#1 Syracuse dominates early to win 11th straight victory over Louisville, 17-5.
Adam Avin | @_adamavin
CitrusTV Women’s Lacrosse Beat Reporter
Over the past few games, opponents have been holding Syracuse to some of its lowest first half scoring performances. Today was a different story. The No.1 ‘Cuse defeated Louisville, 17-5, with 12 first half goals, and extended their best start in program history, now 11-0 on the year.
It was a dominant showing from the beginning; the Orange led in every statistical category… except Turnovers (which is a good thing). Kayla Treanor’s squad put up 36 shots, their 2nd highest total this year. They also won in the draw control circle for the 2nd consecutive game. Olivia Adamson is slowly coming into her own as a draw specialist, and helping the Orange play like they did at the beginning of the season: fast starts, lots of ground balls, lots of shots. The Orange started off the game 6-0, reminiscent of many games this year.
When we talk about impactful players, Meaghan Tyrrell and Megan Carney are usually at the top, but teams have started to realize guarding them might help. In the last game against No. 6 Stony Brook, Carney had 6 goals, while Tyrrell had 0 goals (2assists). In today’s dominant win at Louisville, Tyrrell has 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists), while Carney had 0 goals, her first scoreless performance of the year.
Meaghan Tyrrell’s seven point outing, included a five-point first quarter, where she scored or assisted on each of Syracuse’s first 5-possessions.That run also moved Tyrrell up to 3rd on Syracuse’s all-time points list (366).
The Orange had 9 different players score the rest of the goals for Syracuse today. Emma Tyrrell had 4 goals today, for the second straight game. Starters Olivia Adamson, Natalie Smith, Sierra Cockerille, Maddy Baxter, Emma Ward, and rotational player Savannah Sweitzer all tallied goals. In the fourth quarter, Kayla Treanor felt comfortable with her team’s lead and took the starters out to rest. Two players, Shira Parower and Caroline Rehder, subbed-in and both scored their first goals of the year. The team ran onto the field to celebrate with their younger teammates after each of their scores.
Syracuse returns to the JMA Wireless Dome to play Cornell at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28th.