first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City have confirmed the appointment of Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lillo as number two to Pep Guardiola.Guardiola has been without an assistant since Mikel Arteta departed in December to become Arsenal manager while Lillo has left his managerial role at Qingdao Huanghai.Earlier on Tuesday, Diario Sport had reported that the contract length would be one year in length, although the English champions did not clarify the details.Lillo said, as confirmed in City’s statement: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester City’s coaching staff.“My relationship with Pep goes back many years and I am thrilled to be joining him as part of this exciting team.“Manchester City has enjoyed much success over recent seasons and played a brand of beautiful football we have come to expect from this club and its manager.“It’s a pleasure to become a part of this group and I hope to make an important contribution to the club’s success going forwards.”Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted to welcome Juanma to Manchester City.“His vast experience working across three continents and with some of the most famous names in world football will be an invaluable asset to Pep and his team.“We look forward to him playing a vital role as we return to football.”As reported by Marca, former City captain and current Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany and Real Sociedad coach Xabi Alonso were both approached about the position.However, the English champions have now turned to Lillo – who has formerly coached Real Oviedo, Real Zaragoza and Real Sociedad among many other clubs – who has been a significant influence on Guardiola’s coaching career.Read Also:Lillo to become Pep Guardiola’s number two at Man CityLillo said of the former Barcelona boss in 2012 that “Guardiola is like my son”, while Guardiola travelled to Mexico in 2006 to play under Lillo at Dorados de Sinaloa so that he could learn from his tactical approach.Lillo, 54, was last in Spanish football as assistant to Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla – having previously been his number two with the Chilean national team – and has since managed at Atletico Nacional and Vissel Kobe.center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_img The human rights organisation said the amounts owed to workers and staff by Qatar Meta Coats, a design and construction company subcontracted for work on the £685m 60,000-seat Al Bayt stadium, ranged from around 8,000 Qatari riyals (£1,720) to 60,000 (£12,900). Some employees have now started to receive part of what they were owed after Amnesty raised the QMC case with the Qatari authorities, Fifa, and Qatar’s World Cup organisers this week. However no worker has yet received all of their unpaid wages. “This case is the latest damning illustration of how easy it still is to exploit workers in Qatar, even when they are building one of the crown jewels of the World Cup,” said Amnesty’s head of economic and social justice, Steve Cockburn. “For years we have been urging Qatar to reform the system, but clearly change has not come fast enough. It shouldn’t take an Amnesty investigation for workers to be paid what they are owed.” Amnesty also criticised Fifa for not doing more to put pressure on Qatar. “If, over the past 10 years, Fifa had held its World Cup partners to account, and used its clout to push Qatar to fully reform its systems, we wouldn’t be hearing the same tales of workers’ suffering with only two-and-a-half years until kick-off,” added Cockburn. Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy told Amnesty that it first learned of QMC’s payment problems in July 2019 and had since taken various measures to try to remedy the situation , including meeting the company’s management, blacklisting it from future contracts and informing the Ministry of Labour. However Amnesty said it was still unacceptable that many workers had gone from September 2019 to March 2020 without pay. read also:Blatter reveals why FIFA must not allow Qatar host 2022 World Cup “Although recent payments will provide some welcome relief for workers, Qatar’s World Cup organisers told us they had known about the salary delays since July 2019,” added Cockburn. “This raises the question of why Qatar allowed workers to continue working for months without pay.” QMC told Amnesty the payment delays were due to financial difficulties and said it was trying to resolve them. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have again come under fire after an Amnesty International investigation found that around 100 migrant workers at one of the tournament’s “crown jewel” stadiums had not been paid for up to seven months – despite the authorities knowing about the problem last summer.last_img read more

first_img Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon! Loading… The biggest offer financially comes from MLS, but it is unclear if Willian is ready to leave European football behind. read also:Willian to agree new Chelsea deal this week At 31, he would know a move to Miami would end his career at the highest level. But he is also aware a move to Barca or staying at Chelsea would mean accepting a squad rotation role. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona and Inter Miami are set to duel for the signature of Chelsea star Willian. The Brazilian winger is available at the end of this season, as his contract will expire. And Sky Sports says the David Beckham-owned MLS club and Barcelona have the biggest interest in the player. But the source also claims Chelsea have made an offer to keep Willian at the club for another season.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Middle School student, Tristan Shell will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition Friday, March 29.A series a “School GeoBees” are held throughout the state to determine the winner from each. School champions then took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State GeoBees.State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-22, 2019. Students that come in second and third place will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.Each State Champion will advance to the National Championship and compete for cash awards and college scholarships. In 2019, the national champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll; second place will receive at $10,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; third place will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; and seven runners-up will receive $1,000 in cash each. Click here for more information on the National Geographic GeoBee.Follow the National competition at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 19-22 here.last_img read more

first_img Press Association Rani Abraham, the former temporary personal assistant who leaked sexist emails sent by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, has claimed she has been threatened with legal action by the organisation. Scudamore spoke of his “sincere contrition” after the top-flight clubs decided against any disciplinary action against him and vowed to hold a series of meetings across football’s administration to reassure them of his commitment to promote women in the game. Premier League acting chairman Peter McCormick said he had conducted an investigation into the matter in conjunction with external legal advisors and that the clubs accepted Scudamore’s “genuine and sincere apology”. McCormick said a female senior executive at the Premier League referred to in the emails had been copied in the exchanges and has confirmed that she “was not then and is not now offended by the references”. The emails referred to women in a derogatory terms, contained sexual innuendoes, and made jokes about “female irrationality”. The Premier League said Abraham had not been authorised to read the emails, something she denies. McCormick said Abraham “was not exposed to them in the course of her duties but had to search for them in a private email account which she was not authorised to access”. The case caused a storm of criticism of Scudamore and it is to be discussed by the Football Association’s inclusion advisory board later on Tuesday. The pressure group Women in Football claimed the Premier League had missed an opportunity. A statement said: ”Women in Football is disappointed that the Premier League has missed a significant opportunity to demonstrate a strong commitment to equality in the workplace. ”In not recommending action – in any form whatsoever – it will be extremely difficult for women working in the industry to feel reassured that this issue has been adequately addressed.” “I won’t go quiet because I am standing up for what I believe in. “I haven’t taken legal action but I am speaking to a solicitor at the moment.” Abraham said she was disappointed and surprised the Premier League clubs had decided not to sanction Scudamore. Abraham said: “I’m highly surprised the Premier League have decided to take no sanctions whatsoever against Richard Scudamore. “I feel very disappointed, I think it sends out a damaging message about how we regard women in football.” Abraham said she had not been contacted as part of the league’s investigation. She added: “They haven’t approached me, they haven’t heard my side of the story so there has not been a thorough investigation. I honestly think they are not taking the sexism seriously.” The Premier League would not comment on Abraham’s latest claims. It is understood however that she was asked to return the copies of the emails she had taken as they contained confidential and commercially sensitive information. Abraham said she received lawyers’ letters after taking the emails to the Sunday Mirror and was herself now considering taking legal action against the organisation. She told BBC Radio 5 Live: “When I approached the Mirror I received a letter from the Premier League’s lawyers threatening legal action, they said there had been a breach of trust, it was a very threatening letter, I have had a couple now, and I believe the Premier League are trying to scare me. last_img read more

first_img Sanchez joined the Gunners for a fee in the region of £35million from Barcelona, where he scored 47 goals in 141 appearances. The 25-year-old forward also scored two goals for Chile at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Walcott is returning to fitness after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round victory against Tottenham in January. The England winger refused to set a date for his comeback but insists he is pleased with the progress he has made. “The knee is going really well, I am doing some good stuff with the physios and fitness coaches and we have worked really hard throughout the summer,” Walcott said, “Things are looking really good and I have worked very hard for the last five months now. “The most important thing is getting the strength back and it has pretty much nearly healed – it is just about building up that stability and strength again. “It is coming along nicely and I am really pleased.” Arsenal winger Theo Walcott believes he and Alexis Sanchez can form a potent partnership that will strike fear into opposition defences next season. Press Association “Sanchez is a world-class player and I enjoyed watching him play for Barcelona and for Chile at the World Cup,” Walcott told Arsenal Player. “He’s still very young as well and he is going to show so much pace and power, which we lacked a bit last year. “With me and him on the flanks, a lot of teams won’t be looking forward to playing Arsenal this year.” The signing of Sanchez represents something of a coup for Arsenal, who splashed out £42.4m on Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil last year. Walcott believes both transfers demonstrate the ambition of the club and admits he is excited to see who else will be brought in. “There’s a great buzz around the club at the moment,” Walcott said. “He is a marquee signing and something that the club has pushed on to – first you had Mesut Ozil and now it is Alexis Sanchez. Who knows where it is going to stop? “It is great to learn from these players, and I cannot wait to play alongside him. I am really looking forward to it.” last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin took both wickets on day 4 to finish with 7/145 and bowl South Africa out for 431. Senuran Muthusamy frustrated Virat Kohli’s Indian team but they now have a 71-run lead. Rohit Sharma blasted his second century of the match and joined an elite company while Cheteshwar Pujara notched up an aggressive 81. The partnership, combined with aggressive knocks from Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane helped India set South Africa a target of 395. Ravindra Jadeja got the big wicket of Dean Elgar to put India on top in Vizag.17:21 hrs IST: That is stumps on day 4. The light is too poor to continue even with spinners. India hold the edge in Vizag after Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket of Dean Elgar. South Africa are 11/1, needing a further 384 runs for win.16:58 hrs IST: South Africa have started their trial against spin with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja opening with the new ball. South Africa are 4/0.16:41 hrs IST: India have declared for the second time in the match. The target for South Africa is 395. Tricky session coming up for the hosts.16:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja goes in the quest for quick runs. Rabada keeps it full and straight, Jadeja goes for the hoick and the middle stump is uprooted. India 286/4, lead by 357 runs.16:14 hrs IST: Two massive sixes by Jadeja off Piedt and India are 285/3, leading by 356 runs. The declaration is coming one feels.15:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit is stumped but not before playing another great knock. Fantastic stuff from the hitman and he has been stumped for the second time in the match. India are 239/3, leading by 310 runs.15:46 hrs IST: Hat-trick! Rohit has now turned on his marauding role! He blasts three consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt and he now has a total of 13 sixes in this match. India’s lead has crossed 300. India are 237/2, lead by 308.15:33 hrs IST: CENTURY! What a player! What a legend! Rohit Sharma becomes the sixth Indian player to score a century in both innings after Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Hitman has truly arrived and he is on top of the world. India are 204/2, lead by 275 runs.15:20 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa have struck and Philander gets Pujara again. Good length ball and it straightens on off stump, Pujara plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the back pad. The umpire gives it out and Pujara goes for the review. It is in vain as the ball is crashing onto off stump. India 190/2, lead by 261 runs.14:43 hrs IST: Pujara survives an LBW appeal and replays show that the impact is umpire’s call and the ball was actually hitting the stumps. Had the umpire given that out, Pujara would have to go. At tea on day 4, India are 175/1, leading by 246 runs.14:32 hrs IST: Rohit and Pujara are scoring effortlessly and are nearing centuries. South Africa once again are struggling to break this partnership. India are 169/1, lead by 240 runs.14:14 hrs IST: Both Rohit and Pujara are increasing the scoring rate. Conditions in Vizag have gotten a bit gloomy and the floodlights are on. India are 143/1, lead by 214 runs.14:08 hrs IST: The partnership between Rohit and Pujara has crossed 100 and India’s lead is also past 200. Pujara edges Rabada past de Kock who is unable to get there. South Africa are once again struggling with the ball. India 134/1, lead by 205 runs.14:00 hrs IST: 21st fifty for Cheteshwar Pujara. It has been simply magnificent and the lead is now nearing 200. India might want to push on now with the tea break not too far away. India 122/1, lead by 193 runs.13:28 hrs IST: Rohit is leading a charmed life. He lofts Dane Piedt to long on, Muthusamy takes the catch, backpedals and throws the ball up to take the catch on the second attempt. However, Muthusamy’s foot has touched the rope and a six has been declared. Nothing going right for South Africa. India 98/1, lead by 169 runs.13:16 hrs IST: FIFTY! After a century in the first innings, Rohit slams a fifty. His 11th overall. His promotion as an opener is working wonders for the Indian cricket team. India 82/1, lead by 153 runs.13:12 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock is having a nightmare behind the stumps. He misses Rohit Sharma’s stumping and he also misses a stumping plus catch off Cheteshwar Pujara. The partnership has crossed fifty and India are 73/1, leading by 144 runs.13:06 hrs IST: Rohit and Pujara are making steady progress with Rohit playing the role of an aggressor. India are 63/1, lead by 134 runs.12:48 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma blasts his third six while Pujara is dropped on 8 by Quinton de Kock off Dane Piedt. India are 57/1, lead by 128 runs.12:35 hrs IST: Rohit is taking the attack to the bowling but Pujara is playing a slow hand. Run-scoring might not be easy on this deck as the game goes on. India 42/1, lead by 113 runs.11:35 hrs IST: Lunch on day 4 and India’s lead has gone past 100. Rohit Sharma is looking in good touch. India are 35/1. lead by 106 runs.11:25 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma is dealing primarily in sixes. He hits his second maximum of Keshav Maharaj and India are 32/1, lead by 103 runs.11:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Keshav Maharaj. Turn and bounce as Agarwal stabs at the delivery outside off, the edge goes past Quinton de Kock but Faf du Plessis at slip is alert and he takes a juggling catch. Mayank Agarwal gone for 7, India 21/1 with a lead of 92.11:01 hrs IST: Rohit survives a stumping chance off Keshav Maharaj and launches him for the first of what will be many sixes. India are 14/0, leading by 85 runs.10:44 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma gets going with a boundary off Keshav Maharaj. South Africa are opening with pace and spin but India will be looking to score some quick runs. India 4/0, lead by 75 runs.10:26 hrs IST: Finally, India have broken this stand! Ashwin appeals for an LBW against Rabada but it is not given and India review. Replays show it is hitting leg stump and India have armed themselves with a 71-run lead. South Africa all out for 431 with Ashwin taking 7/145. What a champion10:22 hrs IST: Muthusamy piles on the agony for the Indian bowlers by driving Ishant Sharma straight down the ground past mid on for a boundary. South Africa are 431/9, trail by 71 runs.10:11 hrs IST: Senuran Muthusamy is frustrating India as South Africa chip away at the deficit. India do not help themselves with some fielding lapses. South Africa are 418/9, trailing by 84 runs.10:02 hrs IST: South Africa have crossed 400 with Kagiso Rabada hitting a boundary off Ishant. South Africa trail by less than 100 now. South Africa 405/9, trail by 97 runs.09:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin takes his sixth and India close in on bowling South Africa out. Keshav Maharaj tries to loft a flighted delivery but he miscues it and holes out to long on. South Africa are 396/9, still trailing by 106 runs.09:49 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj and Senuran Muthusamy are negotiating the bowling well as South Africa inch closer to 400. The more time South Africa consume, the advantage will be in their favour. South Africa are 395/8, still trailing by 107 runs.09:25 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 4 of the Vizag Test between India and South Africa. Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar’s centuries have given South Africa some hope but the balance is still tilted heavily in India’s favour after Ravichandran Ashwin’s five-wicket haul. India will be aiming for a lead in excess of 100 and then bat quickly in order to give themselves ample time to bowl the South Africans out on the final day. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgUW leading scorer Jon Leuer will try to keep Wisconsin’s winning streak against the Panthers alive.[/media-credit]Although one team wears its name on the front of its jersey, the state of Wisconsin just isn’t big enough for four Division I men’s basketball teams.Starting today, Wisconsin begins a three-game series – to be played over the course of six days – against its in-state foes, starting with UW-Milwaukee and followed by Marquette and UW-Green Bay.“[Other in-state schools] come in with their best effort, without a doubt,” assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “It’s an opportunity for them to prove themselves. It’s important for the state and important for all the schools involved and a good test, it’s always a good challenge.”The Kohl Center serves as the first stop for the Panthers (6-5, 1-1) as they embark on a three-game road trip, and when they arrive to face the Badgers (6-2), a handful of former teammates or colleagues will clash as opponents.UW-M head coach Rob Jeter served under UW head coach Bo Ryan’s tutelage for over a decade. Jeter played for Ryan at UW-Platteville from 1987-91 and captained the 1991 national championship team before becoming an assistant coach under Ryan for 10 years at UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin.The pair also reunited in the summer of 2009 to coach Team USA at the World University Games to a bronze medal.More than that though, senior guard Wquinton Smith is a former high school teammate of UW-M’s Mitchell Carter, while senior forward Keaton Nankivil once played alongside the Panthers’ Jerard Ajami in high school, as well.Despite the familiar faces and old alliances, Nankivil says any warm welcoming will be saved for the post-game.“We’re a very business-like team. [It’s the] same scouting reports, same routine,” he said. “But at the same time it’s nice – I played high school basketball with one of the guys; I’ve played with a few of them in the summers. It’s always fun to see them, but you save that for after the game.”“It’s a mixed feeling, but we’re going to handle it like every other game.”Despite being in separate conferences, the two teams have crossed paths in each of the last 18 years, with Wisconsin coming away victorious at every meeting except the first. But Wisconsin can’t afford to overlook UW-Milwaukee after losing to UW-Green Bay, another Horizon League member, 88-84 in overtime last year.The biggest threat that stands in the Badgers’ way is 6-foot-7, 230 pound forward Anthony Hill, who recently became the country’s 11th player to post at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in one game.Hill leads the Panthers in both categories so far this season, averaging 14.9 points and 6.18 rebounds per game. The big man has also converted on 54.3 percent of field goals in the process.Although UW-M boasts several other capable scoring threats, UW will be zeroing in on Hill all evening, according to Paris.“We’re going to make it hard for him to touch the ball inside, and when he does touch the ball, we’re going to contest every shot,” Paris said of Hill. “They’re going to score some points either way, but you got to try and make them take difficult looks and really exhaust themselves to catch the ball.”The Badgers’ big man, senior forward Jon Leuer, will probably garner some attention from the Panther defense as well after averaging a double-double in his last two games against NC State and South Dakota, en route to earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors.Leuer’s average of 20 points per game is fourth in the Big Ten, while his 7.8 rebounds are sixth. After eight games, Leuer is living up to his tag as the team’s leading man.“He’s playing great,” Nankivil said. “It looks like he understands what we need from him. He’s been aggressive, he’s consistent and there’s not enough you can say about his play so far.”Wisconsin is coming off of an encouraging 76-61 win over South Dakota last Saturday, in which the Coyotes kept the Badgers on their toes for most the game. UW didn’t lose it’s cool, however, and still managed to win comfortably.In that contest, the Badgers coughed up seven turnovers but were able to trim that number to two in the second, while also cooling down the Coyotes’ hot shooting hands, as well.With every nagging detail, the Badgers have shown an ability to patch things up quickly, and that fact has the team feeling good.“We didn’t play our best game and we still won pretty handily, so that’s nice,” freshman shooting guard Josh Gasser said. “We made a few mistakes defensively, but we all know what we did wrong. We turned the ball over in the first half, and we rebounded from that pretty well.”When you don’t play your best game and you still win, it’s always a good sign, but we got to get better still.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 On one end of the sideline, the Towson players trudged out to their head coach. On the other, the Syracuse bench ran out to greet teammates.For the Tigers, it was disappointment. For SU, it was high-fives and fist bumps.Towson had just called a timeout after Devon Collins scored on a pass from Alyssa Murray. It gave the Orange a three-goal cushion with just 6:12 left to play. The duo made it look easy, but up until that point, the game had been anything but.For the first 31 minutes of the game, Towson goalie Kelsea Donnelly held SU — the nation’s leader in points — to just seven goals. Each shot was met with her stick and a roar from the small section of Tigers fans in the bleachers.No. 2 Syracuse (6-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) came into the game averaging 18.6 goals per game and a 53.4 shooting percentage, and even though Donnelly was at her best, was able to pull away late to beat No. 15 Towson (2-1) 12-7 in front of 1,113 the Carrier Dome on Sunday.“I just really had to focus on the ball,” Donnelly said. “They have great shooters, I knew that. I just had to stay forward and be ready for anything, because they can just turn the corner and whip it in.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDonnelly came in against a hot offense and limited it to 12-of-28 shooting. She had a 15:03 stretch midway through the first half until early in the second half where nothing got past her. Her eight saves doubled SU’s total saves on the day.“Kelsey is an unbelievable goalie,” Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica said. “I had no doubt in my mind that she was going to make it very challenging for these offensive players here.”Kayla Treanor, one of the nation’s leading scorers, was twice shooed away by Donnelly on free-position shots in the first half. Overall, Treanor was just 1-of-5 on shots the first half.With just under 14 minutes to go in the opening stanza, SU attack Kailah Kempney had an open shot just a few feet in front of the goal. But her seemingly-inevitable score was blocked by Donnelly to keep the game tied at four.“She’s a good goalie,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “She’s on the Tewaaraton list, and we did our homework and knew what we needed to do. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t execute and we made some mistakes early.”The Orange outshot Towson 28-to-16. SU had an 11-to-8 advantage on the draws. It was the same story with ground balls, which Syracuse led 21-to-16. Towson had two more turnovers, and on the offensive side of the ball, Syracuse was doing a lot better than the Tigers.But with just 11 minutes to go the score was tied. SU was in danger of losing its first game of the season.And it was in large part due to the play of Donnelly.“I was just playing my game,” Donnelly said. “What I should be doing. Just being a goalie.”But even with the solid performance, the Orange was just too good.A Treanor unassisted goal, followed by Gabby Jaquith tossing one in over a defender into the top right corner of the net had Syracuse up two. After Collins backbreaking goal just 47 seconds later, Towson’s improbable upset bid had all but fizzled.Donnelly had played well all game, but the floodgates opened and shots started pelting the back of the cage.“That’s what you need,” Gait said. “Players to step up under pressure and execute when you’re down.”The result wasn’t what Donnelly was hoping for, but for more than two-thirds of the game, she played better than anyone could have asked of her.“Some shots are going to go in, no one’s perfect,” Donnelly said. “But I think there are some shots that I think I could have gotten.“I’m happy. But I’m not really happy.” Commentslast_img read more