Thursday, August 17, 2017

Menlo College Women’s Volleyball sweeps Day One of William Jessup Invitational

Photo, Recap Credit: Menlo College
ROCKLIN, Calif. – The 2017 season got off to about as good of a start as possible for Menlo College Women's Volleyball. Led by new Head Coach Denise Sheldon, the Oaks opened up the campaign in Rocklin, the home of the William Jessup Warriors, who were hosting the William Jessup Invitational. The two-day event will see the Oaks play four matches to begin their season, with the first two against Bethel College and St. Katherine College. Menlo seemed in midseason form, taking both matches in straight sets to open up the season a perfect 2-0.

Menlo vs. Bethel College (25-17, 25-16, 25-21). 

The Oaks began their season in convincing fashion, taking down the Pilots in straight sets to earn their first victory of 2017. The opening set was well-played on both sides, and became more competitive the deeper the match went. Bethel College actually opened the first set with a 10-8 lead, but Sierra Buscher led a run that put the Oaks in front. Menlo took the next six points, thanks in large part to four-consecutive kills from Buscher that swung momentum completely over to the Oaks side. A Kenzie Carpenter kill capped off the rally and put the Oaks up 14-10. The Pilots held their own to keep the score close going down to the wire, with the Oaks holding on to a 17-16 lead late in the set. Menlo proceeded to take eight of the final nine points, with two more kills from Buscher, and the final two points being earned on service aces from Carpenter.

The lead was more steady in the second set, where Menlo never trailed by more than one point in the early stages. A pair of kills by Bailey Gamez and Moea Kekauoha helped give the Oaks a 12-8 lead at the midway point. Maggie McDonald chipped in with three kills of her own to extend the lead to five points, at 18-13. Another kill from Buscher put a bow on the second set at 25-16, one of 11 kills from Buscher in the opening match.

The Oaks never trailed in the third set, and with Monica Hruby on the serve pulled out in front to a 6-0 advantage. Five of the points were earned via attack errors from the Pilots, but the kills started rolling in later in the set. McDonald continued to play well in the opener with the first two kills of the set for Menlo. Bethel College just would not go away in the third set, desperately trying to force a fourth set. After taking five of six points late in the set to make it a 20-18 Menlo lead, the another McDonald kill led both teams into a timeout that was opportunistic for the Oaks. Jade Rockwood was back to serve and after an attack error got the Oaks a 22-18 lead, Rockwood fired off back-to-back aces to put the Oaks one point away from a sweep. It would eventually come in the form of a kill from Emily Sunada, and the Oaks earned the 25-21 win.
 
Menlo vs. St. Katherine College (25-11, 25-15, 25-22)

After a break in between sets, the Oaks came out fresh against a St. Katherine squad that had already played two matches on the afternoon. Despite the opening set being close for the first thirteen points (St. Katherine led 7-6), the Oaks rattled off a run for the ages. Menlo tallied a whopping 16 of the next 17 points, with the lone St. Katherine point coming on a defensive mistake. Emily Sunada and Sierra Buscher were the ones serving for the Oaks during this impressive run, with the two combining for six service aces. A couple of late kills from Moea Kekauoha and newcomer Jaden Scott iced the first set at 25-11.

The Oaks again could not pull ahead early against St. Katherine in set two, knotted up in a battle that saw the two sides trade points en route to an 11-11 tie. This is again when the Oaks would pull ahead and take command of the set, led by some killer serving from Jade Rockwood. She was back to serve when the Oaks scored six consecutive points, forcing St. Katherine to make a bevy of substitutions. Lucyanna Herrera got in on the action as well, tallying a pair of service aces, and suddenly the Oaks were up 21-12 before a timeout. Kills from Maggie McDonald and Kenzie Carpenter sealed the deal in the set, with a 25-15 win.

St. Katherine was oh so close to pulling away with a victory in the third set, but the Oaks impressed in come-from-behind fashion. Menlo fell down by as many as seven points early, trailing 10-3, and then by as many as eight points late in the match, down 20-12. Monica Hruby went back to serve to try and get some momentum back on Menlo's side and did just that by scoring four straight points. St. Katherine still led 22-18 and just needed a few more points to force a fourth set. Alas, Menlo fired off the final seven points of the set and won 25-22, thanks to the serves of Kekauoha and a pair of big kills from Buscher.

The Oaks will take their unbeaten mark into Day Two of the William Jessup Invitational, with two more matches on the line. Menlo will take on Life Pacific College at 11:00 AM, and then after a short break they will play University of Antelope Valley at 3:00 PM.

Lions Fall in Pair of Five-Set Matches at Summer Slam

Photo, Recap Credit: Vanguard
FULLERTON, Calif. – The 2017 Vanguard/Hope Summer Slam kicked off Wednesday and the Lions played their only two road games of a five game slate in the tournament. After Biola University's long standing tradition was handed off due to their transition to NCAA Division II, the Lions (1-2) faced their first road action of the year. First, the Blue and Gold matched up against Morningside (RV) (2-0) and later faced #25 College of Idaho (2-0) in the nightcap. Both matches went to the fifth set before Vanguard was defeated. The score from the Morningside game ran (25-14,21-25,21-25,25-21,15-9) while the match against the Yotes was (25-16,20-25,22-25,25-20,15-7).

Morningside (RV) 3, Vanguard 2

Juanae Johnson (SR/Santa Monica, CA) was the kill leader for the match with 17 and was one of four Lions to hit double digit successful attacks. Kamelah Noel (SO/Portland, OR) ended with 12, Shaylen Larson-Piper (JR/Elizabeth, CO) snagged 11, and Jene Lee (SR/San Dimas, CA) finished with 10. Johnson and Noel combined for 95 total attacks. Running a 5-1 offensive system, Kirstin Trabert (SO/Corona, CA) dished out 50 assists, while the counterparts for Morningside added 31 and 23 each in a 6-2 offensive system. Vanguard ended with 5.5 blocks, 1.5 more than the opposition. Each squad recorded a lone solo block. Rebecca Lowden (JR/Glendora, CA) led the match with 27 digs, but Trabert, Noel, and Linsey Ng all had 10 or more digs on the day.

College of Idaho 3, Vanguard 2

The contest was tightly contested, but the Yotes walked off the court in victory. COI held a 13-5 edge in services aces while the Lions recorded six less service errors to a net positive of two points for College of Idaho. Noel led the Pride with 17 kills in the second contest of the day while Taylor Jackson (SR/Las Vegas, NV) was slotted second with 11 kills and Johnson finished right at 10. Noel had the highest hitting percentage for the squad with .400 (outside of setter Trabert going 2-2). Game two saw a shift in philosophy as Trabert tossed out 25 assists while Kylie Garrett (FR/Ladera Ranch, CA) saw her first action of the year and handed out 22 helpers. The dig count was more even as Lowden grabbed 18 and Ng was just behind with 15. The teams were one dig off each other (COI 60, VU 59). Both teams ended with 11.0 blocks with only one solo block coming between the 43 total chances.

Next Match: Today, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. against Northwestern University and 2:00 p.m. against Southern Oregon University.

"America's Oldest" The Maine Windjammer Project


"America's Oldest" by Doug Mills
America's oldest working schooners Lewis R. French and Stephen Taber, both built 1871, sailing off Camden Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



UCLA Draws with Utah Valley in Exhibition, 2-2

Brian Iloski scored a goal and recorded an assist (photo by Don Liebig)
LOS ANGELES - According to UCLA, The No. 21-ranked UCLA men's soccer team earned a 2-2 draw against Utah Valley in its exhibition opener on Wednesday from Marshall Field at Drake Stadium.

The Bruins jumped out to an early goal advantage in the second minute as Anderson Asiedu recieved a pass from Brian Iloski in front of the goal and slotted it passed the keeper to the right post. UCLA pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 20th minute whenSantiago Herrera was fouled in the box, setting up a penalty shot for Iloski who put his shot in the back of the net.

Utah Valley scored its first goal in the 31st minute on a shot by Alec Felix and then later Joe Barakat scored the equalizer in the 65th minute for the final score of 2-2.

UCLA will be back in action on Sunday, Aug. 20, hosting Santa Ana Winds FC in another exhibition contest. The match will take place at 7 p.m. on Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. Admission is free.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"In The Fog Off Rockport" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog Off Rockport" by Doug Mills
Classic schooners American Eagle, built 1930, and Victory Chimes, built 1900, pass in the Fog off Rockport, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Landry Bender Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress Landry Bender looking simply gorgeous wearing a silver dress and black heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Lili Reinhart Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old actress Lili Reinhart looking simply fabulous wearing a red dress and black heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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"Rockland Breakwater Light" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rockland Breakwater Light" by Doug Mills
Schooner Isaac H. Evans, built 1886, passes the Rockland Breakwater Light at Rockland, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Monday, August 14, 2017

Millie Bobby Brown Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

Los Angeles, California - Thirteen year old actress Millie Bobby Brown looking simply fabulous wearing a yellow dress and orange, yellow heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Vanessa Hudgens Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty eight year old singer, actress Vanessa Hudgens looking simply beautiful wearing a pink shirt, pants and black heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Lucy Hale Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty eight year old singer, actress Lucy Hale looking gorgeous wearing a gold, red dress and silver heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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"Morning Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Morning Fog" by Doug Mills
Morning fog at South Portland's Spring Point Lighthouse.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Isabella Gomez Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Madelaine Petsch Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Mckenna Grace Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Grace VanderWaal Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Isabela Moner Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old actress, singer Isabela Moner looking simply flawless wearing a red dress and heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rita Ora Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty six year old singer Rita Ora looking simply beautiful wearing a pink dress and chrome heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Alyson Stoner Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty four year old actress, dancer, singer Alyson Stoner looking fantastic wearing a multi-color top, teal pants and chrome heels attends 19th annual Teen Choice Awards held at University of Southern California’s Galen Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Chloe Lukasiak Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Kendall Vertes Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Chandler Kinney Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Nia Sioux Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Peyton List Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Izabella Alvarez Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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Katherine McNamara Attends 19th Annual Teen Choice Awards

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