Syracuse drops final away match in 4-1 loss to No. 9 Duke

first_imgGoalkeeper Lysianne Proulx lay face-down in the grass as Duke players converged on teammate Marykate McGuire to congratulate her. McGuire’s shot had just beaten Proulx from seven yards out to give the Blue Devils a 4-1 lead. All 11 Orange players on the pitch huddled together, but their body language couldn’t be more different than what it was in the first half.Following senior Sydney Brackett’s goal with 13 minutes to play in the first half, Syracuse (3-11-2, 1-7-1 Atlantic Coast) was outshot 18-6 in a 4-1 loss to No. 9 Duke (8-1-7, 3-0-6). It marks the first time since 2008 that the Orange failed to win a road contest all season, and SU is eliminated from qualifying for the ACC tournament.SU stuck with Duke for a majority of the first half. They only recorded one shot, but Brackett buried it into the top right corner to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later though, the Blue Devils capitalized on their second shot of the match to even the score at one. In the second half, the ball seemed to stay exclusively in the Orange’s defensive third. Duke freshman Julia Hannon scored 10 minutes into the second half. Twelve minutes later, Tess Boade curled a shot around Proulx’s outstretched arm and into the right corner of the net. Freshman Alexandra Panaggio and junior Georgia Allen got shots on goal in the waning seconds of the match, but both were dealt with by Duke goalkeeper Mackenzie Coles. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textProulx finished with six saves in the loss. The Orange return to Syracuse for Senior Night on Thursday, Oct. 31 against No. 1 Virginia. SU has not beaten a ranked opponent this decade. Comments Published on October 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm Contact Tim: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more