Women’s lacrosse falls to Stony Brook

first_imgStony Brook started off the game strong, scoring 4 quick goals within the first five minutes of play, with assists from Stony Brook senior attacker Sara Moeller on each. In the first half, all 6 of the Seawolves’ goals were assisted. A variety of Trojans got in on the scoring during this comeback. Redshirt junior attacker Amanda Flayhan scored off of freshman midfielder Erin Bakes’ assist. USC opened the second half strong, executing perfectly on a play that ended with this season’s points leader, sophomore midfielder Kelsey Huff, scoring a quick goal right off of the first draw in the second half. With two minutes remaining in the game, Huff brought USC within one point with a shot that hit the upper right corner and shook the net. A Concialdi free position goal started yet another scoring run for USC when sophomore attacker Sophia Donovan scored her first goal of the day. Junior attacker Izzy McMahon runs past defenders against Cal March 23 at McAlister Field. Statistically, the game was even, with USC having a 14-9 advantage on the draw. The only category Stony Brook had an advantage in was 11 saves to USC’s six.   Despite opportunities down the stretch to tie the game, USC’s offense couldn’t execute. Throughout the season, especially in games against ranked teams, the offense has failed to produce consistently. Despite this momentum, Stony Brook fought back. After USC went up by 1 goal, the Seawolves responded with 4 consecutive scores. USC traveled across the country to face No. 20 Stony Brook in an out-of-conference game late in the season and fell 10-12, bringing USC to a 13-3 record just one game before the end of the regular season. In both this game and the loss to Colorado, USC’s offense struggled early placing the team in comeback mode the whole game. Senior attacker Emily Concialdi finally put the Trojans on the board with just under 18 minutes left in the first half, but Stony Brook refused to relinquish their momentum. The Seawolves scored 2 more goals to extend the first half lead to 5. USC lost the ensuing draw control, and Stony Brook called a timeout to discuss how they wanted to run the clock down. Coming out of the timeout, Stony Brook junior midfielder Ally Kennedy caught Hertford out of the goal, ran around two USC defenders and put Stony Brook back up by 2. Sophomore goalie Riley Hertford had six saves on the day. Although it was not her best statistical game, she came up big in crucial moments. Hertford ultimately made the saves and caused the turnovers needed to give her offense an opportunity to tie the game. The Trojans will have to regroup before Saturday when they host Arizona State in their last match before the Pac-12 tournament. USC’s defense seemed to have no means of stopping Stony Brook’s attack. Stony Brook looked like the better team offensively, with USC only getting one shot off before they found themselves in a 0-4 hole. This was the final score of the game as USC was unable to get another shot off. This game marked the first time USC allowed an opponent to score over 10 goals since facing Virginia Tech in early March. In the final stretch of the first half, USC methodically brought themselves back into the game. The Trojans were down 1-6 when Concialdi scored her second goal of the game off a free position. USC rattled off 5 unanswered goals in under seven minutes. last_img read more

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GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

first_img Share StumbleUpon UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead to vulnerable individuals encountering greater gambling risks. In order to mitigate consumer risks, GVC has devised a number of new measures to strengthen its leading ‘Changing for the Bettor’ safer gambling mandate.The operator has confirmed that its suite of safer gambling tools will be enhanced ‘in the coming weeks’, adding functions such as curfew setting, stake limit setting on slot games, and reverse withdrawal settings. During this period of isolation, GVC has informed all operational teams to be ‘proactive in communications with customers’, ensuring that players are fully aware of safer gambling tools and self-exclusion procedures across the operator’s brand portfolio. GVC brands have also been instructed to carry out reviews of customer behaviour ‘pre and post-home isolation’. The operator detailed that it has strengthened its problem gambling identification algorithms, adding two new ‘Markers of Harm (“MoH”) indicators.Abiding by the BGC’s approach, GVC added that its brands will only run responsible gambling-led advertising, with increased safer gambling messaging promoted across its active brand portfolio.Issuing guidance to affiliates, GVC stated that its brands will not tolerate any referencing of pandemics or boredom to encourage play. The operator will establish a blacklist for advertising partners that breach its terms.   Commenting on the introduction of the new measures, GVC CEO Kenneth Alexander said: “At this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we are more committed than ever to keeping our customers safe while they enjoy our products. “We are hugely sensitive to the potential for increased risk for some who are isolated at home or may have financial difficulties with reduced access to work. Our enhanced tools give customers the power to manage their spending and time in an effective way, and we are backing this up by carefully monitoring play through our markers of harm.“As an industry, we have a clear responsibility to protect the vulnerable and we warmly welcome the coordinated approach announced today by the BGC which provides a template for strengthening player protections.” Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Submit ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020last_img read more

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