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UVU Women’s Soccer Prepares For Season Opener

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-With Utah Valley women’s soccer having commenced fall season practices, head coach Chris Lemay has several stellar veterans he can count on to lead his Wolverines squad.The season opener is an August 13 exhibition at Idaho State followed by the regular season opener August 17 at California.To help his squad, Lemay can call upon a pair of redshirt seniors the NCAA granted sixth years of eligibility to in defender Sara Callister of Merced, Calif. and forward Alexis Peterson of Bountiful, Utah, a UNLV transfer.Additionally, the Wolverines return 12 letterwinners and eight starters from last year’s WAC championship team including first-team All-WAC honoree Hannah Bruce and second-team All-WAC standout Breanna McCarter.Defending WAC freshman of the year, sophomore Amber Tripp, also returns to the Wolverines’ squad.The Wolverines have 10 newcomers on the squad, including BYU transfer Brianna Hatch, a redshirt junior out of Gilbert, Ariz.Lemay has given his squad a solid non-conference slate as in addition to the road match at California, the Wolverines will also travel to Wyoming, San Diego, Cal Poly, Portland, Washington (at Portland, Ore.), Colorado and BYU.Home matches in non-conference tilts include matchups with Weber State, UNLV and Oklahoma. Tags: Alexis Peterson/Amber Tripp/Breanna McCarter/Brianna Hatch/BYU/Cal Poly/California/Chris Lemay/Colorado/Idaho State/Oklahoma/Portland/San Diego/Sara Callister/UNLV/UVU Women’s Soccer/Washington August 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Women’s Soccer Prepares For Season Opener Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Brackets, Game Times Announced for 2020 WCC Basketball Tournament

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has announced the brackets and game times for the 2020 University Credit Union WCC Basketball Tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The tournament will begin with a women’s first round match-up at 12:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 5 and continue through the men’s championship game on Tuesday, March 10. All 18 games will be televised live nationwide, and all 18 will be streamed on-line.Continuing the new format of the championship that began last season, Thursday, March 5 features first round games on both the women’s and men’s sides. Seeds 7-10 will play in the tournament’s first day beginning with the women’s session at 12 p.m. and the men’s session at 6 p.m.Friday, March 6 will see seeds 5-6 enter the competition with the women’s session again beginning at 12 p.m. followed by the men’s session at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 introduces seeds 3-4 with quarterfinal games beginning at 1 p.m. following the Saturday morning Hall of Honor ceremony at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.There will be no games on Sunday, March 8, and the tournament resumes with women’s and men’s semifinals on Monday, March 9. The two champions will be crowned on Tuesday, March 10.No. 3/4 Gonzaga finished as the WCC men’s basketball regular-season champion with a 15-1 record, followed by No. 17/18 Brigham Young in second at 13-3. Saint Mary’s and Pacific followed with identical 11-5 records with the Gaels claiming the three-seed by virtue of a tiebreaking series against San Francisco in which the Gaels earned two wins.San Francisco is the fifth-seed at 9-7 followed by Pepperdine (six), Santa Clara (seven), LMU (eight), San Diego (nine) and Portland (10) to round out the men’s seeds.On the women’s side, No. 11/10 Gonzaga claimed its 14th regular-season championship over the past 15 seasons with a 17-1 mark. San Diego and Brigham Young had identical 13-5 records with the Toreros claiming the two-seed by virtue of a tiebreaking series against Portland.Portland is the four-seed at 11-7, followed by Pacific (five), Pepperdine (six) and Saint Mary’s (seven).Santa Clara and San Francisco had identical 5-13 records with the Broncos claiming the eight-seed by virtue of a tiebreaking series against San Diego, and LMU rounds out the women’s seed at 10.For the seventh straight year, every game from the 2020 University Credit Union West Coast Conference Tournament will be nationally televised. Twelve games can be seen live in well over 60 million homes nationwide via cable and satellite on BYUtv. Those games – including eight women’s games and the first four men’s games – will also be streamed live on the WCC Network, the West Coast Conference’s digital platform.For the fifth straight year, Spectrum SportsNet, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, will televise a pair of men’s games, broadcasting the first round games on Thursday. These broadcasts can also be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus, ROOT Sports Northwest and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. On Friday afternoon, NBC Sports California — home of the Oakland Athletics, San Jose Sharks and Sacramento Kings — will televise the men’s second round, with those broadcasts airing on Root Sports Northwest and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain as well.The two men’s Saturday night third round games will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. On Monday, one men’s semifinal will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN, with the other semifinal immediately to follow on ESPN2.On Tuesday, the women’s championship game will be shown nationwide at 1 p.m. on ESPNU. At 6 p.m., the West Coast Conference men’s championship game will air live on ESPN. All six ESPN Networks telecasts can also be seen live on the ESPN app.The men’s and women’s winners of the 2020 University Credit Union West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament will each receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.Thursday, March 5FIRST ROUNDWomen’s Game 1: No. 8 Santa Clara vs No. 9 San Francisco, 12 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Women’s Game 2: No. 7 Saint Mary’s vs No. 10 LMU, 2 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Game 1: No. 8 LMU vs No. 9 San Diego, 6 p.m. (Spectrum SportsNet, NBCSports Bay Area+, ROOT Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Game 2: No. 7 Santa Clara vs No. 10 Portland, 8 p.m. (Spectrum SportsNet, NBCSports Bay Area+, ROOT Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Friday, March 6SECOND ROUNDWomen’s Game 3: No. 5 Pacific vs Game 1 Winner, 12 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Women’s Game 4: No. 6 Pepperdine vs Game 2 Winner, 2 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Game 3: No. 5 San Francisco vs Game 1 Winner, 6 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Game 4: No. 6 Pepperdine vs Game 2 Winner, 8 p.m. (NBCSports California, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Saturday, March 7THIRD ROUNDWomen’s Game 5: No. 4 Portland vs Game 3 Winner, 1 p.m. (NBCSports Bay Area, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Women’s Game 6: No. 3 Brigham Young vs Game 4 Winner, 3 p.m. (NBCSports Bay Area, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Game 5: No. 4 Pacific vs Game 3 Winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN app)Men’s Game 6: No. 3 Saint Mary’s vs Game 4 Winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN app)Monday, March 9SEMIFINALSWomen’s Semifinal: No. 1 Gonzaga vs Game 5 Winner, 12 p.m. (NBCSports Bay Area, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Women’s Semifinal: No. 2 San Diego vs Game 6 Winner, 2 p.m. (NBCSports Bay Area, Root Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, BYUtv, WCC Network)Men’s Semifinal: No. 1 Gonzaga vs Game 5 Winner, 6 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN app)Men’s Semifinal: No. 2 Brigham Young vs Game 6 Winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, ESPN app)Tuesday, March 10CHAMPIONSHIPSWomen’s Championship Game, 1:00 p.m. (ESPNU, ESPN app)Men’s Championship Game, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN app) March 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Brackets, Game Times Announced for 2020 WCC Basketball Tournament Robert Lovell Written by Tags: WCC Tournamentlast_img read more

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Phish Takes First Set “Chalkdust” Deep In Albany Closer [Video]

first_imgPhish returned to Albany, NY last night to complete their tour-opening two-night stand at the Times Union Center. After setting the table with a high-octane first night of Fall Tour, Phish turned in a confident–but somewhat safe–performance on night two in Albany, though the show certainly featured plenty of improvisational fireworks.Set one started off with the “Crowd Control”, making its second appearance of 2018 and only its eighteenth performance all-time. It didn’t take long for the familiar guitar riff from “Chalk Dust Torture” to kick things into a higher gear, and the band delivered a particularly strong version. Just as the song seemed to be coming to an end, guitarist Trey Anastasio deviated from the song’s typical conclusion and pushed the band into pure improvisation. The unexpected jam moved into an ethereal space, rapidly gaining momentum as Phish charged forward to create a truly unique moment and a clear early show highlight.Following “Chalkdust”, the band cooled things down with the Round Room ballad “All Of These Dreams”, another rarity that has only been performed twelve times since its debut. Page McConnell brought the energy back up when he started the ever-reliable “Wolfman’s Brother”, and Phish turned in a strong version of the funky favorite. An atypical early show “Scent Of A Mule” was a welcome surprise, having last appeared during “Boston Cream” night of the band’s Baker’s Dozen residency in 2017.Well-played versions of “NICU” and “Gumbo”  kept things moving, before the band launched into “Steam”, which featured a psychedelic jam with guitar stabs from Anastasio and powerful drumming from Jon Fishman. The quick and goofy “I Didn’t Know” followed, with Fishman delivering his famous and increasingly rare vacuum solo. Phish closed out set one with “Bathtub Gin”, with McConnell leaning into his baby grand to inspire some solid full band improvisation, helping to guide the band to a glorious peak.Set two started with, the funky, relatively new rocker “Set Your Soul Free”. The band quickly moved past the song into a dark improvisational space, with Fishman and bassist Mike Gordon pushing the band deeper into type II psychedelia, all while Anastasio turned to his delay pedal before pushing forward with a confident lead. The transition into “Birds of a Feather”, however, was rough, with Anastasio seriously missing on the song’s opening guitar lick, while also singing the song’s first verse in the wrong key. The band recovered from these flubs with a powerful version of the song, with a strong and driven jam section.The multi-sectional epic, “Mercury”, continued the trend of dark jams, with Gordon’s wet bass sound encouraging another round of psychedelic stabs from Anastasio and some serious organ work from McConnell. The jam eventually fizzled, with the band dissolving into ominous ambient sounds before starting “Light”. This version was quick out of the gates, with confident playing from the whole band, as they consistently built towards several huge peaks on another strong version of the Joy jam-vehicle.A particularly strong version of “The Wedge” preceded “Wading In The Velvet Sea”, the second late-second-set ballad in as many days. While the song was played well, the placement (as always) was questionable at best. The beloved Gamehendge rocker “Wilson” was Phish’s version of an apology, turning the volume to eleven for a raging version that brought the energy in the room back up in a major way. Phish harnessed that energy and put it into “Slave To The Traffic Light”, which saw the band deliver a typically blissful jam as they brought the second set to a close on a high note.For their encore, Phish started things off with a fiery version of the blues party rocker, “Julius”, after which Anastasio expressed his gratitude to the crowd for a great two nights, explaining that they loved playing at the Times Union Center and that it felt “like a hometown gig”. Surprisingly, the band then started up “Rocky Top” and the band worked through a quick version of the beloved bluegrass standard to bring the show to its end.While night two in Albany may have come short of the ambitious risks taken on night one, Phish fans should certainly be excited by how the band is playing and for what’s to come over the next two weeks.“Chalkdust Torture”[Video: Gregory Marcus]Following this two-night-stand at the Times Union Center, Phish continues their fall tour this weekend with a three-night run on hallowed grounds at The Mothership, Hampton Coliseum. The band follows that up with a two-night stand at Nashville, TN’s fan-favorite venue, the Ascend Amphitheatre, a three-night stand at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, and then a four-night Halloween run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Phish | Times Union Center | Albany, NY | 10/17/2018Set I: Crowd Control, Chalk Dust Torture, All Of These Dreams, Wolfman’s Brother, Scent Of A Mule, NICU, Gumbo, Steam, I Didn’t Know, Bathtub GinSet II: Set Your Soul Free > Birds Of A Feather, Mercury > Light, The Wedge, Wading In The Velvet Sea, Wilson, Slave To The Traffic LightEncore: Julius, Rocky Toplast_img read more

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