Wilmington, Oh.— The National Weather Service says Friday a sharp cold front will descend into the tri-state dropping temperatures to the mid 20’s. As the temperature falls, rain will change to freezing rain, to sleet and snow. Winds will increase with gusts up to 20-miles-per-hour. Total accumulation today will be 1 to 2 inches.Friday night breezy conditions continue and accumulating snow should taper off by midnight. Temperatures will continue to fall into the teens with wind chill values below zero.Meteorologists say Saturday the system passes and much colder air moves into the region. The extended forecast shows temperatures remaining below freezing through next week.
Florida goalkeeper Susi Espinoza made two of her four saves in the final 10 minutes. For the majority of the game, the Gators kept the ball in the Orange zone and unleashed 17 shots, five on net, at SU’s Courtney Brosnan. But the Orange made up for lost time as the game neared the 90th minute.No. 8 Florida (4-0-0) remained undefeated in large part to Espinoza’s late-game saves, beating the Orange (2-1-1), 2-1, in Syracuse’s first trip to Gainesville, FL since 2002. The Orange returns to SU Soccer Stadium to take on Cornell Thursday.Florida’s defense stifled SU’s offense in the early minutes while the offense scored its first goal seven minutes in. Gabby Seiler secured her own blocked shot and fired it past Brosnan and into the net.Sydney Brackett, who has produced 43 percent of Syracuse’s scoring output in 2017, scored her third goal of the season from eight yards out. The sophomore forward that only finished with one goal last year tied the game at one apiece after SU failed to let one shot off in the opening 23 minutes. Her third goal ranks tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Gators unleashed 11 shots in the first half, but only four reached Brosnan in goal. Much of UF’s offense came off corner kicks, attempting nine including four to start the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlorida commandeered Syracuse’s zone for the first 10 minutes of the second half and capped off its possession dominance in the 56th minute when Parker Roberts scored what became the game-winner. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm Contact Bobby: email@example.com Comments
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2018 at 9:36 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco Nate Solomon took the ball in play before being knocked down by a Cornell defender. A yellow flag flew in the air and the clock ticked past seven seconds left. The two grappled for the ball, but the penalty would never come. The clock hit zero and a sea of red jerseys flooded the field.On Sunday night, No. 8-seed Syracuse (8-7, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) had an opportunity to get revenge against Cornell (13-4, 3-2 Ivy). It had fallen earlier in the year, 13-8, to the Big Red. The Orange never trailed in the first half and entered the break up a pair of goals. It had been 5-0 in previous games when leading at half. But in the second half, Cornell crept back in and with SU constantly turning the ball over, the Big Red took advantage, taking its first lead late in the fourth quarter. Syracuse would never take the lead back, falling to Cornell, 10-9, in the opening round of the NCAA tournamentFor the first time since 2011, Cornell won at the Carrier Dome and will play Maryland in the quarterfinals next weekend.Here are three reactions from the game.Nick Mellen dominates Jeff Teat, but not enough in lossThe biggest storyline heading into Sunday night’s matchup was the battle between first-team All-American Jeff Teat and Syracuse’s No. 1 defender, Nick Mellen. The last time these two faced off, Mellen caused three turnovers but Teat tagged the Orange with a pair of goals and four assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in the opening 30 minutes in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Teat had just one assist to his name. Mellen on the other hand, had two caused turnovers on the sophomore attack.Mellen stuck to Teat for most of the game and the only point for the latter came after a switch on a pick by Jake McCulloch. Andrew Helmer was beaten off a dodge and Mellen slid to help, leaving McCulloch wide open.The two caused turnovers came when Teat tried driving on Mellen. The first was a quick poke in the opening minutes of the second quarter that sent the ball bouncing free. The other came right before half, as Mellen’s stick wrapped around Teat and sent the ball into a scrum of white and red jerseys.The second half was similar, with Teat rarely seeing the ball. Mellen stuck to him, stick to his chest at all times and fought through screens to stay on Cornell’s leading points scorer.On one play in the second half, with the shot clock winding down for Cornell, Teat sat behind the net. He fired a pass but it was deflected off Mellen’s stick. Teat recovered it and quickly passed to the top of the offense. But the ball bounced around and the shot clock hit zero, giving the Orange possession.The entire game, Mellen kept Teat in check, whether it was at even strength or while man-down. But that didn’t matter, as Cornell won the game.Danny Varello bounces backOne of Syracuse’s biggest struggles all season long has been its success at the faceoff X. Since the Orange lost Ben Williams to graduation, it has relied on sophomore Danny Varello to fill the hole left by the All-American.And since March 24, when Varello won just 2-of-12 faceoffs against Duke, he has won the faceoff battle just once out of eight times — against North Carolina.But on Sunday, Varello won the faceoff battle handily. He had multiple pick-and-pop wins and other times, his wings scooped up loose ground balls after Varello sent the ball backwards.By the end of the first half, Varello had taken all but one faceoff — a win from Seth DeLisle. The Orange entered the break up two and had dominated the faceoff game, going 9-for-13.The second half trended the same, with Syracuse’s wings coming up big after multiple scrums off the faceoff. Syracuse kept turning the ball over, allowing Cornell to creep back into the game and making each faceoff became much more important.If it weren’t for Varello’s bounce back game, where he finished 12-for-18 from the faceoff X, the game would likely have ended with a larger margin than just one goal. Varello gave SU the opportunities it needed. The offense just couldn’t finish them.Man-Up kills SyracuseSyracuse entered Sunday night as the No. 18 team in the country while man-up, converting at a 41-percent clip. Its offense normally works the ball around before often finding an open man near the crease. But against Cornell, that offense fell short. By the final buzzer, Syracuse had finished 0-for-3 while man-up.Its first man-up came on a slash from Cornell goalkeeper Christian Knight. Jamie Trimboli scored a goal right before the penalty was in effect and the Orange had an opportunity to control momentum even further — SU was already on a 3-0 run. But its only shot came from Brendan Bomberry and it sailed wide.Its next man-up also came after a Syracuse goal — this one from Brendan Curry — late in the third quarter. Stephen Rehfuss sent a cross-field pass to Bomberry, whose shot was saved by Knight. Again, the penalty was killed.And then, trailing by one late in the fourth quarter, SU had a man-up opportunity with the chance to take the lead and gain momentum. But again, Bomberry was stopped by Knight.In the most important game of the season, Syracuse’s extra-man unit fell short. Had it converted on those chances, the Orange would be looking at a whole different game. But it didn’t. Comments
Oaks Christian, Oak Park, Nordhoff of Ojai, Grace Brethren of Simi Valley, Carpinteria and Santa Paula will compete in the upper Tri-Valley League. Fillmore, Villanova Prep of Ojai, Santa Clara of Oxnard, Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara and Malibu will play in the lower Frontier League. The approved releaguing means Oaks Christian likely will remain in Div. XI for the foreseeable future. The TCA has 15 schools that will compete in one to three leagues, depending on the sport. It will be the fifth such umbrella conference in the section. Dominant defense: Campbell Hall of North Hollywood (5-0), No. 1 in Southern Section Div. XIII, will count on its defense when it plays No. 5 Whittier Christian of La Habra (4-0) in a Delphic League opener Friday night at Whittier College. Campbell Hall, idle last week, has two straight shutouts – the Vikings have not been scored upon since the third quarter of a 14-6 victory over then-No. 1 Hamilton of Anza on Sept. 16. Whittier Christian has a high-powered offense averaging 39.5 points per game. Also: Vasquez of Acton, a freelance team, thrashed Mammoth 38-0 last week to improve to 6-0. … Perennial High Desert League power Mojave (2-2), which had been No. 2 in Div. XII, was upset 28-19 by No. 8 Boron in a nonleague game. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Oaks Christian has won the past two Southern Section titles, defeating Oak Park in the championship game on both occasions. Oaks Christian administrators, who sought to a play a makeup game under an arrangement that would have both teams playing three games in nine or 10 days – a plan that meets CIF State regulations – believe the bylaws state that a league champion has to play all its league games; meaning neither team would be eligible for a league title. Oak Park administrators, who rejected the Oaks Christian plan citing safety concerns, point to a clause in the constitution stating exceptions for natural disasters. If league officials determine that both teams are title-eligible, Oak Park would be seeded higher if both teams win the rest of their league games, based on the league’s Rose Bowl formula for breaking ties, which awards the higher seed to last season’s lower-seeded team. Releaguing: The newly formed Tri-Counties Association has set its two leagues for next season. “My guess,” Oak Park coach Brian Crum said, “is that it’ll be a major point of discussion.” Depending on how the league’s bylaws are interpreted, the ramifications of the canceled game between the Southern Section Div. XI powers could be major. OAK PARK – A Tri-Valley League administrative meeting scheduled for today wasn’t hastily called to diffuse the area’s hottest small-school football controversy. But how the league will handle the fallout of a wildfire-forced cancellation of the Sept. 30 Oaks Christian of Westlake Village/Oak Park game will be brought up.