FGCU Men’s Soccer (3-0-2, 0-0-1 ASUN) opened ASUN play and pushed their unbeaten record to five as they tied 1-1 at Jacksonville (2-2 -2, 0-1-1 ASUN), Friday night at Southern Oak Stadium. […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – FGCU Men’s Soccer (3-0-2, 0-0-1 ASUN) opened ASUN play and pushed their unbeaten record to five as they tied 1-1 at Jacksonville (2-2 -2, 0-1-1 ASUN), Friday night at Southern Oak Stadium. It’s the best five-game start to the season in program history.

Second year Aaron Markowitz (Plantation, Florida, / Western HS) scored the Eagles’ only goal in 73rd minute.

“I thought we were superior in just about every facet of the game other than converting our opportunities. Our ball retention, pace, organization and build from the back to our middle third were excellent,” said the head coach. Jesse Cormier. “From the stats, I felt we were dominating territorially but needed more efficiency in our final action. We had some great contributions from players coming into the game tonight, Aaron Markowitz, Jahvanie Hammond, Paul Santanachand Timon Zech brought great energy and helped us get at least one point on the road tonight.”

Overall, FGCU outshot the Dolphins 22-6 while having seven-for-three shots on goal. The Eagles also had an 11-1 advantage on corner kicks.

The Eagles only had two yellow cards in the evening, but unfortunately it was to the same player as the junior defender Anthony Rowan (Connellsville, PA/Marshall) picked up one in the 57th minute before landing his second in the 79e minute, leading to his expulsion.

Second year goaltender Wyatt Kistner (Midlothian/Virginia. /Cosby HS) allowed only one goal while making two saves.

freshman defender Antoine Gagliardi II (Hubbard, Ohio/Slippery Rock) almost gave the Eagles the lead in the opening six minutes as he fired the ball into the center of the back of the net where the keeper was able to corral it. From there, the Eagles were dangerous firing six shots including four high level David Alves (Belo Horizonte/ West Florida) but none connected.

The Dolphins made it to the bulletin board within 30e minute and FGCU attempted to respond as Paul Santanach (Barcelona, ​​Spain) drove the ball into the back of the net but it was again saved. It was the last shot of the half and the Dolphins entered the break with a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, FGCU kept trying and outscored the Dolphins 4-3 in the first 25 minutes until Markowitz scored his first goal of the season on a corner from the first-year midfielder Alon Drey (Or’Aqiva, Israel).

With the game tied at 1-1, both teams tried tirelessly to get the winning goal. Once again, the Eagles applied more pressure by firing six shots at the Dolphins. Markowitz had the last chance for the FGCU in ’86e minute as he shot through the center of the goal to see him saved by Christian Sekanina.

The FGCU received several accolades this week as a coach Jesse Cormier won his 150e win last Sunday against Mercer, followed by the graduate striker Aedon Kyra (Sydney, Australia/UNLV) was named ASUN Player of the Week on Tuesday for his game-winning goal against the Bears. A day later, United Soccer coaches announced that FGCU were second in the Atlantic region poll behind 21st Nationally ranked Lipscomb.

The FGCU will return to action in two days in Fort Myers when they take on ACC member Louisville on Monday night at 7 p.m.

For breaking news and a behind-the-scenes look at the FGCU men’s soccer program, follow on Twitter @FGCU_MSoccer, Instagram @FGCU_MSoccer, Facebook /FGCUMSoccer and YouTube /FGCUAthletics. You can also sign up to receive news about FGCU men’s soccer and all 15 sports programs straight to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/email.

HEAD COACH JESSE CORMIER
Jesse Cormier is in his sixth year as head coach of the FGCU men’s soccer program in the fall of 2022 after being hired in January 2017 to become the 2nd head coach in program history. Cormier guided FGCU to an overall record of 36-31-14 (.521), including a 19-9-4 (.656) mark in the ASUN game. The Eagles have reached the ASUN Tournament semifinals in nine of 10 seasons (every year of eligibility except one), as Cormier has coached 31 all-conference selections since joining (program-record 10 in 2017). Cormier was the head coach of his alma mater, the University of Vermont, for the previous 13 seasons. He won 14 games with the Catamounts in 2016 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. While in Vermont, Cormier guided the America East tournament schedule in 12 of 13 seasons, making five appearances in title games, winning two tournament crowns, claiming a regular season championship and qualifying for three NCAA tournaments, including a pair of second round appearances. Cormier holds an overall record of 150-120-60 (.543) as a head coach in his 16-plus seasons at the helm.

#FEEDFGCU
FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU’s Charities of Choice Athletics. For more information, including how to contribute, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and use the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.

ABOUT THE FGCU
FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 85 regular season and conference tournament titles in just 13+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just nine seasons of DI playoff eligibility, the Eagles have brought together 42 teams or individuals competing in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs ranked in the top 25 nationally in their respective sports, including women’s basketball (#21, 2020-21), beach volleyball (#20, 2021) and men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s football. (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Vert et Bleu posted the department’s best sixth place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and Florida State’s top seven teams won the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progression in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 classroom GPA in the fall 2020 semester and outperformed the general undergraduate college population for 24 consecutive semesters. The Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters each saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher in each. The Eagles also served an all-time high of 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two finalists for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

–FGCUATHLETICS.COM–

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Austin FC clinches first-ever playoff berth: ‘We can go as far as we want’ https://tomcosgrave.com/austin-fc-clinches-first-ever-playoff-berth-we-can-go-as-far-as-we-want/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 06:06:40 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/austin-fc-clinches-first-ever-playoff-berth-we-can-go-as-far-as-we-want/ Although Austin’s success was ultimately down to their on-field play, the support they received at Q2 Stadium was monumental. Wednesday’s game was the 32nd consecutive sellout at the 20,738-seat venue, the longest active streak in MLS. The crowd was buoyant, propelling them to eight home wins and a +18 goal difference, the third-best mark in […]]]>

Although Austin’s success was ultimately down to their on-field play, the support they received at Q2 Stadium was monumental. Wednesday’s game was the 32nd consecutive sellout at the 20,738-seat venue, the longest active streak in MLS. The crowd was buoyant, propelling them to eight home wins and a +18 goal difference, the third-best mark in the league this season.

“I think the players have that energy. You see it when we score goals, the stadium explodes,” Fagúndez said. “It’s green, everyone is cheering, water is splashing everywhere. It’s just an amazing feeling. Not everyone wants to come and play here. It’s a tough place to play.”

It’s an advantage that could prove important come playoff time, with Austin in prime position to clinch a top-two spot in the Western Conference, which would secure them hosting rights for the first round. playoffs and for the semi-finals if they advance.

“This fanbase and this city pushes us and encourages us,” Wolff said. “When we catch a goal, you can see how fast the game is going in our direction. The more you make sure you play in front of those fans and get that boost, the better our chances no matter who is here. We showed We can beat anyone in this league.

There are three games left in Austin’s 2022 season, starting with Saturday’s visit from Nashville SC and fellow MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar. They will be looking for a rematch, having lost 3-0 at GEODIS Park last week.

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Upper Lake Football Teams Sweep Willits – Lake County Record-Bee https://tomcosgrave.com/upper-lake-football-teams-sweep-willits-lake-county-record-bee/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:37:52 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/upper-lake-football-teams-sweep-willits-lake-county-record-bee/ UPPER LAKE — Vanessa Lopez-Becerra scored just 43 seconds into the game, setting the tone for what would be a dominating performance by the undefeated Upper Lake High School women’s soccer team in a victory 7-0 out of the league against the Willits Wolverines on Monday night at Upper Lake. “I told them to stop […]]]>

UPPER LAKE — Vanessa Lopez-Becerra scored just 43 seconds into the game, setting the tone for what would be a dominating performance by the undefeated Upper Lake High School women’s soccer team in a victory 7-0 out of the league against the Willits Wolverines on Monday night at Upper Lake.

“I told them to stop stressing me out with slow starts,” Upper Lake head coach Daniella Santana said.

Lopez-Becerra certainly did his part, scoring each of the Cougars’ first two goals and assisting on a Nya Marcks goal as the Cougars took a 3-0 halftime lead. Maddy Young and Tristin Rhodes assisted on Lopez-Becerra’a’s goals.

The Cougars (8-0) started fast in the second half and Jayme Zimmerschied scored just three minutes into the half to make it 4-0, with Lopez-Becerra picking up his second assist of the game.

Ashlyn Rhodes scored Upper Lake’s next two goals as the Cougars moved ahead 6-0, with Tristin Rhodes and Young picking up the assists.

Marissa Russio’s goal, assisted by Tristin Rhodes, completed the scoring.

Santana was able to empty his bench early in the game.

“All of our reserves had a lot of playing time,” Santana said as the Cougars took advantage of a Willits team that was less than its best player.

Lopez-Becerra’s performance clearly stood out for the Cougars, according to Santana.

“Vanessa definitely had a great game,” said Santana, who also praised the play of Tristin Rhodes and defender/midfielder Tatum Salas.

Upper Lake travels to Tomales for a North Central League II game on Wednesday and remains on the road on Friday to face defending league champion Credo.

In the boys’ football action on Monday:

Upper Lake 5, Willits 1

In Upper Lake, playing for the third time this season, the Upper Lake Cougars finally launched their offense against the Willits Wolverines in non-championship action.

Willits’ defense shut out Upper Lake (3-8) in two previous meetings, winning 2-0 at the Tyler Duncan Memorial Tournament in mid-August in Upper Lake, then battling the Cougars to a 0-0 draw on August 29 in non-league action at Willits.

What was the difference this time?

“Erick Espinoza is back with us,” Upper Lake head coach Thomas Santana said. “He was a first-team All-League player for us last season and he strengthened our defense. He really made sure we could expand the field with our other players.

Upper Lake opened a 2-0 half-time lead on a Manny Villalobos penalty and an Angel Serafin goal assisted by Sammy Avalos. Willits closed at 2-1 early in the second period before Jaden Nunez scored back-to-back goals to give the Cougars a healthy 4-1 cushion. Villalobos and Avalos assist on his goals. The Cougars added a final insurance goal in the final minutes when Avalos scored with an assist from Villalobos.

Santana praised the play of Espinoza, Villalobos, Nunez and Avalos.

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Women’s football shot down by red dragons https://tomcosgrave.com/womens-football-shot-down-by-red-dragons/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 21:13:37 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/womens-football-shot-down-by-red-dragons/ Next game: Mount Saint Mary’s College (New York) 09/13/2022 | 5 p.m. Sept. 13 (Tue) / 5 p.m. Mount Saint Mary’s College (New York) Story CORTLAND, NY – Junior Simone Neivel (Baldwinsville/CW Baker) was involved in all four goals for Cortland as the Red Dragons beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) […]]]>

CORTLAND, NY – Junior Simone Neivel (Baldwinsville/CW Baker) was involved in all four goals for Cortland as the Red Dragons beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 4-0 in women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon in Holloway Field. Cortland moves to 2-0-2, while the Engineers fall to 0-3-1.

Neivel finished with two goals and two assists. Graduate student Jaden Galluzzo (Commack) and junior Liz Allen (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) both added goals, and juniors Cam Stone (Ilion) and Kayla Valerioti (Oakdale/Connetquot) and sophomore Katie Cosenza (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) collected one. assist everyone.

Second-year goaltender Kristen Spendal (Dumont, NJ) stopped three shots for her second straight shutout for the Red Dragons. Junior Megan Wampner (Plano, TX/Ursuline Academy of Dallas) started in goal for RPI, making four saves in the first half. Second year Sierra Skelding (Cary, NC/Panther Creek) stopped six shots in the second half.

Allen scored the winning goal in the 17th minute, taking a pass from Neivel from a free kick into the box and sending an uncontested shot inside the right post. Neivel made it 2-0 before half-time, scoring on a 26th-minute header after Stone’s initial header bounced off the crossbar.

In the 51st minute, Neivel set up Galluzzo as she burst into goal alone, beat Skelding one-on-one and buried a shot in the middle of the open goal. Neivel completed the scoring with a single strike from 20 yards inside the left post in the 66th minute after Cosenza headed in on Valerioti’s throw-in for the 4-0 final.

Cortland 4, RPI 0

Summary of scores (Goals-Assises):
RPI: no rating
Cortland: Simone Neivel 2-2, Liz Allen 1-0, Jaden Galluzzo 1-0, Cam Stone 0-1, Katie Cosenza 0-1, Kayla Valerioti 0-1

Halftime: Cortland 2, RPI 0
Shots: Cortland 31, RPI 6
Corner Kicks: Cortland 7, RPI 1
Fouls: Cortland 13, RPI 8
Checked in : Megan Wampner (RPI) 4 saves (2 GA in 45:00), Sierra Skelding (RPI) 6 saves (2 GA in 45:00); Kristen Spendal (Cortland) 3 saves (0 GA in 90:00)

Record after match: RPI (Engineers) 0-3-1; Cortland (Red Dragons) 2-0-2

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Sacramento Republic’s run to US Open Cup title abounds with destiny https://tomcosgrave.com/sacramento-republics-run-to-us-open-cup-title-abounds-with-destiny/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 13:54:05 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/sacramento-republics-run-to-us-open-cup-title-abounds-with-destiny/ When the timing, the toss, the rebounds and the breaks start to fall in a competition that lacks rhythm, rhyme or reason by design, Britons traditionally ask if it means ‘your name is on the cup’. Maybe only fate can bring some order out of chaos. It provides a narrative basis for the chaos that […]]]>

When the timing, the toss, the rebounds and the breaks start to fall in a competition that lacks rhythm, rhyme or reason by design, Britons traditionally ask if it means ‘your name is on the cup’. Maybe only fate can bring some order out of chaos. It provides a narrative basis for the chaos that unfolds during a season-long multi-league knockout tournament.

The snap didn’t migrate across the Atlantic like so many other footballing Brits, but the sentiment did. How else to explain what is happening in the Californian capital, a city so often overshadowed by its cosmopolitan neighbors to the west and south? Sacramento Republic, a nine-year-old USL Championship club whose bid for MLS membership disintegrated during the pandemic, is now 90 minutes away from the most unlikely trophy burn in the club’s 109-year history. ‘U.S. Open Cup.

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Temple University https://tomcosgrave.com/temple-university/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:58:36 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/temple-university/ PHILADELPHIA – The Temple men’s soccer team (1-1-1, 0-0-0 AAC) will return home on Labor Day to face rival Philadelphia Soccer Six Penn (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Ivy League). This will be the Owls’ only Philly Soccer Six game of the season. Participation is free for all fans and will be streamed on ESPN+. LAST TIME OUT […]]]>
PHILADELPHIA – The Temple men’s soccer team (1-1-1, 0-0-0 AAC) will return home on Labor Day to face rival Philadelphia Soccer Six Penn (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Ivy League). This will be the Owls’ only Philly Soccer Six game of the season. Participation is free for all fans and will be streamed on ESPN+.

LAST TIME OUT
> Temple suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to No. 19/9 Georgetown 5-2 on Friday.
> The Hoyas scored all three goals in the first half to enter the break with a 3-0 lead. Temple rallied with two goals in three minutes to reduce the deficit, before conceding twice in the final 13 minutes as the Owls were forced to push for a late score.
> Captain Mike Eijgendaal scored on a PK after being fouled in the box. Yann Koumi scored the other goal for Cherry and White. His scoring was helped by Eijgendaal
> Three Owls saw their first action of the season in Laurent Kwazema, George Medilland Guy Panzner.

THE POST OF THE OWL
> Eijgendaal has been dynamic on offense so far in 2022. The former second-team All-AAC forward is tied for the lead in AAC and is tied for 7e in the country in assists. He provided three assists in three of Temple’s four goals, with Eijgendaal also scoring the fourth.
> Yann Koumi is tied for 8e at the American in goals scored with two.
> Guardian Eoin Gawronsky is among America’s top hitters. He ranks 1st in the conference in saves per game with 7 and is also the leader in total saves with 21. Nationally, he ranks 14e total backups.
> Tonight is Pride Night for the Cherry and White, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Temple.

SCOUTING
> In 2021, the Quakers went 7-6-1. It was their second straight winning season. Penn has only played one game so far in 2022, beating Rider 2-1.
> Penn was chosen to finish fifth in an Ivy League talent.
> Quakers return with key players from last season. Including, First Team All-Ivy League, Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Year and Soccer Six All-Star team selection Leo Burney, and Ivy League Honorable Mention, and Soccer Six All-Star pick Stas Korzeniowski.
> Brian Gill is at the helm of Penn in his 5e year and 4e season due to Ivy’s absence in 2020. Gill is 20-16-13 as head coach at University City. Prior to his stint with the Quakers, Gill was an assistant at the national powerhouse in Georgetown.

SERIES HISTORY vs. PENN
> It’s 40e all-time meeting between Temple and Penn. Penn is Temple’s 12th most played opponent of all time and least played in the Soccer Six.
> Temple is 7-25-7 against Penn.
> The two teams last met in October last season. Penn won 2-1 in a comeback win.

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