SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The No. 13 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team fell to No. 3 Syracuse, 17-6, Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
Five Greyhounds scored for Loyola (0-2), led by sophomore Sabrina Tabasso's two goals. Senior Maddy Blakeman, junior Emily Clark, sophomore Frankie Kamely and freshman Taylor VanThof also tacked on one goal each, while junior Cami Whiteford and freshman Hannah Powers added one assist apiece.
For Syracuse (1-0), Halle Majorana led the way with five goals and Kayla Treanor added four.
Bailey Mathis won the opening draw control for the Greyhounds and Clark turned it into the game's first goal, finding the back of the net for the first time this season at the 28:46 mark.
The Orange found a quick answer behind a free position goal from Majorana at 27:53, but Clark assisted Blakeman at 27:21 to regain the lead for the Greyhounds, 2-1.
A pair of Syracuse goals then put the lead in favor of the home team for the first time at the 24:19 mark before Treanor took control of the game. By winning the next 10-straight draw controls herself, Treanor allowed the Orange to build an 11-3 halftime advantage. The Greyhounds' lone goal in that time came at 18:06, as Whiteford assisted VanThof after freshman Lindsey Ehrhardt caused a turnover.
The Orange continued their run in the second half, striking three more times before Tabasso's first career goal, assisted by Blakeman, halted their streak at 19:37.
Syracuse added a pair of goals by the 11:56 mark, before Tabasso and Kamley closed out the game scoring two of the final three goals.
Loyola will have a little over a week before returning to action, as the Greyhounds travel to No. 17 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Opening draw is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast by ESPN3.