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Syracuse drops pair to Clemson, Georgia Tech

first_imgSyracuse (14-16, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) failed to get a win on the road this weekend, losing at Clemson (14-14, 8-9) on Friday in four sets followed by a five-set loss to Georgia Tech (12-18, 6-12) on Sunday.On Friday, the Orange lost the first set after Clemson won 11 points in a row to gain a 13-4 and eventually won the first set, 25-16. The Orange worked its way to a 23-22 lead in the second, but dropped three points in a row to lose the set.Syracuse rode an 11-4 run in the third set to pull out a 25-21 win, but in the fourth Silvi Uattara, who finished with team-high 18 kills for the Orange along with 14 digs, couldn’t quite lead a final comeback. Three straight kills brought the score to 24-23, but a Moneshia Simmons kill won the match for the Tigers.On Sunday, the Orange lost the first set to Georgia Tech 25-20, but came back to win the next two sets 25-21 and a dominating 25-13 to take a 2-1 advantage.In the fourth set, the Orange grabbed a 20-18 lead, but lost the next five points and eventually lost the set 25-23. In the deciding fifth set, Syracuse grabbed a 12-11 lead, but Georgia Tech won four of the next five points to claim the match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUattara also had a double-double against the Yellow Jackets, with 18 kills and 12 digs. Fellow outside hitter Nicolette Serratore had a double-double in both matches this weekend, as well, finishing with 18 kills and 11 digs on Sunday and 14 kills and 12 digs on Friday.—Compiled by Ryan Raigrodski, staff writer, rlraigro@syr.edu Comments Published on November 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Peter Phillips sworn in as PNP president

first_imgDr Peter David Phillips is now the official president of Jamaica’s opposition People’s  National Party (PNP).Phillips took the oath of office during a ceremony at King’s House in St Andrew, on Monday morningThe former finance minister was handed the reigns of the PNP by outgoing President Portia Simpson Miller two Sundays ago at a special delegates’ conference held at the National Arena. He is the fifth president of the 79-year-old party.Phillips will seek to reconcile his party which has been affected  by infighting over the past year. He has vowed  to re-energise the country’s youth in a bid to attract them to the party as well as lead a viable Opposition.Finance last served as finance minister but has  also served as Minister of Health, Transport and National Security.He lost twice to Simpson Miller in presidential races.last_img read more

Vedad Ibišević Stays in Stuttgart

first_imgBosnian Herzegovinian striker Vedad Ibišević will play the next season in Stuttgart, was announced by German Bild.The decision was made by the coach Armin Veh and he does not intend to sell our footballer because Ibišević is currently the only classic striker.“We do not have intention to change anything, we have Vedad Ibišević, Tim Werner, Daniel Ginzecka and Martin Harnik, who can also play forward, and that is it is enough of strikers”, said sports director Jöcher Schneider.Only Werner is currently available to Veh, since Ginzeck and Harnik have problems with injuries, and Ibišević will join the team on July 18th  after he finishes with the vacation after the World Cup. (Source: SportCentar)last_img read more