Rutgers Falls Just Short in Upset Bid Versus No. 5 Syracuse

Piscataway, N.J. (April 7, 2013) In a back-and-forth match, Rutgers (8-4, 0-3) could not pull the upset over No. 5 Syracuse, falling 10-8 Sunday afternoon at the RU Turf Field. The Scarlet Knights were paced by redshirt junior midfielder Amanda Trendell (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and junior attack Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) with three points apiece.

Syracuse (7-3, 3-0) was led by Kayla Treanor with three goals. Michelle Tumolo added one goal and two assists for the Orange. SU won 17 of 20 draw controls, enabling the Orange to manage the tempo of the game.

Defensively, Hollie DiMuro (West Babylon, N.Y.) caused three turnovers and scooped four groundballs. In addition to the two goals by Trendell and Clements, redshirt senior midfielder Annie McGinley (Moorestown, N.J.) put away two scores.

Trendell started the scoring just 1:50 into the game on a drive to the cage. Syracuse answered with three-straight goals to push the ledger to 3-1 with 25:15 to play before halftime.

Rutgers came back with two of the final three tallies before the break to pull within one, 4-3. McGinley posted an unassisted score at the 19:42 mark and Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) buried a pass from Trendell with just over 10 minutes to play.

The Scarlet Knights came out of halftime firing, posting the first two goals to take a 5-4 lead. Clements registered the first tally and Trendell added an unassisted score with 27 minutes remaining.

Syracuse tied the game at five before Rutgers answered with two-straight goals. Clements started the spurt with a diving goal off a pass from Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) before Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) added a free position goal.

The two squads traded goals before Syracuse posted the final four to secure the win, 10-8.

Rutgers continues its homestand with Villanova on Saturday, April 13. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. and the location will be determined midweek.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. Syracuse scored the final four goals of the game to come back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Rutgers 10-8 on Sunday, April 7 in Piscataway, N.J. With the victory, the Orange extends its Big East regular-season winning streak to 15 games.

Freshman Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna, N.Y.) led the Syracuse (7-3, 3-0) offense with three goals, while senior Michelle Tumolo (Mullica Hill, N.J.) had a goal and two assists.

The Orange led 4-3 at halftime but Rutgers (8-4, 0-3) opened the second half on a 4-1 scoring run to take a 7-5 lead at the 22:46 mark. Treanor was awarded the ball on the end line after a Rutgers turnover when Scarlet Knights' goalkeeper Lily Kalata couldn't handle a high pass. Treanor raced Kalata back to the goal and found the back of the net to cut the lead to 7-6 with 21:26 remaining. Rutgers answered with Annie McGinley's goal at the 17:02 mark to put the Scarlet Knights back up by two.

Treanor started SU's decisive scoring run at the 10:35 mark when she scored on a low shot on a fast break. Senior Bridget Daley (Guilderland, N.Y.) tied the score less than a minute later on a free position shot, and junior Katie Webster (Syracuse, N.Y.) netted the game-winner on a free position with 6:56 remaining. Sophomore Kailah Kempney (Carthage, N.Y.) added an insurance tally on an assist from Tumolo with 1:13 on the clock for the 10-8 final.

Rutgers took an early lead with a goal 1:50 into the contest. The Orange answered with Tumolo's goal at the 26:54 mark. Treanor followed with a goal 39 seconds later to give SU its first lead of the game and freshman Erica Bodt (Forest Hill, Md.) capped Syracuse's scoring run at the 25:15 mark to put Syracuse up 3-1. The Scarlet Knights tallied two of the final three goals of the half to cut the Orange's lead to 4-3 at halftime.

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