After 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.
Ghana’s David Accam came off the bench to score the only goal for Nashville SC as they beat Dallas in the first game back for both teams since MLS shut down in March due to Covid – 19.Accam went on a solo run just 4 minutes after coming on and managed to guide his shot past the goalkeeper aided by a deflection.Nashville and Dallas were forced to withdraw from the MLS is Back tournament this past month in Florida because of positive COVID-19 tests.The game between the teams at the Toyota Stadium was the first of the league’s restart of the regular season.Because the group stage of the tournament counted toward the regular season, Dallas and Nashville were behind the other teams. They will play each other three total times, with the second game set for Sunday at Toyota Stadium.The win means Nashville SC have secured three points and their first ever win in the MLS.
Mattingly has said he trusts Puig is in the right frame of mind after several discussions with his electrifying star.“I think Yasiel has put his statement out about how he feels,” Mattingly said. “We’ve talked about the baseball side of it. Everything we talked about is where everything should be between me and him on the baseball side of it. Anything beyond that is a question for (general manager) Ned (Colletti) or (team president) Stan (Kasten).“It’s no different than it’s ever been.”Mattingly indicated earlier in the week there was increased security after Puig entered the major leagues last season.Mattingly admitted the situation is unique.“I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like this,” Mattingly said. “There has been a lot of guys. I was in New York with El Duque (Roberto Hernandez), and I don’t know his story. I don’t know what happened with (Yoenis) Cespedes or any of those guys. “Yasiel is the first guy that we get anything on how he got here.”Ramirez returnsHanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers starting lineup Friday, just as he promised the day before.Ramirez left the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game in San Francisco after getting drilled in the hand with a 90 mph fastball from Ryan Vogelsong, but x-rays were negative.Mattingly said he had no hesitation about starting Ramirez.“When we talked to Hanley today, he was good to go,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think there’s a fear that anything’s wrong with him, other than soreness.“It’s one of those as a player that you know whether or not you can play. If he gets out there and it gets worse swinging the bat, things can change. But it’s Hanley’s call. He knows if he can play or not.”Van Slyke gets nodThere had to be excitement when outfielder Scott Van Slyke saw his name on Mattingly’s starting lineup card Friday afternoon against Arizona starter Wade Miley.After all, Van Slyke entered Friday’s game 4 for 11 (.364) with two doubles and two homers against Miley.“I think I just see the ball well off him — I don’t know how to really describe it,” Van Slyke said. “I’m confident when I step into the box that I’ll get a pitch to hit. If not, I’ll take what he gives to me.”Mattingly said he has liked what he has seen from Van Slyke, particularly against Miley and Giants left-handed ace Madison Bumgarner.“He’s been good. Scotty gives you a quality at-bat,” Mattingly said. “He’s always been that RBI guy, and he knows what he’s doing. He’s had a couple hits off Myley, and off Bumgarner, another tough lefty, he shoots the ball to the corner and walks.“He lengthens our order.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error There was no mistaking the boyish laughs and the pregame histrionics of Yasiel Puig.The jovial 23-year-old Puig seemed genuinely entertained when Hanley Ramirez brought out a suit jacket with army camouflage especially for Juan Uribe, a popular target and teammate.Puig also cracked himself up sending photos out to his social media accounts.It was Puig being Puig, and it was a refreshing change of pace in the midst of the latest Puig media storm that hit this week when media reports of Puig’s perilous escape from Cuba came into the public light. The death threats from a Mexican drug cartel and the dealings with a black-market Miami businessman who helped orchestrate Puig’s escape — as detailed in the reports — are not new to Puig. The only difference might be the increased media attention and knowledge of his situation.“Nothing seems different,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Puig’s demeanor.There was an increased media presence with more reporters and television cameras as the Dodgers returned home to face the local media for the first time since the story broke earlier this week in Los Angeles Magazine and ESPN The Magazine.Puig did not address reporters Friday, but said earlier in the week that he felt “normal.” He also issued a statement earlier in the week saying that he would not further discuss the reports and that he is “represented on this matter …. I’m only focused on being a productive teammate and helping the Dodgers win games.”
MORE: NFL scores, Week 11: Results, highlights, updatesNelson, who lined up as a fullback on a third-and-goal from Jacksonville’s 1-yard line, lunged forward and appeared to score. Once he and his teammates emerged from the pile, a fantastic keg stand celebration ensued. Quenton Nelson’s touchdown in the third quarter of the Colts’ Week 11 game against the Jaguars on Sunday did not count. Upon replay review, he was ruled short of the goal line.But the touchdown celebration the All-Pro guard delivered before the play was reviewed might have been the best in the NFL this season. They might have taken @BigQ56’s touchdown away.But we’ll always have this. pic.twitter.com/qoh9Znt1n9— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 17, 2019So great.After the call was reversed and Nelson’s touchdown was wiped off the board, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett found Marcus Johnson for a touchdown on the next play.Nelson’s celebration, however, will live on forever.