With just five games left in the 2016 regular season campaign, the Syracuse Orange women’s soccer team (7-5-3, 0-4-2 ACC) was in pursuit of a good result against No. 2 Florida State (9-2-2, 3-1-2 ACC) on Sunday afternoon at the S.U. Soccer Stadium. The ladies did not disappoint.
Junior forward Alex Lamontagne got things going early for the Orange with her goal in the first minute of play. Lamontagne was able to fend off FSU’s defense enough to blast one past goalkeeper Cassie Miller. About 22 minutes later, Seminoles’ sophomore forward Elin Jensen tied the score at one on a pass into the box from sophomore midfielder Megan Connolly. Afterwords, Syracuse’s defense really buckled down.
Despite FSU having control of the ball for the majority of the match, outscoring their opponent 27-9 and 16-4 in shots-on-goal, the Orange would not let them score again.
Junior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan has quite the day, recording a career-high 15 saves throughout the contest. That total is the second-most ever in a single game for Syracuse. Shannon Myers’ holds the record with 17 on October 27, 2004, at Princeton.
The Orange and Seminoles had plenty of chances to take the lead, but their attempts were to no avail. FSU took all of the six shots fired in double-OT.
Good result against a good team today. Proud of the team's discipline & work rate. What a great team display!? #WhyNotcUSe #cuse @cusewsoc— Coach Wheddon (@PWSUSoccer) October 9, 2016
Players of the Match
- Alex Lamontagne, Junior, Forward: 2 shots, 1 shot-on-goal, 1 goal
- Elin Jensen, FSU, Sophomore, Forward: 4 shots, 2 shots-on-goal, 1 goal
- Courtney Brosnan, Junior, Goalkeeper: 1 goal allowed, 15 saves
- Sydney Brackett, Freshman, Forward: 3 shots, 2 shots-on-goal
Pittsburgh (2-11-1, 1-5-0 ACC) comes to town this upcoming Sunday. Syracuse will look to earn their first conference win of the season when the game kicks off at 1:00 pm ET. Come and support these great ladies if you’re in the area!