Syracuse ice hockey’s Allie Munroe develops quick shot after time with Team Canada

first_imgAllie Munroe donned a red and white sweater this past summer. From Aug. 17-21, Munroe skated at the visually stunning Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Those replaced her orange Syracuse jersey and Tennity Ice Pavilion, respectively.Munroe, joined by 84 elite young Canadian ice hockey players, participated in Team Canada’s National Development Summer Showcase. “We got to dress in the Team Canada dressing room. You got treated like a professional there.” Munroe said. “Walking into the dressing room for the first time I was like, ‘Wow. This is where I want to be.’” For years, Munroe had started her shot with the puck on her side, using a dragging motion. Troy Ryan, an associate coach for the Canadian National Team, instead challenged her to start her shot with the puck in front of her body. This allowed Munroe to drive the puck forward with greater velocity. By using the flexibility of her stick as opposed to winding up, Munroe was able to get her shot off quicker than ever. This season with the Orange (0-3-1), Munroe has utilized her new shooting style to get more shots off. Munroe is currently tied for fifth on the team with seven shots in four games and has used her new shooting style to build on a promising freshman season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was a sponge there,” Munroe said. “Taking things from different coaches and different players and applying them to my game here (at SU). Playing against the best players from Canada, that gives me a lot of experience.” Last year, Munroe recorded four goals and six assists. Her season culminated with being named to the All-College Hockey America Tournament team. Just more than a month after she was voted onto the team, Munroe was selected for Team Canada’s strength and conditioning camp. On July 21, Munroe started playing with the team. “Allie’s case represents that if you play hard here, you get a chance,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. Ryan worked close with Munroe during her time with the team. He said Munroe has a will to improve herself not seen in other players. In addition to making great strides in her strength and conditioning, Ryan specifically helped Munroe develop her new shooting technique. As Munroe began to feel comfortable with her new shot, she laughed. She was surprised no one had taught her that before. Flanagan attended the Summer Showcase and witnessed how far Munroe had come since joining the Orange last season. “A year ago Allie was saying ‘What am I doing here? This is all new,’” Flanagan said. “For her to get invited and do well, (she) understands she needs to take the next step both personally and for her team.”Flanagan personally singled out Munroe’s increased confidence in the early part of the season and has noticed her improvement. Syracuse has scored just three goals this season and needs Munroe’s improved shot to work. If her improved shot pans out, it’ll help SU recover from its poor start to the season and possibly land Munroe back at the Markin Macphail Centre. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2016 at 10:41 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

Trevor Cahill’s homer problems continue in Angels’ loss in Mexico

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun catches a fly ball from Houston Astros’ George Springer, in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve eyes a pitch from Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Stratton during the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy runs toward first as he grounds out to Houston Astros’ first baseman Yuli Gurriel in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Stratton pitches in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a foul ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel is congratulated by teammate Max Stassi after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by teammate Max Stassi, as he runs home after hitting a home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ George Springer heads for home, after hitting a home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits his second home run of the game, in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher throws in the ball after catching a fly from Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun catches a fly ball from Houston Astros’ George Springer, in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun catches a fly ball from Houston Astros’ George Springer, in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)ExpandMONTERREY, Mexico — Trevor Cahill had the same problems in Mexico that has he had in the United States.Cahill, throughout his career a ground ball pitcher who didn’t give up many homers, allowed three more in the Angels’ 14-2 loss to the Houston Astros before a crowd of 18,177 at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey.“We still need to figure out why the ball is in the air so much,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “Could be location. Could be usage. Could be a number of things. But we need to figure it out.”When Cahill took the mound, he made a little bit of history. He became the first pitcher to start major league regular season games in four countries. Besides, the United States and Canada, he had already started a game in Australia for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Dodgers to open the 2014 season. In his last four starts, he’s allowed nine homers in 15-2/3 innings. That’s one more homer than he gave up in 110 innings last season, a year in which he was good enough to earn a $9 million deal from the Angels this winter.“Just not pitching good,” shrugged Cahill. “When I get ahead, I feel like I can’t put guys away. I fell behind, have been falling behind a lot. Today, I feel like I fell behind a lot. Even when I get ahead, they kind of find a way to get back in the count so it gets back to those even/behind counts… Go back to the drawing board.”The Angels had given him a few extra days off after his last start, but it didn’t help.Although Cahill put the Angels in a quick 6-0 hole that took drama from the game, the fans still seemed to be enjoying their look at major league baseball. There have already been two exhibition games and two regular season games played here this year.“It’s fun,” Ausmus said. “There’s a lot of energy in the crowd even though the game was kind of out of hand halfway through. There’s a lot of energy, a lot of excitement and dancing. It seems the fans really enjoy the atmosphere of being at the ballpark with a game going on.”Noé Ramirez, whose parents were born in Mexico, partiicularly enjoyed his chance to pitch.“Besides the outcome of that game, it was pretty awesome,” said Ramirez, who pitched a scoreless ninth. “I tried to enjoy it as much as I could. Awesome energy again, even in the ninth inning down a lot of runs.”The only other highlight for the Angels’ was that Albert Pujols homered, bringing his career RBI total to 1,999. It also marked the 38th different ballpark in which Pujols has homered.Mike Trout went hitless in four at-bats, ending his franchise-record 29-game on-base streak to start a season.center_img Coincidentally, Wade Miley started the other game for the Diamondbacks in Australia, and he shared the mound with Cahill on Saturday.Miley fared much better though.Cahill gave up a homer to Alex Bregman in the first, a two-run shot to Michael Brantley in the third and a solo homer to Yuli Gurriel in the fourth.Cahill also gave up a pair of runs in the second, as he failed to post a single zero on the scoreboard. He ended up getting knocked out with one out in the fourth, allowing six runs in his worst outing in a disappointing start to the season.The biggest issue has been the homers. Cahill has now allowed 12 home runs in 34-2/3 innings this season, a rate of 3.1 per nine innings. His career average coming into the season was 1.0 homer per nine innings.last_img read more

Kingad eyes to bounce back in ONE: Visions of Victory

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Soriano, meanwhile, aims to stop his slump when he faces another hometown bet in Muhammad Aimon in a featherweight matchup.The erstwhile unbeaten Kingad lost his first shot at a world title in just the opening round as Moraes, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, applied the rear-naked choke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHaving dropped three of his last four fights, it’s now or never for Soriano if he wants to revive his career. His last two bouts ended early via TKO against China’s Chen Lei last November and Malaysia’s Saiful Merican a little over a year ago.Moraes, the current flyweight titleholder, and Reece McLaren of Australia will headline the card’s main event. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole Also, Christian Lee eyes to continue his winning ways against Kazunori Yokota of Japan. Lee, the younger brother of women’s atomweight champion Angela, is Apart from Subba and Aimon, three other Malaysians in Agilan Thani, Jihin Radzuan and Hisyam Samsudin will fight in front of their hometown crowd.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighters Danny Kingad and Burn Soriano hope to get back on track when they face separate opponents in ONE: Visions of Victory on March 9 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Kingad, who is coming off a submission defeat at the hands of Adriano Moraes three months ago, looks to redeem himself against Gianni Subba of Malaysia in the flyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more