Syracuse field hockey coach Ange Bradley wins 200th career game
Syracuse field hockey takes down St. Joseph's
Head field hockey coach Ange Bradley was brought to Syracuse to win games. And that is exactly what she has done, now 200 times over. Tonight Bradley picked up her 200th career victory as her team defeated #14 St. Joseph’s in overtime.
Last year, the Hawks beat the Orange 5-2, hurting Syracuse’s chance of making the NCAA Tournament. This year, the team was back with a vengeance. The Orange flexed their defensive muscles in the first half as St. Joseph’s did not have a single shot on goal.
“It was a great opportunity to play a ranked team,” Bradley said. “And, our kids came out fantastic.”
Syracuse also struck first when freshman standout Charlotte DeVries picked up her sixth goal of the season in the 25th minute. Senior Claire Webb was back from a hand injury and the momentum was with the Orange. But, in the second half, St. Joseph’s answered back. They applied pressure that Syracuse could not handle and eventually squeezed a goal off of a corner in the 34th minute.
“It was a well-executed corner on their part,” Bradley said. Neither team could score in the fourth quarter of play, sending the game to overtime. This time, it was Syracuse’s turn to be on the attack. They scored on a corner by Laura Graziosi in the 65th minute.
“I’m just so proud of them,” said Bradley. “They stay composed. We dominated the game statistically.”
With the win, the Orange improve to 4-1 on the season. They head to Bucknell University on Sunday to take on the Bison. On Friday, Sept. 20, the team returns home for an ACC matchup against No. 6 Virginia.