Syracuse women’s lacrosse overcomes poor performance at the draw circle to slip past USC, 12-11

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor and Southern California’s Michaela Michael stood at midfield. Sudden-death overtime in the NCAA quarterfinals was about to begin and the two stars were getting ready for the biggest draw of the game.Treanor has been a force in her first full season at the draw circle, leading the country by a wide margin with 197 draw controls coming into the game. She relished the opportunity to be in this clutch situation.“When the game gets down to the wire it comes down to who can get control of the draw,” Treanor said earlier in the season. “You feel that pressure a lot, it’s definitely an added pressure, but it’s nice to have control over that.”But USC controlled the draw. And even though the Trojans came into the matchup as the 26th-ranked team in draw controls, that one marked No. 14 on the game. The Orange only had 11.Entering the game, the No. 4 seed Syracuse (19-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) had won more draws than its opponents in 18 of its 23 games. But SU didn’t find that same success in this matchup. Instead, the SU defense created timely turnovers and found success on the clear and in its transition offense. Those factors helped lead the Orange to a 12-11 victory over fifth-seeded USC (20-1, 6-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) in the NCAA quarterfinals in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was just getting (the balls) on the circle and trying to come up with them as a unit,” USC head coach Lindsey Munday said. “… and Michaela did an incredible job of where we wanted her to get it.”The Trojans won seven draws to Syracuse’s four in the first half. Without as many possessions, against the country’s No. 1 defense, the Orange would have to find a way to salvage as many goals as possible.Syracuse scored just five goals in the first half, but that way came via transition opportunities after a successful clear. SU’s first goal came on a free position. After that, the next four goals all came immediately after the Orange successfully cleared the ball. Three of those four came in less than a minute after the clear, and two of those three came within nine seconds of the clear.“They pressure down so it leaves people open if you can kind of get through their pressure ride,” senior defender Mallory Vehar said. “I don’t think we cleared as well as we’d like to but there were some transition goals which were good.”SU, and specifically Vehar, found success causing turnovers in key moments of the game. Vehar caused a turnover with just over two minutes left in the half and USC leading by one, and it led to the Orange’s tying fifth goal. Soon after the Trojans won the opening draw in overtime Vehar caused another turnover.Syracuse’s defense wasn’t perfect against the Trojans, but it made big plays when it needed to and helped the Orange overcome its lack of success in other areas.“We’ve dominated the draw and lost a game before. It comes down to it’s a lot more than just the draw,” Treanor said. Comments Related Stories Halle Majorana propels Syracuse to 12-11 overtime win against USC in NCAA quarterfinalcenter_img Published on May 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Skating sports Federation of BiH assembled a team for Junior World Cup

first_imgSkating Sports Federation of BiH assembled a team that will participate on the Junior World Cup in speed skating which will be held in Poland from 22-25 February.In men’s single category, Ademir Babaić, Tarik Omeragić and Kerim Balić will compete, and in relay race Mirza Karić will join them, said the Skating Sports Federation of BiHIn women’s category, Samra Selimbegović and Fatima Omerhodžić will compete.Coach of BiH team in Poland will be Aleksandra Đanešić.On the European Tournament in speed skating that will be held in Sweden on 18-20 January, Nihad Bašić will represent BiH.Skating Sports Federation of BiH did everything, with significant financial aid of BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs and KS Ministry of Sport to ensure that BiH skaters have good training, new jerseys and other sports equipment.last_img read more

Kansas City Royals World Championship radiates throughout Sumner County

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Bill Rice · 249 weeks ago Ah my nephews making me proud! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Cubs Fan · 249 weeks ago I’m happy for all my friends that are fans of the Royals. The three mentioned above are three exceptionally great people. If anyone from around here is not enjoying the ride the Royals are giving everyone than you must live under a rock or not like sports. It’s pretty awesome to see something like this happen so close to home! I just hope the Cubbies can build on the success they had this year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas City Royals are World Series Champions. That’s a statement that is going to take a little time to comprehend.Sumner County residents like everywhere across the state of Kansas and Missouri woke up this morning having a World Champion in their midst. For some like anyone 30 years or younger, this is new unfamiliar territory. That’s the kind of thing that usually happens somewhere else. For those, who are older, it’s been a long time coming.Whether you are casual baseball observer or a fanatic, this week is about a celebrating a World Championship in Kansas City. But for the true “blue” Kansas City Royal fan it’s a story of redemption, patience, and memories. Here are three stories of Wellington residents who have lived a Royal life.Bob Willis. Dr. Bob Willis started watching the Royals when they were bad — like in 1974.The Royals were an expansion franchise that started in 1969. He was living in the Kansas City area and he had two young boys. Willis loves baseball. So much so that he would eventually become the Kansas State Babe Ruth Commissioner three decades later. With the Royals Stadium (it was not Kauffman Stadium at the time) nearby, Willis would catch a Royals game any time he could.The thing is fans of the new Royals team back then didn’t really have to suffer for very long. With Ewing Kauffman as the owner, the Royals soon became a dynasty from 1976 to 1987 with the likes of George Brett, Frank White, and Bret Saberhagen. And Willis was there for a lot of it.“I remember we never could get past the Yankees,” Willis said. “So one time in 1978, I was at this game in the American League Championship Series where it appeared as if K.C. would get over the hump.”He said then manager Whitey Herzog brought Dennis Leonard in – the Royals pitching ace – as a reliever.  The Yankees would light him up and go on to win another World Series Championship.“I learned there that a starting pitcher is not necessarily a good reliever,” Willis said. “Of course, there are exceptions. Madison Bumgarner last year proved it can be done.”Willis would take his love for baseball with him to Wellington where he became a dentist. Although the Royals were no longer nearby, he would always find a way to get up there for a game from time to time. And when the Royals stunk for 30 years, Willis was still bleeding Royals blue.Sunday night, his Royals returned the favor with a 7-2 victory over the Mets to secure the crown.For all the history, Willis knows of the Royals, he is convinced this is K.C.’s finest team.“I think they will be considered one of the greatest teams ever,” Willis said. “You look at this roster from top to bottom this year and there is so much talent assembled here. I truly believe this team would have beat any of those great K.C. teams in the 70s and 80s.”Willis said he was convinced after game 2 when K.C. swept at home, that the Royals were going to win it all.“I just couldn’t see them blowing a lead like that,” Willis said. “The Mets had better starting pitching, but the Royals were better everyplace else.”Willis said nobody will believe him now but he felt when Dayton Moore was acquired for the Royals as the general manager, he thought K.C.’s fortunes was going to turn around.“He just had a knack of developing young kids and going out and getting players of character,” Willis said. “It was apparent to me that things were changing, even if it didn’t show up in the record book for several years.”Matt Metcalf. Matt Metcalf holds up Kansas City Star covers.Quick, what is Wellington Attorney Matthew Metcalf’s middle name? If you said, “Brett” you are correct. And yes, you are correct. He was named after George Brett.Metcalf was born in 1983. His dad was from Connecticut and his mom was from Kansas. They loved the Royals so much, they named him Brett. But being born during the Royals glory years meant one thing. He missed all the good stuff.Metcalf grew up in the despair of the 1990s Royals, who became the 2000s Royals which headed into the early part of this decade where the baseball team was in constant despair. Still Metcalf stuck with his roots. He lived the life with a fan persecution complex.“With the Royals, you grew up knowing everything will turn out bad,” Metcalf said. “It’s ingrained in your psyche. You just learn to live with it. Whatever good fortune the Royals may have, will result in complete disaster.”And when fortunes changed for the Royals in 2014, Metcalf was always convinced there was bad news looming on the horizon.When the Kansas City Royals hosted Oakland As in that wildcard game in 2014, the Metcalfs hosted a party. After the Royals gave up a multi-run lead midway through the fifth inning, all the party guests had left. Typical Royals.“I had one guest stay and he said he wanted to watch this game with me because it might be the only time the Royals will ever be in the playoffs in his lifetime and he wanted to watch it with someone else,” Metcalf said.Well, you know the story. The Royals came back to win that game and would eventually end up in the World Series falling just one run short in game 7 of the World Series.“These Royals are doing things they aren’t supposed to do,” Metcalf said the morning after his team had won it all. “They keep having these unbelievable comebacks. I didn’t think this could be possible.”Now that the Royals have won the World Series are all the old demons exorcised?“We’ve got a lot of players, who need to get signed,” Metcalf said, looking a bit anxious.For a true Royals fan, disaster is always just a step away even with a big flag World Series trophy recently delivered in your hands.Adam Hatfield. Adam Hatfield – a lifelong fan. Hard to argue, who is a bigger baseball fan: Metcalf or Wellington High School Principal Adam Hatfield.Hatfield grew up in Kansas City. He was 10 years old when the Royals won it in 1985.“I remember it well,” Hatfield said. “We were moving to a new house on Oct. 27, 1985. We had all these boxes of stuff to be unpacked. But we managed to get out the TV and sit on the floor and watch the game. I remember eating cupcakes that my mom bought.”Hatfield said he couldn’t even remember how many times he has been in Kaufman Stadium over the years.In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he and his wife Carmen even had season tickets while living in Wellington. That was when their kids were so small that they would take off every weekend the Royals played at home to take in a game.“They were terrible,” Hatfield said. “But they had this package where you could watch them on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and we always had a place to stay on Saturday night.”But like Willis, he felt things were changing with Moore at the helm.“I knew it was going to be a slow rebuilding process, but the Royals always felt like they were getting better even when the record didn’t show it,” he said.Hatfield said the game 4 victory convinced him Kansas City was a team of destiny.“But I honestly wanted to get the Series over with last night,” Hatfield said. “Who knows? If we lost that game last night, Kansas City might have lost game 6 and then there you are again – facing a game 7.”But the Royals have pulled off a World Series crown which allows a fan base to celebrate in rabid style.The Hatfields, along with many Wellington dwellers, are heading north tomorrow afternoon to bask in the glory of a World Championship parade. Hatfield doesn’t know where he is going to park his car and he knows he needs to get back to school on Wednesday. But he’s not going to miss this once in a lifetime event. Never, never, NEVER!“I’ve waited too long to see this,” Hatfield said. “I’m not going to let this moment pass by.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Judicial Nominating Commission has 19 applicants for Iowa Supreme Court opening

first_imgDES MOINES — More than a dozen people are seeking the open spot on the state’s highest court.Nineteen people have applied to the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the open spot on the Iowa Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Daryl Hecht on December 13th. They include nine judges currently serving on lower courts, two assistant U.S. attorneys, one county attorney, an assistant in the Iowa Attorney General’s office, and six attorneys in private practice.The nominating commission will meet and interview any of the applicants who were not interviewed for the vacancy on the court last fall before moving ahead with a decision. The interviews are open to the public and will be streamed live by the court.The commission will cut the field down to three people, and then give those names  to the governor to select one to fill the spot.Here are the applicants:Joel Barrows, District Court Judge, Seventh Judicial District, BettendorfRomonda Belcher, District Associate Judge, Fifth Judicial District, Des MoinesMary Chicchelly, District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District, Cedar RapidsJean Dickson, Attorney, Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC, BettendorfDavid Faith II, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, IndianolaTimothy Gartin, Attorney, Hastings, Gartin & Boettger, AmesMyron Gookin, District Court Judge, Eighth Judicial District, FairfieldCeCelia Ibson, Attorney, Ibson Law Firm, Des MoinesChristine Lebron-Dykeman, Attorney, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC, Des MoinesKellyann Lekar, District Court Judge, First Judicial District, WaterlooChristopher McDonald, Court of Appeals Judge, Iowa Court of Appeals, Des MoinesCraig Nierman, Attorney, Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, LLP, Iowa CityAlan Ostergren, Muscatine County Attorney, MuscatineDavid Porter, District Court Judge, Fifth Judicial District, JohnstonDustria Relph, District Court Judge, Fifth Judicial District, CorydonElisabeth Reynoldson, Attorney, Reynoldson & Van Werden, L.L.P., OsceolaPatrick Tott, District Court Judge, Third Judicial District, Sioux CityMolly Weber, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, AdelLisa Williams, Assistant United States Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa, Iowa Citylast_img read more

Restaurant chain partners with Vegas casino for sports betting, but Iowa locations prohibited from being sign-up spots

first_imgMASON CITY — Buffalo Wild Wings last week announced a deal with MGM Resorts to bring MGM sports betting into their restaurants in states where sports betting is legal, but Iowa gambling regulators say you won’t be able to go into the restaurants here and sign up for sports gambling accounts. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says the only way to sit down to eat wings and gamble is to have a mobile sports betting app through one of the state’s licensed casinos.  “Iowa law strictly limits sports wagering to casinos that have a gaming license, and so wagering inside a retail setting would be limited to those facilities. Wagering is also permitted under Iowa law through mobile wagering devices, and so folks could access their phone or other mobile device from anywhere within the boundaries of the state of Iowa, but with respect to any other entity offering sports wagering, that could not occur under the current laws of Iowa.”Ohorilko says right now there are only two companies licensed in the state of Iowa allowed to offer advanced deposit sports wagering through mobile apps.   “Those two companies are signing up customers in seven locations throughout the state of Iowa. Those locations as required by Iowa law are the casino locations. At any of those seven locations if a customer were to sign up, get the application that they need, and the account through any of the two licensed companies, than those customers could wager on their device from a Buffalo Wild Wings or from any other restaurant or location.” Sunday will mark one month since sports gambling was legalized in the state of Iowa.last_img read more

Javi López reaches 14 derbies and surpasses Pochettino

LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020 The right back had not played since day 13 against Atletico, while only participated in the first seven days before. The arrival of Pablo Machín, who opted for Victor Gomez, he relegated him to the bench, but now with Abelardo Fernández You may have more opportunities. The Sevillian completed a remarkable game, very intense in defensive work and with some projection in attack. The thorn he still has is that he has not been able to win at Barcelona on the green, because in these 14 games Espanyol has only been able to add four draws and ten losses. In which it is presumed that it may be his last season at Espanyol (contract ends June 30 with 34 years)Javi López played on Saturday his fourteenth derby, another of the bites that the captain gives to his history with the blue and white club. Far is the record for Antonio Argilés, of 25, or reach Jose Maria or Raul Tamudo, who played 23 games, but Osuna has the privilege of having already surpassed Mauricio Pochettino, who played 13, and standing next to other historical figures of the club, such as Moisés Arteaga. Victor Sanchez, who could not play due to injury, also reached that figure last year. 16 For posterity, the image with which the derby of the 2013-14 season played in Cornellà, which ended up taking Barcelona 0-1. Javi Lopez the goalkeeper shirt had to be sheathed due to the expulsion of Kiko Casilla as Javier Aguirre I had already made all three changes. The Andalusian, who has played in multiple positions at Espanyol, is the eighth footballer with the most parakeet matches in Primera. If it has continuity with Abelardo, it could exceed Manuel Zuñiga, which accumulates 259. To do this, I should add 17 matches of the remaining 19. read more

Banner of popular football

first_imgParadigm. A democratic model of popular football, in which the partners are its protagonists; a responsible directive that knows that it cannot spend more than it enters and, in case of deficit, it will have to respond to the debts. And a modern club in a Salamanca little accustomed to fresh air and changes. Unionists will be visible nationally on Wednesday when Real Madrid stars step on the modest lawn of Las Pistas, a field that is not even its own and that is owned by the municipality. A team “from and to Salamanca”. The authentic banner of popular football.From land to play against Real Madrid in five yearsFounded on August 26, 2013, Unionistas de Salamanca began competing in the 2014-2015 season. And he did it from the lowest category: the Amateur Provincial. The club achieved the promotion of category clearly and also played one of the most remembered games between the fans.On December 14, 2014, Unionists visited the Queen Sofia before him Real Salamanca Monterrey. The locals had a dirt field at the time and, due to heavy rains, it had become a real quagmire. The black and white won 2-3 in the middle of a great festive atmosphere in the stands with more than a thousand people.The mud left beautiful images for the later Unionists, which rose from Provincial to Third Division ‘without failure’ and it only took two more seasons to step on the bronze category of Spanish football.Tomorrow Wednesday, on the lawn of Las Pistas, Unionistas will have culminated a road in whose transit He has gone from playing in the Reina Sofiz area to measuring himself to one of the best teams in the world in just five years. An award for the faithful who were supporting in the mud. The summer of 2013, the Salamanca soccer player received a very hard stick: the Sports Union Salamanca . Of the different options that came out in the time after the YOU, Unionists It was the most different. A popular and democratic club in which members have a fundamental part in the destination.Javier Weaver, current vice president, and Michelangelo Sandoval, current president, promoted a movement among some fans of the extinct UDS that quickly spread. Among the benefits of the members is having decided the name of the club, the statutes, the shield, choosing the equipment every two years and, every season, deciding the amount of each card. Among the prices always stands out the figure of the ‘collaborating partner’, which pays a higher amount than the rest to help the club altruistically.But UnionistsIn addition to his lively hobby, he has behind a ‘Working Group’ of 53 people who are responsible for assembling and dismantling the advertising tarps of the field before the game, carrying social networks, acting as a speaker or even getting under The skin of the team mascot.From Provincial to Regional and from Regional to Third. Two category breaks in two seasons and the illusion of giving one more towards the Second B. On the first occasion, that dream was truncated by a 5-0 at the house of Xàtiva Olympic. But far from decaying, fans showed their desire to try again and encouraged their players for almost half an hour on the pitch. The following year, a penalty goal in minute 93 gave rise to Unionists in The clues before him Let’s shake it. The first season in Segunda B the charro team finished in positions of Copa del Rey and, thanks to that position, added to the victories against Atlético Baleares and Deportivo, Unionists will receive tomorrow (9:00 p.m., Four and DAZN) at Real Madrid.last_img read more

Evans captures Independence Classic

first_imgRomaine Evans pulled out all the stops at his home course this past weekend for a brilliant win.The JGA Independence Classic held at the Sandals Golf & Country Club was supported by just over 50 golfers. With rounds of 75 and 71 (146), Evans took top honours in this 36-hole qualifying tournament, in keeping with his recent triumph at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in the US Virgin Islands.Sean Morris and Gifford Wilmot, national representatives in the Hoerman Cup and Ramon Baez teams, finished second and third respectively in the Men’s 0-6 category with scores of 147 and 149. Delroy Johnson, also from Sandals, tied for third position with Gifford Wilmot.Carl Bruce captured the Men’s 7-11 group with scores of 78, 82 (160). Richard White was second with 170 and Clement Dale finished third with 178.In the 12-17 category, father and son Wayne and Joshua Sutherland were first and second with 173 and 187, respectively.Easton Williams continued his winning form from the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship in Montego Bay, to take the Men Super-Senior title with 74 and 80 (154). Williams pipped local legend Dennis Atkinson by one stroke (155). Fred Sutherland took third position with 160 and Williams’ partner in the CAGC, JGA President Peter Chin, was four strokes behind on 164.Mike Richards (171), Carlysle Hudson (180) and John Marsh (183) took first to third position in the Men Super Senior 13-18 category. Howard McKenzie ended the tournament on 194 to capture the Men Super Senior 19+ group.Crystal Gayle topped the Ladies 0-12 section with 89, 83 (172) and in the Ladies 13+ grouping, Yadires Fonseca and Dianne Hudson had identical scores of 192. Hudson emerged the winner after a play-off. Sally Roper was third with 196.last_img read more

3 held with over US$90,000 en route to Guyana

first_imgThree foreign nationals were on Sunday arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, Jamaica after cash totalling US$93,000 and other currencies were reportedly found in their possession.Two of the accused are nationals of Suriname, while the other is from French Guiana.The three, who were attempting to board a flight to Guyana, were arrested about 14:45h after they were searched, and US dollars were found concealed on their persons.Other currencies they had in their possession included SR$325, €150, and J$50. The Police said they were arrested on suspicion of breaching the Proceeds of Crime Act.The three remain in custody as the investigation continues. The Police said their identities are being withheld at this time. (Jamaica Observer)last_img read more