The Syracuse Titans (7-9-1, 6-6-0) defense posted their second straight shutout, en route to a 5-0 victory over the Hunter Wolverines Thursday night. It was another record setting night for the Titans. The Titan defense (Grace Nelson, Abby Hall, Savannah Allen, Porter Brown, & Brenna Hess) only allowed 1 shot on the game and recorded their 5th shutout of the season for GK Gabby Segura (10th career), tying a school record for most shutouts in a season.
Offensively Freshman Ashlyn Hall led the Titans once again. Prior to 2016 no Freshman had recorded a hat trick in school history, Hall posted her second of the season after her 4 goal night against the Wolverines! Hall also tied Kylie Harris’ (Weber State) single season scoring record of 18 goals in a season as well. Anne Petersen finished the scoring on the night with her 9th goal of the season (15th career).
Assists on the night were from Senior Priscilla Meza (1st career), Senior Anne Petersen (tied team leading 6th of season, 10th career), Freshman Kelsey Steed (1st career), and Junior Jessica Jude (1st season, 2nd career).
The Syracuse Prep team (7-8-2) finished a great season with an 8-0 victory over Hunter to start the night. Lauren Burnett paced the prep team with her 2nd hat trick of the season (7 goals on season). Sage Hopkins provided a brace (3rd and 4th goals of season). Other goals
on the night were by Kenadee Arigot (4th goal of season), Madi Dee (6th goal of season), and Whitney Carlson (6th goal of season). Assists were provided by Whitney Carlson (2nd of season), Porter Brown (1st JV assist of season) and Madi Yamashita went off for 4 assists (leading the Prep team with 5 assists on the season). The prep team finished the season scoring 56 goals and 18 assists while only allowing 36 goals for an amazing +20 goal differential on the season.
The Cuse coaching staff is thrilled at the progress this team has made over the course of the season. After going 0-3 in the first tournament of the season, Syracuse has found it’s lineup, scoring foot and rhythm heading into the playoffs. The Titans officially have qualified in the playoffs again. This is the first time in school history the program has qualified in back to back years.
The Titans will face co-region 3 champions Copper Hills (11-5-0, 10-2-0) on their home field Tuesday October 11th, 4 pm, in the first round of the 5A playoffs. The top 16 teams from the 5A classification qualify for the playoffs in a single elimination format over the next two weeks.