Mizzou facing Minnesota in Citrus Bowl

first_imgMissouri Tigers logoMissouri Tigers logoORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – No. 16 Missouri and No. 25 Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes.The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl.Missouri (10-3) is coming off a SEC championship game loss to Alabama. The Tigers are making their second appearance in an Orlando bowl, having won the Tangerine Bowl over Southern Mississippi in 1981.Minnesota (8-4) is making its first trip to Orlando. It is coming off back-to-back eight-win seasons for the first time since 2002-03. This is the Golden Gophers third consecutive bowl appearance. They are looking for their first bowl victory since 2004.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Utes shut out Broncos

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com It took awhile to get started, thanks to a couple of thunderstorms that rolled through the Utah campus Sunday afternoon, but once it did, it didn’t take long for the Utah women’s soccer team to jump all over Boise State.The Utes scored three first-half goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Broncos to improve to 4-2-1 on the season. The Broncos dropped to 5-3.”That’s always nice to start fast,” said Utah coach Rich Manning.”Hopefully we’re starting to find a rhythm.”Hailey Marsh, Amanda Feigt and Melissa Wayman each scored goals for the Utes and goalkeeper Ashley Mason and the Ute defense kept the Broncos out of the goal.The opening kickoff was delayed about 45 minutes because of lightning at Ute Field, following a drenching rain. Then after less than four minutes of action, play was again delayed due to more lightning. Finally, at about the time the game should have been winding down, play resumed for good.Manning felt his team wasn’t as sharp coming back from the delay, but the Utes still got on the board quickly.At the 16:10 mark, Marsh took a pass from Kim Lloyd and put the ball in the left center from about eight yards out.”We’ve worked hard in practice on crashing the box and making smart cuts through the defense,” said Marsh, a sophomore from Colorado. “When Kim crossed the ball it was second nature to go up and get the ball.””Hailey has been working really hard in practice and earned a start,” said Manning. “She’s really good in the air, and she demonstrated that on the goal.”Then at the 33:24 mark, Feigt, the Utes’ top scorer, made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal into the upper right-hand corner, her third of the season. Finally, with just 19 seconds left in the first half, Melissa Wayman scored on a header from five yards out off a corner kick from Erin Pruitt.”That third goal was big I thought, because it gave us confidence and a bit of a cushion going into halftime,” Manning said.Boise State had seven shots on goal, but only four resulted in saves by Mason, who notched her ninth career shutout. The Utes have two home games coming up, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against Washington State and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Utah State before taking a trip to southern California the following week. last_img read more

Lea Garner hangs on and edges Sirene Blair for Utah Women’s Open title

first_imgPROVO — Former BYU golfer Lea Garner hung on to win the inaugural Utah Women’s Open Sunday, edging Sirene Blair by one shot at East Bay Golf Course.Garner, a native of Washington Terrace who completed her career at BYU last year, added a 66 to her first-day 67 to beat Blair, who hails from South Jordan and just completed her collegiate career at San Diego State. Blair also shot 66 Sunday after a first-round 68.Finishing five shots back of the winner at 138 was Juli Erekson, a professional from Eagle Mountain, while BYU sophomore Anna Kennedy was the top amateur, finishing with a 140 total, a shot better than State Amateur champion Kelsey Chugg.By winning, Garner earned $3,000, while Blair got $2,000 as the runner-up and Erekson received $1,200 for third in the tournament sponsored by Siegfried & Jensen and Fairways Media.In Sunday’s final round, Garner extended her overall lead to three with birdies at holes 2 and 3, before Blair cut the margin to one with birdies at 6 and 9. A birdie on 12 left the two in a tie before Garner made back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 with Blair also birdieing 14. Then both golfers finished with birdies at 16 and 18.Other top finishers included Carly Dehlin at 143 and Kendra Dalton, Naomi Soifua and Alina Vannarath at 144.last_img read more