Elite Leaders’ semi-final set for Victoria tomorrow

first_imgTHE match to determine who will confront the Army in the GFF/STAG Elite League Leaders’ final has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening at the Victoria ground on the East Coast of Demerara.The match-up between Fruta Conquerors and Devcon Victoria Kings, which was originally scheduled for today, will kick off at 19:00hrs and will be preceded by the semi-finals of the inaugural National Women’s League.The first semifinal is fixed for 16:00hrs and will bring together Rupununi’s Paiwomack FC against Fruta Conquerors, after which the Army will tackle St Ignatius also of Region Nine.The extra day’s preparation will give both sides time to be more match-ready for the clash and the right to oppose the unbeaten Army for the first prize worth $1.5M.The final on Sunday will be played at the GDF ground.last_img read more

Syracuse concedes 3 goals in 2nd half, drops season opener to No. 13 Georgetown, 3-1

first_imgIn Ian McIntyre’s 10 years as Syracuse head coach, the program has been almost perfect in season openers. The Orange typically face inferior opponents in the year’s first contest — they have lost just twice in such games since McIntrye’s tenure began in January 2010.From 2012 to 2016, SU started its season with a multi-goal shutout victory four times. The past two campaigns have started with more of a test, as the Orange squeaked by St. Louis in 2017, 2-1, and Oregon State in 2018, 2-1.In 2019, Syracuse had its toughest challenge to start the season in over a decade — on the home field of No. 13 Georgetown. McIntyre noted the difficulty of starting the season against a ranked opponent but saw it as a grand opportunity for the Orange.“It’s going to be a great test,” McIntyre said Wednesday. “We scheduled this tough game for a reason, to find out where we are. It’s going to be a benchmark.”Syracuse (0-1) showed its quality, particularly in the second half, but fell short to No. 13 Georgetown (1-0), 3-1 on Friday afternoon in at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C. The contest marked the 19th all-time meeting between Syracuse and Georgetown, with the Hoyas improving their record to 12-5-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Hoyas had the first threatening attacks of the afternoon through midfielder Jacob Montes, who fired two shots, including one off the right post, before 15 minutes had passed. Georgetown went on to strike the woodwork once more in the first 45 minutes and registered seven shots total to the Orange’s two. Freshman Luther Archimede was the sole SU player to test Hoyas goalkeeper Giannis Nikopolidis in the opening half.Georgetown began the second half where it left off the first. Junior Jack Beer fired at Syracuse goalkeeper Christian Miesch within one minute before junior Derek Dodson gave the home team the lead two minutes later. Midfielder Dylan Nealis played junior Paul Rothrock through on goal, and with two SU defenders in close pursuit, the junior slid it across to Dodson for an easy tap-in.Immediately after falling behind, the Orange began creating chances in its best spell of the game. Archimede tallied his second and third shots of the game in the following minutes. Just over a minute after Dodson’s strike, Nikopolidis took down Archimede in the penalty area. Sophomore Ryan Raposo stepped up and buried the penalty shot into the bottom left corner, knotting the match at one.Archimede continued to spearhead Syracuse’s attack over the next 15 minutes, ringing off three more shots, but none found the back of the net. Nikopolidis logged three of his four saves in a six-minute span following the Orange’s equalizer.The Hoyas withstood SU’s pressure and nicked the go-ahead goal when senior JB Fischer drilled a header in the top right corner from a corner kick with 15 minutes remaining. One minute later, graduate transfer Ethan Lochner’s cross found a wide-open freshman Dante Polvara, whose first touch took him past Miesch, where he slotted in Hoyas’ third goal.While the final scoreline favored Georgetown, the two sides posted similar stats. The Orange were outshot, 16-15, and had five shots on goal to GU’s six. The two goalkeepers were equally busy as Miesch recorded three saves to Nikopolidis’ four.Syracuse will host Binghamton in its home opener at 7 p.m. on Monday. Comments Published on August 30, 2019 at 6:51 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Farewell to Ruby

first_imgRUBY, the Los Angeles Zoo’s much-debated elephant, leaves town today for greener pastures in a Northern California elephant sanctuary. And with her retirement, it would make sense to retire the debate over whether the L.A. Zoo should keep elephants before it spends $39 million on the new Pachyderm Forest enclosure. The 46-year-old Ruby was in the center of a debate over the humanity of keeping the large animals in small zoos. In the end, city officials agreed to let Ruby spend the rest of her days at the sanctuary in the Sierra foothills, but have not yet taken a firm position on whether the zoo should – and will continue to – keep elephants for display. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgFinn Valley AC’s Sarah Collins has helped her university to track glory today.Sarah, still 19, is on the second year of her scholarship at Providence, Rhode Island.Today she was once again right up there helping her college to victory at Marquette University in Wisconsin in the Big East meeting. Sarah finished third overall – helping her team to a victory.Providence scored 28 pts to beat last year’s winners Georgetown on 47 pts and Butler on 66 pts.Race result Sisson ,Providence 19.49,Lipari Villanova 5.21 with Collins 3rd on 19.58.  TEEN SENSATION SARAH HELPS HER AMERICAN COLLEGE TO TRACK VICTORY was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACsarah collinslast_img read more