Syracuse Comebacks falls short against Northwestern

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 at 5:03 pm by Sports Editor

 Rahill Jaiswal | @RahillJaiswal 

 5th ranked Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse fell to top-ranked Northwestern 18-15 on the road today. While the Orange couldn’t come out on top against the defending national champions, there are positives to take away from this game. 

Syracuse started the game slow. The Orange fell behind 7-2 after the first quarter. During that time, SU did not look comfortable. Northwestern scored at will thanks to its offense that looked like a well-oiled machine. Syracuse was able to make up some ground but trailed 11-6 at the half. However, the second half was much better for SU. Syracuse was able to get its offense going and also played much more solid on defense. After a tough start, Goalkeeper Delkany Switzer settled in. The netminder finished the game with 13 saves.   

Another positive that SU can take away is the play of Olivia Adamson. The attacker finished the game with a team-high six goals. Grad student Emma Ward also had a major impact as she tallied five total points.  

Overall, Syracuse could take many positives away from this game. Especially considering the way it started. It is rare that the Orange are going to fall behind 7-2 early and not be able to get Emma Tyrrell more involved. The midfield only finished the game with one goal.  

Syracuse is back in action on Wednesday in its home opener against Army. The opening draw is at for 4 pm.