Staff Report : SU volleyball continues program-record start to season

Staff Report : SU volleyball continues program-record start to season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The SU women’s volleyball team’s consecutive sweep streak ended at 10, but its record start to the season remains alive and well following its fourth straight tournament title win to begin the season.The Orange stands at 16-0 as it continues to build upon its program-record start to the year. At the Kent State/Mizuno Open this past weekend in Kent, Ohio, SU swept Louisiana-Monroe and Duquesne 3-0 each to reach 15-0.But then the Orange faced Kent State, a squad that would not make SU’s bid for 16-0 an easy one. The Golden Flashes pushed SU to a deciding fifth set, but the Orange took control with a 6-3 run to get the win.Noemie Lefebvre made her fourth all-tournament team of the young season, while Mindy Stanislovaitis made the all-tournament team for her second such honor this season.Following Friday’s 3-0 sweep of Louisiana-Monroe, SU took the court on Saturday against Duquesne, where the result was not all that different. Lefebvre tallied 13 kills while Hayley Todd contributed eight. Laura Homann added 33 assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the 3-2 win over Kent State following the sweep of Duquesne, Lefebvre had a whopping 21 kills to go along with 21 digs. Todd was not too far behind her, with 20 kills. Lindsay McCabe and Stanislovaitis added to the offensive outpour with 15 and 13 kills, respectively.SU will look to build off its perfect record and four consecutive tournament titles when it begins Big East play on Sept. 24 at Georgetown.Men’s soccerAfter letting in two goals early in its match against American on Saturday, SU was unable to come back, losing 2-1.American’s first goal came on a passing combination that left American forward Mike Worden with only Syracuse goalie Jeremy Vuolo to defeat. The ball was out of Vuolo’s reach and hit the back of the net only seven minutes into the game.Ten minutes later, American struck again. This time, the goal was a result of a corner kick. The ball was deflected to American’s Alassane Kane, who knocked it in for his fourth goal of the season. Despite a rocky start, however, the Orange held American scoreless for the last 70 minutes of the game. It even had a goal called back in the first half due to an offside call.SU wasted no time in the second half. In the first minute, Brett Jankouskas was taken down in the box. Nick Roydhouse took the penalty kick, which sailed into the net just under the crossbar. The goal was his SU-leading second of the season.Roydhouse had five of Syracuse’s 11 shots of the day. The 11 shots were the most taken by the Orange this year.The loss drops Syracuse’s record to 1-4. The team has not had a home game since the season opener on Sept. 1. It will play at Cornell (3-2-1) Wednesday. The Orange will return home Saturday to face Big East rival Pittsburgh.Field hockeyIn the final weekend of the Syracuse’s six-game road trip, the results were a repeat of the team’s history away from home this season. The No. 8 Orange (5-3) locked down its first Big East win of the season on Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Rutgers, but lost the Sunday game 1-0 to No. 4 Princeton. It was SU’s third straight loss to the Tigers, who sent coach Ange Bradley’s squad home in the second round of the NCAA tournament last season.SU was dominant in Saturday’s game as the team outshot the Scarlet Knights, 16-2. The Orange struck first, just under 20 minutes into the game on a penalty corner, as junior midfielder Martina Loncarica tapped in a pass from senior back Maggie Befort. Befort got into the action nearly six minutes later on another penalty corner, and Loncarica returned the favor with the assist.After Rutgers scored just before halftime, the Orange bounced back with a goal from sophomore forward Kelsey Millman. SU did not let up from that point on, as senior midfielder Lindsey Conrad and junior forward Heather Susek each added a goal.The Sunday game at Princeton didn’t go as smoothly for the Orange. Princeton’s Michelle Cesan tallied the game-winning goal from the top of the box with only 1:10 left in the game after an SU turnover, but scoring chances did not come at a premium. Both teams had 13 shots, and Princeton led SU in penalty corners 11-9.SU will finally come home to face No. 12 Louisville on Sept. 25 at J.S. Coyne Stadium, before heading on another five-game road swing.— compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff Commentscenter_img Published on September 19, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img

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