Syracuse’s offense clicks in 16-5 blowout win against Wagner

first_img Published on February 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ With her back to the net, Riley Donahue popped the ball out of her stick and faked a pass to a cutting teammate. Her right shoulder dipped toward the middle, the defender fell for it and Donahue spun toward the inside, suddenly alone with Wagner goalkeeper Kelsey Fee.Donahue faked right and Fee paid for biting. Fifty-six seconds in, Syracuse held a 1-0 advantage. Donahue threw her stick to the ground. It was a gauntlet Wagner never picked up.Katie Rowan, Wagner’s first-year coach, is Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer, but her return to the Carrier Dome Sunday found no such success. In the two teams first-ever meeting, the Orange (3-0) proved to have simply too much firepower for the Seahawks (0-2) to handle. Senior Tewaaraton award finalist Kayla Treanor paced the Orange offense with seven points while Donahue and Halle Majorana contributed hat tricks. The 16-5 win continued SU’s roll from its opening weekend, when it posted 26 goals in wins over then-No. 13 Loyola and Binghamton.“This is a really talented team,” Rowan said. “… This could be the year they go all the way.”In the first 16 minutes, Syracuse had scored nine goals and the team had abandoned its initial offensive set that included working the ball around the goal from 8 meters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, the offense ran mainly through pick-and-rolls and flashes to the middle near the 8-meter line.By the time Taylor Gait’s roll to the middle put SU up 8-0 with 15:32 to go, Rowan had seen enough, calling timeout. Her head down, Rowan put her left hand to her forehead and gathered her team.The Seahawks ended the last 14:45 of the first half on a 2-1 run, one of which was scored by Kimmy Tumolo, the sister of SU assistant coach Michelle. Wagner’s defense settled in and denied passes to cutters in the middle. That, combined the Orange’s backups larger role, led to Syracuse struggles to finish as consistently in the final latter half of the first period.“(I said), we needed to stay more composed,” Rowan said. “We know they’re looking for back-checks, so just keep your feet moving … and we’ll work through it.”The glimmer of hope didn’t last. Eight seconds into the second half, Majorana received a long pass down the middle of field. She feinted right and flicked the ball behind her left shoulder into the net.When Majorana scored again three minutes later, the 10-goal lead switched on the mercy-rule running clock. Starting goalkeeper Allie Murray was replaced by backup Bri Stahrr. Three minutes later, Treanor scored again and SU head coach Gary Gait turned to assistant coach Regy Thorpe and gave a thumbs up.Four backups sprinted onto the field and, in much the same fashion they had the weekend before, closed the game as caretakers for a second-half Orange lead. Commentslast_img read more

Five licence reviews mooted as Gambling Commission clamps down

first_img The Gambling Commission is considering reviewing the licence of five online casino operators over money laundering and social responsibility controls and has written to a further 12 online casino operators to raise concerns about the sector’s approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility.In the letter the Commission set out how it expects operators to review all of their processes aimed at tackling money laundering and meeting their social responsibility obligations.This follows a thematic review of the sector to consider how well operators are meeting their current obligations. Due to the serious nature of our findings, the Commission revealed have already begun investigations into 17 online operators, and are considering whether five of these require a licence review.Sarah Harrison, Gambling Commission Chief Executive, said: “It is vital that the gambling industry takes its duty to protect consumers and keep crime out of gambling seriously. The Gambling Commission’s new strategy sets out our vision for a fairer and safer gambling market. The action we are taking to examine online casino operators’ compliance with money laundering and customer interaction requirements is just one example of how we will be relentless in turning that vision into reality.“As the online sector continues to grow, and now accounts for a third of the British gambling market, it is right that we maintain a sharp focus on online gambling. That is why in addition to our work on compliance among online casino operators, we have also been conducting a wider ranging review of online gambling looking at how the market has evolved and to identify where further action can be taken to make gambling fairer and safer for consumers.” StumbleUpon Share Danish regulator warns 888 over AML concerns December 4, 2019 Submit Online casino on “strong footing” to absorb live sports return June 19, 2020 Share Danish gambling levels fall during lockdown May 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

PASOK chief to face MPs over depositors list

first_imgPASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos will appear before Parliament’s institutions and transparency committee to answer questions regarding a list of Greek depositors at a Swiss bank, which the Socialist chief hopes will deflect the intense criticism aimed at him recently.Venizelos has been called before the panel of MPs in connection to his actions during his stint as finance minister and the failure to investigate a list of almost 2,000 Greeks with deposits totaling 1.5 billion euros in the Geneva branch of HSBC. The list had been passed to Athens by French authorities in 2010 but it emerged earlier this month that the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) had not investigated possible tax evasion.When current Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras suggested earlier this month that the list had gone missing, Venizelos produced a memory stick containing the information, which he handed to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s office. This led to Venizelos being criticized for failing to ensure that the list was checked by SDOE and for keeping a copy for himself. It also caused former Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis to quit the party.Some commentators have suggested that the public relations disaster suffered by Venizelos means it is only a matter of time before his leadership is challenged. Ragousis intends to form a new movement, making him the fourth former member of a PASOK government to adopt an independent line. Ex-government spokesman Ilias Mossialos is one of the founders of Dynamic Greece, former Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Floridis helped set up Social Bond and former health minister Andreas Loverdos intends to present his “political pamphlet” on October 29. Floridis’s movement is due to hold an event in early November.None of the four has yet stated an intention to form a new party. Loverdos is the only serving member of PASOK but seems intent on distancing himself from the party.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more