Syracuse women’s lacrosse dazzles in 23-6 victory over Binghamton

'Cuse dominates Binghamton to cap off a perfect opening weekend

The Orange sprint past the Bearcats to earn their second victory of the early season.
Published: February 13, 2022
Megan Carney vs. Syracuse 2021
Megan Carney (right), pictured here against Stony Brook in 2021, scored four goals against Binghamton on Sunday.

The Syracuse women’s lacrosse team tied a bow on a spectacular season-opening homestand with a 23-6 win over Binghamton. The Sunday afternoon victory at the Dome moves SU to 2-0 on the season.

The Orange pulled away early, pouring on six goals in the span of less than three and a half minutes in the first quarter. Meaghan Tyrrell added her second goal of the afternoon after a nasty juke almost ruptured a ligament of the Binghamton defender.

Olivia Muscolino, a Baldwinsville native, put the Bearcats on the board with 3:06 left in the first quarter. Binghamton scored three of the next four goals – including a beautiful one-timer by Abigail Carroll from Emily Masera in the second quarter –  as the Orange suffered a nine-minute scoring drought extending into the second quarter.

“I thought we started off slow,” head coach Kayla Treanor said. “Out of a media timeout, we asked them to really step it up when it was 7-3. They responded really well.”

Megan Carney, who Treanor described as a “total laxer,” ended the dry spell with an unassisted goal with 8:05 before halftime. She added her third goal of the afternoon on a nifty behind-the-back goal off a brilliant feed from Tyrrell just 90 seconds later. Syracuse closed the half on a 6-0 run to take a 13-3 lead into intermission.

Midway through the third quarter, Tyrrell snatched a pass from Carney out of the sky, then polished off the alley-oop for her fourth goal of the game. Tyrell led the Orange with five goals and three assists, while Carney added four goals and an assist.

“I love playing with (Tyrrell),” Carney said. “We’ve built chemistry since freshman year, so it’s four years in the making. It’s nice to see it finally coming together. We just know where each other are going to be.”

Treanor said Tyrrell and Carney were feeling it today. “When you’re on, I want them to be able to go, play free, and take chances. They both did that today. They have a really great connection with each other, which is really hard to stop.”

Women’s lacrosse returns to the Dome next Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. for Syracuse Legends Day. Roy Simmons Jr. will be inducted into the Ring of Honor; Gary Gait and Katie Rowan, Syracuse’s all-time leader in points and assists, will have their jerseys retired.