Syracuse Men’s Soccer Season Comes to an End Against New Hampshire
Well, just like that, the season is over for the reigning national champs. Syracuse fell to eighth-seed in New Hampshire today, 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. There were a lot of uncontrollable that didn’t go the way of the orange. Playing on an artificial turf that they weren’t used to the wind going in favor of the wildcats in the first half. But at the end of the day, Syracuse just cannot give up soft goals and win a tournament match.
“It was a soft one but that’s what New Hampshire does a good job of – keeping plays alive.” Head Coach Ian McIntyre said, “They constantly force you under pressure and they’re a good team. There’s a reason why they’re the number eight seed in the national tournament. And that’s been when you’re in tournament play, you cannot afford to go on the road and give up soft goals. In the fourth we did today. And it’s difficult. Look, you saw that. You look, there’s a lot of tears on the field today. That’s what sometimes we don’t see. Right, is the emotion behind our guys left everything at them.”
Well, this loss marks the end of the season for the Orange and also the end of their career for a group of legendary SU players. Buster Sjoberg, Noah Singlemann, Jeorgio Kocevski and Lorenzo Boselli all played their final game today in the orange and blue. And while the result may not have been what they wanted, those players for sure have left a long-lasting legacy within the SU soccer program.