Syracuse moving on from scoring frustrations

first_img Published on September 16, 2015 at 8:35 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] The clock hit all zeroes Friday night against Cornell and Syracuse slowly jogged off the field of another scoreless game.Frustration loomed large. Jackie Firenze struggled to find words for the lack of production. Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said his players weren’t connecting the final pass on the attack.“It’s really a whole team effort,” Firenze said following the game. “We all need to talk about it off the field and kind of bring it on the field.”So on Saturday, a team meeting was held and opinions were put out in the open.Fifth-year senior Alexis Koval called it a gut check. Everyone spoke. Even the freshmen and injured players shared their thoughts. Syracuse coaches participated as well to try and decipher what was missing on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew that each one of us weren’t bringing what we had to the table,” Koval said. “So all we went through … what we thought we were missing. And everybody said desire.”Syracuse responded differently in its next game against Colgate on Sunday, scoring twice in the second half for its first win in four games. It was a testament to the team’s added emphasis placed on technique and routine in practice. Syracuse (3-4-1) will try to carry that momentum into Thursday’s 7 p.m. contest against Drexel (6-2) at SU Soccer Stadium.When Syracuse was struggling to score, Wheddon said he chose not to overemphasize the issue or the frustration. Overthinking could lead to further problems, he said, and drilling the need to score too much would prove counterproductive.“We did a balance,” Wheddon said. “We did some finishing sessions and then we eased off and just talked about how we need to play.”He turned to steady progression: Drills with no pressure, then a little bit of pressure, then full pressure. The routine is how Syracuse has been able to establish a rapport among one another.Syracuse scrimmaged on a condensed field with shorter boundaries in Tuesday’s practice. The team split between blue practice jerseys and yellow pinnies and the players executed quick give-and-go’s, weaving the ball through each other with adept quickness.The smaller field forced speedy decisions and increased the pace of play on the ball. It’s the type of quick and high-pressure play Wheddon said Syracuse is expecting from Drexel.“We always talk about having more dynamic runs up top and being dynamic in attack,” Firenze said.On Sunday, Koval looped around her defender, received the ball and scored deep in the box.It was a blindside run — when a player runs out of a defender’s field of vision to get open and receive a pass — and is something Syracuse has been practicing to add an element of surprise on the field.Wheddon called it technical repetition, and staying true to the process is what Syracuse has done all season.Consistent offense, however, has been more difficult for Syracuse. Two goals on Sunday brought a much-needed boost of confidence. Now, SU will look to put all the pieces together and continue the upswing.“The season’s been rolling, unfortunately we haven’t caught up to it yet,” Wheddon said. “Sunday was our best performance so far. We’re hoping that we can put out the same type of performance on Thursday.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Change in Championship standings

first_imgWhile Blackburn moved closer to safety with a 1-nil win at home to Derby. They scored twice in the closing stages to take all three points – and move back ahead of Chris Hughton’s men in the race for promotion.The Magpies manager Rafael Benitez says they responded well after going behind early on Elsewhere last night, there was a first Aston Villa goal for Conor Hourihane in a 2-nil win at home to Bristol City. last_img

Crystal Palace, Wolves, Others Scramble for ‘Embattled’ Victor Moses

first_imgFemi SolajaOut-of-favour Chelsea wing-back, Victor Moses, may be back to action again following the interest shown by clubs in England and the Far East.Chelsea coach, Maurizo Sarri, has declared Moses surplus to requirement since taking over from Antonio Conte. He has insisted that the Nigerian winger does not suit his game plan at Stamford Bridge. Victor Moses He did not consider Moses worthy in Chelsea’s last night Europa League game against Bate Borisov to further confirm that the former Nigerian international is not wanted anymore at the London club. Chelsea won 1-0.According to reports yesterday, the duo of Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers where former Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme excelled have shown interest in getting the signature of Moses in the winter transfer in January.Under the former Italian Chelsea coach, Moses excelled as a right wing back in Conte’s 3-5-2 formation.Aside Palace and Wolverhampton, the current Chinese Super League champions, Shanghai SIPG have also joined the race too and should the deal for him to go to the Far East sail through, it will make the Nigerian start a new season with the club.The deal will also unite Moses with his former Chelsea teammate, Brazilian Oscar at the club.He also have former Super Eagles teammates like captain John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo who will help him to adjust to life in China.Sarri has continued to ignore the player who was an integral part of Conte’s squad that won the FA Cup last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AMG Project One Probably Faster Than Porsche 919 At The Ring

Can a road-legal model like the Project One even think of competing with a track-only beast? Mercedes-AMG through the voice of its boss, Tobias Moers, seems to think so. Speaking with Australian magazine Motoring, the man calling the shots in Affalterbach said their upcoming hypercar could “probably” beat Porsche’s Nürburgring time:“It would be close, but I think we could. I just don’t know what we’d do it for.”Moers pointed out the major differences between the Project One and the 919 Hybrid Evo, mentioning Porsche’s track beast does not race anywhere and as such does not have to comply with any rules. On the other hand, AMG’s new performance car has to be fully road legal and that obviously has an impact on the technical specifications. Moers went on to say that although they could tweak the aero and remove some weight to make the hypercar faster around the ‘Ring, they won’t be going down that road.Revealed about a year ago as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-AMG Project One has recently advanced to prototype testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the U.K. All 275 cars planned for production have already been sold, with customer deliveries to begin sometime next year.The way things are right now, it seems unlikely AMG will attempt a record-breaking attempt with its hypercar. If by any chance they’ll have a change of heart, expect the car to be the standard production model rather than a custom version modified to shave off seconds from the Nürburgring lap time.Source: Motor1 Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 30, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Mercedes-AMG Project One Advances To Prototype Testing Mercedes-AMG Won’t Allow Project One Owners To Flip Their Cars But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will go after the lap record.Here we were thinking the Project One could go after the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ’s Nürburgring record and now Mercedes-AMG suggests the F1-engined hypercar might have what it takes to claim the outright record. There’s a major difference between the lap times of the Jota and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo purpose-built race car as the former needed 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds to complete the task while the latter did it in a mere 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds.More Project One Source: Electric Vehicle News Mercedes-AMG Allegedly Decided Not To Build Project One Roadster read more