September 16

Syracuse falls 3 spots to No. 7 in latest rankings

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse women’s lacrosse dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 in the latest Inside Lacrosse rankings poll, released on Feb. 17. The Orange (3-1) beat Albany and Binghamton in back-to-back games this past weekend after losing 17-16 to then-No. 10 Stony Brook last Monday. Though the halftime scoreline was 7-7, Syracuse collapsed in the second half, allowing the Seawolves to go on a 7-0 scoring run. The Orange nearly mounted a comeback, pulling the game within one score, but ultimately came up short when they lost the final draw with 1:08 left to play. Stony Brook moved up five spots in the latest ranking, overtaking Syracuse. Against Binghamton and Albany, the Orange defense conceded five goals total, and the offense scored 35 in the two-game span.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, Syracuse faces No. 6 Northwestern, who eliminated SU in the 2019 NCAA Tournament quarterfinal. The Wildcats fell three spots in the latest poll after a 15-17 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame, but the Wildcat offense has scored 97 goals over its first four games, the most in the nation.  Comments Published on February 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16last_img read more

August 28

Wellington demands Satellites success

first_imgGhana yesterday began their final leg of preparations in Naivasaha, Kenya ahead of their 2011 Africa Youth Championship trophy defence in South Africa.The Black Satellites who are both defending African and World Champions are keen to match the title winning feat chalked by the 2009 squad.Coach of the team, Orlando Wellington has declared it time for his Black Satellites to recognize their status as African Champions and aim for success again.Pitted in Group B, Ghana take on rivals Nigeria, Cameroon and the Gambia in the competition for U-20 players.Wellington, who was assistant coach for the Championship winning side two years ago says Ghana’s status as champions should be an inspiration to his new generation of Black Satellites players.“The past success (2009 title winning feat) would have no bearing on this campaign but it would certainly be a source of inspiration for us,” Wellington told www.ghanafa.org. “Winning the title in Rwanda was an important time for us. We put in lots of work and we would certainly approach the Championship with the same seriousness and aim to improve.“The personnel, thus players are different but we have a wonderful group. We all share similar ambitions, winning the title.”Being defending champions means, Ghana faces a tough task of living up to their billing with Wellington explaining that it could also play to their advantage.“It (champions tag) gives us an edge over our opponents. It only seeks to remind us of the huge expectations out there.“Opponents would give us respect and we would do same for them. But the major task of winning depends largely on us. “We need to take each game as it comes. Be confident, adopt a good tactical approach and play till the last minute to see us through,” the Black Satellites coach said.“Being champions does not mean an automatic place in the finals again. We need to earn it by working hard.”Ghana lifted the title at the Championship for U-20 players two years ago in Rwanda for the third time in the history of the competition and would be represented at the up-coming tournament in South Africa from 17 April to 2 May.Four teams in each group will meet in a round-robin format, with group winners and runners-up qualifying for the FIFA-organized U-20 World Cup in Colombia beginning in July.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more