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Real Orange Heroes: Syracuse Field Hockey Team Wins Big East Title

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After the Syracuse Orange football team lost to the Connecticut Huskies football team on Saturday, there was a strange feeling that things were out of sorts. That's not what was supposed to happen.

The lesson remains, as always, never send a football team to do a field hockey team's job.

The Syracuse field hockey team (18-3) captured its second straight BIG EAST Championship title on Sunday with a 3-2 victory against top-seeded Connecticut at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange took an early 3-0 lead in the first 19 minutes of play before Connecticut answered with two goals late in the first half.

The Orange, which earns an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament, will await its fate with the
NCAA Selection Show on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on The tournament begins next Saturday, Nov. 12.

Big ups tp Lauren Brooks who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after scoring two goals over the weekend. Liz McInerney, Iona Holloway and Leann Stiver joined Brooks on the All-Tournament Team.

The team finished the regular season with an 18-3 record (13-0 at home). It should be noted that they defeated Georgetown 11-1 earlier in the season, an accomplishment I apologize for overlooking.

The season began with a National-Title-Or-Bust mentality after making it to the NCAA Quarters last season, losing 3-2 to Ohio State. They'll have the chance to take that next step this year. G'Orange.

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