Sports SUmmary: Field Hockey earns tourney bid; men’s soccer awaits potential tournament bid; Football travels to Duke
Sports SUmmary: Field Hockey earns tournament bid
For the 14th time in its history, the #8 Syracuse women’s field hockey team will be in the NCAA Tournament. It will play the #9 Princeton Tigers in Storrs, Connecticut on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The team finished with a 12-6 record, with five wins over ranked opponents, including victories over #4 Connecticut, #5 Duke and #6 Louisville.
If SU and UConn both win their first-round matchups, it will set up a rematch of a game on Oct. 20 that SU won 1-0 in a shootout.
Princeton comes into the game on a 10-game win streak. The Tigers finished the season with a 13-4 record, including going 7-0 in Ivy League play.
Men’s soccer leaves potential tournament bid up in the air
The Syracuse men’s soccer team were able to get a goal back in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Orange fell to #4 Virginia 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. The goal was scored by freshman Luther Archimede in the 70th minute.
The team will now have to wait for the selection show on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. They hope to be one of 24 at-large births selected to the field of 48. The other 24 consists of automatic qualifiers. Currently, the Orange have a winning record at 7-6-5 and an RPI of 28, thanks in large part to playing a tough ACC schedule.
Football faces tough road test at Duke
Coming off a bye week, the Orange will look to win their final three games of the season to become bowl eligible. First, they travel to Durham, North Carolina to take on the Duke Blue Devils at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Blue Devils are coming off a 38-7 home loss to #15 Notre Dame and currently sit at 4-5 on the season.
Since SU is in the ACC Atlantic and Duke is in the ACC Coastal, they do not meet very often. They’ve only played against each other once since SU joined the ACC, a 27-10 victory for Duke in 2014. Before that, the only time the teams met was in 1938 and 1939, both Blue Devil victories.
Cross Country continues to shine
The SU men’s cross country team won the ACC Championships on Nov. 1 and will head to Buffalo this weekend to take part in the Northeast Regionals. It was the program’s sixth ACC title in the seven years they have been part of the ACC.
Six SU runners finished within 14 seconds of each other, with all of them finishing in the top 20 overall.
It was the first ACC title for head coach Brien Bell, who was the associate head coach before taking over as head coach in September 2018.
Update: Syracuse women’s basketball has landed the 4th-ranked recruiting class in the country.