TENNIS : Syracuse wins final two matches to defeat Binghamton

first_imgAnd her teammates proved her right. Both girls were able to defeat their opponents and save the match for SU head coach Luke Jensen and his squad. Harman won the 12th game of her second set with BU’s Lauren Bates and finished her off 7-5 in the final set. In doing so, she defeated an opponent who had taken her down in straight sets a year ago. ‘It would’ve been easy for us to walk off the court, give up and say, ‘Oh, it wasn’t my day,” Harman said. ‘But that’s not how we work here.’ [email protected] With the victory, Syracuse extended its home winning streak to 14. And Parra credited the clutch victories to the experience of both herself and Harman. Facebook Twitter Google+ ‘This team has a bulletproof mentality when it faces pressure,’ Jensen said. Parra edged the Bearcats’ Anna Edelman in a second-set tiebreaker to force a third set and took the final set 7-6. And with everything on the line Friday afternoon, Parra and Harman came through for their team. Published on February 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 And the two players left on the court for SU, Alessondra Parra and Emily Harman, were both trailing their Binghamton counterparts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jensen tells the players to think of these matches as real ones against other teams. He tells them to get into a competitive mindset. And he tells them to play like ‘everything is on the line,’ Parra said.center_img Maddie Kobelt stared blankly at the wall opposite from her teammates who were still competing. Disappointed and clearly upset, the SU freshman lifted a tissue to her eye. ‘This is not new for us, even though it’s a challenge,’ Parra said. ‘We know to relax in tight matches like this and just let our best come out of us without forcing anything.’ This mental fortitude roots from extra hours in the weight room and conditioning. Every member of the Orange is required to run five miles in under 40 minutes each fall, Parra said. SU players are ready for these three-set matches, whereas some opponents clearly feel the strain of playing point after point.Harman prides herself on the team’s elite level of conditioning. Kobelt had just dropped her No. 2 singles match after winning the first set and holding a 4-1 lead in the third set. That loss left the Orange trailing Binghamton by one in the best-of-seven match format. ‘We work to win,’ Harman said. ‘End of story.’ Though coming into the season in shape is important, the work the Orange has done in practice is just as valuable. One of Jensen’s coaching philosophies is encouraging competition in practice. Players regularly compete in matches against their teammates. Comments While both Bearcat opponents looked rattled late in their respective matches, Jensen’s pair was cool, calm and collected. It’s a quality most of Syracuse’s players actively display on the courts. Jensen said this attitude is one of the signature traits of his team. ‘This team is one of the fittest in the country,’ Harman said. ‘I’m very confident in saying that. … I’d like to see another team do what we did today.’last_img read more

Carlos Correa denies Astros were intimidated by Carlos Beltran

first_imgVIDEO: Amazing candor from Carlos Correa, calling ‘BS’ any anonymous report that Carlos Beltrán intimidated young players and that they were not allowed to speak up.— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) February 13, 2020MORE: Houston owner Jim Crane bungles sign-stealing apologyEarlier in the week, The Athletic reported that “small groups of Astros discussed their misgivings” about the team’s sign-stealing during the 2017 season, and that catcher Brian McCann approached Beltran — reportedly the ringleader of the scheme — to try to stop it, accoridng to two unnamed members of the team.”He disregarded it and steamrolled everybody,” the report quotes an anonymous player as saying. “Where do you go if you’re a young, impressionable player with the Astros and this guy says, ‘We’re doing this’? What do you do?”Correa, along with other Astros, pushed back against that narrative during their first public comments Thursday and defended Beltran, who was fired from his managerial job with the Mets earlier this offseason as a result of the sign-stealing scandal.”Beltran didn’t intimidate anybody,” Correa said. “I know I’m Puerto Rican (as is Beltran), and people will say, ‘Oh, he’s just trying to protect him.’ But you can talk to every single guy here that was here in 2017. Beltran is an unbelievable gentleman. He’s a straight-up gentleman. And nobody — not even you [reporters] — nobody, nobody, would feel intimidated by his presence, by his leadership. “I don’t see a person that’s your mentor and is there for you when you’re struggling as an intimidating person.”Jose Altuve reiterated Correa’s viewpoint Thursday.”Carlos was never a bad teammate,” Altuve said in Spanish, per ESPN. “Never took advantage of his status of having 20 years in MLB, what should be a Hall of Fame career, to steamroll anybody.”Here’s José Altuve (en español) saying that Carlos Beltrán never took advantage of his veteran status and of what he believes is a Hall-of-Fame career to ‘steamroll’ the team. Aquí José Altuve dando la cara por Alex Cora y Carlos Beltrán.— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) February 13, 2020 Carlos Correa denied reports that Carlos Beltran intimidated a green Astros clubhouse into stealing signs in 2017, saying Thursday that “everybody” could have stopped the scheme had they wanted to.”We didn’t feel scared of Beltran; we didn’t feel intimidated,” Correa said, per ESPN. “Whoever the anonymous source is that’s saying that we felt intimidated or we were too young to say something, that’s just straight-up bulls—.”last_img read more

NEBC Expansion project needs environmental assessment certificate to carry on

first_imgA pipeline project that would extend to just north of Wonowon from the existing terminal in Taylor will have to receive a positive environmental assessment to go ahead.Project Assessment Manager Ricardo Toledo signed off on paperwork on Monday, where he wrote that the project “may have a potential significant adverse environmental, economic, social, heritage or health effect,” and Pembina would need to take into account reducing and eliminating risks.As far as environmental concerns go, Parent company Pembina assures that their pipeline would eliminate the need for over 100 trucks on the road per day – and that the pipeline would not interfere with Caribou, or any provincially-protected wildlife habitats.- Advertisement -The purpose of the Project is to serve as transportation for the Montney formation, where some argue growing development and a lack of liquid transportation has created a strong demand for a pipeline.The proposed expansion consists of approximately 160 km of 323.9 mm diameter pipe, with a base capacity of up to 75 thousand barrels per day. The planned route from Taylor to Blair Creek bypasses Fort St. John north of the city.In the project proposal, Pembina says it is expected to create numerous jobs – approximately ‘200 person-years of construction-related employment and approximately 150 person-years of operating employment,’ over the projects life span.Advertisement The estimated capital cost of the NEBC expansion is about $210 million.last_img read more