Women's lacrosse: Ziegler shines on Senior Day, leads SU to win

The senior's season-high five goals propels Orange past upset-minded Albany.

Loren Ziegler was already in the midst of a breakout offensive season, and the Syracuse senior capped it off with a flourish in her final home game.

Ziegler scored five goals, a season-high, and the No. 9 Orange outlasted No. 19 Albany 14-12 at the Carrier Dome on Senior Day.

"I'm happy we got through a very good Albany team that's made up of a lot of local kids who came in here to pull off the upset and gave us everything we could handle," SU head coach Gary Gait said. "I'm proud that we finished the game and got through it."

The Great Danes were the aggressors early, jumping out to a 5-3 first half lead. However, a goal by SU's Kayla Treanor sparked a three-score volley to rally the Orange. Ziegler later scored to send the game to a 7-7 tie at the intermission.

The game remained even with 11:42 left in the final half, but Erica Bodt scored off a Treanor assist to finally put the Orange ahead for good just under five minutes later. Freshman Riley Donahue would add an insurance tally near the end of the half.

Treanor led all scorers with seven points and moved past Tee Ladouceur for sixth all-time on the SU assist list (82).

The Orange moved to 11-6 this season and will face Boston College on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. 


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