North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

first_imgDecio de Maria, President of the Football Association of Mexico, speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the 2026 World Cup. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Scientists explain building ‘living robot’ from frog embryo cells PLAY LIST 02:55Scientists explain building ‘living robot’ from frog embryo cells01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown02:11Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GlobalPort rises to 4-4, snaps San Miguel’s 3-game streak MOST READ LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010.The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each. North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first 48-team tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside New York is proposed for the final. It’s just miles from where federal prosecutors spearheaded an ongoing investigation into FIFA corruption. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.The bribery scandal put the governing body on the brink, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the congress ahead of Wednesday’s vote.“FIFA was clinically dead as an organization,” Infantino said, reflecting on his election in 2016. “Two years later, FIFA is alive and well, full of joy and passion and with a vision for its future.”The North American victory suggests football officials are ready to gather for a World Cup in a country whose government has demonstrated its willingness to jail corrupt sports leaders through undercover investigations.The North America bid also had to overcome concerns about the impact of policies from the Trump administration, including attempts to implement a ban on travel by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.The main intervention by President Donald Trump was a warning in a White House news conference, discussing the FIFA vote, that he would be “watching very closely.” It was a veiled threat to withhold U.S. support from countries opposing the bid.FIFA now has the final say on which cities are selected to host games and whether all three countries are guaranteed a place at the tournament. Victor Montagliani, the Canadian who leads CONCACAF, wants them to take three of the six qualification slots reserved for the region.There is also a chance to send a seventh team via an inter-continental playoff. North America will host the six-team playoff tournament in November 2025 to decide the last two places in the 48-team lineup. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each. The U.S. is set to host all games from the quarterfinals onward.An optimistic promise of delivering $14 billion in revenue helped sway voters, along with the lack of major construction work required on the 16 planned stadiums, all of which already exist.By contrast, Morocco appeared too hazardous as a potential host when all 14 venues had to be built or renovated as part of a $16 billion investment in new infrastructure. The vote leaves Morocco reeling from a fifth failure in a World Cup hosting vote, with the continent’s sole tournament coming in 2010 in South Africa.While Morocco’s combined tickets and hospitality revenue would be $1.07 billion, according to FIFA analysis, North America would generate $2 billion additional income.Canada will host men’s World Cup matches for the first time, while Mexico gets its first taste of the event since staging the entire event in 1986.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Divine Wally claims Asian Games bronze in wushu

first_imgWushu artist Divine Wally delivered the Philippines’ fifth bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games after her bittersweet finish in the women’s sanda 52-kilogram semifinals.Wally, who was assured of a bronze medal heading into the semifinals, lost to Elaheh Mansoryan Samiroumi of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1-2, on Wednesday at JIExpo Hall B in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ronaldo says decision easy to join Juventus to win Champions League LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mansoryan Samiroumi will next face China’s Li Yueyao in the gold medal match.Wally beat Indonesia’s Selviah Pertiwi, 2-0, in the previous round to assure her of the bronze medal before she faced Mansoryan Samiroumi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As of posting, the Philippines is at the 16th place of the medal table with Hidilyn Diaz’ gold medal still the country’s lone top prize in the competition so far. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

EBOLA, CURSE OR TRIAL, INTRODUCTORY

first_imgIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFULAll praise belongs to Allah; and may His peace and blessings be upon His Prophet, his household, his companions and all those who rightly follow their foot-steps. Ameen!In our last edition we began discussing the perception of our people concerning the pandemic disease- Ebola. We attempted to give an introductory explanation to this topic. At the end of the edition we concluded by asserting that variance in thoughts, perceptions and conceptions as a norm of human creation. Today, we shall try to concentrate on “fate”.Every mortal being created by Allah is composed of pair-male and female, righteous and ill-righteous, as well as good and bad, the faithful and unfaithful. Within this context Al-Qur’an-the Holy Scripture of Al-Islam tells us that it be would illogical and inconceivable that: “Would he whose heart reflects the image of religious and spiritual virtues be equaled to the one in whose heart reign vice and impiety!” (32:18). Certainly not! This is so because, the behavioral patterns of the two are not the same and identical; and of course, neither can they be recognized, appreciated and treated alike; nor can they be rewarded the same way. Perhaps this is why Allah makes crystal and clear in some of the Scriptural assertions of His Last and Final Testament that: “he who has done an atom’s weight of good, will see it and profit by it, and he who has done an atom’s weight of evil, will see it and be punished for it” (99:7-8).  The fact is that it is the behavioral pattern that distinguishes a realistic person from unrealistic one. For the former is one free from the bondage of childish unrealistic and immature notion. This character is described as “positive thinker. This is so because, he/she views issues in a cogent, logical and well-argued manner; and by the same trend, act with the course of sobriety, clear-headedness and maturity. On the other hand, the latter is portrayed as negative thinker. In that, he/she allows partiality, imagination and delusion to influence his/her practical thought and life. Perhaps this is why Al-Qur’an also maintains that: “But those whose hearts reflect the image of religious and spiritual virtues and their deeds wisdom and piety must expect the Gardens of bliss in which they shall be homed with home-felt delight and wherein shall each one come into close relation with oneself and with others in requital of all the good they had accomplished in life. Those in whose hearts reigns vice shall be homed in Hell. As often as they try to escape it they are reinstated therein and be told: ‘Now you taste the torment experienced in Hell which you had always denied.’ And in mercy to them We (Allah) will make them suffer here the lesser of the two evils by justly submitting them to pain and punishment that they might hopefully repent and turn to Allah (and save themselves the bigger and really vehement Hereafter). And who is more wrongheaded and wrongful of actions than he who is reminded of Allah’s evident signs and shuns them and of His revelations and persistently avoid them and abstain from listening to them! (Let them just wait), We (Allah) will take just vengeance on them and afflict them with torment that is laid upon the damned” (32:18-22). As stated earlier, the above quoted verses, all in all, signify that Allah’s generosity can in no wise operate at the expense of His justice system both in reward and requital. Crystallizing the indisputableness of this fact, the Holy Scripture again says: “that no soul bearing wrongs shall in no way bear the wrong actions of another,  that nothing is considered one’s own on the Day of Judgment but only what he strove for and had endeavoured to attain, and that the advantages of his efforts will be seen later in the course of events and the fruits of his endeavours will ripe and glow here (in this life) and Hereafter. Then will the end crown the deed and Allah shall requites him in full for the action involving godly efforts directed to a definite end and for the deeds imprinted with wisdom and piety” (53:38-410. What a clarity emphasis!  For his part, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is reported to have said thus: “The horses are for three purposes. For one they are a reward, for another they are a shield, and for other that are burdens. In reference to the one for whom they are reward is the person who keeps them to be used in the way of Allah. Thus, they spend their entire life grazing in the pasture or garden (waiting in preparation for struggle in good faith). So whatever afflicts them during that lengthy period in the pasture or garden, it will be counted as good deeds for such person. Then if their lengthy period is ended and they are used for a noble cause or two, their hoof prints and their dung are counted as good deeds for such person. When they passed through it a stream from which they did drink, such person (their owner) does not intend to quench their thirst; yet, it would be counted as good deeds. Therefore, they are a reward for that person. On the other hand, a  person who keeps them to maintain self and to be independent of others, and does not forget the right of Allah upon their necks and their backs (i. e., their Zakah/Poor Dues), then they are shield for such person (from the Hellfire). However, for a person who keeps them in order to boast, brag and show off, then they are a burden for such person (on Judgment).Even though the foregoing Scriptural assertions and their respective attendant Prophetic explanations give broader connotations, one issue is however paramount and needs to claim the full attention of us all. That is, the phrase “good” as mentioned herein above, is the good that centers on the acknowledgement, appreciation and obedience of the Divine Law, including its attendance moral decorum. For there is no morality that contravenes the fact appertains to “faith” in the Existence, Oneness and Absolute Sovereignty of Allah. By the same token, no morality is moral that contradicts the Divine Laws. So, nothing behooves humanity, particularly those who claim to be adherents and followers of “Religion” that is guided by “Divine Revelation”. Of course, “faith in Allah” stands olympic high in His servantship, but it is worth stating that mere declaration of “faith” not accompanied or backed by prescribed worship, righteous acts, spiritual virtues and other various religious rites, is but a first and profound class of insincerity and hypocrisy. Perhaps this is why Al-Qur’an is replete with assertions which indicate that whenever a call is made on the “believers”, the phrase is followed by the words: “and whose deeds are characterized by wisdom and piety”. In other words, any good done in the state of disbelief in Allah and wanton disregard of His prescribed Code of Decorum, can in no wise be recognized and appreciated by Allah-the Almighty; and of course, cannot be rewarded in the Hereafter. It is also worth understanding that whatsoever is described as “wrong” or “evil” will justly be requited both here in this life and the Hereafter. This is so because, the Divine Promise that contains in Allah’s Holy Scripture and Prophetic assertions.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manchester United boss does not expect to sign any new players

first_imgLouis van Gaal says he does not expect Manchester United to make any additions to their squad in the January transfer window.The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a big-money moves for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, as well as Southampton’s Saido Mane and many more players across Europe.Saturday saw a lacklustre performance in the FA Cup third round clash at Old Trafford, where Wayne Rooney’s injury-time penalty snatched the Dutchman’s side a fortunate 1-0 victory over League One outfit Sheffield United.Old Trafford fans sarcastically cheered in the second half after Memphis Depay made an attempt. The last ten fixtures at the Theatre of Dreams has seen Man United fail to score in the first half and they have been not excited fans on numerous occasions this season. They have made additions to their squad by recalling loan players Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane this month.But, when asked if he had a bid rejected for the Brazilian playmaker, Van Gaal revealed in the post-match press conference: “I don’t think that we shall do business in January.“We cannot say that because when there is a chance to make a selection better, we shall do it but I do not think we shall.“That is at this moment.”SEE HERE – Paul Scholes blasts Manchester United after FA Cup win: ‘They didn’t create a chance. In my eyes it’s not good enough’last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool signing will save club millions

first_img1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the signing of Joel Matip on a free transfer has saved the club millions in their search for a commanding centre-back.The Cameroon international has agreed to move to Anfield when his contract with Schalke expires in the summer and the Reds boss believes their swift action has landed them a top-quality player.Klopp said only Germany’s top four clubs would have been able to afford the defender, who has a Cameroonian father and German mother, but the player’s desire for a new challenge outside the country of his birth played into their hands.“It is clear there were a lot of other clubs [interested]. In Germany a player of this quality without a contract is really rare,” said Klopp.“Schalke are a big club; they played the last four or five years in the Champions League and they made big offers to keep this player.“We have maybe four clubs who can get a player like Matip when he is at Schalke – only Borussia Dortmund, although that is not possible (as their arch-rivals), Bayern obviously, maybe Leverkusen and maybe Wolfsburg.“The rest have no chance. Then you think about other countries and we were early enough. He was an easy choice.“I know in England it is difficult to bring in a player without paying a transfer fee but I thought it should not be a reason not to take him only because you cannot write a number behind his name.“Ask in Germany what other clubs would have paid for him and whether there would have been a contract [offer].”Matip has made almost 250 appearances for Schalke since his debut in 2009 and has played 44 times in Europe, of which 28 were in the Champions League.Klopp believes he has bought a centre-back ready-made for the Premier League who can help provide a solution to their defensive weaknesses which have been exposed so many times this season.“He is a high-quality centre-half. You cannot play in a club like Schalke for six years always in the starting line-up without having big quality,” he added.“He made big steps in his development in the last few years and became a really experienced centre-half: tall – 198cms – but flexible and quick.“He is a perfect header and makes four or five goals per season.“For him it is good because he knows I know him and it is not coincidence or that he comes here and finds a manager he has to show special things to.“He has to work and improve of course but it is a really good base and he can be a really good centre-half in the Premier League.”Matip is Klopp’s second signing after the capture of Red Star Belgrade youngster Marko Grujic, who will also join at the end of the season. Joel Matip last_img read more

Man United legend Bryan Robson certain Griezmann is perfect for Mourinho’s side

first_imgFormer Manchester United captain Bryan Robson believes Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is exactly the type of player the Red Devils should be bringing in.Recent reports have claimed that the French international has expressed his desire to leave the Spanish capital this summer after three years with Diego Simeone’s side.United are huge admirers of the undoubtedly talented player and Robson, now an ambassador at the club where he enjoyed huge success, believes the 26-year-old would be perfect.“Griezmann is a top class player. We know that he wants to leave Atletico Madrid but he’s the sort of player that United would want to bring in,” Robson told Jim White on talkSPORT“He’s definitely a player who’s got the quality to be a United player.”Current Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney faces an uncertain summer with his future at the club far from clear.But Robson still believes the club’s all-time top scorer still has something to offer the team.“I think it’s been a difficult year for Wayne,” added the United legend.“He’s been in and out of the team and I think to get the best out of Wayne Rooney he needs to be playing week in and week out.“But with Zlatan’s injury we are a little bit bare as far as forwards at the club.“The club would be looking to sign a forward, I am sure of that, and that’s why Griezmann keeps getting mentioned.“But I think Wayne could still do a job for the club and I hope that the manager wants him to stay, and Wayne wants to stay, and I still think he can do a role for the club.”last_img read more

CONVOY’S PAURIC BECOMES AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE!

first_imgPauric McLaughlin, a native of Convoy and member of Finn Valley AC, ran a lifetime best mile of 4-09 to gain the silver medal in the NIAI university champs in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend and gained all American athlete statusPauric is on an athletic scholarship at Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho.His reaction? “To build on this and stay healthy!” CONVOY’S PAURIC BECOMES AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE! was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyFinn Valley ACIdahoPauric McLaughlinlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN GETS PERFECT 30TH PRESENT – A FREE TRIP HOME!

first_imgA Donegal man living in Australia was able to spend his 30th birthday back home after winning a competition by Irish/Australian newspaper the Irish Echo.Cormac Lynch, a civil engineer from Muff, jetted back home this week thanks to Emirates Airlines who co-hosted the competition.Cormac, who moved to Australia in 2010, was able to pick a friend to travel with and wisely chose partner Jennifer. The pair have been spending a number of days in Donegal, Derry, Belfast and Dublin.As part of the competition, Cormac is compiling a report on his return to Ireland which will be published in the Irish Echo soon.The couple are planning to start planning their wedding when they return to St Kilda where they live.  DONEGAL MAN GETS PERFECT 30TH PRESENT – A FREE TRIP HOME! was last modified: March 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CORMAC LYNCHEMIRATES AIRLINESirish echolast_img read more

GLENSWILLY NS IN A FIELD OF THEIR OWN THANKS TO HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

first_imgThe community of Glenswilly proved last night that if you want something do – do it yourself.That was the thinking after the fundraising committee of Glenswilly National School managed to raise €58,000 towards the purchase of land for playing fields and car park for the school.The money was raised in recent months by kind donations as well as hard work by many parents out selling tickets practically night and day. Last night the grand draw saw hundreds of parents and children turn up at Glenswilly GAA Club for the grand prize draw.And once again the club’s two county stars Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy showed the true value of community spirit as they turned up to carry out the draw.The winner of the first prize of €2,000 was well known Dunfanaghy farmer Manus McHugh (yes he of the Donegal Cremeries milk carton fame) who was delighted with his prize.The second prize of €1,000 was won by Paul McAteer or Rareagh while Johnny Doherty of Glenswilly won the third prize of €500. The fourth and fifth place prizes of €250 each were won by  Katie Gallinagh of Ballybofey and Paddy McGlinchey of Letterkenny.New principal of Glenswilly National School, Master Joseph Gallinagh, paid tribute to all those who helped fundraise in recent weeks and said he had seen first-hand the true community spirit within Glenswilly.As well as the grand prize draw, pupils performed a number of songs and a short play which left the audience in great form.There was also lots of spot prizes on the night.One of the main organisers on the fundraising committee, Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly, paid tribute to all those who pounded the pavements and country roads selling tickets in recent weeks from Glencolmcille to Main Head. “The reaction has been terrific and I am very proud of the effort put in by the people of Glenswilly.“We have two great men making the draw tonight and hopefully this land will help provide more stars to Glenswilly in the coming years,” he said.GLENSWILLY NS IN A FIELD OF THEIR OWN THANKS TO HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER was last modified: May 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fundraising drawGlenswilly National SchoolMichael MurphyNeil Gallagherlast_img read more

Rim of the World takes another step forward

first_imgHESPERIA – Rim of the World took another step forward in playing without Cassie Engelgau. California’s defending CIF State Division III girls volleyball champions merely looked to seniors Sonja Newcombe and Cassie Ellis as Rim dominated Hesperia 25-12, 25-11, 25-13 Monday night. Newcombe, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, rang up 15 kills and the 6-1 Ellis added 11 kills in front of about 200 onlookers in Hesperia’s gym. It was the Mojave River League opener for both teams. Engelgau, a 5-10 senior outside hitter already committed to NCAA Division I Appalachian State (according to Scots coach Jill Pattison), wore her uniform Monday, but she is sidelined with a knee injury and was limited to a pair of crutches and a seat on Rim’s bench. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We’re trying to put some things together,” Pattison said. “Today, I’m happy. The chemistry on the court was good.” Rim (11-2 overall, 1-0 MRL) owned a clear height advantage, especially on the front line, in earning its fourth three-set sweep of 2005. The Scots, whose only defeats came against Mira Costa and Los Alamitos in the Las Vegas Tournament, lost the match’s first two points, yet never let Hesperia (4-1, 0-1) seize any momentum. The Scots outscored the Scorpions 10-2 to finish out the first game, with Newcombe serving on the final three points. Rim blasted out to a 10-2 lead in Game 2, which the Scots finished on a softly-placed kill by Shannon Moody, plus a kill by Ellis. Game 3 featured an 8-1 run by Rim that snapped a 6-6 tie. Newcombe served on 17 winning points and 5-6 junior setter Carlee Ardis chipped in a pair of key aces for the Scots. “They’re a dominating team, a very good team,” Hesperia coach Omar Lopez said. “I told my girls we have a lot to work on. It was a good eye-opener for us. They’re strong without (Engelgau); she’d make them even stronger.” Senior 5-7 setter Penina Suddeth led Hesperia with 13 kills and 11 digs, while teammate Alyssa Auck, a 5-4 senior setter, dished out 17 assists to go with six digs. center_img Mojave River League[EP Monday’s Results[EP Rim of the World 3 at Hesperia 0[EP [EP Rim of the World d. Hesperia 25-12, 25-11, 25-13[EP Rim leaders Kills: Sonja Newcombe 15, Cassie Ellis 11. Blocks: Cassie Ellis 8.[EP Hesperia leaders Kills: Penina Suddeth 13. Digs: Penina Suddeth 11, Alyssa Auck 6, Brittany Westplat 4. Assists: Alyssa Auck 17.[EP Rim (11-2 overall, 1-0 Mojave River League) plays its next scheduled match 6 p.m. Saturday at Scripps Ranch in San Diego County. Hesperia (4-1 overall, 0-1 MRL) meets Apple Valley at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Victor Valley College. 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