Saturday, November 30, 2013
Full Recap and Stats
Player Of The Game: Angela Rodriguez was brilliant, tying her career high with 30 points. She came up with big shots all game long and finished 10-for-10 from the line for one of the best 100% performances on free throws in program history. But, Macie Dorow's effort cannot be overlooked either. She got the first start of the season, blwoing past her previous career-high of 7 points already by halftime (she has 12) and tying her career-best with 5 rebounds.
The due joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest as his "Stars of the Game", hear that interview HERE.
Play of the Game: There were a lot of key plays, but the biggest in my eyes was the 4 free throws shot by Sydney Snower in the final 79 seconds. UWM trailed by 1 the first time she was fouled and calmly made both to put UWM back ahead. She made two more with 11 seconds left that pushed the lead back to 3. Not only were those her only 4 attempts on the day, but those were her first four tries from the charity stripe on the season.
Key Stats: The Panthers shot a season-high 47.4 percent on the day and sank half of their 3's with 11 makes on 22 tries. The Pan Am Center was a good spot for UWM to find its long-range groove, making 11 today and 10 yesterday against Lamar.
News and Notes: Avyanna Young grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 10 points to record her second career double-double. The team technically grabbed a share of the weekend tournament crown as all 4 teams finished 1-1.
Up Next: It's back to Wisconsin tomorrow and a return to the Klotsche Center Wednesday for an early 11 a.m. tip.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Full Recap and Stats
Player Of The Game: Sophomore Avyanna Young continues to post dominating stats lines so far in 2013-14 and today was no different. She scored over 20 points for the second-straight game, tying her career-high with 22 points and just missing a double-double with 9 rebounds.
Young joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest as his "Star of the Game", hear that interview HERE.
Play of the Game: It was back-and-forth at the start, but when the Panthers turned a 10-7 deficit into am 18-10 lead in the first with an 11-0 run it was all over.
Key Stats: The Panthers shot the ball well on the day, finishing at 44.1 percent in the game and 54.2 percent in the second half despite hitting just 23.5 percent of their three's. Also, the team had just 11 turnovers compared to 13 assists.
News and Notes: Milwaukee battled to an even 43-43 edge on the boards despite a much smaller lineup for most of the day against the Bison.
Up Next: It's off to New Mexico for the holiday week, starting with a visit to "THE PIT" Tuesday.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Full Recap and Stats
Player Of The Game: For the Panthers, Angela Rodriguez brought her "A-game" against the Badgers, finishing with a team-high 18 points. She was 7-18 from the floor and 4-5 from the FT line.
Look at those Freshmen: A pair of freshman made their collegiate debuts and the final numbers were nice. Bre'Zall Warren finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and a pair of assists. Christina Wakeman made a statement with 9 points and 7 rebounds despite the fact that she played just 16 minutes. Sydney Snower also made her debut, scoring three points and grabbing a pair of boards in four minutes
Coach's Take: Head coach Kyle Rechlicz joined Scott Warras on the radio following the contest, hear that interview HERE.
Play of the Game: Milwaukee gave the Badgers all they could handle for 25-plus minutes, but could not overcome that 16-2 run that gave UW an insurmountable 55-37 lead.
Key Stats: Despite a clear size disadvantage, UWM hung with the Badgers on the boards and only trailed the final rebound count by a 52-46 tally. The Panthers also had 32 points in the paint.
News and Notes: The Panthers set a program record for fewest turnovers per game last season and picked up right where they left off, finishing with just nine turnovers on the night. Milwaukee's potent three-point attack could never get going, finishing 3-16 from long distance, clearly missing Emily Decorah who did not play tonight.
Up Next: UWM stays at home and welcomes Western Illinois to the Klotsche Center Sunday, starting at 2 p.m.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will also be airing the Panthers season opener against Wisconsin Thursday evening and the first airing of Kyle's show takes place right before the broadcast.
Thursday, Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m. (just prior to the LIVE game telecast)
Friday, Nov. 15 - 9:30 a.m. (REPLAY game telecast follows)
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 11:30 a.m. (REPLAY game telecast follows)
Sunday, November 10, 2013
It would be hard for Matt Tiby to have posted a better individual Panther debut than he did Friday night at Loyola.
The sophomore junior-college transfer tallied 21 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists in the loss. It marked the best scoring debut by a Panther since Paige Paulsen tallied 27 points in the 2006-07 opener vs. Radford. It was also the last time a new player reached the 20-point mark in his debut since Tone Boyle scored 20 in the 2008-09 opener.
Finally, it marked the first time since the 2009-10 campaign that the Panthers had anyone score 20 or more in a season opener. That year, Ricky Franklin and James Eayrs each scored 20-plus in the first contest of the year.
Tiby talked to the media after the game.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Her impressive efforts over the weekend didn't go unnoticed. Here are transcripts to two write ups on the game and Hagen's performance from Saturday:Wisconsin Soccer Central:
Sarah Hagen (Appleton North/UW-Milwaukee) certainly enjoys playing in the German Cup.
The striker posted her third hat trick in seven career matches in the competition as Bayern Munich routed host TSV Crailsheim 7-0 on Saturday in a second-round game of the Frauen DFB-Pokal.
Hagen closed out the scoring with goals in the 55th, 61st and 84th minutes as Bayern Munich cruised into the Round of 32, where they will play Nov. 16 or 17. She's scored 13 goals in German Cup play in her career, with hat tricks in each of her three seasons.
Bayern Munich (1-0-1) is one of four teams in the Frauen Bundesliga to have recorded four points from the first two league matches, but stands fourth in the 12-team league based on goal differential.
From Bavarian Football Works
The Bayern women were able to travel by bus to the city of Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg, which is tucked just inside the state's border with Bavaria to play their first round match of the Womens' DFB-Pokal.
Erika Tymrak, Clara Schöne and Sarah Romert all made their first appearances in the starting squad in Sunday's contest as most of the team's players who represented their countries over the last week or so were given the day off against the weaker opponent.
Schöne made an immediate impact, scoring Bayern's first goal just 11 minutes into the match.
From then on, Bayern would net six goals, all from Americans, beginning with Erika Tymrak's goal two minutes after Schöne scored the game's first.
Amber Brooks followed suit three minutes later before Tymrak scored again at the half-hour mark.
After taking the four-goal lead into the locker room, Bayern made two changes which saw Rebecca Huyleur replace Katharina Baunach and Jenny Gaugigl replace goalscorer Amber Brooks.
Sarah Hagen then proceeded to score an old-fashioned hattrick in the second half with goals in the 55th, 61st and 84th minutes to complete the afternoon's goal rampage and make the Bayern Mädels winners by seven goals to nil.
Their second-round Pokal fixture will take place in early November.
The team returns to Bundesliga play next on Thursday away to SGS Essen, who knocked off favorites Turbine Potsdam in their Cup match with three goals in the final fifteen minutes to overcome a two-nil deficit. FCB then return home to play newly-promoted Cloppenburg at the weekend.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Meet Liam Anderson
Milwaukee Men’s Soccer
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
High School: West Lake Boys High School
-Three-year starter in the box for the Westlake Boys High School soccer team.
-Named the ASB Auckland Schoolboy Player of the Year.
-Appeared in ASB Premiership Runners-up 2013, FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012, FIFA U17 World Cup Mexico 2011 and ASB Charity Cup Champions 2011.
2013 Season Highlights
-Milwaukee is unbeaten through seven games for the first time since 1996 when the Panthers started 7-0-0.
-The Panthers are ranked No. 6 in the NSCAA Great Lakes Poll.
-First career start was a 2-1 season opening victory over No. 12 Marquette in front of a record crowd of 3,312 at Engelmann Stadium.
-The true freshman has played every minute in the box for the Panthers.
-Anderson ranks top 10 in the nation in goals against average and save percentage. He has allowed a measly three goals in seven starts, and his save percentage of .885 ranks 10th in all of Division I. You hail from Auckland, New Zealand, what drew you to UW-Milwaukee?
The fact that I could play at a high level of soccer and also get a University degree at the same time. It’s not really an opportunity you get in New Zealand so America was a big thing. I’d been to America before, but I’d never been to Milwaukee at all. I never visited the school so it’s been quite a new experience.
What’s the transition been like from New Zealand to the United States and from high school soccer to college soccer?
It’s been good so far; it’s a similar standard of fútbol. The biggest difference is the pitches I think six of our first seven games have been on field turf which is quite new to me. The pace has been the biggest thing. It’s a faster game, but you never have to worry about a bad pitch or if you can’t play fútbol on the pitch.
Describe your first game in the box as a Panther, facing No. 12 Marquette with the Milwaukee Cup on the line. It was really exciting, probably one of the best experiences I’ve had in soccer. The crowd was amazing and there was so much build up for the game, it was really good. After we won it was a little bit of a pitch invasion by the fans, it was a really cool experience. Since that Marquette game we’ve had very high expectations. Milwaukee hasn’t had a winning record since the 2005 season when the Panthers won the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championships, later losing in penalty kicks to No. 1 New Mexico in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. What’s it going to take for the Panthers to get back to that level?
Just keep doing what we’re doing at the moment. We pride ourselves on being a really hard team to play against and a hard team to score against. The chances we get I think we can keep winning those and keep doing what we’re doing. At the moment I think we’re at the right step.
Head Coach Kris Kelderman and Goalkeeper Coach Mark Litton both have a wealth of experience in soccer and have some very impressive playing and coaching resumes. What’s it been like to have those two guide you during your first year?
It’s been really good. I work a lot with Mark [Litton] and he knows what I’m talking about and he always has something I need to work on and how to improve my game. Kris [Kelderman] really helps me and the team tactically before matches. We’re always working hard to get better.
You beat out three other goalkeepers for the starting nod to begin the season and have allowed a mere three goals this season, good for a 0.41 goals against average which ranks eighth in the nation. Was this something you expected coming into the season?
Not really, I really didn’t know what it was going to be like once I got here, I just knew I was going to try the best I could. Then I got the starting spot which was great, only allowing three goals thus far is really good, so I just try to do the best I can and so far I’ve been playing well and getting clean sheets.
You plan on studying geography, what’s been your favorite class in your first semester of college?
My favorite class at the moment is The World-Peoples and Regions. It’s really interesting learning about other cultures such as Latin America and Europe and it’s a quite interesting class, that’s the one that’s stood out thus far.
You have quite a few teammates from Wisconsin, have they converted you into a Green Bay Packer fan yet?
I haven’t really watched that much football, I haven’t really had that much time to watch TV. A lot of people in my dorm watch and meet together for the Packer games. I think I might start watching them and see what it’s all about. Back home we get the Super Bowl every year and sometimes I watch that but other than that I’ve never seen American football.
What’s been your favorite American cuisine?
I love Qdoba, it’s amazing. I like their burritos and quesadillas. There aren’t a whole lot of differences in food from back home; we have a lot of McDonald’s, Subway’s and Burger King’s. It’s more of a variety of fast foods over here, but overall it’s very similar. The one thing I miss is mince cheese pies [New Zealand food tradition, prepared as a hamburger-like meat pie], they are amazing but aren’t found over here.
Once your career as a Panther student-athlete is over, where do you see yourself?
I want to pursue soccer as much as possible, I’d really like to go pro, and that’s the big thing for me. If I could play soccer as much as possible and play and make a living out of it that would be the perfect situation for me.