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Syracuse Orange Olympic sports round-up

This week, we’re definitely a Field Hockey school

Syracuse v North Carolina Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images

Fall has arrived in Central New York so let’s see how the Syracuse Orange fall sports fared last week.

Women’s Soccer- Syracuse lost twice since our last update. After dropping a 2-1 decision against the Miami Hurricanes, the Orange lost 4-1 on the road at the Clemson Tigers. Syracuse is now 3-9-2 (1-5-1 in ACC) on the season and up this week are road games against the N.C. State Wolfpack and Duke Blue Devils.

Meghan Root leads the team with three goals and seven points while Lysianne Proulx leads the ACC in saves per game (5.0).

Volleyball- The Orange split their games two weeks ago losing to #3 Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday evening before sweeping the Virginia Cavaliers Last weekend Syracuse lost road matches to the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles to bring the team’s ACC record to 2-6.

This weekend the Orange will travel to North Carolina to play the Tar Heels and Wolf Pack. Polina Shemanova continues to lead the ACC in kills and points.

Field Hockey- After dropping two ACC games in a row (3-1 to North Carolina and 2-1 to Boston College) the Orange got a big non-conference road win when they beat the #3 UConn Huskies 1-0. If you’ve read any of these previous updates you can probably guess that it was Charlotte de Vries who scored the game-winning goal. It was her sixth game-winner on the season which leads the ACC. Goalie Sarah Snick was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for her shutout of the Huskies.

Ice Hockey- The Orange lost a home series against the Northeastern Huskies and then dropped two games in a home and home with the Colgate Raiders. Despite the 0-7 record Syracuse has been able to play close in the five games against top 10 opponents. Next up for the Orange is a road series against the #6 Princeton Tigers.

Lindsay Eastwood and Anonda Hoppner lead the Orange with four points on the season while Allison Small has a save percentage of .870 in four starts.

Men’s Soccer- Syracuse (6-4-4, 1-3-2 ACC) had back-to-back wins over North Carolina and UConn before dropping a 7-4 game to the Clemson Tigers. The Orange held a little weekday tune-up against SUNY Morrisville on Tuesday and enjoyed an 11-0 win in the rain. Syracuse will play their home finale on Saturday night against NC State.

Ryan Raposo leads the Orange with 11 goals and 27 points on the season which put him 4th in the ACC in goals and 6th in points. Massimo Ferrin ranks 2nd in the ACC with 7 assists.

Cross Country- The Orange struggled at the Nuttycombe Invitational last Friday. Amanda Vestri and Nathan Henderson led Syracuse which now prepares for the ACC Championship meet next Friday at Virginia Tech.

Tennis- Miranda Ramirez reached the semifinals at the ITA Northeast Regionals while teammate Sofya Golubovskaya advanced to the quarterfinal. Syracuse will be back in action at the Harvard Invitational next weekend.

Rowing- Both Syracuse teams had boats in action at the Head of the Charles. The Orange women’s Championship 4 boat finished 8th while the Championship 8 boat was 17th overall (12th among NCAA teams). The Syracuse men’s Championship 4 were 4th overall (3rd among college teams) and the Championship 8 boat was 14th overall (8th among college teams).

Some of the fall sports are winding down their seasons so be sure to catch them in action in-person or on the ACC Network.