MINNEAPOLIS – Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points despite a bloody nose as No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday.South Carolina’s 11-0 start is the best in school history and is two games shy of the program’s all-time longest win streak of 13, which was set during the 1985-86 season.The reigning Southeastern Conference player of year took a hit to the nose with about six minutes left in the first half. After a brief delay, she returned to finish with five steals and four rebounds.Crystal Bradford, the reigning Mid-American Conference Player of the year, scored 20 points for Central Michigan (4-4).Alaina Coates had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for South Carolina. Aleighsa Welch added 12 points.The Gamecocks will face Liberty in the tournament final on Sunday.
LISCR FC president Mustapha Raji could not believe what was happening. His boys had begun their 2-2 encounter against Wataga FC last Saturday on an impressive note.Striker Chris Jackson scored the first goal for his side in the 10th minute and everything looked good for LISCR FC.They kept the pressure on Watanga and earned three successive corner kicks that kept Watanga FC’s defense working overtime.And truly the first 30 minutes seemed to have gone how LISCR FC decided it to go. But when an unmarked Watanga FC attacker headed a ball inside the 6-yard box directly into the goal, goalkeeper Tommy Songo was caught unawares.He just stood there like an ordinary spectator, as the ball hit the back of his net.He was flatfooted. With the game at 1-1 LISCR FC, unperturbed, resumed their attack as Watanga struggled to rise above their game.Though LISCR FC increased the tally 2-1, goalkeeper Tommy Songo made a bad ball distribution that caused the goal against him.Watanta FC had launched an offensive and goalkeeper Songo rushed out to bring the ball under control.In the process, he sadly punched the ball onto the path of an opposing player who had the easy job of tapping the ball beyond his reach.Songo, according to Coach Kasumu Silla, committed a similar poor ball distribution several months ago when LISCR FC played against a Diaspora Team in a friendly match.Commenting on the game, Coach Silla, former national team goalkeeper, said it is time attention on goalkeeping becomes a concern to coaches and sports administrators.He wants to help teams’ goalkeepers to get over “foolish mistakes.”CAF Education Officer Francis Tamba admitted it is necessary to help goalkeepers.He revealed that the LFA has applied to CAF for a training course for Liberian goalkeepers.Meanwhile on Saturday, Pro Sisters drew 1-1 with NASKIDs and World Sisters defeated Island Queens 3-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)