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Syracuse men’s soccer advances to Elite Eight with shutout win over Cornell

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  • Kyle Evans 

For the first time since 2015, the Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team is headed to the Elite Eight.

The three-seeded Orange (16-2-4) blanked the 14-seeded Cornell Big Red (14-4-1), 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.


The game was scoreless until the 82nd minute when Giona Leibold blasted one past Cornell’s goalkeeper Ryan Friedberg on a pass from Russell Shealy, pushing Syracuse past the Big Red.

Syracuse will host Vermont (16-3-2) in the Quarterfinal next weekend. The date and time are to be determined.