The Syracuse Titans (15-2-0, 10-2-0), in a rematch of the opening game of the 2017 season, defeated the West Jordan Jaguars (4-13-0, 3-9-0) by a score of 10-0 for the first playoff win in school history Tuesday afternoon. It was the first home playoff game ever on Titan field, boys or girls, and the first playoff victory for the Syracuse program after having exits in the first round two years prior.
The Titan young guns led the way again. The combination of Freshman Caroline Stringfellow and Sophomore Ashlyn Hall helped to pace the Titans with 4 goals a piece. Stringfellow now sits at 25 goals on the season and Hall at 20. The Titan teammates sit 2nd and 3rd in scoring in the 6A classification. This was the first time in school history with double hat tricks in one game. The other two goals were also provided by Freshman Sarah Wynn (13th of season/career) and Junior Lauren Burnett (6th of season/career).
Assists on the day were provided by Caroline Stringfellow, tying her single game school record with 5 assists (30 season/career). Hall provided 2 (18 season/26 career), Junior defender Savannah Allen had her sixth assist of the season (9th career) and senior Abbie Riley provided her fourth assist of the season/career.
The defensive line lead by Kelsey Steed, Porter Brown, Savannah Allen and Abbie Riley helped to secure the 6th shutout of the season. A new single season school record. Gabby Segura secured the shutout in net, her 6th of the season (16th career). It was also her 33rd career win in the net.
The Titans out shot the Jaguars 21-3, on goal 13-0 for a conversion rate of 48% shots to goals.
The Titans continue their march in the 6A playoffs in the quarterfinals Thursday at home against the Pleasant Grove Vikings (10-5-1, 7-4-1) at 4 pm on Titan field.