Sports SUmmary: Syracuse lacrosse teams change spots in rankings

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse lacrosse teams change spots in rankings

The Orange women's lacrosse team moved up while the men's lacrosse team dropped in Inside Lacrosse's second week rankings.
Published: February 24, 2021
Megan Carney looks to a teammate as Albany's Kyla Zapolski defends during Saturday's game in the Carrier Dome.
Megan Carney looks to a teammate as Albany's Kyla Zapolski defends during a 2020 game.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse moved two spots from fourth place to take over the No. 2 spot in the Inside Lacrosse media poll. The Orange beat a closely-ranked Loyola team convincingly, holding a top offense to three goals a half in the 18-6 win. Women’s lacrosse now sits one spot behind the University of North Carolina, who currently has a 3-0 record and held on to the top spot. Syracuse women’s lacrosse returns to the Dome following its game against Georgetown being cancelled on Tuesday, and will host No. 5 Stony Brook on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m.

The men’s lacrosse team, on the other hand, dropped from the No. 4 slot to the ninth spot in the men’s Division I media poll. SU had high hopes for the season when they hosted Army at the Dome for the season opener. But it was the Cadets who left victorious, shutting down the Orange offense for an 18-11 victory. The win moved Army into the No. 7 spot and pushed Syracuse further from No. 2 Virginia, who Cuse will face on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Cuse tennis surprises Notre Dame to move past .500 overall

Natalie Novotna, graduate student, won the singles match against Notre Dame鈥檚, Ally Bojczuk to give the Orange the win 4-3. This win against the Irish puts Syracuse鈥檚 record at 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.

Apart from Novotna, sophomore Polina Kozyreva and freshman Viktoriya Kanapatskaya helped on Cuse鈥檚 win. Kozyreva defeated Yashna Yellayi, 6-3 and 6-4 to score her fourth consecutive singles victory with the Orange. The sophomore鈥檚 win tied the match 2-2. Then, Kanapatskaya swept Cameron Corse, 7-6 and 6-2, leaving the graduate student with the deciding match.

Novotna won the first set 7-5. Then, senior Bojczuk fought back to win the second set 6-2. In the third and decisive set, Novotna rose to the occasion and won 6-2. Syracuse had two consecutive wins against the Fighting Irish.

Syracuse tennis plays next weekend at the Drumlins Tennis Center. The Orange will face Virginia Tech on Friday, Feb. 26 at 3:00 p.m. and No. 14 Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:00 p.m.

Men’s soccer gives up late goal for tie against University of Albany

Cuse men鈥檚 soccer finished the game 1-1 against the Great Danes on Friday, Feb. 19. Sophomore Noah Singelmann opened the scoring in the 12th minute to give the early lead to Syracuse. UAlbany scored the last goal of the game in the 85th minute.

The first goal of the game came by an assist from junior, Hilli Goldhar to Singelmann who was running from the midfield. Goldhar鈥檚 pass aided Singelman鈥檚 second goal of the spring season, in only two games. Syracuse lost its advantage on the 85th minute by an unassisted goal from Adam Aoumaich.

Cuse had two more attempts in the overtime, but they couldn鈥檛 score the tie-breaking goal. The Orange beat the Grate Danes in shots, 9-8, and goalkeeper, Russell Shealy posted three saves.

Syracuse’s next game will be on the road against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Buffalo, N.Y.

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