WLAX : Syracuse prepares to play without top playmaker Tumolo following suspension

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Commentscenter_img As disheartening as it was, Michelle Tumolo’s impulsive eruption was at least timely for her and the Orange.Leading Connecticut 15-6 midway through the second half, Tumolo and midfielder Katie Webster aggressively double-teamed a Huskies player. Too aggressively, according to the referee.The official issued Tumolo a red card, causing her immediate ejection from the game and suspension from the Orange’s next matchup. Fortunately for SU, that opponent is one of the few unranked opponents on its nonconference schedule.‘She admitted to me after that she made a play that wasn’t a smart one,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘… Hopefully she’s learned her lesson, and I think it was a great lesson for her to learn as a young athlete that you can’t go around retaliating and expecting to get something good out of it.’The shorthanded No. 2 Orange (5-2, 1-0 Big East) travels to Foxborough, Mass., Saturday to take on Harvard (4-4, 1-2 Ivy League) at noon in the first-ever women’s collegiate game in Gillette Stadium history. Kailah Kempney will replace Tumolo in the starting lineup and another rookie, Gabby Jaquith, will see extended minutes playing above the crease.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKempney and Jaquith will be part of a joint effort to fill the void left by SU’s offensive captain. This will be Kempney’s first game since Feb. 29 after she suffered an injury in the second half of Syracuse’s game against Northwestern.So as one of Gait’s offensive components returns, another is relegated to the sidelines.‘Lacrosse is about making adjustments, and this is just as if it were an injury. We’re ready to make that adjustment,’ Gait said.Tumolo leads SU with 15 assists and 32 points on the season. But 10 other players have found the back of the net this season, and four of them have scored at least 10 times.Webster churned out three scores in SU’s overtime loss to the top-ranked Northwestern. Freshman Devon Collins is turning heads, tied for third on the team with 14 scores.And throughout the season, each member of the Orange offense has shown a willingness to move the ball and work to find open space.Sophomore attack Alyssa Murray is confident her teammates will find a way to compensate for their leader’s absence.‘Well, we definitely are going to miss her a lot on the field, her presence and just the energy that she brings,’ Murray said. ‘But I think that we’re going to just go around some of her strengths because we’re not going to be able to fill that void.’Webster may see a few more isolation sets, and the Orange might look to find Kempney cutting through the middle of the defense more often, Murray said.But Murray herself is arguably the Orange’s top offensive threat aside from Tumolo.She tallied a program-record eight goals against Boston College and seven goals against UConn – SU’s two highest single-game totals this season.But in the past two years, Murray said she’s only ever played up top with Tumolo. Their chemistry, give-and-go combinations and backdoor cuts won’t be options for the SU offense for a week.Instead, Murray plans to fill her mentor’s role as someone capable of both scoring and facilitating the ball.And with the left-handed Jaquith filling in for Tumolo, who’s one of the best lefties in college lacrosse, Gait said the Orange offense can operate in a similar fashion.‘We’re very fortunate that we’re one of the few teams in the country to have lefties at all,’ Gait said. ‘… The good thing is we do have people who can fill that in there and fill the lefty position, so we’re a lot better off than a lot of other teams would be in this situation.’Playing without Kempney against top-five opponents Florida and Maryland, the Orange flourished with a pair of one-goal victories.Without Tumolo, Gait envisions a similar result, believing the adversity will push the rest of the Orange to step up.‘Sometimes adversity helps your team rise to the occasion, and I think there’s going to be a lot of players playing out there that love Michelle’s leadership and what she brings to this team,’ Gait said. ‘They’re going to want to make sure that when she’s not playing that they step up their games a bit to help fill the void for her.’sebail01@syr.edulast_img read more

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Elijah Stewart declares for the NBA draft

first_imgKatlyn Lee | Daily TrojanJunior guard Elijah Stewart declared for the NBA Draft without an agent on Tuesday. The move was first reported by DraftExpress and confirmed by USC.Joining sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron, Stewart is the third USC player to declare without an agent after the Trojans’ surprise run to the Round of 32 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Like his teammates, Stewart can withdraw from the draft before May 24.Stewart is not projected to be selected according to most experts’ mock drafts, making a return to USC likely. However, he turned heads during March Madness, pouring in 22 points against SMU and draining the game-winning shot. Six of Stewart’s baskets came from behind the arc, proving his duality across the court as a threat from outside and driving to the basket.Stewart also added 12 points and four 3-pointers against Baylor, and he was the Trojans’ leading 3-point scorer throughout the 2016-17 campaign, sinking 78 threes. The total led the team by more than 30, with Boatwright and junior guard Jordan McLaughlin in second with 47 3-pointers each. Stewart was also one of the most efficient Trojan shooters from beyond the arc, trailing only McLaughlin in 3-point percentage.The junior averaged 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season while acting as a veteran presence on a team with just five upperclassmen. Stewart’s 175 career 3-pointers is sixth all-time in program history, just one bucket short of tying Harold Miner for fifth. A repeat of last season would catapult him to the top of the list; Lodrick Stewart is currently the all-time leader with 232 made threes from 2004 to 2007, a number that Stewart could catch up to if he continues to heat up from behind the arc.With a new contract extension and a strong incoming recruiting class, head coach Andy Enfield would surely like to retain Stewart and build on the promising 2016-17 season. Although three Trojans have declared for the draft so far, none of these players have taken on an agent, meaning that they are still flexible in their decision making. Additionally, none of these three players are predicted to go even in the final round in expert mock drafts. This could change, however, with their performance at the NBA Combine, which will take place in Chicago from May 9 to 14. The combine gives athletes a chance to showcase their abilities in a series of drills, interviews and tests. The results of those five days will be one of the key deciding factors for Stewart and the rest of the players who have declared. From there, each of the Trojans will have to make a decision to stay or go by the deadline in May. If they decide to stay, they will return to summer ball with the Trojans and look to help Enfield return his team to the NCAA tourney for the third time in a row. If not, Stewart and his teammates will head to the NBA Draft, which will take place on June 22.last_img read more

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Eguma Admits Real Bamako Will be Tough

first_imgEguma said the ties will represent a difficult proposition for his side as they look to make a favourable impression in their first-ever expedition into the waters of Africa’s premiere club competition.“I see the draw to face AS Real Bamako as an extremely tough one because they are a very big club,” he admitted.“They have a rich pedigree in CAF inter-club competitions and have a history of producing plenty of players for Mali’s senior national team.“Mali’s heritage in both the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and African Championship of Nations (CHAN) defines them as a very strong footballing Nation so AS Real Bamako must be respected.“Don’t also forget that AS Real Bamako knocked (seven-time Nigerian champions), Enyimba out of this same competition in 2014.”Eguma, a veteran of many CAF Champions League battles with former clubs Enyimba and Dolphins is however not daunted by the prospect of facing such a tough opposition.The experienced coach explained that painstakingly detailed-pre-season preparations will put his side in fine fettle for the task at hand.“We have prepared very well for this tournament and it is actually a blessing in disguise that we start meeting the stronger sides from the early (stages of the competition),” he said“To become a champion, you must be ready to face the best.“If we must beat Real Bamako over two legs, everyone involved with the football club must be united, work hard and stay focused on the task ahead,” he said.Rivers United’s first leg clash with AS Real Bamako will take hold at the Stade Mamadou Konaté in Bamako on the weekend of February 10-12 with the second leg coming up a week later at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUECoach Stanley Eguma has admitted his Rivers United is in for two tough matches against AS Real Bamako of Mali in a preliminary round of the 2017 CAF Champions League.Rivers United will travel to Bamako to face the six-time Malian champions in the first leg in February 2017, before navigating the return fixture a week later in Port Harcourt.last_img read more

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March Madness bracket 2019: Bill Bender’s expert NCAA Tournament predictions

first_imgWest Region (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e2/7e/bill-west-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_2d8o2o7meljl1mlyxlwwi66kw.jpg?t=-1906021999&w=500&quality=80 In last year’s NCAA Tournament bracket picks, I left a section of March Madness tips in the bottom with this gem:”I always take all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to win in the first round. If I miss, then I have a story to tell.” (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/57/8/bill-east-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_11yhr4ktkm9j414tdq0uklvr8h.jpg?t=-1905967431&w=500&quality=80 (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e4/d8/bill-midwest-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_1bqolyhjv5otb1eqghcsladjmh.jpg?t=-1905817431&w=500&quality=80 (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9e/52/bill-final-four-picks-031719-sn-ftr_13hraxukh2a481wh2jbm70wrbt.jpg?t=-1905751303&w=500&quality=80 Midwest Region South Region (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/43/8d/bill-south-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_1aq8uojubp6pdzovfngd2g51q.jpg?t=-1905888791&w=500&quality=80 … And the agony of defeat: Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.Top 80 upsets in March Madness history: It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw.Best buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history: The defining shots of the NCAA Tournament, and the reason it’s dubbed “March Madness.” About that …SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQPrintable bracket | Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsLast year was the first time I filled out an “expert bracket” for Sporting News, and I learned the most valuable lesson of all: Get the national champion right. You can guess where this is going.I picked Virginia to win the NCAA Tournament — and the Cavs promptly became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed, when UMBC pulled that first-round shocker last year. That’s the difference between doing this for the first time and, say, somebody who’s covering their 31st Final Four this season, like our own Mike DeCourcy. Mike picked Villanova to beat Michigan last year because he knows what he’s doing.My bracket was a disaster. I also pointed out “five games that will determine your bracket.” The problem with that was none of those five games materialized because of early-round upsets. This is a lot more difficult than football, where the end game is picking the winner of Alabama and Clemson every year.MORE BRACKET TIPS: Play the odds when picking Final Four, national champsI didn’t even get that right last year.That just reinforces the lesson: I had Villanova in the championship game last year but didn’t pick the Wildcats to win it all. I wouldn’t have remembered picking Virginia to lose the championship game. If you want to win your bracket, then you must get the national champion right. It’s as simple as that.It’s beyond embarrassing when you miss like that, but I wore that for a year, and I now have that story to tell. So, let’s try this again: One of three ACC teams will win the national championship this year. It comes down to a choice among Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.I could pick North Carolina. It swept the Blue Devils in the regular season and nearly pulled off the three-sweep (with Zion Williamson in Duke’s lineup, mind you) in the ACC Tournament. The Heels have a trio that can carry them to another one with Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye and Coby White.MORE: Using KenPom to predict NCAA bracket upsets, Final FourI could pick Virginia, too. That would be the best story, to bounce back from losing to No. 16 last year to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Plus, it would give me another story to tell next year.But, I’m going to go with Duke and the bump that comes with the return of Zion. That’s the thing I missed last year: You see, the Cavaliers lost De’Andre Hunter before the tournament last year and I disregarded the impact. I won’t ignore what Williamson can do with the most talented team in the country.It’s a riskier pick than it seems — it always is with freshmen. But I’m going to trust the Blue Devils to win it all. At a minimum, I’m trusting them to get out of the first round.If not, then I’ll have an even better story to tell.SN’s BRACKET GUIDES: SOUTH | EAST | WEST | MIDWESTNCAA Tournament bracket picksEast Region Final Four March Madness features from Sporting News”40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven: Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.A barrier-breaking title: The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout: In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.Upset City: Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.The Fagan Jinx: They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness. DeCourcy’s best of 30 years: Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage. The thrill of victory …: Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament. last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Class night is tonight at 7 p.m.

first_img*Students: Please do not go visit the middle school during school hours. If your finals are over, please wait until after school to visit with teachers. – Thank you- Middle School Staff Today is: National Dance Like a Chicken DayNational Buttermilk Biscuit DayFollow us on Twitter. Tuesday May 19th7th Hour Final- 8:00-9:288th Hour Final- 9:33-11:00School is dismissed for the summer at 11:00. Monday May 18th3rd hour Final- 8:00-9:374th hour final- 9:42-11:18All students taking finals will attend first lunch5th hour Final- 11:45-1:236th hour Final- 1:28-3:05 *Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, May 14, 2015:Thursday•Class Night 7 p.m.Friday•State Tennis at Pratt•AVCTL Track at AndaleSaturday•State Tennis at PrattSunday  •Graduation, 2 p.m.Tomorrow’s Lunch– Chicken Drummies, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Peas, Applesauce, Hot Roll and MilkToday’s News* Mr. Smith’s 8th hour students need to come by sometime today to check in their book if they aren’t taking the final. *Volleyball girls- Just a reminder-Your tickets are due today.center_img *Final Schedule–Students must be in the classroom for the entire finals period and cannot be released early, even if they finish early. *Students- Please check the lost and found table next to the office to see if anything belongs to you. Items on the table will be donated after school is out. Friday May 15thNormal 1st through 4th hours.Students not taking finals are released at 11:18.All students taking finals will attend first lunch.1st hour Final- 11:45-1:232nd Hour Final- 1:28-3:05 *All Library  books were due on Friday. Any books returned this week will be fined $1 a day per book.Wednesday=$3 fineThursday=$4 fineFriday and after =$5 fineAfter Friday- bills will be sent home for the full replacement value of any item not returned. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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