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Syracuse Orange Olympic Sports Round-Up

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 08 Wagner at Syracuse

As the month of September draws to an end let’s check in with the Syracuse Orange fall sports.

Women’s Soccer- Syracuse played to two ties last week. They battled the Fordham Rams to a 0-0 deadlock and then opened ACC play with a 1-1 tie on the road against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Taylor Bennett’s second-half penalty kick gave the Orange the road point. Syracuse will be on the road this week against the #22 Louisville Cardinals and #6 Florida State Seminoles. Keeper Lysianne Proulx has allowed seven goals in eight games so far this season.

Volleyball- The Orange are currently riding a 3-match winning streak after sweeping the Northeastern Huskies and beating the Harvard Crimson 3-1 last weekend. Syracuse opens ACC play on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Clemson Tigers. Paulina Shemanova leads the team in kills (107) and digs (57) while Elena Karakasi paces the squad in assists with 186.

Field Hockey- After losing 2-0 to the Virginia Cavaliers the Orange bounced back to defeat the Colgate Raiders 3-1. Syracuse will be on the road this week to face the #2 Duke Blue Devils this Friday. Charlotte Devries continues to lead the Orange with 8 goals on the season.

Ice Hockey- Syracuse defeated the Montreal Carabins 4-1 in an exhibition game. The Orange start their season this Friday when the Clarkson Golden Knights come to town.

Men’s Soccer- After dropping a tough 1-0 decision at the #1 Wake Forest Demon Deacons over the weekend Syracuse rebounded with a 1-0 win over the Cornell Big Red. Massimo Ferrin scored his 3rd goal of the season in the victory and he trails team leader Ryan Raposo by one goal.

The Orange will host the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday night.

Cross Country- Syracuse swept the team titles at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. The Orange women are now ranked 17th in the country and the men moved up to 12th nationally. Both teams are ranked 1st in the Northeast Region. Joe Dragon and Amanda Vestri were selected as ACC XC Runners of the Week for their performance.

In other Olympic sports news, the Syracuse rowing programs dedicated their new William Sanford Rowing Performance Center which is part of SU’s new Barnes Center. The new practice facility will be used by both the men’s and women’s programs.