Syracuse field hockey rebounds from Friday loss, beating Dartmouth 6-0
Syracuse field hockey rebounds from Friday loss, beating Dartmouth
Syracuse field hockey came out with a vengeance Sunday after dropping Friday’s contest at Virginia. The Orange (7-2, 1-1 ACC) dominated Dartmouth (3-4, 0-1 Ivy) to a final score of 6-0, with the Orange winning the shot battle 26-1 and the penalty corner battle 8-1.
“I am pleased with their ability to come back and play team [hockey] and work to play with a little more maturity,” Orange head coach Ange Bradley said.
The Orange offense was led by midfielder Lana Hamilton and back Eefke van den Nieuwenhof who both netted two goals. Van den Nieuwenhof also added an assist to her stellar performance. The other Orange goal scorers were forwards Quirine Comans and Charlotte de Vries.
“Well honestly, I feel I have been coming close a lot of the games to scoring and this is just the game that I just put two in and it was really exciting, especially as a freshman to be able to do that,” Hamilton said.
The Orange defense again held up solidly as they only conceded one off target shot and one penalty corner the entire game. Syracuse goalkeepers Brooke Borzymowski and Louise Pert combined to give the Orange their sixth shutout of the year, even though both goalkeepers mostly went untested.
“She’s [Pert’s] been training really well and I wanted to see what she could do,” Bradley said of her third quarter goalkeeper change. “She obviously unfortunately did not get tested really, but I was glad we were able to get her into the game.”
The Orange penalty corner luck might have just shifted after going 0-10 on penalty corners over their previous two contests, Syracuse was able to convert their final four of eight penalty corners into goals today. One on an insertion by midfielder Willemijn Boogert and the last three on insertions by primary inserter and midfielder SJ Quigley.
“I think that our corners have to get a lot better and its great we got execution, but we need to clean them up a lot,” Bradley said.
Looking ahead for the Orange, their next contest is Friday at 4 p.m. at J.S. Coyne Stadium against Boston College (5-4, 2-0 ACC).
“It is what are the things we do well, what do we need to clean up and do better and we have to be able to get better pressure on ourselves in training to be ready,” Bradley said of the preparations to play Boston College. “BC is a very good team, a tough team and we are going to need to be doing a lot of things faster.”