Emily Hawryschuk etches her name into Syracuse lacrosse history
History for Hawryschuk headlines SU's win over Albany
It was a record-breaking afternoon at the Dome, as graduate attacker Emily Hawryschuk came in from the left side of the net, ducked down and fired home her record-setting 261st goal as a member of the Orange.
The Victor, New York native would later tack on another, adding to the record once held by her current head coach, Kayla Treanor. Hawryschuk looked back at what she did in her past to lead to this milestone.
“When I was in high school, I literally used to watch Kayla Treanor highlights on YouTube before going out to play a game,” Hawryschuk said. “I spent so many years idolizing her. I still idolize her, watching her and the player that she is. I am just really thankful to have her as my coach now.”
Hawryschuk did not just have praise for her coach, but also for the environment she grew up in and the Section V and Greater Rochester lacrosse community.
“585 lacrosse is the best,” Hawryschuk said. “I mean, growing up in what some would say would be like a hotspot for lacrosse — you have Long Islands, you have Marylands — but I think in Upstate New York there’s a lot of good lacrosse.”
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The Orange improved to 13-3 on the year with an 18-11 victory over the Albany Great Danes. Hawryschuk led the scoring effort with four goals and six points, and senior attacker Meaghan Tyrrell helped with three assists and four points. With those three assists, Tyrrell became the fifth player in school history to accumulate 100 career assists.
“Good game in the Dome tonight,” Treanor said. “I think Albany was a great opponent for us. They really played fearless in the second half, and they came out and just were in it the whole game. Clearly a very well-coached and inspired group.”
Hawryschuk’s record-breaking moment was even more special as it was a head coaching matchup of two of Syracuse’s greatest attackers. Treanor’s opposing coach this evening was SU’s leader in career points, Katie Rowan Thomson.
Thomson’s Great Danes were led by freshman Ava Poupard, who netted just the third hat trick of her short collegiate career with three goals on just three shots. The Syracuse defense though was able to quiet Albany’s two-headed monster of Sarah Falk and Katie Pascale, who have a combined 116 points on the season but only scored only twice against the Orange.
Syracuse will travel to Boston College next for a rematch of last year’s national championship game. First draw will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 22.