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Schalke 04 freezes negotiations for coronavirus

first_imgBorussia Dortmund is also cautious when it comes to the future. “At the moment it is mostly about overcoming the current situation and working in perspective,” said sports director Michael Zorc. “We are in an unprecedented situation in professional football”he pointed out.His counterpart in Leipzig, Markus Krösche, is currently working rather in perspective. “I am looking at alternatives for the next two years and I look at leagues that maybe until now I haven’t paid much attention to, “he said. “But currently it is not possible to close any specific agreement”he concluded. FC Schalke 04 has suspended all its possible ups and downs of players due to the pause in the season to stop the spread of the coronavirus, confirmed the entity’s sports director, Jochen Schneider, in an interview by Sport1.“In our case there is a suspension of contracts and investments”Schneider noted. “All the transfer talks are frozen at the moment, too. Now it’s about other things. We must set priorities.”he added.The manager added that the world of football will meet in summer with “a completely different transfer market.” “We don’t even know when it will start, because maybe we will need July to finish the season,” he explained.last_img read more

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Big day for Calabar’s Warren Barrett Jr at Charlie Fuller Memorial

first_imgPan-American Games champion Fedrick Dacres dominated the discus at the Charlie Fuller Field Events Memorial on Saturday.However, it was a busy Warren Barrett Jr who had the biggest day on the expansive Manchester High School campus. Barrett continued his fine form in the shot put with a resounding win in the boys’ Class One event and competed fiercely in the men’s competition.Afterwards, the Calabar schoolboy said his main target is the World Junior Championships.He started the day with a loss in the Class One discus to schoolboy rival Sanjae Lawrence of Petersfield High.Then Dacres took centre stage. Defeated last week at the JC/Purewater meet by UWI training partner Traves Smikle, Dacres took charge in the first round with a spin of 59.20 metres and then pulled away with throws measured at 61.71 and 62.41 metres, respectively, in the second and third rounds.The 2014 Commonwealth Games finalist, Chad Wright, was second with a fourth-round mark of 58.27 metres. Smikle was third after a first throw of 57.42.”My first meet was a bit off, but I pulled it through today a bit,” said the discus ace.He expects to improve as the season goes on.”We’ve just started technique work, so I’m not really as efficient as I’d want to be right now,” he reflected.Asked about a recent knee injury, he said, “It’s getting better, but it’s not where I want to be.”With World Championships bronze medal winner O’Dayne Richards watching, Wright won an entertaining shot put with a smooth spin of 18.25 metres. Dacres edged Barrett for second by two centimetres, 17.66 to 17.64 metres.BARRETT-LAWRENCE CLASHThe Class One boys’ shot had been billed as a clash between Barrett and Lawrence, but the Calabar boy was off the mark quickly with a first-round blast of 18.47 metres.Lawrence, who put the shot 18.74 in Montego Bay on the previous Saturday, improved steadily to 17.85m, but that wasn’t even enough for second, as Kyle Mitchell hit the jackpot with a booming last-round shot of 18.48 metres.Fortunately for Barrett, he closed with big throws of 18.75 and 18.75 metres late in the competition.Barrett believes the throws against Wright and Dacres affected him in the Class One event.”It probably held back my performance in the Class One shot at 18.75, but I’m pleased, regardless,” he said when his long day of throwing was complete.”Over the World Junior qualification again, I can’t complain,” he summarised.He first surpassed the World Junior qualifying distance of 18.25 at the JC meet when he won the Class One shot with a massive last-round throw of 19.40 metres.Asked what his main target was this year, Barrett was succinct.”World Juniors 2016. World Juniors,” was his smiling response.In other events at the Memorial, Janelle Fullerton of St Jago and formerly of Edwin Allen took the girls’ Class One shot with a winning put of 14.64 metres. Tamoy Housen of XLCR won in Class Two with a best of 12.91 metres. Ardenne High’s Oggary Martin cleared exactly 2.0 metres to triumph in the boys’ Class One high jump and Faithlyn Irving of Holmwood spanned 5.19 metres to win the Class Three long jump for girls.last_img read more

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Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAugusta National occasionally awards exemptions to international players, but those typically are given to players who are not full PGA Tour members and have multiple avenues to qualify on their own. Among ways for PGA Tour members to qualify for the Masters are winning tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points, reaching the Tour Championship or getting into the top 50 in the world ranking at various cutoff points.“The inclusion of Honorary Invitees has been a great tradition at the Masters Tournament for many years,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “This coming year the list includes Ernie Els, and we are once again excited to welcome him and all of these distinguished guests to Augusta National in April.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments The Masters pays homage to major champions more than any of the other majors by giving them special access as honorary invitees that includes two clubhouse badges, a $1,000 honorarium and a gift to commemorate them being there.Honorary invitees used to be able to play practice rounds and compete in the Par 3 Tournament, a practice that ended last year.Els failed to qualify for the 2012 Masters and was not given a special exemption.ADVERTISEMENT Instead, the 48-year-old South African received a letter welcoming him as an honorary invitee. His five-year exemption into the Masters from winning the 2012 British Open ended last year. Augusta National has a tradition of inviting past major champions as honorary guests for the week.Els tweeted Monday: “Wanted to clarify my excitement getting an invite from @TheMasters. Work continues to qualify to compete!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown AP FILE PHOTOErnie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to post stories that Els, a four-time major champion, had received a special exemption into the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READlast_img read more

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Round 4: It’s Cleveland vs. Golden State, again

first_imgFILE — Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors blocks the shot of LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers late in the fouth quarter of an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California. Getty Images/AFPHere we go again.And again.ADVERTISEMENT And, well, again.Round 4 — as many predicted, and others probably lamented — is happening. Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the Cavaliers trying to wrestle the crown away just as they did in the 2016 series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn one side, the best team of this era.On the other, the best player of this era and maybe any era. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil There wasn’t a lot of similarity in Cleveland’s and Golden State’s seasons, but their last few days have been mirror images of one another — both teams had to win Game 6s at home to fend off elimination, then had to go on the road and prevail in Game 7s to win their respective conference finals.“One of the most challenging seasons I’ve had,” said James, who may be playing the best basketball of his life right now at the end of his 15th season.Here’s some of what the Cavaliers have dealt with since Golden State-Cleveland III ended last June: Kyrie Irving got traded for Isaiah Thomas over the summer, coach Tyronn Lue had to miss time to deal with health issues, Love missed two months, they lost 11 games by 16 or more points, revamped their roster in February and spent much of the season unable to guard anybody.NBA Finals schedule.They’re in the finals again anyway, led by someone who will play in the last series of the season for an absurd eighth consecutive year.“It’s been a roller coaster,” said James, who is seeking a fourth ring in his ninth finals appearance overall. “It’s been good, it’s been bad. It’s been roses. There have been thorns in the roses. There’s been everything that you can ask for.”This wasn’t all peaches for Golden State, either. The Warriors didn’t get the No. 1 seed out West, lost Curry to a knee injury late in the regular season, lost 10 of their final 17 games and got pushed to the brink.“I’m glad we’re going back,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said.The Warriors swept the two regular-season meetings with the Cavaliers, winning by seven at home on Christmas Day (without Curry) and prevailing by 10 in Cleveland about three weeks later.Film-wise, those two games are meaningless now. Of Cleveland’s five leading scorers against Golden State this season, three no longer play for the Cavaliers. James and Love combined to score 100 points in the two games, but Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas were all shipped elsewhere by the Cavs in a series of trade-deadline moves.“We obviously know what LeBron’s capable of,” Curry said shortly after the Warriors’ Game 7 win at Houston ended. “It’s a new team over there, so the other guys, we’ve got to lock in on their tendencies. But we’ll worry about that when we get home.” MOST READ Fellow athletes, coaches rally behind embattled Ravena If the Cavaliers win this championship, it might be time to declare the regular season irrelevant.Cleveland was only 50-32 this season. Should James and his mates get it done, that would be the second-worst, regular-season record for an eventual champion in the last 40 seasons. Houston went 47-35 on the way to the 1995 title; to find another champion who was worse, go back to Washington in 1978 when the Bullets were a mere 44-38.“Everybody doubted us,” Cavaliers forward Jeff Green said. “Everybody had their opinions on what our team was, what we would do, what we can’t do, from the start. … And now, I mean, we’re where we want to be. We’re where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point.”Same goes for the Warriors. This season was no cakewalk for them, either.“We’ve been through a lot with this team,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “Believe it or not, it’s not all success with the Warriors. We got our bumps throughout the season. But to get to this point again, we earned it.”And now it’s time for one of these teams to earn a title.Again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Game 1 will be hosted by the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.“You’ve got to appreciate the moment,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “Somebody asked, ‘Four years in a row getting to the finals, do you appreciate it?’ Yes.”Both teams are entering this title matchup with injury concerns. Cleveland’s Kevin Love is in the concussion protocol and will need to complete a series of tests before he’s cleared to return, and Golden State’s Andre Iguodala — a former NBA Finals MVP — wasn’t able to finish the Warriors-Rockets series because of a bone bruise in his leg.They meet again in the finals. Graphics by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Warriors hoped Iguodala would return to the Houston series, but his progress stalled.“That’s just not an easy injury to predict in terms of recovery,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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Van Gaal: United players were unprofessional

first_img0Shares0000Van Gaal managed the Red Devils from 2014 to 2016 with mixed fortunes. Although he guided them to FA Cup glory in 2016, the Dutchman was widely criticised for his defensive brand of football and lost his job after failing to qualify for the Champions League.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 19 – Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has slammed “unprofessional” players at the club who did not read his emails.Van Gaal managed the Red Devils from 2014 to 2016 with mixed fortunes. Although he guided them to FA Cup glory in 2016, the Dutchman was widely criticised for his defensive brand of football and lost his job after failing to qualify for the Champions League. Speaking to Bild, Van Gaal revealed he did not always receive the commitment he wanted from his players at Old Trafford. Specifically, the 66-year-old claimed they had a tendency to ignore his emails preparing them for individual meetings to track their progress, forcing him to attach alerts to track whether or not players opened them.“I developed the digital tracker with my IT man. Each player was able to log in,” Van Gaal said.“So I gave everyone the opportunity to prepare for the conversation with me at home and to meet me in dialogue at eye level.”When asked about players not reading his messages, he said: “That’s true, too. But this testifies to their lack of professionalism and I have then addressed them.“But I already did that with the emails at Bayern. My conviction is that a full professional also wants to live professionally, like Arjen Robben. He read the emails.”Since his ill-fated tenure at United, Van Gaal has not returned to management.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson moves to Scunthorpe on loan

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Scunthorpe have signed Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old was sent out to Leeds last season but only made one appearance before his loan was cancelled in January. The previous season he suffered a similar lack of game time with Wolves, making only six appearances before returning to play for United’s Under-23s in the second half of the season.Borthwick-Jackson told Scunthorpe’s official website: “I’m buzzing to be here and can’t wait to get started. Scunthorpe really wanted me to come here and I couldn’t really turn it down.“I’ve been at Manchester United since I was six years old and I’ve progressed all the way through. I managed to get my opportunity in the first team in the 2015/16 season, that was a great season for me and kick-started my career.“But I need to play regular games and I’m at the age where I should be playing regular first-team football.“I know it’ll be more a lot more physical in League One, so I’ll have to see how I adapt to that and hopefully I can impress.” LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LATEST moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Borthwick-Jackson made his United debut in 2015 last_img read more

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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A woman has died after the car in which she was traveling crashed into a fence in Bundoran.The accident took place yesterday at The Ross, at approximately 3.50pm yesterday.The 82 year old woman was rushed to Sligo General Hospital but she was pronounced dead en route. The road was closed to allow for a Garda Forensic Examination of the scene.The pensioner’s identity has not yet been released.Gardai are now appealing for anybody who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at Bundoran Garda Station on 071 9841203, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.  ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED AFTER HER CAR CRASHES INTO FENCE was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentbundorandeathGardaiwomanlast_img read more


Bul host Kirinya in second Jinja derby of the season

first_img Tags: Abby KikomekoBul FCkirinya jssPeter OnenStarTimes Uganda Premier League Bul are currently 6th on the standings. (file photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueBul FC vs Kirinya JSSFUFA Technical Center, NjeruWednesday, 10-04-2019 @4pmNJERU – Fireworks are set to be lit on Wednesday afternoon when Bul host Kirinya JSS at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.This will be the second time the two Jinja based side clash this season and with only a point separating them, a battle for supremacy will indeed be on the cards.Getting off to a fine start, Bul’s season looks to have taken a backward trend as they just can’t win a game of late.Peter Onen’s side who once enjoyed top four status have now dropped into sixth on the standings having lost twice and drawn as many games in their last four games.However, on 37 points, they sit a one ahead of Kirinya, a statistic they would love to hold until the season closes.For Kirinya, they have been impressive ever since they replaced Charles Ayieko with Abby Kikomeko.After a trying period in the first round, Kikomeko came in and things are now falling into place.The Students have moved up the table steadily and will go into Wednesday’s game with four victories in their last five games.Kirinya have won four of their last five league games.What the coaches are saying:Peter Onen, Bul FC.“Everyone is aware that this is the Jinja derby.“However, it is a normal game for us and we have not changed our preparations going into it.Abby Kikomeko, Kirinya JSS.“We are playing a derby game and i have prepared my boys for it.“Here in Jinja it is the most anticipated game and you can already feel the atmosphere is not the usual.“Bul is currently ahead of us in the standings but it is not something everyone at Kirinya would want so we will try all we can to beat them.Team News:Bul FC.Bul will be without midfielder Joshua Lubwama who suffered a leg fracture last Saturday in a recovery friendly match. He joins Farouk Banga as the two players missing for the home side.Kirinya JSS.Kikomeko nearly has a full strength squad to choose from with only David Bagoole who is currently nursing a knock, expected to be out.Match Facts:This will be the sixth top flight meeting between the two Jinja-based sides.Ironically, this is the only fixture that has never produced a winners as all the previous five meetings between the two have ended in draws.The reverse fixture last season ended 1-1 before the two sides drew 2-2 earlier this season.Bul head into the game with only one victory in their past 7 games in all competitions (D4 L2). The only win in that period came at the expense of Police (2-1).At home, Onen’s side are currently enjoying a five game undefeated run, winning three and drawing two.For kirinya, they come into the derby having lost only two of their last 9 league games (W5 D2).However, away from home, they have won only one of their last six league games (D1 L4).The other games on Wednesday.-Mbarara City vs Vipers SC-URA FC vs Bright Stars-Maroons FC vs Tooro UnitedComments last_img read more

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Jokanovic: Odoi deserves to be Fulham’s hero

first_imgSlavisa Jokanovic insisted Denis Odoi deserved to be Fulham’s hero after the defender’s header took them to a Wembley play-off final. Odoi headed home only his fifth goal for the club as they beat Derby 2-0 in the second leg to book a clash with either Aston Villa or Middlesbrough on May 26 for a place in the Premier League.Odoi nearly left Fulham last summer but switched from right-back to centre-back and then became an instrumental part of Jokanovic’s promotion-chasing team.And the Fulham boss said: “I’m not Santa Claus, I am a football coach, and I don’t give any of my players presents.Embed from Getty Images“They need to deserve it, and Denis deserves to be the hero of the night, and not because I gave him any presents. He is an important part of my team and has done a great job for us.“In the end he scored a fantastic and important goal for us, but on the defensive side he played a fantastic game as well.“I am delighted to make Wembley. We played fantastic football, we were focussed and organised, and I must be satisfied for the supporters. These people deserve such a special night.“I have been asked many times about our trust and self-confidence. I must be satisfied what my team showed tonight.“Many times we have been close to brilliant, tonight we were close to perfect.”See also:Odoi’s header takes Fulham to WembleyFulham boss wants more of the same at WembleyReam: Sessegnon must earn birthday presentFulham v Aston Villa head to head – their strengths, weaknesses and key playersAdomah confident Villa will beat Fulham Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youDubai Hotels | Search AdsDubai Hotels Costs Might Amaze YouDubai Hotels | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoTop Journey Mag15 Things Men Should Never Wear While FlyingTop Journey MagUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoFitness Engage10 Vitamins You Need to Take to Stay FitFitness EngageUndogamersrack.com15 Hilarious Cats Who Can Make You Laugh Guaranteed Don’t Blow Your Mind When See Last One!gamersrack.comUndoTopGadgetAdvisorAre You Looking For a Remedy For Neck Pain?TopGadgetAdvisorUndolast_img read more

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Arcata boys soccer scores 20 seconds in, beats Lower Lake in the first round of NCS playoffs

first_imgMcKinleyville >> The Tigers can say that the played virtually the entirety of their postseason opener Wednesday night with the lead.No, seriously.Andy Miranda’s goal all of 19 seconds into 5th-seed Arcata’s 2-0 win over 12th-seeded Lower Lake in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs proved to be all of the offense the Tigers needed on a chilly night at McKinleyville High School.“Coming into this game, we obviously knew what was at stake and we knew putting in a couple early would take our opponent’s morale down,” Miranda said. “We wanted to do that, right off the touch score the ball and hopefully keep adding and adding more.” Arcata will face No. 4 Roseland University Prep on Saturday with a spot in the D-1 semifinals on the line.Kickoff time and location were not known by the time this paper went to print.If the Tigers start that game like they did on Wednesday, then a second straight trip to the semis — and quite possibly another showdown with rival Fortuna — could very well be in the cards.Miranda’s goal came with barely enough time off the clock to have the center referee catch his breath after sounding the opening whistle.Off a through ball from midfielder Zack Oakland, Miranda collected the pass, fired across the face of goal and into the bottom-left corner of the goal to put the Tigers in front. When asked about the goal, Arcata head coach Tony Ren couldn’t help but crack a smile.“Probably not, probably not,” Ren said in regard to the Tigers having a better start to the game. “That was pretty good.”The early goal set the tone that the Lower Lake defense was in store for a busy night at Panther Field.However, after striking so early, Arcata — which improved to 17-4-1 with the win — wasn’t able to double its lead until midway through the second half.The Tigers created chances — a lot of them.Arcata outshot Lower Lake 11-1 in the first half and 23-6 for the game.It wasn’t for a lack of opportunity to double their lead, that’s for sure.“It was like trick-or-treating when you keep knocking and they wouldn’t open the door for you,” Ren said about the missed chances. “You keep trying until they want to go to sleep. ‘I want candy! I want to score!’ That’s it.”Lower Lake’s lone scoring chance of the first half was arguably its best chance the entire night.A cross from the right wing not only skipped past one potential goal scorner in the box, but two before it connected with the left foot of Octavio Perez. However, his outstretched left leg wasn’t enough to redirect it on goal, as the attempt on goal went just wide at the back post.The second half was much like the first in that the bulk of the scoring chances coming from the boys in orange and black.That’s even with the Trojans starting to throw numbers forward as they looked for the game-tying goal.Within a 10-minute span midfielder Kai Narum sent a pair of shots from outside of the 18-yard box sailing over the Lower Lake goal, the second coming off a one-time effort that went high and to the right.“We had a lot of opportunities, we just didn’t make the most of them,” Miranda said. “It’s a credit to [Lower Lake’s] defense as well. After the first goal in the first 20 seconds, they knew what was coming and they adjusted to it. We obviously knew there were going to be adjustments made, and it was just important for us to realize those adjustments and execute on the following play and keep on going from there.”Just mere moments after Narum’s second long-range effort went high over the crossbar, the Tigers doubled their lead in the 55th minute.Miranda turned from scorer to provider, sending a through ball to Wyatt Rohn, who calmly finished to put his team ahead 2-0.“It was big, it was big,” Miranda said of Rohn’s goal. “Obviously, you take nothing for granted, and putting a second one in gave us a little more confidence to play a little more loose. After the first goal, nothing was going our way. But after getting the second goal it just gave us a little more confidence to get forward.”Tigers goalkeeper Quin Parker, who was the star of Arcata’s shootout loss to Fortuna in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Postseason Tournament title game this past weekend, was once again his usual self in goal. Not only did he command his box and snatch any cross out of the air that came his way, but recorded all six of his saves in the game after halftime.“Defensively, they communicated, they played safe and they came back to defend,” Ren said. “They played very well defensively and I really appreciated how my defenders have been doing.”Contact Danny Penza at 707-441-0528last_img read more

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