Thursday, October 19, 2006

COM: Blogarithmic #159

More Cool Stuff!

So, on the front page of the West Kerr Current yesterday two more of our kids -- Irec Hargrove and Cadi Hawkins were ITM Homecoming King and Queen! Congrats! Also in the mix, and in pictures inside were Kate Tally-Foos, Derek Holbrook, Jeff Achee and Hilary Bunker -- all members of the court.

In football action Juan Corpus, Derek Holbrook and Tyler Brown got mentioned, and Wade King had a 79-yard punt! He also got kudos for cross country and, if you've been following along lately, Taylor Faust broke the 20-minute mark in Saturday's run.

Louise Leahy reviewed Tenor in the Kerrville Daily Times today. Posting here, when i get a chance.

From Soccer America

Englishmen lead West Virginia past Irish
It was supposed to be a duel between No. 5 West Virginia's Jarrod Smith (14 goals) and No. 7 Notre Dame's Joseph Lapira (19 goals), but Englishmen Dan Stratford and Andy Wright were the heroes Wednesday night for the Mountaineers in the much-anticipated Big East showdown.

To the delight of a sellout crowd of 2,153 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, West Virginia overcame an early Irish lead and won, 2-1, on goals by Stratford and Wright to improve its record to 13-1-2. Notre Dame (11-4-2) had a seven-game winning streak snapped with the loss.

"We shattered the attendance record by a thousand," said first-year West Virginia coach Marlon LeBlanc, "and I think it proves that we're catching on in this community."

Stratford knotted the game in the 17th minute on a shot from 22 yards off a pass from Wright. Eleven minutes into the second half, Wright won the game with arguably the Mountaineers' best goal of the season, connecting from 12 yards to finish off a sequence that also involved Stratford and Smith.

Lapira, the NCAA Division I leading scorer, had his seven-game goal streak snapped. Cory Rellas scored Notre Dame's only goal.

"This was a very close game," said Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark. "We played okay. We scored early and then they got back into it. Their second goal was very good. It was a good combination play."

#1 SMU 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 1 (OT). For the second straight game, the Mustangs (13-0-3) had to settle for a tie. They gave up the tying goal with 16 seconds remaining in regulation when Ayo Akinsete pounced on a loose ball in the box and scored with Mustang goalkeeper Matt Wideman out of position. Manuel Mariel scored in the 34th minute for SMU, which remains the only unbeaten team in the NCAA Division I men's ranks.

#5 WAKE FOREST 3 UNC GREENSBORO 0. Ryan Solle opened the scoring for Wake from the penalty spot in the 19th minute after being taken down by Icelandic defender Henning Jonasson, who was red carded on the play. Within 15 minutes, the Demon Deacons (13-2-1) had put the game with goals by Zack Schilawski (snap header) and Steven Curfman (swerving shot from 25 yards). Junior Brian Edwards broke his own single-season record with his 10th shutout.

#11 CLEMSON 3 UNC ASHEVILLE 1. Jamaica international Dane Richards scored one goal, his 10th of the season, and assisted on another for the Tigers, who are now 11-3-1. Brazilian Frederico Moojen opened the scoring for Clemson with his ninth goal of the year.

DEPAUL 0 #21 CINCINNATI 1. Omar Cummings' goal in the 64th minute was the difference for the Bearcats, who lead the Big East's Red Division with 19 points with one match remaining.

#25 SOUTH FLORIDA 1 LOUISVILLE 1 (OT). Frank Jonke evened the score in the 86th minute, a quarter of an hour after Hunter West had put South Florida ahead. The Bulls have qualified for the Big East Tournament, while Louisville has a precarious hold on the fifth and final spot in the Red Division.

WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S ACTION
#24 DARTMOUTH 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE 0. Dartmouth hasn't allowed a nine games. The Big Green earned bragging rights in the Granite State derby with goals from Emily Tracy and Megan Wijas. First place in the Ivy League will be on the line Saturday when Dartmouth (4-0-0 in league play) faces Columbia (3-0-1).

FOCUS: UTEP's Yeamans leaves everything on field

Last year, as a junior, Kelli Yeamans missed UTEP's unbelievable victory at heavily favored Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Miners' sweeper had gone down with an ACL tear of her left knee six weeks earlier.

This year, Yeamans tore the ACL in her right knee. It came in a game against Rice where she did not allow Owl star Clory Martin to get a shot on goal. Two days earlier, she had scored against Houston. Conference USA Defensive of the Week honors were a small consolation for the sad truth: Yeamans' career was over with four weeks left in the regular season.

The Miners (13-4-0) are in a four-way race with No. 19 SMU, No. 25 Colorado College and UCF for the regular-season title in the vastly underrated Conference USA. UTEP drew a record crowd of 1,106 fans for the Rice game, and another record could be set when it hosts CC Saturday at University Field, where they are 9-0 this season.

Watching from the sidelines isn't where Yeamans wants to be, but she learned from her injury last season that every game could be her last.

"It wasn't the happy ending I wanted it to be," she told the El Paso Times. "But I left it all on the field."


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