Even though the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team managed to take the game into overtime, they would still fall to the Michigan Wolverines, ending their seven game winning streak.The leg of forward Reilly Martin, Michigan (5-2-4, 2-1-1 Big Ten) took down Wisconsin (8-2-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten) in the sixth minute of overtime. For the Badgers, this is their first loss of a dominant month-long stretch where they outscored opponents 14-2.The two teams exchanged goals relatively early in what became another defensive battle for the Badgers. Jada Dayne, a Michigan player who happens to be the daughter of Wisconsin football legend Ron Dayne, got the Wolverines off to an early head start with her first period strike on the assist from Katie Foug. Soon after the second period started, Dani Rhodes answered on a penalty kick for her sixth goal of the season.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin holds on to defeat Michigan State in overtimeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer once again delivered in a clutch overtime situation during a 2-1 victory over the Read…Unfortunately for Wisconsin, once overtime began, something had to break in this defensive struggle. For her second goal of the season Reilly Martin sent the Badgers home with an impressive shot on a pass from mid fielder Sarah Stratigakis.On the goalkeeping end, Caitlyn Clem maintained a high level of play in a tough loss, notching four of six saves in the overtime game. However, Michigan keeper Sarah Jackson proved herself today, only allowing one penalty shot goal with seven saves.Though Wisconsin has had success thus far in season, this loss is a reminder the Big Ten will not be an easy conference to succeed in. Including the Badgers, there are three Big Ten teams ranked in the top twelve of Division I.The Badgers play one of these teams, Rutgers, during their upcoming East Coast road trip as well as a competitive Maryland team. The Scarlet Knights have yet to lose with a record of 8-0-2, notching them the No. 12 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Casey Murphy will be the Badgers biggest challenge, allowing only one goal thus far this season.Before making their way to Piscataway, New Jersey, the Badgers will stop in College Park for a difficult matchup against Maryland. With a record of 7-2-1, the Terps will be another challenging obstacle for the Badger women as they continue conference play.After some close contests to begin the Big Ten season, the Badgers must maintain their focus as they prepare for the critical conference games ahead. Next up for the Badgers is two away games, the first of which is against Maryland Sept. 29.
Lewis Loeschnik’s header in the final minutes of the game was enough to push the L.V. Rogers Bombers into the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer League.Loeschnik headed the ball over the outstretched hands of Kootenay Co-op goalkeeper Tad Lake to spark the Bombers to a 4-3 victory in semi final action Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.The Bombers now meet defending champion Nelson Innkeepers in the league championship Saturday at Lakeside.The Innkeepers, regular season champs, were given a free pass to the final after The Action forfeited the semi final contest.Game time for the final is 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.It almost looked like the final would be a game against two bitter rivals, Innkeepers and Co-op after the latter overcame a 3-0 first-half deficit with three goals in a span of 10 minutes.Goals by Caleb Morton, Orang Momtazian and Martin Lundh, scoring on the rebound after his penalty kick was saved by Bomber keeper Andrew Woodward, pulled Co-op even with plenty of time remaining in the game.Woodward was in between the pipes in relief of LVR starter Cole Sutherland.Co-op also has several chances to get the go-ahead marker but failed miserably around the net.Those mistakes cost Kootenay Co-op in the end as, with the Bombers buzzing around the net, Loeschnik, with his second marker of the game, caught Lake off the line allowing the high shot to dribble over the goal line.Ryan Lewis had the other LVR marker.Jackson’s advances to final of Jackson’s Hole Masters LeagueJackson’s Hole built up a 2-0 lead before riding home to a 3-1 win over Real Nelson in semi final action of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Master League Sunday afternoon at Lakeside.Jackson’s Hole, losing in semi finals last season, meets Club Inter after the third-place team in regular season upset defending champion Bia Boro 3-1 in the other semi final.The championship contest goes at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside.Finley’s Jiggers will not defend its titleThe Jiggers were dumped 4-1 by Dirty Dozen as the Finley’s Ladies Rec League held semi final Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Dirty Dozen, winners of the regular season title, meets runner up Lily Whites in the championship final Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pitch.Lily Whites doubled Red Dog 4-2 in the other semi final contest. email@example.com
Spring weather is finally here! And the water is warming up and so are the fish. Duncan was good throughout April, but is slowing down now. As the water rises, the fish get more spread out and are a bit tougher to catch, although we still always seem to scrape a few up. So, it’s always worth the trip. The first of May saw another weeklong opening for Kokanee fishing in the West Arm. And just like the April opening, the fishing was good. The first few days were better than the last few days, but that seems to be the norm. For the first couple days we were limited out and back to the dock by 8 a.m. Then the last few days made us work a bit harder for the prize. But, still lots of action and some great tasting Kokanee. And again, Pike have been caught in the past little while also. Concentrate on the shallower, warmer water for the Pike. They seem to hang around the weeded bays and drop offs. You never know what you’re going to catch out there now. Duncan Lake: With the warmer weather here, we have seen the beginning of our flying ant hatch. This seems to bring all of the fish to surface and creates a feeding frenzy. The fishing is in full swing on the Columbia now. We had some crazy days with lots of Rainbows taking our lures and flies. Mostly two to five pounds as of late, but we have hooked into a few in the seven pound range and I’m pretty sure there were a couple over 10 pounds that just wouldn’t stay on. But that’s normal. The big ones always get away…… Walleye fishing was pretty good for the past little while also. The usual bottom bouncer or jigs have been working well. Some good sized Walleye at this time year too. Always makes for a good fish fry. But, until then, we will just have to enjoy the fast paced action of the high population of smaller fish. Lots of fun on the lighter gear. Columbia River: The hotter weather has produced some hatches on the river lately. So, dry fly fishing is making for some exciting days. Looking forward to the next month of fly-fishing, as the dry flies should get more and more productive. We have had lots of days with over 15 – 20 fish to the boat. It’s an exciting time of year. Most of the fish left in the lake seem to be of the younger age class. So a normal day would consist of many fish between two and three pounds, with a few over five pounds. There have also been a few fish over 10 pounds caught, so it keeps it interesting. Our Bucktail flies have been working best for the Rainbows on Kootenay. The magic colors have been purple/pink, grey/pink, and black/white. We’ve also been catching lots on the Lyman plugs. Mostly blues and greens have been working best for the plugs. April is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for May in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.Kootenay Lake: The Gerrard run of spawning rainbows has peaked and the numbers are about what we had expected. Low numbers this year similar to back in 2000 when the lake crashed. Hopefully they can rebound again as they have in the past. We shall see. Bull trout up to 10 pounds have been caught in the past week, as well as some nice Kokanee. The warmer temperatures will help activate the Kokanee feeding, so that’s another option while fishing up there. What are they biting on??? On the river we have had our best days using fly rods. Sinking tips with nymphs or wooly buggers have been producing well for the Rainbows. And for the Walleye, we have been using the 3-way bottom bouncing rig as well as rubber twisters with jigs. Looking forward to the June opening, as these fish should be even bigger. And on the Duncan, the best lures have been my Lyman plugs. Trolled on the surface or down to 60 ft seems to work best. Again, blues and greens seem to be the ticket. Whats coming up: We are expecting the lake fishing to pick up even more as the water gets warmer. So, expect lots of fish in May, and June. Our river fishing should only get better and better as well. As the weather warms up and the bugs start hatching, the fish will become more and more aggressive. Looking forward to the next few months of fishing. We are almost fully booked for our upcoming Salmon/Halibut fishing season. This year is expected to be another good run of Salmon and we still have about 10 days to fill. So, drop me a line if you’re interested in filling your freezer with fish for the year. That about sums it up.Hope to see you out there! Tight lines………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing www.reeladventuresfishing.com