Women's lacrosse: Syracuse thrashes Canisius for second time in eight days

Kayla Treanor's four goals leads an explosive Orange attack.

Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said it's unusual to play the same non-conference opponent in back-to-back games, but his team handled that anomaly pretty well on Sunday.

Junior attack Kayla Treanor led SU with four goals, and both Kailah Kempney and Riley Donahue recorded hat tricks in a 19-7 rout over Canisius. The Orange defeated the Golden Griffins, 21-13, on Feb. 7.

Canisius, the 2014 MAAC champion, matched Syracuse through much of the first half and trailed by only one goal with 10 minutes remaining in the period. However, the Orange then ripped off a 6-1 run before the halftime break to put the game quickly out of reach.

Halle Majorana scored the final two goals of that stretch to continue her blazing start to the season. The former Maryland Terrapin leads SU with 14 points.

Goalkeeper Kelsey Richardson made a career-high 11 saves to preserve the large lead.

The Orange outshot Canisius, 38-21, and also won 19 of 28 draws.  

SU was scheduled to play Presbyterian later in the day, but that game was cancelled Sunday morning. The team opens Atlantic Coast Conference play next Monday against Virginia.

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