Regan Spencer’s movement in goal helps SU to shutout win over Penn

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2016 at 6:35 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco A Pennsylvania player broke away from Syracuse’s midfielders and dribbled into open space, entering the Orange’s defensive zone. A hard touch on the ball opened up an opportunity for goalie Regan Spencer to run out and throw her body at the ball. Spencer slid and swept the Penn player’s legs out from under her, knocking the ball away.“I knew they were up numbers and I knew she going to dribble in close or I could try and stop her at the top,” Spencer said. “The ball was ahead of her, her eyes were down, so I figured I could go for it.”Spencer’s activeness in goal was a deciding factor in her second shutout of the season, as No. 1 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated Penn (5-2, 1-0 Ivy), 4-0. Spencer saved six shots, three of which came within the first 20 minutes of the game.Coming into the game, SU head coach Ange Bradley was upset with the number of shots Syracuse was giving up and the lack of pressure by its defense. The Orange fell in double overtime to No. 5 North Carolina just two days prior.“UNC was a wake up call and eye-opener. We identified the changes we needed to make,” Spencer said. “(Penn) was a really good trial run to go out and do it and prove, not only to me, but to each other.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPenn started the game with strong pressure on SU and was dominating possession. However, for every Quakers shot, Spencer was there to make the stop.On Penn’s second penalty corner, Spencer deflected a shot and, as the ball rolled toward the end line, she saw players collapsing toward the ball. She ran over and slid, kicking the ball out of bounds.Just a few minutes later, Penn’s Gina Guccione fired a shot on goal. Spencer stuck out her foot to stop the ball from getting past her. It rolled back into play, but SU was able to block Alexa Hoover’s rebound and start a counter-attack.After the first half, Syracuse’s offense stepped up, and the team’s defense limited Penn to just three more shots.Spencer has allowed just 10 goals over her eight starts this season. And a big reason behind her success is her movement in front of the goal. Whether it is diving to keep an opponent from scoring off a rebound or stopping a one-on-one with the opposition, Spencer has reliably been there to break up the runs.“I think (Regan) was fantastic,” Bradley said. “To see her come out and be able to repeat a performance (like against UNC), there’s nothing more powerful than that.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse finishes strong in final tune-up before ACC Championships

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse track stayed in New York this weekend, travelling to Ithaca for the Marc Deneault Invitational. This is the final meet before next weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.The women’s team continued its strong showings in the 60-meters dash as freshmen Aja Davis (7.50 seconds) and Dennisha Page (7.52) finished third and fourth respectively.Dasia Pressley finished first in the 300-meters as the only sub-40 second finisher at 39.45 seconds. Her time is a new personal best, beating out her previous fastest time of 41.94 seconds.Pressley wasn’t the only women’s runner who finished in first place, as four other runners also won their finals. Shaleah Colaire (1:21.59) got top spot in the 500-meters and 60-meter hurdles and Bearett Tarris (1:42.45) won the 600-meters. The distance runners also secured some wins for the Orange, with Kelsey Potts (5:14.56) and Abigail Walsh (5:15.54) finishing first and third, respectively. In the 3,000-meters, Kate Kemnitz (10:33.41), Emma Wilson (10:38.60) and Maggie Toczko (10:50.88) crossed the line in first, second and fourth, respectively. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe men’s team also found success in a handful of races. Austin Rucker (1:08.24) finished first in the 500-meters, a full second before his competitors. In the 3000-meters, Silas Derfel secured top spot five seconds before the other runners with a time of 8:41.13. The 60-meter hurdles featured four Orange runners in the top six. Tyler Garland (8.00) won the event and was followed by Jamil Adams (8.08) in third, Naseem Smith (8.35) in fifth and Andrew Aguilera (8.40) in sixth.After multiple first-place finishes the Orange head off to Indiana for next week’s ACC Championships. Comments Published on February 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edulast_img read more

Republic of Ireland look to bounce back from Scotland defeat.

first_imgElsewhere tonight Scotland host England in Glasgow for the first time in 15 years, with a full house expected at Celtic Park.Meanwhile Spain host Germany, while Argentina face Portugal at Old Trafford. Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea insists assistant manager Roy Keane is not a distraction to the team.His former Manchester United team-mate was involved in an incident at their hotel last week – and has also started a row with Everton over the availability of their Irish players.The Republic face the USA in a friendly tonight – Derby’s Cyrus Christie and David McGoldrick of Ipswich are both expected to make their debuts.last_img

County GAA championships reach business end

first_imgToday’s other fixtures are as follows:Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-FinalsLattin-Cullen Gaels V Newport 2.00pmThurles Sarsfields V Sean Treacys 3.30pmBoth matches will be played in Pairc Ciocaim, Dundrum. There’s a double header in Cahir – defending champions Clonmel Commercials meet Arravale Rovers at 2.30pm with the clash Kilsheelan-Kilcash and Ballyporeen getting underway at 4.00pm.At the same time in Leahy Park, Cashel, Loughmore-Castleiney will battle it out for a place in the last four. Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football ChampionshipGolden-Kilfeacle V Father Sheehys 2.00pm at Leahy Park, CashelMoyne-Templetuohy V Fethard 2.30pm in Boherlahancenter_img Tipperary Water Minor B Hurling Championship FinalCashel King Cormacs V Skeheen/Clonmel Og 2.00pm in New Innlast_img read more

Bennett bounces back from illness

first_imgCarrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett has picked up his first win of 2018.The Bora Hansgrohe rider proved fastest in Race MelbourneHaving been ill during the recent Tour Down Under, Bennett bounced back to outsprint Elia Viviani of Quickstep Floors today. The 117 kilometre criterium was held over 22 laps of the Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne.last_img

Rockies at Dodgers, 7 p.m., Saturday, Tyler Chatwood vs. Clayton Kershaw

first_imgROCKIES at DODGERSWhen: Today, 7:10 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SportsNet LA Loves to face: Pat Valaika, 0 for 5, 3 KsROCKIES RHP TYLER CHATWOOD (6-7, 4.08 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 4-7, 3.95 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 3-2, 1.62 ERAHates to face: Yasmani Grandal, 5 for 9, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HRLoves to face: Kike’ Hernandez, 0 for 4— Bill Plunkett THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (10-2, 2.61 ERA)Vs. Rockies: 20-6, 3.13 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 76-30, 2.05 ERAHates to face: Nolan Arenado, 13 for 42, 3 doubles, 2 HRscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Big first for Hastings Primary

first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

first_imgEven if James does have a big Game 2 Tuesday night in Boston, he’ll need some help — and the Cavaliers know it.Love said he thought the Cavs were a “little soft” in the first half in Game 1. Getting tougher could mean a lineup change for the Cavaliers.Coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged that he was at the least considering inserting Tristan Thompson into the lineup after Boston’s Al Horford had his way in Game 1, scoring 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting.“It’s definitely something we have to weigh,” Lue said. “We weighed it before the series started, but we’d won seven out of eight and we weren’t going to adjust until someone beat us and we didn’t play well with that lineup and that got us to this point.”Lue said numbers showed that in the last three years, out of all the players that have guarded Horford over at least 30 possessions, Thompson is No. 1 in the league defending him.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “So that’s a good thing to know,” Lue said.Boston also outscored Cleveland 60-38 in the paint. That, JR Smith said, is a sign James’ supporting cast needs to do more.“We’ve got to help ’Bron,” he said. “We can’t just expect him to do everything. As role players, we’ve got to play our role.”Thompson came off the bench Sunday but has fared well opposite Horford in the past. Change would mean going away from the three-guard lineup of Smith, George Hill and Kyle Korver, along with James and Love. That lineup tormented the Raptors last series.Thompson said the Cavs weren’t able to “clean up the boo-boo on our lips” after the Celtics’ initial run in Game 1.“I think as a team, 1 through 5, we gotta all play tougher,” Thompson said. “Obviously, when I check in the game I try to bring that toughness and that energy. But our starters gotta be ready to throw the first punch. We need them to do that, we need them to be physical and set a tone early.”He said his past playoff success against Horford has come by him being himself, which means being active early.“Horford is playing very well right now and he’s shooting the crap out of the ball,” Thompson said. “When I go check into the game, whether it’s him or (Aron) Baynes I just try to run the floor, set pick-and-rolls and just try to work him on both ends so that hopefully by the second half his legs might be a little tired where he might not make that three that he makes in the first half.”Boston doesn’t seem concerned about who the Cavs put on the floor.The Celtics feel they are a much different team than the one that trudged into last year’s conference finals matchup with Cleveland still toting the emotional baggage of helping teammate Isaiah Thomas cope with the death of his sister. 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(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Put Kevin Love’s name atop the list of the Cavaliers that walked out of Cleveland’s 25-point Eastern Conference finals Game 1 loss to Boston a little staggered, but with an unbowed head.READ: Celtics rout Cavs in Game 1 of East finalsADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The reason: He’s got a teammate by the name of LeBron James that’s had a way of responding after lopsided playoff defeats.Just ask the Indiana Pacers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Pacers stunned the Cavs at home in their first-round opener, rolling to an 18-point victory. In Game 2, James was all but unstoppable as he replied with a 46-point, 12-rebound performance.“I expect him to have a big response,” Love said of James on Monday. “He’s always done it. Even before he came back to Cleveland and since I’ve been here he’s always responded big. …. He’s going to approach this game as one that he’s going to have to lead and bounce back.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston also started that series on just a days’ rest following a draining seven-game series with Washington.None of that is a factor this time around for a rebuilt roster that despite being down two All-Stars in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, has found a synergy with its remaining group.This incarnation of the Celtics is not only young and athletic but playing with a physicality that was missing at times last season.The Celtics’ starters scored 88 points in Game 1, while shooting 58 percent from the field and going 10 of 21 from the 3-point line. Cleveland’s starters scored 46 points, shooting 33 percent from the field and going just 3 of 19 from beyond the arc.“We got a lot of guys where we just don’t care,” Marcus Smart said. “(Cleveland is) here for a reason, because of the talent that they have. But we have talent as well.“We have guys that are fearless. So we just go out there and do what we do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Names of Qualified Candidates for UP’s Gbarnga Convention Released

first_imgThe ruling Unity Party (UP) yesterday announced the names of partisans qualified to contest for positions at the party’s upcoming National Convention scheduled in Gbarnga from July 7-9.The Chairman of the party’s election committee, Clarence Massaquoi, announced Vice President Joseph Boakai as the sole Standard Bearer candidate as his opponent, Dr. Toga G. Mcintosh, withdrew and resigned because of what he called controversies in the conduct of the upcoming process.“As we speak, Joe Boakai will go unopposed for the Standard Bearer position,” Massaquoi said, adding that the position of National Secretary General remains open to qualified partisans.According to him, four categories, including the Standard Bearer, are created in line with the party’s constitution.For the Youth Congress, Kansualism Berk Kansuah and Curtis Dorley applied to contest. Both of them have met all the requirements for the position.Whroway Bryant, up to press time, remains the only applicant to contest for the Vice Chairman of the Youth Congress, while Lawrence A. D. Kanuwah and F. Alphonso Y. Belleh II will be contesting for the Secretary General position.Vying for the Deputy Secretary General position are Arthur Wogbeh and Sampson J. Nyan, while Joshua D. Garteh and Fata K. Johnson will be running for Treasurer.As for the Women’s Congress, five women, including Helena Doe-Knuckles, Selena Polson Mappy, Jacqueline M. Capehart, Lwuopu G. Kandakai and Macaetoh P. Wreh Togba will be chasing the votes of their fellow partisans to occupy the seat of Chairperson.Betsy T. Kuoh and Patience B. Randall will be neck to neck for the seat of Vice Chairperson of the Women’s Congress, while Ophelia J. Swen- Kennedy and Danlette Tonia Dean will contest for the Secretary General spot.For the positions of Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer, Cleopatra K. Taylor and Valarie D.C. Williams will each go unopposed.The outgoing Secretary General, Wilmot Paye, will contest unopposed for the National Chairman position, while Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. and Stephen Y. Nuefville will go against each other for the National Vice Chairman spot.Others are Omega S. Brown and Isaac F. Mannah Sr., who are poised to contest for the Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs and Dee-Zoe Lake and J. Cole Bangalu will contest for Vice Chairman of Interparty and National Elections Commission Affairs.The position of National Deputy Secretary General will be contested for by Arthur Bestman, Patrick Tarnue Worzie and Andrea Sartee, while Ben A. Fofana, Edmund Forh Forh and Jannie Williams will chase votes for the National Treasurer seat.Meanwhile, Len Eugene Nagbe and Henry Fahnbulleh, who were both earlier disqualified from contesting the National Secretary General position, are now encouraged to reapply as the seat will be vacant because Mr. Paye is vying for the Chairmanship.Mr. Nagbe and Mr. Fahnbulleh were earlier found guilty of not paying their regular party dues.For his part, the Chairman of the Convention, Prince Moye, said the elections will be conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner void of any external interference.“There is no need for anyone vying for any position to doubt the credibility of the elections committee as we are very mindful of the fact that we are going to the 2017 legislative and presidential elections, and those to be elected will be expected to run the affairs of the party for the next six years,” Moye said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sentencing postponed in 2005 murder

first_imgDuring the trial, Deputy District Attorney Doug Herring argued Aguila shot Rubio to show off his gangster, tough-guy persona, after the two men argued. Defense Attorney Robert Conley said Aguila shot Rubio in self-defense. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Sentencing was postponed Tuesday to April 12 for a Whittier man whose boastful letter in his vehicle incriminated him in a murder. Randy Aguila, 20, was charged in a Sept. 22, 2005, slaying after authorities discovered an incriminating letter in his car when they stopped him for drunken driving. In February, a jury found Aguila guilty of manslaughter, not murder as prosecutors had sought. Aguila could face a maximum of 10 years in prison for the car-to-car shooting of Oscar Rubio, 26, of Whittier. last_img read more