Men's soccer: Orange offense too much for Bucknell

Alseth's first two career goals help SU outlast the Bison.

After 56 minutes of play at SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night, No. 5 Syracuse had only mustered a one-goal advantage against Bucknell.

But an unlikely offensive threat soon broke the game open.

Sophomore Oyvind Alseth scored the first two goals of his college tenure in the second half to help the Orange pull away to a 4-1 victory over the Bison. With the win, SU became the first school to reach the 13-victory plateau this season.

The Orange (13-2-0) first struck only 47 seconds into the match, as Chris Nanco picked up a flubbed pass by Bucknell goalkeeper Mike Lansing and launched it into a wide-open net.

In the 22nd minute, Alseth lobbed a corner kick in the direction of Emil Ekblom. The sophomore's header flew past Lansing to double the advantage.

The Bison (6-9-0) remained in hot pursuit thanks to a goal by Ben Derleth in the 56th minute, but ultimately couldn't keep up with Alseth.

Only two minutes later, the sophomore converted a header of his own for the Orange's third tally. He would later deliver the final dagger in the 63rd minute on an SU counterattack with Ekblom.

SU has now won 20 consecutive matches against non-conference opponents. Coach Ian McIntyre and Co. will now head to Raleigh, N.C., to face North Carolina State on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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