Freshman forward Nichelle Prince (7) advances the ball during a game against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy ChiefComing off a season-high six goals in a senior day victory against Northwestern, the Ohio State women’s soccer team heads back on the road for two Big Ten games this weekend. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play at No. 21 Nebraska Friday afternoon and Iowa Sunday.“(This) week’s games we just have to win,” freshman forward Nichelle Prince said. “We have to go in hard, we have to go in even harder than (last) week.”With just three games left in the regular season, OSU currently sits at 3-3-2 in Big Ten play, good for sixth best in the conference. The Buckeyes have scored 11 goals in their past three games, compared to just 18 goals in their first 13 games. Coach Lori Walker is hoping the offense continues its run but is also making sure the defense is getting attention, too.“Consistency is our challenge,” Walker said. “My hope is we didn’t expend all the goals left in the box (on Sunday). We’re going to continue to work on our defending and not giving away transition goals, kind of like we saw today.”Sitting atop the Big Ten standings is OSU’s Friday opponent, Nebraska, who is 7-1 in conference play. Two Nebraska forwards, senior Jordan Jackson and freshman Jaycie Johnson, each have seven goals on the year to lead the Huskers in scoring.“These are two tough games and two very important games,” Walker said. “Nebraska is playing extremely well, and it’s always hard to play Iowa at Iowa, so everyone counts.”Hawkeye sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Clark has shut out seven opponents, tied for the most in the Big Ten this season.OSU freshman midfielder Alexis Degler said for the Buckeyes to be successful, they need to keep their composure and concentrate on the task at hand.“We really need to keep our intensity level and just celebrate the game,” Degler said. “We just really need to bring that the rest of the time, and our soccer will come with it.”Friday’s match at Nebraska is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., and Sunday’s match at Iowa is set to kick off Sunday at 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, business establishments and other tourism-related establishments need to pass the inspection of the town’s composite team before they can resume operations.“They will be inspected if they have installed foot baths, hand sanitizers and transparent barriers, among others,” the mayor said.Returning employees of establishments in the world-famous island would be verified first at the municipality’s Public Employment Service Office before they will be allowed entry. Tourists at the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan on queue to register their names and undergo temperature check before swimming at the beach on June 1. Six of the eight designated swimming areas in the island have been opened in line with the start of the modified general community quarantine in the province. YES THE BEST BORACAY Water sports activities like paraw sailing will also be allowed by the LGU but subject to health protocols. For tourism establishments, on the other hand, they should apply before the Department of Tourism Region 6 to comply with the latter’s guidelines on operations under MGCQ, he added. (With a report from PNA/PN) This is to avoid crowding in one space, he said.The local government unit (LGU) has established lifeguard stations with personnel assigned to screen tourists who want to enjoy the swimming areas.“Swimmers must be subjected to temperature checking upon entry. They will also have to register their names, address and contact numbers before they will be allowed at the beach,” he said, adding that health standards such as wearing of face masks and strict observance of physical distancing remain imposed.Bautista said locals and other stranded individuals in the island had started swimming activities on Monday.Personnel of the municipal police station and local officials have been deployed to make sure the swimming guidelines are followed by the people. “I will issue separate guidelines for that,” said Bautista. “We will open two more this week. We have put red flags on non-swimming areas,” the mayor added. According to Bautista, beach viewing and sunbathing are allowed at the intervals of the 200-meter swimming areas. “We will verify first if the establishments where they work are already allowed to operate,” said Bautista. ILOILO City – The world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town has reopened its beach for tourists in line with the start of the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in Aklan on June 1. Acting Malay mayor Frolibar Bautista told Philippine News Agency in a phone interview that six of the eight designated swimming areas in the island are open for visitors from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Three of the eight assigned swimming areas are located at Station 2, two each at stations 2 and 3 and one at Barangay Yapak.Bautista said locals and other stranded individuals in the island had started swimming activities on Monday.
Photo: PxhereJAMESTOWN – A home version of the SAT college entrance exam is being prepared in case schools remain closed into the fall, College Board officials said Wednesday as they announced the cancellation of June testing.Instead of a paper-and-pencil test given under proctors’ supervision, the home version would be digital and rely on “remote proctoring.” That could include using the computer’s camera and microphone to monitor movement or talking, College Board President Jeremy Singer said on a conference call with reporters.The rival ACT also will launch an at-home option in late fall or early winter, the exam’s administrators said Wednesday.“We would much prefer that schools reopen but we are ready to innovate and deliver in the unlikely case we need to,” College Board Chief Executive David Coleman said. Coronavirus-related school closures forced the cancellation of spring testing for about 1 million first-time SAT test-takers, the majority of them high school juniors planning to enter college in 2021, College Board officials said. The national June 6 session is the latest to be canceled.“We would much prefer that schools reopen but we are ready to innovate and deliver in the unlikely case we need to,” College Board Chief Executive David Coleman said.The three-hour, multiple choice test measures math and English language arts proficiency. The ACT also has a science component.Most colleges require SAT or ACT exam scores as part of the application process, though an increasing number of institutions have made them optional in recent years, often to be more inclusive of students without access to private test-preparation available to wealthier peers.In response to the coronavirus, California’s public universities and several other institutions around the country have made the tests optional only for 2021 applicants.If it’s safe, the College Board will resume and expand in-person SAT testing in August, with Saturday sessions offered once a month through December, officials said. Students who had planned to take the SAT for free in school this spring can instead take it in the fall.The not-for-profit College Board earlier announced plans to offer Advanced Placement final exams at home for high school students whose schools will remain closed through the May testing dates. The College Board has offered to help students and schools secure devices and internet access if needed. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
PITTSBURGH — It was not the best game for the New York Islanders, and it also was a win against the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins.Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending New York to a 5-4 victory at Pittsburgh.“That’s the sign of a good team, when you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused, and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes and you still win the hockey game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said.Sidney Crosby and New York’s Frans Nielsen scored in the second round, and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury’s pad and into the net for the win.“He came down, I tried to show him something, and it didn’t work,” said Fleury, who was seeking his 300th career win.Matt Martin, Nikolay Kulemin and Ryan Strome scored in an impressive flurry in the first, helping New York to the early lead. Strome also had two assists for the Islanders, who have won seven of eight and now trail Pittsburgh by two points in the Metropolitan Division.“This has been one of our biggest rivals over the last few years, so you always get up for these games,” Martin said. “They’re the team we’re chasing in the standings right now.”Patric Hornqvist forced overtime with his 10th goal of the year for the Penguins, who had won three in a row. Sutter, Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling also scored in regulation.Kris Letang nearly ended it in overtime for Pittsburgh, but Johnny Boychuk stopped the wraparound attempt when he got his stick on the puck before it crossed the goal line.New York carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, but Hornqvist tied it with seven minutes left, finishing a one-timer from Evgeni Malkin.“We were able to get ourselves back in the game,” Crosby said. “We just didn’t play a full 60 minutes and didn’t really deserve to win.”Casey Cizikas nearly put the Islanders ahead, but his one-time redirect hit the post to the right of Fleury. The teams in the Metropolitan meet again on Nov. 22 in New York.“We’re going to have to play better tomorrow night if we’re going to have a chance to win the game,” Capuano said. “They’re a pretty good hockey club.”The re-tooled Islanders entered with their best start since the 1987-88 season.The Penguins handed the Islanders their first loss of the season last month during the initial meeting between the teams in Pittsburgh. In that game, New York, which won its first four games of the season, held an early lead before Pittsburgh rallied for a two-goal victory.The Penguins put together a couple of comebacks, but Okposo had the winning play for the Islanders. “The first period, we really didn’t give ourselves a chance, the way we played,” Crosby said. “They carried the play and got rewarded for it.”The Penguins played their first game without veteran winger Pascal Dupuis, who will miss the rest of the season after blood clots were found in his lungs.Sutter opened the scoring just 1:13 into the game, but the Islanders controlled the next two periods as Pittsburgh appeared sluggish without its emotional leader, twice falling behind by two goals.“You don’t want to start games like that, especially when important points are on the line,” Crosby said.The Islanders, who allowed the first goal for the fourth straight game, scored three times in 1:35, taking command midway through the first.Martin started the surge, beating Fleury with a short-side wrist shot during a rush down the left wing.Kulemin followed 29 seconds later, forcing a Paul Martin turnover at the blue line before working past Letang and beating Fleury with a wrist shot from the slot.Thomas Hickey’s shot from the point deflected off Strome’s skate, making it 3-1.Pittsburgh pulled within one when Comeau, while circling around the net, threw a centering pass in front that hit Matt Martin’s skate and trickled across the goal line.Nick Leddy briefly reclaimed the Islanders’ two-goal lead at 5:42 of the second with a one-timer from the faceoff dot, but Spaling got it back for Pittsburgh when he tapped a rebound behind Johnson.(DAN SCIFO)TweetPinShare0 Shares