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

Goal fest as Ndhiwa Queens set up Manyatta final in Nyanza Chapa Dimba Girls

first_img0Shares0000Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Girls semis witnessed a massive 13 goals scored at Moi Stadium in KisumuKISUMU, Kenya, Feb 9 –Ndhiwa Queens wizard Yvone Ogada scored massive six goals as the Homabay based side ripped apart Migori Education Center 7-0 in the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nyanza semis that witnessed a goal fest at the Moi Stadium Kisumu on Saturday.In the first semi-final, Cynthia Okwada netted a hat-trick as Manyatta United saw off Kisii United Ladies 6-0 to set up a scintillating mouth-watering final against Ndiwa Queens on Sunday. Despite playing under unfavourable hot conditions at the burning artificial turf, a total of 13 goals were scored in the girls match that showcased talent that is expected to be tapped by Spanish top tier League La Liga scouts who were present.Player of the match Yvone Ogada netted six goals to lead the Top Scorers chartIt was the second semi that left many astonished after magnificent Ogada showed what she is made of, tormenting the Migori defence, finding the back of the net six times to lead the top scorers chart ahead of Sunday’s finale.Surprisingly, Migori had the better share of the first half, creating chances but Ndhiwa shot-stopper Rufa Carolyne pulled fantastic saves to keep her team in the game.A determined Ndhiwa side utilized their few opportunities that they created with Ogada breaking the deadlock early in the third minute through the striker’s low drive from close range.The result remained that way to hand Ndhiwa a slim 1-0 lead at the break.Ndhiwa Queens in action against Migori Education CenterOn resumption, Migori went to sleep mode, failing to match Ndhiwa’s pace to see Ogada pick-up where she left, netting a brace in a span of two minutes, to complete her first hat-trick, taking her tally to four goals.Asha Achieng hit the target for a fifth goal in the 61st minute before Ogada completed her rout, doubling her hat-trick and seal the win.“It was a great game for me today, I have never scored seven goals in one match, it will be one of my best moments in football. The weather was very hot but we still pulled through, we are now looking forward to the tough final tomorrow,”Ogada stated.-Manyatta too strong-Manyatta United celebrating after handing Kisii United Ladies a 6-0 beatingIn the opening semi, it was a one sided affair with Manyatta United taking a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Cynthia Okwada who opened the scoring eight minutes after kick-off before Evonne Akinyi scoring a brace in a span of 14 minutes.Okwada continued where she left, scoring her second in the 56th minute before Christine Awuor added the fifth. Okwada rounded off the win with a well taken free-kick that was punched into her own net by Kisii goalkeeper in the 76th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more