If you had told me three weeks ago that this Syracuse team would win at least three more games, I would have disagreed and said one or two, if we were lucky, would be on the horizon. I'm very glad that I was wrong. Instead of staring down a 5-12-1 season, Phil Weddon's team is looking at a 7-10-1 (3-6-0 ACC) one with one more game to go after Sunday's victory.
Wake Forest (4-12-2, 1-8-0 ACC) had just lost its last seven games in-a-row, a mountain no team wishes to climb. Despite their record, sophomore forward Sarah Medina leads the squad with four goals and three assists for 11 points. Four of her teammates are tied for second with two goals a-piece. Freshman Nonie Frishette and sophomore Lindsay Preston have been sharing time in goal for the Deacs with a combined 81 saves and 22 goals allowed. Preston got the call for the Syracuse game after being the net-minder for three of Wake's four victories.
After going a little over half of a period with no score, Orange sophomore forward Sheridan Street found the back of the net off of a steal inside the box. The Deacs had plenty of opportunities to tie-up the score, but Courtney Brosnan was right there every time, with five saves on the day. On the other side, Syracuse had some chances to add to their lead, but Preston was pretty stellar as well, her only hiccup being Street's goal in the first half. The Orange outshot Wake 11-8, including a 6-5 advantage in shots on-goal.
- Sheridan Street: 1 shot, 1 shot on-goal, 1 goal
- Courtney Brosnan: 5 saves, 0 goals allowed
- Lindsay Preston: 5 saves, 1 goal allowed
Syracuse's final game of the season is this Saturday at 1:00 pm EST against No. 7 Clemson (12-3-1, 6-3-0 ACC) at the SU Soccer Stadium. It's Senior Day, so please come out and support Maya Pitts, Erin Simon, and Jackie Firenze in their final go-around for the Orange, if you can!