Top 5 moments from Syracuse’s 2017-18 school year

first_img Comments Published on August 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 There were dozens of exciting moments in SU Athletics last year, and if you’re new to SU, this is what you should catch up on.Here are five notable moments from Syracuse sports in the 2017-18 academic year.Todd Michalek | Staff PhotographerOct. 13, 2017 – Syracuse defeated then-No. 2 Clemson 27-24 inside the Carrier Dome for SU football’s biggest upset since 1984. The Orange entered the game as 24-point underdogs to the defending national champions, but against a Clemson team with an injured starting quarterback, SU held the Tigers to just more than 200 yards passing. In front of SU’s largest crowd of the season (42,475 fans) the Orange offense totaled 440 yards and three touchdowns. In the game’s final quarter, a failed Clemson fake punt ended its last possession with more than 6 minutes remaining.  On SU’s final drive, Eric Dungey sealed the upset with a third down conversion on the ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerNov. 18, 2017 – As a sophomore, Justyn Knight finished fourth at the national cross country championship. As a junior, he placed second. In his final attempt last November, he won. Knight also won a second national title during the indoor track season, and he graduated as one of the most decorated athletes in SU history.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerJan. 4, 2017 – Tiana Mangakahia set an ACC single-season record and an SU single-game assist record in her debut season for women’s basketball at Syracuse. In early January, against Georgia Tech at home, she lit up the court with 44 points, one point below the program record, in an 88-77 win. She shot 20-for-21 from the free-throw line. The sophomore point guard from Australia, who transferred from Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College last season, led the nation in assists with 304, and racked up 14 double-doubles.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerMar. 18, 2018 – After the Orange snuck into the NCAA Tournament field, SU went on a three-game run which culminated with a 55-53 win over No. 3 seed Michigan State in the round of 32. It was the third time in five days that SU held its NCAA Tournament opponent to less than 60 points. Syracuse lost to Duke in the Sweet 16, but the win over MSU put a positive stamp on an up-and-down season for Jim Boeheim’s squad.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerApril 1, 2018 – Syracuse women’s tennis upset then-No. 3 Georgia Tech, 4-3. SU picked up the doubles point with a dominant 6-2 win by Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez over the No. 1 doubles pair in the nation. Then, with Syracuse at three points and needing one to clinch the match, Knutson crushed an ace down the middle of the court and past No. 22 singles player Paige Hourigan. It was the biggest win, by ranking, in program history.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sharvin wins the Brabazon on a great day for Ireland

first_img Irish eyes are smiling after Cormac Sharvin won the Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel, and his fellow countrymen also claimed second place and a share of third.Sharvin finished on seven-under par at Notts Golf Club, a stroke ahead of Gavin Moynihan, who closed with six-under par 66, and three ahead of Jack Hume, Lancashire’s Paul Kinnear and American Charlie Danielson.Sharvin (image © Leaderboard Photography) has been knocking on the door of a big win after a string of high finishes and he said: “It means the world to get over the line. I have given myself so many chances this year and it’s great to get it done.”It undoubtedly strengthens his claim for a place in the GB&I Walker Cup team for this September’s match and he remarked: “It puts my name in the equation a bit more.”Sharvin, 22, had one big slice of luck as he pinned down the biggest win of his career. He needed a par four on the last to clinch the title and his seven-iron second shot sailed over the green, hit the clubhouse wall and rebounded round a sponsor’s board before finishing close to the green.From there he chipped up to about a foot and holed out for the win. “You need to get a bit of luck,” he laughed afterwards.He scored two-under 70 today and described it as “a bit of a grind”. The large crowd of spectators would have described it as an amazing display of short game skills as he got up and down from some challenging situations on the home stretch.“The back nine is tricky and I holed a lot of good putts under pressure,” added Sharvin, who arrived at Hollinwell with a new putter and new putting technique, going from cack-handed to conventional, after being dissatisfied with his performance at the Amateur Championship.The Irish contingent clearly came out in determined mood today and the leaderboard was soon reflecting their charge. Gavin Moynihan (The Island) made rapid strides, reaching the turn in four-under 32, helped by three birdies and an eagle, before playing the back nine in 34.Despite his finish he never expected to win. “I was 20th at the start and I was just trying to finish in the top 10.“Obviously I would have liked to have been in a play-off, but I have no regrets. I’m delighted for Cormac, he has been knocking on the door for ages and he was due a win. I couldn’t be more happy for him.”Jack Hume (Naas, Ireland) shot a final round 69 to move into a share of third place on four-under, while others Irish players were also pushing hard. In total five of them finished 11th or better. “It’s a great day for the Irish, I’m proud of everyone,” said Sharvin.The leading Englishman was Paul Kinnear (Formby) who also signed off with 69, tying third and underlining his return from injury. “I’m made up, it’s a massive confidence boost. I’ve got a good result and that will push me on to the end of the year,” he said.Yorkshire’s Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick) was a shot behind in sixth place and won the George Henriques Salver, awarded to the leading GB&I player aged under 20. He played steadily today for a one-over 73 and, after playing in the final group, said: “It’s the first time I’ve been in this position and I’m really pleased with the way I played under pressure.”Double European champion Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park) and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath) shared seventh place. Taylor led for the first two rounds and was only a shot off the pace at the start of play today. He set off well and at one stage had caught Sharvin, but two double bogeys on the back nine derailed his challenge.The Philip Scrutton Jug for the player with the best aggregate score over the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies was won by Jake Burnage (Saunton) on 573.Pictured below: The crowds at Notts. Golf Club following the final match at the Brabazon Trophy. 27 Jun 2015 Sharvin wins the Brabazon on a great day for Ireland last_img read more