Syracuse falls to No. 10 in Tuesday’s NFHCA poll

first_imgSyracuse (11-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) slipped three places to No. 10 in Tuesday’s National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll.The dip comes after weekend split at home when the Orange fell, 2-1, to then-No. 4 Virginia on Oct. 14. The next day, SU put away Drexel, 4-0, behind a goal and two assists from Lies Lagerweij.All seven ACC teams are ranked, five placing ahead of Syracuse: No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Virginia, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 7 Louisville and No. 9 Boston College. Wake Forest is the lowest ranked ACC team at No. 13.The lone unbeaten, Connecticut, continues to hold the No. 1 spot.Syracuse travels to Philadelphia for a Sunday meeting with Penn at 1 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2017 at 11:39 am Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Syracuse finishes nonconference schedule winless after 5-2 loss to No. 6 Cornell

first_imgEmma Polaski cut into the offensive zone with Abby Moloughney to her left with the puck on a 2-on-1. As the defense shaded too far toward her, Moloughney flipped a pass to Polaski in the slot. Syracuse’s leading scorer had space and capitalized, firing the puck home between the goalie’s pad and blocker.The goal gave the Orange a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Cornell wasn’t rattled. SU head coach Paul Flanagan said his team caught the Big Red sleeping, but following the second goal, they woke up.No. 6 Cornell (14-2-5, 11-2-1 ECAC) fired back with five unanswered goals, and Syracuse (6-18-2, 6-5-1 College Hockey America) fell, 5-2, to another ranked opponent in its last nonconference game of the regular season, dropping its record in such matchups to 0-13-1. The Orange also lost their ninth-straight game to a ranked opponent, and they have been outscored 47-13 in those nine contests. SU’s last win outside of CHA came on Oct. 13, 2017, against Providence.At first, Tuesday night started differently. In warm ups, Brooke Avery flapped her arms to a remix of “Breaking Free” from High School Musical. While gliding around the Syracuse half, she rolled her neck, keeping loose. The Orange had “nothing to lose,” Lauren Bellefontaine said, and they capitalized on that mentality early.In the first period, Bellefontaine dropped the puck off for Allie Munroe at the hashmark, and the senior defender circled the net with it. She then threw the puck in front, and it bounced off Anonda Hoppner and in. Polaski extended the lead a little over four minutes later with her 2-on-1 strike.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We were really pumped to get the lead and were like, ‘We can do this,’” Bellefontaine said.Cornell responded just over a minute later through Grace Graham. SU goalie Allison Small got a piece of Graham’s slot one-timer along the ice, but it wasn’t enough to keep the puck out.Victoria Klimek had a breakaway chance to extend the lead in the second, but the Big Red tied the score with the frame’s only goal. A deflected wrist shot from the point gave Small no chance. Cornell then took its first lead of the night a little more than five minutes into the third with another wrister from the blue line.Talia Trackim | Digital Design DirectorLater in the third, Cornell deflated the Orange with a fourth-straight goal. Small thought she covered the puck, but it slipped in front for Micah Zandee-Hart to rocket home. The Big Red scored one more on a breakaway, as Amy Curlew went five-hole after a forehand-backhand move.“After they got a few goals, we held back a little,” Bellefontaine said. “We were playing scared.”Tuesday was not the first time Syracuse has blown a lead, and its inability to play a full 60 minutes haunted it again. Against RIT on Nov. 16, the Orange lost 6-4 after leading 4-2 going into the third. The Orange played even with Cornell for the first 40 minutes, at times outplaying a team with multiple former national U-18 players. But in the third, a combination of mental and physical downfalls allowed Cornell to take over.Stretch passes up the middle, a play Cornell continuously used, started opening up. Syracuse players became lazy in the defensive zone. And on Cornell’s power play goal, they didn’t react properly, Flanagan said.Avery and Hoppner credited the loss to a mental block. Syracuse lost confidence in the third period, they both said. Avery added that the Orange don’t react well to goals against them. It’s hindered them all season, and Tuesday night was no different.“We need to figure out how to play comfortably with a lead and not get so wound up if they score,” Avery said. Published on January 29, 2019 at 11:08 pm Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more


first_imgRéalt Uladh will be held in LyIT for the tenth consecutive year on this coming Saturday 20 February.Réalt Uladh, consists of thirty competitions, through the medium of Irish.The competitions open to children and young people, of all abilities from pre-school to 6th class. A certificate will be awarded to each competitor, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medal in solo and duet competitions, a trophy will be awarded to group performance. The perpetual cup will be awarded to the best performer in each category.For further information phone Caitlín on 0873232326 or to download a Réalt Uladh 2016 Entry Form log on to: is welcome to attend and listen to the competitors.TENTH REALT ULADH AT LYIT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyRealt Uladhlast_img read more

Jesus to miss 4-6 weeks of action for Man City

first_imgManchester City Guardiola confirms injured Jesus will miss 4-6 weeks for Man City Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 06:39 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Gabriel Jesus Manchester City Crystal Palace Getty Manchester City Premier League Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Sergio Agüero The Manchester City manager has confirmed that his striker will miss almost two months through injury, after damaging his knee against Crystal Palace Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Gabriel Jesus will miss around six to eight weeks with a knee ligament injury.Jesus suffered a knee ligament injury during Sunday’s goalless draw at Palace, and following tests in the past 48 hours he has been ruled out for close to two months.With City still active in four competitions, Jesus’ absence will leave Pep with reduced options up front in a hectic start to 2018. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Gabriel will be out four to six weeks, maybe a bit longer, hopefully as soon as poosible,” Guardiola confirmed.Kevin De Bruyne also suffered what appeared to be a nasty injury at Selhurst Park but proved his fitness on Tuesday afternoon and informed Guardiola that he was ready to start against Watford.”Kevin went out on the pitch at four in the afternoon, proved himself and wanted to play,” he added. “He had some pain but wanted to play, if he wants to play then i want him to play.”It says a lot. Nothing will change the opinion of his quality, everyone knows about his quality but we will get a step forward if we win, towards being champion. The club, the manager, the staff, the players, Kevin wanted to play and his desire is what we have to follow.”De Bruyne’s midfield partner Silva also returned to City action on Tuesday having missed games against Tottenham, Leicester City, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace in recent weeks. The Spaniard has been dealing with a family issue, and may need more time off in the coming weeks.“It doesn’t matter if we drop a lot of points while he is not here, family is the most important thing.”WHAT GAMES WILL JESUS MISS?Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 2017If Guardiola’s prediction is accurate, City will be left sweating on the fitness of their young striker ahead of perhaps the biggest games of the season so far.The club resume their Champions League campaign on February 13 against Basel, exactly six weeks away as of Tuesday. Jesus, then, will face an uphill struggle to recover in time for that first leg in Switzerland. City’s return clash at the Etihad Stadium, on the other hand, falls on March 7, a date for which the Brazil international should be more than ready if his rehabilitation proceeds as expected over the next two months. Jesus PSIn the Premier League, meanwhile, Jesus could miss up to five clashes, with either February 10’s home test against Leicester or a visit to Arsenal two weeks later the most likely venues for his return. He will also be absent for both of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup semi-finals against Bristol City, as well as Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash at home to Burnley. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more