Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s basketball enters ACC tournament as No. 5 seed

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women earn No. 5 seed in ACC tournament

The Orange women are just one of several SU teams seeing success this past week.
Published: March 3, 2021
The Syracuse women’s basketball team take on N.C. State at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. Feb 28, 2021
Syracuse Orange guard Tiana Mangakahia (4) goes in for two points in a game between Syracuse and NC.State at the Carrier Dome Syracuse N.Y., Feb 28, 2021.

Syracuse is heading to the ACC Women’s Basketball at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., as the No. 5 seed. The matchup between No. 12/13 Pitt and Boston College will determine who will play against the Orange on Thursday, Mar. 3, at 2:30 p.m.

The ACC Tournament will be televised on different channels. The first, second and third round games can be viewed on regional television and the semifinal and championship games will be televised through the ACC Network and ESPN2.

‘Cuse beat BC and Pitt in the regular season going 4-0 in the two series. The winner of Thursday’s game will face No. 4 Florida State at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 5.

Syracuse men’s soccer lose by a goal

Bowling Green defeated the Orange 2-1, with Cuse’s only goal coming off the foot of senior Simon Triantafillou, who scored on a penalty but it wasn’t enough to bring the win to the Orange.

The Falcons took the early lead over Syracuse to set the pace of the game. The second BG goal was scored by a mishandled ball by the Orange and Bowling Green took advantage of that.

“We played a good Bowling Green team today, which will win soccer matches this spring,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said.

Syracuse’s game against Vermont on Monday, Mar. 1 was cancelled, and the Orange will open ACC play against Clemson on Sunday, Mar. 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Tennis falls against the No. 15 team in the nation

Even though Syracuse lost 4-3 against Virginia at the Drumlins Tennis Center, freshman Viktoriya Kanapatskaya defeated the 11th ranked player in the nation. The Orange won the doubles matches but trailed the Cavaliers in the singles matches.

Kanapatskaya won the match against Natasha Subhash, 7-5 and 6-4. This win was Kanapatskaya’s fifth straight of the season. The pairs of Polina Kozyreva with Sofya Treshcheva and Natalie Novotna with Kanapatskaya were the other two points on the Orange’s side.

Kozyreva and Treshcheva beat Virginia 7-5, while Novotna and Kanapatskaya lead 7-6 in the doubles match.

Syracuse has the next weekend off but they will be back on the Drumlins Tennis Center against Miami on Mar. 12.

Hockey sweeps Robert Morris in the two-game series heading into CHA tournament

Syracuse ended the regular season with a sweep against Robert Morrison. The Orange swept RMU on Friday 3-1 and on Sunday 4-1. The double win was led by the offensive plays of the freshmen Hannah Johnson, Sarah Thompson and Tatum White, sophomore Anna Leschyshyn, junior Abby Moloughney and senior Jessica DiGirolamo.

In both games, Robert Morris scored the first goal of the game, and Syracuse rallied back for the wins.

On Friday, Leschyshyn scored the first goal, with from White and DiGirolamo. In the second period, a setup by forward’s Victoria Klimek and Lauren Bellefontaine helped DiGirolamo score the second goal. Finally, with four minutes left on the clock, Johnson score the third and last goal of the night.

On Sunday, after trailing by one, Thompson scored the first Syracuse goal. White, Moloughney and DiGirolamo ended the night with three more goals. Cuse’s goalie, Allison Small increased her career total to 1,117 saves.

The Orange will play against Lindenwood on Mar. 4 at 7:30 at the Erie Ice Arena in their first match of the CHA tournament.

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