How it Happened
Freshman Dariann Sellitti headed in a service from senior Adrienne Ruhe Lischke just 12 minutes into the game to put URI in front, 1-0. Ruhe Lischke went on to set up the game-winner, sending another set piece into the box where junior Torey Hart deflected the ball to senior Stephanie Santos, who then tallied her third goal of the season at 44:38. Syracuse quickly made it a 2-1 game as Cecilia Borgstrom scored with just nine seconds remaining in the frame, but neither team found the back of the net in the second half, giving Rhody its third win of the season.
Inside the Box Score
- The victory improves URI to 3-0-1 on the season while Syracuse drops to 1-2-1.
- Syracuse held a 12-6 advantage in total shots, but only a 7-6 edge in attempts on goal.
- There were just two corner kicks in the game - both by the Orange and both in the second half.
- Rhody committed 13 fouls to Syracuse's 19.
- Only one yellow card was issued - to SU's Casey Ramirez (63:17).
- Santos and Madison VanDine led the Rams with two shots each.
- Rhode Island's Ashley Harris turned away six shots to earn the win in her collegiate debut.
- Brittany Anghel finished with four saves for the Orange.
- With an undefeated record (3-0-1) over the first four games, Rhode Island is off to its best start since the 2000 season when the Rams opened the year with nine straight wins.
- Santos now leads the Rams with three goals (two game-winners) over the team's first four games. That total matches her scoring output from last season and gives her 14 (seven game-winners) for her career.
- Ruhe Lischke's two assists on the afternoon up her career total to 10. Overall, she now has 24 career points (7g/10a).
- The 2-1 win over Syracuse marks URI's first multi-goal performance this season.
- As a team, the Rams have combined for five goals while allowing just two.
Rhody returns to action on Friday night when it hosts New Hampshire at 7 p.m.