Syracuse controls 1st period, but loses to RIT, 7-4

first_imgJessica DiGirolamo snatched the puck out of the air and dropped it to her feet. Intercepting the attempted clearance, she skated back to the center of the offensive zone and tried to feed a pass to her open teammate in front. An assist would have been her second point of the night and put Orange up two goals, but her pass didn’t connect. DiGirolamo and Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1 College Hockey America) dominated their opposition in the early minutes of Friday night’s conference battle against RIT (3-5-1,1-2), but the 7-4 score hardly reflected it. Controlling play and outshooting their opponent 14-3 in the first period alone, the Orange should’ve gone into the locker room with a sizable lead on their way to a second win of the year. The score after one, however, was just 1-0, a lead the Orange would quickly lose in the second period. Despite letting up four goals in the final frame on their way to a 7-4 loss, it was the opening period – the only one they won – they may most regret.“Those are the moments that we need to capitalize on,” forward Lauren Bellefontaine said. “In order to get that lead when we can.”Just 1:35 into the contest, freshman Madison Beishuizen blocked a shot in the defensive zone and gathered the puck. Rushing past the two RIT defenders, she found herself on a breakaway. With a chance to take an early lead, she fanned on the shot attempt and the puck rolled wide. Under 10 minutes later, DiGirolamo scored the game’s first goal compliments of a pair of RIT deflections. The puck ricocheted off the Tiger forward stepping in front of her shot, and then again off a skate to the right of the crease. With RIT kicking the puck into its own net, it looked like the early bounces were going to go the Orange’s way. But that didn’t continue for the rest of the game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We don’t really play well against this team,” DiGirolamo said. “We wanted to come and get a good start at the beginning, just to make sure we got some confidence going.”Despite a late breakaway after a cross-ice Shelby Calof pass, the Orange failed to light the lamp a second time in the opening period. Eight and a half minutes after DiGirolamo’s opening goal, the score remained 1-0.While coach Paul Flanagan criticized the team’s fundamentals and work ethic, he admitted a bigger first period could have changed the game’s dynamic.“Obviously in hindsight it probably would have been a different ball game if we get up two or three,” Flanagan said. “Maybe they get back on their heels.”Despite first period dominance, Flanagan said he didn’t necessarily think his squad deserved more than what they got.“I thought we missed the net a lot,” Flanagan said. “We were shooting wide and we were shooting high.”Ignoring the missed opportunities, having a lead is never a bad thing. It was only the third time this season Syracuse has finished the first period leading. But coming out of the locker room to play the remaining 40 minutes, it quickly became apparent the Orange hadn’t gotten enough.RIT would out-score SU in the second period 3-2, then pile on four more scores in the final frame.“We came back out in the second, we wanted to do the same things,” DiGirolamo said. “But things didn’t go our way.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:16 am Contact Mitchell: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We are starting into the 2nd week of the new year.Resolutions will be in full swing as we try and finally find a way to reach our goals.There are endless exercise and nutrition opportunities that we can try, and yet some of us will still find ourselves wondering how we polished off that tub of ice cream without really knowing that we did it. Self-sabotaging is a strange behaviour.For the person doing it:They know what they need to doThey know that they are self-sabotagingThey don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from doing itFor some, it is almost like an entitlement; as if they have earned the food, or alcohol, or both.Why is it then, that we self-sabotage?Stress can be a huge contributor to self-sabotaging behaviour. You may be reading this and thinking that you aren’t particularly stressed at the moment. But remember that stress is not limited to a singularity.It can come in many forms and it can lead to behaviours that can ultimately lead to weight gain.Have you ever found yourself mindlessly eating a tub of ice cream while you brood about your latest romantic rejection?Have you ever found yourself eating a takeaway in front of your computer as you try to make a work deadline?Are you a small business owner, desperately trying to make ends meet when you suddenly realize your waistline has expanded?Are you a busy parent who seems to have no time for yourself and your idea of a meal is grabbing something as you take the kids to another activity?Have you found yourself opening a bottle of wine after another stressful week?If you recognise yourself in any of these scenarios, you’re not alone and it’s probably not your fault.When you are under stress, you may find it more difficult to eat well. During times of particularly high stress, you may eat in an attempt to fulfil emotional needs — typical “stress eating” or “comfort eating”.You may also be likely to eat high-calorie foods during times of stress, even when you’re not hungry. These foods are usually hyper palatable foods that have fat and carbs in them, are high in calories and usually taste great, as most unhealthy foods do.Whenever I meet a client who has this sort of self-sabotaging behaviour, they can get very uncomfortable whenever the subject matter is brought up.They usually try and defend their behaviour and can be resistant to change.And why wouldn’t they? This is how they deal with stress.Telling them to stop is completely useless; It’s like telling them to stop being stressed.We have to realise that the reason we find ourselves in situations like this is because of factors other than our love of food.To prevent weight gain during stress and to reduce the risk of obesity, we have to get a handle on our stress and the cause of it.When you feel less stressed and more in control of your life, you may find it easier to stick to healthy eating and exercise habits.Try these stress management techniques to combat stress-related weight gain from the Mayo Clinic:Recognize the warning signs of stress, such as anxiety, irritability and muscle tension.Before eating, ask yourself why you’re eating — are you truly hungry or do you feel stressed or anxious?If you’re tempted to eat when you’re not hungry, find a distraction.Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast, if you tend to binge at night.Identify comfort foods and keep them out of your home or office. (If it’s not there you are less likely to eat it)Keep a record of your behaviour and eating habits so that you can look for patterns and connections — and then look for ways that you can overcome them.Learn problem-solving skills so that you can anticipate challenges and cope with setbacks.Practice relaxation skills, such as yoga, stretching, massage, deep breathing or meditation.Engage in regular physical activity or exercise.Get adequate sleep.Get encouragement from supportive friends and family, or tell them that you are under stress and this may be the cause of your problems.If you feel like you might be trapped in a cycle of self-sabotage, that may be rooted in unhealthy stress reducing habits, try and go on a “stress reduction binge.”You may need to try a variety of new activities to see if you can create new habits for stress relief, but it will be worth it.Ideas might include different types of exercise; yoga, meditation, dance, massage, an artistic pursuit, a talent or interest.The key is to get out and try things you have never tried before and make these your new ‘bad’ habits.#TrainSmartTo keep up-to-date with tips and information on how to stick to your goals in 2015, check out my page at Rushe Fitness through the link below. RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SELF-SABOTAGING YOUR OWN GOALS? was last modified: January 10th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalemmet rushefitness columnkeeping your goalsself-sabotagelast_img read more