Opponent preview: What to know about Saturday’s matchup against Binghamton

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After putting up 21 goals against Colgate last weekend, the No. 5 Syracuse offense will look to hit at least 20 again this Saturday at 2 p.m. versus Binghamton. Chase Scanlan has a chance to add to his NCAA-leading tally of seven goals. On the other end, Binghamton will look to hit five goals for the first ti this season after failing to do so against Marist College last Saturday.Here’s what to know before this weekend’s matchup.Last time they played: One year after nearly upsetting the Orange in 2017, Binghamton entered the Carrier Dome to play a team that — for the first time in 13 years — didn’t feature a No. 22. That February matchup didn’t go as Binghamton had hoped, though, as Syracuse opened the game on a 13-0 run.Brendan Bomberry ended the game with five goals and Stephen Rehfuss added a hat trick as the Orange cruised past the Bearcats, 21-4, chasing starting goalie Robert Martin from the net a less than 21 minutes into the game.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 7-0AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Binghamton report: Since joining the America East Conference in 2015, Binghamton has been a perennial bottom-feeder — save for 2017. This year seems to be no different. Last weekend, Binghamton opened its season at Marist, falling 12-4. Inside Lacrosse predicts a sixth-place finish for Binghamton in a conference without any ranked teams. Binghamton also lost its top-two scorers from last year, Joe Licata and Griffin Konen, making this an ideal game for Syracuse in a week it will be missing star close defender Nick Mellen.How Syracuse beats Binghamton: Much in the same way it beat Colgate last weekend. Syracuse’s individual dodging should be more than enough to get good looks at the net. If the Orange don’t overcomplicate things, which is unlikely under Pat March, they shouldn’t have any trouble dispatching Binghamton. Binghamton’s 81.5 clearing percentage is 38th in the nation, and given the quality and tenacity of SU’s riders, that number’s probably going down after this week.Stat to know: 55 – Binghamton lost 55 goals through graduating seniors from last year, a little more than half its total. How the Bearcats replace that scoring will define this season for them.Player to watch: William Talbott-Shere, Attack, No. 25Binghamton’s best playmaker is its highest returning point-scorer from last year. He led the Bearcats with 17 assists and added nine goals. Talbott-Shere had just one goal late, in the fourth quarter, against Marist, but he tallied a team-high six shots, three of which were on goal. If the Bearcats offense wants to get going, Talbott-Shere will be the key piece. Comments Published on February 12, 2020 at 11:17 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder last_img read more

SPAIN: Del Bosque controversially selects Casillas ahead of De Gea

first_imgSpain boss Vicente del Bosque once again kept faith with captain Iker Casillas in goal ahead of rising star David de Gea for his side’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine on Friday.De Gea has been in sensational form for Manchester United this season, while Casillas has come under increasing pressure at Real Madrid due to high-profile errors against Atletico Madrid and Schalke in recent months.There is widespread speculation that De Gea could even replace Casillas at Madrid next season with his contract at United due to expire in 2016 and talks over a new deal having stalled.Casillas was also one of the main culprits in the European champions’ feeble defence of the World Cup last year, but Del Bosque has persisted with his reputation for being loyal to his established stars.However, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata is handed a first start in a competitive international in the absence of injured Chelsea front man Diego Costa.Spain and Ukraine are locked on nine points apiece in Group C, three points behind leaders Slovakia, with two sides qualifying automatically for the championships in France next year. –last_img read more

The Flag of BiH raised in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang

first_imgThis morning, with the melody of the national anthem, the flag of BiH was raised in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang.The ceremony was attended by members of BH sports delegation, a total of nine of them who are currently in South Korea, as well as the mayor of Pyoengchang Ryu Seung Minu, who welcomed our Olympinas and exchanged gifts with the Head of the Olympic Committee of BiH, Said Fazlagic.After getting used to the Korean winter, our Olympians continued with their training and preparations for the formal opening of the 23rd Winter Olympics, which is scheduled on Friday, February 9, at 8 PM (12 PM in our time).Our best alpine skier, Elvedin Muzaferija, will carry the flag of BiH at the opening ceremony, and she will appear in all the disciplines.The President of the OC BiH Marjan Kvesic will arrive in Pyeongchang with vice-presidents Izet Radja and Sinisa Kisic.Take a look at the video.(Source: N1)last_img read more