Syracuse men’s soccer opponent preview: What to know about N.C. State

first_img Related Stories In just 6 years, Ian McIntyre has turned Syracuse men’s soccer aroundSyracuse men’s soccer is searching for midfielder consistencyChris Nanco improves finishing ability in senior seasonSyracuse men’s soccer takes down St. John’s, 3-2, on Jonathan Hagman’s overtime goal Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 6 Syracuse (4-0) plays its first away game of the 2016 season when it kicks off against North Carolina State (1-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Orange comes off a double-overtime win over St. John’s. The unranked Wolfpack surrendered a goal in the 77th-minute to fall to North Florida, 3-2 on Sunday. The contest is the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.If Syracuse wins, it’ll be the first year it won its first five games since 1984, when SU started 7-0. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s game.All-time series: Syracuse leads 3-2-1Last time they played: The Orange played the Wolfpack twice last year in a two-week span. On Oct. 23 at SU Soccer Stadium, a Louis Cross front-post header with less than five minutes left gave No.15 Syracuse the 2-1 win. In the first round of the ACC tournament on Nov. 4, the Orange shut out NC State 2-0 en route to its first ACC championship and College Cup appearance.The North Carolina State report: The Wolfpack is off to a somewhat slow start, coming off two losses to unranked nonconference opponents. Only three different Wolfpack players have scored a goal this year, whereas six SU players have already scored. But NC State has a strong team, Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. The Wolfpack went 2-3-3 last year vs. Top 25 teams. Two of those three losses came to Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats North Carolina State: Continue to spread the wealth and maintain possession. Syracuse has dominated its first four opponents, and it’s shown on the scoreboard. But SU has dominated possession, too, and kept opponents’ playmakers silent. Limit Ade Taiwo, and Syracuse should come out on top in the first game of conference play.Stats to know: 667:36 — Minutes of gameplay Syracuse had gone without trailing, dating back to last year, until St. John’s took a 2-1 lead Sunday night.45 — Percent of Syracuse goals scored by either Johannes Pieles or Chris Nanco this season.3 — Number of goals the Orange has given up in four games this season. Syracuse has scored 11.Player to watch: Ade Taiwo, forward, No. 9Taiwo has taken just five shots on goal to score three times already. No other NC State player has scored more than once. Taiwo, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound redshirt sophomore, has overcome two ACL tears to become one of the conference’s best offensive players thus far this year. The 2012 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year scored two goals last year. He’s already surpassed that total in three games.“I think what you’re seeing now is what he’s capable of,” Wolfpack head coach Kelly Findley said. Commentscenter_img Published on September 9, 2016 at 11:50 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic among the best Players in Champions League

first_imgFootballers of “Old Lady” made a great job last night on the first match of the Champions League semi-finals, when they won Monaco at a high of 0: 2 in Monte Carlo.With this result, they came a step towards the finals of the most elite football competition in Europe, and a brilliant match in Juventus was made by the Bosnian football player Miralem Pjanić.He was one of the best players in the ranks of the Old Lady, and played almost the entire match before being replaced by in 89th minute.At this match Pjanic was the player who ran the most, total of 10.87 kilometers, and the statistical parameters show that he had enormous efficiency.The glittering shape this player delights all fans of football in BiH, especially because he will most probably play the qualification matches in the national coat of arms.(Source: klix)last_img read more

Fans injured when car sails into fence at Daytona

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As emergency workers tended to injured fans and ambulance sirens wailed in the background, a somber Tony Stewart skipped the traditional post-race victory celebration following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.A last-lap accident sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the seats, and large chunks of Larson’s car landed in the grandstands. The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with a piece of burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence.Neither NASCAR nor Daytona International Speedway officials had any immediate comment on potential injuries.“There obviously was some intrusion into the fence and fortunately with the way the event’s equipped up, there were plenty of emergency workers ready to go and they all jumped in on it pretty quickly,” said NASCAR President Mike Helton. “Right now, it’s just a function of determining what all damage is done. They’re moving folks, as we’ve seen, to care centers and take some folks over to Halifax Medical.”Stewart, who won for the 19th time at Daytona and seventh time in the last nine season-opening Nationwide races, was in no mood to celebrate.“The important thing is what going on on the frontstretch right now,” said Stewart, the three-time NASCAR champion. “We’ve always known, and since racing started, this is a dangerous sport. But it’s hard. We assume that risk, but it’s hard when the fans get caught up in it.last_img read more