Syracuse Outshot 27-7 as Tigers Roll
By: Tom Russo- CitrusTV Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter
AUBURN, Ala.- For the second consecutive game, the Orange hit the road and were promptly shutout in every facet of the game.
Syracuse (2-2, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) fell 2-0 to Auburn (2-2, 0-0 Southeastern) today in a fashion that was eerily similar to Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Dartmouth (2-0, 0-0 Ivy league). In that match, the Orange only attempted five shots, with only two being on goal.
Tonight, Syracuse took seven shots, but once again only two of the attempts were on goal. To make matters worse, the Orange offense once again could not manage to create any attack whatsoever in the first half. Syracuse only took two shots in the period, with only one of the attempts finding the frame.
The frustration with Syracuse’s suddenly stunted attack was readily apparent on coach Nicky Adams’ face throughout the match. The Orange skipper remained demonstrative all night long on the Syracuse sideline.
Meanwhile Auburn spent the entire game putting pressure on the Orange defense, firing an obscene 27 shots, 12 of which made their way on goal.
Lysianne Proulx emerged as the lone bright spot for Syracuse, stopping 10 shots, including more than a few spectacular saves on the evening. Proulx managed to stave off a series of shots, including one attempt off her face, when the ball was lost in the box by the Orange defense.
However, with so many shots bearing down on goal, the law of averages dictated at least a few would get through. Sure enough, after a clean first half, Proulx let two get by.
The first came in the 52nd minute when Hailey Whitaker took a feed from Bri Folds and laced a bullet to the right of Proulx to put Auburn up 1-0.
Then in the 68th minute, it was Folds collecting a pass from her teammate and burying it in the back of the net.
Syracuse will now look to halt their two-game skid as their road trip continues in Kent on Sunday as they face Kent State (0-2-1, 0-0 Mid-American) at 1:00.
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