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  • USC faces tough road test in Colorado

    first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team looks to bounce back from a tough loss last Friday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as they head to Boulder to face Colorado on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and to Salt Lake City to take on Utah on Sunday, Oct. 27 at noon.Stalled · USC sophomore midfielder Natalie Donaldson and the rest of the team’s offense has mustered only four goals in the past seven matches. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy (6-7-2, 1-4-1 Pac-12) suffered a tough 3-2 loss in overtime at the Coliseum against Arizona (7-5-3, 2-4-0 Pac-12). After the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 12 minutes remaining, USC got two goals from sophomore defender Marlee Carrillo to send the game into overtime. Just when it seemed like USC had taken all of the momentum, Arizona used a strong offensive push and some questionable officiating calls to set up a free kick for the Wildcats’ Jazmin Ponce. Ponce curved a shot to the top far right corner and put it in the back of the net to give Arizona a 3-2 win, despite junior goalkeeper Caroline Stanley getting her hand on it.“It’s something that we’re going to need to overcome here in a hurry and try and get our act together,” USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin said after last week’s loss. “We’re at that point in the season where some of the kids that have been carrying a lot of the weight need some time off. We’ll be able to get some people some rest and get people prepared for [this] weekend.”Freshman midfielder Kayla Mills is the team’s points leader with 13 (3 goals, 7 assists). Senior forward Elizabeth Eddy leads the Women of Troy with five goals, and sophomore forward Katie Johnson has added four of her own.The late-game surge could provide an offensive spark for USC, which has been unable to consistently achieve the kind of offensive success they had early in the season. The team scored 12 goals in their first three games and put up five goals against Loyola Marymount on Sept. 15, its most since scoring five against California on Oct. 10, 2010. The Women of Troy scored more than one goal in a game for the first time since a 2-0 win at home against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 19.“We’re just moving on, ready to go, making the next step towards what we need to do in order to succeed and win and do well this season,” Carrillo said.Colorado (11-3-1, 3-2-1 Pac-12) is led by Anne Stuller (eight goals, six assists) and Brie Hooks (seven goals, one assist), while goalkeeper Annie Brunner has a .780 save percentage and eight shutouts on the season. The Buffaloes are returning from a road trip to Washington, where they lost 3-0 to Washington State, but beat Washington 1-0 in overtime. Colorado also played Cal to a 1-1 draw after the Washington trip.Utah (7-3-5, 3-2-1 Pac-12) is coming off a 1-0 loss to No. 10 Stanford. Their offense is led by Katie Taylor’s five goals and three assists, while goalkeeper Lindsey Luke has compiled a .903 save percentage on the season.Both Colorado and Utah are outscoring their opponents 24-11 on the season. USC is outscoring their opponents 25-18 and outshooting them 246-145.The Women of Troy are 3-1 all-time against the Buffaloes and 4-1 all-time against the Utes. USC lost to Colorado 1-0 in double overtime last season, and beat Utah 1-0.last_img read more

  • Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating WCup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

    first_img0Shares0000A tweet suggested Mexicans celebrating their World Cup win against Germany triggered an “artificial earthquake,” but experts disagree © AFP/FileMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 20 – After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans had triggered an “artificial earthquake” in Mexico City went viral.But according to experts, no such earthquake occurred. WHAT ARE WE ARE VERIFYING?“The earthquake detected in Mexico city was artificial in origin. Possibly caused by mass jumping during Mexico’s World Cup goal. At least two sensors in Mexico City detected it at 11:32,” said the tweet, by an institution calling itself SIMMSA — the Department of Seismology and Volcanology of the Institute for Geological and Atmospheric Research.The story of the “earthquake” caused by jubilant Mexican fans was picked up by media outlets around the world.WHAT DO WE KNOW?The public institution that monitors seismic activity in Mexico, the National Seismological Service (SSN), did not announce any earthquake in Mexico City on Sunday.Xyoli Ramirez Campos of the Geophysics Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a member of the SSN, said that although movements by large groups of people can create vibrations that are picked up by seismographs, they would not resemble the spike caused by an earthquake.“For example, when (university football team) the Pumas play, and more than 60,000 people are jumping at the same time, it creates a detectable signal,” she told AFP.“But that is reflected as vibrations on the graph, not an earthquake.”A similar phenomenon occurs during FC Barcelona matches, said Spanish geologist Javier Carmona of the Complutense University in Madrid.“Every time Barca scores a goal, the Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona detects the same thing. But it’s not right to say that it’s generated an earthquake,” he said.“It’s not true that Mexico’s goal caused an earthquake. On a seismograph, it would appear as a signal with a different frequency from an earthquake.”Ramirez Campos said she was unaware of SIMMSA’s existence until its tweet went viral.“It’s not a site that’s known within the seismological community,” she said.WHAT CONCLUSION CAN BE DRAWN?The mass movements of large crowds of people can be detected by seismographs, but they do not trigger earthquakes. There is no evidence an earthquake took place in Mexico City on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more