Syracuse field hockey records seventh shutout, defeating Boston College

Syracuse field hockey records seventh shutout, defeating Boston College

Syracuse forward Charlotte De Vries moves into program's top 10 in career goals.
Published: September 30, 2022
Charlotte De Vries (10) defends the ball against Duke during a game on Friday, September 16, 2022.
Charlotte De Vries (10) defends the ball against Duke during a game on September 16.

The No. 13 ranked Orange (9-2, 2-1 ACC) recorded its seventh shutout, beating No. 16 ranked Boston College (5-5, 2-1 ACC) 3-0 on the backs of three fourth-quarter goals.

“I think that today we had so many shots on goal in the first half that did not make it in the goal,” forward Charlotte De Vries said. “During halftime we really focused on let’s just keep firing on them and they’re going to go in. I think we did a great job with that.”

De Vries recorded one goal and one assist as she moved into the top 1o in program career goals. Midfielders Joy Haarman and Willemijn Boogert scored one goal each as the Orange could stay undefeated at home this season.

“I just found out about that right after the game. It is such an honor,” De Vries said of moving into the top ten in career goals. “This place has made me grow into a way better field hockey player than I was when I came in, so it is always an honor to play for a program like this.”

The Orange defense was stellar again today, recording their seventh shutout of the season, conceding just two shots, one on target and one corner. Although, they have the post to thank for keeping the shutout alive as the off-target shot hit the front side of the goalpost to miss crossing the goal line.

“I think it is our structure defensively to limit a team to two shots is pretty good, so I think that says a lot about our defensive structure,” Orange head coach Ange Bradley said.

Though the Orange were the dominant team throughout the contest, they couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net until the fourth period of play. The Orange had 12 shots and four on goal during the first three periods of the game but weren’t able to break the Eagles’ defense. The Orange would add five more shots in the fourth period, with three of them reaching the back of the net, but the usual quick scoring attack of the Orange was just not on display today.

“We started passing the ball up front a little bit and then we changed a little bit, so we could get different entry angles,” Coach Bradley said of the changes that were made to finally break the deadlock. “Those adjustments allowed us to start getting the field opened up more.”

It is safe to say that the Orange penalty corner luck has shifted as they had their second 50% game in a row. They went 2-4 on penalty corners they were given. Primary inserter and midfielder SJ Quigley seemed to have found her grove and hit her targets as she inserted both of Syracuse’s successful corners.

“I am glad that is a good percentage,” Coach Bradley said. “I am happy with that. I’d like to see us earning a few more corners, but again that is just repetition, practice, seeing things on video, and growing, so I was happy with that.”

The Orange’s next contest is Sunday at 1 p.m. in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where they will play No. 18 ranked JMU (7-3) at a neutral site.