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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#Donkomi: Fiorentina sign Alfred Duncan on loan

first_imgThe 26 year old joined Sassuolo in 2015 and made 130 appearances over the period in all competitions, scoring 8 goals.The former Inter Milan youth product joins countryman Kevin Prince-Boateng, at the Artemio Franchi, after Prince Boateng’s switch to Fiorentina last summer. Italian Serie A side, Fiorentina, have announced the signing of Ghana international, Alfred Duncan from fellow Serie A side Sassuolo.Duncan joins the Florence side on an initial loan deal with an option to purchase for around 16 million Euros.last_img

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Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among 3 teams still ‘in the mix’ for Danny Green

first_imgThe Lakers acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans in June and have enough cap space to sign a third star. They’re pursuing Leonard, as well.“For me, my biggest thing, my biggest mantra, is winning,” Green said. “I want to be in a situation where I can play, be effective and win. I want to be in an organization that is a contender, so I’m looking at a lot of places that have a really good foundation.”If he heads to the Mavericks, Green would slot in next to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis while the Raptors could bring back almost every major piece from their championship-winning team if Leonard and Green re-sign. Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Danny Green thinks there’s a ‘higher percentage’ star stays with Raptors There are three teams still in the mix to sign Danny Green.The Lakers, Mavericks and Raptors remain in contention to land the 32-year-old, the guard announced on his podcast’s official Twitter account Tuesday. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles continues to fill out roster, signs Jared Dudley After day three of Free Agency, these 3 teams, in no particular order, are in the mix for Danny. You get to be General Manager, what are you telling @DGreen_14 ?Keep an eye out to this account and @HarrisonSanford for any updates. pic.twitter.com/RWcQuQq3OP— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 2, 2019Green, along with star Kawhi Leonard, was sent from the Spurs to the Raptors last summer. He shot a career-high 45.5% from 3-point range on 5.4 attempts per game for Toronto during the regular season as the team went on to win its first title in franchise history.“It was a great year and I had a lot of fun,” Green told USA Today’s HoopsHype last month. “It was cool — from being traded and not knowing what was going on to coming to a city that welcomed me with open arms and embraced me. I had a pretty good season, with some ups and downs in the playoffs.” Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers believe they’re ‘firmly in the lead’; Drake plans Raptors pitch “Obviously, I want to maximize on the dollar, but I also want to maximize on the situation,” Green said. “I know I’m not an All-Star or star player, but I want to be remembered as a great role player who won a lot of games and leave my mark in the league.”Green also won a title with the Spurs in 2013-14.last_img read more

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