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Syracuse women’s soccer: World Cup match-up between two former Orange keepers

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Australia v Ireland: Group B - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Norvik Alaverdian ATPImages/Getty Images

This article is going live as the Republic of Ireland faces Canada at the Women’s World Cup (on FS1) and two former Syracuse Orange goalkeepers will be on opposite sides.

Courtney Brosnan will make her 2nd start in net for Ireland. She lost 1-0 to Australia in the opener, beaten only on a penalty kick in her World Cup debut. Brosnan will be earning her 25th cap with the Irish squad and she’s got 10 clean sheets in her international career.

Australia v Republic of Ireland - FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Group B Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Lysianne Proulx made the roster for Canada and while she isn’t expected to play, it’s still a great sign for the Orange program to send two players to the World Cup. Proulx played at Syracuse from 2017-2021 making 52 appearances in net with a .721 save percentage.

Canada Portraits - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Since joining the ACC, Syracuse has struggled to find it’s footing in the toughest conference in America. Having two alumni on the world’s biggest stage could hopefully shine some positive light on the women’s program. We’ve seen the men’s team find their way to success and perhaps the increased spotlight can help the women push their way into NCAA Tournament appearances in the near future.