Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s soccer scores ACC win; Football prepares for Pittsburgh

Sports SUmmary: Women's soccer picks up ACC win; Football preps for Pitt

First-year head coach Nicky Adams says her squad put up a "gutsy performance" against Wake Forest.
Published: October 18, 2019
Members of the SU and FSU teams line up for a penalty kick during the Sept. 29, 2019, game at Syracuse Soccer Stadium
Members of the SU and FSU teams line up for a penalty kick during the Sept. 29, 2019, game at Syracuse Soccer Stadium.

Women’s Soccer enjoys an exciting week

Head coach Nicky Adams got her first ACC win last Thursday, as the Orange came from behind to knock off Wake Forest 2-1.

The Demon Deacons netted the first goal in the 48th minute to give the visiting team the lead. Meghan Root was able to net one in the 84th minute to tie things up at one, before securing her game-winner in the 99th minute.

The Orange had another home game this past week, but came up short 2-1 against the Miami Hurricanes. Root was able to net home her third goal of the week in the defeat.

The Orange head to the Carolinas in the upcoming weeks for games against Clemson on Saturday, NC State on Oct. 24 and Duke on Oct. 27 before returning home for senior night against Virginia on Halloween.

“What a gutsy performance from my team from start to finish,” Adams after defeating Wake Forest.

Men’s team pulls off upset

After trailing 3-1 at No. 18 North Carolina on Saturday, the Orange netted three straight to pull off the upset in a 4-3 victory. SU was lead by Canadian phenom Ryan Raposo, who netted a hat trick and is now up to seven goals on the season. Norwegian Sondre Norheim netted the other.

The Orange followed up that upset win with a victory over the Connecticut Huskies on Tuesday night. Norheim also got the goal in that matchup, with Massimo Ferrin assisting him.

Raposo is now sevent in the conference with seven goals. Ferrin added two assists on the night and is ranks fourth in the ACC with 36 shots. The Orange now has a winning record on the season at 4-3-4.

SU gets to enjoy some fall home cooking as their next two are at SU Soccer Stadium. They will battle Clemson and NC State on consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, with a SUNY Morrisville matchup on Oct. 22.

Lindsay Eastwood reaches 50 points

Senior Syracuse defenseman Lindsay Eastwood earned her 50th career point during a 6-3 loss to Northeastern on Saturday. She has tallied 17 goals and 33 assists in her career.

After redshirting her first year, she has seen significant ice time in over three seasons since. She was a CHA All-Rookie selection her freshman year, an All-CHA Second Team selection her second year, and co-captain and CHA All-Tournament Team selection her junior year.

What makes 50 points even more incredible is that she was so close to not even being able to play again. She redshirted, because she had a medical condition that gave her a five percent chance of ever playing again.

After graduating last year with a degree in communication and rhetorical studies, she’s now a television, radio, film graduate student at the Newhouse School.

Syracuse University’s quarterback Tommy DeVito (13), passes the football downfield during a football game against Western Michigan on September 21, 2019.
Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito (13), passes downfield during a football game against Western Michigan on Sept. 21, 2019.

Syracuse prepares to face off with Pitt

SU football returns to the Dome on Friday night for a primetime match-up against a familiar foe when the Pittsburgh Panthers, an old Big East rival, comes to town. Both schools were new additions to the ACC at the start of the 2013 season.

They have played every year since 1955. Pitt leads the all-time record 39-32-3. The Panthers won last year’s matchup by a score of 44-37.

The Orange will need to bring their best on offense. Pitt currently ranks 19th in FBS in yards per game allowed.

Both teams will be well-rested coming into this one. Pitt had a bye week last weekend and Syracuse will have had eight games off between games after playing last Thursday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game can be viewed on ESPN.