Syracuse ice hockey falters after allowing four goals in the second period in 4-3 loss to No. 6 Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In its first game of 2017, the Orange (5-9-5, 4-2-2 College Hockey America) fell to No. 6 Boston College (13-3-3, 10-2-1 Hockey East) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 4-3.Syracuse jumped out to a lead in the first period courtesy of Laurence Porlier’s first goal of the season. Four minutes later, SU’s co-points leader Alysha Burriss netted her sixth goal of the year.Despite leading by two goals at the end of the first period, SU crumbled as the Eagles scored four goals in the second period, the first time this season the Orange surrendered four goals in a single frame. Boston College’s Kristyn Capizzano scored three goals and Kenzie Kent contributed the fourth in a 12-minute span to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead.In the third period, a Stephanie Grossi power-play goal cut the deficit to one. But the Orange never scored the equalizer.Statistically, the Orange led in many categories. SU outshot the Eagles 28-25, and won the faceoff battle 32-25. On the power-play, SU went 1-3 while BC was able to convert on two of its three chances. This was also the first time the SU penalty kill conceded two goals in one period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman goalie Ady Cohen entered the game in the third period, replacing Abbey Miller. Cohen had four saves in her debut.SU has its next game January 10th, when it takes on Cornell in Ithaca, New York. Comments Published on January 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

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MLB fans, rejoice: Slate features intriguing storylines in almost every series

first_imgIf you love baseball, there’s a whole lot to love on the MLB schedule this week.All but a handful of series on the schedule feature one or more intriguing storylines. Sure, there are some duds (storyline for the Orioles at Athletics: It’s Chris Davis vs. Kris Davis!) But most series feature a juicy angle, and in some cases, recent news has made the series even more interesting. It doesn’t seem possible there could be that many series of interest to start off a week. As noted earlier, there are some duds. The Royals and Mariners, two teams a combined 38 games under .500, are playing in KC.But that kind of bland series is the exception right now. What a great week to be a baseball fan. Take the Yankees and Rays. The Yankees won the opener of the two-game series Monday night at Yankee Stadium, 3-0, to take a 1 1/2-game lead on the Rays in the AL East. But Tuesday’s game marks the return of Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who has been sidelined since March 31 by injuries.Or how about the Giants at the Dodgers, who opened a four-game series Monday night in LA with a 3-2 San Francisco win? These two longtime bitter rivals hardly need any extra motivation when they play. But the Dodgers have that, thanks to a bizarre moment in the teams’ last series. After Giants ace Madison Bumgarner gave up a home run to Max Muncy on June 9, he got irked when the Dodgers slugger stood to admire the blast. The two exchanged words, which Muncy later described as Bumgarner saying, ‘Don’t watch the ball. You run.” Muncy’s response: “If you don’t want me to watch the ball, you can go get it out of the ocean.” The Dodgers were spotted a few days later sporting, “Go get it out of the ocean” shirts. Bumgarner pitches on Thursday night, by the way.Beyond those two series, there’s no shortage of interesting angles around the league.• The Phillies and Nationals opened a four-game series in Washington on Tuesday night, with Phillies $330 million man Bryce Harper returning to the city where he began his career.• The Windy City rival Cubs and White Sox began a two-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Always a good series, sure, but made even better this time around by the fact the White Sox are unexpectedly in the hunt for a wild-card spot.• The Diamondbacks and Rockies, who are tied for second in the NL West, opened a three-game series in Arizona on Tuesday.• The Red Sox and Twins, two of the top-hitting teams in baseball, began a three-game series at Target Field on Monday night. Naturally, Boston won a pitchers’ duel, 2-0.• The Angels beat the Blue Jays, 10-5, to open a four-game series in Toronto on Monday night. Mike Trout, the best player in baseball right now, homered and had four hits. Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., one of the contenders to one day replace Trout as MLB’s best, went hitless. Even the more mundane series on the schedule have their points. The Indians beat the Rangers 10-5, Monday in the opener of a four-game series between two AL playoff contenders. The Padres won the opener of a three-game series in San Diego on Monday against the Brewers.last_img read more

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Liverpool could be kicked out of the EFL cup after fielding ineligible player!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/GettyAdvertisement Premier League table leaders Liverpool FC are currently under the radar of the English Football League, after the allegation of putting an ineligible player on the field in their Carabao Cup match against MK Dons on Thursday, and may face disqualification from the competition!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/GettyThe player, Pedro Chirivella, is a product of the club’s youth system, and was on a loan spell away at La Liga 2 side Extremadura UD last season. It is reported that Chirivella, 22, required a clearance from the Football Association themselves before appearing on field for the Reds.However, the Spanish youngster was substituted in the 63rd minute, replacing Naby Keita, as the UEFA Champions League winners secured a smooth 2-0 victory.Advertisement Although, the Reds are now under scrutiny by the FA, and their decision might see the club from paying a fine to Klopp and his boys entirely disqualified from the Carabao Cup tournament.“We are currently considering the matter,” one spokesperson from the EFL was quoted saying.Advertisement The club has officially released a statement regarding the situation.The statement read: “The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players. We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete.”Anfield veteran James Milner opened up the scoreline in the 41st minute, and the Dutch youngster Ki-Jana Hoever netted in a second one in the 69th minute. Advertisementlast_img read more

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