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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Women’s Voleyball: “Bimal Jedinstvo” Won the 2nd Volleyball Tournament in Zenica

first_imgThe players of the VC “Bimal Jedinstvo” from Brčko won the 2nd Volleyball Tournament “SportZDK Volleyball Open” held yesterday in the City Arena in Zenica.In the finals of the 2nd volleyball tournament “SportZDK Volleyball Open” the “Bimal Jedinstvo” women’s team from Brčko won against “BL Volley” from Banja Luka. The players from Brčko celebrated with the result 3:0. The players of Igman and the selection of SportZDK.ba fought for the third place. Igman won with the result 2:0 in sets.The champions of B&H – Bimal Jedinstvo, added another trophy to their collection. The best player was Dijana Vasić. The youngest best player was Lamija Duraković from the SportZDK.ba team.The president of the association “Sport Media” who organized this tournament said that he was very satisfied by the organization and that this tournament proved that Zenica has fantastic infrastructure.“These were the first volleyball matches held in the Arena which makes us especially proud. The visitors watched a great volleyball especially in the finals when the players from Brčko regained a set that was almost lost. This tournament proves that Zenica has a fantastic infrastructure and people capable of organizing great sports events.” – said the president of the “Sport Media” association, Armin Mujkić.At this year’s tournament 4 teams participated: Bimal Jedinstvo, BL Volley, Igman Ilidža and the SportZDK.ba team made out of players coming from the volleyball teams Breza 1934, Kakanj, Žepče, Maglaj, Željezara Zenica and Ruki Zenica.The organizers announced even better and more quality tournament next year for all those who enjoy this sport.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

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Robert Lloyd Lusk, 66, Wichita: Nov. 9, 1947 – Dec. 17, 2013

first_imgRobert LuskRobert Lloyd Lusk, 66, died December 17, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, KS.Graveside Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the American Legion and may be left with the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington, KS. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Robert was born November 9, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Vernon and Rozella (Collins) Lusk. He was reared and educated in Minneapolis until he joined the United States Marie Corps in 1967. He served his country during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on March 28, 1970. Robert had several careers, one of which was as an over the road truck driver. After his military career he lived for about twenty five years in Alaska enjoying his hobbies including fishing and prospecting for gold. He had several pieces of gold that were made into jewelry. He then moved to California to be closer to his mother. Then they moved to Wellington, in 2006. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his mother, Rozella of Wellington, his brother Rick and wife Vicki of Milton, WA; uncle Melvin “Shorty” Lusk of Emporia, KS; aunt Doria Pagels of Paola, KS and aunt Annie Collins of Anchorage, AK.Robert is preceded in death by his father and numerous aunts, uncles and family.last_img read more

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