Roommates Lies Lagerweij and Roos Weers lead No. 3 Syracuse through late-season slate

first_imgLies Lagerweij and Roos Weers have not always been best friends. Before coming to SU, the two roommates battled head-to-head in club tournaments in the Netherlands. With Lagerweij at forward and Weers playing back, the now-teammates competed directly against each other. “She was very skillful,” Weers said. “But she was always kind of lazy and my coaches would say, ‘just keep her in front of you and once you get past her don’t worry about her anymore.”Both Weers and Lagerweij have progressed since their days in the Netherlands. The Dutch players left their rivalry overseas and learned to utilize each other’s skill sets. The two backs lead No. 3 Syracuse (12-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) in points. Lagerweij holds the top spot with 23 points coming on 11 goals and one assist, while Weers trails by just a point boasting eight goals and six assists on the season. The Orange travels to No. 13 Boston University for a game on Sunday at 1 p.m.Weers and Lagerweij use honesty to support each other on the back line. When Lagerweij doesn’t play to her abilities Weers lets her know it. Lagerweij also returns the favor and picks up the slack. As often as they feed off each other when playing well, they also step up at different moments. In Weers’s two best games of the year, she carried Syracuse with four points against Duke and Cornell while Lagerweij failed to score a point in those two games. Similarly, against Bucknell, Weers failed to record a point while Lagerweij tallied five.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You know I got you, it’s fine,” Lagerweij said to a struggling Weers against then-No. 11 Wake Forest. A simple gesture, but one that kept Weers focused while her teammate stepped up. Lagerweij scored the fourth and final goal of the game to seal the 4-2 victory for the Orange. “We keep each other sharp in practice when one of us isn’t playing well,” said Lagerweij. “… We are really hard on each other I think and very honest with each other.” The two backs have learned to rely on each other in key situations. Weers is a more power defender. She lacks the close stick handling ability of Lagerweij, forcing her to rely on strength to clear the ball. With one stroke of the stick, Weers can launch a ball soaring through the air 70 yards downfield. Lagerweij prefers to dangle through defenders sometimes maneuvering through two or three before finding open space. “(Lies) is one of the most skillful players in the country. I am not the skillful in the small area,” Weers said. “So when there’s full pressure I just give her the ball and she will come out of there.”After starting all but one game together over the last two seasons, Lagerweij and Weers have devolved a deep bond. When faced with adversity, the two frequently find each other as a bail out to avoid trouble.A quick glance was all it took for Lagerweij to know what Weers was thinking in a 4-3 victory over Bucknell on Oct. 2. As the field shifted to one side, Lagerweij and Weers locked eyes. Without any form of communication, Lagerweij shifted against the flow of defense, finding herself wide open for a rocket from Weers. The ball snuck in between defenders and landed on Lagerweij’s stick, who put the finishing touches on what would turn out to be the game winning goal. “She’s really good at deceiving passes,” Lagerweij said. “But I just always know where she’s gonna go or where she’s looking to play.” Comments Published on October 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WCup qualification is T&T’s main focus

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC:Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach Stephen Hart says his top priority is to ensure the Soca Warriors are adequately prepared as they attempt a second appearance in the FIFA World Cup, football’s biggest spectacle.T&T’s only World Cup appearance came in 2006, when they registered a scoreless draw and two losses by the same 2-0 result in three matches.The current side is seeking to make its own history by earning a place at Russia 2018 when it meets Costa Rica on November 11, to open the final round of CONCACAF qualifying.”Right now, my focus is getting the team back to a strong level for the two World Cup qualifying games next month in November,” said the 56-year-old.”When the time comes for the playoffs for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, then we will think about that. We still have to get the dates for those games because now we are in a situation where we have to playoff with the other second-placed teams.”Alternate routeLast month, T&T finished second in the Caribbean Cup, third-round group to Martinique, necessitating an alternate route to the biennial competition.Before that matter can be settled, the Soca Warriors want to establish a positive World Cup Qualifying tone.”We have a lot to do now to get ourselves mentally and physically ready for Costa Rica,” Hart said.”The team has shown that they have the potential to raise the levels to one which we can compete and win games against the top teams in the region and we’ll be focusing on getting back there.”T&T are ranked 65th overall, fourth in CONCACAF and number one in the Caribbean, according to the most recent FIFA Rankings.last_img read more

Moose Bucks – How you could win $25,000 US

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Attempt at candy theft becomes murder charge

first_imgPeterson, who is being held in lieu of $986,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned next month on one count of murder. His attorney, Tyson Beers, declined to comment on the case. Hairston, a Lancaster resident, was outside the Lancaster 99 Cents store July 14 collecting donations for a group that assists the homeless when Peterson, his girlfriend and another couple went inside the store, LaForteza said. Store employees saw them taking candy and tried to stop them, LaForteza said. “As Peterson goes into his car to try to drive away, and one of the employees tries to write down the license plate (number), the defendant backs up and nearly hits the employee,” LaForteza said. “Then the victim Hairston pushed a shopping cart into the car to stop it.” Peterson was angry and yelled at the victim as he drove off in his Dodge Neon, LaForteza said. Afraid that he would return, store staff members called sheriff’s deputies and saw Peterson stop across the street to look at the damage to his car, LaForteza said. A short time later, Peterson did return and got into an argument with Hairston over the car damage. He chased Hairston into the store and hurled a shopping cart that hit an employee, the prosecutor said. Peterson threw a container of carpet deodorizer at Hairston, hitting him in the back, and then picked up a glass jar of salsa, LaForteza said. “From 6 to 8 feet away, he throws it, very hard, and strikes the victim on the head,” LaForteza said. Deputies arrived and arrested Peterson, who four days later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary and assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on three years’ probation. That night, Hairston declined medical treatment, but three days later went to a hospital complaining of a headache, LaForteza said. Doctors diagnosed him as having a subdural hematoma, or bruising inside his head, and said he needed surgery, LaForteza said. After saying he wanted to discuss the matter first with his family, Hairston underwent surgery on July 20, according to the prosecutor. He remained in the hospital until Aug. 2, when he died of complications of blunt-force head trauma, LaForteza said. The murder charge against Peterson was filed in February, according to court records. [email protected] (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The case of 18-year-old Joseph Peterson started out as a relatively minor affair involving the alleged theft of M&Ms and Twizzlers from a discount store – but ended up as murder, according to prosecutors. When the Lancaster man tried to flee after what police called a petty theft, Charles Hairston, a 51-year-old homeless group volunteer, tried to stop him. Peterson threw a bottle of salsa at him, hitting him in the head. Hairston died three weeks later. “It’s a sad story. (Hairston) was a good Samaritan who tried to help out, and unfortunately with these circumstances, he was killed,” Deputy District Attorney Bernie LaForteza said. last_img read more