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Women's Lax Downed By No. 2 Syracuse, 20-8

Lauren Kahn put home two goals today for the Huskies.

March 24, 2012

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. - Sophomores Lauren Kahn and Kacey Pippitt each added two goals but No. 2 Syracuse was too much for the Huskies today as Connecticut fell, 20-8, in the BIG EAST opener for both teams at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. UConn dropped to 6-2, 1-1 BIG EAST while Syracuse improved to 5-2, 1-0 BIG EAST.

Syracuse attack Alyssa Murray put home seven goals with midfielder Katie Webster notching five for the Orange.

Connecticut took a 1-0 lead off the stick of Kahn at 29:04 for its first and only lead of the day before the Orange exploded for seven straight goals in a 5:45 stretch.

Senior Kiersten Tupper added a goal at 17:03 to make it 7-2 and Lauren Kahn finished her second of the half with 2:45 remaining to put the score at 9-3 in favor of Syracuse. The six-goal deficit was as close as the Huskies would get the rest of the way.

Junior Brittney Testa took the loss, finishing with three saves in 34:05. Freshman Marya Fratoni spelled Testa four minutes into the second half and finished with two stops in 25:55 of action.

The Orange scored four of the first five goals in the second half to go ahead, 14-4, before Kacey Pippitt notched a pair for the Huskies to close the gap to 14-6 at 17:25.

Syracuse went on to score six goals compared to two from UConn in the last 12:35 for the final 20-8 score.

Connecticut will hit the road to face No. 15 Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m.