BC Men’s Soccer Earns a Point in Draw Against NC State

In its last regular season game, BC men’s soccer travelled down to Raleigh, North Carolina for a showdown with no. 22 NC State. Despite losing its starting goalie, Antonio Chavez Borelli, to a red card in the first ten minutes, the Eagles were able to keep the Wolfpack off the scoreboard for 110 minutes and earn a point in ACC play.

Borelli was shown red for deliberately using his hands to control an errant pass from one of his defenders. However, sophomore backup Jack Bacon was able to step in and make two saves, including a diving save in the 109th minute, to preserve the 0-0 draw.

Callum Johnson and Heidar Aegisson each had multiple shots for the Eagles, who were outshot 16-10 by the Wolfpack. BC finished the regular season in 11th place in the ACC, which means they will have to travel to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers in the ACC tournament on Wednesday.

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Duke To Duel With NC State, Penn State

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After kicking off the 2017-18 campaign by hosting a pair of ACC opponents last weekend, the Blue Devils will be back in action Friday, taking on NC State and Penn State at the Wolfpack’s Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The double dual meet gets underway Friday at 5 p.m. Live results will be availablehere.

In the Rankings
Duke will face another strong field this weekend, with the NC State women and men both appearing in the top 10 of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Division I preseason poll. The Wolfpack women came in at No. 5 and the men at No. 8, while the Blue Devil women were listed at No. 20.

A Look at Duke
The Blue Devil women split last weekend’s double dual meets in Taishoff, defeating No. 23 Florida State (192.5-160.5) and falling to Virginia Tech (214-139). The men featured a number of strong individual performances but came up short against the 20th-ranked Seminoles (208-145) and the 19th-ranked Hokies (209-144).

In the pool, senior Verity Abel swept the women’s distance events while sophomore Alyssa Marsh was a double winner with first-place showings in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Freshman Connie Dean impressed in her Duke debut with second-place finishes in three events. Junior Maddie Hessnotched an NCAA provisional cut in the 200 backstroke (1:58.43), as did Max St. George in the 100 backstroke (47.95). The Blue Devils also were successful in relay events, sweeping the 200 medley relays and adding a win in the men’s 400 medley relay.

On the boards, junior Evan Moretti won the men’s three-meter springboard competition with an ACC leading award of 390.65 and was second on the one-meter board.

St. George’s 47.95 mark in the 100 backstroke puts him first in the ACC and fifth in the nation heading into the weekend, while Abel’s 10:03.00 clocking in the 1,000 freestyle ranks her 16th in the country. Hess is also top 20 nationally in the 200 backstroke and the Blue Devils’ 400 medley relay of St. George, Judd Howard, Yusuke Legard and Miles Williams is fifth in the country (3:16.24).

Scouting the Wolfpack
Series History: Men-NC State leads, 65-13; Women-NC State leads, 33-3
Last Time We Met: Men-L, 177-115 (11/8/13, Raleigh, N.C.); Women-L, 177-123 (10/29/16, Durham, N.C.)
NC State 2017 ACC Finish: Men-1st; Women-1st
NC State 2017 NCAA Finish: Men-4th; Women-7th

NC State kicks off its season Friday night in Raleigh after sweeping the 2017 ACC titles and earning a pair of top-eight finishes at the 2017 NCAA Championships. The Wolfpack men return Ryan Held, a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as standouts Justin Ress, Andreas Vazaios, Anton Ipsen, Coleman Stewart and diver James Brady. The women’s team captured the ACC title for the first time since 1980 last spring, and returns veterans Hannah Moore, Elise Haan, Courtney Caldwell, Ky-lee Perry and Madeline Kline from that team.

Scouting the Nittany Lions
Series History: First Meeting
Penn State 2017 Big Ten Finish: Men-7th; Women-8th
Penn State 2017 NCAA Finish: Men-28th; Women-36th

The Penn State men were just edged by No. 22 Virginia, 151-149, in the Lions’ season opener last weekend in University Park. The women’s team also fell to the Cavaliers by a 184-104 margin. Kalean Freund claimed Big Ten Men’s Swimmer of the Week accolades after posting the nation’s top 100 breaststroke time so far this season at 54.20, while on the women’s side, Jane Donahue earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week recognition with three top-four finishes in her Penn State debut.

Meet Format
Friday’s events in Raleigh begin with the 200 medley relay, followed by the 1,000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 50 freestyle prior to the first diving break. Swimming events continue with the 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly, followed by another diving break, and then the 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle relay.

Colella’s Take
“NC State has really done a great job over the last several years, and they’re an incredibly well-balanced team,” said head coach Dan Colella. “Penn State absolutely has some folks who are highlighting events in mid-distance. Against NC State, our goal is to race them incredibly hard … Penn State, I think that’s a program that’s going to be very competitive with us.”

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Geoff Ables Selected as Keynote Speaker and Session Leader at SharePoint Engage 2017 in Raleigh, NC

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SharePoint Engage 2017 in Raleigh, NC will feature Geoff Ables as a keynote speaker and session leader. The event is scheduled for October 24-25, 2017.

SharePoint Engage Raleigh 2017 will be held at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek in Raleigh, NC on October 24-25, 2017. SharePoint Institute is hosting the conference. SharePoint Engage has been organized for SharePoint users to network, collaborate, and exchange with other SharePoint professionals, while gaining knowledge about SharePoint and its uses to increase business productivity. There are three learning tracks: SharePoint project management and business analysis, real-world SharePoint user application, and advanced topics and the future of SharePoint.

Geoff Ables, Managing Partner of C5 Insight, is delivering the Keynote Address, ?Reimagining Productivity: Finding Digital Workplace Success in an Unlikely Place. He will discuss how to prepare for the future of work, looking at how people, and not technology, will be a key factor in the next generation of working together. Everyone wants to be more efficient and effective in their daily work, and Ables will talk about the perfect storm thats brewing and how impending changes will transform not only the way people work, but the very work itself.

Ables will also lead the session, ?CPR for SharePoint: How to Improve SharePoint Adoption. In this session he will provide an in-depth look into why collaboration tools such as SharePoint fail to meet expectation and what organizations can do to get struggling intranet projects back on track, forge new connections, become more productive, increase employee engagement, and build a lasting culture of collaboration. Attendees will learn:

– 5 trends that are affecting collaboration today

– The mistakes being made by many organizations and how to avoid them

– 10 tips and practical ideas to apply that will get struggling projects back on track

Ables is the author of ?The LUCK Principle, Business Results at the Intersection of People & Profit. In the book he teaches how to harness the power of people, process, and technology to transform a business into a workplace that balances a people-first culture with bottom-line results. The book is available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon at https://www.Amazon.com/dp/B01N0QW5H4.

Geoff Ables, C5 Insight Managing Partner, is a best selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has over 20 years of consulting experience on topics including intranets, customer relationship management, social collaboration, and big data. As a thought leader on customer and employee engagement, his insights have been seen and heard in dozens of global venues. He founded C5 Insight in 2002, and has consulted with hundreds of companies in a broad range of industries. The firm has twice been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies.

For more information about Geoff Ables and C5 Insight, visit
https://www.C5Insight.com.

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Aqua Nc Works to Find Source of Water Outage in Raleigh Neighborhoods

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Contractors for Aqua North Carolina spent Monday trying to find out what caused the water to stop flowing in two North Raleigh neighborhoods.

More than 800 customers had little to no water pressure for several days.

It didn’t take long for people to notice a problem.

“When it first started, the pressure was down that was the main problem that was 3 or 4 days ago,” said Keith Prillman who lives in one of the affected neighborhoods.

Homeowners were told to stop washing their cars and to boil their water.

“They gave everybody a 40 pack of water when they were worried about the water quality but they’ve since had it tested and let us know there’s no more bacteria so it’s good to drink,” Prillman said.

Aqua NC, who operates the wells in the neighborhoods, is still trying figure out why the problem happened.

“We started to mobilize geologist, engineers, and some of our Aqua professionals to better understand exactly what happened,” said Aqua NC President Shannon Becker. “We’re going to look at the wells, asses what the capacity allowance and hopefully find a way to increase the capacity to meet the demands on a normal basis out there.”

Becker says the lack of rain and amount of water being used didn’t help the situation.

But they have a temporary fix. They hooked up with the City of Raleigh’s water supply.

Aqua NC says it does not know when the problem will be fixed.

“We understand the frustration of our customers, we really are trying to do everything we can as quickly as we can to return them to service,” Becker said.

He says Aqua will be paying for the use of Raleigh city water.

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