Sports SUmmary: Eight Syracuse lacrosse players named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Sports SUmmary: Eight Syracuse lacrosse players named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Five women and three men get early season nods for the lacrosse equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.
Published: March 17, 2021
Syracuse vs. Stony Brook Womens Lacrosse
Syracuse’s Asa Goldstock makes a save vs. Stony Brook at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday February 27, 2021.

Syracuse has eight players – five women and three men – on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as announced last Thursday. Asa Goldstock, Kerry Defliese, Megan Carney, Sarah Cooper and Meaghan Tyrrell made the cut for the women, and Brendan Curry, Tucker Dordevic and Jamie Trimboli represent the men.

The annual award honors the top men’s and women’s lacrosse player in the nation, and the Orange’s eight selections are tied with UNC for the most players from one school on the list. Only 55 players nationwide are on the watch list.

Goldstock is currently second in the nation in save percentage and fourth in goals-against average. Defliese and Cooper lead Cuse’s defense, and Carney and Tyrrell have led Syracuse’s attack in the beginning of the season.

All three men have previously been named All-Americans and lead the team with several points through the first few games.

The list will be reduced to five men and five women in early May, and the Tewaaraton Award recipients will be chosen by the end of the season.

Buddy Boeheim named All-ACC Tournament First Team on the road to March Madness

After playing only two games in Greensboro, Buddy Boeheim was the only Syracuse player to be part of the All-ACC tournament first team, a first for the Orange program. He netted a career-high of 31 points against Virginia and was the leading scorer in both games before SU was eliminated.

Boeheim averaged 38 minutes and 29 points per game in Greensboro. He shot 60.6% from the field and 55% from three. In Syracuse’s past nine games, he has scored double-digits and has netted at least 20 points in five of those.

In the five games that Boeheim has played in the ACC tournament, he has averaged 22 points, 57% on the floor and 52% from three.

After Selection Sunday, the Orange was the No.11 in the Midwest conference and will face San Diego State on Friday, Mar. 17 at 9:40 p.m.

Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim (35) flashes a smile after sinking a three-point basket to give Syracuse an early lead over Virginia on Thursday, March 11, 2021 during the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim (35) flashes a smile after sinking a three-point basket to give Syracuse an early lead over Virginia on Thursday, March 11, 2021 during the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

Men’s soccer falls to Louisville

The Orange lost 3-1 against Louisville last Friday. Even though Simon Triantafillou scored on a penalty kick in the 76th minute, the Cardinals were already leading the game two to nothing.

“Physically we left everything on the field, and I could not be prouder of the hard work the guys put into this game,” coach Ian McIntyre said. “Having said that, we lost 3-1. We have nothing to show for our endeavor and fight. We’re working so hard to score and create chances that we gifted some goals to Louisville.”

Louiville’s goals came in the 11th, 32nd and the 78th minutes of the game. Cuse’s goal came after freshman Deandre Kerr was taken down in the box. On the other hand, Syracuse outshot the Cardinals 17-9 and earned 11 corners while Louisville only got two.

The Orange will play their first home game of the spring season against North Carolina on Saturday, Mar. 20.

Women’s tennis defeated by No. 34 Miami

Syracuse lost against the Hurricanes 4-3 in the Drumlins Tennis Center on Friday. The match was ultimately decided in the third set of No. 5 singles from graduate student, Miranda Ramirez.

Miami won the doubles matches 2-1, but in singles the Orange tied the score 3-3. Viktoriya Kanapatskaya extended her winning streak to six in the singles. Polina Kozyreva won the No. 4 singles to tie the game 2-2 and Natalie Novotna won the remaining set of the match, but it wasn’t enough to win.

Cuse’s next game will be against Wake Forest in the Wake Forest Tennis Center on Friday, Mar. 19.

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