Many college students spend their spring break in hot places like Florida or Cancun, but not the Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse team. They travelled all the way to nearby Newton, Massachusetts just outside of Boston where the temperature was pretty much the same as Syracuse to play Boston College. To top off their lackluster "spring break getaway" the number three ranked Orange were upset by the #16 Eagles 13-8.
The first half was as back-and-forth as you could get. Whenever Boston College would score, the Orange came right back and answered. There were five tying goals in the first half alone. However, the Eagles got the final goal of the half to take a 6-5 lead into the locker room. Syracuse never led once in the first half.
With a window of opportunity open, the Eagles struck to put Syracuse away in the second half. BC went on a 6-1 run in a 13 minute span to go up 13-7.
Looking at the stat sheet, it doesn't really look like they got outplayed. The Orange only had two fewer shots than the Eagles and had eight turnovers to BC's 12. Kayla Treanor wasn't as dominant at the faceoff X like she has been this season, Syracuse only wound up with ten draw controls.
The Orange were just letting the Eagles get the shots they wanted, while not being able to put together any real scoring chances in the second half. They were in the game at halftime but just seemed to crumbled as they fell father behind with less and less time on the clock.
On a bright note there were a couple good moments for the Syracuse squad. Treanor scored her 233rd goal of her career passing All-American Katie Rowan for second on Syracuse's all-time goal scorer list. She needs only 17 more goals to pass Christina Dove, the all-time leading goal scorer for the Orange. But the milestone didn't come at a great time as the feat doesn't match the disappointment of this defeat.
Syracuse has an opportunity to bounce back next Saturday when they travel to much warmer South Bend, IN. to face #5 Notre Dame. It will be their third consecutive game on the road before returning home.