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No. 1 Syracuse Field Hockey Improves to 12-0 With 2-1 Win Over No. 11 Louisville

The Orange get a game-winner from Roos Weers with five minutes left and are now off to their best overall start since 2012.

In 2008, the Syracuse Orange field hockey team started the season 14-0. The 2015 version is closing in on that high-mark.

The No. 1 Orange ventured to Kentucky on Friday to take on the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals. What they got was a hard-fought battle. Alma Fenne continued her hot streak by putting SU on the board just five minutes in to the contest, a 1-0 lead that the Orange would take into the half. Elisa Garcia eventually knotted the game up for the Cards with a penalty corner in the 57th minute. Things stayed that way until the 64th minute when Roos Weers took advantage of a penalty stroke and put SU ahead 2-1, a score they would maintain until the final bell sounded.

It was a game full of cautions and penalties so perhaps it was fitting that a penalty was what helped determine the outcome. The Orange also have to thank goalie Jess Jecko, who made four big saves on the night. The Orange outshot the Cards 9-7 overall.

You can watch a replay of the entire match on WatchESPN.

The 12-0 start ties the 2012 squad for the 2nd-best start in program history. The only better start came in 2008 when the Orange started 14-0 en route to a Final Four appearance.

The Orange remain on the road and travel to play the Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) on Sunday at noon. It's the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Both live video and live stats can be accessed via Cuse.com.