men's soccer

September 10, 2014 - 12:58am
SU faces the defending national champion Saturday night.

Although undefeated through four games, Syracuse still believes it has something to prove.

Especially with the defending NCAA champion coming to town.

With Notre Dame scheduled to invade SU Soccer Stadium on Saturday, the Orange is hoping to open its second Atlantic Coast Conference slate with a statement victory.

"They're a big team coming in here, and they're going to be a big test for us overall," senior defender Chris Makowski said. "We have to show them and the ACC that we are a good team, and we mean business."

August 17, 2014 - 7:43pm
Three goals during the final 20 minutes propel SU to easy exhibition win.

It took Syracuse a long time to build any sort of advantage during Saturday's rainy exhibition match against Hartwick.

But once it finally did, the Orange couldn't be stopped.

Noah Rhynhart broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 71st minute, and SU added two more insurance goals late to post a 4-1 victory over the Hawks at the SU Soccer Stadium. 

September 29, 2013 - 10:52am
Syracuse could not contain Virginia and were outplayed across the board.

Syracuse men's soccer entered Saturday night’s game against Virginia trying to continue its three-game winning streak and improve in the conference standings. But Virginia (4-3-1) outplayed Syracuse (6-3) from start to finish a 2-0 loss to the Cavaliers.

Virginia set the tempo quickly in the match-up, and took control of the first half by showing aggressiveness against the Orange attack. Freshman Jordan Allen and Riggs Lennon provided the offensive spark for the Cavaliers.

September 28, 2013 - 2:31pm
Moving to America was difficult for freshman Emil Ekblom and Oyvind Alseth; but sharing a country, language and soccer helped them become playmakers for the Orange.

Syracuse’s men soccer team is a fairly young group this year, comprising of seven freshmen. Of those freshmen, two hail from Norway: striker Emil Ekblom and right fullback Oyvind Alseth.

Ekblom and Alseth have made promising starts to their Syracuse careers, starting in all games this season. Ekblom has three goals so far for the Orange, while Alseth tallied one assist. But beyond the matters on the pitch, integration was the first obstacle they both had to overcome.

October 14, 2011 - 12:43pm
Syracuse men's soccer team unable to overcome sluggish first half, losing to No. 21 St. John's, 2-1.

When it rains, it pours, especially if you’re the Syracuse University men’s soccer team. After a poor first half, Syracuse (2-8-1, 0-3-1) was unable to come back and eventually fell to intrastate and Big East rival No. 21 St. John’s (8-3-2, 2-2-0) Wednesday night at SU Stadium, 2-1

“We were soft,” sophomore Ryan Tessler said. “They were just beating us everywhere.”