Lamar tacks on a fourth goal via another header, this time from Jaisa Juvonen on a ball in from Lucy Ashworth!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/Ga3L3Yfabd— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 After the Cardinals pushed the lead to five on a goal from Alisha Nesbitt, the Islanders got on the board on a score by Emma Gibbs. Juana Plata’s long ball in finds Lucy Ashworth, who heads it in for a three-goal advantage!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/6qxc28ok8p— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Ashworth picked up her sixth point of the match two minutes later, dropping a cross to freshman Kaisa Juvonen for the back-door heading score. After a scoring onslaught in their quarterfinal win, the Cardinals picked up right where they left off with a score in the 28th minute as Sophia Manibo finished off a cross from Ashworth Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Shredding up the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament record book one goal at a time, top-seeded Lamar advanced to Sunday’s championship match with a 5-1 win over No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night. .@LamarWSoccer strikes first as Sophia Manibo heads in the corner from Lucy Ashworth, who picks up her 16th assist of the season!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/ti8ER28Hpz— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Just 71 seconds later, Ashworth scored on her own after collecting a deflected ball at the top of the box and fired one into the back of the net. Lucy Ashworth scored twice and assisted on two more, extending her single-season record total to 17 and snapping the record for most assists in a single Southland tournament with three. Just two minutes later, the Cardinals find the back of the net again as Lucy Ashworth collects the deflection and puts one past Kyleigh Hall!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/deLPJAtGZX— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar extended its lead in the 49th minute, when Juana Plata’s long ball ahead connected with Ashworth, who headed it in to make it 3-0. Islanders get on the board with just under five minutes to go on a score by Emma Gibbs#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/r210i5VtZ6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar and Northwestern State will face off for the Southland Conference Tournament Championship at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
Caribou are captured in a photograph taken last summer by a digital camera mounted in a small aircraft. (Photo courtesy ©Alaska Department of Fish and Game)The Porcupine caribou herd, whose range includes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has grown to the highest number seen since monitoring started back in the 1970s. That’s according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which just released the results of a photocensus they did this summer.Listen nowThat census is done by mounting cameras to small aircraft, and taking aerial pictures of the herd during the short window they aggregate during the summer.The new count puts the herd at an estimated 218,000 animals. For comparison, the low point was 123,000 – back in 2001.The growth is part of an upward trend for the Porcupine herd; the surveys taken in 2010, 2013, and 2017 all show an increase.“We’ve definitely had an improvement in calf production and adult female survival,” said Jason Caikoski, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. But he says that while they can identify things that explain how this caribou population is growing, they still don’t know the underlying causes that explain why.“Predation, changes in weather, changes in habitat… all those types of things affect all those demographics,” Caikoski said. “And currently we don’t have any studies specifically looking at what factors are affecting those demographics.”Photocensus counts are used by state and federal wildlife managers to help set hunting limits and seasons. Sometimes a finding will prompt a change in regulation, but in the case of the Porcupine caribou herd, which has a moderate population and low hunting pressure, no changes are anticipated.