Fabian's Goal Too Late For Lafayette Comeback

Go Leopards! Junior Laura Fabian netted her first goal of the season on Sunday afternoon at Syracuse.
Junior Laura Fabian netted her first goal of the season on Sunday afternoon at Syracuse.

Sept. 10, 2006

Box Score

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - On its second straight weekend trip to Central New York, the Lafayette field hockey team returned to College Hill on the short end of a 3-1 decision at Syracuse on Sunday afternoon. Junior Laura Fabian's score in the 67th minute came too late for the Leopards to mount a comeback against an aggressive Orange team.

After Syracuse entered the intermission sitting on a 1-0 lead, Megan Stewart's second goal on the season widened the gap to 2-0 just five minutes into the second half. The Orange went up 3-0 at the 61:35 mark, as Jess Wrenski put the ball past Lafayette (0-3) senior goalkeeper Jill Lambert on a penalty stroke.

Following the third Syracuse goal, the Leopards took control and kept possession for the majority of the eight remaining minutes. Syracuse keeper Marie O'Brien saved senior defender Emily Goldman's shot with 2:05 on the clock, but Fabian got the rebound and drilled the ball in unassisted to avoid the shut out.

Lambert totaled eight saves on the day, while O'Brien managed five for the Orange. Syracuse also held a 10-6 advantage on penalty corners and a 17-9 differential in the shot column.

Lafayette returns to Easton, Pa. for a 7 p.m. showdown with Penn on Wednesday night at Rappolt Field.