Syracuse Outshoots, But Does Not Outscore Colgate

Sunday, Sep 09, 2018 at 4:25 pm by Sports Editor

By Max Chadwick

Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter

For the first time this season, the women’s soccer team drops back to back matches. Syracuse (3-4, 0-0 ACC) loses to Colgate (2-2-2, 0-0 Patriot League) 3-1 after losing to #11 Penn State 4-0 last Thursday.

The Orange offense had ample opportunities to take down the Red Raiders, but were shut down by a brick wall in net in Kelly Chiavaro. The junior had seven saves, with a penalty kick goal by sophomore midfielder/forward Kate Hostage being the only goal allowed. SU had eight shots on goal, while Colgate had five.

Colgate managed to close out the first half on a positive note thanks to Junior Abby Sotomayor scoring in the 41st minute.  Sotomayor also found the back of the net in 77th minute for the Red Raiders third goal of the day.  Kate Hostage responded from the penalty spot a minute later for SU, but by then, the Orange was down 3-1 and could not make up that deficit.

Coach Phil Wheddon veered away from playing redshirt senior Jordan Harris and sophomore Lysianne Proulx a half each, as Proulx got the start and played the entire game. Harris will likely play more in the next game, as Proulx only managed two saves, each in the first half.

For the second straight game, Syracuse had more whistles blown against them then their opponents, something that has plagued the Orange all season. SU had 17 fouls, while Colgate only had 11. That includes yellow cards for Syracuse on Laurel Ness and Mackenzie Vlachos.  It was the most fouls called against SU all season.

The Orange return home for the first time since August 23rd on Thursday when they takes on Kent State. The Golden Flashes are 3-3-1 on the season and are coming off a 3-2 win over Morehead State on Friday. That game is scheduled for 6 PM at SU Soccer Stadium.

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