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After humbling loss to South Florida, Syracuse volleyball looks to get on track versus Villanova

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.educenter_img The Syracuse volleyball team’s first loss to South Florida last weekend wasn’t the end of the world. The team came home this week, beat Binghamton and finds itself with an 18-1 record. But still, for middle blocker Samantha Hinz, looking back at last weekend hurts. ‘It was obviously disappointing,’ Hinz said. ‘No one wants to lose. We just weren’t really clicking. Teamwork was a little bit of an issue. We had a lot of personal errors. I feel like we could have done a lot better.’ But SU didn’t, and the result was a 3-2 loss to USF. Suddenly, the team with the record start looked vulnerable. And as the team prepares to travel to face Villanova on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the third game of Big East play, it is left piecing together what happened in its last conference game. Against USF, everything came to a halt for the Orange. SU’s program-best record to start a season, 17 wins and zero losses, was over. But most troubling of all, the Orange’s fundamentals unraveled. ‘Setting was off, we weren’t killing the ball, and we couldn’t dig,’ assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘It was like a roller coaster ride. We lost the first set 25-22. Then we won the second set. Then boom we dropped in the third. Then we won the fourth. ‘AdvertisementThis is placeholder text LaMarche’s voice changed as she discussed the fifth and final set. ‘Then we dropped the fifth … bad,’ LaMarche said, her voice fading. So against Villanova, the Orange must start back at square one. Back to the basics, even if the team is 18-1. Because in Big East play, the team is just 1-1. Going into the Villanova game, the team will still be adjusting to the lineup changes it’s had to deal with the past three games. Against Georgetown last Friday, Ashley Williams, the team’s libero, was out. SU managed to win that match 3-1, but against USF Lindsay McCabe, another starter, played just two sets. And missing two starters against the Bulls proved to be too much for the Orange to overcome. Nothing seemed to go right in Tampa. Not even the simplest of tasks. ‘There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have been consistent (against USF),’ LaMarche said. ‘Everyone that was playing has been playing or has played and is capable of getting the job done. ‘It’s just like a domino effect. One person has a bad serve then the next person served it out. One person had a bad hit then the next person couldn’t kill the ball. It was frustrating and I think they panicked a little bit, because we hadn’t been in that position before. Hopefully we put it behind us and kind of settle down.’ If the team hopes to beat Villanova, then it will have to resemble the team that started the season 17-0, not the one that fell apart against USF. When the team faces the Wildcats, it will be playing its second match with the new lineup changes. But they will have to get used to the new lineup quickly, something that won’t be easy against a Big East opponent. ‘Villanova is definitely a strong team, and we have to come out in full force, get back into things, and find a way that we can click together again and really get ready for our third Big East game,’ outside hitter Erin Little said. That is the best option for the Orange right now. SU must focus on Villanova and feel confident about its win against Binghamton on Wednesday. The Orange can’t dwell on the past. Yes, their unblemished record is long gone. But there is no time to think about that. All eyes must be focused on conference play now. ‘I think everyone wants to move on from (the USF game),’ LaMarche said. ‘It’s good to know we’re vulnerable and we can’t just play any way we want to play, any way we feel like, and win. And the Big East does not let you do that. The stress of being undefeated is gone. But it’s replaced by the stress of Big East games.’ rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

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Study shows benefits of aging research

first_imgA study led by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and published in this month’s issue of the scientific journal Health Affairs found that allotting funds to delayed aging research rather than individualized disease research would save the United States $7.1 trillion over the next 50 years.The study, led by USC Schaeffer Director Dana Goldman, also included researchers from Harvard University, Columbia University and University of Illinois at Chicago. The analysts not only discovered the financial benefits of focusing on delayed aging research, but also found long-term effects these advances would have on population size. The amount of healthy adults over age 65 would increase by 5 percent per year, if more funds were spent on aging research.Goldman said that if research on delayed aging continues, eventually human bodies could look younger than their chronological ages.“People have long searched for the fountain of youth. We’re starting to understand at a basic cellular level how we accumulate age-related damage, the underlying biology of aging and the process of how cells grow, divide and age,” Goldman said.Goldman noted that medical researchers have often been victims of their own achievements since advancing in the treatment for one disease usually results in the propagation of another.“When we started looking into individual interventions for disease, we didn’t see the effect we thought we would. There were competing risks — if you save someone from one disease, they would end up getting something else,” Goldman said. “If we really want to make progress in expanding lifespan and healthy lives, we need to attack all diseases simultaneously. This is where delayed aging comes in.”The study found that individually delaying either cancer or heart disease would not do much for the overall disabled population. Employing delayed aging research, however, will boost the amount of healthy adults older than age 65 to 11.7 million, ensuring a higher quality of life into old age.Travis Eurick, a sophomore majoring in health promotion and disease prevention who researches Alzheimer’s disease at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, was not surprised to hear the findings.“Our culture definitely values the concept of youth, and as the baby boomers age, we will probably see [this research] take center stage,” Eurick said. “Research funding tends to be dispersed to fashionable topics, which I think could lead, and already has led, to increased research in aging.”Helen Ma, a sophomore majoring in international relations (global business), expressed some skepticism over the viability of a projected population size under delayed aging.“In order for us to effect these medical advances on society, our economic system would need to catch up fast. In its current state we wouldn’t be able to support such a top-heavy future population, considering that seniors are the fastest-growing age group to date,” Ma said.Not all students are proponents of the suggested switch of research funding from cancer studies to aging studies.“Even though delayed aging can make a big breakthrough in the medical field, I still believe funding cancer research is important; not all diseases manifest in old age,” said Crystal Tran, a sophomore majoring in biology.Goldman asserted that some opponents are not taking into account that a higher quality of life delays the aging process.“Some say, ‘Why would I want to live to 100, living to 80 is good enough.’ It’s the wrong view -— if you can give people healthy life, it’s in the better interest of society,” Goldman said.The study’s findings also offer new opportunities for students who are passionate about the field.“It’s definitely a field of study that’s important to delve into, and it makes me more aware that these sorts of studies will come up as I get older,” said Joseph Yoo, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry. “It’s honestly making me more excited for trying out research.”last_img read more

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Cal’s unique schemes are top concern for Trojans

first_imgMoving forward after this week’s traumatic event, USC now turns its attention to No. 24 California, whose balanced attack has the Trojans stepping up preparation on both sides of the ball.The Golden Bears’ pro-style 3-4 defensive alignment is an approach that takes special preparation, but for former Denver Broncos quarterback coach and USC’s current quarterback coach, Jeremy Bates, preparing for the attack is something he’s done before.Field vision · Matt Barkley will face a 3-4 defense for the first time in his college career when he takes on a Cal team looking to bounce back. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily Trojan“Their 3-4 is something new, it definitely changes the focus a bit on the offensive side of the ball,” Bates said. “There are many different ways for [the defense] to blitz and pressure the quarterback. In the [NFL] the Patriots and the Chargers run it especially well.”Coach Pete Carroll also marveled at California’s 3-4 — although complex in formation and execution — mentioning how well the Golden Bears were able to run a defense so intricate and advanced while also running a successful offensive attack.“The more we look at them, the more we realized how balanced they are as a team — they do everything well,” Carroll said. “They are the lowest penalized team in the conference this season. We’re going to have to stay disciplined.”Led by quarterback Kevin Riley and running back Jahvid Best, the Bears’ offense features both a strong running and passing game which will put extra strain on the Trojan secondary.“Our secondary is good, they tackle well and cover well. If Jahvid gets loose, they’ll be our saving grace,” Carroll said.“Their whole offense is dangerous,” senior safety Taylor Mays said. “They always play us really tough. They know that they can take a shot against us, and they’re not intimidated.”uAlmost three weeks removed from the injury he suffered against Ohio State, freshman Matt Barkley continued to show improvement during practice.“Without a question it was the best day for his arm motion,” Carroll said. “It’s still not 100 percent, but even from yesterday to today, he’s better.”Practicing for the full week knowing he’d be the starter for the first time since before the matchup with the Buckeyes, Barkley impressed quarterbacks coach Bates yet again with his improvement.“Matt is getting better everyday. He’s throwing better than he’s thrown in the past two weeks,” Bates said.Redshirt freshman defensive end Nick Perry, the Pac-10 sack leader, returned to practice Wednesday after he was forced to sit out of practice Tuesday due to a knee bruise.“It’s [a] great return. He couldn’t even move yesterday,” Carroll said. “It’s a bruised knee. We just have to hope that it doesn’t get banged on, but I’m sure he’ll play on Saturday.”Junior wide receiver Ronald Johnson also returned to Howard Jones Field yesterday for the first time since he broke his collarbone, but was restricted to running on the side field for the day.last_img read more

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NPFL U-17: Shooting Stars, ABS in Good Start at Oshogbo

first_imgBut it was MFM that got the better chances in the early minutes of the game. Hammed Saheed’s free kick went inches wide on the third minute and two minutes later Atoyebi Gideon shot directly at ABS goalkeeper, Kolawole Sheriff.MFM defence collapsed under sustained pressure from ABS on the 7th minute when David picked the final pass and beat his marker before he chipped the ball over MFM goalkeeper, Oladunni Habeeb.MFM FC coach, Isiekwene Christian would admit his lads learnt their lessons the hard way.“We conceded early in the game but we were able to create some good moments and shake off the goal. We could have got something positive from the game but we have learnt a hard lessons that would guide us better in the tournament,” said Christian to Npfl.ng after the game.Olubode Hassan’s hat trick propelled Shooting Stars to a 3-0 roll over Remo Stars in the second Group C game of Match-day 1.The young star scored the first of his three goals late in the first half in the tough encounter and he followed up with a brace in the second half to complete the first hat trick of the championship.An elated Shooting Stars coach, Monday Ozeibe was quick to rate his boys as favourites to win the group.Ozeibe said; “I wasn’t impressed with the first half performance of my boys but we got a late goal in the first which was the tonic for us. The boys have done better during pre-season matches. The victory has placed us as the favourites to win the group and I believe we are capable of finishing top of the group.”Match-day two continues this morning with Sunshine Stars making their tournament debut against ABS FC while Remo Stars and MFM FC battle for their first win of the tournamentShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Amazing results were recorded on Match Day 1 of the maiden edition of the NPFL U-15 Promises Tournament which served off early hours of yesterday at the Osogbo City Stadium for teams in Group C.Remo Stars, Shooting Stars, MFM FC, ABS FC and Sunshine Stars made up Group C of the group stages of the tournament in Osun State at the end of which two will qualify for the quarter-final stage.Okoromi David scored the lone goal for ABS FC to pip MFM in the opening game, while Shooting Stars spanked Remo Stars 3-0 to put the championship underway.last_img read more

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World Bank approves funds for Dominica

first_imgThe World Bank has approved two emergency support operations totaling US$65 million for restoring agriculture livelihoods, strengthening resilience, and rebuilding houses destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.Part of US$115 million packageThe Washington-based financial institution said this represents its highest ever financing for Dominica. The funding is part of a larger US$115 million package of support that includes financing of US$65 million in concessional terms and US$50 million in grant financing from the International Development Association’s (IDA) Crisis Response Window.Hurricane Maria killed at least 30 people and caused damages and loses estimated at US$1.37 billion or 226 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) when it passed through the island on September 18 last year.The greatest damage was in housing and transport, with more than 4,500 houses destroyed and 20,000 partially damaged, and many roads and bridges affected and covered by trees and flooded debris.The agriculture sector had the largest losses, with 80 to 100 per cent of crops destroyed. Farmers lost half of their cattle and many fishermen lost their boats and fishing gear.Enables critical investment in agriculture and housing“This financing enables us to make two critical investments in our economic recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year. These investments in agriculture and housing also represent vital components of our plan to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world,” said Dominica Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.The World Bank said the US$25 million Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience project will help farmers and fisherfolks to restore their agriculture and fishing production and systems, and adopt climate smart practices.last_img read more

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US Customs Agents Arrest Jamaican on Felony Child Sex Charges

first_imgBALTIMORE, United States, CMC – The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers arrested a Jamaican national at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on a Palm Beach County, Florida, felony arrest warrant for sex offenses on a child.On Wednesday, CBP said officers arrested Vivian Linton Vickers, 43, as soon as he deplaned from his flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica.“Officers verified Vicker’s identity and turned him over to the US Marshals Service,” it said, adding that it “placed a detainer on Vickers to be returned to CBP to complete his admissions inspection upon adjudication of charges.”Casey Durst, CBP’s director of the Baltimore, Maryland Field Office, said “allegations of sexual offenses committed against children are heinous.”“Customs and Border Protection officers are pleased to work with our law enforcement partners to return an allegedly dangerous fugitive to justice,” he said. “Arresting wanted fugitives at our nation’s ports of entry is one way in which CBP helps to keep our communities safe.”CBP said officers in Miami connected Vickers to the outstanding arrest warrant and notified the US Marshals Service of Vickers’ pending arrival in Baltimore.The customs and border patrol agency said officers screen both foreign visitors and US citizens arriving and departing the United States for outstanding arrest warrants, narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture and other illicit products “to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.”On a typical day last year, CBP said it processed more than one million travelers who arrived at airports, seaports and land border crossings across the United States, and arrested 75 wanted criminals at US ports of entry.”last_img read more

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ICC 2017: Iwobi Rescues Arsenal Against Bayern In Shanghai; Gunners Win 3-2 On Penalties

first_imgRelated Substitute Alex Iwobi scored with the last kick of the game to hand his Arsenal side a respectable 1-1 draw against German champions and old nemesis Bayern Munich in a 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) game played in Shanghai.Bayern took the lead in the 8th minute after Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored from the spot following young midfielder Ainslay Maitland-Niles’ debatable foul on Juan Bernat in the penalty box.Arsenal had goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank for keeping the scoreline at 1-0 before the Super Eagles star’s late intervention took the game to penalties.The Gunners went on to triumph 3-2 during the penalty shootouts as the North London club finally enjoyed a win over their Bavarianlast_img read more

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Garland, Moisey grab low gross crown, Marinas, Palm low net champs at 2013 Tournament of Roses

first_imgThe two-person team of Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey took the top prize at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Tuesday at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Golf Club.Garland and Moisey edged the strong field to claim the Nelson and District Credit Union low gross title with a score of 91.Ted Allen’s Jewellery low net winners was the team of Marcia Marinas and Michelle Palm with a stroke total of 63.For years the Tournament of Roses was a low gross individual tournament.However, a few years ago organizers decided to change the format to a team tournament.Peace Rose Flight #1: First Low Gross Sherry McIvor and Tammy Avis 84; Second Low Gross Roma Crispin and Carol Reay 85; Third Low Gross Fran Farnsworth and Pat Lawrence 91. 1stLow Net Lynn Foster and Bev Stevens 66; Second Low Net Linda Tamblyn and Ann Gouk 66; 3rd Low Net Arlette Dunbar and Connie Kostash 68.  Tea Rose Flight #2: First Low Gross Laurie Hepple and Bev Poole 89; Second Low Gross Lorna Maxwell and Mary Gris 91; Third Low Gross Cathie McLaren and Audrey Arcuri 93.First Low Net Heather Pottle and Cheri Carlson 66; Second Low Net Corrine Scheldrup and Shirley Wolbaum 66; third Low Net Verna Chernoff and Linda King 72.  Queen Elizabeth Rose Flight #3: First Low Gross Lois Cutler and Hilda Taylor 96; Second Low Gross Marie Berg and Bronwen McLeod 101; Third Low Gross Marlene Symmonds and Lorraine May 108.First Low Net Marlene Ink and Gwen Acres 68; Second Low Net Mary-Ann McLellan and Maxine McLean 72; third Low Net Fran Crawford and Joan Jordan 79.  Closest to the Pin winners: Dorothy Garland, Shirley Wolbaum and Maxine McLean.Longest Drive Winners: Pat Lawrence, Ann Gouk,  and Hilda Taylor.Longest Putt: Marianne Lefley,  the ZigZag Drive was won by Heather Pottle and Lorna Maxwell won the Water Ball.Bombers down the leader board at AAA ChampionshipsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers team of Grade 12 Ben Le Marquand, Grade 11 Brenden Hartridg, Grade 10 Hanno Southam and Carsen Arcuri and Grade 9 Oliver Horner are in tough at the 2013 B.C. High School AAA Golf Championships at Crown Isle Golf Club on Vancouver Island.The Bombers currently sit 21st overall in the tournament after Day one of the 36-hole event.The tournament concludes Wednesday with a shotgun start.The host school, Mark Isfeld, leads the pack.Rossland Royal third at A golf championshipsTyler McKay finished third overall to lead the Rossland Royals to a third-place finish at the 2013 B.C. High School A Golf Championships Tuesday at Birchbank in Trail.The team of McKay, Brennan Moroney, Braden McKay, Jeff Ashton and Wayette Henderson won the bronze medal.The Nakusp team of Brent Mengler, Nathan McInnes, Dugan McInnes, Kodi Bowman and Zach Friedenberger finished fifth.Immaculata of Kelowna won the gold medal with Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm second.last_img read more

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‘Disaster’ marks end of Rain or Shine’s year

first_imgLATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award What compounded the Elasto Painters’ problems was their last field goal in the game was in the 1:51 mark of the fourth when Beau Belga’s layup cut the deficit to 87-83.“I guess it’s a poor defensive game and it was complimented by a bad offensive game, and that became a disaster,” said Tiu who had 14 points and four assists as Rain or Shine slipped to 1-1.“We didn’t execute very well, which led to a lot of easy points for them, and their confidence just grew. It’s hard to play against a team with that much confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Belo explodes as Blackwater earns first win at expense of Rain or Shine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Rain or Shine’s ending to the year 2017 wasn’t as colorful as it hoped it would be.The Elasto Painters suffered a disappointing 92-87 loss to Blackwater in a game they could’ve prevented from getting into the wayside.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Point guard Chris Tiu said what they put on the defensive end was a sorry excuse against a team that had already began building confidence in the early stages of the match.“Our defense was spotty today, we gave up a lot of open shots, and most of their shots were unchallenged,” said Tiu Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “Blackwater was already feeling confident and they were shooting well especially in the first half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlackwater tallied 45.5 percent from the three-point range, going 5-of-11 in the first half alone, while scoring 11 points on the break to take a 47-44 lead heading into the break.Rain or Shine then saw the Elite close the game out with a 13-6 run with Mac Belo capping it off with an open three-pointer with 1:39 left in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more