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Syracuse tests depth in win over Wolfpack

first_imgKorab Syla, Juuso Pasanen and Noah Rhynhart held framed photos of themselves on the field in Syracuse’s pregame Senior Day ceremonies, knowing the picture of their team on the field was going to look much different than it had all season.Pasanen stood with a boot protecting his left foot. Syla had no visible remnants of an injury, but was escorted off the field by trainers in Tuesday’s game.The duo, starters in every game up to Friday, gave way to Rhynhart and freshman midfielder Andreas Jenssen — neither had started since August — in the lineup.Syracuse’s depth was about to be tested more than it had been all season.“There’s an argument for that,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said of not using reserve players as much as he’d like. “Some of the guys have been playing at a high level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There is a maturity that comes, and that comes with experience.”McIntyre rolled out a lineup featuring three freshmen and two second-time starters, and No. 15 Syracuse (10-4-2, 3-3-1 Atlantic Coast) escaped with a 2-1 win over NC State (8-4-3, 1-3-3) on Friday at SU Soccer Stadium. The lineup was compromised not only by injuries to Syla and Pasanen, but a bum left ankle for forward Ben Polk and an “illness” with midfielder Oyvind Alseth has SU treading lightly ahead of ACC tournament play.The SU head coach was hopeful Syla and Pasanen could return at some point this season, but no exact return date is in sight.Underclassmen Kenny Lassiter and Jonathan Hagman made cameos in the first half as SU struggled to gain traction on the Wolfpack’s defense, but it was Jenssen and Rhynhart who represented the usual reserves on the field the longest.The role reversal was tricky, Jenssen said, and Syracuse’s slow start was indicative of the time it took for the starters to get acclimated.“It’s tough,” Jenssen said of starting. “It takes a couple of minutes to get into it. Coming off the bench you’re not really fighting.”The freshman midfielder is most comfortable playing in the center of the field in space, and often distributed the ball up and away to forwards Ben Polk and Chris Nanco. With pressure on him in one of his first chances, he barely got a pass away.“Forward is good,” McIntyre shouted in jest at his freshman midfielder from the sideline.He was filling the void of Pasanen, SU’s supreme ball handler at center midfield largely credited for verbally sorting the Orange’s schemes out during games.“It’s a huge loss,” Polk said of Pasanen’s injury. “Juuso’s our quarterback. He gets on the ball, moves the ball side to side and plays it easy.”Filling the shoes of Syla was Rhynhart — typically a forward — and he was displaced to the wing on the midfield line. He often sought Nanco with his passes up the sideline but the duo never produced anything of substance.Rhynhart was accompanied on the midfield line with Alseth, who came out in favor of Hagman after coming up short on a leaping header and falling hard on the ground.Polk came out in the final five minutes of the first half, and came up limping after short bursts of sprints on the ball. But after the game, Polk smiled while looking down at his left foot he used to tie the game with 15 minutes remaining, knowing he has a week to heal a rolled ankle injury over summer he hasn’t had time to rest.“It would’ve been easy for the guys to limp out of this one tonight,” McIntyre said, “but they didn’t and found a way to win.” Comments Published on October 24, 2015 at 12:04 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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Stormwater Treatment Tops Port of Olympia’s 2014 Success List

first_imgSubmitted by the Port of OlympiaGovernor Jay Inslee cuts the ribbon to the Port’s new Industrial Stormwater Treatment Plant on Dec.3, 2014, with Dept. of Ecology’s Heather Bartlett and Port Commissioners Sue Gunn and Bill McGregor.When Governor Jay Inslee cut the ribbon to the Port’s industrial stormwater treatment plant, the project partners applauded the Port’s #1 achievement of 2014.Inslee commended the Port and the community for making this significant investment in water quality.“This project will help protect Puget Sound,” said the Governor. “Hats off to everyone involved. . . . We’re going to tell everyone to follow the lead of the Port of Olympia.”The Port had the state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the Washington Dept. of Ecology’s industrial stormwater permit requirements. At $11.5 million, the facility is the Port’s largest capital project in several years.The industrial stormwater treatment facility is #1 of the Port’s Top 5 achievements for 2014. Below are the other top achievements.2.  Earnings continue to increase The Port’s earnings after depreciation continued to increase. International trade drove the growth. Over the last six years vessel calls increased 260%, from 14 in 2009 to 37 in 2014. Olympia Regional Airport, Swantown Marina & Boatworks and Real Estate continued steady growth.3. Dredging restores capacity of terminal and boatyard hauloutIt has been 30 years since the last major dredge and the resulting silt buildup had reduced operations of both the Marine Terminal and the Boatworks.The shallow water depth at the Marine Terminal pier prevented even two ships from being fully loaded simultaneously. The silt buildup at the Boatworks haulout area necessitated the stoppage of haulouts at low tide. The dredging enables the Terminal and the Boatworks to operate at near full capacity.The additional shipping capacity adds local jobs and increases taxes to City of Olympia, Thurston County and the State of Washington. The dredging project also helped remove contaminated sediments from Budd Inlet.4. Community planning process begins for Port properties in Tumwater With the federal listing of the Mazama Pocket Gopher as an endangered species and the settling of the real estate market, the Port initiated a planning project for port-owned properties in Tumwater. The Port enlisted the local planning firm SCJ Alliance and the Thurston Regional Planning Council to develop a community-supported development plan for New Market Industrial Campus and Tumwater Town Center. The planning process will include public involvement events over the course of 2015.5. Port invests in maintenance and operations for safety and productivity Olympia Regional Airport received necessary maintenance including refurbishments to taxi lanes, taxiways and airplane hangars.Renovation of Swantown Marina docks A, B and C ensures safety and quality for customers. The work was scheduled for winter when boating activity is reduced. It began in November 2014 and will be completed in early 2015.The Boatworks replaced the TraveLift with a similar model of larger capacity to handle a wider variety of customer boats.Over one million dollars in improvements to Tumwater Town Center began in 2014 and are still underway. Included are building renovations, site improvements and the addition of fiber optic internet connections for customers.The Port purchased a used mobile harbor crane which will help the Marine Terminal attract heavy-lift breakbulk cargoes. The old container cranes were disassembled and sent by barge to British Columbia for recycling. The Port relocated the Peregrine Falcon nesting box (from the crane on the south end of the pier) to a site recommended by Peregrine Falcon experts. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


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Silvertips sweep Kootenay Ice on Vancouver Island as BCMMHL opens new season

first_imgChase Lang, Hobin Zinck and Garrett Dunlop each scored twice as the North Island Silvertips rocked the Kootenay Ice 10-3 Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action in Nanaimo.The win, coming on the heels of a 3-1 decision by North Island over Kootenay Saturday, gave the Silvertips a sweep of the BCMMHL series.“We played cautiously in Game one and we were focused on Team defense,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily Monday.“Kimberley Newell was fantastic in goal and our newest commitment Brandon Sookro played very well (scoring our lone goal Saturday).”“Sunday we did not show up for the first period, and we were unable to dig ourselves out of the hole we created,” DiBella added.Newell is only the second female in BCMMHL history to play in the league.Lang and Zinck, scored in the first period of Sunday’s game, giving North Island an early 2-0 lead.Jake Lucchini of Trail with his first of two goals of the game to cut the lead to 2-1. But Davis Osborne and Dunlop scored before the end of the period to put the home side up 4-1.North Island added a couple of goals in the second before putting the game away with a four-spot in the third.Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar scored the final tally for Kootenay.Saturday, a second period goal by Dunlop past Kimberley Newell in the Ice nets proved to be the winner as North Island skated away with a 3-1 decision.Nelson’s Sookro scored the lone goal for Kootenay to give the Ice a brief 1-0 lead.“Our PP (power play) scored three times so I was pleased with the work we are doing there,” DiBella explained, assessing the first weekend for Kootenay on the long BCMMHL season.“Our inability to make a solid breakout pass from our backend along with the inexperience of the majority of the first years in playing at this level provides a steep learning curve for the team.”Kootenay is idle this week in BCMMHL play.The Ice plays its home opener Saturday October 8 at the NDCC Arena in Nelson against the Okanagan Rockets.Game time Saturday is 6:30 p.m.Sunday the teams meet again with puck drop at 9:15 [email protected]last_img read more