No. 16 Field Hockey Falls to No. 3 Syracuse, 4-2
Oct. 21, 2012
Jordyn Hamilton and Kelcie Hromisin tallied the goals for the Eagles (9-8).
"It was a challenging weekend with two top-four teams to play," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Both games presented great opportunities for the team. Although the results were not optimal, the growth of the team, both tactically and mentally, was exponential."
The Orange (15-1) extended its home win streak to 35 games. SU was able to get on the board first, going up 2-0 in the first half. Gillian Pinder scored on a reverse-stick shot off an assist from Lauren Brooks 2:31 in the game to take a one-goal lead. Emma Russell then made it a 2-0 game on a two-on-one breakaway with Pinder assisting.
With just over a minute and a half into the second half, Russell and Pinder connected again to make it a 3-0 game.
Hromisin cut the game to 3-1 three minutes later off a rebound in front of the cage, scoring her first collegiate goal.
Hamilton then made it a one-goal game in the 46th minute off a pass up the middle from sophomore Emma Plasteras. Plasteras tied senior Jacqui Moorfield for the team lead with four assists and Hamilton is tied for third on the Eagles with four goals.
Syracuse scored its fourth goal in the 53rd minute as Pinder tipped in Alyssa Manley's shot at the left post on a corner opportunity.
Freshman goalie Leah Settipane recorded seven saves in the contest, while SU keeper Leann Stiver tallied six. The Orange outshot the Eagles, 20-11, with the majority of BC's shots coming in the second half (8). Both teams had six corner opportunities.
The Eagles play the final game of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex when they host No. 25 Wake Forest. Senior captains Kara Mackintire and Moorfield will be honored before the game.