Abby Moloughney seals 5-4 comeback win over Lindenwood

first_imgAt the end of every Thursday practice, Syracuse competes in a team shootout. The loser has to wear an orange helmet — a hockey dunce cap of sorts — in warmups before the next day’s game.On Friday, it was freshman Abby Moloughney sporting the orange cap as the players stretched and skated through their pregame routine. Hours later, she found herself in the same situation that failed her the day before: at center ice, with just the goalie to beat.“Honestly, it was pretty nerve-wracking,” Moloughney said. “Especially as a freshman, I felt a lot of weight on my shoulders to put that in.”Moloughney’s successful penalty shot capped Syracuse’s (9-19-3, 9-6-2 College Hockey America) come-from-behind 5-4 win over last place Lindenwood (7-19-3, 3-12-2). The Orange were down 4-2 heading into the third period, but two goals in the final 20 minutes brought the game to overtime. In extra time, Moloughney swerved through the attacking zone, flipped the puck in between the inside and outside of her stick, slid across the net and finished with an elevated left-handed wrist shot. Moloughney has been practicing the move, she said, and on Friday, it was the decisive game-winner.“I was thinking she’s saving it for this,” captain Lindsay Eastwood said. “This is her moment. She’s gotta redeem herself, and that’s exactly what she did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Moments before the penalty shot, Moloughney fielded a pass from defender Allie Munroe in stride through the neutral zone. She had a step on Lindenwood’s defenders, but the Lions’ Hannah Alt recovered just in time to pull Moloughney’s jersey down before she could get a shot off. 41 seconds into overtime, Alt was assessed a holding penalty, sending everybody off the ice — except for Moloughney and Sophie Wolf, the Lions’ goalie.Wolf and Moloughney played on the same club team growing up, SU head coach Paul Flanagan said, so he was worried that Wolf knew Moloughney’s tricks. Instead, Moloughney fooled her former teammate.“At first when she made that move, I thought, ‘Uh oh, she’s running out of real estate,’” Flanagan said. “It was actually a pretty nice shot to have that little room and get it up top. I thought the goalie had her.”To give Moloughney the chance to win it in overtime, Syracuse had to overcome a two-goal deficit heading into the third period. After first period goals by Jessica DiGirolamo and Anonda Hoppner, SU struggled in the second period and allowed two unanswered scores to go down 4-2.In the locker room during the second intermission, Flanagan motivated his team by reminding them of the emotional significance of the game — Sherry Goodnough, a former player’s mother, recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. Each SU jersey had Goodnough’s slogan, “Dig Deep,” on the name plate.“(The speech) set in our hearts and in our minds that we’ve got to come through here,” Eastwood said. “This game’s not for us. This is for something much bigger than us.”With the added inspiration, Syracuse quickly cut Lindenwood’s lead. Eastwood snuck in a power play goal two minutes into the third period, and Emma Polaski tied it with her own power play score. Polaski, the team’s leading scorer, recorded a goal and two helpers.For the remainder of the third period, the Orange clung to the draw. On a Lindenwood breakaway, defenseman Allie Munroe recovered and slid across the ice, sacrificing her body to break up the play. Goalie Ady Cohen, who struggled early, made several key saves down the stretch. In the game, SU outshot Lindenwood 39-16.Then, Moloughney’s penalty shot broke the draw. Just hours after wearing the orange helmet in warmups, she celebrated with her teammates in a mosh pit.“I knew she was going to score,” Polaski said. “I absolutely knew. She lost the shootout, actually, yesterday in practice. So we were like, she’s definitely going to redeem herself and score this one.” Comments Published on February 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

It is people and their social relations which matter most

first_imgDear Editor,As we look to this New Year of 2020, all of us are understandably wondering how our year-delayed elections would turn out, and how much of a boon would the recent commencement of the production of crude petroleum far off our shores, bring us. The answers to both questions lie in what our heads and hearts understand and what we make our hands do.For me, I remain strong in advocating the PPP and the PPP/C in being the better team to be in service of all Guyanese and Guyana, opening up pathways of development which are better matched to our circumstances of an early-stage developing country, providing opportunities for all from whatever their current positions may be, and such safety nets which we as a society value and can provide.Some may boast that this year-long delay in our elections demonstrates how smart they are, but for all honest, earnest Guyanese, knowing that there was really no question that elections were to be held within 90 days of the passage of the NCM on December 21, 2018, the succession of events of the year-long delay should demonstrate again the commitment of the PPP and PPP/C to keeping Guyana whole, avoiding paths that might lead to the reversal in the gradual coming together of our people. We of the PPP and PPP/C have been putting our people and country first. We have invested more in people and country and therefore have more to lose in any failure of people and country. There shall be no failed people and country as far as we go.I welcome without any reservations the discovery of and beginning of production of crude oil far off our shores and I do so as one who as Minister responsible for the GGMC in the 1990s welcomed Esso (and others) to explore for petroleum (and other) resources within our borders. But I do so tempered with my experiences of one who as a child shared the awe in which we held our bauxite production, a goose laying golden eggs; and who as an employee before and after nationalisation from 1967 to 1992 and as Minister responsible from 1992 to 2011 saw our bauxite operations from many sides and in various circumstances and needing massive subsidies from the mid-1970s. I can recall also the Trinidad and Tobago that I had learnt about in primary school, as the place of grapefruit and orange juice and of cocoa – the site of the Imperial College of tropical agriculture; the rise of petroleum and the construction of the Hilton Hotel in the 1950s; Prime Minister Manning talking at a shared table at a Petrocaribe Conference about challenges in finding the monies to keep the prices of oil products low in Trinidad and Tobago. And, again looking at possibilities for employment at the newly built Inter-alumina Plant in Venezuela in 1980, hearing the local people swearing that the Bolivar was backed by oil and will always be 4.3 Bs to the USD.It is people and their social relations which matter most, their worldview, their sense of responsibility, their ability and their pursuit of the greater good. This is what I think Cheddi was working at in his NGHO (New Global Human Order) in his last year.Whatever comes, let each of us endeavour our utmost to make ourselves the best human beings we can be.Sincerely,Samuel A A HindsFormer President andFormer PrimeMinisterlast_img read more

The Mooney Show Knock and polygamy The week in numbers

first_imgEVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.3,469,100 – The number of tourists who visited Ireland in the first six months of this year. Almost 1.5 million were from the UK.150,000 – The estimated number of people expected to visit the Knock shrine in Mayo during the nine-day annual pilgrimage currently taking place.108,000 – The number of people in Ireland who are paid the minimum wage of €8.65 per hour.12,000 – The estimated number of cancer cases each year which are related to obesity, according to a major new study which looked at more than five million patients.75 – The age that Cardinal Seán Brady, Catholic Primate of all Ireland, turns today. He has offered his resignation to Pope Francis in accordance with canon law due to his age.63 – The age that Robin Williams was when he died.33.3% – The percentage of students who failed the ordinary level Leaving Certificate exam in Physics and Chemistry, making it the subject with the highest failure rate.24 – The number of wives a man in Canada is accused of having in a major polygamy case.12 – The number of people who ran for mayor in a tiny mountain town in Colorado, which has just 61 registered voters. The town is suing its voters over the election.2 – The number of gardaí injured in a crash in Sligo on Friday morning.1 – The number of complaints the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received about the Mooney Show on RTE Radio One after it broadcast a programme in which guests supported same-sex marriage. The complaint was upheld.1 – The number of women who have won the prestigious Fields Medal, widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani became the first female winner this week.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >last_img read more