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Syracuse Athletics | September 11, 2016

No. 1 Syracuse stays undefeated in win over No. 14 Stanford

  The Orange picked up its second win of the weekend, dropping Stanford to 1-4 on Sunday.

The No. 1 Syracuse field hockey team (6-0) won its second game over a ranked opponent of the weekend, taking down No. 14 Stanford by a score of 3-1 on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium.

Coming off Friday's win against No. 18 Boston College by the same score, the Orange jumped ahead of the Cardinals early, never trailing and building an early 2-0 lead before the halftime break.

Junior Laura Hurff put Syracuse on the board 15 minutes into the game, collecting a rebound off Stanford goalie, Kelsey Bing, before firing a shot past the keeper for a one-goal Orange advantage.

Just seven minutes later, Elaine Carey found the back of the net for Syracuse, deflecting a hard shot from Hurff passed the Cardinals defense to extend the lead to two.

Coming out of the break, the Cardinal got on the scoreboard with 31:30 to play. Deflecting a ball from Caroline Beaudoin, Kristina Bassi slipped one past Regan Spencer to narrow the gap for the visitors.

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Spencer finished the day with four saves, with the deflection coming as the only time she was beat on the afternoon. Bing made eight saves in net for Stanford.

After 11 minutes of scoreless play followed the Stanford goal, the Orange tacked on an insurance goal to push its lead back to two. Receiving a pass from Serra Degnan, Roos Weers launched a shot from the edge of the arc that was deflected by a Cardinal defender before making its way into the net for the game's final tally.

Wrapping up a two-win weekend, the topped ranked Orange looks to extend its winning streak next Sunday as the team travels to face ACC-foe, Wake Forest. Start-time for match will be noon.

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