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Women’s soccer: Dani Rhodes is Big Ten Player of the Week after impressive weekend

first_imgThe No. 17 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (7–1–1, 1–0–1 Big Ten) tied Northwestern(6–1–2, 0–1–1 Big Ten) 1–1 Friday night and took down Illinois (6–3–0, 1–1–0 Big Ten) in a 1–0 double-overtime thriller Sunday.Up until this weekend, forward Dani Rhodes had yet to score a goal despite an impressive 6-1 Badger record. But, against Illinois, something clicked for the junior who finally found the back of the net. Her first goal of the year came after four shot attempts — all of them on goal.Rhodes’ second-period goal answered a Northwestern score in the 33rd minute by midfielder Michele Chernesky, the first of her season. Both team’s defenses held strong through two overtime periods to end the game in a no-decision.After the game, Head Coach Paula Wilkins praised the team’s tenacity in her conversation with UW Athletics.“I told the team that we have to bring tonight’s effort all the time,” Wilkins said. “This was probably their best game they’ve played all season and that standard is what we’re going to expect every game.”Volleyball: Badgers dominate sets versus Marquette, Illinois State over weekendThe No. 6 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (7–1) came away dominated this past weekend. The Badgers started out Read…Wisconsin’s next match versus Illinois was actually the first half of a doubleheader for the ‘Pac the Mac’ promotion Sunday. Though it delayed the men’s soccer match by a few minutes, it’s hard to imagine they didn’t enjoy the show the Badger women put on.Rhodes stole the show again against the Fighting Illini, nailing a shot in the 103rd minute off a Jordan McNeese assist to seal the game for the Badgers. Her performance through the two matches earned Rhodes Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors and it seems Wisconsin’s 2017 scoring leader has regained her form.Up until the game-winner, the Badgers dominated Illinois on shot attempts 16 to four — nine different Badgers got looks at goal. Rhodes and Cameron Murtha led the team with three shots each.Men’s soccer: Badgers compete but come up short versus No. 2 HoosiersThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2–4–1, 0–1–0 Big Ten) fell in a tight 3–1 contest versus No. 2 Read…Solid defense allowed goalie Jordyn Bloomer to sit comfortably in the box as Illinois only got off two shots on goal the entire game. That being said, Bloomer has recorded three shutouts since taking over as starter this year and has allowed more than one goal in a contest only once versus No. 7 Florida State.Looking forward, the Badgers will continue their Big Ten schedule on the road against Michigan this Thursday and Michigan State Sunday.last_img read more

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first_imgJust fresh from the men’s win over Connemara All Blacks- the women team have overcome Thurles 22-10 in Cashel earlier today.Elsewhere and Cashel beat Nenagh Seconds 19-5 in Lisatunny earlier. They defeated Clonakilty 36-16 at the Mid Tipp venue this afternoon.The Tipperary side now go on to play Shannon in the Semi Final – while quarter final ties still to be played are Clonmel v St Mary’s & Young Munster v HighfieldIn women’s Rugby and it was another successful day for Clonmellast_img

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first_imgAfter an intensive eight week training schedule, the Moti8LK contestants are primed and ready to do battle with the roads, tracks, lakes and mountains of Gaelforce North….On Saturday next, the group of nine (of which none has ever competed previously in a triathlon of any kind) will complete a grueling course of running, cycling, hiking (up Mount Errigal) & kayaking across Dunlewy lake. The total distance they will cover is 42 kilometres. To put this challenge into perspective, all of the nine only began training on May 1st and at this stage found it extremely difficult to complete a jog of more than 5 minutes. On Saturday they will be completing the triathlon which will take up to four hours of constant endurance.A final fundraising cyclothon will take place on Wednesday June 20th at Kelly’s Mountain Top Centra, involving the nine celebrities who will partake in a final open training session. Tickets for the Motiv8 raffle will be available for sale, with all profits raised going to Donegal Action for Cancer Care.Speaking in the build up to the final Gaelforce Challenge, Motiv8 Fitness Proprietor and Chief Group Trainer Nigel Drein stated ‘the work and dedication put in by all our of Motiv8 LK Contestants has been incredible. Not only have they trained hard, but they’ve also encouraged others and really bonded together, as well as helping to raise fund for our nominated charity Donegal Action for Cancer Care’.The well-known Motiv8 LK athletes include Apprentice Finalist and Media Box Owner Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle, RPM Presenter Toni Kelly, Donegal GAA Coaching Officer Mick Murphy.In addition, a number of local entrepreneurs John Watson of Watson Hire, Barry Mackey of Sign of The Times, Gavin McDaid, Greenlight Media, Cathal Sheridan, C&M Embroidery and Paul Rodgers of Letterkenny Glass. On Saturday June 23rd once the event has been completed, Motiv8 LK contestants will get together for a well-deserved after-party in Green Room live music venue, Letterkenny (upstairs from Voodoo Bar) where the Motiv8 LK raffle will also take place. All Welcome!Motiv8 LK would like to thank Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Kellys Mountain Top Centra, Club Voodoo and Donegal Daily who have also assisted greatly in helping to promote the Motiv8 LK Challenge.Additional information on Motiv8 LK can be seen on www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk.THE WAIT IS OVER …..ONLY 42KMS TO GO FOR THE MOTIV8LK TRI-ATHLETES! was last modified: June 21st, 2012 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

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