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Loss to Connecticut spoils Syracuse’s 1st match in Carrier Dome

first_imgWhen head coach Leonid Yelin arrived at Syracuse in December 2011, one of his plans for turning SU into a winning program was improving its home facility.Yelin and athletic director Darryl Gross worked on a plan that would allow the Orange to play select games in the Carrier Dome. Yelin said he was pleased with the athletic department’s commitment to improve the program.Syracuse (10-18, 2-11 Big East) played its first match in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, but it ended with Connecticut (17-11, 8-5) sweeping the Orange.Despite the loss to the conference rival Huskies, sophomore outside hitter Nicolette Serratore was appreciative of the opportunity to play in a campus landmark.“I just felt really honored to have the opportunity to play here,” Serratore said. “It’s such a historic venue so it means a lot to our school and to us. To have it be the first time in our program history to ever be in the Dome was just a really great experience.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoing into Sunday’s game against UConn, players and coaches expressed excitement about playing in the Dome.Like Serratore, junior setter Amanda Kullman dreamed of one day having the opportunity to play there, but never envisioned it actually happening.“It’s incredible,” Kullman said. “It’s funny, because when you’re on your official visit you always imagine playing in the Dome, but obviously nobody ever though it would happen. Obviously we are really grateful for it. It’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced before.”Yelin said he believed the overall atmosphere was a positive experience, but the team’s poor performance and sloppy play doesn’t make the team deserving of this opportunity.“Playing here was a great experience, absolutely,” Yelin said. “I wish we would not because we don’t deserve to. With the way we played, we do not deserve to play in this beautiful facility. People have to deserve this. We absolutely don’t.”Serratore was focused on how the team was excited to play in the Dome and got caught up in the moment. Once SU came back to take a 20-19 lead in the first set, the Orange became over-confident.“I think at first we kind of fed off of (the excitement),” Serratore said. “We were excited, we had momentum and we had a lead. And then as soon as we got that lead, we kind of relaxed. I don’t think the venue made us any more nervous.”Playing in a large venue with a seating capacity of more than 10,000 was a more comforting environment for the Huskies than for Syracuse. UConn plays its home games at Gampel Pavilion, which seats more than 10,000.Despite that advantage the Huskies may have had, Kullman didn’t believe the change in scenery had any significant affect. Instead, emotions got the best of the Orange.“We’ve played in really big venues before, Iowa State for example,” Kullman said. “I think it was just a mental breakdown. I don’t think the venue had anything to do with it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm Contact Austin: [email protected]last_img read more

Men’s soccer: The miracle in Maryland

first_imgAn overtime thriller saw Wisconsin men’s soccer (3–4–1, 1–1 Big Ten) beat the University of Maryland (2–3–2, 1–1 Big Ten) 2–1 Friday night.A raucous crowd of nearly 6,000 turned out for the Big Ten matchup at College Park in Maryland. The day doubled as the University of Maryland’s pride day — showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community.With the home crowd at their backs, Maryland came out firing and dominated the early stages of play.Much like their previous game against Indiana, Wisconsin conceded a score early. Only six minutes into the match, Maryland forward Paul Bin scored after finding himself on the end of a well-placed cross from midfielder William James Herve.Football: Meet Wisconsin’s newest defensive star, Scott NelsonAfter a demoralizing loss to the BYU Cougars, it’s easy to forget the University of Wisconsin football team still has Read…The Terps’ domination continued for the entirety of the first half, recording six shots on goal and controlling the ball handedly — the Badgers weren’t even able to register a shot in the first 45 minutes. However, the Wisconsin defense held steady and the score remained 1–0 at the half.The Badgers came out with more purpose in the second half, and you could feel the tide start to turn as Wisconsin took five shots to the Terps’ three.Wisconsin head coach John Trask acknowledged the change of control in a conversation with UW Athletics post-match.“I felt it was a kind of a tale of two halves,” Trask said. “Obviously, they were the better team in the first half, and we were in the second.”Women’s soccer: Dani Rhodes is Big Ten Player of the Week after impressive weekendThe No. 17 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (7–1–1, 1–0–1 Big Ten) tied Northwestern(6–1–2, 0–1–1 Big Ten) 1–1 Friday Read…Despite having more control over the match and spending more time in the attacking third, with time ticking down, Wisconsin still hadn’t found the back of the net.With 85th minute came a crucial moment when Wisconsin goalkeeper Dean Cowdroy produced an excellent save to deny Maryland forward Eric Matzelevich and keep the Terps’ advantage at just one goal.Then, with just 53 seconds left on the clock, Badger sophomore Michael Russell II got on the end of a pass across goal from Andrew Akindele, and, after his first attempt was denied by Terps goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, Russell was able to follow up on the rebound and put it home for the equalizer.The late Badger goal saw the game tied 1–1 at the end of regulation, and overtime would be needed to find a winner.The first ten-minute overtime period came and went without too many chances. The second and final overtime provided much more excitement — with just four minutes before the game would have to be declared a draw, Badger defender Zach Klancnik scored the golden goal to secure a Badger victory.Klancnik put a great header towards the top left corner which forced an incredible save from St. Clair, but Klancnik was on hand to beat two Terps’ defenders to the ball and poke it home to give Wisconsin their second win over Maryland in program history.After the match, Trask commended his team for their performance in a tough environment away from home.Football: Wisconsin survives Iowa 28-17, salvages hope for Playoff seasonMost games following a season-altering loss are automatically labeled as a chance at redemption, a chance to reassert the program’s Read…“I don’t know the record Maryland has playing at home in College Park over the past 15 years, but I do know that teams don’t usually come in here and leave with a win. Great game,” Trask said.But the Badgers won’t be getting ahead of themselves with big matches coming up against Marquette (3–5, 1–1 Big Ten) and No. 5 Michigan State (7–0–2, 1–0 Big Ten).“The good thing about this team is that they realize this is just one game,” Trask said. “Our focus turns to Wednesday against Marquette at their place and then another huge Big Ten game against an elite Michigan State team.”last_img read more