After falling in opening set, Syracuse rips off 3 straight sets en route to win

first_img Published on November 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Syracuse (19-12, 11-7 Atlantic Coast) picked up its second win in three days with a 3-1 victory over Duke (17-12, 9-9) Sunday afternoon at the Women’s Building. After dropping the first set 25-20, the Orange rallied to win the next three sets to take the match. This win completes SU’s two-game sweep of Duke after the Orange won in four sets in Durham back on Sept. 28.Four main attackers carried SU, as Santita Ebangwese, Amber Witherspoon, Ella Saada and Kendra Lukacs all registered double-digit kills. Saada led the Orange attack with 13 kills, while Ebangwese and Witherspoon both tallied 12. Lukacs continued her recent strong play since returning from injury with 12 kills and just one attack error.With the first set level at 15, the Blue Devils reeled off nine of 12 points, opening up a 24-18 lead. The Orange struggled with attack errors in the opening set, with four coming during the Blue Devils’ late set run. Duke took the opening set 25-20.Leading 8-7 in the second set, the Orange scored six of the next seven points, with Saada adding two kills and an ace in the run. Duke rallied to close the gap to three points, 20-17, but the Orange pulled away late in the set, winning 25-19.The third set remained close for the entirety of the set, with neither team leading by more than two at any point. There were 16 ties in the set, and despite SU’s recent struggles in close sets, the Orange was able to win three of the final four points in the set to take a 2-1 lead. Jalissa Trotter ended the set emphatically with a kill to give SU a set point and an ace to close it out. Trotter tallied her second-most assists of the season with 45.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the final set, the Orange used the momentum shift at the end of the third to come out flying. SU took an early 8-4 lead and never looked back, with Witherspoon tallying three consecutive kills. The Orange used a 16-8 run to open up the game, 21-13, a deficit which was too great for the Blue Devils to overcome. Duke won five of six points to claw back into the set, but it was too late as SU held on for a 25-21 win in the final set.After two consecutive wins, Syracuse will host Notre Dame on Wednesday in the Women’s Building at 7 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hamilton on pole for Bahrain GP

first_imgThe reigning drivers’ champion will be joined on the front row by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari starts from third on the grid.Hamilton escaped punishment for reversing in the pit lane, which could have seen him removed from pole position. However, stewards only gave him a reprimand after the FIA said that no clear instruction on where he should park was given.last_img

Powerful typhoon plows into Philippines

first_imgMANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, pounding communities with torrential rains and howling winds.More than half a million people huddled in evacuation centers, officials said.Hagupit’s winds were packed maximum winds of more than 100 mph when it reached land in the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province, 340 miles southeast of Manila, the weather bureau said.Hagupit (a Filipino word for lash or whip) maintained its strength after hitting land, weather forecaster Fernando Cada said.The weather bureau raised its storm signal over Manila and other northern provinces to number 1, the lowest level in a four-tier warning system. Rain is expected in that area by Sunday evening.The typhoon will hit land in nearby Masbate province, Sibuyan Island, Romblon province and Mindoro Island, Cada said.Electricity was cut off in many parts of the provinces of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar and Leyte, including Tacloban City, which was still recovering from last year’s supertyphoon Haiyan.Communications were also cut off in some of the affected areas, according to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who was in Borongon City, 30 miles from Dolores.“Everything has been prepared,” he said. “People have done what they need to do to keep safe, but these areas will definitely need help after the typhoon because it’s really very strong.”last_img read more

NYC Company sets new ambitious tourism targets for New York

first_imgNew York City has revealed its latest tourism target of 67 million annual visitors by 2021. The New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, NYC & Company plays an important role in sustaining and increasing tourism to all five boroughs. NYC & Company recently launched its NYCGO Insider Guides, which highlight a broad and diverse range of neighbourhoods across the City.NYC & Company President and CEO, Fred Dixon said, “Travel and tourism are a cornerstone of the City’s economy our hotels, restaurants, attractions, retailers, Broadway theatres, performing arts, five-borough cultural organisations and transportation providers continue to draw new and repeat visitors to our City each year. Through the continued support of the de Blasio administration, I am confident we will reach our new target of 67 million annual visitors by 2021, further spreading tourism to every corner of our City, drawing visitors during slower periods, and showcasing the attractive new product in all five boroughs.”Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen said, “There’s never been a better time to visit New York City and experience the dynamism and diversity that makes it the most exciting destination in the world.”last_img read more