Syracuse thrashes Jacksonville in season opener

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 3 Syracuse (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) waited nearly 40 extra minutes to begin the 2014 season after a thunderstorm settled over Southern Oak Stadium and delayed the team’s season opener against Jacksonville (0-1) Tuesday night.But then it was time for the Orange offense to unleash its own storm.Syracuse scored 16 first half goals, including a combined nine tallies by attackers Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor, and cruised to an easy 21-7 victory over the Dolphins in front of 229 fans. The goal count equaled SU’s 2013 season high, which it reached on three occasions.The Orange wasted no time in attacking the defending Atlantic Sun Conference champions. Only 51 seconds into the contest, Kailah Kempney gave SU a 1-0 lead off an assist from Treanor. Minutes later, Amy Cross received a beautiful feed from Murray in front of the net and converted to double the advantage.That was only the beginning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMurray quickly followed with two of her four total goals. Then Katie Webster and Erica Bodt scored to put the Orange ahead by six.Jacksonville sophomore Kelsey Wiglesworth broke the shutout and cut the lead to five with 18 minutes remaining in the first half, but that would be as close as the Dolphins would get. Treanor then took over and added five goals before the end of the half.After Kempney added to the 17-3 only 14 seconds out of the break, the Orange reserves tacked on another four goals in the remaining minutes.Treanor finished the game with a career-high 11 points, and 11 different players scored goals for the Orange.Syracuse now holds an all-time record of 11-5 on opening day and hasn’t lost a season opener since Gary Gait took over as head coach in 2008.The Orange will be back in action Friday at 7 p.m. against Stetson at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Comments Published on January 22, 2014 at 1:32 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edulast_img read more

Julian Buescher earns 2nd-team All-American honor

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Julian Buescher named semifinalist for award honoring nation’s top playerSyracuse goalie Bono earns Hermann Trophy finalist, 1st-team All-American honorsBuescher named to All-ACC 1st team, 3 others earn honors Sophomore midfielder Julian Buescher has been named a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Buescher is the eighth player in Syracuse history to be named an NSCAA All-American.Buescher leads the Orange, and is tied for seventh in the nation, with 11 assists. His eight goals is second most on SU, as well as his 27 points. Nearly two weeks ago, Buescher was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, awarded to college soccer’s best player. He was also named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team in November.Last season, Syracuse goalie Alex Bono was named a first-team All-American. Prior to 2014, the last time an Orange was named an All-American was in 1992.No. 6 seed SU (16-5-3, 3-4-1 ACC) takes on No. 2 seed Clemson (17-2-3, 6-1-1) in the national semifinals on Friday at 6 p.m. Follow @DOSports and at for coverage. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on December 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more

Women’s water polo finds success but cannot close

first_imgDespite winning each of their first 10 matches, USC women’s water polo lost for the first time this season. Falling 9-3 to No. 1 Stanford in the championship match of the Barbara Kalbus Invitational, the Women of Troy found a disappointing end to what was an otherwise strong showing for the squad.Sophomore driver Kelsey McIntosh has scored 14 goals in the 2018 season, the third most on the Trojans’ squad. Daily Trojan file photo.“By the end, recovery played a huge role,” head coach Jovan Vavic said. “We were definitely worn out.”To start out the tournament, action was business as usual for USC. After dismantling No. 18 San Jose State by a 17-1 margin on Friday, the Trojans were off and running. Against the Spartans, nine different players found the back of the net, six managed to score twice, and two (drivers freshman Paige Hauschild and sophomore Denise Mammolito) notched hat tricks. As a team, USC opened up the match with a massive 16-0 run only conceding a late goal in the final seven minutes of play.On Saturday, USC faced a tough pair of opponents standing between them and a shot at winning a third consecutive Barbara Kalbus title. In the first match of the day, the Trojans took down No. 6 Arizona State 8-6 in a hard fought, back-and-forth affair. Taking a 5-5 tie into the fourth period, USC stepped up when it mattered most, striking three more times to secure the victory before the Sun Devils could find any footing. Senior utility player Annika Jensen became the third Trojan to pick up a hat trick over the course of two games while Hauschild netted her fourth and fifth goals of the tournament.Moving on to the semi-finals, No. 2 Cal. represented the toughest test the Women of Troy had faced thus far in the 2018 season. Early in the match, the Golden Bears were proving just why they are such a difficult squad to overcome. California came out firing, pinning down USC 3-1 within the first few minutes of the game. The Trojan defense tightened up in the second period and by halftime, the score was knotted up 3-3.Continuing momentum off a strong end to the half, junior goaltender Amanda Longan dominated the final half of play. In a career-best performance of 18 saves, Longan repelled shot after shot from the dangerous Cal team. Her performance completely shut down Cal for yet another period in the third, allowing USC to take a 5-3 lead into the fourth off goals from senior drivers Brianna Daboub and Jensen. Despite conceding their 2-goal lead, USC found a late spark as Jensen completed her second consecutive hat trick with a clutch score that came with just 18 seconds left in regulation time. “[Jensen] stepped up and that’s what you do as a senior,” Vavic said. “I’m excited to see what she can do.”All that remained for USC to secure a third-straight title was a championship match against No. 1 Stanford. As it turned out, the Trojans’ long stretch of success would finally come to an end. After turning in a number of dominant offensive performances throughout the early season and the first few matches of the tournament, the goal scoring faltered Sunday against Stanford as the Women of Troy fell 9-3 to the Cardinal.Despite failures to convert on key chances early in the match, USC was down only 3-2 in the second period. At this point, the floodgates opened and Stanford managed to score four consecutive goals until a last-minute score from Trojan freshman driver Verica Bakoc closed the Trojans’ deficit to 7-3 heading into the half. While this margin is certainly within striking range, USC was unable to close the gap as the Cardinal completely shut down the Trojans’ attack for the remainder of the game to take home the title.Looking ahead, the squad will have a few weeks off before taking on No. 7 UC Irvine on March 7.last_img read more