Women's soccer team extends streak to 3

Syracuse improves to 4-2 in conference play with a 2OT victory against Rutgers, 2-1.

The Syracuse University women’s soccer team improved to 5-4-3 (4-2 Big East) Sunday after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-6-1, 1-4-1 Big East) in a double overtime thriller, 2-1.

The Orange, which scored a season-high of four goals Friday against Seton Hall, struggled to find the net Sunday in Piscataway, N.J. The only goal scored in regulation time by the Orange came courtesy of junior defender Amanda Hamilton at the 23:38 mark. Hamilton's goal followed a goal by Rutgers' Ashley Medcalf at 12:27 into the game.  

Syracuse didn't find the back of the net again until the 103:18 mark, when junior midfielder Jasmine Watkins tallied her first of the season. The team has not been a stranger to close games--this marks their 10th game this season decided by one goal. 

The Orange registered 14 shots, nine of which were on goal, and was only caught offside once in the game. The Scarlet Knights shot 16 times, only four on goal, and were caught offside five times. The Orange also added to its Big East-leading foul total after committing 11 against Rutgers. 

Syracuse returns to the pitch to try to extend its three-game winning streak Friday at 7 p.m. when it plays on the road against the Pittsburgh Panthers.


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