Bon Voyage Blue Ridge

first_imgGoodbye for now Blue Ridge. Much like the geese I’ll be heading south for the winter. After all my work is seasonal and so am I. For the months of November through February, with a quick stop back home in Iowa, I’ll be searching for the right season and best climbing spots, searching for the land of the lost cowboy hat and broken spur,  this Winter I’ll be Southwest Searching.With any farewell, there is a twinge of regret to be leaving. To be saying see ya’ to the mountains I’ve climbed and to the ones left unconquered. To leave the land that provided me a place to sleep, a land full of adventure and insight, and the land made accesible by new friends.But this arrivederci provides more then remorse, this adios is not forever, and before the trees turn green I’ll be back in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains; I’ll be ready to explore, ready for more, and with the same Adventure Thirst.Saying temporary goodbyes can be good for the soul. It can be hard to realize where you’re at when you are there. It takes a little stepping back, some outside perspective, to really understand the blessed problems you have and the reasons to go back. Saying goodbye for awhile rejuvinates the daily-life, the internal battery, and the all too elusive muscle memory routine.So excuse me as I stretch my legs and continue the search for tomorrow’s adventure and I encourage you to do the same. It is a big wide world out there with many avenues left unexplored. Goodbye (for now) Blue Ridge and stay safe this winter. Look for me galloping into town with the Spring time sun. And most importantly, go outside and play.Bradlast_img read more

No. 5 North Carolina wallops Syracuse, 7-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary UPDATED: Sept. 30, 2017 at 6:27 p.m.No. 5 North Carolina (8-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) blew out Syracuse (5-4-2, 0-2-1), 7-0, Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Syracuse was outshot 26-8 and the Tar Heels put 18 shots on goal to the Orange’s four.North Carolina scored its first goal in the 16th minute on just its fourth shot of the game. After that, the Tar Heels scored three goals in just under 20 minutes to end the first half ahead, 4-0.Before UNC’s first goal, SU (two shots) had kept pace with North Carolina (three shots), but after the first goal, Syracuse didn’t record another shot for the rest of the first period until freshman Kate Hostage fired one wide in the 44th minute. Over that span, the Orange were outshot nine to one.Syracuse took two corners to North Carolina’s eight and they only translated to one shot, as opposed to UNC’s five.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCourtney Brosnan made 11 saves in the game, a season high, but also allowed seven goals, a season-worst performance for her and the Orange defense. Hostage and Alex Lamontagne are the only Syracuse players to record more than one shot in the game, recording two each to lead the Orange.The seven-goal blowout comes after Syracuse allowed only one goal total to its first two ACC opponents, Wake Forest and Clemson, which were both ranked when the Orange played them.The seven goals are more than Syracuse has allowed in its previous nine games combined, going back all the way to its second game of the season, against then No. 21 Connecticut.Following the lopsided loss, Syracuse travels to take on the Pittsburgh Thursday at 7 p.m.The story has been updated for appropriate style. Commentslast_img read more