Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to Gators

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took on the University of Florida Gators in the second round of the NCAA tournament, but they came up short in double overtime.The loss came a week after the Badgers advanced past the first round with a win over Marquette University. Their reward, facing the number one-seeded Gators. In a back and forth battle, the Badgers’ (9-5-8) season came to an end in a 3-2 double overtime loss.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin takes on No. 1 seed Florida in second round of NCAA TournamentSports can be cruel, and sometimes to a certain extent it almost appears as if the game taunts the players Read…The game would go into halftime scoreless as the Badgers managed to keep the high scoring Gators in check. Wisconsin’s goalkeeper, Caitlyn Clem, recorded eight saves — a career high for Clem. The match proved to be a defensive battle throughout, but by the time the second half started, it seemed like a different game.Florida would break the scoreless tie 53rd minute on a penalty kick goal by Meggie Dougherty Howard. Thirteen minutes later, the Badgers would earn a penalty kick of their own. Senior midfielder, Micaela Powers, confused Gator goalkeeper, Kaylan Marckese, who dove for the left goal post while Powers sent it for the right side, delivering the equalizer at one. The goal was Powers’ fifth of the season.For a brief moment in the second half, the Badgers had the advantage and the top-seeded Gators on the ropes. In the 77th minute, Wisconsin took a 2-1 lead on a goal from freshman forward sensation, Dani Rhodes. The goal served as Rhodes’ fourth of the year, delivered in from junior forward, Sydney McGinnis.Florida outshot Wisconsin 18-13 in the game, besting the Badgers in shots on goal 11-5 and winning the corner kick battle, 7-1. Despite all this, the Badgers were less than 14 minutes away from completing a remarkable upset and moving on to the third round.The excitement of an advantage would almost immediately be shattered as the Gators scored just over a minute later. On a corner kick, Florida managed to tie the game on an own goal by Wisconsin in the 78th minute. The game would go into overtime knotted up at two apiece.Both teams would go scoreless in the first overtime and forced the game into to a double overtime period, the last stage before penalty kicks. The game was decided in the 107th minute when Brooke Sharp of Florida beat Clem from five yards out to send the Gators to the Sweet Sixteen.With the loss, six seniors will say goodbye to the Cardinal and White, including star player Rose Lavelle, Powers, Meghan Ledin, Holly Heckendorf, Morgan Taylor and Kylie Schwarz. This season saw a number of successes. The appearance in the second round marked Wisconsin’s 10th time to accomplish such a feat. Head coach, Paula Wilkins, also completed a milestone of her own getting her 100th win with Wisconsin.Women’s soccer: Late-season collapse costs Badgers NCAA BidWith five teams receiving bids, the Big Ten conference will be well represented in the upcoming NCAA tournament for women’s Read…In what some would call a rebuilding year, the Badgers showed some positive signs that could convince the biggest skeptics that the Badgers have a bright future on the horizon. Wilkins and Wisconsin now approach spring play with a lot to hang their hat on after a remarkable postseason run this fall.last_img read more

Woman looses hair after she claims new conditioner was tampered with

first_imgA woman from New Richmond, Wisconsin is sending a warning out to other women about checking their merchandise before they purchase it, after she was forced to shave her head because she did not realize the bottle of conditioner she purchased had been tampered with.Ashely Rose Robinson told Wcco Chanel 4 that she purchased a bottle of Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume conditioner last week from her local Walmart, but instead of receiving the thick full body of hair that the bottle promises, her hair began to fall out in clumps.The family now believes that someone may have tampered with the product by mixing it with the hair removal gel, Nair, and put the bottle back on the shelf for an unsuspecting person to purchase.Robinson posted photos of the damage to Facebook saying that the pictures do not do the damage justice. Walmart along with area law enforcement individuals are reviewing the store’s security footage to determine if any bottles of shampoo or conditioner have been tampered with.As for now, Robinson has decided to shave off the rest of her hair but is warning other women to check their bottles to ensure this does not happen to them.last_img read more

England quartet are European Young Masters

first_img She started the final round one shot off the lead and quickly staked her claim to the title with birdies on the second and third. But on the fourth she had a shank on the way to a double bogey and dropped another shot on the fifth. Caption: Sue and Nick Over with (back row from left) Annabell Fuller and Lily May Humphreys; (front row from left) Barclay Brown and Conor Gough. Image courtesy European Golf Association Her success, at The European Young Masters at Oslo Golf Club, Norway, books her a place in the Asia-Pacific Junior Championship in Hong Kong at the end of August.  In the boys’ championship, Conor Gough, from Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, finished seventh on five-under, while Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) was 14th on one-over, also finishing with four-under par 68. This is England’s first team victory since 2013 and they finished on 12-under, beating Norway by five shots, while Italy took third place, two shots further back.  Sue Over, joint team manager with her husband, Nick, said: “The team has been amazing, we are so proud of them. Today they just went out for it and it was fantastic.” Humphreys is enjoying terrific form, having just become one of the youngest-ever winners of the English women’s amateur.  29 Jul 2017 England quartet are European Young Masters Fuller, also 15, (Roehampton, Surrey) was third in the girls’ championship, closing with four-under 68, the best score of the final round, to finish on level par.  England’s Lily May Humphreys, Annabell Fuller, Conor Gough and Barclay Brown are golf’s European Young Masters.  Humphreys led the way to the team success with a personal triumph, becoming the first English player to win the girls’ championship. “I just got on with it afterwards and recovered pretty well,” said Humphreys, who played the remaining holes in two-under par, helped by holing a couple of long putts. Click here for the full scores Last year she was third in this championship and she said: “I really wanted to win this after last year and it feels really good.”  Fuller’s final round included five birdies and just one dropped shot. Gough was level par today and Brown mirrored Fuller with five birdies and a bogey in his 68.  “The team win is a big bonus. The four of us get on really well and this is really good,” she said.  She wasn’t sure of the scores when she came off the course but as soon as she was certain she’d secured the title she ran off to support Gough.  Click here to read about Humphreys’ win in the English women’s amateur championship. Their play underlines England’s current dominance in Europe, for they add their titles to the European amateur championship won at the start of this month by Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park, Kent) and the European women’s team title, won two weeks ago.  The 15-year-old from Stoke by Nayland, Essex, was two-under for the championship and won by a stroke after returning one-under 71 in the final round. last_img read more