Sports SUmmary: SU-Colgate football to open renovated Dome; Syracuse softball wins second-straight ACC series

Sports SUmmary: Renovated Dome to open with SU-Colgate football

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Published: April 9, 2019
Illustration of interior Carrier Dome Renovations
An illustration of what the Carrier Dome's renovated roof should look like when it reopens in September 2020.

Report: SU-Colgate football set to open renovated Dome

Syracuse football has scheduled Colgate on Sept. 18, 2020, for its first game following $105 million renovations to the Carrier Dome roof, according to media reports Tuesday.

SU’s home to the Orange basketball, football and lacrosse teams, the 49,250-seat domed sports stadium, is set to begin roof renovations in March 2020.

All sports teams will have to vacate the Dome and play elsewhere, but specific schedules are still in the works. SU chief campus facilities officer Pete Sala confirmed the Colgate game date to WSYR-News Channel 9.

‘Cuse softball wins ACC series two years in a row

The Syracuse softball team (17-20, 6-6) won the ACC series against NC State this past weekend. In the opening game, Syracuse won 5-2 against the Wolfpack.

Gabby Teran had an outstanding performance, going 3-for-4, including two runs. In addition to Teran’s plays, pitcher Alexa Romero had a second-straight double-digit strikeout game.

The Orange returns home to play against the Duke Blue Devils April 12-14 at Skytop Stadium for the teams’ first meeting of the season.

SU scholar-athletes of the week

The two scholar-athletes of the week come from the women’s lacrosse team and track & field team.

Cara Quimby of the women’s lacrosse team has contributed a lot to the team this season. In 15 games, Quimby scored eight goals and one assist, including a game-winning goal in the season-opener against UConn.

Iliass Aouani, a senior on the Syracuse track and field team, most recently had a record-breaking performance in the 10k at the Stanford Invitational. He finished at 28:25:36, setting not only a Syracuse record, but an ACC record as well.

Senior Day for women’s tennis team

The No. 30 Syracuse Orange fell to No. 27 Miami 5-2 on Sunday. Despite the loss, the team celebrated and honored some of the best players the program has ever seen. Seniors Dina Hegab, Gabriela Knutson, Libi Mesh and Maria Tritou all combine for 442 wins over the course of their college careers. Additionally, they have brought the team to not only two NCAA Tournament appearances, but the first two NCAA Tournament appearances the program has ever seen.

Two Syracuse basketball commits compete in 3-point contest at Final Four

Syracuse commits Joe Girard III and Brycen Goodine both participated in the American Family Insurance 3-point shooting contest at the Final Four this weekend.

Out of eight total participants, Girard finished fifth and Goodine finished sixth overall.

With Syracuse’s starting backcourt Tyus Battle and Frank Howard graduating, these two incoming freshmen will look to provide a spark to the team that will be missed. They’ll join an existing backcourt of Jalen Carey, Buddy Boeheim and Howard Washington.

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is a sports reporter for The NewsHouse and sophomore at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.