Ohio State field hockey falls in overtime in Big Ten opener rebounds

Members of the OSU field hockey team celebrate at a game against Ball State on Sept. 14 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won, 3-2, in overtime. Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerMorgan Kile’s first career goal sparked the Ohio State field hockey team Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field as the Buckeyes handled the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 9-1, to salvage a split of the weekend’s matchups.It took OSU (3-4, 0-1) all of 47 seconds to get on the board Sunday when the freshman midfielder Kile crossed in front of the net from five yards out and converted off a pass from junior forward Peanut Johnson.“It felt great to come out with positive energy working together,” Kile said. “And when you come out as a team with an attitude like that, it’s just so easy to start a game that way.”Freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey picked up a hat trick against the Mountaineers.The Buckeyes fell just one goal short of the school record against Appalachian State (2-6, 0-1), failing to match the 10 they scored against Missouri State in 2012 and against Louisville in 1994.OSU’s demolition of the Mountaineers came just two days after the team lost a tight battle against Michigan State.The Buckeyes lost a thriller in overtime Friday afternoon, 4-3, to the No. 16 Spartans to open Big Ten play. Columbus native Abby Barker, a senior forward, scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season 2:50 into the extra session to give the Spartans (5-2, 1-0) the victory.“She’s a great kid. She can finish,” Wilkinson said about Barker. “She showed that last year in the Big Ten Tournament and she showed that again today.”Despite being outshot, 20-17, Michigan State got a quick flurry of four shots on goal in the opening minutes of overtime. OSU freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro made three saves away from the net in the period, but couldn’t deny Barker as she maneuvered in front of the net for the game-winner. OSU got out to a promising start early against the Spartans, scoring twice within 20 minutes in the first half. Humphrey connected off a penalty corner eight minutes into the game and senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner followed it up with a tip-in goal with 18:01 left in the half.Michigan State didn’t panic and instead responded with poise before the half ended.Senior midfielder Becky Stiles connected from five yards out with less than seven minutes to play in the opening stanza to cut the Buckeye lead in half, 2-1. It appeared OSU would be able to keep its lead at halftime until Michigan State was awarded a final penalty corner attempt with no time remaining. Allie Ahern, a senior forward, scored on the play off a well-placed pass from Barker to tie the game, 2-2, at halftime. “I don’t know if we got comfortable or if Michigan State just stepped it up,” Wilkinson said. “Obviously when you’re down two goals like Michigan State was, you have nothing to lose. And when a team can get into a rhythm playing like that, that usually fares well for them.”Ahern connected again for her second goal, this time off a turnover, to start the second half, and the Spartans led for the first time, 3-2.The Buckeyes didn’t get a shot on goal in the second half until more than halfway through the period, but they made a strong surge late.With 11:53 to play, Royce took a thunderous shot off a penalty corner and fired just wide, but Humphrey snuck into the picture and tipped the ball into the net to tie the game at three. OSU had four opportunities to win the game on penalty corners with no time remaining, but it couldn’t find the back of the net.“We had endless opportunities on goal,” Royce said after the game. “We had multiple (penalty) corners. Under pressure everything changes, so we’ll learn to step up.”Royce said she was pleased with her teammates’ performance against the up-tempo Spartans, but they have to learn to play at their pace.“The Big Ten style has a very unique style of (field) hockey,” she said. “So our hardest challenge will be playing our game despite the way they play.”OSU is set to face Louisville on the road Tuesday at 4 p.m. before Big Ten play continues Sunday against Penn State in Columbus. read more

Football Ohio State finds depth at safety with White and Wade

Ohio State freshman cornerback Shaun Wade (24) runs downfield towards Indiana senior wide receiver J-Shun Harris II during the first quarter of the game on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State safeties coach Alex Grinch did not know what would happen with Jordan Fuller on Saturday. But he did have a backup plan. With lack of depth coming into the Nebraska game at the safety position, and sophomore Isaiah Pryor out with a shoulder impingement, Grinch said he knew Thursday that sophomore Brendon White would be the next guy in. That he had earned the right to be the next player up if the secondary needed it. And the Ohio State secondary did need it: Fuller was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being called for targeting. White entered without much in-game defensive experience. But, like many other members of the secondary before him, he earned his spot with playing time on punt and kickoff returns. This was how White earned the trust of his position coach, enough trust to be placed in the spot he was in against the Cornhuskers. That being said, Grinch said many safeties have had similar opportunities this season, especially with no real secure hold on the other safety position. “It’s one thing to get the opportunity. It’s a whole other thing to take advantage of the opportunity,” Grinch said. “That has been a little of the frustration is several guys have had some opportunities and maybe haven’t risen to the occasion as much as we’d have liked them to.” White rose to the occasion, recording 13 tackles and two tackles for loss in Saturday’s 36-31 win over Nebraska on Saturday.  Now, with the majority of the secondary healthy, White has still vaulted himself into the conversation as the starting safety next to Fuller against Michigan State. But not with Pryor, with redshirt freshman Shaun Wade. This has been a transition season for Wade, moving from corner to nickel to a hybrid position in which he played a lot of safety. Grinch said it’s been a process trying to find the best fit for the redshirt freshman at this point in his career, and said, for now, it’s in the safety room. In Ohio State’s five-point win over the Cornhuskers, Wade recorded four tackles. For the safeties coach, it’s not deciding whether White or Wade will start and the other will never see the field. “We are certainly not opposed to playing more than just one or the other,” Grinch said. “That’s the message to them, keep competing and the more guys that play, the better.” Even with the pressure of a starting job resting on his performance in practice heading into the game against the Spartans, White said he’s not really looking to change much. “I’m going to keep doing what I have been doing, and that’s going hard every day, having that eager to want to be great and wanting my teammates great,” White said. In Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer said Pryor will be fighting for playing time as well, saying that he is healthy to play. Instead of talking about the safety position opposite Fuller like it is a weak spot in the secondary, the place for opposing offenses to attack, players and coaches alike are praising its depth. Despite no starter at the position at this point, the players know the team has the talent to find production no matter if its Wade or White. “When you got a lot of guys that can play, I know it’s hard for the coaches just deciding who is going to play, but like they said, they are just going to be battling it out,” redshirt junior cornerback Damon Arnette said. “We all know both of those guys are ballers and whatever decision they decide to make, it’s going to help us regardless.”  That’s the mindset White has moving forward. He’s going to continue to do what he always does: fight for the team’s success as a whole. “At the end of the day, whoever gets the starting job, the coaches made the right decision and I’m going to be there for it if it’s me or if it’s not me,” White said. “At the end of the day, I want the team to win. read more

Pochettino Tottenham isnt ready for the title yet

first_imgAfter taking over Manchester City’s second place in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino still thinks Tottenham isn’t ready for the title yet.Christmas arrived just in time for Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, as they took the second place from a Manchester City side that has been wobbling in the last two matches and given away the top spot of the Premier League in the span of just one week.The hype around Spurs has become even more interesting once you realize that they are actually playing with no new players since last season, they have produced two impressive performances in which they have scored 11 goals and proved that they really do have one of the most complete squads in European football.But as it usually happens with a manager like Pochettino, he doesn’t want the players to get too relaxed this early in the season as there is still at least four more months of competition and the most defining part of the tournament doesn’t happen until the month of May.Pochettino doesn’t feel like Tottenham Hotspur is ready to take the challenge of being considered a title contender, he is convinced they are still far from the achievements that other Premier League clubs have accomplished so far and he isn’t certain his squad will hold at the top for the rest of the season.Mauricio Pochettino explains how Spurs have now evolved in to genuine Premier League title contenders:✍️ “We didn’t complain about signings”🏟 “We didn’t complain about the stadium”📆 “We didn’t complain about the fixtures”[@HaytersTV]#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/JoSM4CUqrG— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 27, 2018“We are in a very good position. I think we are in a position that the team deserves to be,” Pochettino told a news conference via Four Four Two.“But another thing is to be a real contender at the end of the season. We need to show that we can be consistent throughout the whole of the season.”“I think Manchester City have shown in the past they can be real contenders because they won the last Premier League, and of course Liverpool make an unbelievable investment and they are doing well and they are at the top of the table.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Of course, I think these two teams are more realistic [to be] thinking at the end of the season that they are going to be contenders.”“We are there because we have the belief and we are working so hard and of course we have the quality. If not, it’s so difficult to be in the position we are today.”“We are still a question mark. If we are capable of being consistent for the whole season like the first half of the season, then we can talk about fighting for big things,” he added.”We will see if we are capable during the whole season to be consistent like in the first half of the season. Then we can talk that we can fight for big things.”Mauricio Pochettino assessesTottenham’s title chances: https://t.co/fnKSJLfYbK pic.twitter.com/uEbXxJAAmZ— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2018Now that we know Mauricio Pochettino wants to take things on a day-to-day basis, we can already assume that the players are fully focused on the final match of 2018 against Wolverhampton.The Wolves are one of the most competitive squads in the Premier League this season, they have already managed to upset Chelsea earlier this month and they are a serious threat to Tottenham Hotspur for next Saturday’s match at Wembley Stadium.The Argentine manager already stated that he can’t wait to play at the new stadium, but a bit more time has to go by in order to get that stadium ready.Tottenham Hotspur is currently in second place of the Premier League behind leaders Liverpool, their last victory against AFC Bournemouth helped them surpass Manchester City after Guardiola’s side shockingly lost their second match in a row against Leicester City at King Power Stadium, a match that was also on Boxing Day.EL TOTTENHAM, DE POCHETTINO! pic.twitter.com/YSCBvy4TWd— Cantina deporte (@cantinadeportee) December 24, 2018How far do you think Tottenham Hotspur will make in the current Premier League season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

City Of Kenai Approves Update To Animal Control

first_imgThe third change adds a new offense which requires responsible control and confinement of animals. Currently, it is an offense not to have an animal in the City under restraint. The change in the definition of “vicious animal” is for clarification purposes, ensuring that an animal is defined as vicious if it has done an unreasonable harmful act in a hostile manner, or has twice been found as dangerous by a court, according to City Attorney Scott Bloom. Bloom: “If you’ve been cited three times and you aren’t doing anything to change the behavior, then we need to take an additional step. Often the judges will talk to the people, and people tend to listen to the judge more than the animal control officers.”  The ordinance was approved by the Kenai City Council at their meeting on Wednesday. The new changes will go into effect in March of 2019. According to Bloom, the intent of this is to impart on animal owners a more serious message totry and gain compliance with the assistance of a judge.center_img Bloom: “Essentially if an owner lets their dog run loose in the City the owner can be cited, generally after several warnings, for failure to restrain their animal. This carries a citation amount of $50.” The second change, is in the citation procedures, and adds a new provision that animal owners that have been cited for an animal control violation three times in a 12 month period must have an arraignment, and go before a judge as opposed to just paying a fine. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai approved an ordinance to make three changes to the City’s Animal Control code, including amending the definition of “vicious animal”.last_img read more

Urdu Drama Festival to begin on 13 Oct

first_imgThe Urdu Academy will be inaugurating the six-day Urdu Drama Festival on 13 October at Sri Ram Centre in Mandi House. To depict the composite lingual culture of Delhi, Urdu Academy started organising six days Urdu Drama Festival in the year 1988. Urdu Academy,  Delhi is the only organisation which has consistently organised Urdu drama festivals since last 26 years. The academy stages Urdu Plays in Urdu Drama Festival every year. More and more prominent drama troupes are coming forward now to stage Urdu Plays on a variety of topics such as social inequality, historical characters, students problems, communal harmony, the old culture of Delhi among others. This years’ Urdu Drama Festival is being dedicated to eminent scholar and writer Begum Qudsia Zaidi and Khwaja Ahmed Abbas.last_img read more

KMC all set for Mayoral poll today

first_imgKolkata: The stage is all set for holding the poll for electing the new Mayor at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Monday. The voting will start at 1 pm sharp and will continue till 2.30 pm. The venue for holding the monthly meeting of the civic body will be the place where four booths have been set up for the polling.It may be mentioned that Firhad Hakim, who holds the post of state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, has been chosen as the Mayor designate by councillors of Trinamool Congress, following Sovan Chatterjee’s resignation from the post. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMina Debi Purohit from BJP will contest against Hakim for the Mayoral post, while Left Front and Congress have announced that they will boycott the voting. “We have as many as 122 elected councillors and we are hopeful that all of them will cast their votes in favour of Hakim. So, the wait for him sitting on the chair of the Mayor is just a matter of formality,” a senior KMC councillor said. Hakim is scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremony, attired in dhoti- panjabi. Deputy Mayor designate Atin Ghosh will also take oath on Monday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedInterestingly, Hakim on Sunday called up former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who is also the councillor of Ward 131 of Trinamool Congress and urged him to be present for the voting on Monday. It may be mentioned that the Calcutta High Court on Friday had refused to stay the election for the Mayoral post in KMC. CPI(M) councillor Bilquis Begum had moved the high court, challenging Hakim’s election on the ground that he was not an elected councillor from any of the wards of the civic body. KMC chairperson Mala Roy held a meeting on Friday with the councillors and urged them all to be present for the voting.last_img read more