Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from No. 2 seed Syracuse’s 11-10 win over No. 15 Yale

first_img Published on May 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ ­­­­In the opening round of the NCAA tournament, second-seeded Syracuse (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) knocked off No. 15 seed Yale (10-6, 5-1 Ivy), 11-10, on Sunday night at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse’s one-goal game marked the team’s 11th single-score bout this season. Freshman Jamie Trimboli and senior Nick Mariano each scored a pair of goals in a back and forth game that ended with redshirt freshman Stephen Rehfuss’ go-ahead goal with just over two minutes left. Despite winning just four faceoffs all game, Syracuse clawed back and defeated the Bulldogs.Here are three quick reactions to SU’s win over Yale.Stephen Rehfuss plays heroReceiving the pass from Jordan Evans, Rehfuss turned and darted around the cage. As the clock neared two minutes and Syracuse remained knotted in a 10-all tie. Coming around the cage and nearing the 15-yard line, Rehfuss turned and fired, hitting the back of the net. He took a couple of steps forward and fist pumped as the crowd erupted.For the first time all game, Rehfuss found the back of the net. And it came when Syracuse needed it badly.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s Achilles heel reappears Ben Williams’ inconsistency seemed to dissipate as the NCAA tournament neared. All season he has struggled at the faceoff X, a location he dominated for three years prior. But on Sunday night, the same Williams that went 21 minutes, 16 seconds without a win in the ACC tournament against North Carolina, reappeared. After winning the opening faceoff, Williams lost seven straight before being replaced by Danny Varello — a common substitute for SU head coach John Desko when Williams struggles. Even Varello struggled, losing three straight before Williams jogged back onto the field.Over 40 minutes separated Syracuse’s first faceoff win with its second. Yet, the team trailed by just two at the time. Varello followed up that win with his second — SU’s third overall — eventually resulting in an Orange goal and an 8-8 tie.The rest of the game remained similar: Varello or Williams would approach the faceoff X and usually jogged off in defeat. But somehow, despite the failures at the X, Syracuse managed to keep the game within striking distance.Third-quarter run saves gameEntering halftime, Syracuse trailed by two. The team had just one second-quarter goal and four total to its name. The offense struggled to find possession time from the struggles at the faceoff X. But, in the third quarter, the defense buckled down and faceoffs began to trickle SU’s way.In the third quarter, SU forced three turnovers and won the ground ball battle, despite trailing 22-7 in grounders at the half. A 5-1 run followed and for the first time since the second quarter, SU gripped onto a one-goal lead.The late third-quarter run gave the Orange enough gas to pull out a lead. While that dissipated in the fourth, the run allowed SU to remain within striking distance until Rehfuss put the game away with a bullet. Commentslast_img read more

Cheptegei, netballers kick-off Uganda’s CWG campaign

first_imgENGEngland FIJStephen HENRY SportTimeMy TimeVenueEventStatus  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight MedalNameGamesSportEvent  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight 2006 Melbourne201315 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) *** UGAUganda  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres PNGMadako Junior SUARI 14:307:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 4Men’s Singles Round of 64  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight 1974 Christchurch243910 UGAMichael KAWOOYA 1994 Victoria002224  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight 1970 Edinburgh33179 2014 Glasgow104518 UGAUganda  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) UGAIan RUKUNYA  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase Uganda medals Commonwealth games GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 FILE PHOTO: Cheptegei will dominate the 5000m final in the absence of Mo Farah and Kamworwor.  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweightcenter_img  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres UGAEkirikubinza TIBATEMWA DAY ONE SCHEDULE FOR UGANDA – Thu, 5 Apr 19:3212:32Oxenford Studios – BoxingMen’s 64kg Round of 32 2010 Delhi200218  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres 2002 Manchester020230 1990 Auckland202411  Team UgandaAthletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring EdwinBoxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa RegarnCycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga ViennaNetball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya MuhayiminaRugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth Aaron 12:305:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 6Men’s Singles Round of 64  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight First in action will be swimmer Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza in the Men’s 50 butterfly heats from 5.30am Thursday, weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko, followed by squash player Ian Rukunya who takes on Fiji’s Stephen Henry in the round of 64, before African champions  Uganda take on netball favorites New Zealand from 11.30am.Day-one for Uganda will also see badminton action, with mixed team play for Ugandans Shamim Bangi, Aisha Nakiyemba, Brian Kasirye and Edwin Ekiring against England, then in boxing, light welterweight Kavuma Ssemujju in the round of 32 from midday. Squash player Michael Kawooya will take on Junior Sauri of Papua New Guinea in the round of 64 and swimmer Avice Meya splashes in 50m women event.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1958 Cardiff010117 ***** Total1315214918 Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Hours after today’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Ugandan netballers, weightlifters, swimmers, badminton and squash players jump into action as 11 days of competition start in Australia’s Gold Coast on Thursday.After Wednesday’s opening ceremony, about 4,300 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete across 23 sports in Gold Coast, a beach-fringed city in Australia’s east. Squash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya MichaelSwimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza HakimTable Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)Shooting: Mungoma CleopatraTweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight 18:3211:32Gold Coast Conv & Exhib CentreWomen Pool B ENGLuke McCORMACK 11:234:23Optus Aquatic CentreMen’s 50m Butterfly Heat 1 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 1962 Perth114611 14:017:01Carrara Sports Arena 2Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage – Group C  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1966 Kingston001119  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight NZLNew Zealand  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight UGAKavuma SSEMUJJU Athletics remains Uganda’s main hope for medals, and the tone of the country’s performance at this Commonwealth Games will be set in the event’s day-one when Joshua Cheptegei runs in the 5000m final on Sunday.Cheptegei came close to gold at the World Championships 10,000m race last year, edged by Mo Farah in a tough final. He skipped his favourite 5000m race due to fatigue at the World Championships, and the schedule this time makes him a firm bet to do the double.The double was achieved by Moses Kipsiro in Delhi in 2010, winning the 5000 and 10,000m gold.Uganda has taken part in every Games since 1954 (with exception of 1978) and has this time sent a team of 69 to compete.The contingent comprises boxers, badminton players, cyclists, swimmers, squash, rugby and netball players. Other disciplines are shooting, table tennis and weight lifting.**** Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more