Category Archives: Field Hockey (seriously)

A balm for the football-damaged soul

In the aftermath of the pain of Saturday night’s brutal showing by the football team (about which I will say nothing in this space, beyond the obvious “AAARGH”), my orange spirits needed a boost. And got it, courtesy of the national powerhouse Syracuse field hockey squad.
SU rolled into this past weekend with a 7-0 record [...]

If it’s Wednesday…

…it’s field hockey time!
SU’s win over UNC propelled them all the way up to #2 in the polls, just in time for their New England road trip this past weekend. The Orange took on #24 New Hampshire and #12 Boston U, in hostile territory… and emerged unscathed, with their undefeated record intact.
The Orange overcame a [...]

SU’s huge win on Saturday

Not football, silly. I’m talking about the Syracuse University field hockey team’s dramatic 1-0 overtime upset victory over #2 North Carolina.
Longtime readers of Cuse Country will recall that we began to follow the SU field hockey team during the dark days of the Greg Robinson era, as we looked for some positive Orange news [...]


SU’s field hockey season came to a bitter end yesterday when they lost 2-1 in overtime to Maryland. I was at the game and it was very exciting but a tough result to take. There was a significant SU fan contingent, probably 1/4 to 1/3 of the fans in attendance; I was the only one [...]

Field Hockey Odyssey

Followers of our Twitter feed will know that SU won their first-round NCAA field hockey game yesterday, 2-0 over those destroyers of NCAA tournament dreams the Richmond Spiders. I had failed to check in on their situation until early Saturday afternoon, figuring I’d grab the video online from Coyne Field. So imagine my surprise when [...]

The thrill of victory and… that other thing….

Major congratulations to the Syracuse University field hockey team who dispatched their hated rivals Connecticut by a 3-2 margin on Sunday to win the Big East conference title. SU jumped out to a 2-0 lead less than 5 minutes in. They added a third goal midway through the first half on a (rare) penalty stroke [...]


This weekend, Syracuse plays UConn… twice.
You know about the Pasqualoni Bowl on Saturday. But what you may not know is that on Sunday, SU will play UConn again. The Syracuse field hockey team has advanced to the finals of the Big East Tournament by defeating Villanova 3-0 earlier today. The Orange got goals from Kelsey [...]

SU field hockey getting it done, still

It’s been a while since we checked in with SU’s national powerhouse field hockey team. We started keeping tabs on them back in 2008 as a tonic to restore our fall semester Orange pride, during the fourth (and thankfully last) season of Greg Robinson’s Reign of Error. Though the football team is now headed firmly [...]

Help an orange out

Regular readers of this space know that we are avid followers of Syracuse field hockey. We began to take note of their exploits during the dark time that was the Greg Robinson Era, as we searched for some positive SU sports news during the fall athletic season. The Orange field hockey team has been a [...]

Orange Of The Year

Today Time Magazine announced their 2010 Man Of The Year. It’s Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, because Facebook is the most important thing in the world now. (Unrelated: please become a fan of Cuse Country on Facebook by clicking the “Like” button on the right.) Like most things I hear about on the news, I immediately [...]