EVANSTON, IL (WSYR) – The Syracuse women’s lacrosse team nearly pulled off an impressive comeback, but fell to Northwestern in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 18-14.
Emily Hawryschuk finished with five goals to lead Syracuse. Tewaarton finalist, Selena Lasota, finished with a hat trick and two assists to lead Northwestern.
SU did not start the game the way it wanted to, trailing 3-0 eight minutes into the game before Megan Carney scored her first of three first half goals to put the Orange on the board. Northwestern dominated the first half leading 10-4 at the break.
SU scored two quick goals to start the second half, including the 200th career point for Emily Hawryschuk to make it 11-6. The junior is the 11th player in program history to reach the milestone.
Play would then pause due to a two-hour weather delay.
After the delay, Syracuse was able to find some succes cutting the deficit to 15-13, with 8 minutes to go. But the Wildcats always had an answer scoring back to back goals within 10 seconds.
Syracuse finishes the season at 16-5.