Madison Beishuizen chased the puck at center ice, but a Colgate player got to it first and skated toward the boards. Beishuizen charged at the Colgate skater and hit her from behind. The rink quietened as as the referees went to video review before ejecting the Syracuse forward from the game.On the ensuing penalty kill, Colgate kept play in SU’s defensive zone, and as Lauren Bellefontaine fought for a puck, she too launched a Colgate player into the boards. Bellefontaine was assessed a penalty for cross checking and sent to the box as the referees checked for a possible game misconduct. They confirmed a five-minute major and kicked Bellefontaine out of the game as well.Syracuse (0-7) was outclassed by Colgate (4-2-1) on Saturday, 5-1, at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The loss marked the worst start to a season in Syracuse program history, keeping it winless through seven games. The Orange had six total penalties as SU played down a player for long stretches of the game. It was a resounding win for Colgate that was overshadowed by two major penalties. In a span of 33 seconds, Syracuse was down two key forwards. Penalties have plagued SU all season, but it has never had two ejections in the same game this season.Defender Lindsay Eastwood was forced to log long shifts on the penalty kill on Saturday night. Eastwood was on the bench during the review of Beishuizen’s penalty and was soon sent on the ice with the penalty kill unit.“I mean obviously we’re hoping for the best and that they’re not getting the boot,” said Eastwood. “I think if that’s what they deserve, that’s what they deserve and we gotta be smarter than that.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe back-to-back major penalties highlighted Syracuse’s overall frustrations. Both plays endangered the opponents as they were sent headfirst into the board on blindside hits. Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan agreed with the referees on both calls. “It’s a dirty play,” said Flanagan. “Every kid knows it, in the hockey world you learn that when you’re five or six, the boards don’t give.”Flanagan said he was left frustrated by his team’s lack of discipline. With four minor penalties and two major penalties, Syracuse had no chance of clawing their way back into the game. Colgate initially took the lead on the power play in the first period and then added another on the power play in the third. Flanagan admitted discipline has been a problem “for about a decade now.”“I mean we’re going to have to start benching players and having players sit in the stands,” Flanagan said. “We gotta hit them where it hurts. There’s nothing worse than having to sit in the stands. It’s the surest way to get that done.”Discipline is something the team has been working on ever since the program began playing 12 years ago. Too many penalties have left SU defending its goal down a player. Countless players have cycled through the program over the years, but one common denominator remains: Flanagan.“It circles back to discipline,” said Flanagan. “That’s why I say it starts with me.” Comments Published on October 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm Contact Gaurav: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
The first of the hurling semi-finals takes place at McDonagh Park in Nenagh at 2.45pm when Leinster take on Connacht.And then at 6.00pm in the football semi-finals Leinster host Connacht at Parnell Park in Dublin.Munster and Ulster begins their campaigns in both codes tomorrow.
Source: BBC Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich comfortably beat Union Berlin in another strange game as the league’s return continued during the coronavirus pandemic.It has been allowed to restart without fans, most people off the pitch wearing masks and muted goal celebrations.Robert Lewandowski gave the champions the lead with a penalty – his 40th goal in 34 Bayern games this season.And Benjamin Pavard headed in a late second from Joshua Kimmich’s corner.Saturday’s games gave us an indication of what football will look like for the foreseeable future, as the Bundesliga became the first elite league to return.And it was more of the same on Sunday, with substitutes and coaches socially distancing on the bench – including using the front rows of the otherwise empty stands.The footballs were disinfected by ball boys and left in certain spots around the pitch, rather than handing them directly to the players.Even goal celebrations were mostly done without embracing, although Pavard hugged David Alaba after his late goal.Players and coaches were quarantined in their team hotels this week, undergoing regular coronavirus testing and only leaving to go to training together.Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer had to miss this match because he broke quarantine when his father-in-law died.The lack of fans was a real shame for Union, whose link with their supporters is legendary in Germany.This is their first ever season in the top flight, with the fixture against Bayern – who have won the past seven Bundesliga titles – always one of the games fans look forward to the most.Bayern were comfortable winners in the end, despite only having three shots on target.Thomas Muller had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside before Lewandowski scored the opener following a foul by Neven Subotic on Leon Goretzka.Pavard’s header with 10 minutes to go wrapped up the victory to take them four points above Borussia Dortmund at the top.
The draw of groups for the new UEFA competition the League of Nations took place yesterday in Lausanne (Switzerland), and this competition should replace friendly matches.Our national team is in the League B, and it will play in the group with Northern Ireland and Austria.League B is consisted of four groups with three teams. The winners of the group will achieve the placement in the League A, while the third-placed teams will move to League C for the upcoming season of UEFA League of Nations, which will be held in the year of 2020.The first matches are scheduled from September 6 to 8, while the second round will be played from September 9 to 11.League A:Group A1: Netherlands, France, Germany.Group A2: Iceland, Switzerland, Belgium.Group A3: Poland, Italy, Portugal.Group A4: Croatia, England, Spain.League B:Group B1: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia.Group B2: Turkey, Sweden, Russia.Group B3: Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria.Group B4: Denmark, Ireland, Wales.League C:Group C1: Israel, Albania, Scotland.Group C2: Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary.Group C3: Cyprus, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia.Group C4: Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania.League D:Group D1: Andorra, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Georgia.Group D2: San Marino, Moldova, Luxembourg, Belarus.Group D3: Kosovo, Malta, Farsi Island, Azerbaijan.Group D4: Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Macedonia.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)
by Malik VincentPurple, white and black are the colors that are on the home uniforms of USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama). Of course, their helmets are gold, but let’s cancel that for now.The NFL team that most resembles that is the Steelers arch rivals, the Baltimore Ravens—who won a Super Bowl in the year 2000. That team went down in history for having one of the best defenses ever.USO’s senior leader, Jaylen Coleman did the exact shuffle that the Ravens’ leader Ray Lewis does during his introduction to the crowd, just before kickoff.And his 10 tackles, to lead the team, also mimicked the future hall-of-famer in USO’s ninth shutout in 10 games to get past Allderdice, 14-0, en route to claiming a City League football crown in their first year of existence on Nov 19 at Cupples Stadium.“Nobody scores on our defense ever,” senior quarterback and free safety Dontae Forte said.Indeed, they have been the stingiest defense in the city all year as they haven’t given up a single point since Oct 8. Their last points surrendered to a league foe came against Brashear—who also handed them their only loss this campaign in the first game of the season.“We changed our entire offensive philosophy and decided that we were going to be dedicated to tightening things up on defense since that game,” first-year USO head coach Lou Berry said.Coleman came through for his Panthers in more ways than one, as he has all year. His 91 –yard touchdown run in the closing minutes put the game out of reach for the Dragons—who remained in the game until the final stanza.Allderdice (4-3, 5-7) couldn’t get much done on offense as their quarterback, Bishop Gethers, threw two critical fourth quarter interceptions. And their star running back, junior Patrick Ferguson, was held to 18 yards on 15 carries.“No doubt about it, this has been a good tight defensive matchup,” superintendent of schools Linda Lane said. “I really enjoy seeing them go at it. Also, the job that the three schools that have been involved in this USO team have done in unifying these youngsters has been phenomenal. I send my congrats to all of them.”Forte, who played quarterback all year for the Panthers was relieved by Akil Young in the second half under center, and he was moved to the slot. Young threw a 7-yard strike with about six minutes left in the game to sophomore Marcus Johnson. At that point, the scoreless tie was broken.The final Coleman score was set up by an interception inside of the USO 10-yard line by number 21, Shannen Binnion, who wore that number because his coach did in his playing days.“That moment has been a result of being coached by Coach Berry for the past four years,” Binion said. “He has been the reason that we’re here right now.”Despite all the credit received, Berry showed gratitude for his opportunity and referenced the “warm reception” he has received since taking over the program.“All I needed was the opportunity,” Berry said. “Everyone, despite the circumstances, has been extra supportive of me and these young men. I want to also thank these young men and everyone else for all of the great things that they’ve done. I’m so grateful.”USO will compete under the AAAA section of the PIAA State playoffs this year. They will play State College (7-4) at Mansion Stadium in Altoona on Nov 26 at noon. Also, Oliver (3-7) will represent the city in AA against Moniteau (11-0) the day before at Cupples Stadium. That game is set to kick off at 7 p.m.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @malikvincent.) TWO-WAY STAR—Jaylen Coleman of USO hits Gerald Hardrick of Allderdice causing him to fumble in the City League Championship game. Coleman also rushed for 180 yards including a 91 yard touchdown run to lead USO to a 14-0 win over Allderdice in the City League Championship game Nov. 19 at Heinz Field. (Courier Photos/William McBride)