Men's soccer: Orange pulls away from Hartwick

Three goals during the final 20 minutes propel SU to easy exhibition win.

It took Syracuse a long time to build any sort of advantage during Saturday's rainy exhibition match against Hartwick.

But once it finally did, the Orange couldn't be stopped.

Noah Rhynhart broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 71st minute, and SU added two more insurance goals late to post a 4-1 victory over the Hawks at the SU Soccer Stadium. 

"To get that first game out of the way was good," Orange head coach Ian McIntyre told Syracuse Athletics. "Our performance grew stronger as the game wore on, and some of our guys coming off the bench really gave us a lift."

The Orange took an early lead 34 minutes into the contest on a penalty-kick goal by Julian Buescher. However, Nick Hillis brought the Hawks even early in the second half.

The score remained tied until Rhynhart found an open shot off a rebound and buried it for the eventual game-winner. Mike Koegel and Stefanos Stamoulacatos punched home the other goals for SU.

Syracuse goalkeepers Alex Bono and Matt Stith combined for three saves.

The Orange is 8-1 in exhibition matches since 2011. It faces Akron this Friday at 7 p.m. in another friendly.

Post new comment

* Field must be completed for your comment to appear on The NewsHouse
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.