Gilligan, penalty kill guide Syracuse to 4-2 win over RIT

first_imgFour minutes into a five-minute power play, Rochester Institute of Technology defender Emilee Bulleid drove down the center of the ice, marking the first strong scoring opportunity on the power play. Bulleid fired a wrist shot toward the right post and Syracuse goalie Jenn Gilligan split her legs, dropped from her stance and stuck her glove hand out to the left. As she hit the ice, the puck hit the back of her glove and the score remained tied at 1.“Ow, that one kind of hurt,” Gilligan said after the game. “That was just a reaction save so I wasn’t really thinking about it until after.”Gilligan and the power play in front of her stayed strong for most of the game Saturday night, giving up goals early in the first period and late in the third. SU (5-8-7, 4-2-3 College Hockey America) killed all six of RIT’s (7-9-3, 1-5-1) power play opportunities en route to a 4-2 win while Gilligan made 16 saves. “If you get through that kill, I think it carries you through and I think that helped us a lot in that period,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU killed a five-minute major power play in the third period, which head coach Paul Flanagan said energized the team.Soon after the penalty, RIT forward Victoria Pitawanakwat took a stretch pass and split the two SU defenders for a breakaway. She shot a few feet short of the goal and to Gilligan’s right. The goalie got her arm in the way, deflecting the puck into the corner.“She stepped up when she had to and that’s what we need out of a goalie,” defender Nicole Renault said.Both teams spent a lot of time in the penalty box, with RIT on the power play for 11:38 of game time. In three of RIT’s opportunities, SU didn’t allow a shot.Orange players blocked eight shots and were constantly poke checking during penalty kills. “RIT is known to have a pretty good power play, so we worked on it all week in practice, just focusing on taking away certain players and being in the lane,” Renault said. “I think we did a good job of it.”SU took the lead on an Alysha Burriss goal with 12:28 left in the third period, and Gilligan held firm for the next 12 minutes.After the Orange took a 3-1 lead on an empty net goal with less than a minute to play, RIT forward Marissa Maugeri shot from the left wing into Gilligan’s body. Gilligan brought her arms up and caught the puck against her chest, preventing a rebound opportunity.On the ensuing faceoff, Maugeri beat Gilligan to the right post, sneaking the puck into the net behind the goalie’s skate. The goal gave the Tigers a second wind, but Burriss put in a second empty net goal to seal the victory.“I thought I did a lot better than the last couple nights,” Gilligan said.Gilligan was happy with the penalty kill in front of her, praising her teammates for blocking shots and their quickness in getting the puck out of the zone.Burriss was forced onto the penalty kill after center Jessica Sibley got hurt in the first period and couldn’t return. For her, the perfect kill percentage says it all.Said Gilligan: “I still think I have some improving to do but it was good end to the semester and hopefully we can come back after break and really get things going.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 6, 2014 at 11:29 pmlast_img read more

SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT GROWS, SAYS NEW POLL – ONLY HALF OF PEOPLE WILL PAY HOUSEHOLD TAX

first_imgFINE Gael and Labour have grown support despite the difficult economic climate, a poll tonight says.The Red C poll for Paddy Power also shows that 15% of voters say they will not pay the Household Charge.The poll was carried out between Monday and yesterday and is the first poll of 2012. Fine Gael and Labour are both up one point to 33% and 16% respectively.Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin both drop a point to 17% and 14 % respectively. Support for independents stays the same at 20%.On the Household Charge 24% of people said they did not know if they are liable for the charge, while 19% say they do not have to pay it.The poll shows that 42% know they are due to pay it and say they will. However, 15% say they know they are liable for the charge, but they are not going to pay it.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT GROWS, SAYS NEW POLL – ONLY HALF OF PEOPLE WILL PAY HOUSEHOLD TAX was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:fianna failFine Gaellabourred c pollSinn Feinlast_img read more

Thieves target popular venue for second time in recent months

first_imgA Donegal Town bar has launched an appeal for information after being targeted by thieves for the second time in recent months.Two raiders broke into The Coach House in the early hours of Friday morning and left with a sum of money.The bar had previously been targeted in the early hours of the 12th of December last, with two robbers fleeing with cash and a quantity of stock. The owner of the bar, Gary Pearson, is offering a €500 reward for any information that can lead to an arrest and conviction for Friday morning’s break in.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Gary says that he discovered the premises had been broken into when he arrived at work the following day.“It was nearly Friday afternoon by the time I got there to open the bar when I noticed it had happened again,” he explained.The thieves entered through the back entrance of the premises, through the car park behind Ulster Bank on Donegal Town’s upper main street. The culprits left the same way after looting the bar. Local businesses are asked to look out for anyone using a large amount of 10c or 20c coins as the two men stole several bags of change from the bar’s change box.One of the culprits is of stocky build, and the other is of slim build. The men may have been carrying a gear bag.The burglars fled on foot after leaving the premises, and Gary is now appealing to the public for any information that may lead to an arrest.“We’re appealing to people that may have seen anything out of the ordinary between 3am and 4am on Thursday night to get in touch with the Gardaí, or anyone that was been walking or driving past the Bosco, the Drumrooske Estate, or Ulster Bank that might have seen two people walking around at that time,” Gary says.Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with Donegal Town Gardaí on (074) 9721021. You can also send a private message to The Coach House’s Facebook page. To make an anonymous report to Gardaí, call 1800 666111.Thieves target popular venue for second time in recent months was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:appealbreak-inDonegal TownGardaithe coach houselast_img read more