Syracuse sophomore strong safety Evan Foster and and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jake Pickard are probable for Syracuse’s (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) matchup Friday night against No. 2 Clemson (6-0, 4-0), SU revealed Wednesday evening in its weekly injury report. Defensive back Josh Black and defensive lineman Kendall Coleman are doubtful for the third consecutive game.Foster missed most of the Pittsburgh game last week with an undisclosed injury. Coleman had racked up 18 total tackles in the season’s first four games, but he suffered an apparent right foot or ankle injury at then-No. 25 LSU.Linebacker Shyheim Cullen is also probable, while defensive lineman Shaq Grosvenor is doubtful. Wide receiver Sean Avant, defensive back Antwan Cordy and tight end Kyle Kleinberg are ruled out.On Monday, Syracuse second-year head coach Dino Babers provided an update on Cordy, a redshirt junior safety who has been out since the first quarter of the season. Cordy has “zero chance” to play this week and his future status is unclear. He has played all of eight quarters over the past two seasons after finishing second in tackles in 2015.Meanwhile, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, who was originally questionable, The Greenville News reported, will play Friday, Clemson announced in its injury report. Bryant left Clemson’s game against Wake Forest during the third quarter last week with an ankle injury. The junior wore a protective boot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBryant has been the Tigers’ leading catalyst this season, averaging 277 yards per game while completing 67.3 percent of his passes and rushing for a team-leading 401 yards and seven touchdowns. The Daily Orange profiled the signal-caller as he stepped into Deshaun Watson’s footsteps.Kickoff between the defending national champion Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange is slated Friday for 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.Here’s the full Syracuse injury report:ProbableLB Shyheim CullenLB Shyheim CullenDB Evan FosterDL Jake PickardDoubtfulDL Josh BlackDL Kendall ColemanDL Shaq GrosvenorOutWR Sean AvantDB Antwan CordyTE Kyle KleinbergOut for the SeasonOL Aaron Roberts (knee) Comments Published on October 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
Junyi Li | Daily TrojanThe women’s volleyball team welcomed No. 6 Washington to the Galen Center on Sunday, as USC geared up for a stiff challenge from the reigning Pac-12 champions. Though the two teams battled closely throughout the match, the Women of Troy pulled off an upset in style, sweeping the Huskies in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 28-26.A Trojan upset didn’t seem imminent, however, when Washington found itself up 19-16 late in the first set. But USC turned the tables with a 9-1 run to shock the Huskies with an opening-set victory. Senior opposite hitter Brittany Abercrombie, senior opposite hitter Niki Withers and sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier combined for six kills in the final 7 points to swing the momentum in their favor to begin the match.The Women of Troy rode similar bursts to a win in the second set. Three unanswered points broke a 5-5 tie, and another 3-0 run gave USC the edge when Washington tied the set at eight apiece. The Trojans didn’t relinquish their advantage from that point, and they took the second set 25-21.The final set was a much tighter affair, as the Huskies tied the score seven times after USC edged in front. But the Women of Troy refused to fall behind, even as the set extended past 25 points. They came up short in 3 match points, but senior middle blocker Jordan Dunn came up with a kill to set up a fourth. Finally, an ace from Withers sealed a 28-26 third-set win and sent the Huskies home. With the victory, USC rose to No. 15 in the AVCA Coaches poll while Washington slipped to No. 9.The Women of Troy were unable to take a single set against Washington when the two teams met last season, but they returned the favor in 2017 thanks to a balanced attack. Abercrombie recorded 13 kills, Withers put down 12 kills and Lanier added 11 more. Abercrombie’s strong day, combined with her 13-kill match against Washington State on Saturday, earned her Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. Overall, the Women of Troy recorded a .214 hitting percentage while holding the Huskies to .131, spurring the team on to its first straight-sets victory over Washington since 2011.The balanced offensive effort also came with equally strong defense. Leading the back row was junior libero Victoria Garrick, who had 13 digs alongside her eight assists. Lanier and Meyer-Whalley also added 12 digs each. Though the Huskies out-blocked USC 11-5 on the day, the Women of Troy also had eight more digs as a team, recording 58 to Washington’s 50.Meyer-Whalley earned her fifth consecutive double-double this match, raising her career tally to 14, while Lanier’s 11 kills and 12 digs sealed the sophomore’s 20th double-double in Cardinal and Gold.The Trojans continue Pac-12 play on the road next weekend, facing Arizona State and Arizona. They will face the Wildcats first on Friday night before traveling to Tempe for ASU on Saturday.