Sad! Falconets Beg NFF For Match Bonus Review

first_imgSource: Saharareporters Nigeria’s national u-20 team, the Falconets, have asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to do a match bonus review of the $100 per match that is presently being paid during the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying series.This new development comes days before the team play Morocco in Benin City on Saturday in the second leg of their qualifier. Both sides played a 1-1 draw in their first leg encounter in Morocco some two weeks ago.The girls have reportedly been paid a small amount of $300 in the three matches played in their World Cup qualifiers till date and they are adamant is not enough to meet their financial demands.The situation was corroborated by a source close to the team camp. The source said: “We are using this medium to appeal to the NFF to review the 100 dollars per game match bonus, it is not helping situation among the players. Even though the NFF has decided not to pay the age grade teams again, but that is not to say they can’t review the decision.”“Initially they used to pay the players like one thousand dollars or more per match, by then they had more money to take care of their bills.“Don’t let me lie to you some of the players are already bread winners of their families.“They owed the girls backlog of match bonuses after representing the country at the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Jordan, and the same set of players graduated to the U-20, instead of clearing it, they decided to pay just 300 dollars (one hundred dollars per match). That is absolutely unfair, but right now the players are only appealing for a slight review as things are not really looking good with the girls financially.” the source added.The girls are said to have decided to put their financial demands in camp to one side to focus on beating their opponents to honour Edo State Governor, Mr Anthony Obaseki for his financial support to the team.“We have all decided to come out and play for Governor Obaseki, who has been supporting us financially. We just want to win that game for him. But again, we are not just happy the way the N5 million given to us by the governor was being shared. We will appreciate if the money can be paid into our different personal accounts, in that way there won’t be any reason for anybody to complain,” the source concluded. RelatedU-20 World Cup Qualifer: Falconets Sweep Past Tanzania In BeninSeptember 16, 2017In “National Team”Ex Super Falcons Coach Slams Aisha Falode For Falconets’ “Tortuous Road Trip To Benin”September 16, 2017In “National Team”NFF Cancels Match Bonuses For National TeamsNovember 22, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

VALE DORI REPELS STIFF CHALLENGE FROM FINEST CITY TO TAKE GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS; BAFFERT & BEJARANO TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILES SCORE IN 1:48.81

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2017)–Challenged from the opening bell, Argentine-bred Vale Dori repelled a serious challenge from Finest City to take Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes by 1 ½ lengths under Rafael Bejarano.  Trained by Bob Baffert, Vale Dori made every pole a winning one as she got a mile and one eighth in 1:48.81.Breaking from post position two in a field of eight older fillies and mares, Vale Dori had a neck on Finest City a half mile from home and finally shook loose approaching the sixteenth pole.“Today was the first time I think that she was pressured almost the whole race,” said Bejarano. “She showed me a lot of power, a lot of heart.  I don’t think she minds coming from behind, but having a clean break, I just took it from there.”A winner of five straight races, the last four graded stakes, Vale Dori, a 5-year-old mare who was a Group I winner in her native Argentina at age three, was off as the 6-5 favorite and paid $4.60, $2.60 and $2.60.Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, she is now 13-8-3-1 and with the winner’s share of $240,000, she increased her earnings to $934,943.Finest City, America’s reigning Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, who finished some 9 ½ lengths clear of Autumn Flower, was stretching out off a big win here in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 21, which followed her signature moment in winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint two starts back on Nov. 5.“She ran great,” said Baze, who was aboard for the first time as regular rider Mike Smith was out of town to ride at Oaklawn Park.  “This is probably a little too far for her but she ran really well.  I give the winner credit, she’d never been headed before and we were head and head the whole way.”The second choice at 8-5, Finest City paid $3.00 and $2.80.“My filly ran her eyeballs out,” said Kruljac.  “Running second in a Grade I isn’t all bad.  I’m happy with how she ran.”Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Autumn Flower held off Lady Tapit by a head for third money.  The longest shot in the field at 59-1, Autumn Flower paid $10.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.50, 48.23, 1:12.21 and 1:36.37.Note: Bob Baffert was away, en route to Dubai, while his primary assistant, Jimmy Barnes was at Oaklawn Park.  Vale Dori was saddled today by Baffert assistant, Mike Marlow.last_img read more

Loe’s star is on the rise

first_imgANAHEIM – Kameron Loe would tell you it’s all been a blur, only that would infer some lengthy period of time that’s gone by quickly. He might honestly say he’s been surprised, but that would indicate he isn’t exactly where he always figured he’d be. Where Loe will be tonight is on the mound for the Texas Rangers, trying to hinder the Angels’ attempt at capturing the American League West title. After just over two years in the Rangers’ minor-league system, the former Granada Hills High and Cal State Northridge standout will be attempting to capture the 10th victory of his rookie season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I’m really excited about going for my 10th,” Loe said. What the Angels will find tonight not exactly the typical right-hander. First there is his 6-foot-8 size. It can be intimidating. “I hope so anyway,” he said. There is the way he comes at hitters from two different arm angles. His cap will conceal a premature receding hairline and shaven head, though the goatee will be clearly visible. Then back at home is the boa constrictor, that for laughs, he sometimes brings to the clubhouse. center_img Loe, 24, will be making his sixth start of the season tonight since being called up in May and initially getting heavy work out of the bullpen. As a reliever he typically worked late innings, going 5-4 with a 4.17 ERA and one save. His work was strong enough that the Rangers – forever in need of starting pitching and having shuttled ex-Dodgers Chan Ho Park and Pedro Astacio – have given him a late opportunity at showing how he can perform as a starter. “It’s been a pretty successful year for me,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to show the team what I can do and hopefully solidify a spot for myself next year. “I was in the bullpen for quite awhile. It’s always been my goal to be a starter and now I’m trying to take advantage of it.” In his five starts this season, Loe has looked like someone finding themselves a home. He is 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA as a starter. “He’s going to be a starter next year,” said Rangers manager Buck Showalter. Showalter caught himself, like he was worried he’d already given him a spot in next year’s rotation, quickly adding this wasn’t really some late-season audition. “This isn’t exactly a tryout,” he said. “We know he can go out of the bullpen, and now he’s getting a chance to do it as a starter.” Loe credits his success this season – he also made his first career start last year against the Angels after a September call-up, earning a no-decision with four earned runs in four innings – to a familiar name. Rangers pitching coach Orel Hershiser. “It’s really helped working with Orel,” he said. “He’s taught be so much. He works on the mental approach and talks to me about using my legs and arm position.” But one of the first things Hershiser taught Loe was to simply trust his fastball. Hershiser said Loe normally throws in the low 90s, which is neither bad nor outstanding at the major-league level. “We had to take pitches away from him in the bullpen to prove to him his fastball really was good enough at this level,” Hershiser said. “It has real good movement. “In one game he struck out Alex Rodriguez on three fastballs. He never thought he could do that. “In the bullpen he learned his sinking fastball is good enough, now we’re finding out if the rest of his pitches are good enough for him to be a starter.” Hershiser knows Loe’s preference is to be a starter, but also realizes that’s the typical choice of most young pitchers. “I think he’s like a lot of young pitchers and has always wanted to be a starter,” Hershiser said. “Whether that’s the dream or reality is what gets answered at this level. “Every day is a tryout in the majors. Whether you’re a veteran trying to stay here or a young guy coming up from the minors trying to make it.” Loe fairly skyrocketed through the Rangers system after being selected in the 20th round in the 2002 draft. After a short-season rookie year, Loe spent most of the next season at Single-A Stockton. He split ’04 between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma, becoming the organization’s minor-league pitcher of the year, before his September call-up. After spending most of this season with the Rangers, Loe is beginning to feel comfortable at the major-league level. “I had 45-50 innings out of the bullpen and was put into a lot of pressure situations,” he said. “I learned to slow the game down quite a bit. “A lot of it comes just from experience. Before you might get a couple of guys on early with no out and go, ‘Oh, my God, I’m in trouble here. Now I’ve learned to take it one step at a time and it helps to take away the pressure.” Loe hopes a couple of final strong starts will have him penciled in the Rangers rotation going into camp next spring. It has been a furious rise though the Texas system for a 20th-round pick, somehow both surprising and expected. “I had all the confidence in the world in myself, but I didn’t know I would happen this fast,” Loe said. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. 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Half-time: Hull 1 Fulham 0

first_imgFulham trailed at the break at the KC Stadium and had to substitute both goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli and striker Matt Smith just before half-time.Ahmed Elmohamady broke the deadlock on 34 minutes when he nodded in from Andy Robertson’s cross to give Hull the lead.The Egyptian then headed just wide from another Robertson delivery as Hull upped the tempo, and shortly afterwards Bettinelli and Smith collided as they both tried to reach a loose ball.The two team-mates had to be taken off, replaced by Andy Lonergan and Moussa Dembele.Smith had had Fulham’s only shot on goal in the first period, a low effort from distance in the 38th minute which was comfortably fielded by City keeper Allan McGregor.Kit Symons selected an unchanged team from the one which lost 2-1 to Brighton at the weekend, while former Brentford full-back Moses Odubajo was named in the Hull side.Hull City: McGregor; Odubajo, Dawson, Davies, Robertson; Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Aluko; Akpom, Hernandez. Subs: Jakupovic, Taylor, Clucas, Maguire, Jelavic, Hayden, Luer.Fulham: Bettinelli; Richards, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Voser; Cairney, Christensen, O’Hara, Pringle; McCormack, Smith. Subs: Lonergan, Burn, Kavanagh, Tunnicliffe, Kacaniklic, Woodrow, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fans on Twitter react to QPR cup defeat

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesBen Gladwin has attracted criticism from fans since his arrival at QPR – and many on Twitter were far from impressed with his display against Blackburn.Gladwin was substituted in the second half at Loftus Road, where Rangers made an immediate exit from the FA Cup by losing 2-1 against Blackburn.The man who paid money for Ben Gladwin should be shot. #QPR— Steve (@QPRSteve1982) January 7, 2017The #QPR January Transfer Window wish list:1. Decent right back. 2. No. 10 playmaker.3. A proven goalscorer. 4. Taxi for Gladwin.— Paul Nasr (@SkyPaulNasr) January 7, 2017I don’t know what Ollie sees in training but how Gladwin gets in the team before Shodipo only god & Ollie knows #QPR— mick (@qprmicky) January 7, 2017Ben Gladwin makes Michael Meaker look like Lionel Messi. #justsaying #QPR— Galen Urso (@spqpr1973) January 7, 2017Cousin’s, Yeni and Gladwin. Nine of them good enough. None of them fit to wear our beloved Hoops.#QPR— Chris Taylor (@superhoopchris) January 7, 2017Ben Gladwin reminds me of Leonardo Di Caprio in ‘Catch Me If You Can.’ Looks the part, but has no idea how to play football. #QPR pic.twitter.com/R1BkFtA909— Paul Nasr (@SkyPaulNasr) January 7, 2017Gladwin…..he must have something on the chairman….#QPR— Christian Harber (@QPR1980) January 7, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NCWIT, Compugirls: Building a Diverse Tech Future

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#events#start audrey watters The NCWIT Summit on Women and IT is being held in Portland, Oregon this week and is providing an opportunity for its members to share resources and strategize on how to inspire girls to choose computing careers and support women to stay in those careers. NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) is a coalition of over 200 corporations, academic institutions, non profits, and governmental agencies working to address some of these challenges. NCWIT supports efforts within the workforce, in universities, and in K-12 education in order to increase women’s participation in IT – in the classroom, in startups, and in corporations. The Facts: Women in the Tech IndustryThe technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. The U.S. Labor Department estimates that technology job opportunities are predicted to grow by about 22% over the next decade, a faster rate than all other jobs in the professional sector.Recent studies have shown that despite the increase in the number of computing jobs, interest in computer science majors has steadily declined over the past few years. According to NCWIT, this decline is even more significant among women. In 2008, for example, women earned 57% of all bachelor’s degrees, yet they only earned 18% of computer and IT bachelor’s degrees – down from 37% in 1985. And in 2008, women held 57% of all professional occupations in the U.S. workforce but only 25% of all professional IT-related jobs – down from 36% in 1991. Not only does the industry fail to attract new talent, it also loses talent already interested and involved in technology. For example, 56% of technical women leave at the mid-point of their careers, more than double the attrition rate of men. Some of these women start their own tech companies, but many leave the industry altogether.The Future: Compugirls and Social Justice TechnologyAlthough there are certainly steps that the tech industry can take to attract and retain women, it’s important to promote computer careers to young girls long before they are set to choose college majors or careers. According to Kimberly Scott, associate professor at Arizona State University, by the eighth grade girls have fewer positive perceptions of computers than boys. Scott is the executive director of Compugirls, a social justice technology program for girls age 13 to 18 in under-resourced areas of Phoenix and in tribal communities.Scott notes that low-income African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students have less access to technology at home and in their schools than Caucasian families, and that women of color enter computing majors and careers at an even lower rate than white women. Compugirls is designed to encourage girls to be creators, not just consumers of technology. Compugirls is a year-round, two-year program that uses multimedia to enhance girls’ computational thinking and technology skills. Compugirls is designed not simply to advance technology, but to harness technology in service of the girls’ communities. Compugirls operates at two sites: one on the ASU campus and one on the Gila River Indian Community.Girls in the program learn tech skills, including some programming with Scratch and work in the Teen Second Life grid. According to Scott’s research, those involved in the program have a higher sense of self confidence – not just in technology, but in academia and in body image.Compugirls makes technology culturally relevant, giving the girls who participate the tools to become advocates for themselves and for their communities.The program emphasizes mentorship and peer-to-peer collaboration. These support systems are crucial not just for encouraging girls to become interested in technology, but as NCWIT and a recent Kauffman Foundation study have shown, an important part a larger effort on how to support the women to enter the tech industry – as college majors, as tech professionals, and as entrepreneurs. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

BC lawsuits allege government social worker took cash from foster children

first_imgThe Canadian PressVANCOUVER – Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two youth in British Columbia Supreme Court alleging a provincial social worker siphoned off thousands of dollars in financial benefits from children in care.Both actions name social worker Robert Riley Saunders, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Interior Savings Financial Services Ltd., alleging the Indigenous children were removed from a stable environment to an unstable living arrangement so that their benefits could be stolen from them.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Vancouver is a proposed class-action, alleging there were other children in care whom Saunders misappropriated funds or benefits or failed to provide adequate support, care of guardianship. The second lawsuit was filed in Kelowna on behalf of a youth who The Canadian Press is not naming.None of the allegations has been proven in court and no statements of defence have been filed.Saunders couldn’t be reached for comment, while the Children’s Ministry said in a statement it had no comment as the matter was before the court.Corinne Johnson, manager of community engagement at Interior Savings, says in a statement that the institution takes its fiduciary responsibilities seriously.“Because of privacy rules, we cannot speak to the specifics of any case. We are aware of this ongoing investigation and we are continuing to co-operate with authorities.”Jason Gratl, the lawyer for the Vancouver plaintiff, only identified as R.O., alleges Saunders took funds meant for his client’s food, clothing and shelter.“Many of them were made homeless and destitute,” Gratl says in an interview.The lawsuits say Saunders “engaged in the same and similar unlawful and inexcusable activities in respect of dozens of other children in his care, most of whom are Aboriginal children.”Gratl alleges that as much as $40,000 each was taken from children between the ages of 15 and 19 and that the fraud had been going on for a minimum of four years.“I don’t know what year it began in,” he says in the interview. “We just don’t know how deep this problem goes.”The statements of claim allege that in early 2016, Saunders moved the children in order to make them eligible for financial benefits from the ministry and he opened joint bank accounts for each youth.“Saunders stole the funds deposited by the ministry into joint bank accounts by moving them to his own individual account at Interior Savings and by paying his personal expenses by electronic transfer from the joint bank account,” the statements say.They allege Saunders was aware of the youths’ vulnerability and aware that he exercises parental control over them.“Saunders failed to ensure the plaintiff received adequate care and support, and failed to provide for the plaintiff’s for the basic needs,” the statements say.The lawsuits say that Saunders exercised complete control over every aspects of the plaintiffs’ lives, including where they would live, access to family members, their cultural heritage, services and financial help.The director of child welfare did not review Saunders’ files to check if he was carrying out his duties appropriately, the statements say.“The director failed to implement adequate systems, restraints and controls to detect and prevent Saunders’ misappropriation of funds and benefits,” say the statements of claim.The ministry didn’t have the systems to detect and prevent Saunders from taking the funds and once the misconduct was detected, the government failed to move quickly to restrain the man, the lawsuits say.Interior Savings helped Saunders by having the children sign forms opening joint accounts but didn’t tell them that the accounts were with Saunders, the statements of claim allege.“Because of his repeated transactions with Interior Savings’ employees, Interior Savings knew that Saunders was a government employee with a fixed salary and that the funds entering into his personal account were irregular and that his transactions patterns were irregular,” the statement says.The lawsuits don’t specify a dollar figure, but ask for aggravated and punitive damages, the tracing of all funds taken and costs.In order for the lawsuit in Vancouver to go ahead as a class-action proceeding it must first be certified by a judge.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhans prospects to improve in next two phases Mayawati

first_imgAzamgarh (UP): Rubbishing the BJP’s claim that it was doing good in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the opposition ‘mahagathbandhan’ on Wednesday said that on the other hand the prospects of the opposition alliance was improving day by day. “Our (electoral) prospects are improving…the prospects of the opposition alliance will further improve in the remaining two phases of Lok Sabha polls,” BSP chief Mayawati said at a joint rally with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav here. She said ever since the ‘mahagathbandhan’ was formed to take on the saffron party, “BJP leaders have lost their sleep.” Mayawati appealed to the voters to ensure a historic win for Yadav, who is the joint opposition candidate from the Azamgarh seat held by the SP in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Hitting back at the BJP, the BSP chief said, “We are not ‘mahamilawati’, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is ‘mahamilawati’.” The PM has termed the mahagathbandhan’ as the ‘mahamilawati’ (adulterated) alliance. Dubbing the Congress and the BJP as two sides of the same coin, she said, “Dono kaa chaal chalan ek hai (both have same nature and character).” She said Modi will try to create more confusion in the days to come and appealed to the voters not to fall prey to his designs. “Unkey (Modi’s) achchey din ladd gaye (his good days are over) and bad days are staring at his face,” she said.last_img read more

Cross country teams head to Great Lakes Regional

Ohio State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will be competing at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship meet with different goals. The men’s team is moving up in the national rankings and the women’s team is hoping for a big finish at the regional meet to secure a spot in the NCAA National Championship meet.After a disappointing 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Pre-National meet Oct. 17, the men’s team has been on a roll. It finished with 11 runners in the top 13 at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic meet on Oct. 23 and second overall at the Big Ten Championship meet Nov. 1.When the national rankings were released Nov. 2, the men’s team was ranked in the Top 30 for the first time this season at No. 28.The men’s team needs to finish in the top two at the regional meet to be guaranteed a spot in the National Championship meet. If the Buckeyes finish third, they could get an at-large berth.The competition at the regional meet will be tough with two other nationally ranked teams, No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 26 Butler, in attendance.“I think Wisconsin has to be the favorite once again, but I absolutely expect us to be second,” senior runner Jeff See said. “There are a few other teams that should be tough to beat. We just have to stay focused throughout the whole race.”The key to the race is formulating a plan and sticking to it, See said. At the pre-national meet, the team did not have a plan and placed poorly. At the Big Ten Championship meet, they had a plan and executed it to perfection en route to a second place finish.See said the X-factor for the team will be redshirt sophomore Taylor Williams.“I think it’s really important for Taylor Williams to have a big day,” See said. “He’s been ourbackbone for a lot of the ups and downs we’ve faced this season, and if myself and the rest of the team sees him out there having a huge day, we will all follow suit.”The women’s team finished eighth at the Big Ten Championship meet, which hurt its opportunity to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA National Championship meet by dropping them to a No. 5 ranking in the region.“The race was tough, but we all took something away from the experience and I think that as a team, we’ve come away with that much more focus and determination for regionals,” junior Jordan Jennewine said.The top two teams at the regional meet automatically qualify for the NCAA National Championship meet. Without a top-two finish by the Buckeyes, the outlook for a place at the National Championship meet seems bleak.“It’s definitely our goal to finish in the top two at regionals and not leave anything to chance. That’s a very realistic goal for us and that’s what we’ve all been focused on since the conference meet,” Jennewine said.The NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet takes place Saturday at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. read more

Ohio State womens soccer works to scoreless draw against Wisconsin

OSU sophomore midfielder Nikki Walts (4) dribbles the ball during a game agaisnt Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s soccer team reached the midway point of their season Sunday afternoon in relatively uneventful fashion, drawing a scoreless tie with the Wisconsin Badgers.OSU coach Lori Walker said she was disappointed the team could not pick up a win, but she was encouraged by its overall effort.“I think we have got to take responsibility for the execution of our finishing, and it’s not sharp enough yet,” Walker said. “We created some great chances, but great chances don’t earn you points. I’m appreciative of our effort and the work we put into 110 minutes of soccer, but we are disappointed that we couldn’t walk away with three points.”A crowd of 1,174 was on hand to watch the No. 20 Buckeyes (5-2-2, 0-1-1) face the Badgers (3-4-3, 0-1-1) in the team’s second conference match.In the first half of play, the Buckeyes outshot the Badgers 7-5, and 3-1 in shots on goal. Wisconsin sophomore goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem stood strong with three saves to keep the half scoreless.The second half started quiet until OSU redshirt junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker slid in the box to corral a loose ball. She took a hit from a Badgers player and was replaced by freshman goalkeeper Devon Kerr in the 63rd minute of play.Kerr, who had made three appearances prior to Sunday’s game, said she was excited for her chance to get in a game in a key spot.“Obviously (I was) nervous, especially being a freshman. I felt a little bit shaky coming into it, but I took it with great excitement,” Kerr said. “Our team was in a really good spot. I wanted to do whatever I could do to make a difference in the result of the game.”Eight minutes later, she made her presence felt with a lunging save against Badgers freshman midfielder Victoria Pickett, the first of four saves on the day for the Ontario product.“I came out with a couple of big stops, but my team did an amazing job defending,” Kerr said. “I think as a team today we did very well, and I think that I did help a lot with it.”The game almost came to a close in regulation as sophomore forward Sammy Edwards had two close shots in the final two minutes of the second half. Clem stood tall, and the game went to overtime.The extra period saw plenty of action as the Buckeyes and Badgers combined for six shots, three for each team. Both teams also had a goal disallowed during the extra action.Following Sunday’s game, the Buckeyes are halfway through their season. Walker said she is happy with the way the team is adjusting at this point in the season but still sees room for improvement.“I think we are adapting and adjusting much faster than we were in the beginning of the season,” she said. “Clearly we have got to take care of business in that final third and inside the box a little bit better, but I’m pleased with the adjustments they’re making on the fly.”The back half of the Buckeyes’ schedule is road heavy, with the next three games being away from Columbus. Walker, however, said she sees that as a positive.“In some ways being on the road is easier because you can control almost everything that’s going on,” Walker said. “I think we traditionally do pretty well on the road and we just take them one game at a time.”The Buckeyes are next set to take the field on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa, as they face the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. read more