Two Corner Kick Goals Allow Women’s Soccer to Edge Binghampton 2-1
By: Collin Davies | @DaviesCollin
CitrusTV Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter
Syracuse used their heads to score both of their goals as they beat Binghamton 2-1. Even though it was a one goal win for SU, they dominated the majority of the game.
The road to victory started in the ‘20th minute when Kate Murphy sent an in-swinging cross onto the head of Jenna Tivnan. Tivnan made no mistake with the opportunity, sending the ball into the top corner from about ten yards out.
Not long after, the Orange nearly doubled score when Erin Flurey got a one-vs-one breakaway and fired a shot straight into the chest of the Bearcat keeper. Another premium chance occurred before the half as well, with Chelsea Domond looking to score in her third straight game. Unfortunately for her, she drilled the crossbar after beating her defender in the box.
Going into halftime the feeling started to creep in that Syracuse was going to put another one in soon. That came in the ‘49th minute when Erin Flurey made up for a past mistake with a header goal on yet another corner kick. Ashley Rauch was the girl who swung it in on that set piece.
The lopsided affair shifted to a more even game in the ‘69th minute when Victoria Knight finished an excellent through ball from Maya Anand from seven yards out. The ball was almost cleared off the goal line by a Syracuse center back.
After that, the Orange battened down the hatches and saw the game out. SU’s dominance showed on the stat sheet where they saw 20 shot advantage, and nine corner kicks to the Bearcats’ zero.
Syracuse now moves to 6-1 on the year with a five-game winning streak. They now have one more game before they enter conference play. The next contest is hosting Cornell on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.