Syracuse downs Georgia Tech in straight sets, 3-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Sunday, Syracuse (16-7, 12-3 Atlantic Coast) continued its quest for its first-ever NCAA tournament berth by defeating Georgia Tech (16-12, 5-10) in straight sets, 3-0, on the road in Atlanta.Despite the quick ending, the first set was a seesaw affair. The set saw 19 ties and eight lead changes, with no team leading by more than three. The set was extended all the way to 28-27, Syracuse, before Kendra Lukacs’ serve prompted a return error by Georgia Tech’s Matti McKissock to end the set 29-27.The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 7-3 lead to start the second, but the Orange fired back with an 11-2 run, making it 14-9. Syracuse went up by as much as nine before a late push by Georgia Tech. It looked like Syracuse had won the set 25-20 when a Georgia Tech hit sailed out of bounds, but the call was challenged and overturned, with the referees ruling it had touched a Syracuse player first. The temporary change in momentum did not affect the Orange, however, as a kill by Santita Ebangwese on the next play ended the set at 25-21.In the third set, Syracuse never trailed despite Georgia Tech, tying it once at 14-14. An 11-4 run closed out the match for the Orange, winning the set 25-18.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was an efficient afternoon for SU, which finished with a hitting percentage of .333 while holding Georgia Tech to only .159. The Yellow Jackets committed 22 attack errors to Syracuse’s 13 and also committed two more service errors than the Orange. Once again it was freshman star Polina Shemanova leading the way for Syracuse with 16 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Amber Witherspoon chipped in 12 kills of her own, hitting .556 and also contributing five blocks. Jalissa Trotter and Dana Valelly both had good days setting, finishing with 25 and 18 assists, respectively.The win helps Syracuse keep its tournament aspirations alive, as any loss now could leave Syracuse (currently ranked No. 33 in RPI) teetering on the wrong side of the bubble. SU will try to maintain its tournament resume when it next takes the court on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Virginia Tech in the Women’s Building.center_img Published on November 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm Contact Eric: [email protected]last_img read more

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Chiefs to meet with RB C.J. Anderson, will likely offer him a contract, report says

first_img Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since release Source just confirmed RB CJ Anderson is visiting with the #Chiefs tomorrow, as @ProFootballTalk reported. I’m told Anderson just landed in KC.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 3, 2018The Chiefs are familiar with Anderson as he spent five seasons with their AFC-West rivals, the Broncos. In the offseason, Anderson signed with the Panthers, but he was later released after nine games. He rarely saw the field behind Carolina’s second-year player Christian McCaffrey, and had just 104 yards on 24 carries for the Panthers.Anderson has rushed for 3,155 career yards and 20 touchdowns. He is nearing 1,000 receiving yards (883) and has five catches for scores. NFL didn’t interview Kareem Hunt, woman during investigation of February incident, report says The Chiefs are moving quickly to replace the spot Kareem Hunt left in the backfield. Kansas City is bringing in veteran running back C.J. Anderson for a physical Monday and will most likely offer him a contract, according to multiple reports.center_img The Chiefs released Hunt after a video surfaced Friday of what is believed to be related to an alleged altercation dating back to February with a woman in Cleveland at The Metropolitan at the 9, Hunt’s hotel apartment downtown. Kansas City looked to quarterback Patrick Mahomes to carry the load in Hunt’s absence. Mahomes led the team with 52 rushing yards in Sunday’s 40-33 win in Oakland. Related Newslast_img read more

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Stephens wins WTA title

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP): Sloane Stephens sat at a table for her postmatch news conference, eyed the big glass trophy sitting at arm’s length, and asked, “What happens to this?” Forgive the 22-year-old American for not knowing. She’s never been given championship hardware at a professional tournament before. Stephens earned a WTA title for the first time yesterday, overwhelming Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the hard-court Citi Open. “Nothing was rushed. Nothing was given to me. I had to work for everything. It was just nice that all of the hard work and everything I’ve put into it – now I can say that I have a tournament title,” Stephens said. “Everything happens when it’s supposed to happen.” It was her first final as a pro. Entering this tune-up for the US Open, she owned a .685 career-winning percentage at Grand Slam tournaments, including getting to the second week in seven appearances, with a semi-final showing at the Australian Open and quarter-final run at Wimbledon, both in 2013. At her news conference, a reporter mentioned that Stephens has been considered the best women’s tennis player without a title for quite some time. “Now you’ll have somebody else to talk about,” Stephens replied. “I’m sure there’s someone else, so I will pass that torch on to whoever’s behind me.”last_img read more

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