There was something in the Syracuse Orange lacrosse water Tuesday night. Both the men's and women's programs got off to hot starts against their opponents, taking large leads into the half. And both saw those leads evaporate in the second half.
While the men had a tough time with Hobart, the women's team was able to keep more than enough space between them and the Cornell Big Red, winning 16-9 and collecting their tenth-straight victory.
With the win, the second-ranked Orange increased its winning streak to 10 games and improved its record to 11-2 (4-0 Big East). The No. 13 Big Red dropped to 8-4 (3-2 Ivy League) on the season.
SU’s Alyssa Murray, the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Week, scored four goals and added three assists to lead Syracuse with seven points. The sophomore now has 44 goals and 67 points on the season to lead the team in both categories.
Michelle Tumolo added two goals and freshman phenom Kaliah Kempney added three.
Listen to Z89 audio highlights from the game here, find out who the best jouster (yes, jouster) on the team is here and read about how a trio of Orange are among the nation's best here.
The No. 2 Orange wrap up the regular season with two road Big East games,at Louisville on Friday and at Cincinnati on Sunday.
Also, check out this story about Devon Collins, who was inspired after hearing of the Syracuse tradition of #44 from a some guy who used to wear the same number: