The Orange roll over Kent State

The SU field hockey team finish the weekend 2-0, pushing its win total to seven on the year.

All-American Liz McInerney had a career day, scoring once and adding three assists as No. 2 Syracuse dominated Kent State with a score of 7-1 on Sunday.

The Orange (7-0) held the Golden Flashes (4-5) in submission right from the beginning, maintaining ball possession for more than 60 percent of the game.

McInerney credited her performance on the players she set up the goals for.

“It's pretty easy when the forwards are moving for you,” McInerney said. “They're always in the right place at the right time; we just worked well together today.”

The Golden Flashes were the second team of the weekend to fall victim to the Orange's stellar defense, which allowed just two shots on Sunday, and had only allowed six on Friday against Villanova.

Starting goalkeeper senior Leann Stiver (7-0) allowed Kent State's one goal. Freshman backup goalie Jess Jecko saw zero shots in her 28 minutes of play.

“We keep them sharp in practice,” said Bradley of her goalie duo.

Lauren Brooks continued her torrid pace of goal scoring, with her third of the weekend and sixth on the year. Brooks has far surpassed her goal total of four from her freshman campaign.

The 7-1 victory extended Syracuse's home winning streak to 32 games. They last lost at home in 2009, and have outscored opponents 140-25 since then.

This weekend the Orange travel to New Jersey for games against Rutgers and No. 2 Princeton – who Syracuse is tied with nationally (as of Sept. 11).

“It doesn't matter where we play,” Bradley said of playing on the road. “We just have to keep playing hockey.”


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