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Syracuse women’s lacrosse rolls past Virginia Tech in ACC opener

Senior Emily Hawryschuk tied her career high with seven points to lead No.3/4 Syracuse to an 18-8 victory against No. 22/18 Virginia Tech in the ACC opener for both teams. The game was part of the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte. With the win, the Orange extended their winning streak to six and improve their record to 7-1.

“Every ACC game is super important so to come out today and get a good win to start out ACC play is vitally important,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “We’re super happy about it and now we go get ready for the next one.”

Emily Hawryschuk

The first three goals came on woman-up opportunities for both teams as Syracuse led, 3-1, at the 21:32 mark. Sophomores Sierra Cockerille and Megan Carney netted back-to-back goals before an Orange turnover in their defensive zone led to a Hokies’ goal to cut the lead to 4-2.

The momentum swung to Syracuse when Virginia Tech was issued a red card. The Orange quickly took advantage as senior Emily Hawryschuk scored on an assist from junior Sam Swart. That goal sparked Syracuse on a 5-1 scoring run to end the half. Hawryschuk scored her second in a row before sophomore Meaghan Tyrrell netted her second of the day. Virginia Tech scored its first goal in more than seven minutes when Paige Petty found the back of the net, but Swart and freshman Bianca Chevarie each scored to give the ‘Cuse a 9-3 halftime lead.