The Ohio State women’s volleyball team will play in front of a home crowd for the first time in a month Friday night, fresh off a 12-game, three-week road trip. The Buckeyes completed almost their entire non-conference schedule on the road, winning nine non-conference road matches during the stretch and losing only to 16th-ranked Kentucky (1-3). They also split in Big Ten play during the trip, defeating Wisconsin (3-2) and dropping all three sets to ninth-ranked Illinois. Going 12 games without a home crowd’s support isn’t easy, but it was an early learning experience for the team. “We had to rely on ourselves to bring energy,” senior middle blocker Allie Schwarzwalder said. “We had to stick together through the good games and the bad games.” The trip may have been a success, but the Buckeyes are eager to get used to the routine of playing in front of a home crowd again. “It’s going to be great to actually sleep in my own bed before the match,” sophomore outside hitter Emily Danks said. There is no better team to return home to play than OSU’s bitter rival to the north. “Michigan is a good way to open the home season,” senior setter Betsy Hone said. “I think it will be a very good crowd.” Although back in the comfort of St. John Arena, the Buckeyes know they have their work cut out for them to navigate the grueling Big Ten schedule. “We have a goal to be Big Ten champs, the Big Ten is wide open this year,” Hone said. “It’s a long season, obviously you want to steal games on the road and protect your house at home.” This is exactly the part of the schedule that the team has been waiting for. “It’s definitely a lot more fun playing the Big Ten schools,” Schwarzwalder said. “The student sections are awesome, bigger turnout for Big Ten games always get you a little nervous.” The Buckeyes know that to compete, they have to improve week-to-week starting with defense. “Defense wins championships so we have been trying to settle down our defense and get into a rhythm,” Hone said. The Buckeyes’ experience will come in handy throughout the rest of the schedule. “This is probably one of the most experienced teams of the four years that I have been here,” Hone said. That experience plus a deep bench puts the Buckeyes in the mix to contend for the Big Ten title. “I think this is the biggest year for potential for us,” Schwarzwalder said. “We just have a lot of depth.” Friday, the Buckeyes will finally get to play in front of a scarlet-and-gray crowd, and would love to see as much of it as possible. The fact that the Buckeyes have learned to play so well on the road will be key as they continue through the season, but may spell trouble for teams welcoming the Buckeyes onto their home court. “I think we are going to do good things,” Hone said.
Ohio State redshirt sophomore goaltender Kassidy Sauve stares down a rolling puck against St. Cloud State on Feb. 4 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s hockey team (11-3-3, 8-2-3 WCHA) defeated the St. Cloud State Huskies (3-12-1, 1-9-1 WCHA) in a shootout 1-0 after tying 2-2 during regulation at the OSU Ice Rink Friday.With 8:03 remaining in the final period, Buckeyes senior forward Julianna Iafallo scored to tie the game at 2-2. The game remained scoreless after that and the Huskies and Buckeyes were headed to overtime.After the overtime period the score was still tied at two, and the game entered a shootout. After a lengthy shootout, Ohio State junior forward Grace Zarzecki scored the game-winning goal.The Buckeyes came out strong in the first period. Less than 10 seconds into the first period, freshman forward Tatum Skaggs had the initial shot on goal that was just wide of the net.“I just kept crashing the net, the goalie left a couple rebounds out,” Skaggs said, describing her early shot attempts.The two teams traded shots throughout the first period with Ohio State tallying 12 shots and St. Cloud State reaching nine shots, but neither team could score.“They played great, they were doing all the little things right, they were moving their feet on passes,” head coach Nadine Muzerall said of her teams play in the opening period.With 10:05 to go in the first period, St. Cloud State struck first when defenseman Abby Thiessen scored on a rifled slap shot that bested Buckeye goalie Kassidy Sauve and gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead.Ohio State had won both previous meetings on Oct. 20 and 21 between the two teams, both by final scores of 4-0.St. Cloud State added to its lead with just under seven minutes to go in the opening period on a power-play goal by forward Kayla Friesen, making it 2-0 Huskies.With 30.2 seconds remaining in the first period, a presumed goal by Ohio State was overturned after replay review.After a slower-paced second period, it took until nearly the end for Ohio State to score its first goal of the game. Forward Tatum Skaggs scored with just over 30 seconds to go in the second period to make it 2-1 St. Cloud State. It was Skaggs’ 12th goal of the year. Later that period, Ohio State tied the game at two, then won the shootout.“To sweep either on the road or at home in this league is very difficult,” Muzarell said, knowing that she will see the familiar foe Huskies again in less than 24 hours.Ohio State hosts St. Cloud State for the season finale Saturday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at the Ohio State Ice Rink.
Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field prior the start of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter defeating then-No. 4 Michigan 62-39 on Saturday, Ohio State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) moved up to No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday. With Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia filling the top four playoff spots in the latest rankings, Ohio State falls behind Oklahoma at No. 5 after the Sooners defeated then-No. 13 West Virginia 59-56 on Friday. The Buckeyes are one of four teams in the Big Ten to be represented in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, including No. 7 Michigan, No. 12 Penn State and No. 21 Northwestern. This marks the first time Ohio State has held a position in the playoff ranking outside of the No. 10 spot, a spot the team had held for the first four rankings of the 2018 season. No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 21 Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Indianapolis. Here are the full current rankings. 1. Alabama2. Clemson3. Notre Dame4. Georgia5. Oklahoma6. Ohio State7. Michigan8. UCF9. Florida10. LSU11. Washington12. Penn State13. Washington State14. Texas15. Kentucky16. West Virginia17. Utah18. Mississippi State19. Texas A&M20. Syracuse21. Northwestern22. Boise State23. Iowa State24. Missouri25. Fresno State
New York Cosmos vice-president and chairman of the National Premier Soccer League Joe Barone, asked for the “FIFA System” to be put in use in the United StatesFor MLS Board of Governors founding member Kevin Payne the Major League Soccer (MLS) doesn’t need promotion and relegation.According to him the system is old and doesn’t fit United States sports.But for Joe Barone, chairman of the amateur National Premier Soccer League and vice-president of the New York Cosmos, there is a legitimate need for this system.Christian Pulisic praises Frank Lampard impact at Chelsea Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Christian Pulisic opened up on just how much “great guy” Frank Lampard has helped him out since he joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.“When you talk about Division 2, Division 2, and Division 3, everywhere else in the world that entails moving up and down,” Barone told Sports Business.“In the US, that doesn’t exist and that’s a major issue. The teams and players know that whatever happens, they will be back next year.”“To improve quality teams and players need to be in a stressful situation,” he added.He argued that the current system is deterring potential investment in the sport, as many millionaires would “love to invest in sports, particularly soccer”.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International Customs Day Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish. During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual Parade.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
Updated: 11:02 PM County Supervisor talks initiatives for wildfire preparation KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joins KUSI to talk about how the county is preparing for wildfires. KUSI Newsroom, June 4, 2019 Posted: June 4, 2019
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享 Selinger also outlined what to do in the event of a bear wandering into a residential neighborhood: “The first thing to do is to make sure everybody’s safe, get everybody into a safe area inside the house preferably, you can try to scare the animal away by doing it in a safe manor by making noises, you know going outside and trying to move the animal out of the area, only do that if you can do it in a safe manor, I need to emphasize that. But then you should also contact the Department of Fish & Game and we will make a site visit to see if there’s anything that we can see that might have brought the animal to the area.” Kenai Peninsula residents have reported close encounters with bears starting around mid-April. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds Alaskans that this time of year you should always be bear aware. Selinger also outlined what to do in the event of a bear wandering into a residential neighborhood: “The first thing to do is to make sure everybody’s safe, get everybody into a safe area inside the house preferably, you can try to scare the animal away by doing it in a safe manor by making noises, you know going outside and trying to move the animal out of the area, only do that if you can do it in a safe manor, I need to emphasize that. But then you should also contact the Department of Fish & Game and we will make a site visit to see if there’s anything that we can see that might have brought the animal to the area.” Local wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger says Kenai Peninsula residents should take time to clean up any bear attractants on their properties: “Yeah there is a lot of different things that people can do, they can start by just going out and looking around the yard or in the neighborhoods or the wood lots around their house because there could be things that accumulated over the winter, there could even be carcasses from animals that died during the winter. Just check around, be careful while you’re doing it, clean up anything that might attract bears into your neighborhood, mainly garbage issues or items that have a lot of odor to them.”