Syracuse’s 3-2 loss to Morehead State cements worst start since 2016

first_imgAfter dropping its first two matches of the season in Madison against Baylor and Marquette, Syracuse (0-3) started its second neutral site stint in Kansas with a 3-2 loss against Morehead State (6-2). Despite the solid play of sophomore Polina Shemanova, who tallied 24 kills, Syracuse lost its third-straight game of the 2019 season, cementing its worst start since 2016. Morehead State, who lost its last match to Kansas in straight sets, started out slow against SU. With the scored knotted at 15, the Orange rattled off 10 unanswered points. A series of MSU attacking errors and stellar attacking play from SU juniors Ella Saada and Yuliia Yastrub allowed the Orange to win the first set, 25-15. The second set was played tighter, as neither team led by more than three points. But that’s when Shemanova started to heat up, as her timely kills kept Syracuse in it. But four service errors and several attack miscues crippled the Orange, pushing Morehead State to a 27 -25 point second set win. A lack of sharpness hurt the Orange in the third set as well. An Elena Karakasi service error, followed by an attacking error put Syracuse in an early 3-0 hole. But the Orange would come back with great execution from Shemanova, an outside hitter, and setter Karakasi. But late service errors from Yuliia Yastrub and Lauren Woodford would put Morehead State ahead, as the Eagles would win the third set by three points. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse would take the fourth set in convincing fashion, as some adjustments from the Syracuse coaching staff would spur the Orange to a 25-13 set win. The fifth and final set was played much like the second set, as neither team was able to pull away in the tie-breaking set.With the score tied at ten, a service error from Saada gave Morehead State up by 1 point. After a kill from Morehead State’s Mia Swearingen, Shemanova committed an attacking error, providing Morehead State with a three point advantage. The Eagles would eventually win the match with a kill from Olivia Lohmeier. The Orange, who posted 16 errors on the night, remain in Lawrence, Kansas to play Arizona (5-2).          Comments Published on September 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm Contact Nick: nleconom@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

One juvenile hall escapee caught; three still at large

first_imgA 17-year-old who broke out of juvenile hall was taken into custody Friday, but three other teenagers who escaped with him, including one jailed for attempted murder, remained at large, police said. Probation officers learned that Kenny Mack was at a friend’s house and went there to take him into custody, said Officer Mike Lopez. Mack and three other 17-year-olds used bed sheets to climb out of a unit of the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar before dawn Thursday, police said. They later carjacked a motorist by pretending they had a handgun and forced him to take them to South Los Angeles, where they fled, according to authorities. The driver was not hurt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Mack’s arrest came after the family of one of the teens, Isaiah Walker, urged him to surrender. “Isaiah, come home. Call us, let us know where you are. We love you,” his mother, Monique Shears, said at a news conference. Authorities say Walker was recently convicted of attempted murder and was awaiting sentencing. He faced up to 75 years in state prison. Mack, who was charged with vehicle theft, will be taken back to juvenile hall and face additional charges for escape and possibly carjacking, said Ed Anhalt, superintendent of the Sylmar facility. Darral Duncan and Nicholas Pipkins were being held on burglary, robbery, possession and concealed weapons charges, authorities said. Walker’s mother said her son was on suicide watch. His aunt, Moeshea Walker, said he called her shortly after his escape. “He was afraid, he was afraid, don’t know what to do,” Walker said, adding that she urged him to surrender. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more