Syracuse bounces back with strong 3-0 victory against Niagara

first_img Published on August 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu After securing a 5-0 lead in the opening set, Syracuse (2-1) never looked back in a 3-0 shutout win against Niagara (0-2) on Saturday morning at the Women’s Building.Amber Witherspoon led the Orange with a game-high 11 kills along with a .667 hitting percentage, while freshman Ella Saada finished with 16 digs, five kills, an assist and an ace. Jalissa Trotter, coming off a 35-assist performance against Grand Canyon on Friday, produced yet again for SU, totaling a game-high 19 assists.The Orange boasted a balanced attack during an opening 25-16 first-set victory. Saada and Witherspoon each pitched in two kills. Offensive errors were at a minimum, an issue that plagued SU in its loss to Grand Canyon.The second set was dominated by Witherspoon. The senior middle blocker totaled seven kills in the second set alone. Her performance jumpstarted a 12-2 run that saw the Orange go from three down to seven up in an eventual 25-20 set victory.Niagara pushed Syracuse to the limit in the third set. After falling behind 12-4, the Purple Eagles went on an 8-2 run. The two teams exchanged points throughout until Niagara established a 22-20 lead. With a potential fourth set looming in the distance, SU rode a 5-0 run to win the set, and the game, 25-22. Ebangwese provided two kills to secure the victory for the tournament hosts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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CJIA employee killed in 3-vehicle collision

first_imgA three-vehicular collision along the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on Sunday night has resulted in the death of a 23-year-old employee of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Dead: Collin BourneThe dead man has been identified as Collin Bourne of Lot 91 Timehri Prison Area, EBD, who worked as a “Red Cap” at the airport.Based on information received, the accident occurred around 22:15h involving two minibuses (PHH 3467 and BVV 5802) and the motorcycle (CH 6758) that Bourne was driving at the time.Reports are that the minibus, PHH 3467, was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway reportedly at a fast rate of speed whilst the other minibus, BVV 5802, and Bourne’s motorcycle were proceeding in the opposite direction.Bourne was said to have been riding his motorcycle behind the minibus (BVV 5802) and while on the eastern carriageway, he collided with the other minibus (PHH 3467).According to the police, as a result of the impact, the motorcyclist fell onto the western carriageway, into the path of minibus BVV 5802, and was subsequently struck down.Bourne was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital at Diamond Village, EBD, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The young man’s body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, both minibus drivers are in police custody assisting with the investigation. The police have since confirmed that the two men underwent a breathalyser test and it was revealed that the driver of minibus PHH 3467 was found above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.The motorcycle the now dead man was riding at the time of the accidentSpeaking with Guyana Times, the young man’s father, who also works as a “Red Cap” was in a state of shock and disbelief. He stated that he was at home when he received the devastating news that his third child was killed.The young man, who attended the Diamond Secondary School, has been employed with the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for the past three and a half years.He was described as an easy-going person. His distraught father is hoping that a thorough investigation is conducted into the accident which has left him mourning the loss of a child. At the time of the accident, the young man was reportedly heading to Georgetown.The young man leaves to mourn his father and five other siblings along with other relatives and friends.last_img read more

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