Syracuse Struggles All-Around in 2-0 Loss to Wake Forest

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 at 2:28 pm by Sports Editor

Syracuse dropped their first ACC road game to Wake Forest 2-0 this afternoon.

The first half was a slow one, with both teams only managing one shot on goal each. Wake Forest’s one shot was a fantastic one from Emily Morris. The ball was flying to the top-right hand corner when Shea Vanderbosch made a save at full extension to deny the goal.

SU’s premium opportunity came when midfielder Koby Commandant got a one vs one with goalkeeper Kaitlyn Parks. Parks was able to come out of her net and make a sold stop to keep zeroes on the board. The Deacon GK has been great all year allowing just 0.57 goals per game.

The game was flipped on its head in the second half when Olivia Stowell ripped a shot that rebounded off of Vanderbosch. Emily Morris then followed up the rebound and scored. After that moment, it was all Demon Deacons.

The next goal came when Kristin Johnson passed a great through ball into Giovanna DeMarco. DeMarco received the pass just seven yards out and slotted it calmly past the Syracuse GK to double the lead.

Wake’s dominance showed in the box score. They more than doubled SU’s shots throughout the game with a 15-7 advantage.

Things got worse for the Orange when constant starter Emma Klein went down injured. She was able to walk off under her own power. Head Coach Nicky Adams has previously said that she is a major piece of this squad.

It was a top to bottom rough performance for Coach Adam’s squad. The defense didn’t lock down like they’ve been this season, and the offense wasn’t able to create scoring opportunities.

Syracuse’s three game road trip continues at Boston College on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. BC is 4-5-3 so far this year and haven’t won in six straight matches. The Orange will look to get their bounce back game.