Syracuse substitutes frequently used to solve early season struggles

first_imgIn her first two seasons at Syracuse, Sydney Brackett was one of head coach Phil Wheddon’s most reliable players. As a freshman, Brackett started all 19 games. In her second year, she started 17 of 18. The sole game she didn’t start — a 1-0 loss against Wake Forest on Sept. 21, 2017 — was due to sickness.When Wheddon revealed the starting lineup for SU’s matchup against Northeastern on Sept. 2, Brackett’s name wasn’t listed. Before the game began, the junior approached the 11-year Syracuse head coach for an explanation.“(We talked about) what’s best for the team in a given game is what’s best for the team in a given game. So no hard feelings,” Brackett said. “The team is the superstar at the end of the day. I’m going to do whatever I can do to adjust things and be on the next roster that’s lining up, that’s what I’m going to do.”Against Northeastern, Brackett entered the game as a substitute, and, with eight minutes remaining, assisted Georgia Allen’s game-winning goal in a 1-0 win. Four days later, she was back in the starting lineup for a clash against No. 11 Penn State. Brackett is one of 12 players to appear off the bench for Syracuse (3-4). Wheddon rotated 19 pieces in and out of the lineup this season in an effort to find more production.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorSince the Orange’s season opener versus La Salle when Wheddon substituted in three different players, the SU head coach has used at least five reserves in the following six games. In Syracuse’s two biggest losses — 4-0 defeats to Penn State and Harvard — Wheddon used seven and eight substitutes, respectively, SU’s two highest totals of the year.The Orange implemented “non-negotiables,” redshirt freshman Laurel Ness said, that every player has to follow to stay on the field, including giving maximum effort and maintaining a winning, team-oriented attitude. When Syracuse players don’t follow the “non-negotiables,” they get pulled from the game.“Some of the most basic things are ones that don’t require technical skill that you can control no matter how bad your touch is or if you’re having an off day,” Ness said. “It’s something I really like that we’ve instilled. No matter what, you have to work your hardest on the field.”The Orange refer to substitutes as “game changers” to instill the expectation that they will have an impact when they enter the game. Brackett fulfilled the “game changer” role with a game-winning assist against Northeastern, and others have done the same.“Usually you’re thrown right into it, and you have to be turned on immediately. One minute of not being up to speed can cause a goal,” sophomore Kate Hostage said. “It’s your job when you go in to raise the level of play.”A substitute appearance is also a chance for a player who has fallen out of the starting lineup to earn their way back in, Hostage said. In her only two appearances off the bench this season, Hostage scored the game-winning goal in wins over Connecticut and St. John’s. She was in the starting lineup in each of the team’s other five games.While Wheddon’s constant rotations haven’t resulted in an abundance of goals or clean sheets, they have directly played a part in all three of SU’s wins this year. SU’s players are aware that if they do not perform, their opportunities to play will dwindle. If they make an impact, like Brackett and Hostage have done, they may find themselves in the next game’s starting lineup.“You have to work a little harder because you did come off the bench,” Ness said. “For the coaches, you weren’t their first option so you have to prove yourself to stay on the field.” Published on September 11, 2018 at 11:27 pm Contact David: Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mallorca 1-Alavés 0 Cucho deactivates the VAR

first_imgGoals1-0, 62 ‘: Cucho Hernández Already in the second half, the Alavés began warning, but Take Kubo’s appearance electrified the duel and improved Mallorca. But if against something the vermilion team cannot fight it is with the VAR. In 54 ’ Dani Rodríguez scored a great goal because at the start of the action Cucho controlled the ball with his hand. This new blow seemed difficult to digest, but Mallorca continued rowing, pushed by necessity, and, in 63 ’, Cucho made the 1-0. The Alavés did not rise and the vermilion triumph, of gold. EI Mallorca resisted, persisted, believed and won. The vermilion set was better than the Alavés and did not fall apart when the VAR canceled Dani Rodrígue a great goalz. Those of Vicente Moreno did an exercise of overcoming and Cucho signed the goal that takes them off the descent. Pacheco was not enough and Alavés looks down at the table.Occupying downhill positions is something that grips and places weight on the players’ boots and it was found in a Mallorca that started idling. The Alavés, better placed, pushed the opponent and although he did not test Manolo Reina, he gave off better sensations. With the passing of the minutes, the fear disappeared, Pozo and Lumor were shown by the bands and those of Vicente Moreno began to deserve something more. In the 25 ’, Budimir had a great opportunity, after a strategic action in a corner, but Pacheco was excellent. It was the start of the Alavés goalkeeper’s recital, which was placed under the spotlight and still shone more four minutes later. Magallán committed a penalty because the ball touched him on the left arm after a header from Budimir. The referee did not hesitate and the VAR ratified it. It was Salva Sevilla who took the responsibility and Pacheco who took the prize. He guessed the intention of the half vermilion and stopped the maximum penalty. That mistake did not hold the vermilion, but it stirred them even more. Vicente Moreno got tired of shouting “calm” because he saw that the actions of his team were full of precipitation and this caused the success to be minimal. ChangesLeonardo Kourtis (27 ‘, Lumor), Takefusa Kubo (51 ‘, Aleix Febas), Edgar Mendez (56 ‘, Oliver Burke), Manu García (67 ‘, Lisandro Magallán), Martín Aguirregabiria (76 ‘, Aleix Vidal), Aleksander Sedlar (83 ‘, Alejandro Pozo) “We had to win for many reasons. We came from negative results (three straight losses) that make you dent, make you doubt. We have won the prize for a great job of the players, and I’m very happy for them and the fans,” he said The Valencian coach.Mallorca ended a streak of three straight games without winning, although according to Moreno “football is not being all fair” that he should with his team. “It has cost us a lot (add the three points at stake), but based on insisting we put the game where we wanted, I repeat, before a great rival in both physical and tactical,” he said.For Moreno, the entry of Japanese Takefusa Kubo in the second half was not decisive in the victory against Alavés, despite his notable contribution to the goal of the Colombian ‘Cucho’ Hernández. “Not especially,” the coach responded to the question of whether the player assigned by Real Madrid had stirred the Balearic attack.“The key (of the victory) was not there. Already in the first half a favorable result would not have been strange, regardless of the penalty (missed by Salva Sevilla). Take contributed his work, as Aleix Febas (Alexsandar) Sedlar and ( Leonardo) Koutris, who has made his debut for Lumor’s injury today. For me it is important to have a feeling for the team when you make a change and everyone has contributed, “he said.Asier Garitano: “We missed creating occasions”The coach of Deportivo Alavés, Asier Garitano, said after the defeat against Mallorca that his team “lacked to create chances”, in a game in which “we started very well in the first minutes of each period of time and we faced very excited, “he stressed.“We have competed and the players have given everything. We knew that it would be difficult because of the situation of Mallorca (in the classification), and that they were going to squeeze us a lot. We started well, we had that clear chance of Lucas in one on one, but we lacked that: get ahead because in this type of games they decide the teams that mark first, “Garitano explained.The Gipuzkoan coach insisted that his team “played many minutes in the rival field”, but also admitted that with the passing of the minutes, “Mallorca was tightening more and more and the game was changing in his favor.” “We wanted to generate concern in the field of an opponent who came from several defeats, but the truth is that it cost us more than in other games,” said Asier Garitano. CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: César Soto GradoLisandro Magallán (39 ‘, Yellow) The guard (70 ‘, Yellow Vicente Moreno: “Today is expensive”The coach of Mallorca, Vicente Moreno, has admitted that he felt “very happy” for the victory against Deportivo Alavés, “especially for my players, whose work and effort against a great rival must be valued a lot,” he said. “Today has been expensive in a very difficult week,” said Moreno, referring to the fall of his team to the relegation zone after the defeat against Espanyol and the dismissal of the CEO of the club Maheta Molango.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more