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No. 3 Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Bullies Binghamton en Route to a 2-0 Opening Weekend

 Emily Hawryschuk (White #51) embraces her teammate after a Syracuse goal
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Emily Hawryschuk (White #51) embraces her teammate after a Syracuse goal

Ten players scored as the Orange coasted to their second win of the season. WAER’s Jackson Roberts describes the anatomy of the blowout.

Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse scored early, often, and incessantly in what quickly became a Sunday afternoon slaughter against Binghamton.

The third-ranked Orange handled the Binghamton Bearcats with ease, scoring the game’s first six goals before the Bearcats were able to manage any. It was a five-goal stretch in just 107 seconds midway through the first quarter that really set the tone for the 23-6 thumping.

“23 goals is a lot of goals,” Kayla Treanor said following her second career head coaching victory. “Although we have a lot to work on, I think it was a great win.”

It was a balanced scoring attack for the Orange, as eleven different players found the back of the net. Six players scored at least twice, and Meaghan Tyrrell led the team with five tallies, one of which was an ankle-breaker that would have earned the respect of even Allen Iverson. Megan Carney added four goals, including a behind-the-head finish that drew excitement from her teammates on the sideline.

“I love playing with Meg,” Carney said of her teammate and the other half of the “Meg Show.” “We’ve built chemistry since freshman year... so we just know where each other are going to be.”

Carney put up a 4-4 shooting performance in just her second game back from a torn ACL. The McKinney, Texas native was in high spirits after the game, sporting a Vince Young Longhorns jersey in honor of Super Bowl Sunday.

“I think Megan loves lacrosse,” Treanor said. “She’s really skilled, she has a high IQ... and I think she’s just enjoying being able to play again.”

For the second game in a row, Kayla Treanor deployed a goalkeeping platoon. Delaney Sweitzer allowed just three goals in the first half, albeit without stopping any shots the Bearcats put on goal, while Kimber Hower allowed just two scores and picked up a pair of saves.

Contributions were found further down the roster as well, which is to be expected in a 23-goal outburst. Sierra Cockerille chipped in with a hat trick, and Payton Rowley scored her first career goal in the fourth quarter—immediately followed by her second.

“She just owned the moment, and when she got her opportunities, she finished,” Treanor said of the freshman from Hampstead, Md. “We’re proud of Payton and happy with her performance today.”

Binghamton may have been outclassed by the more talented Syracuse squad, but some individual highlights were scattered throughout.

Baldwinsville native Olivia Muscolino opened the scoring with her first career goal, drawing thunderous cheers from the Bearcats’ fan section, and fellow first-year Abigail Carroll added two scores of her own.

After a busy opening weekend, Syracuse will now have a full week to regroup before their next early-season test. No. 6 Stony Brook will travel to the Carrier Dome Sunday for the first top ten showdown of what could be many on the season. The opening draw is set for 4 p.m.