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Syracuse is eliminated from the NCAA quarterfinals by Northwestern

Thursday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament, Northwestern held Syracuse scoreless for almost 30 minutes resulting in a 15-4 loss. The 11-goal difference is the greatest in NCAA Tournament history for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team. Since 2008, the Orange had not lost a game by more than 11 goals.

In March, the fourth-ranked Wildcats handed the fifth-ranked Orange (15-6) its first loss of the season. The loss to Northwestern on Thursday ruined SU’s season, as well as Kayla Treanor’s first year coaching her alma mater. Treanor told a gathering of reporters following the game, “It was simply one of those days when we weren’t really on. I take much credit for that. The guys worked well throughout the season and arrived well-prepared; we simply had a lot of trouble today.”

In the fourth quarter, Northwestern established a 10-goal advantage and initiated a running clock. Earlier this spring, the Orange were rated as high as No. 3 in the nation and scored twice in the second half.

 

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Written by Doug McKain

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