Syracuse ice hockey offensive improvement fuels late season push

first_img Published on January 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Junior forward Stephanie Grossi said it was only a matter of time before the results would come. By crashing the net and focusing on rebounds, Syracuse has won four straight to put itself two points away from first place in the conference.“If you’re getting shots on net, you’re doing something right,” Grossi said. “The goals should be coming with the shots. … It’s one of the most frustrating things ever (not scoring on chances) and I think that happens to us a lot. … The little details are going to make a difference in finishing those plays.”Since a 7-2 loss to Cornell on Jan. 10, Syracuse (9-10-5, 8-2-2 College Hockey America) has outscored opponents 15-2. Save the occasional penalty, SU has dominated possession for most of the games and found scoring from a more balanced attack. In the last four games, SU has outshot opponents 142-59, peppering goalies from the blue line in.After scoring only 41 goals in the 20 games before the streak, SU is executing and putting shots on net. It’s now capitalizing on chances that were once missed. The team now sits at 2.3 goals and 27.3 shots per game.Better body positioning has helped. Anticipation on picking shot location rather than just shooting blindly and taking accurate shots has helped Syracuse’s scoring opportunities, too. With a power play that has scored only 13 times in 109 tries, a 11.9 percent clip, SU is sharper on the ice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If you actually look and pick corners and shoot to score, … it can make a big difference,” Laurence Porlier said. “It means we were all over them during the whole game.“You can outshoot a team and still lose.”Future opponent and conference leader Robert Morris (16-2-6, 9-1-2 CHA) visits this weekend. The Colonials give up only 2.2 goals and 27.3 shots per game, so Syracuse will have to keep up its current pace to have a shot at claiming first place in the conference.“It’s psychological, and we’ve really been working on it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said of the team’s goal to stay consistent. “We might have a good first period, a bad second period, good third period … you got to put 120 minutes together (on back-to-backs). It might be 180 to win a championship.” Commentslast_img read more

Rainoil Set Youths Busy with Tennis Open

first_imgRainoil Limited in partnership with the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF) will begin its 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open Tournament from November 29th to December 8th, 2019 at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos.The tournament will feature the 64 men and top 32 women that will begin their campaign from the qualifying draws and another 64 men and 32 women from the main draw.According to the Group, Executive Director of Rainoil Limited, Mrs. Godrey Ogbechie, “Rainoil has been sponsoring tennis for over 10 years now with the Rainoil Tennis Open and this competition is our contribution to both youth and sports development using Tennis as the platform. The competition brings members together in a friendly atmosphere and gives them the opportunity to gain bragging rights and improve on their rankings.” L-R; Group General Manager, Operations, Rainoil Ltd. Akshay Sakena; Sport Secretary, Ikeja Country Club, Segun Aluko; Vice President, Ikeja Country Club, Igho Okor; and Head of Strategy and Business Development, Rainoil Ltd. Emmanuel Omuojine at the 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open Press Conference held at Ikeja Country Club, Lagos…. yesterday SUNDAY ADIGUN The finals for the men and women’s teams will take place on Sunday December 8, 2019 with winners in the male and female categories going home with a total grand prize of over N5, 000, 000.Rainoil Limited is an integrated downstream oil and gas company with over 20 years business experience. A prominent player in the Nigerian industry, the company’s operations span across the downstream value chain i.e. Petroleum Product Storage, Haulage/Distribution and Retail Sales. Our primary products include Petrol (PMS), Diesel (AGO), Kerosene (DPK), ATK (Aviation Turbine Kerosene) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).Also speaking during the press conference, the ; Board Member of the Nigerian Tennis Federation-, Mrs. Funmi Adako expressed a profound appreciation to Rainoil Limited for choosing to sponsor Tennis tournamentShe described the initiative as a very commendable one as it has a great chance of helping the youths discover themselves and be creative in their approach to sports.She also urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity noting that she is convinced it would have great impact in their lives.Earlier in his opening remarks, the Sports secretary Lagos Country Club Mr. Segun Aluko thanked the Rainoil for sponsoring 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open tennis tournament being hosted by Lagos Country Club (LCC).According to him ‘’We are the foremost family club in Nigeria and are proud to host the only clay-court tournament in 2019. LCC Tennis has the largest number of junior players when compared to any other recreational club in Nigeria and this tournament provides a great platform for the continued development of tennis in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more