The Syracuse University women’s soccer team improved to 4-4-3 (3-2-0 Big East) Friday after trumping the Seton Hall Pirates (7-3-2, 3-2 Big East) in South Orange, N.J., 4-1.
Syracuse struck first after senior defender Casey Ramirez scored her first goal of the year at the 26:51 mark. Ramirez scored the goal off of a Brittany Kinmond pass from 18 yards out. The goal came after a slow start for SU as the squad accumulated three fouls within the first 11 minutes of the game and only recorded one shot before the goal.
Ramirez's score, however, sparked the rest of the offense.
SU scored again at the 32:59 mark when sophomore defender Cecilia Borgstrom netted her second goal of the year. Borgstrom slipped from her defender and struck the ball from 15 yards out and into the net.
The second half saw more Orange dominance as freshman midfielder Megan Hunsberger netted her second goal of the season. Goalkeeper Brittany Anghel set the play in motion with a long lead pass, setting Hunsberger up for a good look from 16 yards out. Midfielder Tina Romagnuolo netted the fourth and final goal for SU in the 78th minute. The Pirates broke the shutout in the 78th minute with a goal by Ashley Beamish.
Despite the offensive surge Friday, Syracuse committed 11 fouls against Seton Hall, raising its Big East-leading total to 130.
The Orange hopes to extend its winning streak to three Sunday in Piscataway, N.J. against Rutgers.
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