As we hit November the Syracuse Orange Olympic sports head into the fall championship season and we bring you up to speed on how they’re doing.
Women’s Soccer- Syracuse had their final game cancelled due to the weather and finish the year with a 3-11-2 record (1-7-1 in ACC play). The first year under Nicky Adams showed a bit more competitiveness from the Orange.
Meghan Root led the team with three goals and eight points while Lysianne Proulx led the ACC in saves per game (5.19).
Volleyball- The Orange defeated the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday for their third consecutive win bringing the team’s ACC record to 5-7.
Polina Shemanova continues to lead the ACC in kills and points setting a new school record for kills with 36 against Louisville on her way to being named ACC Player of the Week.
Field Hockey- Syracuse grabbed another huge road win knocking off #5 Louisville 2-1 in the ACC regular season finale on an overtime goal from Carolin Hoffman. The #12 Orange finished the regular season with a 12-5 record (3-3 in ACC) but had to face Louisville again in the ACC Tournament on Thursday.
The Cardinals got some revenge knocking off the Orange 1-0 and now Syracuse waits for the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday evening. For her work last week Hoffman was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week.
Three-straight weeks that a member of our squad is ACC Player of the Week! pic.twitter.com/WqxIgLMTRY— Orange Field Hockey (@CuseFH) November 5, 2019
Ice Hockey- The Orange are 2-10 on the season but started CHA play by splitting two games with RIT over the weekend. Jessica DiGirolamo leads the Orange with four goals and eight points on the season while Ady Cohen has been in goal for both of Syracuse’s wins including a 3-0 shutout of RIT. Mae Batherson was selected as the CHA Rookie of the Week after notching three points over the weekend.
Men’s Soccer- Syracuse (6-4-4, 1-3-2 ACC) started the ACC Tournament on the road against the North Carolina Tar Heels and for the 2nd time this season the Orange were victorious in Chapel Hill. The teams played to a scoreless tie and went to penalty kicks to determine who would advance and Syracuse hit all five of their PK’s and move on to play Virginia on Sunday.
Ryan Raposo leads the Orange with 13 goals and 31 points on the season which looks to continue their ACC run against the Cavaliers.
Cross Country- The Orange delivered a strong performance at the ACC Championships last week with the men winning their sixth title in seven years and the women finishing fifth. Amanda Vestri and Nathan Henderson led Syracuse which now prepares for the NCAA Northeast Regionals next Friday afternoon in Buffalo.
Be sure to catch these teams in action in-person or on the ACC Network.