first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Guyana Jaguars will begin the defence of their WICB first-class Professional Cricket League crown when they face Windward Islands Volcanoes at home on the opening day of the season on November 6.The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced the fixtures for the six-team tournament, which comprises ten home-and-away rounds and runs until March 21 next year.However, the championship is to be punctuated by three breaks – following the third, fifth and eighth rounds – with the longest of these a near two-month hiatus from mid-December to mid-February in which time the Regional Super50 will be contested in January.Jaguars ran away with the inaugural four-day title last season, amassing 148 points to be well clear of second-placed Barbados Pride on 117 points.Good recordThe Georgetown-based franchise won eight of their ten games and lost just once – a freakish two-run defeat to Pride in the third round after being set just 69 to win.In the other first-round matches, Pride will host Jamaica Scorpions at Kensington Oval while Leeward Islands Hurricanes welcome Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.Pride and Scorpions – who eventually finished fourth – failed to garner an outright result in either fixture last season, with both games finishing in draws, and will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.Meanwhile, Hurricanes and Red Force will be focussed on much improved campaigns following nightmare runs last season when they each managed just two wins.last_img read more

first_img Jordann Schoonover’s 35-yard free kick took an unfriendly hop off the dirt area inside Alemany’s penalty area, slipped through the hands of Indians’ goalkeeper Katie Rappazzo and landed across the goal line in the 74th minute, lifting the Eagles to a 2-1 victory. It was an unforgiving ending to an otherwise impressive afternoon for Rappazzo, who twice denied Chaminade freshman Lauren Battung on breakaways, including one 10 minutes before Schoonover’s goal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “You take your eye off the ball for half a second and the game changes,” said Alemany coach Beth Skhal, whose team tied the score in the eighth minute when Chelsea Phillips scored off an assist from Madeline Casanova. Chaminade (6-5-1, 2-1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute on a goal by Christa Simone, before Alemany (5-7-2, 0-3-1) tied the score 90 seconds later. Thanks to Schoonover’s goal, the Eagles will play host to Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (7-2-3, 2-1) in a showdown for second place Monday. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com For all the frustrating results the Chaminade of West Hills girls’ soccer team endured during the first month of the season, the Eagles were due to get a bounce in their favor sometime during Mission League play. Unfortunately for host Alemany of Mission Hills, it came at the Indians’ expense. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more