Moore the Master in sprint

first_imgRyan Moore landed the second leg of a treble at the Curragh when the Martin Hassett-trained Master Speaker took the K Club Hotel, Spa & Ryder Cup Venue Handicap. Press Association The former Ballydoyle inmate had managed just one previous victory from 19 starts, but had been placed on nine occasions, filling the runner-up spot three times this season already. Sent off at 11-2, the five-year-old kept out of trouble on the outside of the field and picked up well to get the better of In Salutem by half a length, giving Moore a brace following the success of Air Force Blue. He later won on Bantry Bay, too. center_img “It’s the Moore factor! Sean Corby has been riding him all along and it’s nothing against him, but we said we’d try something different,” said Hassett. “His first few runs this year were phenomenal, but we were disappointed with him the last day. In fairness, the handicapper has given us a chance, and hopefully he won’t be too hard after that. We are thinking of the Rockingham, although that’s over five. We’ll see.” Kevin Prendergast and Chris Hayes combined to take the N Conlan & Sons BMW Handicap with 14-1 shot Majenta, who led home a bunch of late chargers and beat Golden Spear by a length. The Tony Martin-trained Pyromaniac (13-2) edged out Awesome Star by a head in the Irish Tatler Celebrating 125 Years Handicap under Fran Berry. Martin said: “He’s a dual-purpose horse and he’ll tip away. He got two miles well, and hopefully he’ll step up in trip over hurdles. I thought that was a good performance.” last_img read more

Counter-attack defense pushes No. 1 Syracuse to 3-1 win over No. 14 Stanford

first_imgLies Lagerweij stepped back and focused on a Stanford player, who tried to step right. She shuffled left quickly, cutting off the Cardinal player. When her opponent tried to dribble left, Lagerweij again was there to force her to make a change. Eventually, her opponent backed up to the corner of the field and tried to center the ball, which bounced off Lagerweij and rolled out of bounds. She got back into position, ready to stop whatever came her way.Lagerweij and the No. 1 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) defense held No. 14 Stanford (1-4, 0-1 American East) to just one goal in a 3-1 win on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The win was Syracuse’s third against a ranked opponent this season and second consecutive after the Orange beat No. 18 Boston College on Friday.In all, Syracuse has given up just six goals this season, good for one per game and top 10 in the country as of Sunday evening.The defense helped limit Stanford on offense and was active in moving the ball up field and creating opportunities on offense. Roos Weers surveyed the field after controlling the ball and did a near 270-degree spin before passing the ball up field to a teammate. Lagerweij and the other defensive backs slowly crept up, but maintained a presence behind the midfield line.When SU controlled the ball on offense, its defense was preparing for a counter-attack, getting in position in case Syracuse lost possession. As players moved up to help on offense, others fell back to stop any potential scoring threat by Stanford.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A big focus for us was counter-D. So how our defense sets up when we have the ball,” Lagerweij said. “That was a really big focus for our defense and our No. 1 goal.”And Syracuse was effective at its counter-defense method. The team limited Stanford to just six shots the entire game, five of which landed on goal. The Orange picked apart each Stanford push on offense because SU was in position and waiting. If something went wrong, teammates filled gaps by talking to one another.“If you stand behind our goal and listen to our backs, we are constantly talking to each other, sometimes yelling if necessary,” Lagerweij said.Communication was a major factor for Lagerweij and Weers. They ran up the sidelines and into midfield to play offense often, as the two are SU’s No. 1 and No. 3 leading scorers, respectively. Weers is also SU’s assists leader, with six on the year.By moving up to help on offense, Stanford could easily counter-attack with at least one defensive back missing. Midfielders Serra Degnan and Laura Hurff filled the holes if a defender pushed up like Lagerweij and Weers did multiple times.Throughout the game, Syracuse got “good pressure on the ball,” head coach Ange Bradley said.“We’re gonna continue to grow on that.” Comments Published on September 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Germany Makes it Two Wins Out of Two

first_imgGermany Wednesday made it two wins from two at the on-going Women’s World Cup as they claimed a narrow win over Spain in Group B.Bayern Munich midfielder Sara Daebritz’s scrappy first-half goal settled the contest and put the side ranked number two in the world all-but through to the knockout stages.Spain dominated possession but the Germans scored against the run of play when Daebritz pounced on some hesitant defending to bundle the ball in at the far post. germany-spain-world-cup-watch The result meant that Germany will be assured of their place in the last 16 if South Africa fails to beat China today, while realistically they look set to top the group.Two-time winners Germany – who opened with a win over China – have reached at least the quarter-finals in all of the previous seven World Cups, while the Spaniards – who beat South Africa 3-1 on Saturday – have qualified for the tournament for the second time.Efficient and resolute, the Germans remain unbeaten in 14 games since March 2018, while they are yet to lose to Spain after five meetings.Germany were without influential midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, who may miss the rest of the tournament after breaking a toe in their opening win over China, but still possessed the talent and resolve to emerge with the victory.Jorge Vilda’s side had edged the first half, which began amid torrential, wet conditions in Valenciennes, but Real Sociedad’s Nahikari Garcia scuffed wide after being played clean through and Atletico Madrid’s Silvia Meseguer fired off target from the edge of the box after a neat move.But after Alexandra Popp’s strong downward header was well saved by Barcelona keeper Sandra Panos, Spain skipper Marta Torrejon took too long to clear the loose ball and Daebritz pounced to slide the ball in on the rebound.After the break, Torrejon’s free-kick hit the wall from one of Spain’s best chances, before substitute Klara Buehl blazed over at the other end for Germany, and they were solid at the back to fend off a comeback.Group B’s other teams South Africa and China do not play their second match until Thursday (20:00 BST) in Paris.Then Spain face China in Le Havre on Monday (17:00) at the same time as Germany’s final group game against South Africa in Montpellier.The top two teams will qualify automatically for the last 16, while the four best third-placed sides from the tournament’s six groups will join them.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Full Day Kindergarten in S.D. 60 begins this year

first_imgFull Day Kindergarten will be implemented in ten District 60 schools this year.The Ministry of Education made the announcement this week. It is offering 250 Full Day Kindergarten seats in the local school district beginning this September.Seats were determined based on the district’s proposal and its share of total Half Day Kindergarten enrolment as of September 2009.- Advertisement -Schools that will be designated Full Day Kindergarten in September include: Alwin Holland, C.M. Finch, Ecole Central English Program, Duncan Cran, Robert Ogilvie, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Upper Halfway, Buick Creek and Wonowon.Meanwhile, Full Day Kindergarten will be implemented over two years to allow some school districts and independent schools time to plan programs, recruit and train additional teachers, and accommodate expanded kindergarten in classrooms.So, the following schools will continue with Half Day Kindergarten for one more year, and then transition to Full Day Kindergarten in September 2011; Baldonnel, Bert Ambrose, Ecole Central French Immersion Program, Charlie Lake, Clearview, Prespatou and Upper Pine.Advertisement Parents who would like more information about kindergarten programs are encouraged to speak with the Principal at their local school or to call the School District 60 Board Office at 250-262-6000.You can also download the attached form from School District 60.last_img read more