STAFF : SU women’s soccer drops regular-season finale at St. John’s

first_img Comments Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm The Syracuse women’s soccer team fell against St. John’s 2-0 on the road Friday night to wrap up the regular season.The Orange (7-7-3, 6-5 Big East) couldn’t find a way to slow down the Red Storm’s biggest offensive threat, Jen Leaverton, who netted both goals against the Syracuse defense.Leaverton, a senior, started the scoring early when she shot to the left side of the net and past SU goalkeeper Brittany Anghel in the 10th minute. Then Leaverton started off the second half just like she started the first half, with a goal to give St. John’s some insurance in the 48th minute.Although SU was outscored at St. John’s, the Syracuse offense actually outshot the Red Storm 11-6. Junior Rosina Callisto led the Orange with four shots and one on target.Anghel made two saves, finishing the regular season with 61 saves. In her first season as the full-time starter, the sophomore played nearly every minute and recorded seven shutouts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse finishes the regular season with the most wins in program history since 2007.Despite finishing the season with a loss, SU previously clinched a bye in the Big East tournament, the first time the Orange is in the postseason under SU head coach Phil Wheddon.With the bye, Syracuse plays Sunday against Georgetown.Field hockeyThe Orange lost to Connecticut 3-2 in heartbreaking double-overtime fashion Sunday.Marie Elena Bolles secured the victory for the fourth-ranked Huskies, beating Syracuse goalkeeper Leann Stiver on a long ball in the sudden-death period.The conference loss to UConn (15-1, 5-0 Big East) put a damper on SU’s (14-3, 4-1) weekend, after the No. 6 Orange earned a 3-2 overtime victory over No. 12 Boston College (10-7, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Friday.In that game, Leonie Geyer provided the game-winning score, dribbling around the Eagles backs and lifting the ball into the top of the net.But for Syracuse, there was much more at stake in the team’s Big East matchup.Barring a massive upset against Rutgers, the Huskies will take home the regular-season crown with a 6-0 Big East mark. The Huskies also earned the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament, which SU will host from Nov. 4-6 at J.S. Coyne Stadium.In that loss to UConn, Cara Silverman put SU in a hole early, redirecting a Jestine Angelini shot past Stiver on a penalty corner in the 15th minute.Iona Holloway mirrored Silverman’s play, tipping an Amy Kee blast past UConn goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield to knot the score at 1-1.Just two minutes later, junior Kelsey Millman gave the Orange the lead on her 16th goal of the season.The Huskies answered in the 50th minute when Anne Jeutte deflected another Angelini shot in off a corner.The two teams failed to score for the remainder of regulation. Both teams had chances to win the game in the first overtime. Syracuse squandered two corner opportunities and Jeute was turned away by Stiver on a breakaway.But Bolles left SU with no more chances, ending the game just two minutes into the second overtime.Cross countryThe Syracuse cross country team competed at the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca on Friday. Some of the team’s younger, less experienced runners showcased their talents in the final meet of the regular season.The men’s team finished in second place in the five-mile run, and the women claimed fourth place in the 5,000-meter race.Redshirt freshman Reed Kamyszek finished first for the men’s team and second overall with a time of 26:49. Patrick Geoghegan (27:03), Jon Squeri (27:06) and Jonathan Aziz (27:12) claimed the sixth through eighth spots, respectively.David Wilson also contributed to the men’s second-place team finish by placing 10th with a time of 27:30.The women’s team was led by redshirt sophomore Erin Cawley, who finished in fourth place overall with a time of 19:20. Rounding out the top 10 finishers for the women were Lauren MacFawn, who finished in fifth place with a time of 19:25, and freshman Katie Weisenburger, who finished 10th at 20:00.Brenna Symoniak finished 12th with a time of 20:04, and Kate Norskog finished 23rd, clocking in at 21:12.With the regular season complete, the Orange harriers are preparing for the most competitive part of the season. The women will take a shot at improving their third-place finish from last year, while the men look to garner their third straight Big East title at the Big East championship in Louisville, Ky., this Saturday.—Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staffcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more