MLAX : With SU’s Lade out of lineup, Pannell explodes for 6 points

first_img Published on April 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Rob Pannell was as impossible to stop as he looked on film. He made perfect passes and dodged around his defenders with ease.When he wasn’t scoring, he was assisting, and vice versa. Pannell assisted Cornell’s first two goals and finished with three goals and three assists. The Cornell crowd that filled the Carrier Dome stands began the game with ‘Not that good’ chants, and Pannell’s play exposed SU all night to back them up.‘We understood that they were going to come out and play full, 100 percent lacrosse,’ Syracuse goaltender John Galloway said. ‘Pannell’s just such a talented player. We’ve seen it in every game he’s played, that he’s going to find those guys.’The Big Red was the better team in all aspects of the game Tuesday, led by another stellar performance from its star attack Pannell. No matter how hard Syracuse tried, it couldn’t find a way to stop the Big Red, suffering an 11-6 loss for its first defeat of the season. Pannell finished with six points, just above his nation-leading average of 5.5 per game.Cornell was looking for revenge off two last-second losses in a row to the Orange, and it was looking to be the better team. It came into the Dome and enacted that plan, due in large part to its high-octane offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time this season, the Orange ran into a team that capitalized on its mistakes with ease. By the end of the first quarter Tuesday, SU was down by four and looked lost trying to halt the Big Red’s scoring. It looked helpless when trying to score. Cornell’s defense bared down on Syracuse’s scorers to make sure they never got close to the net.The Orange has recently relied on scoring from the crease. The Big Red made sure that didn’t happen, and forced it to take inaccurate shots from the outside.SU head coach John Desko wasn’t prepared to say his team didn’t play well. Instead, he said it was simply a matter of Cornell playing better. That was evident from the start, as Cornell jumped out to a 3-0 lead, thanks in part to Pannell’s precise passes. The Orange was left in an unfamiliar position.‘They played great defensively, they got all over us,’ Desko said. ‘They pushed the ball, they took quick opportunities. My hat’s off to them.’Cornell has one of the highest scoring offenses in the country, averaging 13 goals per game. With a sputtering offense of its own, Syracuse had to find a way to slow the Big Red’s scorers down. It never did.Pannell, specifically, dominated the Orange. Not making anything easier for Syracuse was the fact that its top defender, John Lade, couldn’t make it through the first quarter. Still recovering from a twisted ankle he suffered in SU’s game against Duke two weekends ago, Lade had to relinquish the job of stopping Pannell to sophomore defender Brian Megill.Syracuse felt his loss.With Cornell leading 4-1 at the end of the first quarter, Pannell fought off Megill just to the left of the crease. He flipped a seamless pass to Steve Mock, who flipped it into the cage from the lip of the crease. Not even 30 seconds later, Pannell ran through SU’s defense, made a perfect dodge around Megill and shot into the lower left corner of the goal right past Galloway.‘I was ready for the matchup, whether (Lade) played or not,’ Pannell said. ‘I was certainly preparing for him to play. They put someone else on me, and I was just going to play my role within our offense. It was kind of good to see that I don’t have to go up against him because he’s a great defenseman.’When the contest was over, Syracuse was left to walk off its field as the losing team for the first time all season. The Orange was dominated from the start of the game.For at least one night, Syracuse was not the best team.‘It’s just great to come up here and get a great win against a team like Syracuse,’ Pannell said. ‘It’s the No. 1 team in the country, it had an undefeated record. To get a win here is great for our team.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Football searches for momentum amid coaching changes

first_imgRedshirt sophomore wide receiver Velus Jones runs for open ground in USC’s game against Arizona State. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)In the wake of freshman quarterback JT Daniels’ return and the transfer of control over the offense from offensive coordinator Tee Martin to head coach Clay Helton, Wednesday’s practice was a calm affair for the Trojans as the team prepared to face Oregon State.It was the second day of practice for offensive line coach Tim Drevno, and Helton said that the new coach is focusing on bringing a new emphasis on fundamentals. He also announced the introduction of graduate assistant Mike Goff as the new interim coach to fill out the staff ahead of Saturday’s game.On an otherwise lowkey day of practice, one statement stood out — the seniors made a choice as a group to ignore the typical practice of  “No-Pads-November,” which previously meant spending the last month of the season without pads on during any practice sessions. In the past, this was done in an attempt to ease players through the final few weeks of the season without injuries, and to help players suffering from any nagging soreness or tweaks to fully recover without the risk of agitating something in practice. “They want a sense of urgency, to have a great November, and I commend them,” Helton said. “They want to leave their legacy. They want to show young people exactly how you treat a November and how you practice.”This year, however, that won’t be an option, Helton said. The seniors decided that the team isn’t playing physical enough in games to earn the final month of rest in practice. Although there are only a handful of games left, he said that the seniors feel the team still lacks in physical play on both sides of the ball — the defense is struggling to wrap up tackles and make big plays, and the offense isn’t finding a way to power through hits and hard blocking up front.The decision to forego “No-Pads-November” came after the return of key players, including Daniels and senior captain and linebacker Cam Smith. On the defensive side, Smith’s return has offered a sense of calm for a team that struggled to find its rhythm without the leader at its core in past weeks. At middle linebacker, Helton said, Smith has an ability to direct traffic that comes with experience, not just talent. While Helton acknowledged that freshman linebacker Palaie Gaoteote IV was “phenomenal” in his ability to step up well in Smith’s absence, wrapping up five tackles against Arizona State, he believes that the return of a senior leader will make a difference in the at defense.“It’s tough for anyone to sit on the sideline and watch but I had a lot of fun,” Smith said. “I got to see things from a different point and helped out some guys. We always talk about how you learn more when you teach, so I got to watch some guys and I think some guys made some huge strides.”The defense in particular is continuing to be forced to make adjustments due to injuries, especially in the secondary. Senior safety Marvell Tell played teacher again on Wednesday as he worked with wide receiver Ajene Harris on repetitions at the safety spot. Tell has been forced to work in this mentorship role throughout the season, as the secondary rotated through losses due to suspensions, academic issues and injury. Helton pointed out that this is a key area that the senior and captain has been able to step up for his team.Injury ReportFew changes were made to the injury report between Tuesday and Wednesday. Junior linebacker Jordan Iosefa suited up but remained out of practice after suffering an AC sprain. Linebacker John Houston is also limited after coming up gimpy with an ankle injury during team period on Tuesday.Redshirt senior tight end Austin Applebee remains sidelined, along with sophomore wide receiver Randal Grimes. The defense is continuing to suffer the brunt of major injuries, with junior defensive linemen Connor Murphy and Caleb Tremblay remaining out of practice, along with sophomore linebacker Levi Jones and freshman defensive back Chase Williams. A total of 15 scholarship players are on the sidelines for the Trojans headed into Saturday’s game.last_img read more

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MLB All-Star Game 2019: Start time, TV channel, full rosters for AL and NL teams

first_imgNational League pitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPLuis CastilloRedsSPSandy AlcantaraMarlinsSPSonny Gray*RedsSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersSPBrandon Woodruff*BrewersSPMike SorokaBravesSPWalker BuehlerDodgersSPClayton KershawDodgersSPJacob deGromMetsRPFelipe Vazquez*PiratesRPKirby YatesPadresRPWill SmithGiants* Max Scherzer was replaced because of a pitching schedule conflict. Josh Hader was replaced because of injury. Zack Greinke was replaced because of a personal matter.2019 MLB Home Run Derby resultsMets rookie Pete Alonso took home the 2019 Home Run Derby honors, ousting fellow rookie sensation Vlad Guerrero Jr. Alonso launched 23 bombs in the final round to win.It was one of the most entertaining nights in Home Run Derby history. In the second round, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and Guerrero Jr. combined for 79 bombs that needed two, three-swing playoffs to decide. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game rosters reflect not only the emergent players from the first half of the season, but also the teams on the rise. Of the 17 announced starters, only one played for an organization below .500 at the time.Mike Trout, the lone exception, is part of an Angels squad still hovering around the edge of AL wild-card contention. He’s also perhaps baseball’s best player and a mainstay in All-Star lineups. He has already clubbed 26 home runs this campaign. Watch the MLB All-Star Game live or on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Much like the last time Cleveland-hosted All-Star Game in 1997, when young players such as Nomar Garciaparra and Mariano Rivera participated, the 2019 event will introduce an array of faces that will be new to casual fans nationwide. Ronald Acuña Jr. and Matt Chapman are among those making their first appearances in the Midsummer Classic.MLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball rosterHere are the best ways to follow the action, as well as a list of players for each team:How to watch MLB All-Star Game 2019: Schedule, TV start timeTime: 7:30 p.m. ETTV channel: FoxLocation: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OhioLive stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)The All-Star Game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9. It will be televised to a national U.S. audience on Fox, which is using a four-man broadcast team of Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.The game is also being streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.With a victory, the National League would draw level with the American League for all-time wins in the exhibition at 44.2019 All-Star Game startersAmerican League lineupPos.PlayerTeamSPJustin VerlanderAstrosCGary SanchezYankees1BCarlos SantanaIndians2BDJ LeMahieuYankeesSSJorge PolancoTwins3BAlex BregmanAstrosOFMike TroutAngelsOFGeorge SpringerAstrosOFMichael BrantleyAstrosDHJ.D. MartinezRed SoxNational League lineupPos.PlayerTeamSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersCWillson ContrerasCubs1BFreddie FreemanBraves2BKetel MarteDiamondbacksSSJavier BaezCubs3BNolan ArenadoRockiesOFChristian YelichBrewersOFRonald Acuna Jr.BravesOFCody BellingerDodgersDHJosh BellPiratesFull list of All-Star Game reservesAmerican League benchPos.PlayerTeamCJames McCannWhite SoxIFMatt ChapmanA’sIFGleyber Torres**YankeesIFJose AbreuWhite SoxIFFrancisco LindorIndiansIFXander Bogaerts*Red SoxIFDaniel VogelbachMarinersOFMookie BettsRed SoxOFAustin MeadowsRaysOFWhit MerrifieldRoyalsOFJoey GalloRangers* Tommy La Stella and Hunter Pence were replaced because of injury.** Brandon Lowe, who replaced La Stella, was injured and in turn replaced by Gleyber Torres.American League pitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPJohn MeansOriolesSPMasahiro Tanaka*YankeesSPJose Berrios*TwinsSPLiam Hendriks*A’sSPLucas GiolitoWhite SoxSPShane Bieber*IndiansSPJustin VerlanderAstrosSPGerrit ColeAstrosRPRyan PresslyAstrosRPShane GreeneTigersRPBrad HandIndiansRPAroldis ChapmanYankees* Jake Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman were replaced because of injury. Charlie Morton and Mike Minor were replaced because of pitching schedule conflicts.National League benchPos.PlayerTeamCJ.T. RealmutoPhilliesCYasmani GrandalBrewersIFPete AlonsoMetsIFJosh BellPiratesIFPaul DeJongCardinalsIFMax Muncy*DodgersIFTrevor StoryRockiesIFKris BryantCubsIFMike MoustakasBrewersOFJeff McNeilMetsOFDavid DahlRockiesOFCharlie BlackmonRockies* Anthony Rendon was replaced because of injury.last_img read more

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