Big East women's lacrosse tournament

May 6, 2012 - 12:22pm
Syracuse's school record 15-game winning streak came to an end as the team dropped only its second game of the season

As the Orange deficit increased, the energy slowly drained out of the Carrier Dome. There were no more fans cheering, no more teammates encouraging, and the style of play turned sluggish as No. 1 seeded Syracuse struggled from the start, losing to Loyola, 13-7 in the Big East championship game on Saturday.

“Well, that didn’t quite go as planned,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said bluntly after the game.

May 4, 2012 - 1:10pm
Orange advances in the Big East women's lacrosse tournament after a Hoyas possession faltered in the games closing seconds

With three seconds left in the game, No. 16/15 Georgetown (9-8) held the ball behind the Syracuse goal. Trailing by one goal, all the Hoya’s needed to do was score to send the Big East women’s lacrosse semi-final matchup against No. 2/2 Syracuse’s (16-2) to overtime. Midfielder Hannah Franklin received the pass, but failed to get a shot off as the Orange outlasted the Hoyas in a defensive grudge-match, 7-6 in the Carrier Dome on Thursday.