Academic wrap up 2016

Winning games is an important part of the journey that every athlete embarks on.  But what happens off the field is ultimately what every coach hopes young people excel at.  We are proud to announce that our 38 girls have a combined 3.737 cumulative gpa! Just shy of last years 3.775 gpa.  We are very impressed and happy that our girls are performing in the classroom.  There is no doubt that there is a correlation between their success in the classroom and the success we are seeing on the field.

 

This team is anchored academically by our two Academic All-State nominees Abby Hall and Anne Petersen.aas They are the 3rd and 4th soccer recipients of the award in school history. Both seniors currently have seen nothing but A’s on every report card. They will represent Syracuse High School at halftime of the UHSAA 5A State Championship game to receive their recognition. This the first time Syracuse Soccer has had multiple girls receive the award in one year and the first time we have had multiple girls receive the award in back to back years (Kat Markham – 2015).

There are currently 10 Juniors and Sophomores who hold 4.0’s. In 5A, it is the unwritten requirement to becoming Academic All State.

Class Breakdown of Cumulative GPA’s

Seniors – 3.59

Juniors – 3.77

Sophs – 3.85

Frosh – TBD

Titans get 50th win in school history!

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Junior Grace Nelson

The Syracuse Titans (5-7-1, 4-4-0) defeated the visiting West Panthers (3-9-0, 3-5-0) Tuesday afternoon by a score of 3-1 for the 50th win in school history!

Quick starts in both halves paced the Titans. Anne Petersen began the day with a quick 4th minute goal (7th season, 13th career) off of a Kylie Johnson assist (1st season, 8th career). Ashlyn Hall after being named MountainStar Prep Athlete of the Week, continued her hot streak by putting in two quick goals at the start of the second half. (40′, 43′, 9th and 10th career goals, 1st Game Winning Goal of career). Assists on the goals were from Adriana Owen (4th career) and Anne Petersen (5th season, 8th career).

It was another solid outing for the defense , led by center backs Abby Hall and Grace Nelson. Outside backs Brenna Hess and Savannah Allen (4 shots) played tough defense while also getting the offense going. GK Gabby Segura had 5 saves on the day.

The Titans out shot West 23-13 ,  and put more shots on goal 11-6.

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Kelsey Hunzeker (L) & Jessica Jude (R)

The Titan Prep had another excellent outing, defeating the Panther JV team 7-0. Taylor Tesch continued her scoring streak by completing a hat trick for the Titans (Prep team leading 9 goals on the season). Madi Dee had a goal (3rd season) and an assist (prep team leading 3rd assist on the season). Other goals on the day were provided by Lauren Burnett (Game winning goal and 4th goal on the season), Kloe Swallow (3rd goal of season) and Jordan Stimpson (2nd goal of season). Assists also by Kenadee Arigot (1st of season) and Sage Hopkins (1st of season).

The Titans look to build on their region standing with Thursday’s game against the Layton Lancers (6-4-0, 5-3-0). The game will be held at Titan Field , 3:30 pm Varsity, with prep to follow. Last time these two teams played, Layton shut out the Titans.

Check out pictures from last nights game here

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SHS Prep Starters

 

 

Viewmont comeback defeats Titans

It was a furious second half comeback for the #3 Viewmont Vikings (10-2-0, 6-1-0) that defeated the Syracuse Titans upset bid (4-7-1, 3-4-1) Thursday afternoon.

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Kelsey Steed looks upfield

The Titans came out on fire in the first half. It was  Freshman Kelsey Steed that started the Titan scoring in the 11th minute for her first career goal. After a 22nd minute goal by the Vikings, Ashlyn Hall followed up with the brace in the 33rd and 35th minute for the final two goals for the Titans. Her team leading 7th & 8th goal of the 2016 campaign.

The 3 goals were assisted by Anne Petersen (2, 3rd and 4th of 2016), Savannah Allen (1st of 2016, 2nd of career) and Abby Hall (1st of 2016, 2nd career).

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Anne Petersen

The Vikings mounted a furious comeback scoring 3 goals in the last 20 minutes of the game for the Region 2 victory.

The Titans, in the loss, are one of 3 teams to score multiple goals against the Viking defense. (Woods Cross, Davis)

Syracuse looks to continue to improve on their 2016 campaign with two more home games next week. On Tuesday the Titans take on the West Panthers (3-8-0, 3-4-0) on Titan field at 3:30 pm.

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Savannah Allen

Titans Shut Out Hunter

For the first time this season the Syracuse Titans (4-6-1, 3-3-0) posted back to back shut outs in their 5-0 victory over the visiting Hunter Wolverines (1-6-3, 0-5-1).

It was Freshman Ashlyn Hall that paced the Titans in the second half with her 1st Career

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Hall

Hat Trick (52′, 60′, 73′ – 6 goals in 2016). Hall is the first Freshman in school history to record a hat trick! This is also the first time in school history that Syracuse has had back to back games with hat tricks, following up on Kylie Johnson’s performance Thursday. Ashlyn is the 4th Titan in school history to record a hat trick and it is the 5th hat trick in the school record books. Hall also added an assist for her team leading 5th assist on the year.

Senior Priscilla Meza netted the game winning goal for the Titans, finding the back of the net in the 22nd minute of the game (2nd of the season, 4th career). Senior Anne Petersen completed the scoring for the day, netting her 6th goal of the year and her 2nd assist of the year. (12th career goal). Kenadee Arigot notched two assists. (2nd & 3rd of the season). Porter Brown got her first career assist as well! You can see all stats for every girl, from every varsity game on the website under results/stats or here.

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Starting XI (back: Allen, Owen, Johnson, Petersen, Ab. Hall, Steed, Front: Ash. Hall, Buchanan, Segura, Hess, Nelson)

Defensively it was another great effort for the Titans. The back line of Brenna Hess, Grace Nelson (season high 5 shots), Abby Hall, Savannah Allen (career high 7 shots) & Porter Brown took care of business and the clean sheet for Junior GK Gabby Segura. Segura earned her 4th win  on the season (15th career) and 3rd shutout in 2016 (8th career).

The Titans out shot the Wolverines 44-4, putting 19 shots on goal to Hunter’s 0 shots on goal. Both top 3 in Sryacuse soccer records. Syracuse also had more corner kicks 9-1.

The prep team also had another dominant game winning 6-0 in a game cut early by weather.

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Sophomore Taylor Tesch

Scoring on the day was Jessica Jude (1st of season), Lexi Chenoweth (3rd of season), Whitney Carlson (3rd of season), Kloe Swallow (2nd of season), Kenadee Arigot (2nd of season), & Taylor Tesch (JV Leading 6th of season). Asists on the day by Swallow and Chenoweth.

Next up for the Titans, another home game at Titan field against the Viewmont Vikings (9-2-0, 5-1-0) Thursday at 3:30 pm. In the first half of the season Viewmont defeated Syracuse 2-0

Titans beat Lancers

It feels good to be back home! The Syracuse Titans (3-6-1, 2-3-0) defeated the Granger Lancers (1-8-1, 0-5-1) Thursday afternoon by a score of 7-0. The Titans, after being on the road for the last 4 games finally played their region home opener in front of their Syracuse fans on the hill and on their home field.

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Starting XI (Back Row: Ab. Hall, Owen, Petersen, Johnson, Steed – Front Row: Ash. Hall, Buchanan, Hess, Segura, Nelson, Allen)

It was Kylie Johnson’s left foot that led all Titan scorers as she recorded a hat trick on the day. (29′, 41′, 69′ – 1st 3 goals of the season). It was the first hat trick for the Titans since Kylie Harris’ one year ago. KJ is the 3rd Titan with a hat trick & 4th hat trick overall in school history! Johnson’s second goal is the 250th goal in school history. Congrats Kylie!

Anne Petersen had the game winning goal (5th goal of 2016, 2nd GWG of 2016) in the 3rd minute of the game to get the Titans rolling early. Ashlyn Hall had a goal & 2 assists  (44′ – 3rd of season), it was also a goal & 2 assists for Adriana Owen  (78′ – 2nd goal of 2016). Abby Hall completed the scoring for the Titans with the center backs first career goal in the 76′ minute.

Statistically the Titans outpaced Granger in every category. Total Shots 56 – 1 (both school records for most shot in a game, and least shots allowed in a game), shots on goal 27 – 0, corner kicks 8-1, fouls 9-3, and offsides 4-0.

team-grangerIt was a quiet night for GK Gabby Segura who earned the shutout (2nd season, 7th career) and the win (3rd season, 14th career).

Prep team had a great and quick game in a dominating 12-0 win in 50 minutes of play. Scoring came from all over the field for the Titans. Lauren Burnett provided the hat trick for JV (first 3 goals of 2016) & an assist. Riley King followed up with a brace (first 2 of 2016). Others that found the back of the net were Kenadee Arigot (first of 2016), Taylor Tesch (5th of 2016), Lexi Chenoweth (2nd of 2016), Whitney Carlson (2nd of 2016) + an assist, Jordan Stimpson (1st of season), Madi Dee (2nd of season) + an assist, and Madi Yamshita (5th of season) + an assist. Kloe Swallow added an assist on the game.

Next up for Syracuse is the Hunter Wolverines (1-5-3, 0-4-1). Hunter visits Titan Field Tuesday September 13th at 3:30 pm. This will be the last game for the first half of the region schedule.

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