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Volleyball: No. 7 Wisconsin completes weekend sweep of Ohio State, Maryland in dominant fashion

first_imgThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (20-6, 13-5 Big Ten) won two matches on the road over the weekend.They defeated The Ohio State (12-17, 3-14) in straight sets Friday before doing the same to Maryland (17-13, 8-10) Saturday.The victories pushed the Badgers’ winning streak to four, during which they have secured a season-high of twelve consecutive sets. The streak began last Friday night against Purdue, when Wisconsin came back from down 0–2 to win the match 3–2.Sophomore Dana Rettke once again had a monster weekend, finishing with 24 kills and eight blocks over the two matches. Other key contributors included Madison Duello, who finished with 22 kills and six blocks — including 13 and five against Maryland on Saturday — and Sydney Hilley, who had 45 and 44 assists against OSU and Maryland, respectively.Football: Wisconsin rallies from 14-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Purdue in triple-OT thrillerJonathan Taylor rushed for a career-high 321 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 17-yard game-winner in triple overtime to Read…The Badgers won the match against OSU in straight sets 25–10, 25–14, 25–23. Their offense dominated the first two sets, including eight kills by Rettke in the first set alone.The Buckeyes emerged from the intermission with more energy than the Badgers had seen all night, leading through much of the third set before Wisconsin went on a 4–0 scoring run late to win 25–23.The Badgers finished with a hitting percentage of .432, compared to the measly .134 put up by the Buckeyes. The skilled trio of Duello, Rettke and senior Tionna Williams finished with 35 combined kills.The Badgers then traveled to College Park where they took on the Maryland Terrapins Saturday night. Wisconsin once again won in straight sets, 25–22, 28–26, 25–22. The Terrapins proved to be a steeper challenge than the Buckeyes, pushing the Badgers to the brink of defeat before Wisconsin put together clutch rallies to win each set.Men’s basketball: Badgers take down Houston Baptist in overwhelming fashion 96-59The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team flirted with a 100-point offensive performance as they beat Houston Baptist University 96–59 Read…The match featured 37 ties and 12 lead changes, including a back-and-forth second set that Wisconsin was able to secure 28–26. The Badgers finished with a .254 hitting percentage and held the Terrapins to just .127 in the process.Looking ahead, Wisconsin will finish their regular season with two road games against Rutgers Nov. 23 and No. 7 Penn State Nov. 24 before beginning the NCAA Tournament Nov. 29. Both games can be listened to on 100.9 FM, and the match against Penn State will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more

Donegal SPCA announces opening date for the county’s first Animal Rehabilitation Centre

first_imgDonegal SPCA is delighted to announce the Official Opening date for the Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) at Barrack, Ramelton. The centre will open on Wednesday June 20th with the event beginning at 5pm and ending at 7pm. The centre would like to invite everyone to come along and enjoy this historical day for animal welfare in Co Donegal. Opening the Centre will be none other than Shaun Doherty, of Highland Radio fame. Donegal SPCA would urge people to come along on the 20th to view the facility. Although they are asking people not to come to the Centre before the 20th as there would be health and safety concerns due to finishing works on the grounds at the minute. There will be signs on the day to guide people from the petrol station shop at Illistrin and also from the Ramelton direction. Donegal SPCA would like to meet as many people there as possible on the day.The Donegal SPCA was formed in 2007 with the aim of having an animal rehabilitation centre in the county one of their main goals. The building of the centre started on the 28th of June 2016.Donegal SPCA announces opening date for the county’s first Animal Rehabilitation Centre was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:animalsDonegal SPCAopening dateRehablast_img read more