Sports SUmmary: Women’s Hockey sweeps; Track does well at David Hemery Valentine Invitational; more

Sports SUmmary: Women's Hockey sweeps; Softball off to 3-4 start

Women's Hockey swept Lindenwood.
Published: February 19, 2020 | Updated: May 8th, 2020 at 1:40 pm
Syracuse Women's Hockey vs Penn. State
The Syracuse Women's Ice Hockey team watches the action on the ice during the home game against Penn State.

Women’s Ice Hockey sweeps weekend 

The SU Women’s Ice Hockey team put themselves in prime position heading into the playoffs in a couple of weeks with 3-2 and 8-0 wins at home against Lindenwood University this past weekend. 

Lauren Bellefontaine led the Orange in scoring this past weekend with three goals and two assists in the two games. She now has 8 goals and 8 assists on the season. Freshman Mae Batherson also registered two points this weekend. Her performance earned her CHA Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season. Abby Moloughney also added a goal and an assist on the weekend and leads the team with 26 points.  

They have two games at Mercyhurst this coming weekend and then two at home against Robert Morris the following weekend. If they win out, they will win the regular-season conference title and receive a first-round bye in the CHA Playoffs that begin on March 5th. 

Syracuse runners place high in BU’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Aja Davis placed first in the 60 M Dash with a time of 7.54. SU then had two runners place in the Top 10 in the 200 M Dash. Dasia Pressley placed 3rd with a time of 23.98 and Dennisha Page placed 9th with a time of 24.36. 

On the men’s side, Jordan Davenport placed 6th out of 79 runners in the 60 M dash with a time of 7.04. He then placed 22nd out of 231 runners in the 200 M dash with a time of 21.82.  

SU then had three runners place in the 5000 M run. Nathan Lawler placed 3rd with a time of 14:03.09. Matthew Scrape placed 5th with a time of 14:06.64 and Domin Hockenbury placed 19th with a time of 14:21.76.  

Both teams will be back in action this Saturday for the Marc Deneault Invitational at Cornell University. 

Softball off to 3-4 start with two tournaments in the books 

The SU Softball team currently sits at 3-4 after going 1-1 against Indiana and 0-2 against Rutgers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Durham, North Carolina this past weekend.

The weekend before, the team went 2-1 in the Felsberg Invitational hosted by FIU. They beat Penn State and Michigan State but fell to FIU. 

Freshman Rebecca Clyde currently leads the team with a .348 average. She has three doubles and 4 RBIs on the season. Senior pitcher Alexa Romero has a 2.86 ERA and a 3-0 record on the season already.

The team will head to Houston this weekend for the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational. They will play Texas Tech and Houston on Friday, Louisiana Tech and Princeton on Saturday, and Texas Tech on Sunday. 

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John Gillon helped lead Boeheim's Army to a 1-seed in The Basketball Tournament last year.

Syracuse to host TBT again

After seeing record crowds last year, The Basketball Tournament has awarded Syracuse as one of the eight host sites for the $2 million, single-elimination tournament, according to the TBT.  

In last year’s tournament, Boeheim’s Army sold out all of its games. As a 1 seed, they beat We Are D3 and GaelNation before falling to Team Brotherly Love. 

Last year’s team was full of former SU stars such as Hakim Warrick, Eric Devendorf, Brandon Triche, and Chris McCullough. 

Games in Syracuse will be played at SRC Arena from July 31-August 2. The championship week will run from August 6-11 in Dayton, Ohio. 

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