Syracuse shut out for the first time since last October in 1-0 loss to Colgate

first_imgFor the first time since last October, Syracuse was shut out. Despite multiple shot attempts, the Orange (4-2-1) did not find an opportunity to score on Thursday evening. Colgate (2-4-0), with an early goal, kept the Orange at bay in a 1-0 win at SU Soccer Stadium.“I didn’t think we were as technically sharp as we have been the rest of the season,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “We were trying to force passes at times. We gave up possession of the ball fairly easily, and they came in with a physical presence in the first half and we didn’t.”SU knew Colgate would be dangerous when it came to long-range shots. The Orange tried putting pressure on the Colgate forwards but one slipped through. Mara Cosentino found the ball passed by teammate Emily Crichlow. Her foot made contact and flew diagonally across the net, burying the ball into the back corner. “I tried to get there in time,” SU senior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan said, “but it didn’t happen.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrosnan tallied three saves, more than her last two games combined. Colgate’s Kelly Chiavaro saved six SU shots. One of those saves came late in the second half, after SU senior Alana O’Neil lined up for a free kick. Outside the box on the far left, O’Neil arced the ball to the crowd of Syracuse and Colgate players standing in front of the net. As the ball began to fall into the crowd, Chiavaro ran out of the goal with her arms outstretched and grabbed it before it reached Syracuse players.  “We didn’t necessarily test the goalkeeper a whole lot,” Wheddon said. “A lot of the balls she ended up getting her hands on were services into the box that were too close to the goalkeeper.”Syracuse shot six corner kicks, five of which were taken by Sydney Brackett. Colgate outshot SU 10-9. U led in fouls, with 10, to Colgate’s seven. “I think we needed to keep a cool head,” SU senior forward Alex Lamontagne said, “and not commit as many Brackett had a nifty shot in the middle of the first half. At the edge of the right side of the box, Brackett knocked the ball in the direction of the back corner of the net. It appeared the ball would roll past Chiavaro and put SU on the board, but it rolled parallel to the net and out of bounds. Midway through the first half, Colgate’s Eliza Doll fired the ball from the far boundary line, over the players in the box and to the top middle of the net. As it passed over the box, Brosnan jumped with her arms outstretched and caught the ball for the save. But that did not undo the early Colgate damage.“Maybe we underestimated them because of their record coming into this game,” Wheddon said. “We underestimated them. It’s a mistake that won’t happen again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2017 at 11:23 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edulast_img read more

Michigan State collecting data at Island Park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State University is currently collecting data from Alpena’s own Island Park. Researchers have planted bug traps around the park to monitor the species in the area.While they’re not hoping to find any, they’re watching for species that aren’t native to Michigan. One example is the Asian Longhorned Beetle, which has been found in Ontario, and our nearby states Illinois and Ohio.Research Technician with Michigan State, Paige Payter says these bugs could have devastating effects on Michigan’s environment, including the state’s maple trees. “Losing a large population of trees like that would be devastating to Michigan as a whole and the economy as well,” she said. “So, if it does get here, we’ll do what we need to do and keep it out.”These traps are meant to be used as early indicators of non–native bugs so action can be quickly taken. Unfortunately, if they are discovered, trees in the area will need to be cut down, but Payter says it would be worth it in the long run. “No one likes to see big beautiful trees get cut down and not even get turned into anything, but you have to make sure if it’s detected that you’re removing any kind of tree that could potentially become a host for it,” said Payter.The traps are usually placed in May and are checked once a month.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Michigan State UniversityContinue ReadingPrevious Local organization hosts summer pig roast fundraiserNext Relief is available for Michigan farms and agricultural processorslast_img read more