Syracuse falls on the road to Mercyhurst, 4-1, despite Victoria Klimek’s opening goal

first_img Published on December 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (5-10-1, 4-2-1 CHA) entered its two-game weekend series in Erie, Pennsylvania tonight against conference foe, Mercyhurst (5-10-2, 4-2-1), with a dismal 5-34-3 overall record against the Lakers. SU’s lack of success against Mercyhurst continued in its 4-1 loss. This loss marks the Orange’s second in conference play and its third in a row.SU was outshot by the Lakers, 30-21, in its loss. The Orange’s lone goal came at the 14:31 mark of the first period, when Syracuse freshman forward Victoria Klimek netted her fifth goal of the season.Mercyhurst goalie Kennedy Blair made 20 saves in the Lakers victory. Syracuse’s Abbey Miller was back in net for the Orange after being relieved of her duties by sophomore Ady Cohen in SU’s last matchup against Clarkson. Despite saving 26 shots, Miller struggled for the second consecutive game, allowing four goals.Mercyhurst scored three of its four goals in the first period. The first goal was scored at the 7:46 mark of the first period by Mercyhurst’s Vilma Tanskanen while the Lakers were shorthanded. Mercyhurst’s next two goals came within the next six minutes and were scored by Maggie Knott and Brooke Hartwick, respectively. The Lakers tacked on an insurance goal scored by Emma Nuutinen with 15:57 remaining in the third period.The Orange’s lack of success on the power play plagued Syracuse in its 4-1 loss. SU was unable to take advantage of six power play opportunities, not scoring on any. The Orange has scored just one goal in its last three games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, the Orange split the season series with the Lakers and gets the chance to do the same tomorrow. SU faces Mercyhurst at 1 p.m. in a battle for sole possession of second place in CHA standings. Commentslast_img read more

Final Premier League points swing table: most and least improved clubs revealed

first_imgIt’s been a remarkable Premier League season, with plenty of twists ands turns that would have been almost impossible to predict last August.Now the final table is all but settled, the winners and losers are a lot clearer.Or are they? We’ve looked at how many points clubs gained last season compared to this year, to work out the point swing for each of the 17 teams present in the Premier League in that time.With the abandoment of Manchester United v Bournemouth, we still await the Red Devils’ final point swing.Take a look at the slideshow above to see where you club ranks. Joint 8. Newcastle United have a points swing of -2 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Magpies finished with 39 points, but this campaign they only reached 37 points. 17 10. Stoke City have a points swing of -3 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Potters finished with 54 points, but this campaign they only reached 51 points. 17 17 13. Manchester United *have a points swing of -7 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season United finished with 70 points, but this campaign they have reached 63 points after 37 matches (*one more to play, following the abandonment of their match against Bournemouth on May 15). 17 14. Swansea City have a points swing of -9 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Swans finished with 56 points, but this campaign they only reached 47 points. 11. Arsenal have a points swing of -4 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Gunners finished with 75 points, but this campaign they only reached 71 points. 17 17 17 3. Tottenham Hotspur have a points swing of +6 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season Spurs finished with 64 points, but this campaign they reached 70 points. 7. West Bromwich Albion have a points swing of -1 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Baggies finished with 44 points, but this campaign they reached 43 points. 12. Crystal Palace have a points swing of -6 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Eagles finished with 48 points, but this campaign they only reached 42 points. 17. Chelsea have a points swing of -37 between this season and last – the worst in the Premier League! Find out where your club ranks, just click the arrow above, right – In the 2014/15 season Chelsea finished with 87 points, but this campaign they only reached 50 points. 4. Southampton have a points swing of +3 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season, the Saints finished with 60 points, but this campaign they reached 63 points. 17 17 15. Manchester City have a points swing of -13 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season City finished with 79 points, but this campaign they only reached 66 points. 6. Everton have a points swing of 0 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Toffees finished with 47 points, and this campaign they also reached 47 points. 17 17 17 Joint 8. Liverpool have a points swing of -2 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Reds finished with 62 points, but this campaign they only reached 60 points. 5. Sunderland have a points swing of +1 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season, the Black Cats finished with 38 points, but this time round they made it to 39. 17 16. Aston Villa have a points swing of -21 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season Villa finished with 38 points, but this campaign they only reached 17 points. 2. West Ham United have a points swing of +15 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Irons finished with 47 points, but this campaign they reached 62 points. 17 17 17 17 1. Leicester City have a points swing of +40 between this season and last – In the 2014/15 season the Foxes finished with 41 points, but this campaign they reached 81 points to be crowned champions. Astonishing.last_img read more

Mexico said set to announce new capital airport opening in 2018

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica ranks 83rd in the world for doing business GlobalTies highlights role of public diplomacy at 2015 Latin America Dialogue Most Mexico policymakers warn against raising rates before US There’s a real estate boom in Cuba, but for now, only Cubans can buy MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto is poised to announce a new, larger airport for Mexico City that would open in 2018 to end persistent delays at Latin America’s busiest hub, people with direct knowledge of the plan said.The project may be unveiled next week, possibly as soon as Peña Nieto’s Sept. 2 state of the nation speech, said three people, who asked not to be identified because details aren’t public. They said it initially would have at least three runways, one more than the current Benito Juárez International.Peña Nieto’s commitment to the plan, with its promise of more passenger capacity, would cap months of deliberations on how to ease air-traffic congestion in the capital. The new airport probably will be the biggest public-works effort of his six-year term, with a previous government estimate of an investment of 120 billion pesos ($9.2 billion).The site is within a few kilometers of Benito Juárez International, east of Mexico City’s center, two people said. The land between Mexico City and the nearby city of Texcoco would have room for expansion, and the runways eventually may double to six, two people said.The 2018 target date would be Peña Nieto’s last year in office. Empresas ICA, Mexico’s largest construction company, and Grupo Carso, which is controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, are standing by to vie for the work, according to the Mexican Construction Industry Chamber trade group.Rodolfo González, a spokesman for the Communications and Transportation Ministry, declined to comment about the government’s airport planning. Messages left for comment with Mexico City-based ICA and a spokesman for Slim weren’t immediately returned.The construction plan is being spurred by congestion at Benito Juárez International, which led Latin American airports in takeoffs and landings and handled a record 31.5 million passengers last year.After months of planning, Mexico abandoned an attempt to build a $3 billion airport near the location of the proposed new facility in 2002 when farmers seeking to protect their land staged machete-wielding demonstrations.The current project has languished until now as the 48- year-old Peña Nieto focused on opening up the oil and gas industry to more private investment, boosting competition among telecommunications companies and overhauling the nation’s education system.ICA and Grupo Carso are among nine Mexican companies set to present a joint bid to build the new airport, said Ángel Macias, executive vice president of the Mexican Construction Industry Chamber. The project would include three runways and two stages of construction, Macias said in a telephone interview.Cemex is among companies that have signed on to the memorandum of understanding as providers to the main bidders, Macias said. A spokesman for the Monterrey, Mexico-based cement maker didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more