Volleyball Falls In Season Opener, 3-1

first_imgNext Game: Full Schedule Roster vs. South Dakota State 8/31/2019 – 2 p.m. Live Stats Preview The Drake University volleyball team was defeated by Memphis, 3-1, in the season opener for both teams in the first match of the EIU Panther Classic Friday afternoon.Drake won the first set, 25-18, but then suffered setbacks of 25-15, 25-23, 25-20 in the ensuing sets.After committing nine attacking errors in the first set, the Tigers made just 11 errors in the final three sets to hold off the Bulldogs.Junior Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) led Drake with 12 kills in the loss while freshman Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) added 11 kills. Fellow freshman Michelle Rabbitt (Canton, Ohio) followed with eight kills and no errors on 25 attempts.Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) captained the offense with 27 assists while Plock and Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) each contributed on four blocks.The Bulldogs return to action Saturday with a pair of matches to conclude the EIU Panther Classic. The day begins at 2 p.m. against South Dakota State followed by a 6 p.m. match against Eastern Illinois. The nightcap will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal star Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail after declaring his support for a Yes vote in next Friday’s marriage equality referendum.Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail.The Gaoth Dobhair footballer made the revelation in The Sunday Times newspaper.He said the letters to his house told him he’d be going to hell for his stance on the vote. “There’s been letters to the house with no names on them saying that I’m going to hell and leading the people of Ireland to hell, all this off-the-wall stuff.“Obviously you’d prefer it didn’t happen but I feel I’m doing the right thing. I’m happy I can look back that I stood by principles I believe in.”McGee is one of several high profile GAA players who have publicly called for a Yes vote in the referendum.Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll and Michael Darragh MacAuley along with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea are others to have declared their support along with the Gaelic Players’ Association. McGee will be in action today in Ballybofey as Donegal face Tyrone in the opening round of the Ulster championship.DONEGAL STAR REVEALS HE HAS RECEIVED HATE MAIL FOR DECLARING HE IS VOTING ‘YES’ was last modified: May 17th, 2015 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:donegalEamon McGeeGAAGaoth Dobhairhate maillast_img read more

Anil Kumble set to become head coach, Ravi Shastri to be named batting coach

first_imgFormer India skipper Anil Kumble is set to be named head coach of the national team while Ravi Shastri is likely to become the team’s batting coach, India Today has learnt.According to sources, the decision to appoint the coach and batting consultant was taken after Sourav Ganguly met BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke at the ongoing cricket conclave in Dharamsala. (Also read: BCCI boss Anurag Thakur wants more engagement with fans, media)However, the official announcement is set to made by 5 pm today. “The name of the coach will be announced by 5 pm,” Thakur told news channel ABP Live. Latest Update: The BCCI meeting is almost over and Thakur will address the media in a few minutes from now in Dharamsala and will announce the appointments.  The high-powered Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had interviewed close to 10 candidates including former captains Kumble and Shastri. Earlier reports had said that the committee wanted further time to deliberate on the interviewed candidates and that the final recommendation would be submitted to the BCCI on Friday morning.Announcement on Indian cricket team’s head coach will be made by this evening: BCCI President Anurag Thakur ANI (@ANI_news) June 23, 2016India Today sources said Kumble was the hot favourite to become the new coach after his presentation in Kolkata on Tuesday. He had different blueprint for different formats and focussed on how he would help India win overseas.Shastri, the former team director, had made his presentation via Skype as he is currently overseas.advertisementThe other candidates interviewed included Pravin Amre, Andy Moles and Stuart Law. Chief Selector Sandeep Patil confirmed he was not called for an interview.last_img read more