April 9, 2005
Syracuse, N.Y. - Despite falling behind 5-0 early in the first half, the Loyola women's lacrosse team fought back to tie the contest three times before Syracuse scored the final two goals of the game for the 11-9 final Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Greyhounds fall to 3-7 while the Orange improve to 8-2.
The Orange started with five straight goals to claim the 5-0 lead 11:36 into the game. Syracuse had five different goal scorers in the run. The Greyhounds were able to get on the board with back to back goals by freshman Maura Kenny for a 5-2 score 22:29 into the game. Loyola kept SU scoreless for the remainder of the half while junior Kate McHarg continually charged the cage scoring three goals in 1:01 for the 5-5 tie at 29:53.
Syracuse reclaimed the advantage ten minutes into the second half and built upon the lead with two more goals within two and a half minutes for a 8-5 score 42:54 into the game. The Greyhounds out together their own run sparked by Sydney Greene's goal from Rachel Shuck at 43:53 for a 8-6 score. Greene's goal was followed by another from Emily Lawrence 37 seconds later. Loyola again tied the game, 8-8 at 46:39 when Shuck fed Kate Filippelli. The Orange again reclaimed the lead just 31 seconds later before McHarg scored her fourth goal, a free-position at 48:41 for the third tie 9-9. But SU added the final two goals of the game and was able to hold possession of the ball for the final two minutes for the 11-9 win.
McHarg led the day with four goals while Kenny added two goals. Shuck recorded three assists while Filippelli and Greene each added a goal and an assist each. Lawrence recorded one goal.
For Syracuse, Allison Furstenburg and Meghan O'Connell each recorded three goals. Five other Orange players recorded a single goals game.
Loyola remains on the road as they travel to Duke next Saturday, April 16.