Gay, Ginobili pace Spurs over Kings to clinch playoff berth

first_imgInjuries to Leonard, Gay, Anderson, Ginobili, Tony Parker and others almost cost San Antonio a playoff berth.“Sometimes you’ve got to adjust your goals relative to your potential, the way you’ve been playing, the way the season is going,” Ginobili said. “So, we’ve got to be realistic. Maybe we’re not the favorites this year or maybe it wasn’t going to be a 60-win season like the previous ones. After what happened in February and early March, we had to shift our expectations. We mentioned in many times, the goal was to make it to the playoffs. Once we clinched, then we may think about standings, but the way the West is this year, it’s crazy. Everything is so clogged so tight that at this point, we’re happy to have clinched.”UP NEXTKings: Host Houston on Wednesday night.Spurs: Visit New Orleans on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, left, and San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO— The Spurs seemed like a perfect free-agent destination as Rudy Gay searched for a guaranteed playoff berth after just one postseason appearance in 11 previous seasons.That assurance was eroded by injuries this season, but Gay made sure two decades of success didn’t come to an end in his first year in San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Gay scored 18 points, Manu Ginobili had 17 and the Spurs rallied late to beat the Sacramento Kings 98-85 on Monday night and clinch their 21st straight postseason appearance.“It feels good, it feels great actually,” Gay said. “This is what the regular season is for, to get to where we are now. This is a good feeling, something that I’m anxious for something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. It’ll be fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSan Antonio is fifth in the Western Conference despite only having star forward Kawhi Leonard available for nine games this season. The Spurs still have a slim chance of finishing fourth and earning home-court advantage in the first round with one game remaining. For now, they are just happy to make the playoffs.“For moments we felt like the worst team in the NBA,” Ginobili said, “but we still managed to go close to 50 games and make it to the payoffs in a conference that is tough and talented and young and athletics. So, we managed to compete.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img MOST READ “The way I was growing up, you learn you never have anything given to you, so you’ve got to go get it on your own,” Gay said.Forbes’ fast-break layup off a steal by Kyle Anderson gave San Antonio its first advantage at 68-67 with 10:21 remaining. Sacramento went back ahead seconds later when Buddy Hield hit a 3-pointer, and the lead changed three times after that before Ginobili and Gay gave the Spurs’ the edge for good.Gay and Ginobili had thunderous dunks in the final five minutes that helped San Antonio maintain small leads. Gay also had a 3-point play off a runner he tossed in and ripped the ball from Cauley-Stein while blocking the 7-footers shot.A 3-pointer by Forbes and a layup by Ginobili 30 seconds later gave the Spurs an 82-77 lead with 5:23 remaining.“He did an amazing job,” Ginobili said of Forbes. “Not only to make shots it’s easy to see the 3s or the two big shots he got, but he played very solid defense, he was a pest chasing them around. We really changed the game when he was on the court.”LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points and 14 rebounds but was 6 for 19 from the field.De’Aaron Fox added 21 points, and Hield had 17 for the Kings.TIP-INSKings: Fox’s season-high for 3-pointers is six against the Spurs on Jan. 28. … The Kings’ last victory over the Spurs was Nov. 15, 2014 in Sacramento and their last win in San Antonio was Jan. 20, 2012. … Sacramento was without Iman Shumpert (left knee surgery), Garrett Temple (sprained left ankle), Skal Labissiere (sprained left ankle), Frank Mason (sore left heel) and Harry Giles (knee rehabilitation).Spurs: San Antonio’s streak of playoff appearances is the longest active streak in the four major professional sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL are second with 12 followed by the NFL’s New England Patriots with nine and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB with five. … Aldridge had his 27th double-double of the season, the most he has had in three seasons with the Spurs. The 12-year veteran had 26 double-doubles in his inaugural season in San Antonio and 18 last season.BEING REALISTICThe Spurs are having to adjust to a new reality after being a championship contender for the better part of the last two decades. PH Malditas bow to China in AFC Women’s Asian Cup Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sacramento, which was eliminated from the postseason on March 11, led by 14 points before being outscored 38-19 in the fourth quarter.Reserves Gay, Ginobili and Bryn Forbes combined for 25 points in the fourth quarter. Forbes finished with 11 points total.“It’s tough when Rudy gets going, everything goes in,” said Willie Cauley-Stein, who finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds.Gay had eight points, five rebounds, an assist and a block in the fourth quarter.San Antonio outscored Sacramento 50-25 after Gay entered the game with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

APNU/AFC Govt continues abuse of Contingency Fund

first_img2015 Auditor General’s Report– AG to hand over report to House Speaker todayAuditor General Deodat Sharma is expected to hand over the 2015 Auditor General’s Report to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland later today and according to top officials in the Audit Office of Guyana, the report is expected to highlight the continued abuse of the Contingency Fund by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition which took office in May 2015.Flashback: Deodat Sharma, Auditor General of Guyana, handing over the 2014 Auditor General’s Report to Dr Barton Scotland, Speaker of the National AssemblyThe APNU/AFC while in Opposition, complained bitterly about similar acts by the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration.A senior functionary within the Audit Office, who has access to the audit information, told Guyana Times that there are a series of abuses of the Contingency Fund by the APNU/AFC Administration during 2015, the Fiscal year under review. The source said the abuse continued into 2016, pointing to the single-sourcing of the controversial Sussex Street Drug Bond as a prime example.Speaking directly about the period under review, the official confirmed that the 2015 Audit Report is expected to highlight a number of abuses, including the Supplementary Financial Paper No 3 of 2015 which saw a total of $799,897,637 being utilised from the Contingency Fund for the period September 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.One of the withdrawals expected to be highlighted in the report is the $48 million for the purchase of furniture and equipment for the Ministry of the Presidency and State House, as well as the installation of 6000 solar systems at the President’s official residence, which is not deemed to be of any “urgency”.The 2015 Audit report is also expected to highlight a $77 million advance from the said Fund for the provision of salary increases and a one-off tax free payment for the University of Guyana at the Turkeyen and Tain locations.Then there is the $11 million withdrawal from the Contingency Fund in 2015 as part payment to the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, the publisher of the Government-owned Guyana Chronicle as an outstanding balance owed by the Government Information Agency (GINA) – another State-owned entity.It is important to note that the APNU/AFC, while in Opposition, voted against budgetary allocations for GINA in 2013 and 2014, reducing that entity’s allocations to $1 on both occasions.The Audit Office official said that all of the highlighted cases are but a few of the abuses of the Contingency Fund by the Government.These abuses were previously highlighted to the Government when the financial paper was tabled and subsequently approved by the Government-controlled National Assembly, but at the time, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had dismissed these accusations, stating he was not of the opinion that the advances made amount to the abuse of the Contingency Fund. Meanwhile, the report is also expected to cover several cases prior to the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, as the then PPP/C Government was also drawing down from the Contingency Fund.It is also important to recall that then President Donald Ramotar had prorogued the Parliament and subsequently called the General Elections, therefore there was no 2015 National Budget until August of that year; four months after the coalition Government took office, and thus the report is expected to highlight a number of instances under the previous Administration.GECOMThere were expectations that the 2015 Audit Report would have shed some light on the controversies surrounding a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to procure 50 obsolete High Frequency (HF) communication radio sets by GECOM from a Water Street businessman for close to $100 million, while sidelining Barrett Communications, the manufacturers of the very equipment.The equipment were purchased for the 2015 General and Regional Elections but were never put into use after it was discovered many of them were not working.However, the official said that the report is not expected to elaborate on that agency since there is a special investigation into the corruption allegations there.The electoral body is also accused of procuring another $100 million in stationery supplies from the same businessman and $14 million in pliers and nippers from a relative of the businessman.NICILMeanwhile, the official revealed that the auditors were unable to comb the books of the controversial National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) since all of that agency’s financial records are in the hands of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) which is conducting investigations into the operations of that entity.The 2014 Auditor General’s Report had flagged the PPP/C Administration over the withdrawal of $962 million from the Contingency Fund without meeting the specified criteria.Abuse of the Contingency Fund has always been a talking point for the APNU/AFC while in the political Opposition.As a matter of fact, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan, who is now a Vice President and Public Security Minister in the coalition Government had emphasised on several occasions in the past that the National Assembly is the first device or mechanism for which emergency advances can be protected from abuse.“The (PPP) has been abusing their understanding of the criteria of an emergency under the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act. “When we run to the Fund it is only to be used for emergency cases, like if there is a serious flood in Mahaicony and we need to remove citizens, money would be used in that case. But I understand that they are using the Contingencies Fund to relieve the National Communications Network,” Ramjattan was quoted as saying.Ramjattan had accused former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh of abusing the Fund.“I am begging the people of this nation to understand that it is their money that is being abused and to realise what kind of Government they had,” Ramjattan had said.However, the examples that are now being cited bear a very close resemblance to what the APNU/AFC condemned while in the Opposition.last_img read more

Video: Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea target scores ‘best goal’

first_img1 Mateo Kovacic Mateo Kovacic claimed his stunning strike against Lazio was the best goal of his career, but said his Inter team-mates were disappointed they could not win at their San Siro home.The visitors went 2-0 ahead, but 20-year-old Kovacic and Rodrigo Palacio helped Roberto Mancini’s side fight back to earn a point.Premier League clubs Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with the Croatian and will monitor his situation closely, but the club are keen to tie him to a new contract, with his current deal expiring in 2017.Kovacic told Inter’s official website at the start of December he was “still talking” about signing an extension, adding that he was happy in Italy.He can play anywhere in midfield, dropping deep to collect the ball and driving forward to launch attacks. The talented youngster joined Inter in 2013 and former club captain Javier Zanetti claimed in an interview that Kovacic, with the exception of Ronaldo, is the most promising kid he has seen don the famous black and blue shirt.last_img read more

Kisumu Day crash out from school games

first_imgMeanwhile, Vihiga’s Ebwali will need just a point from their final game against Kisumu to progress after picking a point from their 1-1 draw against Mbooni in the other group match played concurrently.Zablon Kutela’s penalty and Mohamed Hamdi scored the two goals to send Dagoretti, who finished fourth in last year’s championships, through to the last four.“I am pleased with the win today in such a tough game. We watched them play yesterday and we knew what to do to contain them. We now want to go all the way to the finals and win this title. I know there are tough teams especially St. Anthony’s Kitale but we will do our best,” Dagoretti head coach Joseph Makokha told Capital Sport.In a tough and tightly contested tie, Kisumu was the better side in the opening half and had the most of scoring chances.Beevon Odhiambo had the first chance of the game in the 10th minute but he blasted wide from a good scoring range after a poorly defended corner. Star player Benson Oluoch was heavily marked but had a chance with a freekick which flew straight to the keeper.Dagoretti High School striker Zablon Kutela celebrates after scoring against Kisumu Day in the National Secondary School Games at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on July 31, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDagoretti’s first chance was in the 22nd minute when Boniface Mwangemi curled a freekick from the right, but the effort flew just inches over the bar.In the second half, Dagoretti started stronger and in the first minute, Paul Odhiambo forced the keeper to push his effort onto the upright after a swift turn from distance.The early pressure bore fruit in the 55th minute when Laurent James was brought down by Vincent Oluoch inside the box after he burst into the area. Kutela stepped up into the pressure cooker and calmly slotted the penalty home.Few minutes later, Derrick Omondi should have made it 2-0 when he landed the ball from 12 yards out after a poorly defended corner, but he could not guide the ball home, taking a wild shot over the bar.Hamdi had an even better chance when he landed a cross in the box but he could not conjure a strong shot with only the keeper to beat.However, he made amends in the 89th minute when he beat the offside trap to head the ball over the keeper and thump it home.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kisumu Day players sit on the turf with disbelief after losing against Dagoretti High School in the National Secondary School Games at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on July 31, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Jul 31 – Dagoretti High School beat Kisumu Day High School 2-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the Kenya National Secondary School Games, in the process sending the home side packing after they suffered their second successive loss.Dagoretti moved to six points having beaten Mbooni in their first Group A match yesterday while Kisumu Day will now play for pride in the final match of the pool.last_img read more

Mourinho: ‘Chelsea Fans Aren’t Plastic? Don’t Make Me Laugh!’

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like Manchester City’s Premier League title challenge this season, don’t take the video above too seriously!talkSPORT’s famous funny interviews are back, featuring the great and the good of the Premier League, plus some heavily edited questions.Listen to Jose Mourinho ‘discuss’ allegations that Chelsea’s fans are plastic, plus Frank Lampard’s verdict on City v his old club.Then there’s Louis van Gaal and Wayne Rooney talking maths and orgies, Tim Sherwood confirming that everything is working downstairs and Steve Bruce without any trousers.last_img read more

Turning a transit sanctuary into a traveling ad space

first_imgSeems there’s no place we’re safe from hearing about hemorrhoid creams and vocational training programs. From supermarket checkout lanes to Web casts, we are bombarded daily with appeals to buy stuff. Even in public bathroom stalls, we ladies come under assault from plugs for various products or services placed on the insides of the doors. However, the advertising invasion is moving into a worrisome direction of the personal now that everything else has been tried. This week, The New York Times reported that marketers are now eyeing cell phones as a way to direct individualized, geographically specific ads to every American adult. The concept is so brazenly unimaginable that it makes it difficult for consumer advocates to kick up much of a fuss. But customers have to start drawing the line on the daily intrusions of advertising before someone figures out how to legally beam holographic spots right into our bedrooms. And here’s where Angelenos can start: city buses. I’m not much of a bus rider, being an Angeleno and all. But when I opt to take public transportation occasionally, it’s to take a break from the traffic grind. If I’m going to get stuck for hours in transit, I might as well be able to enjoy a good book or catch up on my backlog of sudoku puzzles. Having ads blasted into my ears during the long commute is not my idea of a pleasant break from driving. It makes the 405-101 transition in the driving rain at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday seem, comparatively, blissful. So far, there are no plans to install Transit TV on the light rail lines. A pilot program found some reception problems, Morse said. But surely the clever techies at Transit TV or some similar company will eventually figure a way to make it work. They always do. Mariel Garza mariel.garza@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Anyone who has taken the Orange Line across the San Fernando Valley floor has certainly become familiar with the televisions that come standard on the sleek new buses. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority sees the screens and their programming as an amenity for the public-transit riding population. I see them as part of the insidious campaign to insert some sort of advertising into every waking minute of human consciousness. The Orange Line was just the start. The TVs are being installed in all city buses at the rate of 40 each week by a Florida company called Transit TV ( www.transitv.com ) that does it at its own cost, MTA’s Warren Morse, deputy executive officer of communications told me. Since June, about 1,000 of the city’s fleet of 2,400 buses have received the new screens. By sometime next summer, all the buses will have them. For the privilege of providing a captive audience, MTA is guaranteed at least $100,000 from Transit TV per year. But if all advertising goals are met, the agency could make as much as $6.7 million a year as part of a revenue-sharing deal. It would be one thing if these bus TVs broadcast HBO or CNN or, my favorite, the Sci-Fi Channel. Instead, they emit the decidedly unflashy (but revenue-enhancing!) broadcasts created solely for buses by Transit TV that combine newsbits and ads. Hollywood had very little to do with it. What becomes evident quickly is that Transit TV programming is a thinly veiled excuse to pump advertising into the buses. Initially, MTA got 30 or 40 complaints about the TVs during the first couple months, Morse said, mostly about the sound being too loud. Since then, the volume has been decreased, and the bus drivers given the ability to slightly increase or decrease the volume, and the complaints have tapered off. In fact, according to MTA’s own ridership survey of 17,000 people, about 86 percent said they prefer riding buses with Transit TV. Possibly, that’s the most alarming thing about the TVs. Apparently, people have been well-conditioned to the barrage of noise and shilling going on all around them. last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: PATSY DOHERTY IN SUPERB FORM AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Confined Sunday 21 June 2015 1st Patsy Doherty (10) 38pts2nd Ciaran McConologue (11) 38pts3rd Des Rooney (15) 33pts4th Seosamh Gallanagh (6) 33pts Gross: Brendan Devlin (1) 30GrossCSS: R/OInishowen Rugby Club Classic Saturday 20 June 20151st Ryan Doherty, Cathy McGeoghegan, DJ McGeoghegan, Leanne McGeoghegan 105pts2nd Philip Laird, P.N Grant, Frank Harkin, Sadie Grant 102pts3rd Ben Collins,Stephen McGonigle, Oisin McGonigle, Conor McColgan 101pts 4th Paddy Mackle, Francis Dillon, John Mullan, Seamus Mullan 100pts5th Cecil Doherty, Liam Tourish, Geraldine Mullan, Maire Mullan 99pts6th Liam McLaughlin, Patrick Farren, Denis McElhinney, Gabriel McCafferty 99pts7th Shaun O’Donnell, Eamonn O’Donnell, Robert McCool, John McGeoghegan 99pts 8th Paul Duffy, Glen Curran, Billy Hutchman, Nigel Craig 98ptsMen’s Longest Drive: Pascal MooneyLadies Longest Drive: Theresa DevlinNearesst the pin: Cormic McKeaneFriday Scramble 19 June 20151st T.Gill, E.Sweeney, K.Doherty, M.Mathews 22.52nd B.McNicholl, P.Mathews, D.Carey, P.Quigley 24.83rd J.Cavanagh, K.Marston, A.Diver, P.Logue 26.4Ladies:VB Waltz Sunday 21 June 20151st Cathy McGeoghegan, Kathy McEleney, Marie Gough 72points2nd Geraldine Mullan, Mart T Hackett, Maureen Carey 70pts3rd Jackie Doherty, Ann Diver, Debbie McConologue 66ptsPatricia Oregon Medal 18 Holes Stroke 16 June 20151st Breige Boyle 69Nett2nd Kathleen McEleney 72NettGross: Margaret Doherty(O) 82Gross3rd Maureen Carey 73NettB9 Lisa Glover 34 ½ NettForthcoming Events & FixturesTues 23rd June Fr Adrian Porter Memorial Trophy on The Old LinksSat 27th June Connor Mallon Memorial on Glashedy Links Call 0749376119 for tee timesSunday 28th June Members Confined on The Old LinksMonday 29th June Open Week StartsMon 29 (June)-Inishowen Gateway Open s/f (any comb)-GlashedyTue 30 (June)-Open (any comb) -OldWed 1-*Neal M Doherty Jewellers Open s/f-GlashedyThurs 2-Travellers Insurance 4 BBB (any comb)-OldFri 3-*Desmond Motors Open-s/f-GlashedySat 4-Ballyliffin Hotel Open- stroke-OldSun 5-Confined-OldSun 5-North West Gas Open s/f-Glashedy25 & 26 July Ballyliffin Pro Am.GOLF NEWS: PATSY DOHERTY IN SUPERB FORM AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

MAN WHO ‘ATTACKED VICTIM WITH HURLEY STICK’ REMANDED IN CUSTODY

first_imgA man is to appear in court again charged with assault during which the victim was allegedly struck with a hurley stick.Lafferty will appear again in court to face a number of chargesMatthew Lafferty is already in custody in connection with a number of other alleged offences. Lafferty, 20, of Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that Lafferty had been involved in an incident during which the victim sustained a broken collarbone as well as cuts and bruises.It was claimed that a hurley stick was used by Lafferty during the incident.He also faces charges in connection with an incident during which a 69 year old pensioner was robbed at her home in Kilmacrennan recently.Lafferty had been on bail but his bail was revoked when he broke the bail conditions.He has been on remand in jail for a number of weeks.He will appear again in court on April 22nd.ALL COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON THIS ARTICLE AS THE COURT-CASE IS STILL ONGOING.MAN WHO ‘ATTACKED VICTIM WITH HURLEY STICK’ REMANDED IN CUSTODY was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COAST GUARD CALLED IN DRAMATIC CATTLE RESCUE

first_imgDOWNINGS Coast Guard volunteers and local people have been praised after the dramatic rescue of six cattle which ended up fighting for their lives in the River Lennon.The incident happened when the cows escaped from a field just outside Kilmacrennan.Farmer Lester Dobson and neighbours called in the coast guard team after a series of bizarre incidents led to the cattle running into the river. Earlier the cattle – in a distressed state – had been loose on the Churchill Road.It’s understood the animals escaped from a field after being frightened by a dog.Thanks to the coast guard volunteers all the animals were rescued safely and returned to pasture.  COAST GUARD CALLED IN DRAMATIC CATTLE RESCUE was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Late Goal Defeats Drake Men’s Soccer At Evansville

first_imgStory Links Evansville grabbed an early lead with a goal in the first minutes of the match. Logan Muck scored his first goal of the season in the fifth minute (4:28) after his teammate Waever sent a cross into the box that Muck slotted in the top shelf for a 1-0 lead. EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville converted a late goal to defeat the Drake University men’s soccer team, 2-1, Saturday evening in Evansville.”A tough result to accept as I thought our performance deserved more,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “We didn’t start the game well and conceded a poor goal early in the game which is uncharacteristic for our team. I was proud of our response to the early goal as the performance for the rest of the game was very good. After we tied the game up we created more than enough chances to win the game but needed to be more ruthless in front of goal and finished the game off. We were undone by one action in the final minutes of the game because we missed an assignment that we should have dealt. There are lessons to be learned tonight and we have to use it get better for the game against NIU on Tuesday.” at Northern Ilinois 10/16/2018 – 7 PM Preview The Purple Aces’ Adam Snow found the net in the 89th minute to give Evansville (3-5-5, 1-1-1 MVC) the home win. Snow tapped in the service from teammate Simon Waever for his first goal the season. The score came on one of four shots the Aces unleashed in the final six minutes. Drake goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario) stopped two of those shots as part of his seven saves in the match. Next Game: Drake (6-4-1, 1-1-1 MVC) had several shots in the final minutes of the half as it pushed for the equalizer. Senior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), who missed the past two matches due to injury, just missed right before the end as his shot went high. Sophomore Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa) had multiple shots in the first 45 minutes. The goal ended nearly 30 minutes of scoreless play after Drake’s Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) evened the score at 1-1 with his fourth goal of the season in the 58th minute. The goal was one of Enna’s two shots on frame on the evening on four total shots to lead the Bulldogs’ attack. Live Stats PDF Box Score Following Saturday’s game, Drake plays its final non-conference match Oct. 16 at Northern Illinois. First kick in DeKalb, Ill. is scheduled for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more