Monday, October 23, 2006

COM: Blogarithmic #161

Well, Lend Me A Tenor is now history. I had a great time. We had a great time. A million thanks to all the cast, all the crew, all the students who helped out in so many ways, and the 500 people who graced our audience and laughed, and gave their support and thanks. It was a wonderful experience. We're pretty dang proud in the Guadalupe Stage Quartet at our intial production. From the show we completely paid for the year's educational trips for the Thespians and got a giant start on the endowment for the Roy Burney Scholarship Fund. Thanks again, so much, for all your support.

If you missed out, andwould like to be a part of the productions in the future, or just come see a show, we already have a couple more in the works. We're definitely doing The Octette Bridge Club in May, and i'm working now on the logistics for doing The Drawer Boy, perhaps in the next couple of months. Stay tuned.

From Soccer America:
Duke dumps reeling UNC on own goal
An own goal gave No. 2 Duke a 1-0 win over North Carolina before 6,549 fans at Koskinen Stadium on Friday night and remain in first place in ACC men's play with a 5-1-1 record.

The struggling Tar Heels are winless in five games and have been shut out in three straight games for the first time since 1982. The only score of the match came in the ninth minute when Carolina defender Ted Odgers redirected a Zach Pope cross into the back of the net.

Senior forward Adam Cristman registered the first hat trick since 2000 by a Cavalier to lead No. 4 Virginia to a 3-1 win over No. 19 Virginia Tech in front of a record crowd of 2,711 fans at the Hokie Soccer Stadium. Virginia, which remains in second place in the ACC behind Duke, snapped Tech's five-game winning streak.

MUSTANGS BOUNCE BACK. Top-ranked SMU bounced back from a 1-1 tie with South Carolina Wednesday night to soundly defeat Memphis, 3-0, Saturday afternoon in Memphis.

Sophomore Ryan Mirsky connected on a 30-yard shot for his first goal of the season, and Chase Wileman added two goals in the second half. The first came on an assist from U.S. U-20 goalie Steve Sandbo playing in the forward position. Sandbo has been unable to supplant Matt Wideman in the SMU goal this season.

PAC-10 LEADERS. California beat Stanford, 2-0, in a top-of-the-table Pac-10 clash to extend its lead over the Cardinal to five points. Pat Marion and Jacob Wilson scored for the Bears, who won their fifth straight games.

Ely Allen and George John scored in the first 18 minutes to lead Washington to a 2-0 over UCLA, snapping the Bruins' six-game unbeaten streak.

REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPS. Pavle Dundjer's two goals guided UIC to a 2-0 win over UW-Green Bay. The Flames clinched their first Horizon League regular-season championship since 2000.

Lehigh clinched the Patriot League regular-season title with a 1-0 win at Colgate on John O'Reilly's free kick from 25 yards. The Mountain Hawks are unbeaten in 13 straight games.

Stetson beat Jacksonville, 1-0, on Victor Webb's goal to earn the top seed in the Atlantic Sun and give the program its first undefeated conference season.

Binghamton clinched the America East regular-season title with a 0-0 tie with Vermont and the top seed for the conference tournament, which begins next Saturday.


SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S TOP 25: New Rankings
RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK
(Last week's results)
1. SMU (14-0-3) 1 10/18 South Carolina 1-1, OT, 10/21 at Memphis 3-0, 10/25 at UAB, 10/28 at Marshall.
2. Duke (12-2-1) 2 10/17 Alabama A&M 4-1, 10/20 North Carolina 1-0, 10/24 North Florida, 10/27 at Clemson.
3. Wake Forest (14-2-1) 3 10/18 UNC Greensboro 3-0, 10/21 N.C. State 1-0, 10/27 at Virginia.
4. Virginia (13-2-0) 4 10/17 Longwood-canceled, 10/20 at Virginia Tech 3-1, 10/27 Wake Forest.
5. West Virginia (14-1-2) 5 10/18 Notre Dame 2-1, 10/21 at Providence 1-0, 10/23 Pittsburgh-canceled, 10/28 South Florida-Seton Hall winner (Big East Tournament).
6. Maryland (11-3-1) 8 10/19 Hartwick 1-0, 10/22 Albany 4-0, 10/24 Bucknell, 10/27 Virginia Tech.
7. Indiana (10-4-2) 6 10/20 at Penn State 0-1, 10/24 at Butler, 10/27 Wisconsin
8. Notre Dame (12-4-2) 7 10/18 at West Virginia 1-2, 10/21 at Connecticut 1-0, 10/25 DePaul (Big East Tournament).
9. New Mexico (10-3-2) 12 10/21 UNLV 1-0, OT, 10/27 at Sacramento State, 10/29 at San Jose State, 11/3 Air Force, 11/5 Denver.
10. Santa Clara (9-3-4) 14 10/20 San Francisco 1-0, 10/27 at San Diego, 10/29 at Loyola Marymount, 11/3 Portland, 11/5 Gonzaga.
11. California (11-3-1) 17 10/20 Stanford 2-0, 10/27 at San Diego State, 10/29 at California, 11/3 at Stanford.
12. Clemson (11-3-2) 11 10/18 UNC Asheville 3-1, 10/21 at Boston College 1-1, OT, 10/27 Duke.
13. North Carolina (10-5-2) 9 10/20 at Duke 0-1, 10/26 at Boston College.
14. UCLA (9-4-2) 10 10/20 at Oregon State 3-0, 10/22 at Washington 0-2, 10/27 Stanford, 10/29 California, 11/3 San Diego State, 11/5 San Diego.
15. Creighton (10-3-3) 18 10/21 Evansville 1-0, 10/24 UMKC, 10/28 Bradley.
16. South Carolina (10-3-1) NR 10/18 at SMU 11, OT, 10/21 UCF 2-1, 10/28 at Tulsa.
17. Towson (13-1-2) 20 10/20 at James Madison 1-0, 10/22 VCU 2-1, 10/27 at George Mason.
18. Cincinnati (11-4-2) 21 10/18 at DePaul 1-0, 10/21 Villanova 2-1, OT, 10/28 Louisville-Providence winner (Big East Tournament)
19. Saint Louis (10-3-2) 22 10/20 at St. Joseph's 1-0, 10/22 at Temple 1-0, 10/27 at Massachusetts, 10/29 at Rhode Island.
20. UIC (12-2-3) 13 10/20 at Loyola (Ill.) 1-1, OT, 10/22 Wisconsin-Green Bay 2-0.
21. Denver (10-3-2) 15 10/20 San Jose State 3-0, 10/22 Sacramento State 1-1, OT, 10/28 Air Force, 11/3 at UNLV, 11/5 at New Mexico.
22. San Francisco (10-4-1) 16 10/20 at Santa Clara 0-1, 10/22 St. Mary's 1-0, 10/27 at Portland, 10/29 at Gonzaga, 11/3 San Diego, 11/5 Loyola Marymount.
23. Lehigh (13-1-1) 23 10/17 Philadelphia 4-0, 10/21 at Colgate 1-0, 10/25 at Penn State, 10/28 Lafayette.
24. Harvard (11-4-0) 25 10/17 at Holy Cross 5-2, 10/21 at Princeton 2-1, 10/29 at Dartmouth, 11/4 Columbia.
25. Virginia Tech (10-5-1) 19 10/17 at Davidson 4-2, 10/20 Virginia 1-3, 10/24 Appalachian State, 10/27 at Appalachian State.
25. Connecticut (10-5-2) NR 10/19 at Marquette 1-0, 10/21 Notre Dame 0-1, 10/28 Pittsburgh-St. John's winner (Big East Tournament)


WOMEN: No. 1 Irish extend unbeaten streak
No. 1 Notre Dame (16-0-1) extended its unbeaten streak to 17 games with wins over Villanova (4-2) and Georgetown (1-0),

The game against Villanova was a matchup of the nation's top defenses, but each squad allowed its most goals in a game this season. Sophomore star Kerri Hanks scored the first two Notre Dame goals and added an assist. Villanova freshman Erin Byrnes tied the game in the 49th minute, halting Notre Dame's shutout streak at 492 minutes.

The Irish, who play Cincinnati Tuesday in a makeup game before heading into the Big Tournament next weekend, rested two of its top starters, sophomore forward Brittany Bock and senior center back Kim Lorenzen, against the Hoyas. Carrie Dew scored the only goal on a header off a Hanks free kick.

Surging Connecticut, which tied Notre Dame last week, upset West Virginia, 1-0, Friday night, and beat Pittsburgh, 4-2, to its unbeaten streak to six games. Sophomore forward Brittany Tegeler had the only goal in the win over the Mountaineers and scored two goals and added an assist in the come-from-behind victory over Pitt. West Virginia had been unbeaten in its last 15 games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

NAVAL BLOCKADE. Navy extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games with Patriot League wins over Lehigh (4-0) and Lafayette (4-0).

The Mids have played more than 851 minutes since last giving up a goal. Navy has set school season records for wins (18) and shutouts (15).

REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONS. Navy puts its perfect season on the line Thursday when it hosts Penn State, which captured its ninth consecutive Big Ten title with a 2-1 win over Northwestern on Sunday.

William & Mary clinched the CAA regular-season championship with a 2-0 victory over UNC Wilmington and improved its unbeaten streak to 14 matches, establishing a program record. Hartford earned the America East regular-season crown with a 1-0 victory over Boston University and will be the No. 1 seed in the conference championship that begins this week.

ACC UPSETS. North Carolina, which has the second longest winning streak at 17 games, was idle. Elsewhere in the ACC, Duke upset Florida State, 3-1, on Sunday. Rebecca Moros, Darby Kroyer and Lorraine Quinn scored for the Blue Devils as FSU allowed one more than in the second half than it had in its first 15 games.

Boston College beat Virginia, 1-0, Friday night at Klockner Stadium. Gina DiMartino's goal in the 15th minute was all the Eagles needed to win, despite the Cavaliers outshooting them, 13-3. Two days later, Virginia had more bad luck as it lost to Maryland, 1-0, after having Alli Fries sent off in the 10th minute.

BIG 12'S BIG THREE. Texas A&M clinched its third straight Big 12 regular-season championship with a 4-2 win over Missouri in front of 3,285 fans at the Aggie Soccer Stadium.

Oklahoma State finished second with a 2-0 win over Nebraska. Last year, the Cowgirls finished ninth and missed out on the Big 12 Tournament. Their previous highest finish was seventh place. Third-place Texas tied the school record for most regular-season wins (14) with a 4-1 victory over Iowa State.


SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S TOP 25: New Rankings
RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK
(Weekend Results)
1. Notre Dame (16-0-1) 1 10/20 at Villanova 4-2, 10/22 at Georgetown 1-0, 10/24 at Cincinnati, 10/29 Seton Hall-St. John's winner (Big East Tournament).
2. North Carolina (17-1-0) 2 10/19 at N.C. State 4-1, 10/27 Wake Forest
3. UCLA (14-2-0) 4 10/20 at Arizona 1-0, 10/22 at Arizona State 2-1, 10/27 Washington, 10/27 Washington State, 11/5 at Oregon, 11/5 at Oregon State.
4. Santa Clara (13-3-1) 7 10/19 Portland 3-2, 10/22 Gonzaga 6-2, 10/29 San Francisco, 11/1 at California, 11/4 at St. Mary's.
5. Texas A&M (13-3-1) 8 10/22 Iowa State 7-0, 10/22 Missouri 4-2, 10/27 at Texas.
6. Florida State (12-2-2) 3 10/19 at Wake Forest 3-2, 10/22 at Duke 1-3, 10/24 Jacksonville, 10/27 Clemson.
7. Portland (13-3-2) 5 10/19 at Santa Clara 2-3, 10/22 at San Diego 2-1, OT, 10/29 Pepperdine, 11/4 at Loyola Marymount.
8. West Virginia (14-2-2) 6 10/20 Connecticut 0-1, 10/22 Providence 4-0, 10/29 Pittsburgh-Louisville winner (Big East Tournament).
9. Texas (14-3-1) 10 10/20 Missouri 1-0, 10/22 Iowa State 4-1, 10/27 Texas A&M.
10. Penn State (12-3-3) 12 10/20 Wisconsin 3-0, 10/22 Northwestern 2-1, 10/26 at Navy.
11. Utah (13-4-0) 13 10/29 TCU 4-0, 10/22 at San Diego State 2-0, 10/27 Wyoming.
12. Oklahoma State (14-2-2) 14 10/20 Nebraska 2-0, 10/22 Oral Roberts 1-0, 10/28 at Murray State.
13. Villanova (15-2-2) 9 10/20 Notre Dame 2-4, 10/22 DePaul 3-0, 10/29 Marquette (Big East Tournament).
14. Navy (18-0-0) 17 10/16 Howard 10-0, 10/20 Lehigh 4-0, 10/22 Lafayette 4-0, 10/26 Penn State.
15. SMU (14-2-1) 19 10/20 Marshall 3-0, 10/22 East Carolina 1-0, 10/27 at UCF, 10/29 at Southern Mississippi.
16. Wake Forest (13-4-0) 15 10/19 Florida State 2-3, 10/22 Miami, Fla. 1-0, 10/27 at North Carolina.
17. William & Mary (15-1-2) 21 10/20 at Georgia State 3-0, 10/22 UNC Wilmington 2-0, 10/27 Old Dominion.
18. BYU (12-2-3) 18 10/19 Wyoming 3-0, 10/21 New Mexico 1-1, 10/28 at UNLV.
19 Stanford (11-5-1) NR 10/20 at Washington State 1-0, 10/22 at Washington 2-0, 10/27 Oregon State, 10/29 Oregon 11/4 at California.
20. Illinois (11-6-0) NR 10/20 Indiana 1-0, 10/22 Purdue 2-0, 10/27 at Iowa State.
21. Boston College (10-5-2) NR 10/20 Virginia 1-0, 10/22 Virginia Tech 3-3, OT, 10/27 Maryland.
22. Rutgers (14-2-2) NR 10/20 Cincinnati 2-0, 10/22 Louisville 1-0, 10/28 Connecticut (Big East Tournament).
23. Florida (10-4-2) 23 10/20 Arkansas 1-0, OT, 10/22 at LSU, 1-1, 10/27 at South Carolina.
24. Loyola Marymount (8-2-5) NR 10/20 at San Francisco 1-0, 10/22 at St. Mary's 0-0, OT, 10/26 Utah Valley State, 10/29 at Gonzaga, 11/4 Portland.
25. Connecticut (10-7-2) NR 10/20 at West Virginia 1-0, 10/22 at Pittsburgh 4-2, 10/28 at Rutgers (Big East Tournament).


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