Syracuse falls 15-8 to Boston College in the ACC Championship 

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Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 at 9:05 pm by Sports Editor

Rahill Jaiswal | @RahillJaiswal

The wait continues for Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse. SU fell to Boston College, 15-8 in the ACC championship. The Eagles shut down the Orange in the second half to go back-to-back. Syracuse has now lost six straight games against Boston College going back to the 2021 national championship. 

Despite the loss, Syracuse got off to a hot start. Thanks to some early Eagle turnovers, the Orange took a 5-1 lead in the first quarter. However, from that point on, it was all BC. Boston College finished the first quarter with back-to-back scores to cut the lead in half. Boston College would tie the game at five as SU’s offense went silent. The Orange were held scoreless for a nearly 20-minute period. Despite the struggles, the CUSE entered the locker room tied at seven.

The third quarter was an absolute disaster for SU. Syracuse was held scoreless for the first time all season. BC’s defense was relentless. The Orange committed five turnovers on six possessions in the frame. Boston College took advantage of its stifling defense. The Eagles scored three goals and entered the final quarter up 10-7. The fourth quarter was more of the same. While Syracuse did manage to score first, it had no answer for BC’s defense. The Eagles also started to cook on the offense. They were led by midfielder ​​Kayla Martello. The senior scored six goals on six shots. BC finished the contest on a five-goal run. 

This was the first time all season Syracuse looked sluggish on offense. From that four-minute mark of the first quarter, Syracuse was outscored 14-3. The Orange also finished the contest with 13 turnovers. The Orange now wait to find out what seed they will be for the NCAA tournament. The selection show is on May 5th.