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Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 at 11:09 am

Syracuse Shows Togetherness Despite 14-12 Loss to North Carolina

Ian Nicholas: “On Senior Day, a single-game record 2,900 fans watched Syracuse host undefeated North Carolina. A depleted SU squad wouldn’t hand UNC its first loss on the year, falling 14-12. Earlier this week, midfielder Emma Tyrrell was lost for the season with an injury, and another injury would pop up in the middle of today’s game. Megan Carney would miss the entire second half, icing her knee on the sidelines. But Coach Kaylor Treanor, even in defeat, knows her team has something that few in the nation have: camaraderie.”

Kayla Treanor: “This is an incredible group of girls. And they really, they really love each other. That is something that a lot of teams are in search of. So through the adversity, it’s hard, but it really brings them together. And I think their love for each other and their passion for the game; unfortunately, we weren’t able to win but I think you can see that on the field.”

Meaghan Tyrrell: “You know obviously it was Senior Day. Just being out on the field, really playing for the person next to you. Having all that faith and believing in them is something we really focus on, too.”

Ian Nicholas: “Meaghan Tyrrell kept Syracuse within striking distance all game long, recording six points and four goals. But somebody new needed to step up with all the injuries, and that would be sophomore Natalie Smith. The midfielder recorded her first career hat trick and will look to continue to contribute on the road Tuesday up against Cornell. I’ll be in Ithaca with all the live updates, so follow @IanNicholas25 on Twitter. Reporting from the Carrier Dome, Ian Nicholas, CitrusTV.”