No. 2 Syracuse men’s soccer’s undefeated start ended by No. 3 Notre Dame’s late goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With just 18 seconds left in regulation, Jon Gallagher dealt Syracuse its first blemish of the season. The Notre Dame forward’s left-footed shot from outside the box found the left corner past Orange goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert, negating a Syracuse comeback and handing the Orange its first loss or tie in nine games this year.The Orange gave away the ball in its own half and Gallagher found it at his feet before darting ahead and hammering the final nail in Syracuse’s coffin from 20 yards out.“Oh look, we’re pretty low right now,” McIntyre said over the phone after the game. “It’s an emotionally draining way … when you put everything out there, when you emotionally put everything on the line … our game can be so ruthless. It’s gut-wrenching.”No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) tied the game with just over 10 minutes remaining on Miles Robinson’s goal off a corner kick, but SU was unable to hold on in a 2-1 loss against the No. 3 Fighting Irish (7-1, 2-1 ACC) at UND’s Alumni Stadium on Friday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Look, you never want to lose games,” McIntyre said. “We’ve come a long way as a program when we’re disappointed to go on the road and lose against an elite Notre Dame team with 30 seconds left. That’s a good problem. It’s good for us to come to an environment like this and expect to come away with results.” It wasn’t until the 79th minute that Syracuse broke through, when Robinson got a head on Oyvind Alseth’s corner kick — one of eight Syracuse corners in the second half compared to Notre Dame’s zero — to knot the score at one.Robinson’s goal was his fourth of the season, tying Nanco for the team lead. It’s his eighth goal in one and a half seasons with Syracuse as he continues to establish himself as one of the ACC’s premier threats in the attacking third, even as a defender.The celebration lasted only 10 minutes, though, when Gallagher’s ACC-leading sixth goal of the season found the back of the net.Two seasons ago, it was a freshman Gallagher that drew a red card on former SU center back Skylar Thomas with about 15 minutes left in the game to set up a free kick that would send then-No. 20 Syracuse to a 1-0 defeat against then-No. 4 Notre Dame at SU Soccer Stadium.Two years later, it was Gallagher wreaking havoc again, this time sealing a fate the Orange hadn’t yet experienced in 2016.“Look, it’s a wonderful left-footed strike to win a game. Obviously from our perspective it’s a disappointing way to end,” McIntyre said. “But it happened … Our feeling was that we were the team that was gonna go on and win the game.“As difficult as this is, we’ll regroup, we’ll learn from it and hopefully we’ll continue to move forward.” Comments Published on September 23, 2016 at 10:15 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman For the second straight game, the Orange conceded first. Thirteen minutes after subbing in, freshman midfielder Jack Casey put the hosts ahead less than a minute before half off an Evan Panken free kick. On Tuesday night against Cornell, Syracuse was the benefactor of a Miles Robinson goal right before the break that proved to be the turning point in a 3-1 SU win. Three days later, the Orange found itself on the other end of the momentum swing heading into the half in its toughest test of the year thus far.Out of the break, Syracuse’s attack generated far more of a threat than in the opening 45 minutes. Chris Nanco and Kamal Miller forced UND goalie Chris Hubbard into two saves, his only ones of the game, within 30 seconds of each other. Five minutes later, Sergio Camargo beat Hubbard with a low shot but it deflected off the post and out of harm’s way.“We just imposed ourselves a little bit more,” McIntyre said. “Physically, we kind of pushed the ball forward a little bit quicker, worked extremely hard and connected passes in their half.”last_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral digital recovery offsets UK retail declines

first_img SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 29 October), FTSE-listed sports betting group Ladbrokes Coral Plc continues to record a strong digital momentum, offsetting the year decline of its UK retail betting division.Closing in on its first full-year of post-merger operations, Ladbrokes Coral reports improved Q3 group net revenues of 3%, primarily driven by a 12% net revenue uplift in its group digital assets.However, the FTSE bookmaker continues to suffer declines in its UK retail division (the firm’s biggest revenue generating channel), which declined 1% in net revenues during the trading period.The firm’s stagnant UK retail division is currently -4% (net revenue) for its year-to-date performance.  Ladbrokes Coral governance details that it has moved to strengthen racing content within its UK betting estates by agreeing on a new content deal with The Racing Partnership. Furthermore, the operator expects to undertake structural improvements to its UK retail division helping improving long-term profitability.Despite its UK retail decline, Ladbrokes Coral governance highlighted the strong gains of its European Retail portfolio which recorded a 17% net revenue increase during the period.Updating investors, Ladbrokes Coral Group CEO, Jim Mullen commented on Q3 trading“The four-month period to 29 October represents another period of positive trading performance for the Group as well as solid delivery on the key operational and financial targets for the year including the swift integration of people, operations and platforms.Our Digital performance is strong and the Ladbrokes brand in Australia and the Eurobet brand in Italy continue to post very strong revenue growth.In the UK, the Coral and Gala brands also posted very pleasing growth, and we continue to transition our approach to customer acquisition and retention in Ladbrokes.com to focus on improved profit conversion. In UK Retail, performance improved in line with our expectations primarily driven by the return of all horse-racing content to our shops”.It has been well documented that Ladbrokes Coral will be the most affected UK betting Plc, should the UK government adopt stringent restrictions on FOBTs machine wagering policy. Updating stakeholders Ladbrokes Coral governance, stated that it would be an active participant in the UK government’s current 12-week consultation period with regards to the crucial matter.“Ladbrokes Coral reached its first birthday on 1st November, the day after the further consultation on the Triennial Review was announced. We have existed with the uncertainty caused by the review since we were created and hope that the announcement of a 12 week consultation heralds a positive step to reaching a final outcome. We will take a full part in the consultation.” commented Mullen on the FOBTs update.Ladbrokes Coral Q3 2017 – Performance Overview Submitlast_img read more