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Syracuse field hockey 2017 schedule released, will face 6 tournament teams from last year

Sam Ogozalek | Asst. News Editor

Syracuse opens its season with a three-game California road trip starting Aug. 25.

Syracuse announced its 2017 regular season schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Last year, the reigning champion Orange lost a heartbreaker in the NCAA quarterfinals at home to Connecticut.

After coming back from a 2-0 deficit to force sudden death, the Huskies scored in double overtime to cap a victory at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Syracuse finished 15-4 (4-2 Atlantic Coast). Led by All-ACC backs Lies Lagerweij and Roos Weers, Syracuse looks to rebound from its early bounce in the NCAA tournament.

Syracuse opens its season with a three-game California road trip, with its first game against California (Berkeley) on Aug. 25. Syracuse’s home opener is set for Sept. 2 against Bucknell and ACC play opens up Sept. 8 at Boston College.

SU faces six tournament teams from last season including runner-up North Carolina and semifinalist Princeton.

Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games in bold):

at California Aug. 25, 5:00 p.m.

at Pacific Aug 27, 3:00 p.m.

at UC Davis Aug. 28, 2:00 p.m.

Buknell Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.

Ohio Sept. 3, 2:00 p.m.

at Boston College Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m.

at Albany, Sept. 10, 1:00 p.m.

Wake Forest Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m.

Rutgers Sept. 17, 2:00 p.m.

North Carolina Sept. 23, 2:00 p.m.

at Louisville Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m.

Princeton Oct. 1, 2:00 p.m.

at Duke Oct. 6, noon

Virginia Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m.

Drexel Oct. 15, 1:00 p.m.

at Penn Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Oct. 28, noon

ACC tournament Nov. 2

NCAA tournament Nov. 11

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