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Best of the Week
Leave it to Tucker Dordevic to deliver the kind of performance SU men’s lacrosse badly needed. Having lost four of its last five games, the Orange went to Stony Brook last weekend and Dordevic broke out, the senior piling up six goals and three assists, all of them vital as SU put together a 14-9 victory over the Seawolves and, essentially, kept its season afloat heading into a difficult gauntlet of games, mostly against ACC foes.
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SU men’s lacrosse hosts Duke this weekend. Of course, the Orange also hosted the Blue Devils in 2019 – but with the Carrier Dome starting to undergo its renovations, the game got moved to Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s Bragman Stadium. This unique event drew a packed house of 5,000 to C-NS, and the game didn’t disappoint, the Orange rallying from a 6-2 deficit to force overtime and then winning it 9-8, the winning goal scored by Brendan Curry.
AFLAC Trivia Tidbit
Though it is the Tyrrell sisters who garner most of the attention for SU women’s lacrosse, it was Emily Hawryschuk who provided the spark for the Orange in its 17-5 victory over Virginia Tech. On its way back home after a rough trip to Florida, SU turned to Hawryschuk and she responded with five goals, as much as the entire Hokies roster could produce, helping the Orange improve its overall record to 7-2.
Atlas Fence Community Corner
Paul Flanagan announced his retirement. This is a big deal because it was Flanagan who helped build the SU women’s ice hockey program from scratch, serving as its first and only head coach over the last 14 seasons. Flanagan helped guide the Orange to a pair of College Hockey Association championsihps and subsequent NCAA Tournament appearance, including this year’s team which lost in the NCAA opening round to Quinnipiac.
U.S. Army Weekly Recap
Both of SU’s lacrosse teams had gone through some mid-season struggles. In the case of the men’s Orange side, it was 2-4 before a trip last weekend to Long Island where it claimed a 14-9 victory over Stony Brook in advance of Saturday’s home game against Duke. Still in the top 10 of the national rankings, the women’s Orange absorbed a 14-10 loss at Florida, but rebounded in Blacksburg with a 17-5 romp over the Virginia Tech Hokies.