Syracuse mounts comeback to secure 2-2 tie against No. 4 Clarkson

first_img Published on December 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ Alysha Burriss barrelled toward Clarkson’s net, carrying her stick, and Syracuse’s fate, in her right hand. As she fought off a defender hot on her tail, she took a swing at the puck. She saw it get past CU goaltender Shea Tiley and triumphantly threw both hands in the air.Burriss had just picked up a puck in the neutral zone and went from blue line to goal line and tied the game with only 1:59 remaining in regulation.“I poked it past (the Clarkson defender) and just tried to beat her to the net,” Burriss said.“She just willed herself to beat that defenseman,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Just as it seemed Syracuse was dead in the water, Burriss put new life into the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (5-7-5, 4-2-2 College Hockey America) tied No. 4 Clarkson (14-3-4, 9-0-1 Eastern College Athletic) 2-2 on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Despite tying 2-2 for the second straight Friday, SU was able to do something it hadn’t done all season: mount a late-game comeback. And against one of the five best teams in the country.Syracuse jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Heather Schwarz backhanded try in the first, but Clarkson knotted things up before the frame was over. By the end of the second period, it was 2-1 Golden Knights, courtesy of Ella Shelton’s blast from the point.As the third period wound down, the chances of an Orange comeback were looking slimmer by the minute. SU wasted two power plays in the final period.“We have higher expectations of ourselves as a team because we know how we can play,” Schwarz said.Colin Davy | Staff PhotographerIt appeared SU was going to be unable to produce in the third period again, like it had against Mercyhurst, Robert Morris and twice to Colgate.Especially fresh in the minds of Syracuse was the 2-2 tie to Rochester Institute of Technology a week before. The Orange held a two goal lead before RIT freshman Kendall Cornine and the Tigers battled back to draw even and send the game to overtime.Flanagan was extremely disappointed following that tie and afterward called it “an awful hockey game,” and “brutal.”“We know that when we don’t have our heads in the game,” Schwarz said, “when we know we’re not focused, it can result in last Friday (against RIT).”But as poor as the Orange played last weekend, it looked every bit the part of a top team against Clarkson on Friday night. Heading into overtime, Flanagan was visibly fired up, talking to his team, trying to will them to an upset victory.SU repeatedly won battles along the boards, got sticks in shooting lanes and on loose pucks in dangerous areas. It was able to hold the puck in the offensive zone for long stretches.Flanagan said he thought his team experienced a lull in the second period, and the stats reflect that, as Clarkson was able to grab a lead. But in the third, the Orange came right back, fighting until the bitter end and eventually, the reward came in the form of Burriss’ breakaway.After collapsing late time and time again, Syracuse finally played a full 60 minutes. Though the comeback was never completed, it proved that the Orange can be on the right side of last-minute changes to the game. And that maybe the next time, another goal will come.“We’ve blown enough games late this year,” Flanagan said, “now we’ve come from behind, it’s our turn to win one here.” Commentslast_img read more

MLB rumors: Much-maligned pitcher Matt Harvey to sign with Athletics

first_imgHarvey, 30, was designated for assignment and released by the Angels in late July after going 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 59 2/3 innings pitched.He initially came up with the Mets after being selected in the top 10 in the 2010 draft and was a revelation to New York’s pitching staff. Related News Angels designate Matt Harvey for assignment He went 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 10 starts as a rookie and followed that up with an All-Star appearance his next season. He also finished fourth in the National League Cy Young voting in 2013.That is when his troubles began.Harvey was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery and missed all of the 2014 season. He then came back and was very good for New York in 2015 as the Mets made it to the World Series and lost to the Royals in five games.During that series, he became a big story when he refused to come out after tossing eight shutout innings in Game 5, only to allow two runs in the top of the ninth as the Royals tied the game. New York would go on to lose 7-2 in extra innings. Harvey never found his best form again after that, posting a 4.86 ERA in 2016 with his season being cut short due to surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome.He then posted a 6.70 ERA in 2017 and a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings with New York in 2018 before he was traded to the Reds following a demotion to the bullpen and a reported evening at a nightclub before a start. He then finished out his season well but did not re-sign in Cincinnati and signed a one-year deal with the Angels this offseason.The A’s are clearly hoping they’ll be able to find the Harvey closer to what showed up in Cincinnati to end the year last season. He posted a 4.50 ERA in 24 starts in one of the best hitter parks in all of MLB. If that Harvey shows up then Oakland will have found a viable starter down the stretch. Matt Harvey has found a home.The much-maligned starter who was once one of the best pitchers in baseball will sign a minor league deal with the Athletics, according to multiple outlets. He will report to the team’s Triple-A Las Vegas club.last_img read more

Susic Leaves Definitely: Four Names as Potential Successors?

first_img(Source: Sportcentar) After the historical success and placement on the World Championship, Safet Susic will leave the position of selector of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.In the previous 43 matches, Pape achieved 21 victories, 15 defeats and 7 draws.The speculations on the possible  successors of Safet Susic started. Apparently, the main candidate is Dušan Bajević, but also there are names of Mehmed Baždarević and Faruk Hadžibegić. Some argue that the former captain of our national team Sergej Barbarez may also be the next selector.There will be a lot of work in front of the key people of national team. Namely, in September the qualifications for the European Championships in 2016 will begin. Bosnia and Herzegovina is in a group with Belgium, Israel, Cyprus, Wales and Andorra.last_img read more

DONEGAL SOCCER MAGAZINE LAUNCHES SECOND EDITION AFTER GREAT START

first_imgDFL (Donegal Football League) Magazine have just released their second issue about soccer in Donegal.In this months issue, the magazine features some great interviews, news and reviews. • The Interview features goalkeeper Joe Coll from Meenlaragh(Formerly of Glenea Utd and Manchester United Youths)• Club Preview: We feature St. Catherines FC, Killybegs• Manager Scope features Sean Sandilands of Bonagee Utd, formerly of Kilmacrenan Celtic• Player Scope features Jason Toner of Convoy Arsenal.• New additions: We’ve the ‘View from Finn Harps – Interview with Finn Harps legend Brendan Bradley’• The Match: Rathmullan Celtic vs Milford Utd Area Final Review(Match report and photos)• Sports Nutrition: Tips and advice on how to prepare and recover from a game • Physio Report: Tips and advice on how to prevent and treat injuries• Spot the Ball Competition – Guess where the ball is to be in with a chance of winning a €30 Gift VoucherThe 2nd issue of the DFL Magazine is now available to buy in the following Shops:Tobins Filling Station (Letterkenny), Paper Post (Main Street Letterkenny), Clarkes Newsagents (Main Street Letterkenny), Checkout (Oldtown-across from Old Dunnes Letterkenny), Swilly Food Store (Letterkenny), An Siopa (Annagry), Clerkins Shop (Leitir), Breslins Shop (Killybegs), Centra (Killybegs), Barry Gallagher … Shop (Bruckless), Inver Retail (Inver), Holmes Service Station, (Killybegs Rd, Donegal Town), An Siopa (Annagry), O’Donnells Shop (Crolly), Roartys Shop (Dunlewy), Spar (Kilmacrenan), McGees Esso (Falcarragh Main, St), Matt Bonnars (Bunbeg), Gallaghers Foodstore (Derrybeg), Molloys (Derrybeg), Sweeneys Newsagents (Dungloe), Sharkeys Filling Station (Dungloe), Alexanders Shop (Ballybofey) Bolands Newsagents (Ballybofey), Andies Supermarket (Stranorlar), Mace Shop (Stranorlar), Topaz Todays Extra (Castlefinn), Harris’ Service Station (Convoy), Moores Newsagents (Convoy), Gallens Newsagents (Rathmullen), McBrides Shop (Milford), Hays Shop (Milford)DONEGAL SOCCER MAGAZINE LAUNCHES SECOND EDITION AFTER GREAT START was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 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:Donegal Football League magazinelast_img read more