Savannah Rennie scores her 1st goal of the season in tie with Penn State

first_img Published on January 26, 2019 at 8:08 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Comments Savannah Rennie won the offensive zone faceoff and glided backward to the slot. She looked as Emma Polaski chipped the puck toward the net. As the shot was sunk, Rennie later said she “kind of got lucky” to have the puck go off her stick and beat the Penn State goalie.As Syracuse skaters on the ice converged to celebrate, Polaski patted Rennie’s head a couple of times with a wide smile painted on her face. It was the junior’s first goal of the season.“It was good — long time coming I think,” Rennie said. “I didn’t get much games in the first half, so it was exciting to finally get a puck in the net.”Rennie scored a difference maker as the Orange (6-17-2, 6-5-1 College Hockey America) tied Penn State (10-10-5, 4-7-1), 1-1, Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion. It came at the back end of a “tough week emotionally” for Rennie, SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Flanagan hopes the goal will turn things around for Rennie, who had nine goals her freshman year and eight last year. The junior came into the season leading all SU forwards with 37 career points and was expected to contribute similar numbers this year. But she’s only played in 12 of the Orange’s 25 games, earning three points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s a player we really need, so to have her finally get the monkey off her back, so to speak, that’s big for her,” Flanagan said. “… That’ll hopefully get her where she’s starting to feel better about herself.”The shots haven’t been going in, but she’s one of seven players taking two or more shots a game. On Saturday, she continued that trend.Before the faceoff leading up to her goal, she forced a whistle with a shot into the goalie’s midsection. And just 10 seconds into overtime, she broke into the zone with a 2-on-1 opportunity, firing a shot off the goalie’s shoulder. Rennie finished the game with five shots on goal. Her impact was also felt in other areas of the ice. In the two games against Penn State this weekend, Rennie won 30-of-53 faceoffs, too.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Neuer in Germany World Cup squad, Sane left out

first_img0Shares0000Germany consider Manuel Neuer to be crucial to their chances of winning back-to-back World Cups © AFP / VLADIMIR SIMICEKBERLIN, Germany, Jun 4 – Germany have included 2014 World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in their final squad for the 2018 tournament, even though he has only just returned from a long-term absence through injury.But in a surprise omission, coach Joachim Loew left Manchester City striker Leroy Sane out of his 23-player list despite a strong season with the Premier League champions. “Leroy has a huge amount of talent and he will be back in again because from September we will re-double our work with him,” Loew said. “But in his games with the national team he hasn’t quite done the business.”Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer made his first appearance since September in the 2-1 defeat by Austria in a rain-delayed friendly on Saturday and showed no ill-effects.The 32-year-old who is considered key to Germany’s hopes of retaining the title had been sidelined for eight months after fracturing a metatarsal in his left foot last September in a recurrence of the same injury he suffered earlier in 2017.Sane was cut from the squad with Timo Werner and the veteran Mario Gomez included as just two out-and-out strikers.Neuer denied his inclusion was a risk, despite his lack of match practice.“I’m not worried. I am no more a risk than any other player,” Neuer said.The ‘keeper said his careful reintroduction had been a deliberate ploy — he didn’t play a single match for Bayern before joining up with the national squad.Apart from an appearance in a specially-arranged match against Germany’s Under-20 team last week, the match in Klagenfurt in Austria was his first full appearance since September.“I always thought I would be going to the World Cup and I didn’t want to take any risk,” Neuer said.“Every training session is a test for me. If I don’t feel good I tell the coach because the success of the team is the absolute priority.”Germany 23-man squad:Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP), Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)Defenders: Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Matthias Ginter (Moenchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea/ENG), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Juventus/ITA), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/ESP), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal/ENG), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City/ENG), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)Forwards: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more