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06
Oct
2020

Underwood Queensland’s number one suburb for growth

first_imgThe home at 36 Cascade Drive, Underwood, sold for $930,500 earlier this month.Data has revealed Underwood is Queensland’s top suburb for median value growth.CoreLogic data named the southern suburb as number one, with growth of 22.2 per cent over the past 12 months.Ray White Rochedale selling principal Zishaan Omar credited location, new properties, schools and faith for the boom in the area.He said there were some new estates in Underwood which were larger than some of its counterparts in surrounding suburbs.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17“The blocks are quite favourable, with good frontage and they are nice and flat,” Mr Omar said.“Some are up to 500sq m, which are bigger than other nearby estates have to offer.”Mr Omar said the many different churches, mosques and temples in the area made it popular for people of all backgrounds.“Underwood is becoming culturally diverse so the places of worship surrounding it also have a big part to play,” he said.Underwood has easy access to the Pacific Motorway, and Westfield Garden City is less than 15 minutes drive.The home at 113 Birdwood Tce, Auchenflower, sold earlier this year for $1,435,000.Behind Underwood, three of Brisbane’s top five suburbs for median value growth are in Brisbane’s west.Auchenflower sits at number two on the list, with its median value rising by 21.1 per cent, with Ashgrove just behind it at 18.5 per cent.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoIndooroopilly experienced growth of 15 per cent.The home at 7 Park Ave, Ashgrove, sold this month for $1,330,000.McGrath Real Estate Agents sales agent Reuben Packer-Hill believes the suburbs have been overlooked for some time and now some of the surrounding suburbs have been becoming more expensive, buyers have been looking for nearby alternatives.“Some of those suburbs in the western corridor have been undervalued and underperformed so it was about time people realised how great some of those suburbs are,” Mr Packer-Hill said.”People have traditionally looked in closer suburbs (and) we’ve seen prices in suburbs like Paddington rise over the past five to ten years, so as people look for better value for money they’ve stepped the next suburb over.”This home at 23 Essex Rd, Indooroopilly, sold for $1,300,000.Mr Packer-Hill said families trying to get children into specific school catchments also had an impact on the growth.“This growing trend for people to get into certain catchments for schools has assisted the growth demand in some areas,” he said.“I personally see that six or seven families out of ten with primary aged children are buying specifically to get into the catchment area.“The demand to get into St Peters (Lutheran College) is also facilitating sensational price drive.”Yeronga came in at fourth with 17.8 per cent.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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29
Sep
2020

Dutch pensions insurer ASR to acquire BNG Asset Management

first_imgAccording to John Reichardt, CFO at BNG, asset management no longer fits within the bank’s core activities.Chris Figee, ASR’s CFO, said the services and staff at BNG AM were a welcome addition to the company’s existing product range.He described the acquisition as a “clear growth accelerator”.ASR recently announced that it would establish a general APF pension fund, the new pensions vehicle that can accommodate various pension plans under a single, independent board.Jack Julicher, CIO at ASR, said: “The combination of BNG Asset Management and ASR will make a strong asset manager for institutional clients, with a good balance between risk and return, as well as great attention to sustainability.”ASR and BNG said they expected to complete the deal during the second quarter, pending regulatory approval.As at the end of June, ASR had €42bn in assets under management. Pensions insurer ASR is to take over the €5bn asset management branch of BNG, the bank for Dutch local councils – including BNG’s 10-strong team – for an undisclosed sum.With the acquisition, ASR said it aimed to strengthen its position in the Dutch market for external asset management, focusing on the pensions industry, as well as the semi-public sector.BNG Asset Management, as a full subsidiary of BNG, offers its services to industry-wide pension funds, as well as lower government, care and educational institutions, care insurers, housing corporations, utility companies and charities.The asset manager offers tailor-made portfolios, investment funds and advice, with a focus on fixed income.last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

Cardinals Boys Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Nicholas 5th Graders defeated The St. Louis Cardinals 22-18.Cardinals Scoring:  Conner Miles – 9 pts, Hank Ritter – 7 pts, Eli Weiler – 2 pts.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Roell.The St. Louis 6th grade Cardinals faced St. Nicholas Thursday evening at home and came away with a 31-13 win.The Cardinals controlled the tempo of the rematch with their tenacious defense.  The Cardinals worked well offensively sharing the ball and constantly looking for the open man.  A balanced scoring attack helped the Cardinals secure the win – Charlie Schebler (6), Abe Hollins (6), Noah Tuveson (6), Alec Bunselmeier (5), Frank Forbeck (4), Cy Muckerheide (2) and Aidan Geers (2).The Cardinals will be at home this Saturday hosting the St. Louis tournament.  The 5th grade will tip off against St. Michael at 9am and the 6th grade will face St. Michael at 11am.  St. Lawrence and Milan will also be playing in the tournament.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach John Harmeyer.The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team pulled out a nail biter on the road and won against a very good Laurel team Thursday December 1. TThe Yellowjackets have always done a great job of controlling the game on their home turf and this game was no different. The well coached team executed every possession on both sides of the ball as well as any team we’ve faced this year.Team focus and effort by the Cardinals and an outstanding game by Thomas Raver provided the slight edge needed for the the visiting team to get the victory. CJ Grote drained a beautiful 3 pointer to get the Cards off a scoring slump. The long defensive reach of Ryan Reder and an exhausting “”chase” defense by Cayden Pohlman led to reversing the momentum in favor of St. Louis. Raver led all scorers for the contest followed by Cody Mohr. In total 7 of the 8 Cardinals made the scoring sheet. Abe Streator iced the game by hitting both ends of a 1 and 1 and a shutdown defense by Adam Vogelsang, Joseph Suttman, Thomas Raver and a block at the buzzer by Mohr to deny the final shot by Laurel made for one of the most exciting finishes of the season for the young Catholics!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.The St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade travelled to Laurel last night to play the hometown Laurel Yellow Jackets winning 31-27.It turned out to be a well-played game by both teams.   The Cardinals needed to play good defense in the first half as they had difficulty getting their shots to fall early which allowed the Yellow Jackets to manage a lead at half time by the score of 16-11.   However, the Cardinals applied a little more defensive pressure in the second half and got back on track with their offense as Kurt Siefert and Riley Schebler hit several three point shots baskets to put St. Louis up 23-21 going into the fourth quarter.  In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals managed to control the remainder of the game and went on to win 31-27.The Cardinals had a balanced offensive attack as Kurt Siefert scored 10, Ben Schebler 7, Riley Schebler 8, Lleyton Ratcliffe 8, and Sam Voegele had 6.   Defensively Voegele, Ratcliffe and Wil Freeland played well for St. Louis.The Cardinals travel across town next week to play the Batesville Middle School on Tuesday December 6th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

February 27, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgFebruary 27, 2018 Police Blotter022718 Decatur County Fire Report022718 Decatur County EMS Report022718 Decatur County Law Report022718 Decatur County Jail Report022718 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

23
Sep
2020

Herrick, Dancer, Bond, Jones win on opening night at North Platte

first_imgNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (May 17) – Getting the season started off right Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway were the IMCA quartet of Bryan Herrick, Mikey Dancer, Kyle Bond and Tanner Jones.Herrick led the final five laps of the feature for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods after starting in the fifth row. Dillon Schultz had snared the lead at the end of lap six from his brother Zach Schultz, who retired from the feature with mechanical issues; Dillon held on to earn runner-up honors.Storming to the front and then being consistent on each and every lap, Dancer captured the checkers in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division on opening night. He started in the third row, drove around the top to get the lead on the third lap and never looked back.Running away and hiding from the rest of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock field was Bond. He started in the third row, drove to the lead on the seventh lap and checked out.Starting on the pole and staying up front was the winning combination for Jones in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

The Latest: Michigan State’s Panasiuk redshirting this year

first_imgThey were among six players placed on the list in the early days of training camp.Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter have yet to be cleared to rejoin the team.Oluokun is expected to take over a full-time starting role this season, while Etling is in the mix to serve as the team’s third quarterback. Hawkins is a fourth-round pick out of California.___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 5, 2020 Joyce said he had mild symptoms for six days, and he was frustrated that it took him a month to test negative for the virus. Eighteen of his teammates are now infected following a recent outbreak that halted the Marlins’ season for a week.“Hopefully they have a much better experience than I did with the testing results,” Joyce said.___Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White has quit the football team in a social media post that accuses the FCS program of being lax in coronavirus testing and following protocols.White says on Instagram that the team’s last test was July 6 and that symptomatic players were still in the building and around other teammates. The junior adds that meeting rooms have had “100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight.” Coach Brian Flores said he supported both players in their decisions.Wilson made four starts and had 43 receptions for 351 yards and one touchdown last season.___Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter said he’ll push for daily testing for the COVID-19 virus during training camp while the NFL ramps up for the season.Tretter said Wednesday on a Zoom call that he’s been satisfied with the protocols agreed to by the league and players’ union. Tretter said those guidelines will need to continue to evolve and change as more is learned about the virus. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound White also says first-year Colonels coach Walt Wells knows and “does nothing,” adding that he only cares about EKU earning a big payout from West Virginia for playing in Morgantown on Sept. 12.Athletic director Matt Roan said in a statement the department is aware of White’s post. He says “egregiously or willfully ignoring safety guidelines” by staff or students will not be tolerated. Moan also says weekly testing will be done consistent with re-socialization requirements and anyone reporting symptoms will be tested, monitored and quarantined if necessary.___The Detroit Lions have activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. The Lions put Golladay on it last week. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___ Players are currently being tested each day, but that was supposed to change in two weeks to every other day if teams stayed below a certain percentage of positive cases. Tretter believes daily testing is necessary to avoid the “lag time” that has led to problems in Major League Baseball.Tretter has chosen to play this season while knowing he’s putting himself and his pregnant wife at risk. He’s currently staying in a hotel and not at home to minimize any chance of getting sick.___Louisville has paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball after 29 members of those programs tested positive for COVID-19.The school said in a statement the positive tests and exposure were primarily traced to an off-campus party. Teammates and student-athletes from other sports were potentially exposed to the virus and remain quarantined due to contact tracing, the statement said.center_img Panasiuk said on his Twitter account that he intends to come back and finish his senior year at Michigan State.“Our country is facing difficult times with many unanswered questions regarding COVID-19,” Panasiuk said. “Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of the effects of COVID-19, I cannot risk my health and safety in order to play football this season.”Michigan State’s football team just finished a 14-day quarantine period based on testing that took place last month. Team activities resumed Wednesday, and practice is scheduled to start Friday.___The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The governing body decided to delay workouts until Sept. 8, three weeks later than the previously planned start of Aug. 17.A seven-game schedule will start Sept. 25, according to the latest plan. The playoffs will conclude in December. Those teams that don’t make the playoffs will have the option of scheduling an extra game, as long as it happens before Nov. 20. High school stadiums will be limited to no more than 250 people in the stands with social distancing measures in place. Fans will also be required to wear a mask or face covering.___Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Joyce, who missed all of summer camp with the coronavirus, says his antibodies tests have come back negative and he continues to observe protocols for COVID-19.“I’m like: ‘OK, I already had it. Do I really have to wear the mask all the time?’” Joyce said. “But I still want to be mindful and careful, because there’s still so much unknown.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan State defensive end Jacub Panasiuk says he’s redshirting this season because of concerns about COVID-19. The Latest: Michigan State’s Panasiuk redshirting this year The AAC also announced it could move the date of its football championship game, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the top-seeded team, back to Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 if needed, due to COVID-19 disruptions.The conference championship game could also be moved to accommodate Navy’s annual game with Army, scheduled for Dec. 12. The conference said it hoped to make a determination on the date of the championship game no earlier than Nov. 1.The AAC has lost at least eight games against Power Five conference opponents that have altered schedules to play all or mostly within their league. More cancellations could come. The conference is allowing its members to find replacement games if possible. Conference play begins Sept. 19 as previously planned.___The South Carolina High School League has pushed back its start date for football practices and games. Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns.___Albert Wilson became the second Miami Dolphins player — and their second receiver — to opt out of playing this year because of the coronavirus.Wilson announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter. Allen Hurns made a similar announcement Tuesday.“It was a very tough choice,” Wilson wrote, “but since the day I started playing the game it’s always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit.” “We’ve talked about other schools, we’ve used those examples to educate,” athletic director Vince Tyra said in virtual news conference. “And unfortunately, we fell into the same trap here this past weekend.”Tyra also said the code of conduct within the teams, department and school are being stressed, and repeat violators could face disciplinary options up to dismissal.Suspension of activities began Monday. Team members who have not tested positive or been identified through contract tracing may be permitted to return to on-campus workouts on Aug. 10.___The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Foye Oluokun, quarterback Danny Etling and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins from the team’s COVID-19 reserve list.last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Three Nigerians Named in Genk’s First Season Home Game

first_imgThree Nigeria-eligible players have been named in Racing Genk’s provisional squad list for their first home game of the 2020-2021 season against OH Leuven this afternoon.Racing Genk coach Hannes Wolf has selected Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu, Belgian-Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers and Belgium youth international of Nigerian parentage Shawn Adewoye in a 20-man squad.For the second consecutive match, there is no place in the Genk squad for former Mountain of Fire goal poacher Stephen Odey fueling speculation that he’s not in the plans of the manager for the new season. Dessers making the roster is good news as he had been rated as doubtful previously after suffering a head injury during Wednesday evening’s workout but it remains to be seen if he will be named in the starting lineup.If promising center back Adewoye is given a run-out against OH Leuven, it would be his professional debut for the Limburg club.Genk came from behind to beat Zulte-Waregem 2-1 in their opening match of the season last weekend courtesy of goals from Onuachu and Dessers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Relief for New Orleans

first_imgSunday Sept. 11, New Orleans Saints fans were supposed to watch the Saints’ first regular season game in their living rooms, or at a sports bar with their friends. The smell of barbequing and tailgating was supposed to fill the humid air. Saints faithful were supposed to parade their Joe Horn and Aaron Brooks jerseys around the French Quarter. Cars were supposed to be decorated with Saints magnets and flags.New Orleans was supposed to come alive on Sunday. Instead, the historical city is still lying underwater. Most New Orleans residents and Saints faithful have fled the city. Families are without their pets, some are missing loved ones and many are in Texas crammed in a shelter with up to 10,000 strangers.The Saints players have also been affected. They too have been separated from the city they call home. They are also separated from their families, friends and homes. A week prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Saints acted on an intuition and quickly relocated camp to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they were scheduled to play the Oakland Raiders. Players, coaches and Saints personnel watched in horror as Katrina ripped apart their Crescent City. Fear for family and friends overwhelmed the team. They were 2,000 miles away and helpless.Still reeling from the tragedy, players initially did not want to play their final preseason game. But after a team discussion, players and coaches decided to play the game with different intentions in mind. From now on, the Saints would dedicate each game to the victims of Katrina. The game went on as scheduled and despite the new team attitude, the Raiders defeated New Orleans 13-6.”It’s happened like that for years, and it’s never stopped, regardless,” Saints wide receiver Joe Horn said in a San Francisco Chronicle interview. “In this business, we have to play the football game. In this business, that’s the way it goes. If your family’s OK, the game must go on, and that’s the way it is.”And the show would go on.Without their city, without their home and without home-team advantage, the Saints decided to continue 2005 season play. Up first were the Carolina Panthers.Playing for the victims of Katrina, the Saints opened Sunday’s game with a vengeance.They took control from opening kickoff, running Deuce McAllister eight times for 25 yards, while quarterback Aaron Brooks completed all seven of his passes for 55 yards. The Saints found themselves at the Panthers’ four, which set up McAllister for a four-yard touchdown run.The Saints were on the board first. A sign of relief quickly dispersed throughout the Saints sidelines. Fans watching from shelters and their new homes finally had a reason for celebration. But the game was not over yet.Carolina quickly tied the game the first time they received the ball. The Panthers drove the ball 83 yards on nine plays. Panther quarterback Jake Delhomme connected with receiver Steve Smith on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 37 seconds remaining in the first quarter.New Orleans responded with 4:37 to go in the second quarter, thanks to a two-yard touchdown run by McAllister, his second touchdown of the game.Following a series of turnovers, the Saints were able to extend their lead following halftime. John Carney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 4:31 remaining in the third quarter as New Orleans extended their lead to 10.Late in the third, Panthers running back Stephen Davis ran in for the score to bring the game within three points.Carney would return once again for his second field goal of the day, a 48-yarder. The Saints were back on top 20-14.Due to a series of penalties on their next possession, Carolina was forced to bring out their kicking team. John Kasay responded for the Panthers, kicking a 39-yard field goal to bring the game back within three.Kasay would return to the field one last time to tie the game, 20-20, with a 49-yard field goal with 1:04 remaining in the game.A series of passes from Brooks set up a 47-yard field goal. With wind gusts up to 23 miles-an-hour, Carney kicked the game-deciding field goal with three seconds left in regulation play.Celebration on the New Orleans sideline quickly erupted and, for a second, fate was finally on their side.”We knew what this game represented,” Carney said in a Sports Illustrated interview. “When the game started, I think the players had their mind on football and the aspects of what they needed to do to get the job done. I’m thinking about place kicking and doing the best job that I can. When the buzzer sounded and the game was over, then I kind of realized what this game had meant to a lot of people.”Carney was right. When does football become more than football?It has been a while since I’ve seen a football team come together to play for a city. The Saints represent New Orleans and they represent the thousands of fans who would have normally crammed into the Superdome to cheer their beloved team.The Saints’ win gave the city of New Orleans hope. And for a second, Saints faithful were able to take their minds off of Katrina and were able to stand up and cheer.There was no drama on the field. There were no cheap shots and no one-man shows. There was no post-game chat about contracts and team feuds. It was simply football. And it was magnificent.The Saints showed great pride in their city. Their win did not come as a shock to me. Not only will the Saints be playing this season closer as a team, they will also be playing with the thoughts of their fans in their hearts.last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

IHOC : Staring at potential victory entering 3rd period, SU slips in bid to unseat powerhouse Lakers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 6, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Heading into the third period of the College Hockey America championship game, Paul Flanagan tried to corral his team’s focus.‘We’ve gotten this far,’ the SU ice hockey head coach Flanagan told his team. ‘We’ve waited a year to play in this game. Just play like it and do the things that have gotten you here. Make plays. Make hits. Stay disciplined. Don’t panic.’But Flanagan’s words couldn’t carry the Orange to a win. Mercyhurst was just too strong, and the Lakers’ two third-period goals led to a 5-4 victory in their favor.‘They almost had too much energy between the second and third period,’ Flanagan said. ‘I wanted them to rest, but you can’t slow it down. It’s that energy, that adrenaline.’Before the 3-3 tie became a 5-4 defeat, Syracuse sat squarely in front of what could have been the school’s first championship in just its third season. On one end, there was a Syracuse team that knew it had to patiently deconstruct a vaunted Mercyhurst defense that had given up four goals in a contest four times prior. On the other, there was a relentless Mercyhurst offense led by Meghan Agosta, an all-world player closing out her outstanding collegiate career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was only right for the eight-time defending CHA champions to come into SU’s Tennity Ice Pavilion, handle their business and give a final goodbye to conference play for the year. With three goals and 23 shots in the second period, the team with all the championships flexed its muscle.But at the close of the first period, Syracuse held a 2-0 advantage. And by the end of the second, Syracuse had withstood a quintessential powerhouse comeback to keep the score even at 3-3.Momentum shifts and conference pedigree aside, when the two teams broke back into their respective locker rooms, they were still tied. Syracuse was standing on an even level with the team that has won every championship since the CHA’s inception.‘We had lots of momentum going into the second and into the third,’ senior defender Ashley Cockell said. ‘And our main focus was to just keep going after them. Keep getting the puck deep and run their ‘D’ into the ground.’The CHA doesn’t offer an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament to its champion. Mercyhurst would have likely been in the postseason either way, but had the Orange won, Syracuse would have dramatically increased its chances at extending its season.‘I think we really tired them out and got some great opportunities,’ Cockell said.Sophomore Isabel Menard also remembers the time between the second and third period when, for a moment, Syracuse had every chance to be the CHA champion.‘We’re right in this, girls,’ Menard said she told her teammates. ‘We’ve waited for this moment for a while now. I mean, someone has to beat Mercyhurst.‘We were close. We got some penalties at the end, but you can’t blame it on just one person. It was everyone. I’m just really proud of everyone. It was great to be part of it.’Very quickly, Syracuse’s most important second period of the season led to its most important third period of the season. Mercyhurst’s Bailey Bram and Agosta scored consecutive goals in a 21-second span nine minutes into the period, and the Lakers were up for good. The first goal came on a second effort near the net, and the second directly out of a faceoff.If Syracuse can hang its head on anything, it will be that two periods into this game, it stared down a team that is already used to winning championships. A year after losing the championship to Mercyhurst 3-1, SU inched a little bit closer to taking down the perennial power.‘Last year we got this close,’ Flanagan said. ‘It was really a one-goal game a year ago. This year, it’s a one-goal game. Getting back to this game — that was our mission. And we accomplished that.‘Now we just have to figure out how to get over that hump. We want to be the team that’s getting that big trophy a year from now.’zoirvin@syr.edulast_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Strong second half not enough; UW draws with Red Storm

first_imgOn a windy night at McClimon Soccer Complex, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team’s match against St. John’s University ended in a 1-1 draw after 20 minutes of extra time.The tie ended a three-match losing skid the Badgers have suffered over the past couple of weeks, but it still isn’t as satisfying as a victory, especially with how strong the team played on both sides of the ball throughout Friday’s match, according to head coach John Trask.“It’s tough,” Trask said. “We gave up a soft goal in the first half. But I told the guys at halftime, other than that play, it was the most complete half we played from a coach’s standpoint. We were playing to our strengths and we were solid defensively.”For most of the first half, UW was solid on defense. Their only breakdown was in the 41st minute following a free kick, when after a save, St. John’s redshirt junior goalkeeper Jordan Stagmiller punted a ball to freshman midfielder Mohamed Awad on the run. Awad struck the ball into the back of the net once he was one-on-one with redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers.But, to say Wisconsin was solid on the defensive side of the ball in the second half would be a huge understatement.After giving up four shots on goal in the first half, the Badgers picked up their defensive effort in the second and didn’t allow St. John’s a single shot on goal for the next 45 minutes.Senior defender David Caban and the rest of the Badger backline kept the Red Storm in check down the stretch.“Obviously with the exception of the big ball that they scored on, it was probably the best all season we played in the back,” Caban said. “If we could erase that one mistake, it would probably be near perfect. But that happens in games and we picked each other up and got the tying goal.”That tying goal came in the 48th minute from freshman midfielder Mike Catalano. Freshman forward Tom Barlow crossed a beautiful ball to the far post, where it found Catalano’s head and the back of the net. The match was tied from then on till the final whistle blew.“I just saw Tom out there and usually he takes it in,” Catalano said. “But this time he picked his head up so I just took it as a cue to get in the box, and every time you get in the box, good things tend to happen. The ball just came right to my head.”The goal was Catalano’s second of the season and was the only goal to come out of 10 second-half shots for the Badgers. The goal also makes Catalano the third player on the team to have multiple goals this season along with fellow freshmen Barlow and forward Mark Segbers.A big reason as to why Wisconsin created so many opportunities offensively in the second half was because they had the wind at their backs, as the conditions had a large effect on the match. The team took advantage of the conditions in the second half and played intelligently.“You have to pick and choose the right time to go,” Catalano said. “You can’t be running around like crazy. You have to conserve the energy and play smart. You can’t work extremely hard throughout the game. [You] really need to pick your times in these conditions.”With their losing streak snapped, the Badgers can attempt to get back on a winning track, something they haven’t yet been on for more than one game this year.With that said, positive decisions won’t only benefit the team’s resume; they will also help bring fans to the game, which coach Trask and the rest of the team are longing for at McClimon.Going back to last year, Wisconsin had a 14-match home unbeaten streak going and the student fans, now referred to as “the Colony,” are going to play a huge role in the team getting back to that level of home success.“With the Colony and all the students here, there was an opportunity for us to show off,” coach Trask said. “And you saw it on the first goal; they’re waiting. We’ve got enough people in this stadium now and they are waiting for real good things to happen. Hopefully they continue coming out. They’re a big part of what we are trying to do right now.”The Colony will have to wait before they again make their presence known at McClimon, as the Badgers hit the road to the east coast where they will take on another new member of the Big Ten in Maryland next Friday.last_img read more