On the line: Syracuse must beat North Carolina for chance at ACC tournament berth

first_img Published on April 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Three Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season matchups remain, posing a number of seeding scenarios for the conference tournament at April’s end. But for Syracuse, those hypothetical scenarios are meaningless without a win over North Carolina on Saturday.“With this schedule we’ve had all year, I think everything’s really been a tough turnaround,” senior attack Derek Maltz said. “We already know what happened (last) weekend with a couple ACC teams winning in our favor, so we know what needs to get done.”Despite falling into a 0-3 hole to start conference play, Syracuse still has a chance to qualify for the four-team ACC tournament. After a momentum-stirring win at No. 6 Cornell on Tuesday, the No. 7 Orange (7-3, 1-3 ACC) hosts No. 4 North Carolina (9-2, 2-2) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Carrier Dome with conference playoff hopes on the line.With a win over UNC, Syracuse would most likely earn itself the No. 3 or 4 spot in the ACC tournament. But a loss to the Tar Heels would certainly pencil Syracuse in for the consolation matchup between the fifth- and sixth-ranked teams, on the eve of the ACC championship game, and on the same PPL Park grass in Chester, Pa.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re not trying to miss the first ACC tournament we can be a part of,” attack Kevin Rice said. “It’s a huge game for us.”By way of some clever planning by the SU coaching staff and nearly flawless execution in Tuesday’s win over the Big Red, Syracuse has as much momentum going into its date with North Carolina as it’s had all season.Following the Orange’s sloppy win over Binghamton on April 2, the coaches split up the practice week for the first time senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara could recall in his SU tenure. To comply with the NCAA’s mandate for scheduling practice, the SU staff gave the players Sunday off.That allowed them to catch a breather before taking on the sixth-ranked Big Red, and also to dive right into UNC preparation on Wednesday.“I think that was big for our legs. In this stretch of the season, when you’re playing two times a week, it’s tough,” Rice said after the win over Cornell. “I think you saw what we can do when we have a full week to get ready and prepared.”What the Orange pieced together at Cornell was one of its most complete team efforts this year. For the second time in three games, SU won more than half of the faceoffs. It converted on all but one of its 18 clearing attempts. Each of the starting attacks and midfielders scored at least one goal. And head coach John Desko called the defense’s performance one of the unit’s best of the season, holding the country’s No. 2 offense to just nine goals.But Desko is not one to worry about making or missing the ACC tournament, since he’s confident his team’s strength of schedule — ranked the toughest in the country — would compensate when being assessed for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.“Would you like to be No. 4 and make it and play Duke? Or are you better off being five or six and playing somebody else and coming out with a win?” Desko said on Monday. “We’re going to eat whatever’s put on our plate. I’m just thinking out loud. The ACC tournament, it’s great obviously, but is it the end-all, do-all?” Desko doesn’t buy into the “must-win” idea, let alone discuss the thought with his players. He prefers to let the nature of the situation speak for itself.The players are feeling the heat. On Saturday, they’ll try to prove they can handle it.Said Lamolinara: “Now the pressure’s on. It’s a big week for us, but that’s what we came here for.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thaddeus Myers is back in custody after being apprehended in a Wichita motel Friday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s homecoming next week in Wellington. But for Wellington resident Thaddeus Myers, who is facing a multitude of drug felony charges, homecoming came this week.The Wellington Police Department — along with the assistance of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department —apprehended Myers Friday, Sept. 19 at an unnamed motel on S. Broadway and 47th Street in Wichita.“Let’s just say we developed a lead and with good investigative work, found Mr. Myers in a motel room,” said Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath. “I don’t know the extent for how long he had been there, but we know it has been at least a couple of days.”Myers, born in 1973, was extradited from Sedgwick to Sumner County jail at 8 a.m. this morning. His bond has been set on two separate warrants of $50,000 and $20,000.Myers is facing eight Level 3 and 4 felony charges, including seven that are drug related. He is accused of selling methamphetamine and marijuana from April 11 to July 19, 2014 in Sumner County and accepting a stolen 60-inch Vizeo television for payment in one transaction (see story here.) He was originally detained in Sumner County jail on July 24, 2014 for the same charges. However, due to an appendicitis attack while in jail, Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer dropped the charge in hopes of recharging him once he took care of his medical issues.Spencer said he dismissed the charges then for two reasons.1) He did not want Sumner County to incur Myers’ medical bills because he was in custody;2) He did not have the manpower to have a Sheriff Deputy sit outside his door during the duration of his hospital stay.The court dismissed those charges “without prejudice,” meaning the county attorney could refile those charges at a later date.On Thursday, Aug. 21, Myers, who had already checked out of a Wichita hospital for the appendicitis, was facing a court date in Sumner County District Court on an unrelated misdemeanor charge of criminal deprivation to property. Spencer had intended for him to show up at the courthouse that day, where he would then be recharged on the felony counts. 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Thank you for your input. +19 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 307 weeks ago Good Job we got him and we don’t have to pay his medical bills, maybe not as planned but it worked anyway Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 307 weeks ago I like it when a plan comes together! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down john brown · 307 weeks ago Hope he dont get sick again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 307 weeks ago yay now we get to pay for 3 meals and somewhere for him to stay now!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Member of the jury · 307 weeks ago It’s always interesting to see the mug shot photo’s of these “productive citizen” drug dealers. Society would be better off if these people who push meth and mj on our kids were done away with. It’s time to consider a real death penality in this country for murderers and drug dealers. Not the current attorney pad the bill system we have today but a true system of trial, conviction and swift carrying out of the penality. Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewaryl · 307 weeks ago Hé is where hé belongs, and likely feels at home. Ha Ha Ha(:(:(:…….. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewart · 307 weeks ago Ha Ha Ha, enjoy your new home(:(:(: Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Write em up · 307 weeks ago Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. Should have never been released in the first place. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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