Paul Flanagan earns 400th career victory in 1-0 win over Robert Morris

first_imgAfter defeating Mercyhurst on Jan. 10, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan was one win away from his 400th-career women’s collegiate hockey victory. But for the past two games, Syracuse losses – a last-second overtime loss to Mercyhurst and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Robert Morris – prevented him from reaching the mark.Saturday afternoon, Flanagan and the Orange had another opportunity against the Colonials in Pennsylvania. Syracuse (7-15-1, 6-3-1 College Hockey America) outlasted Robert Morris (13-9-2, 7-3-0), earning Flanagan his 400th win in a 1-0 victory.After two periods the Orange and Colonials were in a scoreless deadlock. But, three-and-a-half minutes into the third frame, freshman forward Brynn Koocher slotted the puck past the Colonials goalie to break the draw. With over sixteen minutes left to play, the Orange needed an insurance goal or would be forced to rely on their defensive play to lock out Robert Morris for the win. Unable to add an additional score, Syracuse secured the win by shutting out the Colonials. Allison Small stopped all 32 shots she faced, including 15 in the third period. The shutout was Small’s second of the season – she held Lindenwood scoreless in a 7-0 Syracuse win in early December.Syracuse’s ability to kill penalties was put to the test in the second period, as Emma Polaski, Mae Batherson and Kristen Siermachesky were all sent to the box. This season, the Orange have been able to kill nearly 80% of their penalties, holding opponents to 20 power-play goals. SU’s penalty killing contained the Colonials to only six shots.Robert Morris’s desperation led to two late penalties in the third period that Syracuse was unable to score on. This season, SU has only scored 15 goals on the man advantage – a 15.3% power-play rate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Flanagan was the seventh women’s college hockey coach to reach the 400 win mark. Of those wins, 230 came during his career behind the bench at St. Lawrence University, where he coached from 1999 to 2008.After Flanagan’s 399th win, he told the media that reaching the 400 mark wasn’t at the top of his mind.“”It’s just another sign that I’m old,” Flanagan said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2020 at 8:07 pm Contact Will: [email protected]last_img read more

Distance is right for Above The Radar

first_imgWITH FIVE-STAR bankers such as SUPERLUMINAL and DREAMLINER having obliged at Caymanas Park last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and Super-6s were caught and start anew tomorrow with guaranteed minimums of $1 million and $750,000, respectively. The first Super-6 will embrace race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11 on the well-supported programme, and the Pick-9 from race three to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a restricted allowance race over 1100 metres for four-year-olds and up (non winners of three) to be contested by eight starters, including JESSE’S FAVORITE and VIJEETA, second and third, respectively, to ARIZONAGOLD in a fast-run 1200-metre race recently. The then favourite, VIJEETA, who had won her previous race in fine style some weeks ago, hurt her chances by missing the break as JESSE’S FAVORITE enjoyed a clear lead into the straight before giving way to ARIZONAGOLD. VIJEETA finished 51/2 lengths third and although the speedy JESSE’S FAVORITE will be more effective over this shorter trip, the War Marshall – Winning Spirit offspring, with promising claiming apprentice Hakeem Pottinger riding for trainer Oneil Markland, should turn the tables from a clear break as she strikes me as the better horse. The second race, again over 1100 metres, should see the quartet of MAN IN BLUE, MAMETA, KING WITHIN, and and the sparingly raced VESPERS in contention where it matters. The best of the eight starters must be MAN IN BLUE, a disappointing favourite when finishing fourth to DASH BOARD recently, but had previously finished third to VIJEETA over 1200 metres on August 28. Champion jockey Shane Ellis will ride the four-year-old colt for trainer Andrew McDonald in an eight-horse field. EIGHT HORSES CONTESTING Eight horses will again contest the third race for $250,000- $210,000 claimers over 1820 metres, and here, the choice has to be the profound course specialist, ABOVE THE RADAR, to be ridden by his favourite jockey Aaron Chatrie. ABOVE THE RADAR won back-to-back races over the distance in midsummer and reporting that much fitter after finishing third to out-of-class MEGATRON over 1500 metres recently, should prove too strong for CHIEF PROSPECT and Saturday’s scorer QUEEN OF THE TOWN with the trip now right. Next on the programme is a three-year-old maiden special (conditional) over 1400 metres for horses who have not earned $120,000 since May 24. Topline trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes holds a strong hand in the 14-strong field, with LEIGHTON REID (Ellis up) and JASON’S GOLD (apprentice Linton Steadman up) both working well in preparation for this race. Either could win a race of this nature, but my preference is for the Gary Griffiths-trained CONCLUSION (tongue tie off), who finished a close second to WONDER GIRL over 1300 metres as a 99-1 outsider some months ago. Griffiths has called up Chatrie for the ride and the hint should be taken. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by DUSSELDORF (Pottinger up, distance now ideal) and the Michael Marlowe-trained LEEKOUT (ready now) with Ellis riding in the sixth race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) VIJEETA/ JESSE’S FAVORITE (2) MAN IN BLUE/VESPERS (3) ABOVE THE RADAR (4) CONCLUSION/LEIGHTON REID (5) DUSSELDORF/FLYING MACHINE (6) LEEKOUTlast_img read more


first_img24/7 BACK FOR 2012The chill is still in the air and in some parts of the country frost and snow may still be visible on the hills but this weekend past saw the beginning of the Duathlon season around the country and a few eager 24/7 athletes were out to kick the 2012 season off.On Saturday both Adam Speer and Colin Dean travelled to Cookstown to compete in the first of the tri limits series of events, Adam, who has been putting in a lot of hard work in the closed season after competing in Ironman Roth in Switzerland in the summer of last year,  won the event by almost 90 seconds on his closest rival and Colin finished in 5th place, a great starting point from which to kick on in the coming weeks and gain an advantage on competitors in his age group. On Sunday Gavin Crawford travelled to Nass to compete in the first of this series of Duathlon which are attended by a host of athletes from around the country looking to put out good performances to get their seasons of to a good start. Gavin, also performed well on the day finishing in 3rd place overall after leading the race after the first run he then fell back somewhat on the bike section and held onto 3rd place from here to the end of the race.Letterkenny 24/7 will be holding the AGM on Friday the 3rd of February at 7 p.m in the Aura Leisure Centre, and we would wish to invite any individual who is interestes in joining the club to come along on the night or get in contact with the club through our website or find us on facebook. Triathlon is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the country, with races happening almost each weekend of the season and offers competitors and athletes a great way to get fit, see the country and meet new people.   ATHLETICS: 24/7 CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: 24/7 CLUB NOTESlast_img read more