Syracuse ice hockey rolls over Penn State, 4-1, for second straight day

first_imgFor the second straight day, Syracuse (7-10-5, 6-2-2 College Hockey America) dominated in the shot department, defeating Penn State (5-15-4, 4-5-1), 4-1, on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. On Friday, SU beat PSU, 3-1.On Saturday afternoon, Syracuse outshot and out-attempted the Nittany Lions 34-15 and 50-22, respectively, and rode a four-goal third period to a 4-1 victory. The Orange scored four goals for the first time since Nov. 11 at Mercyhurst.Following a scoreless first period, Penn State opened up the scoring 9:30 in the second period with Abby Welch’s first goal of the season. Abby is the sister of SU goalie Maddi Welch. From that moment on, Syracuse piled on shot after shot before finally striking moments into the final frame.Thirty-seven seconds into the third period, SU’s Allie Munroe scored what would be the first of three quick-strike goals for the Orange in a four minute, 52 second span. Less than two minutes later, Laurence Porlier scored. Munroe padded the lead 3:31 later for her second goal of the day.Syracuse continued to dictate the play for the remainder of the period and Brooke Avery scored an empty-net goal with 55 seconds remaining. Despite dominating Penn State in shots and shot attempts and on the scoreboard, Syracuse was dead even at 29 on faceoff wins and losses and took twice as many penalties (6-3).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the win, Syracuse continues to gain ground in the CHA standings and remains in second place behind leader Robert Morris (14-2-5, 8-1-1). Syracuse next plays at Lindenwood (5-14-2, 3-6-1) on Friday in St. Charles, Missouri, to start a two-day weekend road trip. Comments Published on January 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm Contact Jake: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Zogoes For AFL?

first_imgDefense Minister Samukai: “Brumskine’s call for Zogoes’ recruitment into the AFL is a flagrant disservice to the country….and partners”Authorities at the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) in Monrovia have sharply reacted to a recent call to recruit wayward and drug-addicted Liberian youth, otherwise known as “Zogoes,” into the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).The ministry said its attention has been drawn to a statement attributed to Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, political leader of the opposition Liberty Party, calling for the recruitment of Zogoes into the national army.“We will use the AFL as a vehicle to assist with the development of our country. We will establish auxiliary units such as the agriculture and engineering battalions, and in the medical department, in which Zogoes and other troubled youth, as well as average young Liberians who may so desire, to be trained as carpenters, painters, masons, electricians, plumbers, and farmers,” Brumskine said at a recent rally.In no unmistakable term, the MOD said it totally disagrees with any and all future Commanders-in-Chief who harbor the desire of conducting political recruitment of “Zogoes” into the AFL.“Such action on the part of any future Liberian leader has the propensity to summarily dampen the professional content of the force and it points to a deliberate breach of the legal requirements for eligibility for service into the AFL and the method of recruitment as articulated in sections 7.2 and 7.3 of the New National Defense Act respectively,” the Ministry said in a statement.Additionally, the statement continued, “applicants have to be approved by the Joint Personnel Board (comprising a representative each from the civil society, the U.S. government, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and chaired by the Minister of National Defense).”The MOD further views Brumskine’s call for recruiting Zogoes into the AFL as a flagrant disservice to the efforts of United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as other bilateral partners, particularly the United States government, which have over the years invested both human and material resources aimed at creating a professional, properly trained and equipped security apparatus that is apolitical and subordinated to the Constitution of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more