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8 months ago Update 0 comments
The No. 1 Syracuse Orange field hockey team went 2-0 this weekend. Ho-hum.
On Friday, three different scorers powered the Orange in a 3-0 win vs. No. 25 Louisville. They followed that up Sunday with a 5-0 drubbing of Yale, led by Liz McInerney, who scored a goal and assisted on two others.
"Our press was better, the forward line through the midfield, so the defense had a lot less to do," McInerney said. "Another shutout, so we can’t complain. Today was much better."
Another shutout indeed. The Orange have now played four-straight shutouts and haven't been scored on since a 7-1 win over Kent St. on September 16. The team now has seven shutouts on the year and has given up six goals total.
Syracuse is now 11-0 for only the second time in program history. The only other season was the fabled 2008 season which began 14-0 and ended with a Final Four appearance.
Up next, a Saturday showdown at Providence, the first of four-straight road games that will test the No. 1 team in the nation and prepare them for what's to come.
8 months ago Update 5 comments
After sweeping a New Jersey road trip and pushing their overall record to 9-0, the Syracuse Orange field hockey team was rewarded with the No. 1 ranking in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday.
The Orange had been ranked No. 2 for three straight weeks following its 1-0 overtime win over then-No. 2 North Carolina on Sept. 1, but head coach Ange Bradley's squad takes over the top spot from those same Tar Heels after knocking another top-three opponent from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 2-0 win at No. 3 Princeton on Sunday.
It is the Orange field hockey team's first No. 1 ranking since Oct. 14, 2008 when it reached the top spot for the first time in program history when it was 14-0 and the only undefeated team in the country. Syracuse finished that season 22-2 overall with a Final Four appearance.
The field hockey team joins the men's basketball and men's lacrosse programs as the only SU teams to be ranked No. 1 at some point since 2008.
Syracuse received 25 first-place votes in the poll and usurped No. 2 North Carolina, who received 22 first-place votes despite the fact that Syracuse beat the Tar Heels a few weeks back. Princeton, who the Orange beat this weekend, clocks in at No. 3.
Up next for the Orange, a weekend home double-header with Louisville on Saturday and Yale on Sunday.