September 17

Murray scores 4 straight goals to start game, powers Syracuse past Stony Brook into NCAA quarterfinals

first_img Published on May 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 On Syracuse’s first possession, the offense appeared stagnant. It was passing the ball around the perimeter of the 12-meter arc. When the ball came to Alyssa Murray, she called out a play and stuck her index finger in the air. Then she passed the ball again, and cut toward the goal. Kayla Treanor found Murray, a fellow Tewaaraton Award finalist, whose shot found the back of net to spark an offensive explosion for Syracuse. “We set up a couple of plays off of our normal offense,” Murray said. “And it ended up opening up something that we hadn’t practiced. It was perfect. “We just ran the play and went from there.”  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMurray had Syracuse’s first four goals to jumpstart a near-flawless first half for SU. Her teammates cruised the rest of the way as second-seeded Syracuse (19-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) cruised to a 13-6 win over Stony Brook (17-4, 4-1 America East) in the second round of the NCAA tournament at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday. The Orange advances to face Boston College in the quarterfinals next weekend. “They came out and they executed from the opening whistle,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Just an awesome first half.” On Friday afternoon, Stony Brook earned the right to play Syracuse after it rode a 9-0 first-half outburst against Towson. It was the Seawolves that pounded the cage that day, making 9-of-10 first-half attempts.  On Sunday, though, the Orange took the Seawolves out of contention almost immediately. Just 25 seconds after Murray’s first goal, Katie Webster found Murray streaking across the net. She caught the pass and bounced it into the goal.She scored twice more on free-position shots just minutes later. After her second one, she flipped her stick in the air, and waited for her teammates to greet her.Against the nation’s best defense, which allows just more than four goals per game, the rout was only just beginning.   “(Murray’s) got that killer instinct,” Gait said. “She wants to win, and she comes in super focused. She had opportunities and she put the ball away.”And when the Stony Brook defense adjusted to close Murray out of the goal, her teammates struck.Kailah Kempney scored twice. Taylor Poplawski connected. Bridget Daley did as well. What was a one-woman show became a full-on throttling by much of the SU roster. “That kind of gave other people opportunities,” Murray said. “If they’re paying more attention to me, the back side or the opposite side might be open.” Stony Brook had a lively contingent of fans at the start of the game, but those fans hardly made a peep as the gap in the score widened. Nearly every possession started in the hands of the Orange. Kempney and Kirkland Locey combined to win 10-of-12 in the draw circle in the first half. Stony Brook’s best chance to work its way back in the game came with 16 seconds left in the first half as the Seawolves trailed 9-2.Courtney Murphy had a free-position shot, but Stony Brook committed a foul and Syracuse took possession with 10 seconds to go in the half. The Orange got out in transition, and Kayla Treanor found a wide-open Devon Collins to the right of the goal. She punched it in the bottom-right corner with two seconds left on the clock. What could have been 9-3 became 10-2. On a play that could have swung the momentum Stony Brook’s way, it instead left the Seawolves dejected as Syracuse’s place in the quarterfinals seemed all but assured.“For confidence on the field,” Kempney said, “getting a couple goals at the beginning is definitely helpful for our team to get the momentum going.” The second half was a formality for Syracuse. Gait emptied his bench as the lead grew to 10 and the running clock ticked away. Syracuse knows it faces a competitive road to a first national championship. It’s made the final four each of the past two seasons. But it was clear from the first few minutes on Sunday that Stony Brook would not be a tough test to overcome. “Playoff season is a second season,” Gait said. “And we’re in it. We’re 1-0.“Our goal is to be 4-0.”  Comments Related Stories Syracuse dominates draw circle in victory over Stony BrookSyracuse defense stifles Stony Brook, helps Orange win turnover battlecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

August 16

USWNT World Cup schedule, scores: TV channels, live stream for USA’s 2019 Women’s World Cup matches

first_imgNetherlands 2, Canada 1 South Africa 0, Germany 4 South Korea 1, Norway 2 June 28USA 2, France 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 29Italy 0, Netherlands 2 France 2, Norway 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 8Germany 1, China 0 MORE: Watch the Women’s World Cup live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)USWNT scores, TV schedule at Women’s World Cup 2019All USA games will air on either Fox or Fox Sports 1 with Spanish broadcast available on Telemundo and NBC Universo.Group stageDateMatchupJune 11USA 13, Thailand 0June 16USA 3, Chile 0June 20USA 2, Sweden 0Knockout stageDateMatchup Germany 1, Spain 0 TUESDAY, JUNE 18Jamaica 1, Australia 4 United States 13, Thailand 0 Italy 0, Brazil 1 England 2, Scotland 1 Jamaica 0, Italy 5 SUNDAY, JUNE 16Sweden 5, Thailand 1 THURSDAY, JUNE 20Cameroon 2, New Zealand 1 Chile 0, Sweden 2 TUESDAY, JUNE 11New Zealand 0, Netherlands 1 Spain 3, South Africa 1 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12Nigeria 2, South Korea 0 SUNDAY, JUNE 23R16: England 3, Cameroon 0 TUESDAY, JULY 2USA 2, England 1 July 2USA 2, England 1 TUESDAY, JUNE 25R16: Italy 2, China 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 27England 3, Norway 0 Germany 1, Sweden 2 TeamWDLPointsEngland3009Scotland0121Argentina1114Japan1114GROUP E –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsCanada2016Cameroon1023New Zealand0030Netherlands3009GROUP F –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsUnited States3009Thailand0030Chile1023Sweden2016Win = 3 pointsDraw = 1 pointLoss = 0 pointsFull 2019 Women’s World Cup scheduleFRIDAY, JUNE 7France 4, South Korea 0 Brazil 3, Jamaica 0 Canada 1, Cameroon 0 The United States women’s national team has booked its spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, looking for back-to-back championships for the first time in history.Here’s everything to know about the USWNT at the Women’s World Cup, including how to watch USA matches on TV and stream online, plus a full schedule and updated standings. Canada 2, New Zealand 0 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19Japan 0, England 2 MONDAY, JUNE 17China 0, Spain 0 MONDAY, JUNE 10Argentina 0, Japan 0 Scotland 3, Argentina 3 SATURDAY, JULY 6England vs. Sweden11 a.m. ETFoxSUNDAY, JULY 7USA vs. Netherlands11 a.m. ETFox SUNDAY, JUNE 9Australia 1, Italy 2 Norway 3, Nigeria 0 FRIDAY, JUNE 14Japan 2, Scotland 1 Nigeria 0, France 1 Sweden 0, United States 2 R16: Norway 1, Australia 1; Norway adv. on PKs SATURDAY, JUNE 22R16: Germany 3, Nigeria 0 Thailand 0, Chile 2 England 1, Argentina 0 R16: France 2, Brazil 1 MONDAY, JUNE 24R16: USA 2, Spain 1 R16: Sweden 1, Canada 0 South Africa 0, China 1 R16: Netherlands 2, Japan 1 FinalDateResultTime (Channel)July 7USA vs. Netherlands11 a.m. ET (Fox)How to watch USA World Cup games live onlineAll of the USWNT’s matches will be streamed on, the Fox Sports app or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.USA’s Women’s World Cup 2019 rosterThe 23-player roster for the USWNT is headlined by veteran leadership and young talent. Forward Carli Lloyd leads the team, making her fourth World Cup roster. Following close behind Lloyd with three tournaments are six World Cup winners: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Ali Krieger.Eleven of the 23 players are heading to their first World Cup tournament.PlayerPositionClub TeamAdrianna FranchGoalkeeperPortland Thorns FCAshlyn HarrisGoalkeeperOrlando PrideAlyssa NaeherGoalkeeperChicago Red StarsAbby DahlkemperDefenderNC CourageTierna DavidsonDefenderChicago Red StarsCrystal DunnDefenderNC CourageAli KriegerDefenderOrlando PrideKelley O’HaraDefenderUtah Royals FCBecky SauerbrunnDefenderUtah Royals FCEmily SonnettDefenderPortland Thorns FCMorgan BrianMidfielderChicago Red StarsJulie ErtzMidfielderChicago Red StarsLindsey HoranMidfielderPortland Thorns FCRose LavelleMidfielderWashington SpiritAllie LongMidfielderReign FCSamantha MewisMidfielderNC CourageTobin HeathForwardPortland Thorns FCCarli LloydForwardSky Blue FCJessica McDonaldForwardNC CourageAlex MorganForwardOrlando PrideChristen PressForwardUtah Royals FCMallory PughForwardWashington SpiritMegan RapinoeForwardReign FCMORE: A complete guide to the 2019 Women’s World CupFIFA Women’s World Cup standingsThe 24 competing teams are divided into six groups. The four teams in each group play each other once in the group stage of the tournament. The two teams finishing first and second in each group automatically advance to the knockout rounds. The top four best third placed teams also advance to the knockouts.From there, with 16 remaining teams, the competition is single elimination: survive and advance. GROUP A – bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsFrance3009South Korea0030Norway2016Nigeria1023GROUP B –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsGermany3009China1114Spain1114South Africa0030GROUP C –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsAustralia2016Italy2016Brazil3016Jamaica0020GROUP D –  bolded advanced FRIDAY, JUNE 28USA 2, France 1 United States 3, Chile 0 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3Netherlands 1, Sweden 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 13Australia 3, Brazil 2 June 24USA 2, Spain 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 15Netherlands 3, Cameroon 1last_img read more

December 26

Gary Neville explains why Jose Mourinho should not drop Romelu Lukaku

first_img“You play them through those bits of bad form and continue to give them that belief because you know full well they’re still contributing when they’re not playing well.“I think that unless a player like Lukaku is feeling so down that he feels as though a break will do him good, you do try and keep them playing.“But the top players tend to play through those dips in form.”Neville went on to suggest a reason for Lukaku’s blanks is due to a lack of creativity in midfield. gameday cracker deals boost 3 Neville believes continuing to play Lukaku is the only way he’ll get over his slump 3 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED REVEALED “What I would say is the quality through central midfield at United isn’t good enough,” he said. “The speed of play, lack of inventiveness.“The play through midfield is predictable. When I see midfielders play it out to full-backs, that is the easy pass. Some player would always give to the full-backs. The reality is that should be the last option. The first option should be to play through the lines, to the feet of a striker or a winger.“To play to Ashley Young or Luke Shaw means effectively starting the attack again. That’s the safe option. That’s when the game stops for me.”United take on Lukaku’s former club Everton on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 4pm – and Neville called for a consistent level of performance.“Jose Mourinho must be pulling his hair out,” he said. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Manchester United News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Gary Neville says Romelu Lukaku must keep playing for Manchester United despite his recent bad form.The striker has not scored in his last eight games for the club, most recently failing to find the net in United’s Champions League defeat to Juventus. 3 Neville also believes a big reason for Lukaku’s lack of goals is due to his lack of service from United’s midfield targets Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho admits Lukaku is struggling with all parts of his game but Neville believes the Belgian is going through a minor slump in form.“He’s got to keep playing,” Neville said at the launch of former team-mate Ben Thornley’s book.“The longest period I had was six months after the Vasco da Gama game [at the Club World Cup in 2000] when I made the two mistakes.“I lost my confidence for the six months going into the European Championship but I kept on playing through that period and in the end I came out of it at the other side. Lukaku was dealt with relatively easily by Juve’s defence IN DEMAND “He is a manager whose career is prided on consistency. He has been that for 14 years. Now he hasn’t got a team that is consistent. Every weekend is different, Brighton, Watford away, West Ham, the second half at Chelsea.“Even within games, their form is different from one half to the next. The first half against Tottenham, incredible. Best 45 minutes of football I’ve seen at Old Trafford for five years. The next 45 minutes, desperate. Then you are back down again.”last_img read more