Women's lacrosse blasts Bearcats on Senior Day

The No. 19 ranked SU women's lacrosse team evened it's record Saturday with a blowout win over Cincinnati. The Orange blasted the Bearcats, 20-3.

On Senior Day, the No. 19 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team improved to 7-7 (5-1 Big East) after its best performance of the season, a 20-3 rout of the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-13, 0-7) Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

The Orange’s relentless attack ignited with Katie Webster’s only goal of the match at the 27:24 mark, and never slowed down after that.

SU took a 12-1 lead at the end of the first half, a half that saw Tee Ladouceur, Alyssa Murray, Michelle Tumolo, Becca Block, Catherine Rodriguez and Sarah Holden all score for the Orange. Marissa Pierson scored the Bearcats’ lone goal of the first half.

The Orange kept pouring it on in the second half as Rodriguez scored her second goal of the game at the 27:12 mark. Also, sophomore attacker Trenna Hill recorded a hat trick in the second half – her first of her career.

Caz-Marie Norwich also contributed to the scoring tally by netting her first goal of the season at the 20:13 mark. Heather Wentz and Taylor Nims also scored in the second half. As for the Bearcats, Pierson and Laura Simanski both scored in the 5:34 mark and 2:05 mark respectively, but those were the only bright spots for the Bearcats in this game.

The Orange outshot the Bearcats 26-9 and outscored them 8-2 in the second half. The Orange also recorded 29 points, opposed to the Bearcats five. Syracuse also won the battle in the assists column, 9-2, and forced 11 turnovers, recorded 14 groundballs, won 12 draw controls, and recorded four free-position goals.

On the defensive side, the SU goalies didn’t see much action as Liz Hogan, Brooke Conley and Alyssa Constantino recorded four saves combined. As for the Bearcats goalies, Haley Marvine and Jen Walsh recorded four saves combined and gave up six and 14 goals, respectively.

Ladouceur made history for the Orange Saturday, as she is now sixth on the all-time points list at SU with 161 points. She recorded six points off of three assists and a hat trick.

Following the blowout win, Syracuse will look to keep it’s momentum going when it plays Cornell Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Dome.

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