10 Dream Collaborations We Hope To See At LOCKN’ Festival

first_imgLOCKN’ Festival is only a few hours away, and we are bursting with anticipation. In years past, the festival has announced special collaborations, like John Fogerty with Widespread Panic and The Doobie Brothers with String Cheese Incident, or last year’s incredible Mad Dog & The Englishmen set hosted by Tedeschi Trucks Band. This year, besides the special Phil Lesh & Friends lineups on Saturday and Sunday, no special collaborations have been been announced, leaving fans with tons of questions as the festival approaches. LOCKN’ is the home of collaborations, so one can only hope that we’ll get to see some of the amazing musicians from Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce and more let loose at LOCKN’ and sit in with some of their favorite artists. We’ve been dreaming up what could possibly happen for months, so take a look below, check out some of the possibilities we came up with, and get excited for the first night of LOCKN’ featuring Vulfpeck, Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.10. The Shady Horns with Chris Robinson BrotherhoodThe Shady Horns seem to be everywhere these days! A healthy touring schedule with Lettuce along with seemingly weekly side-gigs with other bands in need of an expert horn section keeps this duo on the road almost constantly. Everyone from Umphrey’s McGee to Phil Lesh & Friends and Gramatik have used The Shady Horns to augment their sound, and we would love nothing more than to see Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom sit in with Chris Robinson Brotherhood to add some smooth trumpet and saxophone action to the band’s soulful sound. We got a taste of this combination back in April at Fool’s Paradise, when The Shady Horns joined Chris Robinson for his “Soul Revue” set. Check out full audio from that set below, and get a taste of Chris Robinson with The Shady Horns.9. Charles Bradley with TurkuazTurkuaz have been slowly growing out of the New York music scene for years, honing their craft as they transformed themselves into the power funk masters that they are today. They have an ability to move between genres, moving from funk to soul to r&b and classic rock in one fell swoop. The exciting up-and-coming band is sure to impress when they hit the LOCKN’ stage early Friday afternoon, and, with the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” aka Charles Bradley on site for a set with his Extraordinaires later in the day, it would be awesome to see Charles Bradley get up there with the much younger Turkuaz and rip up a few soulful tunes. Bradley and Turkuaz both have infections energy, and a collaboration between the two acts would be ridiculously fun.8. Jake Cinninger with VulfpeckVulfpeck are capping off their huge breakthrough summer with two shows at this year’s LOCKN’ festival. Booked for both Friday and Saturday, the funky band from Michigan are sure to bring their brand of music and humor that their fans have come to expect from them. Vulfpeck plays right before Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, and a guest spot from fellow Michiganian, UM guitarist, and three time LOCKN’ veteran Jake Cinninger would hopefully make the Vulf feel right at home in Arrington, VA. Cinninger’s guitar prowess is unmatched, and adding his incredible technical skills to songs like “Welcome to Vulf Records” or “Smile Meditation” would make for an excellent start to the weekend.7. Gary Clark Jr. with Tedeschi Trucks BandWhat happens when guitar gods collide? We found out a few years ago when Gary Clark Jr. and Tedeschi Trucks Band played a show together in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre. Derek Trucks sat in with Clark’s band, Clark sat in with Tedeschi Trucks Band, and both guitarist took ripping solos that echoed into the night sky all night long. With both Clark and Tedeschi Trucks Band on site at LOCKN’ this weekend, we’re expecting a repeat performance that is sure to leave the guitar-loving LOCKN’ faithful with huge smiles on their faces.Watch this video below of Gary Clark Jr. sitting in with Tedeschi Trucks Band during “I Pity the Fool” from the Greek Theatre on 11/1/2014, courtesy of YouTube user blisstanger.6. Gene Ween with Umphrey’s McGeeLast year, before Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) reunited with Ween, he played a set at Summer Camp Music Festival with a band called God Boner (aka Umphrey’s McGee). The set featured Freeman and UM playing Ween classics like “Spinal Meningitis” and “The Grobe”, as well as a spot on cover of “The Stranger” by Billy Joel (at the time, Ween was touring a “Gene Ween Does Billy Joel” project). With Umphrey’s hitting the LOCKN’ stage just before Ween on Thursday night, we would love to see Gener make another appearance with the progressive masters of Umphrey’s McGee.Watch video of the full Gene Ween & God Boner set from Summer Camp 2015 below, courtesy of YouTube user izeoftheworldphotos5. Mike Gordon with Joe Russo’s Almost DeadIn a sense, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wouldn’t exist without Phish bassist Mike Gordon. Gordo toured with the experimental/indie Benevento/Russo Duo when Phish was broken up, which eventually led him to recruit Joe Russo and Marco Benevento to play with him and Trey Anastasio in the summer of 2006. The shows were part of a co-headlining tour with Phil Lesh & Friends, that would see The Duo open, then play as the backup band to Gordon and Anastasio, followed by two sets of Phil & Friends each night.Lesh was so impressed with Russo’s playing on the tour that he eventually invited Russo to play in his band, and later brought him along to join his new project with Bob Weir, the beloved but short-lived Furthur. Russo was so enamored with the Grateful Dead catalog during this time that he recruited fellow Bustle In Your Hedgerow bandmates Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz (also of Ween) and Scott Metzger, as well Tom Hamilton (his former band mate in American Babies) to start Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and the rest, as they say, is history.It would only make sense for Gordo to make an appearance with his old cohorts, some ten plus years after he dragged them into this this mess in the first place!Watch the Benevento / Russo Duo with Mike Gordon in Athens, GA on 4/27/2005 performing a 53-minute version of Phish’s “Foam”, courtesy of YouTube user alexsh. 4. Trey Anastasio with WeenTalk about dreams coming true. This collaboration would be a must-see moment for any hardcore fan of either band, as the worlds of Phish and Ween are finally colliding this weekend at LOCKN’. After covering Ween’s “Roses Are Free” since 1997, it’s well known that Phish, specifically Anastasio, are big fans of Ween, and it seems that the members of each band are friendly with each other, having both risen out of the off-center alternative rock scene in the 90’s. Anastasio even went out of his way to publicly ask Ween to reunite while on stage with Phish at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH last summer, and it seems the message got through to the band, as Ween reunited shortly after Trey’s request.It would be awesome to see Ween play tribute to Trey’s dedication by inviting him on stage to play “Roses Are Free” with his buddies Mickey and Aaron.Watch Phish play “Timber (Jerry)” > “Roses Are Free”, and hear Trey Anastasio ask Ween to reunite on stage (skip to 12:50 to see Anastasio’s request). Video courtesy of YouTube user Bobby Scharff.3. Jim James with Phil Lesh & FriendsJim James is such a dynamic performer, he would be a good fit as a guest with anyone. However, a guest spot with Phil Lesh & Friends on a Grateful Dead classic would be perfection at LOCKN’. The singer’s unique and emotional vocal delivery would make several Dead songs sound excellent. Can you imagine James belting out a soulful “Althea”, or a rockin’ “Scarlet Begonias”? We sure can. Perhaps the best option would be “I Know You Rider”, a song that My Morning Jacket has performed in the past, including a memorable guest appearance by Lesh’s Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir at the 2014 edition of MMJ’s One Big Holiday festival.If James saunters out to the front of the stage to take lead during saturday’s Phil Lesh & Friends set, expect fireworks. Jim James does not disappoint, and he gives his all each time he’s out on stage. Even though they are headliners, My Morning Jacket are almost underdogs at this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. A band that has always hovered the line between the jamband and indie genres, My Morning Jacket’s appearance at LOCKN’ should cement them firmly on the side of improvisational rock. We expect James and co. to embrace this fully, and an appearance by Jim James with Phil Lesh & Friends would fit that mold perfectly.Watch My Morning Jacket perform “I Know You Rider” with special guest Bob Weir at their One Big Holiday festival in 2014, courtesy of YouTube user Benjy Eisen.2. Derek Trucks with My Morning JacketWhen the daily lineups for LOCKN’ were released, I’m not going to lie, the Saturday pairing of My Morning Jacket and Tedeschi Trucks Band had me salivating. With all of the potential combinations of artists at LOCKN’ this year, the thought of Trucks, arguably the best guitar player on the planet, and My Morning Jacket, one of the best live modern rock bands, collaborating is almost too much to consider. Trucks’ unique slide guitar playing would sound even better surrounded by MMJ’s Southern Rock/American/Psychedelic vibe. An appearance by Derek Trucks with My Morning Jacket would be a true musical highlight, and well within the spirit of collaboration that LOCKN’ inspires.1. Phil Lesh with PhishThis is the mecca. If LOCKN’ organizers are truly trying to re-create the magic of last summer’s Fare Thee Well concerts, then they better make sure that Phil shows up ready to play on Sunday night. Lesh, who will be performing his second set of the weekend with his Friends earlier Sunday evening, would be a home run special guest with Phish and would create a truly unforgettable moment in the band and festival’s history. Lesh has only performed with Phish once, during a show at the Shoreline Amphitheater on 9/17/99.After last summer’s joyous shows in Chicago that found Grateful Dead fans embracing Trey Anastasio like never before, it would only seem fitting for Lesh to continue the “torch-passing” by sitting in with Phish at the Grateful Dead-leaning festival. This appearance would mark another unifying moment for Phish and Dead fans alike, and we hope it comes to fruition on Sunday night.Watch Phish and Phil Lesh cover “Cold Rain and Snow” on 9/17/1999 at Shoreline Amphitheater, courtesy of YouTube user tdunski.Who do you think will jam together this weekend at LOCKN’? Let us know who you’d like to see play together!last_img read more

Check Out the High Schoolers Who Earned Top Marks at the Jimmy Awards

first_img Weeks after Broadway’s best shined at the Tonys, the stars of tomorrow took center stage at the Jimmy Awards. The eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards took place on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre, where 62 young performers from across the country showcased the roles the brought them top honors in their respective regions. Watch the two winners—and two additional finalists who went above and beyond—below. Remember their names, because you never know on what stage you’ll find them next: Just look at 2013 finalist Eva Noblezada, who’s gone on to headline Miss Saigon and Les Miserables in the West End and will make her Broadway debut next year! Marnie QuickBarack Obama Academy of International Studies (Pittsburgh, PA)This marked Quick’s third year at the Jimmy Awards, and her second as a finalist. (Check out her performance from last year above.) This year, she was up for her turn as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5. Quick brought plenty of spunk to her group’s medley, and in the finals, she let it all out with a particularly belty “Safer” from First Date. Although she didn’t claim the top prize this year, Quick has proven herself a worthy contender for two consecutive years and boasts a memorable voice we’re sure we’ll be hearing again soon. Cameron ChangCanyon Crest Academy (San Diego, CA)Not only does Chang deserve a shoutout for the best comedic performance of the evening, but he also showcased the most diverse repertoire. During the medley, he had to take a quick pause as Adolpho from The Drowsy Chaperone as the audience could not stop laughing. Then, as a finalist, Chang took a sharp turn and offered a heartfelt rendition of the Smile ballad “Disneyland.” The tune, sung by a beauty pageant contestant in the context of the show, was a brave choice and forced audiences to hear the showtune standard in a way they never have before. Amina Faye & Josh Strobl(Photo: Henry McGee)center_img Amina FayeCentral Academy of Technology and Arts (Charlotte, NC)It’s not every day you see a girl step in front of Peter Pan and Doralee Rhodes to sing about losing her newborn son. On paper, the juxtaposition has plenty of camp potential, but Faye successfully sold the tonal shift. Her take on “Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime drifted from Audra McDonald’s classical timbre, but did not sacrifice any bit of emotion. In the finals, her “A New Life” from Jekyll and Hyde had the audience hollering long after she had left the stage and earned her the top honors of Best Performance by an Actress. Check her out above from last year’s Blumey Awards in North Carolina.Josh StroblJohn Burroughs High School (Los Angeles, CA) A clear audience favorite from the beginning, Strobl elicited squeals from the house during “It Takes Two” from Hairspray. His portrayal of Link was not short of hip-swaying and swoon-worthy vocals, and judges and audiences alike ate it up. After being chosen as a finalist, Strobl displayed his versatility and performed the more classical “Maria” from West Side Story. Of the eight finalists’ numbers, the song was the most mainstream, but he still managed to wow the crowd with a crescendo that culminated in belting the title name with a penetrating vibrato. It paid off, as Strobl went on to win Best Performance by an Actor. View Commentslast_img read more

Crews respond to early morning fire in Binghamton

first_imgAuthorities say the cause of the fire is currently unknown, and the investigation is ongoing. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Fire officials say they responded to a house fire early Sunday morning in Binghamton. Officials say they were able to rescue the woman from the basement. Neither her or anyone else was injured in the incident, according to Binghamton Fire. Authorities say a fire broke out at 78 Liberty Street shortly after 6 a.m. When crews responded, they found a woman trapped in the basement of an apartment. Stay with 12 News as we continue to update this developing story.last_img read more

Storytelling in museums: Split-Dalmatia County starts project to revive heritage characters

first_imgThe project is implemented in cooperation with the association Interpretirajmo Hrvatska, which is committed to encouraging excellence and efficiency in the interpretation of Croatian natural and cultural heritage, as well as raising awareness of its importance for the development of local communities. The aim of the education is to transfer the knowledge and skills of heritage presentation and interpretation using the storytelling method accordingly Interpret Europe certificate.  The training is attended by 14 heritage institutions, mostly museums from the county, while the participants in the training are professional museum staff and museum associates – licensed tourist guides who will become costumed performers in the first person for the Museum of the City of Kastela, Museum of Poljica, Museum of the City of Trogir, Museum of the Trilj area, Museum of the City of Split, Museums of Ivan Mestrovic, Archaeological Museum of Split, Croatian Maritime Museum Split, Natural History Museum and Zoo, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Public Institution Starogradsko field, Kliška fortress, Rhythm of the game and TZ Sinja.  Photo: Split-Dalmatia County Split-Dalmatia County through the Administrative Department for Tourism and Maritime Affairs and a project called Dalmatia storytelling destination began education intended for heritage institutions under the name  Costumed interpretation of heritage. center_img Bravo for this unique project in Croatia, which should be an imperative of all destinations in Croatia. Tourism are stories, let’s tell our authentic stories. The goal of the project is to revive heritage characters from the county and create a creative 365 tourist offer within museums and significant heritage sites.  last_img read more

Family says farewell to riverside retreat after 25 years

first_img128 Kadumba St, YerongaA PRIVATE riverside retreat in Yeronga that has been in the same family for more than 25 years has sold for $2.22 million.The five-bedroom home at 128 Kadumba St is on a huge 3136sq m of land, with a swimming pool, cricket nets, basketball court and direct riverfront access.The home is spread across two storeys, with a family room, three bedrooms, a store room and a bathroom on the first floor.128 Kadumba St, YerongaUpstairs, the open-plan living, dining and kitchen flows out to the balcony with views of the river and there is a wood-burning fireplace in the living area.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019LJ Hooker marketing agent Jane Elvin said big family homes such as this one were so rare in Yeronga that when they did hit the market, they were snapped up quickly and usually sold above value.“It’s a great time to be selling (in Yeronga) if you’ve got a family home,” she said.128 Kadumba St, YerongaMs Elvin said the home went under contract within three weeks, but with the condition of a long settlement as the vendor wanted one of their children to get married on the property first.The buyer is a family relocating from the Gold Coast who were looking for their forever home.“They wanted a big parcel of land for their children to enjoy,” Ms Elvin said.“A big parcel of land in an inner city location like this is rare.”The two-storey home is close to hospitals, universities, schools, parks, shops and cafes.Yeronga has a median house price of $917,500 and is just 5km from the CBD.last_img read more

Iloilo City likely to be under GCQ by July 16 – Treñas

first_img“Ang recommendation sang IATF nga ang syudad ta will be placed under GCQ,” Treñas told members of the media on Monday. He, however, did not disclose the bases of the IATF. Citing the city’s readiness in handling coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, Treñas intends to write a letter of appeal to the IATF. “Nakikita po natin na tumataas ang kaso ng ating mga severe at critical cases at the same time ‘yung mga new cases tumataas din,” he added. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country was at 56,259 on Sunday after the DOH reported 2,124 more infections. The total number includes 1,534 deaths and 16,046 recoveries./PN National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said the shift was due to the observed spike in new cases as well as in severe and critical cases in areas. Galvez, however, said that the final decision will be discussed in their meeting on Tuesday to recommend quarantine classifications to President Duterte. “Nagkaroon po ng pulong ang ating IATF ng dalawang sunod na araw noong Thursday at Friday at napagkasunduan po doon na may mga area po na magi-escalate [ang protocols],” Galvez said. “We are going to make an appeal nga ipabilin lang kita sa MGCQ,” said Treñas, adding he ordered Atty. GV Cuñada of the City Legal Office to make such move. On Monday, the IATF-EID admitted recommending putting some areas under stricter community quarantine protocols. This city, Iloilo province, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City still remain under MGCQ, “moderate risk.” The task force first extended it beginning June 16 to 30.  President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement last July 1 to 15 was the second extension. He is expected to announce the new lockdown measures in various areas in the country on Wednesday. BY IME SORNITO AND ADRIAN STEWART CO No less than Mayor Jerry Treñas floated this possibility yesterday, saying he received information that the national government’s Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recommended to tighten community quarantine in the city. According to the mayor, facilities in the city are already in place for the management of COVID-19. Data from the Department of Health (DOH) as of Sunday showed Iloilo City’s confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at 80 – 43 were locally stranded individuals and overseas Filipino workers and 37 were local or indigenous cases. ILOILO City – This southern city may likely return to general community quarantine (GCQ) from modified GCQ after July 15. He cited QualiMed Hospital’s Molecular Laboratory at Atria Park in Mandurriao district, which started performing COVID-19 tests last July 10.last_img read more

Another Messi in the making signs for Liverpool at six

first_img Six year old wonderkid Arat Hosseini dubbed “Little Messi”signs for Liverpool Academy “I want to be the best football player in the world, even better than Messi and Ronaldo. I want to beat all of their records,”he says It is not just Arat’s quick feet and eye for goal which has turned him into one of the sport’s hottest young properties – he has astonishing abdominal muscles too. His six-pack has sparked an online backlash. But Erfan said: “We just listen to positive things to reach our goal.” Arat recently hit the headlines as he completed a mammoth 3,000 kick-ups. Read AlsoAncelotti elevates two teenagers to Everton training Should the youngster reach anywhere near the heights of that which Messi has, then he will be a success,  though the Barcelona star struggled on Friday as the Catalan giants were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Six year old wonderkid Arat Hosseini dubbed “Little Messi” has signed for Liverpool Academy to begin what some have predicted will snowball into a wonderful career. Hosseini boasts of ability to tickle with the ball and is being tipped to become a superstar even as he already has 6.8m social media fans. On moving to Merseyside from Iran last year, his dad Erfan, 45, wasted no time in signing Arat up to the Liverpool FC academy. Erfan said: “No-one is like Arat – he is a special gift from God. “I’m so proud of him because he is a little boy who is going to be the pride of the Iranian people.” The family has cleared their living room so Arat can train for up to three hours a day.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?last_img read more

Applefest canceled for 2020

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Batesville Kiwanis announced Tuesday that the 2020 Apple Fest has been canceled due to pandemic concerns.  The group is planning to host the event in 2021 and they hope to see you then.last_img

‘Chicken legs’ Griffith cops Tampico 60 miles cycle race

first_imgCHRISTOPHER ‘Chicken Legs’ Griffith overpowered Jamal John to the finish line to capture the Guyana Beverage Company Tampico 60 miles cycle race yesterday.The riders pedalled off from in front of the company’s Berbice office at Palmyra, East Coast, Berbice, and proceeded to the No. 51 Police Station before returning to the starting line.Griffith registered a time of 2 hours 26 minutes 37 seconds, just ahead of Jamal John. Paul De Nobrega placed third, while Andrew Hicks came in fourth.The race, which attracted 52 starters, started off at a gruelling pace.Griffith, John, followed by De Nobrega and a skilful Hicks made their presence felt early on in the race then separated themselves from the bunch in the scorching heat.The top riders turned the heat on when they approached the turning point. Griffith signalled his intention to break away, as he took control of the race from No.46 Village. Jamal John maintained his composure as he was hot on the heels on Griffith in the closing stages of the race.The winners flank Managing Director of Guyana Beverage Company, Robert Selman.The cat-and-mouse game was evident as the two riders separated themselves from the others. It was a ding-down battle to the finish line as Griffith prevailed, edging Jamal John at the finish line.On hand at the presentation were the organiser and coach of the Flying Ace Cycle Club (FACC) Randolph Roberts, and the Managing Director of Guyana Beverage Company, Robert Selman, along with employees.Each senior rider received a case of Turbo energy drink compliments of the sponsor.The winners of each category all received cash incentives and a trophy.Results in the other categories are as follows:In the BMX category1st Munesh Bagwandin12-14 category1st David Hicks2nd Jonathan Ramsuchit3rd Sase Narine BhagwandinJuniors1st Zamal Khan2nd Ralph Seenarine3rd Kenwyn CollinsFemale category1st Sheneika Teixeira2nd Deyonce WelchVeterans1st Stephon Fernandes2nd Ian Jackson3rd Jaikaran SookhaoPrime PrizesJamal John (4)Christopher Griffith (3)Akeem Williams (1)Kewel Moses (1)Romello Crawford (1)last_img read more

SU men’s soccer looks for 2nd straight victory in Big East matchup with DePaul

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On paper, the Syracuse men’s soccer team and DePaul are strikingly similar. Neither has an outstanding record, but both have standout players. They both float towards the bottom of the Big East’s Red Division, with DePaul 15th in shots this season and Syracuse 16th out of 16. In terms of defense, they are tied for 14th in goals allowed. So in their match at SU Soccer Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m., one team will break away from the other. One team will get to climb up the rungs toward a Big East tournament berth. Currently in Big East play, Syracuse (2-5-3, 0-1-1 Big East) has one point, whereas DePaul (3-6-2, 0-2-0 Big East) in the Big East, sits in last place with no points. ‘It’s going to be a battle, an absolute battle,’ sophomore Mark Brode said. ‘They’re going to be good. But they’re having a rough season. We’re having a rough season. They just need a point.’ Despite having a slightly better conference record, Syracuse has a worse regular season record than DePaul. The differences are minor. Neither team has found its stride yet this year. But SU head coach Ian McIntyre said records don’t matter once the teams get on the field. Brode disagreed. For him, the Big East is what his team plays for. In terms of setting up for the tournament, earning three points tomorrow would help the Orange achieve that goal. But it could just as easily do the same for the Blue Demons. A win is particularly important for Syracuse because the next seven teams Syracuse faces are conference foes, and most of them are tougher tests than DePaul.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Big East is definitely more important,’ Brode said. ‘Non-league is just to get us ready for the Big East. The Big East is the big show.’ Although both teams have struggled so far in conference play, each has strong goal-scorers that have made names for themselves in the Big East. DePaul’s Alex Mangan and Syracuse’s Nick Roydhouse have stepped up for their teams. Mangan has five goals and Roydhouse four. The players have different styles, but they set a tone for their teammates that is unmatched. Mangan, a redshirt senior, was responsible for both of DePaul’s goals in the team’s 2-1 victory over the Orange last season. He imposes himself on the game with the help of his 6-foot, 180-pound frame. Roydhouse transferred this year from Hartwick and is only a junior, but is clearly the equivalent scoring threat for SU. ‘They’re different players,’ McIntyre said. ‘… Alex (Mangan) is a very strong player who holds the ball up. When you see him, he’s a physical presence out there. Young Nick (Roydhouse) is not. They both have a very similar importance to the big scheme of things.’ Both teams are coming off close games. Syracuse beat Colgate 3-2 in overtime, and DePaul was on the losing end of a 3-2 game to Northwestern. Coming out strong and falling behind as the game wore on was a problem for SU and Blue Demons. Defender Nick Bibbs said that as a result of this pattern, it will be important for the Orange to score early, in case it loses momentum in the second half. But riding a win into this weekend could give Syracuse some advantage. Brode was responsible for both the winning goal and the first goal in the Colgate game. He was also the only player to score in last year’s game at DePaul. With the two goals at his back, and some experience against the Blue Demons, the team will be looking to him to help generate some offense. Bibbs hopes Brode will be able to keep up his scoring trend against DePaul. To put some distance between two similar Big East teams. ‘Hopefully those two goals last night gave him confidence,’ Bibbs said. ‘I really do hope he scores and it’s a tradition from here on out.’ [email protected] Published on October 6, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more