March 10, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 6 Syracuse edged the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team 10-9 to snap the Terps' 36-game home winning streak Saturday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Despite holding a distinct advantage in nearly every statistical category including shots in which it trumped the Orange 30-20, Maryland (5-2, 1-1 ACC) picked up its second loss this season. It was the first regular season loss at home in head coach Cathy Reese's six-year tenure.
After netting the first two goals of the game, Syracuse (3-2) answered with a 5-0 run to cap the first stanza. It was the first time this season Maryland trailed heading into halftime.
The Terps wasted no time getting their offense rolling in the second half as Beth Glaros scored 42 seconds into the second period. Maryland outscored the Orange 4-2 in the first 11 minutes of the half and shrunk the Syracuse lead to one three times but could get no closer.
"I thought we played hard and I'm proud of our girls," Reese said. "I thought defensively we played well against a strong Syracuse offense. We had great looks on goal and we just didn't score. Their goalie had some great saves. We need to do a better job of scoring when we shoot."
Saturday's loss snapped Maryland's 36-game home winning streak, a mark that ranked fifth in the nation in all NCAA Division I sports. It was the first win for Syracuse against Maryland in program history and its second over a top-five ranked opponent in the last two weeks.
Maryland plays host to Richmond Tuesday at 7 p.m. in its next action. The game will be shown on TerpsTV Premium.