Unfazed by Fajardo, Beermen, Johnson leads Painters to ‘statement win’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — The last time Reggie Johnson faced Christian Standhardinger, the Fil-German dropped 40 points against him in Bangkok when they were still playing in the ASEAN Basketball League.But for the hefty Rain or Shine reinforcement, revenge was the least of his worries.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I don’t look at it as redemption,” Johnson said after the Elasto Painters’ 123-119 overtime victory over the famed Beermen.“This is a whole new league, a whole new season, a whole new team. I know San Miguel is the favorite team, the favorite to win it, but I don’t care. I ain’t laying down for nobody.”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 crownJohnson posted 27 points, 19 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks to lead Rain or Shine as it takes solo leadership early in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The 28-year-old Johnson, though, feels it was a “statement game” for the Elasto Painters as they toppled the defending champions featuring their bluechip rookie Standhardinger and reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Austria says Gillenwater up for evaluation: ‘We’re not impressed’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “As soon as I arrived here, my first question was about June Mar. I didn’t know who June Mar was until their first game,” Johnson admitted. “But I’m a competitor. I’m not gonna be afraid of him cause of his name.”Johnson did give props to Fajardo.“It was a fun game. He’s a good player. He played hard and it was exciting to get the win.”But his main focus remains on Rain or Shine as he aims to sustain his flow with his team as it turns its attention to GlobalPort next Sunday.“We gotta continue to play well and clear some things on our end to continue to be great,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

GECOM’s reckless use of taxpayers’ money

first_imgDear Editor,GECOM has recently announced that it plans to halt the House-to-House (H-t-H) registration, effective August 31, 2019, and then merge the data collected from this exercise with an existing database.In other words, GECOM is telling us that it will move ahead with the next phase of the H-t-H Registration process which is data processing. Editor, data processing takes a lot of time.And this means that GECOM will continue to ignore the constitutional requirements triggered by the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) and that the elections will be further pushed way past 2020. This is unreasonable and unacceptable in a democracy.Also, the data collected under the current H-t-H exercise is obviously compromised, contaminated and biased because they have not been collected under the right conditions. Editor, Guyanese can clearly remember how GECOM recklessly omitted the PPP/C scrutineers from the H-t-H Registration exercise and how this exercise was given the green light from the unconstitutionally and unilaterally appointed GECOM Chairman, Mr Patterson. Mr James Patterson should have never been given a chance to function at GECOM, much less to be the one to activate the H-t-H Registration exercise. Editor, remember this man came to GECOM via a corrupt appointment by Mr Granger. These issues are fundamental considerations in avoiding an uncontaminated and unbiased database. Editor, there is no way that this database can be used for fair elections. Only a fraudster or a mad man will use it. The database needs to be trashed and GECOM needs to be sued by our taxpayers for such recklessness.Sincerely,Annie Baliram (PhD)last_img read more

Nephew confesses to murdering aunt

first_imgCummings Lodge murder– Police hunt accomplicePolice are on the verge of cracking yet another murder case as the nephew of Anita Mohan, whose battered body was found on the floor of her kitchen, has confessed to murdering the 48-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon.The house in which the woman’s body was foundMohan’s body was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her kitchen in her Lot 315 Fifth Street, Cummings Lodge home with her head bashed in and a stab wound to her chest. A bloody rolling pin, suspected to be one of the murder weapons, was found in close proximity, as well as a broken beer bottle.Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessemy, when contacted, told Guyana Times that the young man has confessed to the murder, while admitting that another person acted as his accomplice. The murder, according to Jessemy, might have stemmed from a robbery.The Crime Chief noted that detectives revisited the murder scene on Monday to conduct further investigations. It is believed that after committing the heinous act, the now dead woman’s nephew, who is called “Chucky”, might have washed the blood from his clothes.A wet pair of three-quarter pants was found in the washing area – the same pants he was believed to be wearing during his drinking spree on the day the woman was brutally murdered.However, when Guyana Times visited the area on Monday morning, the dead woman’s sister, Rosita Sarabjeet, explained that the suspect started to consume alcohol from around 09:00h and had been playing the music system very loudly.“He bin ah de only one in the house with meh sister on Sunday… we couldn’t hear anything because the music de deh pon all…” the woman stated.When the woman’s son returned home from work, he found his mother’s motionless body lying on the ground and raised an alarm.Sarabjeet noted that she was at home when she heard her sister’s son shouting for them. She initially thought her sister had fainted, since she suffered from hypertension, but as she entered the house, she saw her sister’s battered body.The devastated woman noted that it was too graphic to look at her sister in that state. She recalled that on Sunday evening, the main suspect went to another sister’s home to spend the night – something he had never done before.Later, they realised that he might have been the culprit. As they confronted him, he picked up a knife and ran towards the back, calling out for “Rambo”. “He run and call for Rambo… and saying that Rambo do that to he aunty,” the sister related.It was due to his outburst that Police arrested him and treated him as the main suspect up until his confession. When asked about the person identified as “Rambo”, Sarabjeet explained that he and the suspect had an issue, which led to the involvement of his now dead aunt.The matter was reported and “Rambo” had reportedly threatened to “wipe out the family”. Nevertheless, the grieving sister noted that the now dead woman’s bedroom was ransacked and the money she kept in her wardrobe was missing.Family members have also confirmed that “Chucky” was in the habit of smoking. “Is smoke up, he had to smoke up and kill de poor lady who work hard for what she want,” a relative stated.An aunt of the dead woman told Guyana Times that she was at church when she received a phone call from her husband about the dreadful discovery. She immediately left and hurriedly made her way to the scene. There, she recalled, seeing her niece on the floor and blood everywhere.“Like she de going and eat, she food left just so on the cupboard… the belnah with blood went right deh and a bottle went next to she head,” the woman added.The now dead woman would buy and sell greens and vegetables for a living. Her only son works seven days a week to assist his mother so that they can live a comfortable life. A post-mortem examination is expected on Wednesday. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

WATCH! Highlights of Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Manchester City

first_imgManchester City’s pre-season tour of Australia ended in a 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne.Cristiano Ronaldo was among the scorers for Real, while Yaya Toure grabbed the consolation for City.Check out highlights of the clash above.last_img

USE A BIT OF ‘HORSE SENSE’ THIS SUNDAY IN FALCARRAGH

first_imgIf you are looking for something to do this Sunday then you could use a bit of ‘horse sense.’That’s because the first horse and pony race meeting of the new season takes place.The first of an eight race card gets underway at 3.30pm at Falcarragh beach. Now all we need is a bit of sun and a couple of winners!  USE A BIT OF ‘HORSE SENSE’ THIS SUNDAY IN FALCARRAGH was last modified: May 18th, 2013 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:Falcarraghhorse racinglast_img read more

MASSIVE BOOST FOR WEST DONEGAL AS STUNNING NEW WATERFRONT HOTEL NEARS COMPLETION

first_imgBUSINESS: West Donegal is set to be given a huge economic boost later this summer, as the stunning new Waterfront Hotel nears completion. Management have confirmed that the hotel will open next month, and will create significant job growth in an area which has been decimated by emigration. Formerly known as Ostan Na Rosann, the hotel was forced to close during the economic downturn.Aerial view of hotel.The new owner, Kevin M. Boyle, also revealed the sentimental reasons behind the project in a poignant letter he penned on the Waterfront Hotel’s Facebook page.The American businessman, who’s father Patrick was from the area spoke about investing in the area – prior to his death in 2007.Managing Director of the Waterfront Hotel, Kevin M. Boyle. Kevin M. Boyle wrote on Facebook, “I am extremely proud and honored to introduce the new Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe, opening the summer 2016.The hotel, formerly known as the Ostan na Rossan, holds many dear memories for me and my family. I was first introduced to the Ostan in the late 1960’s during my first trip to Ireland with my father, Patrick. We would stay with his father, Micky Dan, and brother, Eddy, just up the road or with his sister, Brigid McGinley, in Burtonport. At the Ostan, we enjoyed great meals, storytelling in the lounge, gatherings with our many cousins and my dad’s childhood friends. Through the years, the hotel served as a central meeting spot for our extended family during regular trips to the region.Before my dad’s passing in 2007, we spoke of investing in the area and in the people who helped shape the values and beliefs he lived his life by. He was very proud of his Donegal roots. The Ostan closed during the economic downturn and, except for a brief attempt to restart, remained shuttered until we acquired it in the summer of 2015.The hotel was renamed the Waterfront Hotel as a tribute to the lovely sea views and close proximity to Dungloe Bay. We chose the anchor as our logo to honor the importance of fishing and seafaring that is in the DNA of the people in the region. The anchor also symbolizes a steadfast belief in our values and strength. A renovation team was assembled led by the same design studio that recently completed the 5 star Lough Eske Castle Hotel. With the help of dozens of local tradesmen; the electrical, plumbing, heating, floors, windows and plastering were all replaced. A walk out garden was added to the function room. The lobby will be filled with natural light from new skylights. All rooms will feature flat panel tv’s, the finest Irish sourced beds and linens and elegant walk in showers with hand-sprays are just a few of the many changes you will find at the Waterfront.The lounge will feature a bistro with fine fresh locally sourced ingredients and authentic thin crust pizzas. A brand new bar with beautiful brass detail will be warm and inviting. The beer and refrigeration systems are brand new as well. As a matter of act, we chose the same beer system you will find in the taproom at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.So, please consider the Waterfront Hotel as your home base when exploring the “Rosses,” one of Ireland’s most scenic regions, or just stop by for meal or a pint and enjoy the hospitality of the Waterfront.Our General Manger, Joseph McGolgan, and Executive Chef, Brendan Conmy, will make sure your stay or visit will exceed all expectations.”Regards,Kevin M. BoyleManaging Director, Waterfront HotelMASSIVE BOOST FOR WEST DONEGAL AS STUNNING NEW WATERFRONT HOTEL NEARS COMPLETION was last modified: July 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessCompletionFeaturesnewsOwnerWaterfront Hotellast_img read more

MICK COLEMAN’S ROAD TO ESTONIA – PART 3

first_imgThe road to Estonia part 3 – BY MICK COLEMANTraining has taken a back seat  for these last couple of weeks as I was busy at work organizing ALL IRELANDS STRONGEST MAN so all I could really do was to do big lifts every couple of days just to keep me ticking over but all that is all behind me now and it’s back to 100% effort.Derek Plumb a senior branch manger with the National Irish Bank has been kind enough to sponsor my flight tickets to Estonia – a big thank you for that. So I payed a visit to Evelyn Mc Clafferty at Atlantic Travel who gave me a discount on the price so…. happy days!!!A few of the guys in the gym came in to help me get a bench shirt on and it payed off as I hit 160kg so thanks to James and Paul but there was bad news as the Russians are going to the Europeans and as most people know they are every hard to beat when it comes to weight lifting so getting into the top 5 just got harderShoulders play a major role in the bench press so they must be strong but the front delt and the rotator cuff are the most important and if you are going to get injured it will be one of these that will fell the pain, shoulder press and side/front laterals raises help prevent this from happing not to heavy a weight as form is all important.BUILT IN ENERGIE LETTERKENNY POWERED BY NATIONAL IRISH BANK FOLLOW ME ON DONEGALDAILY.COM MICK COLEMAN’S ROAD TO ESTONIA – PART 3 was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:estoniaestonuamick colemanlast_img read more

Meet the Twitter sensation combining football and music to raise money for charity

first_imgWhaaaaaaaat??????? Sony have been in touch saying Daft Punk would like a print of their Bands F.C. design.Life. Made. pic.twitter.com/k32v8cx6rw— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 17, 2018Obviously, as Bands FC became more and more famous on Twitter, they found themselves being asked again and again as to whether they plan to create merchandise featuring their designs.While there are no huge plans moving forward right now, with Fraser and his team ‘just having loads of fun’, there are a few projects in the works.One confirmed project will sees Bands FC produce enamel badges of their Frightened Rabbit/Hearts crossover, with all the money going towards a charity in the memory of Scott Hutchison, the band’s singer who was found dead earlier this year after battling mental illness. Bands F.C.How it works Bands as football teamsFootball teams as bands pic.twitter.com/fpqnjNiW9M— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 7, 2018It started as nothing more than a conversation with Tim Burgess, The Charlatans singer, and Mark Liptrott after a gig in May, but now Nick Fraser has a Twitter account that’s already passed the 15,000-follower mark – a total that’s increasing at a rate of knots.The idea is simple: combine football team badges with band logos. Or, in the words of Bands FC: ‘Bands as football teams/Football teams as bands’.Sometimes there is logic to the designs – Manchester City’s badge has been mixed with famed City fans Oasis – while on occasions it is because the designs just fit – replacing one DCFC (Derby County) with another (Death Cab for Cutie). Bands F.C. The @libertines pic.twitter.com/j0vxvjwzfS— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 4, 2018 3 3 For nearly a century, football and music have been intertwined with a bond almost unbreakable.From ‘Abide With Me’ being first sung at the 1927 FA Cup final and Liverpool fans chanting ‘She Loves You’ on the Kop in 1964, to the inescapable return of the brilliant ‘Three Lions’ this summer, music elevates football from just another sport to a cultural centrepiece.This link between music and football means both take cues from one another, and the connection has been made almost unmistakeable thanks to a small group of lovers of both, who have called themselves Bands FC. Bands F.C. INXS@INXS pic.twitter.com/mEK7qUouiR— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 19, 2018 Camera Obscura lost keyboard player Carey Lander (left) to osteosarcoma in 2015 “It was the guys from The Twilight Sad who got in touch and they had spoken to Grant [Hutchison, Scott’s brother and Frightened Rabbit drummer]. He said Scott would have loved the idea so we made them a badge.“The response has been overwhelming.”Frightened Rabbit’s fellow Scottish indie titans, Camera Obscura, have also suffered through the death of a band member, with keyboard player and vocalist Carey Lander passing in 2015 due to osteosarcoma. “We’re making T-shirts and prints with Camera Obscura,” Fraser continued, “and donating all the money to Sarcoma UK, a charity close to their hearts as it was the illness to which Lander succumbed. Bands F.C.Duran Duran@duranduran pic.twitter.com/Ltq8TbotFV— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 16, 2018 Bands F.C. A Flock of Seagulls pic.twitter.com/UhY10Udizz— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 17, 2018 Bands F.C. Orange Juice pic.twitter.com/7OqNFgYrIE— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 19, 2018 “We were laughing that with the World Cup approaching bands would have to make themselves more footbally [sic] in order to get a look in.“Within an hour we had three rough designs, a week later it was 50, and now it’s around 175.” Bands F.C. The Chemical Brothers@ChemBros @eddychemical pic.twitter.com/MF0LyHcET7— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 19, 2018 Lots of folks asking if they can buy prints and T shirts of the beautiful @Camera_Obscura_ @ThistleTweet Bands F.C. crest. We are working with the band to make this happen. All the money wil go to @Sarcoma_UK in memory of Carey Lander. More info soon pic.twitter.com/L5NpYOqz4x— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 10, 2018“We’ll also be doing enamel badges with The Charlatans and Public Service Broadcasting, with everything going to charities of their choice.“We have already agreed a Bands FC shirt sponsorship for a junior boys and a junior girls team, so we best make some wall charts to fund that.”Furthermore, an exhibition, which will be free to attend, has already been announced for November 25 at Salford Lads’ Club, while Fraser and co have also heeded the public view that their designs would look great as cards or in a Panini sticker album, and he admitted that is something being considered – but only with a digital approach.“We’re also looking into the crackers world of Crypto collectible cards – like a sci-fi version of a Panini sticker album.”It is an idea that seems so simple it’s amazing no one had come up with it before, but we have to thank Fraser and his team for getting Bands FC off the ground to not just please the public, but to use their position to help those in need as well.Check out some of talkSPORT.com’s favourite Bands FC designs below, but to see the entire collection make sure to follow @_Bands_FC on Twitter Bands F.C.St Etienne@bobpetesarah pic.twitter.com/rY8uBfmZui— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 2, 2018 We have been talking to the @FRabbits fam and we’ll be making a limited run of beautiful enamel badges that will be available soon. All the money will be donated to a charity, chosen by the band, in Scott’s memory.So much love for the band in all your tweets x x pic.twitter.com/KMFpUR2vbA— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 15, 2018This decision was widely praised on social media, and I asked Fraser how he and his team approached Frightened Rabbit to come up with the idea.He said: “Lots of people were asking for a design for them but we were aware of what they were going through. 3 Our very first Bands F.C. card was Echo & The @bunnymen. It’s been a crazy two weeks /100 cards since then pic.twitter.com/KAFy3KH5G8— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 14, 2018It has been a rapid rise to stardom for Fraser and co, and after their designs started to catch the eye, people wanted to get involved.“I send the designs to Mark [Liptrott], who brings them to life.“It’s a real team effort now – people loved them so much, they asked to join in.“Rich Bayley did exactly that; after a couple of great designs working together, he sent a version of the Daft Punk one. It was quite a moment when we all stood staring at that.“The Gorillaz one was done by Rob Warner, who designed Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning kit while he was at Umbro.“We all pitch in to get the final versions as amazing as possible. We also got to work with Stan Chow, a design hero of ours.”Bayley’s Daft Punk design caused quite a storm; Sony got in touch with Fraser and his team and asked for a print of the logo, which combines the French electronic duo’s famous helmets with Paris Saint-Germain’s iconic badge. Hello @dcfcofficial! 👋 pic.twitter.com/jk7tvDun3G— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) July 10, 2018Fraser, who along with Burgess and Liptrott came up with the idea, spoke to talkSPORT.com about how a thing such as Bands FC could come about.“We started work after a Charlatans gig in May” Fraser said. “It was a conversation with Tim and Mark who really helped get everything off the ground. Bands F.C. Sigur Ròs@sigurros pic.twitter.com/70n2D7Bzdt— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 19, 2018 Molineux Tang Clan pic.twitter.com/LBhG6MtqXw— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 10, 2018 Bands F.C.Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young pic.twitter.com/sYvVJwgrh3— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 18, 2018 Tim Burgess (above) and Mark Liptrott helped Fraser come up with the idea Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison was found dead after going missing in May Bands F.C. The Smiths pic.twitter.com/eboNWHC2fL— Bands FC (@_Bands_FC) July 2, 2018Bands FC also have a Spotify playlist, which you can listen to herelast_img read more

WIN FREE ALL-IRELAND TICKETS TONIGHT AT VOODOO VENUE

first_imgHaven’t got your ticket yet? Don’t panic because Voodoo Venue are giving away two All-Ireland final tickets tonight.All you have to do is buy a drink anytime between 10pm and 1.30pm and you get a raffle ticket with every purchase. You can enter as many times as you like, although you must be present at 2am to collect the tickets.All-Ireland final day itself is going to be one of the best in Voodoo Venue.Fourteen screens including Donegal’s biggest screen in Voodoo Club will be showing both games this Sunday.First two hundred people through the door get a FREE PINT OF HEINKEN, AND ALL PINTS ARE €3!! Finger food will be FREE during the afternoon, topping it all off we will then have great LIVE music from PK from 6-10pm.THE HUMBLE EARTHWORMS on stage at 10pm followed by BRIAN MCDAID FROM MIDNIGHT TO CLOSE.Voodoo Club opens at 11.30pm with JOE DECKS to hopefully celebrate DONEGALS 3RD ALL IRELAND VICTORY.ALSO THIS WEEK AS THEY HAVE CANCELLED ARTHURS DAY THIS YEAR VOODOO VENUE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE DERMOTS DAY WITH A HOST OF GREAT LIVE MUSIC THIS THURSDAY FROM 6pm.Starting off with the brilliant NATIVE, followed,by the very talented JUSTIN BLACK FOLLOWED BY THE AMAZING ‘ THE LOGUES AT 10.30.ALL PINTS OF GUINNESS WILL BE €2.50? From 6-10pm. VOODOO VENUE ENTERTAINMENT HQ FOR ALL IRELAND WEEKENDWIN FREE ALL-IRELAND TICKETS TONIGHT AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Hosts Valparaiso on Senior Night

first_img URBANDALE, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team will look to extend its winning streak when it hosts the Valparaiso Crusaders at Urbandale High School on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m, and live stats will be available. Live Stats  The Bulldogs (6-8-1, 3-2-0 MVC) have won three games in a row, shutting out the opponent in all three matches. They beat Indiana State, 1-0, in their last match thanks to a game-winner by Abby Stephenson. It was the first goal of Stephenson’s career. Saturday is Senior Night for the Bulldogs, who will celebrate the contributions of seven players: Reilly Bertram, Ali Burke, Vanessa Kavan, Shelley Lyjak, Mattie Perry, Cassie Rohan, and Annie Schmitz. The group has won 40 games over the last four years and helped Drake to the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. The Crusaders (1-13-1, 1-4-0 MVC) picked up their first win of the season, a 1-0 result over Evansville, in their last match. They will come to Des Moines seeking their first road win of the season, having lost their previous eight tries.center_img Scouting Valparaiso Story Links Lauren Torhorst, a 5-foot-6 junior defender, scored the decisive goal against Evansville for her team-best third goal this season. She also leads the Crusaders with six points. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more