A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there’s nothing left to lose in their quest to capture the International Crown
Yani Tseng made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to give Taiwan a sweep of the Americans in the opening round of the 32-player, eight-team tournament Thursday.
Inspired by playing for her country, Yani Tseng showed flashes of her old brilliance with a clutch putt on the final hole to beat the USA. Story
Tseng and Phoebe Yao never trailed in a 1-up win over Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson after Candie Kung and Teresa Lu beat Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr 4 and 3.
“There’s probably more pressure with being No. 1, but we all knew coming into match play that anything can happen,” Lewis said. “It always comes down to one putt here and there.”
Tseng made the winning putt after Lewis failed from a bit farther out on her own birdie try. from the AP
from the Sun
In speaking about the strides the Tigers have made as a program, Ambrose mentioned that he sees recruits wanting to play at his Football Championship Subdivision program over Maryland.
Here’s the full quote from Edward Lee’s CAA media day story:
“When we took the job, you had to travel farther to find people that didn’t have preconceived, negative connotations of what Towson football was. We did that, but we also found local kids that believed in our dreams. Heck, now everybody wants to be a part of this. Kids don’t want to go out of state. Kids don’t want to go to Maryland. They want to come to Towson, and now it’s been turning guys away and being much more selective. It’s a great thing for the school, and it’s a great thing for the city. I don’t want to sound trite, but it’s a hell of a time to be a Tiger.”
Let’s not forget that Ambrose was a longtime member of Maryland coach Randy Edsall’s staff at UConn.
Towson went to the FCS championship game last season but has lost most of the core of its team and was picked Wednesday to finish fifth in the CAA.
Maryland went to a bowl last season for the first time under Edsall and is preparing for its first season in the Big Ten.
The teams last played in 2011 — a game Maryland won, 28-3.
My take—No biggie. Just win in the Big Ten
Logan is a rising sophomore at St Paul’s. Yes he is related to me. I am extremely proud of Logan being offered a Scholarship at one of the finest Universities in the Nation. The Air Force has added an attackman who has a tremendous feel for the game as well as a wicked left handed shot.
“Joe’s just Cool Joe. He’s not the most vocal,” Suggs said Wednesday, a day before the official start of training camp. “But sometimes we may need that. He may need to cuss somebody out. He may have to cuss me out. It’s good to hear your quarterback get after somebody sometimes. I think it would be a good thing. At the end of the day, we still love Cool Joe.”
Last year, Flacco and Suggs playfully exchanged verbal jabs throughout training camp practices. Suggs even acknowledged that Flacco had cussed him out before.
“But Joe knows how to do his subliminal slick shots,” Suggs said. “We’re looking for more direct.”
Thanks to Irv Beightler for sending me the video.