No. 5 Syracuse crushes Michigan State

Four different players scored as Syracuse shutouts Michigan State for its third win of the season.

The Syracuse Orange field hockey team earned its third win of the season with a shutout against the Michigan State Spartans 4–0 Friday in East Lansing, Mich.

The Orange (3-0) defense dominated the Spartans (1-3), allowing only one shot on goal out of three total shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Jess Jecko earned her first career shutout with just one save.

The Syracuse offense attacked the Spartan defense aggressively, with 10 of 13 shots on goal.  The goals were spread out among Emma Russell (21:08), Leonie Geyer (34:05), Lauren Brooks (37:43) and Karlee Farr (65:13). 

Russell’s goal in the first period was the only unassisted goal of the day for Syracuse. Jordan Page and Russell assisted Geyer on her goal to close out the first period.

Geyer then assisted Brooks early in the second period. Geyer’s 34 career assists   ties her with Sherri Magasm (1986–89) for the fourth all–time at Syracuse.  Russell assisted Farr on the insurance goal late in the second period to seal the game.

The Orange will remain in East Lansing to play Kent State on Sunday before retuning to Syracuse for their home opener against University of Massachusetts on Friday at 3 p.m.


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