Syracuse drops final regular season game to Robert Morris, 4-2

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It took 100 minutes and 21 seconds for Syracuse to find the back of the net this weekend against Robert Morris. And by the time it did, the Colonials were already cruising to their third blowout victory against the Orange this season.SU (10-21-3, 10-8-2 College Hockey America) conceded three second-period goals to RMU (15-13-6, 13-4-3) and never recovered, falling 4-2 in Colonials Arena on Saturday afternoon in its last regular season game of the season. The Colonials had already clinched the top spot in CHA on Friday, and they handed the Orange their second straight loss heading into the CHA Tournament starting next Wednesday.A scoreless first period saw SU create more chances toward the net. The Orange outshot the Colonials 12-4 in the frame and had 26 total shot attempts to just nine by RMU. In the second, Syracuse again had more shots, but Robert Morris struck thrice.Caitlyn Sadowy opened the scoring 3:20 into the middle frame. Then Leah Marino made it 2-0 just over halfway through the period. With under two minutes before the second intermission, Janey Sandoval added another RMU marker.On Friday, SU head coach Paul Flanagan pulled his starting goalie Ady Cohen after two periods because she gave up four goals on 19 shots. This time, Flanagan kept his starter, Maddi Welch, in for the third period. The senior made just 13 saves on 17 shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse kept hopes of a comeback alive with an early goal in the final frame. A puck from below the goal line came to Savannah Rennie on top of the crease, and she hacked at it. RMU goalie Lauren Bailey made the initial stop, but the rebound looped high in the air and landed behind her in the crease where Kristen Siermachesky jammed it home. The junior defender returned from an upper-body injury this weekend and tallied her first career goal in her 62nd game.The game settled into a lull with chances for both sides before Marino capitalized on a neutral zone turnover. She beat Logan Hicks, who started the season as a forward, for speed and roofed a wrist shot over Welch’s right shoulder, re-establishing RMU’s three-goal lead.Another Syracuse player, Amanda Backebo, earned her first career goal in her 84th game with the Orange. Victoria Klimek’s initial shot was kicked right to Backebo cutting in on the other side, and the goalie dove but couldn’t reach Backebo’s shot. It cut the lead to 4-2, which would remain for the rest of the game.Syracuse heads to the CHA Tournament as the No. 3 seed and is locked in to play against No. 6 seed Lindenwood on Wednesday at the Harborcenter in Buffalo with the time yet to be decided. The first quarterfinal starts at 4:30 p.m., and the second begins at 7:30 p.m. The Orange won’t face RMU again unless both teams make the championship game next Friday. Comments Published on March 2, 2019 at 6:38 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder last_img read more

House Increases Corps Funding With Record Use of Inland Waterways Trust Fund

first_imgInformation provided by Waterways Council Inc. news release.Leadership and bi-partisanship were alive and well in the House Appropriations Committee as the “Big 4,” led by Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Energy & Water Development (E&WD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Ranking Member Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) worked to achieve unanimous approval of a bill in the full the House Appropriations Committee that significantly increases funding in Fiscal Year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Program.  The bill passed on April 22 by unanimous voice vote.  Before that, on April 15, the bill was marked up in the E&WD Subcommittee and was approved by unanimous voice vote with no amendments.The overall size of the Corps’ Civil Works mission portion of the bill is $5.597 billion and more than restores cuts to the program as recommended by the Administration, adding $864.75 million to the Administration request and increasing the FY 2015 appropriated amount for the Corps by $142.25 million. The bill increases the President’s proposed Construction account funding level by 39.9% to $1.631 billion.Within the Construction account, $340 million is made available for Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) priority navigation projects, an amount that the Committee Report states makes use of all estimated Inland Waterways Trust Fund annual revenues.  This is one of WCI’s key requests for appropriators this year and is particularly important in light of last year’s 9-cent increase in the barge diesel fuel tax rate.The Corps’ Operations & Maintenance (O&M) account funding level is $3.058 billion, the highest ever appropriated to this account in an annual appropriation bill, and the third consecutive year of record-level O&M funding.  It is nearly $350 million higher than the Administration’s FY ’16 requested level. According to the Committee Report, $42 million was added for inland waterways O&M above the President’s budget request.The Committee Report requires the Corps, in making allocations of additional funds provided in FY ’16 for IWTF projects, to use the 2010 Capital Development Plan and not the new 20-year plan the Corps is working on currently.  $1.4 million is provided for continuing the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal General Reevaluation Report (GRR).From the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), the bill’s FY2016 appropriation of $1.178 billion is a record, is $73 million higher than last year’s $1.1 billion, and is $263 million above the $915 million that the Administration requested from the HMTF.WCI President Michael J. Toohey expressed thanks to the House Appropriations Committee noting: “Their leadership in passing such a strong funding bill that utilizes full use of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund is a huge win toward modernization of our nation’s inland navigation system.”last_img read more