No. 3 Lamar Begins Title Defense With Victory Over No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgWSOC: @LamarWSoccer takes early lead as Loftus scores. 1-0 Cardinals over SLU, 25:21 into the match-up.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/qGeS4QgOTR— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018The Cardinals doubled their advantage five minutes later by way of a Lions own goal. On a LU corner, a failed clearance deflected the ball into the back of the net.WSOC: @LamarWSoccer now up 2-0 vs. SLU, scoring off corner. 30:31 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/83GowPi8FQ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018After an extended halftime due to a lightning delay, the Lions cut the Cardinal lead in half in the 50th minute, when sophomore Tilly Hallas-Potts sent a free kick to the back post and senior Christina Cutura finished it off for her fourth goal in the previous two matches. WSOC: Goal on Cutura header for @sluathletics, trimming deficit to 2-1 vs. @LamarWSoccer. 49:32 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/9aU1JnbPy1— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Five minutes later, Lamar found themselves on the wrong end of another own goal, allowing SLU to even the score.WSOC: All square in the last quarterfinal. Lady Lions score to make it 2-2 between @sluathletics and @LamarWSoccer. Credited as an own goal. 54:04 elapsed.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/pwYoqvnv0W— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018In the 67th minute, the Cardinals broke the tie on sophomore Madison Ledet’s sixth goal of the season, a volley past a diving Nadine Maher from an Amelia Fullmer cross. Box Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – Through torrential downpours and a brief lightning delay, defending Southland Conference Tournament Champion and No. 3-seed Lamar outlasted No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana 3-2 on Wednesday night at the LU Soccer Complex.Lamar opened the scoring in the 26th minute on a shot off the foot of freshman Anna Loftus after winning the ball from the defender and dribbling to the center of the box.center_img WSOC: Fullmer assist, Ledet goal for @lamarwsoccer. Cardinals retake lead, now 3-2 over SLU.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/2qR5yMgjII— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Lamar (12-5-2) advances to face No. 7 Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.last_img read more

Out of cancer into the light

first_img• What: Light the Night Walk.• When: 5 p.m. Saturday.• Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.• Cost: Free, but participants are encouraged to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.• Registration: www.lightthenight.org/oswimLast fall was an exciting time for Kendall Jones.She had just begun her new job as a teacher at Hockinson Middle School. She got engaged to her now-husband, Richard Jones.But just five days after the proposal, Kendall Jones was dealt a devastating blow. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.“I was looking at being out the rest of the school year,” she said. “It was really devastating on multiple levels. I had no idea how I was going to financially deal with the cancer treatment.”With help from her family, new colleagues and the young adult cancer support group offered by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Jones made it through her diagnosis and treatment. Now, she’s ready to help others.This weekend, Jones will walk in the annual Light the Night Walk sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event raises money for the organization and shines a light on blood cancers. Jones has raised more than $1,000 for the event.Hodgkin’s diagnosisThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society estimates more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. An estimated 156,420 people are expected to be diagnosed with blood cancer this year.Jones’ diagnosis came after the Vancouver woman felt a lump above her collarbone.Jones visited her doctor and then, after her new health insurance kicked in on Oct. 1, 2013, she underwent testing. The tests revealed Hodgkin’s lymphoma.last_img read more