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Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers set records in weekend sweep of Bemidji State

first_imgWith their second weekend at home in the books, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team victoriously slid past the Bemidji State University Beavers, sweeping them 5-0 and 6-0.This weekend’s sweep was predominately due to the efforts of Wisconsin goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens. Desbiens not only earned two more shutouts this weekend, but with her 44th shutout Sunday, officially clinched the NCAA career shutout record of 43.Desbiens blocked 36 attempts at goal this weekend, helping her team remain scoreless through six intense periods of play. She also managed to hold down the net while the Badgers killed nine penalties between the two games.Women’s hockey: Desbiens, Cogan earn awards as Badgers climb to No. 1Although the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is off this weekend, the Badgers are still making noise in the rankings, on Read…This accolade for Desbiens will complete a phenomenal series of accomplishments that the Badger goaltender has made since coming to Wisconsin. It is not something that Desbiens had planned from the beginning, and it is still something that shocks her when she looks back at it.“It’s kind of impressive,” Desbiens said. “It not something I would have thought about when I got here four years ago.”Desbiens’ team couldn’t be more proud of her at this moment, especially her head coach Mark Johnson. Johnson took a few minutes to compliment his star goaltender on her efforts.“Last year was a real special year for [Desbiens] as an individual,” Johnson said. “She did things that I’ve never seen in the game of hockey from a goaltending standpoint. Again, I credit her for not living on her laurels this past summer and continuing to work. She’s got bigger things ahead of her, and so she continues to work and continues to stay focused, she’s got a bright future.”Of course, Desbiens had a tough road to get to this accomplishment. Just this weekend alone, Desbiens defended nine penalty kills, which isn’t the usual number that she is used to facing on a weekend, and made it tough to secure two more shutouts.To help secure her net, Desbiens relied on both the Wisconsin penalty kill unit and on her defensive unit to help her out during these intense times. With penalties becoming more common in women’s hockey this season, senior defensemen Jenny Ryan knows that penalty kills are one of the most important things the Badgers need to work on.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers take on Bemidji State without Pankowski in WCHA conference matchupFor the first time in a month, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will be skating on their home Read…“We take pride in our penalty kill, and we’ve worked really hard on it,” Ryan said. “We try to play off each other, and we know where the other’s going to be. Ann takes charge back there, and we can count on her to do more things than a normal goalie would do.”The No. 1 ranked team gets to take a break from playing for a week. Their next series against the University of Minnesota-Duluth is Nov. 18 in Duluth. Until then, the Badgers have a lot to celebrate.last_img read more

Tata Steel Chess: Anand starts well, Carlsen leads after day one

first_img COMMENT 9 months ago Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, and Anand Ahuja’s LA vacay is all things fun, see pics WATCH US LIVE 1. Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5); 2. Hikaru Nakmura (Usa, 4); 3-7: Anish Giri (Ned), Ding Liren (Chn), V Anand, VIdit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna (All Ind) 3 points each; 8-10: Levon Aronian (Arm), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus). 9 months ago Watch: Subramanian Swamy responds to Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha on SPG cover to Gandhis WE RECOMMEND Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s vacation pictures are a must-see First Published: 23rd November, 2019 09:39 ISTcenter_img LIVE TV FOLLOW US 10 months ago Halloween 2019: Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja amaze as Anarkali & Salim Viswanathan Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the United States before going down to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia on the first day of the Tata Steel Chess tournament here on Friday. World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway steered ahead of the rivals winning two and drawing one game and ended the day with five points overall as each of the rapid games are worth two points for a win and one for a draw. With Carlsen surging ahead, Hikaru Nakamur of the United States emerged on the second spot with four points in all. Anand shared the third spot with Anish Giri of Holland, Ding Liren and compatriots Vidit Gujrathi and P Harikrishna. READ | Vijender Outpunches Charles To Win His 12th Pro Boxing Fight In-a-rowThe efforts of Harikrishna and Gujrathi were praiseworthy on an opening day as they both remained undefeated and pulled out three draws apiece. Levon Aornian of Armenia, Wesley So and Nepomniachtchi shared the eighth spot on two points apiece with six rounds still to come in the rapid section of the super tournament, which will be followed by a blitz event that will last another eighteen rounds.  The event carries a total prize pool of USD 150000 (slightly over Rs 1 crore).READ | Manavaditya Wins His Maiden Junior Men’s Trap National TitleAnand’s campaign got off to a good start as he played out a draw as black against Ding Liren in the opener. Things got even better as Anand was able to beat arch-rival Wesley So in his bid to stay in contention for a place in the grand finale of the grand chess tour to be held at London in about a week’s time. However, things took a turn for the bitter in the final game of the day as Anand faced a rejuvenated Nepomniachtchi after two successive losses in the first two games. The Russian capitalized on a  kingside attack to romp home in a quick time. Anand displayed exceptional technique meanwhile to beat Wesley So out of a Ruy Lopez game. It was a closed set up that looked level with dynamics in place. Anand went for an endgame that gave him a better Bishop against a Knight. It was a long grind that lasted 72 moves. Anand needs to finish in a minimum of sixth place here in order to qualify for the grand finale which will be played at London amongst the top four finishers of the tour.READ | Deontay Wilder Vs Luis Ortiz 2 Live Streaming And Schedule: Where To Watch & PreviewStandings after round 3 rapid Last Updated: 23rd November, 2019 09:39 IST Tata Steel Chess: Anand Starts Well, Carlsen Leads After Day One Anand drew with Ding Liren of China and Wesley So of the US before going down to Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia on the first day of the Tata Steel Chess READ | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals Conor McGregor’s Words Before Winning UFC 229 Fight 10 months ago Anand-Carlsen duo on Sourav Ganguly’s wishlist to ring Eden Bell Press Trust Of India last_img read more