Breaking: Road closed in Strabane following collision

first_img By News Highland – September 16, 2017 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter There’s been a single vehicle crash in Strabane.Motorists are advised that the Fyfin Road between Victoria Bridge and Castlederg has been closed following the collision.Diversions are in place at Tievenny Road and Urbalreagh Road.Motorists should avoid the area and seek an alternative route for their journey where possible. WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Breaking: Road closed in Strabane following collision Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleTaoiseach calls for ‘special progress’ on border issue during Brexit talksNext articleCheck your tickets! Ryanair canceling 2,000 flights for next six weeks News Highland Google+ Facebook Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Read More →

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

Read More →

Field hockey alumni rely on former teammates in transition

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Emma Russell wanted to see the West Coast again before leaving the United States and Syracuse. So, in late May 2016, Russell and field hockey teammate Alma Fenne headed to California where they went whale watching in Monterey, visited Yosemite National Park and stayed with Russell’s uncle for 10 days.Eventually, the two went north to Oregon to watch some friends on the Syracuse track and field team compete in the national championships. After that, the pair headed back to Syracuse one last time before Russell departed for New York City, where she boarded a flight to Ireland. This time, she only needed a one-way ticket. After calling Syracuse home for four years, Russell said it was difficult to leave. It’s more than leaving field hockey behind, 2018 alum Lies Lagerweij said. For players leaving Syracuse and their teammates and coaches, the post-graduation adjustment is difficult, Lagerweij said. Moments and rituals — like horoscope Mondays, a weekly team event at Recess Coffee where players read each other’s horoscopes — were the hardest to let go, she said. “The simple things like getting changed in the locker room and listening to music together and hanging out before games, going to Bruegger’s for breakfast, just little rituals like that,” Lagerweij said. “I miss those a lot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLagerweij still sees former teammates Roos Weers and Borg van der Velde from time to time, since all three live in the Netherlands. And Russell visits from Ireland in her spare time. Like any alumna, Weers misses her friends from SU, but it’s Syracuse’s field hockey program that she misses most.That includes Corey Parker, the strength and conditioning coach who was key throughout Weers’ collegiate career, the woman who cleaned the locker room before the team’s 7 a.m. practices, and the lady who sat at the front desk of Stevenson Educational Center where athletes met with academic tutors.Since graduating, Russell has had to cope with a loss of team spirit and community. In addition to four hours a day on the field with her teammates, they also ate together every night.Teammates used to wander across South Campus and into Russell and Lagerweij’s apartment, which served as a meeting hub because of its proximity to Manley Field House, Russell said. Now, Russell relies on video calls to stay in touch with her teammates.“It really did take me nearly a year to kind of settle back in and kind of adjust to a new lifestyle a little bit,” Russell said.While Russell trained with the team once a week during the spring before she graduated, she talked with Lauren Brooks, an SU alum assisting the team during the fall 2015 season, about the upcoming transition. Brooks was helpful because she understood the difficulties, Russell said. Two years later, when Lagerweij wrapped up her college career, she turned to Russell with the same questions about life after graduation.Because of the team’s lack of a hierarchy, Lagerweij said that once younger players became the leaders of the team, they felt comfortable turning to former teammates for post-graduation advice.“Graduation is a very mixed feeling, because yes, you’re excited about what’s to come,” Lagerweij said. “But still it’s just really hard to leave a place where you’ve been for so long, that’s been your home for so long.”For Lagerweij, she’ll always remember the time she returned to her dorm after visiting the hospital with a knee injury. Once she opened her door, she saw all her freshman teammates with a cookie cake and a card. While on a recruiting visit to Syracuse, she didn’t believe that her team would become like family — but after her freshman season, she changed her mind. Leaving a team of people who she spent countless hours around was challenging for everyone, but Russell understood the importance of transitioning away. It takes time, Russell said, but eventually she was ready.“When everyone’s kind of moving on, it’s easier for you to, to kind of get a move on as well,” Russell said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on August 26, 2020 at 10:34 pm Contact Thomas: [email protected] | @ThomasShults5last_img read more

Read More →