Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Syracuse defender Allie Munroe fired a pass that skidded across the ice to Orange forward Alysha Burriss. Burriss stopped the puck with her stick, skated hard past one defender and found herself all alone. The only thing between her and a goal was RIT goalkeeper Jessi O’Leary. Burriss moved the puck from left to right, caught O’Leary off balance and slid the puck between O’Leary’s legs to put Syracuse up 4-0.Syracuse (10-17-2, 9-5-1 College Hockey Association) ended its three-game skid after defeating RIT (4-22-3, 1-14-0), 7-1, in the first game of the final home and home series of the season against the Tigers. The Orange was propelled to victory by strong performances from both Munroe and Burriss, each of whom scored one goal and had two assists. All of the Orange’s goals were scored by a different player, including first career goals by SU’s Allie Olnowich and Ronnie Callahan.Sophomore defender Olnowich scored her first career goal in tonight’s game, a goal she said she did not even know went in. Despite scoring her first career goal, Olnowich was more excited about the Orange’s balance of scoring in its victory, and teammate Ronnie Callahan’s first goal.“I think it is fun. I love when the D scores. It’s something different you don’t see,” Olnowich said, “She (Callahan) put it perfectly right in the top corner, I thought it was a thing of beauty.”After not traveling with the team for last Tuesday’s game against Cornell because of sickness, Munroe had a strong game back on Friday. Her night began with a goal at the 4:28 mark of the first period. Munroe was able to evade a crowd of Tigers defenders in front of the net to put SU on top 2-0. Munroe continued by assisting on two of SU’s next five goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter her big day, Munroe stressed that she wants to produce for the team, “to get the offense rolling and help produce wins.”“Allie Munroe did a lot of good things,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said, “She broke the puck out well, she kept her head up, making real good passes to the neutral zone, and offensively she was very patient.”Munroe acknowledged Syracuse’s recent lack of offense and says this is the type of game the Orange needed.“The balance, it is what we needed,” Munroe said, “I think we lacked offense in our last game, everyone’s confidence is going up.” Comments
Uchenna IyokeEnyimba International newly signed striker Chinedu Ohanachom has explained his move away from El-Kanemi Warriors to the Aba Elephants, saying it is anchored on his dream to win trophies.The lead marksman for the north east side penned a two year deal with the seven time Nigerian Champions after a convincing preseason performance under the watch of Coach Gbenga Ogunbote. “I have finally signed for Enyimba and will wear the colors of the Peoples Elephants for two seasons. My aim of making this move was inspired by the rich vein of the club in terms of winning trophies. As you can see I am yet to win a silverware since my football career began and it will be meaningless to finish this journey without a medal to show as evidence, Ohanachom told www.npfl.ngHe continued, “Enyimba has a tradition of winning honours both in domestic and international competitions. That culture is still a driving force in our camp as the management recites it like an anthem while addressing the team.My preseason experience was a huge positive for me heading towards the new season, that is why I am eager to hit the ground running and make an impact that is capable of taking my new team back to the glory days”The Aba Elephants won the league shield in the 2014/2015 campaign and reached the group stage of the CAF Champions league, but picked just three points to crash out.Their closest effort at winning a silver last season was in the Federation cup, where they lost 0-1 to Nasarawa United in the semi finals.Ohanachom reckons Enyimba will be difficult customers to other clubs when the league kicks off on January 14 in Kano with the fixture between hosts, Kano Pillars and FC IfeanyiUbah.Ohanachom is banking on the quality of other strikers in Enyimba to speak exuberantly of the side’s chances to make hay this term. He enthused, “Our squad is brimming with qualities that can cause take down any club in the top flight, so we are coming to take what rightly belongs to us. I want to utilize every chance giving to me by scoring as many goals as the chances come.We have other great strikers like Ibrahim Mustapha who joined from my former club, Ismaila Gata from FC IfeanyiUbah and the team captain Ufon Udoh who is the league’s record goal scorer with 23 goals. So it is going to be business all the way, if i must make things happen for my new club.The reception he has received since turning up at Aba is also a boost to his confidence to Excel, saying, “I love the cooperation in the team and i am ready to give my best for us to be league Champions again”.Ohanachom joined El-Kanemi from FC Taraba, and was a key player to the Warriors home invincibilty last season as they won all 13 matches in Maiduguri. Nedu as he is fondly called by mates is known strength to fight for the ball with defenders and set up hid mates to score. He also finds space to finish off goals.Enyimba International starts the new season with a home fixture against Sunshine Stars at their adopted home ground UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar on Sunday 15th January 2017Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Last season’s champion, Villanova, is listed at 40/1 odds.Duke lost three of its final six regular-season games without an injured Zion Williamson. But, the freshman star returned for the ACC Tournament and led his team to the postseason conference title. Duke is the favorite to win the 2019 NCAA Tournament.After the Round of 64, the Blue Devils remain at the top with 11/5 odds, according to Sportsbook.ag. Gonzaga and Virginia followed with 5/1 and 11/2 odds, respectively. Here’s a look at the updated betting odds to win the 2019 NCAA Tournament.Updated odds to win 2019 NCAA TournamentDuke11/5Gonzaga5/1Virginia11/2North Carolina7/1Kentucky12/1Michigan St.12/1Michigan16/1Tennessee18/1Houston 25/1Purdue25/1Florida St.28/1Texas Tech28/1Auburn35/1Kansas35/1Villanova40/1LSU50/1Virginia Tech50/1Buffalo60/1Florida60/1Wofford60/1Murray St. 65/1Maryland75/1Iowa85/1Minnesota100/1Oregon100/1Baylor150/1UCF150/1UC Irvine150/1Washington150/1Ohio St. 200/1Oklahoma200/1Liberty250/1Odds to win East RegionDuke10/17Michigan State 43/20LSU15/1Virginia Tech 7/1Maryland25/1UCF70/1Liberty250/1Odds to win Midwest RegionNorth Carolina19/10Kentucky11/4Houston4/1Kansas17/2Auburn7/1Wofford9/1Washington45/1Ohio St. 35/1Odds to win South RegionVirginia5/6Tennessee3/1Purdue9/2Villanova17/2Oklahoma50/1Iowa33/1Oregon15/1UC Irvine50/1Odds to win West RegionGonzaga27/20Michigan 11/4Texas Tech 11/2Florida St.5/1Buffalo10/1Baylor50/1Florida25/1Murray St.18/1Odds as of March 23. This article will be updated throughout March and the NCAA Tournament. Regional odds listed by seed and provided by Mybookie.ag.