Orange host Hoyas on Sunday in NCAA Tournament second round


(SYRACUSE ATHLETICS) — Former conference rivals collide when No. 5/5 Syracuse takes on No. 20/– Georgetown in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday, May 12. Opening draw at the SU Soccer Stadium is set for 3 p.m.

Tickets for Sunday’s game are $8 for adults and $5 for youth ages 18 and under and for students from participating institutions. All tickets are cash sales only and are general admission. Parking is free.

Fans can watch the game on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app or listen to the live action on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area.


Syracuse is the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and earned a first-round bye. The Orange enter the tournament with a 15-4 record. Syracuse finished in a three-way tie for second place in the ACC regular-season standings with a 5-2 league mark.

Junior Emily Hawryschuk ranks among the leading scorers in the nation. She has recorded career highs in points (82), goals (65) and assists (17) this season. She was one of five members of the Orange to earn All-ACC honors. Hawryschuk was a first-team selection, while senior Nicole Levy, redshirt junior Mary Rahal, junior Kerry Defliese and freshman Sarah Cooper earned second-team honors. In addition, Cooper was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year.


The Orange are making their eighth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 12th in the past 13 years. Syracuse has an all-time record of 17-16 in NCAA Tournament play and has won nine of its last 11 tournament openers. The Orange advanced to the national semifinals in five of the past seven years and eight of the last 11 seasons.


Georgetown (12-8) won the BIG EAST Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas defeated Penn, 13-12 in double overtime, on Friday to advance to the second round.

Francesca Whitehurst is Georgetown’s points leader with 72 on 41 goals and a team-best 31 assists. Taylor Gebhardt has scored a team-high 50 goals and is second in points with 69. The pair led the Hoyas past Penn in the first round of the tournament. Gebhardt posted eight points (7g,1a), while Whitehurst had four points (1g, 3a).

Ricky Fried is in his 15th season at the helm of the Georgetown program. He has guided the Hoyas to seven BIG EAST regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships and nine trips to the NCAA Tournament.


Sunday’s game will the 23rd all-time meeting between Syracuse and Georgetown. The Hoyas lead the all-time series, 14-8.
Georgetown won the first 10 contests played between the two teams. Since that time, the Orange have come out on top in eight of the last 12 meetings, including the last four.


The winner of Sunday’s game will take on the winner of the Northwestern-Notre Dame contest in next week’s NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

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