B’ville girls lacrosse stopped short in state Class A final

first_img“These kids have come such a long way,” said Bees head coach Megan Collins. “My girls never gave up until the final seconds.”Here was the moment where B’ville’s combination of vast skill, tough defense and roster versatility would get put to the ultimate test, but nothing was more important than demonstrating stamina.A day earlier, the Bees had gone to overtime to battle past Bethlehem 15-14, while Northport had a far easier time defeating Pittsford 13-3, and B’ville knew that it would need an all-out effort to tame another group of Tigers, who were also seeking a second state title, having won it before in 2011. “The (Bethlehem) game took a bit of a toll on us,” said Collins. “I could tell that (the players) were tired, and I knew that this was going to be tough.”Still, B’ville got the start it wanted, Jenna Pastore scoring on a free position in the game’s opening minute. But that was the only lead the Bees would enjoy.Northport used three goals in 58 seconds, two of them by Duke-bound Olivia Carner, to move out in front, only to have Hannah Johnson and Emma Gebhardt answer with two goals in eight seconds that made it 3-3.They traded goals twice before the late stages of the half. when Northport struck for goals by Ella Cabrera and Kaylie Mackiewicz, grabbing a 7-5 edge at the break. As it turned out, the Tigers never trailed again.Twice in the second half, Pastore would put in goals that moved the Bees within one, but each time the Tigers answered, including Carner’s fifth goal with 11:57 left.Protecting that slim lead, Northport slowed the pace down, especially in the last 10 minutes. “It’s hard (to come back) when a team is stalling,” said Collins.Even with the Tigers’ slowdown tactics,  B’ville three times forced turnovers, but each time gave the ball back to the Tigers, who were able to finish it from there.In the aftermath, the sadness felt by Bees players and fans was tempered a bit by the youth in its lineup. Star defenders Emme Foote, Maddie Czyz and Ciara Curtis graduate, as does midfielder Sarah Klein and attacker Emma States, but many stars, including Johnson, Gebhardt, Pastore, Katie Pascale, Olivia Muscolino and goalie Jordan Roy, come back for 2020. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story From the time it ascended to the top of the state rankings in mid-April, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team knew that such a lofty status meant little until the end.And when that conclusion arrived on Saturday afternoon at SUNY-Cortland, and the Bees were tough and resilient – but Northport, the champions of Long Island, proved a bit better, prevailing 10-8.So the 2000 state championship won by B’ville remains the lone time that its season ended with the ultimate prize, even though this season was a special one from start to finish. Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls lacrosselast_img read more

VSoftCO agrees multi year partnership with Sport-Shotz

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Virtual games provider VSoftCo has entered a multi year agreement with Sport-Shotz, a leading provider of sports themed casino games.Under the terms of the deal, Sport-Shotz complete portfolio of games is to be integrated onto the VSoftCO platform.Simon Westbury, Chief Commercial Officer of VSoftCo, said: “This partnership is very important for VSoftCo as it shows our commitment to the company vision of being the premium supplier of omni-channel sports based content. “For the last twelve months we have been committed to expanding our sports based offering and this deal demonstrates our desire not to just provide virtual sports but also casino based content. “The market leading sports based casino products offered by Sports-Shotz is a perfect extension of this vision.”Amongst the sports incorporated into the sports themed casino games are football, horse racing and tennis, in addition to the new expansion sports of American football, golf and cricket. Neil Greenwold, Director of Sport-Shotz, added: “We are delighted to have entered into partnership with VSoftCo, a much respected market leader in the virtual sports betting industry. “With the extensive distribution network available through VSoftCo, we believe that integrating our portfolio of sports casino style games with our differentiating USP will place us in an excellent position to capitalise on expanding into new markets and new territories.”last_img read more

Bankrupt World Cup hero Andreas Brehme offered job cleaning toilets

first_imgOut of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has fallen on hard times since scoring the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in 1990.Former German World Cup hero Andreas Brehme’s career is in the toilet, so he might as well clean one.Out of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has been offered a job cleaning toilets by Oliver Straube, who played under Brehme at SpVgg Unterhaching and currently owns a bathroom maintenance company.”We are ready to take Andreas,” Straube told German newspaper Deutsche Welle.”He will learn that what really counts is proper work and real life. It would help him improve his image. To me, that’s help.”It’s a stunning fall from grace for Brehme, who scored the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in the 1990 final against Argentina and played left back for top-level teams like Bayern Munich and Inter Milan before transitioning to a coaching career.But he may be spared having to add toilet cleaner to his resume thanks to German legend Franz Beckhenbauer, who called on the proud soccer nation to rally behind its fallen hero. “We have a responsibility to help Andreas Berhme. He gave a lot to German soccer, he gave us a [World Cup] title. Now it’s time for German soccer to do something for him.”Berhme’s financial troubles are the rule rather than the exception according to Germany’s players’ union, which released a report claiming that three out of four former players are unable to earn a living outside of soccer once their careers on the pitch end.last_img read more