Womens soccer Ohio State defeats No 16 Virginia Tech on the road

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies suffered their first loss of the season, and the Buckeyes improved their perfect season to 5-0-0.For much of the first half, neither team converted on shot attempts, but after 33 minutes, senior forward Lindsay Agnew received a cross-field assist from junior midfielder Nikki Walts and scored the first goal of the game, putting OSU ahead 1-0 through one half. It was Agnew’s third goal this season, making her the highest scoring Buckeye thus far.In the 58th-minute senior defender Morgan Wolcott managed to send the ball to the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage, padding OSU’s lead over the Hokies.The Hokies quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half just six minutes later with a goal from senior forward Murielle Tiernan. For the final 26 minutes, the Buckeyes played an aggressive defense backed by senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker, who made seven saves during the game propelling OSU to a top-25 victory. OSU now sets its eyes on the West Virginia Mountaineers for a match in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday. read more

Andre Silva unsure if he will remain at Sevilla

first_imgSevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.last_img read more

Sarri singles out Higuain for praise

first_imgMaurizio Sarri was delighted with his team’s performance as they responded to Bournemouth’s defeatGonzalo Higuain opened his account with a brace alongside Eden Hazard who grabbed the first from the spot before rounding the keeper to secure the second. While David Luiz completed the scoring with a late header.It was a positive all-round display from Maurizio Sarri’s side, who dominated from very early on.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#CHEHUD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019“I think we started very well in the first 25-30 minutes. I saw my football, we moved the ball very fast, we had good movements without the ball and we were very dangerous.“I’m really very happy, we played well for 90 minutes and defended well for 90 minutes. We played a good match but we need consistency now.” He told the CFC website.“It will be very difficult, but also for our opponents. At the moment we have to be happy with our season because in February we are still involved in four different competitions. We know we have to fight to stay in the top four. Then we have to try to win something.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“It will be very difficult because in the Carabao Cup we had to play Liverpool and Tottenham, and now Man City, it’s like the Champions League. So here in England, everything is very difficult.“The championship is very competitive and we know now we need consistency in our performances.“Today they were very motivated but we lost 4-0 in the last match so they had to react. Now we have to understand the level of motivation must be the same in every match.”⚽️⚽️ Double trouble! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/4LJpIbtvjV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Sarri felt Higuain and Hazard complement each other as it showed in today’s game.“I know very well when Higuain arrived he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition. Now he’s improving and I’m happy because apart from the goals he’s very suitable to play close to Eden.“On the pitch, they’re very suitable to play with one close to the other. For us, it’s very useful to have Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but it’s also important for Eden.”last_img read more