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: 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

4,000 Cyclists took part in the largest recreational Cycling Event in BiH

first_imgActivities marking European Mobility Week in Bosnia and Herzegovina started with an EU team participating in this year’s Sarajevo Half-Marathon and the organisation of the Tuzla Cycling Promenade. Sarajevo Half-Marathon brought together some 3,000 participants from 45 countries. The Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Khaldoun Sinno, together with representatives of EU embassies in BiH and recreational runners formed the EU team, which raised awareness of sustainable urban mobility. By promoting sustainable ways of transport, the European Union is sharing a common goal and a common identity with other towns and cities throughout the world.While Sarajevo celebrated running, 4,000 cyclists took part in the largest recreational cycling event in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the 7th Tuzla Cycling Promenade. “Today’s event helps us to contribute to draw attention to highly important issues such as environment protection and negative health consequences due to overuse of cars, which contributes to increased air pollution and traffic accidents. Let’s bear in mind that these problems could be reduced by switching to other transport modes,” said Gianluca Vannini, Acting Head of Operation Sections for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross Border Cooperation of the EU Delegation to BiH who presented awards to the luckiest participants of the cycling promenade.European Mobility Week takes place every year from 16 to 22 September, with more than 2,000 cities and over 40 countries participating. Since its launch in 2002, the campaign has steadily grown and in 2017 the campaign broke its own record with 2,526 town and cities from 50 countries taking part in the activities. The aim of EMW is to encourage European cities to introduce and promote sustainable transport means and to invite people to try out alternatives to car use.This year, the theme of European Mobility Week is Multimodality – promoting the use of different modes of transport within one or several journeys, with the slogan, Mix and move! This year’s European Mobility Week encourages the use of different modes of urban transport. Accepting the concept of multimodality enables a different perspective on urban transportation and the readiness to use new forms of mobility, which creates a positive effect on the environment.During European Mobility Week, the EU Info Centre will also support the organisation of the Banja Luka cycling tour, in cooperation with European Mobility Week National coordinator for BiH, in order to mark the end of European Mobility Week and Car Free Day on 22 September.The news portal “Sarajevo Times” was launched in November 2012, and is the product of determined and ambitious young people.”Sarajevo Times” is currently the only Bosnian portal that reports positive news from Bosnia and Herzegovina in English,  at the same time respecting European standards of professional and objective journalism. Our goal is to promote positive values, people, activities and events from BiH, in order to contribute to a better image of our country.Support ST on Patreon > read more

Women’s Soccer Faces Evansville in MVC Championship Semifinal

first_img Live Stats Senior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) scored in the 82nd minute against Missouri State for her second game winner in just over one week. Brand netted the winner in the 75th minute in victory over UNI on Oct. 17. The Bulldogs enter the tournament with a 3-0-1 record since their loss at Loyola. Story Links ESPN+ The Bulldogs are vying to win their second MVC Championship title. Drake, which has made three appearances in the Valley’s title game, is trying to make their first title game appearance since winning in 2006. Drake also played in the title game in 2004 and 2005. Drake (8-8-1) earned the two seed with its 1-0 victory over Missouri State last Thursday in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs finished MVC play with a 5-1-1 record behind tournament host, Loyola, who handed Drake its only league loss to win its first-ever regular season MVC Women’s Soccer title with a 6-1-0 record in MVC play. The Ramblers will play No. 4 Illinois State at 6 p.m. in Friday’s other semifinal match. Friday’s winners will play each other Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN+ with the winner claiming the MVC’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Evansville upset No. 3 UNI, 3-2, on penalty kicks Sunday in Cedar Falls, Iowa to earn a spot in Chicago. Freshman Amanda DaSilva converted her penalty kick to put the Purple Aces up 3-2 and then goalkeeper Michaela Till saved the Panthers’ PK and send Evansville to its second MVC semifinal in the past three seasons. Drake and Evansville battled to a scoreless draw in the regular season meeting between the teams on Oct. 13 at Tiger Field in West Des Moines. It is the first-ever draw in the longtime series between the teams that Drake holds a slight advantage in at 11-10. CHICAGO – The Drake University women’s soccer team is in the semifinals of the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Friday, Nov. 2 at Loyola Soccer Park. Drake, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, will face sixth-seed Evansville at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN+. Loyola edged Drake, 1-0, on a late goal on Oct. 6 at Loyola Soccer Park. Drake defeated Illinois State, 2-0, Sept. 29 at Tiger Field. Sophomore Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) and freshman Alison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) scored second-half goals in the victory over the Redbirds.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more