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What to watch for: 7 sports teams play this weekend

first_imgLast weekend, every Syracuse home team emerged from its games victorious. Volleyball completed a 2-0 road trip and, despite having 23 shots, women’s soccer lost while visiting Buffalo by a score of 1-0.This weekend, six SU teams are back in action while softball starts its fall slate. Men’s soccer and football draw conference foes at home, field hockey plays a game with high national-ranking stakes on the line and volleyball tries to stay unbeaten in Brooklyn, New York.Logan Reidsma | Photo EditorMen’s SoccerOpponent: LouisvilleWhere: SU Soccer StadiumWhen: Friday, 7 p.m.After struggling offensively for the first half of its last game against Rutgers, Syracuse got some much-needed help from its wings as Korab Syla and Liam Callahan lifted the SU men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory.Syracuse (3-1) will need that help, both on offense and to rotate back on defense, when SU plays its first Atlantic Coast Conference game against No. 23 Louisville (3-1).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: SU wings Korab Syla and Liam Callahan provide added scoring threatDavid Salanitri | Staff PhotographerFootballOpponent: Wake ForestWhere: Carrier DomeWhen: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.The Orange (1-0) kicks off its ACC schedule with the only conference opponent it beat in 2014, the Demon Deacons (1-0). With a tough conference schedule looming in the future, the Orange can capitalize against an easier opponent.This game also marks the first start for true freshman quarterback Eric Dungey after Terrel Hunt suffered a season-ending injury. By the way, we want to know how you think Dungey will do this season.More: All The Daily Orange’s coverage of Syracuse-Wake ForestRiley Bunch | Staff PhotographerField HockeyOpponent: North CarolinaWhere: J.S. Coyne StadiumWhen: Saturday, 1 p.m.Heading into a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup this weekend, the lower-ranked Syracuse (4-0) has something prove against North Carolina (4-0). So far this season, the Orange’s defense has shut out two teams and allowed five or fewer shots in three of its four games. The defense has been stellar, but how?More: How Syracuse’s defense has stifled opponents this seasonLogan Reidsma | Photo EditorWomen’s SoccerOpponents: Cornell and ColgateWhere: SU Soccer StadiumWhen: Friday, 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.Jessica Vigna practiced set pieces earlier in the week, yelling “One more!” until she got it right. The Orange has struggled to execute on set pieces run from the corner, despite totaling 11 in its last loss. The team averages over seven corner kicks per game as well. Syracuse (2-4) will need better execution if it hopes to knock Cornell (3-0-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.More: Syracuse looks to break corner kick struggles against CornellMargaret Lin | Staff PhotographerVolleyballOpponents: Arizona, Ohio State, Long Island UniversityWhere: Brooklyn, New YorkWhen: Friday, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.With the game tied in a crucial third set against Georgia, Nicolette Serratore attacked from the service line. Six consecutive SU points, and four Serratore aces directly aimed at struggling Georgia players, led to the win. It’s partly why Syracuse (5-0) is still unbeaten heading into the LIU Blackbird Invitational, which takes place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York.More: Nicolette Serratore uses relaxed demeanor to excel at servingSoftballOpponent: Cornell, BinghamtonWhere: Binghamton, New YorkWhen: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.The softball team begins its fall slate, which means new head coach Mike Bosch will have his first games, albeit exhibition ones, at the helm of his team. The team returns many of its starters from a season ago.Cross CountryWhat: Harry Groves Spiked Shoe InvitationalWhere: University Park, PennsylvaniaWhen: Friday, 5:30 p.m.The Orange — the men’s team is ranked as the third-best cross-country team nationally — will race in its second meet of the season Friday when it travels to Pennsylvania State University to race in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. Comments Published on September 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse beats Lehigh, 9-2

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse (7-5) beat Lehigh (3-1) Saturday evening, 9-2. One day after getting swept in a doubleheader on Friday, when SU struggled to score, the Orange notched 14 hits against Lehigh.Syracuse shelled Lehigh starting pitcher, Parker Boyd, who lasted only three innings and gave up all nine runs to the Orange.Bryce Holmgren continued her streak as SU’s best hitter. She went 4-4 at the plate, slashing a double, two RBIs and a run scored. The sophomore transfer is batting .462.Holmgren, Sammy Fernandez, Sydney O’Hara, and Alyssa Dewes each collected at least two hits on Saturday. In the circle, AnneMarie Gatti and O’Hara combined to toss nine strikeouts, allowing only three hits each.Errors continued to plague Syracuse, as second baseman Alicia Hansen made two and third baseman Hannah Dossett made one. Gatti and O’Hara combined to allow six walks, too. But the pair pitched well under pressure, leaving 13 Lehigh players on base.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlso on Saturday, SU played an unmarked exhibition game against the Czech Republic National Team. Syracuse plays its final two games of the Citrus Classic on Sunday, with the first coming against Elon at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morgan State at 11:45 a.m. Commentslast_img read more