Syracuse men’s soccer crushes St. Bonaventure

SU men's soccer crushes St. Bonaventure

The Orange scored early and often Tuesday night.
Published: October 18, 2018

The Syracuse Men’s soccer team (7-4-2) pounced on St. Bonaventure Tuesday with a 7-0 win at the SU Soccer Stadium to further establish the Orange as one of the top teams in the country.

The Orange scored twice within the first five minutes, the second goal coming from sophomore Tajon Buchanan. Buchanan tallied three goals in the game, bringing his goal total to eight for the season.

However, Buchanan wasn’t the only offensive player working magic for the Orange on Tuesday. Sophomore Sondre Norheim tallied two of his own, the first and last goals of the game. Norheim scored the first off a header from senior Hugo Delhomme’s corner kick, a play that set the tone for the rest of the contest.

Freshman Hilli Goldhar was another standout from the game, tallying three assists to move his mark to five for the year. Julio Fulcar tallied his first career goal as well.

Goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert has played a key role in Syracuse’s ascension to a top-25 ranking in the country. He only recorded one save against the Bonnies Tuesday night, but St. Bonaventure only tallied three shots oerall. Hilpert has been good when tested though. He earned National and ACC Player of the Week honors following his stellar five-save game against then first-ranked Wake Forest.

Syracuse and Wake Forest are not the only ACC teams sitting atop the national rankings. The ACC has the most ranked teams of any conference in the country, making it undoubtedly one of the best conferences nationwide.

That’s why the Orange, even at 7-4-2 with a sub-.500 conference record, are currently the No. 24 team in the country.

Head coach Ian McIntyre now turns the focus to NC State on October 20th. The Wolfpack currently rank 19th in the country, and the Orange travel down to Raleigh for the match as part of back-to-back road games. Only three matches remain in the regular season before ACC tournament play begins, and SU will play those three games in a span of just seven days.