Check out these 5 final weekend sports
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SU Athletics has a plethora of games during the final weekend, including three Atlantic Coast Conference tournaments. Although most events are not held on the SU campus, it’s always fun to cheer on the Syracuse sport with the family, especially at such a festive time.
Here are six events not to be missed during the closing weekend:
women’s rowing: ACC Championship (May 13-14)
The Women’s Rowing ACC Championship will be held on Friday and Saturday at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina. Syracuse is #1 in varsity eight, second varsity eight, and second varsity four. Duke is the top seed in varsity four and Virginia is the top seed in third varsity eight.
Syracuse earned its first-ever top seed in the ACC tournament event. The Orange are also No. 3 in varsity four and No. 5 in third varsity eight. No. 11 SU is the top-seeded ACC team according to the Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association poll. Both events have a start time of 8:05 am.
Women’s Lacrosse: First round of NCAA tournament (May 13)
SU secured the No. 5 spot in the NCAA Tournament after a disappointing first-round loss to Virginia in the ACC Tournament. The Orange meets Fairfield Friday at 4 p.m. in Princeton, New Jersey.
Syracuse will look to make a statement against Fairfield in the first round to boost their confidence for the next round, where they could face the winner of Princeton vs. UMass on May 15 at 12pm. If SU wins both games this week, there are still two rounds of games before the national championship on May 29 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Athletics outdoors: ACC Championship (May 12-14)
Syracuse Athletics Routes Duke’s Morris Williams Stadium for Thursday’s ACC Outdoor Championships. A few preliminary races take place on Thursday, including the men’s and women’s 400-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash before the final 10,000-meter races.
The preliminary rounds continue on Friday with races from 100 to 800 meters before concluding with the final 3,000 meter races. Most events have their medal race on Saturday starting at 5pm and ending with the final race at 8.40pm, all of which can be viewed on ACC Network Extra.
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Syracuse Crunch First Round Playoffs: Play 3-5 vs. Laval Rockets (May 12, 14, 17)
The Syracuse Crunch, an American Hockey League offshoot of the Tampa Bay Lightning, finished fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Crunch are currently 1-1 in their first round series against the Laval Rockets after losing the second game 3-2.
The team travels to Laval, Quebec for the third and fourth games of the series before returning to Syracuse for a possible fifth game. If Syracuse splits the series at Laval, the series will continue to a win-or-go home game five on May 17 at the Upstate Medical Arena at the Oncenter War Memorial. If the Crunch win, their next playoff series would begin shortly thereafter against either the Rochester Rockets or the Utica Comets.
soft ball: ACC Tournament (May 12)
Syracuse secured a spot in the ACC tournament after beating North Carolina in the final series of the season. Then No. 9-seeded Orange beat No. 8-seeded Louisville 2-0 on Wednesday for the first time in the history of the program out of the first round. The Orange plays No. 1 seeded Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Published May 11, 2022 at 11:45 p.m
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