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Syracuse outshot 23-2 in loss to No. 11 Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ From the moment the ball was kicked off at Jeffrey Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, Syracuse was berated with Penn State attacks in a 4-0 loss. The Nittany Lions rang off three shots in the opening 10 minutes, including Kristin Schnurr drilling the crossbar in the ninth minute. Less than nine minutes later, the home team had nearly tripled its shot total. After nearly a half-hour of dominance, PSU broke through. Forward Kerry Abello slid the ball to midfielder Shea Moyer, who, from the top of the penalty area, notched the ball into the bottom-left corner to put Penn State (4-2) ahead in the 24th minute, prompting the start of a rout over Syracuse (3-3) on Thursday night. The Orange was outshot 23-2 in the loss. Immediately following the goal, SU head coach Phil Wheddon made his first of four first-half substitutions, replacing defender Kate Donovan with Victoria Hill. In the opening 45 minutes, the Orange committed two fouls and faced 14 shots.The Nittany Lions tacked on another goal moments before halftime, as Schnurr beat Harris from close range to double the home team’s lead and record her second goal of the season. Four minutes into the second half, Penn State buried the Orange’s hopes even further.Charlotte Williams, who assisted Schnurr’s first-half goal, pinned the ball into the top-left corner of the goal from beyond the penalty area. Less than seven minutes later, Abello headed home PSU’s fourth goal of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAbello’s goal was the Nittany Lions’ second time beating SU goalie Lysianne Proulx, who replaced Harris to open the second half. This season, Proulx has conceded one goal every 36-and-a-half minutes while Harris has allowed one goal per 61-and-a-half minutes. After back-to-back games in which Wheddon has substituted Proulx in for Harris at halftime, the two goalkeepers remain engaged in a battle for the starting role.Hill and Sydney Brackett registered SU’s only two shots of the game, both of which landed on target.Wheddon made one change from the Orange’s 1-0 win against Northeastern on Sunday, inserting Brackett back into the lineup in place of Steph deLaforcade.After starting the first four games of the season, Brackett was used as a substitute for just the second time in her SU career Sunday at Northeastern. The junior assisted Georgia Allen’s game-winning goal in the 83rd minute against the Huskies, possibly sparking her return to the starting 11.The Orange will round out its road trip on Sunday when it faces Colgate at Beyer-Small ’76 Field. Published on September 6, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Commentslast_img read more

DeAndre Jordan focuses on his present with Clippers, not his uncertain future

first_imgDeAndre Jordan’s value to the Clippers has always been a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous. His towering presence in the paint opened things up for his teammates, an easy-to-miss aspect of their high-energy offense, and his brute strength wreaked havoc on opposing defenses.It’s been a lethal combination in good times and bad, but mostly good.Jordan was at his impactful best during the Clippers’ 23-point rout Friday of the New York Knicks, when he came within one point of his ninth career 20-point and 20-rebound game. He made 9 of 11 shots en route to 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, including six on the offensive end.His offensive aggression helped to open the perimeter for his teammates, including Lou Williams, who scored 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting, and Austin Rivers, who scored 19 on 7-for-13 shooting. He only played 28 minutes, 22 seconds, sitting out the fourth quarter with the game in hand. The Clippers will need all the 10-year veteran can deliver down the stretch, if the hope to rally for a playoff berth in the chaotic Western Conference. As of Saturday morning, they were in ninth place and a half-game out of eighth and 2 1 /2 games out of third.Crazy, right?Almost as crazy as the thought of Jordan playing elsewhere next season. Jordan, the Clippers’ all-time leader in games played for the franchise, can opt out of the final year and $24 million of his contract at season’s end and sign with another NBA team when the free-agent window opens in July.However, Jordan said recently that there are at least 21 regular-season games to be played before a decision can be made about his future. After all, it’s possible he and the Clippers agree to an extension that they could not before 2017-18 begins.As he said in an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports, “I’m here and that’s what I’m focused on. I’m excited. Like I told somebody the other day, I hope I can play another 10 years here. That’s what I’m focused on now.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Clippers did attempt to trade him at the Feb. 8 deadline, but were unsuccessful in completing a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to numerous reports. They did trade Chris Paul last summer and Blake Griffin in January, leaving Jordan as the sole survivor of Lob City.The departures of Paul and Griffin, and especially Griffin’s five-season, $173-million contract, could make it easier for the Clippers to re-sign Jordan. Any team would covet Jordan’s skills, including his improved free-throw percentage, none more than the Clippers.Plus, the tension that was present while Jordan played with Paul and Griffin and created the greatest period of success in Clippers history has vanished. What’s left is a stubborn, hard-nosed team on the court with a sense of playfulness off it. The current team leaves its fighting on the floor.In many ways, Jordan has emerged as the Clippers’ leader. He bantered loudly in the locker room with his teammates after Friday’s victory, making fun of their postgame attire. They fired back, with Austin Rivers critiquing his multi-colored shirt.Jordan also claimed to reporters that newly-acquired center Boban Marjanovic made an impassioned halftime speech about increasing their defensive pressure, which led to a decisive run in the third quarter against the Knicks. Marjanovic laughed when the reporters approached him.“Me? No,” said Marjanovic, an outgoing 7-foot-3 Serb who has become a fan and locker room favorite since the Clippers acquired him in the Griffin trade Jan. 29 with the Detroit Pistons.“My name has been mentioned (in trades) for the past few years,” Jordan told Yahoo. “So, I’m not tripping on that. I really don’t give a (expletive) at this point. I’m just playing, man, staying locked into the game, playing as hard as I can for this organization because I love this team, and I love where we’re at and the group of guys that I’m playing with, so that’s what makes me happy.”last_img read more