Effort of swarming defense forces 26 turnovers in SU win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments One play by Carmen Tyson-Thomas embodied the change in the Syracuse women’s basketball team’s mentality. It was the difference between a hard-fought, three-point win over Northeastern and a 41-point blowout over Cornell. Near the end of the first half, Tyson-Thomas lunged after a tipped pass along the sideline. Unable to control it, she went diving into the first row of seats to save it. She kept the ball in play, but it went right into the arms of Cornell’s Allie Munson. Tyson-Thomas jumped up and sprinted back toward the SU basket. She leaped, yelled and emphatically blocked what appeared to be an easy layup for the Big Red’s Spencer Lane. The SU bench erupted. ‘It was just a hustle play,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘I saved it, and then I just rotated on the backside. … And I whammed that thing out of bounds.’ Though Tyson-Thomas’ rejection was the highlight, her aggression on the defensive end was matched by her teammates. After a game in which the Orange gave up 14 3-pointers to Northeastern, the Syracuse defense buckled down against Cornell. SU’s active hands forced 26 Big Red turnovers — 18 of which were steals — on the way to an 86-45 lashing of a team picked to finish second-to-last in the Ivy League.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse’s defensive adjustments came after a game in which it gave up countless open looks to Northeastern’s perimeter players. Huskies guard Rachael Pecota poured in seven 3-pointers by herself in the Orange’s comeback win on Friday. Disappointed with the way his team played in the half-court defense and the full-court press, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman sat his players down in practice to go over the scheme in detail prior to Monday’s game. ‘We got back in the gym and just really sat down and talked about what’s important in that pressure defense,’ Hillsman said. ‘We went and we made an adjustment, and the girls really responded to what we asked them to do, so the press was very effective.’ Tyson-Thomas said the biggest adjustment the team made was effort. Instead of watching its opponent win every loose ball and take an uncontested shot, SU brought an added level of energy that wasn’t there last Friday. This time, the defense forced Cornell into 26 turnovers, which led to 26 points at the other end of the court. During the team’s 34-4 run to pull away from the Big Red, the Orange forced 15 turnovers in a span of 12:13. ‘We weren’t getting the 50-50 balls (against Northeastern),’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We weren’t diving, we weren’t getting team rebounds, so that’s what we tried to work on more this game. Hustling more, getting on the floor, diving for loose balls.’ And despite a lead of more than 40 points in the second half, that heightened level of intensity didn’t wear off. Twice on the same possession, freshman Phylesha Bullard knocked a ball out of bounds with fewer than six minutes to play. Minutes later, fellow freshman Rachel Coffey lunged out of bounds underneath the basket and into the media table to save a ball with a 41-point lead and the game already well in hand. Four players on the SU roster had at least three steals Monday night. And the team’s 18 total steals were equal to the number of points Cornell scored in the second half. ‘We always come to the next game prepared, making up for the stuff that we didn’t do last game,’ junior forward Iasia Hemingway said. In addition to getting its hands in the passing lane, Syracuse also cut down on the amount of open 3-pointers it allowed. After 61 percent of the points it allowed to Northeastern came from behind the 3-point arc, Syracuse allowed six fewer triples to the Big Red. The zone was active in the half-court defense, and the full-court press didn’t allow Cornell to score a single fast-break point. The team corrected some of its mistakes from Friday’s surprisingly tough three-point win, Hillsman said. Now he has to hope the defensive pressure sticks around. ‘Obviously it’s a better night from last time,’ he said. ‘I’m very happy that we took care of some deficiencies.’ mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Published on November 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Noah Singelmann’s game-winning goal provides Syracuse breakthrough, 3-2 win over Cornell

first_img Published on September 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu When freshman Noah Singelmann scored his first goal with Syracuse on Tuesday night, he was puzzled. His game-winning overtime goal had given the Orange their second win of the season. But in Germany, Singelmann wasn’t used to the golden goal rule — first overtime goal wins — used in collegiate soccer. “I was a little bit confused that it was over but it’s a great feeling,” Singelmann said. SU head coach Ian McIntyre said that the Orange had to be better off of restarts from out of play after the Sept. 8 game against New Hampshire. They had conceded a last-second goal against the Wildcats, then Singelmann had his chance to score off a restart in the 98th minute. He turned his back to goal, corralled the ball into his feet before he turned and fired his left-footed shot off the far-left post and into the goal. Syracuse’s three-game streak of ties was over. Finally, the Orange found a winning goal after trailing two separate times. What McIntyre described postgame as a “moment of quality” from Singelmann helped Syracuse (2-1-3, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) grab the winner, defeating Cornell (2-2), 3-2, on Tuesday night at SU Soccer Stadium. As McIntyre recounted the freshman’s score, goalkeeper Christian Miesch wrapped his arm around Singelmann and repeated his head coach’s remark. “We came back and found a way to win the game,” McIntyre said. “To find a way to get a winner against a good team tonight and to get over the line. I think it was a very even game. It could have gone either way.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGavin Liddell | Staff PhotographerThe Orange had already squandered one- and two-goal leads against Yale and New Hampshire, respectively. After SU took the defending ACC champions Louisville to extra time in a draw last Saturday, the Orange were left with a mixed bag of results and performances. Syracuse and Cornell played a congested, sloppy first half that featured three goals scored off poor defending and miscues with the ball. The second half was wide-open and full of chances, but neither team could convert one. Extra time was the breakthrough. SU finally finished off a game. It was outshot and probably fortunate not to concede at the end of regulation, but the Orange finally found their finishing prowess in extra time.Before the Orange’s improved finishing earned them their first win in four matches, SU’s failure to play out of the back led to the opening goal within 120 seconds of the game’s start. Cornell attacking midfielder Harry Fuller whipped in a cross that missed its intended attacker, but fell to forward George Pedlow, whose left footed shot wrong-footed SU goalie Christian Miesch to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead. “That’s one white, that’s one!” Cornell’s goalkeeper Ryan Shellow shouted.Massimo Ferrin lofted in a free kick a minute later that missed all of the Syracuse attackers and Cornell defenders. It took a high bounce, and Shellow didn’t react quick enough as the ball hopped into the top corner to knot the game at one. “We would prefer it if the other team got out of the way,” McIntyre quipped. “If you can put the ball in dangerous areas, you’ve got a chance. Hopefully some guys get a touch. That first goal was huge because we conceded so early.”Cornell earned a free kick just inside midfield, but when the lofted ball came into the box into the 19th minute, Miesch was unable to corral it out of the air. He instead dropped it into the mix of players vying for the ball. The ball dropped to the feet of Cornell’s Ryan Bayne, whose ground shot reached the back of the net to restore Cornell’s 2-1 lead. Now on his knees after the goal, Miesch pounded both of his fists into the grass four times. Once play restarted after a foul later in the half, SU’s Simon Triantafillou sent in a lofted ball to 5-foot-7 Ryan Raposo, who out-leaped a defender and headed the ball in forward Severin Soerlie’s direction. Soerlie needed just two touches, one to stop the ball and another to turn and fire it into the goal to level the game at two.Amy Nakamura | Co-Digital EditorIn the second half, Syracuse’s defense was reeling. Scrambling. Scrounging up any defense it could to prevent Cornell from taking the lead. “In the second half, we had about 20 minutes we were drowning,” Miesch said. The Big Red probed and tested the Orange on set pieces and from open play, culminating in a Pedlow bicycle kick attempt that generated “Oh!”s from the crowd but sailed wide of Miesch’s net. SU midfielder Brian Hawkins tried an overhead kick of his own minutes later at the other end of the pitch, but a Cornell defender cleared it. When the ball sat up for Cornell’s Emeka Eneli in the center of the box after a corner kick, the Big Red should’ve scored the winning goal. But Eneli dragged the ball wide of the post with four minutes to go. Instead of celebrating a likely winner, Eneli put his hands on his face and turned to jog back for the goal kick. The Big Red had their chances to win it in regulation, and another chance in extra time. But Singelmann’s finish off the throw-in gave SU the win. A win the Orange had spent the last four overtimes searching for. “We hope it will be a big breakthrough,” Singelmann said. “On Saturday we have maybe the biggest game on our schedule in [No. 1] Wake Forest, and it’s good to go in with a win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurles Sarsfields head to Ennis for Munster showdown

first_imgThrow-in at Cusack Park is at 2 o’ clock, with our build-up beginning at 1:30, in association with Flanagan’s on the Lake, Ballina, Killaloe.The other semi-final sees Limerick’s Kilmallock host Sarsfields of Cork, with throw-in also at 2:00.At the same time in Newcastlewest, Inane Rovers will take on Limerick side Glin in a Munster Club Junior Football Quarter-Final.There’s also plenty happening around the county; Portroe play Lorrha in a North U21 B Hurling tie in Cloughjordan from 11:30.At 12:00 Cappawhite/Treacys face Knockavilla Kickhams in Annacarty in group 2 of the West U21 B Hurling Championship, with Lattin hosting the Group 1 clash between Golden-Kilfeacle and Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill.Also throwing-in at 12:00 is the County Junior B Football Semi-Final at Kickham Park, where Moyne/Templetuohy will be up against Moycarkey-Borris.And two games are down for decision from 2:30- Cahir versus Killenaule in Monroe from Group 1 of the South’s U21 B Hurling Championship.And in Puckane it’s Burgess versus Kilruane MacDonaghs in a North U21 A Hurling Loser’s Group matchup.Turning to ladies football and the County Minor A Final will take place in Duneske, with Moyle Rovers playing Brian Boru’s from 2:00. Tipperary’s new county senior hurling champions face Clare’s double champions Cratloe in a Munster Club Semi-Final in Ennis later.Sarsfields Selector Paddy McCormack says they’re wary of the threat posed by today’s opponentsYou can hear full live coverage of the game here on Tipp FM.last_img read more

Anxiety Grips NFF Officials as AFCON 2019 Not in Ministry’s Budget

first_imgNo reason has been adduced for his action even as his beef with the leadership of the NFF remains an open secret till he bowed out of office on May 29 with other ministers.Credible sources at the Glass House confided in THISDAY at the weekend that the NFF submitted its budget three times to Dalung but are now surprised that it was not included in the envelope of the ministry.With the AFCON 2019 less than three weeks to kick off, NFF officials have no other options but to go cap in hand to some of its partners and sponsors to raise the funds needed to prosecute the African football showpiece.“Unlike the World Cup where FIFA bankrolls the preparations and participation of all qualified team, the AFCON is a different ball game. CAF does not fund take care of feeding and logistics (flying from one venue to another) and other sundry expenses apart from accommodation during the competition,” revealed an official of the federation last night.Since the Amaju Pinnick administration at the NFF, the federation has to a large extent stemmed quarrels over players’ allowances. The board also secured sponsorship from its partner, AITEO that is used to bankroll salaries of national team coaches.However, with this exclusion of its budget from the ministry’s envelope, there is now the likelihood of a return of those rancorous days where players sometimes abandon training in protests over owed bonuses.The top official who did not want his name in print threw further light on the situation. “We duly submitted our budget to the ministry. In fact, we went to the Minister three times to ensure that there are no issues, but we informed that it was removed by the immediate past minister, Solomon Dalung before it was forwarded for the approval of the Presidency.”NFF only discovered last week that its budget was dropped when it started to make enquiry about getting the money it needs to prosecute the AFCON 2019.“We only discovered that our budget was not in the envelope submitted by the ministry a few days ago.“So, we are now left to look for resources to take care of our teams’ preparation and participation in their various competitions and we don’t have much time to do this,” stressed the very bitter NFF official.Apart from the AFCON, Nigeria is also involved in the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland and the FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled to kick off on Friday. Nigeria has also qualified for the African U-23 Nations Cup and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which are also scheduled for this year.In his reaction on the dropped NFF budget, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Olusade Adesola said the ministry should not be held responsible if the NFF’s expenditure is not in the federal budget because the “federation is an independent parastatal.”According to Adesola, “the NFF is responsible for its own budget, which in most cases is included in the Sports Ministry’s envelope.“You know the resources are not limited and so things are prioritized based on available resources. If the NFF did not submit its budget, it is not the ministry’s fault. Most times they choose to do things their own way independent of the ministry,”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been dealt a fatal blow as its budget for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to kick off on June 21 in Egypt was excluded from that submitted by the Federal Ministry of  Youth and Sports Development for appropriation.Immediate past Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, is been fingered as the one who allegedly dropped the NFF budget for the AFCON 2019 and other sundry competitions this year from what his ministry submitted to run the sector this year.last_img read more

How overloaded school bags lead to functional scoliosis

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Here’s a warning for students who may potentially suffer from back pain. Consistently lugging an overweight backpack can lead to multiple health conditions.By the time class lets out, students bare the weight of carrying textbooks and other items across their backs.“Two straps is always better than one,” said doctor of physical therapy Eve Van Eck. “Most kids nowadays will use one strap even if two straps are available and I have to advise against that completely.”Overloaded backpacks can have adverse health affects in school age children. It can lead to pain around the neck, shoulders and back. And even nerve damage if students aren’t carrying the right kind of backpack.Van Eck said most experts agree that anything over 10–15% of your body weight is too heavy. Heavy enough to cause to functional scoliosis.“Visually, you can see if an individual is having a hard time picking up or putting down a backpack,” said the physical therapist. “Or you can see a postural change once they put the backpack on. Chances are it’s doing damage to your spine.”The best solution is to pack light.“You want to make sure you’re not bringing things to school or leaving school with things you really don’t need.”Student who can’t avoid the heavy sack should carry heavier books in their arms to offset the weight.Van Eck said even if students wear their backpacks properly, if they’re hunched over, that’s a sign the bag is too heavy. It could lead to future back problems.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Drug Court receives $500,000 federal grantNext Michigan State Police troopers teach first-graders valuable safety tipslast_img read more

Pacers’ Darren Collison announces retirement

first_imgDarren Collison is retiring.The 31-year-old point guard announced his decision in a letter posted on The Undefeated on Friday. “Basketball has been my life since I was a child. I could never imagine finding anything that brings me more joy than I get from playing the game,” he wrote. “While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important which is my family and my faith. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and my faith means everything to me. I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.”With that being said, I have decided to retire from the NBA.” Related News NBA free agency rumors: Bulls interested in Enes Kanter Collison played for five teams during his 10-year NBA career averaging 12.5 points and 5.0 assists per game in his career. He was an unrestricted free agent.He was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets 21st overall in 2009 and has since played for the Pacers, Mavericks, Clippers and Kings.”I am so grateful for all the opportunities that basketball has brought to my life,” he wrote. “I have had the privilege over the past 10 years to play in front of some of the best fans and with some of the best organizations in the league.”He was named to the All-Rookie team in 2009-10 as he averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 assists for the Hornets.He was then traded to the Pacers in part of a four-team, five-player deal which sent Troy Murphy to the Nets, Trevor Ariza to the Hornets and Courtney Lee to the Rockets. NBA free agency news: Danny Green focused on joining winning team, maximizing dollars Collison was also a very accomplished college player at UCLA being named a third-team All-American in 2007-08. He was also twice named to the first-team All-Pac 12 roster.”To all of you, I would like to say thank you for the countless years of support,” he wrote. “Thank you for respecting my decision.”You can read Collison’s entire letter here. NBA free agency rumors: Nikola Vucevic will commit to a 4-year, $100M deal with Magiclast_img read more

Bundesliga starts testing players amid restart hopes

first_imgPlayers would be subject to strict hygiene measures, including testing for the virus every few days.German Chancellor Merkel chairing a video conference with the premiers of 16 states on Thursday with the Bundesliga set to be discussed, but a final decision is only expected next week.According to German daily Bild, defending champions Bayern Munich, who were four points clear when the league was halted in mid-March, were among those who started testing Thursday.Other clubs are expected to start testing in the coming days. BVB captain Marco Reus Berlin, Germany | AFP | The German league confirmed Thursday that clubs have started testing players for the coronavirus as part of plans for the Bundesliga to resume next month.Testing for the virus, which has so far claimed over 6,000 lives in Germany, is a key component in the plans to restart the Bundesliga in stadiums without spectators.The DFL confirmed to AFP subsidiary SID that regular testing has begun in the top two leagues amid hopes matches could be played from as early as May 9 or May 16.However, the league still needs the go-ahead from Angela Merkel’s government to resume.The labour ministry, which has approved the plans, has demanded each player be tested twice before clubs resume team training, having so far trained mainly in smaller groups.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Deadline to Register to Vote in August 18th Primary Approaching

first_imgYour deadline to register or change party affiliation for the August 8th primary election is Monday, July 20, 2020.Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, Wendy Link told Jen and Bill that mail in ballot voting is very safe.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Wendy-Link-mail-in-safety.mp3Jen and Bill will speak with the chief investigator for Judicial Watch at 8:35 about the concerns over mail-in ballots.IMPORTANT: Florida is a “closed primary” state. That means that only the voters registered within that political party may vote in that party’s Primary Election, unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC)* occurs. You can change your party affiliation by submitting an updated Voter Registration Application at any time, but the change must be made 29 days before a Primary Election in order to be valid for that election. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan races during a Primary Election. Your party does not affect your ballot for any election other than a Primary Election.*A Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election. Early Voting: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 – Sunday, August 16, 2020Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020Election Day: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020During the Primary Election, electors will vote for representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives, and State Senators will be on the ballot. The five Constitutional Officers: the Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, as well as Tax Collector, will also appear on the ballot if they are opposed within their party. Voters may also see County Commissioners and precinct committee men and women depending on their jurisdiction. Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.Universal Primary: A Universal Primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a Universal Primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________last_img read more

Inzy: Indian batsmen were better than us on paper but played for themselves, not…

first_imgAdvertisement 7m9mgrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgxg7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eta2e5w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5s6vraWould you ever consider trying this?😱2oaqdCan your students do this? 🌚58a0v4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistani skipper-turned-chief selector has declared that the difference between his country and India two-three decades ago, was that the Indian batsmen would only play for individual records and not for the team. Speaking to his once colleague and now commentator Ramiz Raja, ul-Haq went on to adding that unlike their neighbours, Pakistani batsmen played for their team with the complete support from the captain, especially under Imran Khan’s reign.Advertisement In a talk show on Ramiz Raja’s YouTube channel, Inzamam opened up on Imran Khan’s captaincy and how the latter wouldn’t drop any player after a series of bad patches which led Pakistan to glory, back in his days.Advertisement “Imran (bhai) was not a very technical captain, but he knew how to get the most out of his players. He backed the young players, he backed the players he believed in and this made him a great captain,” said the 50-year-old.“He would not drop any player if he failed in one series as he believed in giving the player a long rope and this the biggest reason why everyone in the side respected him so much.”Advertisement He then shifted his focus to the Indian team and made the bold statement that they only played for themselves and not for the team.“During our time, India had a very strong batting line-up than us on paper. Our record as batsmen was not better than theirs. But if one of us made even 30-40 runs, we made it for the team. If an Indian player scored a century, it wouldn’t be for the team, he would be playing for himself. That made a difference.”When asked about the current situation of Pakistan Cricket, Inzamam said that the players are talented but are too afraid of failure; leading the team to frequent disastrous situations.“Now our players are scared of losing their place. They think they only have one or two innings to make their mark, so they don’t realize what the team needs,” “That is why, if the captain and coach are on the same page, they can give players the sense of security and confidence to play according to the team’s needs,” he added.  If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.comAlso follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com You may also like:Commitment to Resurgence: Imran Khan vows to reform Pakistan cricketPakistani legend wants Indo-Pak bilateral series to raise funds for Coronavirus  Advertisementlast_img read more

“I didn’t injure Hazard, he did by contacting me …”

first_img“My first season at Madrid is bad. I will be judged in the second. It is up to me to be in good shape next year,” said Eden Hazard last Wednesday.. His debut campaign as a Real Madrid player began to twist on November 26, when he injured his ankle in the game against PSG, after a kick from Thomas Meunier, his teammate in the Belgian team. Since then, an ordeal. He reappeared almost three months later, relapsed and had to undergo surgery on March 5 in Dallas. An operation from which it continues to recover. Well, the author of the entry that changed Hazard’s step in his first season in Madrid, Meunier, spoke about that move. “YIf I didn’t injure Hazard, he was injured after contact with me. It’s a nuance !, the Belgian footballer declared on the RTBF SPORT Instagram account.The injury cut him in Madrid the ascending line that he had begun to draw and it was going to complicate him to reach the Eurocopa in a physical state and in full shape. Nevertheless, the postponement of the continental tournament to 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis will benefit Belgium, which, if no setback happens, will be able to enjoy its star one hundred percent. Asked about the suspension of the Eurocopa this year, Meunier remembered his friend Hazard again and joked: “I told myself that Eden was a friend of the Lord and that he did everything possible to cancel the Euro Cup. It worked well (laughs). It does not matter because it is not negotiable to take so many risks. It had to be postponed. The main thing is that it has been done. By the way, I don’t mind going to the World Cup a year later ”. Meunier, who hours after that fateful move apologized to the Real Madrid player (“I never want to hurt Eden Especially Eden Hazard”), never feared for the absence of Hazard in the national team tournament: “There were never doubts. The injury was super early, in December. At first it was two weeks, then two months, then there was a relapse. But I never doubted it. Even now, if there had been a Euro this year, it would have been there. “Eden Hazard, like all Spaniards after the Government decreed the State of Alarm, he is confined to his house in Madrid, following all the recovery plans sent to him by the recuperators and Gregory Dupont, physical trainer. Two weeks ago they removed the stitches from the operation and he is already walking. A recovery process that Zidane is also permanently following, who has telephoned him on several occasions to find out first hand how he is.last_img read more