SU Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Interstate-Rival UAlbany
No. 3 Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse (9-1, 5-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference) buried UAlbany 16-6 It’s been a while since No. 3 Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse had a dominant win. After a come from behind victory against Virginia over the weekend, this one feels great for the Orange.
It was a quiet first 10 minutes in the state’s capitol. It took a while for Meaghan Tyrrell to open up the scoring at the 21:22 mark. But, once the Tewaaraton Watch List member scored the opening marker, Syracuse got their feet under them.
Megan Carney scored back to back goals after Tyrrell’s opener. The freshmen duo of Maddy Baxter and Emma Ward tallied multi-point performances in the first frame, including two goals from Baxter. The Meg Show recorded individual hat-tricks and gave Syracuse a 12-0 lead entering the half.
UAlbany put two shots on SU goaltender Asa Goldstock in the first frame. One of the easiest 100 save percentage performances by the graduate. The Orange defense forced eight Great Dane turnovers and carried momentum into the locker room.
Although the Danes were down, they were not out. After Goldstock was replaced by freshman Hannah Van Middelem, allowing UAlbany to take advantage. Led by attack Kyla Zapolski, the purple and gold got out to a 5-0 scoring run. Zapolski and Katie Pascale scored two goals a piece.
After Pascale’s final tally, the Orange went back to their normal selves. The Meg Show got back on the score sheet as Meg Carney reached her fifth goal of the game halfway through the period. Carney and Meaghan Tyrrell tied the team lead in goals. Maddy Baxter joined in on the hat-trick fun as well. The Ontario native had two goals on the season coming into the game.
Hannah Van Middelem finished her half in net with five saves on 10 shots. UAlbany’s Georg Schneidereith collected six saves on 22 Syracuse shots.
No. 3 Syracuse gears up for a two game series this weekend. The Orange head down south to take on No. 15 Louisville (5-7, 1-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference). Game one is on Friday at 3 pm.
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