SU women’s lacrosse lose close NCAA quarterfinals to Northwestern

SU women's lacrosse's bid for NCAA title ends

Orange are unable to keep up with the Wildcats, considered one of the nation's best offenses.
Published: May 19, 2019
Women's Lacrosse: Syracuse vs. Northwestern

Syracuse women’s lacrosse team fell 18-14 to Northwestern — considered to be one of the best offensive teams in the country this year — to end the Orange’s bid for a national title in the NCAA quarterfinals.

The game in Evanston, Ill., opened in back-and-forth fashion with Northwestern scoring three straight goals and Syracuse responding with two of their own. Following another goal from each team, the Wildcats went on a significant scoring run that may have decided the game’s outcome. The Wildcats scored six straight before the Orange answered with one of their own to head into halftime with Northwestern up 10-4.

Syracuse came out strong in the 2nd half with a 3-1 scoring run led by Emily Hawryschuk. Hawryschuk ended the game with a team-high five goals. That run made brought the Orange within four goals, however, the Wildcats answered with three goals of their own made the score 14-7 with about 20 minutes left in the game.

Syracuse surged again with a 6-1 run of their own to make it 15-13, but that was not enough as the Wildcats scored another pair of goals within 10 seconds, which essentially sealed the deal for Northwestern.

Northwestern next faces top-seeded Maryland in the women’s lacrosse Final Four semifinals in Baltimore.

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is a contributor to The NewsHouse at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.