Sports SUmmary: Seniors lead the way in field hockey; Volleyball picks up conference win; B-ball picks up commitment

Sports SUmmary: Seniors lead the way in field hockey; Volleyball picks up conference win; m

SU Field Hockey is riding a 3-game win streak.
Published: October 30, 2019
Women's Field Hockey 2019
Sarah Luby prepares for a St. Joseph's insertion at the SU Soccer Stadium on Sept 13, 2019.

Seniors lead the way on Senior Day

The SU field hockey team capped off a successful weekend with a win on Senior Day, avenging an earlier season loss to the Cornell Big Red by a score of 3-1.

Seniors Stephanie Harris and Sarah Luby both netted goals in their final games at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Junior Carolin Hoffmann netted the other.

On Friday night, the Orange defeated No. 20 Wake Forest by a score of 4-2. The Orange now have four wins against ranked teams as they head into their final game of the season next weekend at No. 5 Louisville.

As of Oct. 28, Syracuse is No. 14 in the coaches poll but No. 8 in RPI, thanks to tough competition from playing in the ACC. It is currently riding a three-game win streak and look to be in a good position for a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Volleyball defeats NC State

The SU volleyball team swept the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Sunday for their first win ever in Raleigh, North Carolina.  It was a close one throughout, with the final scores of the sets being 25-21, 25-23, 26-24.

Polina Shemanova and Yuliia Yastrub led the way for the Orange. Shemanova had 22 kills and 3 blocks while Yastrub had 8 kills and 2 blocks.

They come back from their weekend trip to North Carolina with a 1-1 record after losing to North Carolina on Friday.

The team returns home for a pair of games in the Women’s Building this Friday and Sunday. They will battle the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Friday at 7 p.m. and the No. 23 Louisville Cardinals on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Football comes up short against Florida State, looks ahead to BC

The Syracuse football team could not pull out the victory in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, losing by a score of 35-17. Despite the loss, the ground game looked great, racking up 192 yards, with Moe Neal and Abdul Adams combining for 130 of them and a touchdown each.

The Orange now sit at 3-5 on the season and will have to win three of their last four in order to become bowl eligible.

The team will play the Boston College this Saturday at noon at the Carrier Dome. The Eagles are coming off a loss of their own at No. 4 Clemson. The Orange defeated the Eagles last year in Chestnut Hill 42-21.

These teams have played each other a significant amount in their programs’  history, with SU leading the all-time series 31-20. Both teams were members of the Big East from 1991-2004 until BC left to join the ACC in 2005. SU didn’t join until 2013.

BC Head Coach Steve Addazio also spent time in Syracuse as a coach. He was the TE and assistant OL coach from 1995-96 and the OL coach from 1997-98, helping the Orange to bowl berths all four years he was here. These also happened to be the same years Donovan McNabb was here which saw the Orange gain berths in the Fiesta Bowl in 1997 and the Orange Bowl in 1998.

Basketball lands recruit for 2020

The SU Men’s Basketball team landed Kadary Richmond, a 6-5 wing player and a four-star recruit from Brooklyn, on Monday. He is spending this year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire after spending his high school career at South Shore High School in Brooklyn.

He pledged his commitment to SU shortly after taking a visit to the campus for the exhibition game against Daemen on Saturday. According to, he had offers from Oregon, Georgetown and Richmond, among a long list of other schools.

Brewster has become a popular prep school destination for high-profile basketball players. A list of their alumni currently playing in the NBA include Donovan Mitchell, T.J. Warren and Will Barton.