The Syracuse Titans (2-5-1, 1-2-0) suffered a 2-0 defeat from the Layton Lancers (4-1-0, 3-0-0) on Tuesday afternoon in Layton.
The Titans controlled the first 20 minutes of each half, but it was an aggressive and physical Layton team that took over. The Lancers scored a goal in each half in the 22nd and 63rd minute of the game.
Overall Layton out shot Syracuse 26-15, but the Titans did put more shots on goal 7-6. The Titans out hit the Lancers in corner kicks 3-2. While the Lancers led in both fouls and offsides.
The Titans were paced offensively by Ashlyn Hall (4 shots, 2 SOG), Savnnah Allen (3 shots, 2 SOG) & Kelsey Steed (3 Shots, 2 SOG). Defensively center backs Grace Nelson and Abby Hall were excellent. Keeping Layton out of the 18 and middle of the field.
The Lady Titans have the rest of the week off then visit Nationally Ranked, #2, Davis (6-0-0, 2-0-0) next Tuesday Sep. 6th.
While it was not exactly the type of win Coach Taylor Allen expected of his team last Thursday, but it was a much needed win and the first 3 points of Region 2 play for the Syracuse Titans (2-4-1 , 1-1-0) over the West Panthers (0-6-0 , 0-2-0).
It was Senior Anne Petersen
who paced the Titans in the 3-1 win with her first brace of the season (4th goal of the season), scoring the game opening goal off of a beautiful combo with Freshman Ashlyn Hall in the 5th minute & also netting the game winning goal in the 35th minute of the game. Once again it was the Freshman Hall with the assist.
The Titans completely dominated the second half, providing many scoring chances and having a goal called back. It was Priscilla Meza with her 1st goal of the season that completed the night for the Titans in the 71st minute, off of a Kenadee Arigot assist.
The Titans dominated the Panthers in every single statistical category, out shooting West 16-9 and winning more corner kicks 6-2.
The Titan Prep (2-3-2) team also had a similar match to Varsity , defeating the West JV squad 4-1, carrying a halftime score of 2-1 like their Varsity teammates. Gabrielle Bugtong (1st goal of 2016) opened up scoring for the Titans followed by the game winning goal & brace from Sophomore Taylor Tesch (1st 2 goals of 2016) and the last goal of the game from Sophomore Lexi Chenoweth (1st of 2016). The prep team has had 8 different players score this season!
On Tuesday August 30th the Titans visit Region leading Layton (3-1-0, 2-0-0) on their home field. Varsity at 3:30, prep to follow.
The Titans wrap up their tee shirt and scarves fundraiser this week. Contact Coach Allen or any girls soccer player for tee/hoody info. Scarves are $15 and can be purchased in the office or through any girl soccer player. #cusesoccer
The Syracuse Titans (1-4-1, -6 goal differential) traveled to Bountiful Tuesday afternoon to take on the #3 ranked Viewmont Lady Vikes (5-1-0). Viewmont defeated Syracuse with a score of 2-0, both second half goals by the Vikings.
The game was a hard pressed battle between both teams in the first half, leaving the score tied 0-0. It was in the first 10 minutes of the second half that Viewmont capitalized on Syracuse mistakes. The first goal (44′) came off of a corner and the Vikings beat the Titan defense to the ball. 6 minutes later the second goal ensued (50′) when a Viking hit from the deep right side sailed over keepers Gabby Segura’s glove.
The Vikings won nearly every statistical battle. Corners 4-1 , Offsides 3-0, even foul were in favor of Viewmont 6-1. They were the more aggressive team on the pitch and the final score showed.
The Titan prep team (1-3-2, -8 goal differential) also lost to Viewmont 2-0. It was incredibly similar to the Varsity, as the score held 0-0 at halftime.
The Titans take on West (0-5-0) in Salt Lake City on their football field Thursday at 3:30 pm for Varsity and 5:00 pm for prep.
The Syracuse Titans (1-3-1) played host to the visiting Snow Canyon Warriors (1-2-0) Friday afternoon at Titan Field. This was the last preseason match for the Titans who finally notched their first 3 points of the 2016 season with a 2-1 victory.
Snow Canyon comes into the match with plenty of 3A experience and success to challenge the Titans, having competed in 2 semi finals in the past 5 years and winning it all in 2012. This was a rematch from last years 1-1 tie in St. George.
It was a physical and tough battle for both teams, with the Titans struggling to connect with each other for the first portion of the game. The Warriors were the first to draw blood, opening the scoring in the 17th minute. After a Titan foul just outside the penalty box, the Warriors quickly played a shot on goal, catching all 11 Syracuse players off guard for the opening goal of the game.
Senior Anne Petersen helped the Titans even the score before halftime in the 35th minute, heading in the ball off of Adriana Owens corner kick. Petersen’s second goal of the season & 5th point of the season (Goals – Bonneville, Snow Canyon, Assist – Ogden)
It was Owen who proved to be the difference to push the home team over the hump. Hitting the Game Winning Goal to the far post off of a set piece in the 44th minute. The Sophomores 1st Career Varsity goal.
The Titan back line kept the Warrior offense at bay for most of the afternoon, anchored by great defensive efforts from Center backs Abby Hall and Grace Nelson.
The Titans outshot the Warriors 21-14. Syracuse put 10 shots on goal compared to 6 for the visitors. Gabby Segura had 5 saves and 8 defensive plays in net for the Titans.
The Syracuse Prep team (1-2-2) lost to Snow Canyon JV team 1-4. Madison Yamashita put in the lone goal for the Titans her JV leading 3rd goal of the season.
Syracuse begins Region 2 play next week. Visiting a very tough & 5A title contender Viewmont (4-1-0) Tuesday, then heading south to Salt Lake City to take on take on the West Panthers (0-4-0).
It’s that time of the year again! Once again the Titan Soccer players are selling Syracuse Gear. In years past many of you have willingly donated your money to help both the program and the players. Thank you so very much!
The girls are out & about in the community selling Titan gear again. The money goes both towards the girls to help them pay for their fees and back into the program to purchase new gear (the girls are in need of new practice balls). We have added additional items for 2016 including a crew neck sweatshirt, nicer hoodies, backpacks and a hat. The gear orders will be in in the next 2 weeks and gear should be delivered to you by the end of September at the latest.
Any SHS soccer player can get your gear ordered or you may contact Coach Allen by email firstname.lastname@example.org (notice the 2 a’s) to get your 2016 Titan gear. We also accept donations and will be selling Syracuse Soccer Scarves like last year at football games when they arrive. Thanks Titan Fans!
The Syracuse Titans defense & Junior goalkeeper Gabby Segura secured their first shutout of the season (Segura’s 6th career), resulting in a 0-0 tie on a rare Saturday morning game against the visiting Desert Hills Thunder, one of last seasons final four in 3A & two years removed from a runner up finish in the same classification.
Desert Hills (1-1-0) visited Syracuse (0-3-1) after the Titans went down to Dixie in 2015 for the first ever series game against the two schools in history. Today’s game proved to be equally challenging and exciting as last years 2-1 Syracuse victory in St. George with both teams providing many scoring chances including shots ringing off of crossbars near the end of regulation.
After struggling offensively during the Ogden Cup this week, the Titans found their rhythm against the Thunder hitting 22 shots against the Desert Hills defense this morning. They were led in shots by Sophomore Adriana Owen with a game leading 7 shots. 10 different Cuse athletes found shooting opportunities in today’s tie, helping to end the Titans 3 game losing streak.
The prep team (JV 1-1-2) had an equally exciting game, posting their first victory of the season, a 1-0 over the Thunder JV. Priscilla Meza tapped in the Madi Dee cross for the game winning goal. Bridget Wallace earned the JV shutout in net (1st career).
Having played 4 games in 5 days, the Titans have 5 days off until another St. George school, the Snow Canyon Warriors, visit Titan Field next Friday August 19th @ 3:30 pm. This will be the final preseason game for Syracuse before they being their Region 2 schedule.
It was a trying and learning first week of the season for the Syracuse Titans. To start off the season the Titans played 6 games (3 var/3 jv) in 3 days against local soccer programs the Ogden Tigers, Bonneville Lakers and Northridge Knights.
On Tuesday the Titans gave up an early 2 goals to the Tigers but quickly responded. Freshman Ashlyn Hall opened up the 2017 scoring for the Titans off an assist from Senior Anne Petersen. The halftime score reflected the final with Ogden holding a 2-1 victory over Syracuse.
The prep team (jv) had more success leaving the field in a 3-3 tie against Ogden. Whitney Carlson, Madison Yamashita & Kloe Swallow paced the Titans with one a goal each in the tie.
Wednesday provided the opportunity to play against eventual cup champions Bonneville. The Titans came out strong, dominating possession in the first half and netting an early goal in the 9th minute from Petersen. A stoppage time goal off of a set piece from Bonneville equalized the game and proved to be the momentum shift in favor of the Lakers. The second half was all Bonneville, prevailing in a 3-1 victory.
Prep team lost to the Lakers 1-5. Madison Yamashita provided the lone scoring opportunity for the Titans. Taking her season total to 2 in as many games.
Thursday nights game proved to be a tale of two halves again for the Titans. After settling into a 0-0 halftime score, the knights came out swinging, scoring 37 seconds into the second half. Northridge would add another goal to complete the 2-0 victory.
Prep team finished the tournament with a 0-1-2 record after tying Northridge 1-1. After giving up the header on a set piece, Madi Dee responded with the equalizer for the Titans.
The tournament left the Varsity Titans with an 0-3 record, but not completely dissatisfied with their performance. The coaching staff saw the girls respond to areas asked of them and overall team improvement with every game.
Syracuse completes the busy first week of the season as Desert Hills from Southern Utah visits Titan field in a rare Saturday morning game (Varsity 10 am).
The Titans look to begin their season at the Ogden Cup this week against local teams Ogden (Tue), Bonneville (Wed), & Highway 193 neighbor Northridge (Thu) at the brand new Ogden Community Sports Complex. After the tournament they play host to St. George Schools, Desert Hills and Snow Canyon before they kick off their Region 2 schedule @ Viewmont.
The Titans lost 5 Senior starters & 4 college players from 2015 including all-stater and leading goal scorer Kylie Harris (Weber State), and look to fill in her point total from 2015 with a balance of depth from both veterans and underclassmen athletes.
Here’s a look at your 2016 Syracuse Girls Soccer team and their 2016 schedule.
Syracuse Titans at a glance
Coach: Taylor Allen is entering his 2nd season as Syracuse’s head coach. He has a 10-6-1 record at Syracuse.. He is a graduate of Northridge High School and Weber State University.
Grace Nelson (Def) – Weber State Commitment, Class of 2018, 3 Assists in 2015
Abby Hall (Def) – 1 Assist in 2015
Gabby Segura (GK) – Led 5A in saves for 2015
Bottom line: This is a rebuilding program that is coming off of it’s second playoff appearance in school history with goals to host and win a 5a playoff game. They’ve got a promising blend of strong returnees and solid newcomers to make that happen.The Titans’ goal is to take a step forward and get over that hump this year.
Fast Facts for Syracuse High School Girls Soccer
All-time record: 45-94-4 (9 years)
Region championships: 0
Playoff appearances: 2 (2008, 2015)
Current playoff appearance streak: 1 (2015)
All-time playoff record: 0-2
State championships: 0
State championship record: 0-0
Most played rivalry: 18 meetings with both Davis & Layton dating back to 2007.
2015 — 10-6-1 (8-4 in Region 2 — 5A first round)
2014 — 3-13-0 (1-11-0 in Region 1 — Did not qualify for playoffs)
2013 — 1-13-1 (0-11-1 in Region 1 — Did not qualify for playoffs)
2012 — 3-12-0 (1-9-0 in Region 1 — Did not qualify for playoffs)
2011 — 6-8-1 (1-8-1 in Region 1 — Did not qualify for playoffs)