Sports SUmmary: ACC Network makes history; Ice Hockey coach records landmark victory; Buddy Boeheim wins award

Sports SUmmary: ACC Network makes history; Ice Hockey coach records landmark victory;

The ACC network produced the first-ever all-female broadcast.
Published: January 21, 2020
Syracuse women's basketball against Pitt
Isis Young, pictured above, is now an SU grad and provided color commentary for the all-female broadcast.

For the first time in the channel’s history, the ACC Network fielded a production team comprised entirely of women for the women’s basketball broadcast last Thursday against Georgia Tech. 

North Syracuse native and SU grad Beth Mowins and fellow SU grad and Women’s basketball player Isis Young were on the call. The coverage was produced by Kristen Hennessey and the studio show was run by Professor Olivia Stomski with S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications students Maria Trivelpiece directing and Mackenzie Pearce producing. The on-air talent for the evening included Newhouse students Nicole Weaving and Jenna Fink. 

Despite the historic coverage of the night, the Orange came up short at the Dome with a score of 82-64. Kiara Lewis led the Orange scorers with 21 points in the defeat. The Orange bounced back and defeated Pittsburgh on the road Sunday by a score of 69-51. 

Flanagan records landmark victory

Paul Flanagan recorded his 400th career victory this week as the head coach of Syracuse women’s hockey. The Orange defeated Robert Morris by a score of 1-0 on Saturday night. He is only the seventh coach in women’s college hockey history to reach the milestone. The Orange lost 5-1 on Friday night. 

Flanagan has been the sole coach of the Orange since starting its program in 2008. Before that, he was the coach at his alma mater, St. Lawrence, from 1999-2008.

The Orange will be back in action this weekend against Penn State at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Puck drop is set for Friday at 7 p.m. Game time Saturday is at 3 p.m. 

Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim fends off Wabissa Bede of Virginia Tech on Jan. 18 in Blacksburg, Va.

Boeheim garners weekly award after leading Orange on win streak

The SU Men’s basketball team enjoyed a 2-0 week, capped with a 71-69 road win against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Buddy Boeheim led the Orange with 26 points including 18 straight. They defeated the Boston College Eagles at the Dome on Wednesday with a score of 76-50. Buddy Boeheim led all scorers in that game as well, earning 22 points. 

Boeheim’s performances earned him ACC Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week honors along with Florida State sophomore guard Devin Vassell. Boeheim averaged 24.0 points per game, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while shooting 51% from the field and 45% from three. 

The Orange now sit at 11-7 and are 4-3 in ACC play. They’re currently riding a 3 game win streak into South Bend to take on Notre Dame Wednesday night. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.