Sports SUmmary: Basketball teams celebrate senior day; Lax teams keep winning; more

Sports SUmmary: Basketball teams celebrate senior day; Lax teams keep winning

Men's Lacrosse is now the top-ranked team in the nation.
Published: March 3, 2020
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Kiara Lewis and Gabrielle Cooper run across the court as they steal the ball from Boston College.

Senior Days in Cuse

The Men’s Basketball team and the Women’s Basketball team celebrated Senior Days this past weekend. Both teams lost, with the women losing to Boston College and the men losing to North Carolina.

With the Women’s Basketball currently sitting at 15-14 and 9-9 in conference play, they will most likely need to win the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. in order to clinch an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament. They face off against the Virginia Cavaliers on Thursday at 2 p.m.

If they win that, they will face off against No. 1 seed Louisville, who they recently beat at the Carrier Dome.

Women’s Lacrosse gets a convincing win on the road

The No. 4 SU Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to play the No. 9 Maryland Terrapins in College Park, Md. this past weekend and came home with a convincing 10-5 win. The game was supposed to be a home game and Senior Day for SU. The game got moved to Maryland due to weather concerns from them.

The team was powered by Emily Hawryschuk’s five goals. She is currently third in the NCAA with an average of five goals per game.

Because of the Dome closing, the team is only playing one of their last ten games in Syracuse. That game will be on April 11 at Christian Brothers Academy against No. 1 North Carolina. The team currently sits at 6-1 and is outscoring opponents 119-48 this season. They play Virginia Tech this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C.

Ice Hockey takes victory on Senior Day

The Ice Hockey team came home with a 4-2 win against Robert Morris on their Senior Day. Logan Hicks, Amanda Bäckebo, Lindsay Eastwood, Kelly Rowswell, Savannah Rennie, Anonda Hopper, and Ady Cohen all played their last games in Tennity Ice Pavilion for the Orange.

The team will now head to Buffalo, N.Y. this weekend for the CHA Tournament Championship. If they win that as they did last year, they will clinch the team’s second tournament appearance in program history.

Brendan Curry and Chase Scanlan celebrate after Curry’s goal late in the 4th period of the game at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 23, 2020.
Brendan Curry and Chase Scanlan celebrate after Curry’s goal late in the 4th period of the game at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 23, 2020.

Men’s Lacrosse is No. 1

After a 21-13 win over Hobart to claim the Kraus-Simmons trophy, the SU Men’s Lacrosse team now sits at No. 1 in the country on the Inside Lacrosse rankings. It is the first time that the team is No. 1 since Week 11 of the 2017 season.

Brendan Curry and Tucker Dordevic each had five goals to lead the Orange over the Statesmen. The team currently has the 8th leading scoring offense in the country at 17 goals per game.

Similar to the women’s team, because of the closure of the Dome, the team only has two games in the area remaining. Those will take place at CNS in Cicero, N.Y. on March 28th against No. 10 Notre Dame and on April 11 against No. 4 North Carolina.

The team will head to Baltimore, Md. this weekend to play against Johns Hopkins. The game is at 1 p.m.

Alton Robinson cleans up at Combine

The former SU player had an outstanding performance in Indianapolis this past week. He ran the third-fastest time among defensive linemen in the 40-yard dash, running a 4.69. He also recorded a vertical jump of 35.5 inches which ranked second among defensive linemen. His 20-yard shuttle time was also second among defensive linemen.

Trishton Jackson recorded a 4.50 40 time and a 36-inch vertical jump. Kendall Coleman recorded a 4.95 40 and a 32-inch vertical jump. Sterling Hofrichter did not participate in any of these portions of the Combine.

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