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Monday, Aug 29, 2022 at 11:52 am

Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Siena 2-0 to End Four-Game Home Stand

By: Collin Davies | @DaviesCollin
CitrusTV Women’s Soccer Beat Reporter

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Syracuse Women’s Soccer shut out Siena tonight in a 2-0 victory.

The high-80’s weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot. SU’s offense registered 34 shots throughout the game. They had no problem breaking through Siena’s defense.

Anna Rupert opened the scoring with her 9th minute goal off a one vs one with the goalie. The opportunity came off a brilliant pass from Chelsea Dommond. Breaking the ice is important to this team. “It’s nice to score early and control the game,” said Rupert.

And while that offense was on fire, it’s tough to forget about the shutout that the defense got. GK Michaela Walsh was out for her second straight game, which meant that Shea Vanderbosch would start in the net. She got the shutout and stopped all four shots that came her way. But it wasn’t just her shot stopping that was impressive. The control over her defenders to have them in the right places at the right times also paid off, which makes Vanderbosch’s job a lot easier.

Coach Nicky Adams said that Vanderbosch’s ability to step up when called upon has put the starting goalie position in the air. “We have three very good goaltenders just itching every single day and fighting for that spot,” said Adams.

Blue Ellis’ 63rd minute header put the game to bed, even though the Orange had been playing more than well enough to maintain a zero on the board for Siena.

A common thread throughout Syracuse’s wins have been the number of corners they have. It typically shows how much pressure they’ve been able to generate. In this win, they had double-digits again with 10 corners.

Now SU’s four consecutive games at home are over to start the season. The next game is their first road trip when they’ll travel to Eastern Michigan on Thursday at 5 p.m.