Prescott admits his block on Brent Cross was a mistake

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Swimming and diving to host pair of meets

first_imgMaking a splash · The men’s swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 on the season after its victory over Hawaii last weekend at home. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe men’s and women’s swimming teams have an opportunity to gain momentum and confidence early in the season this weekend, when women’s swimming (2-1)  faces Oregon State  and No. 11 men’s swimming (3-0) takes on Cal State Bakersfield this Friday.The men are coming off a home opening win over Hawaii with a dominating 217-108.5 showing. USC started off strongly by winning the 400y medley relay. In addition, Junior Michael Domagala  won two events, the 100y free and the 200 IM.The Trojans’ dominance continued with a pair of sweeps. USC swimmers came in first, second and third place in both the 200y back as well as the 200y breast. The 200y free relay team  finished out the meet with a win as well.The Women of Troy also defeated  Hawaii 253-79, but fell to North Carolina State 190-144 last Saturday. Swimmers Chelsea Chenault, Anika Apostalon and Riley Scott each won events. Apostalon earned a NCAA “B” cut time in the 100y free, and Scott earned one in the 200y breast.Chenault herself is coming off a win in the 500y free last weekend. She has found herself in a leadership position on the team this year, as many upperclassmen are redshirting this semester.“I’ve had to step up more as a leader,” she said. “It’s huge for me to step in and help out because there are a lot of underclassmen on this team.”This inexperience served as a weakness last week when the Women of Troy lost to NC State, according to coach Dave Salo.“We have 13 freshman women, which is a huge class. They are learning what collegiate swimming is all about,” Salo said. “I don’t think I prepared them mentally for NC State.”Given that the team is young, there is much to improve on after the loss to the Wolfpack, Salo said.“We identified weaknesses last week on walls and turns,” Salo said. “They are sloppy and slow and not as strong as they could have been.”Though midterm season poses another challenge to the men’s and women’s swim teams, Salo has been able to keep them focused.“It’s a tough time with midterms,” Salo said. “The team is tired with training; their focus is hampered at times, but it’s part of my job to bark at them and get them back.”Nonetheless, Salo’s system ensures that the team and each swimmer is  growing every week.“We are looking at personal improvements over the season so far,” he said. “We want to see improvements in competition and focus and effort the following week.”The Oregon State Beavers  are struggling this year with a current record of 0-4. Their last match resulted in a 91-140 loss to Vanderbilt. Nonetheless, Chenault does not underestimate them.“They are a good team,” Chenault said. “We race them every year. We know what they have. We are growing each week. They are a capable team though, and its gonna be a really good meet.”Though CSU Bakersfield started out the season with a loss to Grand Canyon, their swimmers gained some momentum last weekend at the Malibu invitational.Salo said that the Runners have some good pieces, but he is confident that the men’s team will win Friday.“Bakersfield is a strong mid major and our guys are weak right now because some guys are sitting out for Olympics, but we’ve got a strong, good squad,” Salo  said.This weekend will be a test of how both the men’s and women’s teams have improved. Both matches are at 2 p.m. in the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Friday.last_img read more

Moyá: “Sometimes when I train with Nadal I have to ask for a clue from which they kick us out”

first_imgCarlos Moyá went by the Subidos a la Purple podcast with Álex Corretja and Javier Frana to assessment his beginnings in tennis and his profession on the circuit and his present work as a coach alongside Rafa Nadal.Moyá highlighted Nadal’s coaching capability and even revealed an anecdote that exhibits the involvement of the Manacorí when working towards. “When you find yourself nearer to them, the extra admirable they suppose what they do. It’s not possible to criticize Rafa for every little thing he has achieved and the perspective he has. When he performs I have the reassurance that he’ll give every little thing. Typically there’s I have to cease him in coaching. I go to the tournaments and to the coaching tracks I inform them to put us on a monitor the place somebody comes to throw us. Everybody asks for the other. I don’t need him to play greater than x time If the monitor is empty, it’s troublesome to cease him, though now he assimilates it extra. So you’ll be able to see how perfectionist and demanding Rafa is. It’s a pleasure to be with him. that within the sport there might be a battle. I would put my life in his arms.The Mallorcan additionally analyzed Nadal’s capacity to proceed bettering and his want to study. “It is rather open that it’s when it comes to listening, to preserve bettering. I suppose a lot about what I have to say as a result of when I joined the crew I already had 14 Grand Slam. I arrived after two dangerous years after his anxiousness in 2015 and the accidents of 2016 and the adjustments make it simpler for you to be extra open. The entire crew went collectively and noticed what Rafa may enhance. Everybody can enhance as a result of perfection in tennis doesn’t exist. I spoke with him and he was very onerous for the work. I’ve recognized since I was 11. We have skilled so many issues on and off the courtroom and that issue influences how you’re feeling in a sport. To see what a nice pal has achieved, it’s not possible to dwell with another person, simply with a son. It’s very troublesome to expertise one thing comparable when Rafa’s profession ends. “Moyá additionally analyzed how the tennis season is offered after the break. “It’s an unknown to know who have been hardest hit by the break. The older you might be, the much less time you have on the monitor. The children might be ready to get well earlier. Djokovic has suffered a lot as a result of he was on a streak and Rafa additionally as a result of the season of earth. The one which has come the least badly is Federer, as a result of the time he has chosen to bear surgical procedure … has allowed him to return like a rose. “ Moyá additionally reviewed his beginnings on the circuit and the way his development was. “I was clear that I needed to be a tennis participant. I suppose they noticed potential for me and Lorenzo Fargas proposed that I go to Barcelona when I was 14 years previous and my dad and mom refused when I was 14 years previous. I thought that the one train escaped however on the similar time I didn’t I burned when I was younger. I received tournaments in Mallorca and when I was 17 the chance got here with Alberto Tous and Juan Avendaño and I bought a scholarship at CAR Sant Cugat. The beginnings weren’t simple with tears and tears, you go from being the perfect in your space to be yet another, however I was overcoming obstacles. I was setting targets comparable to reaching an ATP level, being High-500, though typically you stalled. I lived what I had to dwell at 20 figuring out that at 40 I wouldn’t dwell it. Now I have to dwell different moments. My present self couldn’t train my self of 20 years in the past. I retired at 33, one of many oldest then. I was a kind of who least renounced issues. Such a strict regime isn’t down. It might hurt me However that allow me play extra years. “The Mallorcan additionally confessed what his tactic was to beat Corretja within the 1998 Roland Garros ultimate. “Two gamers have their plan and in the long run the one imposed by theirs wins. I would open you to the appropriate since you had higher backhand and in addition in the event you performed proper it was simpler for me to play proper too. If I shot you to the appropriate, your parallel has to be superb for me to reverse it and if it’s not superb, my subsequent one might be proper. contact the utmost variety of rights And I thought of that in case your first ball was from the appropriate, it will enable me to play from the appropriate too. I think about you have been making an attempt to keep away from my proper. I was not inquisitive about lengthening the purpose and with different gamers I was inquisitive about it. , since you wore me down extra. An extended sport was higher for you.Reviewing his most troublesome rivals, Moyá highlighted Corretja himself and Roger Federer. “Alex was a very troublesome opponent. He was on the bottom and he advanced on the quick monitor and indoors. He vastly improved the serve. He put you in bother and beat you. He was very sensible on the monitor. Ferrero was additionally very powerful and there have been all the time extra nerves. I may by no means beat Federer from foreigners. In Marseille 1999 he’s the perfect junior on the planet, 300 within the rating and I was three and he already beat me. If I know that it was the chance to beat him … I simply beat him in doubles in Rome 2007 with Nadal alongside Wawrinka and Federer. The Argentines have been powerful however Squillari and Puerta have been very powerful. “last_img read more