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CHRONICLE Richland

Vol. XLV Issue 5 September 18, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

• Excellence in Teaching award, Pg. 3 • Mascot auditions, Pg. 3 • Flu shots, Pg. 6 • US Open, Pg. 7

Pensive performance Pg. 5

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Richland students attend an SGA meeting on Sept. 7 in Sabine Hall.

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Register: Campus election event JON BRINKLEY Staff Writer

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Student organizations at Richland College are educating eligible voters on the voting process. The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Student Life (OSL) are hosting an election awareness event Sept. 25 and 26. Students can register to vote, practice using a voting machine and meet people from a number of political organizations. “The election awareness event is intended to bring more awareness to students about voting and elections, that voting actually matters, and that young people’s voices do make a change,” said Kelly Sonnanstine with Richland’s OSL. Throughout the day, the League of Women Voters and its registrars will help people sign up to vote in the El Paso lounge. Student clubs will work with professors to bring registrars into classrooms to register more voters. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, students will have the opportunity to meet with various political groups, including members of the Republican and Democratic parties, Students Demand Action, Spread the Vote, Texas Rising and Turning Point USA. The Dallas County Elections office will provide voting machines, so a mock election can be held. There will also be snow cones and music.

SGA Vice President Edward Sesay spent much of the summer planning the event. “I’m excited for this event,” said Sesay. “What I want to accomplish is to make sure people are registered to vote, and people can understand what is the point of this beautiful nation that we buy into, and have the freedom to vote and make your voice heard.” In previous events, students had the chance to use tools available at www.votesmart.org to find out how their values align with politicians who are running for office. “Students [who tried the service] were pleasantly surprised by the results because they actually learned what the candidates actually stood for,” Sonnanstine said. Those interested in finding out where their views fall on the political spectrum can visit www.votesmart.org, select their congressional district and answer a few questions on the topics of the day. The program will show users how their views align with the federal candidates in the Nov. 6 election. There will also be a chance to use the program in the student lounge on Sept. 26. Everyone is invited to participate in the election awareness event. The criteria for eligible voters includes U.S. citizenship, residency in the county where they apply, be at least 18 years of age on Election Day, not be a convicted felon or deemed mentally incompetent by a court. The registration deadline is Oct. 9.

Are you ready to vote? • Registration deadline: Oct. 9 • Early voting: Oct. 22 to Nov. 2. • Election Day is Nov. 6. • Register online at www.dallascountyvotes.org ELECTIONS 2018


September 18, 2018

Dr. Siegle: An Excellent Teacher

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RYAN BINGHAM DUFF Staff Writer

Dr. Clive Siegle expressed gratitude for being honored with the 2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching award for full-time faculty. He teaches U.S. History I and II at Richland and is credited in the textbooks used in class. Siegle has only been teaching full time since 2011 after teaching part time in the 1990s. Siegle earned his doctorate in history from Southern Methodist University (SMU) when he was already in the golden years of life. He holds a master’s in international affairs from George Washington University and a bachelor’s in history. Siegle said he really enjoys teaching history. “It’s not storytelling in a fiction sense but history itself. It’s the ultimate reality show,” he said. “Hollywood couldn’t script it if they tried, and they do try a lot of times. A lot of time you think ‘No way this can’t be right!’ But many times, it is right and you know Hollywood embellishes it to be sure!” Siegle explained why he enjoys the subject. “History in and of itself, any history, is full of interest and full of life. It’s us and it’s the story of [life] whether you are teaching Chinese history or American history and if it’s told in a narrative sense then it’s hard not to like it.” Siegle has had at least three different careers. He worked in the hunting and fishing business, the magazine business (as editor and chief for Game Trails) and in the oil business as the data manager in exploration and producing for the oil giant Exxon/Mobil. “I enjoyed all of them. I can’t say that I ever had a job that I didn’t like,” he said. “I have always enjoyed history, but I have had a full career outside of teaching,” he said. “I did not begin teaching until I had worked in the business world for 25 years.” “When I was about 55 years old, give or take, I had been teaching adult education

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Dr. Siegle displays his award for Excellence in Teaching for full-time faculty.

courses at SMU and I liked that but you can’t make a living at it. And so I had a full-time job and did this on the side and I had realized that I wasn’t getting any younger and if I was ever going to do this [teaching], I best get with it [because] you got to have a Ph.D. So I had to go back to school and get a Ph.D” That course of action took about five years at SMU. He was already in his 60s by the time he had entered the full-time teaching field. “I was getting parallelly close to retirement age,” he said laughing. According to ratemyprofessors.com, Siegle’s students have rated him nothing short of awesome. He conducts his classroom by using real-life artifacts, including a dart used by Native American tribes and a cannon ball he keeps in his office that was used by the Confederacy. Siegle expressed gratitude to Richland for hiring him full time in spite of his age. “This will be the last job that I will ever have,” he said with a smile.

Mascot wanted JOYCE JACKSON

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R. Mobius Thunderduck and Kelly Sonnanstine interact in El Paso Hall.

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is searching for students who want to be Richland’s mascot, R Mobius Thunderduck, can fit in the costume and walk in the huge feet. Kelly Sonnanstine, OSL coordinator, said they’re looking for tall, slender male or female students who are available for events. The person will remain anonymous, and must communicate through body language. Students who play Moby can track their service learning hours because they are volunteering at a school event. “This is not a paid position,” Sonnanstine said. Moby’s feet will be on display on Sept. 19 at the Richland Service Fair. To audition, go to the Office of Student Life in El Paso Hall, Room E040. Contact Sonnanstine at 972-238-6133 or by email at ksonnanstine@dcccd.edu.

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September 18, 2018

‘The Nun’ scares none JASMINE CHATMAN Staff Writer

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Jennifer Garner plays Riley North in the new movie “Peppermint.”

‘Peppermint’ a sweet treat for moviegoers RICKY MILLER Entertainment Editor

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The revenge tale “Peppermint” delivers the goods big time.  Jennifer Garner is Riley North, a distraught mother who returns to seek vengeance after her entire family was wiped out at the hands of a ruthless drug cartel. This is something that baffles me.  Why do they pick five years afterward as a significant milestone?   This tale marks Garner’s return to the action genre she knows well, following her roles on TV’s “Alias,” (2001-06) as well as roles as Elektra Natchios in the so-so “Daredevil” in 2003 (Grade:  C-)  and the halfway decent “Elektra” (C+) in 2005. She was also cool in the underrated Peter Berg action-drama “The Kingdom” in 2007.  Garner has a likable everywoman persona on screen. The supporting cast provides the right vim and vigor for their necessary roles.  This includes Annie Ilonzeh as FBI agent Lisa Inman. She aids in the quest to bring North in for questioning.  Ilonzeh is a local girl, born in Grapevine.  She has also appeared on “Arrow” as well as “Person of Interest” on network TV. 

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Also important to the story is John Ortiz as detective Moises Beltran, who has a strong feeling of empathy for North’s battle to rid the world of evil. Ortiz was great in the Oscar-winning “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012. He shows off as a stern authoritarian figure who wants what is best for the city and its beloved residents. In the director’s chair for “Peppermint” is French director Pierre Morel, best known for 2008’s Liam Neeson-led “Taken.”  He later worked with John Travolta in 2010’s “From Paris With Love” and Sean Penn in 2016’s “The Gunman.”  The first in the bunch was sheer brilliance, but the latter two left a lot to be desired. Going back to “Peppermint,” the revenge angle works because one sees what happened to Riley’s family and it takes the audience along for the ride.  When she sits in front of the jury, North is as shocked as the audience is to watch the entire troupe of Riley’s families’ killers set free. I liked this movie because it is just a solid piece of riveting entertainment.   Sure, it presses the buttons, but with purpose and meaning.  This movie proves once again that a woman-led tale can deliver the goods big time. Grade: B

“Incredibles 2” — Director Brad Bird finally did a sequel to the awesome animated tale of 2004. Moviegoers waited 14 years for a followup that delivers in every single department. With the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Oscar-winner Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson.

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“The Nun” left many moviegoers jumping in their seats and some even screaming. For a select few, however, “The Nun” didn’t deliver what was expected. Moviegoers were met with lousy sound and spine-shivering silence. Even with all the bells and whistles, “The Nun” just didn’t have much of a fear factor. The trailer created anticipation for scary movie lovers who were looking forward to a terrifying experience. Those who watched the trailer saw amazing graphics and great detail. The movie appeared to be extremely frightening. Unfortunately, the trailer was the scariest thing about “The Nun.” The film is set in 1952 and takes place in a small town in Romania. A group of dedicated nuns live and pray in a creepy castle. The main characters are Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga), a nun in training, a Catholic priest named Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and a charming farmer named Frenchie (Jonas Bloquet). Father Burke and Sister Irene, with the help of Frenchie, are sent out to investigate a suicide at a Romanian convent called The Abbey St. Carta. Sister Irene quickly learns the history of the abbey and why so many locals spit when the name is mentioned. The abbey has a checkered past. Originally built by the duke of St. Carta, it was used by hell to create a gateway for all things evil. Fortunately, the church was able to storm the abbey before any the evil could escape because the gateway was sealed with a relic, also known as the blood of Jesus Christ. The loud sound effects left some moviegoers confused as to how the relic was removed or even lost in the first place. This movie had great characters and awesome actors. Each part was well thought out and placed really well. The movie lacked in the areas of graphics and fear. In the trailer, “The Nun” looks vivid and terrifying. In fact, trailer was so frightening that some people opted out of seeing the film entirely because it looked “too scary.”

“A v e n g e r s : I n f i n i t y War” — Everything was leading up to this. Earth’s mightiest heroes (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) come face-toface with the malevolent Thanos (Josh Brolin), a purple baddie wanting to put his stake in a part of the Marvel universe.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” — I’m not sure where this one goes on the Marvel timeline, but Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang teams up with Evangeline Lilly to stop a character referred to as Ghost (Hanna John-Kamen). With Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Much like “Slender Man,” the trailer gave the illusion of an action-packed, terrifying time when in reality it simply didn’t deliver. The actual nun depicted in the trailer lacked presence on screen. Instead, moviegoers were met with shadows, bumps in the night and an occasional jolt. The creators of “The Nun” did everything right when it came to the storyline. It was well thought out and would make sense even to someone who didn’t pay attention to the details in the film. The characters were somewhat relatable, humorous, and the actors did an amazing job in their roles. As far as locations chosen for the movie, they were absolutely breathtaking. But here’s the bottom line: With all the bells and whistles, great actors and beautiful locations the execution was questionable. Quite frankly, it was just forgettable. “The Nun “will definitely not be among the horror film classics, but it can surely be successful at the box office. Should viewers go see it? My answer is yes and no. Yes, because it has some entertainment value and great qualities, and no because the movie is lacking the fear factor of movies like “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle.” Grade: C-

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Bonnie Aarons is not so scary in “The Nun.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — This long-awaited follow-up in the “Jurassic Park” lexicon is probably the best in the series. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return to save the stranded dinosaurs (including Blue). It also stars Jeff Goldblum and James Cromwell.

B+

“The Happytime Murders” — This tale where puppets and humans coexist in this yarn filled with R-rated shenanigans aplenty. Countless victims succumb to an unknown assailant. With Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and the voice of Bill Barretta. —Ricky Miller

C+


September 18, 2018

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Moving melodies pay tribute to 9/11 PETE SHANNON Staff Writer

An almost full hour of deeply serious piano music must be professionally played to be truly enjoyable. The Sept. 11 noontime recital in Fannin Hall certainly was. At the Steinway was University of North Texas Ph.D. candidate and sometime Richland accompanist In-Seub Joeng. He performed six solemn pieces all in minor keys that were especially selected for the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 to honor the memory of those who died that tragic day in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Two familiar preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff and the “Dumka” (Russian Rustic Scene) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky opened the program. They were followed by two Chopin preludes and the J.S. Bach “Chaconne in d minor (from Partita no 2, BWV 1004).” After each number, Joeng stood, smiled humbly and took a brief bow to enthusiastic bursts of applause before resuming his playing. It is not often that such an eerie quiet settles upon an audience, but from the beginning the Sept. 11 crowd was totally captivated by the exquisite artistry that flowed from Joeng’s fingers. His mastery of the full range of dynamics called for by the numbers he had chosen kept his listeners in awe and at rapt attention. At times the piano cried out in what seemed like anguish and aching pain. At others it boomed in anger and fury echoing the nation’s range of sentiments after 9/11. Throughout,

In-Seub Joeng plays piano in Fannin Performance Hall during a moving tribute on Sept. 11.

all the notes and chords, even the most rapid, were crisp and distinct. Perhaps as inspiring as Joeng’s technical skill was the fact that his entire 45-minute program was performed from memory. Almost unnoticed amid all the thunder and lightning mixed with serenity and sorrow emanating from the topside was Joeng’s fine work below the deck. What the pedals do for a piano performance is often the last thing

one thinks about. In several passages, Joeng was equally proficient with his phrasing on the pedals as on the keys. When questioned afterward by this triviahound about whether the impressive performance had employed every one of the piano’s 88 keys, Joeng looked away, thought for a moment or two, then smiled and craftily admitted that he wasn’t absolutely sure, but said that it probably had.

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In-Seub Joeng shows his exquisite skills.

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New Marvel video game brings Spiderman to the PS4 platform.

It is great to see Spider-Man in the movies and on TV, but what really amazes me is seeing him as a playable character in the “SpiderMan” PlayStation 4 videogame. Videogames like this need to be part of an actual movie because it shows the character’s backstory. What really interested me the most about the game is the sinister six, some of SpiderMan’s greatest enemies. The six villains teamed up to take over Queens, New York, and build a criminal empire. The kingpin, Wilson Fisk, sets up the beginning of the story, but SpiderMan beats him up and puts him in handcuffs. Marvel’s “Spider-Man” is a great game. It was so popular that Insomniac Games and Sony built a unique console for the videogame. “Spider-Man” is something that Tom Holland’s big screen Spider-Man could be. Peter Parker is a jerk as Spider-Man, not a goofball or a punk.

Yes, he might be a nerd, but he is humble in his care for Aunt May and lovable toward his future wife, Mary Jane Watson. What I do not like about the videogame is the character Miles Morales. He doesn’t make an appearance or become the third Spider-Man after Parker dies at the hands of the berserk Green Goblin. Do not get me wrong. Morales is a brilliant superhero too, but it is not his time. What I also do not like about the videogame is Spider-Man’s archenemy the Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborn) because Osborn did not do anything in the videogame except be the mayor of Queens and prevent crimes. I want to see the Green Goblin fight. Finally, where is Venom in the videogame? If Spider-Man wore the black symbiote in the videogame he would beat the sinister six in minutes because Venom can enhance SpiderMan’s power and make him more aggressive. With the Venom suit on, Spider-Man could pick up a car or 18-wheeler. Venom, however, is vulnerable toward high-quality sounds. If a church bell rang, he would scream. If a cymbal crashed, he would run away. Grade: A+

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Campus program helps women WIN CHRONICLE Richland

KAELYN BRADLEY Staff Writer

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a program at Richland designed to promote academic and personal growth among female students. “We serve as a support system to these ladies. We are the gateway between them and the many resources available to them around the campus,” said WIN adviser Adrienne Hopkins. According to the Richland College website, the purpose of the program is to empower and support female students in creating a strong academic foundation upon which to build lifelong success. WIN’s mission is to enhance character development, leadership, time management, personal finances, career choices and other investments in students’ futures. “Being a part of this organization has opened my eyes,” said Makayla Logan, an active WIN participant. “You meet so many people from different diversities and backgrounds. It has helped me to be more comfortable around people from different cultures.” Although this program is for students, the focus is on long-term career and personal goals. The importance of success beyond academia is a major priority for this group of women, according to Hopkins. “I have learned to work with a lot of different women that have different personalities. It’s important because I think that’s why people say women shouldn’t be in charge and women shouldn’t be leaders because we are very emotional and we don’t know how

to put our feelings aside to work with other women. I feel like this is what this organization is doing for me. It’s showing me how to put differences aside and work with others to get the job done,” said Logan.

WIN welcomes all women who are registered students at Richland to join their meetings every other Thursday at 2 p.m. For additional information about this organization, email RLCWIN@dcccd.edu.

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Flu season is just around the corner and officially begins in October, according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). Before the flu can wreak havoc through schools and businesses, however, Richland is offering

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students several opportunities to get the flu shot. The first is on Sept. 19 in El Paso Hall, Room E088. The vendors will return periodically through Nov. 6. The cost of the vaccine is $28 if not covered by insurance. Insurance accepted by the vendors include Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Medicare (with some exceptions) and United Health Care. Students must bring photo ID as proof of being at least 18 years old. Those under 18 should bring proof of parents’ or a guardian’s consent, such as a signed letter. The vaccine is intended to protect against flu and is expected to last for six months. “It depends on the strands that [the suppliers are] covering for. There are a lot of variability factors,” said Chance Reaves, one of Richland’s nurses. “[Results] depend on storage, administration, personal immunity, [or] if you’re sick at the time.” Regardless of the flu shot’s consistency, medical experts advise it is still a good idea to get the vaccine. “The earlier you get it the better,” said Reaves. “What happens is that as the season goes on more cases of flu show up which means more opportunity to be exposed

without being properly immunized.” The vaccine will protect or lessen the effects of flu on those who receive the vaccine, he said. Reaves offers some other tips for avoiding the flu. “Wash your hands. All the time. Avoid touching people you know have the flu [and] be proactive. If you think you have the flu, go see the doctor, get tested and stay away from other people so you don’t spread it,” said Reaves. For those with allergies, those who are pregnant or nursing, check with your doctor before getting the shot. There is also a form of the flu shot that can be given to those who are allergic to eggs. “Typically, flu shots are safe, but you have to follow the discretion of your doctor,” Reaves said. “If there is any type of concern, check with health professionals.” Reaves adds that students can also get the flu shot at other locations including the City of Garland Public Health Clinic, a doctor and some pharmacies. According to Reeves, a slight fever, headache or muscle aches could arise after receiving the shot but should be short-lived.

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T-Ducks advance to conference unbeaten Richland’s women team scored six past Blinn to maintain a perfect winning record ahead of the start of the conference games. It was a windy evening mixed with heavy drizzle but that didn’t hinder the Thunderducks. On Sept. 10, Richland was playing the return fixture of the two-legged-tie against Blinn. In the first leg on Sept. 4. Richland drubbed the Buccaneers of Blinn 10-2. The return fixture was destined to be a similar affair, but the Thunderducks were slow off the mark. Coach Scott Toups believes the victory in the first leg allowed complacency to seep into the squad. “I think a lot of our problem was we just kind of expected to win the game. We beat them the other day. A lot of our girls just sat back. Nobody really went after the game,” he said. Lauren Campos gave Richland the lead in the first half after 13 minutes. Afterwards, it was a drab affair. Richland was not moving the ball fluidly and Blinn was able to disrupt the attacking play of the T-Ducks. In minute 43, against the run of play, Blinn conceded a free kick opportunity to Richland. Celeste Enriquez stepped up and curled a beautiful shot into the back of net, giving Richland a 2-0 lead. That was the last significant play before the referee signaled for halftime. In the second half, Richland struggled to control the tempo. The players were driving

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The U.S. Open women’s championship singles finals was entertaining and filled with frustration on Sept. 8. On the men’s side on Sept. 9 it was sheer glory. A huge crowd included such celebrities as Meryl Streep, Christie Brinkley and Jerry Seinfeld at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York. Since losing to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the singles finals at Wimbledon three months ago, Serena Williams was again unable to capture her 24th Grand Slam event championship trophy. She lost to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. In the first set, Williams looked rattled, struggling early in the match with four early double faults. Osaka looked calm, cool and collected pacing herself with an excellent shot selection that make Williams’ serve twice going up 4-1 in the set. The crowd urged Williams to fight back. Tempers flared in the second set when Williams argued with chair umpire Carlos Ramos who issued her a warning for “coaching.” Williams responded, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.” It appeared Williams regained control in the second set up, a break at 3-1 when she smashed her racquet. Osaka

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Naomi Osaka cries after her victory against Serena Williams at U.S Open on Sept. 8.

“I feel like she was really, really consistent,” Williams told USA Today. “I think her game is always super consistent. I felt like she played really well. She was so focused.” Osaka apologized to the fans because they were there to witness Williams capturing her 24th championship.

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Osaka wins first Grand Slam event amid controversy climbed back in the match prompting the chair umpire to deduct a point from Williams, who became distraught calling the empire a liar saying, “You stole a point from me” and demanding an apology. Outbursts continued later. She was issued a game infraction after calling Ramos a thief. Williams finished with six double faults to Osaka’s one and aced out six to three. Following the match, the two embraced passionately, but Williams appeared to have the utmost respect for her opponent.

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“I know that everyone was cheering for her and I’m sorry it had to end like this,” she told USA Today. “I just want to say thank you for watching the match.” In the men’s final, the sixth-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic displayed great power and finesse, ensuring his reputation as one of the elite players outhustling Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Fans cheered for every point and game made by Del Potro, who looked stunned at the net as Djokovic kept nailing passing shots. This resulted in a 6-3 first set win. Del Potro made it interesting in the second set breaking Djokovic at 3-3. A tie-breaker later ensued in the set with Djokovic winning up two sets to none. The crowd motivated Del Potro and made it interesting in the third set. Trailing 3-1, Del Potro fought back to even the score at 3-3. Djokovic was too much, taking the next three games and the match, then dropped to the ground and threw his racquet to the crowd. Both players embraced, showing mutual respect. Del Potro explained why Djokovic was the better of the two. “I’m very sad for being a loser today,” Del Potro told USA Today. But Novak deserved to take the trophy. He played a great match, very smart game.” Djokovic has tied Pete Sampras for 14 overall Grand Slam championships.

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towards the Blinn defense but struggled to make a breakthrough. Toups brought on Margaret Ryan. She took Miranda Frankie’s place on the right side of the defense and Frankie was deployed as striker. Frankie sprung to life. She was contesting for every ball and terrorizing the Blinn defense with her pace and decisive runs. In minute 53, the ball was swung in from the left wing, Claudia Pedroza reacted quickly and smashed it in to increase Richland’s lead. Five minutes later, Frankie was played through on goal. She wove through a wave of tackles, slaloming left and right before laying it off for Asia Revely, who cut the ball left and rifled a shot into the roof of the net. Several minutes later, in quick succession Frankie assisted on two more goals. She was subbed off to a rapturous reception by her coaches and teammates. Toups said the team has been practicing tactics and could play Frankie as a striker in dire moments. “When Frankie went up top all of a sudden, Frankie went after the game and took it to them. She brought the energy up.” He acknowledges the slow start, but said his team is working to increase their sharpness in training. “We can’t have starts like that against Brookhaven and Mountain View. We will get punished for that.” The Thunderducks will travel to Mountain View on Sept. 18. to play their first conference game at 6 p.m.

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