Following their victory over Northwestern on Saturday night, the No. 4/4 Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team had to hurry back home to face another opponent on Monday evening. In the second game in less than 48 hours, the Orange (5-1) displayed no fatigue issues as they cruised past in-state foe Colgate 21-4 in the Dome.
The ‘Cuse wasted no time as Emily Hawryschuk scored just 17 seconds into the contest. Colgate (2-1) won the ensuing draw and replied just as quickly. Noelle Patterson tied the game up for the Raiders 24 ticks after SU’s score. It took another two minutes for the next goal. This time, Sierra Cockerille put Syracuse up for good at the 27:34 mark, which started a five goal run that lasted ten minutes. Colgate briefly checked the Orange scoring when Courtney Quirk took advantage of a man-up situation that cut the deficit to 6-2.
The respite was just for a moment. Megan Carney answered 35 seconds later, which started another long SU run that lasted for the rest of the half. Cockerille’s goal with just one tick left put the ‘Cuse up 13-2 at the half with a running clock which continued throughout the rest of the game.
The Syracuse onslaught continued into the second half when Meaghan Tyrrell and Sam Swart added a pair of goals five minutes out of the break to increase the advantage to 15-2. That marked the end for most of the starters for the rest of the night. The reserves did not skip a beat and outscored the Raiders 6-2 the rest of the way. Danielle Marino’s goal with 25 seconds left finished both the Syracuse and overall scoring for the night.
- Shots: Syracuse 36, Colgate 12
- Shots on Goal: Syracuse 30, Colgate 9
- Turnovers: Colgate 21, Syracuse 11
- Clears: Syracuse 22-23, Colgate 15-18
- Ground Balls: Syracuse 22, Colgate 9
- Draw Controls: Colgate 14, Syracuse 11
- Free Positions: Syracuse 2-5, Colgate 0-2
Carney (4 g, 2 a), Swart (3 g, 1 a, 1 gb, 1 ct), Tyrrell (2 g, 2 a, 1 gb, 1 dc), Hawryschuk (3 g, 1 ct, 1 dc), Bianca Chevarie (2 g, 1 a, 1 gb, 1 ct), Cockerille (2 g), Kenzie Harris (1 g, 1 a, 1 gb), Emma Tyrrell (1 g, 2 gb, 1 ct), Marino, Bella Recchion & Rilea Fusco (1 g each), Braelie Kempney (1 a), Kerry Defliese (2 gb, 3 ct), Cara Quimby (3 gb, 1 ct), Sarah Cooper (2 gb, 2 ct), Hallie Simkins (2 gb, 1 ct, 1 dc), Ella Simkins (1 gb, 1 ct, 1 dc), Mary Rahal & Vanessa Costantino (1 gb, 1 ct each), Katelyn Mashewske (1 ct, 3 dc), Grace Fahey (3 dc), Allyson Trice & Lila Nazarian (1 gb each), Asa Goldstock (2 gb, 1 ct, 3 saves), Hannah Van Middelem (2 saves)
Draws/Turnovers: The draw control battle went surprisingly against Syracuse 14-11, but was balanced out by a bunch of Colgate turnovers. The Orange took credit for most of them, with 16 caused turnovers out of the Raiders’ 21 overall. Whatever advantage they could have gotten from the draw circle was negated by relentless SU pressure.
The ‘Cuse stays at home this week in preparation for Friday afternoon’s matchup with no. 9/9 Maryland at 3pm. The Terps are having an uncharacteristically slow start this year with a 1-2 record, their sole win being the 19-6 season opener against George Mason. The last couple of weekends have been rough for Maryland with a 15-14 defeat to Florida (which snapped their 86 home win streak in College Park) and taking a bruising 19-6 loss to no. 1 North Carolina on Saturday. The Terps have a young team this year and I still think they’ll get things turned around by May.
This will be a big matchup for both teams. Maryland seeks to avoid a third loss in a row that could knock them out of the top 10 while Syracuse looks to beat the Terps for the first time since 2012 and stay in the top 5. This will be the final game played in the Dome in 2020 due to the renovations that will take place from now to the fall. The game will be streamed on ACCNX.