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Syracuse Orange: Women’s lacrosse eyes ACC Tournament championship

Syracuse Orange (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)
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The ACC Tournament is upon us, and Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse had a dominating 2023 campaign, going 8-1 in conference play and 15-1 overall. The Orange’s sole loss came in the final game of the season, with the ‘Cuse recently falling to Boston College, 17-16.

With the loss, ‘Cuse lost its No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament and sole possession of the ACC regular-season title, with the Syracuse Orange and Boston College having the same conference record, but the ‘Cuse lost its only head-to-head battle against Boston College.

With ‘Cuse getting a top seed in the tournament, they were rewarded with a first-round bye and would play the winner of No. 10 seed Pittsburgh and No. 7 seed Virginia Tech, which the Hokies won, 18-6.

The ACC Tournament quarterfinal game is set for Wednesday, April 26, at 4 pm on the ACC Network. All games will be played at the American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse is the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament.

The Syracuse Orange has been a force all season long, outscoring opponents, 269-151. They are led out there by leading-point-getter Meaghan Tyrrell, who had 89 points this season which was second-best in the country, with 45 of them coming on goals.

Her sister, Emma, has been just as sharp with 53 points and 40 of them coming off goals, and the Syracuse Orange program’s leading goal-scorer, Megan Carney, whose 48 goals were tied for 20th in the country.

The attackers for ‘Cuse have proven to be a strong, tight-knit group and have excellent chemistry on the field that has helped them to be the best team not only in the ACC, as the team averages 17 goals per game, which was fourth best in the country and its 27 points per game was second best.

Junior goalkeeper Delaney Sweitzer will also be a key player to watch in the ACC Tournament, as her 55-percent save percentage led the nation.

(Stats presented by the SU Athletics Website and the NCAA Website)

LOOKING BACK ON PREVIOUS GAME AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH

In a previous matchup, ‘Cuse would beat Virginia Tech, 16-5. Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse, which was ranked No. 2 at the time, was led by the Tyrrell sisters who combined for eight goals (Meaghan 5, Emma 3). Carney had two goals in that game, as well as Emma Ward and Olivia Adamson.

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