17 Sep
2020

Syracuse fails to win a set for 3rd straight match in loss to Virginia Tech

first_img-Compiled by Jon Mettus, staff writer, jrmettus@syr.edu Comments Published on November 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm For the third game in a row, Syracuse failed to win a set. The Orange (8-21, 1-16 Atlantic Coast) lost in three sets to Virginia Tech (16-14, 9-8) on Friday, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-16, in front of a crowd of 132 in the Women’s Building.Virginia Tech took a 7-3 lead to start the first set, but a kill by Syracuse outside hitter Silvi Uattara tied the game at 12 before right side hitter Monika Salkute followed with a kill of her own to give SU a 13-12 lead. Virginia Tech responded, though, scoring four straight points. SU never took the lead again and the set ended, 25-19.The second set was more tightly contested with the lead changing three times and the score being tied seven times. The two teams traded points early, battling to a score of 8-8 until an attack error by SU middle blocker Lindsay McCabe capped a five-point run by the Hokies.Later in the frame, Uattara converted on a set from setter Lucie Guttakovskaia to bring the Orange within two, 23-21, but two kills by Virginia Tech ended the set.Mistakes cost SU in the third frame. The Orange committed 11 errors and the game ended, 25-16, on an attack error by setter Gosia Wlaszczuk.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcCabe finished the game with three total blocks and is now just two blocks away from tying Jessica Paarlberg for second on Syracuse’s all-time total blocks list. Her last chance to move up on the list will come on Friday when the Orange hosts Virginia at 7 p.m. in its final game of the season.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2018 linebacker Ja’Qurius Smith commits to the Orange

first_imgClass of 2018 linebacker Ja’Qurius Smith announced his commitment to Syracuse on Tuesday morning in a tweet.“First i want to thank God for giving me this chance,” he wrote. “After talking to my family and we finally came to a pick. I would be taking my talents to the university of syracuse thank you for all my supporters and im blessed for my family to be by my side.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2017 at 9:39 am Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe three-star linebacker at Lakeland (Florida) High School held offers from East Carolina, Purdue and Dino Babers old school, Bowling Green before choosing Syracuse on Tuesday.The 6-foot-3, 194 pound defender has a 35.2 inch vertical and ran a 4.54 shuttle, per Smith’s hudl.com profile.Smith is the fifth commit of Babers’ 2018 recruiting class, and the first defensive player to commit. Track the rest of the 2018 class here.Here is a video of Smith’s junior year highlights.last_img read more

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