Weekly Breakdown - April 8-15
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from cricket, basketball, hockey, and golf!
The Zimbabwe Women’s Cricket team won the Victoria Tri Series!
The Victoria Tri Series came to a close last Wednesday and we have a winner! The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team beat Uganda 118 for five. The Zimbabwe team kept Uganda to 93 for eight for the game. Anesu Mushangwe was voted as woman of the match for picking up 22 runs for the team. She said this after the match, “We are happy that we have won all our five games in the tournament and this gives us a lot of confidence going into the World Cup qualifiers.” Congratulations on the win, ladies! Good luck in the International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup regional qualifiers.
Jackie Young was the first overall pick for the WNBA Draft!
The WNBA Draft was last week and Jackie Young was first overall! The Notre Dame guard decided enter the draft early, skipping her senior year of college. She’s the second Fighting Irish player to do so, following Jewell Loyd in 2015. The Las Vegas Aces were the one who picked her, making her dream come true. Young said this, “Since I was a little girl I always wanted to play in the WNBA and now I have my chance.” Congratulations on getting picked, Jackie! We can’t wait to see how you play.
The USWH team won!
The women’s hockey final between Finland and the United States was definitely one for the books. The game was tied 1-1, with the goals being scored by Annie Pankowski and Susanna Tapani. It looked like Finland would be the winners after scoring in overtime, but officials waved it off and the game headed to a shootout. Amanda Kessel and Annie Pankowski scored for the US and lead the team to their fifth straight gold at the championships. Congratulations on the win, ladies!
Jin Young Ko is currently number 1 in the world!
We have a new number one in the world and her name is Jin Young Ko! After her win at the Mission Hills Golf Club last week, she rose through the rankings from fifth to number one. Ko said this, “Reaching World No. 1 is exciting and I cannot believe that I have achieved this honor. I always keep my focus on the golf course and on my playing, but to win a major championship and be called the best player in the world is absolutely a great honor. I want to thank my family, my caddie and my manager for all of their support.” She is now the fifth player from the Republic of Korea to reach number one. Congratulations on being number one, Jin Young! We’re so proud of you!