Syracuse completes comeback in 2-1 win over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] No. 9 Syracuse (10-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) picked up a win on the road at No. 2 Duke (9-2, 2-2) on Saturday afternoon.After dropping two of its last three, the Orange dropped to ninth in the latest polls. Saturday’s contest against the Blue Devils marked SU’s eighth straight game against a ranked opponent, of which Syracuse has won five.Duke put the pressure on early scoring just six minutes in as Rose Tynan connected on her 10th goal of the year. It was the first shot for either team. Down early, the Orange played more aggressive, outshooting Duke 5-1 over the subsequent 12 minutes.That fifth shot came from Lies Lagerweij at the 18:48 mark, but a Duke save pushed the ball back into the arc, where Jennifer Bleakney rifled it past goalkeeper Sammi Steele to tie the game at 1-1.The two sides traded blows for the next 45 minutes. With seven minutes left, SU earned a penalty corner. Laura Hurff inserted the play, and after SU’s shot was blocked, Hurff grabbed the rebound and beat Steele to take a 2-1 lead. The Orange held on in the final seven minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis contest marked SU’s final ACC road game of the regular season and its first conference win in the last three games. The Orange takes on No. 3 Virginia and the highest scoring offense in the country next Saturday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Commentslast_img

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