Syracuse loses in straight sets at North Carolina State

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ On Oct. 21, Syracuse senior middle blocker Amber Witherspoon was benched halfway through the match against North Carolina State. SU head coach Leonid Yelin was critical of the way she reacted to his remarks and chose to send her a message.  “We didn’t see this energy. We didn’t see this fire,” Yelin recalled saying to Witherspoon. “We didn’t see when we were talking to you, you responding.” Today, The usually dominant Syracuse (17-8, 13-4 Atlantic Coast) block was nullified by NC State (15-12, 9-8) in a 25-23, 25-20, 25-20 straight set loss. The Wolfpack tallied a .264 hit percentage and a total of 55 kills in only three sets. In the first set, the Orange middle blockers stopped only one NC State attack. The Wolfpack duo of freshman Jade Parchment and senior Teni Sopitan consistently evaded Witherspoon and senior Christina Oyawale. On set point, ahead 24-23, Sopitan fired a hit past Witherspoon’s right arm and over the clenched hands of senior Jalissa Trotter, handing the first set to NC State. On the very first point of the second set, senior Santita Ebangwese rejected a hit from sophomore Melissa Evans into the floor. She unleashed a scream as her teammates patted her on the back. Yet, that wasn’t a theme for what was to come. NC State spiked 15 kills and held the Orange to a .065 hit percentage. On the final point of the set, Trotter once again couldn’t deflect an NC State hit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the third set came to its inevitable finale, Yelin didn’t appear angry. He sat on the bench with his left hand rested on the bottom of his chin. When Parchment crushed the final hit past Ebangwese, he gathered his notes, shook hands with NC State head coach Linda Hampton-Keith and paced towards the locker room. With only one match remaining on Saturday against Wake Forest, Syracuse is ranked No. 27. Since 2010, only two teams ranked better than No. 40 in RPI have missed the NCAA tournament. center_img Published on November 21, 2018 at 4:28 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

56-year-old Sejfo Šehović achieved his Life Goal in Las Vegas and became World Champion

first_imgSejfo Šehović (56) won two gold medals for our country at the World Powerlifting Championships, which is held from the 10th to 20th of September, in Las Vegas.In the category up to 73 kg, as he had on weighing, Šehović lifted 225 kg and broke the world record in the deadlift. Few days later, he won gold in powerlifting as well. In the category up to 72kg, he lifted 230 kilograms. This result was enough for the world record as well.Šehović is still in Las Vegas. He told to reporters how he fought for the performance on this eminent competition.“I became Champion of Balkan twice. I won the titles in Slovenia and Serbia. Moreover, I became the European champion in England and gained the right to participate in the World Championships in the United States. The competition in Las Vegas is being held from the 10th to the 20th of September. I achieved a good result. It is a great honor for me to represent B&H and that our flag is on diploma with other champions. Many countries in the world had their representatives,” said Šehović.B&H representative emphasized that he won gold in the deadlift where he lifted 225 kilograms, and in powerlifting when he lifted 230 kilograms. He broke both European and World record in both categories.“I won two gold medals for B&H and it really means a lot to me. I must say that I would not be able to come to this prestigious competition without my friends. I hereby thank Adnan Karabas, who arrived from St. Louis with his 4 relatives to cheer for me. I realized my life goals, when it comes to this sport. I refer to the powerlifting and deadlift. Still, I will continue until my health serves me. I would like to emphasize that I was second in the overall standings in the world with two gold. Besides two gold medals, I was the second in the deadlift category – absolutely the strongest,” said Šehović.Finally, he emphasized that an association for the development of this sport was established in Sarajevo.“We have established and registered the Association for the development of strength sports in powerlifting. The president is Irfan Muhic. There are a few more people who love this sport. We will aspire to take more youth off the streets and turn them towards the sport where we achieved such a great results,” concluded the champion who will return to Sarajevo on Monday.(Source: read more