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Syracuse rises one spot to No. 7 in men’s soccer rankings

Josh Shub-Seltzer | Contributing Photographer

The Orange bumped up one spot in the rankings to No. 7 on Tuesday afternoon.

After drawing with Princeton and defeating Northwestern last weekend, Syracuse (3-0-1) rose one spot to No. 7 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings Tuesday morning.

Seven other Atlantic Coast Conference schools join SU in the top 25, including No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 3 Clemson, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 8 Louisville, No. 10 North Carolina and SU’s opponent this Friday, No. 11 Virginia.

The Cavaliers (3-0) are coming off a 2-1 overtime win Monday night against North Carolina Wilmington. Friday’s matchup marks the start of conference play for both teams.

The Orange almost suffered its first loss of the season against Princeton Friday afternoon before John-Austin Ricks scored in the 84th minute to tie the game at one. The goal came when SU was a man-down, an area it has excelled in through four games.
Syracuse’s offense scored early and often on Sunday night, defeating Northwestern 3-1 and improving to 244-16-7 when scoring three goals or more in a match. Junior forward Adnan Bakalovic opened the scoring less than a minute into the match when he tapped in a low-cross from freshman Tajon Buchanan. Junior midfielder Jonathan Hagman and Buchanan added the second and third goals, respectively.

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