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Syracuse basketball recruit Joe Girard III leads Glens Falls to soccer semifinals


Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball recruit Joe Girard III led Glens Falls Excessive College to a win over Beekmantown within the New York state Class B soccer quarterfinals on Friday night time.

Glens Falls (9-2) defeated Beekmantown 21-7 at Shenendehowa Excessive College.

Girard accomplished 21 of 35 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He additionally ran for 88 yards. 

Girard, a 6-foot-2 guard, dedicated to play basketball at Syracuse final month. He selected the Orange out of a remaining checklist of colleges that included Boston Faculty, Notre Dame, Michigan, Duke and Penn State.

Glens Falls will face both Marlboro or Ardsley within the Class B semifinals subsequent Saturday. The sport is scheduled to begin at three p.m. at Middletown Excessive College.

Glens Falls gained the Class B state title in 2016, however misplaced to Pleasantville within the semifinals final 12 months.

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Lane closure that triggered I-81 backup earlier than Syracuse soccer sport reopens


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The lane that was closed after a crash close to Exit 19 of Interstate 81 south has reopened, in keeping with the New York State Division of Transportation. 

A crash closed the lane at roughly 6:40 p.m., the division of transportation stated. The closure backed up site visitors earlier than the Syracuse-Louisville soccer sport. 

For at the very least an hour previous to the accident site visitors was transferring slowly or at a standstill on the freeway as followers made their strategy to the Service Dome for the 7 p.m. soccer sport.

SU supplied low cost tickets in an effort to pack the Dome for the crew’s final dwelling sport.

Syracuse (7-2, Four-2 ACC) is having one among its greatest season in latest historical past, attaining bowl eligibility for the primary time in 5 years and a nationwide rating for the primary time in 17. The Orange is coming off a 41-24 victory at Wake Forest on Saturday.

School soccer bowl projections: Michigan enters School Soccer Playoff as Ohio State flops out


Purdue’s beautiful 49-20 upset of No. 2 Ohio State has triggered a drastic shuffling of the Massive Ten groups within the School Soccer Playoff and the New 12 months’s Six video games. Simply 5 weeks in the past, the Boilermakers misplaced 20-19 at residence to Jap Michigan to fall to Zero-Three on the season. They have not misplaced since.

Ohio State has dropped out of the CFP and been changed by Michigan.  The Wolverines gained at Michigan State 21-7 and clearly seem like the very best crew within the Massive Ten by means of eight week. The Buckeyes are nonetheless projected to play in a New 12 months’s Six recreation however will take the Massive Ten’s spot within the Rose Bowl and face Washington, a 27-13 winner over Colorado on Saturday.

Penn State is the crew that drops out of the New 12 months’s Six projections after Michigan strikes up. The Sugar Bowl continues to be projected to be LSU vs Oklahoma, representing the SEC and Massive 12, respectively. The Fiesta Bowl stands pat with Georgia vs. UCF, and the Peach Bowl nonetheless has Kentucky going through Texas. These two bookings may change following subsequent Saturday’s Florida-Georgia recreation.

2019 School Soccer Playoff

Jan. 7

Nationwide Championship
Santa Clara, Calif.

eight p.m.

Title recreation Semifinal winners

Dec. 29

Cotton Bowl
Arlington, Tex.

four/eight p.m.


(1) Alabama vs. (four) Michigan

Dec. 29

Orange Bowl

four/eight p.m.


(2) Clemson vs. (Three) Notre Dame

Choice committee bowl video games

Jan. 1

New Orleans

eight:45 p.m.

SEC vs. Massive 12

LSU vs. Oklahoma

Jan. 1

Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m.

Massive Ten vs. Pac-12

Ohio State vs. Washington

Jan. 1

Glendale, Ariz.

1 p.m.

At-large vs. At-large

Georgia vs. UCF

Dec. 29



At-large vs. At-large

Texas vs. Kentucky

Examine again for the remainder of Jerry Palm’s school soccer bowl projections on Sunday.

Michigan State soccer: What we discovered, what to look at vs. Michigan



Michigan State plans to offer its upset win over Penn State a 24-hour celebration, earlier than turning consideration to Michigan. Recorded Oct. 13, 2018. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Wanting again at what occurred in Michigan State soccer’s 21-17 win at Penn State and looking forward to subsequent Saturday’s rivalry renewal with No. 6 Michigan.

Three issues we discovered

Davis dominates: A hip harm suffered throughout MSU’s last drive couldn’t hold Felton Davis III off the sphere. The senior returned after lacking one play when one more receiver (Laress Nelson) obtained damage. He caught QB Brian Lewerke’s throw and slipped by means of the arms of Penn State’s Amare Oruwariye for the successful landing with 19 seconds left. The 6-foot-Four Davis caught half of his eight passes within the fourth quarter, and completed along with his first 100-yard receiving recreation this season and fourth of his profession.

Offense responds: After failing to generate factors within the fourth quarter per week earlier in a loss to Northwestern, the Spartans moved the ball in opposition to Penn State. Lewerke threw for 113 yards within the fourth quarter, together with two throws to Nelson on the ultimate drive, and La’Darius Jefferson’s 27-yard run on a drive that resulted in a pretend area aim was the longest by an MSU working again this season. The Spartans completed with 418 complete yards.


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Protection units it up: MSU practically allowed the Nittany Lions as many speeding yards within the first half because the protection had given up complete by means of 5 video games. Nonetheless, the Spartans solved their alignment and tackling points at halftime and allowed simply 39 extra yards on the bottom and 159 complete yards within the second half. No play was extra crucial than CB Justin Layne’s deal with of Penn State QB Hint McSorley as he escaped the pocket and tried to run for a primary down with 1:30 remaining. The cease compelled the Nittany Lions to punt after three performs, and MSU didn’t want to make use of its last timeout as a result of Layne compelled McSorley out of bounds to cease the clock.

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Evaluation: Michigan State’s protection ‘stayed within the struggle’ vs. Penn State

Up subsequent

Matchup: No. 24 Michigan State (Four-2, 2-1 Large Ten) vs. No. 6 Michigan (6-1, Four-Zero).

When: Midday, Saturday.

The place: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing.

TV/radio: Fox, WJR-AM (760).

Extra: Michigan an early 6½-point favourite vs. Michigan State

Know your foe: Since dropping their opener at Notre Dame, the Wolverines have improved every week. Michigan has topped 400 yards of complete offense in 5 of its previous six video games since gaining 307 in its loss to Notre Dame. The one different crew to carry the Wolverines beneath 400 was Northwestern (376), which gave them a check on the highway. Michigan is No. 1 in go protection (121.9 yards per recreation), No. 2 in complete yards allowed per recreation (236) and ninth in scoring protection (15.Four factors). New QB Shea Patterson is throwing for a meager 187.three yards per recreation, however the Wolverines have accomplished a lot of their harm this season on the bottom, with RB Karan Higdon third within the Large Ten averaging 144.5 yards per recreation. They common 217 speeding yards per recreation as a crew.


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Three issues to look at

Medical charts: It’s near the purpose the place it could be simpler to record which Spartans are wholesome as an alternative of damage every week. Plenty of regulars didn’t make the journey to Penn State — RB LJ Scott, LG David Beedle, RG Kevin Jarvis, WRs Darrell Stewart Jr., Cody White and Jalen Nailor, and P Jake Hartbarger. Then in the course of the recreation, that receiving corps suffered extra accidents, as Davis, Nelson and Brandon Sowards all left at one level. Sowards didn’t return and Nelson obtained damage on MSU’s last drive.

Michigan’s Karan Higdon is tackled by Michigan State’s Jacub Panasiuk on Oct. 7, 2017, in Ann Arbor.

 (Photograph: Carlos Osorio, AP)

Stress factors: DE Kenny Willekes collected his team-leading fifth sack Saturday and the Spartans’ 14th of the season, however their major focus with McSorley was containment within the run recreation. There’s much less want to fret about that with Shea Patterson, who has been sacked 11 occasions this season. Nonetheless, the Michigan QB is averaging a bit over 6 yards per stick with it his different 23 speeding makes an attempt. Lewerke has been dropped 14 occasions this season, and the Wolverines’ protection has 20 sacks, led by 3½ from LB Devin Bush.

Extra: Michigan not sure if Rashan Gary will play at Michigan State

Within the trenches: It was the Spartans’ sixth totally different beginning offensive line in six video games, however they caught with one group for nearly the whole thing of Saturday’s recreation. MSU additionally modified to extra of a zone blocking scheme in opposition to Penn State, and it produced extra stability within the run and go recreation (123 yards on the bottom and 295 yards by means of the air) and higher holes for working backs between the tackles than the Spartans had the previous few weeks. The Spartans outgained the Wolverines on the bottom 158-102 final yr, and the crew which has had probably the most speeding yardage has received the Paul Bunyan Trophy in 43 of the previous 48 conferences.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Comply with him on Twitter @chrissolari. 

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