Syracuse loses 2nd consecutive game in straight sets to No. 11 Marquette

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm Contact Alex: | @alexhamer8 For the second time in three days, Syracuse lost in straight sets, this time against No. 11 Marquette.Service errors and blocking misuses prevented the Orange from building early momentum, dropping the first set 25-12. Sophomore Elena Karakasi started at setter, just as she did against Baylor on Thursday, and finished with seven assists.The second set was a much tighter contest, despite Syracuse’s continuing struggles against Marquette’s hitters, leaving SU trailing 14-7 midway through the set. Looking for a spark from his bench, head coach Leonid Yelin inserted freshman setter Lauren Woodford into the match in place of Karakasi. Woodford’s consecutive aces helped ignite a Syracuse comeback, but Marquette’s dominance up front was too much for the Orange as they lost the set 25-23.Syracuse’s improved play continued into the third set, and it drew even at 16-16 after several Marquette attacking errors. After a Syracuse timeout, Marquette pulled away, as the Orange dropped the set 25-18. 2018 ACC freshman of the year Polina Shemanova led SU with 11 kills.Syracuse will look to get its first victory of the season on Friday against Morehead State as it begins a three-game stretch in the Kansas Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe sister of tragic school girl Erin Gallagher has taken her own life last night.Shannon Gallagher, 15, is believed to have died by suicide also.Sources close to the family confirmed the tragic news to Donegal Daily this morning. Shannon was a pupil at Finn Valley College.She was to turn 16 on Christmas Day.She was found around 10.30pm last night in Castlefin.Friends and family of the teenager have been left numb by the tragedy. Trained psychologists have been drafted into the Finn Valley College to cope from the fall-out from Shannon’s death.CEO of the VEC Shaun Purcell has said pupils and teachers are devastated by Shannon’s death.One friend said: “It’s just too hard to even speak about. First Erin and now Shannon. What is her poor mother and little brother going to do?”Shannon’s sister Erin, 13, was found dead at the family home in Ballybofey on October 28th.There was a huge outpouring of grief at the time amidst claims that she had been the victim of bullying. The girls’ granda James Gallagher said the family were devastated by the death.“Shannon was wrapping Christmas presents last night and was missing her wee sister,” he said.HEARTACHE AS SISTER OF TRAGIC ERIN ALSO TAKES HER OWN LIFE was last modified: December 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Erin Gallaghershannon gallagherSUICIDElast_img read more