Syracuse Offense Struggles, Falls to Wake Forest 3-0

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm by Sports Editor

By Max Chadwick


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Syracuse (3-14, 0-9 Atlantic Coast) extended its losing streak to 12 this Sunday afternoon, falling to Wake Forest on the road 3-0.


Once again, the Orange offense struggled. After not posting a single shot against Virginia, SU recorded only four against the Demon Deacons. Only one of the four, a shot from freshman forward Meghan Root, was on goal. Wake Forest on the other hand, shot 18 times. Syracuse struggled once again in keeping possession, as the Orange rarely crossed midfield with the ball.


Syracuse did keep up with Wake Forest in the first half, as both teams were scoreless after one frame. Then, the Demon Deacons took over in the second half. Senior forward Bri Carney tapped a goal in off a cross from sophomore forward Abby McNamara in the 55th minute. In the 67th minute, senior midfielder Bayley Feist dribbled around the Orange defense and SU goalkeeper Jordan Harris to put Wake Forest up 2-0. Finally, Feist scored once more, this time scoring a goal off the crossbar to put Wake Forest up 3-0 in the 89th minute.


Syracuse fell to 3-14 on the season with the loss. If Syracuse loses its final game, it will be the worst season since the Orange won just three games back in 2002. That final game is against Clemson on Thursday. The Tigers are 9-7 on the season. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m in SU Soccer Stadium.


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