Alexis Koval guides Orange to victory with pair of 2nd-half assists

first_img Published on August 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Facing a one-goal deficit in the 53rd minute, Alexis Koval gathered the ball on the left wing and threaded a pass between two Albany defenders, hitting forward Eva Gordon in stride.Gordon took one touch before unleashing a rocket near the top of the box that sailed above Albany’s diving keeper and into the left side of the goal, tying the score at one.And in the 84th minute, Koval, again on the left wing, crossed a ball in front of the keeper that met Stephanie Skilton’s lunging foot. The ball flew into the top of the net, giving Syracuse the go-ahead goal.“Yeah she’s got a little bit more confidence about her,” Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said of Koval. “I think her role has been more defined, and she’s done a good job in training as well so she understands what’s going on.”After going scoreless in its last two contests, Syracuse (2-2) scored two second-half goals on Friday en route to a 2-1 victory over Albany (1-3) at SU Soccer Stadium. The goals, each on assists from Koval, came after numerous turnovers, missed opportunities and sloppy passing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange struggled to successfully work the ball around the field in the first half, oftentimes leading it right to the feet of the Great Danes. But Koval’s second-half services, coming as a result of a change in approach for Syracuse, allowed SU to pull out the victory.In the 22nd minute, Jackie Firenze’s corner kick was cleared and booted out of bounds, drawing a second corner that sailed high and wide before Albany again hit it out. On the third try, Maddie Iozzi couldn’t get any closer.“On the attacking end, with that number of corner kicks, it’s great,” Wheddon said. “It means that we’re pressing and we’re causing problems and we’re being dangerous in the attacking third … but you got to get some production out of those corner kicks.”In the second half, Syracuse came out looking to ride the sideline.With the game tied at one following Gordon’s goal, Maya Pitts took advantage of one-on-one opportunities, crossing the ball into the box despite no Syracuse player being around to capitalize.“We’ve really been emphasizing taking our player one vs. one down the line and serving it into the box,” Koval said.When presented with set pieces and counterattacks in the middle of the field, Syracuse came up empty.Instead, the Orange found the most success when working its offense from the outside in, where it looked to attack the end line before feeding the ball back into the middle. That’s how Koval helped win the game for the Orange, salvaging a lackluster first half.“We had a lot of opportunities down the flanks,” goalie Courtney Brosnan said. “I think today we did a better job of mixing it up with some combination play.” Commentslast_img read more

Shilo Ferguson was expected to turn herself in today

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich -In a virtual hearing in the Presque Isle County Court today, Shilo Ferguson was sentenced for a count of embezzlement.33–year–old Ferguson was a public guardian for Presque Isle County probate where her responsibility was to safeguard funds to be allocated to those who were under her guardianship.Earlier last year it was discovered by court staff that funds were missing which led to an investigation by Presque Isle Sheriff, Joseph Mulka.According to Presque Isle County Prosecuting Attorney, Ken Radzibon, there was enough evidence to authorize charges.Radzibon says the probate court was very instrumental in solving this case and he can’t thank them enough.Ferguson had until 5 p.m. today to turn herself in.  If she is a no show, her father will lose the 50,000 dollars that he put up on her behalf.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan business owners tax payments postponedNext Michigan state parks to reopen next monthlast_img read more

Lakers reportedly interview Jason Kidd, with team advisor Kurt Rambis in attendance

first_imgThe scope of the Lakers’ coaching search appears to be widening, even as the outside urgency to find one mounts.According to an ESPN report, the Lakers interviewed former Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd for the vacant position Monday. A Hall of Fame point guard, Kidd accumulated a 183-190 record with the Nets and the Bucks, with a 9-15 playoff record.Kidd is the fourth candidate to be linked to the Lakers, joining former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams and Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard. Lue and Williams interviewed for the position in the last week, and Howard reportedly had a meeting scheduled for Tuesday.The ESPN report also introduced another figure behind the Lakers’ search: longtime assistant and current team advisor Kurt Rambis, who conducted the interview with General Manager Rob Pelinka. Kidd has extensive cachet as a player: The 46-year-old from Oakland had a 19-year NBA career in Dallas, Phoenix, New Jersey and New York while making 10 All-Star teams. He amassed the second-most assists in NBA history and won a championship with the Mavericks in 2011 (along with Lakers center Tyson Chandler). Kidd also is a contemporary of LeBron James, playing with him on the 2008 gold medal-winning Team USA squad and playing against him in the 2011 NBA Finals. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have been tight-lipped about their evolving power structure since the departure of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on April 9. In the meantime, Pelinka reportedly has been the front office representative to speak with coaching candidates. But Rambis, who was brought back to the franchise in an official capacity in September, also is a trusted figure to team owner Jeanie Buss.Rambis has a long history with the Lakers, spanning decades as a player in the ’80s and ’90s, as well as an assistant coach for Phil Jackson and a front office official. He is also married to Linda Rambis, who is the executive director of special projects and a close friend of Buss.So far, the Lakers have not declared any public intention to replace Johnson, who served over basketball operations alongside Pelinka beginning in February 2017.The competition the Lakers face for coaches is increasing: On Monday, the Phoenix Suns fired head coach Igor Kokoskov after just one season, and ESPN reported they have strong interest in Williams. The Sacramento Kings face uncertainty after hiring former Lakers coach Luke Walton just over a week ago: The team and the NBA are fact-collecting following a lawsuit alleging that Walton sexually assaulted a former Los Angeles sports reporter in a hotel room.Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Kidd’s tenure as a coach has been more mixed: He left Brooklyn after one season despite winning a playoff series, when he left the organization under fraught circumstances. In three-and-a-half seasons with the Bucks, Kidd failed to lead the team out of the first round – this year Milwaukee has enjoyed the best regular-season record in the NBA.Perhaps concerning given Walton’s unfolding case is Kidd’s own turbulent personal history: He pleaded guilty to spousal abuse in 2001, for which he was fined and took anger management classes. He also pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated for a 2012 car collision in Long Island. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

Honoring Youth Leaders at GRuB June 12

first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0Submitted by GRuBGarden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) is celebrating the “GRuBuation” of its 19th youth cohort on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at its West Olympia farm. Students come to GRuB struggling in school and/or dealing with hunger. In GRuB’s youth program, they work hard on the land and with one another to grow good food, meaningful relationships, and opportunities for a better future. They lead groups of volunteers and hundreds of younger children on farm-based field trips, speak to local city councils and service clubs, build backyard gardens with families with low-incomes, grow thousands of pounds of fresh food for local seniors and food bank clients, and much more.According to educator Bell Hooks, learning is about “imagining possible futures.” It is also about relationships; classrooms are microcosms of our larger society. The problems youth face aren’t just theirs, but those of our families, communities, and society as a whole. When young people grapple with inherited injustices, it shows up in the classroom. When young people imagine and act on solutions to these problems, it shows up far beyond it.The problems we collectively face are huge. They sometimes feel insurmountable. And yet– to paraphrase Kim Gaffi, GRuB co-founder, there is nothing more valuable to a gardener than a big pile of compost. There is also no one better-equipped to solve a problem than a person who has lived through and reflected on it. GRuB works to harness the fertile ground of our community’s challenges and wisdom of its youth to create opportunities for growth and transformation. Kyle Parker, current GRuB Youth, says, “GRuB gave me a chance to prove that I’m not a nobody, but I am a somebody.” The parent of another current student expresses excitement that their son is “learning lots in a place he feels valued. At least once a week he comes home excited to share something that he has learned.”“I remember that GRuBuation for me as a youth was an opportunity for me to reflect on the growth I had seen in myself and my peers over the last year in the program, and I got to hear from others how they had seen me grow,” shares Mallorie Shellmer, GRuB’s Pollination and Operations Coordinator and program alumna. “It really meant a lot to have a space to share and celebrate all of our team’s work that we had done together, and having so many people from the community there made that work and growth feel even more important.”“Magic and transformation happen at GRuB in our youth programs. GRuBuation is a wonderful time to pause, celebrate, reflect, and hear from the most important voices in our youth work: the students,” says Wade Arnold, GRuB School Lead Educator and youth program alumni. “We’re approaching our 20th year of providing teens a special experience, and I’d love to see the community support us in perhaps the most dire time in this generation to empower young adults by nurturing them, hearing them out, and empowering them to bolster this community.” Please join us at 2016 Elliott Ave NW for GRuBuation. Carpooling, bussing & biking are strongly encouraged.GRuB is a community-based nonprofit located in Olympia, WA, recently named Nonprofit of the Year by Thurston Economic Development Council. Its mission is to grow healthy food, people, and community. Its vision is of an equitable world where we are all nourished by healthy relationships, resilient community, and good food. Each year, GRuB directly engages approximately 650 Thurston County residents of all ages in relationships-based programming around food and agriculture. Visit for more informationlast_img read more