Nigeria’s 2020 Olympics medal hopes,sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan and shot putter, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi were beaten to the top spot in their respective event Tuesday night at the PSD meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany where the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour made its third stop.Amusan was the pre-race favourite in the 60m hurdles following her incredible 7.84 seconds run last Friday in Karlsruhe, also in Germany.The time puts the petite Nigerian second on the Nigerian nay African all-time list as well as second on the 2020 world list.Wishes however refuse to be horses at the Dusseldorf Athletics Hall and the reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion failed to fulfil expectations.She ran 7.96 seconds to place third behind Christina Clemons (7.91 seconds) whom the Nigerian defeated five days ago and home girl,Cindy Roleder who came in third (7.94 seconds). Amusan (15 points) is second behind Clemons (24 points) in the 60m hurdles standings after three stops while reigning world champion,Nia Alli is third with 10 points.Amusan will be hoping to restore ‘normal’ order when the tour train makes its fourth of seven stops at the Orlen Copernicus Cup at the Arena Torun in Torun,Poland on Saturday.The hugely talented Nigerian has been confirmed for the meeting with Jamaica’s Megan Tapper,also a finalist as the Nigerian in Doha last year at the outdoor world championships expected to give Amusan a good fight for the 10 maximum points on offer.Also on the night,reigning African Games Shot Put king,Enekwechi made his 2020 tour debut with what naturally will be a season’s best as he threw a distance of 20.37m to place fourth.The Nigerian’s effort was worth three points which place him fourth in the standings after just one stop.Enekwechi holds a 21.09m personal best in the event which he set in February 2019 in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA..Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Under this Agreement, NPFL Marketing will be streaming live matches every week of the season through its own platform, the NPFL.tv as well as distributing and broadcasting through other media channels. Redstrike will also be launching opportunities for companies and brands to sponsor the NPFL and to support the growth of the professional game in Nigeria.Nigerian Football fans will be able to engage and enjoy NPFL.tv’s innovative and ground-breaking Next Gen 360 ̊ Platform. Redstrike will also be working with each NPFL participating Club to build a dedicated club app to integrate with NPFL.tv and also enhance the revenue base of the clubs.The NPFL is expected to re-start initially without crowds. However, Nigerian Football fans will be able to follow all the action and so much more through NPFL.tv.The NPFL Marketing partnership will also involve the creation of an NPFL Development Fund that will be deployed towards improvement of stadia infrastructure and connectivity, academies and community outreach programmes.The 2020/21 NPFL Season is scheduled to kick off in October 2020 with the 20 teams and will run through to June 2021 subject to approvals of the Federal Government and the health authorities.Speaking on the partnership yesterday, Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko said: “This is exactly what Nigerian football needs. Our partnership with Redstrike is ground- breaking, enabling the NPFL to follow its ambition of becoming Africa’s Premier Football League and to be recognised as one of the most important leagues globally.“We are delighted to have the full support of our magnificent participating clubs and the support of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and the entire administrators of football around the country,” observed the LMC Chairman who also doubles as the second Vice President of the NFF.Dikko stressed that “Redstrike’s global football expertise is clear, their commercial credentials impressive and Redstrike’s technical ability to deliver NPFL.tv is extremely exciting.“Overall, the investment and technical expertise Redstrike will be bringing into the NPFL will surely guarantee the sustainable progression of the League whilst delivering value to the fans, players, club owners and other stakeholders, as well as world-class content for monetisation.”He said that the effect of this ground-breaking development for Nigerian football “is that every Nigerian football fan will be able to follow their team and watch NPFL matches every week. We also expect that the new broadcast arrangements will energise interest in the Nigerian football leagues. I am so excited that the NPFL finally has a medium that will enable all fans of Nigerian football to engage directly with the NPFL and immerse themselves in Nigeria’s famous passion for Football.”Dikko was full of appreciation of the immense support of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the National Assembly for policies and legislation towards making sports thrive as a business and the overall enabling environment for the development of the NPFL and indeed, football in Nigeria.Chairman of Redstrike Media Nigeria and G2P Sports, Bola Adefehinti,stated: “Firstly, as a Nigerian football fan, I am proud that the NPFL/ Redstrike partnership enables us to deliver a ground-breaking platform that makes the Nigerian Professional Football League accessible to all fans of Nigerian football, irrespective of their location.“I am particularly delighted about the positive impact that NPFL.tv will have on grassroots football in Nigeria, raising of the standards of the NPFL, improvements in the stadia/ infrastructure and the potential for exporting the NPFL brand across the African continent and beyond .”Redstrike founded in 2013 by CEO Mike Farnan, is now regarded as one of the elite sports marketing agencies in the UK working across Football, Motorsports, Golf and Rugby.With former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as ambassadors, Redstrike is now a driving force behind major football academies across Asia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAs part of the measures to reposition the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), the League Management Company (LMC) has entered into a strategic and investment partnership with Redstrike Media Nigeria to create NPFL Media and Marketing Company to commercialise the topflight league.In the new partnership, Redstrike has agreed to acquire the rights from the LMC/NPFL and the clubs for NPFL Marketing. Shehu Dikko
After Dylan Hood (195 pounds) claimed a forfeit, Brown won a 7-4 decision over Keaton Renfrow as Colin Scherer, at 99 pounds, pinned Isaac Chesbro midway through the second period.Even with that, and despite Ethan Ciota’s 35-second pin over Donnivan Bukowski, Phoenix had claimed seven bouts to sneak into a 38-37 lead heading into the finale.But that meant Moses would close out the night, and he did so, pinning Devin Cerda just before the second period ended to claim those clinching points.More tournament action followed on Saturday as Marcellus went to the Dan Wickham Classic at Unatego and finished third in an 18-team field with 182 points, trailing only Clarke and Longwood.Santiarello edged Adironack’s Justin Wright 4-3 to win at 106, with Brown topping Oneonta’s Jeremiah Morris by that same score to claim the title at 285 as Scherer, at 99, blanked Lucas Demott (Sidney) 7-0 to win there.Moses got close to the title at 132, taking a 7-6 defeat to Norwich’s Mason Edwards in the title bout. Ethan Ciota was third at 113, a finish McKee matched at 220 as Gavin Ciota (106) got sixth place.Jordan-Elbridge was also in the Port Byron meet and finished ninth. Cameron Newhook earned fourth place at 182 pounds, with Jared Lawrence (220), Cole Mullen (152 pounds) and Bryan Tanner (113) each finishing fifth. Anthony Baron (195) finished sixth.J-E visited Cazenovia Thursday night, but one just one of the first 12 bouts on the card in a 56-16 defeat to the Lakers.Mullen got that win, pinning D.J. Frost, with the Eagles shut out until Christian Mathews, at 120, beat Matt Knutsen 12-4, with a forfeit to Nolan Jackson (126) as Caspian Phillips (145) got close in an 8-5 loss to Matt Gagnon.West Genesee was off last week, but this Wednesday will host Liverpool and then, on Saturday, the Wildcats will head to Cornell University to take on powerhouse Fulton as part of a twin bill that also includes the Big Red facing Virginia Tech.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Dylan Price was second at 145 pounds, with Ethan Ciota third at 113 pounds and Gavin Ciota third at 106. Wilvon McKee (220 pounds) finished fourth as did Aiden Stasic (160 pounds), with Trevor Widrick fifth at 170 pounds.Moving on to the league slate, Marcellus took on Phoenix Wednesday, and it turned into a classic that Moses decided with a pin in the final bout to beat the Firebirds 43-38.They opened at 138 pounds, where Tim Okhman pinned Jeff Horner in 67 seconds before Price got a second-period pin over Ethan Bruno as Widrick, moving down to 160, pinned Dylan Tack in 2:32. Already in front of the Onondaga High School League Liberty division standings, the Marcellus wrestling team sought to solidify that first-place spot.Before it went to Phoenix last Wednesday night, though, the Mustangs first made a big splash on Jan. 4 during the Port Byron Mid-Winter Classic, finishing fourth out of 15 teams and earning three individual titles.Carl Santiarello prevailed at 106 pounds by pinning Red Creek’s Brian Sharkey in 1:45. Ryan Moses, at 132 pounds, edged Jack Smith (Port Byron) 1-0 for his title as Kyle Brown won at 285 pounds with his own 1-0 win over Liverpool’s J.J. Guindy. Tags: J-EMarcellusWest Geneseewrestling
For months, the Information Technology Services department has been advertising the coming of the “new Blackboard.” While many students have seen this new addition advertised on their Blackboard home pages, many have probably not explored the full range of what this means after the switch takes place this summer.As Blackboard is upgrades from Version 7.3 to Version 9, the overall look of the website will be overhauled, replacing the blue and gray color scheme with USC’s traditional cardinal and gold. More substantially speaking, Blackboard is making a number of logistical changes that is designed to make it a more useful and productive tool for teachers and students.Professors will no longer have to access a separate control panel to make changes to their class page. All options for uploading files, creating assignments and posting links will be available to them on this new course page.Furthermore, any updates posted by instructors will be transmitted to the students more efficiently in the new version. On each course home page there will be modules such as “My Announcements,” “What’s New” and “To Do.” Each page will provide students with information that has changed since the student last visited, and all students and teachers will receive a nightly e-mail if anything has been changed or updated in the course.The “to do” feature of the course home page will allow students to include paper dates or test reminders to help them stay organized. When turning in assignments on Blackboard, the new system will no longer use the drop-box design of the current version. With Blackboard 9, the new assignment tool allows instructors to create a separate box for each assignment. In addition, Blackboard will automatically rename each student’s file to include the assignment name, student’s username and the filename of the original submittal.While the grade book, now termed the grade center, is commonly used by students to check their grades, the changes that have been made in Version 9 are primarily for instructors.In the grade center, input of student grades will be similar to entering data in Microsoft Excel and will go directly into the grade center spreadsheet. Blackboard will keep a grade history where it will show the new grade, old grades, when the grade was changed, and who changed it, and instructors will also be able to create and print grade reports. Some students said they did not believe the upgrade to Blackboard would directly affect their use of the website.“It seems like the changes were made for the teachers. But I guess that will probably mean better Blackboard class pages for us,” said Buck Elkins, a junior majoring in civil engineering.While new features are included in Blackboard 9, there will also be a few items missing. While students will be able to send e-mails to their class, the “send e-mail” link in the tools section will no longer be available. To increase communication between the student and the class, the website also features blogging and journal sections.Many students said they would welcome the changes, and said the website was in need of improvements. “Blackboard has been needing to be updated. Its format looks old and I hardly use it for anything other than checking my grades,” said Samantha Klein, junior majoring in fine arts.
Zachary Aronson, a junior majoring in fine arts, sculpts clay at the Roski School of Fine Arts Open House on Tuesday. The open house featured student exhibitions, a Polaroid photo studio and D.J. Koata Zon Von Witzenburg. There were a number of activities, including video screenings and exhibitions of student work. All visitors also had a chance to work with clay.Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan
TOWSON, Md — Christina Dove and Halley Quillinan stood near the center of the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium embracing each other as the final seconds ticked away Friday. The two Syracuse senior midfielders had blazed the path that enabled the Orange to see success throughout the season.But the journey had finally drawn to a close. A season marked with surprising realities had come to an end.‘This team went through a lot of adversity this season, it’s been just such an incredible ride,’ Quillinan said as tears streamed down her face following the game Friday. ‘So many people didn’t think we could do this and we were unseeded and we proved a lot of people wrong.‘We proved ourselves right.’No. 10 Syracuse (15-7) saw its improbable NCAA tournament run come to a grinding halt in Towson, Md. Friday against No. 1 Maryland (21-1), 14-5, in the tournament semifinals. The Orange was the only unseeded team to advance past the first round of the NCAA tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was also the only lower seeded team to advance in any matchup throughout the tournament. SU played the role of the underdog throughout the first three rounds of the tournament, upsetting formidable opponents in the first two rounds. But the top-ranked Terrapins put an end to that.With the loss, Dove and Quillinan saw their illustrious lacrosse careers come to an end. Dove tallied two goals and an assist on the night, ending her career with a program-record 250 goals.Quillinan, the main threat during Syracuse’s 7-3 quarterfinal win against James Madison with four points, was be held at bay for much of the contest. She added one goal in the losing effort.SU, had trouble early and often finding gaps in the Terrapins defense. The Orange scored twice in the first half as Maryland cruised into halftime with a 7-2 lead.Maryland outshot Syracuse 28-19 in the game. The same SU squad that was able to turn minimal chances into points during the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament was unable to find quality opportunities against the nation’s top scoring defense.Syracuse head coach Gary Gait struggled to find a remedy for the stagnant SU offense, one that had been explosive throughout the entire season.‘Unfortunately, we got here and we were a little flat and didn’t come out very well in the first half and allowed them to really gain confidence on the field with the ball,’ Gait said. That made it a tough road to battle back.’Syracuse would make a run to move within three goals, 5-8, at the 11:23 mark of the second half before Maryland scored six consecutive goals to close out the game.Maryland head coach Cathy Reese was not surprised with the runs by either team.‘We knew that Syracuse is a very high powered offense,’ Reese said. ‘We knew what they were capable of, but as do we.’The Orange was plagued by injuries throughout the season. It lost three of its starting senior defenders at various points of the season.But SU used this adversity as motivation to go out and perform at a high level.‘I looked at this year and we had as a difficult a year as I have had as a coach with injuries,’ said Gait. ‘I think that helped our team rally throughout our playoff run and through the end of the year because we always wanted to go out there and play for those players that had given so much to the program but couldn’t play.’A tough regular season schedule with nine ranked opponents enabled SU to face the type of competition they would see during the NCAA tournament. And it paid off. The Orange had the eleventh best RPI in the nation.SU would beat the fourth and fifth seeds of the tournament in Georgetown and James Madison respectively. SU lost twice to Georgetown prior to the NCAA tournament matchup, and turned the lessons they learned into a victory.Syracuse surprised a lot of people, but on Friday they ran into an explosive Maryland team, a team that was not going to be taken down. But nevertheless, SU is convinced it already made its mark on the tournament.‘We had a good run, traveling road warriors throughout the NCAA tournament,’ Gait said. ‘It was a good year for Syracuse lacrosse.’ email@example.com Published on May 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
GREGORY DIXON/Herald PhotoAfter two months of almost nonstop hockey, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will finally receive a much-needed break. But only after a road trip to St. Cloud State (7-9-2, 4-9-1 WCHA) this weekend for a two-game series.Following this weekend’s series, the Badgers will have nearly a month off.With two impressive victories last weekend against Robert Morris, the No. 2 Badgers (16-1-1, 12-1-1) rebounded well from their loss to Minnesota-Duluth and will face the Huskies this weekend.Wisconsin swept St. Cloud State at home earlier this season.”You don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself and think about going on a break before actually being on one,” said sophomore Erika Lawler. “[St. Cloud State] is going to want to get us because we swept them last time, so we have to stay focused.””We’ve talked about playing six periods of solid hockey before the break,” UW coach Mark Johnson added. “That’s what we need to play to this weekend.”Although Wisconsin easily took home an 8-2 victory over St. Cloud State in the first game of their earlier series, the Huskies responded in the second game, playing the then top-ranked Badgers closely before ultimately falling 2-1 in overtime.Knowing how close the last meeting was, the Badgers will not count out their opponents this time around as they head to St. Cloud, Minn.”I think that they’ve improved since the last time that we played them, but I think that we’ve improved too since the last time, so we’re expecting a close game,” sophomore forward Angie Keseley said.For the second consecutive week, the series will also serve as a family reunion for one Badger. One week after Phoebe Monteleone faced off against her younger sister’s team, freshman Emily Kranz will be on the other side of her older sister, Jennifer Kranz, a St. Cloud assistant coach.”It makes me play harder when she’s there because she’s pretty hard on me, but it’s fun,” Kranz said.The matchup comes at an exciting time for the forward as Kranz scored her first two goals as a Badger last weekend.The break awaiting the Badgers after this weekend will be especially important for them as they have played the most games to date in the WCHA and will have played in 20 total games by the weekend’s close.Considering several Badgers, including Johnson, ventured to Canada to play in the Four Nations Cup during an off-week, the break will provide some needed rest for the team.”I’m looking forward to it,” Lawler, one of the Four Nation’s Cup participants, said. “I think the break will be really good for us.”Having shut out opponents in their last three games, two wins this weekend would go a long way to helping the Badgers round out the first half of the season with some momentum.”Any time you get a break and can take a few games off for a while, it’s healthy,” Johnson said. “We started a couple of weeks earlier, so we’ve already got 20 games under our belt; but if we can have success this weekend, it’ll be a pretty good half of the season, and we’ll be in good shape.”Returning Jan. 6, the Badgers must be careful not to lose focus or get rusty during their hiatus.The first game back for the Badgers will be against archrival Minnesota in a game that will determine who controls the conference.”We know we have to stay in shape once we get to the break,” Kranz said. “Because once we get back, it’s Minnesota.”
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team will take its 10-1 record on the road tonight as the Badgers square off against in-state opponent UW-Green Bay at the Resch Center.In what will likely prove to be one of the Badgers’ toughest tests so far this season, UW (10-1) hopes to carry over its strong performance from Sunday’s game against Albany.”I thought we were able to get a lot of people some experience,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said of Sunday’s game. “We attended to the boards defensively and had more energy than we did against UIC. We were plagued by turnovers, and that’s a concern of ours and something we’ve talked about.””We’ve got to stay focused on some things that we didn’t do against Albany, especially our turnovers,” junior guard Jolene Anderson said. “That’s one thing we need to cut down, and hopefully just play our style of basketball.”UW-Green Bay (5-3) has already fared well against Big Ten opponents this season, with convincing wins against Minnesota and Iowa. The team will look to continue its solid play against the Badgers and hope to go 3-0 against the Big Ten, something the Phoenix have never done in program history.”What jumps out is what they did to Iowa and holding them to 29 percent shooting,” Stone said. “It’s something that we certainly are aware of, and it just shows that they play hard.”All five UW-Green Bay starters have been putting up big numbers so far this year. The Phoenix offense is led by senior forward Nicole Soulis, who was recently named the Horizon League Player of the Week. Also making significant contributions have been a trio of guards, junior Kayla Groh, senior Natalie Berglin and sophomore Rachel Porath.”I think Natalie is a terrific point guard,” Stone said. “She’s the engine of that team. If you put her with a great post player in Soulis, you’ve got a great point guard and a great post player that have been playing together for four years. They know how each other work, they both run the floor in transition, and they can both shoot the three.”Defensively, Stone plans to put UW guard Janese Banks on Berglin, Anderson on Porath and point guard Rae Lin D’Alie on Groh. On the post, Caitlin Gibson will have the tough task of matching up with Soulis.Similar to the Badgers, Green Bay’s team is one that can provide great depth down the stretch, with skill at all positions.”They’re five strong, and then eight or nine that come off the bench,” Stone said. “They’re deep, they’re solid, and they run their system really well. They’re well coached, and they’re a team that doesn’t quit. They play hard for 40 minutes, and they play really well together.”Even though the game will feature two Wisconsin schools, Stone isn’t approaching it differently than any other game.”I don’t like to use the word rivalry,” Stone said. “I think there’s a tremendous amount of respect for both programs. I don’t treat it as a rivalry; I just treat it as an opportunity to see two really good teams go at it and see whose game play is the best.”Stone’s team echoes that mentality and continues to take the season one game at a time.”I think our team just looks at it as another game for us to get better,” Anderson said. “It is Green Bay, it is in-state, but that’s something that we can’t focus on. It’s just another game for us to play.””It’s really important for us to come ready for this game,” Gibson added. “They’re very competitive. They’re a really good team, and they have a lot of weapons. We just want to play our hardest, and I know we’ll have the outcome that we want if we play our hearts out.”With tonight’s game and Friday’s contest against Harvard, only two games remain before the Badgers enter the Big Ten schedule. Stone and her team are hoping for a strong finish in their out-of-conference schedule.”It’s going to be a chess match of sorts,” Stone said. “It’s going to be a close game, and I think it’s the perfect time for this. They’re going to bring out our best, and hopefully we can bring out their best.”
As the writers of ?Point-counterpoint,? Mike Ackerstein and Tyler Mason argued what was the best sport movie (?Point-counterpoint: Best sports movie ever,? Feb. 20). Ackerstein believed it was “Field of Dreams,” and Mason believed it to be the “Sandlot.” Both movies make good candidates, and I have watched them many times. The scene where Ray Kinsella plays catch with his father is very emotional, but there is a better sports movie that has yet to be brought up. That movie is “Remember the Titans.” The reason I believe that it is the greatest ever is that it combines so many elements.The first element has to be the racial boundaries that were very real in the early ?70s. Combining a black high school with a white high school had to be almost impossible then. Not only did the students have to intermix, but the teachers and coaches had to accept the changes as well. The pressures of these racial tensions lead to the football field, where T. C. Williams’ newest head coach ? Herman Boone, who is black?had just replaced Bill Yoast, who was white and was slotted to be inducted to the high school coaches? hall of fame. Eventually, they find out that they are much better together then they are segregated. I still remember the scene when they come out for warm-ups, dancing and singing as one.After overcoming the huge obstacle of racial tensions, the T.C. Williams football team had to overcome hardship as well, when star linebacker Gary Bertier is paralyzed in a car crash after the team wins. This brings the team even closer together as they realize how precious life is. Being an underdog is a role that many sports movies use to create a plot around, but “Remember the Titans” uses this as little as possible. Once losing Bertier to injury, the team is still able to win the state championship.The music that is used throughout the movie incorporates the attitudes at the time. Trevor Rabin was the music director of “Remember the Titans,” and he did an amazing job incorporating the music into the setting. The scene in which the team sings “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” together in the locker room can still be pictured in my mind.The acting in “Remember the Titans” that is done by Denzel Washington and Will Patton can easily be compared to the acting of Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. The acting in ?Sandlot? cannot compare to “Remember the Titans” and “Field of Dreams,? as the names of the actors easily eclipse “Sandlot.” Where “Field of Dreams” loses points on my rating scale is that it cannot connect with everyone, whereas “Remember the Titans” leaves almost everyone accounted for.Overall, my opinion in the end is still just an opinion. I believe that everyone should be able to decide what the greatest sport movie happens to be. I believe this is why Mike Ackerstein and Tyler Mason write these articles to get people thinking about their own personal opinions.Taylor IacarellaUW firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the first six plus innings of Wednesday night’s Badger victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies, it looked as if the game was headed towards another extra inning affair. The Badgers had yet to record a single hit, while senior Leah Vanevenhoven had only conceded two hits. It was in the sixth inning when the entire dynamic of the game changed.After a leadoff single by Husky first baseman Bailey Ouelette and a sacrifice bunt that advanced her to second, third basemen Emily Gooding ripped a ball to the hole at shortstop. Badger shortstop Katie Soderberg bobbled the ball but collected herself in enough to time to throw out Gooding. Had she fumbled the ball any longer, the Huskies would have had runners at the corners with one out, and the Badgers would have potentially faced a late inning deficit, a scenario the Badgers have struggled with so mightily this season.As it turned out, because of the solid pitching of Vanevenhoven, who struck out seven while only allowing three hits, the Badgers escaped the top half of the inning unscathed. “The first couple innings they were getting runners on and I was like I can’t let them score because we’re not getting any hits but later on we just got the momentum,” Vanevenhoven said.In the bottom half of the inning, still searching for their first hit of the game off of Morgan Bittner, Ashley Hanewich stepped to the plate. Hanewich, who doesn’t play often, has 13 hits on the season, seven of which were for extra bases. She broke up the no-hitter bid, knocked her eighth extra base hit of the year, and set up the Badgers for a late inning rally which would most likely give them their 14th victory of the year, when she smashed a double down the left field line over the outstretched glove of Emily Gooding. The ball was hit so hard that were it not for an errant swipe by the Husky second baseman upon receiving the throw from the outfielder, Hanewich would have been out and the rally stymied.“She should have been out but she made a brilliant slide,” Schulte said.After a perfectly-executed sacrifice bunt by Vanevenhoven, the Badgers’ top hitter, Jen Krueger, came to bat with a runner on third and one out. Although she had been dependable all year, a questionably called third strike sent the Badger leadoff hitter down.After seeing many of her teammates strike out looking on the day, Theresa Boruta aggressively jumped on the first pitch see saw, a changeup, and sent it back up the middle to give the Badgers a 1-0 lead.“I knew I was going to get a changeup,” Boruta said. “The practice before the game we kind of work on things that the pitcher was going to throw.”Boruta then stole second and advanced to third on Livi Abney’s single in the same spot Boruta had smacked hers.“Theresa was the right kid at the right time to make that happen,” Schulte said.With runners on the corners, and two down, Schulte called a delayed double steal. Livi ran slowly towards second base, baiting Husky catcher Michelle Williams to throw the ball all the way down. As soon as she threw the ball, Boruta took off from third, seeking to snag the second run of the ball game.“Her and Livi played it off perfectly,” Schulte said. “Her job is draw the throw and at least force the run so that even if she’s out at least we get the run.”The return home throw would have caught Boruta had she not executed a flawless hook slide. Instead of leading with her feet, she slid past home plate because the catcher had it blocked, and hooked her left arm around catching the backside of the plate and scoring the Badgers a needed insurance run.Vanevenhoven struck out the next two batters and fielded a grounder to end the game.