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Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 at 1:17 pm

Men’s Soccer Clinches ACC Atlantic Outright

By: Andrew Selover | @AndrewSelover CitrusTV Men’s Soccer Beat Reporter

For the first time in Syracuse men’s soccer history, the Orange are ACC Atlantic division champions outright after a 1-1 draw against Boston College at the SU Soccer Stadium. While the Orange had plenty of chances to find a winner, head coach Ian McIntyre is thrilled with how his team performed all season long in the toughest conference of college soccer.

Two points in the last two games can be seen as disappointing. As you said 5-1-2(ACC record), and if my math is right, that is 17 points. That is better than our 2014 season of 16 points. I am very proud of this group that they can say that they have the best ACC record. In our league, my goodness that is some accomplishment. I want the guys to take a moment to reflect on it and realize how good they have been this year. In this league, that is very difficult,” said McIntyre.

Midfielder Jeorgio Kocevski added, “It is huge for us. It just shows the amount of work that we put in. From zoom calls over the summer to everyone just working out on their own just shows the camaraderie in the group and how everyone feels about each other. It is massive for all of us.”

Syracuse finishes just one point behind Duke in the overall ACC standings. That is good enough to earn the Orange the number two seed in the upcoming ACC tournament, which kicks off on Wednesday. Syracuse will return to action at the SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday, November 6 for a quarterfinal against the winner of North Carolina against Boston College. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the quarterfinal.