A historic season for a deep and talented Ocean City High School girls swimming team ended Sunday with a loss in the state Public B championship meet against an even more powerful team from Chatham High School.The Red Raiders fell, 99-71, in the state title meet at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Ocean City went into the meet unbeaten and ends the season at 14-1. Chatham, 16-0, won its fourth consecutive state title.Ocean City won its first South Jersey title two weeks ago and defeated Princeton in the state semifinals last week.Ocean City senior Noel Styer won the 50-yard (23.77 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (53.48 seconds) sprints for Ocean City. She tied her own school record in the 50.Ocean City freshman Amanda Nunan won the distance freestyle events (200 yards and 500 yards). Nunan shattered her own school record in the 500 with a 4:50.66.The 200-meter freestyle relay team of Aly Chain, Gabby Breazeale, Nunan and Styer gave Ocean City its fifth victory in the meet’s 11 events. But Chatham’s depth kept the meet out of reach for Ocean City.Returning a solid core of underclassmen to competition next year and anticipating the arrival of some talented eighth-graders, the Red Raiders should be poised for another run at a title next year.
Arsenal were ‘like a semi-professional team’ in draw with Watford, says Graeme Souness Phil HaighSunday 15 Sep 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link309Shares Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Watford on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)Graeme Souness has slammed Arsenal after their 2-2 draw with Watford on Sunday, saying they were ‘like a semi-professional team’ in the second half.The Gunners tossed away a two-goal lead after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first half to seemingly put them in a comfortable position.Tom Cleverley and Roberto Pereyra leveled the game for the Hornets in the second half as the home side dominated after the break, coming close to taking all three points at Vicarage Road.Souness was struggling to comprehend how Arsenal could go from assured to disastrous within the same game and questioned Unai Emery’s decision to bring on Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson in the second half.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Their manager after that game will be thinking that he has two different teams,’ Souness said on Sky Sports. ‘They capitulated in the second half, Arsenal, they didn’t win a challenge.‘If you’re an Arsenal supporter watching that you must be scratching your head, it was two different teams.‘Proper teams don’t play like that, proper teams don’t have a half like the first half and then play like that in the second half, proper teams just don’t do that.‘They were bringing on kids, that was a game where at 2-1 it was time to dig in and regroup and make sure they’re not going to lose the game.‘When the kids came on they were all over the place, it was like a game of basketball. If you’re an Arsenal supporter that would deeply worry you, they were so bad in the second half.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Liverpool manager was not finished with his criticism of the Gunners, saying that their inability to change their tactics in the second half made them like a semi-professional team.Cleverley’s goal came from Arsenal’s insistence of playing the ball out from goal kicks and Watford pouncing on a mistake, something that nearly cost them more goals.‘Arsenal in that second half were like a semi-professional team playing football,’ continued the Scot. ‘By that I mean they were not learning from their mistakes time and time and time again.‘Players today are reluctant to take the responsibility to make decisions out there, they are waiting for the manager to tell them and that stunk of that out there today.‘They were getting warnings and did nothing about it, nobody on the pitch said “this is how we want to play but it’s plainly not working, let’s go long for a bit.”‘MORE: Four talking points as Arsenal throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against WatfordMORE: Arsenal new boy William Saliba watches Watford draw in stands at Vicarage Road Advertisement Advertisement Comment