even the score

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But in a few minutes it could be heard flooding back, this time Wiwau panting with the weight of coral stone and Tiha, a-smart with what she had endured, trying more than to even the score.
Venezuelan Adalberto Penaranda missed a chance to even the score when he missed a penalty in the 74th minute.
When a hard-charging advertising executive is pulled off a huge campaign at the request of the client's privileged son, he passes on good living as the best revenge and joins with the man's unrecognized daughter in a scheme to even the score.
Bonjomar Castel gave the Altas the 14-13 match point when he blocked MVP Howard Mojica but the Generals fought back to even the score at 15-15.
They let in a third try just after the restart to trail the visitors until Jake Stephenson went over to even the score.
Gardner was looking to even the score against Shrewsbury (7-4, 5-0) after falling, 4-2, to the Colonials last month.
Evans was caught with a powerful right hand in the opening round but managed to come back firing to even the score.
A SON of Even The Score, sire of this season's leading American three-year-old Dullahan, topped the eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday night when selling to Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables for $260,000.
Then came a great move from Sherwood, who''s accurate pass to Westwick resulted in him hitting the ball from the edge of the box to even the score.
Thirteen years after Rangers went to Celtic Park to clinch the league championship Neil Lennon's team are poised to even the score at Ibrox on Sunday if they can seal the SPL flag race in Govan.
Summary: Amir Khan has declared his intention to even the score against Lamont Peterson when the two meet for a Las Vegas rematch in May.
We had some very good chances to even the score or even to score first.