Win streak snapped, women's lacrosse falls to 5-7

Orange falls to Georgetown, winning streak stopped at two games.

The No. 13 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team fell to 5-7 (3-1 Big East) after a 12-8 loss to the No. 20 Georgetown University Hoyas Saturday at Washington, D.C. The loss snapped S.U.’s two-game win streak.

The Orange came out firing in the first half, scoring seven goals and only giving up five. Catherine Rodriguez, Sarah Holden, Alyssa Murray and Tee Ladouceur all scored for the Orange. However, the lead wouldn’t last long after the start of the second half.

After Holden’s second goal at the 26:26 mark and Katie Webster’s first at the 25:34 mark, the Hoya offense woke up to the tune of seven unanswered goals. The Georgetown scoring run was ignited by Dina Jackson’s goal at the 24:25 mark and continued with goals by Hannah Franklin, Mary Beth Brophy, Kelsi Bozel and Jacqueline Giles. Senior goalkeeper Liz Hogan did have nine saves, four more than Georgetown goalie Barb Black.

Some high points for the Orange despite the loss were Webster, who scored her team-leading 25th goal of the year and continues to provide a spark for the Orange offense, and Ladouceur, who scored her 22nd goal of the season, moving her up in the list of all-time point’s leaders at S.U.

However, the Orange was outshot 26-17, went 0-3 in free-position shots, lost the turnover battle 16-11 and lost the ground ball battle 18-5. It did, however, win 12 draw controls.

As for the Hoyas, they outscored the Orange 7-2 in the second half on their way to improving their record to 7-5 (5-0 Big East). They recorded 18 points in the win, led by Jackson’s five points consisting of three goals and two assists. The Orange was led by Murray’s four points, which consisted of two goals and two assists.

The Hoyas will face No. 5 Loyola (Md.) at Maryland on Tuesday, and the Orange will look to improve their record against Louisville on Tuesday as it begins a three-game home stand.

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