The Syracuse women’s soccer team opened its season Friday afternoon with a 0-0 tie against Missouri in the first game of the Penn State Invitational. Neither SU (0-0-1) nor Mizzou (0-0-1) was able to register a goal for the entirety of the double overtime match at Jeffrey Field in State College, Pa.The Orange attempted 15 shots in the game, while the Tigers recorded 19. Sophomore Stephanie Skilton led the Orange with two shots on goal.Missouri controlled the pace of the game early, shooting on goal three times within the first 11 minutes. The Orange defense did not give in, holding firm behind the goalkeeping of sophomore MacKenzie Moranz.Syracuse tallied three total shots across the two overtime periods, struggling to create offense when it was needed late. To complement the stingy defense of both sides, the goalkeepers were outstanding. Moranz totaled five saves, while Missouri’s McKenzie Sauerwein also made five. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game marked Moranz’s first start in goal for the Orange, as she attempts to fill the void left by Brittany Anghel, who was a four-year starter and is a school leader in both wins (28) and shutouts (21). Moranz recorded the only save of overtime for either team to preserve the tie.Syracuse accumulated seven offsides penalties throughout the game.SU wraps up its action in the Penn State Invitational against Penn State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.compiled by Liam Sullivan, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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MASON CITY — Iowa’s Secretary of State says it’s important for people to vote in today’s city and school board elections. Paul Pate says city government is the most efficient and effective level of government. He says, “It’s the closest to the voter and is closest to the people who need the services. They’re your neighbors. When you talk about who’s going to decide how to make sure your neighborhood is safe, how many policemen, wherever they be, that’s local government. You’re going to have a fire department that’s going to be there when you need them. When you talk about key things like streets, you make taken for granted today, but I guarantee if you ever have a trash problem, you’re going to call you your city government and want to know where it’s at.”Pate says especially in smaller communities, it only takes a handful of people to decide an election. He says, “And talk about an impact, I can tell you right now, statistically more local races are impacted by a smaller number of people than you can imagine. 10-to-20 people could push an election one way or the other. So it doesn’t take having thousands, if you spend some time looking just looking at your phone contact list and making some calls, you could be the impacting force that got someone elected to one of these positions.” Pate says every year there’s many elections that are decided by single digits, or in the cases of a tie, a name being drawn out of a hat. He says, “I can tell you for a fact, we have many elections that are that close where you’re doing that, that are won and lost by 10 and 20 votes more than most candidates ever wanted to have happen. That’s here in Iowa and multiply that across the country. Every vote counts, and we want to make it as simple and easy to vote as we can, and we’re going make it is hard as we can for people to cheat.” Besides winning elections to the Iowa Legislature and to two separate terms as Secretary of State, Pate won municipal elections in November 2001 and 2003 for mayor in Cedar Rapids.
A side view of the house where nine people were found unconscious on Saturday.Two children reported dead, another suffering leg painsForensic police investigators said they were baffled by Saturday morning’s discovery of nine unconscious family members in a house they shared with another family in New Georgia’s Bassa Town.Neighbor D.K. Wonsaleah J. Marbiah told the Daily Observer on Saturday that police officers were called in when a young man, who was returning a phone belonging to one of the victims in the house, heard muffled sounds.“He said the voice of the owner of the phone resembled someone asleep and not aware of what was happening to him,” Marbiah said.He said the man who reported the incident had peeped into the window of the apartment and what he saw convinced him that either something bad was happening, or had happened to the family.“We immediately called the police who did not waste time and came to find out what was happening to the family,” he said.He said that when police officers forced the door of the house open, they discovered nine persons, including a twin and a 4-month old baby, unconscious.Baffled residents could not explain what was responsible for the strange event because the house does not have electricity or generator.“These are good, God fearing people,” another resident said. “They have devotion every morning and it is their devotion that wakes many of us to get ready for our businesses.”While an official report is yet to come from the Liberia National Police after the investigation, residents told the Daily Observer that “we believe it’s a spiritual attack,” though they could not explain who might be responsible for the ‘attack.’A report reaching this newspaper said two persons, including one of the twins and the 4-month-old baby, had already died; and another, identified as Jomah, complained of pain in his legs.Marbiah said since the incident he has found it difficult to sleep in his room.Incidents of people dying in their sleep have been reported in Monrovia but there has been no official report on these strange happenings from the Ministry of Health or from the local chapter of West African College of Physicians. Without a professional explanation of these incidences, many attribute them to “witchcraft.”It may be recalled that in 2014 four members of a family in ELWA were discovered unconscious, when neighbors checked on them, but survived their ordeal.In December 2016, a man and his wife, who had returned to the country from the US to visit family members, were discovered dead in a house in the Chocolate City community along Somalia Drive. The recriminations that ensued separated family members, some accusing others of being responsible for the tragedy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)