Volleyball: Wisconsin closes out regular season with critical road victories against Rutgers, Penn State

first_imgThe No. 8 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (22-6, 15-5 Big Ten) wrapped up their regular season with an undefeated weekend on the road, defeating Rutgers (6-26, 0-19 Big Ten) Friday followed by a dramatic victory over No. 7 Penn State (23-7, 14-6 Big Ten) Saturday night.Wisconsin proved too strong for the Scarlet Knights, winning in straight sets, 25–15, 25–18, 25–12. The Badgers cruised to another victory behind a strong all-around performance led by Dana Rettke, Tionna Williams and Molly Haggerty. All three finished with eight kills, with Rettke adding seven blocks and Williams and Haggerty each adding two blocks.The Badgers would take the first set 25–15 before facing a tougher challenge in the second set. With the score tied at 15–15, Wisconsin managed to finish the set on a 10–3 run en route to a 25–18 victory. The Badgers then jumped to a 16–5 lead to open the final set and would coast to a 25–12 victory, extending their set winning streak to a season-high 15. Wisconsin held Rutgers to a paltry .011 hitting percentage while not surrendering a single ace.Football: Minnesota takes Paul Bunyan’s Axe on Badgers’ home turf in 37–15 lossThe University of Wisconsin football team (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten) fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) Read…The Badgers then journeyed to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on the No. 7 Nittany Lions in a marquee Big Ten matchup Saturday night. Coming off a signature victory over No. 3 Minnesota the night before, Penn State entered the match looking to finish the weekend 2–0, but Wisconsin wasn’t about to let that happen.The Badgers took the match in five sets — 25–20, 22–25, 25–23, 19–25, 21–19 — claiming the deciding fifth-set in a nail-biting tiebreaker. UW earned their sixth straight victory to close out the regular season behind Madison Duello’s 24 kills and Rettke’s eleven blocks and three aces.Wisconsin won the first set 25–20 to extend their set winning streak to 16, before Penn State won the second set 25–22. In the third set, the Badgers curbed a late comeback by the Nittany Lions to win 25–23 via tiebreaker and take a 2–1 lead.Penn State pulled ahead quickly in the fourth set, jumping out to an 11–3 lead before Wisconsin called a crucial timeout. UW would cut the deficit down to 13–9 before Penn State pulled away to win 25–19 and tie the match.Men’s basketball: Badgers impress in Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, come up short in finalThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team spent their Thanksgiving break in the Bahamas where they participated in the eight-team Read…After a back-and-forth final set, Penn State had match point leading 19–18, but Wisconsin was able to rally three consecutive points to take the set 21–19 and win, earning their first victory in University Park since 2002.With the regular season now in the rear-view, the Badgers now shift their focus to the NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin will begin the NCAA tournament as the No. 6 seed and will face UW-Green Bay Thursday night at the UW Field House at 7:30 p.m. If the Badgers win their first-round match, they will go on to face the winner of the Northern Iowa–Pepperdine match Friday night at the UW Field House.last_img read more

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B&H Tennis Players Beat Finland

first_imgThe B&H tennis team reached the third round of the second group of the Euro-African Zone Davis Cup.B&H tennis players beat Finland in the second round with 3:2. Mirza Bašić brought the decisive point for B&H, who beat Juho Paukku in the fifth match with 3:6, 4:6, 6:3, 7:5, 6:4.Bašić was the hero in the victory over Finland, given that he achieved two victories, of which one was against the 45th player in the world Jarkko Nieminen on the first day of the competition.B&H tennis players will be hosts to the Lithuanian team in September, for the third round and the match placement to the first group of the Euro-African zone. Lithuania beat South Africa with 3:2.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Bulega summons 23 for first Crested Cranes Regional tour

first_img Tags: Ahmed Husseincrested cranesfaridah bulegaRegional Tourtop Crested Cranes head coach, Faridah Bulega (right) during a recent session with the National team (Photo by FUFA Media)Kampala Regional Tour 2019Crested Cranes vs Kampala SelectStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Saturday, 16-03-2019 @2pmKAMPALA – The Uganda Women’s National team, Crested Cranes’ head coach Faridah Bulega has summoned a 23 women squad for the upcoming Regional tour.Unlike the men’s team that have over the years played Regional tour games, this will be the first time the women do like wise.Their first game in the set-up will be against a Kampala Select side with whom they will tussle it out at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo, on Saturday afternoon.The team comprises of four goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and five strikers.The core of the team that played at the 2018 CECAFA Women’s Championship has been maintained.Skipper Tracy Jones Akiror, reigning FUFA Female footballer and goalkeeper Ruth Aturo and FUFA Women Elite leading top scorer Hasifa Nassuna are all part of the squad.The team will have two days of non-residential training on 14th and 15th March 2019 at Luzira Prisons’ stadium in Luzira.According to FUFA Communications Manager, Ahmed Hussein, the motive of the tour is to move the team nearer to the fans but also help the players get more playing time together.“Like it is the case with the senior men’s team, FUFA wants to take the Crested Cranes to the people but at the same time helps the team to remain active. Hussein was quoted on FUFA’s official website.The Full summoned Crested Cranes Squad:Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo(UCU Lady Cardinals), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporate), Juliet Adeke(Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Daizy Nakaziro(Lady Doves).Defenders: Shadia Nankya(Uganda Martys High School Lubaga), Aisha Namukisa(Kampala Queens), Wilmer Nantumbwe(She Corporate), Margaret Birabwa( Muteesa I Royal University), Phoebe Banura ( UCU Lady Cardinals), Viola Namuddu( Makerere University).Midfileders: Damalie Matama(Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabbumba ( Ajax Queens,Bulenga), Fauziah Najjemba( Isra Soccer Academy), Tracy Jones Akiror( Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Lilian Mutuuzo( Kampala Queens), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Shamira Nalujja( Isra Soccer Academy).Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna(UCU Lady Cardinals).Comments last_img read more

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