Men’s Soccer Overmatched, Loses 4-0 to Duke

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019 at 4:22 pm by Sports Editor

By Nick Kuzma

CitrusTV Men’s Soccer Beat Reporter

DURHAM, N.C.- The Syracuse Men’s Soccer team (3-3-4, 0-2-2 Atlantic Coast) was in for a challenge tonight in the Tar Heel state.

Syracuse traveled down to play Duke (6-3-1, 2-2-0 Atlantic Coast), and was looking to collect its second road victory of 2019.

The result, however, was far from SYR’s hopes coming into the match.

After outplaying Duke for much of the first half, the Blue Devils got on the board via a goal from Ian Murphy, it was his first of the season.

After the first goal, the Blue Devils never looked back, putting the ball in the back of the net in the 47th and 72nd minutes off goals from Daniele Proch and Max Moser respectively.

The ‘Cuse could not even escape a late game shot from Duke, when the Blue Devils made it 4-0 with 11 seconds left on the clock.

The Orange had opportunity to make the game respectable, they actually out shot Duke 19-16, but they just did not have the same amount of quality chances. Duke had double the shots on goal, 8-4.

This is a game Syracuse will simply want to forget as they will be on the road for their next contest as well. It will be the team’s longest stretch away from SU Soccer Stadium since the season kickoff in the last week of August.

Up next, Syracuse will once again travel to North Carolina to play the University of North Carolina (5-2-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast). This will be the team’s third road game in the state. The Orange have yet to win a match outside of New York.

Last time SU and Tarheels faced off was 2016, the game ended in a 0-0 double overtime draw.

Kickoff is set for 1 o’clock on Saturday, October 12 at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill. | @nkuz71