SOC: Here’s the game-winning goal for @McNeeseSoccer vs. Arkansas.GOAL ?? Havana Johnson.ASSIST ?? Dayna Garcia and Nola Prickett.Cowgirls 3, Razorbacks 2 (F/2OT). Program’s first win over SEC opponent. #GeauxPokes #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/kCyaWjZFI1— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) August 26, 2018 Lake Charles, La. – Havana Johnson’s game-winning goal off a rebound with 3 ½ minutes to play in the second overtime lifted the McNeese Cowgirls to a 3-2 win over the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks in the first-ever home match against a member of the Power 5 conference on Sunday afternoon. The victory was the second straight for the Cowgirls as they improve to 3-1 on the season. Arkansas (2-1-1) suffered its first loss. “This was definitely the biggest non-conference win in the history of the program,” said head coach Drew Fitzgerald whose team was without sensational sophomore goalkeeper Emma Roccaforte who left the game in the 32nd minute after butting heads with teammate Nola Prickett when making a save on a Razorback shot. True freshman backup keeper Gabrielle Christy entered the game and kept the Razorbacks out of the net until the 78th minute when Arkansas tied the game at 1-1 by Tori Cannata on a double assist set up by Carly Hoke and Parker Goins. The final minute of regulation took the breath out of the fans in attendance. With just over a minute left in regulation, the Cowgirls took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Morgan Middleton who beat the Arkansas goalkeeper in a one-on-one matchup after receiving the pass from Johnson. “I saw both the defenders go towards the half and she (Johnson) just played me a perfect ball,” said Middleton whose goal was her first on the season. “I had a one-on-one with the keeper and I just had to place it on net.”Arkansas had a quick response, scoring only 20 seconds later on a goal by Taylor Malham to tie the game at 2-2 to force the overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, the Cowgirls struck late for the game-winner which was set up by a free kick cross by Dayna Garcia into the box that was one-touched by Prickett and rebounded by Johnson for the easy tap-in for the game-winner and her third goal of the season. “I honestly didn’t think I would be in the position to score the last goal,” said Johnson. “Nola got on it and it just fell perfectly at my feet. I had a wide-open goal and I tapped it in.” Christy finished up the game in the net for her first collegiate victory with seven saves in 74 minutes of action. McNeese got on the board first when Keely Morrow punched in the game’s first goal on a penalty kick in the 20th minute for her first goal of the season and a 1-0 Cowgirl lead. Arkansas outshot McNeese 19-15 and just 12-10 in shots on goal.
Novak Djokovic reappears Monday at the prime of the ATP rating after profitable his eighth Australian Open after profitable in the closing the Austrian Dominic Thiem (6-4,4-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4). After efficiently defending 2,000 factors as the 2019 champion, Djokovic inaugurates his 276 week as chief of the ATP rating with 9,720 factors and it is solely 10 weeks away from matching the second finest report ever, the 286 weeks of Pete Sampras as number 1, however nonetheless removed from Roger Federer’s 310. Djokovic leads Rafa Nadal in 325 factors, second in the rating with 9,395, who fell in the quarterfinals in opposition to Dominic Thiem and couldn’t defend the 1,200 runner-up factors from final yr’s match.On this manner Djokovic returns to take the lead in the battle that he and Nadal have been main in current months by the number 1 of the ATP rating and it turns into much more attention-grabbing if doable after the Australian Open. Nadal may method 120 factors of Djokovic if the Balearic raises the title of champion in Acapulco (February 24-29), the place he defends 45 factors in 2019.After the Mexican match, Nadal and Djokovic will face one another once more in the first 1,000 Masters of the season: Indian Wells (March 12-22). A priori, the Serbian would arrive with benefit to the Californian match, since defends 45 factors for the 360 that Nadal achieved after reaching the semifinals. Nonetheless, in the Miami Masters (March 25 – April 5) the scenario adjustments, since Djokovic defends 90 factors whereas Nadal would solely add (He didn’t compete final yr for damage) in a match that also resists him in his report. On this manner Indian Wells and Miami are offered as Nadal’s two nice alternatives to storm number 1 earlier than the begin of the land season, the place the Balearic defends a complete of three,900 factors (360 in Monte-Carlo, 180 in Barcelona, 360 in Madrid, 1,000 in Rome and 2,000 in Roland Garros) for 2,500 of the Serbian (180 in Monte-Carlo, 1,000 in Madrid, 600 in Rome and 720 in Roland Garros). This week’s rating additionally leaves Roger Federer in third place (7,130 factors) though solely 85 factors forward of Dominic Thiem, that with the 1,200 finalist factors surpasses Daniil Medvedev to match his finest historic classification (fourth with 7,045). In the Prime-10 highlights the rise of Gael Monfils, which fits to ninth place with 2,700 and David Goffin, which closes the Prime-10 with 2,555 after the fall of three positions of Roberto Bautista, which this week is twelfth with 2,360 factors, the identical as Stan Wawrinka. The American Tennys Sangren stars in the huge rise of the week after climbing 44 positions (from 100 to 56) after reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.ATP Rating at February 3, 20201. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,7202. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 9,3953. Roger Federer (SUI) 7.1304. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.0455. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,9606. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,7457. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,8858. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,9059. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,70010. David Goffin (BEL) 2,555—–12. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,36029. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 1,33242. Albert Ramos (ESP) 1,13049. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 1,05055. Feliciano López (ESP) 93363. Pablo Andújar (ESP) 86783. Roberto Carballés (ESP) 66484. Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 66487. Jaume Munar (ESP) 643Djokovic additionally leads the Race To LondonTogether with his victory at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic additionally expands his management at the helm of the Race To London with 2,665 factors, beating Dominic Thiem (1,265) by 1,400 factors and Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev by virtually 2,000, semifinalists in Melbourne (720). Rafa Nadal seems in sixth place with 610 factors, whereas Roberto Bautista marches tenth with 385 factors, 50 from Russian Daniil Medvedev who is the one who marks the restrict of the first eight.Race To London on February 3, 20201. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2,6652. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 1,2653. Roger Federer (SUI) 7204. Alexander Zverev (ALE) 7205. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6806. Rafa Nadal (ESP) 6107. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 4508. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 4359. Tennys Sandgren (USA) 39010. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 385