The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Adele Woodmansee has spent a lot of time outdoors.In 2017, she took the fall semester off to finish her May-to-October thru-hike of the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. “I started late, so I had to do it fast,” Woodmansee said. The elaborate meals she cooked with her wood-burning stove earned her the trail name Pantry.And like a well-stocked pantry, her 23 years have prepared Woodmansee for many contingencies. She grew up in a house built by her parents in Westfield, Vt., close to the border with Canada. The house and its extensive gardens are down a dirt road and a 10-minute walk into the woods; solar panels power the lights and there are no wall outlets. “I had a computer growing up, but I couldn’t charge it at home,” Woodmansee ’19 said. “And there was no internet or television.”Her focus became music and languages. Taking up the violin when she was 6, she was eventually started composing for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and participating in the Vermont Youth Orchestra. Through the Cooke Young Scholars Program, she studied Arabic and Spanish, and before she graduated from North Country Union High School, the Cooke scholarship had twice enabled Woodmansee to study abroad, in Mexico and Morocco.She spent a pre-Harvard gap year (funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation) in Oaxaca, Mexico, refining her Spanish and learning a Zapotec language. There she was first exposed to maize agriculture. She is now finishing a joint thesis in integrative biology and social anthropology.“I collected samples of maize grown by farmers in the town where I’m working, and I’m doing lab work on that,” Woodmansee said. “But the larger part of it is ethnographic work on seed-saving practices and value systems around local agriculture, and some analysis of how agriculture fits into the local economy of the town and how that’s changed.”This year, to complete genetic analysis of samples she collected in Oaxaca, Woodmansee has been pursuing independent research in the Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology’s Davis Lab. (Independent lab study is “difficult, because I have to figure everything out for myself.”) In search of transgenic contamination, she is employing polymerase chain reaction — a technique used to make many copies of a specific target region of DNA — to look for two markers. “Preparing took several weeks of basically just grinding corn all day,” she said.She was prepared for this by campus experiences that included the Radcliffe Research Partnership, through which undergraduates are paid to work side by side with Radcliffe Institute fellows, making for unique mentorships.Woodmansee has assisted three fellows: For Elliott Colla RI ’16, a scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies at Georgetown University, she musically transcribed and analyzed protest chants; for Conevery Bolton Valencius, Ph.D. ’98, RI ’17, who writes and teaches U.S. environmental history at Boston College, she examined the impact of fracking on U.S. indigenous communities; and for Beth A. Simmons, A.M. ’87, Ph.D. ’91, RI ’19 — the 2018–19 Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe and the Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania — she helped compare different anthropological approaches to national borders.“It’s been really great to get involved with research that’s not directly related to what I’m doing, but gives me the opportunity to get familiar with different approaches,” Woodmansee said of the program. “The work I did sophomore year with Conevery, coming up with methods for organizing notes, has been especially helpful with my thesis research.”Somehow, Woodmansee still has time for music. When she’s not cycling from Pforzheimer House to the lab on Divinity Avenue, she can be found studying viola (which she took up a couple of years ago) through the music lesson subsidy program and playing in a string trio for “Music 189.” The group is coached by members of the Parker Quartet.Woodmansee will return to Mexico for about five months this summer and fall. She has a strong community in Oaxaca, having met a number of kindred spirits. “I spend most of my time doing research, but I have a lot of other things that I go back for,” she said. In addition to visiting the friends she’s made, she loves to take her mountain bike on Oaxaca’s narrow dirt roads. Last summer, she took part in a 260-mile race from Oaxaca City to the coast, and this fall, she hopes to race 100 miles through the heavily wooded La Sierra Norte de Oaxaca.Being such a creature of the outdoors, Woodmansee can begin to feel unsettled in the city. “I get used to it, but if I’m here for more than a few months at a time, I definitely need a break.” She’s already planning her next study abroad: “I think in Bhutan.”
More Harvard officials to testify in trial challenging College’s admissions process Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez ’17 took the stand during Harvard’s admissions trial last fall, lending her voice in support of Harvard’s use of race as one of many factors in selecting the College’s incoming class.Vasquez-Rodriguez said during her testimony in Boston’s federal courthouse that she knew from a young age that her Mexican American heritage set her apart. Her family spoke English and Spanish in their Southern California home and celebrated different holidays. She listened to different music than most of her peers. But Vasquez-Rodriguez cherished all of it because she knew herself to be the sum total of that history.“I felt like so much of my experience and so much of my perspective and world view has been colored by my ethno-racial identity, and I wanted a school that took that into consideration and that valued that — that part of myself,” she said. “Honestly, I probably would not have applied to Harvard if they didn’t take race into account. Again, I was coming from a pretty diverse area in Southern California, and I wanted to go to a school that reflected the diversity of the U.S. population and of the world population.”Upon hearing that the judge had ruled for Harvard, Vasquez-Rodriguez felt nearly vindicated.“I think it will have an impact for generations to come,” she said of the judgment. “I think this ruling and the media that is being generated around the ruling will encourage folks to really look into and understand what race-conscious policies look like, what they are, and what they are not. It shows the nation that these types of policies are something that we believe in; they are something that we are willing to defend.”Members of the Harvard and the higher education community and many participants in the trial have in recent days voiced satisfaction with last Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs. That judgment held that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants or use race as a determinative factor in admissions decisions, and that its practices line up with Supreme Court precedent. Many said the decision in the lawsuit by the group Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFFA) in 2014 was an affirmation that inclusion and diversity at Harvard and at colleges and universities across the country can remain a top priority. “I felt like so much of my experience and so much of my perspective and world view has been colored by my ethno-racial identity, and I wanted a school that took that into consideration and that valued that — that part of myself.” — Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez ’17 Final arguments in admissions suit Mortara, a partner at the Chicago- and Denver-based law firm Bartlit Beck LLP, called Burroughs a dedicated professional and an even-handed judge who “issued a bad ruling.” He criticized the earlier Supreme Court judgments cited in her decision as well as her “views of the law and inferences of the facts,” which he deemed “absurd and wrong.” He also said that some statements in the opinion were “troubling.”“The judgment of history will be very different from what came out of this very bad ruling by this very good judge,” said Mortara.Many members of the broader higher education community breathed a sigh of relief after the ruling.“The decision represents a clear and decisive victory for Harvard and will be welcomed at universities across the United States,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president for government relations and public affairs at the American Council on Education. Ruling finds that College does not discriminate Related Admissions lawsuit enters second week Judge upholds Harvard’s admissions policy Lawyers for Harvard defend University practices, warn of dire consequences if overturned Burroughs emphasized those values in her conclusion, quoting the testimony of Ruth Simmons, former president of Brown University and current president of Prairie View A&M University. Simmons noted that as the daughter of a janitor and a maid — former sharecroppers who had limited opportunities — she understood the benefits of diversity in education and the wider world.“I’ve spoken about the conflicts in society, how deeply they run, how they resurface from time to time,” Simmons said from the stand last fall. “How can we imagine a world in which we are not creating leaders and citizens who have the capacity to mediate those differences? I cannot imagine it. And so it’s with great conviction that I say that we must continue to offer diverse undergraduate education to our young people to save our nation.”Harvard’s Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons ’67, Ed.M. ’69, Ed.D. ’71, who has spent the past 40 years at Harvard as a member of the department that helps shape incoming classes, called Burroughs’ decision “thorough and thoughtful.” Fitzsimmons, a key witness at trial, said a diverse student body ensures Harvard undergraduates will learn as much from each other as they will from their coursework.“Certainly one of the best things about my own education at Harvard in the 1960s was the amazing amount I learned from my classmates,” said Fitzsimmons. “Today that opportunity is infinitely greater given the diversity of our students. Their wide range of economic, ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds is astonishing by any standard.”Margaret Chin agrees.A Harvard graduate and professor of sociology at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Chin also testified in Boston’s John Joseph Moakley Courthouse last fall.“I wanted to defend race-conscious admissions and speak about how important a diverse learning environment is,” she said. “A diverse and inclusive learning environment with people from all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of neighborhoods, all kinds of experiences, was extremely important in my understanding of the world. I feel that I benefited from that exposure and my whole life since graduating in 1984 has been shaped by my Harvard experience. My research focuses on how to decrease inequality in work, community, and education.”Besides testifying, Chin also wrote a declaration for Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, one of the many student and alumni groups that filed briefs in support of the College.“The percentage of Asian Americans on campus has increased from about 7 percent in my class, to now 25 percent for the class of 2023,” said Chin. “The process is working and a holistic process that recognizes their race also recognizes their whole selves and every aspect that makes them uniquely individual.”Some, however, were less sanguine about the outcome. Harvard senior Kelley Babphavong is of Laotian and Thai descent, and has followed the case closely for the past year. She said that while she believes in diversity and equity, she sees race in college admissions currently as “more of just a visual kind of diversity” that “doesn’t get to the heart of what diversity really is for me, and that’s more economic or on an ideological basis.”“I am excited to see this case appealed, and I think it will go all the way to the Supreme Court,” said Babphavong. “I am excited to see how race is defined and how race is used in college admissions in the future.”Last Friday, SFFA filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. A number of legal experts believe the case ultimately will be decided by the high court.At Harvard Law School on Tuesday, SFFA attorney Adam Mortara spoke about the case with Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor, at an event co-sponsored by the Harvard Federalist Society and the Harvard Native American Law Students Association.
New A.R.T. play explores a single life and feminism today through talking circles Recent alums Joshuah Campbell and Gabe Fox-Peck on their Oscar nomination for ‘Harriet’ Graduate School of Design students auction works to advance social justice ‘Stand Up’ for best song Related The inaugural session of “Off Camera,” a live monthly conversation with artists produced by the Office for the Arts, brought actor and activist Jameela Jamil together with Harvard College students on Zoom last Friday. Describing herself as “queen of the hot mess,” the actor best known for her work on “The Good Place” said she felt “fairly devastated” by 2020.“Anxious people, this is our Olympics. This is the year that we really have to survive,” said Jamil, adding that she felt “strangely hopeful” because celebrities have been rightfully dethroned as societal heroes by the real ones: essential workers and health care workers.The blunt and funny Jamil was introduced by Hollywood producer Nicky Weinstock ’91, who conceived of “Off Camera” for the OFA. Weinstock, who changed concentrations three times and did a creative senior thesis after being told he couldn’t, also addressed the unsettled state of the world.“But at any college, breaking the bubble and letting in the mess of life … and [facing] all of the challenges earlier rather than later is probably one of the better things to happen to you as a human,” he said.Jamil answered students’ questions on a variety of topics.On cancel culture versus call-out culture: “We need to separate what’s been canceled and what’s being called out. Celebrities are such snowflakes. They don’t know how to take criticism, because they’ve never been criticized before. So when they’ve just been called out, they’ll cry cancel culture, but that’s not very helpful because it muddies the waters to what cancellation is. Cancellation means being de-platformed, having your rights taken away, your job taken away, your finances being harmed. That mostly happens to civilians, not celebrities. I got canceled 45 times in February. All of my shows got recommissioned, I landed a huge campaign, and my book deal remains. I’m [expletive] fine.”On advice for young artists: “Don’t gate yourself off. If there’s ever a year to show us no point in making plans, it’s this one. We’re in this perfection-obsessed generation. You are at an elite school and of an elite IQ. It’s so important that you must not look at failure as a bad thing. That’s where all of the beauty and magic happens. If I was afraid of what people would think of me, I would still be an English teacher.”On being Indian/Pakistani in Hollywood: “It can be a lot of pressure. … It’s quite remarkable to have been in industry 11 years and I can count on one hand how many peers I have.”On self-talk: “Recognize your inner bully. Listen to the things you say to yourself every day. If you wouldn’t tolerate [someone] saying those things to someone you love, you aren’t allow to say them to yourself.” Art for a cause How voices shaped Gloria Steinem
View Comments Vanessa Hudgens’ Pilot Season WinGood news for a slew of Broadway alums—NBC has picked up a couple of their pilots for series! First up, there’s Vanessa Hudgens’ Powerless, which is set in the DC Comics Universe. The peacock network has also shown love for Trial & Error, a fish-out of-water comedy featuring John Lithgow, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez. According to Variety, both shows come from Warner Bros. Television. Meanwhile, Supergirl, which in its first season on CBS featured Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan, will move to the CW for season two, Deadline reports.Hotcha! Chryssie Whitehead Heads to ChicagoChryssie Whitehead, who appeared as Kristine opposite Tony Yazbeck as Al in A Chorus Line, is returning to Broadway in Chicago. The actress is set to take on the role of Go to Hell Kitty and understudy Velma from May 13. We’re sure she’ll razzle dazzle them!(Photo: Bruce Glikas)Sneak Peek of Norbert Leo Butz’s Bloodline ReturnTony winner Norbert Leo Butz is killing it in Netflix’s Bloodline, which is back for its second season on May 27. Check out the below teaser video, which focusses on what’s in store for his character Kevin Rayburn… Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Bryan Cranston Becomes LBJFour-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is reprising his Tony-winning performance of Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO film adaptation of All the Way. Check out below a fun time-lapse video of Cranston becoming the president—it’s a far cry from Breaking Bad! Helmed by Jay Roach, Robert Schenkkan penned the small screen take on his Tony-winning play, which also stars Tony winner Frank Langella as Senator Richard Russell, Bradley Whitford (another familiar face to White House dramas) as Hubert Humphrey and more. The film will premiere on May 21 and we will be setting our DVRs! Bryan Cranston in HBO’s ‘All the Way’
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently honored members of theVermont Public Television staff with national awards for their localfundraising efforts in the 2003 fiscal year. Besides recognizingfundraising success, the awards cite innovation and best practices. VPT’svice president for marketing and development, Lee Ann Lee, and her staffwere recognized for overall development. Sharing the honor were PeterShea, Paul Ugalde, Scott Schultz, David Donegan, Jeffrey Nelson, BrennanNeill, France Hilt, Trish Sweeney and Jeff Cory.David Donegan, pledge/events coordinator, and Kelly Luoma, vice presidentfor programming, headed a project to stage British comedy teas around theviewing area that earned VPT the PBS Development Award for cultivation andstewardship.Peter Shea, director, corporate and foundation support, won a corporateand foundation support award for his efforts in securing support forprograms.Trish Sweeney, auction coordinator, earned a certificate of achievementfor her work on the annual Travel & Leisure Auction.Vermont’s statewide public television network must raise about 57 percentof its operating income, more than $3 million, each year from localcontributions to support its programming and services.Lee Ann Lee said, “These are difficult times for non-profit organizations,but we work hard as a team to broaden VPT’s support base, while keepingour cost ratios within industry standards. We’re encouraged by the manygenerous individuals and businesses who support our work of making ourcommunities stronger.”
Any business that maintains and uses data should technically have a means of backing up and recovering that data in the event of a disaster. For financial institutions like banks and credit unions, creating a disaster recovery plan is a must.The goal of a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is simple: ensure your institution has a structured plan to recover business operations in the event of a disaster or cyberattack. And one of the main elements of a successful DRP lies in your institution’s ability to back up your IT environment and recover data.But, thanks to advances in virtualization and cloud technologies, modern data recovery options are now affordable for most banks and credit unions seeking to update their DRP.What is Disaster Recovery for Banks and Credit Unions?It’s no secret that the financial sector has prioritized digital channels. Managing data is now fundamentally important, both from a customer experience and a compliance perspective. Therefore, financial institutions of every size must prioritize and plan for efficient and rapid disaster recovery to meet compliance requirements, minimize downtime and—most importantly—meet the expectations of customers during and after a disaster or disruptive event. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Source: UnsplashThe injection of ‘foodie’ refinement aims to introduce much-needed differentiation in what has been a very standard lamb categoryThe annual question of what to have for Christmas dinner is quickly decided in my family. Lamb please, it has to be lamb. My only nod to innovation this year will be trying out a new recipe – lamb raan, from the beautiful new Dishoom cookbook: marinated leg ‘pulled’ into silky shreds and combined with a buttery, fragrant masala.I’ve long been puzzled as to why lamb is not a more popular choice in the UK. The fact that it’s marketed in such a boring, anonymous manner yet is usually more expensive than beef, pork, or chicken must have something to do with it. So I’m delighted to learn of a farmer-led British Heritage Sheep initiative to introduce the public to the distinctive flavours and eating experiences to be had from our native breeds.The bones of the proposal – excuse the pun – is a marketing scheme that promotes diversity by identifying the ‘ABC’ of individual packs of sheepmeat: age, breed and countryside. Age would have three categories: lamb (up to 12 months); hogget (12-24 months); mutton (24 months-plus). Breeds would be confined to 60 UK native breeds developed before 1960. Countryside would be specific: Beulah hogget from the Brecon Beacons, for instance.This injection of new energy and market-savvy ‘foodie’ refinement into the otherwise undefined, generic lamb category aims to inform the public and introduce much-needed differentiation in what has been a very standard lamb category. This focus on the nuances of breed and geography could entice younger shoppers and appeal to a marketplace increasingly interested in more biodiverse food experiences. It would flag up the fascinating portfolio within the category, Herdwick lamb from Lake Coniston, hogget from the Suffolk Fens, Welsh mutton from the Cambrian Mountains, Hebridean lamb from North Uist, and more.Of course, there’s a bigger agenda behind the initiative. The UK has seen a dramatic decline in the commercial use of traditional native sheep breeds, seriously threatening the sheep industry’s gene pool. This erosion of biodiversity extends well beyond existing rare and endangered breeds and includes many breeds that are currently considered as mainstream.This progressive initiative could be a game-changer for sheep farmers. I really hope it attracts the solid financial backing it deserves.
Illustration; Image courtesy of IFSHöegh LNG, operator and owner of modern floating and regasification units (FSRUs), has selected enterprise applications company IFS to provide its central business platform.IFS said on Monday that it would provide its IFS Application business platform to Höegh LNG, which operates a fleet of ten FSRUs and two LNG carriers.The company was selected to support the standardization of Höegh’s global business processes, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.Deployed in the IFS Managed Cloud, IFS Applications will help Höegh LNG consolidate its multi-country financials, ensuring compliance with Sarbanes–Oxley and GAAP requirements.Sveinung J. S. Støhle, president and CEO of Höegh LNG, said: “IFS stood out as the vendor that could deliver the highest value to us in terms of standard, best-practice processes. As we are entering into a phase of digital transformation, we will rely on IFS Applications as our central platform to boost efficiency and make informed decisions.”Elni Kullmer, IFS managing director for the Nordics region, added: “Leading companies in the global oil and gas industry turn to IFS to benefit from our comprehensive industry solution, which is backed by decades of industry experience and expertise.“We are thrilled and proud to provide the technological foundation and business consulting competence to support Höegh LNG’s digitalization journey.“
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – New Zealand romped to a seven-wicket victory over India in the second Test in Christchurch yesterday for an emphatic 2-0 series sweep of the number one side in the world.The Black Caps dismissed the tourists for 124 in the first hour of the third day before chasing down their 132-run victory target with half of the Test to spare for the loss of three wickets.Henry Nicholls hit the winning run after his openers had done most of the heavy lifting as New Zealand drove home a dominance that was only briefly challenged over the two matches in the series.“Outstanding,” said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.“I don’t think the end result reflected how tight that match was. As we know, there’s a fine line. India are a world class side, top of the competition, so a great effort from the guys.”India succumbed to their first two defeats in the World Test Championship but their big lead means their position at the top of the standings will not be threatened any time soon.While their batsmen stuttered, the Indian bowlers refused to back down on a Hagley Oval pitch that continued to offer plenty of movement off the seam.The efforts of Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav ultimately only spared the tourists back-to-back thrashings by 10 wickets.The thumping victory in the first Test in Wellington did much to ease the pain of New Zealand’s miserable 3-0 drubbing in Australia over the New Year and the series sweep underlined how tough it is to play the Black Caps in their backyard.“When you sit down and look back at this series, you have to give credit to the New Zealand bowlers … you have to play extravagant shots to get runs,” said India captain Virat Kohli, who managed just 38 runs from four innings in the series.“It was a combination of us not quite having the right execution and New Zealand playing really well in their conditions.”SUBDUED ATMOSPHERE After the drama of day two, when 16 wickets fell as India stormed back into the match, only to be pegged back by the close of play, there was a more subdued atmosphere at an overcast Hagley Oval yesterday.India resumed on 90-6 but Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami and Bumrah all quickly departed and New Zealand were soon heading back to the dressing room to pad up with only 34 more runs on the board.Trent Boult took 4-28 and Tim Southee grabbed 3-36 as New Zealand’s experienced strike pairing did what they do in home conditions.Their efficiency meant all-rounder Kyle Jamieson, who made an impressive Test debut in Wellington, did not have a chance to add to his 5-45 in India’s first innings – a fine display which he backed up with a crucial 49 in New Zealand’s first innings.India’s final wicket fell when Bumrah charged down the track for a single and was left stranded as Ravindra Jadeja declined the run, a suitably chaotic end to a poor effort from a much-vaunted batting order on New Zealand’s green pitches.Cheteshwar Pujara’s 24 was the highest score by an Indian batsman in the second innings while his gritty half-century was one of three from the tourists in the first.It was left to India’s bowling unit, robbed by injury of Ishant Sharma, to keep the tourists in the match and they did their job to great effect on day two in Christchurch.A magnificent display of seam and swing bowling handed India an unlikely first-innings lead of seven runs after they restricted New Zealand to 235 in reply to their 242.Their batsmen were unable to maintain the advantage, however, and a shoulder injury sustained by Shami while batting yesterday further diminished the likelihood that the Indian bowlers could fashion a stunning victory.New Zealand openers Tom Latham (52) and Tom Blundell (55) did most of the work in the victory chase before falling to Yadav and Bumrah respectively, the latter producing a peach of a delivery to take out the batsman’s off-stump.Williamson also made a cameo with five runs before he was caught off his gloves fending another fizzing delivery from the impressive Bumrah.INDIA 1st innings 242NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 235INDIA 2nd inningsPrithvi Shaw c Tom Latham b Tim Southee 14Mayank Agarwal lbw Trent Boult 3Cheteshwar Pujara b Trent Boult 24Virat Kohli lbw Colin de Grandhomme 14Ajinkya Rahane b Neil Wagner 9Umesh Yadav b Trent Boult 1Hanuma Vihari c BJ Watling b Tim Southee 9Rishabh Pant c BJ Watling b Trent Boult 4Ravindra Jadeja not out 16Mohammed Shami c Tom Blundell b Tim Southee 5Jasprit Bumrah run-out Trent Boult 4Extras: (b-9, lb-12) 21Total: (all out, 46.0 overs) 124Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-26, 3-51 4-72, 5-84, 6-89, 7-97, 8-97, 9-108.Bowling: Tim Southee 11-2-36-3, Trent Boult 14- 4-28-4, Kyle Jamieson 8-4-18-0, Colin de Grandhomme 5-3-3-1, Neil Wagner 8-1-18-1.NEW ZEALAND 2nd inningsTom Latham c Rishabh Pant b Umesh Yadav 52Tom Blundell b Jasprit Bumrah 55Kane Williamson c Ajinkya Rahane b Jasprit Bumrah 5Ross Taylor not out 5Henry Nicholls not out 5Extras: (b-1, lb-8, nb-1) 10Total: (three wkts, 36.0 overs) 132Fall of wickets: 1-103, 2-112, 3-121.Bowling: Jasprit Bumrah 13-2-39-2, Umesh Yadav 14-3-45-1, Mohammed Shami 3-1-11-0, Ravindra Jadeja 5-0-24-0 (nb-1).
Published on January 11, 2019 at 8:23 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Though Syracuse entered conference play riding a nine-game losing streak, the Orange faced a familiar foe: the RIT Tigers. When the teams last squared off on Nov. 16, SU led 4-2 with just under 16 minutes remaining before allowing four-straight goals, eventually dropping the game. In Friday night’s matchup, Syracuse surrendered four goals in the first period and couldn’t match the Tigers early production. With the 4-2 defeat to RIT (8-10-4, 4-4 College Hockey America), the Orange (4-16-1, 4-4) have now lost 10-straight games, the longest streak in program history, as they enter the bulk of their conference games.12 of Syracuse’s remaining 13 games are against CHA opponents, and conference wins are the only factor in playoff seeding. Each team in the conference advances to the postseason tournament. With a 4-4-0 conference record, SU sits tied with the Tigers in third place. The Tigers broke the ice just over four minutes into the game with a goal from Jade Mancini. They then added two power play goals and an even-strength score before the first intermission, as well. Sophomore goaltender Allison Small allowed all four goals on 13 shots on net. It was Small’s first start between the pipes and her first appearance for the Orange after transferring from Quinnipiac this season. Small only lasted 20 minutes, as senior Maddi Welch replaced her after the first period. Welch denied all 19 shots she faced. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the first period, Syracuse outplayed the Tigers. Emma Polaski and Jessica DiGirolamo assisted Abby Moloughney’s second period power play goal to cut RIT’s lead to 4-1. Then, halfway through the third period, captain Brooke Avery netted another power play goal. However, penalties on Allie Munroe and Lauren Bellefontaine halted the Orange’s momentum, and the 4-2 deficit proved insurmountable. Syracuse finished the game with four more shots on goal and 37 more total shot attempts than the Tigers, but the shot disparity wasn’t enough to overcome RIT’s first period execution.Syracuse’s previous longest losing streak came in 2008, the program’s first year, when the Orange lost the first six games of their debut season. SU has five upcoming home games to get back on track, starting with CHA opponent Robert Morris on Jan. 18. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+