Sotomayor, DiGiulio Star in Convincing Win over Syracuse


HAMILTON – Abby Sotomayor and Sage DiGiulio had days that they'll remember for a long time Sunday. Sotomayor struck for a pair of tallies in her fourth career two-goal game and DiGiulio joined the party with her first career goal, which turned out to be the game-winner in the Raiders' 3-1 defeat of Syracuse. Sotomayor's first of the day opened up the scoring in the 41st minute, as she fired a low shot to the right of Orange keeper Lysianne Proulx for her second penalty kick goal of the year. The chance came thanks to Claire Micheletti, who was dragged down inside the box. This came after the Raiders had a pair of good buildups in the opening 40 minutes, including a shot from point blank by Adrienne Vaughn that was turned aside. With a small lead at the half, it didn't take long for the Raiders and DiGiulio to build on their advantage. With the ball at her feet and not many immediate options, DiGiulio opened up and fired a high arching shot from 25-yards out that fluttered over the head of Proulx and barely snuck inside the far corner of the net. The sophomore's finish was one for the highlight reel, but it wasn't the last incredible tally of the day. Just under 30 minutes later, Sotomayor cashed in for her second goal of the day when she also blasted one just under the bar, but hers came from just over