Sports SUmmary: SU receiver wins award; Jim Boeheim meets superfan
Sports SUmmary: SU receiver wins ACC award; Jim Boeheim superfan
Junior WR Trishton Jackson was named an ACC player of the week for his stellar performance in Syracuse’s win against Western Michigan. He had six catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns to help the Orange defeat the Broncos 52-33 at the Dome on Saturday. The touchdown grabs were for 59 and 46 yards, putting Jackson fourth in the ACC in receiving yards per game at 83.8. He also has four touchdowns on the season.
A native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jackson was offered a scholarship by the Broncos coming out of high school but eventually chose to attend Michigan State where he played for two years before transferring to Syracuse. Trishton’s brother Obbie played for the Broncos and they got to face off when MSU played WMU in 2017.
The performance comes on the heels of Sterling Hofrichter collecting ACC special team player of the week honors for his performance against Clemson. The Orange will be back in action at the Dome this Saturday against Holy Cross. The game starts at Noon.
Women’s Basketball ACC schedule set
The Syracuse women’s basketball team got their ACC schedule for this upcoming season on Tuesday. This will be the first time that the schedule will have 18 ACC games. The Orange open the season at Louisville, an Elite 8 participant last year, on December 29. They also face last year’s NCAA Tournament finalist Notre Dame twice, including an early-season home tilt at the Dome on January 5, 2020. The ACC looks to be strong again after sending eight teams to the tournament last year.
The Orange will look to build on a strong year last year in which they went 25-9 and 11-5 in conference play, helping them clinch a 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament where they fell to South Dakota State in the Round of 32.
SU Women’s Ice Hockey vying for another NCAA tourney bid
With a solid stock of returners in its lineup, the SU women’s ice hockey team kicks off its season this Friday with the goal of returning the NCAA tournament.
Eight seniors are among 13 upperclassmen on this year’s roster for a team that secured its first NCAA post-season bid last year.
The Orange beat the University of Montreal Carabins 4-1 in an exhibition game at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Sunday. They open their season at 6 p.m. Friday at Tennity Ice Pavillion against the Clarkson Golden Knights. Then, the team travels north to Potsdam to play the Golden Knights at 3 p.m. Saturday.
They look to avenge last year’s losses to Clarkson where they lost in OT 4-3 and 6-2.
My new friends Julie and Derrick Tennant, whom I met on a recent flight, came to the Melo Center for a visit today. Can you tell Julie is a ‘Cuse fan? ???????? pic.twitter.com/4DCFlUMiTL
— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) September 23, 2019
SU superfan Julie Tennant, after meeting Jim Boeheim for the first time on a recent flight. Tennant, 44, introduced herself to Boeheim, and her brother captured the moment.
SU Football welcomes Holy Cross to the Dome
For the first time since 1973, Syracuse will be taking on the Holy Cross Crusaders. FCS opponent Holy Cross comes into the matchup with a 1-2 record, losing last week to Yale by a score of 23-10. The Crusaders have already played against one FBS opponent this year, losing 45-7 to Navy in their season opener.
The Crusaders are coached by Bob Chesney, who is in his second season at the helm. In his first year, he led Holy Cross to a 5-6 record, including a 4-2 record in Patriot League play. This was a year after the team went 4-7 and 3-3 in Patriot League play.
The College of the Holy Cross, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a Jesuit Liberal Arts College of about a little more than 3,000 students.
Tennis duo make Milwaukee finals
Senior doubles tandem Guzal Yusupova and Miranda Ramirez made it all the way to the finals of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic
They beat duos from Lipscomb, Nebraska, LSU, and USC before falling to Oklahoma in the championship match. They were the only representatives of SU in the tournament.
The team will compete against Army in the West Point Invitational this weekend.