Men’s Soccer Upsets No. 9 Butler, 2-1, on the Road

first_imgBartlett, a redshirt sophomore, who transferred from Loyola and is the younger brother of former Drake standout Alec Bartlett (2013-15), went up top and headed in a corner kick from fellow newcomer, redshirt junior Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa), a transfer from Tulsa. “A well-deserved win against the No. 9 ranked team in the country,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “While we are delighted with the result, we are equally pleased with the collective performance. We schedule these games because we wanted to challenge ourselves against the best and tonight we showed real character, quality and a winning mentality. From an attacking perspective, we were pleased with our ability to be effective in the final third and create chances throughout the game. On the defensive side we were tactically very well organized and executed our roles and responsibilities very well. Collectively we showed real steal and commitment to defend and limit Butler’s attacking threat. We are proud of the guys and look forward to building on tonight’s performance and result.” Story Links  Print Friendly Version Drake (1-1-0), which evened the road match in the 80th minute (80:45) with a goal by redshirt senior Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), beat the highest ranked opponent in program history since the 2009 Bulldogs team upset No. 13 Ohio State, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Butler (0-1-1) won the only other previous meeting in 2015 between the two teams before Monday by a score of 4-0. Live Stats Preview Ciszewski’s goal came after redshirt junior Alex Peterson (Duluth, Minn.) blasted a ball from 20 yards out that Ciszewski redirected past the Butler goalkeeper, Gabriel Gjergji. Drake’s goalkeeper and another transfer, junior Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario), who joined the program after two years at Florida Gulf Coast, earned his first win in between the posts for the Bulldogs.center_img Next Game: Following Monday’s road contest, Drake hosts UIC Friday at the Cownie Soccer Complex. First kick with the Flames is set for 5 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on ESPN+. INDIANAPOLIS – Newcomer Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) headed in a goal in the 87th minute (87:19) for the Drake University men’s soccer team in a 2-1 upset win of No. 9 Butler Monday night in Indianapolis, Ind. UIC 8/31/2018 – 5 PM PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

CLIA establishes more offices in Asia

first_imgCruising in Asia has taken an important step forward with the establishment of CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia as the regional arms of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).The establishment of these new offices represents a significant transition for the Asia Cruise Association which has spearheaded local cruising growth since it was formed in 2009.CLIA Southeast Asia will be chaired by Carnival Australia chief executive officer Ann Sherry, who brings wide experience of building the cruise category in an emerging market.CLIA North Asia will be chaired by Royal Caribbean’s managing director Asia and China Dr. Zinan Liu, and will focus on infrastructure, advocacy and the promotion of cruise to travel industry communities in the region.CLIA chief executive officer Christine Duffy, said the transition to CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia was perfectly timed as Asia comes to the forefront of emerging regions for cruises.“Asia ranks highly on our list of emerging cruise regions as the globalization of the cruise industry continues to gather pace, CLIA member cruise lines are already deploying more ships in Asia, opening up more destinations, and customising their onboard offerings to cater to their Asian guests,” Ms Duffy said.Ann Sherry said she was honoured to be appointed chair of CLIA Southeast Asia and looked forward to working with Board colleagues and CLIA worldwide.CLIA North Asia Chair, Dr. Zinan Liu, said his focus was on the implementation of the new association in the region including engagement with key partners in the region.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more