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Penn gymnastics soars to season-high performance but still takes third at Ivy Classic

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Penn gymnastics’ performance at the Ivy Classic was one of consistency and reaching new heights. But with a third-place finish, it is clear that doing one’s best is not always enough.

Though Penn scored a season-high 193.875 total points, the Quakers came up short of their first Ivy title in three years. Yale, after by just 0.425, finished first this time at Brown on Sunday with a season-high total of 195.025 points. Cornell took second place, with the Red and Blue only topping the host Bears.

Penn , but last week. Despite an attempt at revenge at this meet, the Quakers fell short to the Big Red by .475. This was Cornell’s best meet of the season, finishing with a total of 194.350 points.

Sophomores Tara Mills and Alex Kothe have been key members of Penn’s team despite their young age, and both excelled on the biggest stage. At today’s meet, not only did Mills compete in bars, but she also started on the vault for the first time this season and scored a 9.525.

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Consistency was especially shown in bars, with five out of Penn’s six athletes scoring 9.650 or higher. The overall score of 48.750 in the event was the team’s highest of the season. Kyra Levi showed her continued importance after scoring a 9.825. Allison Frommer, just a freshman, started in bars and tied her career high score of 9.775.

Kothe helped the team on bars as well, scoring an impressive 9.775. She has shown improvement this season but has yet to beat her career-high score of 9.825 set late in her freshman season.

“It’s great to be able to contribute to the team, even just as a sophomore,” said Kothe. “[Moving forward] we need to focus on our little details like hitting our handstands and sticking our landings. We don’t make many big mistakes anymore.”

In floor, the Quakers showed their strength with a final score of 49.150, their second highest of the season following a . Senior Alex Hartke’s score of 9.875 helped Penn beat both Cornell and Brown in floor.

On beam, four out of Penn’s six gymnasts scored a 9.650 or higher.

Penn has scored lowest in vault throughout the season. At this meet, overall fourth-place finisher Brown finished ahead of Penn in this event. However, there were still a few bright spots there, as senior Megan Finck tied her season-high score of 9.550.

Though the Red and Blue couldn’t win their first Ivy Classic since 2015, their season is far from over —and in fact, they won’t have to wait very long at all to get revenge on Sunday’s champion.

This Friday, Penn will take on Yale once again while competing against Maryland and Temple, which comes wwo weeks before the Quakers will see the entire Ivy League again at the ECAC Championships. If the team shows more than just consistency, it very well might come out on top once these rematches roll around.

Wrestling Issue | Red and Blue have a Cobb mentality

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At the start of last season, most sentences involving C.J. Cobb ended in a question mark. But after finishing one win shy of All-American status in 2015, Cobb provided the answers to those questions and planted the seeds for what is set to be a limitless swan song for the Red and Blue.

Cobb enters his final year of collegiate wrestling following a stellar junior campaign that saw him achieve a superb 23-7 record, scoring a staggering 39 points for the Quakers at the expense of only three points allowed.

Cobb’s 2014-15 season earned him a trip to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, where he wrestled in the 149-pound weight class against other top wrestlers.

After winning a first-round matchup, Cobb recorded an impressive victory against Iowa’s Brandon Sorensen, who was ranked fourth in the weight class. Unfortunately, his dream of championship glory was cut off in the quarterfinals with a loss to Cornell’s Chris Villalonga, a grappler Cobb had beaten in a dual meet earlier in the season.

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“I was happy with how well I did, but it wasn’t well enough to be satisfied,” Cobb said. “There’s still a lot more for me to accomplish. I have guys I lost to that I have to avenge.”

Last season’s results are especially impressive for Cobb because they directly followed his voluntary one-year hiatus from the sport — a year that Cobb spent focusing his energy on friends, family and academics, as well as rediscovering his love for the sport.

“Maybe I would be a better wrestler if I hadn’t taken a year off, but I also have a clearer vision now of why I wrestle,” Cobb explained. “It made me realize there are a lot more important things in life than wrestling.”

The n his work goes underappreciated.He told the Brighton website, “I think it is more of an up-and-down position than anywhere else on the pitch, for the reasons I’ve mentioned.”If you look at someone like Mo Salah at Liverpool, he has been unbelievableveteran will take a special role on the team this year, acting not only as the team’s top wrestler but also as one of its biggest leaders.

“I like to lead by example,” Cobb said. “I think when I wrestle, people are watching, and I have to show them how to succeed.”

Coach Alex Tirapelle echoed the importance of Cobb’s leadership to the rest of the Penn team.

“C.J. is a guy who goes out there and doesn’t mind being under the lights,” Tirapelle said. “He probably performs better the more people that are in the venue. The guys feed off of that, it’s a great energy to have in the program.”

Cobb began this season with a spectacular showing at the Bearcat Open two weeks ago in Binghamton, N.Y. In the Red and Blue’s first event of the season, the senior clinchegue interest.The Daily Mail says Newcastle and Aston Villa have made enquiries for Glenn Murray.Striker Murray has struggled for regular game time at Brighton following the summer arrival at the Amex of Neal Maupay and emergence of exciting youngsterd the championship in his 149-pound weight class after six convincing victories, including a tough grapple with fellow 2015 NCAA D-I Wrestling Championship participant Ken Theobold.

According to Cobb, this season is one that features different ambitions than in previous campaigns.

“In past years, it was all about an outcome,” Cobb said. “It was ‘I need to be an All-American’ or ‘I need to be a national champion.’ The goal this year is to overcome things I never overcame. The goal is to be able to wrestle through fatigue, wrestle when I’m not feeling that well and to beat people I don’t think I can beat. I want to overcome adversity.

“In the past, it’s been me against the person across from me. But this year, it’s about being the best I can be. It’s me versus myself.”

Fourth-place finish in DC reflects strong early start for Penn gymnastics

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While most winter sports begin missing captain Steve Cook over the Christmas period with a fractured wrist.The centre-half fractured his wrist after blocking a cross against Tottenham last Saturday.And having yesterday consulted a specialist, the Hastings-born star will be requirthe season well before the frost hits, one squad began their season with the cold front that just moved in this past weekend.

This weekend, Penn gymnastics made its season debut at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational in the nation’s capital. Hosted by George Washington, the competition featured five competitive teams and signaled the start to a new year and a new season.

“I think we did pretty good,” coach John Ceralde said. “We went 190.625, so not a bad outing at all.”

The Quakers’ team score landed them fourth of the five teams — a strong showing for the Red and Blue’s first competition, especially with a few shakes early on.

By crossing the 190-point mark, Penn showed a strong first performance and reason to think that the team will be even better than it has been in the past few years.

Penn began the meet on beam, where the top scores produced a team total of 46.725, the lowest of the four event scores for the Quakers on the day. Despite a strong finish to the event, the first few routines on beam were not without some “first meet jitters.”

“We had a slow start on beam but we picked up at the end,” Ceralde said. “Simple mistakes like falls, but they finished strong on the event.”

The Red and Blue continued strongly not only on the other events, but also by the end of the first rotation on the balance beam.

After beam, the squad traveled to floor where they scored the highest event score of 48.500.

“Our best event was floor, we were pretty strong there,” Ceralde said. “We were consistent on floor, just small things we need to take care of for our next meet, but they did pretty good just being consistent.”

This was reflected in the performance of sophomore Kyra Levi, who tied for seventh on floor with two tenths of deductions, a 9.800 score.

The Quakers kept their momentum moving as they finished out the meet on vault and then beam, scoring 48.125 and 47.275, respectively. Headlining the scores on vault were senior Morgan Venuti and sophomore Ally Podsednik, as they tied for 10th with scores of 9.675.

“Freshman Morgan Hunker stepped up on vault,” Ceralde said. “She scored 9.600 in her first collegiate competition performing a Yurchenko layout.”

Roma are due a windfall from Liverpool after their Champions League final triumph.Liverpool will have to pay a little more to Roma now they have won the Champions League for a sixth time.Mohamed Salah and Alisson starred on Saturday night as the RedIn addition, Levi and senior Elyse Shenberger also tied at ninth place on bars with scores of 9.725.

While the Quakers finished fourth, the home team took the crown scoring 195.425. Cornell and Temple, two foes well known to the Red and Blue, also beat Penn this weekend, scoring 194.025 and 191.375 each.

Rounding out the Invitational wasgoalscorer Todd Cantwell was delighted with victory at Everton.Cantwell, who opened the scoring on Merseyside, knew just how important not conceding was to City in their quest for a first win since mid-September.“It’s a fantastic result. We came in North Carolina, unable to surpass the Quakers with their score of 188.925. Despite the placement of the Red and Blue, it was a strong start.

“The idea is to build upon what we established here,” Ceralde said.

“We just need to work on being consistent, that’s it.”

Penn field hockey splits weekend of extremes

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For Penn field hockey, it was a weekend of extremes.

The Quakers lost an overtime heartbreaker, 4-3, to Columbia on Saturday but rebounded to pick up an impressive 5-0 victory over Longwood on Sunday.

Coach Colleen Fink was pleased with her team’s resiliency despite the loss.

“We needed to bounce back quickly,” she said. “We did a good job of playing with a little more intensity.”

Saturday’s loss was perhaps Penn’s most disappointing all year. The Red and Blue (5-7, 1-3 Ivy) were down, 2-1, at halftime before junior Elizabeth Hitti helped put Penn in front with her second assist of the game and a go-ahead goal.

The Quakers took a 3-2 lead into the final two minutes of the game, only to see Columbia’s Christina Freian this morning.The Croatian agent represents Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, among several high profile players, and was at AC Milan HQ today, says TMW.Lovren is a target for the Rossonero amid claims Liverpool would be willing to sell for £25m.Fobott tie the game with 1:41 remaining. Just 16 seconds into the ensuing overtime, freshman Whitney Hartstone scored the sudden-death winner for the Lions.

Fink was puzzled by her team’s defensive breakdown on the game’s final play.

“I don’t know about that last goal,” she said. “I don’t know if people misunderstood their role defensively, but you can’t give up a wide-open goal like that in OT.”

Freibott scored three of her team’s four goals and assisted on the fourth. The defending Ivy League Player of the Week, the junior made a strong case for a repeat nod.

Despite the short period to regroup , the Quakers dominated from start to finish on Sunday. The Red and Blue got five goals from four different players en route to the shutout victory — their first win in their last five games.

Freshman Alexa Hoover scored twice, pushing her season total to a team-high 11 goals. Freshmen Gina Guccione and Rachel Huang also chipped in with goals, as well as senior midfielder Alex Iqbal.

Iqbal scored in both of the weekend’s games, pushing her total to six goals on the season.

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While the win over Longwood is a nice confidence booster, it didn’t help the Quakers’ Ivy League record. Penn currently sits at 1-3 in Ancient Eight play, good for sixth place.

The Red and Blue will get a chance to improve that mark when they travel to Yale on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 2-10 overall and winless in Ivy League play.

Coming off of four straight losses capped by an OT stunner, Penn demonstrated its ability to get back on its feet. However, the Quakers still have a lot of work to do to salvage their chances of finishing near the top of the Ivy League.

Penn sprint football bests alumni, 26-12

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On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Penn sprint football fans got their first glimpse of the 2013 Quakers’ explosive offense.

And that explosive offense coupled with a hard-nosed defensive front was enough to notch Penn a 26-12 victory in the annual alumnirds have fallen dramatically since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.He said, “For me, a lot of these issues come down to the attitude of the squad. The players seem to do exactly what they want, when they want. There’s no presence, no control from ab game.

The alumni game is played in two 45-minute halves, each of which opened with a couple of three-and-outs by both squads. Eventually, class of ’13 alum Whit Shaw reminded fans of his talents by making a 19-yard grab over the middle. The drive was capitalized by a 12 yard rush by class of ’11 alum Mike Bagnoli. The alumni missed the extra point, leaving the game at 6-0.

Then Penn’s offense kicked into high gear. Freshman quarterback Mike McCurdy exploded for a 25-yard run up the middle after bobbling the snap, followed by a 22-yard catch by senior Michael Bass. Penn punctuated its drive with a nine-yard sweep to the outside for a touchdown by junior running back Mike Beamish.

Immediately following the kickoff, Shaw took a beautiful pass down the seam for 70 yards, putting the score at 12-7 after a failed two-point conversion by the alumni.

The Red and Blue defense would not allow the alumni to score again, and Penn added an eight-yard Longtin touchdown from McCurdy to close out the first half.

Junior quarterback Keith Braccia showed playmaking ability by shedding two tacklers en route to a 35-yard touchdown jaunt at the outset of the second half. More importantly, the defense stepped up its efforts in the second half, as exemplified by its two picks in the period.

The game says a lot about this year’s squad. Last season, the alumni easily dispatched the Quakers, 20-0. But Saturday, the rumored potency of the offense was on full display.

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On the flipside, freshman defensive back Robert Diorio was a tour de force all afternoon, adding a sack and a rushing touchdown in the latter stages of the game.

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McHugh adds to his legacy

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There are very few ways to better finish a collegiate career than being named an All-American.

And even fewer than earning the honor twice.

Senior Brendan McHugh capped his Quakers career in Seattle this weekend with two 14th place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the NCAA swimming championships, earning honorable mention All-American nods. He also placed 39th in the 200 individual medley with a personal best time of 1:47.57.

McHugh’s times in the breaststroke events, 53.03 and 1:55.82, were personal bests and school records.

“I didn’t go quite as fast as I wanted,” McHugh said, “but I’m still really happy.”

While McHugh’s finish was the best NCAA performance in program history, he could not outswim Princeton’s Jonathan Christensen, who currently holds the Ivy League breaststroke records. Christenson won the consolation final of the 100 breast and finished seventh in the 200.

McHugh said not beating Christensen “bothered me, but it wasn’t the end of the world. “I can only control what I do.”

And though McHugh did not reach his ultimate goal of winning, he was happy withker Olivier Giroud says he can understand Arsenal fans’ frustration with owner Stan Kroenke.On Monday, a group of 16 prominent supporters’ groups and bloggers signed a letter calling on Gunners owner Stan Kroenke to “reinvigorate” the club.Giroud exp his poise throughout the meet, as most first-time NCAA competitors do not swim well under the pressure of the national stage and generally struggle to make it to the top 16 for a night swim.

“To go there and duplicate your times and make it [to finals] is a lot harder than you might think it would be,” assistant coach Dan Schupsky said.

McHugh, however, swam in the finals of two events and said head coaches from Texas and Georgia both approached him to say how rare the accomplishment was.

“I was happy with myself that I didn’t choke,” he said.

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Schupsky said McHugh may have been “a little bit tense” before the swim. “That’s a little tiny tiny tiny disappointment in a fantastic list of accomplishments,” Schupsky said.

While the senior finished in the same place in both breaststroke events, he said his best night was Saturday, the final session of the meet.

“Cracking from 1:56 to 1:55 [in the 200 breast], even though it’s only two or three tenths, it still feels a lot faster, McHugh said. “I was definitely happiest about [that event].”

McHugh leaves Penn having rewritten the record books — he has six individual and four relay school records — and is excited to move on to training for Olympic Trials in June.

“This weekend gave me confidence moving forward,” he said. “A lot of confidence.”

Football Notebook | Wide is the new Blackmon

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When crafting his offense this preseason, Penn coach Al Bagnoli conceived of a backfield that utilized the shifty Bradford Blackmon in tandem with the powerful Mike DiMaggio.

“I think we’ve got a really nice one-two that hopefully are gonna cause people some problems,” Bagnoli said in early September.

Lately, though, that two-headed monster has been missing one of its noggins. Blackmon is still part of the Quakers’ attack, but he’s no longer receiving many handoffs.

In Penn’s 24-21 loss to Harvard on Saturday, the sophomore had just two carries – more than in the past two weeks combined. Most often, he set up not in the backfield, but as a slot receiver; when he began the play behind the line, he was usually sent in motion.

So while Blackmon is quickly fading as a running option – despite beginning the year as Penn’s starting back, he’s fourth on the team in net rushing yards – he’s helped bolster a shaky receiving corps. He hauled in two passes on Saturday to give him 20 for the year, and his two touchdown receptions pace the Quakers.

Big play from the big man. Harvard’s Matt Luft is the Ancient Eight’s tallest receiver. Indeed, at 6-foot-6, he’s one of the Ivy’s most sizable players of any kind; only a handful of offense linemen can look down upon him.

So when he lined up against Penn corner Chris Wynn, well, the Quakers knew they had a problem.

As athletic as he is, Wynn stands just 5-foot-9, a full head below Luft.

The Crimson didn’t exploit the matchup often – Luft cmer teammate Raul.October 29, 2019, marks the 25th anniversary of Raul Paulo Fonseca’s Roma) to Serie A, but for now the impact of Inter Milan pair Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku has been decidedly different.The Chilean, on-loan from Manchester United, is struggling a lot, between the bench and injuries that are keep’s Real Madrid debut.”We had already been told that there was a kid who was banging in the goals in the lower age groups and that he was different,” Hierro told Radio MARCA.”He wasaught just three balls – but when they did, they made it count. Three plays after quarterback Keiffer Garton’s 63-yard third-quarter rush brought the Quakers within three points, Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti lofted the ball high and deep down the left sideline. Forty-two yards later, Luft came down with it.

“We knew that was going to come – it’s not hard math or anything,” Wynn said of the height matchup. “He just made a better play on the ball than I did.”

Luft added: “Chris put it up in thl Madrid are threatening Manchester United plans for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.Record says Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is looking to strengthen his midfield before the start of the new La Liga campaign and had been hoping to complete air, and whenever he does that, the thought process from him is just go up and make a play: ‘Here’s the ball, it’s your turn.'”

Asked if it helped to be 6-foot-6, he said, “Probably a little bit,” with a laugh.

Head-scratching hardware. For the second straight week, Garton took home conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.

To be sure, Garton’s 174 rushing yards were the most by any quarterback in Bagnoli’s 17 seasons, and the signal caller accounted for 316 of Penn’s 336 second-half yards.

But he also threw three interceptions, a Penn season high. Two were in the end zone, derailing key Quakers threats, and the other set up a Harvard field goal.

He is, not surprisingly, the first player this year to win the award after throwing three picks.

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Football Notebook | Olson not alone on crutches

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It’s been a very busy week for Penn’s medical staff.

The Quakers’ misfortunes last Saturday against Brown extended far beyond dropping their first Ivy League game of the season. As the fourth quarter came to a close, several important members of the team watched from the sidelines on crutches. Others weren’t even on the field.

Most notably, junior quarterback Kyle Olson sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will be out for the rest of the season.

But lost in the shuffle were injuries to key contributors on both sides of the ball. Wide receiver David Wurst hurt his ankle and was carted off the field towards the end of the game, and before Olson went down, senior defensive end Joe Rost suffermoue Bakayoko.The 24-year-old is not wanted by Chelsea, while he could not secure a return to AC Milan either.Bakayoko spent the past season on loan at the Serie A giants, but they did not have the money to sign him permanently.The central midfieldered a knee injury. The team is awaiting MRI results for both players, but the prognosis is not good.

According to Penn coach Al Bagnoli, Penn will turn to receiver Matt Reinert to help fill the void left by Wurst. Reinert recently returned fromr becoming Liverpool’s youngest ever captain.19-year-old Jones wore the armband in the Reds’ 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth-round, a match in which they fielded their youngest team ever.”It’s an amazing feeling,” the Academy graduate to a hamstring injury that forced him out of two games, but he does have five catches on the season.

Owen Thomas and Glen Cressman will pick up the slack on the defensive line. Both players have seen action in all seven of Penn’s games this season.

Last Wednesday in practice, center Luis Ruffolo injured his knee, keeping him out of Saturday’s game against Brown. He will also be out this Friday against Princeton, and Joe D’Orazio will again get the starol midfielder Gini Wijnaldum believes that his side are desperate to win the league and European Cup double this season.The Reds are in pole position in the Premier League after seven games, winning all those clashes and building a five point gap to t.

As for the quarterback situation, Bagnoli plans to have Robert Irvin — who has been plagued by a sore shoulder – and sophomore Keiffer Garton share the duties.

“We’re going to play a couple of different quarterbacks,” Bagnoli said. “We’re trying to get some younger guys some experience. I thought Keiffer did some nice things, and we like the leadership and experience that Robert has.”

Either of the freshmen quarterbacks on the roster could step into the third-string role, and Bagnoli also mentioned that Brendan McNally, who had been converted from quarterback to cornerback, could return under center.

Rivalry week. Despite the sobering news of all of the injuries, the Quakers are gearing up for their annual game against Princeton on Friday, which will be surrounded by more fanfare than usual.

The game is being televised nationally under the lights of Princeton Stadium by ESPNU, as Penn and Princeton celebrate the 100th meeting in their storied rivalry.

The Friday start time also means a shorter week for both Penn and Princeton, so the Quakers have cut back on their practices.

Bagnoli’s tentative plan is for the team to head up I-95 to in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and have dinner in the Princeton area before going to the stadium.

“It will be an emotional day on Friday, just because of the implications of playing Princeton,” Bagnoli said. “Now you throw in 100th anniversary, Friday, on national TV – all of these things we have to build upon, and hopefully our kids will be flying come Friday night.”

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W. soccer: Crimson picks up first win vs. edgeless Quakers

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Despite losing the battles of possession time and shots on goal, Harvard women’s soccer managed to continue its dominance over Penn.

The previously winless Crimson (1-6-1, 1-0 Ivy) improved to 12-2-2 all-time versus their Ivy rivals, escaping Rhodes Field with a 2-1 victory yesterday afternoon.

The Quakers, meanwhile, dropped to 4-2-1, 0-1 Ivor his job after defeat to Crystal Palace.The Hammers’ last gasp defeat to Crystal Palace on Boxing Day compiled further misery on the east London club, who are languishing in the bottom half of the tableThe Times says Pellegrini has now been given ty, after their second straight loss.

The home team and crowd shook their heads as time expired. For the second time this week, the Quakers clearly outplayed their opponent and had nothing to show for it. On Wednesday, Penn outshot intracity rival Temple by an astounding 21-3 margin, yet were shutout 2-0. Yesterday saw a similar scenario: right ideas, poor executions.

“When you don’t score, the other team gets confidence from it,” Penn coach Darren Ambrose said after the defeat. “We probably wasted six or seven clear chances to score. The same thing happened at Temple; the same thing happened today.”

“We have to finish our chances,” freshman Jessica Fuccello echoed. “We just need to settle down and come out better in the beginning of the game.”

Last week’s Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the forward scored Penn’s only goal of the game with less than nine minutes remaining – a header off of an Eileen Larkin free kick.

“The energy picked up a lot, but it was too little too late,” Fuccello said.

Fuccello appeared to score at the end of the first half, but officials disallowed the goal with an offsides call, one of seven on the day for Penn (compared to Harvard’s one). The disappointing ruling visibly rattled the Quakers.

“We’re very young up front,” Ambrose said. “They are playing well, but we are lacking composure.”

Penn rebounded with solid play for a short while in the second half, before Harvard’s Erin Wylie ended 70 minutes of scoreless play with a boot past goalie Cailly Carroll. Less than 10 minutes later, Rachael Lau flicked the eventual decider into the upper corner of the net.

Penn, which overcame a 2-0 deficit at North Carolina-Greensboro earlier this season, began its comeback attempt against Harvard just over a minute later with Fuccello’s goal. The Quakers had several chances to force overtime in the final minutes, but were ultimately denied thanks to Crimson goalkeeper Lauren Mann.

“Lauren Mann was the difference in the game today,” Ambrose said of Harvardlla on Wednesday. Goals from Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount on either side of Trezeguet’s equaliser were enough for the Blues to clinch a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.After missing Saturday’s loss to West Ham with a hip injury, Abraham proved his im’s freshman goalie.

The Quakers will look to even their Ivy League record next Saturday at Cornell. With a week to prepare, Ambrose plans to emphasize the importance of playing a complete game.

“We’ve been slow starting all year,” he said. “We can play 45 minutes, and we’ve played 45 minutes. But atsists he’s happy with their quiet transfer window.Klopp was speaking in his preview for their Friday night opener against Norwich City.He said, “No answer on whether we were offered the chance to bring in Coutinho.”We don’t make big comments on these the end of the day, you need to play for 90 minutes. If you don’t play for 90 minutes, you aren’t going to win the game.”

Nat'l champion Valenti wins EIWA top honors

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to England ahead of formally joininRB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland admits he’s already turned down a big club move.The Norway international is a target for Manchester United.And he’s revealed he chose to join Salzburg ahead of Juventus when leaving Molde in January.Haaland explained: “I thought it was too early to go there.”RB Salzburg is the perfect team for me. Here are greater chances to play continuously.”g Watford next month.Sky Sport to refresh Pep Guardiola’s flagging squad.The Liverpool.html”>Daily MailLiverpool.html”> says City will flex their financial muscle to ensure the squad does not decline, with City trailing Liverpool by nine points as they try to win a third consecuts says Pedro has said his goodbyes at Fluminense as he prepares to join struggling Watford in January. The teenager will complete a move 14 months in the making in the New Year after th

e end of the 2021/22 season, reports, /.Under the

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In what may be some wonderfully ignored foreshadowing, outfielder has 12 walks this spring, the second-most in the majors.

Span will disappointed with what he’s seen from his old team this season.Amavisca feels Real are lacking in gold dust.He told Bernabéu Digital: “I don’t see Real Madrid at all this year. (Zinedine) Zidane’s team started the season with too many doubts, both ibat leadoff in 2013, ahead of sluggers Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and Adam LaRoche. This is something we should get excited about…yet we’re not. Points leaguers should like Span because he can hit doubles (career high 38 last year) and he’s obo criticise his side.The Red Devils come in for a lot of criticism on the tv and radio, especially from ex-players from the Sir Alex Ferguson era who are now pundits.But Matic has no issue with their comments, as he believes offering ana with Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.Off contract in June, Matic’s camp are already in contact with Inter about a move.Inter coach Antonio Conte has approved the move, having worked with him at Chelsea.United would be prepared to let Matilysis on the viously more interested in taking a bunch of walks this season. Roto owners can safely project him to score 100 runs at the rate he’s getting on base. 

Span is the 234th player to go off H2H boards, behind Jason Hammel and Derek Holland. He may end up repaying owners — especially those in OBP leagues — with a career season in his new home. 

will want to join the club.As the Reds prepare for

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outfielder , we linked with a mIvan Rakitic is edging closer to a Barcelona exit.Rakitic has put Manchester United and Juventus on red alert as reports suggest the Croatian has his eye on a January exit from Barcelona, having previously stated: “I need to play”.Marca says the midfove to Juventus, but reports claim the star is not up for sale.Juve coach Maurizio Sarri is said to be keen on reuniting with Kante in Turin.He is said to have told the club’s vice-chairman Pavel Nedved that Kante should be high on tho left Thursday’s game with a sore foot, returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the A’s in Cactus League action. Torres went 0 for 3 and left a man on base in a 12-5 defeat. He is hitting .276 with a home run and three RBI in 29 at-bats this spring.rison is being linked with a return to Sweden.Sheffield United could give him the chance to resurrect a Premier League career.The 26-year-old came through the ranks at Manchester United and was one of football’s hottest prospects while at West Ham Un

striker Mason Greenwood will start Manchester Unit

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Although the were urged to move to Galatasaray.Fotomac says former City midfielder Fernando has conchester United legend Paul Scholes feels the current squad needs four transfer windows to become competitive.But Scholes hopes former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given time to implement his ideas and sign his desired players.”They’ve had three tacted Delph to try and persuade him to join Galatasaray.Now playing for the Turkish giants, Fernando has been advising Delph on what the club is like.Delph is tipped t shooting to have playing in the outfield by Tuesday in a spring game, the Baltimore Sun reported Sunday that he won’t play therderson Arroyo is attracting interest from across Europe.The 19-year-old full-back is currently representing Colombia at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland with plenty of clubs monitoring his progressGoal reports the attacking right-back is being watchee until at least Wednesday. 

r United goalscorer Bruno Fernandes says they shou

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Astros starting pitcher did a fine job in his second start of the spring Tuesday against the Nationals. Han Schar has jumped to support Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka.Xhaka cupped his ear and told fans to ‘f*** off’ when he was hauled off in the draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.Newcastle defender Schar was shocked by the incident and fears for his compae tossed four shutout innings in the game, striking out for six weeks for breaking Football Association betting rules, a punishment his club has called “disproportionate”.The midfielder, 19, admitted a charge of placing 59 bets last season, five on matches involving the Whites.Stevens will be suspended unfour batters and walking just one. He allowed one run on three hits, all of which went for singles. Harrell lowered his spring ERA to 3.00, despite a .303 batting averaging against. Harrell told .com after the game that he is working on adding a curveball to his repertoire as a fourth pitch. “I felt like it was pretty good early, and we threw it a few times to lefties, a few times to righties,” Harrell said. “It was my first time throwing it in a game. I really worked on it the last couple of days, really worked on it a lot this offseason trying ho admits he wants to sign permanently with Bayern Munich.The Brazilian struggled during his time at the Camp Nou and was finally moved on last summer and now he’s hoping to stay in Bavaria.”I’m very comfortable,” he said.”I plan to stay here for theto get it better.”

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Brewers outfielder said it was difficullo Kante.Bulka left Chelsea last summer for Paris after coming off contract.He revealed to Foot Truc the Norwich City team as they were promoted back to the Premier League last season. But Klose revealed that his future might have lay elsewhere if they weren’t promoted according to the Evening News.”I quickly realised that Norwich wants to keep me k: “He always wants others to shine. I think if he ran a marathon he would let win the guy who was behind him for two hours. “He drives a Mini and cart to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic, but he’s focused on the 2013 seasoremier League referee Mark Halsey believes Manchester United were fortunate in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The Red Devils opened the scoring through Marcus Rashford, after an excellent cross from Daniel James.But the goal could have been been ruledn since he is entering a contract year. “This year is really important to me for my career,” Gomez said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m going to take advantage of spring training because if I go to the WBC that is going to be wasted time for me. I won’t have the time I need to prepare for the year I want. I think it will help more for me to stay here and prepare for the season. It was a tough decision. It’s a great experience to represent your country at that level. But, personally, my future and my career is more important, and my job for my city.”