Offense Struggles as Syracuse falls 3-0 to Boston College
By Max Chadwick
CitrusTV Women’s Soccer Reporter
CHESTNUT HILL, MA- Syracuse entered Thursday’s matchup with Boston College looking to snap its four-game losing streak. But the Orange struggled mightily on the road (3-7, 0-2 Atlantic Coast), the Eagles (8-0, 1-0) had other plans. They crushed SU en route to a 3-0 victory to hand Syracuse its fifth straight loss, the longest losing streak the Orange has had since its six-game skid three years ago.
SU played without its leading scorer, Kate Hostage, after she suffered an ankle injury against Duke this past Sunday. Her absence showed. Syracuse only put three shots on goal, compared to BC’s eight. Sophomore midfielder Stephanie deLaforcade and freshman defender/midfielder Laurel Ness each recorded two shots each, but neither would find the back of the net.
Boston College struck early in the game to put Syracuse away. Freshman forward Kayla Duran buried a rebound after a blocked shot to give BC a one-goal lead in just the 12th minute. Then, redshirt junior midfielder Kayla Jennings headed one in off a corner to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage five minutes later. BC would take that lead into the half and then senior forward Carly Leipzig would score off a cross in the 76th minute to give BC the 3-0 win.
Once again, the goalie situation remains questionable. Sophomore Lysianne Proulx played all game against Duke, but today, redshirt senior Jordan Harris started in net and played all 90 minutes. She allowed three goals but also posted five saves.
Next up for the Orange is a road bout at Louisville on Sunday. SU is currently 0-4-1 all time against Louisville with a 1-0 Cardinals win in 2015 being the last matchup. That game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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