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How Gunners are  working amidst covid-19 lockdown-Arteta

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All TimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs There is no dull moment for Arsenal players the covid-19 lockdown notwithstanding Gunners coach Mikel Arteta has revealed. Arteta who luckily recovered from coronavirus after he tested negative forcing the league to go on suspension said the club psychologist has indeed been on his toes in constant communication with the players. The Gunners squad have not been together as a group since Arteta was diagnosed with coronavirus over a month ago as they self-isolated and then stayed training at home when the lockdown measures were introduced. It is an unusual situation for the players and Arteta is keen to ensure they get any help they need. Arteta: We are working even in lockdown “We have our psychologist who is looking after the players and is always in constant communication with them,” the Spaniard said. “But as well we’re having feedback from different people and we’re constantly sending information and videos and keeping them busy.center_img “And as well, keeping them close to their job and close to the people, that are related to their job, which is us and my coaching staff. “But we’ve been having some really good conversations. This time has been really helpful from my side, at least, to get to know the players better, and we are trying to improve our relationship, our communication and the understanding between us.” The immediate future of the Premier League remains uncertain with no start date in sight as the country still fights the coronavirus at its peak. That makes it difficult for clubs to plan, especially in terms of transfers, as no one knows when the window will reopen. Arteta says his scouting department is still in full swing and different scenarios are being planned for. “We have a lot of meetings to try and plan the season,” he added. “We might have one, two, three different scenarios and we have to be prepared for all of them. Read Also Osimhen: Why I turned down Arsenal as a teen “I’m not a person that likes improvising a lot so yeah we have to know the circumstances can change every week and we have to be prepared as a club to react to that and adapt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Congo records second Ebola death in days

first_imgCongo had been due on Sunday to mark anend to the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus on record until a case wasconfirmed on Friday in the eastern city of Beni. The latest victim was an 11-month-oldgirl, who was treated at the same health centre as the previous case, a26-year-old electrician, said Boubacar Diallo, deputy incident manager for theWHO’s Ebola response. KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congorecorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without anew case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. An Ebola survivor who works as a caregiver, takes care of a one-year-old , an orphan whose mother died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Oct. 7, 2019. FILE PHOTO/REUTERScenter_img The outbreak has killed more than 2,200people since August 2018 in an area of the country where militia violencehobbled efforts to contain it. It is not yet clear how the electriciancontracted Ebola. He had no known contacts with other Ebola patients and wasnot a survivor of the virus who could have relapsed, the government said onFriday. (Reuters)last_img read more

Concerns for Mourinho

first_img He said: “Of course, of course I am worried, and I read in previous years, it happened the same. “They (Chelsea) were successful in cup competitions, they were not successful in the Premier League. They finished 20 points behind, they finished 15 points behind. “They qualified for the Champions League because they won the Champions League, but they finished fifth or sixth in the league. “Last year in December, they were not in the race for the title because they were already 20 points behind. This season, we have played five matches away in the Premier League – I know at difficult places to play difficult matches – but we have one victory and we have two defeats. “Of course it concerns me.” Newcastle found themselves facing a barrage at a rain-soaked St James’ as Chelsea started in determined fashion. However, barring a major 13th-minute escape which saw John Terry and Fernando Torres hit the bar within seconds, keeper Tim Krul was largely unemployed. The Magpies, whose game-plan, manager Alan Pardew later revealed, had been to sit in and draw the visitors’ sting in the wake of a gruelling 120 minutes against Manchester City in midweek, were more expansive after the break. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left Tyneside a worried man after seeing Newcastle put the brakes on their Barclays Premier League title challenge. The Blues dominated for long periods at St James’ Park, but were unable to make the pressure tell, and the Magpies took full advantage with second-half goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy securing a priceless 2-0 victory. Mourinho’s men would have gone top, for a few hours at least, with a victory, and he admitted he was concerned at their lack of a cutting edge. And they got their reward after 68 minutes when, following a lengthy discussion with his manager on the sidelines, Yohan Cabaye sent an inviting free-kick into the penalty area for Gouffran to dive and head home. Pardew said: “I just asked him to hit it on the back of their back four with shape and a bit of pace because we weren’t really getting any joy from balls going into their box. “He went for glory, really, but he executed it on the money and I am not going to try to take any credit for that. “You have to be a top, top player to hit that ball in, and Gouff connected brilliantly and gave us a platform then.” Chelsea immediately launched a fightback, but the game was effectively over a minute from time when Remy converted substitute Vurnon Anita’s pass, although it took a fine save from a Willian effort to preserve Krul’s clean sheet. Mourinho, who made nine changes from the midweek Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal, later admitted he had got it wrong. Asked if he had made the right choices, he said: “No, I made 11 mistakes, 11 mistakes. I should have picked another 11 and not this one. I made 11 mistakes. “It’s the feeling I have. When my team plays so badly, it’s the feeling I have. “I’m exaggerating. Of course we had some guys with, I am not saying outstanding, but with some normal good performances, but the feeling is that I made 11 wrong choices.” Pardew was understandably delighted with a victory which went some of the way towards exorcising last weekend’s derby defeat at Sunderland. He said: “I’d like to think we could have had three more points. That would have put us in a great position and we have got to try to make that up in the next 10 games if we can. “But I do think we have played some really good football. I wouldn’t say we were brilliant in the first half, but in the second half, we were very good today.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Ireland to host amateur event

first_img Both events are 72-hole stroke play team championships, with 72 nations participating in this year’s event in Karuizawa. “Being selected to host the most prestigious amateur golf event in the world is a great achievement for Ireland,” said chief executive of the Irish Ladies Golf Union Sinead Heraty. “Ireland has a great history and tradition of hosting successful major golf events and the staging of the World Amateur Team Championships in 2018 will continue that tradition and build awareness of the standard and passion of elite amateur golf.” Pat Finn, general secretary of the Golfing Union of Ireland, added: “With 72 national teams from five different continents, the World Amateur Team Championships will be the most extensive international golf event that has ever been hosted on the island of Ireland, and we are looking forward to the challenge it will present.” Ireland will host the men’s and ladies World Amateur Team Championships in 2018. Press Associationcenter_img Carton House in County Kildare has been selected as the venue for the Espirito Santo (ladies) and Eisenhower Trophy (men) in back-to-back weeks, the International Golf Federation confirmed at its biennial meeting in Japan where the 2014 editions of the tournaments are currently being held. The only previous time the Eisenhower Trophy was hosted in Britain or Ireland was on its inauguration at St Andrews in 1958. last_img read more

Rodgers hails ref but knocks Saints

first_imgBrendan Rodgers accused Southampton of disrespecting their former players Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert after Liverpool’s “outstanding” win at St Mary’s. An exceptional, early Philippe Coutinho strike and Raheem Sterling’s second-half effort helped the Reds collect a seventh win in 10 league matches, moving them within two points of the top four. The 2-0 victory was not without its controversy, though, as Southampton were frustrated by a series of controversial decisions by referee Kevin Friend and his assistant officials. Press Association Dejan Lovren got away with handball towards the end of a first half which began with Filip Djuricic twice being taken down in the penalty box. Friend did not deem the challenges of Emre Can and Joe Allen to be fouls. “Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t,” Liverpool manager Rodgers said. “Sometimes you don’t away from home. “I thought the referee was excellent, but obviously with the pressure he was under from the crowd, especially with them being 1-0 behind, makes it big decisions for him, but I thought in the main he got them right. “It was an outstanding win for us, very controlled. “Of course you have to defend at times, particularly away from home against a very good side, but it’s a wonderful win for us. “As the game wore on we might have got in more had we picked our passes better, but (we got) two wonderful goals, different types of goals, and (we were) defensively very strong.” Rodgers was quick to praise Lovren after the former Southampton defender helped Liverpool to a clean sheet on what was a rare start. The Croatia international was jeered throughout the match after making an unsavoury summer exit, as was former Southampton captain Lallana on his first return to the south coast. Rodgers was upset by the way Lallana was treated at St Mary’s, where the Liverpool manager believed there was a lack of gratitude towards another returning player, Lambert. “Adam was the captain here for two years, gave incredible service to Southampton and I know for a fact he could have left here a number of times and didn’t,” the Reds boss said. “And to get the reception he got I thought was disappointing. “I looked in the match programme and there was nothing relevant to his time here and all the time has been here since a boy. “Then there’s the like of Rickie Lambert – great servants to here, incredible players that have got the club to where it is today. There was no mention of him, which I thought was sad. “I can see Lovren because he was only here a year, but those two guys gave their heart and soul to Southampton and are big supporters of this club. “They’ve moved to one of the biggest clubs in the world, so it is hard to deny a player that. I thought they could been given a wee bit more today.” Rodgers may not have read every page in the programme, however. Club captain Kelvin Davis described Lallana and Lambert as “fantastic servants” in his notes. Ronald Koeman did not mention any of the former Southampton players in the programme, but that is little surprise given they left without playing for him. The Southampton boss did not speak about them in the post-match press conference either, instead focusing on the display of referee Friend that so frustrated him and the lack of cutting edge his side once again showed. “I am proud of how we played today,” Koeman said. “We know in the last few games we are struggling a bit more scoring. “If you play three times in a row at home and are not scoring it’s hard to win games. “That’s football, maybe a little bit about the confidence of the players but the way we play today, the organisation… (I am) disappointed about the result but not about the performances of the players.” One player that incurred Koeman’s wrath, though, was winger Sadio Mane, who started from the bench after turning up late to St Mary’s. “He was 25 to 30 minutes too late for the pre-meal and we have rules, instructions with the players and everybody can be late one day in a morning, but you can’t be late at one o’clock when you have to play against Liverpool,” he said. “The explanation is between the player and the coach but he was too late and I can’t and won’t accept that. “I think if he has to pay a fine he (will) pay a fine, but I think the sanction to him to not to start today is my opinion the best way to keep the discipline in the team.” last_img read more

Coronavirus impact: Six Barcelona directors quit, throwing club into crisis

first_imgBarcelona: Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona were in turmoil on Friday after six board directors resigned criticising the clubs’s handling of a social media scandal and the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis.Two of the club’s four vice presidents, Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas, were among those to quit, joined by directors Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Texidor.In a letter to fans, the directors pointed a finger at president Josep Maria Bartomeu and expressed doubts about the board’s ability to handle the implications of the pandemic, which has slashed income and led to a 70% players’ pay cut.They asked Bartomeu to call presidential elections as soon as possible and criticised the club for hiring a third party, I3 Ventures, earlier this year to monitor social media coverage of Barca.Bartomeu has denied accusations the company created social media accounts to smear future presidential candidates, and former and current players, but he anyway rescinded the club’s contract with the firm. I3 also denied any wrongdoing.”We have arrived at this point because we cannot reverse the way the club is managed in the face of important challenges in the future, especially in the post-pandemic era,” said the letter, which appeared in Spanish media on Friday.”We also want to show our displeasure over the unfortunate episode about the social media accounts, known as ‘Barcagate’, which we learned about through the press.”As our last act of service to the club, we recommend that elections are called as soon as circumstances permit so that the club can be managed in the best way possible and deal with the important challenges of the immediate future.”There was no immediate reaction from Barcelona or Bartomeu.Barca have won eight of the last 11 La Liga titles and led the standings when soccer in Spain was indefinitely postponed last month. Spain has suffered one of the worst outbreaks in the world, with 15,238 deaths and more than 150,000 cases.Barcelona players, including club captain Lionel Messi, have taken an additional pay cut to guarantee non-playing staff will receive full salaries while soccer is paused.Bartomeu, who is unable to stand for re-election as he has served two terms, became Barca president in 2014 after Sandro Rosell’s resignation. He has faced increasing criticism from supporters, who staged noisy protests against him in the last two matches at the Camp Nou and called for his resignation. AgenciesAlso Read: FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi denies move to Inter, role in Ronaldinho bailAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rationslast_img read more

GTT pushes Amazon Warriors to ‘do more’ with Signature Sponsorship

first_imgTHE Guyana Amazon Warriors, one of the most consistent teams of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), were yesterday given a boost in their bid to ‘do more’, with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company Limited being announced as the team’s Signature Sponsor.The announcement came with much fanfare and also the unveiling of the Guyana AmazonGTT’s CEO Justin Nedd (left) and Guyana Amazon Warriors representative Ashminie Jailall, after their symbolic signing yesterday. (Delano Williams photos)Warriors’ theme song, which was produced by Drew Thoven and performed by local sensation Calvin Burnett.Set to bowl off on August 4 in St Lucia the Zouks will take on the Trinbago Knight Riders. The Guyana National Stadium will host the Guyana Amazon Warriors versus Jamaica Tallawahs game on August 17, Trinbago Knight Riders two days later, followed by a clash against Barbados Tridents on August 22, and would wrap up their four-game home stand against the St Lucia Zouks.The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago, will host the final this year from September 5-9.“GTT will be bringing the heat, the passion and positive vibes to cricket and the Guyana Amazon Warriors. We promise nothing short of excitement for CPL in Guyana 2017. GTT and the Guyana Amazon Warriors will blaze these stands and grass mound on match day in full party mode,” GTT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd explained.At the VIP area at the national stadium, where media, representatives from GTT, Amazon Warriors players and the National Sports Commission gathered, Nedd Nedd asked Guyanese to “embrace what it means to be an Amazon Warrior. We want you to be strong, courageous and powerful. We want you to stand up for what you believe in and we want you to make a positive impact to your families and the community.”Nedd explained that indeed, his company had taken an hiatus from major sponsorships, more so from sports events, but pointed out that the sponsorship of the Guyana Amazon Warriors presents a perfect opportunity for them to re-enter the ‘sponsorship arena’.Assistant Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, John Ramsingh, said the Franchise is “really very appreciative and pleased to be partnering with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company in doing more, as GTT Slogan says: ‘DO MORE’ for not only the cricket-loving people of Guyana but for the entire population of Guyana.“Together with GTT we plan to unveil a number of promotions and competitions where the people of Guyana will have a chance to participate and get the opportunity to win free tickets to the games or even win a GTT Special Prize. In the coming weeks leading up to the games you will be provided with all the details of these initiatives,” Ramsingh said.Meanwhile, Director of Sport Christopher Jones, in congratulating GTT for its partnership with the CPL through the sponsorship of the Amazon Warriors, was more enthused that the company chose cricket as its reintroduction into the arena of local sponsorship, and wished the team well ahead of the tournament.The Guyana Amazon Warriors had featured in every final of the CPL, with the exception of the 2015 edition where they finished third in the seven-team tournament.However, despite the team’s success, they’ve never hoisted the trophy which was won twice by the Jamaica Tallawahs (2013 and 2016) and once by the Trinbago Knight Riders (2015) and Barbados Tridents (2014).“Champion Teams are made of Champions and with the likes of Martin Guptill, Chris Lynn, Sohail Tanvir and the Man-of-the-Series in the recently concluded West Indies/Afghanistan ODI Series – Rashid Khan, together with all our local home grown players who are here today, we of the Guyana Amazon Warriors know that once we instil the passion, determination, will-power and self-belief in all our team members throughout the tournament, especially in the Final, we are confident that we will emerge as Champions,” Ramsingh said with enthusiasm.The Guyana Amazon Warriors 2017 team; Martin Guptill, Rayad Emrit, Sohail Tanveer, Chadwick Walton, Christopher Lynn, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Steven Taylor, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Steven Jacobs, Keon Joseph, Steven Katwaroo, Shimron Hetmyer and Muhammad Ali Khan.last_img read more

Defeat in Ashes opener poses questions for England selectors

first_imgBy Peter HallBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes Test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.England’s gamble to include paceman James Anderson so soon after he had torn his right calf muscle backfired spectacularly.Although he caused the visitors all sorts of problems when he opened the bowling on Thursday, Anderson only managed to bowl four overs before re-injuring the same calf – thus leaving the team a bowler down for the rest of the match.“He passed every medical testing,” captain Joe Root said when asked if the 37-year-old should have been given more time to recover. “He was fit to play. “It’s an easy thing to look back on and say we’d have done things differently. It was a unanimous decision for him to play.”The opening partnership also continued to cause headaches for England as inexperienced batsman Jason Roy failed to get going with scores of 10 and 28 in his two innings. The inclusion of Anderson and Roy will both be called into question before the second test at Lord’s as England slumped to a 251-run defeat, with Australia winning the opening test of an away Ashes series for the first time since 2005.Root, though, remained defiant. “We’ll turn up to Lord’s (for the next test) and make sure in the next few days we don’t make any shotgun decisions,” Root said. “We’re very clear about how we’re going to select the squad.“Three days of this game we’ve pretty much controlled and been in charge of barring an hour and a half. “It’s easy to forget all of the good stuff we’ve done with a bowler down.”EXPERIENCED HEADS FALTER It was not just Anderson’s injury that caused concern. Experienced regulars Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali all failed to reach double figures with the bat in either innings.Roy did little to allay fears that his batting style is not suited to Test cricket when clean bowled going for a big shot in his second innings.England’s tame surrender was hard to understand as it came just three weeks after they won the 50-overs World Cup with a thrilling victory over New Zealand in the final.“There has not been much from the World Cup players in this game,” former England coach David Lloyd said. “They have now got a few days to get it out of their system.” Off spinner Moeen also struggled to make an impact with the ball, finishing with figures of 3-172 in the match.In comparison, his Australian counterpart Nathan Lyon grabbed nine wickets, including 6-49 in England’s second innings to steer the visitors to victory.“England were playing with nine and a half men,” former England captain Michael Vaughan said. “If England had (former spinner) Graeme Swann at his peak, they would’ve won this. “You need your spinner to produce on this wicket and Moeen Ali wasn’t good enough.”Anderson’s fitness and the form of England’s experienced middle order batsmen will all be weighing on the selectors’ minds ahead of the second Test.Having lost a match in which England had the upper hand for the best part of three days, getting the line-up spot on for the Lord’s showdown is now crucial.last_img read more

F-M, CBA, J-D girls swimmers battle for state honors

first_imgIn the 100 breaststroke, Kelly went 1:06.84 to qualify 12th, just missing the final by less than half a second. But she won her consolation race in a season-best 1:06.03 to finish 11th in the standings, though her time was faster than two of the 10 finalists.After going 24.43 seconds in the opening round of the 50 freestyle, Kelly would struggle in the final with 24.94 seconds, but still record a 20th-place finish.Meanwhile, in the 400 freestyle relay, Kelly, swimming with Darien Tompkins, Kayla Newman and Kaitlyn Bushnell, would get to 17th place in a season-best 3:38.52, this after Kelly, Tompkins, Bushnell and Sophia Silver finished 19th in the 200 medley relay in 1:52.40, off the 1:50.39 it had recorded earlier this season. Tags: CBAF-MJ-Dswimming Newman had her big moment in the 500 freestyle, improving from 5:10.85 to 5:05.18 in the qualifying round to take 14th place. In the finals, Newman fell back to 5:08.95, but still was 18th overall. This followed a 19th-place finish in the 200 freestyle, where Newman’s qualifying round time of 1:54.90 was better than her 1:56.03 in the finals.Tompkins had swam the 100 butterfly in 57.29 seconds this season, going 58.03 in the qualifying round and then 58.50 in the finals for a 19th-place finish, also getting 60th in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.06.F-M’s large contingent included three relay teams, with the 200 freestyle relay quartet of Morgan Kingsley, Hannah Kellogg, Emma Luttrell and Georgia Langan finishing 18th in 1:39.58.Kingsley, Kellogg, Luttrell and Lindsay Mathews won their consolation race in the 400 freestyle relay, putting up a season-best 3:37.67, nearly three seconds better than the 3:40.58 in the qualifying round. Mathews, Langan, Katie Ottaviano and Addie Antshel were 42nd in the 200 medley relay in 1:56.86.On her own, Kingsley swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.14 to finish 45th overall, while in the 50 freestyle she went 25.14 seconds for 41st place. Mathews was 31st in the 200 individual medley in 2:10.97and 42nd in the 500 freestyle in 5:14.80, with Luttrell 58th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.02.For J-D, Amelia Hesler was the focal point, and she did her best work in the 100 freestyle, going 52.95 seconds in the qualifying round and, by improving to 52.67 seconds in the final, landed in 14th place in both the NYSPHSAA and Federation events.Hesler posted 1:56.11 in the qualifying round of the 200 freestyle, but chose not to swim in the finals there. But she did go in the finals of the 200 freestyle relay with Gwen Lister, Julia Antoine and Emily Ninestein, finishing 27th in 1:41.11 after a 1:41.08 qualifying race. Sofia Bebla joined Hesler, Lister and Ninestein to go 1:54.12 in the 200 medley relay, finishing 39th.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img After a fall season full of superlative efforts, a big contingent of area high school swimmers went to Ithaca College last weekend for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.And while none of them earned medals, the swimmers from Fayetteville-Manlius, Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt each would record top-20 finishes and set new season and school marks.CBA was led by Lauren Kelly, who entered the state meet with an 11th seed in the 100-yard breaststroke with her time of 1:06.41 and had a top-20 seed in the 50 freestyle, too.last_img read more

Syracuse executes late in game for 14-12 home victory over Albany

first_img Published on April 19, 2015 at 6:25 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Erica Bodt threw her stick to the ground, Kayla Treanor lifted her arms up into the air and Ella Thorpe did cartwheels on the sideline.Bodt just scored the go-ahead goal for Syracuse, breaking a trend that Gary Gait said plagued the Orange earlier this season.“In the past, we’d have that same opportunity and we’d throw it in the goalie’s stick,” Gait, the SU head coach, said. “Today she buried it.”Thanks to Bodt’s goal with seven minutes to play, the No. 9 Orange (11-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 19 Albany (11-3, 4-1 America East) 14-12 on Sunday in the Carrier Dome on Senior Day in front of 997. Despite blowing a four-goal lead in the second half, Syracuse came away with the two-goal win.In the Orange’s past three games decided by less than three goals, its record was 0-3. But against Albany, the slump finally ended.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We keep talking about answering a run and stepping up,” Gait said.Treanor, who’s been constantly double-teamed this season, dished out four assists, including the pass to a cutting Bodt, who shot sidearm from the top of the 8-meter arc into the top right corner for the game-winner.Her four assists tied a season-high, a testament to SU’s evolving offense, which includes setting up other teammates when Treanor is covered.“We really focused on popping out and helping her and getting the pressure of her,” said senior Loren Ziegler, who scored five goals. “And I think we did really well with that today… When the time was right to cut and help her out, we executed on that.”While Bodt gets the recognition for scoring the game’s most important goal, it was Syracuse’s defense that also made crucial contributions in the final 10 minutes. Without senior captain Mallory Vehar, who was forced to leave the game with just more than 19 minutes left in the first half after receiving her second yellow card, the defense struggled early on, but made key stops late.After Albany tied up the game at 12 with 11:42 left, the SU defense discussed associate head coach Regy Thorpe’s go-to phrase “calm is contagious,” defender Brenna Rainone said.SU goalie Kelsey Richardson made two saves down the stretch, one with her body and one with her stick, causing the home crowd to chant her name.“Give her credit,” Albany head coach John Battaglino said of Richardson, “We got a couple good shots off, she made a couple good saves.”With just under five minutes left, Albany had a chance to tie the game, but Syracuse’s Kelsey Youmell forced a turnover and Richardson picked up the ground ball. During the ensuing clear, Thorpe cupped his hands around his mouth while yelling commands with the game still on the line.Moments after Gait told his team to “just hold it,” Riley Donahue charged toward the net and shot, but the ball was saved and it deflected into the air. It was caught by an Albany defender, but attack Kailah Kempney checked it out of her stick and back into the air.Donahue then scooped the ball in for the Orange’s final goal — a crazy sequence punctuating a back-and-forth game that had seven ties.Though each of the last two goals were scored differently, both of them differed from SU’s recent tendencies.“The final goal was just a bounce our way, which hasn’t happened much this year,” Gait said, “and it was nice to get one, finally.”Staff writer Jon Mettus, jrmettus@syr.edu, contributed reporting to this article. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more