Despite a surprising first-round exit from the ACC tournament with a 4-3 overtime loss to Wake Forest, Syracuse earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Third-seeded Syracuse hosts 16th-seeded Harvard this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at J.S Coyne stadium.All-Time series: This is the first ever meeting between the two programs.Common opponents this season: Both Syracuse and Harvard played four common opponents during the regular season, including Boston University, Cornell, Pennsylvania, and Boston College. The Orange went undefeated against the four teams, outscoring its opponents 14-2. Meanwhile, the Crimson managed a 3-1 record against common opponents, outscoring them, 10-6.The Harvard report: Harvard won the Ivy league boasting an undefeated 7-0 record in conference play. The Crimson ranked 15th in the nation entering the tournament.Harvard relies on its defense to keep opponents at bay. The Crimson rank 12th in the NCAA with a 1.44 goals against average.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Harvard attack comes from the midfield, where all three of its top point-scorers play. Senior Marissa Balleza leads the way for the Crimson with 13 goals and three assists on the season. She is followed by Freshman Bente Van Vlijmen, who has 8 goals in her first year with Harvard, and Ellie Cookson, who hasn’t scored a goal but has assisted on 10 this season.The Harvard offense, however, has struggled this season as it ranks 44th in the NCAA in goals per game averaging just over two per game.How Syracuse beats Harvard: The Orange is the more balanced team heading into the first round of the tournament. If Syracuse reaches its average number of goals, more than three per game, it will likely outscore a struggling Harvard offense. As the heavy favorites, it will take a standard performance from the Orange to outlast the Crimson this Saturday.Stat to Know: 6-0 — Syracuse is undefeated at J.S Coyne stadium this season. Harvard has lost three games on the road.Player to Watch: Bente Van Vlijmen, No. 10, Midfielder.The Ivy league rookie of the year has tallied four goals in Harvard’s last two games. If Harvard hopes to keep up with Syracuse’s potent offense, the Crimson will need an outstanding performance from the freshman midfielder. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 12:42 am Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Schafer_44
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Caldwell’s Colton Ward (13) battles Axtell in second round eight-man playoff battle. by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Caldwell hung around for a half, but in the second,Â Â Axtell pulled away in a regional playoff football game Saturday. Axtell would eliminate Caldwell 62-14.Caldwell had its moments but it could not stop quarterback Colton Buessing, who ran for three touchdowns.Caldwell ends its season at 5-6, while Axtell, now 10-1 moves on to the next round. It will return to Sumner County for a second straight week where it will meet Argonia-Attica (even though the game itself will probably be played in Harper County). Early on Caldwell played good defense, got a stop here and there and stayed in the game.Axtell scored the first time it had the ball, on a four yard run by Buessing. On that drive he had a 29-yard gain on third down. It could have gotten worse early, as Axtell drove the length of the field on its next possession only to be stopped on downs by Caldwell.Caldwell got on the board with just less than seven minutes left in the second quarter when Colton Ward scored from 42 yards out. He ran in the two point conversion and the score was tied at 8.Axtel responded quickly though, about a minute later in game time, when Calef Heiman scored on a 30yard run. Buessing ran in the two point conversion.Axtell forced Caldwell into a three and out, and scored again quickly, this time on a six yard run by Kaleb Buessing. Axtell led 24-8 with 50 seconds left, but the Blue Jays were not done.Ward passed 25 yards to Jalen Risley, and then scored on a six-yard run. The extra point failed, but the deficit was cut to 24-14 and Caldwell went into intermission with some momentum.That momentum was short lived however, as Axtell scored on its first play of the third quarter – a 40-yard run by Caleb Heiman – and the Eagles led 30-14.From there it was all Axtell. Caldwell did get an interception from Ward, but could not capitalize. Colton Buessing scored from eight yards out as the third quarter ended, and Axtell led 40-14.Axtell added three more rushing touchdowns in the final quarter. See more pictures of the game here.Â See full stats of the game here:Â Box Scores for Axtell @ CaldwellFollow us on Twitter.