Maryland women’s lacrosse handled by Syracuse for first loss

Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

By Jack Bowman

The Syracuse Orange handed the Maryland Terrapins their first loss of the young season Friday
afternoon, coasting to a 20-11 victory.

In a highly-anticipated matchup between the #2 Maryland Terrapins and the #4 Syracuse Orange,
the Terps fell behind early and never fully fought their way back as they never led in the contest.

The Orange scored early and often, getting out to a 6-2 lead before the Terps scored three
straight to bring the game within one at the end of the first quarter.

By halftime, though, Syracuse had regained control and carried an 11-6 advantage into the break.
After halftime, the Orange outscored Maryland 5-2 in the third quarter, effectively sealing the

Junior attacker Eloise Clevenger led the way in points for Maryland with three (a goal and two
assists), while Hannah Leubecker, Libby May and Jordyn Lipkin each contributed two goals.
On the other side, Meaghan Tyrell was a dominant force for the Orange. She finished with 11
total points (six goals and five assists) as Maryland’s defense struggled to contain her.

On paper, the Terps were able to execute offensively, as they actually outshot the Orange 31-29
in the game. The difference ended up being saves, as Syracuse goalkeeper Delaney Sweitzer put
up a career-high 13 saves.

The game was a departure from Maryland’s season-opener in which they thoroughly dominated
Saint Joseph’s to the tune of a 15-5 victory. All eyes will be on Maryland to see how they
The Terps look to bounce back Tuesday at 2 p.m. against Drexel in Philadelphia.