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ACC WLAX Tournament: Syracuse Survives Notre Dame Comeback, Wins 16-11

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The Orange move to play defending champ North Carolina in the ACCT semis.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse team scored the first four goals of their ACC Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals match-up with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and never really looked back. Ahead 8-3 at halftime, the Orange sustained their lead and withstood a late comeback attempt by the Irish to secure a 16-11 victory.

"I thought it was a great game," Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. "It was a very strong Notre Dame team that never gave up. They kept fighting back and I thought our players never got frustrated – they just stayed positive and finished the game. Notre Dame went on a couple runs but we responded pretty well. I thought our two big attackers (Murray and Treanor) had exceptional games today and I thought they handled the defensive schemes Notre Dame threw at us. I was happy with everyone's play."

Alyssa Murray led the Orange with five goals while Amy Cross and Kayla Treanor both added three.

Syracuse has now won ten-straight games, though they'll be putting that streak to the test on Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET when they face-off against the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels for the second time in three weeks. The Orange defeated the Tar Heels 12-9 on April 12.