Wilma F. Allen, 77, Laurel, Indiana

first_imgWilma F. Allen, age 77, of Laurel, Indiana died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.Born June 5, 1941 in Connersville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Cecil & Rosella (Wyatt) Wilson. She was united in marriage on December 24, 1959 to Isham Allen, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2003.Wilma was a member of the Alpine Trinity Holiness Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading her bible and spending time with her family.Survivors include three daughters, Beth (Bill) Frye of Laurel, Indiana, Michelle Allen of Laurel, Indiana and Tonya Hicks of Metamora, Indiana; two grandchildren, Brandon Hicks & Kevin Hicks; two great-grandchildren, Karlee Fuson and Blake Frye; a sister, Carol (Dean) Ison of Metamora, Indiana and a brother Daniel Wilson of Metamora, Indiana.In addition to her parents & husband Isham, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William Wilson, Samuel Wilson, and Cecil R. Wilson.Family & friends may visit from 5 until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Metamora Church of God, 20124 U.S. Highway 52, Laurel, Indiana.Tony Stidham will officiate the Funeral Services on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Metamora Church of God, burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, Indiana.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Allen family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Pochettino gives backing to Soldado

first_img It is a match Pochettino’s side need to win after showing such poor home form this term and it comes against good friend Roberto Martinez, who the Argentinian has known since moving to Spain 22 years ago. “For me, he is a very good manager, a great manager, and we have a very good relationship,” the former defender said. “I admire him because when he arrived here to play for Wigan he made his career here and then went on to be a manager here and that is never easy. He has had an unbelievable career and I admire him. “His football style is very good and I think that we have similarities in our style. “He was one of the first Spanish managers in the Premier League and he made his mark here in England. “He’s good, Roberto, he gives a good image in England for Spanish people.” Press Association Misfiring Roberto Soldado retains the confidence of Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino, whose staff are creating training exercises to help get the Spaniard scoring again. His wait for a goal stretched to an eighth match in all competitions on Thursday, although the Spain international came close on a number of occasions and hit the post during the 1-0 defeat of Partizan Belgrade. Pochettino was impressed by Soldado in that Europa League tie and is working extra hard with the striker to get him scoring again. “We need to give him the chances to play again and keep him calm,” the Spurs head coach said. “A striker always wants to score but against Partizan he created chances pretty well and was unlucky in front of goal. Maybe next time he will score. “We work very hard at training and create the exercises for him to improve his finishing in front of goal, but he created many chances and he was unlucky not to score (against Partizan). “In football it’s always mental and emotions, performances, physical condition, all these things affect your performance, but his performance was very good. For me, he was unlucky with his finishing.” As impressed as Pochettino may have been, Soldado may well find himself dropped to the bench when they return to Premier League action on Sunday. Emmanuel Adebayor is closing in on a first-team return and in-form Harry Kane started from the bench against Partizan in what looked to be a move to keep him fresh for Everton’s visit. Having arrived last year to much fanfare, the 29-year-old has struggled to find the form which saw Spurs fork out £26million for his services. Soldado has managed just six goals in 34 Barclays Premier League appearances and has not found the net since September’s 3-1 Capital One Cup victory against a scratch Nottingham Forest side. last_img read more

Despite offensive pressure, Syracuse loses 5th game in 6 tries, 1-0, to Akron

first_imgWhen the final whistle blew, sophomore forward Johannes Pieles layed in the grass, slammed his palm on the surface and pushed himself up. Most of the other players were hunched over, with hands on their hips, gasping for air.“Sometimes I think our best form of defense is to attack,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “In order to nullify a team like Akron you have to put a lot of work in.”But Syracuse (5-5-2, 0-3-1) couldn’t keep up with Akron (6-2-1) on Tuesday night, losing, 1-0. Watching the opposition celebrate on its home field has become commonplace for SU. After winning four of its first five home games, the Orange has lost four straight at SU Soccer Stadium. One day earlier, McIntyre called the contest the biggest nonconference game in his eight years as coach. For the first 20 minutes, Syracuse looked like it would come out on top, dominating possession and rattling off shots. Early in the first half, the Orange outshot the Zips four to one, but failed to convert, a frequent occurrence in the team’s six-game stretch that has yielded only one victory.Nineteen seconds into the game, SU applied the pressure it wanted to sustain the entire night. As Akron kicked off, midfielder Mamadou Balde dispossessed a Zips forward near the center circle and boomed the ball to a sprinting Tajon Buchanan. The freshman let the ball bounce in front of him, one-timed a volley and watched the ball ricochet off the post.“For a second,” Buchanan said, “I actually did think it was going to go in. I saw it out the corner of my eye go toward the post, it just curled wide.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTo prevent Akron’s high-powered offense from scoring, the Orange swarmed the ball. It trapped players down the wings, deployed two forwards instead of three to have more players in the midfield and muscled players off the ball. Throughout the game, SU accumulated 16 fouls.Syracuse also used its wingbacks to control possession and play up and down the wings. Yet, the Orange couldn’t beat the nation’s 12th best scoring defense, led by 6-foot-6 goalkeeper Ben Lundt. McIntyre said his team was “exceptional” in the first half, despite trailing.In a five-minute span in the first half, the Orange made five substitutions. As each new player entered the game, the pace slowed and Akron started to control the ball. Forty-four seconds after the final substitution, Ezana Kahsay cut between SU’s flat-footed backline following a spell of short passes and tapped a shot past SU goalie Hendrik Hilpert. As Kahsay celebrated with his teammates near the corner flag, a few of the Orange doubled over. Here they were again, down at home after not converting early.“We were in the ascendancy before they scored,” McIntyre said.In the first four minutes of the second half, the ball remained in SU’s attacking third. The possession culminated in a premium scoring chance as Hugo Delhommelle crossed the ball in to Buchanan. The Colorado native beat a defender and headed the ball towards the net. The ball bounced past the outstretched arm of Lundt and wide of the post.With 16 minutes left, SU head coach Ian McIntyre, hoping to find an equalizer, subbed in Delhommelle, Buchanan, Jan Breitenmoser and John-Austin Ricks. The offensive move yielded more chances. Buchanan and Jonathan Hagman each had a shot go wide. Delhommelle had a corner with 12 seconds left that got sent away.After the game, the Zips’ bench rushed the field while the Orange reserves trickled out. Delhommelle lingered on the pitch near the ACC logo. He worked his way over to the bench and buried his face in his hands. A couple feet away his coach commended the team for a performance that, yet again, wasn’t enough.“That’s our DNA,” McIntyre said. “Kept pushing and pushing until the last 10 seconds. That Akron team celebrating was a reflection of how hard we worked tonight.“This was Syracuse soccer.” Comments Published on October 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more