Pirates Participate In Tri-Meet At Connersville

first_imgThe Greensburg Girls Track & Field Team traveled to New Castle for a tri-meet against the Trojans and Connersville. The Lady Pirates (60) beat New Castle (43) and placed 2nd overall, just 4 points shy of the Lady Spartan winners (64).The meet began with Junior Thrower, Lily Grimes, taking 1st in both Shot Put and Discus. Her freshman teammate, Anna West continued to make her mark placing 2nd in Shot and 3rd in discus. The distance crew also dominated by winning and nearly sweeping all their events. The girls 4 x 800 relay team of Cameron Jones, Cathy Newhart, Julia Ankney, and Brenner Hanna won their race by almost a whole minute. Later on during the meet, Brenner Hanna went on to win both the 1600 and the 3200 while Cameron Jones continued the streak and won the 800 with freshman, Emma Wilmer, not far behind to take 2nd. Jones also captured 3rd in 1600 and Cathy Newhart placed 2nd in 3200 which rounded up the near sweep. On the short track, big sprinting points came from Elizabeth Pavy in the 100 and 200 and Mary West in 100 hurdles and 100.Despite the cool windy temps, many of the ladies were able to have PR performances. In the metric 2 mile Ms. Hanna ran a new PR and was just 3 seconds shy of breaking the school record. In addition to Ms. Hanna, Elizabeth Pavy, Koregan Kidd, Emma Wilmer, Emily Rosales, Erika Gauck, and Jordyn Luken all improved from their previous best times on the track.The Lady Pirates will travel to Brown County on Saturday for the Talon Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.The Greensburg Varsity Boys visited New Castle on a chilly evening to participate in a three way meet with Connersville.  Despite the very chilly temperatures, the Pirates finished in second place while having a great overall meet.Hunter Butz was the big point winner with victories in both the 800m and 1600m runs, with times of 2:11.7 and 4:57.7.  He was also part of the second place relay teams in the 4×400 and 4×800 along with Devin Imel, Sage O’Mara and Nick Zapfe, with times of 3:52.08 and 9:11.3.Daimon Austin won the long jump with a measurement of 19′ 2.5″, placed second in the high jump at 5′ 4″, and took fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.96.  Tanner Yonts won the discus with a throw of 114′ 6.5″, while Logan Shafer won the shot put with a heave of 40′ 6″.  Yonts also placed third in the shot with a distance of 39′ 10.5″.Colin Springmeyer continued his great work in the 110m High Hurdles with a second place run in 17.04, a personal record.  Nick Zapfe also placed second in the 400m dash, with time of 55.72.  Shawn Partlow, running the 300m hurdles for the first time this season, placed second in 46.97.  Devin Hanna earned third place in the pole vault, clearing 7′ 6″.  Nick Hamilton took fourth in the 200m dash at 25.87, while Kyran Luken placed fourth in the 3200m run at 12:40.2.  Luke Lozier took fourth in the high jump, clearing 5′ 0″. Dallas Crank had a great overall night, and was the fourth place finisher in the 300m hurdles.The boys travel to Nashville on Saturday to participate in the Brown County Talon Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Rich Bryant.last_img read more

La Liga, Spanish FA reach agreement on Monday night football

first_imgLa Liga and the Spanish FA have reached an agreement on playing Monday night football in the top-flight. Loading… According to a report in Cadena Cope, La Liga have reached a deal which will see the Monday night slot utilised for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign in order to help complete the remaining fixtures in a busy schedule. That means that there will be five Monday evenings in which La Liga football will be played, but the Spanish FA – who have been long-term opponents of the time slot – have only accepted the proposal on the condition that day will not host football for the next five years.Advertisement Read Also: Haaland sends Ronaldo, Messi’s goal stats to archives However, La Liga chief Javier Tebas continued to support the idea of playing Monday night matches as he believed that a variety of time slots makes the league more attractive to broadcasters. The two institutions have remained deeply divided on a number of issues including scheduling with both laying claim to holding power in its decision-making, with La Liga retaining the Friday night slot this season in expense of the Monday games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Earlier this season, Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales was successful in a campaign to make the matchday free of football – a decision popular with fans, who felt the time slot was unsociable for family and work purposes. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

EC Trojan Cross Country & Track Standout Kyle Gutfreund Signs With Saints

first_imgEast Central Trojan Cross Country, Track & Field, and Archery Standout Kyle Gutfreund will be attending Thomas More and majoring in Computer Information Systems.Kyle is the son of Fred & Christi Gutfreund.last_img

Tour de France may go ahead without roadside spectators – sports minister

first_imgBy Geert De ClercqPARIS (Reuters) – It is too soon to decide whether the Tour de France can go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic, but if it does it may be without roadside spectators in order to minimise infection risk, the French sports minister said.Following the postponement of the Euro 2020 soccer Championship and the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Tour de France – which takes place in June and July – is one of the last major global sporting events that has not yet been cancelled or postponed.“The Tour is a sports monument. It is too soon to decide. There is a time for everything. For now, we have a more urgent battle to fight. Let us focus on this mountain in front of us and then consider what’s next,” French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu wrote on Twitter. Since the Tour’s inception in 1903, only the two world wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 have forced organisers to cancel the race.A Sports ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that the ministry was monitoring the pandemic’s evolution. “There is no rush to decide today,” she said, 92 days ahead of the Tour’s scheduled June 27 start in the Mediterranean city of Nice. It is due to finish in Paris on July 19.In an interview with radio station France Bleu late on Wednesday, Maracineanu said that one option would be to organise a Tour without roadside spectators.“The Tour’s economic model is not based on ticket sales but on TV rights. During this period of confinement, everybody is aware of the risks and responsible,” the minister said.“People understand the benefits of staying home and watching event on TV rather than live. It would not be too detrimental to follow the Tour on TV.” The Tour attracts more than 10 million spectators along France’s roads every year and is broadcast globally.However, Marc Madiot, the president of the French cycling league and director of the Groupama–FDJ cycling team said it would be difficult to police a Tour without spectators.“How would you stop the public from attending?” he said.France’s 67 million people have broadly respected the conditions of an unprecedented peacetime lockdown but few sports stir the passions of French sports enthusiasts more than cycling. Moreover, riders often race large parts of a stage in closely-packed groups and team members live in close proximity to one another for nearly a month in hotels, and travel together on buses and airplanes that shuttle them between stages.Teams are already grappling with how to keep their riders fit after the cycling season was suspended last week. All races up until the end of April have been cancelled.“As long as we are not allowed to get out on the road, it is hard to think about getting in shape for the event,” AG2R-La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet told France Bleu.last_img read more

LavaLab teams present pitches to entrepreneurs

first_imgEight LavaLab teams presented their preliminary pitches to an audience of entrepreneurs on Tuesday night. These teams will be matched up as their mentors in preparation for the organization’s noted Demo Night in April to present their potentially marketable products.The private event was held at the General Assembly in Downtown Los Angeles and included a networking mixer at 7 p.m. before the pitches began at 8 p.m. In addition to group pitches, LavaLab teams were matched up with entrepreneurs in the audience who expressed interest in mentoring them during the creation phase of the project process.“I think it’s overall just going to be a really great time because it’s going to be hosted off-campus so we get to mix with the mentors we’re going to be working with in a more real-life setting,” said Anubhav Sarkar, director of public relations for LavaLab, prior to the presentation portion of the event. “It’s going to be a lot of fun in a casual environment.”LavaLab is an interdisciplinary student-run incubator that combines business, law and technology and gives eight teams of four or five people the opportunity to develop a startup product over 11-week curriculum.“When you join as a team, the first meetings are how you brainstorm, how you come up with a good idea,” Zhang said. “You ask, ‘Is there a market for your idea?’”From there, LavaLab teams transition into the prototyping phase of their ideas alongside entrepreneurial training.“We teach everything from graphic design to public speaking to market feasibility,” Zhang said. “In between we have private speaking events featuring different entrepreneurs, each there for a specific teaching purpose.”The last eight weeks consist of actual development of the project, which can include coding an application, developing a new form of social media or designing a useful household product.“We like the kinds of people who are proactive and go out and seek opportunities,” Zhang said. “I think curating that kind of mentality creates a culture of building cool things.”Pitch night consisted of three minute presentations followed by five-minute general crowd Q&A forum per team.“As the halfway point of the curriculum, this is the checkpoint for our teams and a great opportunity for feedback,” Zhang said. “It’s a time when teams can say to mentors, ‘Here’s what I’m working on. What do you think of it?’”One team pitched their idea for an application, Cache, which allows users to customize a savings plan that automatically transfers a selected amount of money on, say, a weekly or monthly basis for a specific product they want to purchase but cannot afford at the time.“Cache is especially useful for saving for that midsize product,” said Syed Ibrahim, a junior majoring in business administration.“It would be especially useful for younger people who struggle with saving and instant gratification,” said his teammate Nathan Reardon, a junior majoring in chemical engineering. “You know when the deadline is, and we’ll help you know how much to allocate.”Another pitch, Travel Circle, allows users to connect with their friends and share information about where they have been on customized profiles.“You can sort by countries or categories, like countries, waterfalls, parks or beaches,” said Alex Ogorek, a junior majoring in computer science. “If you add a place to your bucket list, you can see it in our profile, and if you click on one of your friend’s pictures, you can see where they’ve been. We’re targeting younger people, typically college students who are studying abroad and want to get firsthand insight on where to go.”Sarkar presented his group’s proposed app, Zap, in which users challenge each other to dares of various parameters and timeframes. A newsfeed would consist of recipients providing photo or video proof of their accepted challenges.“Zap lets you to see the crazy, new, exciting things those around you are doing,” Sarkar said. “Challenges aren’t always incentivized, but with Zap, you can raise the stakes by tossing money in.”More networking followed the pitches and timed question and answer sessions, allowing mentors to approach the teams with additional questions and constructive criticism.“I think the thing for everyone is how they’re actually going to get themselves out there in the market,” said Shane Webster, director of business development for The Noun Project. “It’s easy to make a product and put it on the App Store, but marketability is just as important as the idea.”Zhang emphasized pitch night as a crucial precursor to Demo Night, a formal event in which teams present their more refined products to judges. He has high hopes the organization will continue to improve and produce marketable products.“It’s really about continuing to build this less of a student organization and more of a program that outside people recognize,” Zhang said. “Two or three people have gotten job offers and it’s incredible knowing that this organization has played a role in their career development and professional life.”last_img read more

Nikias’ annual address talks about diversity

first_imgNick Entin | Daily TrojanPresident C. L. Max Nikias delivered his annual State of the University address on Wednesday at Town and Gown.Nikias mainly focused on issues of diversity, according to USC News, in the wake of recent events happening at USC as well as across the country.“We know that when members of our Trojan Family stand up and speak out, we must lend our ears and listen,” Nikias said, according to USC News. “Because when we listen to each other, we learn from each other, and we understand each other in a deeper and more meaningful way.”Nikias commended the creation of the Provost’s Diversity Task Force, and encouraged other faculties members to help create a public discourse.“We’re developing a deeper dialogue with each of our schools, asking you to offer your ideas and your input to increase faculty diversity,” Nikias said.But Nikias also stressed how important it was to discuss these issues at a national level rather than restrict discussions of diversity to college campuses.“Despite all the talk about diversity in American higher education, nobody talks at the national level about the real crisis we face as a nation,” Nikias said.Nikias specifically focused on the youth and how, despite current USC programs such as the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, public schools and K-12 education needed to do a better job preparing their students for college.“If we are going to create more diversity in American higher education among our student body, our Ph.D. students, our postdoctoral scholars and our faculty, eventually we must pay attention to the pipeline,” Nikias said. “If we don’t do that, we have no chance.”last_img read more

Women of Troy continue strong start

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The Women of Troy put forth another impressive road performance over the weekend, winning the Marquette Challenge to improve to 6-0 on the season. USC knocked off TCU and host Marquette in a Friday doubleheader before dispatching of Northern Illinois 3-1 on Saturday, a week after notching three straight wins to capture the Mortar Board Premier Tournament in Indiana.Looking up · Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard was named to the all-tournament team in the team’s victory at the Marquette Challenge. – Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan“The first thing that comes to mind was that the competition was very good this week,” USC head coach Mick Haley said. “We had to travel to the Midwest last week and go back there again this week, so I’m proud of the way we played.”Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio continued her opening-season tear with strong performances in each match to earn tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and senior libero Natalie Hagglund were named all-tournament team members, with Hagglund receiving the nod for the second consecutive weekend.The Women of Troy received stiff competition from TCU in the opening match, but fended them off in four sets to win 25-9, 25-18, 24-26, 28-26. Bricio earned 23 points on 16 kills and two blocks, pacing a USC attack that quickly won the first two sets.The Women of Troy earned quick leads in each of the third and fourth sets, after which the Horned Frogs came back to keep the score close. With the score knotted at 26-26 in the final set, the Women of Troy secured the win after a hitting error and match-winning kill by freshman outside hitter Elise Ruddins.USC’s outside hitters once again rose to the occasion later in the day, providing ample offense to spearhead a 3-0 sweep (25-16,  25-19, 25-14) of Marquette in the second match of the doubleheader. Bricio recorded nine kills and was complemented well by junior outside hitter Emily Young, who recorded a career-high tying eight kills and a stellar .583 attacking percentage.The Golden Eagles kept the first two sets close, but the Women of Troy made quick work of the third set, storming out to a 22-12 lead before concluding the match on two Olgard kills and a Marquette hitting error.“I thought we played well against TCU, even though we got glazed over because we were tired,” Haley said. “But we put together a very strong match against Marquette.”The Women of Troy traveled to DeKalb, Illinois and needed everything within Bricio’s arsenal to fend off Northern Illinois in the tournament’s final match, as they came away with a 3-1 victory (25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16) to continue their perfect start. Bricio recorded a tremendous 20 points on 16 kills to go along with two service aces and two solo blocks, while Ruddins and fellow freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu recorded eight kills each to supplement Bricio’s offense.In their opening and closing matches, the Women of Troy dropped the third set but regrouped to take the fourth frame—a critical point of emphasis from Haley.“The first thing that you ask is, ‘Why did you lose that set?’ Then you need to ask what changes need to be made,” Haley said. “Sometimes we change matchups instead of changing the lineup, and I think the team did a good job with that because it was the best opportunity for us.”Young, a Schaumburg, Ill. native who celebrated her homecoming with three wins and a solid performance in the middle match, was particularly proud of the way the team kept its composure on the road yet again.“This was our second trip to the Midwest, so we had to have more focus,” Young said. “Since school has started, we have our studies and we had three matches against good teams in two different locations, so it was tough.”The Women of Troy will fly back to Southern California to participate in the USD tournament in San Diego Sept. 13 and 14, after which they’ll take on UC Irvine in their much-anticipated home opener  Sept. 18 at the Galen Center.last_img read more

Women’s hockey closes out regular season against Mankato

first_imgGeena Prough and UW look to extend their 18-game winning streak against a struggling MSU squad in the final series of the season.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin women’s hockey team may have already clinched the WCHA regular season title and Minnesota State-Mankato may sit second from the bottom in the conference standings, but there is still plenty to play for this weekend as the two teams match up for the second time this season.For the Badgers, continuing their winning ways (unbeaten in 18 straight games) is important, as they soon head into conference and national tournament play. No team wants to end its regular season on a sour note – such as losing to a team most of the conference has had its way with throughout the year.As the season winds down, according to several of their players, the Badgers are playing their best hockey thus far and the high level of play couldn’t have come at a better time.“I think we’re definitely in motion right now,” senior defenseman Geena Prough said. “You continue to improve each weekend during the season and I think we’ve got all the wheels going.”These two teams first clashed back in October, when Wisconsin took both games in the series sweep. In the Friday night game, the Badgers bested the Mavericks 3-2 on the shoulders of strong goaltending play by freshman net minder Alex Rigsby.In game two of the series, the Badgers didn’t have as much trouble, as they scored early and often en route to a 6-1 victory.Physicality and solid goaltending from both sides pervaded the entire series, which are themes the Badgers expect to see once again this weekend in Minnesota. The other nuance that might play a role in the outcome is the size of Mankato’s home rink.The ice sheet is much smaller than what the Badgers are used to at the Kohl Center, resembling rinks of conference rivals Ohio State and North Dakota, places where ice space is at a premium.Head coach Mark Johnson has prepared his team for the change in spacing all week in practice.“We’ve been doing a lot of battle drills in tight areas because we’re going into a smaller rink,” Prough said.There lies some uncertainty about whom the Badgers will send out on the ice, as well. In the series against North Dakota last weekend, Kelly Nash and Brittany Ammerman both went down with injuries. Then in practice on Wednesday, Brittany’s older sister, Brooke Ammerman also suffered an injury.The team has yet to reveal the seriousness of any of the injuries, but the three have missed practice throughout the week.“You never can anticipate those, you never know when they are going to happen, so you have to make some adjustments, put the next player in and keep going at it,” Johnson said.Wisconsin and Minnesota State both enter the series with seniors who will play the last regular season games of their careers. For the Badgers, captain Meghan Duggan, Geena Prough, Kelly Nash, Mallory Deluce and Anne Dronen will all don the Badger red and white for the last time in regular season action.For Duggan, aside from ending her time as a Badger, there is additional pressure during the series as the captain is one point shy of tying UW’s all-time career point record.“If she ends up doing it, then she’s done it. She deserves it and earned it and it will be a real feather in her cap,” Johnson said.As the playoffs loom right around the corner, the Badgers are brimming with confidence. According to junior winger Carolyne Prevost, the only thing that can stop Wisconsin is itself.All season long, Johnson has preached the importance of consistency in his team’s effort and the understanding that if the team gives that effort, they are a difficult team to stop. But Prevost and the rest of her team know they can’t let down against any opponent.“We don’t expect them to give us the victory,” Prevost said. “We’re going to have to work hard for it.”The Badgers believe they are not only ready for this weekend but for the weeks to come in the playoffs.“We’re really excited about this time of year,” Prevost said. “This is usually when Wisconsin hockey shines the most, towards the playoffs.”last_img read more

Notre Dame Football Player issues apology

first_imgNotre Dame football player Jerry Tillery issued an apology Monday evening after footage from Saturday’s game captured the defensive lineman appearing to push the head of an injured USC player with his foot and step on the foot of another USC player.The injured USC player, running back Aca’Cedric Ware, was lying limp on the field after suffering a hit from Notre Dame linebacker Nico Fertitta, who would later be penalized for targeting, when game footage showed Tillery’s foot make contact with Ware’s helmet and push his head. Soon after, Tillery was called for a penalty of unsportsmanlike conduct for stepping on the foot of senior offensive lineman Zach Banner as he lay on his back after a play. “I want to take full responsibility for my actions on Saturday,” Tillery said in a statement released on his Twitter account. “I am truly sorry. I acted in a way that was out of character for me. What I displayed in these two instances were unbecoming and not indicative of the kind of player or person I am.”Both Banner and Ware seemed to accept Tillery’s apology, speaking out from their Twitter accounts on Monday night. “Mistakes happen bro, I’m good, [Ware is] good,” Banner wrote. “You earned my respect from your apology. Take care.”Ware expressed similar sentiments, responding simply with, “respect bro.”In an interview with ESPN following the game, which ended in a 45-27 Notre Dame loss, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that he would be discussing the two incidents with Tillery. Tillery has been subject to controversy at Notre Dame before. Last season, he was suspended from Notre Dame’s bowl game for violating team rules, and in October, he made headlines when his Twitter account appeared to like multiple tweets that called for Kelly to be replaced by LSU’s former coach Les Miles.last_img read more

Syracuse earns 2nd ranked win of the season against No. 15 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Libi Mesh’s racket lay on court No. 5 between the baseline and service line. She’d dropped it there before going to the net to shake hands with her opponent, and as she returned to pick it up, her hands covered her mouth to control her emotions. Her loss had put Syracuse down 3-1 against Florida State, on the brink of a sixth-straight loss to a ranked opponent.About an hour later, Sofya Golubovskaya’s racket lay in a similar position to Mesh’s on court No. 2. She too had dropped it. But Golubovskaya did so to embrace her teammates that were all lined up on the neighboring court, watching as she clinched No. 32 Syracuse’s (11-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) come-from-behind, 4-3 win against No. 15 Florida State (14-4, 6-2) on Sunday at Drumlins Country Club.“My mindset was to stay composed on the tight points and to not rush,” Golubovskaya said. “I think I did a great job of following that.”SU dropped the doubles point, losing at all three spots, but Miranda Ramirez and Golubovskaya both said the Orange played well in doubles, which allowed them to easily refocus for singles.Ramirez and Gabriela Knutson started the day in a light, joking mood, which they’ve said helps them play better. But when they gave up a break midway through the set and eventually dropped the match at first doubles, Knutson began to wave her arms in frustration after FSU winners and biting her fingernails nervously. It culminated in her bouncing her racket off the ground after hitting a backhand too long on match point, and as she walked to the bench, her lips were tightly pursed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt didn’t take Knutson long to start smiling again, though. The No. 40 ranked singles player was the first to finish, beating No. 26 Carla Touly, 6-4, 6-0, for her third-straight ranked win.“I think she was still in a good spot, she still played really well,” Ramirez said about Knutson. “She was very confident in her singles, so I trust her too.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorFSU responded with wins at fourth and sixth singles. Mesh only won three games in her match, and Sonya Treshcheva, playing her first singles match since Feb. 3, fell 6-4, 6-1. Dina Hegab’s straight set win at fifth singles was the start of the Orange’s comeback. Soon after, No. 90 Ramirez was on the verge of clinching a third point for SU. She took a second set tiebreak, 8-6, after winning the first set, 6-2. Ramirez said her opponent started playing much better in the second set, putting pressure on her, but having played in these situations before, the SU junior finished the match.On court No. 2, Golubovskaya dropped the first set, then battled back with a forehand winner to take the second frame, 6-4, prompting strength and conditioning coach William Hicks to cheer, “Great work Sofya, great work.”The Russian sophomore said the turning point of her match came at one-all in the third set with Oparenovic up 40-0. Golubovskaya came back to win that game, but as the set continued, it remained tight, and neither player gave up breaks or many break opportunities. By this time, Ramirez had finished her tiebreak, and she also walked over to court No. 3 to watch Golubovskaya play.Corey Henry | Staff PhotographerAssociate head coach Shelley George sat on Golubovskaya’s bench, discussing her game plan and telling her to stay calm, and head coach Younes Limam and volunteer assistant coach Len Lopoo stood with the other players, cheering, but not advising Golubovskaya. On the other side of the net, the Seminoles had a coach at Oparenovic’s bench, while their head coach, Jennifer Hyde, was also giving instructions to the Slovenian senior.Normally reserved, Limam began to encourage his players to start a “Let’s go Orange” chant as the players got ready to serve, which echoed through the enclosed Drumlins space. At one point, the chair umpire raised his arm to signal silence and had to turn behind him to the players to quiet them.“We were so stressed,” Ramirez said about watching from the sideline. “I watch her match just as if I’m playing a match too. We support her fully, back her fully, we have all the nerves that she has too.”At 4-4, Golubovskaya got into Oparenovic’s service game. At 0-15 and 0-30, Limam pumped his fist and leaned in Golubovskaya’s direction, and after a backhand winner to create triple break point, the sophomore reciprocated and turned to the SU players and coaches on the sideline. Oparenovic survived the three break points, though, and held at deuce off a Golubovskaya unforced error, causing the SU sophomore to throw her racket to the ground and kick it while yelling in Russian.The next Oparenovic service game, it was the FSU senior’s turn to show frustration. A double fault gave Golubovskaya triple break point again, and Oparenovic kicked a ball at the back curtain. This time, Golubovskaya secured the break, and Emmanuelle Salas was the one covering her mouth on the sideline before joining Touly in biting her fingernails. The next game, Golubovskaya had three match points but needed just one. A wide serve was returned out by Oparenovic, and SU had completed the comeback.“I was hearing only my teammates, that’s what I was focusing on,” Golubovskaya said. “I didn’t try to listen to what the other team was saying. … It was amazing, they helped me so much.”Limam’s hands-off approach, as seen in how he handled watching Golubovskaya’s clinching match, hasn’t led to much success against ranked opposition, unlike FSU’s more instruction-heavy method. The Seminoles have five ranked wins to the Orange’s one, but on Sunday, it was SU that came out on top. Not much changed, Ramirez said, just a few points here and there. Golubovskaya attributed it to not having anything to lose.“We just went there and we competed,” Golubovskaya said. “We did our best today, and on every single court, girl’s just left everything. I think that’s what changed.”It was also just the second time this season the Orange have come back after losing the doubles point, the first against ranked opposition. At the start of the day, it was FSU’s composure and lack of negative emotion compared to the SU’s racket throwing and arm waving that gave the Seminoles a lead.By the end of it, the roles had reversed, and while Golubovskaya and Oparenovic both dropped their rackets at the end of the match, only one kicked it on the ground. The other was celebrating. Commentslast_img read more