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

first_img Comments Published on October 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu 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

MMA superstar McGregor unveils new branding for Parimatch

first_img StumbleUpon Share Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Related Articles Parimatch has unveiled mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Conor McGregor as its new brand ambassador.The Irish fighter will collaborate on promotional content and consumer activations after signing a two-year endorsement deal with Parimatch across the CIS region and Cyprus.The signing builds on Parimatch’s strong brand presence in MMA after the operator became the UFC’s official betting and wagering partner for EMEA in July 2018.“Much like Parimatch, Conor McGregor dares to be different,” said Sergey Portnov, Chief Executive of Parimatch Holding. “He is a bold global icon that transcends sport. Conor will lift our brand to new heights. He is the ultimate ambassador for Parimatch.”McGregor added: “Parimatch has a fighter’s spirit built into its culture. As soon as I met them, I could identify and relate to their values. I had no doubt that it was a brand that I wanted to bet my name on.”McGregor will also be the face of new-look company, following a rebranding process carried out in collaboration with creative partners Digital Choo and BANDA.The rebranding was implemented across the whole business at 8:00 CET today (6 February) and will be promoted by an integrated multi-channel campaign.Iryna Kurochkina, CEO of Digital Choo, said: “The best words to describe the refreshed Parimatch style are ‘dynamic’, ‘boldness’ and ‘motion’. We wanted to create a sport and lifestyle brand, not a brand that is just loosely connected with sport.”Tamara Babits, Chief Marketing Officer of Parimatch, concluded: “We have re-evaluated how we see our customers, who they are and what our brand is for them, beyond just a betting platform. We now have a daring brand that both better embodies and supports their lifestyles.” Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Submit Share Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020last_img read more