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Monday, Oct 16, 2023 at 9:10 am

Syracuse Falters at Cornell in Double Overtime, 2-1

By Max Gifford | @GiffMD

In a non-conference matinee. No. 13 Syracuse field hockey and 18th ranked Cornell experienced scattered storms all afternoon. Even when  a window of good weather arose, neither team could break through in regulation. As the saying goes though; when it rains, it pours. A late game drizzle was all the Big Red’s Grace Leahy needed to pour on the game winning goal in double overtime, propelling them to a 2-1 win over the Orange. It’s not a win for SU, but head coach Lynn Farquhar says this was a pretty loss. 

“We wanted to go after the moment and play each quarter. We did that today, so that was our mission. I think that’s really, really important moving forward. Our crew fought hard, did a good job with possession. Just finishing the moments didn’t fall our way today,” said Coach Farquhar.

Syracuse tied the game in the 52nd minute on a crazy deflection and redirect from Hattie Madden. The Orange had the chance to take the lead two more times after that when Eefke van den Nieuwenhof was sent to the penalty spot twice, but CU goaltender Martha Broderick blocked both shots. The Senior had been 7/7 in penalty stroke chances before today’s affair.

“The results don’t always make you feel good, and sometimes that’s why we celebrate. So this one will probably hurt till we get home. Tomorrow, though, will be a new day. And we have a big week ahead,” said Coach Farquhar.

 Despite the wind and the rain, Syracuse dominated in every statistical measure this game. Although Cornell led the column that counted, and split the season series between the two squads, with the home team winning each bout. The non-conference slate is now behind the Orange, though, and they look forward to only ACC play from here on out. Beginning with fifth ranked Louisville in the Bluegrass State this Friday for the penultimate game of the season.