KC, Wolmer’s in Walker Cup showdown

first_imgKingston College and Wolmer’s Boys will meet in a mega clash as the quarter-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition kick off today at the Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew.The KC-Wolmer’s encounter, the feature match of a double-header, is set to start at 3 p.m. In the curtain-raiser at 1 p.m., Bridgeport High will oppose Denham Town High.Schoolboy football fans can expect a every exciting contest in the feature match. Both teams were very impressive during the Manning Cup preliminary stage that served as a qualifier for the Walker Cup.Wolmer’s finished Group F with a perfect 10 wins from 10 matches record, scoring 36 goals and conceding just once.KC won nine games and drew the other in topping Group C. The ‘Purples’ scored a competition-high 53 goals and conceded only once.With the records of both teams, there should be end-to-end action in today’s game.Wolmer’s head coach Vassel Reynolds says the game is a “stepping stone” to retaining the Walker Cup title.”We see the game as a stepping stone towards the defence of our title,” Reynolds told The Gleaner yesterday.”Our strength is playing as a team – playing total football. We have about seven players who have been scoring, and that is good for the team,” he added. “The KC team has been prolific, but there is not much between both teams.”Wolmer’s will rely heavily on Alphanso Gooden, Rivaldo English, Mickel Graham and Xavion Crossdale to take control and limit the free-scoring KC.KC’s head coach, Ludlow Bernard, knows Wolmer’s very well. He spent three seasons at the Heroes Circle-based school and he is predicting a good game for the spectators.”It is going to be a good game for spectators as both teams are very attacking,” Bernard pointed out.”We have many goalscorers on the team because of our system of play. Anybody can end up in front of goal. It will come down to the better defensive team on the day,” he added.KC’s strong attacking force will be led by Rashawn Mackison, who is the Manning Cup’s leading scorer on 18 goals. Mackison should get good support from Trayvone Reid, Ronaldo Robinson and Fabian Grant.The first game should also be a close and exciting affair.Bridgeport, the winners of Manning Cup Group G, are given the edge over Denham Town, who advanced as the best second-placed team from the seven groups. The Portmore-based Bridgeport scored 18 goals and conceded five, while Denham Town, in finishing runners-up to KC in Group C, also netted 18 times and had four goals against.last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Opens 2016 Season With 1-0 Win At North Dakota State

first_imgStory Links HTML Box Score “Tonight’s game was a good road test for us,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “Our midfield was stretched in the first half but after the break we were far more organized and better at playing quickly centrally which created dangerous moments for our wide players. We had three good chances in the second half prior to the goal. We knew we had to put one away while we had the momentum. Overall we got better during the game and demonstrated the necessary grit defending on the road to earn a clean sheet.”  Print Friendly Version Next Game: Freeman, who missed nearly all of the 2015 season due to a knee injury, scored off a corner kick from junior Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa) in the 67th minute. PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster Preview at UIC 8/26/2016 – 7 PM Drake continues the 2016 season on the road next weekend with matches at UIC and Wisconsin on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28, respectively. The Bulldogs open their home slate at Cownie on Sept. 2 against South Dakota. Junior goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) started the first half and senior Brooke Dennis (Wauconda, Ill.) started in between the posts in the final half. They each tallied one save. Drake and North Dakota State each recorded three shots on goal. Sophomore Vanessa Kavan (Lincoln, Neb.) and senior Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.) each recorded two shots. Live Stats FARGO, N.D. – Redshirt senior Alex Freeman (Duluth, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal for the Drake University women’s soccer team to edge North Dakota State, 1-0, Friday night in the season-opener for both schools.last_img read more