No. 10 Syracuse Tops Women's Lacrosse, 21-6

April 21, 2007

Box Score

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 10 Syracuse, 21-6, after a 14-1 run by the Orange in the second half Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Greyhounds fall to 2-12 on the season and 0-5 in BIG EAST play while SU improves to 10-4 and 4-1 in the conference.

Loyola got on the board first when sophomore Colleen O'Keefe scored on a free-position shot after 3:26 of play. Syracuse's Halley Quillinan answered to tie the game at 1-1 off a pass from Kristin Brady in the seventh minute. Quillinan gave the Orange its first lead, 2-1, with her unassisted goal 10 minutes into the game. The teams continued to battle as senior Kate McHarg scored an unassisted goal at 11:35 to tie the game at 2-2. Sophomore Meghan Joines returned the lead to the `Hounds, 3-2, with her first career-goal assisted by freshman Jessie Heisterman four minutes later. Ashley Pike and Katie Rowan gave the Orange back-to-back goals and the 4-3 lead after 21:26 of play. McHarg answered scoring back-to-back goals of her own, the first unassisted and the second assisted by freshman Emily Gibson, to take the 5-4 lead at with three minutes left in the first half but Syracuse scored the final three goals of the first half to take a 7-5 lead at the half.

The Orange worked hard in the second half scoring the first five goals of the half in eight minutes to take a 12-5 lead. The Greyhounds ended the SU run with a free-position goal by sophomore Meg Taylor in the 39th minute for the 12-6 score. That would be Loyola's only goal in the second half as the Orange scored the final nine goals of the game for the 21-6 final score.

McHarg led Loyola with three goals while O'Keefe, Joines and Taylor each scored once.

Dove and Quillinan each scored five goals for Syracuse while Pike added four.

Freshman goalkeeper Karen Nicolaus recorded five saves for the `Hounds while classmate Courtney Burhans stopped two shots in the final 5:34 of play.

Syracuse keeper Amber Paradee-Hill recorded eight saves.

The Greyhounds travel to Delaware on Tuesday, April 24.