Orange Host Dukes in NCAA Quarters
Game Details: Thursday, May 18 | 12 p..m. | JMA Wireless Dome
TV: ESPNU | ESPN Watch
Radio: WJPZ 89.1 FM
Twitter: @Cuse | @CuseWLAX
Live Coverage: Stats
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 2 seed Syracuse takes on No. 7 seed James Madison with a spot in Championship Weekend on the line on Thursday, May 18. Opening draw at the JMA Wireless Dome is set for 12 p.m.
Tickets for the game are $10 for adults and $5 for youth/students/seniors and are available at Cuse.com/tickets.
The game will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN.com/watch. Fans cans listen to the broadcast on WJPZ 89.1FM. Live updates will also be available on Twitter (@CuseWLax).
The game will feature two Tewaaraton Award finalists in Syracuse’s Meaghan Tyrrell and James Madison’s Isabella Peterson. Tyrrell ranks second in the nation in points per game, averaging 5.53, while Peterson is right behind, recording 5.33 per contest.
Syracuse (17-2) defeated Johns Hopkins, 25-8, in the NCAA Tournament second round to advance to the quarterfinals for the 13th time in program history. The 25 goals against the Blue Jays tied the single-game school record and was one shy of the NCAA Tournament record.
Emma Tyrrell scored a career-high seven goals to lead the ‘Cuse attack, while Meaghan Tyrrell recorded a game-high nine points (6g, 3a). Delaney Sweitzer made 11 saves as the Orange defense held its opponent to 10 goals or less for the 11th time this season.
NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The 2023 NCAA Tournament appearance is the 20th for Syracuse since the program began in 1998. The Orange have an all-time record of 24-19 in tournament play. Syracuse is making its 13th appearance in the quarterfinals. The Orange are 8-4 in the round of eight, including 7-0 in Syracuse.
SCOUTING THE DUKES
James Madison (19-2) got by Maryland, 15-14, in the second round to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinal.
Peterson leads the Dukes in points (112) and goals (89). She has scored five or more goals nine times this season. Katelyn Morgan has dished out a team-best 35 assists.
Kat Buchanan has started all 21 games in goal for James Madison. She has a 7.83 goals-against average and a .478 save percentage.
Thursday’s game will be the second meeting between Syracuse and James Madison. The first meeting was in the 2010 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in Harrisonburg, Va.
Halley Quillinan and Michelle Tumolo scored back-to-back goals to give Syracuse the early lead, but James Madison netted the final three goals of the half to take a 3-2 lead into the locker room at intermission.
After a 30-minute rain delay that extended halftime, Quillinan quickly tied the score with her second of the day. and then assisted on Tee Ladouceur’s goal that gave the Orange the lead for good. Syracuse added three more goals and recorded a 7-3 victory to advance to the national semifinals for the second time in program history.
Goalkeeper Liz Hogan recorded 12 saves, including nine in the first half, to go along with four ground balls and a caused turnover.
The winner of Thursday’s game advances to the national semifinals in Cary, N.C. on Friday, May 26.