Game Details: Wednesday, March 1 | 4 p.m. | JMA Wireless Dome
Radio: WJPZ 89.1 FM
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 2 Syracuse looks to remain unbeaten when it hosts UAlbany on Wednesday, March 1. Opening draw in the JMA Wireless Dome is set for 4 p.m.
Tickets for Wednesday’s game are available at Cuse.com/ticketing. Fans can watch the game on ACCNX or listen to the broadcast on WJPZ 89.1FM.
The Orange are one of 15 remaining unbeaten teams in Division I with a 4-0 record. The Great Danes have won two straight, improving their record to 2-2.
ORANGE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Senior Kate Mashewske recorded her 300th career draw control in Syracuse’s win against Pittsburgh. She is just the second player in program history to reach the milestone. Mashewske has 309 draw controls in her career, which rank third among active Division I players.
Graduate student Meaghan Tyrrell needs one point to take over sole possession of fifth place on Syracuse’s all-time points list. She enters Wednesday’s game with 335 points, which tie Christina Dove (2007-10) for fifth place.
Syracuse is one of the most accurate shooting teams in the nation. The Orange’s .543 shooting percentage ranks fourth in the nation. Graduate student Megan Carney leads the way with a .696 shooting percentage.
Senior defender Bianca Chevarie had one of her best overall games in Syracuse’s win against Pittsburgh. She posted three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls.
SCOUTING THE GREAT DANES
After losing its first two games of the season, UAlbany has posted back-to-back wins to even its record at 2-2. In their most recent contest, the Great Danes scored with 11 seconds on the clock for an 8-7 win at Brown.
Katie Pascale is the America East Offensive Player of the Week, while goalkeeper Aislinn Sweeney is the league’s Defensive Player of the Week. Pascale ranks fifth in the nation, averaging 6.00 points per game. Sweeney has a 13.00 goals-against average and a .406 save percentage.
Katie Thomson is in her fifth season at the helm of the UAlbany program. She played for the Orange from 2006-09 and holds the Syracuse career records for points (396) and assists (164). Thomson also served as an assistant coach for the Orange.
Wednesday’s game will be the 16th all-time meeting between Syracuse and UAlbany. The Orange have won the previous 15 contests between the two teams.
The Great Danes visited the JMA Wireless Dome last April. The Orange opened the scoring 59 seconds into the game on a Jenny Markey goal. It was the first of seven unanswered goals for Syracuse as it led, 7-1, after the first quarter. Emily Hawryschuk scored three goals in the second quarter as the Orange extended the advantage to 12-1 at halftime.
Syracuse led, 16-6, after three quarters before UAlbany fought back in the fourth quarter. The Great Danes used a 5-1 scoring run to get within six, but could get no closer as the Orange recorded the 18-11 win. Hawryschuk led all scorers with four goals, while Sam Swart and Olivia Adamson both had a hat trick.
Syracuse returns to ACC play on Sunday, March 5 when it hosts Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. in the JMA Wireless Dome. Tickets are available at Cuse.com/ticketing.