“I have huge respect for Arsenal and, knowing that they are wounded from last weekend, I always pay even more respect to a team that’s been defeated.“I know what defeat feels like and the natural response is to double their efforts. That’s what I’m expecting from them.“Arsenal are a top team, they have been in my tenure here. Ever since I’ve been in the women’s game they’ve been the biggest club in this country.- Advertisement – Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal had won their first five league matches before a 1-0 defeat to United last weekend.Reigning champions Chelsea are two points behind the Gunners having maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday. Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is targeting the club’s first Champions League title after committing her future to the club Asked if she expects the Arsenal game to have added intensity, Hayes said: “There always is. Both teams know each other inside and out.- Advertisement – Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is expecting Arsenal to “double their efforts” for this weekend’s derby clash after suffering their first league defeat of the season.The two London sides meet in one of two rivalry games across Women’s Football Weekend, with Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United facing Manchester City on Saturday.- Advertisement – “They are always in and around the hunt for trophies every season.“They score more goals than any other team, their attacking and build-up play is exceptional and they’ve got players who have won major honours.“I know it will be a huge test because derby games are not normal games, there is a lot at stake and there’s a lot of unpredictability to the game.”Eriksson targeting first Champions League title for Chelsea – Advertisement – 1:32 Image:Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney’s Manchester United last weekend Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to lead her side to a new era of dominance after committing her future to the club.The full-back has agreed a new deal until 2023 and the aim of winning Chelsea’s first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in,” Eriksson told Sky Sports News.“It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it.”
California native and new star of the UW women’s tennis team, junior Liz Carpenter, developed her game on the hard-surfaced courts of California and brought it to Wisconsin.”California kids tend to be more aggressive because they grew up on fast courts,” head Coach Brian Fleishman said. “They’re just taught at an early age out there they need to be aggressive to win matches.”Carpenter brought that aggression and passion with her as she crossed the country en route to her new home in Madison. Adjusting from the outdoor style of play, she has been able to improve consistently and has embraced her role as the team’s No. 1 singles player.”I’ve gotten used to [playing indoors] over the past three years,” Carpenter said. “I love it, I love playing indoors [in Madison].”The No. 1 singles spot, a position previously held by Badger alumnus Caitlin Burke, is one that Carpenter is excited to be in, but she insists that the squad’s success doesn’t rest solely with her.”It’s a team effort. Tennis is a very individual sport, but when you get into the college scene, you have to count on everyone,” Carpenter said. “I do just as much as everyone else on the team.”Carpenter acknowledges Burke’s contributions to the team over the years, but feels as though she is an entirely different player than the former star.”I don’t feel like I need to replace anyone,” Carpenter said. “I feel like I’m just playing whatever position I’m playing.”Standing as the team’s top player is no easy rank to earn, but through improvements and success on the courts, Carpenter has done it. Her continued success, according to coach Fleishman, will depend on her ability to harness her aggressive style and balance it with the indoor style of play. “She’s got a very aggressive game, [and] the biggest goal for her is to control the aggression.” Fleishman said. “If she learns to contain that and control it, she’ll be a very dangerous player.”Carpenter acknowledges her game requires other improvements as well.”I feel like my game is never fully developed [and] there is always room to improve, especially with the kind of game I have. I really pursue every opportunity I can,” Carpenter said. “Listening to the coaches and what they have to say and little things here and there, I just keep going, keep learning new things.”The coaches appreciate the effort Carpenter brings to the team.”She takes care of injuries, she works out in the gym, she runs, she does all the special stuff,” Fleishman said. “She takes care of everybody.”The task of leading a team and still playing at such a high level may seem overwhelming, but Carpenter takes it in stride. Besides being a star performer on the court, it is her efforts off the court that earn her teammates’ respect.”When I was a freshman on the team, I right away could see that she was motivational, always making sure that everyone was comfortable on the team,” sophomore teammate Katya Mirnova said. “She encourages during practices and at the tournaments; she’s always positive and fights for every point.””She’s a good leader, she leads by example, she tries to help me out organizing teams and different functions, different events,” Fleishman said. “She makes sure everybody’s there on time, kind of taking attendance, which in a way, she’s sort of like a mother goose.”Carpenter, with a full additional year of eligibility left, has plenty of time to reach her goals and achieve success beyond what she’s already reached. With her senior year still to come, along with the remainder of this season, Carpenter will have the chance to affect the lives and games of future young stars. “I will definitely take a lot from her,” Mirnova said. “[Especially] her attitude on the court and the way she balances academics and tennis.”
Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 7, 2016:â€¢2:45 a.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 600 block N. Olive, Wellington of known suspect.â€¢3:17 a.m. Joseph L. Elliott, 43, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with violation of protection order.â€¢8:01 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢8:29 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢1:09 p.m. Jeremy L. Evans, 38, Mulvane, was arrested and confined on 6 Kay County Warrants.â€¢2:15 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington.â€¢4:01 p.m. Officers conducted a civil matter in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢4:32 p.m. Debra L. Ware, 56, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a City of Wellington warrant for theft.