Thursday, April 22, 2010

Syracuse Women's Lacrosse Edges Cornell 7-6

The Syracuse University women's lacrosse team defeated Cornell 7 to 6 Wednesday night at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca. Orange goalkeeper Liz Hogan (above right, from made one of her nine saves on the day at the buzzer to keep the Big Red from sending the game into overtime.

The SU offense struggled to get shots on cage all game, with only 16 of its 26 shots reaching Big Red goalie Kyla Dambach.

However, after Tegan Brown's second goal of the game gave the Orange a one goal lead with 7:22 to play, it was the Syracuse defense which helped out Hogan and kept Cornell scoreless to secure the victory.

"They played help defense and tried to get pressure on every shot, and I think they did, and they forced them to miss the goal many times, but really limit their shots too," SU Head Coach Gary Gait said. "They didn't get a ton of opportunities."

After three losses by one goal already this season, Gait said the No. 10 Orange's one goal win over unranked Cornell was crucial heading into a two game Big East road trip to Cincinnati and Louisville this weekend.

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