Syracuse Runs by Jacksonville to Open 2013 Lacrosse Season

The Orange broke open the game in the second half. Leading 13-8, senior Becca Block (Stratham, N.H.) converted a free position and junior Amy Cross (Oreland, Pa.) scored on an assist from Murray to put Syracuse up 17-8. SU then scored three times in 17 seconds to take a 10-goal lead.

Treanor found the back of the net for her fifth goal at the 18:23 mark. Junior Kirkland Locey (Baltimore, Md.) won the ensuring draw control and passed the ball to Murray, who netted her third goal of the game. Twelve seconds later, Kempney tallied her second goal of the contest, extending the margin to 18-8. Freshman Kelly Cross (Oreland, Pa.) scored her first career goal with 1:10 remaining to give Syracuse its largest lead of the game at 21-8, which was the final.

Junior Alyssa Costantino (West Islip, N.Y.) made four saves for the Orange in the first half, while sophomore Kelsey Richardson (Memphis, N.Y.) tallied four saves in the second half. Karli Tobin posted 10 saves for Jacksonville.

Syracuse outshot Jacksonville, 37-20, while the Dolphins picked up 24 ground balls to 20 for the Orange. SU dominated in the draw circle, winning 21 of 30 draw controls. Kempney led the way for Syracuse with eight.

The Orange will return to Florida to take on the U.S. national team at the Champion Challenge on Jan. 26 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Syracuse will host Maryland in its home opener on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Carrier Dome.

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