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Syracuse Women's Soccer: OT Penalty Kick Goal Lifts Pitt to Victory

The Orange have now lost five in-a-row after yesterday's contest in Pittsburgh, PA.

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It's been a really rough season for Syracuse (4-10-1, 0-6-0 ACC) in the Women's Soccer department. All of the other fall sports have winning records. It's been especially tough to swallow, given the great spring season the team had at the beginning of 2015, but all that is now an afterthought. It's not as if the Orange haven't had their chances to win, or at least tie, these games, either. Sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan has done her absolute best to limit opponents from being more than two goals ahead, and in the 1-3 total goal range, with the exception being the game against former No. 1 Virginia (a 5-0 loss).

The team traveled to Pittsburgh, PA. to face the Panthers (10-3-1, 4-2-0 ACC) in hopes of discouraging Pitt from securing a spot in the ACC tournament. The Panthers still have to face No. 9 Virginia Tech, No. 3 Virginia, and No. 7 Clemson, a daunting task to say the least.

Neither team had any luck getting anything past the two net-minders in full-time. It took another eight minutes and change before the Panthers were awarded a penalty kick. Sophomore midfielder Hanna Hannesdottir placed her shot just out of Brosnan's reach for the game-winning goal.

Syracuse was outshot 13-5, and 8-2 in shots on-goal. Pitt was also awarded more corner kicks, but that didn't factor in to the final result all too much. Brosnan ended up with seven saves.

Key Players

  • Hanna Hannesdottir: 1 shot, 1 goal
  • Courtney Brosnan: 1 goal allowed, 7 saves

Up Next

The Orange begins their home stretch this Sunday against fellow ACC bottom-feeder NC State (4-10-0, 0-5-0 ACC) at the SU Soccer Stadium. There are only four games left in the season, and they're all home games, so come out and support the team, because they could really use it, as it's always appreciated.

G'Orange!