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first_img Published on February 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm Contact Chris: cfthomse@syr.edu A five-game winning streak. Back-to-back sweeps of conference opponents. Winner of eight of its last 11 games.The Orange is ending its regular season by playing its best hockey of the year. But even with only two games left, SU is still operating at full speed in hopes of earning the top seed in the conference.“We need to win both games, especially going into the playoffs,” defender Nicole Renault said. “We have that bye week, so we can leave on a good foot. We’re not satisfied with where we are.”Syracuse (16-13-3, 12-4-2 College Hockey America) is still second in the CHA standings to Mercyhurst, who also swept its opponent, RIT, last weekend. That’s forced head coach Paul Flanagan and his team to keep up its consistent play this weekend against Lindenwood (8-20-4, 5-9-4). In order to clinch first outright, Syracuse must win both games while Mercyhurst must lose or tie its two games.“There’s still a lot on the line on Friday,” Flanagan said. “We have to do our job, and potentially Penn State (who faces Mercyhurst this weekend) will help us out, which would set the stage for Saturday, where we have to win again.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFive-game winning streaks are rare for SU. The Orange’s last one came in early 2013, highlighted by a win over No. 3 Boston College. Syracuse has never had one this late in the season, which Flanagan considers a huge advantage compared to his past teams.Even if Flanagan wasn’t forced to win this weekend in order to earn the No. 1 rank in the conference, he would still try to keep the Orange’s confidence going.“We’re trying to maintain the status quo,” Flanagan said. “We’re keeping things very similar. After five months, you’re in a pretty good routine.”He couldn’t be happier that his schedule ends with four home games, which allows all of his players to maintain their regular routines. He cancelled practice on Monday for the third consecutive week. He’s continued to back off with his criticisms. And he’s cut down on his overall time spent with the team, which he says isn’t even close to the maximum 20 hours granted by the NCAA.All are signs of trust in his team’s experience and morale. The Orange’s six-goal period against Robert Morris last Saturday is all the evidence he needs, which he called the strongest 20 minutes his team has played this season.“We’re hitting full stride here,” Flanagan said. “The girls feel pretty good about themselves, and so much in sport is about having confidence. I think as a group, the girls have so much confidence.”But Syracuse isn’t the only team in the conference playing at its best right now. Rival Mercyhurst has won seven of its last nine matchups, including its last four.The Lakers’ last loss was a 2-1 loss to Syracuse on Jan. 30, thanks to Jessica Sibley’s game-winner with a minute and a half left in overtime.The Orange’s last defeat was a 4-1 loss to Mercyhurst on Jan. 29.Since then, Flanagan thinks his team has learned to prevent mistakes late in games that have led to losses earlier this season.“We’ve been able to clamp down defensively when we’ve needed to,” Flanagan said. “Whether it’s making a good play, getting the puck out of the zone or clearing rebounds, or (goalie Jenn Gilligan) making a good save.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgThe Cebu City government will not have to necessarily spend money if they push through with Mayor Michael Rama’s plan to adopt a typhoon-affected locality in Leyte and Samar provinces.Rama said the city government could extend its expertise in traffic management for example to its adopted locality and tap the help of its private sector partners to help rebuild infrastructures like shelters.ADVERTISEMENT “It will not just be the city. It will be more of a multi-sectoral group who will help to address certain areas,” he said.Margot O supportFEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeCouncilors Margot Osmeña and Alvin Dizon have expressed support to Rama’s adoption plans. But first, they wanted the executive and legislative departments to sit down and “define the criteria” to be used in the selection of an LGU to adopt.“It’s (adopt-a-typhoon- affected LGU) a welcome proposal.  I will certainly support this. This is the best time to help each other and Cebu City is in a position to extend help where it is most needed,” said Dizon. Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “If you do not help, nobody will be helping them so where will they go?”Read Next Osmeña, the council’s majority floor leader and budget committee chairperson, said that she would prefer that the city government focus in helping their adopted LGU in terms of rebuilding schoolbuildings.MORE STORIESnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopeMORE STORIESnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopeThe city government could tap its disaster funds for the purpose, she said.Osmeña said that the city government could follow the example of Muntinlupa City which is adopting Tanauan town in Leyte.Rama, who will be leaving for Macau today (Saturday) to watch the Manny Pacquiao fight on Sunday, said he will further discuss his adoption proposal with the council when he returns next week.He said that the adoption that he has in mind is more of “borrowing of intelligence” and tapping the private sector’s help on infrastructure concerns.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th timelast_img read more

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