SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A penalty corner midway through overtime led #23 Syracuse past the 14th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team, 2-1, at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Friday night. Senior goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke made nine saves for the Hawks, while junior Emily Peters tallied her second goal of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• The hosts carried the play through much of the first half, outshooting the Hawks 7-0 over the opening 30 minutes. The Orange finally broke through with five minutes to go in the second quarter when Charlotte de Vries tallied her sixth goal of the season to put Syracuse ahead, 1-0, at the break.
• The Hawks answered shortly after halftime as Peters scored her second goal in as many games on a penalty corner opportunity to knot the game at a goal apiece.
• That's where it would remain throughout regulation, although SJU would have a pair of penalty corners in the final seconds of the fourth quarter but could not find the cage, sending the game into overtime.
• Kammerinke made a pair of early saves, but after the Orange were awarded a corner midway through the extra frame, Laura Graziosi scored the game-winner to give Syracuse its third overtime win of the season.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE
• The Orange enjoyed a 13-4 advantage in shots, while the Hawks had three corners to two for Syracuse.
• Kammerinke's nine saves are a season-high, while Sarah Sinck made one for the Orange in relief of Syd Taylor, who made her first start of the season in the cage.
Saint Joseph's continues its New York swing with a game at Cornell on Sunday afternoon.
Saint Joseph's (3-1) 0 0 1 0 0 – 1
Syracuse (4-1) 0 1 0 0 1 – 2
SYR: de Vries, Graziosi
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