Published on April 5, 2017 at 10:15 pm Contact Charlie: email@example.com | @charliedisturco UPDATED: April 6, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.GENEVA, N.Y. — From 1987 through 2016, Syracuse has had its way with Hobart. All but twice the Orange captured the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. But that didn’t stop a group of students from throwing eggs at the team bus pregame or the chants that followed after.Hobart kept the first quarter tight, trailing by just one goal. The student section responded during the layover with an expletive-laden chant. The game remained bitter in the second quarter, during which Nate Solomon scored his third goal of the game with three Hobart defenders draped around him. The sophomore attack’s celebration prefaced a one-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.“I lost my cool,” Solomon said before glancing toward SU head coach John Desko. “I’ll never do that again.”No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) struck first and never trailed in its 17-11 win on Wednesday night, even with Hobart (4-6, 1-1 Northeast) keeping the game close at Boswell Field. It extended the Orange’s dominance over Hobart since 1987, now having won 29 of the last 31 contests. Solomon and senior Nick Mariano both tied career highs as SU ended its program-record streak of seven consecutive one-goal games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMariano has led Syracuse’s offense during its six-game winning streak. He scored four goals and added three assists in the win, playing from the midfield for most of the game and drawing a short-stick defender. That gave him more room with which to work. During SU’s man-up opportunities, he scored three of his four goals.Mariano tied his career high in points at Syracuse, which came in the season opener against Siena. That was the last time an SU game wasn’t decided by one goal. The reigning two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Week, Mariano has strung together three straight games of three-plus goals.“It’s being up top a little more,” Mariano said. “It’s allowing me to be a little more free and get a short stick most of the time.”Colin Davy | Asst. Photo EditorFor three quarters, Hobart kept the game close. Up by three with under seven minutes in the third, Syracuse had a man-up opportunity and the chance to pull away. Man-up specialist Brad Voigt found the ball in front of the net, but he passed it off to the side, where Mariano stood unguarded. A top shelf shot put the Orange up by four. A little over three minutes later, Mariano scored again.“The pattern has been, for the last couple of years,” Hobart head coach Greg Raymond said, “fight with those guys for three quarters, keep it close. But this year, that didn’t happen.”As Mariano transitioned more toward the midfield, junior Brendan Bomberry joined senior Jordan Evans and Solomon on attack. The offense worked the ball around, finding most of its goals coming from off-ball cuts toward the net. Solomon took advantage of the opportunities, making acrobatic shots to extend Syracuse’s lead.Solomon’s first goal came two minutes and 52 seconds into the second quarter off a pass from senior midfielder Sergio Salcido, who finished with four assists for the second straight game. Stumbling toward the ground, Solomon turned and underhand-shoveled the ball past Hobart goalie Jackson Brown.“He’s a right spot at the right time kind of guy,” Raymond said. “That kid is a very opportunistic player, and he’s good in early offensive sets. Plus, he’s great off-ball too.”The sophomore capped off his three-goal second quarter with a pass from Paolo Ciferri in transition. Solomon faked a shot as three defenders converged. Knowing he’d get hit, Solomon ripped a shot past Brown.What happened after was left unclear, though Desko said Solomon talked trash to the opposition. The following quarter, Solomon re-entered and forced a turnover. He picked up the ground ball and, despite taking a hit, remained on his feet, charged toward the goal and scored.“Nate was pretty courageous,” Desko said. “He put himself in some situations off dodges where he knew he was going to get hit, but he held his poise the finish the ball.”As it did last year, Syracuse pulled away from Hobart down the stretch. With 8:52 left, Hobart scored to pull within three. The rest of the game was all Syracuse, which ended on a 4-1 run that dominated possession.Holding onto a safe lead and the clock winding down, the Orange sent out its backups. Dom Madonna replaced Evan Molloy, who made 17 saves in net, while the third midfield line made an appearance and added a goal — a Riley O’Sullivan score with 38.5 seconds remaining.After the game, Ryan Simmons ran over to grab the trophy named partially after his great grandfather. The rest of the team surrounded Simmons in celebration. In the middle of the sea of Orange stood Solomon and Mariano, the duo that contributed on 65 percent of SU’s goals.The teams’ 103rd matchup ended like many before it. And the Kraus-Simmons trophy will spend its fourth year in a row in Syracuse.CLARIFICATION: In a previous version of this post, the number of years that Syracuse and Hobart have competed for the Kraus-Simmons trophy, since the second matchup, was unclear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
EIGHT YEAR OLD VETERANS WHAT A VIEW & TRIBALIST SQUARE OFF IN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2019)–A pair of classy 8-year-old geldings, What a View and Tribalist, head a field of eight California-bred or sired horses going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita.Idle since beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap Aug. 18, What a View, who is closing in on $1 million in earnings, will be making his third start for trainer Phil D’Amato and the speedy Tribalist, most recently fifth in the Grade II Eddie D Stakes at five furlongs on turf Sept. 27, will be making his 14th career start for trainer Blake Heap.WHAT A VIEWOwner: Finish Line Racing LLC, the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory StablesTrainer: Phil D’AmatoNow in his sixth racing season, this Grade I winning son of Vronsky has been based at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center since his last race and his connections are hoping he’ll be able to show sprinter speed off the bench. Bred in California by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho and Patsy and Sal Berumen, What a View, who is out of the Manila mare Oceans N Mountains, is winless in his only career turf sprint–a sixth place finish in the Grade III Daytona Stakes eight starts back on Feb. 24, 2018. A winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) here in March of 2016, What a View has earnings of $922,057 from an overall mark of 29-8-5-1.TRIBALISTOwner: Robert Abrams, Mitchell Duko & Michael ParanTrainer: Blake HeapA sharp second, beaten a neck by talented Eddie Haskell in a five furlong turf classified allowance two starts back at Del Mar July 24, this Tribal Rule gelding was not as quick away from the gate in finishing fifth, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Pee Wee Reese in the Grade II Eddie D here on Sept. 27. Considered one of the top turf sprinters on the circuit when he’s on his game, Tribalist, who is out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Ultimate Summer, will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat in what will be his 14th career start. A close third in the 2017 California Flag at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, Tribalist will need to show his customary early zip on Saturday.THE CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 8 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTWhat a View–Tyler Baze–122Tribalist–Flavien Prat–121King Abner–Martin Garcia–119General Interest–Rafael Bejarano–116Castle–Abel Cedillo–117My Friend Emma–Silvio Amador–121Portando–Ruben Fuentes–116Grinning Tiger–Heriberto Figueroa–117First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Paperless transactions, an important countermeasure against roving bandits, just received a boost thanks to an initiative launched by a re-migrant in partnership with GTT.Ronson Gray, who founded local company IntellectStorm upon returning from overseas, introduced the payment website payment.gy at a press conference held by GTT at the Marriott Hotel on Monday.IntellectStorm founder Ronson Gray explaining his new platformGray explained that with payment.gy, persons can purchase items from businesses listed with the website, then go and pick up the item at their convenience. It also uses a merchant code, which must be scanned.“Payment.gy is the simple and safe way to pay. What we have done is we have designed a platform that will allow users to pay for any goods and service as long as they have an Internet connection. So that can be done from a mobile phone, a web browser, a laptop computer.”“You can scan the merchant code and the merchant information would populate and the payment amount. There’s a small convenience fee for the service and you are protected by password and pin. Businesses can accept business anywhere, anytime, in Guyana, whether they’re in store or online. For customers, it’s safe and secure. Transactions are protected by the pin. And it’s easy to use.”He noted that businesses can attract customers without them even coming to the store, while customers can make purchases without leaving their homes. In addition, he explained that it has been integrated with popular social application Facebook.Meanwhile, the press conference also heralded the start of a partnership between GTT and CANTO, based in San Francisco, USA. At the press conference, an award was given to second year UG Computer Science student, Jonathan Jacobus.Jacobus placed second in CANTO’s video competition themed ‘The Future of AI’. At the press conference, his video proposing bold solutions for the world and the Caribbean, using AI was played.CANTO is a non-profit association made up of operators, organisations, companies and individuals in the ICT or telecommunications sector. The association has been a major driver in initiatives to boost the ICT sector in the Caribbean.