Richardson leads Syracuse with strong 2nd-half performance in goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As soon as Duke’s Taylor Trimble scored with 14:52 remaining in the second half, Syracuse goaltender Kelsey Richardson shouted in disgust and whacked her stick on the Carrier Dome turf.But it was a lone moment of obvious frustration during an otherwise authoritative performance between the pipes.Handed a slim 10-7 lead coming out of halftime, Richardson proceeded to string together one of her best halves of the season. She held No. 8 Duke (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) scoreless for a key 14-minute stretch and made three big saves as the No. 3 Orange (10-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) slowly pulled away for a 19-15 victory Saturday afternoon.“I wanted to come in and kind of provide that spark for our team,” Richardson said. “To start pulling ahead and getting a larger lead, so I was really focused.”Although the junior netminder allowed a goal by Maddy Morrissey only 57 seconds out of the break, she quickly took control of the SU crease.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnly two minutes later, she forced the Blue Devils to squander a free position opportunity by maintaining a great angle against Morrissey. Then she did the same against Kerrin Maurer.Duke picked up the rebound, but was unable to do anything with it. Richardson stopped two point-blank shots and the Orange regained possession.Meanwhile, Kailah Kempney and Lisa Rogers aided their goalie with two conversions at the other end, and completely swung momentum in the Orange’s favor.“We try on offense to reward our entire team by putting points up on the board after our defense has a long possession,” attack Alyssa Murray said. “We don’t look at it like, ‘Oh, Let’s try and do something creative.’“We think, ‘Let’s just get it in the back of the net.’”And while the SU offense picked up its pace, the Blue Devils didn’t score again until the 14:52 mark. By that point, SU’s offense had fashioned a commanding 15-8 lead for Richardson to protect.Richardson’s assertive play couldn’t have come at a better time for Syracuse, which struggled to build a lead despite dominating the shot chart and draw circle in the first half.She watched as teammate Alyssa Costantino surrendered seven goals and made only one save during the first 30 minutes. All the while, she knew that head coach Gary Gait would call her number in the latter frame.“I’m there first half for Alyssa (Costantino) and hope she does the best she can and cheer her on,” Richardson said. “In the back of my mind of course, I’m saying, ‘Focus,’ for when I come in the second half.”That focus was apparent as the clock slowly ticked away. She foiled yet another free position opportunity and intercepted a Morrissey pass for good measure midway through the period.She didn’t allow another goal until Maurer cut the Duke deficit to eight with only 7:56 remaining in the game. By that point, Gait had begun to trickle in subs from the SU bench, something he didn’t expect against a talented conference foe.“Our core players provided a lot of opportunities for those other players,” Gait said. “It’s great for some of the younger players to get in there when that happens against a Top-10 team. It’s just awesome.”Once the game ended, Richardson was met with a high-five from Kaeli O’Connor and congratulations from the rest of her teammates.The anger following her miscue against Trimble had been replaced by a huge smile, one that signified a satisfying performance against a hated opponent.“I’ve never liked Duke since I’ve grown up,” Richardson said. “So it was just extra motivation for me I guess.” Comments Published on March 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm Contact Tyler: [email protected]last_img read more


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10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp confident over Keita injury

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp confident over Keita injuryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident Naby Keita’s injury suffered in victory over Wolves isn’t serious.Keita was forced off shortly before the hour mark at Molineux having picked up a couple of knocks.However, Klopp said post-match that Keita’s issues ‘should be good’.”Did you see it back the first two situations? Was it a penalty or not, because he had a proper cut on the foot and everyone said ‘diver!’, but you don’t get a cut from a dive I would say,” the boss stated, during his press conference.”Then he had another one on his ribs, so that’s obviously [why] it didn’t work out. But it should be good. Two things which are a bit painful but I don’t think will be a problem for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milan

first_imgAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milanby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham Hotspur in favour of signing with Inter Milan.The Senegalese international joined the Italian giants on loan from Monaco.And his agent, Roberto Calenda, has revealed he rejected the chance to move to the Premier League.”Inter was immediately receptive once the possibility of closing the operation was understood,” Calenda told Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.”There were other interested teams. Since last January, Napoli had moved. We also received calls from Tottenham. But faced with the possibility of Inter, Keita had no doubts, he immediately made his wishes understood.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Someone In Iowa City Called The Cops Because Kinnick Stadium Was “Too Loud” Saturday Night

first_imgAfter defeating Minnesota 40-35 Saturday night, Iowa is 10-0 and still has a chance to represent the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff. Naturally, Iowa City is buzzing with excitement. But not every resident in town is happy with the development.According to Iowa City’s daily activity log, a resident who lives just a few blocks away from Kinnick Stadium thought the stadium got too loud Saturday night. The caller wanted to talk to the police about the situation. Check it out:iowa city daily activity logWant to know what over 110,000 fans in one stadium looks like? #HawkFanHeaven— University of Iowa (@uiowa) November 15, 2015Something tells me that the police didn’t do much about it. Iowa hosts Purdue this upcoming Saturday – whoever made the call might want to leave town temporarily.last_img read more

Rocker Roger Waters lends star power to Ecuadorians 95B Chevron fight

first_imgTORONTO – Two groups of Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers, backed by some star power from legendary British rocker Roger Waters, faced off briefly against oil giant Chevron in a Canadian court Tuesday as they fight to collect on a US$9.5-billion judgment awarded to them.But as with almost every other step of the long-running legal battle, the case was delayed a day at the request of one of the groups to allow their new lawyer to get up to speed.The first issue Ontario’s top court needs to sort out is whether the villagers must come up with almost $1 million as a security deposit before they can appeal a ruling that went against them.Pink Floyd co-founder Waters, who was in the courtroom, called the case deeply important.“It’s a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron … should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolute vital claim to reparations for damages that was caused to them over many years,” Waters said before the hearing. “The way Chevron has behaved here is against everything that any of us might believe society ought to be like.”The case dates back decades when Texaco, now owned by Chevron, dumped billions of litres of toxic oil-drilling waters into hundreds of open-air pits in Ecuador. According to the plaintiffs, the affected area sees, among other problems, the highest rates of childhood leukemia in the country and far more cancer deaths and miscarriages than elsewhere.Chevron calls the health concerns a “point of debate,” saying there’s no evidence to tie any issues to Texaco.The lawsuit, filed in 1993 on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians, took until late 2013 when the courts in Ecuador awarded the Indigenous plaintiffs US$9.5-billion — one of the largest awards ever arising from environmental destruction.The ruling, which Chevron argued was obtained fraudulently, sparked new rounds of fighting in several countries, including the United States. U.S.-based Chevron, which has also long argued Texaco cleaned up the mess, denies any responsibility for the contamination.Because the corporation no longer has assets in Ecuador, the plaintiffs have been trying to get asset-rich Chevron Canada to pay up instead, arguing the Canadian company should be liable.“The judgment that they are trying to enforce through Canada’s judicial system has been found to be a complete fraud in the United States by the U.S. judicial system where it is not enforceable,” Morgan Crinklaw, a spokesman for Chevron, said Tuesday from near San Francisco.An Ontario judge earlier backed Chevron, ruling the Ecuadorians could not “pierce the corporate veil:” Chevron Canada is a separate entity and cannot be held liable. It is that decision the plaintiffs are looking to the Ontario Court of Appeal to overturn, but Chevron wants the villagers to put up cash as security for its legal costs before the appeal is heard.Last month, Appeal Court Justice Gloria Epstein sided with Chevron. She accepted the grounds for the Ecuadorians’ appeal were weak and that the plaintiffs had failed to show they couldn’t afford the security money. She ordered the villagers to put up $945,000 to cover Chevron’s legal costs if the oil company wins on appeal.The plaintiffs, who decried Chevron’s gambit as an abuse of the legal system and another attempt to thwart the villagers, want the Appeal Court to set aside Epstein’s costs ruling.The two sides were to argue the case Tuesday, but lawyer Peter Grant asked for an adjournment, saying he had recently been asked to represent 10 of the 47 Ecuadorian plaintiffs and needed time. The costs hearing will now be heard Wednesday.Also on hand to show support for the villagers was Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Fontaine, who recently visited the South American country, said he was dismayed by what he found.“We saw with our own eyes the terrible conditions,” Fontaine said. “This is an important step in their attempt to seek justice.”last_img read more

Conagra and Twitter drop while Tilray Newmont Mining climb

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., down $3.68 to $69.61The drugstore chain reported lower sales than analysts expected.Tilray Inc., up $7.30 to $78.30The Canadian marijuana grower said it will develop marijuana-infused drinks in a partnership with Labatt Breweries.Conagra Brands Inc., down $4.81 to $24.28The maker of Chef Boyardee and other food brands reported disappointing sales in its latest quarter.Chevron Corp., down $2.85 to $104.98Oil prices continued to retreat, with benchmark U.S. crude falling 4.8 per cent.Newell Brands Inc., down 37 cents to $20.03Activist investor Carl Icahn bought more stock in the consumer products company.Newmont Mining Corp., up $2 to $34.09The price of gold rose Thursday as the dollar weakened and investors worried about economic growth.Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $4.05 to $6.39The drugmaker said regulators won’t grant a faster review of an experimental lung cancer drug.Twitter Inc., down $3.64 to $29.29Short-selling firm Citron Research slashed its price target and said Twitter will have to make big changes to curb abusive behaviour.The Associated Presslast_img read more

US Ambassador Major trade deal with UK may not be possible

first_imgLONDON — The U.S. ambassador to Britain has cast doubts on whether a major bilateral trade deal can be reached if Parliament approves the Brexit proposal from Prime Minister Theresa May.Robert “Woody” Johnson told BBC radio Monday that negotiating a “quick” and “massive” trade deal between the two longtime allies “doesn’t look like it would be possible” under the terms of May’s proposed deal with the European Union.Johnson used a live radio appearance to reiterate President Donald Trump’s concerns about the proposed agreement, which faces strong opposition in Britain’s Parliament.May has said she plans to bring the plan to a vote in mid-January.The U.S. ambassador said he finds a “defeatism” in the British attitude toward Brexit that overlooks the many positive developments leaving the EU could bring.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Liberals announce candidate for Prince GeorgePeace RiverNorthern Rockies riding

first_imgErickson will take on the incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative party, Ron Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of Canada, Catharine Kendall of the Green Party and Jacob Stokes of the Rhinoceros Party of Canada.The NDP have yet to nominate a candidate for the riding. Candidates have until September 30, 2019, to file their nomination papers with Election Canada.A local debated has been announced for October 10, 2019, at the Lido Theatre. All the candidates have been invited to attend.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Liberals have named Mavis Erickson their candidate in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.The Liberals made the announcement Wednesday that Erickson completed the Team Trudeau nominations process.Erickson runs a law practice in Prince George with a law degree from Harvard. She was also the elected chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council.last_img read more