first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] The Orange had chances. Several clears, better defensive pressure and three quality shots gave the Orange hope of clawing back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half. Then the ball came off Louisville player Emina Ekic’s foot and sailed tightly into the top left corner of the net in the 76th minute, erasing any SU optimism.Despite Syracuse’s adjustments, the comeback wasn’t coming. No. 22 Louisville (8-1-0, 1-0-0) secured the win 3-0, the sixth time the Orange (2-5-2, 0-1-1 Atlantic Coast) have been shut out this season.“It came down to a lack of heart from us,” senior defender Taylor Bennett said. “We need to really take a gut check and really fix ourselves first before we look at the outside opposition.”Head coach Nicky Adams said she was surprised at how little energy her team came out with. They were outshot 10-3 in the first half.While Syracuse couldn’t put away chances in the second half, Louisville struggled to find the same footing it had in the first. Adams said she game-planned for the Cardinals’ high-pressure attack, but SU wasn’t able to execute in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At halftime we said we have to be more direct but keep our team shape more compact so when we do go direct we have numbers around the ball that can help us attack,” Adams said. “And I do think we started the second half better.”Louisville only outshot the Orange 6-3 after the break. But while the Orange were able to do a better job beating the press defensively, the offense still couldn’t click. In the 46th minute, a through ball to an open Meghan Root got just ahead of her and was cleared by Louisville keeper Gabby Kouzelos before Root could get a touch. Shannon Aviza had Gianna Villoresi wide open on the attacking side in the 52nd minute, but her pass was just too far and once again first reached by Louisville. SU got more hesitant.As Kailee Coonan regained possession and brought the ball up midfield, the wings on both sides were ready to break loose. “Play it!” Adams yelled. But the Cardinal defenders caught on and forced a short pass before stealing possession.The biggest opportunity came off a Syracuse corner kick, but Allen knocked it high and left of the goal.“I mean we had one-on-one opportunities with the goalie,” Allen said. “We could have been three-all, we could have gone to overtime. The reason that Louisville won the game is because they took their chances and we didn’t.”Fouls also killed momentum on several occasions for the Orange. In the 49th minute, Kailey Brenner made an explosive move with the ball down the sideline, before committing a foul as Louisville’s final defender closed on her.In the 62nd minute, Syracuse drew a free kick and then immediately a corner. A play that looked to be a good chance in front of the net was blown dead as Villoresi was given a yellow card for her third foul, drawing the ire of Adams and her staff who didn’t understand the call. After being dominated in the first half, Syracuse’s sloppiness in the second cost them the game, even when the door was open to bring the deficit within reach.“We chose to take too many touches when we had the ball and the things we worked on in training the past two games weren’t executed today,” Adams said. “So this is totally on us for not executing a game plan that could set us up for success.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgBY NEIL BARRETT: Some of you may be reading these articles relating to child & teen health and think “doesn’t that apply to all of us”?Well yes, in a way it does, however the importance of all this information is even more relevant to children & teens.Recent evidence relating to sustainable weight loss implies that once you reach a certain level of obesity, your body will always strive to reach that level again. Let’s put that into context. Once you reach certain body fat percentage that is considered to be outside that of a healthy normal range, willpower, motivation, planning & hard work may not be enough, your body could be sabotaging your efforts!Take this for example, if we were to take mono zygotic twin children (genetically identical) and give twin A a healthy diet & rigorous training regime for one year and we give twin B a sedentary lifestyle with poor eating habits for one year it is quite obvious that twin B will end up with a less than desirable body composition (excess body fat) and compromised health.If we then apply the healthier lifestyle to twin B in an attempt to reverse the damage we may or may not see the desired effect.Twin B will always have to work harder and eat healthier than twin A and that still might not be enough. During early development we form cells called adipose tissue, these are the cells that house fat; think of them like honeycomb & fat is the honey we fill them with.Develop too much of these (through sedentary behaviour and poor eating habits) we increase our potential of becoming obese. We are able to burn off the excess fat tissue housed in the adipose tissue, however, we are unable to get rid of adipose tissue once we develop it.This tissue secretes hormones that not only increase our suceptability to unhealthy foods but also interferes with normal fat storage and metabolism.You have these cells & tissue for life! So no matter what you try and do in adulthood, the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle in early stage development will hinder you efforts.So what to do for your teens and children now? Use the information, tables (Fig.1.) and tools enclosed to calculate what your child or teen needs to consume each day and plan around it.These are the difficult decisions that will make you less than popular with your children in the short term, but parenthood is not a popularity contest, it is a duty of care!Garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, fish & eggs, nuts & seeds, some fruit, a little starch, and no sugar.Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% (between.7g/kg body weight and 1.9g/kg of bodyweight depending on activity level) of your total calorie intake. Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycaemic – follow the link – and account for about 40% of your total calorie intake.Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.Glycaemic Index: (http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthy-eating/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods)Fat index: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/choosing-healthy-fats.htmYou must understand what a healthy eating plan is before your child can.Eliminate all the guess work, follow the simple instructions and help your family become healthy. It is easy, but time-consuming. Get a solid foundation in place and monitor the results. You don’t want your child to end up like twin B.Neil Barrett is a nutritionist and coach with Fit-Hub Letterkenny(Whether your teen is looking for a stand-alone strength and conditioning program, or additional training to supplement their sport specific training, Fit-Hub Teens is committed to helping them achieve their goals in a fun, judgement free environment surrounded by their peers & supervised by trained professionals) For more information contact Ruairi on:086 1970 325Email [email protected] BARRETT: BALANCING YOUR CHILD’S NUTRITION – THE WAR ON SUGAR PART 2 was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:childrenhealthy eatinglifestyleNeil Barrettnutritionistsugarteenagerswar on sugarlast_img read more