The Syracuse University Women’s soccer team (6-4-3, 5-2 Big East) extended its longest winning streak of the season to four on Friday after defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-10-4, 0-5-2 Big East) in Pittsburgh, P.A.
The victory keeps the Orange only one game back of Marquette (13-2, 6-1) and West Virginia (10-4, 6-1) for first place in the American Division of the Big East Conference standings. SU has yet to play either team this season.
Junior midfielder Rosina Callisto gave the Orange a 1-0 lead after netting her first goal of the season from 25 yards out. The Orange struck again in the 39th minute when junior midfielder Tina Romagnuolo netted her fourth goal of the season. SU shot the ball on goal three times (four total) as the Panthers only had one shot on goal (four total) in the first half.
The second half saw more Orange dominance as sophomore forward Brittany Kinmond netted her second goal of the season from the right corner of the box.
The Syracuse defense continued to excel as the Orange recorded its sixth clean sheet of the season. The shutout also kept SU’s Big East-leading goals allowed total at 11.
The offensive insurgence continued Friday as the Orange scored multiple goals for the third straight game after scoring one goal or less in each of the four games prior. The squad also racked up nine shots (six on goal) against Pittsburgh.
The Orange did, however, committed nine fouls Friday, making the team second in the Big East in that category.
Syracuse will try to continue its four-game winning streak Sunday when it takes on West Virginia in Morgantown, W.V. A win and a Marquette loss to Connecticut would make a three-way tie at the top of the conference.
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