Women’s soccer makes a pair of short trips to Long Beach State and Pepperdine this weekend, as the Women of Troy seek their first two victories of the season. After suffering a tough overtime defeat at Santa Clara to open the season last week, USC will look to rebound with strong showings.Despite opening the year with a narrow loss, the Women of Troy were arguably the superior team against Santa Clara. USC pulled ahead of the Broncos twice before eventually losing 2-3.“We played really well for the first 30 minutes,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “Then we got away from some of the things we wanted to do tactically throughout the rest of the game.”Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme agreed with her coach and was confident that the Women of Troy would iron out their issues by Friday night. Prudhomme was encouraged by the team’s early season friendlies (two wins by a combined score of 9-1), and she said the squad would improve as it logged more minutes as a unit.“There were just a couple breakdowns on defense that we need to clean up, and I think we’ll be OK,” Prudhomme said. “The more we play and the more we’re together, it’ll feel more like an exhibition when we go out for a normal game.”The loss to Santa Clara stings, but McAlpine said he was happy with his squad’s opening to the season.“All in all, it was a good start,” McAlpine said. “We learned something by playing a team of that caliber early. Hopefully we’ll continue to grow and build off of that.”There is still much growing left to do for USC. Ranked No. 11 in the nation in the preseason coaches’ poll, the Women of Troy harbor high ambitions for this season after making it to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.“Our goals are to win the Pac-12 championship and to win the national championship,” Prudhomme said. “I don’t think they’re unrealistic … if we do what we need to do.”McAlpine was similarly excited about his team, but he knows that USC’s tournament run last year now puts a target on the Women of Troy’s back.“This team has better talent than we had a year ago, but you still have to play the games,” McAlpine said. “This year, we’re not an underdog; people know that we’re talented and what we’re capable of. So we’re going to have to be a little bit more focused every game.”The Women of Troy kick off at Long Beach State at 7 p.m. on Friday, and they take on Pepperdine in Malibu at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Share Share Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has completed the acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group.Already part of the Gauselmann Group, the deal will see Blueprint significantly boost its operations, delivering a greater number of high quality games to the market.Games Warehouse, based in Derby, England, currently supplies content to the global gambling market, with its games available across online, mobile and retail channels.Popular titles, including Wild Bandits, Birdz and Gold Strike, are already live across numerous websites and retail outlets of some of the leading operators.Matt Cole, Managing Director of Blueprint Gaming, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome the Games Warehouse team to Blueprint Gaming. They will support our growth by continuing to develop creative games as well as back Blueprint’s development efforts.“We are confident that the fit will work very well and we look forward to creating some innovative games together.”Staff members will continue to operate out of its existing office, where both the iGaming and Skill With Prize (SWP) machine teams will support Blueprint’s development plans.Brandon Bezzant, Harbour Group added: “Games Warehouse first created the SWP market and more recently successfully evolved into a standalone games developer for online and mobile.“We are sure that as a part of Blueprint Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, the team can go from strength to strength.” StumbleUpon Submit Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted April 24, 2020 Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter August 4, 2020 Related Articles
ENTERTAINMENT: It’s almost the weekend again, and here at The Brewery we’re planning for another superb and lively weekend of fun! It all starts tonight, with the fantastic Matthew Crampsie performing LIVE from 10pm.Then on Friday, the unbelievable High Heeled Converse are back to really kick-start the weekend for you!On Saturday, Sean Gallagher will be LIVE – before resident DJ Oisin Cannon gets the place rocking until the wee early hours with all your favourite tunes!On Sunday, it’s everybody’s favourite, it’s KARAOKE SUNDAY’S! Last week, we had the Letterkenny Rovers FC squad who were celebrating their famous victory which ensured their place in the FAI Intermediate Cup Final at the Aviva.Many of the players dawned the stage, and while many of the squad impressed, there was a few guilty of butchering a few classic songs!Who will steal the limelight this Sunday?As always, ALL COCKTAILS are just €5 throughout the entire weekend, while we also serve food every night until 10pm.All the LIVE Premiership football will be screened throughout the weekend, so as always The Brewery have you covered this weekend! DD ENTERTAINMENT: MATTHEW CRAMPSIE LIVE AT THE BREWERY BAR TONIGHT was last modified: April 21st, 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:CocktailsEntertainmentFeaturesKaraoke Sunday’sThe Brewery