Sports SUmmary: Star WR leaves program; Women’s athletics marks 50 years

Sports SUmmary: Sports SUmmary: Taj Harris transferring

Taj Harris entered the transfer portal and field hockey surged to No. 7 in the nation in this week of SU sports.
Published: October 6, 2021
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Taj Harris (3) hauls in a long ball while streaking down the sideline against Rutgers on Sept. 11, 2021.

WR Taj Harris will transfer to a new team

Syracuse football wide receiver Taj Harris announced on Twitter that he is entering the transfer portal.

Harris did not make the trip to Tallahassee, Florida for SU’s game against Florida State last Saturday after informing head coach Dino Babers of his decision to leave the program.

A three-year starter for the Orange, Harris accumulated 151 catches for 2,028 yards and 10 touchdowns during his career at Syracuse. He was an ACC third-team selection in 2020 and was named to the Reese’s Senior Bowl Preseason Watch List in August.

Because Harris only played three games this season, he retains two more years of eligibility. Harris posted to his Twitter account that Mississippi State, Utah, Kentucky and Western Kentucky have offered him scholarship’s since he entered the transfer portal on Sunday.

Women’s Athletics celebrates 50 years

‘50 Years of ‘Cuse Women’s Athletics is holding its Kickoff Weekend event.

The festivities will start on Thursday, Oct. 7 when the ice hockey team hosts Clarkson. The field hockey team will then take the field on Friday against Wake Forest.

On Saturday, a Title IX discussion panel will be had at the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom in Dineen Hall. Many female student-athletes will be recognized and honored at the Syracuse/Wake Forest football game later that day.

Finally, two women’s teams will play on campus Sunday, as the women’s soccer team is set to take on Virginia and field hockey faces Colgate.

Ice Hockey’s Moloughney receives player of the week recognition

Senior Abby Moloughney was named College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week after tallying three points in two games vs. St. Lawrence University.

Moloughney scored the only goal for the Orange in their 4-1 loss to St. Lawrence. She also registered one goal and an assist in SU’s rematch with the Saints, which ended in a 2-2 tie.

Field Hockey wins six in a row

The seventh-ranked Orange field hockey squad stretched its winning streak to six games with a 3-0 victory over Columbia on Sunday. Junior Pluen Lammers, opened the scoring with the first two goals of the game.

Junior Charlotte de Vries tracked on the other goal for Syracuse. Goalkeepers Louise Pert and Brooke Borzymowski each played a half, but neither had much work to do. SU’s defense only allowed Columbia one shot the entire game.

Men’s Soccer splits week

The men’s soccer team went 1-1 last week, defeating Vermont 5-2 on Tuesday and falling short to No. 16 Pittsburgh 3-2 in double overtime on Friday.

Senior forward Manel Busquets was the big contributor in the Vermont match. He scored SU’s first goal and assisting on the next two.

The team spread the wealth with Colin Biros, Francesco Pagano, Max Kent and Curt Calov scoring the other goals against the Catamounts. Lucas Daunhauer had six saves for the Orange.

Despite losing  to the Panthers, Busquets and Noah Singelmann  were able to score for the Orange.