Despite being outplayed in second period, Syracuse wins first game of the season, 2-1, over Providence

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34 Providence dominated the second period, besting Syracuse in virtually every facet of the game. The Friars nearly doubled the Orange in shots, had two more power plays, won three more faceoffs and led in almost every statistic. By the end of the period, Syracuse’s lone advantage placed in just one category — goals.Despite being outplayed in the second period, the Orange (1-3-1) escaped with its lead intact after Brooke Avery’s goal with three minutes left gave the Orange a 2-0 lead, which it would never relinquish. The goal halted Providence’s (3-2-0, 1-0 Hockey East) seemingly productive period in its tracks, allowing the Orange to hang to the 2-1 victory on Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“We absolutely stole it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said, regarding the second period. “We got the lead and we got a little relaxed. We have to play more desperate earlier in the period.”Syracuse took its first lead of the season in the first period on Kelli Rowswell’s second goal of the year. After an Orange shot went awry and was deflected behind the net, Rowswell’s teammates moved up the ice, transitioning to defense. But the sophomore corralled the rebound, skated through four Providence defenders and snuck a shot above the Friar goalie Madison Myers’ glove.The maneuver rendered both players and fans speechless. Rowswell raised both arms in the air to celebrate, but waited a few seconds before her teammates realized what had happened. But that goal changed the Orange’s pace of play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPhil Bryant | Contributing Photographer“We got a little bit too confident,” said goalie Abbey Miller. “We almost played in fear of losing the lead instead of getting another (goal).”Miller received the brunt of the strong play from Providence. The Friars were able to get off 15 shots in the stanza, 11 of which were on net. It was a drastic shift from the first period, in which Providence managed just nine shots attempts in total.After Syracuse completed its best opening 20 minutes of the season, the Orange struggled against the more aggressive Friars.“The team that has more shots usually dominates the period,” said Avery. “They took that period a little bit from us. We got lucky with the goal.”Despite being on the receiving end of a weak second period, a Rowsell shot bounced the right way. After receiving the second pass of a give-and-go with Alysha Burriss, Rowswell skated to the middle of the Friars’ zone and directed a wrist shot off the left post. The ricochet fell in front of Avery, who was there for the rebound and tapped the puck in.It was the culmination of a period in which Providence had every chance to tie the game, but failed to do so.“I think that although they outworked us, we had really strong defense,” said Rowswell.The Orange may have been outworked in the second period, but it wasn’t outscored. Commentslast_img read more

Trippier and Atleti as a springboard

first_imgAn aspiration that for the moment is being fulfilled, since Trippier has adapted perfectly to the style of Diego Pablo Simeone, where only one groin strain has taken him away from the ownership of the rojiblanco team, recently classified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League after heroically defeating Liverpool: “I didn’t want to come to the end of my career and regret not having gone. It’s a great change, a different culture, different types of football, but I love every minute and I hope my performances at Atlético can keep me on the England team. It is a great achievement to beat Liverpool. We had seen how difficult it had been for the teams to play at Anfield. We knew it was going to be difficult, but we believed as a team. “Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kyle Walker … These are some of the names that it handles Gareth Southgate to try to win this summer, from the right wing, the first Euro Cup in the history of ‘los pross’. Yes the coronavirus allows it. Be the starting right back for England. This is the dream that you have Kieran Trippier. An ambitious wish where not to be part of the list that participated in The Final Four of the League of Nations played a decisive role in making the arduous decision of leave Britain to sign for Atlético de Madrid.“When I left Tottenham and I hadn’t been chosen for the Nations League last summer, I knew I had to play better. I’ve had a lot of conversations about this with the staff. I want to play at the highest level as long as I can to play. in England that is my goal there is no bigger moment for me than representing my country I just need to play well. There are around six right backs and they all play at the highest level. I just need to focus on myself, “says the player born in Bury in statements to the ‘Daily Mail’.last_img read more

Already in Toon! The dazzling talent who could light up Newcastle’s season

first_imgNewcastle have been busy boys this summer, snapping up seven players, but it is a young talent who has risen through the ranks who has people whispering excitedly on Tyneside. Step forward teenage winger Rolando Aarons, who has taken pre-season by storm. talkSPORT’s Talent Spotter has the latest on the youngster.Name: Rolando AaronsDate of birth: 16 November 1995 Birthplace: Kingston, JamaicaPosition: WingerInternational appearances: NoneWhat’s the latest?Rolando Aarons has been the highlight of Newcastle’s pre-season, terrorising defences with his blistering pace, speed of thought and accurate crossing. The 18-year-old signed professional terms with the club last year and on the basis of his showings this summer, there are high hopes he can break into the first-team properly this season.Did you know?1) Aarons moved from Jamaica to England as a child and linked up with Bristol City’s academy but at 16 years old, Newcastle pounced to bring him to Tyneside towards the end of the 2011/12 season.2) The left-footed winger has risen through the ranks quickly at St James’ Park. He made his under-21s debut against Stoke in February 2013 then scored his first goal in his second appearance against Crystal Palace. Last season he was on the fringes of the first-team, made the senior squad for the game against Fulham in March and then signed a professional contract in May.3) On an international basis, Aarons qualifies to play for both Jamaica and England, similar to Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. If he can carry his pre-season displays into the Premier League, then the FA will surely fancy getting him to pledge his future to the Three Lions.4) Blessed with pace and trickery, the 18-year-old is comfortable on either wing and loves to cause his full-back problems. Aarons claims his idols are Cristiano Ronaldo and Daniel Sturridge, while at club level, he admires Magpies outcast Hatem Ben Arfa, though he might want to keep that one quiet considering boss Alan Pardew wants rid of the Frenchman.5) In the 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday, Aarons was the star of the show, grabbing an assist and his maiden senior goal. First he set up Emmanuel Riviere for a header with an excellent cross after twisting his opponent inside and out. For his goal, the teenager beat two men down the flank, before floating a cross-cum shot over the goalkeeper’s head and into the far corner. Fortuitous it may have been, but Aarons later admitted the strike was intentional.He says:“Words can’t describe how I feel now. My first of hopefully many goals for Newcastle! Honoured to have played at the stadium #TooSurreal.” Aarons on his first goal for the MagpiesThey say:“The real highlight of pre-season has been Rolando. He was terrific again. It’s nice to see a young player really pushing, and I thought he caused real problems for Schalke – long may that continue.” – Alan Pardew on Aarons’ performances“Rolando’s the sort of player the fans will love – he’s obviously very quick. He plays left side and gets crosses in, which is something we haven’t got in the group. He enjoys playing that role. We’ve had a couple of left-footed players who don’t actually like playing that side, but he has the pace to trouble any full-back.” Pardew reflecting on the winger’s talents‘He’s just signed a new contract with Newcastle and is someone the club are quite excited about. He’s like a flying left winger with good ability – really good ability.” Newcastle’s football development manager Peter Beardsley in May 2014Video evidence:Aarons’ assist and goal against SchalkeNewcastle fans, do you think Aarons can make an impact this season? Comment below. Newcastle’s Rolando Aarons celebrates scoring against Schalke 1last_img read more