The Jr High Eagles Soccer team traveled to South Ripley. The Eagles win 1-0.Scoring for the Eagles: Jordan Meyer 1 goal, 4 shots; Caleb Simon 3 shots; Morgan Sutton 1 shot, 1 assist; Justin Swinney 1 shot; Ryan Wilson 1 shot; Blake Fiess 2 stops; Garrett Schriener 2 stops; Cam Grable 1 stop; and Conner Toops (shut out) 8 saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2018 at 10:54 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 WHITE PLAINS — In Syracuse’s halftime locker room, head coach Quentin Hillsman drew a “3,” Chennedy Carter’s number, on the board at the front of the room and circled it.Carter, Texas A&M’s reigning National Freshman of the Year, scored 15 points against Syracuse in the first half on Wednesday. The Aggies took a one-point lead into the break.“She was gonna get 35 or 40 points and beat us if we didn’t control the game,” Hillsman said. “… She can win a game by herself, so I was more concerned about that more than anything else.”That concern, and ensuing extra focus, paid off.No. 18 Syracuse (2-1) scored the first 13 points of the second half en route to a 75-65 win over No. 20 Texas A&M (2-1). The Orange won the third quarter by 14 points, and held Carter to three points in the second half. After a late comeback spurt by the Aggies, that third quarter proved to be the decisive blow in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We really wanted to concentrate on closing out short and protecting the paint,” Hillsman said. “… We did a good job in the second half of shrinking the floor.”SU wanted to make Carter work on the defensive end in an effort to slow her offense, Hillsman said. And on the Orange’s first second-half possession, Tiana Mangakahia dribbled right with Carter on her, then crossed back to the left and tried to get to the lane. Carter blocked her, a foul early in the half, and exactly what Hillsman wanted.Moments later, Mangakahia squared up from the top of the key and swished a 3. It put the Orange ahead by two, and from that point, Syracuse didn’t trail again.“I just do what the defense gives me,” Mangakahia said. “So if they’re sagging off, I’ll shoot the 3. If they’re up in my grill, I’ll take it.”Then, it was Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi joining the offense. She caught a pass on the right block, back to the basket and pivoted into the lane. Rising up with two hands, she put the ball off the glass. It took a small bounce on the back rim and went in. The whistle blew for an and-1. Djaldi-Tabdi missed the free throw but had stretched the Orange lead. The redshirt freshman finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.The Aggies were still scoreless in the half when Djaldi-Tabdi went to down screen for Miranda Drummond a few possessions later. Popping to the top of the key and receiving a pass from Gabrielle Cooper, SU’s leading 3-point shooter from a year ago drained it.Immediately down at the other end, Drummond stole a pass intended for the corner and pushed the floor. She found a cutting Mangakahia, who bounced off contact in the lane and scooped it off the glass with her right hand. The whistle blew, Mangakahia pumped her fist, and the Aggies used a timeout. She made the free throw out of the break, giving the Orange an 11-0 run. Then she gathered an offensive rebound and scored to make it a 13-0 run moments later.“The fact that she pushed the ball helped us run more and push, too,” Djaldi-Tabdi said of Mangakahia.Syracuse didn’t shutout the Aggies in the third, but the Orange kept pushing. Mangakahia led the way with 10 in the frame, including the final bucket when she caught a Djaldi-Tabdi kickout and brought it back to the rim to finish with her right hand again.Mangakahia answered the call at the other end, too, helping the top of the SU 2-3 zone limit Carter in the third. The sophomore missed a 3 from the top, missed a running shot on the right side of the basket, and missed a right-wing 3. Her only points in the quarter came on the second of two free throws midway through the third.“Halftime wasn’t really the result we wanted,” Mangakahia said. “… We adjusted to (Carter) and we came out a little bit more aggressive, and our defense was better when we were guarding her.”The Aggies got within six points in the fourth behind an intense full-court press. But Syracuse had done enough in the third quarter to keep it from getting any closer.Hillsman said that, before the game, he told the Orange it was a must-win. At halftime, he implored them to shut down Carter. SU’s response to the second instruction helped the Orange deliver on the first.“You have to tell them that you expect them to win,” Hillsman said. “… It’s a big win, that’s all I can say.” Comments
On the Old Bridge in Mostar, the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship started. Even though it was a working day, the audience was large.The first series started at 2:15pm, but before that, there was warming up. Rhiannan Iffland from Australia won’t remember the warmups fondly since she injured her knee.Iffland currently leads the women’s category, but won’t be able to win any more points in Mostar and most likely won’t be able to be first since this is the second to last competition as part of the championship in this season.Today, two jumps for the men’s and women’s categories will take place, while the third and final ones will take place tomorrow.We published earlier that the tickets for the special train ride to Mostar for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship for Saturday, September 16th was sold out and that the organizers, in cooperation with the Railways of FBiH, introduced another train ride.This information, together with today’s visit and atmosphere, show that tomorrow will be another spectacle in Mostar.Mostar is, for three years running, a part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship.After five competition in this season, the leader in the men’s category is Blake Aldridge from Great Britain with 480 points and behind him are Gary Hunt from Great Britain with 460 points and Jonathan Paredes from Mexico with 450 points.After Ifflad with 690 points, Adriana Jimenez from Mexico with 520 points and Helen Marten from Australia with 450 points follow.(Source: Klix.ba)
Courtesy of SFA Athletics Media RelationsNACOGDOCHES, Texas – SFA Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey has announced the hiring of Tony Minatta as the new Ladyjacks head soccer coach. The buzz around the NCAA soccer community”I have a ton of respect for Tony and how he runs his teams with great integrity. During his time in the Big 12 you always knew his teams would be ready to play and battle for 90 minutes. I am excited for him and it’s a great hire for SFA.”- Paul Jobson, Baylor Head Coach Minatta takes over the SFA program after a six-year stint as the head coach at Iowa State.Statement from SFA AD, Ryan Ivey”After an extensive national search, Tony quickly became our top target. He’s a great fit for the Nacogdoches community and our institution as we continue to strive to be the leading mid-major athletics department.” Statement from Tony Minatta”I would like to thank Dr. Scott Gordan, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey, and the search committee for providing me with this incredible opportunity. I am very inspired by the vision that Ryan Ivey has for SFA athletics, as well as the winning tradition and foundation that has been built with the women’s soccer program. I have followed the Ladyjacks soccer program from a distance since joining collegiate coaching, having Wally continue to serve as a mentor will be invaluable in continuing to move the program forward. I cannot wait to get working with Ashley, Chance, JD, the rest of the staff, the athletic department and most importantly the incredible student athletes that are a part of the program. I look forward to embracing the Nacogdoches community and working hard to have the women’s soccer program represent SFA in a positive way both on and off the field.” “Tony has such integrity and drive in everything he does. I have no doubt that he will impact the players and program in a big way.”- Bryan Blitz, Missouri Head Coach “SFA has made a great hire in Tony Minatta to lead its women’s soccer program. He is a grinder who has recruited and coached at the highest levels of college soccer. More importantly, Tony knows how to treat and motivate the student-athletes in his program to be their best. He is well respected in the soccer community for how he runs his program and will push SFA soccer to even higher levels on success on and off the field.”- Danny Sanchez, Colorado Head Coach “I’m so happy for Tony to be chosen as the new leader of Lumberjack women’s soccer. His passion and investment towards his players and their development as people is second only to his joy for the game of soccer and life. It’s that infectious personality that will be recognized very quickly by his players and create a supportive, collaborative culture almost immediately. I wish he and the program all the success. “- David Diianni, Iowa Head Coach “What a great hire for SFA Soccer! Tony Minatta’s experience recruiting the top-level players and his high tactical soccer IQ will be a tremendous asset for this program. This is a statement hire for SFA as to their support of Women’s Soccer to go out and get a coach of Tony’s caliber!”- Tom Stone, Texas Tech Head Coach “Tony is a tremendous hire for SFA! He is an excellent teacher of the game who is passionate about providing his players a first-class experience. He is also a man of high character who is a great leader. I look forward to watching him lead SFA to new heights.”- Karen Hoppa, Auburn Head Coach