Schwartz is number one at 81

first_imgTodd Schwartz raced to the Sprint Series of Oklahoma victory Sunday night at 81 Speedway. (Photo by Mike Howard)By David Smith Jr.PARK CITY, Kan. (May 28) – Todd Schwartz wasted little time getting to the lead Sunday night at 81 Speedway, then held off Joe Wood Jr. on the final lap to capture his first career Sprint Series of Oklahoma victory and $1,000 during the Sprint Car Maynia show at Park City.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event, co-sanctioned by the United Rebel Sprint Series, saw Jake Martens, Steven Richardson and Ty Williams complete the top five. Thirty-four cars vied for starting spots on the main event grid.Schwartz started third and took the lead as the green flag fell. Wood was five car lengths behind in second midway through the 20-lapper.Andy Shouse and Brandon Long, who were running third and fourth respectively, made contact coming out of turn two on 13, causing Long to execute a series of flips down the backstretch. He was shaken but otherwise uninjured.Schwartz entered slower traffic with three laps to go, then denied Wood’s final attempt at a pass in turns three and four on the last lap.Next up for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be a weekend doubleheader, on Friday, June 23 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore and Saturday, June 24 at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.Feature results – 1. Todd Schwartz; 2. Joe Wood Jr.; 3. Jake Martens; 4. Steven Richardson; 5. Ty Williams; 6. J.D. Johnson; 7. Zach Blurton; 8. Brandon Anderson; 9. Darren Berry; 10. John Webster; 11. Jed Werner; 12. Loyd Clevenger; 13. Chad Koch; 14. Dillon Laden; 15. Keef Hemel; 16. Nate Berry; 17. Eric Mathews; 18. Brian Herbert; 19. Brandon Long; 20. Andy Shouse.last_img read more

Syracuse struggles to convert on scoring chances in 5-2 loss to Robert Morris

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 5, 2018 at 9:46 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman Syracuse (5-12-2, 4-4-1 CHA) fell to Robert Morris (12-3-3, 6-1-2) 5-2, on Friday in the Orange’s first game since Dec. 9. This is Syracuse’s fifth consecutive loss and fourth straight in league play. After the loss, the Orange remains with nine points on the season, and now stands five points behind RMU, the conference leader.The two squads played to a stalemate in the first 20 minutes, as neither team found the back of the net.Syracuse limped to a 2-0 early deficit in the second period, as the Colonials began to capitalize on their massive advantage in shots. Midway through the period, the Orange got on the scoreboard thanks to senior forward Alysha Burriss’ second goal of the year. However, RMU junior Amber Rennie’s goal with just under three minutes remaining pushed her team’s lead back to two.Five minutes into the third period, a goal scored by Colonials senior defender Natalie Fraser stretched the RMU lead to three, but Syracuse wasn’t done yet. Burriss tallied her second goal of the game only forty seconds later off a Kelli Rowswell assist, Rowswell’s team-leading 12th point of the season. After twelve minutes in which neither team got anything going offensively, Brittany Howard closed out any chance for a Syracuse comeback with her CHA-leading 18th goal of the season.The struggles on Friday for the Orange were a result of its lack of success on shot opportunities. While SU only attempted nine fewer shots on goal than Robert Morris, the Colonials tallied three more goals than the Orange. Thanks to 17 of its attempts blocked by RMU defenders, Syracuse’s shots struggled to even reach the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more