January 24, 2014

Syracuse Dominates Stetson at Champion Challenge

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – No. 3 Syracuse set a single-game school record for goals in a 25-0 victory against Stetson at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It marked the third shutout in school history.

The Orange broke the previous record for goals in game of 24, which the Orange (2-0) did three times in 2008, head coachGary Gait's first year at the helm of the program. Syracuse also set a new standard for margin of victory. The Orange allowed only two shots for its first shutout since 1998, the first year of the program. SU recorded two shutouts that season.

Senior Alyssa Murray led a balanced Syracuse offense with four goals. Sophomore Kayla Treanor and freshman Taylor Poplawski (Lafayette, N.Y.) had three goals apiece, while junior Gabby Jaquith dished out a career-high five assists. Overall 16 different players recorded at least one point for Syracuse.

The Orange won 22-of-27 draw controls and dominated possession, outshooting Stetson (0-1), 43-2. Junior Kelsey Richardson and senior Alyssa Costantino combined for the shutout as each recorded a save for SU. Cali Guilday made 12 saves, while Whitney Meyers had one save for the Hatters.

The Orange will have a few weeks off before hosting Canisius in its home opener at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 16.



LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Stetson lacrosse team knew the 2014 season opener was going to be a challenge. It proved to be true as #3 Syracuse recorded a program record 25 goal in a 25-0 win over the Hatters at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on Friday night.

The Orange scored just over a minute into play and never looked back. The perennial national contenders were clicking on Friday, after defeating Stetson's Atlantic Sun Conference foe Jacksonville on Tuesday.

Syracuse was led by Alyssa Murray, who scored four goals and had one assist for five points. Taylor Poplawski, Kayla Treanor, Katie Webster, Devon Collins, and Lisa Rogers also scored multiple goals for the Orange.

The Hatters recorded two shots, one each from sophomore Danielle Horgan and Samantha Akl, both of which were on target. Horgan and sophomore goalkeeper Caili Guilday picked up one ground ball each in the contest.

Stetson had five draw controls in the loss, as freshman Lindsay Summers corralled two to lead the way. Horgan and Sam Maguire also chipped in with one caused turnover each.

The Hatters will have over two weeks off before returning to action on Sunday, Feb. 9. Stetson hosts Oregon at 1:00 p.m. in the first of five straight home games at the Athletic Training Center.

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