first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Alexa Romero is back in the circle. After missing the last seven games with a left hand injury, Romero dominated Seattle with a complete game, one-hit shutout to propel Syracuse to a 7-0 win. While the Orange dropped the second game of the Stillwater, Oklahoma doubleheader to No. 21 Oklahoma State, 8-0, Romero’s return adds important depth to a rotation that was lacking in her absence, Syracuse head coach Shannon Doepking said.Romero struck out 13 batters in seven innings of work to earn her 10th career shutout, fifth-most in SU history. While Romero handled the Red Hawks all morning, shortstop Neli Caseras-Maher rocketed the Orange into the lead with a two-run homerun in the opening frame. Second basemen Gabby Teran doubled SU’s lead with a triple in the secon, and Toni Martin singled home a fifth run in the third. Martin then came around to score later in the inning, stealing home as Taylor Lane was thrown out attempting to steal second. By the end of the third, SU led 7-0, and Romero needed no other run support. The Red Hawks’ only hit came off a Madison Cathcart single to shortstop. In the second game, Sophie Dandola looked to bounce-back after allowing six earned runs in six innings of work against No. 3 Florida last Sunday. Dandola got through the first two innings without a run but was unable to finish the third. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse failed to grab the lead in the top of the second despite three hits in one inning, as Hannah Dossett was thrown out trying to score from second on a single to right field.In the third, Dandola’s throwing error to first started the Oklahoma State barrage. All with two outs, OSU tallied four hits and was walked five times, tallying eight runs in total. Doepking turned to Miranda Hearn, but Hearn could not get any of the four batters she faced out. Logan Paul, SU’s fourth pitcher of the afternoon, finally ended the inning, but SU was down eight. SU now travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the second day of softball. The Orange play Tulsa at 12:30 p.m. and Illinois at 4:30 p.m.center_img Published on March 1, 2019 at 9:51 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

first_img Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Toeing the eight-meter arc, Meaghan Tyrrell swung her stick around in a small circle. She took a deep breath, and when the whistle blew, sprinted in toward the goal in a free-position opportunity. Her shot, a lefty overhand attempt, found the back of the net. With eight seconds left, she gave Syracuse a 14-13 advantage. She threw her stick down and jumped into Megan Carney’s arms. After blowing a handful of leads throughout the game, SU earned a one-point advantage with eight seconds left, and never lost it.It took them more than 59 minutes to clinch it, but No. 4 Syracuse (7-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) eventually came away with a 14-13 victory over Florida (3-4) on Wednesday night in Gainesville, Florida. The Orange jumped out to a six-goal advantage in the first half and never trailed after the opening minute, but failed to ever pull away from the Gators. Five different players scored two or more goals for SU, paced by four first-half goals by Emily Hawryschuk. Kassidy Bresnahan put Florida on the board first, scoring just over a minute into the game. But for the next 20 minutes, Syracuse dominated the Gators. Just past the 26-minute mark, Sam Swart tied the game off a pass from Hawryschuk after she cut through the middle of the field. She was followed by Vanessa Costantino, who scored unassisted to give the Orange the lead. From then on, Hawryschuk took over. The junior scored after receiving a screen from Tyrrell and faking a pass to the freshman as she rolled. Then, the two teamed up again during a 3-player motion. Tyrrell shuffled the ball to Hawryschuk who finished to put SU up 4-1. After Swart’s second goal of the game came on a free position shot it was Hawryschuk again, off a slick pass from Nicole Levy, who earned a free position opportunity of her own. Mary Rahal added to Syracuse’s advantage 38 seconds later, when she dodged through three separate Gators defenders and scored on an overhand shot to give SU a 7-1 lead, prompting a Gators timeout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Florida was getting torched on defense, it became flustered on offense as well. For most of the contest, Grace Fahey face-guarded Lindsey Ronbeck, who came into Wednesday’s game with 26 goals, tied with Hawryschuk for ninth in the country. Fahey held her scoreless through the first 16 minutes. Asa Goldstock, meanwhile, saved five of the first six shots she faced.But following that timeout, the Gators appeared more composed. They scored out of the break and were promptly answered by Hawryschuk’s fourth of the game. But then they went on a run. It began on a free position from the left side of the goal and was followed by Ronbeck’s first score of the game, also off a free position attempt.Florida stretched its run to four-straight after a third free position score and a goal on a slow bounce shot to Goldstock’s right. While Rahal tallied the last goal of the half after taking the ball from midfield to score herself, Syracuse clung to just a 9-6 lead heading into the break.Natalie Wallon looked poised to score the first goal of the second half early on, but when her free position shot was stopped, the Gators immediately turned the save into a goal. Cara Trombetta cleared the ball, taking it upfield before finding Grace Haus, who cut SU’s lead to two.While Ronbeck scored soon after off a won draw, Levy quickly doubled the gap off an underhand shot minutes later. The ensuing five minutes saw an uptick in chances for Florida, who was stifled by Goldstock until Ronbeck found an opening in the Syracuse zone and scored with 16:31 left. After a Hawryschuk shot attempt ricocheted off the goalpost, the Gators converted on the other end off a goal from Shannon Kavanaugh, who also scored from the middle of the zone.The goal knotted the game at 10, the first time the teams were tied since the opening minute of the game. The goal pushed Florida’s run to 9-3 since SU had gone up six goals. The teams then alternated goals, with Syracuse scoring two and the Gators one, before the Orange finally regained their two-goal advantage. The insurance came via the stick of Levy, whose second goal came of the game with 5:11 left and pushed the score to 13-11.But just like they’d done all game, the Gators came back. Ronbeck scored twice in a row, including the game-tying goal with 44 seconds left in the game. Morgan Widner won the ensuing draw for Syracuse, who called a timeout six seconds later. Wallon pushed the ball upfield and passed the ball to Tyrrell, who was fouled in inside. That set up the game-winner, the first of her career.Syracuse is back in action on Sunday, when it travels to Lousiville for its third ACC game of the season. Last year, the Orange defeated the Cardinals 19-8 in their regular-season finale.center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds says she wants to arrange a meeting with county officials who’re considering a local ordinance prohibiting wind turbines within a mile and a half of a residence. Madison County Public Health officials say soundwaves from the turbines and the sun reflecting off the huge blades cause headaches and nausea. Reynolds told reporters she wants to review the data.“I’ve sat down with both sides of the equation, so I’ve met with people that have some concerns,” Reynolds said, “and we will continue to do that and make sure that we’re mindful as we move forward.” Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing the wind energy industry on Monday, declaring this “wind week” in Iowa. Today (Tuesday), Reynolds told reporters she’s unaware of research showing wind turbines cause health problems.“Listen, I support the industry. I’ve said that, you know, until I show some data to show us otherwise,” Reynolds said. According to the Iowa Environmental Council, there have been no scientific studies linking wind turbines to public health concerns. Reynolds says she’s not an expert in this area, but plans to gather “stakeholders” to discuss this Madison County ordinance.“I don’t have all the facts in front of me, so if they want to sit down with me and talk to me about some of the information they’ve been gathering, I’ll meet with them. I have before. We’ll continue to bring stakeholders together at the table and try to address any concerns that they may have, listen to what they are, listen to what they are, take a look at some of the data, I’m sure they do, to present to us, we’ll take a look at that.”This spring, President Trump said “wind mills” cause cancer. Senator Chuck Grassley called the comment “idiotic.” At the time, Reynolds said it wasn’t her place to say whether wind turbines caused cancer. The governor emphasized her support for the industry and said this issue may be like scientific studies about coffee showing one year it’s good for you and the next it causes cancer.last_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting that attracted more than 1,000 competitors from throughout the province. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Neptunes with Team of the Week accolades for a job well done.The team includes, Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan, Jaylen Ruston, Joanna Blishen, Chloe Malenfant (hat), Imogen Cowan, Madeline Holitzki , Enna Cowan, Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.last_img read more

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES -30- KENT DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I got head and head with the winner, and he definitely knocked me off my feet, but he also re-surged. He’s obviously undefeated for a reason. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone around. I think I would have won if I would have gone around.“I think he’s a really, really good horse. You know the hype around Nyquist, and he beat me by a lip, so I think if I went around, I would have won. I’ve always been very high on him.” JOCKEY QUOTES MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He’s been on the lead in the past but he was tougher than I expected today. I was expecting him to be easier but he was tough, he was in the bridle. I adjusted though and it worked out in the end.“It was good to have an exciting finish to make the race exciting. Nyquist, he likes to fight. In his first race, we went head-to-head with a horse of Peter Miller’s. Nyquist doesn’t like anybody to pass him and that’s a good thing. He has a good mentality and I think that’s why he stays undefeated.”center_img             KEITH DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I thought he moved forwardly today. I told Kent to unsaddle him (during the stewards’ inquiry) because it’s hot out here and he ran hard. There wasn’t enough banging or interference to cause a disqualification. He’s danced every dance. We’ll take a good luck at him and make sure he’s all right and we’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile). Why not? This is what we all live for, right?”PETER MILLER, HOLLYWOOD DON, THIRD: “First time on dirt and I thought he had a good trip. I thought the horse ran very well. Just the pace wasn’t as fast as I thought; I thought the pace would be faster and hotter, but the horse kicked home good. I thought he ran very well.”(On future possibilities) “Yes. We’ll consider all of our options, including the Breeders’ (Cup) Juvenile Dirt and the Turf.” NOTES: Winning owner J. Paul Reddam is from Irvine, CA. DOUG O’NEILL, NYQUIST, WINNER: Suggested he’d have to be satisfied with the win, the courage he showed, and getting a route the first time: “All those. Coming back as quick as he was, and for him to be in between a three-horse team going into the first turn, that really scared me. Most horses are going to really be in trouble in that setting, and he showed the class that he has to overcome that and still finish up strong.“That stretch run was probably a treadmill test for the cardiologist. I guess I’m OK, but that was truly so exciting, but when you’re 3-5 (actually 1-2) or whatever his odds were, you’re thinking you’re going to win by five (lengths) geared down, the jockey looking under his arm, all that stuff. This one, Mario really had to ride a smart race after the way it started and through the stretch. He did a great job.”About the schedule for Nyquist: “We’ll have to huddle up with Team Reddam and figure out a game plan. This wasn’t exactly like the way we planned it. We were a little bit cocky before the race, but at the end of the day, this is what we wanted to do. We wanted to win and we wanted to see if he’d two-turn in his own back yard. It’s so much easier to do that instead of shipping. Sometimes they get a little excited and all that stuff.“Now with a two-turn win under his belt against the best two-year-olds the West Coast has to offer, I think the plan will be for him to come out of it good and head back east in a few weeks, probably.”last_img read more