STAFF : Murray’s 7 goals lead Orange past Connecticut

first_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm In Syracuse’s season-opener, Alyssa Murray set a program record with eight goals. The Orange blew out then-No. 8 Boston College 23-12.On Saturday, the sophomore attack was back at it.Murray tallied seven goals as the No. 2 Orange (5-2, 1-0 Big East) opened up conference play with a 20-8 victory over Connecticut (6-2, 0-1 Big East) in Storrs, Conn.Sophomore midfielder Katie Webster added a season-best five goals while junior attack Michelle Tumolo added five points on two goals and three assists. The team captain now sits in a three-way tie for second on SU’s all-time assists leaderboard with 85.After UConn’s Lauren Kahn gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead less than a minute into regulation, the Orange went on a 7-0 run in a span of less than nine minutes. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore goaltender Alyssa Costantino turned away four of Connecticut’s seven first-half shots, and the Orange entered halftime with a 10-3 advantage. Murray and Sarah Holden scored quickly coming out of the break to seal the victory for SU. After firing 13 shots in the first half, SU racked up 16 more shots and 10 goals in the second half to finish off its first Big East game of the season.Syracuse returns to action Saturday when the Orange travels to Foxborough, Mass., for a noon matchup with Harvard. -Compiled by Stephen Bailey, asst. copy editor, sebail01@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more