Bomber juniors strike silver at Chilliwack Fieldhockey tourney

first_imgAs keeper Tara Yowek goes, so does the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers Fieldhockey squad.Yowek was once again outstanding guarding the cage to power the Bombers to a silver medal showing at the Chilliwack High School Junior Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday in the Fraser Valley City.The Bombers finished with a 3-1 mark at the tourney, which featured teams from Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland Schools.The lone loss of the weekend came against Delta.“Tara (Yowek) only had two goals against the entire weekend,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “She also added three shutouts to her record.”Yowek was outstanding during a 2-0 win over host G.W. Graham.Allie Zondervan and Chiara Chirico scored for LVR.Sydney Ednie scored the only goal of the game as the Bombers edged Rosedale 1-0.LVR then bounced Maple Ridge 7-0 as Naomi Perkins and Anna Goeppner each scored twice. Chirico, Zondervan and Ednie added singles.Game stars included Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Sydney (Baby Syd) Ednie and keeper Tara Yowek.last_img read more

Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You don’t have to look too far to see that they had three guys dominate the game for them offensively,” Prunty said. “They hit every shot in our face. You can’t give guys their shot. You have to get out, contest it, make them work to get their shots.”Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Augustin hit 6 of 9, and the Magic set a franchise record at home with 18 3s in 34 attempts.“(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us,” Augustin said. “We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy.”Augustin and Simmons combined for 20 points as the Magic closed out the first quarter on a 27-7 run to take a 16-point lead.Milwaukee (36-32) erased most of it quickly in the second quarter, but did not regain the lead until Eric Bledsoe converted a turnover into a layup with 4:50 left in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Orlando (21-48) scored the final 14 points of that period to take 91-80 lead into the fourth.The Bucks never got within five in the fourth quarter.“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of winning games we’re supposed to win this year,” Bucks center John Henson said. “But we needed this win tonight for the playoff race, and didn’t get it.”TIP-INSBucks: G Brandon Jennings, who returned to the NBA with 16 points and 12 assists in Monday night’s win at Memphis after signing a 10-day contract, had two points Wednesday night.Magic: G Evan Fournier missed a fourth straight game with a sprained left knee.300TH WIN FOR VOGELMagic coach Frank Vogel got his 300th career victory in what he described as the toughest game on the schedule. “It’s a zombie game when you come back from the West Coast into a back-to-back, and the guys just don’t have it in their legs to make shots, and in their minds to focus,” he said. “Our guys played mentally tough and got a difficult W.” Vogel is 300-282 in eight seasons at Indiana and Orlando.GORDON STILL SIDELINEDAaron Gordon, the Magic’s top scorer and second-leading rebounder, missed his fourth straight game since a collision with Lakers forward Julius Randle put him in concussion protocol. “The worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to be concussed while being concussed,” Vogel said. “That’s where long-term injury takes place, so we’re taking every measure to prevent that.”UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.Magic: Host Boston on Friday night. View comments Alab breaks ABL scoring record in rout of Saigon Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Magic, who were routed 108-72 Tuesday night in San Antonio, their fifth straight loss.“We were able to bounce back with some enthusiasm,” Simmons said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10 while battling for playoff positioning.Coach Joe Prunty, who described the Bucks’ effort as “horrible,” didn’t see much energy from his team on the defensive side of the floor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orlando Magic’s Jonathon Simmons (17) goes to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks.Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Jonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer

first_imgThe 26-year-old Sultan shrugged off any pressure heading into his first world title fight.“This is the biggest fight of my career because this is for a world championship and this will also go down in history,” he said. “I’m used to fighting other Filipinos and I am determined to win because this is the chance that I’ve been waiting for.”“This is going to be an exciting fight. This is going to be a great fight from bell to bell and we’re going to put on a show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The fight was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas as part of the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn main event, but was postponed after Crawford injured his right hand during sparring.Villamor said the duel will happen sometime in May or June and will likely take place in either California or Las Vegas.He added the change in schedule favored the opposing camp.“Jonas is ready to fight on April 14, but I know that the other camp isn’t ready yet in terms of Ancajas’ conditioning.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s Calisaan out of Aspirants’ Cup with fractured elbow Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES “I think Jonas is stronger and faster than Jerwin,” Villamor told in Filipino Sunday during the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at Okada Manila.Villamor also said Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) has faced stiffer competition than Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) in comparing the two fighters’ last four fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Jerwin’s last four fights were not so tough. Jonas’ past four fights, on the other hand, two of those were against Jaro and Casimero and when you compare them, Jonas had the tougher competition,” said Villamor, referring to Sonny Boy Jaro, who is a former world champion.The bout between Ancajas and Sultan marks the first time two Filipinos will be fighting for a world title since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jonas Sultan. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTrainer Edito “Ala” Villamor believes his ward Jonas Sultan has the advantage in speed and power against Jerwin Ancajas in their all-Filipino showdown for the IBF super flyweight title.Sultan emerged as the mandatory challenger to Ancajas’ belt after he upset compatriot Johnriel Casimero, a two-division champion, by unanimous decision six months ago in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lyceum ace CJ Perez suspended for Game 1 of NCAA Finals

first_imgCJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum will go into an all-important Game 1 of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament against defending champion and top seed San Beda without its superstar CJ Perez.Perez, one of the country’s top collegiate players today, has been suspended on the eve of the finals opener on Tuesday after violating an NCAA rule following his failure to notify the league in writing that he had applied for the PBA draft set next month.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The do-it-all forward helped Lyceum deal San Beda’s only loss in the elimination round and without him, the Pirates will have to hope that the likes of Mike Nzeusseu, twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino and MJ Ayaay would pick up the slack.Game 1 tips off at 4 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena while Game 2 is set next Monday. If necessary, the winner-take-all duel is scheduled on November 15. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Golden memories? Graf ‘rarely looks back’ at Grand Slam Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img “Mr. Jaymar Perez, a player from the seniors basketball team of Lyceum of the Philippines University, was meted with a one-game suspension for failing to inform NCAA that he applied for the PBA draft,” NCAA Management Committee chairman Frank Gusi said in a statement. “Under the NCAA rules, a student athlete must inform the NCAA in writing of his intention to apply for draft in any professional league prior to submitting the said application.”“In this case, Perez only informed NCAA of his application days after he submitted the same to PBA, and after the same was already the subject of numerous news reports. Thus, Perez is suspended for one game or on the scheduled game on Nov. 6, 2018,” the statement wrote. “Finally, it should be stressed that the NCAA’s action on this incident was made after carefully considering the best interest of the league and the student athletes. It is in accordance with existing NCAA rules and its ultimately intended to promote the spirit of sportsmanship and discipline in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 24-year-old Perez is averaging 18.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.3 steals this season, leading the Pirates to their second straight finals appearance.Lyceum reportedly appealed Perez’s suspension but the league upheld its decision. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Stakeholders Brainstorm on Procurement in Mining Sector

first_imgThe seminar, which officially opened at PA’s Rib-house on Thursday, brought together miners and primary contractors, policy makers, major mining and service companies, suppliers associations, practitioners and donors from the mining industry in the country.The seminar is aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences on how to generate common understanding of potential benefits of local procurement, as well as the conditions leading to a successful result of the events.Speaking at the opening ceremony, World Bank Group’s Country Manager, Coleen Littlejohn, reminded participants that they would share and discuss recent research on local procurement in Liberia and the West African region more widely and how to make them more effective for the benefit of governments, industries, suppliers and other stakeholders.According to the World Bank official, the aim of the workshop is to create a better understanding of the mining requirements and create a network with suppliers in ensuring that they increase local procurement for miners.Madam Littlejohn further explained that mining the sector is another source of revenue generating for the government if key attention is given to it as well as employment opportunity for it citizens.“Mining itself generates huge amount of revenue in the private sector and provide opportunity to the people.”She assured that the event would also introduce the World Bank’s new practical guide to mining local procurement in West Africa, which is being developed to support stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of their local procurement efforts.For his part, Tim Melvin, Country Manager of Building Markets said that Building Markets is working with suppliers in identifying lead business opportunity to Liberian.Mr. Melvin said the workshop will addressed some of the major challenges facing business entrepreneurs in the country, especially the mining sectors.He acknowledged the World Bank, NIC and the Ministry of Lands Mine and Energy’s support in hosting the seminar.The Country Manager of Building Markets also called on participants to remain focused and benefit from the workshop.Also speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Lands, Mines &Energy Minister for Operations Mr. Sam Russ noted local procurement is a part of the government’s strategy plan, which he said is being looked at along with other key components of local procurement in the country.“We have realized that as a country, we don’t have effective a monitoring system that can track mining companies that are involved,” Mr. Russ declared.He expressed that hope that at the end of workshop, participants would have effective leverage to discuss and attach importance to the procurement process.The MLME official implored the participants to convey the message to their various mining companies.This program, he said, is a Liberian program and we need to ensure that this workshop achieves its goals.“It is important for you concession companies because it affects your social lesson and some of you who work in various communities, the residents in those communities expect to benefit from you.” For his part, the director of project implementation unit (PIU) at NIC Mr. Zizi Stevens assured the public that NIC remains committed to the local procurement process.Mr. Stevens, who spoke on behalf of NIC’s Michael S. Wotorson, said the government is also supportive of the policy in the mining sector of the country, which is going to include all local procurement contracts in the country.He disclosed that the NIC has an ongoing project focusing on local procurement and different strategy policies in guiding the process. The seminar is expected to conclude on Friday, April 4, 2014.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)  So, building markets, an international business consortium that is helping to train and create business opportunity businesses in collaboration with the World Bank Group, the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLME) and Liberia’s National Investment Commission (NIC) yesterday, April 3, began a two-day seminar to discuss local procurement issues in the country’s mining sector. Effective procurement procedure is a major challenge in Liberia, stakeholders including government and development partners have observed. Now they want a reform of the country’s procurement policy, that many,  including those in government, believe is hindering the speedy completion of government’s development projects.last_img read more

Lawmaker Raises Security Red Flag on Capitol Hill, Introduces New Measures

first_imgThe main pedestrian entrance of the Capitol Building is now manned by new security personnel.In the wake of reported security threat at the Capitol Building, the seat of Legislature, a lawmaker has raised a red flag on the situation, thereby recruiting and employing two distinct security services.With that in mind, the House has established its own private security service, the Legislative Security Service (LSS), while the Senate too has hired the Intelligence Security Training Company (ISTC) to guard its wing of the building.Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence Morris said the Legislature, which currently has four edifices (office blocks), remains vulnerable, and there is a need for security measures be heightened, to respond to any eventuality.Rep. Morris  told reporters at a news conference yesterday, August 13, 2018, that the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate should review and enhance security to meet whatever level of security risk the Legislature may encounter.Rep. Morris: “Tight security measures should always be hot spot at the Legislature.”“While we cannot comment on the specifics of our security services, we want to say that the Legislature is vulnerable. There should be thorough checks of people at the entrances; protocol officers should wear uniform, journalists and visitors should display tags at all times whenever they are in the building as well as employees or support staff,” Rep. Morris said.He added, “Tight security measures should always remain enforced at the Legislature, and  under constant review because it hosts the first branch of the government.”Morris did not say what prompted the red alert on security at the Legislature, but his worry follows a report the House’s Sergeant-at-Arms, Martin Johnson, made to journalists that the Capitol Building was vulnerable.It may be recalled that the former director General of National Security Agency (NSA) Fombah Sirleaf, in 2006 informed then lawmakers that the Legislature was “vulnerable,” and so they should improve security by assigning trained security personnel along with requisite gadgets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Everton ARE in a relegation fight, claims former Toffees striker

first_imgKevin Campbell insists Everton ARE in a relegation battle – but has backed his former side to go on an unbeaten run.The Toffees are currently 12th in the Premier League table, nine points off bottom placed Leicester City.Romelu Lukaku’s strike handed Roberto Martinez’s side all three points against Crystal Palace last weekend, but the victory was their first win in nine matches.And Campbell claims the club have to built on the performance if they’re to pull away from the drop zone.“At the moment Everton are in a relegation battle, the table doesn’t lie,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “We’ve seen before though that Everton can go on a run [of winning games].“They have kept a clean sheet [against Crystal Palace] which they haven’t done much this season and have nicked a goal.”Everton will play Swiss side Young Boys in the Europa League Round of 32 and Campbell added that continued participation in Europe’s secondary competition may be behind the Toffees’ poor league form.“When you play in Europe it is a distraction,” he continued. “The occasion is so much bigger than a Premier League game, so you are on a bit of a come down.“Normally you’ll see the big clubs switching their squad around. Players who aren’t playing, and have something to prove, get some time on the pitch.“Everton haven’t had that luxury, that’s been hindering them.”last_img read more

Ex-convict charged in carjacking

first_imgLANCASTER – An ex-convict released on parole three weeks ago has been charged with carjacking a Lancaster woman’s car at a gas station. Larry Johnson, 40, who has been in prison for all but three of the last 18 years for attempted murder, vehicle theft, drug offenses and parole violations, faces up to 27 years in prison if convicted of carjacking. Johnson was arrested within 20 minutes of the robbery with help from a motorist who followed the stolen car and pointed out to deputies the direction the thief ran after abandoning the disabled car. “He did exactly what we’d want people to do,” Detective Brad Feehan said of the good Samaritan. Feehan said the man didn’t try to apprehend the robber but followed him at a distance and called the Sheriff’s Department on his cell phone. The blown tire let the wheel get ground down to its hub, so the thief abandoned the car less than a mile away on Gadsden Avenue and jumped a fence into a backyard. Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the area and within a few minutes arrested Johnson coming out of a backyard near 10th Street West and Avenue J-12, about a quarter-mile from the disabled car, deputies said. Johnson’s potential sentence would be lengthened under state laws that stiffen sentences for repeat offenders, including the “three strikes, you’re out” law. This would be Johnson’s second “strike” if he is convicted, Deputy District Attorney Richard White said. State prison records show Johnson has been sent to prison eight times since 1987 and hasn’t been out of prison longer than 15 months at any one time. All of his convictions were at the San Fernando Courthouse. Feehan said detectives aren’t sure where Johnson lives or if he is a transient. They came across a Lancaster address for him, but also addresses in other areas, Feehan said. First sent to a California state prison at age 22 for possession of controlled substance for sale, Johnson was paroled from prison the following year. Within 15 months, he was back in prison for vehicle theft. Paroled again 11 months later, he was convicted less than six weeks later of attempted murder and in January 1991 was sent back to prison on a 14-year sentence. Paroled in 1998, he was in and out of prison at least four times over the next two years for violating the terms of his parole. In November 2000, he was sent back to prison for a drug conviction; he was paroled again in October 2004 and brought back to prison last December. He was let out again most recently on Jan. 18, state prison records show. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Johnson, who is being held without bail under terms of his parole, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Antelope Valley Superior Court to the carjacking charge. Johnson is accused of stealing a 1998 Oldsmobile belonging to a 46-year-old Lancaster woman who had stopped at an AM-PM market on Avenue K near the Antelope Valley Freeway just before 7 a.m. Saturday to buy a cup of coffee. The husband of the woman, who asked not to be identified for her safety, said his wife was returning to her car when a man who had been talking to other men in a vehicle at the gas station walked up to her under the pretext of asking for directions. The man then jumped at the woman and pushed her, her husband said. She threw her coffee on him, tossed her keys across the parking lot and screamed, but none of the people pumping gas came to her aid. Feehan said the good Samaritan, whose name also was not released, had either been at the gas station or was driving by. The assailant picked up the keys and got in the car, blowing a tire on a curb as he sped off. last_img read more


first_img* Send reports to info@donegaldaily.comCONVOY 1-1 TERMON 4-12Report By Harry McGlynn In what was a much tighter game than the scoreline suggests Termon came away with2 points in this Division 3 game. With the wind at their backs Termon went into an earlylead with a goals from Lisa Mc Glynn and Jamie Lee Murray. They then added a further 4points before Carolyn Duffy scored a superb goal. Half time score Termon 3-5 Convoy 0-1. Convoy came out strongly in the second half and pulled back an early goal. However Termonagain asserted their superiority and scored a fourth goal through Anna Gallagher. They alsoadded 6 more points to run out convincing winners.Termon – Caroline Gallagher. Maura Kelly. Martina Kelly. Leanne Duffy. Anne McGlynn.Shauna Kelly. Anna Gallagher. Aisling Ryan. Helen Vickery. Aileen McGlynn. Carolyn Duffy Holly McDaid. Jamie Lee Murray. Lisa McGlynn. Aoife Ryan. Emer McGlynn. RosaleenGallagher. Jacinta Walsh. Amanda Mc Laughlin.Convoy- Ciara Gallagher. Mairead Brown. Mairead Bonner. Caroline Black. Aine Gallagher.Marie Boyle. Ciara Mc Daid. Martina Mc Daid. Jessica McGill. G.Gallagher.Anne Strain. Aine Reilly. L.Doherty. C.ShovlinLADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01, TERMON 4-12 was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01TERMON 4-12last_img read more

Volleyball Travels To No. 25 UNI For Critical MVC Match

first_img The Drake University volleyball team travels to No. 25 UNI Tuesday, Oct. 17, evening for a mid-week Missouri Valley Conference match. Both teams enter the match tied for second in the MVC standings with matching 7-1 conference records. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center.Drake and UNI both suffered their first conference losses over the weekend to MVC leader Missouri State. The Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Bears, while UNI fell, 4-1.Drake’s loss snapped its 10-match winning streak, which was the fifth longest in the nation. However, the Bulldogs have won 11 of their last 12 matches and are 11-3 in their last 14 MVC matches dating back to last season.Defense has been key to the Bulldogs’ resurgence as the team is second in the nation in total digs (1,592) and fourth in digs per set (18.7) after setting a school record with 130 digs in the match against Missouri State. At the net, Drake ranks second in the MVC in blocks in league games with the reigning MVC Freshman of the Week, Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa), leading the MVC in blocks in league games with 1.33 per set. Those efforts have helped hold conference foes to just a .150 hitting percentage, the lowest in the league.UNI comes into the match hitting a league-best .292 in conference matches and has two players ranked in the top five in the MVC in conference kills.Following Tuesday’s midweek match, the Bulldogs return home to host Valparaiso and Loyola, Oct. 20 and 21, in the Knapp Center.Print Friendly Version Live Stats Live Video – ESPN3 Story Links Match Notes last_img read more