Syracuse squanders lead against No. 2 Boston College in 4-3 loss

first_img Published on November 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 UPDATED: Nov. 5, 2017 at 12:22 p.m.On Saturday, without fail, a Boston College fan yelled, “You know it’s coming!” towards the ice. No matter the situation, the shout rang down from the top row of the bleachers, advising each team that the Eagles were about to score and mount a comeback. By the time the game ended, the fan’s prophecy had been proved true.For the second straight year, Syracuse took a 2-0 lead in the first period against a top-10 ranked Boston College team, only to see its lead vanish in a disastrous second period and eventually disappear for good. The Orange (1-7-1) experienced déjà vu against No. 2 Boston College (8-0-1) on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion, scoring the first two goals of the game before getting outscored 4-1 the rest of the way to fall, 4-3. Almost 10 months ago, during an afternoon matchup in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, against the then-No. 6 Eagles, Syracuse suffered the same fate thanks to a second-period collapse. It’s been an all too familiar result for the Orange, which has struggled with finishing games this season.“Close but no cigar, that’s the old saying,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We’re getting a little sick of that.”Goals by Stephanie Grossi and Savannah Rennie, each player’s first of the season, spotted the Orange a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period. Syracuse nearly escaped the period unscathed, but with 1:35 left in the opening stanza, the nation’s leading scorer, Daryl Watts, put Boston College on the board. Watts, a freshman, entered today’s game leading the country in both goals and assists and didn’t disappoint against the Orange, tallying one each on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse began the second period stronger than last year, scoring a goal off a Lindsay Eastwood rebound with 15:24 left. It took just 18 seconds for the Eagles to respond, notching a goal after a faceoff win to cut into SU’s lead and make the score 3-2. Nearly 10 scoreless minutes ensued, and it appeared that Syracuse had regained its hold on the game and its late-game woes. Then, the Orange lost control.A Boston College power play that began with 7:13 left in the second period was almost thwarted thanks to a strong defensive effort by the Orange, but eventually the Eagles capitalized. Goalie Abbey Miller was faced with shot after shot as Syracuse struggled to clear the puck out of its zone, stopping six attempts in total through the first minute and 40 seconds of the power play. Boston College’s seventh shot ricocheted off Miller’s stick-side post before the following shot, its eighth of the advantage, found the back of the net. The goal tied the game at three, and just over a minute later the game was untied after Boston College’s third goal of the period.“I thought we competed well,” Miller said. “We had a lot of passion on the ice. We did a good job getting a good jump on them early, but we’ve just got to be playing the full 60 minutes.”The Orange, which Eagles’ head coach Katie Crowley told Flanagan was “the best team” Boston College had played this season, Flanagan said, fell behind 4-3, a deficit it would never recover from. Despite three power plays in the third period, Syracuse managed just three total shots on goal, and was held scoreless in the final 35 minutes of the game.Struggles with holding onto a lead responding to an opposition’s comeback have plagued the Orange this year, and it may be a mental issue, Lindsay Eastwood said.“We may get down on ourselves a little bit,” the redshirt sophomore defender said. “We just have to keep that energy the whole time, so we can bounce back when we get scored on.”Whether the problem is mental, physical or just bad luck, Syracuse has a week to remedy it before it opens conference play against Penn State. Before the Orange figure things out, it might continue to lose close games it had a chance to win.“There were good things today,” said Flanagan. “But more than anything, it’s just understanding that fine line, how close we really are. We have to move forward.”This post has been updated with appropriate style. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Watch: Joe Thornton decks goalie Petr Mrazek with one punch

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceRALEIGH, N.C. — Joe Thornton can still bring the right hand. Just ask Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek.In Thursday’s game at PNC Arena between the Sharks and Hurriucanes, Mrazek froze the puck at the 12:50 mark of the second period. Feeling Mrazek hadn’t fully covered it, Thornton took a jab at the puck with his stick. Mzarek didn’t like that, and swung his stick at Thornton before he got up. Thornton …last_img read more

Climate Change affects us all

first_imgThe summit saw the arrival and participation of youth around Africa to South African shores, to discuss the issues around climate change and establishing a green economy for future generations. The results of this summit are yet to be seen, but will certainly add value for future generations.CEO of Brand South Africa, Miller Matola, says with the recent achievements in establishing green sustainability, the Generation Earth summit was an encouraging pledge from the youth because it shows that they want to ensure a better future for those of tomorrow.Global warming refers to the rising average temperature of Earth‘s atmosphere and oceans as well as its related effects.In the last 100 years, Earth’s average surface temperature increased by about 0.8 °C with about two thirds of the increase occurring over just the last three decades. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain most of it is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuel.Deforestation and climate change are intimately connected: Globally, deforestation releases nearly 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, and is responsible for nearly 25 percent of man-made CO2 emissions. The destruction of the world’s forests not only harms the communities that depend on them, but increasingly affects us all.We can all Play Our Part. While the root causes of deforestation vary from region to region, there are some common solutions for everybody around the world.Communities need seeds, training, and technical support in order to adapt. Starting nurseries and planting trees is part of this process.Simple ways that you can Play Your Part:Reduce, Reuse, RecycleDo your part to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. Buying products with minimal packaging (including the economy size when that makes sense for you) will help to reduce waste. And whenever you can, recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminum cans.Use Less Heat and Air ConditioningAdding insulation to your walls and attic, and installing weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows can lower your heating costs more than 25 percent, by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home.Change a Light BulbWherever practical, replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. CFLs also last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat.Buy Energy-Efficient ProductsWhen it’s time to buy a new car, choose one that offers good petrol consumption. Home appliances now come in a range of energy-efficient models, and compact florescent bulbs are designed to provide more natural-looking light while using less energy than standard light bulbs.Use the “Off” SwitchSave electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights when you leave a room, and using only as much light as you need. And remember to turn off your television, video player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them.Choose products that come with little packaging and buy refills when you can.You will also cut down on waste production and energy use… another help against global warming.Reuse your shopping bagWhen shopping, it saves energy and waste to use a reusable bag instead of accepting a disposable one in each shop. Waste not only discharges CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, it can also pollute the air, groundwater and soil.Global warming is urgent! We don’t need to wait for governments to find a solution to this problem: each individual can help by adopting a more responsible lifestyle: starting from little, everyday things.ends Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part is a social movement to get all South Africans to actively think about and begin doing something positive; and to recognise and celebrate those who are already doing something; big or small. It is aimed at all South Africans, including civil society, government, corporate and non-governmental organisations, etc.  It has been created by the Brand South Africa to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship. All South Africans have access to resources that can contribute to a better future for all including time, money, skills or goods.For more info, visit www.playyourpart.co.zalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – August 6, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We stay partly to mostly sunny today, but a frontal boundary is pushing closer to Ohio for tonight and tomorrow.  Scattered showers arrive into NW and west central Ohio late this afternoon and evening, and then continue to spread south and east from there through tomorrow morning. All action is gone by tomorrow midday (sooner in the west). We expect 80% coverage. Rain totals from a few hundredths to half an nearly, but most of the state that sees rain stays under .4”. The threat of thunderstorms, and therefore heavier rains has the best chance of developing in northeast Ohio Wednesday, and in SW Ohio overnight into early tomorrow morning.  Turning out partly sunny Wednesday afternoon as the action moves away. .  Scattered showers return with a second minor front on Thursday. We see a few hundredths to .25” with coverage at 40-50%. The map below shows rain totals through Thursday. The higher rain totals are all very dependent on thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, dry and warm Friday through Monday.  Showers and thunderstorms develop from Midnight Monday night through Tuesday noon. Rain totals can be from .25”-1.25” still, but we likely see the low end of the range developing, and any heavier rain will be come from thunderstorm action. Expect rain coverage of 60%.  Wednesday should be partly sunny to the north, but showers and storms are still possible south of I-70. There rains can run from .25” to 1” with 75% coverage.  Dry Thursday and Friday to finish the 10 day period and start off the extended 11-16 day forecast window. Clouds increase on Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are possible from Friday overnight through Saturday. Rain totals can be from .25”-1” with 80% coverage.  The rest of the extended period is dry with partly to mostly sunny skies, and temps normal to slightly above normal.last_img read more

10 months agoSTUNNER! USA pal declares Pulisic joining Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STUNNER! USA pal declares Pulisic joining Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are a step closer to landing Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.It emerged in Germany on Friday that Pulisic had agreed terms with Chelsea about a June move to London.And there’s now claims a fee between the two clubs of €45m has been settled.Meanwhile, former Fulham and USA striker Eddie Johnson took to social media to confirm the switch via his Instagram.The message reads: “So stoked for you lil’ bro, great move.“Can’t wait to watch you alongside Eden Hazard.”Pulisic would have had a year left on his current deal next summer, and the emergence of England teenager Jadon Sancho at the Westfalenstadion, the Bundesliga outfit have opted to cash in. last_img read more

16 days agoBayern Munich maintaining contact with Man City attacker Leroy Sane

first_imgBayern Munich maintaining contact with Man City attacker Leroy Saneby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich are maintaining contact with Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane.Bayern were eager to sign Sane over the summer – before he suffered a knee injury in the Community Shield. The German giants, at that point, pulled back.However, contact has been maintained between the two parties.BILD says Sane’s representative David Gardner has just met with agent Giovanni Branchini, who also acts as an advisor to Bayern.The summit was held to assure Sane that Bayern remain keen – with Gardner also delivering an update on the player’s rehab. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bahri Orders Bulker Quartet from Hyundai

first_imgzoom Bahri Dry Bulk Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), has inked contracts with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of four bulk carriers. Bahri said that the total price tag for the four newbuildings is USD 120 million, i.e., USD 30 million per ship.However, the shipping company did not announce how the contracts would be financed, adding that these details are expected to be revealed at a later time.The bulkers are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2020 from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.“The financial impact of these contracts will appear after the delivery of the vessels,” the company added.As described by their owner, the ships are designed to the latest international technical specifications and are fitted with environmentally-friendly specifications and high efficiency in fuel consumption, with a capacity of 80,000 metric tons per carrier.The order comes as Bahri embarks upon fleet expansion aimed at meeting the needs of the local and global markets.On the other hand, for Hyundai, the contracts have been secured at a critical moment, as the shipbuilder is faced with the insufficient workload and is asking around 5,000 of its workers to take leave of absence.As reported by World Maritime News, the company’s backlog stands at 85 ships, considerably lower when compared to last year’s 110 ships, with only ten vessels being constructed at the yard at the moment.last_img read more

UP govt seeks compliance report on plastic ban

first_imgLucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has sought a report from district magistrates, municipal commissioners and other officials within three days on non-compliance of the ban on plastic in the state capital. A list of traders has also been sought who are selling banned plastic. “A report has been sought from the DMs, municipal commissioner, SSP, Secretary Pollution control board, Assistant Commissioner Commercial Tax on non-compliance of plastic ban in the state capital,” Additional Chief Secretary, Home said in a directive issued on Monday night. Officials have been asked to inform representatives of traders in writing and talk to peoples’ representatives about the plastic ban, he said. After August 31, if there is any report of sale of banned plastic, strict action will be taken against the SHO, municipal corporation and other officials concerned. As per the government’s order last year, polythene below 50 micron has been banned. The government has proposed a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh and 6 months jail for violators.last_img read more

POTMUSIC FEST IN VAUGHAN CANCELLED AS ORGANIZERS BLAME BYLAW

first_imgAdvertisement Journey organizers say the festival signed a contact with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and the Boyd park, but they were blindsided when a new bylaw was passed on May 14 which allowed Vaughan to regulate smoking of tobacco and cannabis within city boundaries.Murray Milthorpe, chief experience officer of the festival, says organizers were not given advance notice that a bylaw was in the works, despite attempts to work closely with the city over a special events permit.“Sadly, Vaughan city council is on the wrong side of history here,” Milthorpe said in a statement.“Journey intends to send an important message to politicians that cannabis is legal. Education, including how to talk to our children about substance use, should not be politicized for partisan gain. Vaughan’s by-law is all about self-preservation and status quo thinking and is a stigmatizing action that hurts the legal market.”Representatives for the City of Vaughan did not respond to requests for comment.Other music festivals have put a stronger emphasis on cannabis following legalization last year. Plans for a sprawling event that blended cannabis education with a summer music festival have been snuffed out by the City of Vaughan.Organizers of the Journey Cannabis and Music Festival say new bylaws introduced by the city have forced their three-day event at the 990-acre Boyd Conservation Park, north of Toronto, to be cancelled.Journey, originally slated to run from Aug. 23 to 25, was supposed to combine a bring-your-own-cannabis approach with a multi-genre lineup of musicians, though performers had yet to be announced. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The premises were also set to include a beer village, booths selling cannabis paraphernalia and culture items, and a selection of licensed producers who would discuss trends and products, but not actually sell weed. Electronic music event Ever After in Kitchener, Ont. allowed concertgoers to toke up, while this year’s annual 4/20 celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver united a park of cannabis vendors with a performance by hip hop act Cypress Hill..Organizers of the Journey festival say ticketholders will receive full refunds within the next week.They’re also searching for a new venue to host the event next year.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

How Derrick Rose Drills His Ugly Midrange Jumpers

For everything Derrick Rose has accomplished in his decorated NBA career — No. 1 overall draft pick, three-time All-Star, youngest player to ever win league MVP — no one would ever accuse him of being a good 3-point shooter. After shooting 28 percent from deep two years ago and 29 percent last year, Rose is hitting just 22 percent1The league-average mark this season is 36 percent. of his shots from 3-point range this season, the third-worst mark in the league among the 267 players who’ve attempted at least 50 3-pointers so far.But for all his struggles from three, something extraordinary happens when Rose steps just inside the arc: The New York Knicks guard somehow manages to hit midrange jumpers at an above-average clip despite shooting line-drive bullets that barely make it over the rim. Sometimes the ends excuse the means.When an average NBA player shoots from 15 feet or more, his shot arc peaks at 15.1 feet. Rose is not average. His shots from that distance peak at just 14 feet, the lowest average shot arc of any NBA guard or small forward, according to a query run by SportVU data analyst Brittni Donaldson at FiveThirtyEight’s request.This shouldn’t work out for him. Research shows that loftier arcs improve a shot’s chances of finding the bottom of the net. “I’ve always felt you had to be even more accurate than normal to be able to make a shot when you’re using a low arc like that,” says Jeff Hornacek, Rose’s coach with the Knicks, and one of the league’s best shooters during his playing days.Yet Rose, with almost no arc whatsoever, hits better than 45 percent of his 2-pointers from outside 15 feet, according to NBA.com. For context, the rest of the NBA has shot 40.5 percent from that range this year, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rosemake.mp4https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roseagain.mp4“I’ve tried practicing [my shot] with more arc. But this is just more comfortable. I really can’t describe [why],” Rose told me after shooting 6-for-6 on long 2-pointers in a loss to Milwaukee Wednesday night. “I’ve been a midrange player my entire life. [I] have never really been a 3-point shooter.” The emergence of a solid midrange jumper, combined with his lengthy injury history, will make the 28-year-old an intriguing free agent this coming summer.Still, none of this is meant to suggest that Rose — who, for a long time, was talented and athletic enough to get by without being able to shoot jumpers — is on the cusp of morphing into Steph Curry.2Rose himself seems to accept this fact. Threes have accounted for just 7 percent of his shots this season, down from 14 percent last season and almost 33 percent in 2014-15. His shooting form can occasionally go awry as he lunges with his upper half instead of connecting his entire body through one fluid motion. And Rose sometimes doesn’t let go of the ball until he’s on the way back down,3NBA 2K players likely know this problem all too well thanks to the game’s shot meter. limiting the arc he can get on a given shot. “With Derrick, I always emphasize finishing at 11 o’clock instead of 9 o’clock, which means releasing at the peak of his jump instead of doing it on the way down,” says trainer Rob McClanaghan, who has worked with Rose since he was 18.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roselaterelease1.mp4To compensate for his lower delivery, Rose goes for bank shots more often than his peers do. Rose began using bank shots far more often last season, saying they helped him deal with the blurred vision and lack of depth perception he experienced after breaking his orbital bone during training camp. He ranked second in in the league in bank-shot frequency last season,4Among players with at least 30 such attempts. when he took 76 shots off the glass. And while that number is down this season (24 attempts), banked shots still account for almost 6 percent of his jumpers.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roselinedriveshot3.mp4https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/roselinedrive1.mp4Using the glass allows players to aim a bit lower than they otherwise would for a jumper. And it’s likely not a coincidence that Rose’s shot-arc numbers (14 feet this season and 14.2 last season) are nearly identical to those of ex-Spurs great Tim Duncan (13.9 feet in 2015-16 and 14.2 in 2014-15, per SportVU), who perennially took a greater share of bank shots than any other player during his time in the league, according to NBA Savant, a site tracks and compiles the specific types of shots each player takes.So while Rose may not be a good perimeter shooter in a traditional sense, he’s actually become pretty solid in another regard. We simply don’t notice because his technique doesn’t look like it should work.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more