Dom Madonna named ACC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgRedshirt senior goalie Dom Madonna has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week following an eight-save game against then-No. 9 Army. Then-No. 16 Syracuse (2-1) found itself in a five-goal deficit early against Army (3-1) before clawing its way back and winning in triple overtime, 11-10. The Orange jumped four spots in this week’s rankings, in large part due to Madonna’s performance in net. He allowed just four goals in the second half, even making crucial saves in the first two overtimes, one coming while man-down. Madonna also assisted on the game-winner, which came off a successful clear, finding Ryan Simmons in stride for a breakaway.“Dom has been playing very well for us the last two games and has been one of our strengths,” SU head coach John Desko said.Madonna made 11 saves and allowed 15 goals against then-No. 4 Albany in a 15-3 blowout loss the week before. But Desko credited the score toward Syracuse’s struggles as a whole — the Orange was blown out at the faceoff X (5-for-22) and held possession for roughly 10 of the game’s first 45 minutes, Desko estimated.“(Madonna) was just very comfortable in the goal, he’s been seeing it very well,” Desko said. “We saw it last week, even though the score was the way it was. He was a strength coming out of that game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMadonna and the Orange will hit the road for the first time this season, taking on No. 4 Virginia (4-0) on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Klockner Stadium. Comments Published on February 26, 2018 at 9:30 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Kumasi to host 2013 Unity Games:Otumfour Elated

first_imgThe Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II has commended the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the National Sports Authority (NSA) for choosing Kumasi as the venue for the UNITY GAMES 2013.He expressed his gratitude to the organisers, NSA, and further appealed to the Government to increase its budget allocation for sports development in the country.Otumfour made the observations when the Minister for Youth & Sports, Hon Ankrah paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace, in Kumasi, ahead of this year’s National Sports Festival, dubbed Unity Games 2013.He finally appealed to corporate organisations, especially those within the Ashanti Region to get on board to support this worthy course.The Minister was accompanied by the Kumasi Mayor, Mr. Kojo Bonsu, the Acting Director General of NSA, Madam Alice Attipoe, the Public Affairs Manager, Hamah Hamid Issakah, among others.At the launch of the Games at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumais, Hon Afriyie Ankrah has reiterated the need to help build social, cultural and political bridges of unity and harmonious relationship in the country. Launching this year’s National Sports Festival dubbed ‘National Unity Games 2013’ at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, the Minister said the games will also serve as a platform for the identification and discovery of budding talents.This year’s Games will be under the theme, ‘Sports For Unity, Peace and Development’ would be held from August 11-18, 2013, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) will be the Games Village, while the KNUST Swimming Pool will host the swimming championships.The Minister announced that the region will play host to over 4,000 Athletes, Coaches, Technical and Sports Administrators from across the country.He said the talents identified will be nurtured and trained so as to get a formidable contingent capable of winning laurels for Ghana at the Commonwealth Games 2014 slated for Glasgow, Scotland. The Minister assured the Regional Sports Directors of the National Sports Authority of the Ministry’s unflinching commitment to providing equal opportunities to all the sporting disciplines whilst working to provide the requisite infrastructure and facilities to enable national athletes compete to the desired international levels.last_img read more

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