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: adhillma@syr.edu | @_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

Accra Open Golf tournament ends in success

first_imgAccra Open Golf tournament successfully brought together golfers in an effort toward making the relatively unknown sport popular in the  country.Vice-Captain of Achimota Golf Club Mr Mark Cofie summed up the tournament as ‘’spectacular’’.According to Mr Cofie, the club could not have achieved the feat without massive support, by way of sponsorship from companies like Tullow Oil Ghana, Emirates, Vanguard Assurance, Equity Insurance, Mercedes Benz (Silver Star Gh. Ltd.) Appah Electricals (Ben Appah), Fairgreen Computers Limited, Blue Cloud Internet Services, Garmin Gadgets, Prime Shades Décor and Portions Bar and Restaurants.Golfers however failed to seize the Hole-in-one opportunity; the provision of a sleek brand new Mercedes Benz by Silver Star Ghana on Hole 18.  Notwithstanding that, they recorded impressive scores befitting the much publicized tourney.“As you can see, it has been a keenly-contested competition and the massive crowd here, magnificent trophies tells how successful the event was.“It was spectacular on every level and new standards in golfing were set in Ghana. It showed that the possibilities are truly endless.“Our long standing and healthy relationship with Silver Star  Ghana saw the provision of the brand new Mercedes Benz as Prize for Hole-In-One, support make the game more exciting, and I commend them for that,” said Mr Cofie.Club president Nana Atta Nyamekye commended George Y. Amoah (Competition Secretary) and his team for delivering a spectacular tournament as well as golfers who travelled from far and near to make the event an epoch making one. Sampson Asogba recorded a 293 gross score over four days to emerge the winner in the men’s main event, beating Yao Dogbe and Royal Golf Club’s Kwabena Poku who grossed 302 and 304 in second and third place respectively.Young Jessica Tei defended her title after recording a 151 gross over two days to reign in the ladies main event, while Royal Golf Club duo of Felicity Gyeabuor and Mary Prempeh followed in that order.It was Lawson Attiogbe, who won the men’s Group A category, while Georgina Lupiac finished first in the ladies event.Justice Emile Short with 41 net score dominated the men’s Nine Hole event, with Helen Appah picking the ladies event also recording a 41 net.Kofi Ahounu emerged tops with 68 net in the competition which saw the main event(Men and women) winners picking return air tickets to Dubai courtesy Emirates besides their trophies.last_img read more