Piscataway, N.J. (April 7, 2013) – In a back-and-forth match, Rutgers women’s lacrosse (8-4, 0-3) could not pull the upset over No. 5 Syracuse, falling 10-8 Sunday afternoon at the RU Turf Field. The Scarlet Knights were paced by redshirt junior midfielder Amanda Trendell (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and junior attack Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) with three points apiece.
Syracuse (7-3, 3-0) was led by Kayla Treanor with three goals. Michelle Tumolo added one goal and two assists for the Orange. SU won 17 of 20 draw controls, enabling the Orange to manage the tempo of the game.
Defensively, Hollie DiMuro (West Babylon, N.Y.) caused three turnovers and scooped four groundballs. In addition to the two goals by Trendell and Clements, redshirt senior midfielder Annie McGinley (Moorestown, N.J.) put away two scores.
Trendell started the scoring just 1:50 into the game on a drive to the cage. Syracuse answered with three-straight goals to push the ledger to 3-1 with 25:15 to play before halftime.
Rutgers came back with two of the final three tallies before the break to pull within one, 4-3. McGinley posted an unassisted score at the 19:42 mark and Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) buried a pass from Trendell with just over 10 minutes to play.
The Scarlet Knights came out of halftime firing, posting the first two goals to take a 5-4 lead. Clements registered the first tally and Trendell added an unassisted score with 27 minutes remaining.
Syracuse tied the game at five before Rutgers answered with two-straight goals. Clements started the spurt with a diving goal off a pass from Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) before Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) added a free position goal.
The two squads traded goals before Syracuse posted the final four to secure the win, 10-8.
Rutgers continues its homestand with Villanova on Saturday, April 13. Game time is set for 1 p.m. and the location will be determined midweek.
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