Orange falls in final preseason tune-up
Joe Walters could have single-handedly taken on the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team. And, despite being grossly outnumbered, he almost took the Orange out. Walters scored 10 points (six goals, four assists) in SU’s 14-7 loss in a scrimmage at Maryland on Saturday.
Syracuse opens its season on Saturday against Army at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
SU’s Steven Brooks led the No. 2 Orange with three goals. Goalie Jay Pfeifer recorded 10 saves. The No. 4 Terrapins outshot SU, 44-31, including 17-3 in the second half.
Swimming & Diving
Sophomore swimmer Luk Boral qualified for the NCAA Men’s Swimming Championship by winning the Big East Conference Championship in the 200-yard breaststroke in East Meadow. In the process, Boral broke his own Big East record with a time of 1:58.75.
The Orange men finished sixth out of eight teams at the Big East meet. The women finished sixth out of nine teams.
Freshman Katie Maaske earned a silver medal in the 200-yard breaststroke and junior Rob Persico won bronze in the 200-yard backstroke.
A week after its best win in school history over No. 3 UCLA, the Syracuse softball team proved it wasn’t a fluke. The Orange won the Sunshine State Tournament in Tallahassee, Fla. It finished 3-2 in tournament play, but won three straight games to take the title. SU beat South Carolina yesterday, 10-3, in the championship game.
Junior Alexis Switenko batted in five runs against South Carolina, a Syracuse single-game record.
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