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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Mario Balotelli AC Milan move marred by scuffles

first_imgAC Milan football fans have clashed with Italian police as they celebrated a proposed transfer of Mario Balotelli to their club from Manchester City.The police used tear gas as the fans let off flares and threw bottles outside a restaurant in Milan where the Italy striker was having a dinner.One policeman was taken to hospital with head injuries, reports say.Balotelli is in Milan for a medical before a proposed transfer for an initial fee of 22m euros (£19m).Balotelli said earlier he had no hesitation about deciding to move from England to the seven-time European champions.“I’d wanted to play for Milan for such a long time,” said the 22-year-old. “Obviously I played for other teams and couldn’t come. But when there was the chance, I ran.”City signed Balotelli from Inter Milan – AC Milan’s arch-rivals – for £24m in 2010 and he scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for the club.He helped City to the Premier League title last season, but has managed only three strikes in 20 matches this time round.Milan reached an agreement with City on Tuesday, and Balotelli is expected to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract, subject to passing his medical.Balotelli’s departure follows a training ground altercation with City manager Roberto Mancini on 3 January – the latest in a series of controversies during his time at the club.last_img read more

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