Published on September 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ While her team defeated Dartmouth on Sept. 8 in four sets, Anastasiya Gorelina played in one set and recorded zero kills. Then, her production took off.“I don’t know what changed inside of me, but it was like…” Gorelina said. Then she snapped her fingers. “I needed to be more aggressive.”Since that game, she’s caught fire. In Syracuse’s past seven games, Gorelina has had at least nine kills, including a career-high 20 against Boston College on Sept. 20. In her first eight games of the season, she never had more than four. The junior outside hitter’s contributions have mirrored SU’s recent winning run, too, as the Orange (9-6,1-1 Atlantic Coast) have captured five of its last seven.Gorelina’s recent uptick in productivity is because she is finally healthy, SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. She had problems with her back all throughout childhood and into college, he added, especially her sophomore year. Despite Gorelina’s apparently ailing back, she played in 105 sets last season, tied for the third-most on the team. In all but one game, she played at least three sets. In the first eight games of 2017, Gorelina participated in three sets or more just three times. Now, after a period of rest, she is playing the best volleyball of her career. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I love seeing my teammates succeed,” Kendra Lukacs said. “It fuels me as well.”Lukacs, a fellow outside hitter, has had ten or more kills in each of her last six games. She, too, notched a career-high in kills against BC with 18. The sophomore credits her chemistry with Gorelina as to why the two are both having such recent success.“I think we’re different kinds of hitters,” Lukacs said, “so I think it’s fun to feed off what the other can do.” Comments
Chelsea’s season so far has been out of this world, but sadly for the fans, in a way no-one could possibly have imagined!To turn their season around, Chelsea fans will be hoping for a transfer shake-up of intergalactic proportions.The talkSPORT team headed down to Stamford Bridge earlier this year to test Blues supporters’ knowledge on names supposedly linked with their club in the January transfer window.The only catch? We went armed with a list of Star Wars characters.Would Chelsea fans rumble our devious plan? Or would the force be with talkSPORT? Watch the video above to find out!For more entertaining sports videos, check out talkSPORT’s YouTube channel.
Portland — A body found in the Columbia Slough on Saturday has been recovered, officials said.Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit personnel recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the river near N. Denver Ave.Authorities responded to a report that a boater had seen a body in the water around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The body has not yet been identified.A death investigation is being conducted by Sheriff’s Office detectives. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office.An agency official said detectives have not indicated foul play.