January 15, 2021
  • 7:46 am New communications programs debut at Champlain College
  • 7:44 am Announcing Exterus Business Furniture
  • 7:42 am PSB approves CVPS alternative regulation plan
  • 7:40 am Vermont SBA winners honored Wednesday under the big tent
  • 7:36 am Rutland documentary “THE BLOOD IN THIS TOWN” set for Oct. 23, 24

first_imgSchalke winger, Rabbi Matondo, who has been linked with Manchester United, has a €60million in his contract applying to English clubs. That clause reportedly applies to all English clubs except City, who – as per their own buy-back clause in the deal – can sign Matondo for €46.5million. The newspaper adds that United still believe they can sign Matondo for a lower fee and have not yet cooled their interest in the youngster. The Wales international started his career in Cardiff’s youth ranks before moving to City and then Schalke. read also:Dortmund to accept reduced fees for Chelsea target Sancho The 19-year-old has started eight Bundesliga games this season and played in the second half of his side’s 4-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend. In other news, Bayern Munich could battle United for Sancho in the upcoming transfer window after the emergence of an enquiry from the German club before football across Europe was shut down. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly earmarked a winger as a top priority for the upcoming transfer window, with Jadon Sancho widely believed to be his top target. Previous reports suggested that former Cardiff and Manchester City prospect Matondo is being eyed as a cheaper, back-up option if a move for the Borussia Dortmund star fails. It was claimed that Matondo would be brought in as a “low-risk” buy, similar to the approach that saw Daniel James arrive at Old Trafford from Swansea last summer. However, the Manchester Evening News claims that Matondo had a €60million release clause inserted into the contract that took him to the Bundesliga from Manchester City last January.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Rafael Nadal came through his first stern examination at the US Open to move a step closer to a maiden Flushing Meadows meeting with Roger Federer. The Spanish second seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but still saw off 2014 champion Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2. Nadal was clearly irritated when given a time violation as he served midway through the second set, and was broken moments later. But the three-time champion quickly shrugged it off to march into the last eight, with a stunning around-the-net winner bringing up match point to the delight of an Arthur Ashe crowd which included Nadal’s friend Tiger Woods. “It’s an easy shot to describe, but difficult to make,” said Nadal. “I don’t know, I think I followed the ball good because he had a good volley and I saw it. “I ran fast to the ball and I saw at the last moment there would maybe be a small space on that side. “I think it was the only way to win that point. I hit it well, but to hit that spot you need some luck.” It is a statistical quirk that Federer and Nadal, rivals across 15 years and 40 matches, have never met at the US Open. But defending champion Novak Djokovic’s exit has opened up the possibility of a box-office final between the pair. Federer faces Grigor Dimitrov, a player he has beaten seven times out of seven, in the last eight. Nadal will take on Diego Schwartzman after sixth seed Alexander Zverev ran out of steam in his bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. The 22-year-old had already played 14 sets in three matches before taking on Schwartzman in round four. He took the first set but Argentinian Schwartzman hit back to win the next two. There was controversy when Zverev was given a point penalty after an audible obscenity, giving Schwartzman a 5-2 lead in the fourth. Umpire James Keothavong had earlier issued a warning when Zverev smashed a ball away, but the German claimed he had not heard it. “I mean, a code violation is fine. I didn’t even argue that,” he said. “But neither of us heard me getting a warning in the first place. “So it was like, OK, a warning is fine, it’s no problem, but why am I getting a point penalty? “He said he gave me a warning before. I didn’t hear it. Diego didn’t hear it. Most of the crowd didn’t hear it. “OK, it happened. It happened. It’s fine. I think the umpires next time should let me know about it.” Matteo Berrettini, the Italian 24th seed, roared through in straight sets against unseeded Andrey Rublev. Russian Rublev had previously beaten seeded players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios but he found Berrettini too strong, losing 6-1 6-4 7-6 (6). He will play Frenchman Gael Monfils, who looks to be playing some of the best tennis of his flamboyant but injury-hit career this fortnight. Monfils beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-2 6-2.Tags: Flushing MeadowsMarin CilicRafael NadalUS Openlast_img read more

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first_imgSir Geoff Hurst believes West Ham’s impending move into the Olympic Stadium could help turn them into the next Manchester City. The Hammers have been one of the sleeping giants of English football since the likes of Hurst, Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore graced Upton Park in the 1960s and with a supporter base to match the likes of City and Chelsea, the 71-year-old thinks a new golden generation could be triggered. “It’s not beyond the realms of possibility if we go to the stadium and with the support we’ve got,” he told Press Association Sport. “West Ham has a huge supporter base. If you could make a comparison to another club of a similar stature and I would say Manchester City is it. “Look what has happened to them after they went to a new stadium. “If you were a foreign investor looking to buy a football club then West Ham would be a similar contender in the new stadium. “More so if you want to buy a London club rather than a team in Manchester. “It would be absolutely unbelievable. That could happen. “I think it has been great for Chelsea with (Roman) Abramovich and for Manchester City. It has been great for the game. Of course I’d be thrilled to bits if it happened to West Ham.” The Hammers appear to be on the brink of agreeing a deal to move into the £429million venue after co-chairman David Gold revealed earlier this month that discussions could conclude as early as Saturday. While any switch would not take place until 2016, Hurst believes it could entice the sort of foreign investment that has catapulted Manchester City and Chelsea into Europe’s elite. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img Speaking to At The Races on the first morning he could no longer call himself a jockey he said: ” We had a very good night but I’ve just got up and haven’t got round to eating breakfast yet. I can smell it, though, and someone has done the right thing and cooked me a nice breakfast. “It was very difficult to take it all in yesterday, the crowd, the people round the parade ring, the great racing public came out in force and I was very flattered and honoured by it all. “To get a reception like that for doing something I’ve loved to do for pretty much all my life, I’m really going to miss it. “I told all the lads yesterday to enjoy it while you’re doing it because the end comes quickly. “It’s very nice to feel that I have the respect of people up and down the country. For the last 21 years I’ve ridden up and down the country pretty much full on but over the last two and a half months people have come out to give me a wonderful welcome and I’m very grateful of that. “It would be very difficult not to notice how that has developed and I’d like to thank all those people for coming out and making the last few months of my career so special and making it a little bit easier. “When I decided to retire I always thought I’d go to Sandown on the last day and say ‘thanks very much’ but having spoken to Dave (Roberts, agent), he said I was very privileged to be champion jockey for the 20th time and we kind of felt, for my own peace of mind, to do it like we did would help me come to terms with actually retiring. “We also felt it might be a good thing for racing, people probably deserved to know. Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement. “I thought it would die down but it never really did and those are things I’ll remember for ever. When I looked around yesterday, as difficult as it was it helped me realise I’d made the right decision. “If I’d carried on and maybe not been as good as I was a lot of these people might not have come out. It’s hard to say it but it is probably the right decision. “I feel satisfied through what has happened with my life but I’ve also said I’d love another go because I feel I could still do it better than anybody! “I never felt like I did a day’s work in my life, I’ve felt a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment and I’m very proud of what I’ve been lucky enough to achieve but so many people have helped that happen, I was just the lucky one who got on the best horse most of the time. “The owners, the trainers, the lads, the horses, I could go on all day thanking people. “There’s a lot of things I’ll miss but there’s some that I won’t, like spending a lot of time in a hospital and ringing doctors begging for help to make me better. “Obviously my wife Chanelle wanted me to retire but at the same time I knew myself it was the right time for my family, my mum and dad are in their 70s now and don’t enjoy watching me as much any more because of the dangers involved so it certainly makes their life easier. “I never thought of the dangers and when I got injured I felt I was unlucky and it wouldn’t happen again but I know the dangers and they first became apparent to me when I was at Toby Balding’s and Richard Davies died and just lately you only need to see what happened to John Thomas (McNamara) and Robbie McNamara.” Since announcing his intention to retire in February, McCoy has enjoyed a farewell tour up and down the country as well as travelling over to Ireland, with the attendance at usually mundane midweek meetings boosted by his presence. The adulation shown to him has made the 20-times champion jockey realise just how much he affected the lives of the racing fraternity but while the decision to quit seemed to some to come out of the blue, McCoy feels he owes it to his family to go out at the top. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Lee County Sheriff Office says they have arrested a 28-year-old man who was reportedly videotaped kicking and punching his dog.The incident occurred in the area of Hannah Ave South and 17th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.According to the report, a resident turned over a Ring.com video on Sunday, showing the suspect, Joshua Ray Schlotmann pin the dog to the ground and “deliver three closed-fisted blows” to the dog.Authorities then identified and interviewed Schlotmann before officially arresting him.Schlotmann is now facing aggravated animal cruelty and Inflict Pain/Torture/Serious Injury/Death to an Animal charges.The dog named “Thanos” has since been removed from the suspects custody and is now in the care of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.last_img

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first_img February 20, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Tulane’s Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have collectively scored 50 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Green Wave scoring over the last five games.TERRIFIC TESHAUN: Teshaun Hightower has connected on 31.3 percent of the 99 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 10 over his last three games. He’s also converted 74.8 percent of his foul shots this season.UNBEATEN WHEN: Tulane is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 61 points or fewer. The Green Wave are 5-15 when opponents score more than 61.COLD SPELL: Tulane has lost its last four road games, scoring 62 points, while allowing 80 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Tulane as a collective unit has made 7.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among AAC teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappTulane (11-15, 3-11) vs. Central Florida (14-11, 5-8)Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Tulane seeks revenge on Central Florida after dropping the first matchup in New Orleans. The teams last played each other on Jan. 14, when the Knights outshot Tulane 46.9 percent to 36.2 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to the 19-point victory. Tulane seeks revenge on UCFlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Pritha SarkarLONDON, England (Reuters) – Just how badly things were going for Serena Williams in yesterday’s Wimbledon final against Simona Halep was summed up by a booming plea that came from the crowd: “Wake up, Serena!”Williams heard the message loud and clear but unfortunately for the American it was one of those days when nothing could save her from the 6-2, 6-2 annihilation she suffered at the hands of Halep in 56 minutes.A day when Williams had been expected to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles ended with the 37-year-old American suffering her heaviest defeat in a major final. Since winning the first of her slams at the 1999 U.S. Open, Williams has lost only nine finals at the tournaments that make up the Big Four in tennis.But never before had she been up against an opponent she described as “playing out of her mind”.“For me any loss is not easy, per se. When someone plays lights out, there’s really not much you can do. You just have to understand that that was their day today,” said Williams, who won the last of her 23 majors while already pregnant with her daughter Olympia at the 2017 Australian Open. “It was a little bit a deer in headlights for me. My opponent played unbelievably.”The performance was definitely very un-Williams-like. Considering she had beaten Halep in nine of their 10 previous meetings, including at this year’s Australian Open, the American was the overwhelming favourite to win yesterday.HAILSTORM OF ERRORSAdd in the fact that she had fired down 45 aces and won 83 percent of her service games to reach the final and it seemed as if it was game on for Williams to hoist the Venus Rosewater Dish for an eighth time.Instead, her game fell apart in a hailstorm of 26 unforced errors. In contrast, Halep’s tally stood at just three as the Romanian produced what she hailed as the “best tennis of my life”.“Today nothing really helped. I made way too many errors for a lot of stuff to work,” said Williams, who trailed 4-0 before finally registering on the scoreboard. The result means Williams has now had three failed attempts in finals to win that 24th major – she also contested last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open showpiece matches.There is no doubt Williams is a supreme athlete considering she has made it to three Grand Slam finals since suffering multiple complications following the birth of her daughter in September 2017, but the near misses will irritate her.“In my 20s I was always expected to win but … seems like every Grand Slam final I’m in recently has been an unbelievable effort to get there,” said the former world number one, who had played only five tournaments this year before her run at the All England Club. As far as American greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe are concerned, Williams needs to get back to basics.“It’s essential for Serena to play more matches. You can’t fake it. You need those matches,” said Navratilova.McEnroe added: “Serena has to get herself even fitter because at that level she can be exposed.” Williams had faced only one top-30 player coming into the final – Germany’s Julia Goerges in the third round – hence when she came up against former world number one Halep, she found herself ambushed with no way out.But the champion who grew up practising on cracked public courts in Compton, surrounded by drug dealers and drive-by shootings, is determined to show the world that the Serena Williams story is far from over. “I’ve got to keep trying, keep fighting and enjoying the sport,” she said.“I just have to figure out a way to win a final.” Until she does that, Australia’s Court can sleep peacefully knowing her record is safe – at least for now.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Karolos Grohmann(REUTERS) – Borussia Dortmund provided much-needed fireworks with a 4-0 demolition of bitter rivals Schalke 04 yesterday after the German league restarted in front of empty stands after a suspension of over two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Bundesliga is the first major soccer league to return to action since the virus earlier this year shut down sports; and its return in a country that still has hundreds of positive virus cases a day is being closely watched by other leagues.With a strict health protocol governing the fragile restart, which includes no fans, face masks for everyone but the players, no handshakes and no group celebrations, it was up to title hopefuls Dortmund, who face leaders Bayern Munich in 10 days’ time, to find a spark badly missing in the eerily empty ground.The Ruhr valley club, in second place, scored the first goal of the match-day after nearly half an hour when teenager Erling Haaland connected with a Thorgan Hazard cutback.The exciting 19-year-old Norway striker, who knocked in his 13th goal in 12 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions, picked up exactly where he left off in March.He has already gone to the top of the transfer wish list of every major European club and, with an expected audience of a billion for the Bundesliga this weekend, his immediate return to scoring will have only enhanced his already stellar reputation.Portuguese midfielder Raphael Guerreiro added two more goals and Belgium international Hazard also got on the scoresheet as Dortmund climbed to 54 points, one behind defending champions Bayern, who are in action at Union Berlin today.When Schalke brought on Timo Becker to replace Jonjoe Kenny in the 87th minute at the 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park it was the first time in Bundesliga history a team had made five substitutions after FIFA announced the temporary rule change.MUTED CELEBRATIONS Goal celebrations around the Bundesliga yesterday were limited to smiles, thumbs-up and the occasional fist or elbow bump as mask-wearing substitutes, dispersed in the stands to keep them apart, applauded from the sidelines.The league’s strict health and safety rules had already claimed their first victims, with Augsburg coach Heiko Herrlich and Union’s Urs Fischer having been banned from the bench after they left the seven-day pre-match mandatory squad isolation.While Dortmund’s comfortable victory cranked up the pressure on leaders Bayern, third-placed RB Leipzig suffered a major setback in their title challenge when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg.Leipzig, who used airplane stairs in the stadium to keep their substitutes in the stands and at a safe distance from the bench, are now on 51 points, four behind Bayern who visit lowly Union Berlin today.Hertha Berlin coach Bruno Labbadia enjoyed a winning debut as his side enjoyed a 3-0 victory at Hoffenheim that moved them further away from the relegation zone and into 11th place.VfL Wolfsburg reignited their hopes of Europa League football next season with a 2-1 win at Augsburg courtesy of Daniel Ginczek’s stoppage-time winner that moved them up to sixth on 39.Fans across the country followed police orders to stay away from the stadiums, including at the Ruhr derby, as the league tries to finish the season for contractual reasons by June 30.With a poll for German state broadcaster ARD showing 56% of Germans consider the restart at this stage to be wrong, the league will aim to complete the last eight Bundesliga match-days with as few problems and controversies as possible.last_img read more

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first_imgMILWAUKEE — Nothing says summer like baseball. And nothing says baseball like Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker.Some might argue for Vin Scully, but as a Wisconsin native there’s no one I’d rather hear call a baseball game than Uke.Especially on a pitch that’s “juuuuust a bit outside.”Columnist Mike Bauman put it best Tuesday, writing: “Listening to Uecker broadcast a game is like listening to the funniest guy at your neighborhood bar. The difference is that Uecker is simultaneously dispensing completely accurate information and insight about an event that is going on even as the one-liners keep coming.”That’s why Tuesday’s announcement that Uecker was going to have heart surgery Friday and miss 10-12 weeks of games came as such a shock to so many.For Uecker, a Milwaukee native, the nearly three-month absence will be his longest since beginning his baseball career as a player in 1956 with the Milwaukee Braves and broadcasting career in 1971.Previously he had missed more than a month in 1991 after having surgery to repair two abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aside from that, Uecker has been a constant fixture in baseball for nearly 55 years, with all but four of them being in Milwaukee.As word began to spread about Uecker’s heart surgery Tuesday, there was an incredible outpouring of support for the 75-year-old Brewers broadcaster. Several players, including Prince Fielder, Craig Counsell and Casey McGehee, stood by during the press conference to show their support for Uecker, who is considered by the players to be “part of the team.”Afterward, the sentiments expressed by a pair of Wisconsin natives rang true for me, and showed just why the heart surgery of the Brewers broadcaster means so much to so many.“Baseball is every day, and he becomes part of your summer,” Counsell, who grew up in Whitefish Bay, said. “It’s going to be like one of your friends is gone.”“You have a lot of people in different parts of the country that talk about someone being a voice. But Uecker has been here from the beginning. He is the Brewers,” Pirates pitcher and Racine native Jack Taschner told MLB.com. “Obviously, I hope the best for him. He is everything to baseball in Milwaukee.“Bud Selig saved the team, but Bob Uecker is the voice.”Need further proof that Uecker is an essential part of Brewers baseball?Take a look around Miller Park.In left field, there’s the sign that reads, “Get up, get up, get outta here, gone!” High above right field, Uecker’s name, with the No. 50 marking his more than half century in baseball, hangs alongside four Brewers greats — Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor — and Jackie Robinson.Without Uke, baseball in Milwaukee just won’t be quite the same.Still, it’s important to remember one thing: He’s not dead, nor is he dying.He’s simply having the aortic valve and a portion of his aortic root in his heart replaced. As his doctor said in the press conference yesterday, no heart surgery is ever routine, but it is a commonly performed operation.With that in mind, we’d all do well to follow the lead of Uecker himself. Staring at heart surgery in just a few days, Uecker opened the press conference the only way he knew how: With a deadpanned one-liner.“A lot of you don’t know, some do,” he said. “I have been added to the active roster.”On a day when he was announcing he’d have heart surgery and be away from the game and team that he loves, Uecker still wanted to keep things light.As Brewers manager Ken Macha said after the press conference during his daily briefing with reporters, Uecker has a positive attitude about him that’s contagious.Having met Uecker earlier this month, I can attest to that. Seeing Uke at the ballpark, talking to him about baseball — or professional wrestling on one occasion — it brings a smile to your face and brightens your day a little bit.“No matter what, he’s always a happy person,” Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder said. “He has a good aura about him. Whenever he’s around, it’s a good time.”As the Brewers travel to the west coast this weekend, Uecker will not be with them. Undoubtedly, his voice, the voice of Brewers baseball, will be missed.Taking his place alongside Cory Provus, for at least the current road trip, will be former Major Leaguer and FSN broadcaster Davey Nelson. It will likely be a bit of a tough trip for both of them in Uecker’s absence.Taking over full time for a legend like Uecker is no small task for Provus, who previously alternated every two innings with Uke.Likewise, Nelson will be called upon for color commentary, something Uecker provides plenty of in addition to his play-by-play. Certainly, it will not be fair to compare Nelson or Provus to the legendary Mr. Baseball, but inevitably that is what will happen, and there’s simply no way either could possibly measure up.Of course, if it were up to Uecker, that wouldn’t even be an issue.“I’ll be broadcasting right from the O.R.,” Uecker joked during the second inning of Wednesday’s game.You get the feeling that if they would let him do it, he would.As Jim Gantner said before Tuesday’s game, “There’s only one Bob Uecker.”Uke certainly will be missed, but the silver lining is that he will be back, and it will be, just as he would say, “Nice. Real Nice.”Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Have a favorite memory of Bob Uecker that you’d like to share? E-mail him at jschelling@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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first_imgDespite its 11-0 record, No. 1 Syracuse is not a flawless team.Its offensive penalty corner unit has been arguably the weakest aspect of the Orange’s game.“We’ve talked about it and it’s a matter of execution,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “If the execution doesn’t come, we’ll probably change the personnel.”While Syracuse’s defense — which has posted four consecutive shutouts — has made it nearly impossible for the team to lose, the Orange’s offensive penalty corner line is not producing at the level the team expects. On the defensive end, Syracuse has established itself as one of the nation’s most well-rounded units and has been especially successful defending penalty corners.Syracuse has found the back of the net just 10 times off 89 penalty corner opportunities, based on SU athletics’ descriptions of goals in away games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat means the Orange is scoring on just 11 percent of its penalty corner opportunities — far under the percentage that Bradley said the team is striving for.“We just need to continue working on getting closer to our 33 percent,” she said. “And we don’t have those numbers yet.”This weekend, Syracuse drew 20 fouls combined in its games against Louisville and Yale. The Orange scored on just two of those opportunities.Defensive back Iona Holloway is a part-time contributor on the offensive penalty corner unit. The senior often lines up wide to the right of the shooting circle and sprints to the front of the cage looking for a deflection — a play that has worked once so far against Kent State on Sept. 16.Even with five first-half goals against Yale on Sunday, Holloway wasn’t content with the Orange’s offensive performance.“I don’t think we executed our penalty corners as well as we could have,” she said.This season, Syracuse has drawn as many as 11 penalty corner opportunities in a game — on two occasions — but has not scored on more than two.Against Villanova on Sept. 14, the Orange jumped out to a four-goal lead at halftime but was outscored 2-1 in the second half. Syracuse won by three and was able to convert two of its penalty corner opportunities into goals.If executed well, a penalty corner is a chance for an offense to take a hard shot into traffic in front of the cage, with hopes that the ball finds a way into the back of the net. It is sometimes an offense’s best opportunity to put points on the board.In seven-on-seven overtime, even fewer defenders come rushing out of the cage and the offense’s likelihood of scoring is even greater. Emma Russell’s game-winning overtime goal to beat No. 2 North Carolina proves how crucial penalty corners can be.Dating back to the victory over Villanova, Syracuse has scored on a penalty corner in each game, but on only 13 percent of its opportunities.Defensively, Syracuse is one of the most complete teams in the country. Allowing only six goals all season long, the defensive penalty corner line is responsible for just two.“We have a really strong unit back there,” said goaltender Leann Stiver.Out of the opponents’ 41 penalty corners — an average of nearly four chances per game — the scoring percentage sits at just 5 percent.Bradley said after Saturday’s win over Louisville that the defensive penalty corner unit was aggressive and managed the Cardinals’ second shot opportunities well.Two weeks have passed since an opposing offense scored a goal — which came off a penalty corner — against Syracuse. The Orange’s defense has been outstanding since then. But Syracuse still has room for improvement, such as further limiting the opposition’s penalty corners.“Our aim for these games is less than three,” Holloway said. “So that’s something to work on.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2012 at 12:35 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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