Syracuse leads Pittsburgh 14-10 at halftime

first_imgAfter a week off, Syracuse came out with energy Friday night.Strong play on both sides of the ball helped SU get to a 14-10 halftime lead over Pittsburgh.The Orange defense forced a three-and-out, stuffing Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham and sacking quarterback Tino Sunseri on the first series. The offense kept the momentum, marching down the field 70 yards in eight plays for a touchdown.Five minutes into the game, Syracuse looked sharp owned a seven-point lead.SU tacked on another touchdown on a 52-yard fumble return by Dyshawn Davis to move ahead by two scores in the first quarter, but Pittsburgh cut the deficit to 14-10 at the break. The Orange corralled Graham throughout the first half and got to Suneri regularly, but Panthers wide receiver Devin Street exposed the SU secondary for a career-high eight catches for 107 yards to ignite the offense on two scoring drives.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse seized control at the end of the first quarter when free safety Jeremi Wilkes separated the ball from Pitt tight end Drew Carswell and Davis scooped it up and sprinted downfield for the score.From there, though, the SU offense sputtered, failing to convert on three drives, including one that ended on an interception by Ryan Nassib inside the 10.The scoreless second quarter coupled with a touchdown by Graham and field goal by kicker Kevin Harper got Pittsburgh back in the game by halftime. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Lacrosse bows out of tourney

first_imgUSC women’s lacrosse fell short in a tough NCAA quarterfinal matchup against Boston College on Saturday, losing 20-14 in Newton, Mass. Despite travelling to New England riding a 11-game win streak, the No. 7 Trojans were unable to advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row. The No. 14 Eagles were able to figure out USC’s defense, which up until Saturday had been one of the best in the country, and for the first time all season, USC gave up 20 goals, getting outshot 38-25.The Trojans started the game slow, giving up three unanswered goals in the first seven minutes. Senior attacker Drew Jackson finally opened up the scoring for USC close to 10 minutes into the first half with her 25th goal of the season. But the Trojans slipped further behind as the half progressed, finding themselves down by five goals with about 10 minutes to go until the break.Coming out of the locker room trailing 10-5, freshman midfielder Kaeli Huff and senior attacker Cynthia Del Core each scored to trim the deficit to 3 less than two minutes after the second-half restart. But the Eagles’ offense could not be stopped, countering with three goals of its own. After exchanging goals, USC found itself three goals behind at 15-12, but that was the closest the Trojans would get. BC extended its lead with goals from junior attackers Kaileen Hart and Kenzie Kent.Senior attacker Michaela Michael brought the Trojans closer with a goal to make it 18-14, but the Eagles iced the game with goals from senior attacker Kate Weeks and freshman midfielder Sam Apuzzo, sending the Trojans home with a 20-14 loss. USC is now 0-3 all time against BC, and head coach Lindsey Munday’s squad has yet to make it to the Final Four in the program’s short, five-year history. For USC, Jackson and Del Core finished the day with hat tricks, while freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller, Huff and senior attacker Gabby McMahon notched two goals apiece. Michael, the Trojans’ all-time leading goal scorer, was held off the score sheet until the final five minutes of the second half. Junior goalie Gussie Johns finished the day with eight saves, two ground balls and one turnover. Weeks was the catalyst for the Eagles’ offense on Saturday, leading the team with 9 points (three goals and six assists). In addition to Weeks, four other BC players contributed at least four points. Kent scored six goals, while Hart and senior attacker Kayla O’Connor each recorded hat tricks. Despite the disappointing loss, the Trojans finished the 2017 season with a program-best 18 wins, and in just half a decade of existence, the women’s lacrosse program has emerged as a contender in the MPSF and beyond. Eight seniors played in their final game as Trojans, including all-time points leader Michael, but the class of 2017 leaves the team stronger than they found it, boasting back-to-back conference championships. While USC has found immense success in the regular season in the past couple of seasons, Munday and company will look to take the next step in 2018.last_img read more

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All roads lead to Caribbean American Heritage Festival

first_imgThe Pembroke Pines City Center will the venue hosting the Caribbean American Exhibition and Festival on June 24.There will be several multi-cultural exhibits themed under health and wellness, arts, craft, island and Latin foods, Ska, Reggae, Zumba, Latin and R&B music fusion.Great family entertainment will also be on offer including hoola hoop, limbo, kite making and a children’s fun zone.last_img

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