Badgers halt skid, defeat Nittany Lions

first_imgAfter snapping their two-game losing streak, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team left the field full of smiles after narrowly defeating Penn State 1-0 Saturday afternoon.The Badgers (6-3-0) were able to stay on top of the Nittany Lions (6-3-0) despite allowing numerous penalties near their own goal.“It was a group effort and something we haven’t seen yet this season,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “I am very proud of them today.”Saturday’s game was a big matchup for the Badgers, as it marked their first Big Ten conference game of the season. Penn State’s stature as the defending Big Ten Co-Champions only magnified the pressure surrounding this game. However, the Badgers were able to overcome any anxiety and claim their first Big Ten win of the season.During the 17th minute of play, senior forward and captain Laurie Nosbusch was able to put the ball in the back of the net off a long throw-in into UW’s offensive third to give the Badgers the lead.“I think [defenseman] Joana [Bielefeld] went up and flicked it on, and I was just standing in the middle of the goal wide open and it bounced right to me,” Nosbusch said. “Basically everyone else did all the work; I was just in the right place at the right time.”The team fought hard as the Nittany Lions never stopped pressing into the Badgers’ defensive end. Although the offense was able to produce a goal, it was the defense and senior goalie Michele Dalton who kept the Badgers in the game.“Whenever we have a zero next to their score, we have done our job,” Dalton said. “I am happy with the shutout.”Dalton made several diving saves throughout the game to keep the ball out of the Badgers’ net. In the 67th minute of the game, Dalton was barely able to get a hand on the ball as she punched the PSU’s shot over the crossbar.“The one that [Michele] tipped over the bar is the game-changer,” Wilkins said. “She has been doing that throughout the season and did it today.”Dalton’s impressive seven saves in Saturday’s game took much pressure off the offense, which knew it only had to score once.“As always, she is an amazing goalkeeper,” Nosbusch said. “Any time she can get a shutout, it makes our job easier. It gives us a lot of confidence knowing that, even if we mess up.”Aiding Dalton’s strong performance was the strong Badger defensive line. UW was able to maintain control in the back as it battled some of the top offensive players in the country. The Nittany Lions were able out-shoot the Badgers 12-6, but failed to turn any into a score.“I think we were coherent enough that we were all moving at the same pace and were all covering each other,” senior defenseman and captain Meghan Flannery said. “We trusted each other, so I think it was hard for them to penetrate our back line.”Wisconsin maintained composure throughout the game, something it lacked in its last game against Central Michigan Wednesday night.“I think the back line has always been our rock, and for some reason we have sort of lost that a bit in the past week,” Dalton said. “But I think we found it back and know what it feels like now.”Although the Badgers were able to hold off the Nittany Lions, several close calls due to penalties and handballs near the box kept the game within PSU’s reach. With two minutes remaining in the first half, the Nittany Lions had two opportunities to score from free kicks right outside the 18-yard box. However, UW narrowly escaped without being scored on when one kick hit the post and the other was saved by Dalton.Emotions also ran high for both squads Saturday. After an ugly battle for an air ball between Wisconsin’s junior midfielder Alev Kelter and Penn State goalie Erin McNulty left both players shaken up, the game intensified and players did not back down.“It was a good start to the Big Ten, which is always a physical conference,” Nosbusch said. “It kept us emotionally charged.”Free kicks were taken in high numbers. Both teams battled hard as the game became increasingly intense and physical. Four Badger players received yellow cards throughout the game, as did two of Penn State’s players.“Some of that was fatigue from us playing Wednesday,” Wilkins said. “It was a little bit more challenging for us being tired, and I just thought we brought the mentality that we were going to win balls and not let them settle it.“They are a great technical team and a great tactical team with their spacing, so we wanted to make sure that they didn’t have any clear possessions.”A factor that set the UW offense apart was the long flip throws from junior defender Lindsey Johnson near the PSU goal. It was this tactic that ultimately gave Nosbusch her opportunity to score.“Lindsey Johnson did her flip throw and it was her best one of the game,” Nosbusch said. “The defense has to worry about giving us a throw in down there because of the threat of a long throw.”Ultimately, the group effort allowed the Badgers to come away with a victory and be able to look ahead to their road trip with confidence.“[We] saw a lot more heart on the field today than we have in the past week with our play,” Dalton said. “I was really happy to see that, and moving forward, I hope we will continue.”last_img read more

Betty Zimmerman, 86, formerly from Wellington: January 1, 1929 – April 30, 2015

first_imgBetty L. Zimmerman, age 86, of Strong City, KS, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  The daughter of Jack and Genevieve Haden, she was born January 1, 1929, in Appleton City, MO.  She graduated from Toledo Township High School in 1946.She was married to Jerry Mosby (deceased) of Wellington, KS, for 20 years and they were the parents of five children.  She and Robert Zimmerman were married December 13, 1969, in Tacoma, WA.  While they lived in Washington, they raised peacocks, geese, ducks, and hogs, plus had a pack burro to protect the other animals from bears.Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, doing and teaching ceramics, and also owned craft stores in Wellington, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City.  She crocheted many hats and blankets for premature infants through a program from hospitals.  She worked at Beverly Enterprises nursing home as a certified nurse aide and activity director.  She & Bob operated Fox Creek Ranch, then managed the motel both in Strong City.  They were gate attendants at Council Grove Reservoir for 22 years.  They enjoyed “RVing”.She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob), of the home;  two sons:  Mike Mosby (Kay) of Haviland and Pat Mosby (Tonja) of Strong City; three daughters:  Sandy Brown of Strong City, Debbie Blasi (Bill) of Wellington; and Betty Page (Steve) of Lake Stevens, WA; a brother, Billy Haden (Ruth) of Wamego; 13 grandchildren:  Roy Brown of Strong City, Brian Brown of Wellington, Michelle Brownlee (Mark) of Wellington, Melissa Janzen of Wellington, Jason Blasi of Wellington, Jessica Mosby of Americus; Angela Mosby of Haviland, Marie Lester of Granite Falls, WA, Lori Hyvari (Steve) of Granite Falls, WA, Bill Lilgreen of Lake Stevens, WA, Kelli Armour (Tim) of Palestine, TX,  Derek Mosby of Emporia, KS, and Chris Mosby of Strong City; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and three step-children:  Bobby Zimmerman, David Zimmerman, and Loree Deede all of WA.  She was preceded in death by her parents.A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery at Toledo Township.  Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.  Condolence messages may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.last_img read more

Inishowen community gets its own life-saving defibrillator

first_imgGreencastle and the surrounding areas is a safer place to be after the launch of the local community centre’s 24/7 accessible defibrillator.Indeed, the whole Community now has the security of knowing that the equipment is on hand in the case of sudden cardiac arrest.Greencastle Community Centre proudly launched their 24/7 accessible defibrillator this week after a hugely successful fundraising campaign. “The local Community really got behind this campaign and we are very proud to be able to offer this life saving piece of equipment, with 24/7 accessibility here at the Centre” said Centre Chairperson Pat Gill.The HeartStart Automated External Defibrillator is located in a heated outdoor case in a prominent location at the front of the Community Centre and is accessed by entering a code on the digital keypad which is obtained by dialing 999 or 112.The Defibrillator is designed to be safe, reliable and extremely easy to use, featuring automatic features like voice prompts and CPR coaching to help guide anyone step-by-step through the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.“It’s fantastic to have this lifesaving equipment here in the Community and we owe a huge thanks to our staff, volunteers, local businesses and of course the local community for their continued support. “A special word of thanks is owed to Lesley Drennan who got the ball rolling with this fundraising effort, also Cardiac Services for providing the AED and case at a reduced price and especially to electricians Stephen and Hugh Harkin for installing the heated outdoor defibrillator case completely free of charge! It really was a fantastic Community effort” said Centre Manager Susan McAleer.Inishowen community gets its own life-saving defibrillator was last modified: November 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:defibrillatordonegalGreen castle Community CentreInishowenlast_img read more