Just 32 hours after defeating Albany, the Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team was back in action against in-state foe Binghamton. As was the case on Saturday morning, the No. 4/4 Orange (3-1) had no problems defeating the Bearcats (0-2), 20-2 in the Dome.
Emily Hawryschuk started the Syracuse rout less than four minutes in when she buried a free position shot from the right center hashmark of the 8-meter arc. After that, the Orange attack scored repeatedly on an average of less than two minutes per goal. Meaghan Tyrrell finished off the half with a score in front of the net with just one tick remaining to give the ‘Cuse a resounding 15-0 lead going into the break.
Syracuse extended the lead in the 2nd half to 17-0 with goals by Hawryschuk and Megan Carney before the offensive starters were pulled five minutes in.
Binghamton finally got on the board at the 22:16 mark when Alyssa Sanchez found an opening and bounced a shot in past Hannah Van Middelem to make it 17-1. Syracuse would add two more goals by Vanessa Costantino before Binghamton scored their second and last goal at the 8:17 mark. Molly Carter finished off the scoring for the night when she took a transition pass from Kenzie Harris and managed to get a shot off while she was sliding forward onto the ground.
- Shots: Syracuse 33, Binghamton 5
- Shots on Goal: Syracuse 24, Binghamton 3
- Turnovers: Binghamton 17, Syracuse 11
- Clears: Syracuse 15-16, Binghamton 13-15
- Ground Balls: Binghamton 14, Syracuse 13
- Draw Controls: Syracuse 18, Binghamton 4
- Free Positions: Binghamton 1-for-1, Syracuse 3-for-5
Hawryschuk (6 g, 1 gb, 3 dc), Carney (4 g, 1 a), Costantino (2 g, 2 a, 1 gb, 1 ct), Cara Quimby (2 g, 1 a, 1 gb), M. Tyrrell (1 g, 1 a, 2 gb), Carter, Mary Rahal, Emma Tyrrell & Sierra Cockerille (1 g, 1 a each), Morgan Alexander (1 g), Ella Simkins (1 a, 2 gb, 2 ct, 2 dc), Harris (1 a), Grace Fahey (1 gb, 1 ct 2 dc), Morgan Widner (3 dc), Katelyn Mashewske (1 gb, 2 dc), Sarah Cooper, Braelie Kempney & Hallie Simkins (2 dc each), Lila Nazarian (1 gb, 1 ct), Asa Goldstock, Rilea Fusco & Courtney Carollo (1 gb each), Hannah Van Middelem (1 save)
It’s hard to say how many “key factors” there were in this game given the talent gap between these two teams. Syracuse was dominant from start to finish, something that will hopefully carry over into the Northwestern game next weekend.
Probably the closest thing to a key factor was the defensive shutdown of Binghamton’s offense. Sanchez’ goal with 22:16 left in the game marked not just the Bearcats’ first goal, nor their first shot on goal (which it was). It was their first shot of the game, period. Binghamton had no shots or shots on goal in the 1st half. It doesn’t really matter who you play, that’s pretty impressive.
The Orange once again dominated the draw circle at 18-4. They have won the draw battle in every game this season so far. Free position shots improved on Sunday night with the ‘Cuse going 3-5. Again, they’ll need to keep this percentage up when they face a foul prone Northwestern team.
Alexander had one goal in the Binghamton game, but it was certainly the highlight of the night. Syracuse was up 3-0 about ten minutes in when the senior attacker cut in front of the goal from the right side of the goal circle and took a pass from Cockerille. With two Bearcat defenders closing in on her from either side, Alexander had just enough time to flick the ball over her left shoulder for a behind the back goal.
The Orange will be on the road for the first time this year. They’ll be travelling to Evanston, Ill. on Saturday night to face a top 5 Northwestern team that’s currently 3-1. The Wildcats have scored 20+ goals in their wins over Detroit Mercy, Duke and Arizona State. Their lone loss came on Friday night 17-15 to a very good Notre Dame team. Game time is at 8pm EST and will be shown on BTNPlus streaming. You will have to pay to watch this game, but there is a package that allows you to watch a single B1G team (in this case Northwestern) for a month at about $10 (I did this with the Maryland game last year and given how that turned out, it was worth the price to me).