The best way to help celebrate a senior day and send a farewell to four seniors is a victory against a top ten opponent. The Louisville lacrosse team upset #7 Syracuse 9-8 the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium Saturday.
Rainy conditions in the first half made ball control difficult for both teams, as neither team was able to hold possession well. It didn't stop the Cards from racing out to a 2-0 lead, with one of them being from senior Hannah Koloski. Koloski leads the country with 58 goals.
Syracuse rallied multiple times, either tying or bringing the score within one, but U of L prevailed.
Meghan Siverson pulled off a hat trick for the Cards and improved her goals to 51 on the year.
Natalie Walton scored three goals to lead the Orange.
Both teams finished with 17 shots on goal, but Brittany Read had one more save than Syracuse's Asa Goldstock.
The second half cleared up for a more structured second half. Both teams had better control over the ball and no longer had trouble slipping on the turf. Louisville held onto their 5-3 halftime lead by shutting down a late surge by Syracuse.
Louisville finished the regular season 11-6 and 3-4 in the ACC. They play in the ACC tournament next weekend as the 6-seed, losing the tiebreaker to Boston College. They face Virginia in the first round.