Orange misses out on scoring chances in 2-1 loss to Clarkson

first_img Published on October 14, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Paul Flanagan crossed his arms and shook his head. The Syracuse head coach was frustrated. With 24.5 seconds left in the game and Syracuse down a goal, Jessica Sibley was called for a checking penalty, fettering any chance the Orange had of a miraculous comeback against No. 3 Clarkson. Syracuse stayed competitive all night against the superior Golden Knights, but couldn’t come through when it counted. “Now we need that combination of competing like that and executing,” Flanagan said. “You get a two on one or any type of opportunity, you need to execute.”Syracuse (1-3) lost to Clarkson 2-1 in front of 234 fans at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night. On Saturday, the two teams played again in Potsdam, N.Y., with Clarkson (5-0) cruising to a 4-0 victory. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Friday, the Golden Knights outshot the Orange 41-18. Every time Syracuse got the puck on offense, there was a sea of green and gold Clarkson jerseys there to take it right back. “You just have to manage the puck,” Flanagan said. “But in fairness to our kids, there’s a lot of pressure on you. There are two players bearing down on you, coming at a pretty high rate of speed.”Clarkson struck first on a Carly Mercer goal with 1:40 left in the first period. Then she made it 2-0 with more than 16 minutes left in the third.The best scoring opportunity for Syracuse came with 11 minutes left in the second period and SU down 1-0. Melissa Piacentini drew the attention of the Clarkson defense, leaving Nicole Ferrara wide open to the left of the net. Piacentini fed Ferrara the puck, but the forward’s shot wasn’t well placed and Clarkson goalie Erica Howe made the save look easy. “It’s definitely frustrating,“ Ferrara said. “Melissa made a really nice pass, and I shot it into the goalie a little bit. I wish I could do it over.” It was one of several missed opportunities on the night for Syracuse. The Orange scored just once on five power plays, the last of which was a five-on-three. For the first 40 seconds of that power play, Syracuse was in control of possession and Clarkson was scrambling. Nicole Renault got a shot off and put it past Howe to send the Syracuse faithful into its first frenzy of the night. “It definitely brought the energy up on the bench,” Renault said. “We saw we could get that goal, and that goal was the one goal difference, we just kept pushing.”With 1:21 still remaining on the power play, Syracuse couldn’t regain that same poise. Clarkson continued to clear the puck, and the Orange didn’t get another shot off.“That’s something we have to get better at,” Flanagan said. “A lot of games in our sport are so close, 2-1, 3-2. You’ve got to be able to execute on the power play.”Flanagan said that while he’s never satisfied after a loss, he thought his team did a good job of sticking with a perennial powerhouse. “Our competition level, I’m really pleased,” Flanagan said. “Our execution, we’ve got a long way to go. Certainly the girls aren’t sitting in (the locker room) satisfied at all. “You can look at the shots, but if we executed a little bit better on a couple of occasions, who knows?” center_img Commentslast_img read more

Hyun-Jin Ryu homers, pitches seven strong innings in Dodgers’ win

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) enters the dugout after hitting his first home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu hits his first home run in Major League Baseball in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela during a game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel as he rounds third base on his way to home after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer ) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his grand slam against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, gets a high forearm slam from A. J. Pollock after hitting a grand slam against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, center, watches his grand slam clear the fence in the bottom of the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Colorado Rockies center fielder Garrett Hampson, left, tries to catch a home run by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu in the bottom of the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela throws to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson is congratulated by teammates in their dugout after hitting a solo home run off Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu in the first inning inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun—Jin Ryu throws to Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer )Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, right, tags Colorado Rockies’ Ian Desmond after getting caught in a rundown during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado makes a throw to first base to get out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu crosses home plate after hitting his first home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) enters the dugout after hitting his first home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu hits his first home run in Major League Baseball in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela during a game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)NextShow Caption1 of 13Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu hits his first home run in Major League Baseball in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela during a game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Gangwer)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu achieved a pair of firsts on Sunday. His first major league home run, in his 265th plate appearance, made for the biggest highlight of a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies.Ryu’s first quality start with catcher Will Smith behind the plate in more than a month was the bigger development for the Dodgers’ postseason plans.The left-hander allowed three runs in seven innings, did not walk a batter, and struck out eight. All of the Rockies’ runs against Ryu scored as a result of home runs by Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard.Perhaps that still leaves some room for Ryu and Smith to iron out potential issues. Overall, however, Sunday’s performance eased some of the urgency on one of the Dodgers’ main storylines leading into the postseason. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Smith, a 24-year-old rookie, is expected to be the Dodgers’ everyday catcher in the postseason, so ostensibly a game like Sunday’s was a welcome development. Ryu (13-5) was credited with a win for the first time since that Aug. 11 game. His 2.45 earned-run average still leads the major leagues.“Obviously there’s numbers that are real, and you have to kind of listen to them, look at them, appreciate them,” Manager Dave Roberts said of Ryu’s results with Smith. “But I also think that sometimes can be overblown a little bit. You just can’t quantify how a guy’s feeling. … There was a little minor hiccup, as far as a few starts, but this is a case in point that if (Ryu) is on, he’s throwing the baseball well, it doesn’t really matter who’s back there.”The Dodgers were trailing 1-0 when Ryu led off the fifth inning by clobbering an 0-and-2 fastball from Antonio Senzatela (10-11) over the right-center field fence. Nine men ultimately batted in the inning, which was highlighted by a Cody Bellinger grand slam against left-hander Jake McGee.Ryu said he used one of Bellinger’s bats to hit his home run. He arrived at his postgame press conference with the baseball in a clear protective case, and what looked like an authenticator’s label.“I wasn’t particularly thinking about my launch angle, especially with two strikes,” Ryu said. “My goal was to not give up an out. I’m just thankful it was a day game, because if it was a night game I’m pretty sure (the baseball) would have been caught.”Bellinger’s fifth career grand slam gave him 46 home runs and 114 runs batted in this season.The Dodgers’ 100th victory reduced their magic number to clinch home-field advantage through the NLCS to 1. The Atlanta Braves (96-61) can only catch the Dodgers if they win each of their remaining five games, and the Dodgers lose their final six. Both teams are off Monday.Related Articlescenter_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Smith and Corey Seager also homered for the Dodgers. He finished 2 for 4 for the sixth consecutive game. Smith’s home run was his first since Aug. 31. A.J. Pollock also had two of the Dodgers’ 11 hits.Pitching the eighth inning in an audition for a potential October bullpen role, rookie right-hander Dustin May inherited a runner on first base and promptly hit Trevor Story with the first pitch he threw. May came back to induce a double-play groundout and strike out Nolan Arenado to end the inning, pumping his fist as he left the mound.In the ninth inning, Kenley Jansen made his first appearance since he blew a save opportunity on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jansen jogged to the mound to mostly cheers and a few boos, then was booed again when Hilliard doubled to drive in Charlie Blackmon with the Rockies’ final run. Jansen struck out Daniel Murphy to end the game.In spite of the fans’ displeasure, Roberts continued to preach patience with his embattled closer.“The first four pitches, I think he was losing the cutter,” Roberts said of Jansen. “I thought there was an opportunity against Hilliard to use a 2-seamer away, but you can debate the pitch sequence. I still thought there were a lot of good throws in there. Worried? Certainly not.” The relationship with Smith “was never a problem in the first place,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “Coincidentally when he started catching I started struggling, so I’m actually kind of sorry to him because I’m well aware of the talk. Today I think we were on the same page and we did really well as a battery. He called the right pitches, and I tried to execute my pitches. There wasn’t any problem.”Ryu looked like a Cy Young Award front-runner on Aug. 11, when he threw seven shutout innings against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. It was the second time Ryu had thrown to Smith, following a six-inning, no-run performance 11 days earlier in Denver.Then trouble set in.Ryu failed to complete six innings in each of his next four starts. He allowed 21 runs across 19 innings. His earned-run average rose by a full run, from 1.45 to 2.45. Two of those starts came at home, two came on the road, and each came against a different opponent. The one common denominator? Smith was the catcher.The Dodgers skipped Ryu’s next start, giving him nine days’ rest before a Sept. 14 outing against the New York Mets. Russell Martin, the Dodgers’ veteran backup, started behind the plate. Ryu threw seven shutout innings in a no-decision. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Crematorium Proposal Returns To Middletown

first_img“We have maps and data that support that smoke from this size stack will travel for six miles. If accurate, you’re not talking about a local issue. This covers a large part of northern Monmouth County. You’re talking north to Hazlet and Holmdel; west to Marlboro and south to Red Bank and Little Silver. This is not just a couple of neighborhoods in Middletown that should be worried,” added Clark, who recently launched an online petition denouncing the crematorium. The petition currently has more than 4,000 signatures. Rather than a location set behind the cemetery’s mausoleums, which are visible to drivers traveling the state roadway, the developers have eyed a vacant, forested area on the other side of the railroad tracks identified on the municipal tax map as Block 865, Lot 136. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) press officer Lawrence Hajna, Fair View Cemetery applied for an air pollution control pre-construction permit three years before submitting its application to the township in 2017. Unlike the original site among the cemetery’s thousands of headstones, which includes vital infrastructure like roadways, parking areas and utilities, this 19.5-acre plot is completely undeveloped and, if approved, would place the crematorium directly across Oak Hill Road from the entrance to the Poricy Park Nature Center and a residential development accessible via Ivy Hill Road. It would also be adjacent to Fairview Fields, a series of soccer fields used by township athletes. Currently there are no regulating measures on the books in Middletown pertaining to crematoriums. Mackiewicz said when the application first came before the planning board, she questioned a developer’s professional about the chamber emissions and was troubled to hear the response. “They told me the only thing that comes out of the chamber is water vapor. But that’s a vague statement. After questioning them about the vapor, they said it would not be 100 percent clean. They said it’s the same effect as if I was running my own fireplace. But I’m not putting bodies in my fire place. There’s other things in a body we need to worry about,” Mackiewicz told The Two River Times. Clark also noted there is mercury present in some deceased bodies, mostly derived from silver dental fillings, that is most dangerous to pregnant women and small children. Though crematoriums are considered low emitters of potentially hazardous materials, a group of township residents are not so sure. QUESTIONINGEMISSIONS According to the New Jersey Cemetery Association there are an estimated 25 operational crematoriums in the state, and around the country they are being viewed as a viable option for cemeteries that are running out of plots. A crematorium is a permitted use at Fair View Cemetery, one of the largest nonsectarian cemeteries in the Garden State. Two years ago the application was granted conditional approval by the Middletown Planning Board. The DEP approved thatpermit June 19, 2014, andthe permit is due to expireJune 18, 2019, Hajna toldThe Two River Times. Regina Mackiewicz said she began monitoring the situation in April 2017, and is the founder of the Facebook group Stop Fairview Crematorium, a private group that has nearly 550 members. Fair View Cemetery, a 90-acre parcel bordering Route 35 South, Oak Hill Road and the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line railway, initially proposed the construction of a crematorium in April 2017. However, the site of theproject will be moved.center_img Clark, who was an active member of the Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) group, which was instrumental in defeating a $111 million power line proposal by JCP&L, said a new resident opposition group is growing in the township and is collecting data that shows the potential dangers which could arise from the crematorium chambers. The scope of the project is expected to remain the same when Fair View Cemetery goes back to the planning board March 20. A NEW LOCATION Despite several attempts, Fair View Cemetery superintendent William Rockafellow could not be reached for comment. “For me, it’s the environmental impact and it’s the toxins that are most troubling. The smoke stacks are said to be low emitters, but there are still hazardous materials like mercury we need to worry about,” said Andrew Clark during a Feb. 25 interview with The Two River Times. Mackiewicz noted that some bodies can contain medical implants, silicone implants and even unaccounted-for pacemakers. “If pacemakers aren’t removed at the funeral home, who is to say they’ll be removed by the crematorium operators? It could be overlooked, and pacemakers do explode inside crematorium chambers, damaging the chambers and filtration systems, which could lead to bigger problems.” But when the developer, Fair View Cemetery Association, sought a setback variance a few months later, which would have allowed them to build the facility just 50 feet away from the nearby highway, the application was snuffed out with a unanimous vote at the July 24, 2017 zoning board meeting. According to the projectdescription delivered to thezoning board in September2016, the project called fora 1,128-square-foot humancrematorium facility withtwo chambers. Because the application is open before the planning board, Middletown Township personnel and elected officials declined comment. RESIDENTS RALLYIN OPPOSITION MIDDLETOWN – After lying dormant, an application for a proposed crematorium is scheduled to go back before the township planning board in March. Crematoriums have been a controversial topic in the area in recent years, including a 2014 case in Oceanport in which elected officials said they would mount a legal defense against Woodbine Cemetery. Though Woodbine proposed a crematorium, it could not obtain an air pollution permit from the DEP. In 2016, a group of Manalapan residents entered a similar fight against a proposed crematorium at the Old Tennent Cemetery. The planning board ultimately refused to hear the application.last_img read more