Women’s World Cup 2019: USA ‘motivated and hungry’ for Spain matchup, coach Jill Ellis says

first_imgLindsey Horan scored the fastest goal of the World Cup so far before Tobin Heath’s shot deflected in off Jonna Andersson for an own goal, meaning USA scored a record 18 times in the group stage.Three-time champions USA look among the strongest sides in the competition, though they could face hosts France in the quarterfinals, but Ellis is not getting carried away. Related News “We know after two matches we were done and we have complete control of the players, with the medical team, we knew who was at 100% and we knew we had a knockout match on Monday that was the most important one.”So, on the basis of that we discussed it, talked possibly more than ever about the starting XI, the coaches and players, we want to involve them in the decisions as well. When we looked at the plan for the match and how to go about it we didn’t think in advance it was important to be first or second.”We knew when we prepared this it would be Spain, Canada or Netherlands, three different teams and we know we didn’t have a lot of time between the games. Playing tonight, a bus trip tomorrow then we need to recuperate for Monday, the most important match.” Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match “This team is firmly rooted on the ground. There’s a humility, the players have played the game for long enough to know you have to earn every result,” she told reporters. “When you have a group of players with self-belief…nine times out of 10 players can be very talented to make the roster but they need that quality and it is pivotal at a World Cup. “Sometimes it is the mentality that is really important. To have players with self-belief makes my job a lot easier as they are certainly motivated and hungry.”USA’s leading goalscorer Alex Morgan came off at halftime and Julie Ertz was an unused substitute, but Ellis is not unduly worried about the fitness of either player going into the knockout rounds.She added: “Alex took a knock in the first half and I think it was more being smart about it, and similar to Julie who took a hip contusion. It’s a zero-risk game in terms of having players available for the next round.” pic.twitter.com/Mty5LasZCE— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 20, 2019Peter Gerhardsson defended his eyebrow-raising team selection, making seven changes, after defeat left his Sweden side facing a last-16 meeting with Canada on Monday.”It was the most difficult starting XI I’ve ever selected as there was so many parameters to consider,” Gerhardsson said.  Jill Ellis feels motivation will not be a problem for the United States ahead of their last-16 matchup with Spain at the Women’s World Cup, but hailed her side’s humility.USA wrapped up the group stage with three wins out of three after Thursday’s 2-0 defeat of Sweden in Le Havre and will now take on Spain in the next round on Monday.last_img read more

Nihad Bašić has achieved a great result at the European Speed-skating Championship

first_imgBiH speed skater in short track category Nihad Bašić is in the 15th place of the European Championship which was held in Malmö, Sweden, which is a great result.What is also interesting is that Bašić apparently won a second invitation to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the next championship, which never happened before.Nihad Bašić, and many other BiH athletes, shows that BiH has all the preconditions to be very successful in the sports world.last_img

Wellington eighth grade boys finish 2nd in league ending Pioneer League meet at Hargis

first_imgWyattEldridge6th6.117thYESPR QuinnMcCue8th9.389thYESPR Tyler Brown won the eighth grade Pioneer League boys division by a large margin.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington eighth grade boys cross country team finished second amongst the six schools participating in the Pioneer League Division IV Cross Country meet at Hargis Creek Tuesday evening. Eighth grader Tyler Brown won this race with a 8.48 time in the 1.5 mile race.Wellington hosted both the Division III and IV races that involved seventh and eighth grade girls and boys runners on a warm October afternoon. Twelve schools came to Wellington to participate in the season-ending event that involved eight races in all.“It was a good day for the Wellington Middle School Cross Country team,” said Charles Wallace, Wellington head cross country coach. “We were just a girl short from placing as a team in the eighth grade girls division as well.”Six Wellington eighth grade runners finished from first to 23rd.Between the seventh and eighth grade runners, Wellington brought home seven individual league medals. There were also 11 personal records for the Knights.  The eighth grade boys had 22 points for second place behind El Dorado. Eighth grade girls finished third with 27. Seventh grade boys placed third with 23 and the seventh grade girls finished fourth with 43. More pictures can be found here.Individual results are as follows:  TylerBrown1st8.481stYESLEAGUE Champion!!!!! RaeawnaNutt13th14.2014th Wellington 8th Gr. Boys – 2nd place – 22 points MichaelaAdkins21st7.4826th TannerMeyer3rd6.063rdYESPR This concludes the Wellington Middle School Cross Country Season JaydenStaley22nd8.2329thPR JohnLong13th11.0615thPR DanielAtkinson16th11.4718th HunterBryant13.4323rd With a great finish of the season by all that participated Wellington 7th Gr. Girls placed  4th – 43 points Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments DouglasGarton17th11.5019th ColinGreen14th6.4015th Wellington 7th Gr. Boys placed 3rd – 23 pointscenter_img 7th Grade Girls 1 mile  Overall      Team PlaceTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec. 8th Grade Boys 1.5 miles Overall    8th Grade Girls 1.5 miles Overall    Follow us on Twitter.   Team PlaceTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec. TrinityMason14th7.2116thPR AveryBarker6th11.096thYESPR Wellington 8th Gr. Girls 3rd place – 27 points   Team placeTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec. 7th Grade Boys  1 mile  Overall      Team PlaceTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec. JessicaWalker23rd8.2530th McKennaJones8th11.168thYESPR AbbeyTredway8th6.399thYESPR AryannaBooth8.5432nd WyleeStone12.3221stPRlast_img read more