Women’s soccer earns 1st ACC win; ice hockey splits opening weekend

first_imgFreshman Stephanie Skilton scored three goals and led Syracuse (5-7-1, 1-5-1 Atlantic Coast) to a 4-0 win against Pittsburgh (4-8-1, 0-7) on Sunday before 323 fans at Ambrose Urbanic Field in Pittsburgh. The result gave SU its first win in the ACC.SU controlled the tempo from the early stages and broke through on a corner kick in the 21st minute. Sophomore Jackie Firenze served the ball into the box, and junior Megan Hunsberger headed home her first goal of the season.The Orange increased its lead to 2-0 when Skilton scored on a shot that slid past Panthers goalkeeper Nicole D’Agostino in the 43rd minute.Skilton continued to shine in the second half, scoring her second goal in the 76th minute on a through ball from senior Rachel Blum. Skilton completed the hat trick less than 10 minutes later to push SU’s lead to 4-0.Syracuse outshot Pittsburgh 17-to-6 and senior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel made three saves to record her third shutout of the season. Anghel passed Eliza Bennett-Hattan as the Orange’s all-time leader in career shutouts with 21.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will continue play against quality ACC opponents when it returns home to face No. 5 Florida State on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Miami on Sunday at noon. Both games will be played at SU Soccer Stadium.Ice hockeySyracuse split its first two games of the 2013 season, winning its opener at No. 10 Northeastern, 4-1, before dropping a Saturday contest to New Hampshire 3-2.The Orange erupted for three goals in the third period on Friday to break a 1-1 tie with the Huskies.Sadie St. Germain scored with 14:35 remaining to give Syracuse the lead for good. Jessica Silbey scored her first collegiate goal to provide SU with insurance and Allie LaCombe provided the dagger to put Syracuse up 4-1.Northeastern got on the board first with 4:29 left in the second period on a Maggie Brennoit goal. Nicole Fererra capitalized on a power play a minute later, and the Orange didn’t look back.Kallie Billadeau stopped 27 shots in the season opener.The weekend’s second game didn’t go as well for Syracuse, which was outshot 36-to-26 by New Hampshire. After scoring the last four goals on Friday, it was UNH that came back from a late 2-0 deficit to overtake the Orange.Silbey picked up where she left off on Friday night, scoring her second goal on a power play a little more than 15 minutes into the game. The score remained 1-0 until a Brittney Krebs tally 27 minutes later.Alexis Crossley scored on a power play two minutes later for UNH, and Jessica Hitchcock tied the score with 16:57 left in the game.Crossley proved to be hero once again, netting the game winner with 5:33 remaining.Even with the loss, Billadeau managed to knock away 33 Wildcat attempts.Syracuse opens its home schedule on Friday against Clarkson at 7 p.m.— Compiled by staff writers Austin Mirmina, [email protected], and Sam Blum, [email protected] Comments Published on October 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2018 FIFA World Cup Review (CAF): Morocco Pip Cote D’Ivoire To Final Slot

first_imgRelatedMeet The Five Teams Hoping To Change Africa’s World Cup StoryJune 13, 2018In “Africa”Nacho MonrealJune 30, 2017Similar postNigeria? Nah! Germany Coach Low Identifies Morocco As Africa’s Biggest Threat In RussiaNovember 23, 2017In “Africa” North African side Morocco became the fifth and final African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia after the team produced a solid defensive display to beat Cote D’Ivoire 2-0.Head coach Herve Renard was facing the team he led to the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title with the knowledge that a draw would take his side to Russia.  With that in mind, his team started the game in a defensive mindset to combat the early attacking instincts of the Ivorians before unleashing theirs on the home side.Nabil Dirar’s cross cum shot sneaked into the net to give Morocco the lead with 25 mins gone before defender Mehdi Benatia added a second five minutes later. The Ivorians were up against it at that point as they needed three goals to qualify for Russia 2018 however they didn’t get much from a well drilled Moroccan backline.Herve Renard’s boys kept out their hosts for the remainder of the encounter to win the game 2-0 and join other African countries like Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal at the World Cup.Earlier on Saturday, Tunisia became the 4th African nation to qualify for Russia 2018 despite a goalless draw against fellow North African side Libya at home. The team needed a solitary point prior to the game and they got just that to finish group winners ahead of DR Congo who defeated Guinea 3-1 in the other group game.African Countries Going To Russia:NigeriaEgyptSenegalTunisiaMoroccolast_img read more

Brewers outfielder Ben Gamel on inshore fishing, go-kart injuries and puppies

first_imgSporting News writer Ryan Fagan is traveling through Florida and Arizona this spring, stopping at camps and chatting with the players. One of his side projects is a quick-hitter Q/A we’re calling “Two Minutes With …”Up next: Brewers outfielder Ben Gamel TWO MINUTES: Anthony Rizzo | Touki Toussaint | Pat Neshek | Clint FrazierWhat’s your first baseball memory?GAMEL: I vaguely remember T-ball. I started when I was 3. I just remember being on the field. It’s weird, because I don’t remember anything else, but I remember the field.What’s the last show you binge-watched?GAMEL: “The Office.”Any superstitions? GAMEL: Yeah. Don’t step on the line, that kind of standard stuff.What’s your favorite free-time activity? GAMEL: Fishing. In-shore fishing, saltwater back home. Redfish, flounder. I grew up on the intercoastal waterway, so there’s a little hole near the backyard. I like to fish live bait, or paddletails, jigs and stuff like that. What’s one talent you’d most like to have?GAMEL: Something musical would be pretty cool. I’m not any type of a musician. I’d rather play than sing.  What was your first job?GAMEL: I cleaned out houses for my dad. He builds houses. What’s your most embarrassing injury. GAMEL: I had a lot of injuries as a kid. Lots of stitches. Nothing really … oh, wait, one time I got drug by a go-kart. I was trying to jump in. We were doing some weird stuff. I was about 10. My foot got caught between the road and the tire, and the guy was on the gas. It just kind of spun on my ankle and dug a big chunk out of my foot. Almost had to get skin grafts. What’s the best purchase you’ve ever made?GAMEL: Puppy. My dogs.last_img read more

Cannavaro to retire and join brother Fabio in China

first_imgPaolo Cannavaro, the younger brother at 36, says his job “will be that of assisting Fabio 360 degrees as technical collaborator. I can coach the reserves, those who play a bit less during the season.”He adds: “Chinese will be difficult to learn, we’ll settle for English.” “A new year, a new life … it will be an odd feeling. I won’t miss the field because it’s a decision I’ve made, but I will miss being around my teammates,” he said.Cannavaro progressed through the youth team at Napoli and in 1999 joined his older brother Fabio at Parma, where he spent six years. The defender then spent a season at Hellas Verona before rejoining Napoli and making more than 200 appearances in eight years at his hometown club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCannavaro moved to Sassuolo in 2014.Fabio Cannavaro, who won the World Cup with Italy as a player in 2006, was announced as Guangzhou Evergrande coach last month. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sassuolo’s defender from Italy Paolo Cannavaro celebrates after scoring during the italian Serie A football match Sassulo vs Roma at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emlia on October 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTESASSUOLO, Italy— Paolo Cannavaro will quit football after this weekend and join his brother on the technical staff at Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.Cannavaro announced on Thursday that Sassuolo’s Serie A match at Roma will be his last.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Magic trip Pistons to snap nine-game losing streak Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more