Brendan Bomberry delivers No. 6 Syracuse in an 8-7 overtime thriller at No. 14 Johns Hopkins

first_img Published on March 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 BALTIMORE — After Ben Williams won the faceoff to start overtime, players huddled around the All-American specialist. He put Syracuse in position to win in sudden-death overtime against archrival Johns Hopkins. In the second-lowest scoring Syracuse-Johns Hopkins game since 1985, players welcomed any chance for a score.Sixty-one seconds later, junior midfielder Brendan Bomberry punched the winning score in from just outside the crease. In SU head coach John Desko’s 300th game, the player who hadn’t collected a point ended No. 6 Syracuse’s (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) fifth straight one-goal game, 8-7, over No. 14 Johns Hopkins (4-3) on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. With a defender on his tail, Bomberry caught a Sergio Salcido pass and, hardly pulling back his stick, pushed the ball past JHU goalie Gerald Logan.“Our guys drew slides and make it easy for me around the net,” Bomberry said. “If they don’t draw slides, I don’t get open.”Through six games, three game-winners by three different players illustrates the balance by which Syracuse’s offense thrives. In the first, a month ago against then-No. 12 Albany, Nick Mariano fired the game-winner with under two seconds on the clock. Against then-No. 9 Virginia two weeks ago, Salcido rifled the final score. On Saturday, Bomberry clinched the game, extending Syracuse’s streak to 45 consecutive wins when holding opponents to fewer than 10 goals.Midway through the season, SU hasn’t established a single go-to option. Jordan Evans has been inconsistent, Saturday included, when he had just one assist for an SU team that has scored fewer than 10 goals in back-to-back games. Yet Syracuse has resorted to a different player to bring magic to the offense late in games. Seven SU players have five goals or more, led by Bomberry’s 13 — none bigger than his last, which Nick Mariano set up with his no-look goal in the final minute of regulation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAsked whom Hopkins keyed on in the final minutes, Blue Jays head coach Dave Pietramela shook his head. Junior midfielder Hunter Moreland snickered, then smirked as if to acknowledge SU’s diversified attack.“All of our guys can finish and make plays,” Bomberry said. “We have that many guys who can make plays and put the ball in the net for us.”The 56th all-time meeting between Syracuse and Johns Hopkins lacrosse started fitting enough. About 40 minutes before faceoff, a handful of players from both sides met at midfield for a pregame scuffle. Officials handed each side an unsportsmanlike penalty and both teams started a man down.Last year, Syracuse jumped out to a 4-0 lead, outshot JHU by 10 and picked up eight more ground balls. Yet the Orange committed 14 turnovers and blew its four-score lead on a rebound goal in the overtime heart-breaker for its first loss of 2016. The JHU loss started SU’s three-game losing skid.“Homewood,” senior attack Jordan Evans said before the season began, “that’s not a good memory going in there. We have the lead and give it up. It’s a good thing for us to go down there and make a statement.”Bomberry penned that statement in his first college game at Homewood. It buzzed as temperatures sat around 50 degrees. The JHU pep band played during stoppages. A steady hum came from the middle of the Johns Hopkins fan base all afternoon, no louder than in the final minutes of regulation. No quieter than after Bomberry’s blow to the Hopkins faithful.“You saw what happened when we slide too much,” Pietramala said. “The last two goals were off a slide. If you have a miscue on the interior, they find it.”The teams first met in 1921 with a 4-4 tie. Fifty-five meetings and nearly a century later, the units remain at the top of the sport. They’ve met each year since 1980. They’ve combined for 19 NCAA titles. For decades, Syracuse and Johns Hopkins have been the landing spots for the nation’s most prized recruits.Three of Syracuse’s 25 victories against Johns Hopkins have come with the national championship on the line. A single goal has now decided 14 of the last 29 meetings. In the most recent edition of college lacrosse’s most storied, intense rivalry, goals came at a premium. Syracuse held leads of 4-2, 5-4 and 6-4. Still, in a game during which no lead was safe, JHU inevitably fought back to pull within one. Then tie. Then take the lead, 7-6, before Mariano’s game-tying shot.This time, the Orange came out on top with the sight of Bomberry emerging from the crease, stick held high. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

PaySafe launches ‘US Rapid Transfer’ seeking to deliver instant conversion dynamics

first_img StumbleUpon PokerStars begins Paysafe ‘Rapid Transfer’ Euro rollout July 16, 2019 Advancing its US position, digital payments technology firm PaySafe Group has confirmed that it will launch its ‘Rapid Transfer’ product through subsidiary Skrill USA.An established product within 18 European countries, Rapid Transfer is Paysafe’s ‘proprietary built’ instant bank transfer technology, which allows merchants to offer ‘instant secure onsite transactions’, increasing all-around customer conversions.In addition to facilitating merchant payment capacities, Rapid Transfer enables digital consumers to seamlessly upload funds from their online bank account to their Skrill digital wallet.Launching Rapid Transfer within the saturated US payments scene, Paysafe states that it seeks to bring ‘alternative transactional arrangements to US consumers who prefer  the security of online banking to standard credit card transactions.The payment technology group points to its in-house ‘2018 Lost in Transaction’ research which details that /a third of US consumers (30%) have ecommerce fraud concerns, reassuring these customers through secure payments services has become commercially important for merchants’.Commenting on proceedings, Lorenzo Pellegrino, Chief Executive of Rapid Transfer at Paysafe Group, said:“Our Q4 2018 research reveals that only a fifth of smaller US online merchants (22%) offer direct bank transfer. This suggests there is significant space for Rapid Transfer’s growth in the US market, especially considering the product’s benefits for card, not present merchants and their customers as well as its strong uptake across Europe.” Related Articles Skrill launches ‘Knect’ next-level rewards programme November 22, 2019 Submit Paysafe confirms Philip McHugh as inbound CEO May 31, 2019 Share Sharelast_img read more