SU Comes Alive in the Second Half, Blanks Vermont 6-0 for Second Straight Shutout

Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 at 6:44 pm by Sports Editor

By: Skyler Wilkes | @swilkes04
CitrusTV Field Hockey Beat Reporter

NEW HAVEN, C.T. – After failing to score in the first half of yesterday’s contest, it took Syracuse field hockey less than two minutes to get on the board today. Joy Haarman got the party started by capitalizing off of a short corner shot that got blocked. SU and Vermont then went back-and-forth, allowing for goalies Brooke Borzymowski and Sierra Espeland to show off their skills. The Orange continued to push the ball into UVM’s territory and with a minute thirty left in the first, Pleun Lammers found the back of the net on another deflection. When the second quarter came around, neither team could get anything going. However, an offensive onslaught occurred once the ‘Cuse returned from the break.

Just thirty seconds into the half, Haarman scored her second goal from within the teeth of the defense. Two minutes later, the grad student did it again, this time courtesy of Quirine Comans. Syracuse’s third goal of the period was a perfectly executed short corner. It started with the initial pass from SJ Quigley to Comans, which set up a backhand fire from Charlotte de Vries. Sam Swart helped cap off the scoring run by dishing it to Suus Heijnekamp as she collided with UVM’s netminder.

The Orange displayed strength on both ends of the pitch. Offensively, SU outshot Vermont 10-2, with six of those attempts hitting paydirt. The ‘Cuse also took advantage of corners, whether scoring on an entry pass or by way of a deflection. With yet another shutout, Brooke Borzymowski and the Syracuse backers prove that the team doesn’t need to rely solely on the attack.

For the 10th year in a row, the Orange are off to a 2-0 start. SU looks to keep the success going when it travels to Kent State on Friday.