No. 3 Syracuse scores just 1 goal in loss to No. 16 Wake Forest

first_imgJust 30 seconds into No. 3 Syracuse’s (7-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) first overtime of the season, Laura Hurff curled into the shooting arc and fired low towards goal. The ball headed just wide right and Elaine Carey was inches away from deflecting it on goal. But she didn’t and the shot went wide.“That needs to be a goal,”center back Lies Lagerweij said. “You don’t get a lot of chances in overtime. You need to value possession in overtime. You know if you hand the ball back it’s probably gonna be a shot on goal for them.”Less than a minute later, Nicola Pluta scored for No. 16 Wake Forest (4-3, 2-0) to end the sudden-death overtime and give the Demon Deacons a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Syracuse had scored at least two goals in every game it played this season. The Orange was averaging 3.4 goals a game before Saturday. But its one goal output coupled with allowing its first two goals handed SU its first loss. WFU also limited SU chances to just 11 shots, the second-lowest on the season only to the season-opener against California (nine). With just more than 21 minutes left in the second half, the Orange converted for the only time on Saturday. Jennifer Bleakney received a pass on the right wing and pivoted past her defender. A few touches brought Bleakney near the endline and she crossed from there, finding Carey for a first-time finish right in front of the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the second half, the Orange saw one more shot come within inches of a goal. Roos Weers, who scored two goals on penalty corners in Albany on Sunday, got her chance to add to that tally. The Orange went with misdirection on its corner, inserting as if to set up Lagerweij for a shot, who then fed the ball to Weers positioned to her right. Weers wound up and let go a shot that skidded across the ground, but the left corner remained empty as Wake Forest goalkeeper Isla Bint watched it go wide.Carolin Hoffmann got one more chance late in regulation in front of Bint, but the Wake keeper disposed of the ball and the game was destined for a sudden-death finish in overtime. “If we finished, then we probably could’ve won,” goalkeeper Borg van der Velde said.With just seven players (including the keeper) on each side during overtime, versus 11 each in regulation, the Orange had to sprint back after its scoring attempt went just wide. “You got to do your job,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s called hard running.”Lagerweij had moved to a forward position for the extra period, meaning one of SU’s best defenders had a long way to go after Syracuse almost ended the game to keep Wake Forest from ending it. WF didn’t beat the Orange down the field, but the extra space was enough to concede the game-ending chance.In its first home conference game, Syracuse couldn’t keep its high-powered attack going on the same day that its defense finally conceded.“All the ACC teams are so good,” Lagerweij said. “Every ACC team can beat each other, I really believe that. It’s about who wants it most and who’s most effective.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2017 at 3:17 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post.The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6).Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, the deal spans over ten per cent of its 348 meeting scheduled to take place this year.In total Smarkets, who were recently chief sponsor of Queens Park Rangers, will be sponsoring 240 races, including the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in August.Jason Trost, Chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Jockey Club and to be integrating our industry-leading betting exchange into the live horseracing experience.“The breadth of Jockey Club race days Smarkets will be sponsoring this year is a clear indication of our commitment to the sport, which is one of the most popular on our platform.”This news follows on from The Jockey Club’s announcement towards the end of 2017, that it is set to commit record prize money contributions for this year.A £4.2m increase sees Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) contribute £27.1 million to prize money from its own resources,  subject to abandonments and spread across all levels of the sport. Submit Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020last_img read more

Mohawk Square suffers damage from weekend storms

first_imgMASON CITY — Heavy rain over the weekend took its toll on one downtown Mason City office building. Mohawk Square has been closed until further notice after the building suffered damage from a roof collapse from the storms that rolled through over the weekend.The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, which has their offices on the third level of the building, says the details regarding the extent and type of damage to the building are still being assessed, and it’s not known at this time when the building will be re-opened.The Public Health offices will be closed until further notice. Health Department nurses and home care aides will be contacting their patients as soon as possible to plan their care schedules for the upcoming week. The on-call home care phone number is 641-421-3001 (note this phone number is correct rather than the phone number listed in the photo attached with this story).The Elderbridge Agency on Aging and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services offices are also closed.last_img read more

A border fix?

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THAT Senate Democrat and Republican leaders, as well as President George W. Bush, have agreed on a tentative immigration plan gives rise to hope that comprehensive reform may be here at last. It’s about time. For 20 years, it’s been no secret that America’s immigration policies were badly broken. And since 9-11, it’s been exceedingly clear that those broken polices endanger national security. But getting the nation’s leaders to actually revise our immigration laws has been a near-impossible feat. The Senate came close by passing a plan last year, but it was torpedoed in the House of Representatives. This time around, the House has new leadership, but that’s no guarantee of a different result. The problem with immigration is that it bumps into several sacred cows, and outside of the Senate, the ideologues on all sides have been unwilling to compromise. On the one hand, we have restrictionists who refuse to accept any plan that normalizes the status of some 12 million illegal immigrants already living here. On the other, there are immigration activists who oppose even sensible efforts at border enforcement or modest civil penalties for those who have violated the nation’s laws. Yet while both sides dig in their heels, the country goes without reform that it desperately needs. Whatever becomes of the Senate’s compromise plan, the final version of immigration reform must contain the following ingredients if it is to do any good: A sensible system for new immigrants to enter the country legally. Greater enforcement may help shore up our borders, but only reasonable options for legal immigration will effectively end illegal immigration. A mechanism for making the millions of illegal immigrants who are already here legal and, eventually, citizens. It’s morally unacceptable – and a security risk – to have millions of people living here invisibly. The law must work to bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows, thus protecting them from exploitation and all of us from the criminality that the current system encourages. Realistic requirements. It will be of no value if the new law is as widely ignored and unenforced as the old ones. Onerous regulations that would preclude compliance should be an obvious nonstarter. Within these general parameters, compromises of all kinds by all sides will be necessary. Immigration supporters and opponents alike, for example, will likely need to accept that a path to citizenship is the price to pay for tougher enforcement – and vice versa. The Senate compromise plan looks like a good start. Now it’s up to the rest of Washington to finish the job.last_img read more