Syracuse jumps 2 spots to No. 12 heading into ACC tournament play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Riding a four-game winning streak that includes wins over No. 3 Connecticut, No. 5 Louisville and No. 20 Wake Forest, Syracuse has moved up two spots to No. 12 in the weekly NFHCA/Penn Monto Division I Coaches Poll.SU (12-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) trails five ACC teams as it enters the conference tournament. The Orange’s postseason begins on Nov. 7 with a quarterfinals matchup against Louisville. Syracuse is coming off a 2-1 overtime win over Louisville. In that win, junior midfielder Carolin Hoffmann scored both goals for SU, which earned her the ACC offensive player of the week award. Hoffmann has three goals and two assists on the season. This marks the third consecutive week a Syracuse player has taken home a weekly conference honor, as Sarah Luby and Sarah Sinck previously won offensive player of the week and defensive player of the week, respectively.The winner of Thursday’s Syracuse-Louisville rematch will play No. 1 overall seed North Carolina. The undefeated Tar Heels beat SU, 3-1, on Oct. 12 in J.S. Coyne Stadium. UNC sophomore Erin Matson leads the nation in goals (1.57) and assists (.93) per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile SU is ranked No. 12 in the nation, the Orange have the eighth best RPI, which is one factor that determines NCAA tournament seeding. Sixteen teams make the tournament, which begins on Nov. 22 in Winston Salem, NC. Commentslast_img read more

Reports – Will Barcelona blow Chelsea and Man United out of the water in the race this star?

first_img Douglas Costa in action for Shakhtar Donetsk Barcelona are already lining up a January move for Chelsea and Manchester United target Douglas Costa, according to reports in Spain.The Nou Camp club are currently under a transfer embargo and will not be allowed to sign players during the summer.However they are already drawing up their plans for the New Year window and manager Luis Enrique has put Shakhtar Donetsk ace Costa at the top of his list.Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has reported that the Barca manager reckons the 24-year-old would be the perfect addition to his already glittering front line.It has also been suggested that Barca officials will be in attendance when Shakhtar take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday to gauge how Costa copes under the pressure of a ‘big game’.But, with Barca’s interest in Costa now emerging, Chelsea and United could be ready to go head-to-head for him this summer when the Spanish club are still not allowed to bring him in. 1last_img read more