Kelter nets golden goal to beat Michigan

first_imgSophomore Alev Kelter netted the game-winning goal for UW in overtime to beat the Wolverines on Sunday.[/media-credit]Big Ten title hopes stayed alive this weekend, not just for the Wisconsin football team, but for the women’s soccer team as well.Wisconsin seized a last-minute 1-0 double overtime victory over Michigan on Sunday in the second-to-last game of the season to remain one point down from first-place Ohio State in the conference standings.Sophomore midfielder Alev Kelter kept Wisconsin’s title hopes kicking after scoring the golden goal in the 108th minute of play, improving the Badgers to 9-4-4, 5-1-2 on the year.With the game nearing its conclusion, junior Erin Jacobsen fed a pass to freshman Kodee Williams on the right flank, who beat the defender around the corner before sending in the cross.Kelter took a shot from less than 10 yards out in front of the goal but the ball traveled directly into Michigan goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer, who was unable to keep a hand on the ball. Kelter attempted another shot off the rebound, to which the shot bounced off another defender and into the back of the net.“Erin just played a really nice ball to the outside and I took a touch, got around the defender and I tried to curl it around her so she couldn’t block it,” Williams said. “It bobbled a little bit in the box but Alev got on it and it was amazing.”After a humbling start to the season, the Badgers have now lost one match in their last 14 games.“It feels great that we were able to just hang on another game and just keep it going and stay composed,” Kelter said.Though the game was scoreless for over 100 minutes prior to Kelter’s goal, the match contained a healthy amount of chances from both teams, and, during the latter portion of the game, an increase in physical play.The Wolverines managed to keep the ball on Wisconsin’s side of the field for the majority of the first half, though Wisconsin was able to create chances nonetheless.After 12 minutes, Wisconsin had drawn two fouls just outside the box, but the Wolverine defenders did well to head away the incoming volleys from freshman Catie Sessions.The Badger backline faced a hefty task in containing freshman Nkem Ezurike, a 5’11” forward for the Wolverines. Though the Badgers prevented her from as much as a shot on goal, the attention demanded by Ezurike opened up other avenues for the Michigan offense to advance the ball.In the latter part of the first half, Michigan threatened on three corner kicks, which sailed low across the goalmouth, though the ball went either wide of the goal off a hit, or unhit at all.Michigan’s best chance came in the 36th minute when Shelby Chambers-Garcia received a through-ball on the right side of the goal. She centered the ball to an open Ezurike, who couldn’t strick the ball ideally, as the shot went wide.“Their frontline is dangerous, they put some pressure on us,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “Nkem, up front, is very dangerous and by drawing all that attention to herself, she can spread the ball out for other players and obviously create some chances.”After the Wolverines controlled much of the first half, the Badgers eventually regained momentum in the second, peppering the Michigan goal with seven shots, four of which were on target.The Badgers came within inches of a goal in the 57th minute when Wisconsin drew another foul just outside the 18-yard box. Three Badgers lined up behind the ball as sophomore Monica Lam-Feist sent in a spectacular kick with her left foot off of the set piece. The ball soared as high as it could go without hitting the crossbar but Kopmeyer showed tremendous effort in her diving save.From there, Williams and sophomore defender Lindsey Johnson bombarded the Michigan backline with balls into the box but much of those passes weren’t able to connect for a shot.Wilkins encouraged the team not to lose confidence.“The biggest thing I said was that, ‘Just keep trying to trust your teammates, you don’t need to be hitting shots from 35 yards out. Trust that you guys are going to be there for each other,” Wilkins said.To make matters worse, as the match entered overtime, it was apparent that the fifth-place Wolverines were comfortable with draining the clock for a tie.“[Wilkins] just told us not to settle in, that we don’t need to tie, we can win and they wanted to tie – they were wasting time and we just had to fight through that,” Williams said.Wisconsin remained true to that, and though it took 108 minutes, the Badgers finally found their golden goal to stay on the heels of Ohio State.“Kodee just had her after burners going, made it around that girl and that’s how, usually, our offense is going to be able to finish, is around the corner,” Kelter said. “She was able to get in a great cross off and Laurie Nosbusch went to the near post and took her defender away and I was able to just volley it in.”last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball carved up by Wisconsin, 77-60, in 2nd straight loss

first_img Published on November 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman MADISON, Wis. — Like it had done all night, Wisconsin stretched Syracuse’s defense as far as it could go. Freely choosing to funnel its offense through the perimeter or the paint, the Badgers elected for the paint on this play.Six-foot-10 forward Ethan Happ swept under Dajuan Coleman, Tyler Roberson and another defender as SU’s defense pressed around the arc. Nigel Hayes telegraphed a pass to Happ, who dunked it as the Kohl Center crowd went into a frenzy. Jim Boeheim promptly triggered a timeout, but there wasn’t much left for him to do.“We didn’t cover areas that we have to cover,” Boeheim said, “and they made pretty easy shots, pretty wide-open shots.”Happ pushed Wisconsin’s lead to 17, and capped off a 15-2 run to begin the second half. If it wasn’t apparent at that moment, SU’s game of catchup officially ended with a 17-point deficit. No. 17 Wisconsin (6-2) methodically worked its way past No. 22 Syracuse (4-2) in a 77-60 win at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night.The Badgers’ ball movement shined all game. Even when it leaned heavily on the 3 in the opening minutes, Wisconsin threaded passes through an Orange defense Boeheim praised after the team’s defeat against South Carolina on Saturday. On this night there wasn’t much to chalk up to SU’s defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was served a hard reality check that perhaps it will be thankful for come March. Syracuse spent its first five games repressing offenses far inferior than what it faced with Wisconsin, allowing an average of 54.8 points through five games. The Badgers provided a litmus test, and Syracuse didn’t take long to turn blue.“I think a lot of guys thought we were playing well defensively,” sophomore forward Tyler Lydon said. “In reality … (our previous opponents) were getting the same shots, it’s just they weren’t falling.”Perhaps the most telling stat of SU’s defeat was the assist margin. The Badgers assisted on 11 of its 15 first-half field goals (73 percent) and had 21 total helpers, more than any of their games last year.Syracuse could dish only nine, tied with Saturday’s loss for the fewest all season. In SU’s wins, the offense has funneled fluidly through point guards John Gillon and Frank Howard. Both had some of the top assist numbers in the country, and the Orange as a team had averaged nearly 19 assists per game. But it was Wisconsin who pulled its offensive strings for 40 minutes. Nigel Hayes led the hosts with a career-high 10 assists. No Wisconsin player has tallied double-digit assists since the 2011-12 season.“We did a bad job with the pace of the game,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said. “We just played rushed. We beat ourselves.”Happ, Wisconsin’s second-leading scorer, dropped in a team-leading 24 points and exposed Syracuse’s interior defense when Wisconsin shied away from the 3-ball. He scored one early basket when Thompson got distracted on the perimeter, and dropped in another after Tyus Battle elevated toward the basket before the ball ever came out of Happ’s hands. It was the perfect offensive counter for a Badgers team that funneled its offense through the perimeter early.“All you need is one guy to not get in his position and there’s going to be an open shot,” Boeheim said.Entering the night, Wisconsin had shot only 31.6 percent behind the arc through seven games. The team’s top three scorers were shooting under 30 percent from deep. Syracuse, meanwhile, had held opponents to a 20.3 percent clip from the 3. That narrative changed quickly. Vitto Brown clanked a 3 on the Badgers’ first possession of the game, but the hosts preceded to sink 11 of their 23 tries from deep, a 47.8 percent clip.That was the quickest way for the Badgers to extend their lead that lasted nearly every minute of the contest. When it wanted to turn inside, it could. Wisconsin never lost control, and conversely, Syracuse never gained it.Said Thompson: “The first couple games we played, it wasn’t the best competition. I guess it got to our heads.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgFor Sale, 602 High Street, Argonia.  Price:  $199,900  (Bond money and Rural Development loans are available for qualified buyers.)Custom Built, Better-Than-New Ranch! Sprinkler system, well-established yard with covered front porch overlooking beautiful flowers and landscaping, covered patio, fence, 12×20 extra stick-built shed with awning on a poured slab. Patio overhang and 11′ ceiling. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement with 3 daylight windows & lots of space. Large, unfinished storage room, too! Kitchen includes convection microwave, range, disposal, and dishwasher. Other appliances & furniture may be negotiable. Granite, granite, granite, and more granite counter tops throughout. Beautiful hammered copper farm sink in kitchen, hand-scraped, distressed wood floors in open living area. Walk-in kitchen pantry and master bathroom have custom-built cabinetry. Check out this master bedroom with walk-in closet, 2 separate vanities, garden tub, and separate shower. Main floor laundry room. Built-in Organizer for coats, shoes, games, or whatever you wish. PLUS a brand new reverse osmosis system for the home! Lake access! Blackberry patch outside and young, established, ornamental trees including oak and sycamore. Well and sprinkler system help keep this property beautiful! Seller requires buyer name(s) for showings. Seller will retain NPR refund for 2015 (2 years remaining). Bond money and Rural Development loans are available for qualified buyers. Argonia – Home of the First Female Mayor, Susan Salter. Enjoy any of the three parks: Salter Park, River Park, or Holden Park (privately owned). Visit the Salter House and Museum. Take in the Chikaskia River park, RV hook-ups, fishing, and camping. Argonia hosts the National Rocket Launch 4 times a year! Additional photos and information about this wonderful home available at:  http://cathysheets.weigand.com/property/42063532/602-N-HIGH-ST-Argonia-KS-67004Contact Cathy Sheets, Branch Broker:   (316) 215-1359last_img read more

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