Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

first_imgIn South Korea, which reported 191 cases, its biggest daily jump in 70 days, the government began fining people who don’t wear masks in public, The Associated Press reports. Here’s a roundup of restrictions in all 50 states.What else we’re followingWhat you’re doingWell, what a fabulous 14 days here in Melbourne! Zero new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths. We are all close to tears with joy. After a horrendous error with quarantine issues for residents returning from other countries infested with the virus a few months ago, which caused an enormous outbreak of Covid-19, we are now in a wonderful position. It took 115 days of lockdown, mandatory mask wearing (still imposed for the foreseeable future) and social distancing. The figurative steel band around Melbourne has now been lifted, and we can all dance in the sunshine around the state. — Deborah McMillan, Melbourne, AustraliaLet us know how you’re dealing with the pandemic. Send us a response here, and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter.Sign up here to get the briefing by email.Email your thoughts to Resurgences – Advertisement – Cases surge, and states go into lockdownThe fall coronavirus surge in the U.S. is at a dangerous inflection point, with cases spiking across a wide swath of the country.“What separates this moment is both the breadth of the struggle right now around the country, as well as the suddenness with which case numbers are going up,” said our colleague Mitch Smith, who tracks the coronavirus for The Times.- Advertisement – The governors of California and Washington urged their residents today to avoid all nonessential interstate travel, while the mayor of New York City warned that public schools could close as early as Monday.Elsewhere in the country, as case numbers reach terrifying heights, states, counties and cities are considering economically devastating lockdowns to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.The health care system in particular — as Ed Wong of the Atlantic reported today — is under intense strain.“The country, for many months, has seen consistent transmission, consistent infection, consistent suffering, and consistent death,” Mitch said. “But what we haven’t seen, in a widespread way, is not being able to fully help people. And given what we’re hearing from doctors and governors, I fear that’s where we could be heading.”How rules are changing in your state Sweden, where a second wave is beginning take shape, registered 4,658 cases yesterday, just under the daily record it set last week, Reuters reports. As cases have exploded in the U.S., governors have undertaken a flurry of actions to try to slow the spread of the virus. Just this week, Utah and Ohio, both states led by Republican governors, have mandated masks statewide. The governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, has long resisted a mask mandate, but this week she ordered that masks be worn at large gatherings. “If you look at the bar charts of cases in different states, a lot of them right now look like straight upward lines,” Mitch said. “And we don’t know where that goes.”center_img – Advertisement – In Illinois, where more than 75,000 cases have emerged in the past week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker suggested that he could soon impose a stay-at-home order, and he scolded local officials for not enforcing mask rules and restrictions on businesses. Mitch told us he was most fearful for the Midwest, from Nebraska north to Canada and east to Chicago. The near future looks incredibly dark for cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, Des Moines and Minneapolis, where hospital beds are filling up and cases continue to rise.- Advertisement – The New York Times is tracking coronavirus restrictions on the state level, including which businesses are open or closed — and whether officials require masks or recommend or order staying at home. Here are the latest rule changes in your state.Giving thanks, safelyHealth officials are dreading Thanksgiving this year, as the surging virus threatens to become even worse because of interstate travel and large family gatherings.The Times has assembled guidance on how to navigate this year’s holiday season if you plan to travel, from the types of coronavirus tests available for travelers to how to choose the safest seat on a plane. If you’re visiting relatives, you should expect to go into quarantine, with strict statewide requirements. (As a reminder, experts generally suggest two weeks for a safe quarantine. So for Thanksgiving, you should have started yesterday.)For college students, who may not have the option to stay on campus, it’s crucial to isolate themselves even if they test negative for the virus before traveling. “Their arrival on Wednesday with plans to see grandma on Thursday could pose a huge risk,” David Rubin, a pediatrician and public health expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told our colleagues.The actual Thanksgiving meal should look significantly different this year, experts advised, with lots of fresh air (through open windows or by hosting the meal outside), a small guest list and as short a celebration as possible. The Times’s Tara Parker-Pope writes that all guests should wear masks whenever they’re not eating and should all use separate utensils.You might be weighing whether to skip the family gathering altogether, and how to break that news to a disappointed relative. That conversation should happen as soon as possible, experts told the Times’s Christina Caron. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told Tara that his three adult daughters had decided to skip the holidays this year to avoid putting him and his wife at risk. “You don’t want to be the Grinch that stole Thanksgiving,” he said. “But this may not be the time to have a big family gathering.” Puerto Rico will activate the National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing the virus, The A.P. reports. Last Wednesday, the U.S. topped 100,000 daily cases for the first time. Eight days later, that number was up to more than 163,000. Thirty-seven states set weekly case records in the last few days, and 32 states — from Alaska to New Hampshire — hit that mark again yesterday. As far as bright spots, there really aren’t any, Mitch said. The only positive development, if you could call it that, is that populous states like Florida, California and New York are not deteriorating as rapidly as other places — although the situation in those states is also getting worse.In his first public address since losing his re-election bid, President Trump made no acknowledgment of the incredible surge in coronavirus cases gripping the nation. Because of the vacuum of leadership at the federal level, local elected officials across the country are begging residents to change their behavior, instituting fresh restrictions and warning of more changes on the horizon.Gov. Kate Brown placed Oregon in a partial lockdown for two weeks, shuttering gyms and restaurant dining and capping social gatherings at six people. In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a “stay at home” order, asking people to shelter in place except for essential trips, beginning Monday and lasting two weeks.last_img read more

Newly opened Racecourse Village adds to Ascot’s appeal

first_imgAs one of Brisbane’s most historically significant addresses, Ascot is well-known for having a unique blend of houses and architecture that exude charm and sophistication. Racecourse Road is the area’s original promenade, shopping street and dining hub, and today, it is still a bustling commercial centre. Thanks to the recent completion of Racecourse Village Shopping Centre, the suburb is continuing to offer its residents unrivalled amenity and convenience.With old grand homes on large blocks of land, the area has drawn increased investment in recent times, offering alternative residential options for those wanting to remain in the area. Heritage buildings and historic sites dot the suburb, combining with the new to create a suburb where contemporary melds with classical charm.Contemporary residential offerings sit alongside classical homes in Ascot.Since 1863, Eagle Farm Racecourse has called this area home – with the name Ascot given to the suburb as a tongue-in-cheek reference to Ascot in England and its prestigious Ascot racecourse.It’s no surprise then, that the Brisbane Racing Club in particular, has been an integral part of the community for more than 153 years. Nearly 10 years ago, the club made the decision to invest $1.2 billion in the redevelopment of its land around the Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses.Its masterplan to build a shopping centre, a sports club and hotel, childcare services, a retirement and aged care facility as well as residential offerings, has further cemented Ascot’s reputation as a premier place to live.Brisbane Racing Club has invested in the redevelopment of the area surrounding Eagle Farm Racecourse.The recent completion of Ascot House – the first stage of the prestigious Ascot Green residential development undertaken by Mirvac – has already drawn significant interest from local buyers.Mirvac Queensland’s general manager of residential development, Warwick Bible, says the first stage of Ascot Green is Ascot House, offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments overlooking Eagle Farm Racecourse.It’s attracting buyers from the local area and surrounds who come from big family homes and want to downsize without compromising on space, style or privacy.“With 90 apartments in Ascot House, the building is geared towards owner-occupiers, as a premium has been placed on ensuring apartments are oversized and with extensive communal facilities for residents to enjoy,” Bible says.Ascot House’s trackside location and incredible amenities has drawn interest from local buyers.He says being trackside means residents benefit from expansive green outlooks, with each apartment designed with oversized balconies.Another drawcard for prospective buyers is the newly opened, $40 million Racecourse Village Shopping Centre, featuring a major supermarket and 18 specialty retail outlets, including alfresco dining and medical services.“Ascot Green residents benefit from the amazing lifestyle amenities on their doorstep including the restaurant-lined Racecourse Rd and the new Racecourse Village retail precinct a mere 700m away,” Bible says.Residents of Ascot House can downsize without compromising on space or style.The Racecourse Rd precinct is packed with an eclectic range of businesses, eateries and services providers. It stretches from Hamilton at the Brisbane River to Eagle Farm racecourse and hosts markets, race day parties, festivals and all manner of community-minded events.Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell says he’s already seen a visible uplift in visitors to the area, and believes the completion of Ascot House has set the precedent for additional investment in the area.All images supplied by Mirvac.last_img read more

EMPHATIC: WI bowlers dismantle Bangladesh in easy victory

first_img Share Tweet 36 Views   no discussions NewsSports EMPHATIC: WI bowlers dismantle Bangladesh in easy victory by: – March 4, 2011 MIRPUR, Bangladesh, Mar 4, CMC – All proof that West Indies had descended below Bangladesh in the One-day International Rankings was strongly rebuffed on Friday, when they emphatically demolished the World Cup co-hosts by nine wickets. West Indies used just three bowlers – Kemar Roach, left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, and their captain Darren Sammy – and they hardly broke a sweat, as Bangladesh were chortled for the fourth lowest total in World Cup history of 58 in 18.5 overs in the Group-B match to stun a vocal crowd into silence at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.Benn was the most successful of the three West Indies bowlers with four wickets for 18 runs from 5.5 overs, but Roach with three for 19 from six overs, which earned him the Man-of-the-Match award, and Sammy with three for 21 from seven overs were equally devastating. Chris Gayle, defying illness, then coolly anchored the visitors to one of their most emphatic victories in ODIs, with 226 balls remaining. The result meant that West Indies moved into second place with four points. It’s the same number as South Africa, and one more than India and England – and all three have a match in hand.Scores:BANGLADESH 58 off 18.5 overs (Junaid Siddique 25; Sulieman Benn 4-18, Kemar Roach 3-19, Darren Sammy 3-21) WEST INDIES 59 for one off 12.2 overs (Chris Gayle 37 not out)Source: CANA NEWScenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Marsh announces run for mayor in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Lifelong Decatur County resident and Republican Joshua Marsh has announced his candidacy for mayor of Greensburg.Marsh is a graduate of Greensburg Community High School, Ball State University and is currently pursuing a law degree at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has managed communications for statewide health initiatives and served as the coordinator for the Attorney General’s Drug Abuse Task Force.In his remarks Marsh said, “I have long believed my education and work experience was intended to prepare me for public service, especially if the opportunity ever came to serve my hometown.”Marsh says his focus is on four key areas.Safer StreetsImproved InfrastructureCommunity InvestmentBetter City CommunicationsMarsh also believes the airport expansion project is an important part of infrastructure and economic development. The airport provides a hub to support existing businesses and an opportunity to welcome potential corporate partners to the community.“Make no mistake about it, we need to preserve Greensburg’s 196-year heritage,” said Marsh. “At the same time, we need to figure out how to develop, retain and attract more talent in our community. I intend to make Greensburg the city where everyone wants to live, work and play.”last_img read more

Restart keys Ballard’s qualifying feature win

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Nathan Ballard took advantage of a mid-race restart in winning the second of two Hobby Stock qualifyingNathan Ballard topped the second Hobby Stock qualifying feature during the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)features on Monday, opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Ballard passed Jeff Anderson on the 13th of 25 circuits. The race ran caution-free the rest of the way and Ballard was able to get a bit of breathing room before taking the checkers ahead of Anderson, who had won a pair of Super Nationals titles at Boone Speedway during his storied Stock Car career.“This has to be one of my biggest career wins,” said Ballard, acknowledging both Anderson and his son Shannon, who was runner-up in the evening’s first qualifying feature. “We’ve had a heck of a car all year and it was my kind of track tonight.”The top eight finishers advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event. Ballard, from Marengo, and Anderson, from Atlantic, were chased across the stripe by Cody Nielsen of Spencer, Chanse Hollatz of Clear Lake, Chad Lonneman of Adrian, Minn., Solomon Bennett of Minburn, Jesse VanLaningham of Beatrice, Neb., and Justin Luinenburg of Reading, Minn.VanLaningham will start the Hobby Stock main for the fifth time in his career, while Ballard is in Nielsen for the third time, for the fourth time, Hollatz and Bennett both the second and Anderson, Lonneman and Luinenburg each for the first.Feature results – 1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer; 4. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; 5. Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; 6. Solomon Bennett, Minburn; 7. Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; 8. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 9. Jason Fusselman, Shelby; 10. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 11. Kyle Sidles, Algona; 12. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 13. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 14. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; 15. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.; 16. Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan.; 17. David Rieks, Eldora; 18. Zach Hemmingsen, Marne; 19. Allyn Shiveley, Lincoln, Neb.; 20. Shaun Wirtz, Boone; 21. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 22. Paul Menard, Merrill; 23. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge; 24. Shawn Slezak, Milligan, Neb.; 25. Devon Gonas, Midale, Sask.; 26. Shane Butler, Scranton; 27. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 28. John Ross, Rushmore, Minn. Nathan Ballard topped the second Hobby Stock qualifying feature during the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photo)last_img read more

Virginia A Moore, age 83

first_imgVirginia A Moore, age 83 of Napoleon passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the comfort of family members. Virginia was born on January 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Albert and Maggie (Cornett) Adams in Letcher County, Kentucky. She grew up along with her brothers and sisters, attending school in Kentucky and enjoying life. In the mid 1950’s life would see her family move to Sunman, Indiana.Early in her work career, during the 1970’s she worked for Phillip Morris in Kentucky. She then came back to Indiana and began to work for Gulf Plastics and Randall Factory in Greensburg. For several years, she worked for Browning’s Campground as a cook and at Napoleon Auction House helping Neil Dean with weekly auctions.She would meet and marry Carl Moore, and the two of them enjoyed their time together whether it be camping, local flea markets, or any type of auction. They enjoyed being on the go.Virginia is survived by step-sons Carl (Becky) Moore of Napoleon, Phillip Moore of Kentucky, and Danny Moore of Kentucky, step-daughter Tresa (Dean) Jones of Montana, brothers Wm. Earl (Gail) Adams of Florida, Floyd (Debbie) Adams of Batesville, Kenneth (Marcia) Adams of Batesville, and Benjamin (Debbie) Adams of Batesville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Carl Moore, brothers Edward, Harlan, and Woody, and sisters Sue Trent and Lula Mae Vaughn. The family would like to thank special friends and care givers Brandy Lutes, Jenny Reynolds, and Glenda Adams.Visitation will be held on Monday March 2, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral service will also be held Monday at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Manchester United defender Phil Jones desperate for injury-free run in the team

first_img Press Association “I thought: ‘what the f***?!'” the United defender said. “You can’t control it. It was one of the most frustrating periods of my career, sitting at home not being able to do anything. “I was in the gym every day and the lads were playing. “I just wanted to be part of it and I wasn’t part of it. You just have to forget about it and move on. “I don’t think anyone will ever realise how hard it is at times. But I don’t want any sympathy. I am just happy to be back.” Jones has spent long periods of his United career in the treatment room. After Louis van Gaal was appointed manager in the summer of 2014, the medical staff at the club told the Dutchman that Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans were about to embark on their most injury-free season since joining, but the former Blackburn player was absent for a quarter of the campaign. In total he has missed 59 matches over the last five years due to a catalogue of injuries. Now he wants a long run in the team to prove he can cut it as a top Premier League centre-back – as Smalling has done in his absence. “A million per cent, that’s what I need – a run of games,” Jones said. “The more games you play, the more confident you get and I think Chris has been terrific this season and hopefully we can cement a partnership together.” Considering they joined the club five years ago, Smalling and Jones have played surprisingly little together. Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Manchester City was just the 12th time the two have started as a pair at the heart of a four-man defence. Smalling hopes this will be the year he and Jones can prove they are up to the task of filling the gap left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. “We have been together from the England Under-21s and being around the same age, I think you do just click and get on,” Smalling said. “We train and go away with England on internationals together so we are very good friends. “We both have confidence in ourselves. I knew that this time would come and I could get a good year to show what a good player I am and I think he has got the same confidence in himself that he can stay away from injuries and he can show everyone as well.” Smalling is the perfect example of a man whose confidence has improved after a long run in the team. The 25-year-old’s form has been key to the fact that United have the joint-best defensive record in the league. Wayne Rooney has been so impressed by the defender that he rates him as one of the best three centre-backs in the world. And Van Gaal said earlier this week that he believes Smalling will go on to captain United. “When you hear such good praise, especially from Wazza and the manager, you just want to show them that it’s not just words that are meaningless,” said Smalling, who is the only United player to have started every game this season. One thing in particular that Van Gaal said about Smalling has stuck. The United manager mistakenly called the defender ‘Mike Smalling’ at a press conference in San Jose. “The players don’t call me Mike, but a lot of the fans do,” Smalling said with a chuckle. “Even if you go to Russia or wherever, it’s ‘Mike! Mike! Mike!’ “It’s going to stick with me forever, that one.” Phil Jones has suffered back, knee, ankle, hamstring and shin problems since joining Manchester United so it was no surprise that he was left cursing his luck when his injury jinx struck again this summer. Shortly after touching down in Manchester following a two-and-a-half-week tour of the United States, Jones felt a tightness in one of his calves. The 23-year-old had a scan on the area in question and when the results came back it was bad news. Jones had developed a blood clot in one of his calves. He had thrombosis. last_img read more

USG appoints new treasurer, starts off new year

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate unanimously approved Eric Lee for treasurer Tuesday night during the first USG Senate meeting of the year.Starting out · Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Nehi Ogbevoen and Parliamentarian Ben Toribio preside over the first USG meeting of the year Tuesday. – Heather Lee | Daily Trojan Lee, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, was nominated to be the 2010-2011 treasurer after former treasurer Brian Anderson resigned for personal reasons. Anderson helped USG look for a new treasurer and recommended Lee for the job.“No one was in school, so we had to make a decision quickly,” USG President Chris Cheng said. “The funding board applications were already starting to come in so we needed a new treasurer as fast as possible.”The search included both people within and without USG. A total of 10 people were considered, and then the executive board narrowed the applicants down to three candidates. The executive board had to make a decision based on people they thought were fit for the job, Cheng said.“Eric definitely stood out above the rest,” he said. “He had strong leadership qualifications, great academics, extensive experience with various organizations on campus and is a quick thinker. We needed someone who could learn the job quickly and someone who was committed.”Cheng also said that USG was amazed at his focus on teamwork and commitment to fundraise for the USG endowment, which officers hope will help lower the student fee while allowing USG to continue putting more money into programming and funding student organizations.“A lot of our applicants were qualified,” USG Vice President Nehi Ogbevoen said. “But what made Eric unique was that he would go above and beyond his role as a treasurer. He has potential to be a great leader of funding board because of his prior work experience and experience working on philanthropic organizations such as Dance Marathon.”Lee said he expects to encounter challenges in regard to learning the policies and systems of USG, but he is optimistic and had already started learning the material even before he was chosen.“Right now I’m just trying to get acclimated to the position and to learn the ropes,” Lee said. “I just want to be a good mentor to the funding board directors and make sure that the financial aspects of the school are running properly and smoothly.”Lee also said he expects difficulties in terms of communicating with the various student organizations and learning about their funding needs. He plans to hold a seminar explaining the various resources that are available to student organizations and how the funding process works.“The treasurer should be a good face for the organization because when student groups or administrators have questions about money, they will ask the treasurer,” Cheng said. “Eric has the ability to handle all kinds of situations. We want the organizations to get the money they deserve through funding, and Eric can guide them along the way.”last_img read more

Staff report : SU men’s soccer splits pair of games, places 2nd in Mayor’s Cup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse men’s soccer team finished with a record of 1-1 in this weekend’s Mayor’s Cup tournament at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.The Orange recorded its first win of the season — and first under new head coach Ian McIntyre — in a 1-0 overtime triumph against Northeastern on Friday. SU got the win despite being outshot 17-3. Junior midfielder Nick Roydhouse netted the game-winner on a 22-yard free kick in the sixth minute of extra time.Syracuse took advantage of one of its few opportunities throughout the match. The team managed just one shot in each period of play.Helping preserve the shutout were goalkeepers Ryan Jones and Jeremy Vuolo. Jones, last year’s No. 1 goalkeeper for the Orange, got his first start under McIntyre. Together, the goalie duo made five saves in SU’s second shutout of the season.On Sunday, the Orange fell 2-0 to Columbia, the eventual tournament champion. SU outshot the Lions in the second half and held them to zero corner kicks, but couldn’t find the back of the net. The team’s 10 shots on goal were its most since the season opener against Siena, but only one of its six shots in the second half was on goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColumbia got on the board in the 21st minute on a goal from Henning Sauerbier. The Orange (1-3) played tough for the next 60 minutes until a late goal by the Lions sealed the defeat.Despite Sunday’s loss, the Orange finished second in the tournament by virtue of its head-to-head win over Northeastern.The Orange returns to action Saturday when it travels to Washington, D.C., to take on American.Field hockeyFor the second straight weekend, the Syracuse field hockey team came up just short of two big wins on the road. The Orange defeated No. 17 Old Dominion 3-1 on Saturday, but fell to No. 3 Virginia in a 2-1 overtime loss Sunday. Both games were played at the Powhatan Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va.The ninth-ranked Orange started the weekend strong against Old Dominion, as junior forward Heather Susek and freshman midfielder Leonie Geyer took care of all of the scoring. Geyer beat the ODU goalkeeper from 10 yards out for SU’s first tally, but the Lady Monarchs tied the game before halftime.Susek took over from there. Under a minute into the second half, she tapped in the rebound after an ODU save to give the Orange a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Nearly 10 minutes later, Susek scored in the same fashion for the game’s final goal. All of SU’s goals were unassisted, and sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver had three saves for the Orange. SU outshot Old Dominion 19-10 in the game.SU’s game Sunday was a battle from the start, and the first goal didn’t come until 31:45 into the game. Junior midfielder Martina Loncarica scored off of a penalty corner for the Orange’s only goal, but Virginia bounced back with a goal just before halftime. Both goalkeepers were flawless in the second half, and the teams headed into overtime deadlocked in a 1-1 tie. Just over three minutes into overtime, Virginia’s Elly Buckley beat Stiver to hand the Orange (4-2) another disappointing loss.The Cavaliers outshot the Orange 16-11 and had double the amount of penalty corners (8-4). Stiver had eight saves in the game.With her goal in the game on Saturday, Geyer now leads the Orange in points on the season with eight. Susek is tied with senior forward Lindsey Conrad for the team lead in goals with three.The two games were part of a tough six-game road trip that doesn’t end until a Sept. 25 game against Louisville. SU still has two games left on the swing and will face Rutgers and Princeton next weekend before coming home.VolleyballNo matter what happens for the rest of the season, this year’s Syracuse volleyball team will, at least, go into the record books for its hot start to the season.The Orange won this past weekend’s Rose Hill Classic at Fordham, capturing its third tournament title of the season. Syracuse improved to 12-0, marking its best start to a season in program history.Previously, the Orange’s best record to begin a season was 9-1, set in 1991 and 2004.Syracuse swept its opponents on both days of the tournament. Syracuse defeated Stony Brook and Fordham on Friday, and went on to do the same against Rider and Harvard on Saturday.SU had everything working on both days of the Rose Hill Classic, continuing its balanced offensive attack along with its solid defense.Throughout the entire tournament, the Orange never lost a set, in the process beating its opponents by a combined score of 12-0.Outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre continued her strong season, winning the MVP award for the tournament. The junior finished with 42 kills and 24 digs.Lefebvre had 12 kills against Fordham on Friday, while senior outside hitter Hayley Todd had 13 of her own against Stony Brook. Laura Homann had 63 assists throughout both matches.SU had nine different players with kills on Saturday, with Lefebvre notching 20 and middle blocker Lindsay McCabe not far behind at 16. Todd finished the day with 15 kills and 12 digs.Outside hitter Erin Little played for the first time this season after an ankle injury kept her on the bench for the start of the year.Syracuse returns home to play Tuesday against Niagara at 7 p.m.– Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff Published on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Women of Troy overcome injuries to continue winning streak

first_imgThe No. 15 USC women’s volleyball team’s winning streak continued last weekend, as the Women of Troy swept both the Portland Pilots (25-22, 25-15, 25-13) and the Fresno State Bull Dogs (25-12, 25-20, 25-13) in their final non-conference games of the season at the Galen Center.“We’re getting comfortable,” said head coach Mick Haley. “Getting our confidence. The competition wasn’t Pac-10 caliber [last weekend], but both teams played real hard against us. I just think we’re starting to gel and execute better and relax a little.”Filling in · Freshman outside hitter Katie Fuller stepped in for an injured Jessica Gysin Friday and led the Women of Troy with 10 kills. – Young Kim | Daily TrojanUSC opened Friday evening’s match against Portland without two of its starters, as Jessica Gysin was nursing a hamstring injury and Kimmee Roleder was out with the flu. But freshman Katie Fuller stepped in to produce a team-high 10 kills, hitting .471 in the match.Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Williams excelled in the game against the Pilots as well, with a total of nine kills, hitting .438 and five block assists.Sophomore Alex Jupiter continued to post bold numbers on the young season, as she compiled eight kills, nine digs and a career-high seven blocks. Senior libero Alli Hillgren also achieved a season-high of 20 digs for the evening.After a shaky start in the second set, with USC falling behind the Pilots 4-1, the Women of Troy answered with a 7-2 run and back-to-back blocks to gain the lead. A couple more errors kept the set close until the end when Portland’s 12 errors gave USC the 2-0 set advantage.Portland’s errors continued to be helpful for the Women of Troy, and with a 7-1 run and two kills by Fuller, USC was able to gain their ninth sweep of the season. Saturday’s run in with the Fresno State Bulldogs had the same outcome for USC, as it notched its 10th sweep of the season.The Bulldogs fell to 7-5, as the Women of Troy hit .326 against their foes. Jupiter earned USC 20.5 points, along with 17 kills, eight digs, three service aces and one block, while hitting .452.Williams continued to excel in Saturday’s game, driving in eight kills and four blocks, and sophomore setter Kendall Bateman landed 36 assists and three blocks.Geena Urango and Williams started the game with two sharp kills in the first set, and, along with Bateman, nailed down a stuff block to give USC a 9-4 lead. Jupiter recorded two kills, opening a 16-8 USC lead, and the Women of Troy closed out the set with an 8-1 run, hitting .435.Fuller continued her strong freshman effort by starting the second set with a five-point rally that helped USC gain a 2-0 set advantage. Haley was encouraged by the way Fuller and her freshmen classmates stepped up this weekend to fill in for Gysin’s and Roleder’s absences.“[Erin] Yoder had a great second game [against Fresno State]. Fuller filled in for Roleder and did a marvelous job,” Haley said. “We also got a chance to use Kelly Irvin. She did a nice job for us also.”Once again, Jupiter helped USC rack up the points with a kill and an ace on two straight points to tear the third and final set away from the Bulldogs 25-13, giving USC its 11th straight win.After finishing with an impressive record throughout their first 12 games of the season, the Women of Troy look to bring their success into Pac-10 Conference play next weekend in Arizona. USC will take on Arizona on Friday, Sept. 25, and Arizona State on Saturday, Sept. 26, in what should present two tough matches for Haley’s squad.“We got a heck of a match from Arizona … and Arizona State,” Haley said. “I expect [both Arizona and Arizona State] to play as well as we can play when we get over there. I expect a big crowd. I expect the matches to be very intense.”last_img read more