Tyrrell sisters stuff the stat sheet in Syracuse women’s lacrosse’s 22-7 hammering of Temple
Tyrrell sisters lead SU women's lacrosse in 22-7 win over Temple
As either Dorothy Gale or Syracuse women’s lacrosse would happily tell you, there’s no place like home.
After 20 days and three far-flung road games, the Orange finally played another game in the Carrier Dome, and they left no doubt about the outcome. Seven players scored multiple goals as SU beat the brakes off Temple 22-7.
“We were more than excited to be back today,” junior midfielder Emma Tyrrell said after the win. “The energy, having all the fans – it was just such a great momentum change for us. We always look forward to playing at home.”
The day belonged to the Tyrrell family. Emma scored three of the first five goals for the Orange and assisted on one of the others, finishing the game with a career-high of eight points.
Emma’s older sister, Meaghan Tyrrell, tied her own career-high with 10 points and five assists. No other Orange player had broken into double figures in 2022 before Sunday.
“The Tyrrells are really different players, but they’re both tremendous,” coach Kayla Treanor said. “Emma, I think it’s her athleticism that really is impossible to stop and Meaghan is just this incredible finisher and passer.”
A huge reason for the dominant SU performance could be found in the draw circle. Junior Katelyn Mashewske continued her breakout stretch with 14 draw controls, which set a new career-best.
The past 10 quarters have been a revelation for Mashewske, beginning with the second half of the team’s loss against Florida. The Orange won a stretch of nine of 10 draws during their failed comeback attempt, and have a 43-16 draw advantage in the two full games since. The team’s 23 draw controls Sunday fell just one shy of a single-game program record.
“She was able to really stay focused and consistent throughout the game, which is something she’s been working on,” Treanor said of Mashewske. “It seems to me that every game she’s getting a little better – and she really wants to win.”
Mashewske also recorded an assist on a second-quarter goal by Emma Tyrrell — the first point of her college career.
By halftime, Syracuse built an insurmountable 13-5 lead and continued the trend throughout the second half. From the midway point of the third quarter until the dying moments of the fourth, seven straight goals by seven different Orange players found the back of the net.
As goals continued to pour in, the Orange continued to revel in their teammates’ success. The mood in the Dome all afternoon was celebratory, as nine different players heard their goal songs blare over the loudspeakers.
Whether the tune was Meaghan Tyrrell’s “Run This Town” or sophomore midfielder Jenny Markey’s “Jenny from the Block,” at times Saturday’s game felt like one big dance party.
“We really try to celebrate each other as the lead keeps building,” Meaghan Tyrrell said. “We had a lot of people who put up points who maybe [don’t] always put up points, so those are the things you want to celebrate and try to make them feel really good.”
Securing the win over the unranked Owls was of vital importance considering the challenge the Orange face next. Undefeated, No. 7 ranked Loyola enters the Carrier Dome on Tuesday to provide Syracuse with its latest test.
Winning a blowout like SU did on Saturday allowed Treanor to rest senior attacker Megan Carney throughout the second half, and for the majority of her starters for the fourth quarter.
“We have a huge opponent coming on Tuesday night,” Treanor said. “Any time you can rest some of your players, it’s awesome.”
The opening draw against the Loyola Greyhounds and their top 10 scoring defense will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29.