Syracuse women’s soccer falls to Providence in league play
The Syracuse women’s soccer team fell 2-1 toProvidenceon Sunday afternoon. Coming off its best performance of the season against Connecticut (5-3-1) on Thursday, the Orange fell to a strong Providence (7-2-1) team in front of 376 at Glay Field in Rhode Island.
SU (4-4-1) outshot the Friars 5-2 in the first half, but neither team scored in the game’s first 45 minutes.
Syracuse senior forward Jenna Rickan capitalized on a penalty kick to give the Orange a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the second half. It was Rickan’s first goal of the season and the fifth of her SU career.
Providence responded 13 minutes later when freshman forward Lauren Elia scored from 10 yards out. The Friars took the lead eight minutes later when Elia scored again off a pass from junior Alyssa Martino.
The Orange couldn’t tie the score.
In the second half, the Friars outshot the Orange 7-4, while SU had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Orange committed 18 fouls in the match, while the Friars committed just five.
Syracuse continues Big East play on Friday at 7 p.m. at Louisville. The team will then travel to Ohio for a noon matchup against Cincinnati on Sunday.
The Syracuse volleyball team won two of its three games last weekend at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo. The Orange (7-6) defeated Hartford 3-0 on Friday before splitting a pair of games on Saturday against Dartmouth and the host Buffalo.
Junior setter Amanda Kullman earned her first start and recorded 28 assists in the game against Hartford. Nicolette Serratore paced the SU offense with nine kills, and Silvi Uattara added seven. Syracuse only had one shot blocked by Hartford in the match and cruised to a three-set victory.
The Orange stayed hot in its first game on Saturday, taking down Dartmouth in four sets. After dropping the first set, SU took three straight to earn the win. Uattara had 16 kills, eight digs and four blocks, and Samantha Clarey had 12 kills.
Uattara paced the team with 16 more kills against Buffalo, but the Bulls swept Syracuse. The Orange couldn’t contain Buffalo’s Dana Musil, who finished with 19 kills.
SU takes on Binghamton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Building.
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