Korab Syla’s injury stalls Syracuse offense in 1-1 tie with Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2015 at 12:17 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Korab Syla sat on the field with his knees to his chest, eight minutes left in the first half. He shifted onto his back and trainers examined his leg. After a few minutes, Syla limped from the far side of the field to the sideline, grimacing slightly with a hamstring injury.“It’s a very big loss,” Syracuse defender Liam Callahan said. “… For him to go out was a little bit of a shot to us.”Syla was playing the most aggressive he had all season, pushing the ball down the sideline and stretching the field for an Orange team that was running a 4-3-3 formation instead of its normal 3-5-2. After Syla’s injury, however, the offense stalled and could never find the back of the net as the Orange tied No. 23 Louisville, 1-1, at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday.“You can’t explain to a new guy what an ACC game is,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It’s an absolute war. It’s a battle. … We’ll be a better team because of tonight.“That’s a point won tonight, not two points lost.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPlaying with four defenders matches up better with Louisville’s three forwards than Syracuse’s usual backline of three players, McIntyre said. With Louisville expecting a 3-5-2, Syracuse was hoping to catch it off guard, defender Louis Cross said.Just eight minutes into the game, Oyvind Alseth poked the ball forward past a defender to Julian Buescher, who one touched it back to Alseth as he ran into the box. Alseth fired a low shot to the right of that net that tipped off Louisville goalie Nick Jeffs’ gloves and found the back of the net.Alseth held his right fist in the air as he ran up to the fans sitting to the right of the net on the hill.“When you get that goal early in the game you get a little momentum,” Callahan said.Syla was carrying the ball through the midfield and pushing it forward down the sideline, using his speed to run past defenders. He sent crosses into the box and was able to set up offensive chances.But then he went down near the end of the first half and minutes later Louisville tied the game.Cardinals midfielder Tim Kubel sent a corner kick into the box from the left side. A crowd of players, including SU goalie Austin Aviza, knocked the ball into the air and right to Louisville midfielder Daniel Johnson. He kicked a bouncing shot to the right side of the net that beat a sliding Callahan with just 1:03 left in the half.“We played a very average game,” Alseth said. “We started off well, but weren’t able to keep it up after the goal so that’s disappointing.”Before the start of the second half, Syla jogged along the sideline, testing his leg. But he didn’t come back out to start the half or come in for the rest of the game.Without Syla to move the ball down the sideline, the Orange chipped through balls down the field and constantly sent passes for Ben Polk, Chris Nanco or Noah Rhynhart. Andreas Jenssen even came in, moving Alseth over to right wing.Without Syla to dribble the ball down the field, the Orange launched through balls for the forwards to run to, occasionally leading to corner kicks.“Both teams were not really playing good soccer,” Alseth said. “A lot of long balls. Pretty much just a big fight out there.”The crowd stomped on the bleachers with every Syracuse corner kick. And when Juuso Pasanen’s shot scraped the netting the 2,237-person crowd erupted into cheers. They thought he had scored, but Pasanen’s shot hit the outside of the net.He and Alseth put their heads in their hands.For the last 65 minutes of the game, no one scored. Syracuse managed the lone shot of the two overtime periods. The Orange lacked the spark that Syla was providing early in the game and could never find the game-winning goal. Commentslast_img read more

EPA, GIZ Host Stakeholders Training

first_imgStakeholders at the workshop-Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol highlightedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Wednesday, August 29, conducted a day-long training workshop aimed at creating massive awareness around the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.The training brought together scores of participants from various agencies and institutions.The Montreal Protocol, which was amended on October 15, 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda, is another global commitment to stop climate change. EPA Chief Technical Advisor, Levi Z. Piah said that technicians have already started discussing the implementation of the protocol with mix views, while some are suggesting that Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) be banned. Others want high tariff placed on the importation into the country of substances that deplete the ozone layer.HFC network is a telecommunication technology in which optical fiber cable and coaxial cable are used in different portions of a network, to carry broadband contents such as video, data, and voice.Mr. Piah said some of the suggestions the technicians have made would come up during the training, and asked the gathering comprising representatives of line government entities, vocational schools, and professional associations to consider the safety of the population and the environment.He lauded GIZ for providing funding for the training which, according to him, is important to the health and safety of Liberians and also good for the environment.The training was also intended to seek measures of mitigating harsh environmental impacts, such as sea erosion, flooding, and deforestation that the country is currently experiencing.With more than half of West Africa’s remaining rainforest that covers about 45 percent of the country, some 4.3 million hectares, Liberia is a central figure in the fight against climate in the region, the African continent and globally as the forest plays a major role in absorbing a huge amount of greenhouse gas. In spite of this great advantage, the country continues to experience the worst impact of the menace.He also said that the importation into the country of cheap electronic products like mobile phones, which chemical composition remains unknown, is unhealthy; noting that what is cheap may also be expensive.The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere. The protocol was agreed on September 16 in 1987, and entered into force on January 1, 1989.The subsequent amendment in Kigali stipulates that developed countries will begin reducing HFCs as early as 2019, while developing countries will start later.Participants in group photoKatharina Arndt of GIZ  said that in the context of regulating ozone depleting substances, we believe it is of great significance to highlight the importance of the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, when it comes to not only ozone layer protection but also mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of energy efficient cooling technology.She assured that the HCFH Phase-out management plan for Liberia that is being implemented by GIZ under the Montreal Protocol, supports the country to meet its requirement to phase out ozone damaging fluoridated gases in the cooling sector.Madam Arndt said the forum is intended to enable and support the cooling sector, its industry and training institutions, opening up space for questions, doubts and discussions on the way forward as the Kigali Amendment and the planned HFC phase-down have further implications for the cooling sectorShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS SNOW, SLEET, HAIL AND ICE HIT DONEGAL

first_imgPARTS of Donegal are being pounded by heavy wintry showers this evening, leading to poor conditions on our roads.Gardaí are urging motorists to drive with extreme caution.Snow has fallen on higher ground, but most areas are being affected by sleet and hail showers. Temperatures have dropped below freezing – and Gardaí say there is ice forming in many areas. ROADS WARNING AS SNOW, SLEET, HAIL AND ICE HIT DONEGAL was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weatherGardairoads warningsnowlast_img read more