On that occasion, Međimurje and Rijeka family farms and Međimurje winemakers will present their local products. The First National Congress of Caterers will thus show in the best and most representative way that domestic products, tradition and knowledge are the best recipe for the success of tourism and hospitality in Croatia. It is a unique event that will bring together all important stakeholders who directly or indirectly operate in the gastronomic and tourism sector, with the aim of conducting a constructive discussion on current issues and devising solutions and visions for the future of this sector. The program of the first National Congress of Caterers will include three panel discussions. The first panel discussion will address presentation of the Kravata model in catering, which will classify the criteria for the use of Croatian products. It will be attended by businessmen and representatives of large companies such as Metro and Pika, representative of the Coordination of Croatian Caterers Marin Medak, and the participation of the Minister of Tourism is also expected Gary Cappelli. The Kravata model is conceived as a symbol of the recognizability of the Croatian catering offer and provides Croatian gastronomy with a clear identity and uniqueness with an emphasis on quality. Today, the City of Čakovec will host more than 300 caterers from all over Croatia at the first National Congress of Caterers, which will be held at the Cultural Center. Minister Cappelli emphasized that the intention of lower VAT in catering is not to lower prices, but to open space for salary increases and new investments. In addition to panel discussions, visitors will be able to choose from four interesting workshops. The first relates to the culture of behavior and behavior at the table and at the table and raising the quality of service in the hospitality industry, which will be implemented Damjan Miletić from the Business Academy Rijeka. He will present the mixology of cocktails at the second workshop Marin Nekić, and all about franchising in the food and beverage sector and the untapped potential of such a way of doing business at the third workshop will be presented by the franchise owner Surf’n’Fries Adria Andrija Čolak. The third panel discussion will address an important issue emigration, labor force and education of employees in the hospitality industry. The changes that follow and how to adequately prepare for the upcoming season will be discussed Petar Lovrić from the Association of Independent Entrepreneurs of Employers, project manager of Raise the Bar Coca-Cola HBC Croatia Filip Verbanac, director of Zarja Group Zvonimir Belić, owner of the company Posao u turizmu Nataša Kačar and President of the Dubrovnik Association of Caterers Ante Vlašić. The second panel discussion will address the issue tax burden in catering, that is, potential tax and administrative relief in catering and related activities, as well as the announced reduction of VAT on food preparation and serving. He will contribute to the panel discussion, among others representative of the Croatian Professional Accountants Initiative (IPRH), president of the Lipa association Davor Huić, President of the Association of Caterers of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Vedran Jakominić, and the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Economy is expected. “The first National Congress of Hospitals is conceived as a key event to be held each year, at which all key issues related to the hospitality sector will be discussed. We are facing a turbulent period – we are preparing to reduce the VAT rate for the preparation and serving of food in restaurants to 13 percent, and currently it is not entirely clear in what form and which facilities the proposed measures will cover. Also, we are preparing for the new tourist season and at all costs we want to avoid the situation in June, when we prevented a serious blow to all catering facilities, but also tourism as a whole, through a firefighting measure to increase quotas for foreigners. This is a unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders in the hospitality industry, who will share their experiences and opinions on how the tourism and hospitality sector should develop.”, Said the representative of the Coordination of Caterers Marin Medak.
It’s a pretty good choice of words for those who populate the halls of Congress and its offices, bureaus and other government establishments.Now, this may be a little too harsh an observation. However, in light of the exposure of alleged child molesters, the charges of sexual misconduct brought against legislators and the petty partisan politics played by Congress men and women, it is disheartening to the American public. All this is holding back progress and the improvement of the American way of life.You know, someone with enough courage, strength and will should call for term limits in state and federal elected offices.We, the American public, should demand competence from those elected to public office. Too much to ask? Well, maybe so. It might take a less-biased media to turn it around and get us out of the swamp.Allen R. RemaleySaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Some time ago, flying south into the area of New Orleans, the view from the plane offered up the scene of the huge marshy site surrounding the bayous and waterways leading to the city’s airport.Endless water and green vegetation covered the area, and trees stood out like some inundated fence posts guarding, but not holding in, all kinds of moving things, most of which would kill and consume you. The word, “swamp” came to mind. It reminded me of what our nation’s capital has been called by various politicians and media personnel — a place teeming with creepy things, things which slither, crawl and bite. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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Blair Nimmo, joint administrator and UK head of restructuring at KPMG, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed a sale to GKFF EnNovo, protecting 19 jobs and safeguarding the technology and intellectual property developed. GKFF EnNovo is committed to the future success of the business and this acquisition will provide the new owners with a fantastic base from which to drive CSignum forward. I wish them every success for the future.” In addition to acquiring the business, GKFF EnNovo has committed to a multi million pound investment which, under the new branding of CSignum, will allow the product range to continue to develop and secure the future of technology jobs in West Lothian. Blair Nimmo and Alistair McAlinden of KPMG were appointed joint administrators of WFS on Thursday. Immediately following their appointment, the entire business and its assets were sold to GKFF EnNovo. WFS Technologies, a provider of internet-enabled wireless devices capable of operating in deep subsea conditions, has been acquired by GKFF EnNovo, following the appointment of KPMG as its administrators. WFS has suffered losses in recent years, incurring significant research and development costs to create its product range. Slow sales growth and funding requirements have been exacerbated by Covid-19 and the subsequent volatility in oil and gas prices. Peter Sharpe, chief executive officer at CSignum, added: “We are pleased to have secured the new funding package from GKFF EnNovo. This opens up exciting opportunities and we are looking forward to growing the business, expanding our product range and continuing to deliver innovate solutions for our customers.”
Associates at a Batesville healthcare supplier were informed this week that the company has been purchased.Virtus employees were informed this week that the company has been purchased by its largest customer.The company located on Lambers Pike in Batesville, is a manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products, such as hospital bed mattresses. The company receives the majority of its business from right up the road at Hill-Rom.Sources have confirmed that Hill-Rom has bought out the local supplier.No word on the exact details of the purchase or what will ensue for the approximately 100 employees of Virtus.Visit wrbiradio.com for continuing coverage as this story is still developing. When we learn more information we will relay it along to you.
Danny Lauer led all 50 laps in winning the IMCA Modified feature at Merced Speedway’s April 14 Bill Egleston Tribute. The $4,015 checkers put Lauer on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by Katherine Householder, Totally In The Zone Photography)MERCED, Calif. (April 14) – It had been a few years since Danny Lauer turned laps at Merced Speedway but it didn’t take him long to find the fastest way the oval at Saturday’s Bill Egleston Tribute.Lauer led all 50 laps of the evening’s IMCA Modified feature, earning $4,015 along with a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.“We were stoked. We unloaded the car and never touched a thing. It was fast all night,” Lauer said after pocketing the biggest check of his career in the class. “I took the lead going into (turn) one on the first lap and ran the bottom. I figured if anyone was going to pass they’d have to go around me.”The last yellow came out with nine circuits left. Lauer kept Austin Burke at bay to win for the first time this season and the first time he’s entered a 50-lapper that didn’t have a pit stop at midway.“We haven’t won that many races the last few years. The sport evolved and we didn’t keep up with it the way we should have,” said Lauer, who had crossed racing paths with fellow Modified driver Egleston at weekly events in California and en route to last November’s Duel In The Desert.“We got this Rage before the Wild West Tour in Oregon last year and have been getting it dialed in,” he continued. “The $4,015 was awesome but I want to be more consistent. I think I have the car now and want to prove it.”Darrell Hughes, Roger Holder and Shane DeVolder were next across the stripe. Modified entries came from across California and Arizona, Nevada and Oregon as well.A regular at Merced during 2013 and 2014 California State championship campaigns, Nick Spainhoward returned to his old stomping grounds to lead all 25 laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event.His $1,815 payday was also a career best.“I tried to stay smooth and steady on the bottom. I heard Garrett (Jernagan) a couple times,” said Spainhoward. “There are a ton of fast guys on the West Coast and it seemed like all of them were on my back bumper.”Jernagan, Tim Elias, Fred Ryland and Chris Falkenberg rounded out the top five. Spainhoward got into a lapped car while running with traffic just before midway but righted the ship and stayed in front the rest of the way.“I met Bill at Chowchilla in 2012 back when nobody knew who I was,” Spainhoward said after career win number 47 in the class. “He always came over and talked to me. Bill was a good guy. It was important for me to be here and I was happy to have been part of this event.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Danny Lauer; 2. Austin Burke; 3. Darrell Hughes; 4. Roger Holder; 5. Shane DeVolder; 6. Troy Foulger; 7. Cody Burke; 8. Paul Stone; 9. Bobby Hogge IV; 10. Ryan Porter; 11. Nick Trenchard; 12. Brian Pearce; 13. Jeff Streeter; 14. Chris Lewis; 15. Tim Balding; 16 Chett Reeves; 17. Carl Berendsen; 18. Chris Crompe; 19. Stephen Hopf; 20. Brian Lewis; 21. Randy Brown; 22. Robby Sawyer; 23. Freddie Plourde; 24. Bret Bennett.Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward; 2. Garrett Jernagan; 3. Tim Elias; 4. Fred Ryland; 5. Chris Falkenberg; 6. Danny Roe; 7. Bruce Nelson; 8. Matthew Mayo; 9. Andrew Peckham; 10. Jeremy Hoff; 11. Austin Manzella; 12. Kelly Wilkinson; 13. Chase Thomas; Atwater; 14. K.C. Keller; 15. Patti Ryland; 16. Anthony Giuliani; 17. T.J. Etchinson III; 18. Jack Aguiar; 19. Dale Grissom; 20. Chuck Weir; 21. Cody Parker; 22. Andrew Odgers; 23. Tanner Thomas; 24. Kevin Johnson.
___The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup.The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans.Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.”It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak. The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month.___Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus say they will stop going to games because of the coronavirus.A leading fan group at Neman Grodno says its members will stop attending games and they have urged supporters for other teams to do the same.The fans have called on the national soccer federation to “draw on some courage and stop the Belarusian championship, as the rest of the world has done.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the four players who tested positive for the new coronavirus have completed their two weeks of isolation and are now symptom-free. The Nets announced on March 17 that four players had tested positive, with Kevin Durant telling The Athletic he was among them.Marks said during a conference call Wednesday that all have now been cleared, along with the team’s entire traveling party. He said all are still practicing social distancing.Brooklyn’s most recent game was March 10 in Los Angeles. All Nets players were then tested, and the team said one player showed symptoms and the other three were asymptomatic.___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association say in a joint statement there will be play “only when it is safe to do so.”They say clubs and supporters have a role to play in the meantime “in supporting the government’s guidance and ensuring community strength and solidarity.”The most recent update from soccer authorities said there will be no play until April 30 at the earliest.___A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus. April 1, 2020 ___Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945.___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14. The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial.The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship.The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations.UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game. The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts.All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended.___ The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city.INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds.INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.” ___Premier League club Bournemouth says manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.It is the first top-flight team to announce such a measure by its coach.Bournemouth said Howe’s pay cut was “significant,” without disclosing exact figures. Key members of his backroom staff as well as club chief executive Neill Blake will also have their salaries reduced.Bournemouth says it has also advised a number of staff across all areas of the club that they will be furloughed “to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period.” Associated Press Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk have also said they will stop going to games “until the epidemiological situation allows us to return to the stands.” But they stopped short of calling for the season to be suspended.Belarus is the only nation in Europe still hosting professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.International players’ union FIFPro says players in Belarus have reached out with concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic.___English soccer authorities say there are “no quick answers” to the question of when play can resume following the coronavirus outbreak. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates. Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Brooklyn Nets players now symptom-free of virus
Facebook Twitter Google+ Chris Kent is a madman – or a hopeless romantic.On the one hand, the Syracuse men’s basketball fan obsesses over a woman he talked to, off-handedly, twice. He’s 43. She’s … maybe 20? He doesn’t even know her name. All he knows is she wore pink boots the only time he saw her.Then again, his feelings are visceral. He’s considering driving over from Rochester to the Syracuse campus, hoping he runs into the girl of his dreams. He just wants to talk to her, find out her name. He hesitates calling this a crush. He’s not one for karma, but there’s something profound about this.‘I’ve been married,’ Kent says,’ and I never felt this way about my wife.’Chris Kent is something all right. He’s a Rochester-native divorcee with children. He attended the Syracuse-Providence game on Feb. 26, Senior Day, and sat next to a woman. For over a week after the game, he placed an ad in this paper requesting that the pink-booted vixen get in touch with him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far, he’s gotten no responses.So which is it? Is Kent the most romantic man in Upstate New York? Or is he the biggest creep since TLC released their single?Even he doesn’t know.It probably depends on the outcome. Pink Boots and Kent could reunite and fall deeply in love. Or, after reading this, she could enter the Witness Protection Program.‘I hope you don’t think I’m some kind of weirdo,’ Kent says. ‘I’m certain there are (people who think that). … Some people could read this and think, ‘This guy could be a whacko.’ But this is really out of character for me. I’m really a shy, reserved kind of guy.’So reserved, he withheld talking to the woman of his desire. Since Kent ruminates through that fateful day endlessly, let’s run through it, too, Feb. 26.At 9 a.m., a languid Kent shuddered into consciousness as his telephone rang. His brother asked him if he’d like to go to the Syracuse-Providence game, scheduled for later that day.Longing to attend a game this season, Kent agreed. Considering traffic and the noon start, the brothers arrived just as the crowd ended its opening-game clap.As he shuffled into his seat, he passed by a nubile darling.‘Immediately, I felt something,’ he says.He would be sitting next to this lovely lady all game.Twice in the course of their ensuing venture did the two interact. Kent, an inspired fan, jumped from his seat at one emotional moment, fortuitously knocking his keys against the lady.He apologized. She smiled forgivingly. His first interaction with Pink Boots ended.As the game dragged on, he dared himself to speak to her. Through his mind raced potential inquiries. What’s your major? Do you come to many games?‘There was some eye contact,’ Kent says, ‘but not much. I don’t know. I don’t know if she’s interested or not.’Instead, the reticent elder withheld, figuring these feelings would pass once the game ended and his life resumed.Soon, the game did end. As Pink Boots started exiting, her escape was blocked by other slow-moving fans clogging the aisle. Kent noticed an opportunity.Stepping onto the bleachers, he spoke.‘Here you go,’ he said, directing the woman to the other side, where an easier escape path presented itself.Within seconds, she left. His feelings lingered.Even today, Kent’s passion runs deep. In the ensuing 25 days, Kent’s life has been consumed by reuniting with Pink Boots. He considered his options. He tried rationalizing this silly crush out of his head. He tried to reason with himself.His youngest son, with him at the game, told Kent they were on the Jumbotron. So Kent devoted his time to tracking down a video. His search ended in vain.Clearly, though, forgetting this woman wasn’t an option.As Pink Boots continued running through his mind, Kent consulted companions across a broad age range. They all suggested he pursue it, considering he felt so strongly.Soon after, he devised the idea of placing his ad.Still without a response, he is considering coming back to SU soon. (He’s off work Thursday), hanging around Marshall Street and praying she passes him.‘I’d definitely recognize her,’ Kent says. ‘If I never see her again, I’ll carry around that image in my head for the rest of my life.’And if Kent runs into her?‘I think I would probably stammer out a hello,’ he says, ‘and ask her if she remembered me. And ask if I could talk to her. I don’t know. I guess I’d have to read her reaction.‘I’m willing to risk looking foolish, which isn’t something I’m usually willing to do, to find out what her name is. That’s my biggest query right now.So Pink Boots, if you’re out there, Chris Kent wants you to know something.‘Please help,’ he says. ‘Don’t be shy. I’m not a weirdo.’Scott Lieber is a junior magazine major. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Published on March 21, 2005 at 12:00 pm Comments
Facebook Twitter Google+ Before Alysha Burriss even played in her first game with Syracuse, she was already placed at left wing on the second line and given a position on one of the team’s power play units.“You get that opportunity from the coaches early on and it’s up to the athlete to make or break that situation,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It’s either, ‘I’m going to do good things and stay on this line or stay on the power play’ or ‘if I’m not successful, they’re probably going to have me on the third or fourth line.’”Fourteen games into the season, Burriss has made the most of the opportunity.She is tied for third on the team in points with four goals and five assists. Her three goals in four conference games lead the team and she’s recorded a point in each of SU’s (3-6-5, 2-3-1 College Hockey America) last five games.While Flanagan attributes Burriss’ early success to her vision and instincts, her teammates credit her speed and drive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew particularly with Burriss, she had a real good line mate that they scored a ton of points last year in the (Provincial Women’s Hockey League), it’s U-19 hockey,” Flanagan said. “So, she got a lot of assists just by making smart plays and she scored her share of goals.”Last year, Burriss scored 51 points in 36 games for the Durham West Junior Lighting, but she wasn’t sure how effective she would be in her first collegiate season.It only took her two games to earn her first assist and three to net her first goal.Burriss is pretty good at listening to advice, but sometimes has to be told the same thing a few times, junior defender Nicole Renault said. Flanagan said she’s very coachable and is good at taking constructive criticism.“After the game we’ll watch some clips and we’ll kind of point out, ‘Should’ve done this instead,’ or after a shift I’ll come off and they’ll be like, ‘See when you did that, you should have done this instead,’” Burriss said of her coaches pointing out flaws in her defensive zone coverage.One of Burriss’ biggest assets is her innate ability to see the ice, Flanagan said — something players frequently struggle with.In the final seconds of an Oct. 19 draw with Connecticut, Burriss saw forward Jessica Sibley crashing toward the goal. Burriss sent the puck toward Sibley, who tipped it into the net and tied the game with .1 seconds remaining.Sibley and Renault said Burriss’ speed helps her get open for passes and she gets to loose pucks.In a tie with Northwestern on Oct. 10, Burriss beat two opponents to a loose puck in front of the net and buried it for Syracuse’s only goal of the game.“She’s always moving, trying to get open,” Sibley said. “She wants the puck. She wants to score.”But Burriss said because of the speed of the game and the physical strength of the players, she has to be smarter and quicker with the puck than she’s used to. She can’t skate through an entire team anymore.“I’ve been doing OK, I think,” Burriss said. “I think I can do more sometimes or I can do better. I’m still learning a lot. I’m new at this.”Jack Rose, email@example.com, staff writer, contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on November 19, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Jon: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmettus
Published on November 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm Contact Liam: email@example.com Roos Weers had her eyes affixed far up field as she corralled the ball just over midfield. She rocked her stick back and passed the ball through the bleak, wet weather conditions to teammate Liz Sack. Massachusetts’s Izzie Delario reached her stick out to intercept Weers’ pass and immediately charged up field.Visibly exasperated, Weers let out a frustrated shout and turned around in pursuit of the otherwise unchallenged Delario. Goalkeeper Jess Jecko charged from her spot in the cage to confront Delario, who wound up to shoot.Jecko kicked out with her left leg and made a save to erase what could have been a costly Syracuse mistake while trying to find Sack.“The movement above the ball needed to be better,” said Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley. “We forced things that weren’t there yet.”But in the second half, Sack registered two shots on goal and converted both to lead top-seeded, No. 2 Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) past No. 20 UMass (12-9, 5-3 Atlantic 10), 4-2, in its first-round game of the NCAA tournament Saturday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange scored three goals in about a ten-minute span and within the first 17 minutes of the second-half and changed the course of what had been a 1-0 game at halftime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was important to get one in, especially in the first few minutes (of the second half) because it did change the tempo of the game,” Sack said. “… It was nice to see some result happen.”Sack made just her fifth start of the season Saturday, all five coming within the season’s last seven games. The junior forward managed to put a lot of touches on the ball within the circle to generate countless opportunities for the Orange, particularly in the second half.SU totaled 17 second-half shots and any time Syracuse had possession in its offensive half, the team often found Sack passing, cutting to the cage and diving with an outstretched stick to put touches on the ball and create opportunities.Alma Fenne dribbled into the circle from just above the top of the arc, and delivered a strike toward UMass’ goalkeeper Sam Carlino, who blocked the shot by jolting to the right post. Sack collected the rebound and, with pinpoint accuracy, flipped the ball into the left side of the goal before Carlino could recover.“It’s the best way to come out into the second half,” said forward Emma Russell. “It shifted the momentum and we went from there.”Laura Hurff stood tall at the top of the circle and fed the ball across the circle to Sack who was by the right side of the goal. She stuck her stick out and tipped the ball up and in, past Carlino for her fifth goal of the season.Sack simply thought she was in the right place at the right time. She didn’t think she got her stick on the pass, but cutting to receive Hurff’s pass gave Syracuse its fourth goal it would later need as UMass stormed back with two late goals.“I don’t think I touched that, but I’ll take the statistic,” Sack said. “The defender touched it.”Bradley substituted Russell for Sack with 14:53 remaining in the second half, the longer of two stints she spent on the sideline after the pair of goals. Her facial expression didn’t convey any semblance of emotion as teammates congratulated her.But when time expired, Sack was the first player from the bench to sprint onto the field. She shed her sideline jacket to jump and embrace goalkeeper Jess Jecko.“It’s important (we) keeps things normal,” Sack said, “because it’s easy to look forward to the next game that you’re not even at yet.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+