Field Hockey Falls To Syracuse, 3-0
Oct. 3, 2003
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse University field hockey team (4-6) scored three first half goals en route to a 3-0 win over the University of Massachusetts this evening in non-conference action. The Minutewomen have now lost seven straight games and fall to 2-9 on the season.
Syracuse senior Ann-Marie Guglieri had a hand in all three Syracuse goals tonight. She set up Syracuse's first two goals as she stopped the ball on two penalty corners and fed it to scorers Joanne Lombard and Michelle Sola. Lombard's goal, her team-leading fifth of the season was a hard shot sent to the left of UMass junior goalie Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) at the 14:27 mark. Sola notched her second goal of the season in a similar fashion, blasting a shot from the top of the circle at 27:01.
Guglieri made it 3-0 with 2:40 remaining in the first half when she chased after a teammate's long pass that looked like no one would ever have a chance at. Guglieri never gave up on it and beat Tocco to the loose ball, tapping it into the goal.
Tocco registered all three of her saves in the second half. The shots were even at nine apiece in the game and UMass held the edge in penalty corners, 10-8.
Sophomore Robin Dziedzic (Palmer, Mass.) attempted a team-high three shots for the Minutewomen.
Massachusetts, which was picked second in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, opens up its conference slate with a pair of A-10 tilts at Garber Field this weekend. The Minutewomen will host Temple on Friday at 5:00 p.m., and Saint Joseph's on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.