The Syracuse Titans (13-3-0, 11-3-0 Region 1) took their state best 11 game winning streak into the 6A playoffs with two 3-1 wins this week. Tuesday afternoon they took revenge to the Layton Lancers (9-6-1, 7-6-1) and Thursday evening defeated the Weber Warriors (3-13-0, 3-11-0).
Layton Recap: ‘Cuse used a fast start to put the game away early on the Lancers senior night. Junior forward Sarah Wynn started the scoring in the 18’ slotting it past a charging Lancer keeper (8 season, 28 career). Freshman midfielder Cortney Cobabe found pay dirt from the top of the 18 for the game winning goal (5 goals season/career). Cobabe now has 3 game winning goals on her young career. Senior forward Ashlyn Hall finished the scoring for the day on the Titans (22 season, 82 career) with a pk earned by Senior midfielder Madison Yamashita. ‘Cuse took a 3-0 halftime lead they would not relinquish.
Assists on the game were provided by Ashlyn Hall with two (16 season, 55 career), Wynn (11 season, 42 career) and Cobabe (3 season/career). Junior goal keeper London Ewing earned the win in net (6.5 career). She had 8 saves and 15 defensive plays in the win. The Titans outshot the Lancers 17-15, putting more on frame 14-11. Hall led the Titans with 7 shots on the day, 6 on frame. The win avenged an earlier 3-4 loss for the Titans to the Lancers. It was the 8th win for the Titans in the series. The Lancers lead overall 18-8.
The JV squad (11-2-3, 9-2-3) continue their record breaking season with a 4-1 victory over the Lancers JV team. Scoring for ‘Cuse were; Sophomore forward Skylee Hopkins (5 season), Sophomore forward Autumn Hogan (4 season), Sophomore forward Tatum Williams (3 season) and Junior forward Virginia Wallace (4 season). Assists were provided by Sophomore defender Evee Augustine (3 season), Freshman midfielder Eliza Stringfellow (2 season), Sophomore forward Mia Hammond (5 season) with 2, and Wallace with 2 (5 season).
Weber Recap: The Titans were paced by two first half goals in the 3-1 victory over the Warriors. Junior midfielder Caroline Stringfellow earned a pk in the first half that Senior forward Ashlyn Hall buried in the back of the net. Stringfellow put in the game winning goal, her second game winning goal of the season (13 career) just a few minutes before half. Stringfellow finished the scoring in the second half after earning another pk. She placed in the penalty kick for her 17th goal of the season (68 career).
Senior defender Kelsey Steed earned the lone assist on the night (4 season, 12 career). The Titans dominated the Warriors in every category. They out shot Weber 27-8, putting more on frame 14-4. Corner kicks were in favor of ‘Cuse 6-0. Cortney Cobabe led the Titans with 7 shots in the game, Stringfellow put the most on frame (4 of her 6 shots). Ewing earned the win in net (7.5 career). She had 3 saves and 5 defensive plays on the day. This was the 8th win in the series for Syracuse, their 6th straight. Weber leads overall 13-8-2. As always, go check out pictures under the main menu!
The JV Team tied the Warriors for the second time this season in a 1-1 draw. Junior midfielder Courtnee Wright put in the lone goal for the Titans (6 season). Sophomore defender Evee Augsutine had the assist.
This completes the best season in school history for any Syracuse JV squad, finishing the season with 11 wins, 2 losses, and 3 ties (35 points). The girls put in 46 goals allowing 13 on the year with a goal differential of 33, another school record. In a friendly regular season competition between coaches, the JV team finished one goal shy of tying the varsity team in goal differential. 15 different girls scored in a JV game this year with 19 different girls assisting on a goal this season! Check out the table below (or the 2019 statistics on the main menu) for individual results.
The Titans now prep for their 5th consecutive trip to the state playoffs, the 6th time in school history. UHSAA’s new formula (.40 x winning %, .40 opponents winning %, .20 opponents opponents winning %) will rank and place the Titans for the state playoffs, which will be released next week on their website. The Titans figure to finish in the top 4, which will result in a first round bye in the playoffs. The Titans will most likely host in the sweet 16 round of the playoffs which will be Tuesday October 15th at 4:00 pm on Titan field. This will be the 5th home playoff game in school history.