Syracuse overpowers Colgate, 7-0, in second-straight sweep

first_imgAs players and coaches watched from a distance, Syracuse’s Libi Mesh stepped back and fired a ball that made her opponent, Colgate’s Kelly Klein, fall into the netting on the far left-hand corner of the court. Mesh let out a holler and fist pump after closing out the day’s longest match. Syracuse (2-0) tallied its second straight win, 7-0, against Colgate (0-1) by overpowering the Raiders. SU won all 15 sets on the day including 10 sets where the Orange came out on top 6-0.  Syracuse’s victory on Friday at Drumlins Country Club marks the first time the Orange has opened a season with consecutive 7-0 wins since 2009.“It’s never easy to play an opponent that deep down you know you are gonna beat,” SU head coach Younes Limam said.Syracuse opened the match with the season debut of the Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez doubles duo, the No. 16 doubles pairing in the nation. Knutson and Ramirez’s 6-1 victory in doubles, alongside 6-0 and 6-1 wins from the other SU pairings, helped propel the Orange towards controlling the match, Knutson said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Knutson and Ramirez dominated their singles matches by making their opponents cover the court. After a serve, Knutson emphasized hitting the ball near the sidelines to wear out Mackenzie Deeter, the Raiders first singles player. In most instances, players from Colgate would return shots at a high angle or just whiff on the ball completely to give up points. Knutson and Ramirez, SU’s first and second singles players, each dropped just one game in their singles matches.“Today we were a team that didn’t let the ball go across the court more than three times,” Knutson said, “I think that is why we were able to win so quickly.”The match’s most competitive game featured Mesh, who found herself tied in the second set, 2-2, against Klein after sweeping the first set. After making Klein miss on a crucial swing to come back in the second set, Mesh became animated. “I was rushing a bit and got a little nervous,” Mesh said, “so in order to get rid of that, I started to get more loud and it helped.”Up 5-3, Mesh rallied off three straight points and yelled “Come on!” after her backhand swing ended the tough match. It was the only competitive moment of the day.  “(Winning like this) can be a blessing and a curse.” Knutson said,“We feel really good, but we also can’t let ourselves get de-motivated.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

School starts tomorrow, parents celebrate

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Just a reminder: Wellington schools start tomorrow.The first official day for the 2016-17 school year is Tuesday for all elementary, middle school and freshman students. New high school students must also attend.Then on Wednesday, all sophomores, juniors and seniors at Wellington High School will start classes.Other dates to remember:Tonight – Wellington Middle School will be holding an open house on tonight for students and parents from 6 to 7 p.m.There is also an information meeting at the Wellington High School for students enrolled in a Cowley Community College course for the fall semester. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents on Monday at 6:30 p.m.Don’t forget about the hamburger scrimmage on Thursday for the football and volleyball team.The schedule is as follows:Football6 p.m. – youth.6:30 p.m. – middle school.7 p.m. – high school.Volleyball6 p.m. – Volleyball scrimmage at middle school. 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down SixDollarsForBooks · 207 weeks ago We went to the open house at the middle school tonight. We stopped by the library and the librarian told us they didn’t get any new books! I’m already disappointed that I have to take my child to the public library because the books at the middle school have such low reading levels. Why didn’t the library get new books? How can we keep our children interested in reading if we’re not offering them new and trending material? Why does the library not have higher than 6-7th grade level books? The librarian said there’s no money for books. NO MONEY FOR BOOKS?!? But there’s money for a new drive way. There’s money for a new independent gym building. I guess at least we look nice and our athletes are taken care of. Who cares if they’re not well educated. Solution: part of the school fees for our “free” public school system includes $6 for a towel for PE. I’d be happy to provide my own towel and let that $6 go towards something my child would actually benefit from. This is crazy…who comes up with this stuff? Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sarah House · 207 weeks ago There are new books, just not a huge, end of the year order. The middle school library receives about 12 new books every month, which are put out to students as soon as possible. I don’t consider those a new book order, but rather a subscription that comes on a monthly basis, much like a magazine you would receive at home. As for the comment about nothing higher than a 6th or 7th grade reading level, there are several reasons for this. There are many books above this reading level at the MS, but most are nonfiction, a genre that is not most students first choice. Another factor is subject matter appropriateness. There is a great variance between what might be appropriate for a 6th grader and what might be appropriate for an 8th grader. I try to pick books that appeal to this wide range that would be appropriate for all students in the building. Yet one more factor is what authors write. A functional reading level in the US is between 6th and 8th grade, which is where most Young Adult authors write. I think most people would be surprised at the reading level of the “adult” books they read, because authors target the 6th-8th grade level, even for adult books. Our goal at the MS library is to encourage students to select books that appeal to their interest and become more independent in their selection process. Our vision is to help the right book get the right kid at the right time. We have a book fair every year that has the potential to books on our shelves, but that potential is dependent on students and parents purchasing from the book fair. If you have further questions or comments about this issue, I would be glad to talk to you more about it. 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