Staff report: SU soccer teams fall, field hockey, volleyball come away from weekend victorious

first_img Published on September 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments The Syracuse men’s soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season Saturday, dropping a heartbreaker to Adelphi 1-0 in double overtime. With less than five minutes left in regulation, Syracuse goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo stopped a penalty kick taken by Issa Tall to force overtime. But just seconds into the second overtime period, the Panthers were awarded a second penalty and converted. After an Adelphi player was pulled down inside the box, Alexander Kouznetsov beat Vuolo with a strike to the upper-left corner of the net in the 101st minute. The Orange was outshot by the Adelphi 13-3 throughout the game. Of more concern: Syracuse put just two shots on target, one in each half. Meanwhile, the play of Vuolo kept SU afloat all game long. His season-high six saves helped keep the Orange in the game while the Panthers peppered the goal with nine total shots in the second half and overtimes alone. It was the Panthers’ second straight shutout win to start the season. Meanwhile, the Orange has a negative five-goal differential through its two games. Syracuse junior Nick Roydhouse made his first career appearance for the Orange in Saturday’s game. Roydhouse, a transfer from Hartwick, sat out the season opener against Siena for a red card he received in the Hawks’ last game of the season in 2009 against Akron in the MAC championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Orange has the week off to prepare for its upcoming two games as part of the Mayor’s Cup in Oneonta, N.Y., at Hartwick. SU takes on Northeastern Friday evening and Columbia on Sunday. Field Hockey In the first stretch of the Syracuse field hockey team’s extended road trip, the Orange came away with mixed results that may be an indication of the difficulty of the upcoming schedule. SU played two overtime thrillers in Columbus over the weekend, defeating No. 14 Ohio State 2-1 on Friday and falling to unranked Kent State by the same score on Saturday. The Orange started the season with three consecutive wins for the fourth straight year with the win over Ohio State, thanks to two players who have been there for every winning season. Senior back Maggie Befort scored the game’s first goal just over a minute into the second half, and senior All-American Lindsey Conrad knocked in the game winner over 10 minutes into the overtime period. Both goals came via deflections off of penalty corners. Freshman midfield Leonie Geyer and sophomore back Amy Kee each had an assist in the game, and sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver stopped five shots. SU also led the Buckeyes in set pieces, as four of the team’s nine penalty corners came in overtime. In SU’s second game, the Orange could not do enough to get past Kent State’s stingy defense. It was Syracuse’s first loss against an unranked opponent since 2007. The Orange (3-1) mustered 22 shots, but scored its lone goal on Kee’s blast from a penalty corner just under 20 minutes into the game. Junior Martina Loncarica had the assist. The Orange played solid defense and doubled Kent State in shots, but the Golden Flashes broke through and beat Stiver at 5:14 into overtime. Stiver had four saves in the game. SU continues its road swing by traveling to Norfolk, Va., for games against No. 16 Old Dominion and No. 3 Virginia this weekend. The Orange won’t be home until September 25 against Louisville. Women’s Soccer The Syracuse women’s soccer team (1-3-2) lost two games during its west coast trip over the weekend during the Husky/Nike Invitational. The Orange lost to Washington Friday by a score of 4-0. Kate Deines of the Huskies (3-1) scored two first half goals for Washington to jump in front early. Deines was not finished as she recorded a hat trick on a penalty kick opportunity in the second half. The Huskies final goal came in the 55th minute after Annie Sittauer scored off of a corner kick. SU would outshoot Washington in the second half by a 5-4 margin, but the Huskies outshot the Orange 18-7 on the game. Syracuse’s struggles continued in a 3-1 loss to No. 5 Portland (6-0) on Sunday. The Orange opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Megan Bellingham scored off a free kick, but would find the Pilots attack too dominating to overcome. The Pilots answered in the 28th minute when Sophie Schmidt found the back of the net. Portland would use a 19-4 shot advantage to break the game open. The Pilots outshot the Orange 6-2 in the second half, scoring goals in the 55th and 68th minute of the game. Syracuse goalkeeper Brittany Anghel saved 5 shots in each contest. Bellingham’s goal moved her into a tie in 10th place on the Syracuse career goals scored list. The goal was the 11th of her career and first of the season. Volleyball Another tournament, another sweep for the Orange. Led by Hayley Todd, SU dominated at the Samford Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. The Orange won two matches on both Friday and Saturday. SU topped both Northwestern State and Samford on Saturday by a score of 3-0 in each match. Once again, the Orange’s balance on offense and defense came through. Todd, MVP of the tournament, had 47 kills and 13 blocks in her four matches. Noemie Lefebvre continued her torrid pace to start the season with another noteworthy performance (21 kills and 15 digs in Saturday’s two matches), good enough for all-tournament team honors, along with teammate Mindy Stanislovaitis. Against Northwestern State, Laura Homann had 21 assists, while Lefebvre added 13 digs. Todd had 11 kills and Samantha Hinz, building off her impressive showing at Colgate, added six blocks. SU saw much of the same results against host Samford. Homann again racked up the assists, this time with 37, while Lefebvre added 13 kills. Freshman Lindsay McCabe led the team with a .462 hitting percentage. Ashley Williams had 19 digs on Saturday and Sarah Hayes added 13. SU now stands at 7-0 following their two-straight tournament wins. The Orange also won the Colgate Classic last weekend. The team will look to keep its record unblemished when they host Buffalo on Sept. 7. — compiled by The Daily Orange Sports Staffcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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