The Ohio State men’s hockey team ended its weekend series with No. 6 Western Michigan on a high note with a 6-3 victory Saturday night. The Buckeyes earned four points on the weekend after tying the Broncos, 1-1, in the first game of the series on Friday. OSU (13-12-7, 12-7-5-1 CCHA) now sits tied with Ferris State for fourth place in the CCHA standings with only two weekends left in the regular season. A fourth place finish will give them a first-round home series in the playoffs on March 8. The Buckeyes scored first in both contests, with freshman forward Tyler Lundey scoring the team’s only regulation goal Friday night and junior forward Alex Szczechura scoring the first of his three goals Saturday early in the first period. Western Michigan (18-8-6, 14-6-4-2 CCHA) tied the game Saturday less than three minutes later as Broncos sophomore forward Justin Kovacs netted his second goal of the season. With 6:26 remaining, Broncos sophomore forward David Killip scored, and Western Michigan took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. OSU sophomore forward Tanner Fritz scored his seventh goal of the season to tie the game with 8:26 left in the second, but a Western Michigan power-play goal put the Broncos back ahead, 3-2. It would be the final time they would hold the advantage in the game. In the second period, Szczechura scored his second of the game and sophomore forwards Max McCormick and Darik Angeli followed suit to put OSU ahead 5-3. Szczechura then completed his hat trick early in the third period, giving the Buckeyes the win, 6-3. It was the second time this season an OSU player scored three goals in one game, after sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel had a hat trick against Penn State in December. Szczechura has been coming up on Dzingel, OSU’s lead scorer, recently, with nine goals in the last 15 games. OSU’s top line of Szczechura, McCormick and Fritz recorded 11 points on Saturday to lead the Buckeyes. Fritz said the line-up is “clicking” right now. “We’ve had a lot of chemistry,” Fritz said. “I feel like we’re getting the bounces now and we’re really clicking as a line. It’s probably the best time for us to be doing that, going into the playoffs.” Visit www.thelantern.com for the rest of this story. The Buckeye offense has been impressive as of late, producing 28 goals in the team’s last eight games. Getting that kind of offensive production is something the entire team can feed off, Szczechura said. “Once we start scoring, all the boys are cheering for you and everyone has each other’s backs,” Szczechura said. “It just feels really good.” Broncos coach Andy Murray said he was less than pleased with his team and gave OSU full credit on the win. “When you don’t stay humble, you get humbled, and we got humbled tonight,” Murray said. “Ohio State was good tonight and we were not good enough.” Western Michigan earned an extra point in the CCHA standings on Friday night after winning the shootout, 2-1. The game was played tight the entire way, with both teams’ goals scored in the second period. “I thought that game, the two teams competed extremely hard,” said OSU coach Mark Osiecki after the tie. OSU is set to host Michigan Friday night at 6:35 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center in its final home series of the regular season.
OSU junior defenders Liam Doyle (5) and Kyle Culbertson (3) fight for possession of the ball during a game against Kentucky, Oct. 28. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU and Kentucky tied, 1-1.Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerThe penalty kick rolled to his right, but redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov leaned left before stopping, realizing his mistake as the shot found the back of the net.The No. 2 seed Ohio State men’s soccer team (9-7-4) fell, 2-1, to No. 6 seed Indiana (12-3-5) in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday in College Park, Md., on the back of the late penalty kick.The shot — awarded because of a handball by junior defender Kyle Culbertson with about four minutes left — was served by sophomore midfielder Tanner Thompson.Thompson — a first-team all-Big Ten selection — scored his sixth goal of the season on the play, including his second game winner.Culbertson’s handball came just minutes after the referees appeared to miss a clear handball in Indiana’s box that would have awarded OSU the penalty kick with a chance to take the lead.OSU played from behind in the score for the majority of the game, despite outshooting Indiana by a margin of 9-5 in the first half.However, OSU found itself trailing at the half, 1-0, due to a goal off a free kick by senior defender Patrick Doody midway through the half.“It was important (to score the goal). Ohio State brought a lot of pressure, we didn’t really have much on goal, so it was good to capitalize,” Doody said in an interview with the Big Ten Network after the game.Despite the shot margin, OSU coach John Bluem said he was not satisfied with his team’s first-half performance.“I don’t feel that we’ve played as good as we’re capable of playing yet,” Bluem said in a halftime interview with Big Ten Network.Earlier in the week, Bluem said he felt freshman forward Marcus McCrary could be a weapon in the game because of his speed and the fact that he missed OSU’s first matchup with Indiana, a 2-1 loss on Oct. 12, with an undisclosed injury.“The first time we played them, we didn’t have Marcus McCrary,” the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year said Tuesday. “That gives us someone they haven’t seen. They’ve seen him on video, but you know how fast Marcus is, he surprises a lot of people with his quickness and his athleticism, so that may be something we can use to our advantage.”McCrary indeed proved to be the weapon OSU was looking for, as he tied the game midway through the second half with his third goal of the season.The freshman was led with a header from senior midfielder Yianni Sarris at midfield, and then it was off to the races.McCrary beat the entire Indiana defense down the field, scoring with a strong right-footed strike that found the back of the net.Overall, OSU outshot Indiana, 20-12, including a 9-5 edge in shots on target. However, Indiana sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb made eight saves to hold on for his 12th victory of the season.The Hoosiers advanced to the finals of the Big Ten tournament for the second consecutive season, after defeating Michigan State in the 2013 championship match.Despite the loss, it was not necessarily the end of the road for OSU.Bluem said earlier in the week that he believes — regardless of OSU’s results in the Big Ten tournament — his team will receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.For now, the Buckeyes have nothing to do but sit and wait to learn their fate.
Real Madrid have just completed the signing of Brazilian teenager Rodrigo Rodrigues from Gremio Novorizontino on a six-year contract deal.The 18-year-old will go into the Castilla squad after making a move that had been confirmed to by his former club president last September, according to AS.The Sao Carlos native is now free to move to Madrid, where he is expected to go straight into the Castilla side. However, the midfielder is set to link up with his compatriots Augusto Galvan and Vinicius in the youth ranks next season.“This is a dream for me to wear the shirt of the world’s biggest club,” he said.Zidane 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.“This is the best club for me to develop as a player, I hope I can win plenty of trophies here and bring the fans a lot of joy,” he stressed.Rodrigo made his professional debut in 20017 at the age of 16, starting and providing the assist for Henrique’s goal in a 3–1 away loss against Santos and also joined Palmeiras on loan, being assigned to the under-17 squad.
Today’s playoff match between Belgium and England is Belgium’s best ever finish at World Cup.Following their 2-0 win over England in the third-place playoff, Belgium grabbed the third place in the 2018 World Cup.Thomas Meunier started the scoring for the Red Devils on four minutes while Eden Hazard sealed the victory over the Three Lions with another goal, eight minutes from time.Belgium’s best World Cup result before today was fourth at Mexico 1986 and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez showered praises to his players for their podium finish at Russia 2018.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s all about the achievement,” Martinez told ITV Sport. “This is Belgium’s best finish at a World Cup. The players deserve that and they wanted to make the country proud.“We had 10 different goalscorers, the joint best in World Cup history. This team have broken records in the right way.”France also reached double figures in terms of scorers at Spain 1982, level with Italy at Germany 2006
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international took his Premier League goal to 50 in a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.Salah’s brace made it 50 in 72 matches – the same as former Reds favourite Fernando Torres, an out-and-out striker – and a record only bettered by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer.And German gaffer Klopp could only sing his praises after enduring a tense ending at Anfield.“Exceptional achievement from a world-class player,” said Klopp via Belfast Telegraph.“Wow, an outstanding number. I heard the names of the other players who got there a bit quicker – Alan Shearer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole – good strikers as well eh?“Maybe he would have scored more and earlier if I hadn’t played him on the right wing so often. My fault.Mo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“But no, not bad. (He has) helped us a lot. It’s a typical win-win situation. He benefits from the style of play, and the boys benefit of course from his scoring desire. It’s cool.”Klopp also praised the character of his players after bouncing back twice to seal the victory.⚽ Mohamed Salah has scored his 50th PL goal (48 Liverpool, 2 Chelsea).Only 3 players in competition history have been quicker in reaching the 50-goal milestone pic.twitter.com/f6JRZPNhWl— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 19, 2019
“I chose to play for Coach Rex Ecarma because I felt we really connected with each other right away,” said Wilson. “I chose Louisville because when on my official visit I met the staff and everyone involved with the team as well as the campus, I was sold. Everyone was so nice to me and that night when I returned to my hotel room, I decided that this is the place I want to be.” Print Friendly Version University of Louisville men’s tennis head coach Rex Ecarma has announced that Randy Wilson has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Cardinals in the fall of 2019.”Randy Wilson is a dynamic tennis player with great speed, serve and forehand,” said Ecarma. “When he is on, he can play with any junior player in the country. He reminds me of former Cardinal Tennis great Damar Johnson, who was ranked in the top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles before he graduated UofL. He also plays with a high sense of confidence. He will be a vocal leader for the Cardinals as soon as he arrives.” Story Links The Miami, Florida native plays for Miami Palmetto Senior High School and helped his team to the Florida State Championship. He carries 5-star rating by tennisrecruiting.net and ranked No. 37 nationally in the class of 2019. Wilson brings an impressive resume which includes a USA National Level 3 Singles title won in Ft. Myers, Fla., a Level 2 championship in Key Biscayne, Fla., and a semifinal showing at the Coral Gables, ITF Tournament.