Persaud qualifies for Governor General Final third year in a rowGUYANA National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) captain Mahendra Persaud has qualified for the Governor General Final at the 134th Canadian Fullbore Rifle Championships, a reward for being one of the top 50 marksmen of the close to 200, who are competing at the Connaught Ranges, Ottawa.Persaud, one of nine Caribbean shooters, including three Guyanese, has been the leading rifleman and will have the opportunity to shoot against the best in the world. Among them are the top 5 from the UK including David Calvert and Jon Underwood.At the conclusion of shooting on Thursday, Persaud was 43rd overall with a Grand Aggregate total of 738v73 out of 184 competitors.Leading was UK’s David Calvert on 752v98. The next best Caribbean shooter was Trinidad and Tobago’s Norris Gomez at 109 on 717v53 just ahead of Lennox Braithwaite was one position down on Vs, 717v48.The lone female on the Caribbean contingent, Shellyann Hinds of Barbados was next at 115th (715v50), Thomas Greenaway of Antigua at 166th (671v27), Guyanese Sigmund Douglas based in the USA was next at 167th (670v25), Christopher Joseph of Antigua and Barbuda 171st (655v23), with the Bermudian trio of Nelson Simons of Bermuda 176th (540v21), David Dumont 178th (429v7) and Neville Trott 179th (423v13) bringing up the rear for the Caribbean of 184 competitors.Persaud’s scores in the Letson at the 300 (35v2), 500 (35v2) and 600 (34v5) metres ranges as well as the President’s also at the 300 (50v6), 500 (50v6) and 600 (50v7) ranges ensured his qualification for the Governor General Final but only his scores from the President’s competition would be taken forward to today’s final.Persaud, who would be going into the final with a score of 150v19 has noted that quite a few shooters would also be heading into the shoot with scores of 150.“The competition is very tight here with quite a few of us going forward with 150, the others are only a point or two away. Now it’s 15 rounds at 800 metres and 15 at 900, so it could be anybody’s game.”The consistent Persaud said that he is not having a bad meeting but will be taking it one shot at a time.“I could only hope to do my best and not make any mistakes. In this competition with top shooters from Great Britain, USA, and Canada, you cannot afford any mistakes.”With the final competition set to be contested this afternoon, Persaud said that he would be competing in a Team Match this morning and will have the opportunity to test his lenses which have been giving him some challenges, in order to be spot-on for the final with the right combination.
How Syracuse’s offensive depth created problems for Albany’s defense in SU’s 11-9 NCAA tournament winSeptember 16, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: egielqmer.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Albany packed in its defense and flustered Syracuse throughout the entire first half. On the few chances the Orange had, it rarely converted. For 30 minutes, SU’s offensive puzzle was solved by sliding as little as possible.The Great Danes held Syracuse to just two goals, its lowest in a half this season.Then everything changed. Ben Williams started winning faceoffs, its offense created more opportunities and SU outscored Albany by six after a four-goal halftime deficit.No. 8 seed Syracuse’s (12-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) 11-9 win over Albany (12-4, 6-0 America East) on Sunday night in the Carrier Dome extended the Orange’s season one more week and into the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. But amid the comeback was also a shift in tactics as SU head coach John Desko and Albany head coach Scott Marr strategically matched each other move for move.“Their ability to interchange some guys, to play different people at different positions, just their overall depth,” Marr said of Syracuse. “… I think they’re a really well-balanced offense. It’s very tough to stop.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarr was the one who got the best of Desko early on as the Orange offense stalled. But in the second half, SU poured in nine goals, partially as a result of several coaching adjustments.Two of Syracuse’s top three goal-scorers are midfielders Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido. But with only one long-pole defensive midfielder allowed on the field, opposing defenses have to make a decision: Defend Mariano with a long pole and Salcido with a short stick or defend Salcido with a pole and Mariano with a short stick. Put a pole on both of them and sacrifice a defender on an attack.“They’re a matchup nightmare,” Albany goalie Blaze Riorden said.In the first half, Marr had his long pole on Mariano and Syracuse’s offense stalled. But in the second, it shifted to Salcido, who finished with two goals and two assists. And that’s when the Orange’s offense found its rhythm. Shots on the perimeter opened up as a result of ball movement and eight different players tallied a goal in the game.“It’s a toss up who you want to put the pole on,” Marr said when asked why he switched the pole from Mariano to Salcido.After Syracuse’s offense struggled, Desko changed up the unit. He bumped starting attacks Tim Barber and Jordan Evans to play with in the midfield and rotated backups Nate Solomon and Nick Piroli into the attack. That allowed Barber and Evans to draw favorable matchups against Albany’s defensive midfielders and force earlier slides.The move worked to perfection as the Great Danes’ defense had to shift more, which opened up the space that was non-existent in the first half. Barber and Evans finished with a combined four goals, all in the final 30 minutes.The depth that Syracuse displayed had been there all season, but for the first time it fully paid off in a crucial spot.As Marr made his adjustments, so did Desko. The puzzle that was previously solved by Albany had been reconfigured to give the Great Danes trouble.“It’s the fact that they can run five or six attackmen in a game and still have success on the offensive end,” Riorden said. Comments Published on May 16, 2016 at 1:34 am Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds