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How freshman goalie Sarah Sinck became one of Syracuse’s most vital players

first_img Published on November 3, 2019 at 11:23 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ Sarah Sinck often doesn’t remember most of her saves. In the moment, her mind goes blank.“Sometimes after games,” Sinck said, “people will go, ‘Oh, great save,’ and I’m like ‘What are you talking about?’”One moment Syracuse’s goalie won’t forget, though, is her team sprinting from the midfield to greet her by the cage on Oct. 20. Sinck had just rejected all four of No. 3 Connecticut’s penalty strokes to secure SU’s second win over a top-five opponent. A career-high 11 saves in that game, including a sliding stop on a two-on-one in overtime, put the Orange in position for the shutout win.That performance earned Sinck a conference defensive player of the week award, but a career-game against UConn wasn’t an outlier. No. 14 Syracuse (12-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) has leaned on the freshman throughout the season. Sinck entered the year competing for the starting job but has become one of SU’s most important players and the ACC leader in saves per game (3.65).“I just think she was connected, and in the moment,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said of Sinck’s performance against UConn. “She played fearless.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast winter, Syracuse wasn’t on Sinck’s radar. She didn’t even know if she wanted to go to the United States for college. But when the Eindhoven, Netherlands native’s club team switched coaches and added a second goalie, she started researching American universities.In Syracuse, Sinck found what she was looking for — a top-notch field hockey program and an opportunity to build off an internship at Philips with industrial design. After a 2018 European Championships win with the U18 Dutch national team, Sinck committed to SU in late March of 2019.“I just wanted to shoot my shot,” Sinck said.When Sinck started training with Syracuse, she and sophomore Syd Taylor vied for the starting job. Early in the season, they alternated starts, and Bradley often used both in a game. Taylor had a year of prior experience with SU’s system, and Sinck had to learn the different technical aspects of the American game.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorIn Europe, players are generally more skilled and have more powerful shots. Sinck had to anticipate shots as players began their shooting motion to be able to react in time. Now playing at Syracuse, Sinck waits until a player connects with the ball to start her save motion.“It sounds weird,” Sinck said, “but when you go from fast balls to slow balls it’s hard because you have to get adjusted to the timing.”Since a double overtime win over No. 2 Duke on Sept. 27 in which Sinck allowed one goal in 77 minutes, the freshman has started every match.At 5-foot-9, Sinck’s style in net is predicated on cutting down angles and making kick saves. Midfielder Carolin Hoffmann said Sinck’s footwork and movement make her tough to beat.To prevent scores in two-on-ones or other rushes, Sinck’s strategy is to stay upright for as long as possible, then read and react to the opponent. Depending on the forward’s decision, Sinck will either come off her line to cut off a shooting angle or slide to intercept a crossing pass.With four minutes left in overtime against No. 5 Louisville on Nov. 2, Sinck came off her line once again, this time in a one-on-one situation. She dove and stuffed a Cardinal forward to keep the score tied at one in an eventual upset win — SU’s third top-five win of the season.Now that she’s adjusted to field hockey in America, Sinck needs to continue her sharp play in the postseason for Syracuse to make an NCAA tournament run. Commentslast_img read more


Ebola Fund Audit Report Expected in Senate Today

first_imgThe General Auditing Commission (GAC) is expected to present the final audit report on the Ebola Trust Fund to the Liberian Senate today. Prior to its Easter break, the plenary of the Senate requested the GAC to make a report on the Ebola Trust Fund.But in a communication dated March 30, 2015, the GAC through its Director General requested the Senate to extend the deadline for the submission of the final audit report on the Ebola Trust Fund to Monday, April 6, 2015, instead of the March 30, 2015, deadline.According to that communication, the GAC was expected to analyze the responses during the extension period and complete the audit process accordingly.The GAC further explained that the final exit conference with the Incident Management System (IMS), and its implementing partners was set for Friday, April 3, 2015; and that the AG’s final report would have been presented to the National Legislature on Monday, April 6, 2015.The communication, signed by the Deputy AG for Administration, Foday S. Kiazolu, informed the lawmakers that any additional response emanating from the IMS and IPs (Implementing Partners) after the exit conference would not be accepted by the GAC.  “Accordingly, the GAC will direct them to submit their responses to the National Legislature.”The GAC’s April 6, 2015, deadline for the final audit report, however, coincided with the Senators’ Easter break, which ended yesterday. They are expected to return to the Capitol today to resume normal sittings.It may be recalled that last September during the height of the Ebola epidemic, Grand Bassa County Senator, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, wrote a letter requesting a mandate from plenary of the Senate to have all Ebola activities audited by the GAC.Senator Lawrence’s request was granted and approved by plenary and a letter was sent to the GAC from the leadership of the Senate mandating it to audit all Ebola activities funded by the government and through the government.But having waited for well over six months, the Grand Bassa lawmaker again last week raised the red flag, reminding the plenary that the GAC needs to comply with the Senate’s request to conduct the audit; and requested an additional mandate from plenary to have the GAC go and brief plenary on the status of the audit report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more