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

Jaime Barría leaves early in Angels’ 12-inning victory over Astros

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone PreviousANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels is mobbed as players celebrate after he hit a RBI single to score the winning run in the 12th inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, left, is greeted by teammates Albert Pujols, center, and Kole Calhoun as they celebrate his walk-off single during the 12th inning of Thursday’s 4-3 victory over the Astros at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Wade Miley #20 of the Houston Astros pitches in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels’ Kevan Smith doubles in two runs in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols celebrates after they both scored on a double by Kevan Smith during the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The Angels’ Brian Goodwin beats the throw to the Astros’ Jack Mayfield for a double during the second inning of Thursday’s game. Goodwin hurt his back on the play and left the game. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels is helped off the field after he injured his back diving into second base for a double in the second inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Houston Astros shortstop Jack Mayfield cannot get to a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels’ Taylor Ward during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Houston Astros short stop Jack Mayfield makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Jack Mayfield #9 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria stands on the mound as the Astros’ Jack Mayfield rounds third after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Jack Mayfield, right, is congratulated by Martin Maldonado, center, after hitting a two-run home run, while Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith stands at the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols throws his bat down as he pops out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, right, hits a walk-off single during the 12th inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons celebrates as he runs to first after driving in the winning run during the 12th inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels is mobbed as players celebrate after he hit a RBI single to score the winning run in the 12th inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, left, is greeted by teammates Albert Pujols, center, and Kole Calhoun as they celebrate his walk-off single during the 12th inning of Thursday’s 4-3 victory over the Astros at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 16The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, left, is greeted by teammates Albert Pujols, center, and Kole Calhoun as they celebrate his walk-off single during the 12th inning of Thursday’s 4-3 victory over the Astros at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — Jaime Barría showed flashes of what the Angels had hoped he could become, but in the end couldn’t quite put it all together.It was a fitting end to his second season in the big leagues.Barría started with three scoreless innings before allowing three runs and leaving with a right toe blister in the fifth inning of the Angels’ 4-3, 12-inning victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.Andrelton Simmons hit a ground ball that first baseman Kyle Tucker misplayed for a game-ending error, allowing Kaleb Cowart to score the winning run. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Tommy La Stella is scheduled to be the Angels’ designated hitter on Friday night, which will be his first game since breaking his leg on July 2. La Stella was hurt just after earning his first All-Star nod. …Shohei Ohtani has started playing light catch while sitting down. Ohtani is continuing to do some throwing while waiting for his knee to heal from surgery. He is expected to be fully cleared to resume his throwing program in mid-November, and then he’ll have another month before stopping. …Matt Thaiss will play for Licey in the Dominican Winter League, he said. The Angels are sending Thaiss to winter ball to continue his development at third base, a position he only started playing in May.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Patrick Sandoval, 0-3, 5.25 ERA) vs. Astros (RHP José Urquidy, 1-1, 4.63 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AMcenter_img Barría left with the score tied because the Angels had staked him to a three-run lead. Kevan Smith doubled home two runs in the first and a Michael Hermosillo sacrifice fly added one in the second.The Angels used nine relievers to shut out the Astros after Barría left, including 1-2/3 scoreless innings from Luke Bard. Bard has retired 23 batters in a row.ALSOBrian Goodwin left the game with a back spasm on a head-first slide into second on a double in the second inning. Because the team’s fourth outfielder – Taylor Ward – was already in the game as the designated hitter, newcomer Kean Wong went to second and David Fletcher went into the outfield. Goodwin is doubtful to play on Friday, Manager Brad Ausmus said. …Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Barría started the game with three scoreless innings on just one infield hit. He had a 3-0 lead when he gave up a homer to Kyle Tucker in the fourth. In the fifth, Barría walked Martín Maldonado and then gave up a two-run homer to Jack Mayfield.“I felt really good,” Barría said through an interpreter. “I made the adjustments I wanted. I was able to locate my slider and make adjustments.”One out later, Barría showed some discomfort and was eventually escorted off the mound. Barría had a similar issue with his foot in August in Cleveland, and umpires allowed him to take a few moments while trainers added an insert to reduce friction in his shoe.Barría ended his season with a 6.42 ERA, a far cry from the 3.41 mark he posted during his rookie year in 2018. Barría was told he made the Opening Day rotation, only to be sent down at the last minute after Chris Stratton was acquired.Barría made repeated trips between Triple-A and the majors, and also pitched several times behind an opener, which he found uncomfortable, contributing to his disappointing season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more