Gary Gait

May 24, 2014 - 1:42pm
Kayla Treanor and Alyssa Murray combined for 10 goals to power the Orange in a 16-8 victory.

TOWSON, Md. — Senior attack Alyssa Murray remembers all too well the feeling of losing in the national championship game, as Syracuse did in 2012 to Northwestern. So once the Orange played its way to a third-consecutive championship weekend, she remained more determined than ever to help the team return home with a title.

On Friday, she came one step closer to accomplishing her goal.

May 18, 2014 - 3:11pm
After allowing three early goals, Syracuse stormed past Boston College, 11-9, and into the final four.

Through nearly 17 minutes of play in Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal at the Carrier Dome, the normally-explosive Syracuse offense had mustered only one shot and no goals. With Boston College holding a 3-0 advantage, the Orange needed some kind of spark.

It got one from Katie Webster, and then the flood gates opened.

May 11, 2014 - 7:27pm
Sparked by Alyssa Murray's four goals, the Orange women's lacrosse team posted a 13-6 victory over the Seawolves.

On May 3 against Loyola, Alyssa Murray's late-game heroics propelled Syracuse to a victory.

But on Sunday, it was her hot start that put SU ahead for good.

May 3, 2014 - 9:04pm
Alyssa Murray scored eight points on four goals and four assists, while Liz Harbeson sealed the victory over Loyola in overtime.

The No. 2 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team completed a late comeback, defeating the No. 20 Loyola Greyhounds 14-12 in overtime.

“It was a great senior day for us and fun to be a part of,” head coach Gary Gait said.

In its last home game of the season, late game heroics from a pair of seniors helped SU overcome a three-goal deficit late in the second half. As the NCAA Tournament selection looms Sunday evening, Gait put a strong emphasis on the way the game played out.

April 1, 2014 - 8:49pm
The Great Danes kept it close throughout, but scoring from Treanor helped seal the victory.

In a match-up between two of the top offenses in the country, No. 3 Syracuse (11-1) clinched a 13-11 victory over No.18/17 Albany (9-1) at the Carrier Dome Tuesday night.

“We hung around, we didn’t give up, we took care of finishing the game at the end and that was key. “ Head Coach Gary Gait said. “I think Albany played very inspired and really gave us a tough game.”

March 2, 2014 - 8:03pm
The Orange used a second half surge to beat Towson, 12-7, and stay undefeated on the season.

Coming off two ACC road victories against No. 9 Virginia and No. 10 Boston College last week, No. 2 Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome Sunday afternoon to face No. 15 Towson.

Recently named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, Kayla Treanor recorded her 23rd goal of the season today leading the Orange (6-0) with five goals in a 12-7 victory. The sophomore attacker scored four of her goals in the second half in a team effort to pull away.

May 24, 2013 - 10:42pm
A late comeback by the Orange was not enough to ruin the Terrapins undefeated season.

PHILADELPHIA - The Orange surmounted a rally, a second half comeback, to take its first lead of the game against a tough, undefeated No. 1 Maryland Terrapin squad.

It didn’t last long. Just 100 seconds.

Maryland (23-0) regained its lead, scoring with under three minutes left to end Syracuse’s season in the Final Four with an 11-10 loss to the Terrapins Friday night.

April 23, 2013 - 11:48am
From lacrosse legends to former coaches to professors, panelists talked about the significance of one of the earliest sports in the history of North America.

Very few cities in the United States can say they are a lacrosse city. But Syracuse can. The game of lacrosse was developed in the Syracuse region and has worked its way into the cities fabric, especially through Syracuse University.

April 14, 2013 - 8:07pm
A 12-point first half performance helped No. 5 Syracuse decimate Cincinnati.

The Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse team used a well-balanced attack to handily defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats 21-6 Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. Eighteen players recorded a point for the No. 5 Orange (9-3, 5-0), who remains undefeated in Big East play.

The Orange controlled the game throughout, but especially dominated in the first half, where they took a 12-1 lead into halftime.

“It was a solid team effort top to bottom,” head coach Gary Gait said. “We opened up the game playing hard.”

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.