MMAs Season Comes to an End

first_img Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest Postscenter_img NEWTON, Mass. – Senior captain Brett Conley (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield Warde) notched five goals and one assist to lead the Mount Ida College men’s lacrosse team past visiting Maine Maritime Academy 13-5 in the semifinal round of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament this Wednesday in Newton, Massachusetts. The Mustangs advance to their sixth consecutive NAC championship against the winner of Castleton State College and Johnson State College. The Mustangs improve to 12-6 overall, 10-1 in the NAC while the Mariners end their very successful 2009 season at 8-4, 7-2 in conference competition.The Mustangs came out flat and the Mariners capitalized on it in the first three minutes of the contest taking a 1-0 lead on a Garrett Lake (Farmington, ME/Mt. Blue) goal from sophomore Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA/Holliston). Mount Ida answered a minute later on Conley’s first score of the game off a feed from sophomore Matthew Savage (Peabody, MA/Peabody) knotting it at 1-1.The Mariners would not go away re-gaining the advantage on a Keiley score off a dish from senior Phillip McNerney (Eliot, ME/Marshwood) leading 2-1 at the 10:37 mark in the first quarter. The visitors added another, up by two scores midway through the first, on a Richard McKee (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth South) goal from Nick Lund (Alfred, ME/Massabesic) ahead 3-1, their largest lead of the game.After a 7-0 run by the Mustangs, the visitors finally answered in the beginning of the third quarter on a freshman Brian Corain (Berwick, ME/St. Thomas Aquinas) unassisted score down 8-4. Mount Ida responded with a goal by Battapaglia from sophomore Dan Harrington (Westford, MA/Westford Academy) to lead 9-4 with 11 minutes to go in the third quarter. Another Corain goal for the Mariners at the end of the third made it 9-5 Mustangs heading into the fourth. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat was about it for the visitor’s small comeback while the Mustangs reeled off four final goals of the contest all in the fourth frame. Savage tallied two scores out of the four while Battipaglia and Prophete each added one a piece capturing the 13-5 victory. Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Morkel returns for South Africa first Test in NZ

first_img… Uncapped duo earn Test call-up(REUTERS) – South Africa have called on the uncapped pair of Heinrich Klaasen and Theunis de Bruyn for the three-match Test series in New Zealand next month, while there is also a return for fast bowler Morne Morkel.Wicketkeeper-batsman Klaasen will act as cover for Quinton de Kock, while de Bruyn is retained from the squad that beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs in their last Test in Johannesburg in January.Right-hander Klaasen finished the domestic four-day competition with 635 runs at an average of 48.84, including a best of 195.Fast bowler Duanne Olivier, the leading wicket-taker in domestic cricket this season, made his debut in that game, posting match figures of 5-57, and has been retained.There is also a recall for fit-again Chris Morris, whose last Test was against England in January 2016, while Morkel has also spent the last 13 months on the sidelines with back problems.“Heinrich Klaasen was one of the top performers throughout the (domestic) season and he is rewarded for his form,” Cricket South Africa selection convener Linda Zondi said in a statement yesterday.“Morne Morkel has worked hard on his fitness over the past few months, and we believe he is now 100 percent fit and fully able to compete for his place in the team.”The other seamers in the squad are Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell, with Keshav Maharaj the only recognised spinner.The side will be captained by Faf du Plessis, with leading batsman AB de Villiers announcing earlier in the year that he would not be available for this tour.The first Test starts in Dunedin on March 8. South Africa have won their last three Test series, away in Australia and home to New Zealand and Sri Lanka.South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.last_img read more