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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- After playing its first 10 matches on the road, No. Jordan 12 Barons Mens . 16 Texas A&M finally made its home debut, but No. 6 Wisconsin spoiled the Aggies homecoming with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 victory in front of 1,655 at Reed Arena.Texas A&M, facing a top-16 ranked opponent for the fifth time, including a second consecutive match-up against a top-10 team to conclude the preconference portion of the schedule, falls to 6-5 after dropping its home opener for the first time since 1989.Wisconsin improves to 7-1 behind an impressive performance by freshman outside hitter Molly Haggerty, who hit .641 with 27 kills, the most kills by an A&M opposing player this season.Haggerty set the tone early, getting three kills during a 5-0 Badger run to start the match. The Aggies chipped away at the deficit and got within 8-7 following a kill by sophomore middle blocker Kaitlyn Blake, but Texas A&M was unable to close the gap.Wisconsin outhit A&M, .438 to .167, in the set to pull away. The Badgers were up 19-14 and closed out the frame on a 6-2 run with Haggerty posting her ninth kill to end the set.Trailing 3-2 in the second set, Texas A&M freshman Hollann Hans caught fire, posting five kills during a 7-1 run to put the Aggies ahead, 10-5. It would be A&Ms largest lead of the match before Wisconsin stormed back with Haggerty getting four kills during a 5-0 run that gave the Badgers a 16-13 lead. The Aggies got within 18-16 following Hans sixth kill of the frame, but Wisconsin once again reeled off five unanswered points, posting three blocks during the run that put the Badgers up, 23-16. Hans seventh kill of the set ended the Badger rally, but Haggerty countered with a kill, and Kelli Bates served an ace to close out the set to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead in the match.Texas A&M held a narrow 6-4 lead in the third set before Wisconsin went on a 9-2 run to pull ahead, 13-8. Blake and junior opposite hitter Ashlie Reasor then propelled a 5-0 Aggie run, teaming for two blocks and each posting a kill during the rally that brought the Aggies back into a tie, 13-13. Texas A&M also tied the score at 15-all on a kill by Reasor and took the lead at 16-15 when the Badgers were whistled for reaching over the net and contacting the ball on A&Ms side. The Aggies lead was short lived, however, as Wisconsin came back with three consecutive kills.Texas A&M managed to tie the score at 18-18 on a Hans kill and later tied the score for the ninth and final time at 21-21 following a huge block by Blake and junior setter Stephanie Aiple. The Aggies, however, were unable to regain the lead as the Badgers went on a 4-1 run to close out the set and complete the sweep.As a team, Wisconsin outhit Texas A&M, .315 to .178, for the match, posting 47 kills to A&Ms 35. The Badgers also led the Aggies in blocks, 11-5.Hans posted her second consecutive double-double with a team-high and career-high 13 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Amy Houser led the Aggies in digs with a personal-best 11, and Blake led in blocks with four.The defending Southeastern Conference champion Aggies open conference play against Alabama on Friday, Sept. 23 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and host Auburn at Reed Arena in their SEC home opener on Sunday, Sept. 25.TEXAS A&M HEAD COACH LAURIE CORBELLI On Wisconsins setter Lauren Carlini... Shes really, really good. They know exactly what they are going to get. In fact, not just the setter, it seemed to me that all their second balls... [were] put it in a position where their attackers could get a swing. Not many teams are good at that. We are not very good at that. We just learned that is something we really need to get a lot better at.On Wisconsins game...They were really sharp today. I havent seen them play like that on video yet. They didnt miss a beat. Their hitters didnt make unforced errors, 27 kills for a freshman. We never made one adjustment on her. She did a fantastic job and we did a really poor job.On moving forward... I think Hollann Hans, as a freshman to out-score any of our returners by double, thats really positive. Shes a phenomenal competitor. Shes composed. She had a tough first set, first time to play at Reed Arena and being an Aggie at her home court. Okay, thats fine; thats going to happen, but she refocused and got herself out there and really did some beautiful things...TEXAS A&M JUNIOR SETTER STEPHANIE AIPLE On playing ranked teams... Its always good to get a win off of a ranked team, and seeing that we arent strikes reality with us. We arent doing what we need to do in practice. We arent doing what we need to do off the court. Its a serious change that the team needs to make.On Hollann Hans... Shes doing amazing as a freshman. Shes fearless and has a great mindset. If she makes an error she moves on. She doesnt get down on herself. She moves on to the next play, and I think upperclassmen can even learn from that. You can see the fight in her eyes. I can say Hans Im giving you this ball, and shell say, okay give me this ball. I think Hollann is doing an amazing job.On the takeaway from todays game...We cant really take much away from this game except realizing that something has to change. We put this game in the past and its a whole new season coming up. Its definitely a learning experience, but we are ready for SECs. Last year we had a rough preseason as well, but we did a good job of putting the preseason in the past, so I think we just have to look at it and be like its just preseason. Yes, its not what we wanted, but we cant think about that stuff because its not going to make us any better in the future. We will come into the next practice and have a different mindset for SECs.TEXAS A&M FRESHMAN OUTSIDE HITTER HOLLANN HANS On playing at Reed Arena for the first time... It was awesome. Ive dreamed of this forever and finally getting to play here was an awesome feeling. I loved it. I always have pregame nerves and it took me awhile to get all of the nerves out, especially playing in front of a home crowd, but it was good.On her play... I was happy with it. I could have done things a little differently with my defense and blocking. I have a lot of things to work on, but other than that I tried my best, so thats all that matters.On gaining confidence from Coach Laurie Corbelli and setter Stephanie Aiple... It really helps build my confidence with (Aiple) as a setter, because she pretty much gets (the ball) to the target every single time, so that builds my confidence with knowing that she is going to get me a good set. Im just going to keep working hard to build Laurie and Johns (Corbelli, associate head coach) confidence in me and keep working hard in practice and get better at my game.On starting SEC play... Im so excited. Alabama is a great team, so its going to be a good game. I know that if we fix some things that we are an amazing team with amazing players, so Im very excited to start SEC. Jordan 4 Royalty Black And Gold . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. Jordan 4 Black Cat 2017 . Louis. To which I would say two things: 1. Where there is smoke, there is or perhaps has been a little fire. Or, in other words, the two teams would appear to have at least spoken. And spoken is defined as one calling the other to inquire, no more, no less. http:///...-13-doernbecher.html . PETERSBURG, Fla. With the Ryder Cup in the rearview mirror, here are some points and moments to digest from the past week:1. And the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain is ...Davis Love III was given a second shot at the U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy and now he will have a say in who will replace him. At least that is what we are left to infer giving the set-up of a Ryder Cup committee that includes Love, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and three PGA of America executives.When Love was named captain in February 2015, the much-ridiculed Ryder Cup Task Force, which was made up of 11 people including PGA executives and players from current and past Ryder Cups, was replaced by the committee.The goal all along has been to create continuity from one Ryder Cup to the next -- with the Presidents Cup mixed in. That continuity leads to consistency, and the same message.That is why going forward we can expect to see past Ryder Cup captains be assistants (Tom Lehman), as well as potential future captains serve as assistants (Jim Furyk, Woods and Steve Stricker).If you buy into the notion that the next captain was in the team room at Hazeltine National, the 2018 captain in France almost certainly will be either Furyk, Stricker, Woods or Mickelson, who went 2-1-1 at Hazeltine but has been viewed as having a big say in how things transpired behind the scenes.Stricker has to all but be ruled out because he will be the 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup captain; the PGA of America traditionally names its next captain no later than the spring, so it would be awkward to have that overlap. Stricker is a better fit for 2020 in his native Wisconsin.Woods said Sunday he would be honored to be asked, but you have to think at age 40, his captaincy (or multiple captaincies) is in the future. Same for Mickelson, who will be 48 in two years but just came off an impressive 10-birdie performance Sunday. Mickelson is unlikely to commit this time; he believes he can still play, and he would be a natural captain candidate for 2024 at Bethpage Black in New York.So that leaves Furyk for 2018; he served as an assistant this year, was an assistant for Jay Haas last year at the Presidents Cup, has played on both teams (seven Presidents Cups, nine Ryder Cups) and was on the task force, as well.Look for Furyk to be named the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain unless ...2. What if Furyk makes the team?The 46-year-old Furyk made a spirited run at this years Ryder Cup team and is ranked 26th in the world after missing a good chunk of 2016 following wrist surgery. He finished second at the U.S. Open, shot 58 at the Travelers Championship and is undoubtedly nowhere near winding down his playing career.That could pose a sticky problem for the Ryder Cup committee if Furyk makes it clear he would rather play than be a captain. Maybe the committee goes another way; or maybe it puts in a provision to let Furyk be the first playing captain since Arnold Palmer in 1963.There have been other instances where that might have been possible, notably Tom Kite in 1997 and Tom Lehman in 2006. Both came very close to making their own teams, but had dismissed the idea of it being possible.Now things are different. Furyk would undoubtedly surround himself with people who have been there. He might ask Love to return as an assistant, as well Stricker and Woods (if he is not playing). And Mickelson will undoubtedly be part of the structure in some way since he remains on the committee. Furyk would have plenty of help and could contribute as a player and captain.Another possibility would be Fred Couples, who was given strong consideration for the 2016 captaincy. Couples had no official role this year, but was at Hazeltine. He was a three-time Presidents Cup captain, assisted Love at Medinah in 2012 and is already been named one of Strickers assistants for next years Presidents Cup. And the same thing applies as it would for Furyk if he played: there is clearly more than one voice now when it comes to the captaincy.3. Next up, FranceWhen the Ryder Cup is next played in 2018, it will be staged for only the second time in continental Europe. The venue, Le Golf National just outside of Paris joins Valderrama in Spain as the only courses to host the Ryder Cup outside of Great Britain and Ireland when it is not played in the United States.Le Golf National is the annual home to the Open de France, which should give Europe an advantage. It has received strong reviews from those who have competed in the tournament.France boasts less than 1 million golfers and is hoping the Ryder Cup will spur growth in the game.4. Phils vertical leapMickelson poked fun at himself for his lack of a vertical leap, saying that when he tries to dunk a basketball he can touch the net. Jordan 12 Master Black. After making his 10th birdie of his match against Sergio Garcia on Sunday, Mickelson had a mini-celebration on the 18th green, where he ended up with a half point and a 2-1-1 record. Mickelson has now had a winning Ryder Cup in each of the last three Ryder Cups.5. What to make of TigerWoods is expected back at the Safeway Open next week, but it is not a certainty. He has yet to officially commit to the event although he said last month he hopes to play there, the Turkish Airlines Open and Hero World Challenge over the coming weeks.Signals were mixed at Hazeltine, where he was a Ryder Cup vice-captain. Woods was in good spirits, but he hit no balls on the range -- imagine that spectacle -- and did not do any formal interviews, other than the team gathering on Sunday night and a post-match chat with NBC.Then there was Jesper Parneviks interview with Golf Digest, in which the Swedish golfer did a Q&A for the November issue.I see Tiger at the Medalist, Parnevik said of Woods home course in Florida. We talk and have played nine holes together. By the way, hes been hitting a lot of balls, and hes hitting it great. Hes pounding it a mile and flushing everything. On the range, at least, his trajectory and ball flight are like the Tiger we knew 15 years ago. Comebacks are never a sure thing, but something tells me this might be spectacular.That sounds encouraging, and yet there have been no other such on-the-record accounts related to Woods comeback.6. The ultimate tributeRickie Fowler and several members of the winning U.S. Ryder Cup team attended Arnold Palmers memorial service Tuesday in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. On the way there, Fowler shared a photo of the Ryder Cup trophy on its way to the service.7. Poise under pressureThe eulogies at Palmers memorial service were impressive, but the one from his grandson stood out. Sam Saunders told a funny story about calling Palmer when the legendary golfer happened to be in the Oval Office at the White House. And he also recalled a somber one about having called his grandfather less than an hour before he passed away on Sept. 25. It was delivered with the kind of steely nerves necessary on the golf course.That is where Saunders, 29, was to be this week before the Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida, was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. Saunders had played in just one Web.com Tour Finals event, so he will be unable to earn his PGA Tour card that way. He had to return to the Finals because he finished outside of the top 125 in FedEx Cup points this season on the PGA Tour. At 148th, Saunders will still have limited status on the PGA Tour, although the category is well down the exemption list.8. Tough callThere are bound to be some Web.com Tour players who are very upset that the Tour Championship will not be rescheduled. Why not just play it next week? The tour announced Wednesday that the event would not be replayed and the results through three events of the Web.com Finals would stand as far as status for the PGA Tour. No one can help the weather, but theres got to be a better way here. Its messy because the new PGA Tour season begins next week, and players who make their way through the Web.com Finals are eligible. If nothing else, it shows the scheduling lunacy of having this event end the week prior to the new season beginning.9. Back to workSix members of the European Ryder Cup team are back in action this week at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, including Spains Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who is the only player who did not lose a point at Hazeltine.Im disappointed that we did lose, but Im also happy with the way I performed and with the effort that everyone put in, said Cabrera-Bello, who went 2-0-1 in his first Ryder Cup appearance. Everyone tried their best and whether you win or you lose, I think the values we play for in The Ryder Cup are greater than that.The team spirit, fighting for something bigger than yourself, everyone helping each other, fighting shoulder to shoulder like [captain] Darren [Clarke] taught us, I mean, I think those values are more important. So within time, the disappointment of not having been able to retain the Cup will fade and well just have the great memories.Cabrera-Bello is joined in Scotland by Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Danny Willett and Matthew Fitzpatrick for the annual pro-am event that is played over the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '