Ohio State womens volleyball splits pair of weekend road games

OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerDespite going into two road matches as heavy favorites to win both, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was able to come away with just one victory this weekend.On Friday, the No. 12 Buckeyes had their losing streak extended to three in a surprising upset loss to Maryland (13-15, 3-11) before rebounding against Rutgers (4-22, 1-12) on Saturday for their 20th win of the season.OSU’s loss to the Terrapins — just its second in program history — came by way of a three-set sweep, but the game was more closely contested than the final score indicated as each set was decided by only two points (25-23, 28-26, 27-25).The loss came despite the best efforts of senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who came off the bench to lead her team with 12 kills. Junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (nine kills, three blocks) and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell (nine kills, two blocks) also broke the double-digit point barrier.In place of freshman Taylor Hughes, who sat out both weekend games as she continues to nurse a left elbow injury, senior setter Emily Ruetter contributed 35 assists. Maryland’s redshirt senior outside hitter Adreene Elliott was a thorn in the side of the Buckeyes all night, leading all players with 22.5 points on 18 kills, four service aces and one block assist.Serving proved to be an area of difficulty for the OSU once again, as it committed 12 service errors against only three aces.Defensively, the Scarlet and Gray weren’t as sharp as usual, allowing Maryland to hit at a .270 attack percentage, which is well above the .163 mark that OSU had allowed to opponents entering the game.OSU raced out to a 9-6 lead in the first set, but Maryland came charging back with a 6-0 run to take the lead. The Terrapins would extend their advantage to as much as five before the Buckeyes charged back to level things at 21. From there, the home team retook momentum, ultimately squeaking out the narrow win to take an early lead in the match, despite being out-attacked .216 to .114 in the opening set.Maryland led most of the way in the second set, but OSU grabbed multiple late leads at 22-20 and 24-23, threatening to even the match at one set apiece. The Buckeyes couldn’t finish the job, though, as they fell in extra points after several costly errors.In the final set, the Buckeyes were the ones who held the lead for most of the way, but much like set two, they couldn’t finish the deal even though they attacked at a .385 clip. With a 24-22 lead and a chance to extend the match, Maryland again forced extra points and overcame the late deficit to complete the upset.A date with last-place Rutgers proved to be what OSU needed to snap its three-game losing streak, as it ran away with a sweep (25-13, 25-16, 25-19). The three-set victory is the Buckeyes’ third in as many games over the Scarlet Knights since they joined the Big Ten last year.Mitchell again led the way with 12 kills, while freshman outside hitter Audra Appold added 10. OSU was able to get back on track from the service line, racking up eight aces — led by Campbell’s three — against five errors.After going down 3-2 early in the first set, the Buckeyes went on an 11-0 run to take a commanding lead and would not trail again for the remainder of the match, coming away with decisive victories in all three frames. Led by Ruetter’s 35 assists, the Buckeyes attacked consistently throughout the match, putting up at least a .360 attack percentage in each set en route to a .372 rate for the contest.Meanwhile, Rutgers’ offense was held to a .138 hitting percentage on the evening and hit above .100 in just one of three sets, partly thanks to five blocks by Sandbothe.With six games left in Big Ten play, OSU now has a 9-5 conference record, leaving them tied with Purdue for fifth place in the conference standings.The Buckeyes are set to return to their home court on Wednesday, looking to complete a season sweep of No. 18 Illinois. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. read more

Hummels We gave them two gifts as goals

first_imgBayern Munich’s Mats Hummels was left to rue the two goals that they had conceded against Real Madrid during the second leg of their semi-final tie in the Champions LeagueThe Bundesliga champions were eliminated from the competition on Tuesday night with a Karim Benzema brace providing to be the decisive factor between the sides in their 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.Speaking after their exit, Hummels was left to lament the defensive errors that had cost them dearly with goalkeeper Sven Ulreich’s mistake giving Real their second goal on the night and Bayern also made mistakes in the first leg at Munich last week.“Over the two games we gave them two gifts as goals,” said the defender, according to Football-Espana.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Real didn’t play at their maximum at all.“This hurts a lot, we had loads of chances in their area. We did manage to score twice but this was one or two less than we merited on the chances we created.“We were the more dangerous side but they made less grave mistakes. But we made a game of it without Arjen Robben, Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Arturo Vidal.”last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri admits Alvaro Morata is low on confidence

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Alvaro Morata lacks confidence but he is not worried about the Spaniard’s lack of goals.After making a great start to his Chelsea career following his £60 million transfer from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata has endured an alarming dip in form.Morata did well during the first half of last season, scoring freely during the opening weeks.He struggled during the second half of the season, scoring just one league goal, although he scored two goals as Chelsea won the FA Cup.Morata will likely lead the attack when in the London derby when Chelsea face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.New manager Maurizio Sarri, while speaking in a press conference acknowledged Morata’s lack of confidence. The Independent reports.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I am not worried about Morata,” said Sarri. “Morata is a very great player. I think that, in this moment, he needs only to gain confidence. But he is a great player.”Sarri states that he is not worried about Alvaro Morata whom he describes as a great player who only needs to gain some confidence. #CHEARS— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 17, 2018“Maybe, maybe [he is low on confidence]. He needs to score. As all the strikers in the world do, I think. He needs to gain confidence, but he’s improving so I’m not really worried about him.”last_img read more

String of robberies on TCI beaches

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 7, 2016 – Guests to the country are far too frequently becoming the target of crime… on the World’s #1 Beach last night about 20 minutes to 10, a group of tourists was robbed by knife point.  The man, about 5’ 7” was wearing short pants and a black hoodie when he grabbed the throat of one in the group and threatened them.  He got away with cash and a wallet with documents; he was said to have a broken accent.Earlier in the day, shortly after 4 pm, according to Police two in a separate incident were robbed; the crime was reported for them and it was explained that the pair was on North West Point Beach  – two masked gunmen, one 6 feet and the other 6′ 2″ got away with a straw bag containing clothing, a go pro camera, cell phone and some cash and a white scooter.  That scooter would be later found by detectives who arrested the 46 year old allegedly in possession of it and are still on the hunt for a second man.These incidents on the beaches of Providenciales are among the reasons Beaches Resort owner Butch Stewart cited for the drop in guest bookings from December for the six star hotel.last_img read more

High surf advisory in effect at local beaches

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHigh surf advisory is in effect for San Diego beaches. Officials have warned to stay out of the water if you are not a strong swimmer. Big waves, winds, and rip currents are expected all weekend. Posted: January 19, 2018 Ed Lenderman, AP, Ed Lenderman, AP January 19, 2018center_img Updated: 6:51 PM High surf advisory in effect at local beaches Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man held in Puruliya for posting CMs distorted image

first_imgKolkata: A man was arrested in Puruliya on Wednesday for posting a distorted picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the social media.According to a source, Joymal Bhattacharya, who is a member of Para Panchayat Samiti, recently lodged a complaint against Jhantu Rajwar of Dhankidi village for allegedly distorting Chief Minister ‘s picture and posting it on his social media profile. Rajwar also allegedly wrote some lewd comments on the post. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBhattacharya lodged a complaint against Jhantu Rajwar at the Para police station. On the basis of the complaint, police officers nabbed Rajwar on Wednesday. Sources informed that Rajwar is associated with the BJP but the party has denied the claim. “One person has been arrested in this regard and a probe is on,” said a police official of Puruliya District Police. According to police sources, Rajwar has been booked under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateEarlier this month, BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested in Howrah for allegedly posting a distorted picture of Banerjee on social media profile. On May 9, a Trinamool leader in Howrah lodged a complaint against her at the Dasnagar police station. After the complaint was lodged, the Cyber Crime section of Howrah Police took charge of the investigation. On Friday morning, Sharma was called for interrogation. After a few hours of questioning by the police officers, she was arrested for allegedly distorting Banerjee’s picture and posting it on social media. After her arrest, Sharma claimed that she has been framed and targeted. Sharma was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days after her arrest. While she was in judicial custody, Sharma, through her lawyer, appealed to Supreme Court for bail. Sharma was granted bail by the Apex court on May 15.last_img read more

Bidhannagar mayor stripped of his powers councillors want him removed

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress leadership Sunday clipped the wings of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta on the charge of making anti- party statements and handed over his powers to his deputy. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of BMC councillors who urged party supremo Mamata Banerjee to take a call on Dutta’s fate in the party. Senior TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim was present at the meeting. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDutta was not invited at the meeting, in which several councillors expressed their opinion that he should be removed from the mayor’s post, TMC sources said. “Several councillors even threatened to resign if Dutta continues as mayor. However, it was decided that party supremo Mamata Banerjee will take the final call,” said a councillor who attended the meeting. Interestingly, BJP leader Mukul Roy said Dutta is a “popular leader” who plays a role to help the saffron party. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state TMC sources said it was decided at the meeting that henceforth the BMC’s Deputy Mayor Tapas Chatterjee would handle additional responsibilities and call meetings of councillors, if needed. Several councillors also proposed Chatterjee’s name as the next mayor, but Hakim said such a decision will be taken by Banerjee, the sources said. Chatterjee, a veteran CPI(M) leader of Rajarhat- Newtown area, had switched over to the TMC in 2015. “I would inform our party supremo about the views of the councillors. I won’t say anything else,” Hakim told reporters after the meeting. The BMC has 41 councillors and 39 of them belong to the TMC. A total of 37 TMC councillors attended the meeting. The BMC covers Salt Lake and its adjacent areas. The party leadership was annoyed with Dutta after he participated in an agitation against the state’s power department and slammed the government for not fulfilling the employees’ demands for increasing their salaries. “Being a member of the party, you cannot violate its rules and regulations. It is for Sabyasachi Dutta to decide what he wants,” Hakim had said on Saturday. Dutta, however, dared the party leadership to act against him. “I am following the footsteps of our party supremo Mamata Banerjee. Our party always stands by farmers and workers. Being a trade union leader, I did the same thing,” he told PTI Saturday. Coming out in Dutta’s support, BJP leader Mukul Roy said, “He is a very popular leader and mayor. Just like several other TMC MLAs, he has played a role, which had been helpful towards the BJP,” Roy said. This is not the first time that Dutta rubbed his party up the wrong way. Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Roy met Dutta at the latter’s residence fuelling speculations of his switch over to the saffron camp. But Dutta had then dubbed it as a courtesy meeting, which had “nothing to do with politics”. Following this, Mamata Banerjee had asked Hakim and another minister Jyotipriyo Mullick to convene a meeting of BMC councillors to discuss the matter. Dutta had then apologised for hosting Roy at his residence.last_img read more