Syracuse falls to in-state rival Cornell, 6-3, in tight game until final minutes

first_img Published on January 9, 2018 at 9:21 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img In its first of two games this season against its in-state rival, Syracuse (6-13-2, 5-5-1 College Hockey America) fell to No. 6 Cornell (9-6-1, 6-4-0 Eastern College), 6-3, on Tuesday at Tennity Ice Pavilion in a game much closer than the final score indicates.Freshman Edith D’Astous-Moreau received her second straight start in goal for the Orange after earning a victory against Robert Morris on Saturday, but was pulled for usual starter Abbey Miller after the first period. The loss marks Syracuse’s ninth straight defeat against the Big Red since winning the first meeting between the teams in 2010.Cornell wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, finding the back of the net just 28 seconds into the contest and kicking off a high-scoring first period. An unassisted goal by SU’s Kelli Rowswell tied the game six minutes later, however, giving the sophomore forward her seventh goal of the year. Goals by each team in the following five minutes tied the game at two, including Brooke Avery’s Syracuse-leading eighth score of the year. It came off feeds from Lindsay Eastwood and Emma Polaski, giving Eastwood her SU-best 12th assist of the season.A significant advantage in shots (23-6) in the period helped the Big Red retake the lead five minutes later and prevented another Syracuse response, as a Cornell goal with just under two minutes left in the period gave it a 4-2 lead after 20 minutes.While Miller was inserted into the game as the goalie in the second period, her teammates made sure that she wasn’t very busy. After recording 10 shots on goal in the first period, the Big Red failed to put an attempt on target until the last four minutes of the second, during a power play. The opportunity was thwarted, however, and Syracuse’s stout defensive effort combined with Alysha Burriss’ fourth goal of the year four minutes into the period cut the Cornell lead to 4-3 entering the final period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange continued its improved play into the third period, but struggled to find the fourth goal it needed to tie the game. Despite outshooting the Big Red in the first 18 minutes of the period (8-4 shots on goal), Syracuse couldn’t convert on any of its looks. With 90 seconds left in the game the Orange pulled Miller and 17 seconds later, it earned a power play opportunity for the rest of the game, prompting a timeout by SU.The ensuing play resulted in the opposite of what the Orange desired, however, as Cornell won the faceoff and scored a short-handed empty net goal in six seconds. Just 47 seconds later, the Big Red converted on another man-down empty net goal, giving the game its final 6-3 score.Next up for Syracuse is another nonconference matchup against an in-state foe, this time against Colgate. The Orange will travel to Hamilton on Tuesday, Jan. 16 for a 12 p.m. contest against the Raiders.last_img read more

Leahy return a boost for Arravale Rovers

first_imgArravale Rovers manager Sean Dalton believes the return of Donnagh Leahy to their starting line-up could make all the difference in Sunday’s County Senior Football Quarter Final against Loughmore – Castleiney.The inter-county star has been sidelined for the majority of the year through injury, but returned last week against Ardfinnan to deliver a fine performance.The Tipp Town side will be huge underdogs against the County Champions, who are favourites to retain their crown this year.last_img

Eric Johannah joins Swedish top tier

first_imgOlunga’s big break came as he turned out for Djugarden IF.Brommapojkarna were impressed with the qualities of the midfielder when he tried out with them prior to joining Vassalund.“It feels wonderful to be here in BP. I am a team player and hope to contribute to the team’s success. I got a good impression of the club when I trained with them in November and I look forward to the challenge in playing here,” Johannah told the club’s website after being unveiled.In a separate rejoinder to Capital Sport Johannah added;“It is a pleasure coming up to the top tier which is a different challenge and I hope to give my best and prove myself. I am ready for the challenge.”Brommapojkarna booked a ticket in the Swedish top tier, known as Allsvenskan alongside Dalkurd, by finishing top of the 16-team 2017 second tier Supperretan table.The club’s Sporting Director Daniel Majstorovic is optimistic that the Kenyan midfielder will help the club stamp its authority in the top tier.“Eric showed during the week he was with us that he has very interesting qualities that we are looking for in our offensive positions.  He has an extreme tip in his speed, he is good at knocking out his opponent and getting a national team player is a positive addition to our environment,” the boss opined.The 16-team Swedish league is expected to kick off in April with the club’s first game being against Norrkoping away.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johannah poses with his new club boss after signing a four-year deal to join the Swedish top tier. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14- After a year with third tier side Vassalund IF, Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johannah has finally broken rank and joined the top tier, signing for newly promoted IF Brommapojkarna on a four year contract.Johannah who left Mathare United for the well manicured lawns of Europe at the beginning of last season was unveiled on Thursday at the club’s headquarters and hopes to follow in the footsteps of national teammate Michael Olunga who now plays in the La Liga for Girona.last_img read more