Syracuse dropped by reigning champion and No. 2 Clarkson, 4-1

first_img Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu UPDATED: Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:45 p.m.In Syracuse’s 15 previous matchups against Clarkson, the Golden Knights owned a 13-1-1 record over the Orange. Syracuse hosted Clarkson earlier this season, falling to the Golden Knights, 5-0, at Tennity Ice Pavilion. SU’s only win against CU came back in 2010 in a 3-1 victory.Syracuse (9-16-1, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) traveled to Potsdam to play the reigning national champion and No. 2 Clarkson (24-3-1, 14-2 Eastern College Athletic) on Tuesday night, losing 4-1.Clarkson outshot Syracuse 34-27 on the game. The Golden Knights got on the board first, as Clarkson’s Michaela Boyle scored a goal at the 11:34 mark of the first period. CU tacked on another goal at the 2:16 mark of the first as Loren Gabel netted a shot past Abbey Miller.SU’s lone goal of the game came at the 14:07 mark of the second period, as Stephanie Grossi scored her seventh goal of the season. With the goal, Grossi moves into a tie for first place with Melissa Piacentini on the Syracuse career points list, with 112. Grossi’s success against the Golden Knights comes as no surprise as Grossi now has a goal and two assists in her career against Clarkson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than two minutes after the Orange scored its first goal, the Golden Knights were quick to answer, as Boyle scored her second goal of the game. Clarkson’s fourth goal of the game came late in the third period, ensuring its victory.The Orange proved stout on its penalty kill, not allowing a goal on the Golden Knights’ two power play opportunities. In its last game against conference foe Mercyhurst, SU gave up three power play goals. Abbey Miller continues to be a solid backstop in the net, saving 30 shots, despite giving up four goals in the loss.The Orange does not play again until next week, when it travels to take on in-state rival Cornell on Feb. 6.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Potsdam was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ‘surprised people stayed’ for ‘odd’ Game 7

first_imgSpurs coach Gregg Popovich was “surprised people stayed” to watch the Denver Nuggets end his team’s season with a 90-86 victory in an “odd” Game 7 on Saturday.Nikola Jokic led the way with a triple-double of 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in the Western Conference first-round playoff decider. Spurs head coach Popovich thought a lack of entertainment in the first half might have led to a mass exodus at Pepsi Center.”Tonight was an odd game,” said Popovich. “I thought both teams set basketball back in the first half. I’m surprised people stayed.” Related News NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors cruise to win; Nuggets outlast Spurs in Game 7 We’ll see y’all back here Monday for Round 2. #NBAPlayoffs #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/aOneBa8Lf3— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 28, 2019Popovich is in the final year of his contract and refused to be drawn on whether he will stay on.”I’m a head coach in the NBA,” Popovich said. “I don’t think about what that means in the future.” The Nuggets’ series triumph was their first in the postseason in a decade and coach Michael Malone reflected on how far they have come ahead of a semi-final battle with the Portland Trail Blazers.”You looked in the stands, it was witness protection night,” Malone said of years gone by. “There was nobody here.”Really, to see where we’ve come in four years, to be a team that won a Game 7 at home and advancing to the second round for the first time in a while, is incredible. It’s almost surreal at times.”last_img read more