Sports SUmmary: Basketball seasons start strong; Football grabs road win; Field Hockey season comes to close

Sports SUmmary: Basketball seasons start strong; More

Published: November 21, 2019
Syracuse cheers after Brooke Alexander scores a layup and draws a foul. Alexander hit her free-throw, making it a three-point play.
Syracuse cheers after Brooke Alexander scores a layup and draws a foul. Alexander hit her free-throw, making it a three-point play.

SU Hoops heads into early season tourneys on hot streaks

The No. 20 Syracuse Women’s Basketball team has started the season 3-0 after defeating the UAlbany Great Danes 75-53 and the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 65-50 last week.

Sophomore Emily Engstler, the highest-rated recruit in team history, posted a double-double in both wins. She had 15 points and 11 rebounds against the Hawks and 14 points and 10 rebounds against the Great Danes.

Next up, the Orange welcome the #1 Oregon Ducks and last year’s Wooden Award winner Sabrina Ionescu to the Dome. Last year, SU lost in Eugene 75-73. Game time is Sunday at 4 p.m.

The SU Women’s team will then head to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for the Greater Victoria Invitational. Their first game will be against the Houston Cougars on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.

Joe Girard III scored 24 points on 7-8 shooting from the field and led the SU Men’s Basketball team to an 89-67 win against the Seattle Redhawks on Saturday. It was Girard’s first time starting for the Orange.

The Orange also defeated the Colgate Raiders last week by a score of 70-54. They are now 3-1 on the season. The Orange took down Cornell at the Carrier Dome last night.

The SU Men’s team will have a matchup with the Bucknell Bison at the DOme on Saturday at 12 p.m. After that, they will head to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Nov. 27 for a matchup against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Game time is 7 p.m.

Football gets back on the right track against Duke

The SU Football team came out firing from all angles in Durham on Saturday, leading to a 49-6 win against the Duke Blue Devils. It was their first win in program history against Duke and it gave Dino Babers his 100th victory as a collegiate coach.

Moe Neal ran for 116 yards and one touchdown while Jarveon Howard ran for 115 yards and one touchdown. The defense forced three turnovers in the third quarter that resulted in 21 points.

Two Syracuse players also picked up ACC Football Players of the Week honors. Sophomore guard Dakota Davis graded out as SU’s highest-rated offensive linemen in the game and helped pave the way for an Orange offense that averaged 6.7 yards per play against the Blue Devils.

Senior linebacker Lakiem Williams had 14 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and one quarterback hurry to help anchor a defense that didn’t give up a touchdown, according to the ACC.

The Orange will have to win their final two games to become bowl eligible. They head out on the road again this weekend to face the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals became bowl eligible last Saturday with a 34-20 victory over NC State.

Women's Field Hockey 2019
Sarah Luby prepares for a St. Joseph's insertion at the SU Soccer Stadium on Sept 13, 2019.

Field Hockey sees stellar season come to an end

The SU Women’s Field Hockey team lost to the #11 Princeton Tigers by a score of 5-1 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, ending their 2019 campaign.

They ended the season with a 12-7 record overall and a #13 ranking after not making the NCAA Tournament last year. It was the last game for seniors Stephanie Harris, Sarah Luby, and Claire Webb.

Freshman sensation Charlotte DeVries led the Orange with 15 goals and one assist, good for 31 points on the season.


Men’s Soccer also received a bid to the NCAA Tournament and face Rhode Island on Thursday at 7 p.m. as SU Syracuse Stadium.