Allen’s Late-Game Heroics Pushes Syracuse Over Northeastern
By Max Chadwick
Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter
BROOKLINE, MA — When Syracuse opened its season, it was without one of its best players. Junior midfielder Georgia Allen wasn’t injured or suspended, she was representing her country. Allen was called up to England’s squad for the U20 Women’s World Cup held in France. She even scored the game winning penalty to give the Lady Lionesses the bronze medal.
While Coach Phil Wheddon and the Orange were surely proud of Allen’s accomplishments internationally, her presence for SU was missed. SU battled to a 2-1 start to the season in her absence. In her first game back in Orange, she played only 33 minutes and made little impact in a 4-0 loss to Harvard. Against Northeastern, her star power was felt. The Orange and Huskies both struggled to make an offensive impact for most of the match, despite a plethora of shots from each side. That is when the British International made her mark, curling a shot from the top of the 18-yard box off of the inside of the top right corner and into the net in the 83rd minute to give the Orange (3-2, 0-0 ACC) a 1-0 win over the Huskies (2-4, 0-0 CAA).
Georgia Allen may have been the star, goalkeepers Jordan Harris and Lysianne Proulx had nice rebound performances as SU still searches for its main netminder. Syracuse had its second clean sheet of the season after allowing four goals to Harvard on Thursday. Harris played the first half and had two saves while Proulx had three saves in the second.
With the win, Syracuse moves to 2-1 on the road this season. The Orange look to add another win outside of Syracuse Soccer Stadium on Thursday in Happy Valley against No. 5 Nittany Lions, the first ranked opponent for SU in 2018.
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