Grape field day

first_imgA large taste panel of grape cultivars.A lab tour showing tissue culture and other lab projects.Field research plots on grape growing.Information on home wine making.A trade show of grape industry suppliers. The Florida A&M center is 8 miles east of Tallahassee on U.S. Highway 90, or about 1 mile west of Exit 209-A of Interstate 10.To learn more about the program, call (229) 386-3410 in Georgia or (850) 599-8682 in Florida. Or visit the Web site at www.smallfruits.org. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided, and registration is free. You don’t even have to preregister. The day will feature:last_img read more

Peanut Farm Show

first_imgThe University of Georgia Tifton Campus will become the center for all things peanut for growers and industry personnel on Thursday, Jan. 15, when the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center hosts the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show.Held at the conference center for the third consecutive year, the show is designed to inform and educate farmers and consultants, and will showcase the latest peanut equipment and technology. UGA economists, pathologists and entomologists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will also be on hand to provide industry updates.“This is the largest farm show for peanuts in any state in the Southeast,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “The Georgia Peanut Farm Show is always well attended and attendance seems to be growing now that it’s in Tifton.” More than 100 exhibits will be set up, and CAES will hold a peanut production seminar and a peanut seed seminar. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.“It’s a celebration of the industry,” said Joe West, assistant dean on the UGA Tifton Campus. “Farmers need the latest and greatest technology to continue being successful. It’s really important to learn about the latest chemical technology and what government regulations are in place.”UGA made improvements in and around the Tifton Campus Conference Center to allow for better access to the peanut show. A large door was constructed at the conference center to allow even the largest equipment to be moved inside for display. A dirt runway for a crop-dusting plane was also created. The runway is located across from the conference center and will allow planes to be displayed at the conference center.Georgia produces 49 percent of peanuts for the U.S., making Georgia the largest producer of peanuts in the country. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia produced 428,550 acres in 2013, which led to $507 million in farm gate value.For more information on the January farm show, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission at (229) 386-3470 or visit www.gapeanuts.com. (Jordan Hill is an intern with the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ Premieres at Long Island High School for the Arts

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts has received the prestigious distinction of being one of only 23 high schools nationwide handpicked to host a premiere of the hard-hitting  drama, Prospect High: Brooklyn.The play, developed in partnership with Education at Roundabout, was written by Daniel Robert Sullivan along with a team of New York City teenagers. It is also the first high school rolling “world premiere,” meaning the play will debut at many small theaters within a 12-month season.“I’ve always thought it would be great to offer that kind of arrangement to high school,” Sullivan said. “After much research, we chose 23 of the boldest high school theater departments from across the country and can use this first-ever high school rolling world premiere to recognize them and expose their power at a national level.”Prospect High: Brooklyn began its rolling high school “world premiere” almost a year ago in Indianapolis and will conclude in San Diego in May. The Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts will then perform the play in Roundabout’s own Black Box Theatre in Manhattan in September.Sullivan, a teaching artist and professional actor known for his ongoing role as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, had long nurtured a desire to create a forum for stories told by teenagers.“I found their stories to be extraordinarily interesting yet usually they never got beyond the classroom,” said Sullivan. In Prospect High: Brooklyn, a drama with humorous moments, the students get to have their “voice.”The play evolved, Sullivan said, as he met with teenagers from all walks of life and different schools who were “willing to open up and share” their experiences three times a week for nine months.“These are things students deal with on a daily basis and truly wanted to talk about,” said Sullivan, adding that bullying, apathy, racism, trans-acceptance, self-harm and violence are issues addressed by the play.The result is an authentic powerhouse of a production detailing the events that transpire over the course of an October afternoon at a fictional Brooklyn high school that could be any school in the United States.The action “culminates in one disturbing act and the question is could it have been prevented,” Sullivan indicated. The story also highlights the importance of deep friendship for teens.“What saves these kids are their peers, their friendships and social networks,” he said.Abbe Gross, a teacher in the LIHSA theater art department, directed the production. She said it looks at “moments that change lives.”“Prospect High: Brooklyn is a cautionary tale about the consequences of seeing conflict and saying nothing or adding fuel to the fire,” Gross explained. “The Long Island High School for the Arts is dedicated to using the arts as a tool for social change. It is in that spirit our students bring this play to life in the hope it will inspire its audience to raise their voices.”Students who are involved in groups that foster leadership and social change and those interested in these issues are encouraged to attend.“Teenagers will recognize themselves in the production,” Sullivan said.But he added that his and his young co-writers’ mission is to get adults to see the show, too.“This is what they [the students] want people to know,” Sullivan said. “We gave them the platform. It is an eye-opening experience.”Performances take place at LlHSA’s Seymour Weiner Theater, 239 Cold Spring Rd., Syosset at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on April 20 and at 10 a.m. on April 21. Tickets are free. For reservations or more information, visit www.nassauboces.org/lihsa.last_img read more

Smyth bids to end Dunloe stalemate

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COVID-19: Jokowi draws criticism for statements on lockdown, ‘mudik’

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has conveyed his skepticism over strict emergency protocols amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that there is no conclusive evidence that indicates lockdowns are effective.His statements, however, immediately drew criticism from the general public on social media, with many saying that lockdowns had helped some countries to flatten the curve.Speaking to television journalist Najwa Shihab at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Tuesday, Jokowi said that the cost of imposing a lockdown would be astronomical.“Bukan masalah budget. Kita juga belajar dari negara lain apa lockdown itu berhasil menyelesaikan masalah, kan tidak. Coba tunjukkan negara mana yang berhasil melakukan lockdown dan menghentikan masalah ini, nggak ada menurut saya,” kata @Jokowi. #MataNajwaJokowiDiujiPandemi pic.twitter.com/nHvBSubv6U— TRANS7 (@TRANS7) April 22, 2020 “For Jakarta alone, we calculated that we would need Rp 550 billion [US$35.3 million] per day,” Jokowi said, referring to the cost of maintaining citizens’ livelihoods if the government imposed a lockdown.“[The cost] would triple in the case of Greater Jakarta.”Read also: ‘Lockdown would have overwhelmed govt’, says COVID-19 task force headJokowi said there was insufficient evidence of a direct connection between a lockdown and a lower rate of infection in other countries. “It’s not a budget issue. We also learned from other countries about whether a lockdown has resolved [the pandemic] – it has not,” Jokowi said. “Show me countries that have imposed a lockdown and managed to resolve this problem. I don’t think there’s [any such country].”The President went on to say there had yet to be any “fixed formula” that could be replicated to mitigate the current health crisis.The Jokowi administration previously caught flak for its apparent reluctance to enforce movement restrictions to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19.Jokowi decided to ban the Idul Fitri mudik on Tuesday, two weeks after insisting that mudik would be allowed despite the current health emergency.However, a recent Transportation Ministry survey showed that 7 percent of Indonesian citizens had already left for their hometowns ahead of the Idul Fitri holiday.In the same interview with Najwa, Jokowi said that those who had returned to their home regions ahead of the Islamic holiday did not count as Idul Fitri holidaymakers.“It was not mudik [exodus], it was simply pulang kampung [returning to one’s hometown], [which applies to] those who work in Greater Jakarta but no longer earn an income,” Jokowi said, insisting that the two were entirely different things.Read also: ‘I need to protect my family’: Jakartans nix homecoming trips following COVID-19 ‘mudik’ banJokowi’s statement has since been met with criticism from experts and the public alike, with some claiming that the President’s remarks contradicted data on lockdowns and the definition of mudik itself.KawalCOVID-19 community group initiator Ainun Najib responded to Jokowi’s statement on lockdowns, mentioning a number of countries that managed to flatten the curve after imposing lockdowns.Pak @jokowi bilang ga ada negara yg berhasil lockdown, sayang @NajwaShihab ga siap jawab.Berikut ini beberapa negara yang berhasil melandaikan kurva dengan lockdown:China 🇨🇳Vietnam 🇻🇳New Zealand 🇳🇿Brunei 🇧🇳Mongolia 🇲🇳Lebanon 🇱🇧Yordania 🇯🇴 https://t.co/eODkl2Jecj— Ainun Najib #SemuaPakaiMasker atau #DiamDiRumahAja (@ainunnajib) April 23, 2020“Here are several countries that have flattened the curve of infection through a lockdown: China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Brunei [Darussalam], Mongolia, Lebanon and Jordan,” @ainunnajib tweeted on Thursday.Several Twitter users also poked fun at Jokowi’s insistence that returning to one’s hometown was different from mudik, with some posting screenshots of the word’s official definition according to the Great Dictionary of the Indonesian Language of the Language Center (KBBI).Ingat ya saudara2, kata2 Pak @jokowi selaku Presiden pastinya lebih bisa dipercaya.Lagipula KBBI bilangnya ‘pulang ke kampung’ bukan pulang kampung.Ada ‘ke’ diantaranya.Jelas? pic.twitter.com/Z8EsI1tje4— Nurlely Siregar (@NurlelySiregar) April 22, 2020“Remember folks, the statement from President Pak Jokowi is obviously more reliable. According to the KBBI, mudik means ‘pulang ke kampung’ [returning to one’s hometown] and not ‘pulang kampung’. There’s a ‘ke’ [to] separating them. Is that clear?” @NurlelySiregar tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the KBBI entry.Another Twitter user, @jerrysoes, posted a screenshot of the Wikipedia page about mudik, saying that the platform must revise its definition of the word in light of Jokowi’s statement.Wikipedia harus revisi! Love pak jokowi pic.twitter.com/Z7D8bg3drX— Difficult Water (@jerrysoes) April 22, 2020“Wikipedia must revise! Love Pak Jokowi,” the user tweeted.As of Thursday, Indonesia had recorded at least 7,775 cases of COVID-19 and 647 deaths. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Pharmacy chain founder Don Gardiner sells humble home on prime riverfront site for millions

first_imgDon Gardiner of Don Gardiner Chemists has sold this riverfront property for $4.5 million.BRISBANE pharmacy chain founder Don Gardiner has sold a humble home on a prime riverfront site in Hawthorne for $4.5 million.The sale of 4 Leura Terrace was negotiated in an offmarket deal. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe existing four-bedroom house is in need of a major or minor renovation, but the real value is in the land.The 833 sqm corner allotment comprises two lots with river frontage and city views.Mr Gardiner and his wife, Colleen, own another property in Hawthorne, which they bought for $920,000 in 1991.Records show they also own a beachfront property in Mermaid Beach, which they paid $3.2 million for 14 years ago.Don Gardiner Chemists was one of Queensland’s last major independent pharmacy chains before the group of 10 pharmacies was broken up and sold to a number of pharmacists in 2000.Under the deal, the pharmacies were to switch to the Terry White Chemists and Chem Mart banners owned by Faulding.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgTopdanmark – Peter Hermann has been appointed as a chief executive of Danish life insurance and pensions provider Topdanmark Livsforsiking (life insurance), a subsidiary of the Topdanmark group. Starting on 1 May, he joins from rival PFA, where was director with responsibility for prevention, health and actuarial services. Hermann replaces Brian Rothemejer Jacobsen, who left the top job at Topdanmark Livsforsikring – which the company says has a 6% share of the Danish pensions market – at the beginning of this month. Rothemejer left his job after being promoted to the position of chief commercial officer at group level. He now sits on the Topdanmark four-person group executive boardTrondheim Kommunale Pensjonskasse – Cato Westad has been appointed head of investment at Norwegian municipal pension fund Trondheim Kommunale Pensjonskasse. He started his new job on 1 March, replacing Stein Kjetil Rånes in the role. Westad has been working for the Trondheim pension fund since March 2014, focusing mainly on equities and other risk asset classes such as private equity. Before coming to Trondheim, he worked in Oslo for Pareto Asset Management and DnB Asset Management. Rånes has taken on a new job in Oslo as investment manager at Norwegian teaching staff trade union the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet).Bouwinvest – The Dutch institutional real estate investment manager has appointed Marleen Bosma-Verhaegh as head of research, with effect from 1 March. She was formerly responsible for international property investments and strategic client advisory at pension and investment manager Blue Sky Group in the Netherlands.Aquila Capital – Manfred Schraepler has been appointed managing director to head the alternatives specialist’s financial asset and liquid private market business. He joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Fund Solutions Group, having previously worked in a senior capacity at a number of companies, including as director of marketing at IKOS CIF and head of structured funds at Deutsche Bank, London.Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association – Georgina Beechinor, a senior associate at Sackers, the UK law firm for pension scheme trustees, employers and providers, has been elected the new chair of the PLSA Central London Group. Beechinor joined Sackers as a solicitor in 2001 and, since January 2008, has worked in the company’s Know-how team.Vontobel Asset Management – Matthew Benkendorf, long-standing deputy for Rajiv Jain, has been appointed as Jain’s successor and as CIO of the Quality Growth boutique. Jain has resigned and will leave the company, effective at the end of May, as he moves on to “realise his own entrepreneurial plans”.RobecoSAM – Junwei Hafner-Cai has been appointed co-portfolio manager for the RobecoSAM Global Child Impact Equities and Global Gender Equality Impact Equities funds. She has been part of the RobecoSAM equity-analyst team since 2010.AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets – Germain Aunidas has been appointed global head of development. He replaces Jean-Manuel Rossi, who will retire from AXA IM-Real Assets after 25 years. Aunidas joined in 2014 as deputy head of development. He previously served at Unibail-Rodamco as a development director. Russell Investments, BlackRock, EIOPA, PGGM, AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets, Topdanmark, PFA, Trondheim Kommunale Pensjonskasse, Bouwinvest, Blue Sky Group, Aquila Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Sackers, Vontobel Asset Management, RobecoSAMRussell Investments – Fons Lute has been appointed as client portfolio manager, responsible for advising clients across Northern Europe on their multi-asset investment strategies. He joins from BlackRock’s multi-asset team in the UK, where he was managing director. He has also worked at PGGM Investments, Fortis Investments and Blue Sky Group.European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – The European Parliament has confirmed Fausto Parente, currently head of the Supervisory Regulation and Policy Directorate of IVASS, Italy’s insurance regulator, as EIOPA’s executive director. His five-year term starts on 1 April 2016.PGGM – Ruulke Bagijn, CIO for private markets at PGGM, has been recruited by AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets. Bagijn will join in May and take up the role of global head of real assets private equity in Paris. Bagijn joined PGGM in 2009 as head of the private equity team. She was appointed CIO for private markets in 2012. last_img read more

Ucheibe completes switch to Benfica from Swedish club Assi

first_imgChristy Ucheibe has joined Portuguese Liga BPI outfit SL Benfica from Swedish club Assi, on a three-and-half-year deal.Advertisement Ucheibe saw out her first professional contract with Swedish club Assi in November 2019 and moved on to Portugal on a free transfer, after she inspired the Elitettan side to win the Norrbetten Cup. On joining SL Benfica, she told the club website: “I know I’m coming to a very competitive team. It is this demand and the greatness of the club of legend Eusebio that has attracted me.“I want to help the team win trophies domestically and, one day, shine in the Champions League. Now I just want to focus on work, on training with my teammates.“I know that if I play well here I’m going to reach the Nigerian National team too. I can’t play yet, but I already love and admire the passion of the Benfica fans.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?6 Product That Have Wild Origin StoriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect Job10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian ActressesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonderscenter_img Loading… During her one-year spell, the 19-year-old played a prominent role in Assi’s 10th-place finish in the 2019 season with two goals in 25 games across all competitions for Kenneth Paajarvi’s team.The midfielder, who moved to Sweden from Nigerian side Nasarawa Amazons in April 2019, played a crucial role in helping Nigeria reach the quarter-final of the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in France.Having completed her move to the Portuguese giants, the Nigerian becomes the second African to join the club this year following the arrival of South African striker Thembi Kgatlana last month.last_img read more

New Zealand take third place with six-try win over Wales

first_imgBy Greg StutchburyTOKYO (Reuters) – The All Blacks bid farewell to coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read with a 40-17 victory over Wales at Tokyo Stadium on Friday, claiming the one World Cup prize that no team sets out to win — third place.Winger Ben Smith grabbed a brace and Joe Moody, Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty and Richie Mo’unga also crossed as New Zealand rebounded from their semi-final loss to England and extended their 66-year winning streak over Wales to 31 tests.Both teams came to play and Wales, also saying farewell to coach Warren Gatland, ran the ball at every opportunity to score tries through fullback Hallam Amos and Josh Adams — a Welsh record seventh of the tournament for the winger.South Africa, who beat Wales in the other semi-final last weekend, face off against England in the final at Yokohama International Stadium today.“It was just important we came back and honoured the jersey and the fans and put that one last week behind us,” said Hansen.“We’ve played good footy throughout, but one bad game and you’re out. That’s knockout footy. Really proud of the boys.”While pundits and fans had questioned the relevance of a third-placed playoff, both sides said the game was an opportunity to bury the demons of their semi-final losses.It was also still a test between traditional rivals, with the All Blacks boasting a winning streak against Wales that stretches back to 1953.Read and fellow veterans Crotty, Smith and Sonny Bill Williams, who were all playing their final games for the All Blacks, were superb as New Zealand built a 35-10 lead early in the second half.The All Blacks threatened from the outset and scored a fifth-minute try from prop Moody, an example of how they can play when their ball handling and running into space clicks.Fullback Barrett extended the lead to 14-0 less than eight minutes later when he took an inside pass from scrumhalf Aaron Smith before Wales had their best period of the match.Gatland’s side abandoned the dour game they had played against South Africa last week and were prepared to spread the ball wide, with fullback Hallam Amos ghosting on to a long pass after 15 phases to give Wales their first try.“Our boys never gave up and tried to play some good rugby but probably a game too far for us,” said Gatland. “I’ve loved my time in Wales but that era’s over now and I’m looking forward to the next challenge.”Rhys Patchell added a penalty to reduce the gap to 14-10 before Ben Smith crossed twice, first by fending off Adams and then racing away outside the defenders after a long pass from his scrumhalf, to give the All Blacks a 28-10 halftime lead.Crotty crossed after another Williams offload two minutes into the second half while Smith added what he thought was a third try, before referee Wayne Barnes called it back for a knock-on earlier in the buildup.Wales then built back into the game and Adams burrowed over after another sustained and controlled period of play to eclipse Shane Williams’s six-try haul at the 2007 tournament.“We tried to play a bit but the score probably didn’t reflect that,” said Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones. “I think most of the squad earned their first caps under (Gatland), his legacy is a lot bigger than one game.”last_img read more

North Carolina bounces field hockey from ACC tournament; ice hockey sweeps Penn State

first_img Published on November 10, 2013 at 11:58 pm On Thursday, No. 2 Syracuse (16-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) posted a 3-1 victory over Boston College (12-7, 1-5) in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament to avenge its regular-season loss to the Eagles.But on Friday, No. 3 North Carolina (16-5, 3-3) ended the Orange’s ACC Championship run. Emily Wold’s goal in the 25th minute proved to be the difference in a 1-0 shutout of SU in the semifinals. The loss came only six days after Syracuse beat the Tar Heels, 1-0, in its regular-season finale at J.S. Coyne Stadium.SU plays the winner of Miami (Ohio) and Michigan State on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and hosts the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. Boston College and Connecticut are the other two teams in the region.On Friday, Wold broke a scoreless tie in the first half by deflecting a crossing pass from Loren Shealy toward the cage and past SU goalie Jess Jecko for her fifth tally of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange had a number of opportunities to respond during the first half, including two penalty corners. However, UNC goalie Sassi Ammer made four saves to preserve the lead.Tight defense highlighted much of the second half, as neither team recorded a shot through the first 20 minutes.Syracuse nearly tied the game with only 3:10 remaining. Jordan Page sent a ball into the scoring circle that found its way past Ammer. However, the officials overturned the call after video replay showed that a defender had not touched the ball inside the circle.The Orange scrambled during the final minute, but couldn’t produce the equalizer. After Lauren Brooks and Emma Russell were both denied by Ammer, Syracuse had one final chance on a penalty corner as time expired. However, Leonie Geyer’s shot was batted aside to end the game.The scoreless effort was the first for Syracuse since a 2-0 loss to Massachusetts in 2010.Syracuse will play its first game of the NCAA tournament at home at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday against the winner of Miami (Ohio) and Michigan State. Connecticut and Boston College will also play in Syracuse. Ice HockeyFollowing its victories over Boston College and Union, Syracuse traveled to University Park for a two-game set against Penn State.The Orange (6-4, 2-0 Conference Hockey America) continued its momentum with a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions (2-9-1, 0-4-0).It began with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, where forward Melissa Piacentini provided the necessary offense for the Orange.She capitalized on a power-play opportunity to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead in the first period. Defensemen Kaillie Goodnough and Nicole Renault each had an assist on the goal for the Orange.Penn State defenseman Jordin Pardoski took advantage on a power-play chance, which tied the game late in the second period.Piacentini provided the go-ahead goal less than two minutes into the third period, though, to give Syracuse the 2-1 lead.Goalie Kallie Billadeau continued her consistency in front of the net for the Orange. Her 16 saves — nine of them occurring in the third period — led SU to the win. On Sunday, Syracuse escaped with a 4-3 win in overtime on a game-winning goal by freshman forward Jessica Sibley.There was more offensive firepower on display from both teams. Penn State executed late in the first period on a goal by Kendra Rasmussen that gave the Nittany Lions a 1-0.Five minutes into the second period, Penn State’s Taylor Gross scored her fourth goal of the season to increase the lead to 2-0.But Syracuse kept the game within reach when right wing Akane Hosoyamada scored on a power-play goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 late in the second period.Left wing Nicole Ferrara followed up with the team’s second goal three minutes into the third period to tie the game at 2-2.Forward Amy Peterson provided another one-goal lead for Penn State with a power-play goal about seven minutes into the period. Then Syracuse responded late in the third period with a goal by defenseman Danielle Leslie, which tied the game at 3-3 and ultimately forced overtime.That is when Sibley scored the game-winning goal less than two minutes into overtime, propelling the Orange to a comeback victory and its sixth victory of the season.Syracuse will travel again this coming weekend for two games against nationally ranked Mercyhurst College.VolleyballSyracuse wrapped up the weekend with a bit of a scare. The Orange (13-13, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) took on Boston College (8-18, 0-14) in a road match that proved to be quite the test for SU.Syracuse held on to win the match in five sets, defeating the Eagles to reach .500 overall for the first time all season. SU came out flat to start Sunday, dropping the first set 25-16. The Orange never really had a chance as it trailed the entire set. However, the team was able to bounce back and take the next two sets, winning the second 25-20 and the third 25-18.Syracuse dropped the fourth set to tie the game up at two sets apiece. The fifth set, normally played to 15 points, ended up needing some extra points to decide a winner.SU was close to defeat when it trailed 14-10. But it was able to fend off the Eagles on five straight match points to eventually win the final set 18-16. The win came with a little bit of help as the last three points were scored on attack errors by Boston College.Outside hitter Silvi Uattara led the offense, racking up 14 kills. Outside hitter Nicolette Serratore also provided a spark, recording her seventh double-double of the season. Middle blocker Monika Salkute had her best game of the year also adding 11 kills — a season best — and seven total blocks.The Orange returns home this week, facing Pittsburgh on Friday and Maryland on Sunday, both in the Women’s Building.– compiled by staff writers Tyler Piccotti, tfpicott@syr.edu, Matt Miselis, mjmiseli@syr.edu, and Eric Riter, esriter@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more