Watching the Scoreboard

first_imgThis, of course, is the time of the year baseball teams start watching the scoreboard every inning of their game.  They tell you they don’t, but I will guarantee you that if you ask them what their main rival was doing they would give you the score before they ever gave it a thought.  Next time you are at a game late in the season watch the players’ reactions when the fans suddenly react and there is no action on the field.  Their eyes will automatically go to the scoreboard.  The National League Central Division has been the most competitive all year and continues to go down to the wire.  You can bet that the players of the top three teams are watching the scoreboard!  This is something quite unique to baseball because it is one of the few sports where all the scores are available during the entire game.  Sports like football and basketball might cover part of the scores, but usually they don’t have room to cover all of them.  Of course, having been a Cubs fan, we stopped watching the scoreboard on April 15–that is usually when the Cubs are out of the race.last_img read more

Gang raids homes of Chelsea manager,Leicester City’s late owner

first_img Loading… But Flying Squad detectives are studying CCTV footage of both, with a gang of crooks targeting the rich and famous believed to be responsible. The gang raided Lampard’s townhouse on December 1 — after it was previously targeted in 2018. In 2005 and 2008 thieves stole cars from his previous home, including a Mercedes and Aston Martin. read also:Lampard admits Chelsea missed Kante this season The Met Police confirmed it was investigating. No arrests have been made. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img A gang have raided the homes of Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard and Leicester City’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. They stole more than £1million of valuables from billionaire Vichai’s house, left as a shrine after his death The heist in Knightsbridge, West London, came ten days after a similar raid on Lampard’s £12million home in nearby Chelsea. Thieves got away with £60,000 of jewellery and watches belonging to Frank and wife Christine, both 41. It was the fourth time the ex-England star has been burgled. Details of the break-ins, last December, have never been made public by police.Advertisementlast_img read more

Late Enugu FA Chairman finally goes home, tributes flow

first_imgChidi Ofo Okenwa, the late Enugu State Football Association Chairman, was on Friday laid to rest in his country home in Obinagu-Uno, Akpugo, Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.Okenwa’s body started its last journey home from Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre Mortuary, Enugu, made a brief stopover at the Enugu State Football Association officem down to his residence in Enugu, before moving to his home town. The late chairman was a member of the Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee; Chairman, NationWide League One; and member of many other football bodies before his death.Some football family members, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria during the burial, described Okenwa as “a professor in football”.Amaju Pinnick, President of NFF, described Okenwa as a cerebral and eloquent figure in the nation’s football family.Pinnick, who was represented by Akwa Ibom State FA Chairman, Emmanuel Ibah, said tOkenwa’s death had robbed Nigeria’s football of a colourful, capable and diligent administrator.He said: “Okenwa’s enthusiasm was unmatched by many and his sense of duty fiercely challenged senior colleagues, peers and youngsters. “Certainly, we mourn with a deep sense of loss this early departure of a cerebral and eloquent figure in the NFF Executive Committee.Tony Ugwu, who was Okenwa’s vice, described him as “an icon in football administration and development”.Ugwu said: “The song may be over, but the melody will linger on.“Indeed an icon has fallen and a big Iroko tree has fallen at the time Enugu State football and Nigeria at large needed him standing.“Okenwa was a man who believed in doing things the correct way as he always told those around him that it is better to do the correct thing than the other way round. “He always told those around him to be fast in learning because one day he will not be there as ENSFA chairman, but unknown to us that it is going to be in this manner.“Late chairman was a grassroots football developer.“He always called each player by surname during screening for grassroots football in the state.”The Chairman, Enugu Football Coaches Council, Dominic Nwobodo, said: “Oyi, it is painful that you left us now that we needed you most.RelatedPosts NFF Board Member Okenwa to be buried Friday Enugu FA shifts burial of ex-chairman NFF loses Executive Committee Member “God knows why, since you never wanted to be carried from one hospital to another.“It is not that the money to take you to India was not there, but you decided to rest in the bosom of the Lord.“May God accept your gentle soul.“Football families in Nigeria, South East, especially Enugu State, will miss you and your wealth of experience.”NAN.Tags: Chidi Ofo OkenwaEastern Nigeria Medical Centre MortuaryEnugu State Football AssociationNkanu EAST LGAlast_img read more

Other Sports Sonia Chahal assured of silver, enters 57kg featherweight final in Women’s World Boxing Championship

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s Sonia Chahal gave the country even more glory as she defeated North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo 5-0 in the semi-final of the 57kg featherweight category to enter the final and assure herself of a silver medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship held at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on Friday. This is a remarkable feat for Sonia, who is playing in the World Championships for the first time and her win was a tribute to her superior defensive technique against the North Korean, who had secured silver in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Heading into the contest, the Bhiwani girl said the result was unbelievable.Read More | MC Mary Kom assures India of silver in World Boxing Championship“I just cannot believe that I have reached the final. The fact that I have achieved this in front of my home fans is simply wonderful. I am very happy with my performance. The final will be tough as both (potential opponents) are hard-hitters. I am prepared for the situation,” Sonia said.Read More | Azize Nimani – Meet the boxer who denied Mary Kom ticket to RioSonia added that she had to take a different approach towards the end of the game against her North Korean opponent and the advice from her coach gave her the initiative in the third round. “It was a tough bout as she was as Asian Games silver medalist. She was quiet fast as well. I had to be aggressive and I did that in the third round. The coach told me that if I play aggressively in the third round, I can win the contest,” Sonia said.Sonia will now face Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner, who defeated Jemyma Betrian of Netherlands. However, there was a bittersweet result for India in the women’s light 64kg ight welterweight category as Simranjit Kaur lost 1-4 to Dan Dou in the semi-finals to settle for bronze.The Haryana girl’s result is a double boost for India, who have already have one medal assured in MC Mary Kom who defeated Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0 in the semi-final of the 48 kg light flyweight category on Thursday.The Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete and she now has the chance to win a gold medal in the World Boxing Championship for the first time since 2010.In the entire history of the Amateur World Boxing Championship, only one individual has won six gold medals. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: MLS extends team training moratorium to Friday

first_img March 15, 2020 Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. 4:05 p.m.NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees.“There is not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating,” Gavitt said Sunday, the day the men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced. “And, that isn’t fair to the teams that would be positively or negatively impacted by manufacturing March Madness. More importantly, in light of this global health crisis, I believe we need to keep college basketball in perspective.”College basketball’s showcase was canceled on Thursday, leading to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.“Players and coaches want to see their school name on the bracket,” Gavitt acknowledges. “Members of the media want to dissect matchups. Bracketologists want to compare the work of the committees versus what they’ve predicted. Fans are curious for those same reasons. All of us want something to fill the void we’re feeling. However, anything less than a credible process is inconsistent with the tradition of the NCAA basketball championships. … There will always be an asterisk next to the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships regardless if brackets are released.” Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m. NCAA President Mark Emmert has said postponing the tournament indefinitely was not feasible.___4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak.The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.Mexico previously played soccer matches without fans for several weeks during the 2009 H1N1 influenza health emergency, an outbreak with Mexico as the epicenter.Federal health officials on Saturday night raised the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 41, up from 26 the previous day and 11 the day before that. On Sunday at least two more were announced by state-level authorities.___ Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m. The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.” The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m.The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5 p.m.Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday. The Latest: MLS extends team training moratorium to Friday MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the new coronavirus.The league said Sunday that players should remain in the market of their team and exercise safe social distancing. MLS said it is working with its players’ association and other North American professional leagues on a protocol to allow players at training facilities for rehabilitation or individual training.___2:10 p.m.Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus.last_img read more

TENNIS : Safdar brings unique experiences into freshman season at Syracuse

first_imgKomal Safdar suffered a chipped bone in her right wrist a year and a half ago. The injury was likely due to wear and tear on her wrist.Rather than giving up, the right-handed Syracuse freshman used the injury as motivation. She developed a brilliant left-handed game highlighted by a killer serve and tenacious overhead during her rehabilitation process. Safdar played her teammates in high school and college with her non-dominant hand and frequently came away victoriously.‘Komal did her diligence with rehab,’ Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘She’s followed the advice of the trainers, and she never took a day off with the thought all the time that she would get back and play and represent the Orange.’Now Safdar is back to playing right-handed in her freshman season with Syracuse, but she has the secret weapon of switching to her left hand if the need arises. After getting medical clearance on Jan. 16, Safdar did just that, playing No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for Syracuse (2-2, 1-1 Big East) against Texas Christian five days later. Safdar dropped both matches, but bounced back with decisive victories that helped the Orange beat St. John’s and Buffalo.Safdar arrived at SU after an accomplished career at Ursuline Academy (Ohio) that included winning Greater Cincinnati player of the year in 2010. She earned first-team all-state honors all four years and also won the state doubles tournament with her sister.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe freshman brings that winning mentality to the Orange program. It’s something Jensen noticed when he first scouted her at a tournament in Michigan when she was 14.Jensen said Safdar’s doubles partner was the worst player on the court, but rather than getting discouraged, Safdar remained calm. She offered words of encouragement and kept the match close.‘There’s an aura about Komal that I saw on that day that continues to be true today,’ Jensen said.Through three matches at Syracuse, Safdar has impressed her coaches and teammates.Safdar plays in pants and opponents often give Safdar quizzical looks. She plays tennis in clothing that covers her body because of her religious beliefs. But those inquiring looks typically turn into a dropped jaw as Safdar rips groundstroke after groundstroke to earn the win.‘She’s like a Clark Kent superhero,’ Jensen said. ‘She’s such a great problem solver, and she doesn’t get overwhelmed by the environment or the situation.‘I think it’s her ability to compete at such a high level, with any situation in front of her, that gives her this superpower to work the situation and come out with a victory.’Safdar hopes to become a professional tennis player, but she is also on the premed track and excels academically.Senior Alessondra Parra said Safdar has a burning desire to improve in all she does on and off the court. During Winter Break, the team traveled to Florida to train together. Though Safdar didn’t have any homework or classes to worry about, she brought a chemistry book to study.‘She would wake up early in the morning before practice, and she would just read it, just to be better and get ahead and do the best job she could in her classes,’ Parra said. ‘She has the same approach on the tennis court.’Safdar started playing tennis at a young age with her sisters, Mehvish and Nida, and her parents. The family learned the game together and got better as a group. At age 8, Komal began taking lessons and entering tournaments.She then went on to play in high school, honing her skills while also learning how to be part of a team. In her first year in the SU program, Safdar appears to be fitting in well as a key to the Orange’s success.‘I think the biggest thing about playing in high school is that it taught me how to be on a team,’ Safdar said. ‘I learned how to cheer for others and how to be there for them.’tbhass@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

CAVA gives workers paid time off to vote

first_imgCAVA in USC Village made sure employees had access to early voting, registration, polling hours and locations and can take a break from their shifts. (Sinead Chang | Daily Trojan)One question that arises every election cycle is “How will workers have time to go to polls during work hours?” To address that concern, Mediterranean eatery CAVA is allowing its employees to take paid time off to cast their ballots. The new policy applies to all CAVA restaurants nationwide. Cindy Cornelio, a supervisor at the CAVA located at USC Village, said that the policy gives employees time to “use their voice.”To ensure shifts can be moved around and extra employees can be called in time, participants requested for time off two weeks in advance. “Let’s say you’re working 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. …. and the polls close around 7 [or] 7:30 p.m.,” Cornelio said. “That person — if they requested the time off to be able to go vote — [has] two hours to go vote.”USC Village CAVA’s general manager Brenda Yanez said employees were informed of the policy through an online module all workers are required to complete.“[The class is] basically a disclaimer,” Yanez said. “It lets us know what the policy is and how much time and how to actually follow up with the employees that are going to be participating.”Yanez said CAVA also made information on early voting, registration, polling hours and locations accessible to its staff.“Everything that goes on with the company is communicated through what we call CAVA U,” Yanez said. “It’s available to all employees online. They can do it [in] their free time, while they’re at work. Any resources that they need [are] always available on CAVA U.”Martin Renteria, who works at the USC Village CAVA, said many of the employees at USC have been particularly interested in Proposition 10, which would repeal a state law that restricts rent control policies.  “That’s definitely one thing that everybody’s talking about,” Renteria said. “It’s a pretty hot issue.”Renteria, who plans to use his paid time to vote Tuesday morning, said he is excited go to the polls. “I don’t think there’s ever been a time, at least that I can remember, where people were more excited to vote — or ready to vote,” Renteria said. Yanez said that at least 10 employees will be using paid time to vote, including herself. She said the policy is good for employees at the USC location. “We are a growing company and I think that it shows that we are actively participating within the community,” Yanez said.last_img read more

Syracuse fights off NCAA Tournament disappointment to beat UNC-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT opener

first_img Published on March 15, 2017 at 11:34 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img In the midst of pregame warmups, a couple Syracuse players fired glares at the commotion going on at the other end of the court. As SU went through its casual shooting routine, UNC-Greensboro hollered and clapped with each made basket. Spartan players bounced from spot-to-spot on the floor as they laughed and joked, exhibiting the upbeat attitude of a team just happy to be playing.Opposite UNCG was an SU team that wanted no part of playing again in the Carrier Dome. It was only afforded that opportunity because the National Invitation Tournament allows for it. The NCAA Tournament, which Syracuse was not invited to, takes place only at neutral sites.Despite playing in the building that’s fostered almost all of the Orange’s success this season, SU had to fight the regret of not playing elsewhere on Wednesday night.“It took me a little while to get over it,” Tyler Lydon said of not making the NCAA Tournament. “That’s something you work for all year, to make it to the tournament and go on a run.“When you put in so much time and effort and it doesn’t come through, it’s really hard.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLydon’s sentiment is shared throughout the higher-seeded NIT teams — typically those on the brink of an NCAA Tournament berth. That’s why it comes with little surprise that No. 1 seed California and No. 2 seed Clemson already lost their first-round games. But Syracuse, dogged by that same NCAA tournament hangover and playing in front of a season-low crowd, would not share the same fate as its fellow NIT royalty.The Orange (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) cobbled together enough scoring bursts to outpace the Spartans (25-10, 14-4 Southern), 90-77, setting up a second-round matchup with Ole Miss on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Four double-digit scorers allowed Syracuse to extend its season at least another game, regardless if it’s still blanketed by the overwhelming disappointment felt three days ago.“It was definitely tough. I stayed up pretty late that night,” Tyus Battle said before pausing mid-thought, “doing nothing. I was sitting on my couch.”That’s where most Syracuse fans viewed Wednesday’s NIT opener. Either on spring break, snowed in or still harboring frustration about the Orange’s postseason placement. A season-low 4,288 individuals passed through the Carrier Dome turnstiles, doubling-down on an already sanitized atmosphere brought about by the NCAA’s secondary postseason tournament.That prompted Lydon to address his teammates warming up on the floor before the game. Talking over the rambunctious UNCG squad, his message was simple: If fans won’t show up to create enough energy and atmosphere for us, we’ll do it ourselves.“I guess the fans aren’t too excited about this,” head coach Jim Boeheim said, “so we’ll just do the best we can. The fans that were here were very good.”Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorWhat they saw was a Syracuse team playing much like it did during nonconference play. Against an inferior opponent, it opened up a lead 22 points wide before crumbling in the final minutes to keep comeback hopes on life support. On this night, it was Diante Baldwin snatching the ball out of Lydon’s hands, hitting an open 3 and cutting UNCG’s deficit to seven points with two minutes to go.But like Syracuse had done 16 times before at home, it held on. Taurean Thompson did just enough work in the post, scoring eight of SU’s first 12 points, before defensive miscues landed him on the bench for a majority of the game. Tyler Lydon did just enough at the bottom of the zone, corralling double-digit rebounds for the fourth straight game. Tyus Battle and Andrew White did just enough of the heavy lifting on offense, combining for 54 points and 60 percent of the Orange’s total offense.In a lot of ways, Syracuse’s performance was like every other it’s orchestrated this year. It did just enough to win comfortably on Wednesday in a season where it did just enough to tease an NCAA Tournament berth. But at least this year, just enough was not enough.“It’s not like we’re done,” Lydon said of any lingering disappointment. “We can still play together, still play games and try and win another championship.”Syracuse knows it’s not playing for the title it wanted to. Even so, it still might be just enough to salvage this season.MORE COVERAGEGallery: Syracuse stiff-arms North Carolina-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerWhat Syracuse players did during snowstorm StellaJim Boeheim on the NIT’s experimental rules: ‘It makes no sense’Assistant coach Gerry McNamara fueled Andrew White to break his single-season 3-point recordThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-77 win over UNC-Greensborolast_img read more

Jordan Evans ascends into starring role in No. 1 SU’s 15-8 win over Cornell

first_img Published on April 11, 2017 at 11:06 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ Jordan Evans’ role had changed. The attack, who for most of his career was always looking to score, had to adjust. So as the season’s progressed he became more of a facilitator, passing rather than trying to create his own shot.But on Tuesday night in Syracuse’s 15-8 win over Cornell, he became more than that. Evans used his body and dodged more. He created open looks for himself. Other times, he took a step back and worked the ball around the offense, looking for the best opportunity to score.Top-ranked Syracuse (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) used a 10-0 run to pull away after trailing early. Evans scored all three of his goals in that stretch, proving himself instrumental in the win over Cornell (3-7, 2-2 Ivy), 15-8, on Tuesday night inside the Carrier Dome. Then win marks SU’s best 10-game start to a season since 2011. Evans finished the game with his first multi-goal performance since Feb. 25 and added a pair of assists to Nate Solomon.“He’s got great vision,” Solomon said, “and knows where everyone would be in the offense.”Evans played more comfortable than he had in the previous six games. He was held goalless two separate times and never had more than two points in a game. Oftentimes, other options would lead the way for SU. Nick Mariano took the bulk of the shots or Brendan Bomberry used his body to create offense in front of the goal. Even unlikely names like Jamie Trimboli or Matt Lane broke out to guide the Orange in its stretch of seven one-goal games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut on Tuesday, he had the vision that was shown in the season opener against Siena and then again two weeks later versus Army. He knew when to make the pass and when to dodge and shootIn all but two games this year — Siena and Cornell — Evans has shot the ball four times or less. On Tuesday night, Evans’ physicality created more open looks. He tied the game up at four by running against his defender and using his speed and body to gain enough space to shoot and score with ease.“(Evans) attacked his matchup,” Cornell head coach Matt Kerwick said. “… The key with them is you can’t chase stick and you can’t expect to put the ball on the ground against their offense.”Other times, he knew the when the defense would slide and found himself running off-ball into open space. Senior midfielder Sergio Salcido charged toward the net and, as defenders collapsed on him, found Evans waiting next to the net. He caught the pass, ran in front of the net and scored.His facilitating didn’t falter, either. After a Cornell shot hit off the post and bounced 60 yards in the opposite direction, Evans ran at the sideline. He missed the rebound, but was the closest player to the ball. Catching the defense off-guard, he quickly scooped the ball and threw a 20-yard pass in front of the net toward Solomon. The sophomore attack scored the third of 10 straight Syracuse goals.“The attack in general, but especially Jordan,” SU head coach John Desko said, “thought they understood who Cornell was and how they liked to slide.”And while everyone did play well, it was Evans who was the main threat against Cornell. When attention shifted to Syracuse’s other threats, Evans wasn’t hesitant. He rose to occasion, ran the offense and became the player he was once expected to be. Commentslast_img read more