Goalies Constantino, Richardson thrive while splitting time

first_img Published on February 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu Through the first three games of the 2014 season, No. 2 Syracuse (3-0) has put up eye-popping offensive numbers.Paced by the duo of attacks Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor, the Orange has hounded opponents for 64 goals, marking its most explosive start since head coach Gary Gait took over prior to 2008.So it might be easy to overlook the tag team in net that has anchored SU at the other end. Not that they really mind, though.“We don’t really pay attention to that,” senior goalkeeper Alyssa Costantino said. “We just like to go out there and do our best every game and work with the defense.”So far, so good for Costantino and junior Kelsey Richardson. Each has given the Orange three solid halves between the pipes, allowing only 13 goals through 180 total minutes of play. During Sunday’s 18-6 win over Canisius, Richardson helped SU jump to a commanding 13-2 lead at the break before Costantino maintained the advantage during the second frame. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow, the two want to use that momentum to spark their teammates on defense as conference play looms in the coming days.“I think our defensive unit as a whole unit is getting overlooked because we lost the Blocks (sisters Linley and Becca) last year,” Richardson said. “I think we’re going to come back strong and surprise a lot of teams.”But the goalies’ effect on the Orange should come as no surprise.Costantino and Richardson have been splitting time in net since 2012 when the latter joined Syracuse as a promising freshman. Gait knew both of them would play important roles on the team, but he first needed to make sure they were all on the same page.“We sat down and talked about how you two need to feed off each other, you need to help each other,” Gait said. “You’ve gotta compete and help, and they’ve bought into it from the beginning and done a great job.”The results were instantly positive.Costantino was named to the All-Big East Second Team that season after leading the conference with a .492 save percentage and an 8.37 goals-against average. Meanwhile, Richardson appeared in 17 games and posted a nearly identical save percentage.She said that without Costantino’s guidance, things would have been different.“When I came in as a freshman, she helped me with just learning the ropes and being comfortable in college lacrosse,” Richardson said. “I’ve gotten to know her over these past three years, and we’ve grown a lot together.”Costantino called their relationship a “friendly competition,” but she also emphasized how close they are as friends. There has never been any sort of hostility between them on the field during the past two seasons.“We’re there for each other, rooting each other on every time,” Costantino said. “We almost help each other get better every game and practice. We’ve always got each other’s back.”So with no threat of a controversy at the cage, the two are completely focused on the rest of 2014. Both are excited to be a part of the Atlantic Coast Conference and play some of the best teams in the country.Especially Costantino, who now has only one more chance to achieve her goal from freshman year.“I really want to put everything I’ve got, everything on the line for the national championship,” she said.Armed with two motivated keepers, Gait knows his team has a huge defensive advantage. No matter what others see and perceive, he views their play as a focal point on a team with huge aspirations.“I’ve coached a lot and always haven’t had two goalies,” Gait said. “I like it. I think it’s a great luxury for our team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Video – Watch Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele Do A Neymar, Fights In Training

first_imgBorussia Dortmund forward, Ousmane Dembele, had to be held back by team mates, following a training ground brawl between the Frenchman and goalkeeper, Roman Burki.The 20-year-old bust-up has fuelled rumours that he wants to leave the BVB, with Barcelona and Manchester United reportedly interested in the winger.EUROSPORT:During training today, Ousmane Dembélé had to be restrained by teammates after he got in a confrontation with goalkeeper Burki pic.twitter.com/WDKLLOzYgo— M·A·J (@UltraAutistic) July 31, 2017The pair can be seen exchanging words, as fellow teammates try to mediate a peaceful resolution.Last week, Barcelona star, Neymar walked out of a pre-season training session after a serious quarrel and confrontation with Nelson Semedo.Video Credit: Twitter.comRelatedBarcelona want to “help” Ousmane Dembele Reach his Potential – ValverdeDecember 10, 2018In “Spain”Ousmane Dembele Banned from Switching Off his PhoneDecember 15, 2018In “Spain”Unlucky Dembele Ruled Out With Hamstring ProblemJanuary 15, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

2014 WC : Brazil to investigate hotel price hike

first_imgThe government in Brazil says they will investigate whether FIFA’s official accommodation agency was involved in “cartel” practices that may lead to hotel price hikes during the 2014 World Cup.The government announced Thursday that a committee recently created to monitor excessive price rises during the World Cup will check whether the actions by MATCH Services “can be characterized as cartel.”ReservationsThe committee will analyze the hotel reservations made by MATCH in the 12 World Cup host cities to check if they affect market prices. Government officials said they also will meet with the airline industry next week to make sure there are no excessive hikes in travel prices during next year’s tournament.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff created the monitoring committee following complaints by consumer advocates and amid reports of outrageous price increases in the tourism sector projected during the World Cup. A study by Brazil’s tourism board earlier this year showed that some hotel rates will be up to 500 percent more expensive during the month-long tournament in some hotels offered by the FIFA-appointed agency.The government wants to know how many rooms MATCH has reserved in the host cities because, according to Brazilian legislation, anything more than 20 percent of the local market can be considered a cartel. The probe of MATCH’s practices and the start of discussions with the airlines were among some of responsibilities given to the committee after a meeting in Brasilia on Thursday. The committee will also be in charge of mapping out the prices and the quality of services in hotels, restaurants and airports. MATCH and FIFA did not immediately answer a request for comment, but have previously denied all accusations of wrongdoing.AgreementMATCH reached agreement with nearly 800 hotels in Brazil soon after the country was picked in 2007 to host the 2014 World Cup. The Swiss-based company says it does not regulate prices and notes that charges are set by the hotel owners and other tourism stakeholders.Tourism projections estimate nearly 600,000 foreigners and some 3 million Brazilians are expected to move around the country during the World Cup that next June.last_img read more

TOUCHLINE:Okyeame Kwame -The Table Tennis Star

first_imgKwame Nsiah Apau  known by his stage name Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap Doctor graced the E-chat segment of this week’s edition of Touchline.What you probably didn’t know about the Multiple award winning musician he is a table tennis Genius..well he revealed that and many more about his  sporting life. that’s for later  but On The Business Side of things Asamoah Gyan  Imminent move to the English Premier League and  Westhams’ approach in dealing with Dede Ayew’s  Void at the moment were heavily discussed by the Touchline Panel.The Preview to the weekends fixture and Champions’ league group stage pairings was not left out.Click link below to watch this week’s edition of Touchlinelast_img

Mike Conley Jr. discusses trade from Grizzlies to Jazz: ‘It’s a new beginning’

first_imgThe Grizzlies originally selected Conley out of Ohio State with the No. 4 pick in the 2007 draft. He averaged 14.9 points and 5.7 assists in 788 games with the team.“Memphis made me,” Conley said. “I always say that. The experiences I had in that city and with those fans made me. … I love all of the memories that we created. It was never easy. Nothing was ever easy in Memphis and I think that’s why the fans were drawn to our team so much.”The Jazz will enter 2019-20 with high expectations as they’ll pair Conley with young star Donovan Mitchell and center Rudy Gobert. They also inked sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic to a four-year, $73 million deal in July.  NBA free agency rumors: Jazz signing Bojan Bogdanovic to 4-year deal Mike Conley Jr. is ready for the next chapter of his career.The 31-year-old guard spent his first 12 NBA seasons with the Grizzlies but was sent to the Jazz this summer in exchange for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and two first-round picks. Conley discussed the trade during a recent interview with USA Today’s HoopsHype. LeBron James wants to ‘destroy as many people as possible’ next season, says Richard Jefferson “It’s still an adjustment,” Conley said. “Even just hearing people call my name out and saying ‘Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz,’ it doesn’t even equate yet. I’m still trying to get used to that and waiting for it to become normal. It’s a new beginning, a new journey, a new challenge and I love that.“You don’t get blessed with opportunities like this very often. I feel like I’m in a blessed situation to be part of this organization and hopefully do something special while I’m there.” Related News “We all realize what the ultimate goal is — and it’s everyone’s ultimate goal — and that’s winning a championship,” Conley said. “I think we’re at the stage where we’re just working and trying to stay humble and stay focused and respect the game. … We have a good enough team, a good enough organization and good enough coaches to give ourselves a chance.”Conley will face the Grizzlies in Memphis for the first time as a member of the Jazz on Nov. 15. NBA adjusts schedule to feature LeBron James, other West Coast starslast_img read more

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Renews Plea for Help on Dead Woman’s Case

first_imgAt that time, Davison is said to have fled the area on foot, although he was eventually caught and arrested for an outstanding warrant from New Jersey.Jacobsen’s father has told investigators that his daughter was in Lake Worth Beach seeking treatment for drug abuse.A medical examiner did not specify Jacobsen’s cause of death. However, the case is being investigated as a homicide.Anyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information regarding this case. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is renewing a plea for help in solving the case of 20-year-old Jenna Jacobsen, the woman was was found dead near Lantana last year, after having been missing for nearly a month.PBSO posted about Jacobsen in May of 2019, saying that she was last seen on April 25, 2019. On May 30 of last year, workers found human remains buried in a shallow grave near a Lantana scrub area were identified as Jacobsen.Officials now say Jacobsen was last seen with her boyfriend, Zachary Davison, in a back alleyway near the area of South East Coast Ave. and 8th Avenue S.last_img read more

Registration Open for Community Christian Academy’s Summer Camp

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Community Christian AcademySummer is just around the corner and if you are like many Thurston County families, you are looking for enriching summer activities for your kids.  If that list includes a fun, Biblically based summer camp then join us on the Community Christian Campus in Lacey this summer, where camps are available all summer long to nurture your child’s love of life, and the Bible.Our summer camp is open to anyone entering grades 1st through 7th starting June 20. Additional options are available for Preschool aged children.Community Christian Academy is part of the Northwest Christian Private Schools campus in Lacey.This year’s theme is “Deep Sea Discovery” and campers will dive into God’s word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way.  Like any great summer camp, our “Deep Sea Discovery” includes weekly field trips, games, crafts, weekly chapel programs, bike riding, library time, sports, computer time, swimming, and much more!As in years past, campers will visit the Timberline High School indoor pool twice a week for free swimming time.  Once a week campers will head out on a field trip such as the Tacoma Rainiers, Point Defiance Zoo, bowling and much more.  Once a month our group will visit the Timberland Lacey Library for book check out and summer reading reinforcement. There truly is something for nearly every child.In addition to all the fun, CCA provides a nutritious lunch for all campers each day.The Lacey Timberland Library offers summer reading enrichment for campers on their once monthly visits. Photo credit: Gale HemmannComplete registration packets including summer calendars are available in the Community Christian Academy office or on our web site by clicking here. Campers can register for individual days, weeks, months, or join us for the entire summer.  If you have any questions please call Linda Cordero at (360) 493-2223.We additionally offer a Preschool Summer Program for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years old.  Our Preschool Summer Program begins June 15, with open enrollment available throughout the summer.  Preschool students enjoy our normal preschool activities during the summer months along with fun outdoor activities, nature walks, water play, field trips, and much more. We also have several summer themes including sea life, zoo animals, art and other age appropriate STEM activities.You can learn more about our Preschool and Childcare Program by calling us at 360-493-ABCD or 360-951-3054. You can also access information about our Preschool Summer Program by clicking here.Our campus is located in Lacey, Washington at 4706 Park Center Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516.last_img read more

FIFA and CAF legends face in Cairo

first_imgThe football legends of Africa (CAF) and the world (FIFA) met on Monday on the stage of the Pyramids of Giza, near Cairo, capital of Egypt. In the duel, won by the whole of the FIFA 4-3, participated JayJay Okocha, Cafu, Birch Pele, Veron, Djorkaeff and also Gianni Infantino, president of the international organization. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFPlast_img

Bulldogs set sights on a title

first_imgANAHEIM – They expected to eventually play Bishop Montgomery, Colony or Hart, but unseeded St. Bernard will provide the opposition for top-ranked Pasadena High School in today’s CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA boys basketball championship at Honda Center in Anaheim at 2:15 p.m. While Pasadena (29-2) stormed past Murrieta Valley 78-56 in the semifinals and has defeated its playoff opponents by an average of 27 points, the Vikings (18-9) have survived four consecutive nail-biters. They haven’t defeated an opponent by more than five points in the postseason. For the Bulldogs, overlooking opponents hasn’t been a problem. “They’re here,” Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker said of St. Bernard. “That’s all you need to know. “We learned our lesson last year after getting knocked out in the second round of the playoffs (as the top seed). You have to make sure you’re as prepared as you can and leave it all on the floor, because this is it.” When the Bulldogs walk into Honda Center this afternoon, they might be more at ease than they were in their trip in 2005, which ended in a championship game loss to Dominguez. PHS is hoping to win its first title since 1995. It has three seniors, Trevon Harmon, Chris Williams and Torey Phillips, who made the trip to Anaheim two years ago. After the Vikings defeated No. 7 Arroyo Valley 57-52 in the semifinals, coach Robert Alaniz didn’t sound nearly as surprised as the opponents they knocked off. “Maybe some of the teams overlook us; I don’t know,” Alaniz said. “I think everyone who has gone against (us) in the playoffs has been surprised by our quickness.” center_img “We have players with experience in this situation and that’s important,” Tucker said. “When we came here a couple years ago, we were mesmerized by the marble on the walls and the beauty of the building. “When we walk in there (today), it’s all business.” Perhaps nobody is playing with as much intensity and consistency as the Bulldogs’ duo of 6-foot-7 forward Nigel Ajere, who’s averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Harmon, averaging 25 points. But Phillips, a 6-3 guard, has been just as steady, doing all the dirty work and hitting timely shots to give the Bulldogs a solid third option. “You can’t say enough about what Nigel and Trevon have done in the playoffs, but Torey Phillips is one of our MVPs, too,” Tucker said. “His steadiness has been unbelievable for us. I have no problem going to him when things are getting tough.” fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Perfect home debut for Kerr as Gor back at top

first_imgElsewhere, defending champions Tusker FC played to a similar 1-1 scoreline with visitors Posta Rangers at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru where Dennis Mukaisi opened the scoring for the Sammy Omollo charges in the seventh minute before Boniface Muchiri grabbed the leveler in the 43rd minute.The win for K’Ogalo propelled them back on top of the Kenyan Premier League table with 31 points, one point ahead of Posta while Ulinzi Stars and Tusker are placed third and fourth respectively with 29 points apiece though the Brewers have an inferior goal difference.All attention was on Kerr and indeed the Briton delivered to the delight of Gor fans as pressure forced Nakumatt FC to concede an own goal through Eugene Ambulwa just five minutes after kick-off to hand Gor the deserved lead.George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo sealed the win on the 90th minute from a solo effort.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe opening half belonged to Gor who returned to the Premier League after showing a brilliant display in their historic 1-0 loss to English Premier League side Everton FC on July 13 in Tanzania.Boniface Omondi was a thorn in Nakumatt’s flesh on the right flank when he created the first chance that could have seen K’Ogalo double the score at the quarter-hour mark if Meddie Kagere or Jacques Tuyisenge were in the box in time to connect the fine cross.Omondi was at it again two minutes later when he went past Nakumatt’s David Gateri to find Kagere, only for the Ugandan-born Rwandese to miss the target.Nakumatt responded three minutes later as Boniface Akenga produced a wonderful display to go past the entire Gor defense but was denied by Freedrick Odhiambo in the Gor goal.At the half-hour mark, Omondi saw his header rescued by Nakumatt custodian Sammy Okinda after Tuyisenge had put him through.Gor Mahia fans happy. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYATuyisenge had an opportunity by himself in the 34th minute after weaving past Ambulwa but his effort was thwarted when he tried to cut back to give Okinda chance to snatch the ball.Okinda was the busier of the two keepers in the second half, first stopping a one-on-one from Tuyisenge just after the restart before tipping over Omondi’s shot for a fruitless corner.Gor could have scored two goals in two minutes if they had utilized their chances that saw Kagere fluff a glorious chance, tapping wide with an open net before Omondi did well to beat an offside trap to loft the ball over the goal post.However, Blackberry utilized his chance in the dying minutes when a goal line clearance landed on him in midfield to go all the way alone and bang that ball past on rushing Okinda for the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward George Blackberry Odhiambo celebrates after scoring in a past Kenyan Premier League match PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – It was a perfect home debut for Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr as he guided his charges to a 2-0 victory over Nakumatt FC in his first Kenyan Premier League match played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.In the earlier kick-off played at the same venue, Zoo Kericho held Kariobangi sharks to a 1-1 draw with Ebrima Sanneh sending Sharks ahead in the 47th minute but Danson Namasaka ensured the spoils were shared after netting the equalizer.last_img read more