Syracuse volleyball falters at end of sets in loss to Colgate

first_img Related Stories Syracuse volleyball falls to Colgate for 2nd straight loss Published on August 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edu Colgate fans erupted as the ball rushed passed a stagnant Syracuse team. It appeared as if the Raiders had a 3-1 win with a serve that landed inside the line.The ball was ruled out of bounds even though it appeared to land in bounds and Syracuse gained yet another chance to comeback in a game that had quickly slipped out of its control.Colgate won two plays later.Twice the Orange had chances to tie sets at 24 points apiece. But each time, Syracuse squandered the opportunity and lost the set. Even when it tied the game at 22 points, it fell that set too. SU (0-2) overcame early-set struggles three times, but could never get an edge late in those sets and ultimately lost to Colgate (1-1), 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.“That’s what changed the momentum …,” Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin said. “(More experienced teams) can respond much faster back. We are responding to (changes in momentum) a little bit late. It put us deep in a hole.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse came out hot with a flurry of blocks from Mackenzie Weaver, Jalissa Trotter and Santita Ebangwese. That and crisp passing from Belle Sand put the team on a 7-0 run early in the game to make it 8-1.The Orange won the set 25-18.Everything that went well in the first set flipped in the second. The crisp passing, timed blocks and well-placed spikes turned into double touches, long kills and miscommunications at the net.“Stunned them right there,” a Colgate fan yelled from the bleachers as Syracuse’s momentum began to wane following a drop shot that caught the Orange off guard.Despite the struggles, SU clawed within a point of tying Colgate at 24, but couldn’t complete the comeback and lost the second set 25-22.The Orange switched its defensive strategy by focusing on protecting the back of the court. Middle blocker Leah Levert was subbed in for Ebangwese at the net to change the momentum of the game.With Levert in, SU came within a point of tying Colgate at 24, but couldn’t complete the comeback and lost the third set 25-23 on a block by the Raiders.“We have to stay mentally in and we have to remain confident, but calm,” Levert said. “We have to be aggressive, but smart.”As the late-set struggles continued for the Orange, Yelin constantly looked up at the scoreboard after lost points and slumped in his chair.Syracuse’s struggles came to a tipping point in the final set after the Orange again fought through momentum changes and defensive switches.With Syracuse leading 15-14, the team lost the lead for good as it continued to fall apart at the net. SU was unable to use its greatest strength of the short season, blocking, and continued to hit shots too long, too wide and into the net.Colgate stunned Syracuse again with another drop shot to win 25-22 just as it had in the second.“We (are) painfully learning …” Yelin said. “We lose and are ready to play (the next game).” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GFA request to speed up court hearing is bogus: Egbert Faibille

first_imgLawyer for Kumasi based King Faisal Egbert Faibille has chided the Ghana football Association for petitioning the Chief Justice to have a judge mandated exclusively on the ongoing legal tussle which has stalled the start of the Ghana premier league .The court case has been adjourned severally and the Ghana FA in an attempt to ensure further delay, moved to request, special attention for the case from the chief justice. But lawyer Egbert Fabille told JOY Sports in an interview he’s   unimpressed with the FA’s gesture.”I obtained copies of the letter that the Ghana FA sent to the Chief Justice and I felt it was very strange. This is the Ghana FA that has applied to the court to dismiss the cases in question. And at this instance the court has fixed dates for the hearing, so Why then will the Ghana FA, notwithstanding its triggering of the legal judicial process of the applications to dismiss the our case file to the chief Justice administratively to expedite hearing “he hinted   King Faisal, who were relegated last season, are in court to contest rulings by the Disciplinary and Appeals Committees of the Ghana Football Association which dismissed their protest to have points deducted from Aduana Stars.Faisal alleged Aduana failed to pay a fine of GHC 5,000 imposed on them by the D.C within the 14 stipulated days before playing Berekum Chelsea and Heart of Lions. The petitioner sought to have Aduana forfeit two matches in accordance with the provisions of General Regulations of the GFA, but it was twice thrown out The 2014/2015last_img read more

WatchPrivate capital sitting on as much as 2 trillion set to drive

first_img 0 Comments Twitter Roman Dubczak, managing director and head of global investment banking at CIBC Capital Markets, on why he expects private capital clients to raises billions of dollars more in new funds in Canada. Read our entire Dealmakers 2019 series Comment Facebook Yadullah Hussain Reddit Join the conversation → More Share this storyPrivate capital, sitting on as much as $2 trillion, set to drive M&A activity Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn January 29, 201910:20 AM EST Filed under News FP Street Private capital, sitting on as much as $2 trillion, set to drive M&A activity Roman Dubczak from CIBC Capital Markets explains why he expects private capital clients to raises billions more in new funds in Canada Emaillast_img read more