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Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 10:33 am

Syracuse Women’s Soccer Narrowly Loses to No.3 UNC 1-0

Collin Davies | @DaviesCollin

CitrusTV Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter


There were Friday Night Lights in Syracuse last night, but this time it was soccer. Syracuse Women’s soccer lost to No. 3 Duke 1-0 in the 89th minute.


But despite the loss, Head Coach Nicky Adams says this is a huge moment for the young program going forward.


“It’s huge. We are always going to be able to look back at this moment and say, ‘this is where we were’ and ‘look at where we are now’. This is just a great example. These kids are feeling it now. They know what it takes to play at the top of their game, and to leave it all out there. We’re going to do it again,” said Adams.


One of the young standouts was freshman defender Grace Gillard. She spoke about the mindset required to play against a top five team in the nation.


“I’d say as a team, we were still gritty, and still had determination, and were still willing to fight and show what we could bring. Obviously, it’s a bit gutting towards the end with conceding that goal. But I still think we kept fighting until the end and we showed what we can do this season.”


That mindset is still going to be needed for next game as Syracuse hosts No. 2 North Carolina this Thursday night at 7 p.m.