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Syracuse women's lacrosse continues its hot streak

Emma Ward prepares to take an eight-meter shot.
Emma Ward prepares to take an eight-meter shot.

No. 2 Syracuse Women’s lacrosse comes out on top in a 15-7 matchup against No. 12 Notre Dame. The win pushes SU to 7-0, tying the program mark for the best start to a season.

The first two periods were all Orange as the team came out and dominated, entering the half with a 10-3 lead. The third quarter left fans confused. Grad student Megan Carney scored within the first two minutes, but after that, the Orange went into a scoring drought. Meanwhile, the Irish had the momentum, scoring four out of the five goals in the third.

The fourth finally picked up in favor of the ‘Cuse. The team’s leading scorer on the season Meaghan Tyrrell put one in the back of the net around four minutes in. After that, Syracuse shut down Notre Dame, not allowing any goals for the Irish in the fourth. The Orange have held their opponents to 10 goals or less in their last four matchups.

Junior Emma Ward led the team with eight points, a career-high. Of those eight points, seven were assists and one goal. Not only that but those seven assists tie the record for second-best in a single game for Syracuse. After the game, Ward thanked her middies for their hard work.

“We got to give credit to our middies because they're running the whole length of the field and they're doing all the hard work just to pass the ball for us to do our job and finish,” Ward said.

“Coming from the defensive end to the middies the big thanks to them making our job so easy to get the ball and then on offense just us finishing.”

Ward may have been the player of the game, but the story of the match is what happens next for draw control specialist Katelyn Mashewske. Early into the fourth period Mashewske went down on the sideline after the draw with an apparent right leg injury. After being looked at she was helped off of the field, only to return later in crutches. Coach Kayla Trainer says there are no updates on her injuries as of now.

The 15-7 win over Notre Dame drew a crowd of 2,197. That marks the second-largest single-game crowd in program history.

“First off, I would say today was we had an amazing crowd so we really want to thank the Syracuse community for coming out and supporting us there's a lot of little girls there today,” Coach Trainor said. “This is our second highest single game attendance so that's awesome and you know, the more we play the more fans are coming which we really appreciate and makes a difference for us in these games so I thought that was awesome.”

Syracuse’s next game will be played in Maryland against Loyola Wednesday, March 15th at 6 p.m.

Alaina is a graduate student studying broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications, expected to graduate May 2023. As a multimedioa reporter she helps produce audio and digital content for WAER. Alaina previously recieved her first masters in magazine, news, and digital journalism in May 2022 from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications and she enjoys golfing and reading in her free time.