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Familiar faces, young talent providing scoring spark

first_imgHead Coach Mark Johnson knew it would be more of a challenge for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team to score goals this year. After netting 170 goals in 38 games last year, the Badgers lost 62 of those scores in the form of departing players. Everyone, especially the freshmen, had to step up their game and produce goals. Through the season’s first five games, the team has done exactly that.Wisconsin hasn’t missed a beat from last season, when the team averaged around 4.5 goals per game. This year’s squad is averaging four goals per game, with 18 goals in the past four games. The team has done well to replace their former teammates, especially the freshmen, who have used their speed and enthusiasm to make up for the lack of college playing experience. New Badgers Angie Keseley, Erika Lawler and Tia Hanson have stepped in nicely, combining to tally 10 points in their first five games of collegiate play.However, a key part of goal production this year has come from a pair of familiar faces, junior Sara Bauer and senior Sharon Cole. The two play on the same line and feed off of each other’s skill. The duo had a pretty passing exchange that resulted in a goal for Cole against Vermont and another great play when Cole scored off another feed from Bauer against Minnesota State last weekend. Bauer, a prolific goal scorer, has already collected 10 points in only five games this season. Cole, the team captain, has recorded six points thus far. “We’ve played together for a while, so we know how each other plays and works position-wise,” Cole said of her playing with Bauer. “I think we just compliment each other well with passing and getting [the puck] on net.”The freshmen have also stepped up to provide a reliable source of goals. Lawler, who stands at only five feet tall, uses her speed to disrupt defenses and create scoring opportunities and breakaways. She has collected three points in the season, scoring her first goal of the season in the opening series against Minnesota-Duluth. She has created numerous scoring chances for herself and her teammates, although a goal against Minnesota State was taken away due to the net being knocked out of position.Freshmen forwards Hanson, Keseley and Kayla Hagen have also all seen significant playing time and have performed well. Hanson and Keseley created a two-player breakaway last Saturday against Minnesota State, with Hanson scoring in the third period to give the Badgers a 3–1 lead.”The freshmen are doing well,” Johnson said. “They’re still getting their feet wet in regards to college hockey and getting used to being a college student … but I like the team we have and the offensive chances we’re creating.”One negative aspect of the Badgers’ offense is the lack of production from the powerplay. The Badgers were 0-for-7 on the powerplay Saturday against Minnesota State and are just 1-for-15 in the past three games.However, Johnson isn’t worried about the powerplay just yet. He knows that it’s difficult at first for the players to read each other and anticipate what their teammates will do. This is especially true with the special teams units, where it takes time for a squad to come together. Johnson is confident that this will happen with time.”We were 0-for-7 up at Mankato, and that’s something that we have to work on … some people have to get used to one another and the chemistry has to develop,” Johnson said. “We did some pretty good things (on the powerplay), we just didn’t score. We got the puck in (the offensive zone) and moved it around pretty well … we’ll work on the powerplay tomorrow (in practice) quite a bit and get the girls ready for Friday afternoon … so we should be able to create more scoring chances.”The Badgers will face the North Dakota Fighting Sioux Friday at 2:07 at the Kohl Center. Like last week’s matchup against Minnesota State, the team expects another tough physical battle this weekend.”You can expect a physical battle out of all the WCHA teams, everybody wants to get that conference win,” Cole said. “Especially against us; we have pretty good speed so teams tend to be physical to slow us down.”last_img read more

Kane aiming for injury return in SIX WEEKS in boost to England ahead of Euro 2020

first_imgHARRY KANE is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho feared the striker might not play again this season.3 Harry Kane is targeting a return in early April in a huge boost for Tottenham and EnglandCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut SunSport understands talisman Kane’s recovery is going better than expected and he could be back playing in just SIX WEEKS.That would be good news for Mourinho and England boss Gareth Southgate, who was worried his captain might not be fit to lead them out at Euro 2020 this summer.Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring in Spurs’ 1-0 Prem defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.He needed an operation and the North Londoners said they did not expect him to return to training until at least mid-April.Mourinho was far more pessimistic — claiming Kane might not play again until next season.3Although he has since changed his tune and said his key man could be back by the start of May.But it appears Kane could now return even sooner to boost Spurs’ flagging top-four hopes.If he is fit following the international break at the end of March, Kane could feature in their final seven Prem matches — plus any FA Cup or Champ­ions League fixtures.It would also mean he would be match fit by the time England kick off their Euros against Croatia at Wembley on June 14.Kane was walking freely when he presented Jimmy Greaves’ family with a gift before Spurs’ Champions League last-16, first leg defeat at home to RB Leipzig last Wednesday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSources close to Kane say he is eager to start playing again and fancies being ready even sooner.But Spurs are unwilling to rush him back.The club are confident Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min will also be back playing before the end of this campaign.3 Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring on New Year’s DayCredit: PA:Press AssociationHarry Kane works out to stretch his leg in Tottenham training gymlast_img read more

Mexico fan proposes to girlfriend in Russia after World Cup victory over Germany

first_imgA Mexico fan stunned his girlfriend by proposing shortly after watching their country beat reigning World Cup holders Germany in Moscow.The nervous fan got down on one knee and popped the question after watching Hirving Lozano give his country three precious points. 2 However, thanks to Lozano’s clinical strike, they are now top of Group F after beating Joachim Low’s side.Check out the heart-warming clip from the game below! In the short clip from ESPN FC, you can see the man pull out a ring box to offer to his bride-to-be surrounded by a throng of fans.Thankfully for all involved, she said yes and sealed the deal with a kiss.It would have certainly topped off an incredible afternoon for the couple, who witnessed history in Moscow.Before this game, Mexico had never beaten Germany at the World Cup Finals in 11 previous attempts. 2center_img The lucky fan proposes to his girlfriend…and she said yes! Watch your team beat the defending champions ✅ Get engaged ✅Best. Day. Ever. pic.twitter.com/3twz93PbsC— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 17, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Lozano celebrates his opening goal last_img read more

Bust your Blackheads with the Blackhead Extractor Tool

first_imgToday’s technological advancements paved the way for the beauty industry to grow. Beauty regimens are being updated, and skin care products have been improved to cater to the modern woman.One beauty tool that has been designed for the modern woman’s skin care routine is the blackhead extractor suction tool. The blackhead extractor is used in removing blackheads through microdermabrasion. But before we proceed with the technical terms, let us first define what this tool is for: blackheads.What is A Blackhead?Blackheads are dark, tiny lumps that you can see on your skin. They commonly appear on the nose, chin, and forehead area. A blackhead appears when a hair follicle gets blocked with sebum, dirt, and skin debris.These blackheads can be removed using different ways. Here are some of the most common solutions to blackhead problems:Topical medication – Topical medications can now be purchased without prescription.Manual removal – Dermatologists use various tools to remove blackheads manually.Light or laser therapy – Tiny light beams are used to decrease oil production.Chemical peels – A strong chemical is applied to the skin, causing its top layer to peel off.Microdermabrasion– This is a technique done to get rid of blemishes. What is a Blackhead Extractor?A blackhead extractor suction tool is a machine that removes impurities from the skin. This beauty tool makes use of microdermabrasion to solve various beauty problems.Microdermabrasion is a beauty technique that gets rid of skin impurities by removing the superficial layer of dead skin cells. This treatment helps buff the skin and vacuum dead skin cells from the skin.How does the Blackhead Extractor Work?The blackhead extractor vacuums out different impurities, including whiteheads and blackheads. Unlike nose pore strips, the blackhead extractor can treat hard to reach areas. The tool uses air pressure to pull the skin and remove the dirt, oil, and skin debris inside your pores.You might think that it would be painful to use the blackhead extractor, but it’s actually gentle to the skin. Still not convinced? There are lots of videos and testimonials about the wonders of this tool online.Advancements in the beauty industry is something everybody would be thrilled about.  The blackhead extractor suction machine is just one among the multitude of today’s newly-developed beauty items. It is an excellent addition to your usual skin care routine. You should try it now to get that blemish-free skin you have always dreamed for.last_img read more