Sex war – France’s new revolution

first_imgNZHerald 16 November 2013Sex, politics and morality: Put the three together, and you are sure to end up with a steaming tub of trouble.This is what is happening in France, where plans to curb the sex industry by criminalising the clients of prostitutes have caused an almighty row.Feminists and Socialist ministers are punching it out with libertines, sex workers fear the change will make their lives more dangerous and some experts wonder whether the law will be workable.A bill due to come before Parliament at the end of this month will make those paying for sex liable to a fine of 1500 ($2440) and double that if they are caught again.Courts will also have the power to order those convicted to attend a “prostitution awareness programme”, similar to programmes on alcohol abuse for drunk drivers.The bill includes financial help of several hundred euros to help wean prostitutes off sex work. read more

Bulldogs/Trojans Basketball Doubleheader Format

first_imgThe format for basketball on Saturday, December 15, vs. East Central. Game 2 times are tentative. We will tip-off when both team have made the transition between gyms. This will most likely be dictated by the conclusion of the first varsity game.Game 1 – BHS Main Gym. 6 p.m. – Varsity Boys.Game 1 – Batesville Primary School. 6 p.m. – Junior Varsity Girls.Game 2 – BHS Main Gym. 7:45 p.m. – Varsity Girls.Game 2 – Batesville Primary School. 7:45 p.m. – Junior Varsity Boys.Courtesy of Bulldogs AD Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Lagos City Marathon: 10km Winners Set To Receive Car Prizes

first_img The General Manager for the race, Yusuf Alli while expressing satisfaction with the 2020 edition held in February has revealed that options for the 2021 edition are already being studied. “With the car presentation now set to be done, that means we are done and dusted with 2020 and now looking forward to 2021,” he said. He continued: “We are already considering various options which include a reduced number of participants to allow for social distancing if required  and many other things I don’t want to divulge for now” For Monday’s car presentation, Alli assured that all protocols, as prescribed by the NCDC, will be strictly followed. He said: “This year’s presentation will be devoid of the usual fanfare with very few journalists in attendance along with the winners as well as representatives of the organizers and sponsors” read also:Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 Lagos Marathon The 2021 edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is billed to take place on Saturday, February 13. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In their usual tradition of keeping true to promises, the organisers of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will on Monday present two Kia Saloon cars to winners of the 10km races in the 2020 edition. Oyebode Dada Sunday and Vera Yohanna Dovou emerged tops in the 10km men and women’s races respectively and they would effectively become car owners on Monday. The 10km fun race is one of the innovative ways organisers have been encouraging more participation in the Lagos Marathon. In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas,  Head of Media and Communications for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, he explained that while cash prizes have since been paid to winners, there is a slight delay in the presentation of the cars due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted many activities around the world. He said: “We are grateful that we now have a window to finally, do what we projected to do long ago but had to put on hold due to the peculiar situation we found ourselves” “The winners have all been contacted and they would be officially presented with their prizes on Monday.” Now in its fifth edition, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is proudly ranked high among road races across the world with a Silver Label. Loading…last_img read more

Hughton: No problem with McNally

first_img McNally was pictured in tears at the final whistle of Sunday’s nervy victory, the stress of a relegation battle exacerbated by the death of a close family member understood to be his father. McNally last week admitted Norwich would be “delinquent” not to be casting around for alternative managerial candidates, sparking rumours Neil Lennon has been lined up to replace Hughton should Norwich continue to struggle. Chris Hughton insisted there is no strain in his relationship with chief executive David McNally after Norwich’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham at Carrow Road. “Part and parcel of the game is you have to get on with the job, and ultimately you’ll always be judged on results, and that’s very much what we’re doing here.” Midfielder Snodgrass fired only Norwich’s 12th home league goal of the season, and that proved enough to secure a second win in 12 Premier League games. Tottenham produced a strong second-half fight back, but were left to lament replacement Roberto Soldado wasting two clear scoring chances. “This season, this would be our best performance I think,” said Hughton. “We were very good at Stoke away, we were very good at Chelsea, and Man United for 45 minutes was arguably our best. “We all accept we’re getting into the part of the season when the pressure’s on. “We’ve certainly been very good for the last three games. “That’s a wonderful standard to see. “We just need to alleviate a little bit of this pressure on ourselves, by perhaps getting the goals that can do that. “What gives me confidence is we have a really good group of players who work hard, and the training ground is a good place to be. “They feel it and they are as frustrated as anybody. “It’s a good place to be, certainly when you’re getting good results. “This performance underlines that they care, and they are desperate to make sure they are Premier League players next season. “First and foremost they will work hard each day, that’s their responsibility, they want to do well and they want to stay in the team. “That has to be their drive.” Liverpool’s 4-3 Anfield victory over Swansea leaves Tottenham six points behind the Reds in fifth place. Manager Tim Sherwood admitted Spurs now face a battle to overhaul their Merseyside rivals for a fourth-place finish to secure Champions League football next season. Admitting the gap between Spurs and Liverpool is now considerable, Sherwood said: “It looks big, it’s a real blow to us but we’ve got to bounce back. “We’ve got the second leg of the Europa League match and then we’ve got Cardiff at home. “We need characters in the dressing room to be able to do that. “We can’t use Thursday’s game at Dnipro as an excuse, especially as we were stronger in the second-half. “We created a few chances after going behind, but we just couldn’t take them. “It’s the first major setback I’ve had as manager, and now the players must respond.” Press Association Robert Snodgrass’ second-half goal saw off Spurs and edged Norwich four points clear of the relegation zone. Hughton admitted he hopes Norwich’s “best performance of the season” could help save his job and keep the Canaries in the Premier League. “I have been told (about McNally’s tears), but I can also tell you that he had a bereavement in his family, I think yesterday and I think that’s had a fair bit to do with it,” said Hughton. “I speak to the chief executive on a very regular basis, we speak about lots of things. “One thing I can guarantee is that everyone is pulling in the right direction here. “As manager of this football club you have to go with the ups and downs, the disappointments and the highs, and you have to get on with your job. “You have to do what you have to, and that’s get the best results you can. “I think perhaps what I accepted was that it was a very long interview, and of course there were an awful lot of positives that were said in that interview that were ultimately not picked out. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ qualifying round loss to the Montreal Canadiens has cost assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi their jobs. The club opted not to renew the contracts for all three coaches after the fifth-seeded Penguins fell to the 12th-seeded Canadiens in four games. Head coach Mike Sullivan’s job is safe, but he will have to move forward with a new coaching staff after Pittsburgh lost in its opening-round postseason series for the second year. — The Buffalo Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension. A person with direct knowledge told the Associated Press the contract is a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 season. McDermott is fifth on the Bills’ all-time coaching wins list with 25. He is the first Bills coach to receive a contract extension since Dick Jauron in 2008 — though Jauron was fired the following year. Prior to McDermott’s arrival, the Bills had the longest playoff drought in the NFL and just two winning seasons since 1999.— A report by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms news reports that U.S. ambassador and Jets owner Woody Johnson has been accused of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks to embassy staff. The State Department Office of the Inspector General in a report Wednesday called for further internal investigation of the allegations. Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, has called the allegations false. The report says State Department officials contend that no further investigation is necessary because Johnson understands the responsibilities of his diplomatic job. Johnson is a friend and campaign contributor to President Donald Trump. He has served as ambassador since 2017.— President Donald Trump says he thinks New England coach Bill Belichick would make a solid military leader. In a call with radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Trump said if he ever were at war, he’d call Belichick to ask for his thoughts and ideas. The president said Belichick would “be as good as any general out there.” Belichick won two Super Bowls with the Giants and six more with the Patriots. NHL-NEWSPenguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-SCHEDULEBergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1UNDATED (AP) — Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhehr-ahn) scored the winner early in double overtime as the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in Game 1 of their first-round series. -The Big East has joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall. The conference announced that men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t be contested. Georgetown is the defending national champions in men’s soccer. Teams will still be allowed to practice and have team activities that are consistent with individual campus policies. Men’s and women’s basketball are not affected at this time and will be evaluated at a later point.— The Big South Conference has decided to delay its fall sports seasons with hopes of playing in the spring. But it will allow football-playing members to schedule up to four nonconference games in the fall at their own discretion. Commissioner Kyle Kallander says the decision was made to protect student-athletes during the coronavirus pandemic. He says the league hopes to play conference football, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball in conjunction with its spring sports and still crown champions in all 19 of its sports.— The Division II Gulf South Conference is postponing competition in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball until at least Jan. 1. The league noted that the NCAA has identified those as high-risk contact sports that are subject to significant testing requirements for all student-athletes and personnel. The Birmingham, Alabama-based conference’s Board of Directors cited health and safety of athletes and others on campus, mandatory participation protocols from the NCAA Board of Governors and the cancellation of Division II fall championships. The league said it would evaluation options for spring seasons in football, soccer and volleyball.— The Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference has decided the delay the start of conference play in basketball until Jan. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference’s Board of Athletic Administrators also agreed to reduce the number of NJAC games played by each team from 18 to 9 for both men and women. The conference members are Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City University, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden, Stockton University, The College of New Jersey and William Paterson.— President Donald Trump says he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season. Lawrence has helped spearhead the #WeWantToPlay movement. That’s a coalition of players calling on colleges not to cancel the upcoming season because of coronavirus concerns and give student-athletes greater say on safety issues. Trump says he’s hopeful that both college and high school football will be played in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed their football seasons. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig 12 moves ahead with fall sports UNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Big 12 board of directors approved a plan to begin fall sports after Sept. 1 after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. The Big 12 football schedule allows each team to play one non-conference game before league play begins Sept. 26. The schools will all play each other to give them 10 total games, with the Big 12 title game scheduled for Dec. 12.In other college sports news: UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Football Team will at least begin the NFL season playing without fans in its stadium.The team formerly known as the Redskins says it plans to play home games at an empty FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, “out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Owner Dan Snyder said the decision followed discussions with federal, state and local officials. The decision can be reevaluated if conditions improve throughout the course of the season.In other NFL news:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson has returned to the team after missing less than two weeks because of the coronavirus. Pederson said he stayed engaged with the team virtually and watched practices on video while quarantining at home. The 52-year-old Pederson enters his fifth season as Philadelphia’s head coach. He has led the Eagles to three straight playoff appearances and the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory following the 2017 season. MLB-SCHEDULEAnderson, Robert lead White Sox past Tigers 7-5UNDATED (AP) — Tim Anderson had four hits and finished a double shy of the cycle, and Luis Robert hit a bases-clearing double to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Anderson and Eloy Jimenez led off the game with consecutive home runs, and Anderson had a triple, too, by the end of the third inning. He added two singles before striking out on three pitches in his final plate appearance in the eighth. Jonathan Schoop and Willi Castro homered for the Tigers, who scored four unearned runs in the fourth before Matthew Boyd gave the lead right back. Update on the latest sportscenter_img — NBA players could have some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble with them by the end of the month. And that raises the possibility of having a real, albeit small, cheering section for some playoff games. The opportunity to bring guests will only be for teams advancing to the second round of the playoffs, and the earliest any guest could satisfy quarantine rules and be reunited with a player is Aug. 31. In most cases, players would be limited to four guests. — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has agreed to a one-year contract extension. McMillan says the deal would add one year to his current agreement, which was set to expire after next season. McMillan has led the Pacers to the playoffs in all four of his seasons since taking the job in 2016. He went into Wednesday’s game with a record of 181-136. He needs one more win to break a tie with Rick Carlisle for third in career victories with Indiana.— The Boston Celtics have signed coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension. His had a six-year deal when they hired him in 2013. They gave him an initial extension in 2016 that would have expired following next season. The 43-year-old Stevens has a 318-245 record in seven seasons in Boston. Boston already has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs, their sixth straight trip to the postseason under Stevens.MASTERS-NO FANSNo roars at Augusta as Masters to be played without fans August 12, 2020 Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek stopped 36 of the 40 shots he faced. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves for Boston. The game was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start after Tuesday night’s Blue Jackets-Lightning series opener in the same Toronto arena went to five overtimes.NHL-NEWSPenguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exitPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ qualifying round loss to the Montreal Canadiens cost assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi their jobs. The club opted not to renew the contracts for all three coaches after the fifth-seeded Penguins fell to the 12th-seeded Canadiens in four games. Head coach Mike Sullivan’s job is safe, but he will have to move forward with a new staff after Pittsburgh lost in its opening-round postseason series for the second time in as many years. MLB-NEWSCloser Kela’s return gives beleaguered Pirates a boostPITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggling Pittsburgh Pirates will receive a much-needed boost when closer Keone Kela returns after testing positive for COVID-19. Kela is expected to be promoted to the active roster before the start of a four-game series with Cincinnati. Kela says he was always confident he would play in 2020 despite the positive tests. He kept in shape by traveling around different parts of the city with a bag of balls and a net. He says the trips helped him get to know Pittsburgh. Kela joins a team that currently has the worst record in the majors at 3-13. Elsewhere in the major: — The Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 has to wait until next year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated in the Inductees Exhibit. It features one artifact for each honoree and includes the Yankees batting helmet Jeter wore when he recorded his 3,000th career hit, Simmons’ 1982 AL championship ring won with the Milwaukee Brewers, a Rockies jersey worn by Walker in 1998 when he led the National League with a .363 batting average and a timeline of Miller’s career as executive director of the players’ union. NBA-NEWSAntetokounmpo suspended for Bucks’ finale over headbuttLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season,. He was handed a one-game penalty Wednesday for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner. It’s unknown if Antetokounmpo would have played in Thursday’s game against Memphis anyway, given that the Bucks have already secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA playoffs that start next week.In other NBA news:— The NBA still hasn’t had a confirmed coronavirus case among players inside the season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. The league released updated numbers showing that none of the 342 players who were tested daily since the league last released results on Aug. 5 has had a confirmed positive. There has not been a player positive yet since teams began entering the bubble more than a month ago. The league’s play-in series for the last Western Conference playoff spot starts Saturday. Plan for Kentucky Derby eliminates general admission ticketsLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs officials expect fewer than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rescheduled Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan.The plan eliminates general admission and standing room only areas, with total capacity limited to less than 14% of the 2015 attendance record of 170,513. The 146th runnings of the Derby and Oaks for fillies were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of coronavirus concerns.NFL-NEWSWashington to start the season without fans present AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators at Augusta National when the rescheduled tournament is played in November.That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans.Golf is coming off its first major without fans last week at the PGA Championship. The U.S. Open, moved from June to Sept. 17-20 because of the pandemic, previously announced it won’t have spectators at Winged Foot.The British Open announced in April it would be canceled this year.KENTUCKY DERBY-COVID PLANSlast_img read more

Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

first_imgOlurotimi Akeredolu Olumide Omolade, the coordinator of the event, said that the plan was to strategically position the event as a tool spike internal tourism and local economy in Akure annually.According to him, “We intend to keep raising the bar annually in terms of value delivery and we hope to keep getting more Motosport enthusiasts flock down to Akure for the event and eventually establish the state as a major hub for Motorsport in the country.“The potential is very huge for all parties and we hope to be able to help the state harness them; especially as the character of the sports fits perfectly to the potential our youth possess; speed, energy and fun. That is why they could relate with it”He added that one of the future projections was to have the event fully run with hundred percent local content and to raise a number of local racers participating in the event. Governor Akeredolu was also involved in an exhibition race with Chief Michael Adeojo; one of the Nigeria’s biggest car dealers.In the super car category Argo Raak emerged a new champion dethroning Antonio Sandouk who is racing with one of the signature cars of the event named ‘Tiger’; he placed third behind Clement Falayi. In the 1.8 engine category that debuted this year Robson Omasheye cross the finish line ahead of Fatimeh Taiwoand Peter Makris.In the off road race that flagged off the two-day event, MuyiwaAkintola retained his crown as the winner, returning a smashing 12.01minutes on a 13.5km, while Peter Makris picked the runner up spot arriving in a time of 13.15 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Mostorsports community for staging the second edition of OndoRally in Akure and says the government was impressed at the amount of resources and passion the event brought to the state.“It is pleasing to the see what young and independent minded indigenes of the state are doing; to support the tourism and sports initiative of the state with this event. We are proud of it and look forward to it getting bigger and also becoming a platform for deeper engagement with the youths” he saidThe event run by Work and Play debuted last year alongside a golf event with an off road event at Ilara-Mokin, outskirt of the state capital. The 2018 edition which held on Friday November 16 and Saturday 18 was an expanded version of the inaugural edition.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to roll by Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2014 at 11:53 pm Trevor Hass: Syracuse 73, Boston College 61Not so regal EaglesEverything goes according to script this time. Syracuse gets the double-digit win it hasn’t had since the Clemson game. Lonnie Jackson won’t hit six 3s. Ryan Anderson won’t feast inside. SU’s offense starts playing like it’s capable of playing and cracks the 70 plateau for the first time since the Duke game. The Orange heads into its second showdown with the Blue Devils undefeated.David Wilson: Syracuse 79, Boston College 55Take it easyThe top-ranked Orange doesn’t usually blow teams out, but the Eagles are bad. They gave SU a scare earlier this season, but that was one of the best games BC has played all season. After struggling against North Carolina State, C.J. Fair seems due for a big performance. He rarely has multiple bad performances in a row.Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 64, Boston College 54Easy(ish) for onceThis is as close to a blowout as the Orange gets. After a pair of barnburners, Syracuse hits its stride again and cruises past Boston College. The Eagles shooters that caught fire in Conte Forum will struggle in the backdrop-less Carrier Dome, and if Baye Moussa Keita returns and plays well, SU will head to Durham in full form. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse falls to Miami after defeating Illinois-Chicago, starts year 1-1

first_img Published on February 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm Syracuse (1-1) defeated Illinois-Chicago (1-1) 10-1 before dropping the second game to Miami (Ohio) (1-1), 6-4, in Rosemont, Illinois on Friday in its first day of action this season.In the first game, Syracuse broke the game way open with a seven-run second inning that followed a one-run effort in the first.Freshman outfielder Maddi Doane had two RBIs in the second frame. Alyssa Dewes, Riley Johnson, Mary Dombrowski, Danielle Chitkowski and Sammy Fernandez all had an RBI. Going into the third, Syracuse’s eight-run lead was too much for UIC to overcome.Doane led the way offensively for SU with three hits, three runs, two RBIs and a walk. Julie Wambold went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs as Dewes and Dombrowski each scored two runs in the win.Sophomore Sydney O’Hara pitched a complete game, allowing one runs on five hits. O’Hara had 15 complete games last season and already has one in as many starts to start the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn game two, Miami scored two runs in the first, one in the fourth and three runs in the sixth inning. SU junior Lindsey Larkin came pitched an inning in relief, allowing one hit and stranding the runner on base.The Orange started a rally in the bottom of the sixth inning after Corinne Ozanne homered. Then Johnson reached on an error by a Miami infielder, pushing Dewes across to score.Syracuse held Miami scoreless in the top of the seventh to keep the score within striking distance. Doane stayed hot, doubling and scored Fernandez, who singled to lead off the inning.Wambold singled and Doane scored off an error by the third baseman, but Chitkowski grounded out to end the game.SU continues its action in the Total Sports Control Invitational with two games on Saturday. The first game will be at 12:30 p.m. against Samford (1-0) and the second will be played at 5:30 p.m. against Central Michigan (0-1).Compiled by Liam Sullivan, staff writer, Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse defense settles down in 2-1 win over Miami

first_img Published on October 22, 2015 at 11:45 pm Contact Michael: Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse possessing the ball on Miami’s half of the field midway through the first half, SU goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan strayed far away from her goal to watch the action and yell instructions to her back line.Brosnan stayed in that spot for much of the first half, when Syracuse consistently dominated the ball and prevented Miami from generating much offensive pressure. And when the Hurricanes did move the ball forward, SU’s defenders were usually there to stop the ball and make life easy for Brosnan, who only had to make one save in the first half. But the early parts of the second half were a different narrative for the Orange, who suffered a few defensive breakdowns. Miami took advantage on one and got a ball past Brosnan, but that was all the Hurricanes (5-10, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) would get before Syracuse (6-10-1, 2-6) cleaned things up in a 2-1 overtime win at SU Soccer Stadium on Thursday night. In the win, SU limited Miami’s Gracie Lachowecki — who has the third-most goals in the ACC — to zero shots on goal. Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said he knew one of the keys to stopping Miami’s attack would be taking Lachowecki out of the action. So he had Erin Simon shadow her throughout the game, and Lachowecki never managed to get much going.“I thought Erin was superb,” Wheddon said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the opening 45 minutes, so was the rest of Syracuse’s back line, namely Maddie Iozzi, Alana O’Neill and Jessica Vigna. The trio consistently turned away Miami’s attackers and broke up crossing passes. The Hurricanes got just one shot on goal, which Brosnan turned away with ease. “I thought we did really well on shifting,” Vigna said. “When someone stepped to the ball, the other backs did well on stepping in and making sure nothing got past us.”In the second half, though, Vigna said she and the rest of the defense came out flat. Miami began to create more pressure and push the ball forward. Syracuse struggled to build anything from the back, and its longer passes usually got returned by Miami’s midfielders and defenders back into SU’s zone. The result was more opportunities for the Hurricanes. Two minutes into the half, Miami’s Natalie Moik possessed the ball just to Brosnan’s right and tried to loft it over the goalkeeper, but Brosnan jumped high and grabbed it out of the air. Four minutes later, Erin McGovern had a point-blank look at the goal off a free kick, but again Brosnan made the save.Six minutes later, though, Miami earned a corner kick and McGovern headed the corner into the net, scoring the goal that seemed inevitable. “I just thought we weren’t winning possession,” Wheddon said. “We took too many risks on the ball. … We were disheveled and caught out of position at times.”After the goal, the back line seemed to figure things out and recaptured the success it had in the first half. Vigna said she and her teammates began communicating more, and Miami didn’t get another shot on goal.Meanwhile, Syracuse scored two goals of its own, one in the 85th minute and another in the second overtime period — enough to get a second consecutive win. Said Wheddon: “I give our back line a lot of credit. … I thought we settled down.” Commentslast_img read more

New Airtricity League season starts this evening

first_imgPremier League champions Dundalk welcome Shamrock Rovers on their new surface at Oriel Park in the most attractive fixture in the opening round.Also in the top-flight Bohemians meet Derry City, Galway host Drogheda, Limerick play Sligo Rovers and St Pat’s take on Bray.Meanwhile, the pitch at Finn Park has passed its first inspection ahead of Finn Harps’ scheduled Premier League game with Cork City. A second inspection will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon.last_img