Last week, The New Mastersounds brought their patented funk out to The Independent for two great nights of music. The band’s ever funky presence is always felt, between old classics and newer cuts from their 2015 release, Made For Pleasure. One highlight from the first night of the run was the band’s cover of Kool & The Gang‘s “Give It Up,” complete with a horn section featuring Daniel Casares on saxophone and Mike Olmos on trumpet.Listen to the New Mastersounds funkify San Francisco with this great jam below:[Video courtesy of Martin Lefkowitz, photo by Courtney Harrington]
All season long, Asa Goldstock’s goal has been to play closer to the net. But against Louisville, she couldn’t have gone further. The sophomore, with her eyes on the UofL players who were spaced on her wings, just walked. To the 30-yard line, the 40-yard line, midfield and then as she breached opponent territory, she still looked for a place to go with the ball, but again, she still walked. SU’s goalie marched forward until she could go no more, forced to rid herself of the ball at the clear line on the opposing 30-yard line.It was a meaningless play for Syracuse, who passed the ball around a few times before UofL regained possession. But the routine was telling of Goldstock, who has this season exuded confidence in an ability that has never escaped her. “I’ve been trying my best to take the ball up the field quick,” Goldstock said. “If I make the save, might as well start the transition and take the ball up the field quick.”While the sophomore has made improvements in goal, she said SU head coach Gary Gait has told her to not lose her aggressiveness which has caused her to jumpstart the Syracuse (9-9, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) offense on multiple occasions this season. Freshman Sam Swart put it into perspective: Goldstock, perhaps the Orange’s most dynamic player on the defensive side, sometimes also acts as SU’s “quarterback” on offense. Goldstock’s play on both sides of the field will be instrumental as the Orange opens the NCAA tournament against Princeton (12-5, 6-1 Ivy League) on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Asa can handle it herself,” Swart said after Syracuse’s early season win over then-No. 4 Florida, where Goldstock dominated in and out of the net. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerWhile Swart noted that the Orange doesn’t run set plays for immediately following saves, the Orange players run sequential routes every time the ball finds its way into Goldstock’s pocket. Midfielders cross and defensive players, particularly Ella Simkins, streak upfield to receive the ball.Her hand in the offense has not showed on the stat sheet — Goldstock only has one assist in her two years with the Orange — but some of SU’s offensive success is dependent on her ability to clear the ball down the field. Playing more steady, the sophomore has retained similar turnovers numbers this year (1.32 last season and 1.27 per game this year) and is the top clearer on an SU team with an .816 clear percentage. While this is just an average — sometimes her attempts at long clears or audacious advances up the field backfire — Goldstock’s aggression has led to more good than bad.The goal of the Orange this season has been to get the ball out quickly to give offensive players a chance to convert on the other end, Goldstock said. The 19th-ranked SU scoring offense has gotten that help from multiple contributors, particularly its young goalie.Goldstock admitted that in her trips up the field, although getting the ball to her teammates is her top priority, she sometimes looks towards the goal. She said it’s “not possible” in lacrosse for a goalkeeper to score, but that hasn’t stopped her from dreaming.“Maybe one day,” she quipped.Gait said that Goldstock, despite what the sophomore said about her coach encouraging her aggressiveness, needs to work on making better decisions. He said Goldstock “doing a little bit too much” granted Cornell opportunities in SU’s 14-7 domination of the Big Red.He said she would benefit, on some occasions, by getting the ball out to a streaking defender rather than taking the ball upfield.“Rather than giving up the short pass, (she’s) giving up the long bomb,” Gait said. “Sometimes you need to make better decisions.”Despite her coach’s preaching, Goldstock’s play style hasn’t changed. Her attacking mindset hasn’t wavered and, when Syracuse faces a Princeton team anchored by the country’s 35th-ranked defense, the Orange will take all the help it can get, no matter how it gets it.“I’d like to ignite something in my team,” Goldstock said, “if that makes me a quarterback, then so be it.” Comments Published on May 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 02, 2013â€¢6:13 a.m. Christopher M. Middleton, 37, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 60 mph in a 45 mph zone (radar) and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.â€¢10:10 a.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Susan D. Cook, 42, Wellington and Audrey L. Hendricks, 47, Wellington.â€¢11:01 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1700 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢3 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢3:07 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.
Fourth of July will look a little different this year due to the pandemic.Many will be lighting fireworks, and now that hand sanitizer has become an essential for nearly everyone around the globe, it could make for a painful combination this Fourth of July when it comes to lighting fireworks.The NSC shared firework safety tips on nsc.org which include; leaving fireworks to the professionals, understand your state’s laws because each state is different, adults should never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol, never allow young children to handle fireworks.Because fireworks are apart of the celebration for Fourth of July, and now hand sanitizer is apart of people’s daily routines, experts warn people that hand sanitizer contains alcohol which is highly flammable. “Alcohol and fire do not mix,” National Safety Council (NSC) spokeswoman Maureen Vogel told CNN. “You shouldn’t pair flammable items; it’s the proverbial recipe for disaster.”Stay safe everyone, and Happy Fourth of July!
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