Regan Spencer keeps Syracuse field hockey afloat in 3-1 win over Boston College

first_img Related Stories Syracuse field hockey squeaks out 3-1 win over Boston College despite struggling to capitalize Published on September 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 Syracuse defenders hunched over in exhaustion. Several minutes had passed. SU simply could not find a way to clear the ball from their zone.It looked as though Boston College was finally ready to make the depleted Orange pay. And the Eagles may have easily capitalized had it not been for spectacular play from senior goalkeeper Regan Spencer about 10 minutes into the game.As a BC forward darted past the front of the net looking to tuck the ball in the corner, Spencer recovered. She scrambled to the ground making a diving, pad-stack save to keep the game tied at zero.Fans cheered, “Yeah, Reg!”as she made another spectacular save, kicking the ball free and helping the Orange advance the ball out of its own zone for the first time in several minutes.No. 1 Syracuse (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 18 Boston College (1-3, 0-1), 3-1 at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Friday and Spencer had four saves in the victory. It marked Spencer’s fourth career start for the Orange, but according to her teammates, this breakout performance has been a long time coming.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She has been a behind scene worker for three years now,” fellow senior Liz Sack said. “It’s great to see her take her confidence from off the field and all of her hard work and being able to put it on the field.”As the offense struggled to finish chances, the Orange was forced to turn to its workhorse to lead the comeback charge.Led by Spencer, the Syracuse defense held the Eagles scoreless on three penalty corner attempts. Keeping the Eagles offense at bay proved crucial for Syracuse, as defense led to offense for SU.With Boston College battling in the closing minutes of the game, a couple of Eagles forwards found themselves alone in front of the net. Two forwards against one relentless goalie. Spencer denied the shot blocking their shot with a flare of her pads.The play ended in a corner shot for Boston College which once again ended in a save from Spencer. The ball bounced off Spencer’s pads onto the stick of Roos Weers. Weers sent the ball soaring down the field and found Elaine Carey out in front of the opposite cage for a breakaway goal. This goal was the finishing touch on a 3-1 victory for the Orange.Following the game Spencer was unavailable for interviews but junior center back, Lies Lagerweij, had high praise for her goalkeeper.“(Spencer) is really stepping up there,” Lagerweij said. “From the beginning of the season we knew our starting goalie Jess Jecko from last year left, so we needed someone to step up and I really think she did that.”Following in the footsteps of Jecko isn’t easy but so far Spencer has been up to the task. In the four games she’s appeared in this season, Spencer boasts a 0.99 goals against average right on par with Jecko’s 1.00 average for all of last season. Spencer boasts a 0.79 save percentage along with one shutout.As the Orange delves deeper into its ACC schedule it will look to Spencer to continue her outstanding play. If Friday was any indication, SU won’t be disappointed with what it sees. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Camp Notes: Airon Servais discusses concern over myocarditis, Liberty game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 19, 2020 at 3:27 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman “When you play football, there’s huge risks every time you step on the field no matter what,” Syracuse tight end Luke Benson said. “With the virus, it doesn’t stop or get any worse for anybody on the football field and it doesn’t pick and choose or have bias.”Both Benson and Servais expressed their concern for the Oct. 17 matchup against Liberty. No players at the school had been tested for two weeks because none were symptomatic, The News & Advance reported Aug. 15. Up to 40% of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack told ESPN that the report about Liberty was “deeply troubling.” With the matchup a little over two months away, both Servais and Benson mentioned that sitting out against Liberty is a possibility but a decision wouldn’t be made until the week of the game.“If we don’t feel that our opponent has done what they need to do in order to ensure other team’s safety, it could end up that we don’t play that game,” Servais said. “I’m not the head man so I don’t make that decision, but I know we’ve discussed it as a team. If Coach Babers doesn’t feel that his guys aren’t going to be put in a safe situation, then he won’t put us in that situation.”For now, Servais is happy with SU’s response to the players sitting out practice last week and what other ACC schools are doing. Syracuse upped its testing to once per week during the preseason and three times per week during the regular season. SU’s opponents will do the same, Servais said. But playing a football season in a non-bubble environment will pose difficulties, as seen at North Carolina and Notre Dame in the past week. Both schools saw outbreaks as non-athletes returned to campus, and both have now pivoted toward online classes. Syracuse students are in the process of returning to campus, and in-person classes start Aug. 24. Servais is hoping that the cases at UNC and Notre Dame are a warning sign to his peers: if you don’t comply with public health guidelines, the semester, and perhaps Syracuse’s season, won’t last long. “As a university at Syracuse, we can take examples like that and use it as a learning example to show people that there is a certain way to do things and that if you don’t follow those guidelines, you can get sent home,” Servais said.The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission. Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The media won’t have access to Syracuse’s training camp practices this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the football team is organizing regular Zoom interviews with head coach Dino Babers and select players while also providing film from the Ensley Athletic Center. With “Camp Notes,” The Daily Orange’s beat reporters bring the latest news, observations and analysis as the Orange gear up for an unprecedented 2020 season. Follow along here and on Twitter.Airon Servais was curious when he first learned of myocarditis, a potential side effect of the coronavirus that affects the heart. Multiple Big Ten players, as well as Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, had been diagnosed with the rare condition after recovering from COVID-19. The condition is linked to long-term fatigue, shortness of breath and abnormal heart rhythm. As a justification for postponing the season, the Big Ten cited a study that showed that, in a 100-person population with COVID-19 infections and a median age of 49, 78% had either cardiac inflammation or scarring, or both. Athletes, like Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba, haven’t been able to return to playing shape post-diagnosis. Servais asked himself how myocarditis would impact his life, not even considering football. Before opting into the season, he talked to a few cardiologists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“After having conversations like that, I feel a lot more comfortable moving forward,” Servais said. Some doctors have talked down the impact of myocarditis on individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic and a consultant to the Big 12, told The Athletic that the heart condition shouldn’t be the sole reason to cancel a season.last_img read more

Celtic not to give up on Djurić, representative of B&H asked for Permission to move to Scotland

first_img(Source: The British Sunday Post in its last issue stated that Celtic remains persisted in their intention to bring Cesena’s striker, Milan Djurić, to the Celtic Park.Even though Cesena, which recently dropped to Serie B, smoothly rejected the first offer of the Celts, this club will soon offer a new, higher amount for Djurić papers to Italians. According to the same source, Djurić asked the current club leaders for permission to go to Celtic which will be playing in the Champions League.The Sunday Post is convinced that Celtic and Cesena will find the common ground, and that the player of national team of B&H will move to Scotland very soon.last_img read more