Hawryschuk Continues Dominant Streak Against Louisville
By Jaron May
CitrusTV Women’s Lacrosse Beat Reporter
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After going through the toughest stretch of its schedule, Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse finally got a break from top-tier competition on Sunday afternoon. The Orange didn’t need any luck of the Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day as Syracuse (8-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) crushed Louisville (4-7, 0-3) by a final score of 14-7.
It was all Orange at UofL Lacrosse Stadium; Syracuse got out to a fast start and never looked back. Megan Carney began the onslaught with her 15th goal of the season just a minute into the affair.
Then, it turned into the Emily Hawryschuk show. The junior has been on a tear this season, contributing four goals in each of the last five games and seven times on the season. Sunday’s game was no different as Hawryschuk extended the streak to six straight games.
She scored the next two goals and assisted on Meaghan Tyrrell’s last-second goal before the halftime horn blew. Hawryschuk finished with season highs in goals with 5 and points with 7.
The name that usually accompanies Hawryschuk in the box score is her counterpart at attack, Nicole Levy. But the senior had a quiet day. She scored her first and only goal midway through the first half.
Even though she didn’t have her best game, it was still an important one for the senior. With her goal, Levy scored her 200th point in her career at SU, making her just the 10th player in program history to accomplish such a feat. She is now in Syracuse’s top 10 in career points, goals, and assists.
SU went into the locker room with a 7-1 lead, but the Orange wasn’t done yet. Syracuse came out of halftime on a 5-0 run, extending its lead to 12-1. Hawryschuk contributed three of those five goals, while Carney and Natalie Wallon added the others.
With a comfortable lead, head coach Gary Gait made some substitutions to allow everyone on the roster to get some playing time. One of those reserves was back-up goalkeeper Bri Stahrr. She came in for Asa Goldstock who stopped nine shots in 50 minutes.
“I’m happy with the way the team stepped up. It was great to play the entire roster and get everyone into the game,” Gait said.
The Cardinals seized their opportunity when Stahrr and the bench players came in, scoring five unanswered goals to finish the game. Louisville’s Hannah Morris led the late push with three goals.
After three games on the road, the Orange will now get to come home as they host Harvard on Tuesday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Last year’s matchup with the Crimson was a high scoring affair and ended in a 20-13 victory for Syracuse. A win on Tuesday would give SU its 9th win of the season, tying its season win total from last year.
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