Treanor carries SU past No. 9 Cavaliers with 5-goal, 2-assist performance

first_img Published on February 23, 2015 at 11:09 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+ A hard collision sent Kayla Treanor reeling to the ground just less than halfway through the second half. She screamed, writhing on the turf, her leg in hand.Some fans yelled “Horrible,” and “That’s hard, ref,” but the crowd mostly fell silent. A pin could have dropped and the sound would have filled the Carrier Dome air.Trainers, some field players and head coach Gary Gait jogged out to Treanor’s side. Despite Treanor limping off, time on the sideline and a Katie Webster pat on the back sent her back into the game after Virginia and Syracuse traded goals. Her infusion gave SU the legs it needed to get past the Cavaliers.With the teams knotted at 10, Treanor charged the net, and fell to the turf as she snuck a shot by UVA goalie Rachel Vander Kolk to give SU an 11-10 lead. The bench erupted, celebrating a lead that Syracuse wouldn’t give up.Treanor scored five goals and assisted on two others, carrying the No. 2 Orange (4-0) to a 14-13 win over the No. 9 Cavaliers (1-2) in the Carrier Dome on Monday night in front of 481 fans. She tallied six of her seven points in two spurts that totaled less than four minutes of game time and broke UVA’s momentum.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Treanor) looks to draw and she looks to go and she looks to just pick you apart,” UVA head coach Julie Myers said, “and she plays a game of chess and she plays a game of chess really well.”But in the first 15 minutes, UVA stifled Treanor, forcing her to commit her only turnover and shoot just once. A little over 10 minutes into the game, Treanor came to the sideline with her hands on her knees, talking to Gait. During the stretch, the Cavaliers built a 4-1 lead.The game stopped with a media timeout and the SU head coach brought his whiteboard into the huddle. Instead of drawing up a play, he just rapped the whiteboard against his leg as he talked to the offense.“You just tell them to play the game,” Gait said. “We were doing a little bit of standing and watching and not really driving hard to the net and making things happen, but just kind of floating out there on the offensive end of the field.”Three minutes after the timeout, Treanor assisted on a Riley Donahue goal and scored two herself.On Treanor’s second goal, she faked the defender by exaggerating a cradle and cut under the defender. The fake gave her clear lane to the net and she buried the shot, giving SU a 5-4 lead.The goal, which sent SU’s sideline into a frenzy as players jumped around and gave the Orange its first lead of the opening half, prompted Myers to call a timeout. SU players ran to the timeout, in stark contrast to a walk to the sideline when the game was 4-1.“I think a few times we threw too many defenders at her,” Myers said about Treanor, “… We were convinced she was going (to the net) and we kind of threw the kitchen sink at her and… that ended up into feed options for her.”The second half mirrored the first, as it took until Treanor’s injury for her to get started again. Treanor scored all of three of SU’s goals in a 3-minute stretch.She cut underneath her defender on the second goal during the stretch to make the game 12-10. On the third, she and Halle Majorana used a version of the hidden-ball trick to give the hosts a 13-11 lead.“We mess around,” Treanor said of the hidden-ball trick, “so we just tried a different look.”Treanor nearly scored another goal during the stretch as she faked her defender, garnering a buzz from the crowd.A save pushed it wide, but the miss ended up being inconsequential as it was largely because of Treanor that Syracuse stayed undefeated.“Kayla Treanor’s a special player,” Myers said, “most teams don’t have a Kayla Treanor.” Commentslast_img read more

One-Week Free Eye Care at JFK

first_imgDr.-Slade: “Our mission is to help Liberians suffering from eye-diseases, specifically glaucoma.” jpgA visiting American ophthalmologist (eye doctor), Dr. Snow Slade, is on his fourth day of a one-week free eye care (August 28 to Sept. 3) at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. Dr. Slade, in an interview with the Daily Observer, said he examined 20 individuals with various eye problems on the first day of the exercise on Monday, August 28, and scheduled 10 for surgery.Dr. Slade is an adjunct professor in the department of the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in the United States. He said one of the most common eye diseases in the world is glaucoma, which damages the eye’s optic nerve.According to a report by J. Kevin McKinney, M.D. on the website, glaucoma usually happens when extra fluid builds up in the front part of the eye thereby increasing the pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve. McKinney wrote: “There are two major types of glaucoma: Primary open-angle glaucoma and Angle-closure glaucoma (also called “closed-angle glaucoma” or “narrow-angle glaucoma.”) Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type. It happens gradually; where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first.Dr. Slade examines one of the patients“Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure. This means their risk of getting glaucoma is higher than normal. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.” Angle-closure glaucoma, he said, happens when someone’s iris is very close to the drainage angle in their eye. “The iris can end up blocking the drainage angle. You can think of it like a piece of paper sliding over a sink drain. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly. This is called an acute attack.”Dr. Slade, who is a glaucoma specialist, is in the country on a charity mission through the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. He said the mission has a number of worldwide medical charities. “We are in many countries including Mexico, Japan, Canada, USA, India, and the Ivory Coast; and now in Liberia,” he said. He said he is expected to cater to many Liberians with eye diseases. The exercise, he said, is free. “We are happy about this because our mission is to serve them with no cost attached,” Dr. Slade added.He commended the Liberian government and it citizens for being appreciative of his services and hoped for future visits. Earlier, the head of the eye clinic, Dr. Edward Gizzie, the only trained eye-specialist in the country, said Liberia now has state-of-the-art eye care equipment that can take care of her citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more