Field Hockey hosts cheap Halloween party

The No. 5 ranked Orange field hockey team closes the regular season against Rutgers on Oct. 31; game time is 1 p.m.

After getting tricked in Boston last weekend, the Syracuse field hockey team looks to treat the fans on Saturday.
The Orange returns to J.S. Coyne Stadium on Halloween after spending the past two weekends watching the leaves change across the Northeast.
The final game of the regular season is a great time to start a new streak: SU looks to wrap up the outright Big East Conference regular season title against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 1:00 p.m. The Orange has won the previous five matchups, including a 7-1 win in Piscataway, N.J., last season.
Saturday’s game has special meaning for SU hockey:
It is Senior Day and a special celebration is planned for senior forward Tracy Deitrick (below), graduate goalie Ashleigh McGowan and junior Lena Voelmle.  Also, the team is trying to break the attendance record at Coyne (862, set in 2008), giving out gifts to all fans that come to the game with a Halloween costume (pdf).
The Orange (15-2, 5-0 Big East), currently ranked No. 5 in the nation, will be the top seed at the upcoming Big East Championships in Providence, R.I. SU won the Big East tournament in 2008, and advanced to the national semifinals.
After winning 5-3 at Villanova last Friday to clinch a share of the Big East regular season championship, the Orange were hard-luck losers on Chestnut Hill at No. 10 Boston College on Sunday (just the fourth loss in 41 contests).  The loss brought an abrupt end to a 12-game win streak, an impressive run in a schedule that featured 10 nationally-ranked teams.
The team’s first trip to New England, on Oct. 17, produced a thrilling 3-2 double overtime win at rival Connecticut. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the trip with this video produced by Mike Tressa:

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