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Syracuse Women's Lacrosse: Treanor Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer as Orange Top Louisville

Kayla Treanor scores her 251st goal of her career to become the all-time leading goal scorer in Syracuse history. The Orange defeat Louisville 13-10 on senior day.

The Syracuse women's lacrosse seniors take a photo before their Senior Day matchup against Louisville. April 24, 2016.
The Syracuse women's lacrosse seniors take a photo before their Senior Day matchup against Louisville. April 24, 2016.
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The Syracuse senior class has had an amazing career in the four years they dawned the orange jersey. They hold a 69-19 overall record, one ACC title, one Big East title, and 3 Final Four appearances. The best part, it's not over yet. In what could potentially be their final game in the Carrier Dome, No. 4 Syracuse celebrated its Senior Day with a 13-10 win over No. 8 Louisville.

One of the brightest moments on that day, senior Kayla Treanor, with her parents in the stands, scored her 251st career goal passing Christina Dove for most all-time in Syracuse history.

"I just feel really lucky to have been able to play here and play with such good players," said Treanor reflecting on the record she now holds. "Without my teammates I would've never had these opportunities. Without playing on such good teams, you don't get as many opportunities as I've been so fortunate to have."

But head coach Gary Gait doesn't believe the best part of Treanor's day was the record.

"Today I looked at a couple goals to break the record, but to have 12 draw controls against the number one draw control person in the country, who only had four was amazing. So I thought that was her biggest feat of the day," said Gait.

Treanor, the second best in the nation on the draw, went up against Louisville's Kaylin Morissette, the number one ranked player on the draw in the entire country.

And as Gait eluded to, Treanor made it look easy. She tripled the amount of draw controls that Morissette had, staking her claim as the best in the business at center circle.

The stat sheet showed Treanor dominating on draws, but Gait says it goes beyond that.

"Based on pure numbers it's hard to tell who's the best, but when you go head-to-head you know," said Gait when asked if Treanor is the best in the nation at draws.

Seeing is believing and the 3:1 stat-line on draw controls won't tell you exactly what went down at midfield. So let's go beyond the numbers. To put it simply, Treanor made it look easy. As if the player she was up against wasn't even in the top-50 when it came to the draw.

She was winning them left and right, and winning them cleanly to herself, outstretching her right arm to meet the ball in the air before anyone's stick came close.

Overall the Orange were 16 of 25 on the draw, a number that going into this game some would've expected to be closer to even when #1 and #2 met at the 50-yard line.

The season isn't over for these seniors though, they travel to Blacksburg, VA to take on Boston College on April 28th in the first round of the ACC Tournament. And even though it was their last Senior Day in the Dome, the seniors may get another shot to play in the Loud House depending on their seeding in the NCAA tournament.

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