Syracuse women’s ice hockey revs up for start of season

SU ice hockey revs up before start of season

Sports SUmmary: Orange football faces stiff competition and tennis looks dominant in first invitational.

Syracuse number 22, Charlotte Hallett, launches the puck towards Mercyhurst goal February 11.
Sophomore Charlotte Hallett, shown here playing Mercyhurst earlier this year, is among the returning defenders to Syracuse women’s hockey.

The Syracuse women’s ice hockey team held its first set of scrimmages this past week as the Orange get ready to start the new season.

The team announced senior forwards Tatum White and Rayla Clemons as captains, alongside graduate forward Marielle McHale. All three return from last season’s squad, and will attempt to lead Syracuse beyond their 2022-2023 record of 10-24-2, arguably the program’s worst showing to date.

Along with the three team leaders, SU will see the return of last season’s leading goal-scorer, senior forward Sarah Thompson, who tallied 14 goals in 36 games.

Joining the returning players are four freshmen, defender Jocelyn Fiala, forwards Haley Trudeau and Nea Tervonen, and goalie Bella Gould, who will look to make a difference in the Orange squad this season.

Head coach Britni Smith’s players start their journey this Friday when they travel to face Post in a two-day series. They then return to Tennity Ice Pavilion for their home opener on Oct. 6-7, when they will face Merrimack.

Orange football faces first ACC challenge

After scraping by Army this past weekend, Syracuse Football will have its first big test of the season on Saturday when they host Clemson, who narrowly lost to fifth-ranked Florida State this past week.

Despite being undefeated and playing at home, the Orange are 6.5-point underdogs per BET MGM.

With a victory this weekend, head coach Dino Babers and company can make a statement to the selection committee that the Orange are worthy of being ranked.

Women’s tennis participates in Cissie Leary Invitational

The Syracuse tennis team started off their season last weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, taking part in the Cissie Leary Invitational.

The team dominated the three days of play, winning 27 of their 30 showdowns, or 90% of their matches.

The team will look to build off of their excellent performance when they play in the ITA Women’s All-American matches in Cary, North Carolina, starting on Monday.

Syracuse basketball conference schedule released

The Syracuse men’s basketball ACC schedule was released this past week.

First-year head coach Adrian Autry and crew will play their first conference game on December 2 against Virginia. The team’s conference home opener is December 30 against Pitt.

Conference play concludes for the Orange on March 5, and the ACC Tournament will be held on March 12-16 in Washington, D.C.

The women’s basketball team also released their schedule, with their first day of ACC action coming at home right before the end of the year.

The Orange face Notre Dame on December 31 as their ACC opener.