Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s lacrosse remains undefeated

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s LAX remains undefeated

Orange tennis ranks in Top 25 for second straight week.
Published: March 8, 2023
Emma Tyrrell (#24) scores 3 goals for Syracuse, beating NU in a close, 16-15 game.
Emma Tyrrell (#24) scores three goals for Syracuse, beating Northwestern in a close, 16-15 game on Feb. 11.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse’s undefeated season continued Sunday, defeating Virginia Tech 16-5 at the JMA Wireless Dome. Sisters Meaghan and Emma Tyrrell combined for eight goals, and the team had a span where they scored eight straight goals that were unanswered. 

The Orange are now 6-0, and the contest helped them pickup their second conference win of the year. Inside Lacrosse has the crew at the second spot in their rankings, only behind defending national champions North Carolina, who they will face next month. 

The squad’s three game homestand will conclude this Saturday at noon after their match against No. 12 Notre Dame.

SU player, Natalie Smith, defends against number 43 as she attempts to score.
SU player, Natalie Smith, defends against Virginia Tech's Blair Guy (#43) as she attempts to score in the JMA Wireless Dome on March 5.

Syracuse Tennis ranked in Top 25 for second consecutive week

Syracuse tennis remains ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Top 25 for the second consecutive week, despite suffering their first loss of the year.

While their loss to ACC opponent Virginia was their first of the year, SU still went 2-1 for the weekend after defeating Coppin State and ACC opponent Virginia Tech on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 

The Syracuse crew is now 11-1 on the year and has one of their two largest breaks between games for the year. The next time SU hits the court is March 17 at 3 p.m. against Clemson (11-4).

Men’s lacrosse falls to ACC opponent

Syracuse men’s lacrosse fell to Duke on Sunday 14-13 in overtime, extending their losing streak to three after starting off the year winning three straight. 

Syracuse had a 5-1 lead after the first frame, but was outscored 11-5 to help the Blue Devils storm back and take a lead at one point. 

Seven players scored goals for the team in the contest, including graduate student midfielder Cole Kirst, who had four in the contest. 

After losing three straight, the Orange are officially out of Inside Lacrosse’s Top 20, but will look to rejoin it with a strong performance against their next opponent, Inside Lacrosse’s 10th ranked team, Johns Hopkins, who they’ll play on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Syracuse's Cole Kirst drives to goal as a Duke defender checks him.
Syracuse's Cole Kirst drives to the goal as a Duke defender checks him in the JMA Wireless Dome on March 5.

Syracuse softball swept by ACC opponent

After losing to Rutgers on Feb. 26, Syracuse softball suffered a sweep to ACC opponent Clemson this past weekend. 

Through the first two contests, the SU team was outscored 12-1. But in the last game of the series, the team put up a valiant effort behind a dominant performance by freshman pitcher Madison Knight, who tallied her first complete game where she yielded only one run to the Tigers. 

The team will now travel across the country to face Harvard, UC San Diego and California Baptist University in the Lance Up Invitational in Riverside, California. The team still has over three weeks until their first home game of the year.