Sports SUmmary: Cuse football’s magic juice appears to be all squeezed out in loss to Notre Dame

Sports SUmmary: Cuse football’s magic juice appears to be all squeezed out in loss to ND

Four Orange field hockey stars flourish, receiving All-ACC honors
Published: November 2, 2022
SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 29: Sean Tucker #34 of the Syracuse Orange runs the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at JMA Wireless Dome on October 29, 2022 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/The Newshouse)
Syracuse running back Sean Tucker runs the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the JMA Wireless Dome on October 29, 2022.

Through the first six games of the season for Syracuse football, the start could not have been better. The first 6-0 start for the team since 1987, head coach Dino Babers and company could not have envisioned a better start to the year.

However, after a loss to the Clemson Tigers on Oct. 22 and a devastating loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Orange’s season is currently in a rut. 

With a jam-packed crowd that was excited to watch the team, the Orange did not wake up for this early game the way they needed to.  

For the first time all year, the Orange did not possess a lead once in the game and ended up losing 41-24 to Notre Dame. 

While running back Sean Tucker more than tripled his carries from the previous week, starting quarterback Garrett Shrader was replaced by redshirt freshman quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson due to injury concerns.

Cornerback Garrett Williams sustained an ACL injury during the game and will be out for the rest of the season, Coach Babers said.

No. 22 Syracuse has an opportunity to avenge themselves later this week against the Pittsburgh Panthers who have dropped three of their last four games.

The game is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Acrisure Stadium.

Four Orange players receive All-ACC field hockey honors

After a 14-4 season that included a five game win streak, an undefeated home record, and ending the year as the third ranked team in the ACC, Syracuse field hockey had four players receive All-ACC Honors

Forward graduate student Quirine Comans was named to the All-ACC First Team, and senior forward Charlotte de Vries, junior back Eefke van den Nieuwenhof and freshman back Jannemijn Deutman all received second team All-ACC honors. 

With a fabulous regular season in the books, No. 10 Syracuse looks to continue its dominant play throughout the ACC Tournament in which they already defeated No. 16 Boston College on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

The Orange will play No. 1 North Carolina today in the semifinals game at 1 p.m. in Durham, NC.

Men’s soccer’s postseason starts on Sunday

Just like Syracuse field hockey, men’s soccer’s 2022 regular season was dominant. Head Coach Ian McIntyre and the No. 2 Orange will host the winner of North Carolina and Boston College on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the ACC Championship quarterfinals game.

Syracuse has yet to play North Carolina this year, but tied Boston College 1-1 in their final game of the regular season last week.

After being the 10th seed last year and winning only eight games, Syracuse men’s soccer looks to continue its successful season and add an ACC Championship to its impressive accomplishments for the season.

Men’s and women’s basketball have their final exhibition games before regular season commences

Men’s basketball had their second and final exhibition on Tuesday, defeating Southern New Hampshire 72-58 at the JMA Wireless Dome. Center Jesse Edwards, who missed the end of last season with a wrist injury, had another strong performance for the Orange, grabbing seven rebounds to go along with 13 points.

The official start of the season starts at home on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. against Lehigh when head coach Jim Boeheim embarks on his 47th year leading the Orange.

Women’s basketball has their first and only exhibition game on Thursday against Le Moyne at 7 p.m. at the JMA Wireless Dome. The Orange will look to get in a solid rhythm and further develop their chemistry in an outing that holds zero weight against the overall record. 

The official start of the season for women’s basketball also starts on Nov. 7 at the JMA Wireless Dome at 3:30 p.m. against Stony Brook. Syracuse basketball legend Felisha Legette-Jack will make her official debut as head coach of the women’s team.