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The UW women\’s soccer team will participate in their first NCAA Tournament game under Paula Wilkins.[/media-credit]Wisconsin women’s soccer head coach Paula Wilkins had a tough question to answer this week. How do you prepare a team of 27 players for the NCAA Tournament when not one of them has ever been to the postseason?Though Wilkins earned an NCAA bid in each of her six years as head coach at Penn State, she enlisted the help of another Wisconsin head coach with plenty of postseason experience: men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan.“I said, ‘Hey do you know what it’s like to be in the NCAA Tournament?’” Ryan said. “Then I go, ‘How many of you here played in the state tournament for soccer?’ Eighty or 90 percent of them raised their hand. It’s the same thing, win and advance.”For Wisconsin goaltender Michele Dalton, one thing stood out in Ryan’s talk.“He said, ‘How many games to a national championship?’ and Paula said six,” Dalton said of Ryan. “So he looked around at all of us and said, ‘six games and you’ll be national champions. It really kind of puts it in perspective.”After leading his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of his eight seasons as head coach and recording the five winningest seasons in UW history, Ryan’s record speaks for itself.So, when he took some time out of his schedule to talk to one of the school’s rising programs, the players were happy to see him.“The players saw me and I just thought there was somebody behind me when they just started waving and (saying) ‘hey come on over here,’” Ryan said. “(I thought) ‘are you talking to me?’”Friday night, the Badgers will host the Arizona State University Sun Devils at 7:30 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex in a first-round matchup of the NCAA Tournament. It is the 15th appearance in Wisconsin history and the first time it has reached the tournament since 2005. UW is 11-14 all-time in NCAA Tournament games.Wisconsin enters the tournament riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, with their last loss having come more than a month ago at Minnesota.While it is not the only reason, much of the Badgers’ recent success has been thanks to the return of freshman forward Paige Adams from an early-season injury. Adams played one-half against Minnesota and has been a big factor in the UW offense since.“I think it has had a huge impact,” sophomore forward Laurie Nosbusch said. “She’s scored two or three big goals, and she’s such an amazing player. It helps me out a lot as the other forward. She can finish well and she can keep the ball for us up top.”Adams, a freshman from British Columbia, has scored three goals and added three assists in just 11 games, giving her the team’s second-highest point total with nine.One of her expectations when coming to Wisconsin was to reach the NCAA Tournament, but she did not expect to have such a big impact in her first season as a Badger.“It’s really exciting to be a part of it,” Adams said. “I didn’t think I (would) do as well as I have, but I was hoping to do well. It’s been a really great year, except for struggling with injuries.”The Sun Devils (9-7-3, 2-6-1 Pac 10) are in a similar position to UW, having won their final two games of the season to earn their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003. Two inexperienced teams having their first taste of the NCAA Tournament should make for an intriguing first-round matchup.“It’ll be an exciting game,” Wilkins said. “I think it’s going to be the team that sort of figures it out faster — as early as possible — will have a good result. We’re hoping that it’s us.”Unlike ASU, who won a pair of home games over the weekend, Wisconsin will be playing in its first game since Nov. 2, when the Badgers won a road game against the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Ill.The reason behind the long delay is the Big Ten’s decision to eliminate the conference tournament this season. According to Wilkins, the coaches reach a consensus that playing three games in a weekend put the conference at a disadvantage in the NCAA Tournament.“That is a concern of ours,” Wilkins said of the time off. “I think it can be an advantage for us or a disadvantage. We have been able to rest people and get them healthy, which I think is pretty important, so we’ll find out on Friday if there’s any advantage.”Wisconsin is hosting the first and second rounds at the McClimon Soccer Complex, which means they will be playing the second game Friday night. In the early game at 5 p.m., third-seeded Central Florida will take on UW-Milwaukee, with the winners of both games to square off Sunday at 1 p.m.
Duro IkhazuagbeFour years after Rangers International were disqualified at the quarter final playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup for fielding an ineligible player in the first leg against eventual winners, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia, the Nigerian league champions are back in the hunt for a continental diadem.Today in Bechar, Algeria, the Flying Antelopes will be looking to gain advantage against hosts JS Saoura in the first leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League. The match will kick off from 5pm Nigerian time.The only time Rangers won a continental trophy was in the defunct CAF Winners’ Cup in 1977 after a 5-2 aggregate win over Cameroonian side, Canon. And the man who led the Pride of the Old Eastern Region to lift the trophy as captain, Christian Chukwu, is the one that led the Enugu team on the trip to Algeria. Imama Amapakabo who led Rangers to end their 32-year wait for a Nigerian trophy is surely banking on the sharp reflexes of Ghanaian shot stopper, Nana Bonsu with the defensive experiences of Senegalese import, Pape Ousmane Sane, Orji Kalu, Ugwu Uwadiegwu, Mathew Etim, Chidiebere Okolie and Chizoba Amaefule to curtail the host.Of course, Christian Madu, Godwin Aguda, Obinna Nwobodo, Charles Henlong and Chiamaka Madu will be saddled with the task of screening the middle of the pack as Bobby Clement, Osas Okoro and Ocheme Edoh probes the rear guard of the Algerians for the needed goals to stay safe in the competition.Although tiff over the paltry allowance of $190 (about N95,000) handed out to each of the players before leaving Lagos has been resolved, the Flying Antelopes appear determined to make bold statement of returning to the summit of the game in the continent.Team Captain, Matthew Etim, revealed before leaving Lagos for Algeria that the entire squad is upbeat and ready for the task against JS Saoura, who are not regular campaigners in the continental club championship.“We are indeed very glad to be selected to defend the colours of Rangers on the continent and hopefully we shall not disappoint. Victory is what we are targeting and I believe that we have all it takes to achieve our target in Algeria.“We know that they are a good side but we are better”, stated the defender who only had his first game in the 1-0 loss to neighbours, F.C Ifeanyiubah in a Match-day six encounter of the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL).Team Manager, Amobi Ezeaku, said, “Rangers is physically, mentally and psychologically prepared for this encounter and victory is our target in Algeria. We are fully motivated for this battle.“We are in Algeria with the bulk of players that helped us broke a 32-year trophy jinx last season and that will work in our favour. Also the quartet of Uwadiegwu Ugwu, Daniel Etor, Chizoba Amaefule and Charles Henlong, all seasoned continental campaigners will bring their experience to the table,” stressed the team manager.Saoura, runner-up to USM Alger in last season’ campaign are not also in the best of shapes. They are placed seventh on the standings after managing seven wins, six draws and six losses from 19 games.The second leg will take place on 19 February 2017 with winner facing Egyptian giants, Zamalek at the 1/16th round.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s other representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United arrived Mali yesterday ahead of their first leg preliminary round CAF Champions League clash with Real Bamako on Saturday.Media Officer of the team, Sammy Wejinya, confirmed that the contingent which comprised of 20 players and 13 officials left the country via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 9.40am and arrived at Houphouet Boigny International Airport, Abidjan at 10.20am Nigerian time.FIXTURES*CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUEFRIDAY, 10 February 2017JS Saoura (Algeria) vs Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)SATURDAY, 11 February 2017AS Real (Mali) vs Rivers United (Nigeria)*CAF CONFEDERATION CUP (Sunday)FC IfeanyiUbah (Nigeria) Vs Al Masry (Egypt)Royal Armed Forces (S’Leone) Vs Wikki Tourists (Nigeria)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram