5 players score as No. 5 Syracuse shuts out No. 8 Boston College, 6-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Five Syracuse players scored and Borg van der Velde pitched another shutout as No. 5 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) buried No. 8 Boston College (4-1, 0-1 ACC), 6-0, on Friday evening in Newton, Massachusetts. The onslaught wasn’t immediate. Boston College applied some pressure on the SU defense early but never broke through. By the end of the game, BC had five shots.Just over six minutes into the game, Elaine Carey broke the tie and put the Orange up, 1-0. From then, SU hit the gas pedal. Laura Hurff doubled Syracuse’s lead 23:49 into the game, and one minute and 11 seconds later, Jennifer Bleakney found the back of the net again, cueing a BC timeout. Caroline Cady added a goal of her own making it 4-0, and both teams headed to half.Courtesy of John Quackenbos/BC AthleticsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second half provided much of the same for both teams. Carey’s second goal and a Lies Lagerweij blast on a penalty corner put the game out of reach. Lagerweij’s goal might have been the most important for SU, as it was the Orange’s first penalty corner goal since it’s very first attempt of the season. After 35 misses in a row, Syracuse found a second penalty corner goal. In net, van der Velde picked up her sixth-straight shutout, making some key saves, including a sprawling attempt on a penalty corner that appeared to go in. Next up, SU is on the road at No. 21 Albany on Sunday at 1 p.m. Comments Published on September 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw passes sim-game test, ready for rehab start in minors

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The closest Kershaw has come to a game all spring has been these limited sessions against teammates. His throwing program was put on hold early in spring training due to shoulder discomfort. When he resumed throwing, the buildup carried past the end of spring training games, forcing the Dodgers to substitute simulated games for Cactus League action.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw might be starting on opening day after all.“Yeah. Woo hoo,” Kershaw said. “That’s great.”After throwing 52 pitches in three simulated innings Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, Kershaw checked off the final box in his progression before going on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. He is expected to throw four or five innings in a rehab start for either Double-A Tulsa or Triple-A Oklahoma City, most likely on Thursday — which is the season opener for either team. The choice will be made based on the “logistics” of travel and the potential weather in either city.“Yeah, I’m ready to go,” Kershaw said. “Sim games are good when that’s your only option. But it’s good to have a game-like situation, have long innings — things like that that you can’t control in a sim game. It’ll be good.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It’s so hard,” Kershaw said of the lower-intensity settings. “You definitely get your work in. You throw your pitches. You get up and down, which is the most important thing. As far as intensity or adrenaline you might have, there’s probably always a tick more when you’re doing a spring training game against another team with fans in the stands and things like that. So a minor-league rehab game will mimic that.“It’ll be good, just another bit of a step. More intensity means pitching better, I think. More adrenaline. You don’t have to try as hard to generate things. So I actually prefer it. That’s why I never like pitching on the back fields in spring training. I prefer the games.”Kershaw’s work Saturday against Joc Pederson, Kike’ Hernandez and a couple of minor-league players brought in for the session was monitored by the usual assortment of technology measuring velocity, spin rate and break. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t know how Kershaw’s velocity or movement on his pitches rated. He said he would get that feedback at some point but there were other things higher on the priority list.“No. 1 most important, he came out of it feeling strong, which is good,” Roberts said. “I think to build him up and to come out of it healthy are the two most important things. I thought the curvveball was really good today. Fastball execution, the slider … that’s going to continue to get better. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “But the two most important things — the health coming out of it and building up as far as the arm and the innings — we passed all those hurdles.”Kershaw said the session was “definitely encouraging” and he would seek “a little bit” of the high-tech feedback, something he is trying to be open to.“More the break of pitches,” Kershaw said of his focus. “My curveball started getting there towards the end. Slider was getting there a little better. This was definitely better than the last one, which is good.“I’m trying to understand all the new technology and stuff, not just discredit it, trying to understand it. The guys are doing a good job helping me with it. It’s been good.”Kershaw and Roberts would not say whether they expect the left-hander to be ready to join the Dodgers’ rotation after the rehab start or will need to make another one.“I think that’ll be a discussion probably after this one,” Kershaw said. “I think it’ll be a little bit performance-based, a little bit timing-based, just seeing where the team is at and how I fit in. Not exactly sure yet.”HILL CLIMBLeft-hander Rich Hill has been limited to throwing on flat ground since suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee on March 17. But Roberts said he expects Hill to test his knee by throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session off a pitcher’s mound “some time early next week … and we’ll see how he feels” before planning the next step. Unlike Kershaw, Hill threw 11 innings in four Cactus League games before he was injured.RINGERSIn the home clubhouse before Saturday’s game, owner Mark Walter, team president Stan Kasten and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman presented the Dodgers with their 2018 National League championship rings.A year ago, the players received their rings for winning the 2017 NL pennant in an elaborate on-field ceremony before the third game of the season.ALSORoberts said Corey Seager and Justin Turner were scheduled to have Sunday off. After playing all 13 innings of Friday’s marathon, Roberts checked in on both, offering Seager in particular the chance to take Saturday off instead. Both were in the lineup Saturday. …UP NEXTDiamondbacks (RHP Luke Weaver) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler), Sunday, 1:10 p.m., SportNet LA (where available), 570 AMlast_img read more