Sports SUmmary: Women’s Hockey on a hot streak; SU lands top hoops recruit

Sports SUmmary: Women's Hockey on a hot streak; SU lands top hoops recruit

Guard Dior Johnson is the highest-rated player to commit to Syracuse since Carmelo Anthony.
Published: February 12, 2020
Savannah Rennie, senior at Syracuse University, shoots the hockey puck during the Syracuse Women's Ice Hockey home game against Pennsylvania state, at the Tennity Ice Pavilion in Syracuse, New York.
Senior Savannah Rennie, shown here on shooting against Penn State on Jan. 24 at the Tennity Ice Pavilion, scored a goal during SU's recent 3-1 win over RIT.

The SU Women’s Ice Hockey team is 3-0-1 in their last four games after a 3-1 win at home against RIT on Friday and a 2-2 tie against them in Rochester on Saturday.

Abby Moloughney had an excellent weekend, assisting on all three goals on Friday and netting the tying goal on Saturday. She now leads the team in points on the season with 24 on 7 goals and 17 assists.

Goalie Ady Cohen tallied 23 saves on Friday and didn’t allow a goal until 1:26 left in the third period. Allison Small saved 27 shots in the tie on Saturday.

The Orange will be back in action this weekend at home against Lindenwood. The game is at 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

SU Basketball lands 5-star commit

Dior Johnson, a sophomore guard who currently plays at Mayfair High School in California, committed to play for the Orange last Friday.

SU has been courting the Saugerties, N.Y., native and No. 13 prospect on ESPN in that class since 7th grade. He is the highest-rated prospect the Orange have landed since Carmelo Anthony in 2002.

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In other recruiting news, Chance Westry, a 5-star sophomore shooting guard out of Trinity High School in Harrisburg, Penn., will take a visit to Cuse later this month for the UNC game.

XFL kicks off with Cuse alums

The XFL started up again this past weekend with five former SU players on rosters for the newly revamped professional league.

QB Eric Dungey is currently playing for the Dallas Renegades while Safety Shamarko Thomas and Defensive tackle Jay Bromley are on the D.C. Defenders. In addition,  Safety Jordan Martin is on the Seattle Dragons, and Guard Andrew Tiller is on the Tampa Bay Vipers.

Bromley had three combined tackles in the Defenders 31-19 win over the Dragons. Jordan Martin had 2 combined tackles in the defeat. Shamarko Thomas did not have any tackles in the game. Dungey and Tiller did not see any playing time.

Waiters released after trade

Dion Waiters was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after being traded from the Miami Heat after last week’s NBA trade deadline. This comes on the heels of him being suspended three separate times by the Heat this season for a total of 17 games.

The former SU guard and 4th overall pick in the 2012 Draft will receive the $12.1 million he is owed this season and the $12.65 million he is owed for 2020-21.

He has been a productive player in the NBA, averaging 13.2 points per game since entering the league. The Lakers are reportedly interested in signing him after not trading for a guard at the deadline.

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