Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Syracuse comes back to beat Cornell

The ninth ranked Orange escapes Cornell with a 7-6 victory over the Big Red at Schoellkopf Field. Liz Hogan made a save at the buzzer to clinch the win. Syracuse wins the first game of its three game road trip and improves to 10-4 on the season.

SU allowed three straight goals and went down 6-5 with about 10 minutes left in the game. Christina Dove stopped Cornell's scoring run with her 2nd goal of the game about two minutes later. Then freshman Tegan Brown scored the game winning goal with 7:22 left.

This was Syracuse's first win by a goal this season. The Orange has already lost three games by one goal, but it was finally able to break through with a victory at Cornell.

"We just proved to ourselves that we can handle the pressure of that one goal game," said freshman attack Michelle Tumolo.

Jackie DePetris and Tumolo both had three points each for the Orange. DePetris scored the first goal of the game off a Tumolo assist. Then DePetris returned the favor by feeding Tumolo in front of the cage to give SU a 2-0 lead.

SU travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats Friday evening, and then it wraps up its three game road trip with a game at Louisville Sunday afternoon.

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