No. 4 Syracuse dominates Towson
Orange’s Tumolo ties career-highs in points, goals
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Michelle Tumolo recorded a career-high eight points to lead No. 4 Syracuse (4-2) to an 18-7 victory against Towson (4-2) on Tuesday.
Tumolo scored a career-high five goals and dished out three assists to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Orange as seven different players scored goals. Alyssa Murray and Devon Collins had three goals each, while Sarah Holden, Bridget Daley and Amy Cross scored two goals apiece. Katie Webster added a goal and an assist for Syracuse, which scored 18 goals on 23 shots (81 percent).
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-1 lead before Cross tied the game after taking a pass from Webster as she was cutting in front of the goal from the left side and putting her shot in the back of the net. Cross’ goal sparked the Orange on a 9-2 scoring run that gave Syracuse a 10-4 halftime advantage. Collins had three goals during the run while Tumolo had two.
The teams traded scores to start the second half before Murray netted her second goal of the game on an assist from Tumolo as the Orange tallied six unanswered goals to take a 17-5 lead with 11:10 to play. Murray and Tumolo combined for four goals during the run. Towson recorded two of the game’s final three.
The Orange outshot the Tigers, 23-22 while both squads picked up 12 ground balls. With Kirkland Locey in the circle for nearly every draw, SU won 15-of-27 draw controls.
Syracuse’s goalkeepers combined for 12 saves. Alyssa Costantino played the first 30 minutes and recorded five stops, while Kelsey Richardson posted seven saves in the second half. Mary Teeters, who is leading the nation in goals-against average, made four saves for Towson.