SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Fairleigh Dickinson women's soccer team fell one goal short of upsetting Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Syracuse on the road, as the Knights fell to the Orange, 2-1, on Thursday night. With the victory, the Syracuse improve to 4-1 on the season, while FDU falls to 2-2 overall.
After trailing 2-0 at halftime and being outshot, 9-1, over the first 45 minutes, the Knights rebounded in the second half. FDU scored the lone goal of the frame when sophomore Kayla Adams found the back of the net in the 62nd minute to cut the deficit to 2-1. But it was not enough as the Orange were able to escape with the victory.
Over the final 45 minutes, the Knights were outshot Syracuse, 5-2.
Reigning Northeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week Sage DoVale made three big saves for FDU in goal for the match, all in the first half.
The home team took an early 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute after Maddie Iozzi scored after she collected the rebound on the initial shot off the post. Six minutes later, the Orange extended the lead to 2-0 when Alexis Royal scored on a corner kick.
The Knights will look to move back above .500 on Sunday, Sept. 8 when they host Hartford for a 1 p.m. contest at University Stadium.