The Times West Virginian

Sports

February 5, 2013

Snyder helps Lady Falcons bounce back

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State Lady Falcons rolled past the Cardinals of Wheeling Jesuit on Monday evening, 64-58.

Although the Falcons were victorious, they had to overcome a seven-point deficit right from the get-go.

“We got down early,” said Fairmont State starting point guard Kaitlin Snyder. “We came off a bad loss just last week. We didn’t play up to our potential the last game, so that made us listen and say, ‘Any team in our conference can beat us.’ So taking off a possession or two isn’t going to cut it. I feel that we played with a bigger sense of urgency today and that led to our win.”

The choice for the Falcons was either dig down deep and overcome adversity early, or pack it in and enjoy the snow day.

FSU chose the first option — to overcome adversity.

On the prowl was the Falcons’ Snyder. Something clicked and her shooting parade began.

“I feel like our offense got in more of a rhythm,” Snyder said. “If you’re in a

better rhythm together, it allowed me to shoot and it also helped our entire team.”

Overcoming the seven-point deficit, FSU started rolling. From there, the Lady Falcons went on an 18-4 run.

“I thought it was great to know that we had a run,” Snyder said. “Everybody was clicking really well and dishing the ball out. We were hitting our shots and I felt that we were rebounding better. Overall, that just got us going.”

It was Snyder who was rolling the dice early. She notched four 3-pointers in the first half that put the clamper on the Cardinals.

This led to a 35-25 halftime lead.

“(Snyder) shot the ball well and she gets lots of open shots,” Fairmont State head coach Steve McDonald said. “She’s been struggling a little bit, but she shot the ball extremely well.”

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Post 17 #7 Post 2 #12 mw.JPG Post 17 falls short in Area II championship

    Sometimes getting a bad game out of your system is what a team needs.
    Post 17 Fairmont is hoping that they’ve now gotten all of its bad games out of the way, falling to Post 2 Morgantown, 10-0, via a 7th inning mercy rule, crowning Morgantown Area II American Legion champions.
    After playing 18 innings the night before, Fairmont couldn’t seem to get anything going at East Fairmont High School Sunday afternoon.
    As rain clouds loomed over the field, so, too, did one settle in over Post 17’s offense, Fairmont collecting just four hits the entire game.
    “Definitely not one of our better games as a team,” Fairmont’s Austin Norman said of his team’s performance. “We’ll come up tomorrow, hit and get on the same page.”

    July 28, 2014 7 Photos

  • Harrison’s 4 hits leads Pirates past Rockies, 7-5

    Josh Harrison had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Sunday.

    July 27, 2014

  • MLB inducts newest members into Hall of Fame

    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

    July 27, 2014

  • Post 17 falls short of Area II championship

    Sometimes getting a bad game out of your system is what a team needs.

    July 27, 2014

  • Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France

    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

    July 27, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: La Russa gives old pal Leyland a taste of Hall of Fame

    Jim Leyland didn’t expect it, at least not yet, but there he was in Cooperstown, New York for this week’s induction ceremony.

    July 27, 2014

  • JAMES UNDER RAINBOW -TS.jpg Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game: PHOTOS

    The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: Beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.
    After beating Bridgeport, 11-8, Fairmont secured a spot in next week’s state tournament. But with one challenge down, Fairmont moved on to the next: Playing itself into an area championship game.

    July 27, 2014 14 Photos

  • Knowing facts key to preventing sports injuries

    Youth sports injuries have been on the rise in recent years, leading parents, players and coaches asking one thing: How can we prevent these things from happening?
    A recent poll on the Times West Virginian website revealed that 41.8 percent of readers believe that there is no way to prevent injuries, while 26.47 percent said the best way to prevent injuries was to not play at all and 20.59 percent said that working hard was the best way to limit injuries.

    July 27, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Big 12 provides plenty of optimism

    This past week the Big 12 held its annual media gathering in Dallas and served up a heaping portion of optimism for the 2014 season that is now upon us, West Virginia University opening its preseason practices on Thursday.
    This is a time of year when no one has lost a game, not even Charlie Weis at Kansas, and it’s a time of year when opinions are more plentiful than tattoos in an NFL locker room.

    July 27, 2014

  • Pirates fall victim to Rockies, 8-1

    Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
    Tyler Matzek pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who have won three straight.

    July 27, 2014

Featured Ads
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos