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Women’s soccer: Badgers gaining momentum after consecutive shutout victories

first_imgAfter a convincing 2-0 triumph over Loyola University Chicago Monday night, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has won consecutive games for the first time this season.The Badgers took an early lead over the Ramblers and never looked back. Less than 20 minutes into the game, UW freshman Grace Bahr put Wisconsin on the board first after an assist from the veteran senior midfielder Micaela Powers. The score was the first of Bahr’s collegiate career.The second and final goal of the game came from junior forward Sydney McGinnis in the 29th minute, giving the Badgers a two-goal advantage before the half.With the win, Wisconsin improved to (3-2-3 overall) and secured the team’s second road victory this season before they begin conference play against Ohio State University later this weekend.Women’s soccer: Redemption on team’s mind after heartbreak of 2015Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 24, 2015, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team did not lose a game. After tying once Read…On the other hand, Loyola Chicago’s search for a win continued as the Ramblers fell to (0-5-2). Loyola Chicago has now lost five of their last six, and have been outscored 13-4 during that stretch.The Badgers have received help offensively from young and old alike so far this season. After the team’s 2-0 win over the Ramblers, the Badgers’ scoring contribution is now equal among upperclassmen and lowerclassmen.Powers has recorded two scores and McGinnis has added a single goal to the effort. While freshmen Bahr and Dani Rhodes combined with sophomore Emily Borgmann for a total of three scores as well.This game finally allowed Wisconsin to pass the two-goal mark this season after exposing the Ramblers’ defense. A feat that may seem surprising for a team that currently averages more than 6 shots on goal per game of 18.1 shots per game total.Women’s soccer: Badgers return to Madison for short homesteadThe Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team returns home this weekend from a tough California road trip in which they faced Read…Rose Lavelle — expected to be Wisconsin’s main offensive threat this year — is still chasing her first goal of the season. But she recorded her second point of the year on an assist to McGinnis in the 2-0 victory.One positive constant for the Badgers this season has been redshirt junior goalkeeper, Caitlyn Clem. Clem has played every minute of this season (800) in the net for Wisconsin, while recording 30 saves, four shutouts and a .857 save percentage. Her most recent shutout came against South Dakota State University last week, when the Badgers defeated the Jackrabbits 1-0.The Badgers kick off their Big Ten schedule this Friday, Sep. 16 at 7 p.m. when Wisconsin returns home to host Ohio State.last_img read more

Sir Sam Jonah to chair 2nd Ghana Golf Awards

first_imgInternational businessman and ardent golfer, Sir Sam Jonah will chair the 2nd Ghana Golf Awards (GGA), fixed for Saturday, December 27, at the Events Haven, Trade Fare, La, Accra.Sir Jonah, who was awarded the 2013 GGA Personality of the Year, will be the man to steer affairs for the night, where 20 distinguished golfers and organisations will be decorated for their contribution to the development of the sport in Ghana.Sir Jonah, will be among the high-profile personalities expected to grace the second edition of the event, with Okyehene Osgayefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Life Patron of the GGA, also attending.Other dignitaries expected to attend are the Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr Joe Kpenge and the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga.In all 20 golfers will be honoured for their distinguished performance in the year 2014.The second edition of the GGA will be uniBank, Coca-Cola, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, Latex Foam, Azar Paints, Cal Bank, Jandel Limited and Special Ice. Media organisations such as  Asempa Fm and  Adom Fm are also partnering the event.last_img read more