The Syracuse University Women's Lacrosse team held off a late surge and defeated the Cornell Big Red 13-9. Michelle Tumolo and freshman Amy Cross scored eight of the thirteen goals for the Orange in its final home game of the regular season.
Syracuse started the game scoring the first six goals. Tumolo started the streak as she found the back of the net, two minutes into the game. The Orange took the majority of the shots and had possession longer than Cornell. But midway through the first half, the Big Red had a streak of their own outscored the Orange 5-2 going into the locker room.
Cornell goalie Kyla Dambach seemed unstoppable near the end of the first half. The Orange were stonewalled and led just 8-5.
The Big Red came out strong at the beginning of the second half but couldn't maintain the momentum. The Orange went on to outscore Cornell 5-4 in the second to win the game 13-9.
Syracuse outshot Cornell 31 to 24 and won 14 of the 24 draw controls. The Orange had more turnovers than the Big Red but the leadership of Michelle Tumolo proved to be too much for Cornell to handle.
The Orange will take the field again on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland, vs. the Loyola Greyhounds at 7 p.m..