UWF Women’s Soccer Sweeps Gulf South Conference Weekly Awards

first_imgUWF Women’s Soccer Sweeps Gulf South Conference Weekly Awards Nov. 1, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Dernelle Mascall and Sheka Codner were named the GSC Offensive and Defensive players of the week this past week. They become the sixth and seventh different Argos to earn player of the week honors this season for women’s soccer. Previously, Brandi Adams (Sr. / Gulf Breeze, Fla.) and Jodi Galucci (So. / Stuart, Fla.) were honored as offensive players of the week, while Marie Hastings (Sr. / Gainesville, Fla.) and Linda Ganehed (Fr. / Sweden) each won a defensive player of the week honor. In addition, goalkeeper Courtney Jones (So. / Panama City, Fla.) has won defender of the week two separate times this season.Forward Dernelle Mascall (Basse terre, Moruga, Trinidad) earned her first career GSC Player of the Week award after recording her third hat-trick of the season this past weekend. Mascall broke West Florida’s single-season goal record (22) with four in two matches while adding two assists. She was a part of every Argo goal in the two contests. The 5-8 swift footed Sophomore netted all three goals against Montevallo Friday night, clinching the top spot for UWF in the upcoming GSC Tournament, 3-0. In Sunday’s match with Thomas (Ga.), Mascall netted a goal and assisted on two more as UWF closed out the regular season with a 3-0 win.Defender Sheka Codner (Dover, Del.) claimed her first GSC Defender of the Week honor after playing all 180 minutes for West Florida over the weekend, as the Argos blanked two opponents by a pair of 3-0 scores. The 5-5 Junior anchored a defense that allowed Montevallo just two shots on goal and held Thomas (Ga.) to only one total shot. The 3-0 victory over the Lady Falcons clinched the top seed in the GSC Tournament for UWF. Amazingly, Codner and her defensive companions have not allowed a goal in the last 790 minutes of play. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan plays, practices despite bumps and bruises

first_img“It was great. He didn’t talk a lot, which was even better. He didn’t complain once.”Rivers, as is often the case, had reporters laughing by then.“But he is one of those guys, and it’s great to have that,” Rivers said.Rivers was asked if he was going to give any of his players shorter minutes over these last few days of the regular season to rest up for the playoffs. After Saturday’s game, the Clippers had just two left — Tuesday at home against Denver and Wednesday at Portland.“I don’t understand the rest if you don’t need it, you know what I mean?” Rivers said. “And you have to be careful because we’ve had all these days off, you don’t want to lose your rhythm. Rest and rhythm, they go hand in hand. “Right now, we’re pretty good. After this, we have a back-to-back. I wouldn’t be surprised if the guys play limited minutes in one of those games, or no minutes. We’ll see.”The Clippers have had two days off from games after each of their past four games.Rivers: No one like Durant)It was interesting to hear what Rivers recently said about Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, especially since it’s possible the Clippers will play the Thunder in the playoffs. Durant, who is listed as 6-feet-9 but appears more like 6-11, is leading the league in scoring at 31.2 points a game. He’s the odds-on favorite to win the MVP award.“I don’t think anyone’s figured it out and I don’t know if anyone will,” Rivers said of slowing down Durant. “Him and (Dallas’ Dirk) Nowitzki are the two hardest players in the league to guard and it’s a lot to do with they’re just bigger than everybody as far as their length.“And Durant runs around like J.J. (Redick). But he’s 7 feet tall, or 6-11 or whatever they say, and that makes him very difficult. We haven’t seen a player like Durant, ever … ever.“I don’t think there has ever been a player like him.” LOS ANGELES >> Center DeAndre Jordan played in all 82 regular-season games for the Clippers last season and is on his way to doing the same thing this year. Coach Doc Rivers was not one bit surprised.“Well, D.J.’s one of those guys, I mean, there’s a lot of them in the league,” said Rivers, who thought about that for a second. “Well, actually, there’s not a lot. But he’s one of those guys. He does have bangs and bruises and sprains; he just keeps playing. There are people made that way, their makeup, and D.J is one of those guys.”Rivers said there probably have been 10 practices this year where the team trainer told him Jordan likely likely not going to be able to participate.“And then he goes the whole practice and you didn’t even know he was injured,” Rivers said. “It was just D.J. He had a root canal one morning before practice and practiced the whole practice.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more