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first_imgThe Swiss operating company Nord Stream 2 AG and Kvaerner have signed a contract for delivery of onshore facilities for a new Russian gas export pipeline. The contract value is above NOK 600 million ($71.6M), Kvaerner informed on Thursday.The two 1,200-km Nord Stream 2 pipelines will mostly follow the route of the existing Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea – from the coast of Russia to Greifswald on Germany’s northern coast. The project will have the capacity to transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia to Europe, connecting with pipelines within the European Union for onwards transmission.The new Nord Stream 2 pipeline will provide gas supplies to the European market. Kvaerner’s subsidiary Kvaerner LLC is contract partner for the work related to the construction of parts of the onshore facilities at the pipeline’s export landfall facilities in the St. Petersburg region.The work will include procurement and project management for civil, mechanical and piping works in addition to installation of some onshore pipelines and service buildings at the facilities.The scope of Kvaerner LLC’s contract consists mainly of civil works and foundations, procurement and installation of piping and valves for the pipe cleaning pig launch and receiver unit. The scope also includes installation of the approximately two kilometer long adjacent pipeline onshore, as well as construction of permanent buildings for operation of the gas export plant. Design of the installations will be performed by Nord Stream 2 AG’s engineering contractor.“We are excited to be selected for this important new project. We have extensive experience from both delivery of onshore plants and from solid track record on execution of projects in Russia,” says Hans Petter Mølmen, Executive Vice President for Concrete & New Solutions in Kvaerner.Kvaerner LLC’s execution of the Russian export landfall facilities will take place in cooperation with local subcontractors and international suppliers.When it comes to the project’s progress, Gazprom which manages the project construction through its subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, recently revealed that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was on course to be completed in 2019.last_img read more

first_img The Evening Chronicle says the club’s prospective new owners are looking at several appointments along with a potential Director of Football. And one candidate keen to return is Dabizas, who is working for Greek Super league club Panathinaikos.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Dabizas has helped rebuild the Athens side, wheeling and dealing efficiently and also promoting players from the club’s Academy. A crowd favourite as a player, he has his UEFA pro licence and executive master for international players. read also:Newcastle legend helps COVID-19 fight by delivering condoms via drone Dabizas also retains representation in the area in the form of Paul Monaghan, an agent with Newcastle-based St James’ Square Sports Management. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Newcastle United hero Nikos Dabizas is spying a return to St James’ Park.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health has reported the first flu-related death of the season. The report says the patient was under 18-years-old.The most recent government report says flu activity is increasing in some areas of the state. “Unfortunately, we are already seeing some heartbreaking consequences of the flu in Indiana,” said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “With influenza activity on the rise, I encourage anyone who hasn’t gotten a flu shot to get one to help protect themselves and their loved ones.”Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and death. High-risk individuals include pregnant women, young children (especially those too young to get vaccinated), people with chronic illnesses, people who are immunocompromised and the elderly. It is especially important for these individuals to be vaccinated each year.People can help prevent the spread of flu by washing their hands frequently and thoroughly, avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth with their hands and staying home when sick. Hoosiers should practice the “Three Cs” to help prevent the spread of flu and other infectious diseases:Clean: Properly wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water.Cover: Cover your cough and sneeze into your arm or a disposable tissue.Contain: Stay home from school or work when you are sick to keep your germs from spreading.The flu vaccine is available at all area health departments. In Ripley call 812-689-5751. In Franklin County call 765-647-4322. In Decatur County call 812-663-8301. In Dearborn County call 812-537-8826. In Jennings County call 812-352-3024.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Gerald William “Bill” Peters, age 80, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on September 14, 1938, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Ernest and Magnolia “Maggie” (Whitham) Peters. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1956 graduate of the Vevay High School. Bill was inducted into the United States Army on January 16, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharpshooter Rifle Badge. Bill was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on December 31, 1962 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Bill was united in marriage on December 30, 1961, in Rising Sun, Indiana, to Esther Louise Martin. Bill and Esther shared nearly 58 years of marriage together until his death. Bill was a former employee for Slawson Implements in Vevay, Indiana, for four years and for the Town of Vevay Electric Plant. He was formerly employed for the Jefferson Proving Ground gate in Madison, Indiana, from 1996 – 1999. Bill retired on October 1, 1996 from Cinergy PSI in Madison, Indiana, after 29 years of service. Bill resided in the Madison, Indiana community since December 1969. He was a member of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a former member of the Madison VFW Post#1968. Bill was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Bill enjoyed hunting, especially rabbit hunting, and mowing his grass. Bill thoroughly enjoyed sitting in his front yard buying and selling items and striking up a conversation with the buyers. Bill will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Bill passed away at 3:42 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Esther Louise (Martin) Peters of Madison, IN; his daughters, Deborah Kay Jackson and her husband, Randy of Dillsboro, IN and Barbara Jean Howe and her companion, Eric Dinwiddie of Bloomington, IN; his son, Arthur Dean Peters and his wife, Deborah of Madison, IN; his step-son, Clifford Jackson and his wife, Karen of Aurora, IN; his grandchildren, Michael Howe, Matthew Howe, Trevor Jackson, Justin Peters, Cody Jackson and William Jackson; his 3-great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Drew and her husband, Dale of Hanover, IN; his brother, Terry Dean Peters and his wife, Pam of West Chester, OH; his sister-in-law, Pam Peters of Vevay, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Peters, died October 12, 1985 and Magnolia “Maggie” (Whitham) Peters, died March 4, 1998; his grandson, Travis Jackson, died April 27, 2005; his brothers, Norman Lee Peters, died May 16, 2011, Jerry Ernest Peters, died January 31, 2010 and Donald Ray Peters, died January 28, 2012.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Jerry Wheeler, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

first_imgRemi Garde has confirmed he wants to bring Loic Remy to Aston Villa. Press Association They are rock bottom of the Barclays Premier League and Garde – who was assistant manager at Lyon when Remy started his career at the Stade de Gerland – is keen on the France forward to boost their forward line. He said: “Loic is a guy I know well, of course it would be an interesting player for the team. He is part of some players I’ll try to attract to Aston Villa, for sure. Loic is a special one because he knows the country and the league. I have got some targets who could be at this level without knowing the country and the league. “I have to work with the players I have currently but if you don’t achieve that too much and you can bring in players with more confidence and with a lot of experience it could be helpful for the team.” Remy has struggled for games at Chelsea this season despite Diego Costa’s lack of form and the club’s nightmare season. He has scored three goals in 14 games but has started just once in the league with the defending champions 14th. The 28-year-old has also made just seven league starts since a move from QPR last year. “The situation is not the best one to speak with players but what I have done already doesn’t show me no-one wants to join this club,” Garde added. Villa are the lowest scorers in the division, netting just 15 goals in 19 games, and head to second bottom Sunderland on Saturday four points behind their relegation rivals. They lost 2-0 at Norwich on Monday to lose ground on their fellow strugglers at the bottom. Gabby Agbonlahor (back) and Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) are out while Ashley Westwood and Jordan Ayew are banned. Jores Okore could return from a knee injury at the Stadium of Light. center_img The Chelsea striker is a loan target for Garde in the January transfer window. The boss is searching for reinforcements to dig Villa out of their desperate situation with the club 11 points from safety. last_img read more

first_imgBrentford have signed defenders Jake Bidwell and Harlee Dean on a month’s loan from Everton and Southampton respectively.Bidwell, 18, is primarily a left-back and will fill the void left by Blair Adams, who has returned to Sunderland following his loan spell at Griffin Park.Dean, 20, has yet to make a first-team appearance for Southampton since joining them from Dagenham & Redbridge last year.AdChoices广告Bees boss Uwe Rosler was keen to add at least one defender to his squad as Karleigh Osborne is sidelined and Dale Bennett’s loan from Watford was cut short by a knee injury.Miguel Llera’s exit after he agreed to join Sheffield Wednesday made Brentford’s need for reinforcements even greater.Follow West London Sport on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgThe UW Division of Recreational Sports defines its club teams as student-run organizations that offer intercollegiate competition, some of which include badminton, frisbee, and rugby.But Wisconsin’s club baseball team feels like it is a little bit more than just a club team. It feels as though it is legitimately the school’s team per se.After all, the jerseys they don do read “Badgers” in cardinal and white.The members on the club team realize that most students don’t recognize them as a UW team, but still feel as if they aren’t just another club team.”I think most people view us as just a step above a club team, but it’s still pretty serious,” senior infielder Ryan Bachmeier said. “It’s not like we go out and drink some beers after our games.”Yet there is one obvious — and huge — difference between being a club or varsity team.”We feel like the school’s baseball team, but we feel we don’t get much support as far as funding because we pay for everything ourselves,” junior outfielder/pitcher Ramphis Marrero said. “They give us like $500, but it’s really not that much because we pay for our own jerseys, our own transportation, umpires, everything,”We basically pay for everything but the little amount they give us.”Wisconsin’s club baseball team formed in 1999. Just one year later the National Club Baseball Association was founded. Today, the NCBA has 129 teams nation-wide and the competition is on par with that of the NCAA level.After last weekend’s sweep of UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s club team has clinched the NCBA Great Lakes West Conference and hopes to advance to the NCBA World Series later this month. The World Series is set up similar to that of the NCAA World Series where the eight regional champions meet in a double-elimination tournament.And following the team’s home run derby at the All-Campus Party this past week, more and more students on campus have come to recognize the school’s club team.”People are slowly starting to notice more and more about us,” sophomore first baseman/third baseman Tom Lemke said. “People know of the team, we’re definitely not the basketball or football team by any means, but our name sake has been growing.”But by having to play off campus and lacking the same exposure as a varsity team, the club team hasn’t been able to garner too much acknowledgment.Also, not having a varsity baseball program at UW puts the team at somewhat of a disadvantage compared to some of the others in the NCBA that do, such as Michigan, UW-Milwaukee and even Division-III school UW-Whitewater.Typically, these club teams have a JV-like partnership with the varsity program at its respective university.”A lot of their guys are people who didn’t make the varsity team there,” Lemke said. “Usually the competition is a little better with those teams; they have a lot more proven players.”Jerseys and equipment are also handed down from the varsity teams to the club team which also puts the UW club team at a financial disadvantage.Then again, money has never been a major issue for the members of Wisconsin’s club baseball team.In fact, Marrero passed up scholarship offers from schools such as Iowa and Indiana to attend the UW. While an academic scholarship from Wisconsin certainly played into his decision, it doesn’t appear as though he’s missed much from rejecting the opportunity to play on a Division-I baseball diamond.Scouts from Major League teams like the New York Mets and Oakland A’s have traveled to some of the team’s games just to see the former Roberto Clemente High School (Chicago, Ill.) star.Nevertheless, Marrero would still like to see UW have a varsity baseball program, as would much of the team.”I wish the school had a varsity program and everybody on the team talks about it,” he said. “But it’s kind of hard since it’s been out for so long and Title IX won’t really allow it.”On the other hand, some of the other players actually don’t mind if Wisconsin were to bring the varsity team back or not.”We don’t think about it too much,” Lemke said. “Every now and then we talk about it, but we joke around that if they do make a varsity team we wouldn’t be on it.”Either way, the club team goes out to the field — wherever it may be: MATC, Ahuska Fields, or elsewhere — with one objective in mind.”We’re all there working together for a common goal,” Marrero said. “To be good at baseball and to have fun.”last_img read more

first_img Comments Joe Alexander refused to make it easy. In the driveway of his Ontario home, he spent hours playing games of 21 with his daughter, Kayla, trying to build up her basketball acumen. The 6-foot-5 former Niagara forward challenged her as if she had been playing the sport as long as he had. If she was going to win, she was going to have to beat her father without the benefit of any intentionally missed shots. ‘What I tried to get across to her was the mental aspect,’ Joe Alexander said. ‘The understanding that you were going to have to compete for everything.’ That driveway hoop was the site of the beginning of Kayla Alexander’s basketball career, but it was also the place of countless defeats. She could rarely beat her father, but each one of those losses built up her mental toughness. On the occasions that she did win, her confidence soared. Unlike her defeats to her father in 21, Alexander has rarely failed during her time at SU. She has transformed from a raw, lanky freshman to a strong junior center who was a 2011 All-Big East First-Team selection last season. Now, on an Orange team determined to break out of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and fight its way toward receiving an NCAA tournament berth, Alexander’s production in the frontcourt on both offense and defense is going to be key. From her freshman to sophomore season, Alexander scored four more points per game to average just less than 15 per game. She gathered in 69 more rebounds last season and also had 22 more blocks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text She and forward Iasia Hemingway were the focal points of opposing teams’ defenses all season long. SU forced the ball inside where Alexander could score through a variety of post moves or be fouled. She’s a 76.6 percent free-throw shooter. ‘I think she’s taken more of a leadership role of just demanding the basketball,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘I think as she catches it and as she scores, that’s as good as we are.’ From a driveway in Canada to the go-to scorer for Syracuse, Alexander has come a long way. She didn’t start playing basketball until she was 13 years old. Joe Alexander said he never tried to get his daughter involved in the sport because he never thought Alexander had any interest. So it came as a surprise when she came home one day and told him she was trying out for Canada’s version of an AAU team. Alexander had the size and some general understanding of the game, but Joe Alexander saw how much improvement she needed. The former college player’s genes passed down the physical attributes Alexander would need — mainly her height — but not the natural basketball ability. Alexander’s follow-through was nearly nonexistent. Her strength needed to be built up or else ‘she didn’t have a prayer’ at making a shot while opponents were making contact. The ball would go flying as soon as it left her hand, Joe Alexander said. ‘It was quite obvious that she lacked the skill,’ he said. ‘She lacked the overall basketball knowledge.’ What Alexander lacked in natural ability, though, she made up for with an unmatched work ethic. When the coaches in Canada taught her something new, whether it was on the court or in the weight room, Alexander spent time on her own after practice working on it. After many of her team’s practices, Joe Alexander would arrive at the gym and shoot around with his daughter. He constantly implored Alexander to bend her knees to give the ball more of a push so it gets to the basket. He made sure her release point was nearly perfect. When Alexander was playing for the Canadian national team, the coach told her father she was the hardest-working player. ‘As she progressed, she had something her dad didn’t have,’ Joe Alexander said. ‘I was a little different. Things came naturally, so I didn’t work hard. She has this unbelievable work ethic.’ Alexander was a fairly unknown recruit out of Canada. Not necessarily a blue-chip prospect, Alexander had an impressive high school career, including a national championship with Team Ontario in 2008. And she also played on the Under-18 Canadian National Team that same year. She received recruiting letters from several schools, and one day while sifting through to find a couple to respond to, the one from Syracuse stood out. Of all the offers, playing at Syracuse had the combination of athletics and academics she was searching for.  Most of all, she trusted the coaches. And so did her father. He didn’t want anyone to tell her she’d be guaranteed playing time, but instead wanted coaches to tell Alexander she was going to have to earn it. ‘I was looking through different letters I got from various coaches, and I just called (associate head) coach (Matt) Luneau,’ Alexander said. ‘He and my dad got a conversation going. We got good relationships with the coaches. They’re good people, which is important to me.’ Even now, years removed from the days of having to work in the Ontario high school gyms and in her driveway, Alexander can still list what she needs to improve. The work ethic that earned her a starting spot in the Orange lineup hasn’t waned. That includes everything from getting faster on the court to committing fewer fouls. Joe Alexander said his daughter’s strength has been built up tremendously with the help of Ryan Cabiles, SU’s director of strength and conditioning, but it is still an ‘ongoing process.’ ‘You can always learn something new,’ Alexander said. ‘You’re never going to be perfect. Wherever you are, you always want to boost it up and improve yourself. I think every year, there’s always something to improve on.’ Instead of battling her father, Alexander now takes on SU’s backup center Shakeya Leary in practice every day. It’s a matchup between two dynamic centers who match each other’s competitiveness. Hillsman allows his centers to play physically in practice, rarely calling fouls to help build toughness and strength for Big East conference games. And it’s Leary’s presence that allows Alexander to keep developing. ‘She’s just willing to work to get better every day,’ Leary said. ‘She has that mentality and that’s what makes her a real great player.’ As Alexander’s strength and skill have advanced, her confidence on the floor has also gone to the next level. Her father, coaches and teammates have watched the progression. And this season, the Orange will continue to reap the benefits.  ‘She’s going to do a lot this year,’ Hemingway said. ‘She’s going to make us a great team.’ cjiseman@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Syracuse has its chance to show Pittsburgh what it can do at full strength. With a deeper bench and a knockdown shooter waiting to wreak havoc on the arc, the Orange takes on a different appearance, one the Panthers haven’t seen yet.No. 19 Syracuse plays Pittsburgh in the third round of the Big East tournament on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The Panthers, who earned a double-bye with their fourth-place regular-season finish, beat the Orange 65-55 on Feb. 2 in front of a raucous Petersen Events Center crowd. Some of Syracuse’s biggest deficiencies bubbled to the surface in that game, but they can’t reappear for the Orange to earn revenge against Pittsburgh.“Pittsburgh, they beat us pretty good. They got on the glass on us,” Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “They just bullied us, really. We’re going to have to come to play.Back on Feb. 2, the Panthers crashed the boards for a 39-24 rebounding advantage. They shot 48 percent from the field, and managed to hold the Orange to only 36.7-percent shooting. Pittsburgh also played 10 players, and outscored Syracuse 31-3 in bench points.At the time, the Orange’s roster was thin. DaJuan Coleman was still out after having knee surgery in late January. Syracuse’s biggest loss at the time, though, was James Southerland, who was ineligible due to an academic issue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU played seven players, with Baye Moussa Keita and Trevor Cooney off the bench. Cooney played 17 minutes and never attempted a single shot. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, had four different players score at least six points each off the bench.Now Syracuse hopes having Southerland back in the lineup leads to a different result Thursday. If his performance on Wednesday is any indication, it will. Southerland scored 20 points against Seton Hall, and went 6-of-9 from the arc.Against a gritty Pittsburgh team, he could be key for Syracuse.“They make you fight for every point,” SU forward C.J. Fair said. “This time we’ve got James in our lineup and James, he stretches the floor so that’s going to be big for getting their bigs away from the basket so it can make it easier for us to get offensive rebounds and stuff.”Pittsburgh, which has won seven of its last 10 games, is an extremely physical defensive team. The Panthers are second in the Big East in scoring margin at plus-14.7, and are first in the league in rebounding defense at 28.3 boards per game.Only one Pittsburgh player, Tray Woodall, averages double-digit points per game, but the Panthers’ defense makes up for it.Syracuse played eight players on Wednesday, but Jerami Grant and Trevor Cooney played a total of six minutes. The Orange didn’t need much more than that in the slow-paced game against the Pirates.Syracuse is going to need its bench against the physical Panthers, though. At full strength, the Orange could be a different team this time around.“Pittsburgh tomorrow will be more physical, man to man,” Boeheim said. “We’ll play more people tomorrow.” Comments Related Stories MARCHING BACK: Syracuse returns to form, gets offense humming in 75-63 Big East tournament win over Seton HallCarter-Williams ties Big East tournament assist record, paces Syracuse in win over Seton Hall Published on March 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgBack at the Galen Center for its final home weekend doubleheader, the USC women’s volleyball team avenged its first loss against Arizona and rebounded from a tough Washington trip the weekend prior.Killer performance · Freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu came up big for the Women of Troy this weekend, with 16 kills against Arizona. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe No. 8 Women of Troy (24-5, 14-4 Pac-12) defeated the Arizona Wildcats 3-0 Friday night (25-22, 25-14, 25-21) and then turned back the Arizona State Sun Devils Sunday 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-21). The much-needed victories came after USC dropped consecutive matches for the first time this season.“I thought our intensity was up and we pushed it much harder,” USC head coach Mick Haley said. “We won most of the long rallies against Arizona, which is very good. We did a very, very good job with the serve and pass game against Arizona State.”Against the Wildcats, freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu shined once again with 16 kills to lead all players. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio put together another impressive all-around performance with 10 kills, three service aces and six digs, while senior libero Natalie Hagglund recorded 19 digs.“It’s always important to be able to redeem ourselves, because losing back-to-back is a hit to the confidence,” Hagglund said. “We came back to play well and Arizona beat us 3-0 at their place, so being able to redeem ourselves was really big for us.”USC started off slowly in the first set against Arizona and fell behind 5-2, but recovered to take an 8-7 lead before Bricio capped off a thrilling rally for a 14-12 lead. Arizona kept the score close, but the Women of Troy maintained their lead. A Bricio kill put USC up 24-20 and after a small Wildcat rally, the sophomore ended matters with a strong kill down the middle to seal the set 25-22. The Women of Troy managed to win the frame despite being outhit .341 to .327.Nwanebu recorded three straight kills to open the second set and propel the Women of Troy to a 8-1 lead. The Wildcats started to chip away but a kill by senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard pushed USC’s lead to 11-6. Freshman outside hitter Elise Ruddins joined the party with back-to-back kills to make the advantage 23-14. After an Arizona shot went out of bounds to give USC set point, the Women of Troy won the frame 25-14 when Olgard quickly struck down a Wildcat strike.The Women of Troy jumped ahead 6-2 in the third frame on a Bricio kill and later went on a 5-0 run capped by a tandem block to go up 12-6. The Wildcats fought back and tied the set 17-all, but USC later went up 22-17 after a Bricio kill and an Arizona error. Nwanebu then finished off the with a strong kill from the right side to conclude the set 25-21 and propel the Women of Troy to their 23rd victory of the season.The Women of Troy hit .314 for the match and received strong hitting performances from Nwanebu (.432 attacking percentage and no errors) and junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer (seven kills and .600 clip).“We did a much better job of blocking,” Haley said. “[Outside hitter] Madi Kingdon is having a great year for Arizona and Ebony just got lit up by her in Arizona. She did a great job on Kingdon tonight.”USC came out firing in the first set against the Sun Devils and took a commanding 18-10 lead after Ruddins knocked down a shot from the left side. Sophomore middle blocker Kiara Wright entered the match after a small ASU rally and put down a quick strike to bring up match point at 24-14. Nwanebu then finished the set with a kill to give USC the 25-15 victory.The Women of Troy faltered a bit in the second set as they saw a 12-4 lead cut to 13-10. Bricio ended the ASU rally with a kill and Hagglund notched an ace to put USC up 15-10. The Women of Troy then ran away with the set as consecutive kills by Olgard and Ruddins put USC up 22-13. A quick Nwanebu strike brought up set point at 24-14 before an error gave USC another 25-15 win.The Women of Troy struggled to gain separation in the third set, as the teams played to a 12-12 tie to force a USC timeout. The Sun Devils then capitalized on USC’s mistakes to take a 16-14 lead and later went up 18-15, but the lead was short-lived as USC rattled off three straight points to tie it. USC then displayed its mettle and took four out of five to go up 23-20. A Nwanebu block brought up match point and the freshman then knocked down a strong kill from the right side to finish the set 25-21 and secure USC’s 24th victory.“We did a really good job of finishing the match,” Ruddins said. “I thought our defense was amazing tonight. We shut down their hitters really well and we channeled the ball for Natalie pretty well.”USC will have a busy Thanksgiving week as it travels to Westwood to take on rival UCLA Wednesday before finishing the regular season Friday against visiting Colorado. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more