No. 4 Syracuse Kicks Off The Rust in Win Over No. 5 Loyola
By Joe Puccio
CitrusTV’s Women’s Lacrosse Beat Reporter
Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has their eyes set on a national championship. As the fourth-ranked program in the country, the Orange want to prove themselves amongst the nation’s elite. Syracuse went down to Maryland to take on fifth-ranked Loyola (0-1, 0-0 Patriot League) to prove their worth.
The Orange got out to a fast start. Sierra Cockerille scored just over a minute into the game to open up the scoreboard. Loyola would even up the scoring a few minutes later as Sam Fiedler shot one past Orange goalie Asa Goldstock.
After both teams shared goals, and Syracuse holding a 3-2 lead 13 minutes in, the Orange tallied 3 unanswered goals. Meaghan Tyrrell, Emily Hawryschuk, and Sam Swart notched their first goals of the season during that span. Swart and Meaghan Tyrrell weren’t done with their first half scoring. Their efforts would give the Orange an 8-3 lead heading into the locker room.
The Greyhounds had no answer in the second half. Syracuse went on a 3-0 run during the first 10 minutes alone. Hawryschuk and Swart each capped off their respective hat-tricks. Meaghan Tyrrell scored at the 19:48 mark to enforce a continuous clock.
Loyola wasn’t going to lose without a fight. Catie Corolla and Fiedler solved Goldstock to keep the Greyhounds in contention. Speaking of Goldstock, the Niskayuna graduate stopped five of Loyola’s nine shots. Meaghan Tyrrell and Megan Carney joined in on the hat-trick fun. Carney scored two goals between the 10 and 8-minute mark in the second. Orange freshman Maddy Baxter scored her first career goal late in regulation to give the Orange an 18-6 victory.
Carney led the way for Syracuse in scoring. Her 3 goals and 3 assists were a team-high 6 points. Hawryschuk and Swart both tied the team-high with 4 goals each. Emily Ehle had 3 assists.
Women’s Lacrosse will face another top-10 opponent next Saturday. Sixth-ranked Stony Brook comes to the Dome at 10 am.
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