Syracuse defeats California, 4-2, behind 2 late goals

first_img Comments Published on October 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm Contact Anthony: Facebook Twitter Google+center_img As a California shot deflected into the Syracuse goal, leveling the match at two, it appeared Syracuse was headed to its fourth straight overtime at J.S. Coyne Stadium.SU head coach Ange Bradley called timeout, she said, to settle down her team. She wanted to avoid overtime.“I think it refocused us,” Bradley said. “It reminded us of our key points. We had some cards that we had to reorganize and sort out.”After taking a two goal lead early in the second half, the Orange’s advantage vanished in four minutes. Cal tied the game, until Chiara Gutsche put the Orange ahead for good, saving No. 13 Syracuse (8-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) in a 4-2 win over California (3-8, 0-1 America East) Sunday.“We wanted to start with a fresh start in October and we’re 2-0,” senior Roos Weers said. “We lost control today but we need to stay focused and stay tuned in going forward.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust before halftime, Syracuse scored a textbook penalty corner goal. Peyton Kemp earned a corner with a little over a minute to go. The Orange turned to Carolin Hoffmann, its typical inserter. She inserted the ball to Kira Wimbert, who steadied it for Weers.Weers, as she’s done so often this season, scored with a flick into the corner of the goal. After Syracuse was outshot 5-2 in the first half, the scoreboard read 1-0 in favor of SU.Quickly out of the break, Gutsche doubled the lead with a backhand top-shelf finish. Moments earlier, she turned and looked for teammates, but there were none there. She wound up a backhand shot, and let loose a shot into the top corner. She threw both of her hands in the air and cheered.Syracuse’s first two-goal lead in five games didn’t last. A counter-attack gave the Golden Bears an odd-man rush, and Megan Rodgers fired a shot in the air. It was headed slowly towards the goal when California’s Melina Moore swatted the ball into the net.Two minutes later, Cal earned another penalty corner and forced a save from goalie Borg van der Velde. The chaotic chase for the rebound found the foot of an SU player, leading to another corner.That corner leveled the match. Syracuse was left stunned after the ball skirted through traffic, deflecting last off the stick of Megan Rodgers.California scored its first goal while Claire Webb served her yellow card penalty, and the Golden Bears finished their second goal moments after she re-entered. In those five minutes, while Webb was out, Syracuse played down a player, and it showed in the run of play.Syracuse received four green cards, a 2-minute penalty, and two yellow cards, a 5-minute penalty, on the afternoon, the most its received of either this season.Bradley shouted for SU to win a corner the next time it re-entered the circle, and it did. The Orange went to its favorite corner routine. Hoffmann inserted, Weers corralled the ball and shot.This time, California goalie Natalie Dalton was up to the challenge. She made the save, but the rebound spilled directly in front of goal. As the Orange practice every day, Gutsche slid the rebound past Dalton for her second goal. The game was tied for two minutes and 32 seconds.Syracuse added an insurance goal later in the half, an almost exact replica of the third goal. The Orange earned a corner. Hoffmann inserted, Weers attempted a shot on goal, and Dalton made the save.Yet again, California couldn’t clear. Sophomore Claire Cooke, after scoring her first collegiate goal on Friday, poked the ball past Dalton with her arm outstretched. She came to the bench one minute later to be subbed off. Bradley put her arm around the sophomore and smiled.Sunday, the Orange didn’t need extra time, a relief for their head coach.“It’s good for Ange’s blood pressure,” Weers said.Bradley added: “My doctor thanks them.”last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Emmanuel Sanders, Adam Thielen, Amari Cooper, more impact Week 11 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgWide receiver continues to be the NFL’s most injury-laden position in 2019, as the length of this pre-Week 11 injury update list shows. It’s certainly made our WR rankings a bit of a mess. This week, we’re keeping track of Emmanuel Sanders, Adam Thielen, Amari Cooper, Will Fuller V, T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess, Alshon Jeffery, Demaryius Thomas, and Robby Anderson. They’re all at varying degrees of health, and Funchess is eligible to return from Injured Reserve, further causing start ’em, sit ’em headaches. We have latest updates below.For news on banged-up QBs Matthew Stafford and Jacoby Brissett, click here; for updates on injured TEs George Kittle, Jack Doyle, and Gerald Everett, go here; for the latest on ailing RBs David Johnson, David Montgomery, Jordan Howard, and more, click here. Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates. WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 11 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWill Emmanuel Sanders play Week 11?UPDATE: Sanders missed practice on Thursday.After exiting Monday Night Football with a ribs injury, Sanders missed San Francisco’s Wednesday practice. Kyle Shanahan told reporters earlier in the week that Sanders will probably be a true game-time decision Sunday for a 4:05 p.m. ET meeting with the Cardinals.Sanders’ absence would boost Deebo Samuel into very playable fantasy territory. The rookie had eight catches for 112 yards on Monday night, benefitting from Sanders’ absence. If Sanders plays, he should be in fantasy lineups and Deebo would be no more than a FLEX play.MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSWhen will Adam Thielen play again?UPDATE: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday there’s a “chance” Thielen could play this week.Thielen (hamstring) didn’t participate in Wednesday’s or Thursday’s practice, instead doing resistence work with trainers off to the side. Minesota plays the Broncos in Week 11 before a Week 12 bye.At this point, it’d be odd to see Thielen return before the Vikings’ bye. Based on his recovery, he should be ready to go full throttle in Week 13.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPAmari Cooper injury newsUPDATE: Cooper practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday.Cooper (knee, ankle) was held out of Dallas’ practice Wednesday. It’s not the first time this season he’s missed practice, and he’s yet to miss a game. The Cowboys play at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Detroit.You never like to see the double injury on the injury report, but Cooper has dealt with these injuries at various points this season and been fine. Unless we see him miss practice Friday, there’s probably nothing to worry about for one of fantasy’s best WRs, especially in this favorable matchup.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Fuller V injury updateUPDATE: Fuller practiced again in a limited fashion again Thursday.Fuller was a limited participant in the Texans’ practice Wednesday. He hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in Week 7. Fuller’s return would shift Kenny Stills down the WR pecking order in Houston.As long as Fuller gets one full practice in before the end of the week, it should be safe to count on him for Sunday in a matchup with a beatable Ravens defense, which is why he was among our Week 11 sleepers. MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderT.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess injury statusHilton sat out Wednesday’s practice as he continues to deal with his calf injury. Funchess (collarbone), on the other hand, practiced for Indianapolis on Wednesday and is eligible to return from Injured Reserve and play this week. Funchess is not likely to suit up in Week 11, according to CBS4 Sports’ Mike Chappell. A Funchess return with Hilton still out would muddy the waters on the fantasy utility of Zach Pascal, who’s been the unquestioned No. 1 WR with Hilton on the shelf. Funchess probably would just play opposite Pascal but potentially funnel some targets away from him. Indy TE Jack Doyle is also a question mark for Sunday, but it looks like Jacoby Brissett will be back.Alshon Jeffery Week 11 statusJeffery didn’t practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury he sustained in the Eagles’ Week 9 game ahead of their bye. Doug Pederson referred to Jeffery as day-to-day, and Jeffery missed Thursday’s practice, too. The Eagles play at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday against the Patriots. We would’ve already advised avoiding Jeffery in this one, and this just adds to that. Philadelphia will probably have to force feed Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert to have any chance of moving the ball against New England, and Carson Wentz’s shaky stock for Week 11 is now worse. If Jeffery is out, Philadelphia will probably continue to feature Nelson Agholor in the slot with Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside on the outside in three-WR sets.Demaryius Thomas, Robby Anderson injury newsThomas and Anderson were both limited in the Jets’ practice Wednesday. New York travels to Washington to take on a subpar Redskins defense in Week 11.Thomas caught six balls for 84 yards against the Giants in Week 10, while Anderson was an afterthought. If the Jets can’t protect Sam Darnold, he doesn’t have time to look downfield for Anderson. The Jets should score points against Washington, and Thomas is probably the slightly preferred FLEX option in a good matchup.last_img read more