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Orange Dominate Great Danes to Remain Unbeaten

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 2 Syracuse jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 22-5 victory against UAlbany on Wednesday in the JMA Wireless Dome. The Orange improve to 5-0 on the season.
Megan Carney, Meaghan Tyrrell and Emma Ward all finished with seven points to lead a balanced offensive attack. Carney had a hat trick in the first six minutes of the game and finished with a season-high five goals. She joined the list of top 10 point producers in program history with her performance. Carney now ranks 10th all-time with 230 points. Tyrrell also moved up to fourth place on the list with 342 points. The seven points for Ward tied her career high.
The squads traded goals to start the game before Natalie Smith converted on a free-position attempt at the 11:00 mark of the first quarter. Smith’s tally was the first of 10 unanswered goals for the Orange as they led 11-1 after the first quarter. Smith and Savannah Sweitzer continued the scoring run in the second quarter before Shonly Wallace halted UAlbany’s (2-3) scoring drought of more than 20 minutes with an unassisted goal as ‘Cuse led 14-2 at intermission. The 14 goals are the highest first-half output for the Orange this season.
The second half featured more Syracuse offense as it led by as many as 18. Olivia Adamson scored all three of her goals in the second half on her way to five points (3g, 2a.).

Kate Mashewske continued her dominance in the draw circle. She recorded 17 draw controls, which is just one shy of the highest total for any Division I player in a game this season. Overall, the Orange won 23-of-28 draws.
Ten different players scored at least one goal in the victory, with seven finding the back of the net on multiple occasions. The list included freshman Gracie Britton, who scored her first career goal.
Syracuse’s defense held its opponent to less than 10 goals for the second consecutive game. The Orange allowed three goals in the fourth quarter, breaking a string of seven consecutive quarters in which they held their opponent to one goal or less dating back to the Pittsburgh game last Saturday.
Syracuse returns to ACC play on Sunday, March 5 when it hosts Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. in the JMA Dome. Tickets for Sunday’s game are available at

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