Camas soccer finds its next big scorer

first_img GO @AndyBuhler Camas soccer finds its next big scorer CAMAS — Dan Macaya reckons the last time Camas had a completely dominant goal scorer was 2014.That was when former standout Nate Beasley was a senior.Perhaps there’s soon to a be a new goal-seeking forward to step up. If you ask junior Dauda Woodruff, he’s next in line. Before the season, he told Macaya, the Papermakers’ second-year head coach, as much.“I want to be the next big goal scorer,” Woodruff said. “That’s what I told him. I’m still working on it.”Macaya’s offense relies on goalscorers, and the Papermakers believe Woodruff has the tools to be their lead option. During Thursday evening’s performance, which featured a lot of shots and “sloppy play,” Woodruff saw a lot of promise.Luke Davidson scored a header off a corner from Samodurov in the 20th minute to give Camas its only goal of the game.In the 54th, Woodruff got the ball in space in the attacking third, but had his shot blocked at the top of the box. The deflection bounced to forward Zander Samodurov, who sent a shot rocketing off the cross bar.The Papermakers (3-1) created three legitimate goal scoring opportunities were thwarted by Camas being offside. Tags “Pace, strength, a bit of danger,” Macaya said, describing Woodruff’s game.In Macaya’s second season at the helm, he’s one step further in the process of implementing his offensive-minded, attack-heavy philosphy.It’s a tectonic shift from the previous two decades of Camas soccer, which was defense-centric under longtime coach Roland Minder, who Macaya succeeded last spring.The dynamic junior has scored one goal through the first four games of Camas’ season, but Macaya sees in him the potential to flourish.On Thursday night, during a 1-0 Camas win, he was elusive with the ball at his feet and drew close attention from the Ridgefield back line throughout. Woodruff is confident the early kinks are simply indicitave of the time of year — preseason — and will be worked out.Macaya concurred.“It’s going to come,” Macaya said. “I’m sure he’s frustrated. you get those type of chances and you get frustrated. … We have good weapons, it’s just a matter of getting it done.” Share: Follow The Columbian on Instagram Share:center_img Woodruff is a part of an attack that inlcudes sophomore Ethan Jud, junior Zander Samodurov and senior Tybalt Thornberry.Though he didn’t score, Woodruff took a handful of shots and created havoc at times for Ridgefield’s defense.Woodruff, originally from Sierra Leone, attended Camas as a freshman before moving to San Diego to go to the boarding school Army and Navy Academy for his sophomore and part of his junior year.He continued to play club in Southern California, where he played with an LA Galaxy-affiliated club, before missing home in Camas. Woodruff has been back since around Christmas, and he described life since as filled with school and soccer. By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: March 15, 2019, 11:10am By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. (360) 735-4557 Camas Papermakers Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Follow andy.buhler@columbian.comlast_img read more

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TSX in solid advance as 2014 trading winds down

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid advance Monday, building on gains racked up last week in the wake of stronger than expected economic growth numbers from Canada and the United States.[np_storybar title=”Five investment themes for 2015 and beyond” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/12/27/five-investment-themes-for-2015-and-beyond/”%5DDavid Kaufman: Since this is the season for prognostications, I thought I would make a few of my own as this is my last column for 2014. But rather than attempting to predict specific events or pick specific stocks that will be winners in 2015, here are five macro themes that you might want to watch carefully next year — and beyond. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]However, the S&P/TSX composite index was off session highs as energy stocks and oil prices lost early momentum. The main Toronto index was down from a 122-point gain to close up 54.67 points at 14,663.92. The Canadian dollar dipped 0.05 of a cent to 85.99 cents US.New York markets were mixed, with the Dow Jones industrials down 15.48 points at 18,038.23, while the Nasdaq inched up 0.05 of a point to 4,806.91 and the S&P 500 index added 1.8 points to 2,090.57.The TSX is on the way to a gain of around eight per cent for 2014, with the market getting a lift of one per cent last week after data showed Canada’s gross domestic product rose by 0.3% in October, beating economists’ expectations of 0.1% growth for the month.And in the U.S., GDP growth figures for the third quarter were revised upward to five per cent from a previous figure of 3.9%.The data reassured markets that the United States continued to be the major prop for the global economy against a background of slowing growth in China and a still tentative economic recovery in Europe.The American data is a big plus for Canada as a surging U.S. economy benefits Canadian exports and, in turn, provides lift to the TSX.Could oil’s nosedive be the shock that will finally brings global stocks back to earth?The biggest investing winners in 2014: India, Amaya Gaming, coffee and moreAn advance of about eight per cent on the TSX would be down sharply from a 15% surge at mid-year. But that was before oil prices started to slide. They now are down 50% from summer highs amid a huge increase in global supply and lower demand from economic weak spots like China and Europe.Energy stocks have been heavily punished along with Toronto’s energy group, down about 16 per cent year to date, while traders wonder how low crude oil prices can go. Prices plunged to levels in the mid-US$30s after the 2008 financial collapse. But Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, notes that those prices occurred during a global recession and such a drop now would be too drastic. “There‘s going to be a lot of volatility in the world going forward . . . so I think you need a period of digestion,” he said, adding that it’s hard to say whether the bottom will be in the $40s or $50s.“You need to start seeing more humble forecasts and again, going back to good old-fashioned investing. When we get to a point where energy companies aren’t over promising and under delivering, that’s when they will be attractive again.”The TSX energy sector slipped 0.3 per cent as February crude in New York erased early gains to slide $1.12 to US$53.61 a barrel. Prices had been higher during the morning on reports of a fire affecting oil storage terminals in Libya.However, most other sectors advanced with the base metals group ahead 0.55% as March copper rose one cent to $2.82 a pound.The gold sector was also up 0.4% even as February bullion dropped $13.80 to US$1,181.50 an ounce.Outside the resource sectors, financials and industrials climbed 0.55%. read more

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FR petition by Dr Shafi fixed for September 27

A Fundamental Rights petition filed on behalf of Dr. Mohamed Shafi Shihabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching hospital has been fixed for September 27.The Supreme Court fixed the date to hear the revised petition when the matter was taken up in court today. Mohamed Shafi filed a Fundamental Rights petition against his detention and arrest. Dr. Shafi was taken into custody on suspicion of links to a terrorist group, amassing of wealth and subsequent allegations that he forcibly sterilised women during C-section surgeries.He was later released on bail and he was ordered to produce himself at the CID on every Sunday between 9 a.m and 12 p.m. (Colombo Gazette) Lawyers appearing on behalf of Dr. Shaf sought to revise the FR petition which was approved by the Supreme Court. read more

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