3-goal 2nd period pushes Syracuse past Mercyhurst

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A three-goal second period was what Syracuse (3-5-3, 3-1-1 College Hockey America) needed to triumph over Mercyhurst (2-8-1, 1-4-0 CHA) at Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.Mercyhurst opened the scoring about halfway through the first period on a power play goal off the stick of Rachael Smith.Coming out of the first intermission down a goal — something all too familiar for the Orange this year — Syracuse came roaring back in the third, scoring two goals in the first four minutes of the second period. Heather Schwarz and Stephanie Grossi tallied the goals for the Orange. Schwarz notched her second goal about ten minutes later in the period, on the power play, to make the score 3-1.Mercyhurst clawed back to within one goal with 30 seconds left in the second period courtesy of Brook Hartwick’s power play goal. SU uncharacteristically allowed two power play goals, raising the total amount to ten on the season.As the third period commenced, Syracuse searched for a dagger. It came on the power play as Megan Quinn scored. The Orange went 2-for-4 on the power play against Mercyhurst, its best ratio of the season by far. Mercyhurst went 2-for-8.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAcross the board both teams were fairly equal statistically, with the only glaring inequality blocked shots — 10 to 5, in favor of Syracuse.Syracuse and Mercyhurst play again on Saturday at 2 p.m. Comments Published on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Crysis now has Oculus Rift support thanks to a mod

first_imgVirtual reality for gaming has seen an influx of support recently due to the existence of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset is nearly finished and has growing support from developers, including Valve and John Carmack.The Oculus Rift won’t be a success unless it has the games to support it, but it looks as though adding support isn’t actually that difficult. Modder Nathan Andrews has already got the headset working with Half-Life 2, and now he’s ported his Oculus Rift mod over to Crysis. The video above shows him playing the game using the headset. Unfortunately there’s no footage of him moving around, just the game being played from his perspective.The other good news is Andrews says he’s working on adding support for CryEngine 3, meaning Crysis 2, Crysis 3, MechWarrior Online, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, and many more titles could get patched in the future to also support Oculus Rift.What you may notice from watching the video is the aiming isn’t great. That’s simply because this is a work in progress and Andrews has yet to get the crosshairs tracking properly. He also says the game takes a bit of getting used to playing in this way, which is understandable, and the recording is one of his earlier sessions.The potential is certainly there for Oculus Rift to be a huge hit with gamers, and Andrews says its accuracy is continuing to improve. He has started using a 9DOF 1000hz YEI 3-space tracker and claims he’s seeing a 4-fold accuracy increase over what Carmack was enjoying with the Hillcrest tracker beta firmware.Here’s the Half-Life 2 video Andrews created which actually shows him moving around while playing.last_img read more