Defensive mishaps plague No. 10 Syracuse in loss against No. 1 Connecticut

first_img Comments In a scoreless game midway through the first quarter, Connecticut lined up for a penalty corner. Abby Gooderham’s shot deflected off of two Syracuse defenders and under goalie Borg van der Velde’s pads. As the ball dribbled out, midfielder Jamie Martin and back Roos Weers repeatedly swung at it. They never completed the clear. Instead, Connecticut’s Jessica Dembrowski converted, sinking the ball into the back of the cage. This defensive error, along with two others throughout the game, overshadowed an otherwise strong defensive game by the No. 10 Orange in a 3-0 loss to No. 1 Connecticut Sunday afternoon at J.S Coyne Stadium.For the majority of Sunday’s loss, Syracuse’s defenders contained a potent offense. The Orange cleared odd-man rushes and deflected shots away from the cage and goalie Borg van der Velde. Untimely defensive errors where what plagued Syracuse in its second consecutive loss.“Statistically, we were dead even,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s a matter of taking big moments and learning from them, which we will.”Connecticut (6-0), didn’t overpower Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) with their offense like it has previous opponents. The Huskies average more than four goals per game, and have scored under 3 goals once. On Sunday, they tied the Orange in shots with six apiece and had what Bradley described as a nearly equal time of possession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the second half, freshman back Sasha Bull’s pass in from the sideline never made it to a Syracuse stick. Pieper intercepted the pass and carried the ball forward. Moments later she reverse hit the ball into the top portion of the Syracuse goal.“It happens,” Weers said regarding Bull’s turnover. “It’s up to me to ask for the ball there in the back, but like I said, it happens. Initially, I wasn’t too happy, but I just had to give her confidence, and she bounced back immediately.”The third UConn goal was similar to its first. With just over a minute left, Gooderham’s shot on the penalty corner was saved by van der Velde. The rebound bounced off of Weers’ shin and onto the stick of Svea Boker’s stick, and her diving shot found the back of the cage.“You have to box out, it’s just like basketball, and not stand up and watch it,” Bradley said regarding her team’s difficulty with clearing rebounds at times during the game. “When you have a 24- or 25-year-old Olympian, you can’t give a wide open shot to somebody like that.”With the exception of these three error, however, the Orange defenders didn’t allow the Connecticut attackers any open pathways to the cage. Less than 2 minutes after her turnover, Bull broke up a centering pass on a Connecticut attack, knocking the ball out of bounds off of a driving Husky. Bull and Weers, along with junior back Claire Webb, played all 70 minutes in the game.The bright spots against a top team are what excites Bradley headed into the ACC schedule.“It’s a learning moment,” she said. “Connecticut’s the gold standard, they haven’t lost a game in 29 games now, dating back to 2016.“We’ve got more opportunities in front of us, and we’ve just have to get out there on our own, practice, and get better,” Bradley continued. “This is an opportunity of where do we want to get in November.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

6 of the Best – 10Bet’s Oshri Kostiner

first_img Related Articles Submit This week’s 6 of the Best subject is a “real history buff” and someone whose approach to sports betting is to combine his “raw excitement” with a sense of control.Keep reading to find out more about 10Bet Chief Marketing Officer Oshri Kostiner, including his ‘working’ holiday to the Philippines and an unforgettable visit to the Eternal City.Best HolidayBack in 2012, I spent four months in the Philippines, which I guess you’d call a working holiday. I took my wife and kid out there with me and we stayed on a World War II US army base in a commander’s house. I’d work pretty much all night, sleep till noon and then the day was our own.We had a great time. Lovely, friendly people, an on-site waterpark, and a local football league on pitches where the airstrips used to be. I even had the honour of playing alongside former internationals from Cameroon and Jamaica!Best AlbumI’ve been a huge fan of Queen from the age of 10 and my favourite album has got to be A Night at the Opera. I think the first Queen track I heard was We Will Rock You, and I was immediately hooked on Freddie’s voice.I then spent hours rummaging through boxes of my parent’s old cassettes to dig out all their albums. I did get to see Queen perform with Adam Lambert on lead vocals – it was amazing, but it was one time I wished I was 20 years older.Best FilmI think Fight Club is one of the best – and most underrated – films of all time. These days the ‘twist in the tail’ trope is a bit overused, but at the time, this movie felt totally fresh – even radical.Other than that, I’m a big fan of stand-up comedy and think it’s safe to say I’ve watched over 200 hours of specials in the past couple of years. I can even deliver most of the lines from my favourite ones featuring Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Jefferies and Bo Burnham.Best Sporting ExperienceThis was definitely the 2009 Champions League final in Rome. I’m a huge Man Utd fan; this was the first time I’d seen them on the biggest stage of all, and with Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez lining up for the last time, this was all set up to for our most legendary triumph since ’99.Of course, it wasn’t to be, but spending three days in the Eternal City with the hardcore Red Army was an unforgettable experience. As an overseas fan, it was brilliant to drink, shout, sing – and even commiserate – with the local fans, and I can’t wait to do it again when we finally get back to our best.Best BookI’m a real history buff, and loved The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I know he might have taken one or two liberties with the historical record, but you have to admire the way he weaves together fact and fiction.It’s also a genuinely suspenseful book which keep you guessing throughout, which is how I approach sports betting. By applying knowledge and cold, hard stats to the action, I get to combine raw excitement with a sense of control, as well as the chance to be handsomely rewarded. That’s what it’s all about, as far as I’m concerned.Best BetIt wasn’t the biggest win I’ve ever had, but when an in-play punt on Marcus Rashford to score next came off for me in Man Utd’s match against Liverpool in March, it was very sweet indeed. He’d already scored one, and despite missing a couple of chances, I knew he had another goal in him, so I stuck £25 on the lad at something like 11/2, which worked out to a very nice payout.I love in-play betting and that’s why heading up the 10Bet marketing operation is such a thrill for me. We’ve got the world’s leading range of in-play features, and as we expand the range of sports, events and markets we offer, I’m looking forward to seeing us become the first choice for players who want to live and breathe every moment of the top action. SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack March 31, 2020 Share FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more