Syracuse Sets Team Goals Record in Shutting out Stetson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The No. 3 Syracuse women's lacrosse team set a single-game school record for goals in a 25-0 victory against Stetson at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It marked the third shutout in school history.

The Orange broke the previous record for goals in game of 24, which the Orange (2-0) did three times in 2008, head coach Gary Gait's first year at the helm of the program. Syracuse also set a new standard for margin of victory. The Orange allowed only two shots for its first shutout since 1998, the first year of the program. SU recorded two shutouts that season.

Senior Alyssa Murray (West Bablylon, N.Y.) led a balanced Syracuse offense with four goals. Sophomore Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna, N.Y.) and freshman Taylor Poplawski (Lafayette, N.Y.) had three goals apiece, while junior Gabby Jaquith (Cazenovia, N.Y.) dished out a career-high five assists. Overall 16 different players recorded at least one point for Syracuse.

The Orange won 22 of 27 draw controls and dominated possession, outshooting Stetson (0-1), 43-2. Junior Kelsey Richardson (Memphis, N.Y.) and senior Alyssa Costantino (West Islip, N.Y.) combined for the shutout as each recorded a save for SU. Cali Guilday made 12 saves, while Whitney Meyers had one save for the Hatters.

The Orange will have a few weeks off before hosting Canisius in its home opener at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Syracuse Scoring:
Goals: Murray, Alyssa 4; Poplawski, Taylor 3; Treanor, Kayla 3; Collins, Devon 2; Rogers, Lisa 2; Webster, Katie 2; Kempney, Kailah 1; Thorpe, Ella 1; Parker, Devon 1; Ziegler, Loren 1; Worstell, Brittany 1; Cross, Kelly 1; Bodt, Erica 1; Wehner, Victoria 1; Rainone, Brenna 1.
Assists: Jaquith, Gabby 5; Kempney, Kailah 1; Murray, Alyssa 1; Poplawski, Taylor 1; Thorpe, Ella 1; Treanor, Kayla 1.

Stetson Scoring:
Goals: None
Assists: None

Shots: Syracuse 43, Stetson 2
Ground balls: Syracuse 9, Stetson 2
Draw Controls: Syracuse 22, Stetson 5

Syracuse 2 (Richardson, Kelsey 1; Costantino 1)
Stetson 13 (Guilday, Caili 12; Meyers, Whitney 1)

Attendance: 133


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