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FH : Syracuse finishes strong offensively to sweep weekend pair

first_img Published on September 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse and Princeton went scoreless for the first 54 minutes of play Sunday despite plenty of chances.Heather Susek’s diving tip-in attempt in the 40th minute saw her stick fall inches short of the ball as it rolled to the left of the goal. Amy Kee actually put one in the back of the net in the 54th minute, but the goal was called back because it was too high.But once Martina Loncarica buried a penalty stroke in the 55th minute, the floodgates opened. SU reeled off five goals in the last 15-plus minutes.‘It was hard for us to get that first goal, but once we got the first goal we got the game rolling,’ Susek said.And roll Syracuse did to the tune of a 5-0 victory over the Tigers (2-4, 0-1 Ivy League). For SU, it was the second win of the weekend. The Orange (5-2, 1-0 Big East) defeated Rutgers (1-6, 0-1 Big East) 5-1 on Friday, closing the game in a similar fashion. SU scored three second-half goals and two in the last seven minutes against the Scarlet Knights to open Big East play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange did score two first-half goals against Rutgers. But things opened up against the Scarlet Knights in the second half on Friday in the same way they did Sunday against Princeton.Standing by the back post of the goal three minutes into the second half, Susek hovered behind a Rutgers defender, waiting for her chance. When a ball deflected to her, she seized the opportunity, knocking it in to give the Orange a 3-1 lead.‘You always want to go for the ball,’ Susek said after Friday’s game. ‘It just so happened that it hit off the girl’s foot, and I was right there for the rebound.’Freshman midfielder Jordan Page and senior midfielder Liz McInerney finished off the scoring for the Orange, outscoring the Scarlet Knights 3-1 in the second half.Loncarica, who broke SU’s all-time points record in that game, emphasized the importance of SU’s strong finish against Rutgers.‘We started off really well then went down a little bit by the end of the first half,’ Loncarica said.’ And then the second half we dominated. Obviously, we scored three very nice goals in the second half. ‘But the Orange was unable to carry that scoring barrage into the start of the Princeton game. Instead, SU used the first 35 minutes to break down the defense and further tire out a Tigers team that had lost a hard-fought game to Dartmouth a day earlier.Syracuse attacked Princeton from different angles in hopes of finding weak points to eventually exploit, head coach Ange Bradley said.‘We’re just moving the ball and changing the angles,’ Bradley said. ‘When you change the angles, you make the defense move. And ultimately it opens up a hole.’And although they were unable to score in the first half, the Orange was able to use what it learned to come out of halftime firing.SU scored five second-half goals — two more than Syracuse wanted to score coming out of the locker room, Kee said.After Loncarica ‘broke the ice,’ as Bradley put it, SU struck often, scoring three times in the next 10 minutes.Then, with 44 seconds left in regulation, freshman forward Lauren Brooks closed the game with one last goal. Brooks’ score was the first of her career and arguably the most impressive tally of the weekend.She was standing in the middle of the shooting circle when sophomore back Laura Hahnefeldt fired a ground ball toward her. Lowering her stick to the ground, Brooks redirected the ball and sent it sailing into the back of the net.‘It was an awesome deflection and like a world-class goal,’ Bradley said. ‘We always tease her that she never dives and today she dove. It was great, really fun to see.’In total, the Orange recorded eight of its 10 goals this weekend in the second half and seven of those eight in the 55th minute or later. This weekend’s success has left the Orange with an improved sense of confidence, Kee said.‘Emotionally, from the standpoint of beating Princeton like that, the team’s going to be on a real high from now on,’ Kee [email protected]last_img read more

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The conquest of normality

first_imgThe significance of the current situation represents an unprecedented challenge for the world. Football attends the moment with uncertainty, Threatened like all activities by the collective instability and economic fragility that the pandemic will leave. While debating between different return alternatives, without a clear way out yet, the need to know what tomorrow will be like and what role it can play in social reconstruction emerges.No one knows how or when football will return as we all know it, with crowds crowding stadiums, but there seems to be a common consensus on its restorative qualities. “The day a game is played with people in the stadiums the message will be ‘we are back.’ The recovery of football will bring us a sense of normality, as now its absence places us in an exceptional situation “, explains Jorge Valdano. The Argentine writer Eduardo Sacheri, whose literary production is infused with football references (‘Waiting for Tito and other football stories ‘,’ The life we ​​think ‘…), also anticipates its primary function: “Like many other cultural tools, soccer transports what human beings deposit in it. It carries with it those possibilities of translating into a simple, democratic and playful activity the emotions and thoughts that for each human being are more difficult to manage within. When he returns he will have his necessary and desirable place in the resumption of our sociocultural practices. “ Manuel Vilas, finalist of the Planeta Prize 2019 for his novel ‘Alegría’ expresses himself under this same criterion. “Soccer is going to be decisive because it is going to re-socialize people and, now that we are distancing ourselves, it will make us lose our fear of others. It is synonymous with freedom and a desire to be with others. It will be a fearless feeling again, “ consider the Aragonese author. “It will be one of the great conquests of normality, it will articulate coexistence and will raise awareness that the crisis has been overcome “, Luis García Montero, poet, essayist and, since July 2018, director of the Instituto Cervantes, who shares his football enthusiasm between Real Madrid and Granada, subscribes. From another perspective, Luis Landero, an Extremaduran novelist and another well-known Madrid fan, highlights the recreational aspect of football: “There is no need to ask for political, social values ​​… It is a fantasy that we attend with always childish eyes. There is something innocent in every fan, and that innocence is not and should not be at the service of anything, it is pure playful pleasure. ” “His return will be therapeutic and will provide us with a much-needed distraction.” Ratifies Franklin Foer, journalist for the American media The Atlantic and author of the book “The world on a ball: globalization through football”, published in 2004. “The coronavirus has exposed all the errors of neoliberalism. The defense of the public and the authority of the state seem fundamental to me. Unfortunately I think that the human being has little arrangement, although I do think that the economic contraction will affect the players, teams and televisions, “reflects García Montero. Aware of the peculiarities of the market, Valdano’s forecasts point to the same trend.” The situation will make the industry more cautious due to financial stress. Few have cash and without cash you are nobody. I have a feeling that Neymar’s 222 million is going to be a record for many years, “ the former Argentine soccer player predicts.The harshness of the health crisis and the economic consequences that follow from it put football at a crossroads. When you raise the blind, you will be affected by the restlessness and precariousness that traps the world. The dilemma raises a question to which some light can be added, but which only time will eventually clear up. Will football continue to occupy a notable position in the order of human priorities? “Soccer will be decisive because it will re-socialize people” “It will raise awareness that the crisis has been overcome”center_img Luis García Montero Economic depressionIn his famous work, as the title indicates, Foer describes the globalization process from the expansion of soccer. Different thinkers and economists presage a crisis of the neoliberal model, but the American writer does not see that this possible reality is transferred to football. “It will never self-regulate to reduce grotesque wages and redistribute profits among clubs. If governments wanted to tame the soccer economy, corruption, which is the master narrative of our times, should be investigated,” he says from a pessimistic position. “It will not reform to become something more pure,” he predicts. The same hopeless tone is used by Landero: Hopefully a little bit of freedom from money will be released and there will be green shoots of romanticism, or at least common sense or decorum. But I’m afraid that, bad as well, everything will remain more or less the same. “There are those who offer the reason for this discouragement.” The fan approaches the game with the dose of ingenuity and candor typical of children in the face of what they marvel at. . And with the same lack of critical sense of children. That is why professional football can afford the doses of irregularities, improvisations and embezzlement with which it moves, “says Sacheri. Manuel Vilaslast_img read more

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