Opponent preview: What to know about the Colgate Raiders

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second-consecutive year, Syracuse opens its season against Colgate. The No. 5 Orange enter this year’s matchup five spots higher in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason media poll than last year and employ a new-look offense. The Raiders, on the other hand, are coming off a four-win season in which they couldn’t build off the early upset over SU.Here’s what to know about Colgate before Friday’s season opener at 4 p.m.Last time they played: The last time Colgate and Syracuse faced-off ended in one of the most stunning upsets for SU in recent years. Before the 12-9 loss to unranked Colgate, John Desko had won 19 of 20 openers with the Orange. In one of the Orange’s lowest offensive outputs of the 2019 season, Nate Solomon and Brendan Curry tallied three goals apiece. Colgate’s Nicky Petkevich led all scorers with four goals, and Will Blumenberg scored the eventual game-winning goal with 8:06 left in the fourth quarter. The Red Raiders finished with more shots and ground balls than the Orange, but SU did go 3-for-5 on extra man opportunities.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 48-12-1 The Colgate report: Colgate is still a work in progress. Head coach Matt Karweck made strides in his first season, including back-to-back wins to open the year, but also struggled at times, especially over the final 11 games that included nine losses. Griffin Brown returns as the top offensive option at midfield, but Colgate shares the Orange’s most profound weakness: defense. Five defensive players graduated — two close defenders, a starting goalie and a pair of short-stick defensive midfielders.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Raiders opened their season with a loss to No. 10 North Carolina, 19-6, on Feb. 1. Brown had three goals and took eight of Colgate’s 20 shots on goal. How Syracuse beats Colgate: If Syracuse’s offense is what it claims to be, the Orange will win by overpowering the Raiders. When these two teams met last year, Colgate slides forced SU to hold onto the ball too long, midfield Jamie Trimboli said. So this year, the Orange need quick ball movement that gives their playmakers — Trimboli, Tucker Dordevic, Chase Scanlan — space to dodge and shoot. Should Syracuse do that and limit Brown, the Raiders’ best player, SU should coast in its season opener. But that’s what everyone thought would happen last year.State to know: 8 — The number of scorers Colgate returns from its 2019 top 11. Brown and now-graduated Sam Cleveland combined for 32% of the Red Raiders’ goals last year, but the group behind them contributed points at a consistent rate.Player to watch: Griffin Brown, Midfield, No. 11Colgate’s offense the last three seasons has run through Brown. The McLean, Virginia native notched 34 goals in 2018 before following that up with 20 in 2019 — including one goal and three points in the Raiders’ win over Syracuse. Brown has been the leading scorer all three years he’s been in Hamilton. With Colgate losing its second-best offensive player in Cleveland, look for Brown to take on a larger role in cracking Syracuse’s inexperienced close defense. Comments Published on February 6, 2020 at 12:28 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll: The locking your doors at your house question

first_img 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 (5) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. -2 Vote up Vote down just saying · 374 weeks ago This is an unresponsible survey. Are we letting crooks know we are an easy target if people respond that they leave their doors unlocked. Answer always locked and send them to another town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 374 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 374 weeks ago Crooks are already crooks.I was testing to see what the level of trust people have these days in a rural community. Report Reply 1 reply · active 374 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down K-State Mom · 374 weeks ago Absolutely no trust! Too many crooks roaming around! Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Sally · 374 weeks ago When I was growing up my family would sleep with the door/windows open with a water cooler for AC, keys in vehicles. Be gone over the weekend and doors unlock. Now days it doesn’t matter if it’s lock or not they are getting in. It is shameful to be a prisoner in your own home when you haven’t done anything illegal. Report Reply 0 replies · active 374 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 374 weeks ago Thieves look for easy targets, and an unlocked door certainly can make your home as easy target. But if someone wants to steal your stuff, it only takes seconds or minutes to force or break a window. If you don’t have an alarm or a dog, and if you live in the country away from neighbors, or if the view of your home is obscured by landscaping, locking your door only slows them down a minute or two. Report Reply 0 replies · active 374 weeks ago 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 comments Do you lock your doors to your house/apartment? Absolutely, all the time. Not really. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances. View Results  Loading …last_img read more

GARDAÍ DEPLOY UNMARKED CARS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IN DONEGAL ROAD SAFETY BID

first_imgGARDAÍ have deployed unmarked cars and are using new technology across County Donegal today as part of a road safety drive.Several Garda teams are on duty today as part of a bid to end the dangerous practice of some motorists driving whilst using mobile phones.But officers – who have detected 60 drivers breaking that law since yesterday – are also checking for other offences. One van driver stopped for using his phone whilst driving was found to have no tax and no insurance either.Gardaí are using the latest technology to check vehicles without tax and insurance. The system can tell officers straight away if a car being driven on the road has proper insurance cover.The unmarked vehicles are being used as back up to marked patrol cars with officers also part of the road safety drive.Motorists phoning and driving face €60 fines and 2 penalty points. Traffic Corps Inspector Michael Harrison said: “All gardaí on patrol today are checking for breaches of the law.“The use of a mobile phone whilst driving is extremely dangerous. Research and surveys have shown this.”Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau said: “We all know how distracting mobile phones can be in any situation, , except in the car it can have fatal consequences.“Driving requires 100% concentration – it’s as simple as that. In the first three months of the year nearly 10,000 drivers have been detected holding a mobile phone whilst driving. This is not acceptable or conducive to road safety. The choice is yours. To avoid penalty points, a fine or worse, be involved in a road traffic collision, always put the phone away when driving.”Effects of mobile phone use on driving performance: There is a four-fold increase in the risk of having a road collision when using a mobile phone. What makes a mobile phone so dangerous when used in a vehicle?Use of mobile phones while driving – Effects on Road SafetyMobile phones distract driver in several ways:1. Physically: instead of focusing on the physical tasks required by driving (e.g. steering, gear changing), drivers have to use one or both of their hands to manipulate the phone. 2. Visually: mobile phones could visually distract drivers in two ways:− Firstly, drivers have to move their eyes from the road and focus on the mobile phone in order to be able to use it.− Secondly, while talking on a mobile phone, even if drivers’ eyes are focused on the road, they ‘look but do not see’.3. Auditory: the focus of drivers’ attention moves from the road environment to the sounds of the mobile phone and the conversation. This particularly applies when the sound quality is poor.4. Cognitively: instead of focusing their attention and thoughts on driving, drivers divert their attention and focus on the topic of the phone conversation (Dragutinovic & Twisk, 2005)GARDAÍ DEPLOY UNMARKED CARS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IN DONEGAL ROAD SAFETY BID was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:crackdowndonegalmobile phonesroad safetylast_img read more