Skaneateles boys soccer goes 1-1, falls to Cazenovia

first_imgWesthill went to Homer last Thursday and thrashed the Firebirds 9-0, with Jackson Powers getting three goals for the hat trick. Andrew Centore scored twice, with Henry Centore, Dan Carkner, Patrick Mahoney and Dominic Demperio earning one goal apiece.Marcellus was victorious 5-0 at Homer last Tuesday, led by Ryan Moses’ pair of goals and two assists from Ryan Lundrigan. Tristan Jarvi had one goal and one assist as Dakota Baker and Ben Carranti also found the net. Quinten Weaver and Tighe Powell also got assists.Then the Mustangs faced Jordan-Elbridge on Thursday night and claimed another 5-0 victory, most of it due to Lundrigan, who set a career mark with four goals. Andrew Fragnito had two assists as Jarvi got the other goal and Matt Kershaw added an assist.Far from all this, West Genesee offered another challenge to undefeated, state Class AA no. 7-ranked Baldwinsville last Monday night, and again was fairly close, but again got shut out, this time by a 2-0 margin.It took a goal late in regulation for the Bees to prevail 1-0 when the two sides met in Camillus Sept. 16. The rematch on B’ville’s Field Turf at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium had the Wildcats twice surrendering goals in the first half, to Steve Foertch and Evan Smith.Though WG kept it quiet from there and recorded a second-half shutout, it could not generate a consistent attack against a swarming Bees defense.The Wildcats rebounded on Wednesday night to defeat Henninger 4-2, a well-balanced able to convert twice in each half and overcome 16 saves by Black Knights goalie Oliver Bienvenu.Four different WG players had those four goals – David Puma, Sam Kruth, Josh Rimualdo and Justin Klaczko. Puma and Klaczko also got assists as Jesper Behr and Tom Shields also earned assists.In Saturday’s makeup of a postponed Oct. 1 game against Liverpool, WG struggled in a 3-0 defeat to the Warriors.Rebounding from a 4-0 defeat to Bishop Grimes on Oct. 5, Bishop Ludden got a shutout of its own last Tuesday night, the Gaelic Knights converting twice in the second half to defeat Faith Heritage 2-0.Michael Gaughan and Charlie Colella had those second-half tallies, with Liam Mahar adding an assist. None of the Saints’ six shots got past Ludden goalkeeper Jim McGarvey.Up against Onondaga on Thursday, Ludden kept the Tigers winless with a 4-0 shutout, Liam Casey earning two of the Gaelic Knights’ goals as Noah Kerwin got two assists. Mahar added a goal and Gaughan got an assist.Solvay took a 1-0 defeat to Mexico last Tuesday, with Jonathan Gonzalez Perez making nine saves for the Bearcats, but not able to keep the Tigers’ Noah Hiller from putting in the game’s only goal. In a topsy-turvy boys soccer season where Westhill and Marcellus were both once ranked in the state Class B top five, it was Skaneateles finding itself at no. 13 in last week’s state poll, with the Warriors and Mustangs both unranked.For the Lakers, the first test as a ranked team in 2019 was on Senior Night against visiting Chittenango, and it was quite nervous at times, but Skaneateles did enough to defeat the Bears 2-0.As so many other times this season, it was Tylar Moss, getting the Lakers in front. Off a feed from Brendan Powers, Moss dribbled around a Chittenango defender and putting a low shot past Will Simmons in the 15th minute. The Lakers nearly built on that margin, only to have owers twice denied by great stops from Simmons. Then the Bears’ Sean Larsson nearly tied it twice, slightly off target on a free kick and having another shot bang off the crossbar.So it was still 1-0 when, less than five minutes into the second half, Owen Chaney was left alone near the net and, taking a pass from Moss, doubled the Lakers’ margin.In Thursday’s battle with Cazenovia, Skaneateles again scored twice, but the visiting Lakers, led by forward Joe Spires, constantly burned the defense and ended up prevailing by a 4-2 margin. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys soccerMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

Syracuse field hockey’s Laura Hurff attempts to fill void of ‘legend’ Alyssa Manley

first_imgAlyssa Manley is a Syracuse legend, according to SU field hockey midfielder/forward Serra Degnan, and there are statistics to back that statement up.Manley was the only player on the entire 2016 Olympic field hockey roster for the United States in Rio de Janiero — a tournament in which the U.S. finished fifth — whose last appearance was at a collegiate level. Before Rio, she led the Orange to its first-ever national championship in 2015 and was awarded the Honda Sports Award for field hockey, an award given to the best field hockey player in the NCAA.But after expiring her eligibility last season, Manley’s loss has left a giant hole in No. 2 Syracuse’s (2-0) midfield. It’s a hole that Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley agreed is one of the largest she’s ever had to fill, going on to say that even though it’s a hole that might require multiple players to patch. Junior midfielder/forward Laura Hurff has stepped up into Manley’s role and started to fill it exceptionally well.In 2015, Hurff improved from her freshman season. She took on a bigger role, starting all 22 games and scoring two game-winning goals on the season. The season prior, she played in every game but didn’t start all of them. She was named an National Field Hockey Coaches Association first-team All-American, and a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree. But Hurff’s strong sophomore campaign came with Manley on the field alongside her, attracting most of the attention from opposing teams. This season, it’s up to Hurff to step up in Manley’s absence and prove that she can become the primary workhorse of the midfield herself. A good place to begin, Hurff said, is to adjust her mentality on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Alyssa just has this calmness to her when she plays, even when she mis-traps (the ball), she stays calm,” Hurff said. “So I’m trying to work to get that calmness in my play.”Hurff has already garnered accolades in 2016, starring on the USA U-21 National Team this summer at the Junior Pan-American games in Trinidad and Tobago and winning the silver medal. She was also named as a preseason All-ACC selection for the 2016 season, an honor that Manley received in 2015.In Friday’s 2016 season opener at Temple, Hurff was relatively quiet in the midfield, posting no assists or goals. Manley’s first game of the 2015 season went similarly, an away contest at No. 6 Stanford where she also failed to post any goals or assists. In Sunday’s game at No. 6 Maryland, Hurff fired three shots, all on goal. In Manley’s second game of the 2015 season against University of California Davis, she too launched three shots, scoring one goal.The similarities between the two go deeper than statistics. Hurff is so talented, Degnan said, that she will likely be the next SU star to see time on the U.S. national team, just like Manley. And after her summer performance with the U-21 national team, Hurff is already beginning to emerge as a strong candidate in the conversation surrounding the 2020 Olympic Games.“I think we’ll see her in Tokyo in 2020, definitely,” Degnan said. “She is unbelievable.”But regardless of her future, Hurff is focused solely on herself and her impact on the 2016 team right now. She’s been working on improving her game, and though she knows she may never be able to live up to Manley’s legacy, she’s trying to get as close as possible.“(Manley) was an amazing player, and nobody is really gonna fulfill her spot,” Hurff said. “I’m doing the best that I can right now, and trying to help the team any way I can.” Comments Published on August 29, 2016 at 9:59 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No Indian Stimulus

first_imgIndia’s economic stimulus will have to wait until after the May general elections.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented an interim budget to parliament that eschewed both new stimulus spending and tax cuts. Mukherjee said the initiatives would be left to the new government.Earlier the government announced a modest $4 billion fiscal stimulus package, which is paltry compared to similar initiatives in the United States and China. India’s economic growth fell to 7 percent in 2008 from 9 percent in recent years. The Indian stock market has tumbled 56.5% in the past 14 months  Related Itemslast_img read more