February 26, 2014

Murray, Webster Lead Syracuse by Boston College, 11-9

from Press Releases

NEWTON, Mass. – Seniors Alyssa Murray (West Babylon, N.Y.) and Katie Webster (Syracuse, N.Y.)scored three goals apiece to lead the No. 2/3 Syracuse women's lacrosse squad to a come-from-behind 11-9 victory at No. 10/9 Boston College on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Orange improves to 5-0, 2-0 in ACC play,

"We came out a little flat, but we regrouped at halftime and came out and did what we needed to do," said Syracuse assistant coach Katie Rowan.

Sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna, N.Y.) recorded a team-high five points on two goals and three assists, while freshman Taylor Poplawski (Lafayette, N.Y.)added a pair of goals.

The Orange trailed at halftime for the first time this season as Boston College (3-1, 1-1) led 4-3 at intermission. The teams traded goals to start the second half before Treanor netted her first goal of the day at the 16:08 mark, tying the game and sparking the Orange on a 4-0 scoring run that gave SU the lead for good. Webster and Poplawski registered unassisted goals before Treanor connected with Murray for the third time in the game. Murray's goal at the 12:24 mark gave Syracuse a 9-6 advantage.

The teams again traded goals before Moira Barry netted her second goal of the day on an assist from Covie Stanwick to bring Boston College within two, 9-7, with 11:40 to play. The score remained that way until Webster completed her hat trick with 4:32 remaining to stretch SU's advantage to three. After Stanwick scored at the 3:21 mark to again bring Boston College within two, junior Gabby Jaquith (Cazenovia, N.Y.) scored on an empty net as Eagles' goalkeeper Emily Mata came out of from the cage to help double team and the Orange was back up 11-8. Stanwick scored with one minute left on the clock, but junior Mallory Vehar (Hudson, Ohio)won the ensuing draw to give SU possession. The Orange turned it over, but Boston College couldn't get off a shot as Syracuse recorded the two-goal victory.

The first half started with back-and-forth action as neither team scored until the 19:41 mark when Murrayscored off an assist from Treanor. Boston College netted back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead, but the Orange answered with Poplawski's free position goal at the 12:30 mark. Murray and Treanor connected a second time to put SU back on top, but Rix netted the final two goals of the half to give the Eagles a one-goal advantage. Rix had three goals in the first half, but was shut down by the Orange after intermission.

Syracuse outshot Boston College, 22-17, and picked up 14 ground balls to nine for the Eagles. Boston College held a slight advantage on the draw, winning 12-of-22. Junior Kelsey Richardson (Memphis, N.Y.) made six saves for the Orange. She has 13 saves in the last two games. Mata finished with seven saves for Boston College.

The Orange hosts No. T15/14 Towson on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game begins a stretch of seven consecutive home games for the Orange. Admission to women's lacrosse games is $5. Fans can purchase a "Lax Pack" ticket package for $25 including ten general admission tickets that can be used as a season ticket or a group ticket package.

Boston College Release

NEWTON, Mass.- Junior Mikaela Rix led the Eagles with three goals, but No. 10/9 Boston College fell to No. 2/3 Syracuse, 11-9, on Wednesday afternoon at Newton Lacrosse and Soccer Field.

Junior Covie Stanwick notched five points with two goals and three assists. Senior Moira Barry and sophomore Sarah Mannelly each scored a pair of goals for the Eagles (3-1, 1-1 ACC).

Syracuse (5-0, 2-0 ACC) was led by Katie Webster (3 goals) and Alyssa Murray (3 goals).

Syracuse started off the scoring early in the first. Rix buried one into the net off a free position shot and Mannelly peeled around the cage and whipped one between the pipes to give the Eagles a 2-1 advantage with 13:31 to play in the half.

The Orange scored back-to-back goals but Rix answered with two of her own to give BC a 4-3 lead at halftime.

Katie Webster scored in the opening minutes of the second half to tie the game, 4-4. Stanwick found Barry who netted her first tally give the Eagles a one-point lead, 5-4, with 21:22 left to play.

The Orange then scored four straight goals in less than five minutes to give them an 8-5 edge with 13:18 to go.

BC and SU traded a pair of goals late in the second half. Despite two more points from Stanwick, the Eagles were not able to recover and Syracuse took the game, 11-9.

The Orange held an advantage in shots (22-17) and ground balls (14-9). Boston College edged Syracuse in saves (7-6) and draw controls (12-10).

The Eagles are back in action on Saturday, March 1 as they travel to Storrs, Conn., to take on UConn. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

Game Notes:

The contest served as the first meeting between the two teams as ACC foes...it was the 11th all-time meeting between BC and SU.


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