No. 14 Syracuse Hosts No. 9 Army in Top-15 Showdown

Feb 23, 2018

 

Brendan Bomberry (45) raises his hand after scoring a goal against Army last year. The Orange dropped that contest to the Black Knights, 14-13 after a last-second Army goal.
Credit (c) Cuse.com

No. 14/16 Syracuse (1-1) hosts No. 9 Army (3-0) in another top-15 matchup tomorrow afternoon at 2pm in the Carrier Dome. Tomorrow’s match up will be the second of seven straight games for the Orange against a top-15 opponent.

 

The Orange is looking to rebound after being demolished 15-3 against No. 3 Albany last weekend. Sophomore midfielder Jamie Trimboli, junior attackman Nate Solomon and redshirt sophomore Nate Hutchings were the lone scorers for the Orange in the competition. SU’s redshirt senior goalie Dom Madonna had a Syracuse career-high 11 saves.

 

Army is coming off of a two goal win over No. 10 Rutgers, 9-7. Sophomore midfielder Matt Manown had a career-high four points on two goals and two assists in the contest.  

 

With that victory, Army moved up one spot to No. 9 in both polls. On the other side, SU dropped in the rankings last week after its loss to No. 14 in the USILA Poll, and to No. 16 in the latest Maverik Media Poll.

 

Last Time Out:

Orange fans probably do not want to think about the last time these two squads faced each other. The unranked Army team upset No. 6 Syracuse inside the Carrier Dome, 14-13 last February. Army midfielder David Symmes' found the back of the net with half a second left in the game.

One-goal games seemed to be a calling-card for both the Orange and the Black Knights last season. Syracuse was 9-1 in such games in 2017 with its only loss coming at the hands of the Black Knights. Meanwhile, Army was a perfect 4-0 in one-goal games. SU and Army West Point face-off in what will be another exciting showdown tomorrow afternoon.

Players To Watch:

Army: Connor Glancy, Senior,  Attack

Glancy will be the team’s most important player in the 6-on-6. While most of Army’s scoring will come from the midfield, the senior will quarterback the offense up front. The attackman made a career jump in points last season with 18 goals and seven assists. He leads the Black Knights in points and assists this season and is second on the team with six goals.

Syracuse: Dom Madonna, Senior, Goalkeeper

 

As a redshirt senior, Madonna earned the No. 1 goaltending spot at the beginning of the season. Before Syracuse, Madonna was named to Northeast-10 all-rookie team in 2014 and in 31 career games at Merrimack College. He finished with a 23-5 record, a 7.76 goals-against average and a save percentage of 57.1. He had 11 saves last game against Albany, a new Syracuse record.