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Syracuse 3, Fairfield 0: Brosnan earns record fifth shutout of the season in win

The Orange continued their winning ways in the final leg of their three-game road trip.

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Junior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan secured her fifth shutout of the season as the Syracuse Orange women’s soccer team (6-1-1) earned their sixth win of the year on the road in Fairfield, Connecticut yesterday afternoon.

Senior forward Stephanie Skilton scored the first of her team’s three goals in the 33rd minute of play. After a penalty was called on the Stags (1-7-0), freshman defender took the free kick, passed it to junior forward Eva Gordon who passed it backwards to Skilton.

The Orange scored again four minutes later off of the boot of junior defender Alana O’Neill, collecting herself just enough to get the ball past Fairfield goalkeeper Jenna Pike off of a scrum in front of the net.

The game was locked at 2-0 until the middle of the second half. Freshman forward Sydney Brackett scored her first collegiate goal in the 73rd minute on a breakaway opportunity, putting the Stags away for good.

Head coach Phil Wheddon was very pleased with the way the team performed for the second-straight match. He praised the girls for playing another “complete game” on the road and for coming away with two victories on the weekend. Syracuse outshot Fairfield 13-8 and 8-4 with shots on-goal. Brosnan made four saves to secure the clean sheet. She gave way to junior transfer Annett Cappellino for the final 14-plus minutes, the game already in hand.

Players of the Match

  • Freshman, forward, Sydney Brackett: 4 shots, 2 shots-on-goal, 1 goal
  • Junior, defender, Alana O’Neill: 2 shots, 2 shots-on-goal, 1 goal
  • Senior, forward, Stephanie Skilton: 2 shots, 1 shot-on-goal, 1 goal
  • Junior, goalkeeper, Courtney Brosnan: 0 goals allowed, 4 saves; 0.49 save percentage on the season

Up Next

The Orange host Buffalo (3-2-2) this Thursday at the S.U. Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm ET. If you happen to be in the area, help cheer these ladies onto their seventh win of the season.