Syracuse Men’s Soccer Falters at the Hands of Cornell
By: Andrew Selover | @AndrewSelover
CitrusTV Men’s Soccer Beat Reporter
In a fierce rivalry game on Tuesday night, Cornell was simply the better team. The 22nd ranked Big Red took down the 7th ranked Orange 2-1 at the SU Soccer Stadium. Head Coach Ian McIntyre accepted that his team has not been at its best in midweek competitions, and that fault ultimately comes back to him.
McIntyre said, “I think they were worthy winners tonight. I think we huffed and puffed and lacked a little bit of quality. If we got the goal a little bit earlier, then maybe we push them. At times today, we have to put our hand up and say that we were second best. That starts with me. I think I set the team up poorly. I look to do a better job come Friday.”
Starting defender Buster Sjoberg added, “The previous midweek games have been Colgate, Niagara, and Vermont. Maybe we have not had our best performances, but we have come away with two wins and a tie. Today we lost. We understand today that we cannot show up and not be at our best. We have to be at our best every game to win.”
SU does not have long to rebound because No. 4 Wake Forest comes to town on Friday. The top spot in the ACC Atlantic division is up for grabs. Kickoff is slated for 7.