“The number of crimes at minimarkets in Jakarta was low from January to March but cases have been more prevalent since the beginning of April,” Yusri said on Wednesday.Most of the crimes occurred at night, with the offenders taking advantage of quieter streets in the capital, he said. Many of the minimarket robberies were done in groups, with each member playing a specific role.In the wee hours of April 16, police thwarted a burglary attempt by a group of four men at a closed minimarket in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, during their regular patrol.Three of the alleged burglars were arrested while one — the driver in their operation — managed to flee the scene with all the stolen goods. One of the nabbed individuals was immobilized by an officer after he threatened the police with a machete. As most Jakartans are staying at home during the COVID-19 epidemic, minimarkets have become new targets of crime, the Jakarta Police have said.Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the number of crimes occurring in minimarkets in Jakarta had increased since the city administration imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on April 10, with the offenses ranging from petty crimes like shoplifting to burglary and robbery. The criminal group reportedly robbed five minimarkets in East Jakarta over the past month, especially in the districts of Duren Sawit and Jatinegara.Read also: Concerns arise as government undermines rule of law in pandemic responseIn a different case that occurred in broad daylight on April 20, police arrested two men for stealing nine cans of baby formula from a minimarket in Cibubur, East Jakarta.They were stopped by a cashier who told them to pay for the items, but they refused and fled the scene with a car.Local residents chased the two perpetrators, when patrolling police officers saw the incident and eventually arrested them.Police found an airsoft gun inside the car but said the two men had not used it to intimidate the cashier in the incident.“The police have been on alert about possible minimarket robberies since the PSBB was started. It, along with vehicle theft, mugging and internet hoaxes, is among four crimes likely to occur during the pandemic,” Yusri said.He refused to disclose the total number of such convenience store crimes in Jakarta in the past two weeks.But recent National Police data show that the number of crimes nationwide rose to 3,827 cases between April 6 to 12, from 3,423 cases in the previous week, marking an increase of around 11.8 percent, with robberies and theft being the most common offenses.To prevent convenience store crimes, Yusri said police had identified a number of hot spots in Jakarta and had analyzed the patterns of previous crimes to allow patrolling officers to identify potential offenses easier.“We will also deploy more officers at night to patrol locations where such crimes are most likely to happen. We also ask people to immediately inform us whenever they see suspicious events in minimarkets or other places,” Yusri said.Read also: COVID-19: State Palace braces for social unrestUniversity of Indonesia (UI) criminologist Iqrak Sulhin suspected that crimes targeting minimarkets happened largely because of financial stress due to the ongoing outbreak.Many people were unable to make ends meet as businesses encountered a major downturn during the PSBB. Some people could cope with such financial stress, but others might have found themselves in desperation, he said.“Frustration caused by the harsh economic condition might be the main reason why such crimes occurred during the past few weeks,” Iqrak said. “But I think such crimes were also committed by long-time criminals.”A case in point was police finding on Thursday that a group of five men had committed a number of burglaries at convenience stores in Jakarta and Banten’s Tangerang since December. Four of them were arrested recently, while the leader of the group was shot dead in a raid. Police confiscated a crowbar, 40 packs of cigarettes, two boxes of coffee, 26 cans of milk powder and 80 packs of fabric softener.Read also: Books seized, five arrested as police claim anarcho-syndicalists plan mass looting in JavaAs convenience store crimes have become more prevalent, Alfamart and Indomaret — two major minimarket chains in Jakarta — promised to improve security of their stores.Alfamart corporate communication general manager Nur Rochman said the retailer would check the quality of CCTV cameras installed at all Alfamart stores across Jakarta and would replace them immediately if they were not functioning well. The management said it had also asked police to tighten patrols around all Alfamart stores in the capital.Indomaret marketing director Wiwiek Yusuf said the management was trying to reach out to the police to improve surveillance on Indomaret stores in Jakarta.“I heard that the police will perform more daily patrols; we depend on them to maintain security [around] our stores in Jakarta,” Wiwiek said.Topics :
Indonesia’s economic performance in the second half will also depend heavily on the effectiveness of the national economic recovery program, Didik said. “The government failed to realize positive [government] spending growth in the second quarter, that must change soon.”Government spending, which is expected to anchor the economy and boost people’s purchasing power amid cooling private sector activity, plunged 6.9 percent during the period. The fall is deeper than the 5.51 percent contraction in household spending, which accounts for more than half of the economy.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered on Tuesday the nationwide enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, making violators subject to legal sanctions throughout the country.The rules, established in Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 6/2020, seek to improve public compliance with health procedures to stem the spread of the coronavirus by establishing sanctions against businesses, organizations and collectives that are found to have violated prevailing health protocols.Indonesia recorded 1,882 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to more than 118,000 across the country with more than 5,000 fatalities, official data show. The government has continued with the economic reopening begun in early June despite a jump in the daily infection rate as it works to prevent a deeper economic fallout.“Looking ahead, we see limited prospects for a healthy economic recovery in the second half of the year due mainly to two factors: firstly, at the time of writing, Indonesia is yet to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak as caseloads continue to rise on a daily basis,” Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research wrote in a report on Thursday.Read also: Govt urged to ramp up spending as recession looms“Secondly, the outlook for the global economy remains soft as key markets like the United States, Japan and Australia are seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, which has led to renewed confinement measures.”Fitch Solutions continues to expect Indonesia’s economy to contract 1.3 percent this year before recovering by 3.3 percent in 2021.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati expects the economy to grow at no more than 0.5 percent or even contract further in the third quarter, while fourth-quarter GDP growth is projected to be near 3 percent, making for a full-year expansion of zero to 1 percent.“We think both central and local government leaders – some of whom will have their eyes fixed on the 2024 elections – will avoid implementing fresh lockdowns and focus on improving healthcare capacity instead to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases,” said Bahana Sekuritas economist Satria Sambijantoro.“Our sense here is that household spending growth will recover, albeit slowly, as the populace adapts to new normal economic activities through social distancing and IT utilization,” he went on to say.The government plans to spend aggressively in the coming months to support the economic recovery, with state spending to reach more than Rp 1.4 quadrillion (US$101 billion) in the second half of this year, Sri Mulyani said on Wednesday.The government also plans to reallocate around Rp 70.8 trillion from existing ineffective stimulus packages to fund social aid expansions and new incentives to boost household spending and support small businesses.Read also: Strong pandemic response, corruption eradication needed to attract investment: ExpertsIt has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion for the COVID-19 response budget to boost the economy and strengthen healthcare spending by providing cash transfers and tax cuts, among other measures.“The pace of the economic recovery will heavily depend on how well the government controls the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia and the effectiveness of the national economic recovery program going forward,” said Bank Mandiri economist Andry Asmoro.He projected the economy to shrink 1 percent this year, as the decline in economic activity had been “greater than previously anticipated”.Topics : Indonesia’s economy shrank 5.32 percent in the second quarter, the worst since 1999’s first quarter, as all components of economic activity, except net exports, plunged amid large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) implemented in much of April and May to curb the virus spread.Read also: Govt to expand social aid, incentives to boost household demand, economyThe decline marks the beginning of a near-certain recession, Didik added.Several economies, such as China and Vietnam, performed much better in the second quarter as they implemented stricter virus containment measures, with China recording 3.2 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth after a first quarter contraction and Vietnam’s GDP grew 0.36 percent. Indonesia must focus on controlling the spread of the coronavirus to speed up the economic recovery, economists have said, arguing that the current healthcare response could instead push the economy into a deep recession this year.The government should implement strict virus containment protocols, such as those implemented by China and Vietnam, to expedite the economic recovery, said the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) economist Didik Rachbini on Thursday.“We should not dream of an economic recovery if we can’t control the virus spread,” Didik said in a virtual discussion. “Although we may not see another lockdown, the government must shift its focus to control the pandemic first or its risks a deeper economic slump.”
One McDermott work package consists of Tyra East G platform’s gas processing topside of approximately 18,188 tons (16,500 metric tons) and includes two 328 foot (100 meter) connecting bridges, of 468 and 771 tons (425 and 700 metric tons) respectively, and a 449 foot (137-meter-long) flare.The other McDermott work package consists of two wellhead topsides for Tyra East B and Tyra East C at 1,763 and 1,366 tons (1,600 and 1,240 metric tons) respectively; a 2,480 ton (2,250 metric ton) riser topside at Tyra East E; two wellhead topsides for Tyra West B and Tyra West C at 1,421 and 1,488 tons (1,290 and 1,350 metric tons) respectively; and a riser topside at 335 tons (304 metric ton) at Tyra West E.Also included are four connecting bridges ranging from 60 to 1,102 tons (55 to 1,000 metric tons). McDermott will also fabricate six module support frames (MSF) totaling 1,289 tons (1,170 metric tons) to raise the existing platforms 42 feet (13 meters) to account for seabed subsidence. The existing four wellheads and two riser topsides along with the old bridges will be removed by others while retaining the original jackets to accept the new topsides with their MSFs.McDermott is currently working on a merger with CB&I in an all-stock transaction to create an integrated onshore-offshore company, with a broad engineering, procurement, construction and installation service offering. McDermott has been awarded a contract from Maersk Oil for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the Tyra Redevelopment project, located in the Danish sector of the North Sea.The contract is worth between $500 million and $750 million.An investment of approximately 21 billion DKK for the redevelopment of the Maersk Oil-operated Tyra gas field was approved at the beginning of December. This will enable Tyra to continue operations for at least 25 years.Located approximately 139 miles (225 kilometers) west of Esbjerg, Denmark in the North Sea, the Tyra gas field is located in blocks 5504/11 and 12 and is the center of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure, processing 90 percent of the nation’s gas production. First production from the field was achieved in 1984.McDermott informed on Friday it would provide engineering, procurement and construction for two separate work packages for Maersk Oil under the redevelopment project. With a combined weight of all structures provided by McDermott at nearly 32,000 tons (29,000 metric tons), the scope of work represents one of the largest combined projects for McDermott in the North Sea.Also on Friday, Maersk Oil awarded an additional contract to Dutch Heerema Marine Contractors for extensive offshore lifting services in the Tyra East and West complexes related to the replacement of the wellhead and riser platform topsides.Speaking about McDermott’s share of work, Scott Munro, Vice President of Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “By executing our part of the Tyra Redevelopment project from Kuala Lumpur and Batam, the project showcases our vertically integrated One McDermott Way approach to project execution and delivery, which demonstrates our global engineering and fabrication capabilities. This is one of several projects executed in this way.”McDermott plans to perform project management, engineering and supply chain management from its office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will fabricate and assemble the structures at its fabrication yard at Batam Island, Indonesia.Work on the contract is expected to begin early next year and the lump sum contract will be reflected in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2017 backlog. McDermott is scheduled to complete its work packages for sail-away by February 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021. Work packages
The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the San Dionisio municipal police station./PN The 19-year-old Tayo – a resident of thesaid village – was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1:30 p.m.on Feb. 1, a police report showed. No bail bond was recommended for DariusJoy Tayo’s temporary liberty. ILOILO City – Charged with rape, a manwas arrested in Barangay Tiabas, San Dionisio, Iloilo.
“I had a wonderful year, individually speaking, regardless that the collective is not what I expected,” Cesar told a press conference. “I was caught by surprise and my career took a bad turn at Inter and QPR were the only club that came for me and helped me at that moment.” Cesar is part of the Brazil squad that will face England on Sunday in the first game since the Maracana re-opened its doors following a £300million revamp. Cesar, who has been strongly linked with Arsenal, will want to impress any suitors watching on and he is also keen to establish himself as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s number one ahead of next year’s World Cup. “If I am world champion (in 2014), I will be able to end my career with a flourish,” he added. Scolari is likely to deploy Neymar up front for the clash against in the Maracana alongside Fred, who should be fit despite a rib injury. Press Association Cesar and a number of other expensive imports signed for QPR before the start of the season amid great fanfare, but Mark Hughes and then Harry Redknapp failed to get the team to gel and they were relegated to the npower Championship two weeks ago. Given that Cesar won five Serie A titles and one Champions League, he could be forgiven for having bad memories of the west London club, but he has not forgotten they were the club who rescued him from a miserable end to his career at Inter Milan last summer. Julio Cesar is still grateful to QPR for signing him last summer even though they were relegated.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was forced to shoot a 16-year-old boy three times when the teen reached for a gun during a confrontation with the deputy.The incident took place on Wednesday when the deputy was patrolling the 2100 block of 16th Avenue SW around 1 a.m., which is an area that’s seen several recent car burglaries.According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy approached 3 people, including the 16-year-old, who had “what appeared to be a firearm protruding from his right pants pocket,” investigators said.Officials say the teen reached for the gun, and the deputy shot him three times.After being hit in the shoulder, arm, and abdomen, the 16-year-old ran away, but was eventually taken into custody by the deputy.The teen suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the deputy was not hurt.According to the sheriff’s office, “when asked by our deputy why he reached for the gun, [the 16-year-old] stated words to the effect of, ‘I was just trying to hide it from you.’”Charges are pending against the teen, who has several prior felony arrests in Indian River County for burglary and grand theft.The deputy is on paid administrative leave, which is standard in cases where a deputy discharges his or her weapon.
Barcelona: A superb strike from Jose Luis Morales condemned Real Madrid to a 1-0 defeat away to Levante on Saturday which saw them unseated at the top of the La Liga standings by Barcelona.Real’s problems deepened with a suspected ankle injury to Eden Hazard, who limped off the pitch four days before their Champions League showdown with Manchester City and a week before their showdown with Barca in the ‘Clasico’.Morales won the game with an unstoppable strike in the 79th minute, flummoxing Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois by blasting a first-time shot inside the near post from a tight angle.Real’s first defeat in the league since October saw them fall to second place on 53 points after 25 games, while Levante climbed up to 10th.Champions Barcelona replaced Zinedine Zidane’s side at the top of the table on 55 after hammering Eibar earlier on, gaining five points on their arch rivals in the space of seven days, ahead of next Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ at the Santiago Bernabeu.Real were looking to respond after last week’s surprise 2-2 draw at home to struggling Celta Vigo but struggled to cope with a Levante side who seem to relish playing the biggest sides at home and beat Barca 3-1 earlier this season at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium.The visitors’ best chance fell to Hazard, who scuffed the ball when he had a clear sight of goal early in the second half.A few minutes later he left the pitch looking in pain, in only his second game back from an ankle injury that ruled out him of action for almost three months.The only goal of the match arrived when it was least expected, when the ball bounced into the path of Morales, who is nicknamed ‘El Comandante’ and is something of a cult hero at the Valencia club.He had not scored in the league since August but struck the ball perfectly, leaving a dumbstruck Courtois with no chance.Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was in a prolific mood as his side crushed Eibar 5-0 at home, scoring four goals to placate supporters who began the game by showing their discontent with president Josep Maria Bartomeu.Messi had not scored in his previous four games but put the Spanish champions ahead in the 14th minute by dancing and barging his way past three players to slot home for the opener.He doubled the lead in the 37th with an equally impressive strike before completing his treble moments later and netted late in the second half for his fourth goal before Arthur Melo completed the drubbing with a tap-in.The Argentine’s goals cheered fans who began the match waving handkerchiefs and calling for Bartomeu to resign after the club was embroiled in a scandal involving a firm hired to monitor coverage of the team on social media.Messi indicated he was unhappy with those who run Barca in an interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo on Friday in which he defended his recent outburst against sporting director Eric Abidal and said the team had faced “problem after problem”.He had also questioned the strength of the Barcelona side, who he claimed were not strong enough at the moment to challenge for the Champions League.Barca looked shaky in the early stages against Eibar and conceded a goal that was quickly ruled offside but they soon found their feet, led by Messi who was at his unplayable best.After using a combination of strength and skill to score the first goal, he used his pace to dash past the Eibar defence down the left and lash the ball into the far bottom corner.Messi then looked to tee up Antoine Griezmann but the French forward lost control of the ball and the Argentine cleaned up by tapping in the third goal.Barca eased off for most of the second half but Messi showed no mercy when he received a pass from Arthur inside the area, toying with Eibar’s desperate defenders and goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic before walking the ball into the net for his fourth.New signing Martin Braithwaite came off the bench to make his Barca debut after an unexpected move from league strugglers Leganes and the Denmark striker quickly made an impact by drilling a shot at Dmitrovic which Arthur buried on the rebound. AgenciesAlso Read: Saina Nehwal enters second round; HS Prannoy ousted in BarcelonaAlso Watch: AJYCP members form human chain across Assam to protest against CAA 2019
(REUTERS) – Toby Roland-Jones saw his dream debut continue as he completed a five-wicket haul to end South Africa’s belated resistance and ensure England maintained their domination of the third test at The Oval on Saturday.Yet the home side’s push for victory to move 2-1 ahead in the four-Test series was threatened by the south London weather as afternoon rain ended up wiping out half the day’s play with England on 74-1 in their second innings, 252 runs ahead.Roland-Jones had spearheaded the dismissal of South Africa for 175 on the third morning of the 100th Oval Test to give England a 178-run first innings lead before another newcomer Tom Westley then helped hammer home the advantage.The Essex new boy Westley, just as in his first innings 25, looked perfectly at home on 28 not out as he and Keaton Jennings, who rode his luck to reach 34, both fought impressively to secure their England futures before the rain came.Earlier, Temba Bavuma’s fine half-century had led a spirited rearguard action from the South African tail, but Roland-Jones eventually dismissed him for 52 to finish off the innings and boast remarkable debut figures of 5-57 off 16.4 overs.Roland-Jones, the 29-year-old Middlesex seamer who had ripped through the Proteas’ top four on Friday in his first 33 balls, became the first England bowler since Graham Onions against West Indies at Lord’s in 2009 to take a five-wicket haul in a test debut first innings.Little Bavuma, who came in with the South Africans in disarray at 47-4 on Friday, demonstrated considerable calmness and real spirit to ensure they made a decent recovery from their worst plight when 61-7 on Friday evening.He was given support from Morne Morkel, with a stubborn 39-ball 17, and last man Vernon Philander, fit to bat after being discharged from hospital following tests for the stomach ailment that had kept him off the field for much of the first two days.Bavuma, who ensured the follow-on was avoided with a lovely cover driven four, survived a tough chance on 40 off Stuart Broad when Ben Stokes could not hold on to his flying one-handed attempt in the gully.Otherwise, Bavuma always seemed in control, going past 1,000 runs in tests before fighting on to his half-century off 111 balls with eight boundaries.James Anderson eked out Morkel, caught at slip, before Roland-Jones, who had earlier been given the first crack at landing his ‘five for’ by captain Joe Root, was recalled for a second spell and had Bavuma caught behind by Jonny Bairstow.When England batted again, Jennings, on six, was dropped by Dean Elgar in the gully off Philander just before rain brought an early lunch and on the resumption, Morkel worked over Alastair Cook before bowling him for seven.Jennings was given out, either lbw or for a catch, by umpire Joel Wilson on 33 only to survive on review but Westley looked confident, striking six boundaries in his 38-ball stay.With two days still to play, South Africa’s main concern remained with Philander, who was reported to be still vomiting and suffering abdominal pain from his viral infection and had to leave the field again after his sixth over.ENGLAND 1st innings 353 (B. Stokes 112, A. Cook 88) South Africa 1st inningsD. Elgar c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 8H. Kuhn lbw b Roland-Jones 15H. Amla c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 6Q. de Kock c Stokes b Roland-Jones 17F. du Plessis lbw b Anderson 1T. Bavuma c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 52C. Morris c&b Anderson 2K. Maharaj c Cook b Stokes 5K. Rabada b Broad 30M. Morkel c Cook b Anderson 17V. Philander not out 10Extras (b-4 lb-5 nb-3) 12Total (all out, 58.4 overs) 175Fall of wickets: 1-18 D. Elgar,2-23 H. Kuhn,3-30 H. Amla,4-47 Q. de Kock,5-47 F. du Plessis,6-51 C. Morris,7-61 K. Maharaj,8-114 K. Rabada,9-161 M. Morkel,10-175 T. BavumaBowling:J. Anderson 13 – 6 – 25 – 3, S. Broad 15 – 5 – 44 – 1(nb-1),T. Roland-Jones 16.4 – 4 – 57 – 5, B. Stokes 7 – 1 – 26 – 1(nb-2),J. Root 2 – 0 – 5 – 0, M. Ali 5 – 1 – 9 – 0.ENGLAND 2nd inningsA. Cook b M. Morkel 7K. Jennings not out 34T. Westley not out 28Extras (lb-5) 5Total (for 1 wickets, 21.2 overs) 74Fall of wickets: 1-30 A. CookTo bat: S. Broad, J. Anderson, J. Bairstow, T. Roland-Jones, M. Ali, J. Root, D. Malan, B. StokesBowling: M. Morkel 9 – 3 – 20 – 1, V. Philander 6 – 0 – 30 – 0,K. Rabada 4.2 – 3 – 9 – 0, C. Morris 2 – 0 – 10 – 0.
– Mexico defeat USA 2 – 0 to win CONCACAF U-15 ChampionshipGUYANA wrapped up their showing at the 2017 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-15 Championship, with a heart-breaking 6 – 5 ‘sudden-death’ penalty loss to Puerto Rico yesterday at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida.It was the junior Jaguars’ fourth match in the tournament and coach, Bryan Joseph, had wanted to pick up his second win, having defeated St Lucia 1 – 0 two days prior.However, despite getting the game’s fight goal which came from Orville Daniels in the 31st minute, Guyana conceded in the 60th minute when Yavieric Ortiz scored for Puerto Rico.The two sides failed to capitalise on several chances, and with the scores tied at the end of regulation time, it went down to penalty kicks.Both sides were very careful with their kicks, and after being even again, it went down to sudden death, with the Spanish speaking Island prevailing 6 – 5.Guyana had opened the tournament with a draw (1 – 1) against St Kitts and Nevis, but fell 3 – 1 to rivals Suriname, but rebounded against St Lucia (winning 1 – 0) to finish second in Group-F of the tournament.The CONCACAF Under-15 Championship was said to be the largest CONCACAF tournament ever, including 39 Member Associations and over 700 youth players from across the Confederation.To ensure sporting balance and to fully leverage this unique development opportunity for the full contingent of young CONCACAF players, participating associations were divided into division play in which all 39 teams were guaranteed a maximum amount of competitive matches throughout the week.The structure included three separate divisions, with seeding based on each Member Association’s performance over the last three editions of the CONCACAF Under-17 Men’s Championship, as well as qualifying for that event.Within each division, the participating teams had been divided into groups of four teams (with one group of three) for round-robin play.
Published on April 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm Contact Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @connorgrossman CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Even with a North Carolina player sitting on the ground with the ball, the Syracuse defense couldn’t force a turnover.In a game that was already out of hand late in the second half, UNC attack Sydney Holman slipped next to SU’s net with the ball in her stick. From her seat on the ground, she flipped the ball up in the air to an open Lindsay Scott, who promptly fired a shot past Orange goalie Kelsey Richardson.The goal put the Tar Heels up 15-8 with just over two minutes to play, and it was the final straw for an Orange defense that gradually wore down.“They obviously executed, and I think we knew what was coming,” Syracuse defender Mallory Vehar said.UNC was consistent in peppering SU’s defense with scoring opportunities, collecting 16 shots in each half. In a 15-8 loss for No. 6 Syracuse (9-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) against No. 2 North Carolina (12-2, 5-1), it was the inconsistent effort for the Orange defense that led to its most lopsided loss in two seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd even when things seemed to go the way of the Syracuse defense, it couldn’t capitalize on opportunities to move the ball the other way.Tar Heels midfielder Marie McCool took a free-position shot five minutes into the second half, and the ball skipped into the webbing of Richardson’s stick and then back in front of the crease.McCool picked the ball up again and fired another shot, this one deflecting off Richardson’s stick and back toward the swarm of the North Carolina attack. On a third chance for McCool, she slung a shot at Richardson’s shins that she couldn’t corral.The seemingly never-ending chances for the Tar Heels wore down Richardson in the cage despite her head coach being impressed with her second wind.“I thought Kelsey had a good second half,” SU head coach Gary Gait said somberly after the loss. “Just, uh, tough first half.”As the game began to slip away from Syracuse at the start of the second half, the Orange tried to compensate with a little extra physicality in its play. Vehar was flagged for a cross check from behind as a Tar Heels player was flung to the ground after the collision.An exasperated Gait folded his hands behind his head as he looked onto the field, his defense now forced to play a man down for the next two minutes.North Carolina didn’t wait around to convert on the opportunity as attack Sammy Jo Tracy scored one of her three goals on the depleted Orange defense. The problems with the Syracuse defense were just further accentuated with one less body on the field.“Just overall, lack of communication, lots of things,” Gait said. “… A lot of things didn’t go our way today.”The frustration continued to mount for Syracuse, and the ultimate result was a yellow card being issued to the SU bench.The Tar Heels attack was continuously conquering the Orange’s defensive zone through quick plays in transition as well as longer plays holding the ball on the outside of SU’s perimeter.The entire 60-minute affair was a test for Syracuse, with more failing attempts than passing ones.Said Vehar: “We got a couple stops, but they went on a couple runs and things didn’t go in our favor.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+