Undefeated Orange heads into two-game road trip in Massachusetts

first_imgStatistically, the Orange is perfect this season. But even at 12-0 the team feels it can improve.The No. 1 Orange has not allowed a goal in the last five games played, but the team is still striving to be better.“We’re playing good defense, but I’d like to see our numbers on attack up a little bit more,” head coach Ange Bradley said.The Orange will have its chance against UMass (5-8) at 1 p.m. Thursday and against Stanford (9-4) at 4 p.m. Friday, both in Amherst, Mass.Since the team will be playing back-to-back games and have a short week to prepare, it will have little time to address all the issues it feels may plague it going forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough the team does not take as many shots and has fewer goals in the second half of games, Bradley said that is what she prefers. It is a strategy she uses when the Orange is up by a few goals and the opponent begins to play the team differently.“We tell the team to manage the game (in the second), we possess and pass the ball a lot more, and we can pick and choose our moments to attack,” Bradley said. “It’s a hard mentality because you have to be patient and decide when to attack.”The team is great at maintaining leads, having only trailed once the entire season. But it is SU’s ability to come out aggressively at the beginning of the game that puts opponents on their heels for the whole game. The Orange is able to control the game by forcing the other team to play at its pace.Bradley is most concerned with her team’s shot selection on offense.“We’ve got to improve our percentage of shots on goal; we’re at about 50 percent and we want to be at 75 percent, so that’s something to work on,” Bradley said.On the contrary, Bradley encourages the team to be consistent defensively throughout the game. The team’s goal is to keep its opponent’s corners under three per game.Doing her part on defense each game, Leann Stiver says the cohesiveness of the backfield is what stifles the opposing corners.“I think the entire defense moves really well and Iona (Holloway) does a great job at center,” Stiver said. “The way they play takes the pressure off me.”Bradley moved Holloway to center this season and the team says it has been great having her in the middle. Bradley made the change because Holloway is a vocal leader, and the coach has confidence in her at the center position.Each player’s performance has a ripple effect on the other. The forwards’ play influences the midfielders, which can help the backfield. The teammates make sure to communicate during games to make sure they’re on the same page. Sometimes they give a subtle nod or eye contact, other times it is a more obvious yell.“We do a lot of communicating in practice so we can get a feel for each other’s play style during games,” midfielder Liz McInerney said.The communication level of the team is extremely important when executing penalty corners. The team is trying something a little different with its penalty corners for its upcoming games.Said Bradley: “I’m really looking forward to this weekend and putting our corner unit together, and seeing how we go forward with a new focus.” Comments Published on October 11, 2012 at 12:01 am Contact Jasmine: jlwatk01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lone gunman robs money changer

first_imgA foreign currency dealer, who was in the vicinity of Popeye’s on Water Street, Georgetown, was on Sunday robbed of all of his cash by an armed bandit.According to reports, 36-year-old Bishwanauth Noudat, of Lot 482 C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was sitting in a chair with $150,000, US$1200, TT$3000 Cdn$1000, 90 euros, EC$8000, Bds$200 and 31 reais when the lone gunman approached him from behind and snatched the cash.Noudat reportedly attempted to fight for his money, but the gunman whipped out his weapon which was in his waistband and dealt the man a lash to his face.The perpetrator then made good his escape south on Cornhill Street then east along Hadfield Street.The money changer reported the matter to the Police, and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away.The Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage from businesses in the area in an effort to identify the gunman.last_img read more

The most likely outcome in every Premier League match this weekend

first_img 4 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea v Manchester UnitedChelsea win – 56 per cent chance of happeningMan United win – 20 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 23 per cent chance of happeningBournemouth v SouthamptonBournemouth win – 47 per cent chance of happeningSouthampton win – 27 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 26 per cent chance of happening Most Popular Premier League News Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and opposite number Jose Mourinho clash at Old Trafford this weekend. latest Everton v Crystal PalaceEverton win – 44 per cent chance of happeningCrystal Palace win – 28 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningArsenal v Leicester CityArsenal win – 63 per cent chance of happeningLeicester win – 16 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 21 per cent chance of happening tense revealed Can Roberto Firmino get amongst the goals against Huddesfield? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 4 predicted changes West Ham United v Tottenham HotspurWest Ham win – 21 per cent chance of happeningTottenham win – 55 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 24 per cent chance of happeningWolverhampton Wanderers v WatfordWolves win – 44 per cent chance of happeningWatford win – 27 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningHuddersfield Town v LiverpoolHuddersfield win – 10 per cent chance of happeningLiverpool win – 69 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 20 per cent chance of happening It promises to be a cracker as the Blues continue their good start under new boss Maurizio Sarri.Then at 3pm on Saturday we see West Ham host rivals Tottenham, while live on talkSPORT2 you can hear Man City vs Burnley, before talkSPORT brings you commentary of Huddersfield vs Liverpool.Everyone has their own different ways of attempting to forecast the result and statistics are more often being used.One such producer of these is FiveThirtyEight but what outcomes do they think will happen? Find out below.*All figures are rounded and may not total 100 per cent Premier League football is back with a bang as it dishes up a couple of brilliant clashes in the ninth gameweek of the season.The first match of the weekend, at 12:30pm, sees an embattled Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge as his Manchester United stars take on Chelsea. gameday cracker Bournemouth and Southampton clash in 2017/18. TOP WORK 4 whoops 4 huge blow How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Cardiff City v FulhamCardiff win – 41 per cent chance of happeningFulham win – 30 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningManchester City v BurnleyManchester City win – 92 per cent chance of happeningBurnley win – One per cent chance of happeningDraw – Seven per cent chance of happeningNewcastle United v Brighton and Hove AlbionNewcastle win – 47 per cent chance of happeningBrighton win – 24 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happening Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Can Newcastle register a win against Brighton? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more