Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:22:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://tomcosgrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T165924.844-150x150.png Soccer history – Tom Cosgrave http://tomcosgrave.com/ 32 32 Somerset Canyons Cougars, American Heritage Stallions boys football game https://tomcosgrave.com/somerset-canyons-cougars-american-heritage-stallions-boys-football-game/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:19:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/somerset-canyons-cougars-american-heritage-stallions-boys-football-game/ BOYNTON BEACH – The Somerset Canyons boys’ football team faced American Heritage in a hotly contested 2-2 draw on Wednesday night, adding another chapter to what has become one of the county’s most exciting rivalries of Palm Beach. Between the recent increase in hospitality for Somerset and the visitors’ long tenure as a premier program, […]]]>

BOYNTON BEACH – The Somerset Canyons boys’ football team faced American Heritage in a hotly contested 2-2 draw on Wednesday night, adding another chapter to what has become one of the county’s most exciting rivalries of Palm Beach.

Between the recent increase in hospitality for Somerset and the visitors’ long tenure as a premier program, it might have seemed easy to separate David from Goliath on the pitch.

Not so.

After three straight years of narrow playoff losses against the mighty Stallions (2-3-6), it was the Cougars (9-3-1) who played on the front foot, putting pressure on Heritage with excellent possession and a myriad of quality opportunities.

The Cougars took a 2-0 lead, capped by a penalty shot on the spot by the team captain Charles Verzaal.

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Michele Dalton and Steve Golas named Kentucky women’s football assistant coaches https://tomcosgrave.com/michele-dalton-and-steve-golas-named-kentucky-womens-football-assistant-coaches/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:20:11 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/michele-dalton-and-steve-golas-named-kentucky-womens-football-assistant-coaches/ Head Coach Troy Fabiano Adds Michele Dalton and Steve Golas to Coaching Staff LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Michèle Dalton and Steve golas were named assistant coaches for the University of Kentucky Women’s Soccer Program, as announced by the Head Coach Troy Fabien Tuesday. “I am delighted to welcome Michele and Steve to Lexington and […]]]>
Head Coach Troy Fabiano Adds Michele Dalton and Steve Golas to Coaching Staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Michèle Dalton and Steve golas were named assistant coaches for the University of Kentucky Women’s Soccer Program, as announced by the Head Coach Troy Fabien Tuesday.

“I am delighted to welcome Michele and Steve to Lexington and look forward to starting working with them, and we all look forward to working with the team in the spring as we build a competitive culture together here in Kentucky.” , says Fabiano. “Michele brings a combination of professional playing experience and varsity coaching experience, which makes her a great addition to our program. Steve has been a great Head Coach and Assistant Coach at many different levels, and his pace of work and ability to recruit will impact our program both on and off the field.

Dalton will arrive at Lexington after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky where her primary roles included training, mentoring and developing the team’s goaltenders. Her first year on the team saw the Lady Toppers win the C-USA East Division title for the first time since joining the league.

Under Dalton’s leadership, WKU goalkeepers and baseline limited their opponents to just 13 goals in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, tied for the second lowest number in program history. Prior to her stint at Bowling Green, Dalton spent the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant and goaltender coach for DePaul.

The Mt. Prospect, Ill. Native played in Wisconsin and currently sits second in saves per game (4.707) and fifth in career shutouts (24) in the Badgers’ record books. Dalton was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 and took home All-Conference First Team and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honors.

After her college career, Dalton started playing professionally for UMF Selfoss in the Icelandic Premier Division where she was voted the team’s MVP after knocking out five opponents in the 2013 season. She then played with Kvarnsvedens IK in second Swedish division in 2014 before signing with the Chicago Red Stars in 2015.

In her first season with the Red Stars, she topped the league in goals against average (0.917) and finished second with five shutouts en route to being named a finalist for the Women’s Goalie Award. year of CONCACAF. She signed with North Carolina Courage in 2018 and played for LFC Apollon in Cyprus during the 2018-19 season, leading the team to a league championship and qualification for the UEFA Women’s Champions League. .

Golas will join the Wildcats after serving as an assistant coach on Fabiano’s staff in Milwaukee for the past two years, also in the same position from 2015 to 2018. The 2021 season was the record-breaking season for the Panthers, who scored their ticket to the NCAA tournament for the fourth year in a row and qualified for the second round for the second year in a row.

With Golas on staff, Milwaukee concluded the 2021 campaign ranked first in the NCAA in goals against average (0.374), assists per game (3.81), points per game (9.81), save percentage (0.893) and shutout percentage (. 762). This season also set new program standards in terms of points (206) and assists (80), and the Panthers closed their record year placing second in the nation with a 0.905 winning percentage.

Prior to returning to the Panthers, Golas was Dixie State’s head coach for the 2019 season where he led the team to their second NCAA DII tournament appearance in school history, rising to at the Elite Eight. The Trailblazers registered an academic record of 56 goals, finishing the year 8th in the latest United Soccer Coaches Top-25 national poll.

With over 15 years of experience as a college coach, Golas first arrived in Milwaukee after being named the very first head coach of women’s football at Texas A&M-Texarkana. He also spent four years as a male head coach and female assistant coach at Illinois College. Other stops on Golas’ CV include Bemidji State, William Penn, Angelo State, Lewis and Clark and Millikin.

A native of Sandwich, MA, Golas played collegially at Coe College where he won a four-year letter for the Kohawks and was twice recognized as the team’s Most Improved Player. He was also a member of Coe’s track and field team and graduated from Bemidji State in 2002.

For the latest news on the Kentucky Women’s Soccer Program, follow @UKWomensSoccer on Twitter and Instagram, Facebook and the web at UKathletics.com.

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FA Cup review: Tottenham survives Morecambe fear https://tomcosgrave.com/fa-cup-review-tottenham-survives-morecambe-fear/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:52:30 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/fa-cup-review-tottenham-survives-morecambe-fear/ Tottenham needed three goals in the final 16 minutes to avoid an FA Cup loss to Morecambe as they came from behind to win 3-1 one afternoon when record signing Tanguy Ndombele was booed by the home crowd. Anthony O’Connor’s first-half goal made the League One side – 59 places below their hosts on the […]]]>

Tottenham needed three goals in the final 16 minutes to avoid an FA Cup loss to Morecambe as they came from behind to win 3-1 one afternoon when record signing Tanguy Ndombele was booed by the home crowd.

Anthony O’Connor’s first-half goal made the League One side – 59 places below their hosts on the football ladder – dream of the most famous result in their history, but a late blitz spared the blushes of the Spurs.

After Ndombele, who asked to leave the club last summer, angered home fans by taking an age to leave the pitch when replaced – surely a terminal act in the Frenchman’s disappointing stay in the North London – Quick goals from Harry Winks, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane sent Antonio Conte’s side to the fourth round.

But Conte will have had his claims that the majority of his squad are not good enough to compete for major honors confirmed in a substandard display and Ndombele might not be the only one seen as being at the end of the road.

Daniel Podence netted a brace and Nelson Semedo was also on the scoresheet as wolves qualified for the fourth round with a 3-0 victory over Sheffield united in Molineux.

Wolves were given a few reprieve following an unusual split defense early on, but Podence opened the scoring in the first quarter of an hour and from there the hosts barely looked back.

They had to wait until the 72nd minute for Semedo to double his lead before Podence grabbed his second shortly after, the striker’s first goals since the Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham on September 22.

Billy Sharp believed he had equalized before half-time, but the goal was scored as the Blades suffered an unfortunate return to the pitch where their relegation from the Premier League last season was confirmed.

Elijah Adebayo scored Luton’s first goal

Tom Ince’s first-half goal and a late strike from Tyrese Campbell were earned Feed a 2-0 victory over Leyton East to reserve the Championship team a first appearance in the fourth round since 2016.

Ince scored three minutes into the half, then provided the assist to substitute Campbell to settle the game in the 89th minute.

But Kenny Jackett’s League Two visitors will feel they should at least have forced extra time in this first FA Cup meeting between the clubs.

Substitute Ruel Sotiriou missed a glorious opportunity with the score still 1-0.

And Harry Smith, who had already scored eight times in nine FA Cup appearances, should have extended his streak in the opening period.

Stoke’s recent dismal form, including back-to-back home losses to Derby and Preston and a six-outing victory, was reflected in the low attendance of 5,269.

Mark Harris fired an overtime winner as Cardiff to beat Preston 2-1 in the Welsh capital.

Harris’ first goal in the competition came in a third round draw just four minutes from a penalty shootout.

Isaak Davies, another of the Bluebirds’ young players, had already scored his first senior goal before Daniel Johnson’s penalty put Preston back on track.

City of Luton assured that there would be no upset in the FA Cup third round at Kenilworth Road as they shed rust to beat League Two Town of Harrogate 4-0.

After a slow start, the Hatters – who had not played for 29 days – took the lead thanks to leading scorer Elijah Adebayo before Cameron Jerome, Kal Naismith and Luke Berry added to the score in the second half.

The last winner of Milot Rashica made sure Norwich place in the FA Cup fourth round draw after a relentless 1-0 win at Charlton.

The Kosovar international scored Norwich’s first goal since November 30, against the run of play in the 79th minute, after Charlton dominated much of the game.

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Top 5 most expensive outgoing transfers in Major League Soccer https://tomcosgrave.com/top-5-most-expensive-outgoing-transfers-in-major-league-soccer/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:00:36 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/top-5-most-expensive-outgoing-transfers-in-major-league-soccer/ FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi is the latest Major League Soccer player to make headlines for a record-breaking move to a European side. The talented youngster joined FC Augsburg for $ 20million, but he’s not the only one to have had a very expensive trade. Here are the most expensive outgoing transfers in Major League […]]]>

FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi is the latest Major League Soccer player to make headlines for a record-breaking move to a European side.

The talented youngster joined FC Augsburg for $ 20million, but he’s not the only one to have had a very expensive trade.

Here are the most expensive outgoing transfers in Major League Soccer history …

Jozy Altidore cost Villarreal $ 10 million in 2008

Jozy Altidore cost Villarreal $ 10 million in 2008 / DIEGO TUSON / GettyImages

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Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Chelsea and Liverpool share the booty, Leeds boost hopes of survival; NBA roundup: DeMar DeRozan lifts Bulls to buzzer again and more https://tomcosgrave.com/sports-news-roundup-soccer-chelsea-and-liverpool-share-the-booty-leeds-boost-hopes-of-survival-nba-roundup-demar-derozan-lifts-bulls-to-buzzer-again-and-more/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:00:37 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/sports-news-roundup-soccer-chelsea-and-liverpool-share-the-booty-leeds-boost-hopes-of-survival-nba-roundup-demar-derozan-lifts-bulls-to-buzzer-again-and-more/ Here is a summary of current sports news. Football-Chelsea and Liverpool share the loot, Leeds boost hopes for survival Leaders Manchester City were the beneficiaries as Chelsea and Liverpool shared the loot in a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday, while Leeds United shot eight points clear of the relegation zone with a 3-1 victory […]]]>

Here is a summary of current sports news.

Football-Chelsea and Liverpool share the loot, Leeds boost hopes for survival

Leaders Manchester City were the beneficiaries as Chelsea and Liverpool shared the loot in a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday, while Leeds United shot eight points clear of the relegation zone with a 3-1 victory over Burnley.

Brighton & Hove Albion put further pressure on Everton coach Rafael Benitez with a 3-2 win at Goodison Park and Brentford continued their strong Premier League debut with a 2-1 win over visitors Aston Villa.

NBA recap: DeMar DeRozan lifts Bulls to buzzer again

DeMar DeRozan knocked down a 3-point winner for the second time in as many nights to cap the Chicago Bulls 120-119 loss to host Washington Wizards on Saturday. Coby White triggered a back pass for DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left. After getting the defender to leave his feet with a dummy pump in the corner, DeRozan pulled a 3-point double-clutch that came in.

Olympics-US sends veteran squad to retain gold in women’s ice hockey

Led by Hilary Knight, the United States will send a veteran team to the Beijing Winter Games in a bid to retain gold in women’s ice hockey, with 15 of the 23 players named Saturday having Olympic experience. Knight becomes the fourth female player to represent the United States at four Olympics, while Kendall Coyne Schofield, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel and Lee Stecklein have all formed three teams.

Omicron to test Beijing Winter Games bubble

China’s meticulous plans to prevent an Olympics-seeded COVID-19 epidemic by locking all participants in a “closed loop” for the next Winter Games will be tested by the emergence of the highly variant. infectious disease of Omicron. The country has only reported a handful of Omicron cases and has been largely successful in containing COVID-19 since it emerged in the central city of Wuhan two years ago, thanks to a zero tolerance policy that includes rigorous research contacts, strict targeted lockdowns, and travel restrictions that have dramatically reduced international arrivals.

Tennis-Humbert stuns Medvedev at ATP Cup, De Minaur beats Berrettini

Russian Daniil Medvedev’s 2022 season began on Sunday with a resounding defeat to French Ugo Humbert in the ATP Cup, while Italy’s Matteo Berrettini suffered a straight-set loss to Australia’s Alex de Minaur. World number two Medvedev was due to seal Group B clash with Russia after Roman Safiullin beat Arthur Rinderknech in the first single, but Humbert’s 6-7 (5) 7-5 7-6 (2) win held up France alive at 1- 1 enter the double.

Tennis-Spain’s Bautista Agut defeats Ruud as Norway, Georgia exit ATP Cup

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut beat world number eight Casper Ruud 6-4 7-6 (4) in Group A on Monday to knock out Norway from the ATP Cup in Sydney, while Georgia were also knocked out of the team event after losing to Poland. Bautista Agut’s victory came after Pablo Carreno Busta sent Viktor Durasovic 6-3 6-3 to give Spain a 1-0 lead in the draw. The Spaniards, who won their first game against Chile, face Serbia in their final group game on Wednesday.

NHL roundup: Blues overthrow Wild in cold Winter Classic

Jordan Kyrou had two goals and two assists in the second period alone to lead the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at the Winter Classic before 38,619 at Target Field in icy Minneapolis. Kyrou is the first player in league history to score four points in an away game. Ivan Barbashev had a goal and an assist, while David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Torey Krug also scored for the Blues, who are 7-1-1.

Soccer-PSG’s Messi and three others test positive for COVID-19

Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi and three other players have tested positive for COVID-19, French Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday. Argentina international Messi joined PSG from childhood club Barcelona in August and the 34-year-old has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the Paris team.

Soccer-Liverpool trio excluded from Chelsea game after positive COVID tests

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip will miss the Premier League trip to Chelsea later Sunday after returning positive tests for COVID-19, the Merseyside club have announced. Manager Juergen Klopp will also be out of the game after testing positive on Saturday, with assistant Pepijn Lijnders expected to take the lead at Stamford Bridge.

NFL-Buccaneers Brown strips and stomps off the field in angry mid-game outing

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a temper tantrum in a game against the New York Jets on Sunday, ripping off his jersey and shoulder pads and storming one of the strangest scenes views of NFL field this season. Immediately after Tampa’s 28-24 victory at Met Life Stadium, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians dumped the 33-year-old wide receiver who has a long, controversial history.

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Review of the year of the Cardinals 2021: Four MEC championships / Several milestones in the spotlight 2021 https://tomcosgrave.com/review-of-the-year-of-the-cardinals-2021-four-mec-championships-several-milestones-in-the-spotlight-2021/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 01:38:39 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/review-of-the-year-of-the-cardinals-2021-four-mec-championships-several-milestones-in-the-spotlight-2021/ History links Wheeling, W. Va. – The past few seasons have been filled with trials and tribulations for everyone, and it was no different here at Wheeling University. Coaches, student-athletes and administration have taken on many challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to allow our teams to compete safely day in and day out. Despite all […]]]>

Wheeling, W. Va. – The past few seasons have been filled with trials and tribulations for everyone, and it was no different here at Wheeling University. Coaches, student-athletes and administration have taken on many challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to allow our teams to compete safely day in and day out. Despite all the hardships, there have been several highlights throughout the 2021 season as Wheeling continues to advance and uphold the college’s life, leadership and service mission with and among others. All 19 varsity sports were in action last season, full of championships, milestones and memorable moments galore.

However, the year did not start off with as much glitter and glamor as we have seen in recent times, with MEC and its member institutions trying to find a way for its student-athletes to compete safely. After many meetings and new rules in place, it was determined that all 19 sports would undergo their seasons in the spring and while many would be shortened schedules, it would be a chance for student-athletes to compete and represent their university. on the ground and courtyard.

The spring season officially kicked off on January 7, 2021 with a men’s and women’s basketball doubles program against Alderson Broaddus. This game day would kick off one of the busiest springs in athletics history, with each team facing off in their season. Some programs were on the verge of starting a rebuild, but others were in the process of starting and competing for the MEC playoffs. In total, four different teams competed in the MEC playoffs, with men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball all competing in their respective tournaments. Meanwhile, the track and field program was one of the best programs in the country and was again on its way to an MEC championship, an award they had won for each of the previous three years on the women’s side.

Those are the two teams that started playing in 2021 that would kick off MEC’s ​​playoffs. Men’s basketball finished the year 6-12 overall and 5-11 in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) game and placed fifth seed in the North Division. They started their run by knocking out No. 4 seed Alderson Broaddus 97-91 and advanced to the quarter-finals at the WesBanco Arena. Sadly, their race would end there as they fell to No. 1 seed in the South, University of Charleston. The women’s basketball team took second place in the South Division and started their tournament with a 77-72 victory over Concord to advance to the semi-final. Unfortunately, they also met the University of Charleston and will fall 71-55, ending their season.

During the basketball season, former Cardinal Lilly Ritz became the 28th cardinal in program history to score 1,000 points. She accomplished the feat during Senior Night against West Liberty and represented the first highlight of the 2021 calendar year. With athletics now booming, it was time for the next MEC playoffs as the team wheel volleyball player was heading to the MEC tournament. They finished the regular season 11-2, 8-2 in conference and were the second seed in tournament field.

It wouldn’t be an easy tournament for the Cardinals as they had to pass through rival West Liberty and host West Virginia State before they played in the championship game. They ran their business, beating the Hilltoppers and Yellow Jackets by the same score of 3-1, and secured a date with the squad that beat their 219-game conference winning streak in the regular season. at Fairmont State. Wheeling would get the revenge they were looking for, taking a 3-0 victory and claiming the eighth consecutive MEC title for the program.

While many teams faced delayed seasons, the Wheeling Baseball team were looking to get back to normal after their 2020 season hiatus after just 13 games. The Cardinals would return with a 41-game schedule in 2021 and host the best season in program history. After being selected third in the MEC preseason poll, the Cardinals broke the single-season winning record, with 27-14, and won the MEC North Division, 22-9 in conference. They won their first trip to the MEC playoffs since joining the conference in 2014. Sadly, they fell in their opener 15-1 against Concord, and followed that up with a 6- loss. 3 against West Virginia State to end their season.

As the schedule turned in May, the Wheeling University track team intended to end the wild spring season on a high note at the MEC Championships. The women would win the second MEC Championship of 2021, as they won their third consecutive title, while former cardinal Liz Flemming and head coach Patrick stanton were recognized as field athlete of the year and coach of the year, respectively. The men also had a strong performance, and after entering Day 3 in fifth place they rallied to finish second in the event.

With the end of the spring season and athletics returning to normal, the Cardinals were well prepared for what the future would bring them. In total, they had 48 All-MEC winners, 12 first team, 13 second team and 22 honorable mentions, three MEC championships and seven individual MEC champions in track and field. However, the winds of change were blowing as Wheeling was ready to invite new faces into the Cardinal family to help propel athletics into the future.

The Cardinals started the summer by welcoming Duquesne’s former deputy Matt schmidt as the new head coach of women’s basketball on July 8, 2021. Carrie hanna, who had spent the previous 19 years with the athletics department in various capacities, was appointed the new athletic director a few weeks later. To round out the summer hiring group, new head coach of women’s football Theo Egbele and director of sports information Zack zeigler. With a new team in place, Wheeling entered the fall 2021 season looking to regain a sense of normalcy on the pitch.

Wheeling’s nine fall sports were able to compete in their normal seasons, the year starting September 2 with football, women’s soccer and volleyball in action. The regular season was full of highlights, including women’s football’s first-ever victory over Notre Dame, men’s football’s six-goal performance in their opener, and football’s first-ever shutout against West Virginia Wesleyan in the mid-season. October. However, the first team to step onto the national stage was the Wheeling women’s golf team at the 2021 MEC Championships.

After appearing in four events leading up to the Championship tournament, the Cardinals entered with confidence on their side. The whole year they had fought with the University of Charleston, but had not succeeded. This time around, they took the lead with a three-stroke lead in the field with a score of 337 on day one. As the tournament unfolded, Wheeling kept adding to their success, building a six-stroke lead on day two and securing up to a 16-stroke lead before it was all said and done. . Junior Emily Holzopfel won the event and Wheeling won the third MEC Championship title in program history.

During the fall season, the team that took the biggest step forward was the soccer team, which in their third competitive season set the program’s new record with five wins finishing 5 -6 on his 11-game schedule. The success was fueled heavily by MEC’s ​​ground run leader Sy Alli IV, who became the first 1,000 yard runner in the program’s history. One of the most memorable moments of the season came on Homecoming when Wheeling faced rivals West Liberty University and claimed a 26-20 overtime victory thanks to Alli.

In late fall, Wheeling Volleyball was once again at the heart of MEC’s ​​playoff race and entered the tournament as a No.2 seed, going 29-6 and 15- 1 in the MEC match. They reached the MEC Championship game again and were once again faced with the team that beat them in the regular season in the state of West Virginia. It was a battle all night, but the Cardinals won their ninth consecutive MEC Championship with a 3-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets. They then prepared to host the 2021 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Volleyball Tournament and entered that tournament as the No.1 seed. They reached the championship game but ended up losing 3-0 to Gannon University, ending another successful season.

With the fall sports over, the winter season was already in full swing with wrestling, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and the indoor track in action. The wrestling program was in its first full season since 2019 and got off to good starts from Julius Hobbs and Brennon Reid, who have won nine and eight wins respectively in their first five events of the season. Track and field hosted an event in early December and provided the first defining moment of winter when Jabez Reeves broke the school record in the 60-meter Dash, running the event in 6.86 seconds.

Each basketball team provided their own defining moments in the first half of their season, with the women’s basketball team recording the first big moment. With just seconds on the clock against West Virginia Wesleyan, Freshman Shamia Strayhorn hit a shot from nearly halfway to give the Cardinals a 52-51 victory over the Bobcats. The last highlight of 2021 came in the final men’s game of 2021. Senior Jordan Reid entered the game against the Ohio Dominican with just eight points to score 1,000 for his career and he netted 13 to become the 47th 1000 point scorer in program history. .

For Wheeling, 2021 has been a great year full of growth and programs preparing for success for the years to come. It’s unclear what lies ahead for 2022, but Wheeling seeks continued success on and off the pitch.

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UCLA women’s football appoints Margueritte Aozasa as coach https://tomcosgrave.com/ucla-womens-football-appoints-margueritte-aozasa-as-coach/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:16:00 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/ucla-womens-football-appoints-margueritte-aozasa-as-coach/ UCLA made former Stanford assistant coach Margueritte Aozasa the sixth women’s football coach in school history, naming her on Wednesday to replace Amanda Cromwell, who led the Bruins to their only national title. . “I couldn’t be more excited to take on the responsibility of leading this Bruins program,” Aozasa said in a statement. “The […]]]>

UCLA made former Stanford assistant coach Margueritte Aozasa the sixth women’s football coach in school history, naming her on Wednesday to replace Amanda Cromwell, who led the Bruins to their only national title. .

“I couldn’t be more excited to take on the responsibility of leading this Bruins program,” Aozasa said in a statement. “The standard of excellence for this program is well established and I look forward to continuing its tradition of elite performance on and off the field.

Aozasa coached at Stanford for seven seasons, helping the Cardinal to the NCAA Championships in 2017 and 2019 and the Pac-12 titles in 2015-19. The 2018 squad also reached the College Cup. Stanford’s record during Aozasa’s day was 125-19-8 and two players – Catarina Macario and Andi Sullivan – won the Hermann Trophies, the college football version of Heisman.

Aozasa, 31, was a starter for four years under head coach Jerry Smith at the University of Santa Clara from 2008-2011, playing in midfield and center-back and was captain of the team from 2010 to 2011.

Cromwell, a former United States national team defenseman, was one of the most successful coaches in school history, going 149-30-20 in nine years at UCLA, winning four Pac-12 titles and missing the NCAA tournament just once. Only Jill Ellis, who has won back-to-back World Cups with the National Women’s Team, has been better, going 229-45-14, winning six consecutive conference titles and reaching the national championship game twice.

Earlier this month, Cromwell, 51, was named head coach of the Orlando Pride of the NWSL, an appointment that required her to divest her investment in Angel City FC, the California-based expansion franchise. of the South which will enter the NWSL next spring.

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Bell wins ASUN Player of the Week honor for third time this season https://tomcosgrave.com/bell-wins-asun-player-of-the-week-honor-for-third-time-this-season/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 22:15:04 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/bell-wins-asun-player-of-the-week-honor-for-third-time-this-season/ History links FORT MYERS, Florida. – Junior Kierstan bell (Alliance, Ohio / Township McKinley / State of Ohio) won her third ASUN Player of the Week title after helping the FGCU’s No.28 women’s basketball team (11-1) to two wins last week against Michigan State and High Point in the West Palm Beach Classic. Bell averaged […]]]>

FORT MYERS, Florida. – Junior Kierstan bell (Alliance, Ohio / Township McKinley / State of Ohio) won her third ASUN Player of the Week title after helping the FGCU’s No.28 women’s basketball team (11-1) to two wins last week against Michigan State and High Point in the West Palm Beach Classic. Bell averaged 29 points and 9.0 rebounds while becoming the all-time leader in the career double-doubles program with 21 in just 38e game for the Greens and Blues.

“Kierstan had two great games before the break. Despite the early foul issues, she helped us beat Michigan State, ”said the head coach. Karl Smesko. “She came in strong in second overtime when we were late. Against High Point she showed her scoring versatility and helped us get this game off to a good start and ultimately the victory.”

In the double overtime win over the Spartans, Bell scored 28 points while adding six rebounds, two assists and two steals. She scored five key points in the final minute of double overtime to erase a four-point deficit. In that stretch, she hit a three-point pointer, stole the ball on MSU’s next possession, and went coast-to-coast to give the FGCU an 85-80 lead with 17.3 seconds. remaining. The Spartans missed a last-second shot with Bell grabbing the rebound as time ticked to secure the win.

She followed that up with a 30-point, 12-rebound performance against the Panthers to break the double-double mark. Her 30 points came on an effective 11 of 18 shot from the ground (61.1%), while she added three blocks and a steal in the 86-50 win. Prior to the game, Bell was tied with Sarah Hansen for most doubles-doubles in program history.

In 12 games, Bell is averaging 24.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. She ranks second in scoring nationally and is just 1.1 points behind Jasmine Dickey of Delaware, with the two players having traded or shared first place throughout the season. Bell continues to lead the nation in points total with 294.

It was the ninth time in Bell’s career that she was named ASUN’s All-Time Best Player of the Week in FGCU history.

Kierstan bell 9
Whitney knight seven
Keri Jewett-Giles 6
Sarah hansen 5
Rosemarie Julien 4
Kaneisha Atwater 4

His nine caps are also now tied for second in ASUN history.

Albena Branzova CRF ten
Alysha clark Belmont ten
Andrea congreaves Mercier ten
Leslie McElrath State of georgia 9
Brianti Saunders Stetson 9
Kierstan bell FGCU 9
Felécia Autry Campbell 8
Patechia hartman State of georgia 8

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SMESKO COACH
FGCU Head Coach Karl Smesko maintains a career record of 590-126 (.824), which is the third highest winning percentage among active Division I coaches behind only Geno Auriemma of UConn and Kim Mulkey of LSU. He also led the Eagles to a 217-17 (.927) mark in the ASUN regular season and a 27-2 (.931) record in the ASUN tournament. Over the past 10 seasons, he has guided the FGCU to a conference record of 153-5 (0.968) with six seasons unbeaten. The 11-time ASUN Coach of the Year has led the program in 11 straight 25-game seasons and 17 straight 20-game seasons, including more than 30 wins in four of the past seven years. On top of that, the Eagles are 529-99 (.842) since Smesko started the program in the 2002-03 season, and the Greens & Blues’ all-time winning percentage of .842 is the best in NCAA Division I. history of women’s basketball.

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FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 86 regular season conference and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Plus, in just nine seasons of DI playoff eligibility, the Eagles brought together 42 teams or individuals competing in the NCAA Championships. Eight FGCU programs ranked among the top 25 nationally in their respective sports, including women’s basketball (# 25, 2021-22), beach volleyball (# 20, 2021) and soccer men’s (2018, 2019) and women’s football (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-2017, the Greens and Blues secured a sixth place, the best in the department, in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors Cup and a top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had the top seven ASUN and Florida State teams that won the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progress in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall semester of 2020 and outperformed the general undergraduate population of the University for 24 consecutive semesters. The Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters each saw another milestone, with all 15 programs each achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also completed a record 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two finalists for the top NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

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The weight of history against Glentoran https://tomcosgrave.com/the-weight-of-history-against-glentoran/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 00:41:19 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/the-weight-of-history-against-glentoran/ Traditionally Big Two, Windsor Park, the Christmas clashes haven’t been good for the men in the East. Based on our research and calculation, the Glens last won a Christmas game in Windsor in the last pre-war season, 1939/40. There are eighty-two Christmases, not Boxing Day either, but actually the 23rd. It should be noted that […]]]>

Traditionally Big Two, Windsor Park, the Christmas clashes haven’t been good for the men in the East.

Based on our research and calculation, the Glens last won a Christmas game in Windsor in the last pre-war season, 1939/40. There are eighty-two Christmases, not Boxing Day either, but actually the 23rd. It should be noted that the game is not as traditional as many think, and for several seasons it has not. was not on the Christmas program.
Since the mid-seventies, however, this has become more common, with Linfield scoring eight wins along with the remaining 8 trim levels (typically 1-1).

So without a doubt and emphatically, the story lies in the blue side of Belfast when it comes to Boxing Day Windsor.

But the Glens have torn up the form this season, interrupting long barren streaks. They won the championship for the first time in ten years at Seaview last month and returned a few days ago from Coleraine Showgrounds with three points. This had not happened since 2013!

Regardless that season, there was also 1963/64 … not a Christmas game, but a few older Glenmans will recall a barely believable 8-1 win at Windsor Park that season, in the time of Glentoran’s first league success against Linfield there. in 17 long years.

It shows that nothing lasts forever, and the 2021 edition of ‘The day after Christmas’ whatever the location, seems closer than ever.

2019 – the last clash on Boxing Day, when Glentoran won 3-0 at The Oval. Elvio van Overbeek, fourth from right, celebrates his first goal.

It’s a fight between the league’s highest ranked team and its meanest defense. the Blues have been waterproof. Only two goals conceded in the last seven and nine of the entire season in the league.

They look fiercely solid from mid-to-back, but less convincing at the striking end, where much will depend on the availability of Christy Manzinga and Kirk Millar. Manzinga couldn’t continue with a blow to the left ankle after beating Jordan Williamson for the lone goal in the last midweek victory over Ballymena, as an injury recently reduced Millar.

David Healy is going to sweat a bit over the fitness of the two men.

Yet Linfield’s incredible resilience remains … they’ve only lost once in the league this season (to the Crusaders at Seaview) and have seen Glentoran, 3-0 at the Oval.

It was September when the East Belfast team were battling for form and manager McDermott was facing a lot of heat from disgruntled fans. However, the waters are calmer at the Oval these days, after eight rebound wins and the announcement of three new Irish Football League signings.

For their part the Blues have been undefeated for seven, so Monday is unmistakably a meeting of the league’s form teams … the attackers too, as this puts the best shooters in local football into direct conflict: Frenchman Manzinga’s total of 14 in the league is not surpassed only by Jay Donnelly on 17.

It has been several years since the two clubs entered the shock of Boxing Day with such regularity. It could be the proverbial Christmas cookie, but of course there’s always that petard potential, where each side cancels out the other. It happens so often when tensions rise so close to the surface as they undoubtedly will on Monday.

The result, whatever it is, will decide nothing. It’s far too early for that in a title race in which half of the contenders have faltered in recent weeks, yet he still has three teams neck and neck up front.

A draw certainly keeps things tight and suits Cliftonville and the Fighter Squad, although the red also, have their work cut out for them in the same day north belfast derby with the Crusaders.

Cameron Palmer beats Ross Glendinning on the ball and puts the icing on the cake (3-0) for Linfield earlier this season …

For Healy and McDermott, the next four months, not so much Boxing Day, are key. Every man demands both daring and subtlety. The Linfield manager is bound to recruit aggressively in the January window. If he can add firepower and goals, his team will struggle to navigate the race.

It is most often the team which concedes the fewest times, wins the title. This is where Linfield has been more impressive than all the comers in the first half of the season. Glentoran fans can also point out that their team have only conceded once in their last 8 games, although their run has been slightly less intense.

McDermott has been busy and managed to close his January deals quickly, efficiently and impressively. His challenges now are to keep a thriving team happy and precisely finding the right times to infiltrate quality, new hires so as not to disrupt the momentum.

If he finds the right formula, the pendulum could swing east …

(My thanks to Roy France for helping me with some research for this article) …

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Benni McCarthy and MaMkhize make PSL HISTORY at the expense of Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns https://tomcosgrave.com/benni-mccarthy-and-mamkhize-make-psl-history-at-the-expense-of-kaizer-chiefs-and-mamelodi-sundowns/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 06:30:30 +0000 https://tomcosgrave.com/benni-mccarthy-and-mamkhize-make-psl-history-at-the-expense-of-kaizer-chiefs-and-mamelodi-sundowns/ Benni mccarthy and MaMkhize keep reaching PSL benchmarks – no more this season than the last round of matches and to the detriment of Kaiser Chefs and reigning champions, Mamelodi sunsets. MUST READ: BONGANI ZUNGU FINALLY RETURNS! WILL HE PLAY FOR KAIZER CHIEFS OR ORLANDO PIRATES? MCCARTHY MAKES PSL AND CLUB HISTORY – AGAIN! McCarthy’s […]]]>

Benni mccarthy and MaMkhize keep reaching PSL benchmarks – no more this season than the last round of matches and to the detriment of Kaiser Chefs and reigning champions, Mamelodi sunsets.

MUST READ: BONGANI ZUNGU FINALLY RETURNS! WILL HE PLAY FOR KAIZER CHIEFS OR ORLANDO PIRATES?

MCCARTHY MAKES PSL AND CLUB HISTORY – AGAIN!

McCarthy’s Usuthu upset The Brazilians with a shock 1-0 victory to end their unbeaten run this year DStv Premiership. They were undefeated for 25 games until last year before McCarthy added another piece of history to his prestigious coaching career. AmaZulu.

This did justice to McCarthy’s side after losing the opener between these two teams to a controversial penalty kick.

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This time, AmaZulu was up to the challenge, ending the Mamelodi Sundowns streak and in the process and moving up to third the last. DStv Premiership Newspaper.

In the blink of an eye, McCarthy’s team backed off their campaign considerably. They are now ready to compete for the famous CAF Champion spot that they reached for the first time in their history.

READ | PSL FINALLY CONFIRMS 2000 FANS ALLOWED TO RETURN BUT THERE IS A WEIRD PROBLEM!

It will go all the way because the second half of this PSL season is now underway and it is neck and neck between Pirates of orlando, AmaZulu, MA royal, Kaizer chefs, SuperSport United, Stellenbosch FC and now, Cape Town. All of these teams are in an intense battle for second place – and therefore, qualify for CAF Champions League football next season.

READ | PITSO MOSIMANE’S LEGACY TO KAIZER CHEFS

THE MAGIC TOUCH OF MAMKHIZE CONTINUES – AT THE EXPENSE OF THE KAIZER CHEFS!

Royal AM has had a remarkable season of giant killings after completing the double against Amakhosi as well as several large scalps which see them at a distance of hitting pirates and Amazulu in the battle for CAF Champions League football next season.

READ | PSL’S BEST ATTACK IN DIRECTION FOR THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE DREAM!

MaMkhize made history as the first woman to achieve double wins against the Chiefs.

Surprisingly, they’ve been on the first side since Chippa United surprisingly made the brace against Amakhosi in the 2017/18 season.

READ | MCCARTHY’S ​​SON JOINS KAIZER CHIEFS! – THIS IS WHAT HE SAID WHEN HE ARRIVED IN NATURENA

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