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Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse wins fourth straight

No. 4/4 Syracuse used a balanced scoring attack and another strong defensive effort in its 21-4 victory against Colgate in the Carrier Dome on Monday. Eleven different players scored at least one goal for the Orange, which extended their winning streak to four and improved their record to 5-1.

Sierra Cockerille scored two goals against Colgate.

“We were a team coming right off a flight going against a team that had more than a week to prepare for us,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “It was a good effort. I thought I saw some tired legs and tired minds out there, but they gutted it out and did a great job to get a nice win here in the Dome and we’ll move forward to the next one.”

HOW IT HAPPENED
The teams traded goals to start the game before sophomore Sierra Cockerille scored an unassisted goal at the 27:34 mark to give Syracuse the lead for good. Cockerille’s goal was the first of five straight for the Orange as they built a 6-1 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Colgate’s (2-1) Courtney Quirk found the back of the net at the 16:58 mark, but Syracuse scored 11 unanswered goals to take an insurmountable lead. The scoring run covered the final 16:23 of the first half and first 7:06 of the second and included three goals from sophomore Megan Carney. The Orange scored four of the final five goals of the game for the 21-4 final.

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