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 pm Comments
LOS ANGELES — Julius Randle has been on the bench, in the doghouse and out of the Lakers’ long-term plans.But he just keeps playing so well.If the Lakers are resigned to eventually parting with Randle, either by trading him before the Feb. 8 deadline or letting him walk in free agency, the fourth-year forward is making a point of showing what they’d be giving up on.His 22-point, 14-rebound performance in Tuesday’s 99-86 win over Sacramento was just the latest of his frequent uprisings in this tumultuous season. It was just the fifth time this season he cracked 30 minutes. That made Randle something of an enigma on the roster this season. But he has value.If the Lakers will have to renounce Randle’s rights just to get under the cap threshold to sign their target superstars next summer, then, the thinking goes, they should trade him now to get some return on investment.But what if Paul George and LeBron James don’t decide to make L.A. their next stop? Do the Lakers really want to watch Randle average double-doubles somewhere else for the next 10 years?Before he started playing so well, the Lakers were believed to be open to a bargain-basement price on Randle, considering even a straight swap with disgruntled and benched Dallas center Nerlens Noel.The price tag is going up.In spurts, Randle plays like someone the Lakers would not mind paying for years to come. On Tuesday, he matched his season high with six assists. “I just feel like we have a lot of guys who are trying to score,” Randle said, “so (I’m) making a better effort defensively and playmaking for guys. It’s better for the team.”Despite his ability to produce, the Lakers have always viewed Randle as an incomplete player, prone to turnovers – he had six against Sacramento – and limited defensively. Walton found a way to neutralize those defensive woes, however, by moving Randle to the bench, where he was able to switch on virtually every possession.“He, in my opinion, is one of the best bigs in our league at switching and guarding every position on the floor, one through five,” Walton said. “In the starting lineup, we need him to play more traditional coverage and schemes.”That is where he has struggled in the past, going head-to-head against bigger and more talented adversaries.If the Lakers are trying to showcase him for a trade by starting him, as has been suggested by media reports, then Randle’s defense is the likely tradeoff.In the meantime, the points and rebounds should continue to add up. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe is averaging a career-high 13.4 points per game despite averaging six fewer minutes than last season. He has thrived in his last three games starting alongside Lonzo Ball, notching double-doubles in two of the three games and finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds in the other.“He is such a dynamic athlete,” Coach Luke Walton said, “that when he drives the lane, when he is under control, we always get something good.”So why is Randle’s departure from the Lakers viewed as so inevitable? He was included in an ESPN report this week that the Lakers have made both him and Jordan Clarkson available in trades, as well as Larry Nance Jr.As the organization commits to a core of Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, the other promising young players in whom they have invested so much have become extraneous, especially if their salaries will cut into the Lakers’ ability to sign one or more max-contract free agents.The writing has been on the wall for Randle since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka declined to sign him to an extension before October’s deadline, setting him up for restricted free agency next summer. He lacks the defensive skills and passing acumen of Nance and the floor-spacing ability of Kuzma and Brook Lopez. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The junior handball team of BiH had their first appearance at the World Cup yesterday in our country. Last night in Sarajevo they played against South Korea with a result (26:26) (15:15).The junior team ofBiHin Zetrain front ofabout 1200spectatorsmissed the chance, and did not win, while during the final seconds they had failedto carry outan attackwithmore players.The most effective players of the BiH team were Josip Perić with six goals and Nemanja Bezbradica and Joseph Ereš with four goals scored, and at the guests part Kvag Jun Jon with eight goals.Today will be the next meeting of juniors of BiH, within the C-group against peers of Hungary, which was defeated at the start from Slovenia with 33:32. In the same group, Argentina won against Congo with 35:25.(Source:Fena)
Olympian Alia Atkinson heads five Jamaicans who will compete in the World Short Course Swimming Championships (25 metres pool) which starts today in Windsor, Canada. Atkinson, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete at these championships, will compete in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley. She is the world’s top ranked swimmer in the short course 50 and 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. Her medals at these championships include a gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2014 championships in Doha clocking a world record 1:02.36. The team also includes Canada-based Dominic Walter, who is making his national debut at the Short Course Championships. He will be contesting the 400 and 200m freestyle. Walter holds the national records, 3:54.26 and 1:49.11 respectively, in these two events. United States-based Justin Plaschka, 19, and Keanan Dols, 17, will be representing Jamaica for the first time at the senior level. Plaschka will compete in the 50m and 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle. Dols will swim in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterfly and the 100 and 200m individual medley. United Kingdom-based Kelsie Campbell, 17, will also be making her senior debut at the championships. She will swim in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m and 100m butterfly. Walter, Campbell, Atkinson and Dols will be in action today. Team manager for the Jamaican delegation is Jacky Beckford-Henriques while the coach is Chris Anderson, head coach of South Florida Aquatics. He has also been Atkinson’s coach for more than a decade. Team doctor is Dr Claudia Walter and Claudia Brown, the physiotherapist.
LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC):West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels has been picked up by Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League replacement draft staged here recently.The right-handed Samuels was joined by Windies limited-overs teammate AndrÈ Fletcher, who was also selected by the franchise for the February 9 to March 7 tournament carded for the United Arab Emirates.However, the final will be staged in Lahore.Samuels will replace injured Englishman Alex Hales, while Fletcher will come in for Pakistan’s Mohammad Shahzad, who is unavailable.Jamaican Samuels was in superb form in the Bangladesh Premier League last November and December when he finished among the leading runscorers with 334 runs at an average of 66Zalmi is led by two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy, and also includes Barbados-born England all-rounder Chris Jordan.West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament after picking up an injury last month while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Australia Big Bash.He has been replaced by Englishman Jason Roy.Windies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite will also be unavailable for the tournament, with Australian Brad Hodge called up.The likes of West Indies stars Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Samuel Badree have been confirmed for the tournament.