Liverpool, C-NS boys volleyball both win twice

first_imgEven as it basked in its first-ever win over multiple-time state champion Penfield in a five-set classic on Oct. 19, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team still had an undefeated regular season to complete.And the Northstars will have a chance to do just that next Tuesday night when it faced Liverpool, who again showed its improvement with a pair of memorable victories during this week’s action.First, the Warriors outlasted Fayetteville-Manlius on Monday, avenging a Sept. 24 sweep at the hands of the Hornets. Close sets went 25-23 and 25-20 in Liverpool’s favor, only to have F-M rebound to take the next two sets 25-21 and 25-19. Proving its ability in the clutch, the Warriors won the final set 15-9 as Quinn Moore finished a 48-assist, 10-dig  performance and Jagger Alberici got 26 digs.Up front, Elliott DeForge led with 14 kills, with Justin LaManche getting nine kills and Anthony Caimano adding seven kills.Then, against Baldwinsville on Wednesday, the Warriors, who topped the Bees in five sets late in September, did so again, following the same pattern as the F-M match by claiming the first two sets 25-12 and 25-23, dropping the next two sets 25-16 and 25-23 and then dominating the final set 15-7. Moore did it all on the back line, from 33 assists to 16 digs and four aces. Pezzino got 15 digs to go with his 11 kills as Alberici piled up 28 digs. LaManche had seven kills and four blocks, with DeForge getting six kills and four aces as Anthony Caimano added four kills.A mere two days after the Penfield win, C-NS was on the court again, and avoided a letdown against Oswego, recording a 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 sweep of the Buccaneers for its 17th win in a row.Dan Seliger put away 14 kills and six digs, with Kevin Felasco gaining 12 kills and four digs. Carter Wisely had 10 kills and Johnathan Hendry had five kills and four digs. Brandon Millias passed to all of them, finishing with 42 assists.It expected to get tougher two nights later at F-M, and the Hornets got as close as any local opponent this season before the Northstars pulled it out in four sets over the Hornets.Having made it through a 25-23 opening set, C-NS took care of the second set 25-17, only to have F-M, two points from getting swept, claim the third set 26-24 and then push the Northstars in the fourth set, too.Only by a 25-22 margin did C-NS avoid going to a fifth set. Millias, with 42 assists, passed it to Seliger, who had 18 kills, three aces and nine digs. Felasco had 11 kills and seven digs as Hendry got eight kills. LaRobardiere earned 15 digs as Wisely got four kills and three aces.In girls volleyball, Cicero-North Syracuse issued a challenge to undefeated Baldwinsville last Tuesday night, but like so many others the Northstars were overwhelmed by the Bees in a 25-18, 25-22, 25-8 defeat.Jennifer Carl had 14 assists and seven digs. Hannah Mingle got 12 digs as Aurora Lesinski produced eight kills, with Brooke Segars and Brooke Nicolaos getting four kills and five digs apiece. McKenna Johnston and Adrianna Houston each had three kills.Liverpool had plenty of struggles of its own, indicated by last Tuesday’s match against Fayetteville-Manlius where the Warriors never established any sort of rhythm during a 25-11, 25-19, 25-10 loss to the Hornets.Then C-NS and Liverpool faced each other Thursday night, and just like their first meeting two weeks earlier, the Northstars prevailed in three sets, topping the Warriors 25-9, 25-17, 25-23.Houston had nine kills and Segars eight kills and 12 digs, with Nicolaos adding six kills. They worked in front of Carl, who had 21 assists, and Cassidy Ormond, who chimed in with 13 assists as she and Johnston both had eight digs. Mingle finished with 12 digs.On Liverpool’s side, Helen Nash finished with 10 digs as Lexi Carfi finished with five digs, to go with seven assists. Sarah Ayling had a team-best three kills.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSliverpoolvolleyballlast_img read more

How to bet on the Super Bowl: A beginner’s guide to odds, spreads, prop bets & more

first_imgIt’s Super Bowl week, and everyone is gearing up for the Big Game on Sunday. Thousands of fans and media members are descending on south Florida for Super Bowl 54, and office workers around the country are already beginning to craft their excuses for missing work the following Monday.With the Supreme Court clearing the way for legal sports betting across the United States in May 2018, tens of thousands of people who have never stepped foot in Las Vegas will be looking to bet on the Super Bowl for the first time, too. What is a prop bet?If this is your first time betting on the Super Bowl, you might be blown away by the cornucopia of prop bets available. There are hundreds of prop bets to choose from, depending on the sportsbook, and you can wager on national anthem props, broadcast props, halftime show props, commercial props, and more. The most popular Super Bowl prop bet is typically the length of the national anthem. You can wager on how long it will take Demi Lovato to finish the “Star-Spangled Banner” and not feel like a degenerate, as there are usually hundreds of thousands of dollars riding on this outcome. You can also bet on whether she will miss a word in the anthem, and how long she will hold the word ‘Brave’ at the end. Halftime show props have become more popular since ‘Left Shark’ became a cultural phenomenon five years ago, and there are over a dozen prop bets for Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s performances on Sunday. You can bet on what the halftime show entails, and whether or not other celebrities are involved in the action, too. Below is a guide of what to expect given the hundreds of Super Bowl bets that are currently available. MORE: Get the latest Super Bowl 54 odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderSuper Bowl 54 odds, explainedKansas City Chiefs (-1) vs. San Francisco 49ers, O/U 54The most common way to bet on football is by betting on the spread. The Chiefs are a one-point favorite over the 49ers, and that means they will have to win by more than a point for a bet on Kansas City to pay off. If Kansas City wins by a single point, the result would be a push and everyone who bet on San Francisco +1 or Kansas City -1 would get their money back. Any other result would see either Kansas City or San Francisco cover the number at these betting odds.We’ve seen significant action on the point total in this game, and that is generally the second-most popular bet in an NFL game. When you bet on a point total or the “over/under,” you are betting on the total number of points scored in a game.The total has been set at 54 for Super Bowl 54, and that means you are betting on the teams to combine for at least 55 points if you are betting on the over. If you are betting on the under, you are hoping that both teams combine for 53 points or less.SUPER BOWL 54 PREDICTIONS:Straight up | Against the spread | SN staff picksHow does live betting work?While the game is going on, there are numerous opportunities to live bet the Super Bowl. In addition to betting on updated spreads and totals, you can bet on who will win the game with moneyline bets. Those bets are as easy as they sound. The odds will change with each play or at each commercial break, and you can simply wager on which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the evening.There are other things you can bet on during live wagering, too. You can bet on the next team to score, the next player to score, and sometimes you can bet on whether the next play will be a run or a pass. Options change throughout the game, so download your sportsbook’s app to keep up to date. MORE: How do Super Bowl squares work?Second half bettingHalftime isn’t just the time to grab some food and a refreshment or two and enjoy the show. At halftime, additional betting odds open at online sportsbooks, and you can wager on what will happen in the second half. There are options for betting on the first team to score in the second half, the team to win the second half, and much more.MORE SUPER BOWL PROPS:Commercials | Halftime | Broadcast | National anthemlast_img read more