Women's Soccer

September 21, 2017 - 11:33pm
The Orange dropped a 1-0 game with Wake Forest despite a late offensive push

A slow start doomed Syracuse on Thursday night in its ACC women’s soccer opener, dropping a tight 1-0 decision to No. 18 Wake Forest. The Orange fell to 5-3-1 (0-1-0) with the defeat, while he Demon Deacons improved to 8-1-1 (2-0-0).

September 14, 2017 - 2:16pm
SU's women's coach talks about his experience both in and out of Syracuse soccer.

Phil Wheddon has been the head coach of the Syracuse Women's Soccer team for 10 years. Before joining the Orange, Wheddon had stints as the goalkeeper coach for both the US Men and Women's national teams.

The Orange were set to begin their conference games this week but, due to Hurricane Irma devastating Florida, the game against Miami has been postponed until further notice. That means that Wheddon's team will begin their ACC fixtures with three games against teams in the top 20 nationwide.

September 9, 2017 - 7:01am
This was the women's soccer team's first loss at home this season.

The Syracuse women’s soccer team was defeated by Colgate, 0-1, after an aggressive match at SU Soccer Stadium on Thursday night.<

Starting the match were seven underclassmen for Syracuse and four talented seniors. The girls came out playing strong, but not strong enough next to Colgate according to Head Coach Phil Wheddon.

January 2, 2015 - 10:45pm
A struggling offense and off-the-field distractions derailed a promising start to the 2014 season.

Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon had one word to sum up the 2014 season.


Although the Orange strung together a decent start, it began to hit a lull during the middle of the campaign and struggled to capitalize on scoring chances, an issue that became even more prevalent against four ranked opponents at the end of the season. SU finished with an overall record of 5-10-4 and failed to qualify for the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments.  

September 7, 2014 - 7:04pm
Chancellor Kent Syrverud announced in an email that a community forum will address the offensive Instagram video that has been circulating this weekend.

Syracuse University’s administration is now planning a community forum in response to the Instagram video featuring Syracuse University soccer player Hanna Strong.  

The video, which has been circulating through news outlets and social media this weekend, catalyzed a strong and rapid reaction on campus after it was posted on Saturday. In the video, Strong, who is a senior midfielder on the women’s soccer team, shouts racial and homophobic slurs.

September 6, 2014 - 10:35pm
Sophomore scores two goals, adds assist in dominant second half.

Temperatures on Colgate’s soccer field reached 100 degrees on Friday afternoon, but the scorching heat was not enough to slow down Syracuse forward Stephanie Skilton

Skilton stormed out of the half in the Orange’s game against the University of Massachusetts Lowell, scoring two quick goals and later adding an assist to lead the Orange to a 4-0 victory.  The game was the first matchup of the Colgate Nike Classic in Hamilton, N.Y.

October 25, 2013 - 10:30am
The women's soccer team could not stop Maryland, eventually losing 3-1 in the final home game of the year.

With its season on the line, the Syracuse Orange took to the field at the SU Soccer Stadium for the last time in 2013 on a cold and rainy Thursday night.  Syracuse (7-9-1) took on a strong ACC opponent in Maryland (8-8-0), with both teams looking to make a push for the ACC tournament.  In the first ever meeting between the two, Maryland managed to pull off a 3-1 win, effectively ending SU’s chances of making the ACC tournament.

October 13, 2013 - 5:40pm
It was a tight contest for over 90 minutes, but in the end the Seminoles squeaked out the 1-0 overtime victory against the Orange.

The Syracuse Orange (5-7-1) women took the field Thursday night against No. 3Florida State University (10-0-3).  SU was looking to keep the momentum going after a 4-0 win at Pitt, its first ever ACC win, while FSU was coming off a win against Boston College. 

Orange played tough until the final moments of the game, forcing FSU into overtime in order to draw a result, 1-0 in favor of the Seminoles.

September 22, 2013 - 9:40pm
The Orange used two second-half goals to tie and snap a four-game losing streak.

On a cool, windy afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium, the Syracuse Orange (4-5) took on the No. 18 Duke Blue Devils (4-4-1) for the first time in franchise history.  The Orange looked to snap a four game losing streak while the Blue Devils just came off a loss against No. 3 Wake Forest.  Both teams were looking to rebound in what was also the first ACC home game for SU, but only came out with a 2-2 draw.

September 6, 2013 - 10:04am
The women's soccer team scored two goals early on, but had to fend off a vicious attack from the Knights to hold on to the win.

The Syracuse women’s soccer team used a first half surge and defended a second half counterattack to defeat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 2-1 Thursday night at the SU Soccer Stadium.  Syracuse (4-1) and Fairleigh Dickson (2-2) had only met three times prior to Thursday, with the Orange having won two of those three matches.  With the win, the team is off to its best start since 2003.