Majorana responds after inefficient opener, carries Orange offense past Canisius

first_imgCanisius threw everything it had at Syracuse attack Kayla Treanor to shut her down. She was the defensive focus for most of the game, but SU worked around it.In the first half, it was Halle Majorana that benefited.Her work from behind the net helped preserve a first half in which Treanor scored just one goal and the team suffered from what Orange head coach Gary Gait called a “mental letdown.”“If they’re able to score, it’s not really a big deal,” Treanor said of her teammates taking on her scoring burden, “We were scoring really well.”No. 3 Syracuse (2-0) won the second game of its doubleheader against Canisius (0-1), 21-13, in the Carrier Dome. In her second game after transferring from Maryland, Majorana carried SU’s scoring in the first half, contributing on six of SU’s 10 goals. In all, Majorana tallied 10 points on Saturday with seven coming in the second game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It worked out for (Majorana),” Gait said. “You go … shut off the other side with Kayla Treanor, it opens up the field.”Treanor only managed two points in the game — a total that tied for the second-lowest output of her career. Majorana usurped Treanor’s production, but unlike Treanor, the transfer did her damage from behind the net.On SU’s second goal of the game, Majorana found a cutting Riley Donahue while moving around the crease to the goalie’s right side. And to make the game 8-2, Syracuse’s biggest first-half lead, Majorana fed attack Kailah Kempney from behind the net for a score.Consistently, Majorana was last to the Orange’s celebratory huddles because she was hanging around behind the net.When Majorana got her opportunities, she was lethal near the net. She faked high and low to change her shot angle, something she said she worked on throughout the last two years at Maryland. Her ability to finish near the net was the most consistent part of her game in both games of the doubleheader.“I’m definitely used to — freshman, sophomore year — shoot high to high, so definitely I worked on that, now I just always have to throw in a fake,” Majorana said.Majorana played loose throughout the second game. After Canisius took a timeout, she walked toward the restraining line, also the 30-yard line of the field, and moved, if only for a split second, to the Carrier Dome music. At the end of the game, Majorana was talking and laughing with teammates on the sideline.Her play in the second game was a stark contrast from the first game. Majorana was inefficient in the first game of the doubleheader — she took eight shots and turned the ball over three times in SU’s 18-10 win over Denver — but settled down in the second game. A few of those eight shots came from distance and were easily read by Denver’s goalie.Her comfort was apparent on the stat sheet, too. She took five shots, put them all on net and scored four goals. In addition, she only turned the ball over twice.“We talked to her in between games and said, ‘Let the game come to you a little bit,’” Gait said, “… I thought she played much better in the second game and really started to feel real comfortable.” Comments Published on February 8, 2015 at 12:17 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FIXTURES: Mourinho to Bournemouth, Guardiola hosts Sunderland

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |Jose Mourinho faces a trip to the seaside in his first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United as they face Bournemouth in the Premier League fixtures unveiled on Wednesday.His bitter rival from his days in charge of Real Madrid in Spain, former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola now in charge of city rivals Manchester City, will host Sunderland, who just escaped the drop last season.Current Italy coach Antonio Conte faces a highly-charged first game in the dugout for Chelsea as he has a London derby with Slaven Bilic’s West Ham. — Premier League (@premierleague) June 15, 2016Another of the influx of top class continental European coaches, Jurgen Klopp, will begin his first full season in charge — having replaced Brendan Rodgers in the middle of last term — by taking his Liverpool outfit to face French veteran Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.Champions Leicester have a gentle start away at newly-promoted Hull, but then have their credentials tested to the full when they host the Gunners, who finished runners-up, the week after.Two former Southampton bosses will trade blows on the pitch as Ronald Koeman’s first taste as Everton manager will be to host Spurs, coached by his predecessor at Saints, Maurico Pochettino.Only a year ago Koeman criticised Pochettino for ditching Southampton before his contract was up — only for Koeman to do the same thing when he took the Everton job on Tuesday.Share on: WhatsApp #DidYouKnow you can get the 2016/17 Premier League fixtures in your calendar ??Download: https://t.co/RKfubeLoOH pic.twitter.com/olmIG1ec2Klast_img read more

Tiger back to being bookies’ favorite for Masters

first_imgLONDON (AP)—Tiger Woods is back to winning, and back to being the British bookies’ favorite to win the Masters. The 14-time major champion won his first PGA Tour tournament since 2009 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first chance to revel in a tour victory since his personal life went into turmoil following a sex scandal that ended his marriage and precipitated a steady decline in his game and his stature as the man to beat on the course. HE’S BACK—Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., March 25. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) But with his five-stroke victory Sunday and the Masters starting April 5, all that has changed.“His whole game looks right now. He’s putting well. He’s chipping well. He’s driving well,” said Rupert Adams, a spokesman for British bookmaker William Hill. “The armor looks to be back in place again, and actually possibly the aura. Once again he’s got the swagger back in his step.”William Hill has Woods listed as the 4-1 favorite to win his fifth Masters title, with Rory McIlroy close behind at 5-1. Other bookies have similar odds, with Ladbrokes quoting the same numbers as William Hill. Paddy Power and Coral both have Woods as the 7-2 favorite with Mc­Ilroy next at 9-2.At 4-1 odds, a $1 bet returns $5. At 7-2, $1 returns $4.50.“The four-time champion, fresh from his first PGA Tour win in 30-months at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, has every chance,” Ladbrokes said on its website.This year’s Masters will be the first major in which Woods is listed as the favorite since the same tournament in 2010, shortly after his public downfall.“We put him out at a top price at 5-2 then,” Adams said. “We took 3,000 bets in the space of three hours. That was the last time he was favorite. Since then he’s collapsed. They (bettors) started to back him to miss the cut after that.”But with Woods improving, the bookies are changing tactics, and another good showing at Augusta National could see Woods stay at the top of the betting lists for the foreseeable future.“The Masters and Tiger are synonymous after that extraordinary (performance) when he destroyed the field (in 1997),” Adams said. “If he gives a good show, even a top-10 finish, I think you’ll see once again Tiger is the first person on the betting sheet, without a doubt.”last_img read more

Wranglers clinch 2016 Keystone Cup with OT victory

first_imgCole Zimmerman scored at 2:35 of overtime to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 3-2 victory over AGI Insurance Quakers of Saskatoon to capture the 2016 Keystone Cup Sunday in Regina.The victory is the second in three years for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title in 2014.100 Mile House trailed 2-0 after the first period before scoring twice in the second to even the game. Ryan Friesen and Zimmerman, on the power play, tied the game for the KIJHL champs.AGI out shot the Wranglers 40-32, but after the first period could get nothing by winning goalie Zane Steeves.The game was the second in as many days the two teams played.Saturday, the Quakers defeated the Wranglers 6-4 in the final round robin game.However, 100 Mile House, finishing the round robin with a 3-2 record, earned a spot in the final over Regina Capitals after the two teams finished tied in points.100 Mile House had a better goal average.After defeating Kimberley in the KIJHL Championship, the Wranglers advanced to the Keystone Cup by posting a 5-4 victory over host Victoria Cougars in the Cyclone Taylor Championships in the Provincial Capital.last_img read more

Speed Skating Canada Cup is zooming along in Fort St John

first_img“We hosted the Canada Cup four years ago. We had athletes here, that when they competed, last year they showed up on the Olympics, some of them. That’s the calibre of skaters we’ve got here. I would expect, looking at the skaters here, that you’re going to see some of these guys on the next Olympic team”.The Speed Skating Canada Cup continues this Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.For updates and information, you can follow the Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Speed Skating Canada Cup is zooming along at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.With the first day already complete for the first Cup race, Speed Skating Meet Coordinator, Darren Guliov says a record has already been broken.“We’ve just had one athlete just break our track record in one of the distances.”- Advertisement -Guliov says speed skaters from across Canada are participating in this Cup race.“We have skaters coming in, basically, from all over the Country from Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, B.C. to compete here. It’s one of the four Cup events that’s held throughout the year.”According to Guliov, the last time Fort St. John hosted the Canada Cup was four-years-ago and some of those athletes have since appeared at the Olympics.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Antonio Brown to the Niners? Fans should pump the brakes

first_imgThe 49ers should add a clear-cut, bonafide No. 1 receiver this offseason. They have an elite tight end and a solid stable of pass catchers — some of which are pretty dynamic — but they lack a wide-out that demands the defense’s full attention on every snap, and that could hold back Kyle Shanahan’s offense from entering the NFL’s elite in 2019.The Steelers’ Antonio Brown is, without an ounce of doubt, a No. 1 receiver. The future Hall of Famer has averaged 115 catches, 1,525 yards, and 11 …last_img

Ramaphosa in Sri Lanka to help mediate reconciliation

first_img7 July 2014 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday for his first visit as Special Envoy of the President. President Jacob Zuma appointed Ramaphosa as Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and South Sudan during his State of the Nation address in February, following a request from both countries for assistance in bringing about peace and reconciliation. Despite the official end of the decades-long civil war between the Sri Lankan state and the militant separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009, religious conflict continues to dog the south Asian island nation, against a backdrop of rising ethnic tensions between the largely Buddhist majority Sinhalese and minority Muslims. Senior delegations from the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance visited South Africa in February and April respectively. Both delegations met Ramaphosa and invited him to visit Sri Lanka. “We are going to listen to the Sri Lankans,” Ramaphosa said ahead of his visit. “We have already met them a few times in South Africa, but this time around we are going to go to Colombo and meet the government, the president of Sri Lanka and a number of other government ministers.” He is also expected to meet opposition parties and travel to the north, where conflict in that country is at its fiercest. “We will discuss with people in the community. We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the truth and reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform, and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights.” Ramaphosa is being accompanied by Deputy International Relations Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo. He is expected to return to South Africa on Wednesday. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Position Vacant – TFA Office Administration Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the key position of TFA Office Administration Coordinator, based in our Canberra office. Please find attached below the Position Description. Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm AEDST, Friday, 13 March 2015. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] Related Filespd_nops_oa-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img

PM should stop thinking people are fools they see through everything Priyanka

first_imgMirzapur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through everything, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Wednesday. The Congress leader, who is incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, is on a three-day boat journey down the Ganga, meeting people living on the banks of the holy river as part of her outreach ahead of the general election beginning on April 11. “The prime minister has attacked every institution in this country for the last five years, including the institution of which all of you are a part,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “So I think the PM should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through all this,” she added. The Congress general secretary went on to say that she is not afraid of being “harassed”. “Even if anything is done, and we are harassed, we will not feel afraid. We will continue our fight against them. The more we are harassed, the stronger will be our fight,” she said. Speaking at a ‘chaupal’ near a temple in the city late last evening, Gandhi blamed the Modi government for “not doing anything” for the development of the country. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “This government has given only lollipops,” she charged. She said politics should be done for the development of the country. Talking about employment created during the Congress-led dispensation, she said, “The Congress government had given the biggest employment guarantee programme MGNREGA.” But under the BJP government, she alleged, machines were replacing labourers. “If the Congress is voted to power, it would work for farmers and the poor,” she asserted.last_img read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse with four games left to earn spot in

With just four games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team sits one game behind Bellarmine for the fourth and final Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament spot heading into this weekend’s matchup against Hobart. A loss to Loyola (Md.) last weekend dropped Buckeyes’ conference record to 1-2 on the year. Hobart sits at 4-5 overall on the year but is tied with OSU for fifth in the ECAC with a 1-2 conference record. Senior midfielder Dominique Alexander knows that the season is coming to an end but isn’t worried about potentially being left out of the postseason. “We’re not necessarily worried, we’re just going to take it one game at a time,” Alexander said. “Our focus is completely on Hobart right now and getting this win.” Recent matchups have seen the Buckeyes struggle to find offensive production, only scoring eight goals total in contests against Notre Dame and Loyola (Md.). A matchup with Hobart could be exactly what the Buckeyes need to get back on track. On the year, Hobart is allowing nearly 12 goals a game. Coach Nick Myers said he’s not concerned about OSU’s offensive well-being. “We’ve proven that we can score goals, we have confidence in the guys that we have,” Myers said. “We’re sharing the ball well offensively. We just have to generate more quality shots and be more mindful of some of the turnovers.” Senior attacker Nick Liddil said he’s noticed the offensive issues but thinks there’s an easy solution. “We just have to play like a team,” Liddil said. “Play Buckeye lacrosse and play like we know how to. Hopefully we can have a better offensive output than last week.” OSU is set to play the bottom two teams in the ECAC, Air Force and Michigan, on the road before finishing the season at home against Fairfield. Saturday’s game against Hobart is set for noon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more