April 14, 2012 - 3:22pm
The Orange trounces the Scarlet Knights at the Warrior Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-8, 1-4 Big East) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead against the Syracuse Orange (6-5, 3-1) on Saturday at the Warrior Classic in Charlotte, N.C., but it didn't hold that lead for long. The Orange went on to score 12 straight goals, taking a 13-3 lead into halftime. The second half featured more domination until the last second ticked off the clock. The final score was 19-6. 

Here are three thoughts of the game:

1. Don't get too excited.

April 10, 2012 - 10:03pm
Big Red deals the Orange their fifth loss of the season

Syracuse (5-5) couldn't handle Cornell (9-1) on a cold Tuesday night in Ithaca. The teams were tied 3-3 at the half after a hard-fought battle by both teams, but Cornell took over in the third quarter, scoring 5 goals and eventually blowing past the Orange 12-6. 

Here are three thoughts from the game:

1. Syracuse's success relies on possession...

April 7, 2012 - 8:17pm
Syracuse took down Providence Saturday in the Carrier Dome 10-9.

The No. 17 Syracuse Orange (5-4) picked up a win Saturday against the No. 11 Princeton Tigers (6-3) in front of a home crowd at the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored 4 unanswered goals during a decisive third quarter to win its first game in over two weeks. 

"It was a very good win for us," coach John Desko said. "We're gonna enjoy it for the next ten minutes here and then get ready for the (Cornell) Big Red on Tuesday."

April 1, 2012 - 7:29pm
The Orange lose consecutive games for the first time since 2007.

It was a rainy Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the Konic Minolta Big City Classic as the No. 14 Syracuse Orange (4-4) fell to the No. 8 Duke Blue Devils (9-3). The Orange came out strong in the first quarter, jumping out to a 3-1 lead. Duke took a one-goal lead into halftime and then a three-goal lead in the third quarter. The Orange stormed back to tie the game, but a series of bad turnovers resulted in a Duke victory. This was the first time that Duke has beaten Syracuse since 1978.

March 25, 2012 - 7:42pm
Syracuse loses its first ever Big East game to Villanova 11-10.

Syracuse (4-3, 2-1) fell to Villanova (5-3, 1-0) at the Carrier Dome on Sunday night 11-10. It was a slugfest between the two teams. The game was very physical and went back and forth. The Orange led for the majority of the first half but came out of the locker room sluggish and Villanova capitalized.

March 25, 2012 - 6:03pm
The Orange took both games from the Duel in the Dome over the weekend

Senior first basemen Kelly Saco hit a walk-off single to lead Syracuse to its second victory in as many days at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The No. 24 Orange (19-8) defeated Canisius (4-18) 6-5. The weekend marked the first time ever softball was played in the Carrier Dome and the Orange extended its current winning streak to nine games. On Friday the team defeated Colgate 6-0.

March 24, 2012 - 11:44pm
Three thoughts from SU vs. Ohio State

The quest to New Orleans for a National Championship is over for the Syracuse Orange after a 77-70 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Early foul trouble forced SU out of its typical rotations and the Buckeyes made them pay by getting to the free throw line. Brandon Triche led the Orange with 15 points but the Syracuse offense was unable to get into a rhythm without contributions from Dion Waiters, who faced foul trouble.

March 23, 2012 - 10:14pm
Jenna Caira strikes out 7 in the first home game of the season

Home plate was near the 50-yard line, field goal posts were used as foul poles, and bases were mounted into the turf of Ernie Davis Legends Field for the first ever softball game in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.

"It was so much fun, great energy in here," head coach Leigh Ross said. "The girls were extra excited to have so many fans here."

March 23, 2012 - 7:28am
A missed Wisconsin 3-point attempt followed by a desperation shot in the games final seconds helped Syracuse keep its season alive.

NOTE: This story originally appeared in The Badger Herald, a student-run newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mike Fiammetta's original story can be found here.  

In every way, Wisconsin brought all they had to the Sweet 16.

March 21, 2012 - 11:44pm
The Orange's offensive onslaught buried Providence.

After losing to Johns Hopkins, the Orange (4-2) came out strong Thursday against Providence (1-4) in a 10-6 victory. The Friars weren't really expected to put up much of a fight. Their only win this season came against Wagner. So this was just the game the Orange needed to get back on track heading into a matchup with No. 14 Villanova on Sunday.