Women’s hockey: Badgers bring home WCHA title for third year in a row

first_imgFor the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is WCHA postseason champion.The Badgers (31-2-4-0, 22-2-4-0 WCHA) started off this weekend’s tournament by defeating the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks Saturday afternoon. The Hawks (16-16-6, 11-12-5 WCHA) have been one of Wisconsin’s toughest opponents this season, so the Badgers knew facing them to start off the Final Face-Off would be a challenge.The Badgers and the Hawks seemed to be relatively well-matched, with both teams scoring goals during the second period of play. With 11 penalties called during the game, eight of them being against North Dakota, it was clear this was going to be a close, physical game.The Hawks seemed to believe bullying Wisconsin on the ice would be the trick to winning, and North Dakota’s leader seemed to be sophomore forward Rebekah Kolstad. Kolstad, who had been aggressive in previous matchups between these two teams, earned herself a major penalty and was also given a disqualification penalty. She will be suspended for a certain number of games if North Dakota’s season continues after this weekend.Even with all the chaos, Wisconsin still managed to clinch the win, thanks to junior forward Emily Clark. Clark scored her 20th career game-winning goal Saturday.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s strong second-half makes Senior Day sweet as UW defeats MinnesotaFor one of the winningest classes in University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program history, Sunday’s 66-49 win over Minnesota on Read…Sunday’s contest featured a surprise for the Badgers. During the second round of tournament play, the University of Minnesota, Duluth defeated the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.While the Badgers didn’t have to play the Gophers in their home arena, Duluth was not going to be an easy victory for the Badgers. With the No.1 and the No. 2 teams squaring off on the ice, it was clear the winner of this game was truly going to be the best in the WCHA.With both teams scoring in the first period, it was clear the game would go to the team who managed to capitalize on the most opportunities. The win was thanks to Wisconsin’s junior forward Annie Pankowski and senior forward Sarah Nurse, who managed to create three scoring opportunities during the third period.Men’s hockey: Badgers remain No. 2 in conference after Penn State splitThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team suffered their worst defeat of the season to Penn State, squandering an opportunity to Read…Thanks to the UW’s first line of Nurse, Clark and Pankowski, the Badgers are bringing home Wilma for the third year in a row. Wisconsin will now wait for the NCAA to announce the schedule for the next round of playoffs.last_img read more

Freshman guard Brycen Goodine enters transfer portal

first_img Published on March 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Goodine’s game-winning putback layup against Wake Forest was one of Syracuse’s highlights of the season, which ended abruptly. Individually, Goodine was trending upward as the season progressed because of strong on-ball defense, Goodine’s road to minutes next year looked similarly bleak. With Goodine, the Orange would’ve had six guards under scholarship next season.Kadary Richmond, a four-star recruit, further adds to the logjam at point guard which includes the injured Jalen Carey, Howard Washington and current starter Joseph Girard III. Comments Syracuse freshman guard Brycen Goodine has entered the transfer portal, according to Verbal Commits. Goodine played just 8.7 minutes per game and scored 1.9 points per outing in his first season with the Orange.“It is time for me to seek out a new beginning,” Goodine wrote in a Twitter post.Goodine started the season a game-to-game contributor. He played in SU’s first nine contests of the year, but due to ball security issues, inefficient scoring and an inability to hit any of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc, he fell out of the rotation. He appeared in just three of Syracuse’s next 10 games, playing just 10 minutes total over that stretch.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Solomon Asante disappointed at CAF Champions League exit

first_imgTP Mazembe midfielder Solomon Asante has expressed disappointment at his club’s inability to reach the Group stage of the CAF Champions League.The Congolese giants were booted out of the competition 3-2 on aggregate despite winning 1-0 at home to South African side Orlando Pirates on Sunday.Asante, one of five Ghanaians in the books of the Lubumbashi-based side, laments the Ravens inability to achieve the goal.“We are not very happy because we wanted to get into the money zone but we are out and it is rather unfortunate,” the Ghana international told Joy sports.“Last year at Berekum Chelsea we managed to reach the money zone but this season at Mazembe we couldn’t and we are all very disappointed but we are encouraging ourselves because that’s the nature of the game.”TP Mazembe by virtue of their exit from the Champions league will now drop to the Confederation Cup which is Africa’s second tier club competition.last_img read more