Elaine Carey provides spark for No. 4 Syracuse field hockey’s offense in win over No. 7 Louisville

first_img Published on September 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Liz Sack weaved through Louisville defenders, creating an open shot. She wound up to it, but missed the ball. She turned her body to still get off lofty air ball toward the center of the net. Elaine Carey, who was waiting for the ball, tapped it in, tying the game at 1-1.“We drove the baseline so many times and I said to Lizzie when she drives the baseline, no one can stop her,” Carey said. “(I) saw a space around the penalty spot so I went in there and the ball came high, and I didn’t even think. I just swung on it.”While Lies Lagerweij eventually won the game on a penalty stroke goal, Carey stepped up for the No. 4 Orange (9-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) on offense as it beat No. 7 Louisville (9-2, 1-2), 2-1 in overtime. Carey was in the middle of the play for most of SU’s scoring chances and accounted for 33 percent of the team’s shots, with five.At times, she was the one starting the play. In other instances, she was ready to shoot off a rebound or a cross from her teammates.On one play, Carey drove in on the Louisville defense, releasing a shot and colliding with Louisville goalie Ayeisha McFerran. The ball, still in the air, headed toward the goal but a Cardinals player hit it away way. Carey looked up toward the ref for a penalty corner that never came.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe next closest player to Carey in shots on the day was Emma Lamison, with three. In the team’s last game against Pennsylvania, Carey also had five shots, though she did not score a goal. She is currently the team leader in shots with 31 and second in goals, with six.Trying to pull away from Louisville, Carey drove to the baseline often, crossing the ball in hope of an easy tap in. There were many close calls, but SU was only able to score one goal throughout regulation time.“It was really good,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said of Carey’s performance. “Very aggressive, very feisty and very fast. Just wreaked of determination.”Carey was getting past defenders with ease because of her speed. On one play, she tapped the ball past her defender, who was closing in on her. She ran around the defender and set herself up for an open shot on goal. However, McFerran was there, sticking her leg out and hitting the ball away.While she was active on offense, Carey was also helping out on defense as well. On plays where Louisville gained possession deep into its own territory, Carey was there to put on-ball pressure. That caused many forced passes that resulted in easy interceptions by midfielder Laura Hurff and the rest of the team.“Elaine really stepped up today,”  Hurff said. “I felt like she was always there, like when I turned around, she was always on the ball or tackling back.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin returns to LaBahn Arena for first home series of the year against St. Cloud State

first_imgThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (21-3-0, 11-3 WCHA) welcomes the St. Cloud State Huskies (8-16-2, 3-12) for its first home series of the new year.The Badgers retained their No. 1 national ranking after a hard-fought series split on the road against No. 2 Minnesota (22-3-1, 12-3-1) last weekend, earning 13 of a possible 15 first-place votes in the USCHO.com national poll.Wisconsin is 76-8-2 all-time against St. Cloud State dating back to 1999, and has won 17 straight against the Huskies. Most recently, the Badgers put on an offensive clinic against their WCHA rival in St. Cloud, Minn. en route to a series sweep — 8–2 and 3–1 — Dec. 7-8.Women’s hockey: Badgers split second regular season installment of Border BattleSimilar to their first meeting this season, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (21-3-0, 11-3-0 WCHA) and the No. Read…To say the Badgers have been solid on power plays this season would be an understatement. Wisconsin boasts the best power play in the country with 21 power play goals on 77 chances, a .273 percentage. Wisconsin has a perfect 14-0-0 record when scoring a power play goal in 2018-19, with nine different Badgers having scored.Though they have struggled mightily in 2018-19, the Huskies rank second in the nation in total saves, with 966. Against the Badgers, junior goalie Janine Alder recorded a season-high 46 saves Dec. 8. Alder ranks first in the WCHA and fifth in the nation in save percentage with a .939 mark.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers wrap up year with dominant sweep of St. Cloud StateThe top-ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team earned two more commanding victories over the weekend, defeating the St. Cloud Read…On the offensive end, freshman Jenniina Nylund’s six goals rank fifth in the WCHA among her first-year peers. She is also tied for the team-lead in points, with senior forward Julia Tylke with 18.Several Badgers are approaching career milestones entering this weekend’s tilt with the Huskies. Senior standout Annie Pankowski is two assists away from becoming the seventh Badger in program history to record 100 career assists, while senior Sam Cogan and junior Abby Roque are both nearing 100 career points, with 97 and 96 respectively.Puck drop Friday is set for 7 p.m., and Saturday’s matchup begins at 6 p.m. from LaBahn Arena. Both games can be watched live on BTN Plus or FloHockey, or followed live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.last_img read more

Revealed! Black Stars Management Committee members took 82,500 USD each

first_imgOne of the startling revelations at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Friday, was the payment of appearance fee to members of the Black Stars management committee during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Prosper Apasu, Chief Accountant of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) on Friday, told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating Ghana’s participation at the 2014 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup that, each member of the Management Committee of the Black Stars took an appearance fee of 82,500USD during the World Cup.He said unlike the players and technical team, who took 100,000 USD each, the seven members of the Management Committee of the GFA took 82,500 USD which was agreed by cabinet.The seven-member Management Committee was headed by Kwasi Nyantakyi- President of the GFA and chairman of the Committee, with Felix Ansong, Kwame Ofosu Bamfo, Yaw Boateng Gyan, Moses Armah, Emmanuel Kyeremeh and Fred Crenstil.The revelation goes contrary to reports that, members of the Black Stars management committee did not benefit from the appearance fee.It would be recalled that, the payment of appearance fee was one of the issues that caused confusion in the camp of the Black Stars during the World Cup.last_img read more

City considers Hall of Fame

first_imgTalk about a West Covina sports hall of fame has been around for years, said Mayor Mike Touhey. “We want to do another walk of fame elsewhere where we can immortalize some of our important residents and community activists, so maybe we can talk about doing two projects,” said Touhey. Freeland said that if approved, the project could be paid for with money from the city’s Art in Public Places fund. Established in 2004, the fund generates money from commercial or residential developers that do not install public art displays at their projects. The remainder of the estimated $75,000 to $135,000 for the project could be covered from loans from the city’s general fund, Freeland said, which would be paid back as more in-lieu art project fees are received. The Lidle family is thrilled at the possibility of Cory being honored at Big League Dreams, said family spokesman Dave Bletcher, who coached Lidle throughout his youth baseball days in West Covina. “All of his youth ball was here, and he never forgot,” said Bletcher. “Every coach out here that would call him, whatever they wanted, he would do. He would come out to talk to the kids, go on trips with us.” If the council approves the project, city officials hope to complete it in time for the opening of Big League Dreams, scheduled for seven months from now. The sports complex – which will cost West Covina about $57.1 million over 30 years – will feature six replica ballfields modeled after real Big League parks and be available to youth baseball and softball leagues from throughout the area; volleyball courts and an indoor soccer pavilion; and a playground and family restaurants. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – Late Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle – along with other products of West Covina youth baseball – could be recognized with a public art exhibit at the new Big League Dreams sports park, city officials said Monday. The City Council was scheduled to discuss options at its meeting tonight for a proposed West Covina Baseball Hall of Fame at the multimillion-dollar sports complex, which is going up at the site of the former BKK Landfill near Amar Road and Azusa Avenue. Preliminary plans call for a bronze statue of Lidle, 34, who died late last year when the small plane he was flying in crashed into a Manhattan high-rise. The proposed installation could also feature the names of Big Leaguers who got their start in West Covina, including Lidle’s Yankee and South Hills High School teammate Jason Giambi, Giambi’s brother, Jeremy, and former Dodger Jay Johnstone. Names of current and former professional ballplayers could be engraved in bricks and placed in a wall or as part of the pavement of the exhibit, said Chris Freeland, assistant to City Manager Andrew Pasmant. last_img read more