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: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

VICHAI SRIVADDHANAPRABHA: The Thai Billionaire who Made Leicester City Champions

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In fact, the king of Thailand granted it to Vichai’s family. The Thai billionaire arrived at Leicester in 2010 with a group of Asian entrepreneurs. A year later, he became the president of the club. He took over the team in the Championship, but in a short time, the club rose to glory.After getting eliminated in the playoff semifinals in 2013 against Watford, Leicester earned promotion a year after that. The team led by Jamie Vardy, who played in the eighth division just a couple of years before, joined England’s best teams in the Premier League. The enthusiasm of Srivaddhanaprabha was skyrocketing. He promised to make Leicester great, promised to enlighten the team with “light of progressive glory”.In 2015 the team managed to survive in England’s top-flight just thanks to a miracle in the final part of the season when the team won seven matches from nine. After guiding the team to salvation, coach Pearson was sacked and replaced by Claudio Ranieri, who will later become the “Normal One”.Srivaddhanaprabha gave Ranieri another chance after several negative spells, lastly with the Greek national team. And he made the most of it, giving the Leicester fans a title that for everyone, including bookmakers, seemed impossible at the beginning of the season.Kasper Schmeichel, the son of legendary Petr, the legend of Manchester United, the Jamaican captain Wes Morgan, midfielder Danny Drinkwater and N’golo Kante, as well as the Algerian magician Riyad Mahrez and the bomber Jamie Vardy. These are the many protagonists of an unforgettable team that conquered fans even outside the borders of Britain. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was born Vichai Raksriaksorn. He is a Thai billionaire businessman, founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free.He became the owner of Premier League football club Leicester City in 2010.But on Saturday night, world football was struck by a terrible tragedy when a helicopter carrying him and four others crashed outside the team’s stadium. Srivaddhanaprabha  is not really a surname, but an honour.last_img read more

Iowa Climate Statement: dangerous heat events will be more frequent and severe

first_imgDES MOINES — A group of 216 “climate educators” from 38 colleges and universities in Iowa have issued a statement, warning “extreme” temperatures are ahead.“Conditions will become very dangerous at times, much more so than we are experiencing at the present time,” Iowa State Univesity atmospheric sciences professor Bill Gutowski said during a news conference Wednesday at the statehouse.The group’s analysis indicates the number of days when temperatures exceed 90 degrees will at least double within the next two decades.“Depending again on how we work towards reducing our increasing greenhouse gases,” Gutowski said, “so it’s not hopeless and I want people to realize it’s not hopeless and there are adaptations that we can do as well.”Yet the group of Iowa scientists warns flooding is more likely with a warmer and more humid atmosphere, plus Iowans may have to adjust when they spend time outdoors to avoid heat-related illnesses.“The Iowans most at risk for becoming ill — whether having heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke or suffering death — include our friends and neighbors who work outside on a regular basis, older adults above age 65, infants and children, those individuals with chronic conditions, low-income households and our athletes,” Drake University environmental science professor Peter Levi said.Levi said 1435 people died of heat-related illnesses during the recent heat wave in France and two-thirds of those who died were over the age of 75. There will be an economic as well as a health impact to rising temperatures, according to Levi, who indicated the state’s livestock industry will have to adjust to extreme heat.“Confined livestock are at increased risk of death or significantly lower productivity as livestock will not reach market weight in the same time frame when stressed due to high temperatures,” Levi said.The 2019 Iowa Climate Statement concludes “dangerous heat events will be more frequent and more severe.” The group of Iowa scientists acknowledge climate change has become a controversial issue in the political atmosphere and they’ve not been able to convince everyone of the severity of future weather disruptions. The group is emphasizing that Iowans can take action on a local level, by doing things like installing solar panels and encouraging utility companies to diversity with wind and solar projects.last_img read more