An opportunity to live alongside the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row

first_img“Mermaid Beach has always been regarded as an exclusive residential enclave as opposed to a holiday hotspot, so Mahala has been designed to cater to owner occupiers,” he said. >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< Want to live by the water? You might not have to go as far as you think “It gives them the opportunity to live alongside the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row.”Mr Roubicek said a major driver of interest was Mahala’s proximity to the light rail service, Pacific Fair and the local dining precincts. Residents of the new high-rise would also benefit from a rooftop solar farm to help lower energy bills. Apartments include two parking bays and shared entertainment spaces with a pool, barbecues and private dining room. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe proposed view from Mahala.“We received in excess of300 inquiries (ahead of the launch) for Mahala’s 94two, three and four-bedroom large owner occupier-style apartments, with interest predominantly stemming from residents in surrounding suburbs,” Mr Roubicek said.“Mahala’s position overlooking Hedges Ave has strong appeal to purchasers. Pindan Group’s luxury apartment project Mahala was officially launched to the market on October 27 — the resident’s lounge leading out to the pool. At Mermaid Beach, Pindan Group’s luxury apartment project Mahala was officially launched to the market today, but has already turned heads, despite early works on construction having only just started.Colliers International residential director Andrew Roubicek said most of the potential buyers were locals looking to downsize on property, but super-size on luxury. MORE: Artist impression of Mahala, a 25-storey high-rise tower by developer Pindan which is planned for Peerless Ave, Mermaid BeachPindan director of development management Nick Allingame said the development tailored itself to the surrounding beachside suburb. GLITTER STRIP: Mahala apartment project at Mermaid Beach provides an opportunity to live alongside the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s RowThe Gold Coast glitter strip has long been the territory for tourists, but now suburban downsizers are moving in, looking for their slice of paradise. Sydney developer’s plan for West Endlast_img read more

Ordained Ministers told Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail (US)

first_imgThe Daily Signal 18 October 2014For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in accordance with their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.Just this weekend, a case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ordained ministers they have to celebrate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time.The Idaho case involves Donald and Evelyn Knapp, both ordained ministers, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel. Officials from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, told the couple that because the city has a non-discrimination statute that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, and because the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the couple would have to officiate at same-sex weddings in their own chapel.The non-discrimination statute applies to all “public accommodations,” and the city views the chapel as a public accommodation.On Friday, a same-sex couple asked to be married by the Knapps, and the Knapps politely declined. The Knapps now face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/18/government-ordained-ministers-celebrate-sex-wedding-go-jail/last_img read more

Tony Gwynn

first_imgTony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres passed away from mouth cancer recently.  Most baseball experts agree he might have been the best hitter since Joe DiMaggio.  These baseball people also hope that the younger ball players look at the smokeless tobacco usage that led to Tony Gwynn’s cancer and avoid this habit from developing.Tony had 8 batting titles to his name.  His 20-year major league average was .338.  He had 3,141 hits and 135 home runs in these 20 seasons.  He didn’t have as many hits as Pete Rose, but his overall batting average was higher.  He was a 15 time all-star and is credited with being the first major leaguer to study his hitting through the use of video.The right fielder wore Number 19 for his entire pro-baseball career.  He has a son, Tony, Jr., playing major league ball at this time with Philadelphia.last_img read more

Alma Miller – age 98, of Sunman

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Alma’s memory include one sister, Angela Probst of Sunman, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julius M. Miller in May of 1975; two sisters, Marie Brunsman and Betty Gillman, and two brothers, Raymond Schuck and George Schuck.  Memorial contributions can be directed to All Saints Parish – New Alsace Campus, St. Nicholas School or for Masses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Alma Miller. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish – New Alsace Campus;  Rosary will be prayed at 9 a.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.center_img Alma O. Miller, of Sunman, was born on February 7, 1920 in St. Leon, the daughter of Phillip and Catherine Bischoff Schuck.  She married Julius M. Miller on September 7, 1949 at St. Nicholas Church.  Alma helped Julius on their farm and was a member of All Saints Parish – formerly St. Paul, New Alsace and was active in their Ladies Sodality.  She also volunteered at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville and enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and playing cards.  On Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 98, she passed away at Ripley Crossing in Milan.last_img read more

Allardyce acknowledges ‘fortunate’ win

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce acknowledged an element of irony to his side’s Barclays Premier League victory after seeing them triumph 1-0 over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association He added: “We were a little desperate after only a few minutes when we saw two players coming off injured, but by the end of the game we had a well-deserved victory and it just shows the importance of the strength and depth of your squad. “Two players come on and the team hasn’t got any weaker – it stayed strong and continued to probe the Stoke defence, which finally paid off.” West Ham twice survived scares in stoppage time at the end of the match to hold on for the victory. First, Stoke substitute Charlie Adam cracked a volley against the bar, and the hosts then had appeals that Hammers defender Guy Demel had handled in the area waved away by referee Jonathan Moss. Stoke manager Tony Pulis, whose side’s defeat was only their second at home in the top-flight this term, was convinced the incident involving Demel should have resulted in a penalty, although he seemed more aggrieved about one in the build-up to the goal that featured West Ham striker Andy Carroll and Potters skipper Ryan Shawcross. Vaz Te was able to slip in his pass to Collison after attempting to play a one-two with Carroll and having the ball come back to him via a coming-together between the England frontman and Shawcross. Regarding that, Pulis said: “Their goal is really hard to take – Carroll actually pulls Ryan down and we are disappointed with that, and we could have had a penalty in the second half. “We thought it was a definite handball. But like the offside rules, handball is a very ambiguous topic at the moment.” center_img The Hammers suffered what appeared to be a major setback early on, with the concussed Matt Taylor and Joe Cole, nursing a hamstring problem, having to come off in only the 10th and 11th minutes respectively. But it was their replacements, Jack Collison and Ricardo Vaz Te, who subsequently combined for what turned out to be a decisive goal in first-half stoppage time. Allardyce said: “Our misfortune ended up as our good fortune today. Our misfortune was Matt Taylor going off with concussion and then straight after that Joe Cole with a hamstring injury. But Ricardo Vaz Te’s ball to Jack Collison and (the performances of) those two players throughout the game today has helped us win this match.” last_img read more

Giggs keen to make United smile

first_img The midfielder said the season under Moyes had been “frustrating” and he wants to restore some pride in his four games in charge. “It’s a proud moment for me to manage Manchester United and it’s one I will enjoy,” said Giggs, who will take his place in the dugout for the first time against Norwich on Saturday. “I want to bring back some smiles on the faces of the fans. “I can’t wait for the game, the players are excited too. “I know the stadium will be bouncing.” Moyes left United seventh in the Barclays Premier League, some 23 points behind leaders Liverpool. Moyes was dogged by rumours – always denied by the Scot – that he did not have a good relationship with his players. Giggs took time to thank his manager at the start of his press conference. “I’d like to thank David for giving me my first chance in coaching,” said Giggs, who was appointed first-team coach when Moyes arrived. “It was something I’ll always remember when he rang me in the summer and asked me to come on board. “Obviously I was still playing but he’s given me my first opportunity of a coaching role.” But despite Giggs’ warm words about Moyes, there was a feeling around Carrington on Friday morning that everyone at the club was keen to move on and forget the 10 torturous months under the former Everton boss. United were flat, unimaginative and slow in Moyes’ final game in charge – a 2-0 loss at Goodison Park. Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, wants to bring a bit of flair back to Old Trafford. “It’s been a frustrating season for everyone,” said 40-year-old, who has won 13 Premier League titles with the club. “We win together and lose together and in these remaining four games, I want to bring the positivity back. “We have three home games at Old Trafford, where the home form hasn’t been great, and I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up. “I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player.” Giggs came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford and was part of the famed ‘Class of ’92’ that helped contribute to so much of the club’s success under Sir Alex Ferguson. The club’s record appearance maker could not hide his delight at being appointed interim manager. “I am proud to be managing Manchester United for the remaining games,” said Giggs, who has played 962 times for the club. “It’s a club I’ve been associated with for 25 years and it’s a proud moment for me and one I will enjoy. “I’ve enjoyed the week and I’m proud more than anything. It’s probably the proudest moment of my career. “It has been a difficult week for the club and it was a shock to me on Tuesday when I spoke to Ed and he informed me David was leaving and then asked me to take over. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind week for me but one I’ve enjoyed – it has been different, chaotic and I’ve been getting a little taste as it’s my fourth day in the job. “I can never imagine what you have to do and things it entails being a Manchester United manager.” Giggs, who started taking his UEFA pro-license at the beginning of the season, is not being considered by the United board as a replacement for Moyes. A lot of United fans would like to see Giggs in charge next year, but he refused to reveal his plans beyond the end of the season. “I’m just concentrating on a short term,” Giggs said. “I am concentrating on the four games remaining. “After that, I’ve not really thought about it.” Even though he turns 41 in seven months, Giggs’ fitness levels are still good, and he has not ruled out extending his playing career by at least another year. The Welshman is keen to play a part in United’s games on the pitch so will consider naming himself in the squad for Saturday’s game against struggling Norwich. “I’ve just given myself a five-year contract,” he joked. “I haven’t done much this week but I am still involved as a player as well.” Giggs has been so busy this week that he has not had time to consider whether he will wear a suit or tracksuit in the dugout on Saturday. “I haven’t decided. You’ll have to wait and see,” said Giggs, who will be assisted by former United trio Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes during his interim reign. Ryan Giggs has vowed to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans. Giggs was appointed interim player-manager on Tuesday following the sacking of David Moyes. The Welshman was in a good mood as he conducted his first press conference, even joking that he had given himself a new five-year contract. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgA person familiar with the deal says the Texans have acquired Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round pick while sending a future fourth-rounder to Houston.While Cooks hasn’t matched Hopkins’ superstar play during his six-year career, he is a fast, steady deep threat who has five 50-reception seasons for three franchises. Cooks had 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles last season.NFL-CHIEFS-BREELANDAP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year dealKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, helping to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft. The 25-year-old was airlifted Tuesday to Sunnybrook Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.Cave’s wife, Emily, said the family is no longer allowed to be in the hospital because of COVID-19 rules. She said they have no idea when they will be allowed to see him again.MLB-FRANCHISE VALUESYanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimatesNEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced. ESPN.com first reported it.Breeland started 15 of 16 games for the Chiefs last season, which he played on a one-year prove-it deal after an injury-shortened season in Green Bay. He also started all three playoff games and was instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers for their first championship in five decades.NFL DRAFT-TAGOVAILOAAgent says Tua is healthyUNDATED (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s (TOO’-uh tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. — The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10% or 20% for others.— The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking to unload all merchandise for the 146th Derby dated May 2. The race has been postponed from that date to Sept. 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, over 300 Derby 146 items with the old date will be available for online sale from April 15 to May 3. The museum will donate 20% of sales proceeds to two funds that help those affected by COVID-19.NFL-RAMS/TEXANS TRADETexans get Cooks from RamsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Texans have picked up receiving help after sending DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals last month. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the game’s shutdown.The last NBA games were played March 11, the day that Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus. The pandemic will lead to the delay of at least 259 regular-season games through April 15, what would have been the end of the regular season.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 2021.— The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team’s performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also been using workout equipment tailored for each player and provided by the team. Coach Doc Rivers says that’s led to trash talking while watching each other work out. April 10, 2020 Update on the latest sports he 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday on SiriusXM Radio, saying he’s moved beyond baseball.The all-or-nothing free swinger hit at least 30 homers four times and led the majors in strikeouts three times while compiling a .236 batting average. He hit .260 in 2009 and set career highs 44 homers and what is still a big league-record 223 strikeouts.NBA-BULLS-KARNISOVASBulls hire KarnisovasCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have a new leader. A person familiar with the situation says the struggling franchise has hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation. The 48-year-old Karnisovas had big roles in Denver, taking two-time All-Star center Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) in the second round of the 2014 draft. He also picked up recent lottery selections Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.Longtime executive John Paxson is expected to move into an advisory role. The futures of general manager Gar Forman and coach Jim Boylen are unclear.NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTONHamilton could be back this seasonRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes.center_img — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra says head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts. The reductions are expected to save about $15 million to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately $10 million of that estimated savings comes from salary reductions for men’s basketball coach Chris Mack, football coach Scott Satterfield, women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz and baseball coach Dan McDonnell.— UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 was scheduled for April 18, and White planned to follow it with weekly fight cards from Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano is back in New York after completing his quarantine period following a positive test for the coronavirus. Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical mandated by Gulfstream Park to determine if he could be cleared to ride in the Florida Derby on March 28. He quarantined in Florida and said he was largely asymptomatic throughout his time with the virus.— Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28, more than two months after it was suspended. The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series. Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”— The World Curling Federation has canceled its championships this year. The men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and senior championships will not be held in 2020. The WCF has adjusted its qualifying for the 2021 world championships and the 2022 Winter Olympics to compensate for the missing tournaments. Hamilton needed surgery to repair a broken left leg suffered in January and had been listed as out indefinitely before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Waddell said Hamilton’s rehab has gone well and that he would soon start work on the ice.Hamilton was on pace to shatter career highs for goals, assists, points and plus/minus. He was a plus-30 with 14 goals, 26 assists and 40 points in 47 games before the injury.NHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers say Colby Cave remains in medically induced comaTORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. The former Alabama signal-caller held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer Thursday after his personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month.MLB-REYNOLDS-RETIREMENTBasher Reynolds retiresPHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. T The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking.The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show.The Boston Red Sox are third at $3.3 billion, Forbes said Thursday, followed by the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco, the New York Mets, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Each of those teams are worth $2 billion.Miami was last at $980 million, a drop of $20 million.Forbes estimates the MLB average team value rose 4% from last year to $1.85 billion, the smallest annual appreciation since a 2% rise in 2010. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA players to get paid next weekUNDATED (AP) — The NBA says players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. FIFA INVESTIGATIONFormer Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer caseNEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption.Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with alleged payments to officials of the South American governing body CONMEBOL. The indictment, unsealed Monday, also contended they made illegal payments to win broadcast rights for Fox to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Lopez and Martinez pleaded not guilty, as did the sports marketing company Full Play Group SA, which also is charged with racketeering. Judge Pamela Chen of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ordered both to surrender their passports and imposed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews. Lopez is in Los Angeles, and Martinez is in Miami.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

USG continues progress on mug program

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government announced updates to its new sustainability mug program at Tuesday’s Senate meeting.The program is a collaborative effort of the USC Libraries, USC Hospitality and USG to promote campus-wide sustainability.Students will soon be able to purchase mugs from various hospitality venues, such as Trojan Grounds or the campus center, and will receive 10 percent off all drinks on campus.“It really is a campaign to be more sustainable on campus … it’s just one more step,” said Tim Sae Koo, USG director of student affairs. “[USG’s] job now is to help market it and spread the word to the students.”Hospitality will choose between two styles of mugs Wednesday, both of which are appealing and still affordable for students, Sae Koo said. A student from the USG Program Board will then design the graphic for the mug.The mugs are anticipated to be available by next semester. They are designed to be spill-proof and have already been approved by USC Libraries and Hospitality. Students will be allowed to bring mugs purchased through this program into all libraries.The sustainability mug project was proposed a few years ago; however, Sae Koo said the biggest obstacle in completing the project was poor communication between the departments around campus.“It’s a long process, so that’s why all we have are rough estimates in terms of dates,” Sae Koo said. “I’m just really excited about it now because it’s been a project that has been going on for a couple of years now.”Sae Koo said USG put a lot of effort into pushing for the program and that the USC departments are finally seeing the benefits of a sustainability program.last_img read more

Waite digs Dykstra’s tune

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoThis year’s ninth-ranked UW volleyball team is one of the most talented in the program’s recent history. Few would suspect, however, that any of them had unusual talents off the court.Sophomore Kat Dykstra is not only making a name for herself as a new starter this season, but she is also an accomplished bassoon player.When trying to develop Dykstra’s raw talent, coach Pete Waite compares perfecting the game of volleyball to playing in an orchestra.”She actually has a great background in orchestra, and she plays at a very high level,” Waite said. “So sometimes we talk about the discipline that it takes to learn the instrument that she has played in the past and bring it to the court, because she is phenomenal.”Dykstra is representative of the undeveloped athletic ability many younger UW players possess, having not started playing volleyball until her junior year at New Trier High School in Wilmette, Ill. During that time, the track and basketball standout helped lead her team to two appearances in the state quarterfinals.After redshirting her first year on campus, Dykstra played in 15 matches and made one start last year, averaging .62 blocks and kills per game. She played her best match against UC-Santa Barbara, where she racked up 4 kills and 4 blocks.So far this season, Dykstra has shown much improvement. Through only 20 games played, she has already bettered her season totals from a year ago, accumulating 53 kills for a 2.65 per game average. She has also been averaging a block per game as well. Waite attributes her jump in numbers to both her athletic ability and how quickly she is able to learn the game.”Physically, she is phenomenal. She is probably one of the top two athletes that we have ever had in the program,” Waite said. “As far as top jump reach, she has gone easily eight or nine inches over the basketball rim, if you were to measure that. That is just phenomenal when you are playing a 7-foot-4 inch net. So, she is way up there.”Listed at 6 feet 3 inches, Dykstra’s height and vertical reach are two great attributes she brings to the team. Those weapons have caused the team’s setters to adjust the way they play with her.Senior setter Jackie Simpson set for standouts like former Badger Maria Carlini and sophomore Brittney Dolgner but has had to adjust the way she plays due to Dykstra’s leaping ability.”The biggest difference is Kat can touch 10’7″, so it’s a lot higher,” Simpson said. “A quick attack you set at the same height as a second tempo ball, but it’s a first tempo set. It’s something you really have to adjust to as a setter, getting the height and speed just right.”Dykstra’s play is not only drawing attention from her teammates, but she is also putting on a show for opponents.On UW’s last road trip, the Badgers won the Loyola-Marymount Invitational. In the final game against the Lions, Dykstra recorded 13 kills, good enough to earn her all-tournament team honors. That game stands out for Waite as a turning point in the young season.”Even our first two weekends on the road, we played Northern Iowa, and we got her a lot of balls, and she really dominated the match,” Waite said. “Last weekend we were at Loyola-Marymount, and she really finished the match strong with a couple really great blocks and kills. She is showing us the more sets we get her, the better she will do, and she is going to be a great weapon for us as we head into Big Ten play.”Although Dykstra has made many improvements in her play, she still has a lot to work on, especially because she is so new to the game. One thing that she does is apply the same practice and work ethic that she has when practicing her bassoon to her play on the court.”Everything takes a lot of practice,” Dykstra said. “With music or with volleyball, you have to do things over and over again if you are going to get it right. With my bassoon, it’s so many notes and so many fingerings that don’t make sense at all, and there are some things in volleyball that you don’t understand.”You just have to work through it, and it will make sense eventually. The people teaching you know what they are talking about, and you just got to trust them and work your hardest.”Waite acknowledges that she has a lot to learn and is new to the game. But, like a good musician, he knows that she will work hard and practice so she can be a major contributor as the team works deeper into the season. “She enjoys the whole game, but she is very new to it,” Waite said. “She only started playing with a decent club team her senior year in high school. So everything she does is new and exciting for her. We are challenging her to be better and get tougher all the time. We are trying to get her up to game speed for Big Ten play.”last_img read more

Syracuse splits matches with Ohio State and LIU-Brooklyn on Saturday

first_img Published on September 12, 2015 at 11:07 pm Contact Kevin: kjpacell@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite losing to No. 15 Ohio State (8-1), Syracuse (6-2) bounced back to win against LIU (0-7) to finish its weekend at the LIU Blackbird Invitational.Syracuse’s first set of the day started with three consecutive Ohio State points. The Buckeyes dominated from there, winning the set 25-12.The second set was much more tightly contested, as the score differential was never more than two. With the score tied 23-23, Ohio State made two errors and the set went to the Orange.Syracuse played another tight set in the third, leading 13-10 before the Buckeyes won six points in a row to take a late three-point lead. Down 21-17, the Orange tied the score at 23-23 before losing the last two points on an Ohio State kill and an error from senior outside hitter Silvi Uattara.Capitalizing on its third-set success, Ohio State opened the fourth with a string of six points. But the Orange went on to win seven out of the next eight points, including a sequence of three consecutive kills by three different players, to tie the set at seven.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse kept it close for a while, but at 19-17 in favor of the Buckeyes, Ohio State began a five-point streak that brought the team to match point. OSU went on to win the set 25-18, concluding the match.Senior middle blocker Monika Salkute led the Orange in kills with 11, while senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk continued her early-season success with 35 assists.The second game of the day was a completely different story, as Syracuse won it by the same score it lost the first.While the first set featured no dominant runs from either side, the Orange found itself holding a commanding late lead as it was up 24-19 against LIU. The Blackbirds won the next three points, but Syracuse held them off to win 25-22.Long Island controlled the second set from the beginning, winning four points in a row after falling behind 2-1 to take a 5-2 lead. Syracuse lost the set 25-22.The first 18 points of the third set were split between the two teams, but Syracuse pulled ahead to win the set 25-17. They carried that momentum with them into the fourth set, which they won 25-12.It was another impressive performance from Wlaszczuk, who recorded 38 assists, five blocks, and 12 digs. Freshman middle blocker Santita Ebangwese also stood out with six blocks of her own and 11 kills to accompany them.Syracuse will play its first home matches of the season next weekend in the Big Orange Tournament against New Hampshire (6-5), Navy (2-8), and Buffalo (0-8). Commentslast_img read more