Latvian women’s team without four important players makes a worthy concession…

first_imgAt the beginning of August, the Latvian national team will conduct three field test matches against the Estonian national team. As already reported, in the first match our ladies gave up with 0-3 (21:25, 21:25, 18:25), immediately after that the two extra sets were counted in the total result and in the fourth we managed to succeed.Elvita Dolotova, Elza Smilškalne, Kristīne Dzierkale, Anija Juržža, Ingrīda Šveigere and Lāsma Ozola, as well as “libero” Elīna Zvaigzne and Linda Šteinberga started the game for the Latvian national team today, but during the game there were 13 out of 16 players recorded in the minutes.In the first set, after Jurga’s “aisle”, Latvia took the lead with 9: 4, but after 12: 9 the housewives scored four points in a row, and the Latvian national team was only able to reach a draw twice, losing the set with 22:25.In the second set, Latvia took the lead with 4: 1 against Polina Bratuhin-Pitu after the Jurga block, but many mistakes in the reception of the service allowed the Estonians not only to immediately equalize the result (4: 4), but also to convincingly win the set – 17:25.At the beginning of the third set, the housewives immediately took the lead with 4: 1, but with Ozola’s edge and diagonal player Vladas Pridatko’s catch, they were caught and overtaken – 10: 9, forcing the Estonian coach’s headquarters to demand a half-minute break. A similar fight continued until 17:17, and then the winner was determined by the great main attacking power of the home team Kertu Lāks and the mistakes of the Latvian team – 25:22 in favor of Estonia.In the additional set, with several leaders on both sides, the three-point deficit at the beginning of the set was eliminated and after several more excellent Ozola servings he took the lead with 10: 8, but after Dzierkale serves also reached 16:12. Rūta Linde, the third Latvian national team player, stood out with a couple of masterpieces, but thanks to the efforts of Bratuhina-Pitū in the attack and Ingrida Kīska’s last attack, the housewives managed to win this set as well – 27:25.Vlada Pridatko was the most productive in the ranks with 12 points, 10 points for Svigere and Ozola, 9 points for Smilškalne, 7 points for Dzierkale and 6 points for Jurga.The housekeepers Kertu Lāks scored 23 points in the first three sets, attacking with 60% accuracy.“The plan of the game was to serve more aggressively than yesterday, because yesterday the service didn’t really fly and there were a lot of mistakes,” says the 18-year-old Latvian national team builder about the game. Elza Reknere. “Today we succeeded, we served more aggressively, we made it harder for the opponents to attack, and therefore it was a little easier to play on their own.”The player says that it is not possible to be completely satisfied with the first two games without winning. “We are slowly going to it, playing games, learning from mistakes and, compared to yesterday’s game, it was already better,” says the winner of the previous season of the Baltic League. She emphasizes that “it is quite difficult to play against the Estonian bloc because the players are tall. Then you have to play faster and hope for a good service so that you can jerk the middle block at the first pace and have only one block on the edge that is easier to play. ”Elza feels tired, which must be in the “pit” planned for training before the canceled European Championship games, but it has to be fought. You don’t feel it in the games, because then you can forget everything around you. It’s felt after the game. ”“After analyzing yesterday’s game, we noticed the 11th number of Kerts Laks and today we also focused on him. We evaluated what she did yesterday and arranged the block better, as if we stopped her a little bit, but in the end she also played us again, because we didn’t really deal with her, ”says one of the most experienced players in the Salzburg club. Ingrida Schweiger.She agrees that the absence of the three players missing today “was very noticeable in the attack, as there was still a lack of players to complete the attack or do so at crucial moments.”On the first day, Ingrida’s black ceiling and white lamps slightly disturbed the coordination, but in general she calls the hall very pleasant. Sveigere emphasizes that playing for the Latvian national team has a different responsibility compared to seasonal games at the club. “It is different for me that these girls are young and I have not played with anyone, except Inese Jurson, with whom we played beach volleyball together, and Paul Nechiporuk, with whom we fought together in Kuldiga club. He is not used to the current members of the national team, but the girls here are colossal, with colossal skills, and I really like them all, ”Ingrida is happy to be able to defend the colors of the Latvian national team.Tomorrow at At 12:00, the third test match will be available live on the website of the Estonian Volleyball Federation facebook.The opponents of the Latvian national team in the European Championship qualification tournament are Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two-round games are scheduled to take place in January.The final tournament is scheduled for August and September 2021 in Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. Four home team teams and the top eight teams from previous European Championships have already secured a place among the top 24 teams in Europe in Turkey, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Belgium and Azerbaijan. The remaining 12 places in the final tournament will be taken by the winners of the six groups and the second place winners.Composition of the Latvian women’s volleyball team in EstoniaPlayerYearHeightPositionClub 2019/2020CountryLeagueElvita Dolotova1997170LiftVK JelgavaLatviaBaltic LeagueElza Reknere2002177LiftRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueRūta Linde2000173LiftWovo RovaniemiFinlandMasterfulTeresa Hrapane19971881.timeRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueDarja tarasenko19961801.timeVK MilatssLatviaBaltic LeagueKristīne Dzierkale19931821.timeVK JelgavaLatviaBaltic LeagueLāsma Ozola20011801.timeRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueGovernment Pridatko2003185DiagonalRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueElza Smilškalne19991752.timeRSU/MVSLatviaLatvian championshipInese Jursone19811802.timeVK JelgavaLatviaBaltic LeagueAnija Juržža19991872.timeRSU/MVSLatviaLatvian championshipEvelina Rutkovska20031832.timeRSU/MVSLatviaLatvian championshipPaula čečiporuka19981732.timeVCUASVNCAAIngrida Schweiger19891912.timePSVBG SalzburgAustriaBundesligaLiene Šimkuse19921772.timeMārupe SCLatviaLatvian championshipKristine Kramena2002175FreeRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueElīna Zvaigzne2000165FreeRiga Volleyball SchoolLatviaBaltic LeagueLinda Steinberg1999164FreeRSU/MVSLatviaLatvian championshipResources used:volejbols.lvlast_img read more

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Mona Shores girls hang on for an exciting 41-40 non-league win over Byron Center

first_img (8187) × ENDS IN Share $3.99 (124) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY LocalSportsJournal.comThe Mona Shores girls basketball team persevered through illness, injury and foul trouble to beat a solid Byron Center team 41-40 on Thursday in a non-league clash.The Sailors have now won all three of their games since the calendar turned to 2018.Mona Shores was in command after three quarters, but the Bulldogs had a furious rally in the fourth, scoring 17 points and taking the lead.Byron Center’s Joy Lee hit her second 3-pointer with just under a minute left to play, putting the Bulldogs up 40-39. Mona Shores’ Megan Delong was fouled with 22 seconds left and made both free throws to give the Sailors their winning points.Ryleigh Wehler led the Sailors with 17 points and six rebounds while Nia Miskel totaled 11 points and 15 rebounds. Ashley Krueger had a career-high five rebounds. Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Bestseller $14.99 ENDS IN Not relevant ENDS IN Not relevant $59.99 A Warrior’s Heart Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Other Inappropriate / Offensive × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant × Bestseller ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazon Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY The League Other Other Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is…center_img (22) Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 × Other Bestseller Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Other × (33138) (1862) Report a problem This item is… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller (1461) $0.00 (35539) DEAL OF THE DAY Shares Fox Sports Go Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Not relevant Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Displayed poorly Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Not relevant Bestseller Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now × Displayed poorly $26.86$49.99 $15.29$17.99 Bestseller Other DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) NBC Sports Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN last_img read more

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Holder wants personal success to mirror team achievement

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Jason Holder says he is already eyeing another successful year in international cricket but also wants to see West Indies excel, starting with the upcoming series against powerful England. The Barbadian all-rounder was one of the leading bowlers in Tests for 2018, snaring 33 wickets at 11.87 – the best average by any bowler in a calendar year in 100 years.He now lies 10th in the ICC bowling rankings and second in the all-rounders rankings but Holder said whatever his achievements, they needed to help drive Windies’ overall success.“Obviously my goal is to be the number one all-rounder but there is a bigger picture in front of me and that’s for us to lift this [Wisden] Trophy,” Holder told reporters here. “We’ve had individual brilliance within the last two years so it’s a matter for us to put it together. I would feel a lot better for us to put it together as a side than for me to continue [in my personal goals].“I’ll do whatever it takes to compete and get the job done for the team, whether it is scoring a hundred or taking seven or eight wickets. I’m willing to put up my hands for the sake of the team.“If we can get that attitude going throughout the team, the team would definitely be headed in the right direction.”Holder missed the ill-fated tour of Bangladesh with a shoulder injury, as the Caribbean side suffered a devastating 2-0 whitewash. He underwent successful rehabilitation and recently turned out for Barbados Pride in their third round match of the Regional first class championship against leaders Guyana Jaguars.He managed only a single wicket and sent down 17 overs in Jaguars massive first innings total of 548, and did not bowl in the second innings with the visitors requiring only 45 runs to win.Holder said his recovery had gone well and while he was not yet back to 100 per cent, he would be in match condition in time for the opening Test starting January 23 at the Oval. “I felt the rehab went pretty well. I had four solid weeks in England doing some rehab and I’ve just got back into playing cricket,” he said.“I’m still probably not a hundred per cent but hopefully come [the first Test] I’ll be there or thereabouts.”He continued: “I felt the body held up pretty well. I have to keep building and keep the strengthening going and obviously keep my body active as much as possible. “It’s been a long time away so you expect some stiffness and soreness after not playing for quite some time so it’s just a matter of negotiating that and keep pressing forward.”last_img read more

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Tipperary Ladies Football Captain reacts to LGFA 2020 championship announcement

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Tipperary Ladies Football The captain of Tipperary’s Senior Ladies Football team says they’re relishing the chance to get back on the pitch now.Yesterday afternoon, the LGFA beat the rest of the sporting organisations to the punch by annoucing their revised formats for the 2020 All-Ireland championship.It will be contested by 12 counties with four groups of three teams to battle it out in separate round-robin groups. Ends LGFA Press ReleaseFormats decided for 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football ChampionshipsFriday, June 19, 2020THE formts for the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championships have been ratified – and the draws will take place on Tuesday evening, June 30.The 2020 Senior Championship will be contested by 12 counties – with four groups of three teams each set to battle it out in the round-robin stages.The top team in each group will progress straight through to the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals.The 2019 semi-finalists, namely Champions Dublin, runners-up Galway, and Cork and Mayo, will be seeded and placed in separate round-robin groups.An open draw will then determine who will join those four teams in the various pools.The 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship will be contested by 13 counties – and will also be run off on a round-robin format to determine the four semi-finalists.There will be three groups of three teams, and one group of four, in the qualifier phase, with the top team in each group progressing to the last four of the competition.Westmeath, who were relegated from the TG4 Senior Championship in 2019, are one of the seeded teams, along with Meath, the 2019 Intermediate Championship runners-up, and last year’s beaten semi-finalists Roscommon and Sligo.Six counties, meanwhile, will compete in the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship – Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh (the 2019 runners-up), Carlow, Wicklow and Limerick.An open draw will take place to make up two groups of three teams – with the top two teams in each pool then progressing to the semi-finals.It is envisaged that each Championship will be played off over seven weekends, with a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a further two-week break between the semi-finals and Finals.The dates for the round-robin fixtures, and the All-Ireland semi-finals and Finals, will be agreed upon and circulated in due course. Further details relating to the running of the Championships will also be finalised shortly. Tipperary’s last game before the lockdown saw them suffer a defeat at the hands of last year’s runners-up, Galway on March 8th.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport this morning, captain Samantha Lambert says they’re happy with yesterday’s announcement:“Yeah look, it’s great to be back playing football and to see a format in place. I suppose, it’s a format that we were used to there in 2018 – we played Donegal and Kerry in the championship.“They were calling it ‘the group of death’ at that stage and we were unfortunate to get two top-class teams. We lost to them by a small margin.“But no matter what group that we get this year, it’s going to be a tough group and we’re just going to have to embrace it.“That’s where we wanted to be this year – we wanted to be up playing senior against the top teams in the country.”The LGFA’s full statement can be read below:last_img read more

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Caps look to regain series lead tonight at home

first_img5-5  Pittsburgh at Washington  Game 5  (Series tied 2-2)TV:  7pm   NBCLast game:  Pittsburgh defeated Washington  3-1Washington scorersT.J. Oshie-goalNicklas Bckstrom-assistEvgeny Kuznetsov-assistOvechkin-Kuznetsov-DSPStephenson-Backstrom-OshieConnolly-Eller-VranaGersich-Beagle-ChiassonKempny-CarlsonOrlov-NiskanenOrpik-DjoosPittsburgh scorersJake Guentzel-2 goalsEvgeni Malkin-goalSidney Crosby-2 assistsPlease follow and like us:last_img

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Gary Duane ‘Cyp’ Cypert, 53, Wellington native: March 22, 1964 – Aug. 11, 2017

first_imgGary CypertGary Duane “Cyp” Cypert was born March 22, 1964 at Wellington, KS to Rex Duane and Patricia Ann (Green) Cypert. He departed this life on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Watonga, OK. Gary was raised in Wellington, KS and graduated high school with the class of 1982. Gary moved to Fairview, Okla. after graduation, eventually settling in nearby Canton.He married Tiffany Brugada and they were blessed with four children. He later married Cheryl Houk and they were blessed with one child. He worked for 20 years at U.S. Gypsum in the packing department. Gary most recently worked for Brickman Oil Company.Gary enjoyed fishing for catfish, his Friday night card buddies, having Sunday cookouts, spending time with his children and grandchildren and playing softball. He loved watching his grandson Landon play baseball and hunting rattlesnakes in his younger (less wise) years. Gary will be remembered as a magnificent story teller.Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his Aunt Sue Harmon; Survivors include son Michael Cypert of Winfield, KS, son Dane Cypert of Canton, OK, daughter Chelsea Strunk and husband JaCoby of Woodward, OK, daughter Hannah Cypert, son Tanner Cypert, son Tyler Houck and daughter Hannah Houk, all of Canton, OK; one brother, Mike Cypert and wife Donette, two sisters, Peggy Russell and husband Jeff and Diane Crittenden and husband Kurk, all of Wellington, KS; grandchildren Sawyer Cypert, Grayson Cypert, Landon Strunk, Kenzli Strunk, Khaleesi Cypert, Brody Houk and Brenner Houk; nieces and nephews Lance, Marsee, Stephanie, Danny, Libby, Kristin and Dillon; and numerous extended family members.The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Canton Christian Church with Pastor Carroll Gilliland and Pastor Bruce Washington officiating.Interment will follow in Fountain Cemetery west of Canton under the direction of Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church of Watonga, OK with the funeral home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724. Condolences may be made online at www.piercefuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Rakitic: “I’m not a replacement for Xavi or Fabregas”

first_img Rakitic then flew to Barcelona, where he will officially sign his contract and be presented on Tuesday. 30/06/2014 Upd. at 20:24 “I never imagined it would be so painful to leave Sevilla,” the Croatian international said. “It is not a goodbye though, it is a see you later, because I will return to Seville. To live here.” Sport EN CEST Ivan Rakitic arrived in Barcelona on Monday afternoon and he will be presented as a Blaugrana player on Tuesday. “I’m am not a substitute for Xavi nor Cesc,” he said. “They are two great footballer, but I am Rakitic. I want to give everything to my football, to do the best I can can and work to the maximum… but I always feel who I am, Ivan Rakitic.” Talking about signing for Barcelona, Rakitic said “it is is a club than can do great things. It’s true that I had other offers, but Barca won me over with the feelings I got when we spoke.” However, before that, he wanted to say goodbye to Sevilla and did so by giving an emotional press conference on Monday. With Cesc Fabregas moving to Chelsea, and Xavi tipped to leave too, many people have tagged Rakitic as their replacement; he was keen to play down comparisons though.last_img read more

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Lang Lang celebrates

first_imgBy DANNY BUTTLER THE Man from Snowy River arrived in Lang Lang on Australia Day. With stockwhips cracking, the famous…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Council vote boundaries set to change

first_imgELECTORAL boundaries in Cardinia shire could be different by the next election, with a subdivision review scheduled for next month….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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