J-D girls soccer defeats ESM, remains unbeaten

first_imgWith yet another blazing start, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team again appeared to separate itself from any of its serious local Class A challengers.Still, East Syracuse Minoa would take a shot at the Red Rams last Thursday night, and for the most part the Spartans kept J-D off the board during the normal flow of play.It was only in set pieces – specifically, corner kicks – that the Rams, anchored  by Tonia Kousmanidis, were able to break through , eventually earning a 3-0 victory. Tags: Bishop GrimesESMgirls soccerJ-DMPH Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Two days earlier, both sides won by identical 9-0 margins, with J-D smashing Syracuse City and ESM doing the same to Oswego.Scoring eight times in the first half against Syracuse, the Red Rams spread its production around, Dimkopoulos and Megan Baker the only players to score twice.Sydney Baker and Lindsey Hildreth both had one goal and one assist, with Kousmanidis, Denise Yaeger and Ava Brazie also finding the net and Sydney Balotin getting an assist.Meanwhile, ESM claimed its third consecutive victory with a similar effort at Oswego, the Spartans earning a 3-0 advantage on the Buccaneers by halftime and tripling the margin before the night was done.Angelina Polcaro led the way with a three-goal hat trick, plus an assist. Abby Hudgins scored twice, with Jenna Hudgins earning a goal and two assists. Sophie Hartz and Natalie Peterson each had one goal and one assist as Sophia Conzone contributed a goal and Hailey Cwikla got an assist.And after the defeat to J-D, ESM roared back to form Saturday by blanking Fulton 5-0, most of the damage done in the second half as Bella Pickard scored  twice and added a pair of assists. Ciwkla had one goal and one assist, with Peterson and Polcaro also scoring and Hudgins adding an assist.Earlier in the week, Bishop Grimes recorded an impressive 5-0 victory over Bishop Ludden, moving ahead 3-0 by halftime as Jenna Sloan scored twice to lead the Cobras.Things turned around by Thursday afternoon, though, Grimes shut out 2-0 by Pulaski, who had Alexandra Magee earn assists on goals by Mariah McConnell and Krysta Glazier.That same day, Manlius-Pebble Hill went up against Fabius-Pompey, unable to get on the board in a 4-0 defeat as Ashley Osborn scored two of the Falcons’ goals. The Trojans were held to just three shots all game. A 5-1 defeat to Pulaski followed on Saturday afternoon. A young ESM defense was under constant pressure, yet held up well until the 22nd minute, when Kousmanidis sent a corner kick to the middle that Grace Dimkopoulos put into the net.Isabelle Chavoustie, the Spartans’ freshman goalkeeper, made some tremendous stops late in the first half and kept it 1-0 going to the break, but J-D stayed patient.Four minutes into the second half, Kousmanidis forced Chavoustie to meet her and, taking a pass from Megan Baker in the left corner, fit in the Rams’ second goal. With 6:46 left, J-D sealed it with another corner kick that Kousmanidis fed and Baker converted.last_img read more

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Chelsea confirm signing of Timo werner from RB Leipzig

first_imgWerner’s game is built on searing pace and clever moment in the final third. He likes to drift across the frontline creating space for himself and others, and his impressive assist stats – 13 this season, 10 in each of the two prior – prove there is plenty more to his game than just scoring.However, it is goals by which a striker is judged, and his tallies since moving to Leipzig in 2016 have been impressive: he netted 21 times in his first two seasons, 19 last time out, and this campaign has reached new heights, with 32 goals to his name. It is not just the speed but the timing of his runs in behind that give opposition defences nightmares, and he is an equally capable finisher with either foot.All the while, Werner has contributed to making Leipzig one of the most attractive teams to watch in Europe, as well as a genuine Bundesliga and Champions League contender. Prior to lockdown, they reached the last eight of the latter competition with a 4-0 aggregate win over Tottenham. Werner scored the only goal in the first leg in north London from the penalty spot. How old is Timo Werner and what is his style of play?Werner, who turned 24 in March, has been an established German international since 2017, when his three goals and two assists earned him the Golden Boot at that year’s Confederations Cup, won by Joachim Low’s side. He has been a Bundesliga regular for almost seven years now, and in November became the youngest man to play 200 times in the competition, having broken similar records for 50, 100 and 150 appearances. Source: Chelsea Tags: ChelseaTimo Werner Domestically they have only lost three league games, the fewest in the Bundesliga, and seriously challenged eventual champions Bayern Munich for much of the season. The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season. He will link up with his new team-mates in July, subject to passing a medical examination.One of the most feared young strikers in Europe, Werner is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability. At Leipzig he has most often been deployed in a front two, but he can also play out wide in a front three or as the central striker.He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, he has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers.Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.’Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.’ Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Timo Werner.last_img read more

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