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Syracuse volleyball takes down Siena, 3-0, in 2017 season opener

first_imgIn its first game of the season, Syracuse (1-0) beat Siena (0-1), 3-0, Friday at the Women’s Building.The match marked the first of the Syracuse Tournament, a two-day slate of games featuring the Orange, Siena, Colgate, Grand Canyon, and Niagara.Kendra Lukacs led the Orange with 11 kills, six of which came in an impressive third set. The sophomore’s 12.5 points paced Syracuse. Defensive specialist Belle Sand had a game-high 15 digs, while junior Annie Bozzo’s 17 assists were a team high.The Orange dominated the first set, taking a 16-6 lead before winning the stanza, 25-19. Siena raced out to an early 7-3 advantage in the second set before Syracuse responded, closing the set on a 22-9 run. Jalissa Trotter set the tone for the Orange, notching eight assists in the second set alone.Trotter finished the game with 11 assists, good for second on the team. Siena took a 4-1 lead to begin the third set, but the Saints’ advantage unraveled. Sparked by Amber Witherspoon’s three blocks and Bozzo’s nine assists during the set, Syracuse recovered with another game-changing run. The Orange outscored Siena 24-12 to end the set and finish the 3-0 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext up for Syracuse is Grand Canyon Friday at 6 p.m. at the Women’s Building. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more

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UPF Belaru Universal Peace Federation in Belarus

first_imgUPF Belaru: Universal Peace Federation in Belarus in partnership with “Association of Korean residents in Belarus” and International NGO “Cultural Exchange” organized the event “Peace Road 2015: toward a World of Peace!” in Minsk, capital city of Belarus, on July 18. It was a beautiful sunny day. Also it’s very symbolic, that every year on 18 July — the day an international peacemaker Nelson Mandela was born – the United Nations celebrates the Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.The purpose of the event was to make a foundation for peace and prosperity in Belarus, to support peaceful re-unification of the Korean Peninsula and to let the public know of the peace ideology and achievements of founders of the Unification Movement Dr. and Mrs. Moon, who has worked to realize the ideal of One human family under God.In the morning cyclists and supporters gathered at the stunning site near Komsomolskoe lake close to Korean Embassy to start the Peace Road event. Representative of Universal Peace Federation in Belarus Vitaly Maksimov welcomed the participants and shared about vision of Dr. Moon, that first proposed the Peace Road at 1981. He spoke about the significance of the Peace Road as a substantiation of one unified world. The president of the “Association of Korean residents in Belarus” Ri Kimmi announced the importance of peaceful re-unification of the Korean peninsula and wholeheartedly supported Peace Road ideas. Then participants shared the goals of the rally with passers-by, who were invited to sign the Peace Road banner. Then the performance with Korean traditional drams and Belorussian songs was conducted. At the end to show the commitment to the concept of one world family everybody sang the unification song ‘Uriui Sowon’ in unison. Riders then set off to Korolevo. The main event was 53 km trek from Korean Embassy in Minsk ending at the Unificationists’ educational center in country side Korolevo. Some took a shorter five km route.After the completion of the ride cyclists arrived to Korolevo. The closing session included the presentation about Universal Peace Federation activities and Peace Road Highway project, followed by the performance with Korean and Belarusian dances and songs. The event concluded with the cake and banquet of Korean and Belarus cuisine. Participants of the Peace Road project want to send a message to the people all around the world that as members of One Family we share the responsibility to contribute to the World Peace.last_img read more