The Wisconsin women’s soccer team has spent three weeks away from home and, during that time, things could not have gone much better – winning three games and tying one as they traveled across the country from Connecticut to Illinois to Oregon.Now Wisconsin (3-0-1) will finally return to the home pitch for a much-anticipated matchup with Vanderbilt. Not only will the game against the Commodores (1-2-1) serve as the home opener for Wisconsin, but it will also be the fifth annual PAC the MAC with one dollar tickets available for anyone at the door.After starting the season unranked, the Badgers have climbed to the No. 23 spot in the national rankings due to what is currently a four-game unbeaten streak. Following a 5-1 exhibition win at home over then-No. 15 Marquette, Wisconsin won three games in a row before settling for a 1-1 double overtime tie with Oregon State this past Sunday in the second of two games on the West Coast.Following Tuesday’s practice, senior midfielder Alev Kelter offered her thoughts on the second road trip of the season, which also featured a 2-1 win against Oregon last Friday night.“I thought it was a very successful couple games, and we played well as a team. And we came back from being down and showed that our team can push through adversity. We are strong together and we are going to continue to get better each day,” Kelter said.“I’m happy that they’re not satisfied with the tie and I think playing against good Pac-12 teams is a good thing to teach us what we need to be able to do and how to manage games a little bit differently than we did,” head coach Paula Wilkins said.As for Friday’s game, Wisconsin will most likely go with much of the same lineup, although there is the possibility for a few changes as Wilkins pointed out.“There’s going to be a little bit more of a competition for some stuff,” Wilkins said, making reference to the fact the Badgers will be without junior midfielder Kodee Williams who has to sit out due to a red card from Sunday’s game against Oregon State. Wilkins also noted a few players are injured, which could also play a role in the competition for starting spots, although she did not specify who, if anyone, would be sitting out due to injury.Regardless of the Badgers’ starting lineup come Friday, Wilkins outlined what she hopes to see from her squad against the Commodores.“I think we need to be more dangerous in the final third for sure. I think we’ve possessed the ball there but we haven’t been so dangerous, and so that’s going to be one of our focuses in the next two days,” Wilkins said of the Badgers offense, which has averaged a very respectable 2.5 goals per game.Vanderbilt, on the other hand, which came into this season after a 5-10-5 mark last season, has been off to a much slower start this year than the Badgers. The Commodores lost their first game of the season to UAB and in their last three matches, have tied, won and lost, in that order, with the victory coming against Memphis.In its four regular season games, Vanderbilt has yet to score more than two goals, though they have also yet to be held scoreless. However, according to UW assistant coach Tim Rosenfeld, Vanderbilt is a much better team than its record indicates and despite its lack of offensive success so far, it is one of the better attacking teams that Wisconsin will see in the non-conference season.Whether that holds to be true remains to be seen, but as Wisconsin’s leading scorer Cara Walls alluded to, there will undoubtedly be a very entertaining and physical game for those in attendance at PAC the MAC Friday evening.“I think we’re just hard,” Walls, who has scored five goals already this season, said. “We go down a goal and we know that we can come back. Physically, we’re hard. When the other team turns, there’s always someone there smacking a girl on her ass and teams don’t want to play against that. It’s fun to be on a team like that.”
Published on August 13, 2018 at 6:20 pm Few things excite a town like high school football, especially when it’s played under the lights on a crisp autumn Friday night. That’s why The Daily Orange Sports staff is launching new coverage this fall: “Friday Night Lights,” our high school football beat.There will be features, game coverage and previews — it’s our leap into covering what’s got the Syracuse-area buzzing every weekend.While The D.O. has always been committed to coverage of Syracuse University and SU Athletics, we recognize that community coverage is also a priority. “Friday Night Lights” is a great way to engage audiences off University Hill and expand our presence across the city.The high school coverage will be led by assistant sports editor Billy Heyen, and serves as another way to get young staff writers involved at The D.O.Local readers may already have a go-to spot for high school coverage, sure. But our reporting will be different. We’ll feature stories that aren’t told anywhere else, and cover games with a holistic approach, including a new focus on video content.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O. Sports is excited about the new opportunity, and can’t wait to see you at local high schools, under the lights, this fall.Billy Heyen is an assistant sports editor at The D.O. He is your go-to source for high school football coverage and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @Wheyen3 on Twitter. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
A number of Ghanaian players were in action across Europe over the weekend. Here’s a breakdown of how they fared.EnglandAlbert Adomah came off the bench for Middlesbrough in their 2-2 draw at Milwall on Friday. Jordan Ayew played 90 minutes for Crystal Palace in their 0-0 draw with Watford on Saturday. Jeff Schlupp started the game but was substituted. Christian Atsu was an unused substitute as Newcastle beat Southampton 2-1 at home. Andy Yiadom played 90 minutes as Reading lost 3-2 to Birmingham City.SpainOn Friday, Thomas Partey played 59 minutes of Atletico Madrid’s goalless draw at Villareal before being replaced by Vitolo. Mubarak Wakaso was sent off after picking up two yellow cards as Alaves were thrashed 3-0 by. Granada. He was a 36-minute substitute and was off after receiving yellow cards in the 40th and 67th minutes. Iddrisu Baba Mohammed was replaced in the second half of Mallorca’s 5-2 loss to Barcelona. Mohammed Salisu played 90 minutes for Valladolid in their 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad. Joseph AIdoo played 90 minutes for Celta Vigo as they lost 3-2 at Leganes. In the Segunda, Richard Boateng scored a consolation goal for Alcocorn as they lost 3-1 at home to Real Oviedo. Samuel Obeng was a second-half substitute for Oviedo.ItalyKwadwo Asamoah started on the bench for Inter Milan’s match against Roma. He eventually came on in the 72nd minute as the match ended 0-0. Nicholas Opoku was an unused substitute as Udinese drew 1-1 with Napoli. Alfred Duncan was an unused substitute for Sassuolo in their 2-2 draw with Cagliari. Emmanuel Gyasi was a substitute for Spezia in their 2-0 win over Livorno.GermanyKassim Nuhu Adams played the full game as Fortuna Dusseldorf lost 5-0 to Dortmund. Nana Opoku and Bernard Tekpertey were unused substitutes for Dusseldorf. Christopher Antwi-Adjei started for Padeborn but was substituted in the second half as the away side beat Werder Bremen 1-0.FranceJohn Boye played 90 minutes and was yellow-carded for Metz as they lost 4-1 to Nice.BelgiumEric Ocansey was a substitute in Kortrijk’s 1-1 draw with Mechelen. Gideon Mensah played the full game for Zulte-Waregem as they lost 2-0 at Gent. Nana Asare was an unused substitute for Gent. Godfred Donsah played the full game as Cercle Brugge lost at home to Genk. Joseph Painstil came off the bench for Genk. Samuel Asamoah was a substitute for Sint-Truiden as they lost 2-1 to Club Brugge.NetherlandsRobin Polley was an unused substitute as Den Haag drew 0-0 with FC Twente.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer formally charged Marcus Peters, born in 1989, of Arkansas City with three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from the shooting which occurred at 221 E. Olive Road in Oxford Sunday evening.Peters has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, a level 7 felony with presumed imprisonment; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; and criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor. He is to have an arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Sumner County District Court in Wellington. His appearance bond is set at $50,000.Peters is accused of firing a .22 semiautomatic pistol four to seven times during a family backyard barbecue at 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Sumner County District Court Complaint, an altercation occurred between Marcus Peters and his girlfriend Brittany Purkey and brother Joseph Peters. Nine people were said to be at the barbecue during the time of the shooting, according to Oxford Police Chief Kirk Ives.No one was hurt during the shooting incident.According to the complaint filed on July 1, Marcus is being charged for firing a handgun at the direction of Purkey and Joseph during an argument about whether M. Peters was too drunk to drive safely. He is also being charged with attempting to impair an Oxford City Patrol car window in which he allegedly tried to kick out. He also threatened a Sumner County Sheriff deputy by saying he was going to â€œheadbutt the fâ€” out of you.â€In the complaint affidavit, Oxford police officer Shawn Luck was dispatched to report of shots fired near Jeremy Witteâ€™s residents at 203 E. Olive in Oxford. A woman called the police to report someone tried to force his way into the house but the Witte shut and locked the door.Another call came in saying a shirtless man was walking down the street with a gun firing it. Lux responded and apprehended Peters who was walking without a shirt on and was obviously intoxicated, the complaint said.Lux detained him in the back of the patrol car and preceded to 221 E. Olive to further investigate the call of shots fired. Marcus then kicked out the patrol car window allegedly. He was transferred to Sheriff Deputy Corleyâ€™s custody where he made the threat.Lux proceeded to interview Joseph Peters, who stated he was having a family barbecue when his brother Marcus became upset. In the complaint affidavit, J. Peters said Marcus had too much to drink and tried to drive away in his pickup but other family members would not let him.Marcus allegedly walked away while the family tried to remove a tire from his vehicle. Joseph left to look for Marcus then got a call from his girlfriend Purkey who stated Marcus had returned and was shooting a handgun. He returned and Marcus shot at him but he was able to get the hand gun from him and give it to his mother Connie Greenwood.Lux recovered the handgun from Greenwood. Purkey provided a written statement that said Marcus had been drinking and tried to leave so she took the tire off his truck. Marcus shot at her then Joe tackled him. Marcus shot again and they fought before the police officers showed up. A witness said she watched Marcus shoot at her sister which scared her and she screamed and went inside.According to Ives, Peters was on probation for various crimes in Cowley County and was not supposed to be in Sumner County according to the stipulations of the probation agreement.Ives said he estimated Marcus had been living with his brother for about two weeks before Sundayâ€™s shooting incident.Follow us on Twitter.