Wilkins looks to regroup after 0-3-1 start

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first_imgAfter returning from the Washington Tournament last weekend, the UW women’s soccer team finds themselves in a bit of a tough spot after failing to claim their first victory on the season.Following loses to No. 3 UCLA and Cincinnati, Wisconsin (0-3-1) traveled to Seattle, Wash. where the team fell to No. 4 Portland 2-0 and drew a 1-1 tie against host Washington.After entering the season with high expectations, the humbled Badgers now find themselves in need of a kickstart to salvage the first third of their season.“Ideally we are not where I would want to be at this point in the season,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “Obviously, playing two teams in the top-five was going to be a challenge and I think in the long run this is going to be an important series of games for us in terms of building.”“The result we got [against Washington], I’m happy with because I thin it’s a step in the right direction.”Wisconsin will prepare to right itself in time for a two-game homestand against South Dakota State and UW-Milwaukee this upcoming weekend.Wilkins identifies set pieces as problemIn the wake of the season’s rocky beginning, Wilkins has already identified a main factor behind Wisconsin’s woes: set pieces.Of the five goals allowed on the year, four have come off of dead balls reentering play.The root of the problem, says Wilkins, rests on too many fouls committed, an accessory to sloppy second half play.“One thing is that we’re giving way too many fouls,” she said. “We’re not happy with our play in the second half, in the first half we’ve been fantastic and that kind of leads me to believe that fitness is a problem [and] focus.”“I think that is the youthfulness of our team and I think the leadership needs to come out in the second half.”Nosbusch returnsJunior captain Laurie Nosbusch returned to the pitch last weekend against Portland after missing the first two games of the year with a minor injury.Though she thought Nosbusch was “a little bit rusty” over the weekend, Wilkins expects another week of practice to be enough to help return the Mequon, Wis. native to top shape.“Being out with an injury, I think kind of set her back,” Wilkins said. “She basically didn’t practice very much before the games this weekend…but at the end of the second overtime against Washington I thought she was very good and her leadership came out.”“I think a good week of training this week will get her back into the mindset.”Nosbusch, who led the Badgers in all statistical categories over the last two years, totaled three shots over the weekend, including one on goal.Williams punches in first goalFreshman forward Kodee Williams put the Badgers on the board for the first time this season after capitalizing off a deflection against Washington, scoring her first collegiate goal in the process.Even with the season ending-injury to Paige Adams in the preseason and Nosbusch sidelined for the first two games, Williams managed to become a hazard for opposing defenses and has kept the UW offense threatening.“Kodee is definitely a bright spot,” Wilkins said. “I think she’s gotten better in each game this season already.”“What Kodee brings to us is something that both Paige and Laurie lack in terms of athleticism and being able to get behind people with speed and she showed that a little bit on the weekend.”With the return of Nosbusch to compliment Williams, Wilkins expects the offense to open up even further as the two continue to familiarize with the other’s style of play.last_img read more

Syracuse men don’t win for first time ever at ACC Championships; women place 3rd

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first_img Published on October 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 Facebook Twitter Google+ At the ACC Championships in Boston, the Syracuse men failed to win an ACC conference meet for the first time, as they placed second with 61 points. The Orange had won five-straight conference titles since joining in 2013, missing out on the chance to tie Maryland for the most consecutive titles.The Orange had five runners place within the top-20, led by Aidan Tooker (23:55.1) in eighth and Joe Dragon (23:56.2) in ninth. Junior Kevin James (24:00) placed 12th, followed by sophomore Noah Affolder (24:02.8) in 13th and redshirt freshman Nathan Henderson (24:12.3) in 19th.Aidan Tooker was unable to improve on his sixth place finish last year at the ACC Championships, as he ran the Franklin Park course about 25 seconds slower than his time last season in Louisville at the conference meet.An hour earlier, the Syracuse women finished third with 83 points.In her season debut, redshirt senior Shannon Malone ran the 6-kilometer race in 20:32.9, good for fifth place. Coming off a hip injury, Malone said she will be at full strength by NCAA Championships on Nov. 17. Freshman Laura Dickinson (20:45:0) placed 11th.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext up for Syracuse is the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Buffalo on Nov. 9, where the Orange will compete to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Commentslast_img read more

Pogba, now or never

Posted on May 14, 2020Categories btyvtfheTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Pogba, now or never

first_imgThe relationship between United and Pogba is hanging by a thread. The entity accuses its representative, Mino Raiola, of “create a culture of division”. He seems the agent determined to get the player out of there after United even put a price on him last summer: £ 180 million (€ 200) “Paul is our player and not Mino’s,” Solskjaer complained. to the media after an attackthat of Raiola in the media. And the agent replied on his Twitter. It was last February 17: “Pogba is neither mine nor Solsjkaer’s. You cannot have anyone in property for a long period in the UK or anywhere else. I hope Solskjaer I would not want suggest that Pogba is a prisoner. “Value change.Pogba cost United 120 million euros in the summer of 2016, when the Madrid of Zidane. “He is a great player, I like him, he is very good”, the French coach went on to say publicly to make Florentino’s preferences clear. But Madrid was in the process of containing costs. However, this season has been full of injuries (to the ankle) for the player, who has only been able to play six games as a starter and two as a substitute, and the estimate is that it could come out for 100 million, amount that could decrease depending on how the coronavirus crisis affects football finances. If there is a time to sign a player like Pogba, Zidane’s great longing, is this. As it happened in 2016, looks like this summer is going to come back to open the door which ends in the hiring of the world champion midfielder, who now He is 27 years old. The footballer has a contract with United until 2021 and, As AS has learned, his club has initiated contacts to renew him, aware that, if you don’t it would be better to sell him and make box with it.The differences of Mino Raiola, your agent, with the English entity and especially with his coach, Solskjaer, they are already more than evident. To the point that they have led to a major misunderstanding about the length of Pogba’s contract with United. “He is committed to the club until after Euro 2020 (it had to be played this summer) and then, if necessary, we’ll talk to United, “said the agent in mid-February on the station Talk Sport. But the reality is that Pogba signed in 2016 for five years, until 2021, with United’s unilateral option to extend for an additional twelve months. That clause is one of the obligations that the CEO, Woodward, systematically imposes on all footballers. Bruno Fernandes has also had to sign it. However, according to a sources aware of the situation of Pogba to AS, In the case of the French, this possibility of extending the contract for one year is useless. “It would only serve to anger the footballer and force him out, or hopelessly leave him a year later.” United are therefore obliged to try to renew him this summer, by mutual agreement, so that Pogba does not enter his last year of contract. Madrid has an ideal opportunity.center_img Zidane and Pogba maintain an excellent relationship. The footballer fits into this new football with rapid transitions proposed by the French coach in this second stage at the helm of Madrid. The two could see each other last October in Dubai. They both spent a few days there (the player, recovering from his injury) and were able to talk long and hard. Mirror Sport he hunted them and they were front page. “It was a pure coincidence”, Zidane apologized. Now, Pogba’s departure would not be so painful for United, who is working for Bruno Fernandes, new idol of the stands, and who has already scheduled the signing of the 24-year-old midfielder from Aston Villa Jack Grealish. Pogba, now or never.last_img read more