On the 2014 Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse team, senior Alyssa Murray represents the old guard while sophomore Kayla Treanor represents the young guns. The duo might just define something even bigger by the time they're done. SU's All-Americans led the way as the Orange dominated the Virginia Cavaliers 16-8 in the National Seminfinal and will now try to win SU's first-ever WLAX National Title on Sunday.
Murray had six goals and three assists and Treanor had four goals and three assists, making a statement in a 16-8 statement win for No. 2-seed Syracuse (21-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) over sixth-seeded Virginia (12-9, 3-4) at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The two did all it needed in the national semifinal matchup to get the Orange where it had said it was destined to be all along.
The Orange will either play Maryland, the only team to beat them this season, or Northwestern, who beat the Orange for the title two years ago. Either way, they'll be motivated. (UPDATE: It'll be Maryland. Third time's the charm?).
The Orange got off to a blistering start, taking a 9-3 lead into halftime. The Cavs showed signs of life early in the second half but SU stepped on their throats and never looked back.
Extra kudos to Treanor for scoring her 76th goal of the year, which breaks the single-season program record.
The NCAA Title game takes place Sunday at 8:30 p.m. EST, so clear some room in your schedule. You've got some women's lacrosse to watch.
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