No. 2 Syracuse Comes Back in 2nd Half to Edge No. 8 Virginia

Syracuse used back-to-back free position shot opportunities to tie the game and then take a 9-8 lead before Stephens scored her third goal with 10:19 left in the game to knot it at 9-9.

Syracuse's Kayla Traynor scored the go-ahead goal with 4:56 left in the game. The Orange won the ensuing face off and remained on attack until Swancame up with the ground ball with a minute left in the game.

"We put Courtney Swan in, an attacker, to try to get a little extra speed, fresher legs, and a good stick in there," Myers said. "With Courtney coming up with that ball with a minute left, we thought we were in pretty good shape. It is a lot of pressure for the attackers to get the ball down and be able to do their thing. Casey Bocklet got a good shot off under a lot of pressure. It is disappointing to see that we had the ball with 10 seconds left and ended up not getting it to the middle and not getting one more final shot. I really thought we were going to tie it and go to overtime."

With the loss, Virginia falls to 2-1 on the season. Syracuse improves to 2-1.

The Cavaliers' first home game will be on Friday, March 1 when they host No. 4 Maryland at Klöckner Stadium.

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2013-02-24



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