Late penalty-kick goal lifts Syracuse women’s soccer over Rhode Island

first_imgSyracuse and Rhode Island were on the verge of heading to overtime tied at zero, despite SU having dominated play.Then, in the 89th minute, a Rhode Island player brought down an Orange forward in the box and SU’s Jessica Vigna converted on the ensuing penalty kick.Behind a strong performance from the defense and goalie Courtney Brosnan, the last-minute gift on the penalty shot was all Syracuse (5-1-1) needed to break through and steal a 1-0 road win.The Orange outshot the Rams 12-6 (1-3-2) and held an advantage in shots on goal with four to Rhode Island’s three.Along with smothering the Rhode Island attack, SU’s defense looked dangerous on offense with defender Taylor Bennett continuing to put shots on net via free kicks and Vigna and Maddie Iozzi creating several chances off corner kicks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Former Ghana and Bofoakwa forward, Kwesi Owusu, passes on

first_imgFormer Black Stars striker, Kwesi Owusu, has passed on aged 72 on Monday, March 30.The news is another body blow to Ghana football just a day after the demise of former Kotoko and Black Stars forward, Opoku Afriyie.Owusu was a star of the Black Stars and Tano Bofoakwa, the only top-flight club he played for in his career.He featured for the Black Stars between 1969 and 1975 and was part of the Ghana team that finished 2nd in that year’s African Nations Cup after Ghana lost 1-0 to Sudan in the final.The Ghanaian team for that tournament had the likes of John Eshun, Ibrahim Sunday and the late Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.Owusu is best remembered for scoring 9 goals against Niger in the one of the qualifiers for the 1970 African Nations Cup.Records say he scored 36 goals for the national team and that placed him on top of the scorer’s chart until Asamoah Gyan topped it in 2013.Another legend lostGFA President, Kurt Okraku, paid a tribute to the late Owusu and expressed sadness at the fact that the nation’s football family had lost another pillar of times past.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2015

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2015: Friday, March 27, 2015•6:57 a.m. Dylan M. Hay, 25, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for probation violation for obstruction with law enforcement officers.•Haley N. Goodman, 26, Wellington was served a notice to appear for charges of theft.•Joshua L. Wright, 35, Wellington was served a notice to appear for charges of dog bite violation and dog at large.•11:57 a.m. Officers took a report of a missing person in the 1200 block N. B, Wellington.•12:18 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property by a known suspect in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:50 p.m. Aaron C. Sandell, 30, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Warrant for failure to appear for theft by deception.•Mickey L. Byers, 61, Wellington was served a notice to appear for charges of leaving the scene of unattended property accident.•Gabriel Bacques, HM, 37, Wellington was served a notice to appear for charges of unlawful use of driver’s license.•5:20 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 300 block N. Plum, Wellington.•5:20 p.m. Jesse L. Mashburn, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.•5:30 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective muffler.•8:25 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington. Saturday, March 28, 2015•1:15 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of cell phone in the 100 block N. High Dr, Wellington.•1:44 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of vehicle ramps in the 500 block W. 11th, Wellington.•8:23 p.m. Forrest M. Culp, 23, Salado, Texas was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•8:35 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block N. Gardner, Wellington.•10:35 p.m. Cory W. Lira, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light and no proof of insurance. Sunday, March 29, 2015•12:36 a.m. Officers investigated driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to stop at accident and improper driving on laned roadway.•12:36 a.m. Injury, hit and run accident in the 500 block W. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Paul B. Greenleaf Jr,32, Wellington and fixed objects owned by the city of Wellington.•1:23 a.m. Paul B. Greenleaf Jr, 32, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to stop at accident and improper driving on lane roadway.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 1300 block Western, Wellington.•3:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1000 block W. Shady Lane, Wellington.•8:51 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct in the 2000 block. N. Madison, Wellington.•8:51 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 2000 block N. Madison, Wellington.•11:10 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement by a known suspect(s) in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.last_img read more