Syracuse Goes Down in OT Again, Loses to BC 2-1
by Ben Spector
CitrusTV’s Field Hockey Beat Reporter
Chesnut Hill, Mass. — After last week’s loss, Syracuse needed to respond in a big way. However, that is not what the Orange got. No. 8 SU (8-6, 5-4 Atlantic Coast) lost a close one to No. 13 Boston College (7-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast), 2-1 in 2OT.
Emily Streib started in net for Syracuse and made no saves. Jonna Kennedy started in goal for the Eagles and made 21 stops. This loss marks Syracuse’s second straight loss, and it also marks the second consecutive overtime SU has dropped.
The first quarter was all Syracuse. The Orange put the pressure on right out of the gate, finishing the quarter with eight shots to the Eagles’ two shots. However, it was Boston College who got on the board first.
Forward Margo Carlin scored from a Jaime Natale feed 11:25 into the first quarter. That marks Carlin’s third goal of the spring and her third score in the last two games. The first quarter ended with BC up 1-0.
In the second quarter, Syracuse continued to put more balls on net, ending the half with 15 shots. However, the Orange didn’t get on the scoreboard until the third quarter. Charlotte de Vries buried a rebound off a penalty corner after Eagles goalie Jonna Kennedy made three consecutive saves. That was the equalizer for Syracuse, as the two teams were tied at one goal apiece going into the final quarter of play.
No score in the final quarter led to something that the Orange have gotten familiar with: overtime hockey. Syracuse and Boston College went back-and-forth in the first overtime period but still needed more hockey. In the second overtime period, Elizabeth Warner put it in the back of the net in a scramble for Boston College. The Eagles improve to 2-2 in conference play.
Syracuse’s next opponent is Virginia. The Orange host the Cavaliers in the first home game of the season. SU looks to snap a two-game losing streak. Game starts at 4 p.m.
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