March 17, 2009

Dove Leads Syracuse Over Towson

from press release

TOWSON, Md. –Junior Christina Dove (Bel Air, Md.) recorded a career-high eight points on six goals and two assists to lead the No. 6 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team to a 19-11 victory against Towson on Tuesday, March 17. The win extended the Orange’s winning streak to three and improved its record to 6-1, while Towson goes to 4-2.

Junior Halley Quillinan (Glenmont, N.Y.) scored the first goal of the game on an assist from senior Katie Rowan (Delmar, N.Y.) less than two minutes into the contest. Towson netted a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead, but the Orange answered with goals from senior Awehiyo Thomas (Six Nations, Ontario) and Quillinan to regain the lead, 3-2, with 21:59 remaining. The Tigers tied the game on a goal by Meggie McNamara before Britt Woodfield’s second goal of the contest gave Towson a 4-3 lead with 15:35 on the clock. The Orange tied the score when Dove scored on an assist from Rowan with 11:39 remaining. The goal sparked the Orange on a 9-0 scoring run to end the half. Dove had five goals and an assist during the run, while senior Bridget Looney (Silver Spring, Md.) added two goals and an assist, helping Syracuse to a 12-4 halftime lead.

Quillinan kept the offense rolling, finding the back of the net off an assist from Rowan just 35 seconds into the second half. Rowan and Dove each scored to give the Orange its largest lead of the game, 15-4, with 27:04 remaining. Towson netted five straight goals to cut the lead to 17-10, but junior Lindsay Rogers (Rochester, N.Y.) and Looney scored in the final four minutes for the 19-11 final.

Dove led the way with six goals and two assists, while Rowan scored two goals and dished out five assists. Quillinan added four goals, and Looney had a hat trick to go along with an assist. Thomas and Rogers each finished with two goals, while senior Megan Mosenson (Malvern, Pa.) had an assist. Nikki Marcinik led Towson with four goals.

Syracuse outshot Towson, 43-22, and held a 19-13 advantage in draw controls. The Orange picked up 19 ground balls to 13 for Towson, and forced 19 turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Liz Hogan (Victor, N.Y.) made seven saves, while Mary Teeters recorded 14 saves for Towson.

The Orange plays its third straight game on the road when it travels to Evanston, Ill. to take on No. 1 Northwestern on Sunday at 2 p.m.


1st 2nd Final

SYRACUSE 12 7 19

Towson 4 7 11

Syracuse Scoring:

Goals: Dove, 6; Quillinan, 4; Looney, 3; Rowan, 2; Thomas, 2, Rogers, 2.

Assists: Rowan, 5; Dove, 2; Looney, 1; Mosenson, 1.

Towson Scoring:

Goals: Marcinik, 4; Woodfield, 3; McNamara, 2; LaMonica, 1; McAfee, 1.

Assists: Marcinik, 2; McNamara, 2; Elie, 1; Kendall, 1; Teeters, 1.

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