Indians Fall To Twisters In Tennis

first_imgMilan lost to Oldenburg 3-2.Indians winners included Brent Quatman at #2 singles and #1 doubles team of Josh Bixler and Peyton Cann!Indians JV won 2-0.Milan winners were Dalton Messer at singles and the doubles duo of Isaac Rosenbarger & Hunter Holten.Courtesy of MHS Student Chris Hawk.last_img

No. 12 Syracuse falls on road to No. 20 Minnesota, 72-68

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Commentscenter_img No. 12 Syracuse (6-2) was on the wrong end of a 12-4 late fourth-quarter run and fell to No. 20 Minnesota (6-0), 72-68, on Thursday night in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. The Golden Gophers halted SU’s five-game winning streak. Both of the Orange’s losses have come in true road games against ranked opponents. A 13-1 fourth quarter run initially propelled the Orange. SU passed Minnesota for its first lead in three frames when Amaya Finklea-Guity converted a layup. Emily Engstler knocked in a layup with 3:36 left to stretch the margin to six. Then Syracuse missed five-straight shots, including a handful of botched layups, and Minnesota roared back. (“Minnesota) did a good job of getting close to the paint,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said postgame. “Playing the rim, they were the more physical team. We knew the game could’ve been won in the paint. …That’s one thing we got to get better at.”Four double-digit scorers — Tiana Mangakahia (11), Kiara Lewis (14), Miranda Drummond (12) and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (10) — carried the Orange. Mangakahia tied her season-low in points, shot 5 for 19 from the field and fouled out with 10 seconds left. Djaldi-Tabdi continued her fast-start, adding five blocks and three boards. Guard Kenisha Bell led the Golden Gophers with 24 points on 9 for 25 shooting while playing the entire game. Taiye Bello also never subbed out, pairing 20 points with 18 rebounds. Four of Minnesota’s starters played at least 38 minutes. Hillsman called Bello the “best” rebounder he’s faced. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I know it don’t look like but we game planned for that,” Hillsman said. “…We were going to face box-out.”Syracuse shot one-for-six from deep in the first quarter and Minnesota opened up a 23-14 lead. While SU ran its offense and failed to execute, the Golden Gophers worked to the line and went eight of nine. The Orange cut the deficit to five at the break, thanks to 3-pointers from Gabrielle Cooper and Digna Strautmane.Down 11 in the third quarter following a Bello free throw, Mangakahia charged down the floor and made a layup. One minute later, Mangakahia made another. A Lewis free throw late in the frame preserved the one-possession game.SU kept shooting in the second half and kept missing. It made one of nine attempts from deep and missed five in the decisive fourth quarter. Looking for offense in the paint, Syracuse found success and tallied five offensive rebounds. But then Minnesota went back to the stripe and notched 11 more free points. A Cooper deep ball in the final seconds did nothing but keep the score competitive. “We knew coming that into this environment that if we didn’t get to the foul line and we didn’t control the rebounding, that we didn’t have a chance to win this game,” Hillsman said. “That’s pretty much what happened.”Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome on Sunday to face Towson (3-3) at 2 p.m. last_img read more

Syracuse women fail to qualify for the NCAA Championships, men earn automatic bid

first_img Published on November 17, 2019 at 7:28 pm Contact Eli: efjarjou@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse women’s cross country team failed to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships after taking fifth at the NCAA Northeast Regionals this past Friday.The women needed at least a second place finish to secure an automatic bid to the event and after an inconsistent season, they were unable to secure an at-large bid either. The women have now missed out on the NCAA Cross Country Championships for two consecutive years and three out of the last four.Looking ahead, the team’s top performers will all return in 2020 and with a healthy Laura Dickenson, the Orange will hope to contend in a tough Athletic Coast Conference.As for the No. 18 men, their second place finish at Regionals was enough for an automatic bid to nationals. They finished ahead of No. 8 Iona in tough conditions which led to the race being moved to the streets around the University of Buffalo.The Orange had their top six runners finish within one minute of each other and made up ground in the final four kilometers of the course to secure the bid. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The more depth you have the better,” redshirt senior Kevin James said. “Everybody just fights and it is just important to a good cross country team. It has been something that we have always prided ourselves on. Our sixth or seventh guy being better than most team’s fifth guy.”The NCAA Championships will be held in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday. It will mark the 11th straight appearance for the men at the event. Commentslast_img read more