Syracuse men’s soccer beats UConn 1-0

Syracuse men's soccer beats UConn 1-0

The Orange got a goal from Sondre Norheim to improve to 5-3-4 on the season.
Published: October 16, 2019
Julio Fulcar falls to the ground going after after a ball against Yale on Friday.
Julio Fulcar falls to the ground going after a ball against Yale on Sept. 6th.

In a slow-paced game, characterized by some questionable calls from the referees, the Orange easily defeated the Huskies, 1-0, by taking advantage of careless defense.

The first half was relatively slow, but the Orange came close to scoring on a few different occasions. They could not capitalize.

Even still, the Orange monopolized possession during the first half, running up their shots on goal, while the Huskies couldn’t get much going on the opposite side of the pitch.

The beginning of the second half started off with a bang in the 54th minute, as forward Massimo Ferrin assisted defenseman Sondre Norheim on a header following a corner kick to take 1-0 lead.

That lone goal of the game marked Norheim’s first goal on the season.

The Huskies racked up 13 fouls, which was almost double to Syracuse’s seven. The Orange compiled 10 total corners, to UConn’s one, as they pressed the box throughout the game.

The Orange recorded four times the amount of shots, finishing with 12 with five on goal to the Huskies’ three.

Syracuse advanced to 5-3-4, and will face Clemson on Saturday at home. The Huskies (4-8-1) return home to play UCF on Sunday.

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