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

Will Electric Scooters Pump Up The Sport of Golf

first_imgNow, one might think that golf and motorcycles don’t have a lot of crossover, but Evel Knievel himself made a living in his later years by hustling guys on the course for money. Modern motorcycle daredevil Robbie Madison also seems to like the game, or at the very least literally “liked” some of Phat Golf’s pictures on Instagram (but seriously, he enjoys playing and says the pressure of it freaks him out and gives him the chills). A little research turned the “Milwaukee Golf Caddy” up a rack that installs in place of a saddlebag on your Harley that came out in 2010, sells for $500, and is still being sold 8 years later, so there must be more golfers who ride out there than you’d think.Way back in the 1950 this idea was tried by Bobcat, yes the Bobcat that makes those little earth movers, with something called the Bobcat Compact Golf Car. Just like the electric Finn, the bag slipped in between the handlebars, and you straddled it. Unlike the Finn it may have been street legal, but really what wasn’t back then? Under the sporty body work was a pull start 3 horsepower Kohler motor to carry you and your bag over the course and home again. Years after that failed, there was a Honda mini sidecar specifically made for carrying your golf bag while you rode a Monkey bike around the course.The Finn Scooter is coming from Sun Mountain, a company that produces bags, and the kind of golf carts that you roll behind you. They are a company that is deeply connected to the golf industry and you would think devoted research before introducing this new two wheeled golf cart. It maxes out at 15 mph and can play 3 full rounds of golf between charges, though we aren’t sure what that means in miles. The Finn copies the Bobcat, with the bag sliding down the frame between the handlebars and seat. It goes on sale this spring, or you may see it at your local course, rentable with a phone app just like a Bird or Lime.The Phat Golf is already available, being just a spin off of the line of Phat electric scooters that have been on sale for a while. In most states you can ride them anywhere you’d ride an electric scooter or bicycle, and (despite what some websites say) they have a top speed of 20 mph. On sale now, the Phat Golf is about $2,000 and can go 30-50 miles on a charge. If you don’t play golf you can save a few hundred dollars and ditch the rack on the back.We don’t plan on covering every electric bicycle and scooter that comes down the pike, but back in 1959 all the big bike companies ignored a little upstart called Honda when they introduced their 50cc bike via hardware stores. Lime and Bird electric scooters, electric assisted bicycles, and things like these golf scooters could be the gateway drug that introduces Millennials and Generation Z to the two wheeled lifestyle. Next thing you know they could be jonesing for a Zero or a Livewire. Anyone else see the similarities between the Phat and that Harley electric minibike prototype?Sources: Golf.com, Phat Scooters, Finn Scooters. Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcyle: 110-Mile Range For $29,799 5 Favorite Electric Motorcycle Designs Of 2018 Will they turn more golfers into riders?We don’t cover what goes on at the annual PGA show in Orlando, FL, but this past week two companies showed electric golf motor scooters. Despite what the Motorcycle Industry Council recently reported, everyone agrees the the average motorcycle rider is approaching retirement from riding. Could these new scooters be a subversive way to win over some new motorcycle riders? The Finn Scooter does not list a top speed, but the Phat Golf tops out at 20 mph when switched from turf to street mode, and that surely is more exciting that hitting a little ball.More E-Bikes Source: Electric Vehicle News Lightning Teases New Long Range, Low Price Electric Motorcycle Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 30, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more