Syracuse defeats RIT, 3-1, for 3rd-straight win

first_img Published on February 8, 2020 at 12:33 am Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ A minute and a half into the second period, Savannah Rennie took the puck from behind the RIT net with teammate Anonda Hoppner close behind. Rennie wrapped the puck into the left pad of Tiger goalie Terra Lanteigne, and as the puck bounced off Hoppner found the puck at the top of the crease and buried it, going between the legs of Lanteigne. Thirteen minutes later, Brynn Koocher, Amanda Backebo and Kristen Siermachesky were all crashing the net on an Orange odd-man rush. Koocher put the shot on goal, while Backebo and Siermachesky crashed the net. With three bodies in front of the RIT crease, the puck pinballed between different legs and sticks before Koocher found it again and roofed it, giving Syracuse  (10-16-1, 8-4-1 College Hockey America) its second goal, all it needed to topple to RIT (9-16-2, 2-11), 3-1, on Friday evening. Both of those goals were opportunistic ones that the Orange needed to capitalize on. An ugly goal counts just as much as a “pretty” one, head coach Paul Flanagan said.“We have to be that team that’s just getting an ugly one,” Flanagan said after a practice this past Tuesday. “If you’re in front you screen the goalie and it hits you in the elbow and goes in or you get your stick on it or whatever, you bury that rebound.”While Syracuse’s offense was peppering shots on net, its defense shut down RIT’s offense in front of Ady Cohen. At the end of the first period, Syracuse had 23 shots on net. RIT would end the game with 24.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse defenders also stepped in the path of 10 Tiger blasts, preventing them from ever getting to Cohen, who was on track for her third shutout of the season, until a slap-shot through traffic off the stick of RIT defender Taylor Baker found twine with 90 seconds left in the game. “Yeah, it was definitely one of those weird ones where you know,” Cohen said. “They had the man up so a lot of traffic in front of the net and they just kept hacking at it and you lose sight of the puck.”Early in the third Jessica DiGirolamo wired the puck from her own defensive zone to Rennie, making a fast break towards the RIT net. Taking the tape-to-tape pass, Rennie skated the puck to the top of the circle, turned her body and snipped the puck over the right shoulder of Lanteigne. In a game highlighted by the Orange’s dependence on ugly goals, Rennie may have scored the seasons prettiest. The fast pace of Syracuse’s game also led to a highly physical contest. Players had to shove or bump opposition out of the way if they wanted to get to a rebound, gain possession or have a clear line of sight for a tip. The excess physical play turned into power play opportunities for both sides. With a minute left in the second, Logan Hicks was battling for possession behind the Orange goal when she lowered the shoulders and bodied an RIT skater into the boards at the corner. The referee’s arm quickly shot up, and Hicks was penalized for body checking. Seven minutes into the third period, Madison Beishuizen skated the puck up the left boards of the Syracuse zone, trying to clear out her team. Tiger defender Justine Larkin skated up to Beishuizen’s side and pushed her into the boards, causing Beishuizen to tumble to the ice awkwardly. The refs blew the play dead, and reviewed the play, seeing if it warranted a game misconduct. Although Larkin stayed in the game, the play resulted in a five-minute major penalty. Hoppner said after the game that RIT is an especially physical, and gritty team, so Syracuse understood the importance of out-hustling them and being aggressive on loose pucks. “I think today coming in our focus was honestly just outwork them on every part of the ice, said Hoppner. “We used our strength and our speed and I think that that’s why we’re so successful today.” Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgRe: “LAPD takes a beating” (May 3): The eruption of violence in MacArthur Park against the police after the May 1 march, and the potential for an out-of-control riot, were chilling for those of us who live nearby. In the early ’90s “civil disturbance,” we were blockaded into our homes for a week, breathing choking smoke rather than air, as our neighbors’ homes and businesses burned. Howling sirens accompanied the constant roar of helicopters. Emergency services were so overwhelmed that we had to personally protect our properties and loved ones. The threat of any group venting destructive anger and terrorizing any community for any cause must be instantly curtailed. Thank you, LAPD, for acting quickly and courageously so that the residents in our near-downtown area, including the thousands of immigrants in local low-cost housing, were kept safe on May 1. – Phyllis M. Daugherty Los Angeles Time to talk Re: “Time to start talking Turkey” (Daily News OnLine, April 30): On Feb. 5, Diane Sawyer traveled to Syria and spoke with the president, Bashar al-Assad, about the war in Iraq. Al-Assad stated that in order for peace to ensue, America needs to start a conversation with Syria. Now, Bridget Johnson presents evidence that suggests that America should start a conversation with Turkey, that it could also provide assistance in the mission for peace. The sad reality is that latter information will probably take the same route as the first, and go virtually unnoticed. So, let me strike up an even more general call for action and say: “It’s time to start talking Middle East.” – Tanya Meaida Northridge We do our part, but … Re: “Bush veto sustained; talks start” (May 3): The men in my family have fought in every American war from the Civil War to the present. I fought in Vietnam. My son is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in September. The president tried to make the case that if we abandon Iraq, the terrorists will use it as a training and recruiting ground as the Taliban and UBL used Afghanistan to plan 9-11. If you buy that, then we should also impose secular moderate Muslim governments in Syria and Iran and use military force to root out Muslim terrorists in Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, the West Bank, etc. Let’s stop the senseless loss of young American lives and the expenditure of our national treasure. Instead, let’s secure our borders, enhance our intelligence-gathering capabilities, and bring our sons and daughters home. For the record, I am a Republican. – Max Morgan Valencia Accountability Re: “Bush veto sustained; talks start” (May 3): As a public-school teacher and the mother of a Marine, I will lose my job if I fail to meet President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” benchmarks that show accountability and progress in my class. It is ironic that this same administration and its Republican supporters in Congress, which wantonly squanders our tax dollars and the lives of our children, tells us we have no right to expect accountability and progress with their protracted war in Iraq. – Helen Logan-Tackett Fullerton Pay the late fees The 2006 Statement of Registration of Rental Units says “Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (L.A.M.C.) Sec. 151.05, no landlord shall demand or collect rent for a rental unit without first serving a copy of a valid registration statement from the City of Los Angeles on a tenant of that rental unit.” That registration statement was valid only through April 30, 2007. I have not received my statement; I cannot collect rents which, because of the law, are now late. Is the city responsible for theses late fees due to the fact of their own incompetence? – Brian Paul West Los Angeles What founders wanted Read the Constitution. If it sounds as if control over matters military was placed squarely in the hands of the House and Senate, then the founders succeeded in communicating their intent. James Madison and the other authors of the Constitution were exceptionally blunt about their hope that the president would serve as a mere commander in chief, implementing the directions of the Congress with regard to the targets or military actions, the characters of those actions and their durations. – Gene Pearcy Canoga Park Presidential power? The permission for the president to declare war is given so that if we were suddenly attacked, he can initiate an immediate response. To use this power to expand a war which is unwinnable, and against the will of the majority of the people, is totally inappropriate and could be cause for impeachment. The argument that to back out now shows weakness is not accurate, because everybody in Iraq knows that we could wipe out all their major cities overnight. Support our troops. Bring them home. – Mike Dickson Encino He’s an expert The president recently vetoed a bill to phase out our involvement in Iraq, saying it was a timetable for failure. After all, who should know more about failure than George Bush? – Bob Danis Santa Clarita Less than truthful Re: “Stakes get higher in grocery labor talks” (Business, May 3): Your story is a more or less public admission that it’s the unions that have been less than truthful about the delays in negotiations. Their “stalling until other contracts expire may help the union get what they want.” Isn’t it funny that the grocery workers union claim in the media that management is the one slowing things down? We all now know the truth. It’s time for the union to sit down and work toward a fair pact without delay. – Robert Donin Los Angeles Victims not so lucky Re: “Serial killer guilty of 11 murders” (May 1): There was a time when one convicted of a heinous crime would shudder upon the pronouncement of guilt. The mere thought of what came next tore into their worst fears. They knew hell awaited. Now there is rarely a response at all. They can afford to be cool and stoic. When you have crossed the threshold of murder, rape and mutilation, a sentence of jail time, of rights and TV, of food, shelter and basketball for life, hardly seems commensurate to the crime. A mere slap on the wrist. For many of the worst, we have taken the fear out of punishment and we dutifully pay $50,000 to $80,000 each, per year, to assure such animals get to live out their lives according to the standards they spat upon. If only some of their victims could have been that lucky. – Michael E. White Burbank Versatile, but bitter Re: “Virginia Tech shooting” (Your Opinions, May 2): Kudos to reader Jerry Pennington for being able to bash Bush when even discussing the tragedy at Virginia Tech – that just shows the versatility of our bitter Valley Democrats. When the earthquake hit in Northridge, did you depend on local law enforcement? Or were you standing around complaining because Bush Sr. (editor’s note: Bill Clinton was president at the time) didn’t send the FBI out to take over the streets? The federal government is not the first response in a natural disaster – hopefully cities and states have plans in place, but Louisiana didn’t. Granted, Bush and FEMA did not respond quickly enough, but it wasn’t just them, it was the mayor (a Democrat) and the governor (a Democrat) who did absolutely nothing but save themselves. Jerry, when you point your finger – point it in the mirror and take some accountability, OK? – Kim Greene Studio City 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more