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When the SU women’s lacrosse team handled Albany 16-6 on April 13 at the Dome, Meaghan Tyrrell was at the forefront. Tyrrell netted four goals in the team’s 12-0 domination of the first half, added another tally in the second half and also gained a couple of assists for seven points overall. For the season, Tyrrell has put together 38 goals and 19 assists for a team-best 57 points as Emma Tyrrell has contributed 11 goals and five assists.
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With Marek Dolezaj announcing that he was turning professional, it’s instructive to remember that he is one of the rare players these days to have an impact in college for four years. As a freshman in 2017-18, Dolezaj emerged from Slovenia to play in all 37 of the Orange’s games, averaging 5.8 points and nearly five rebounds per game and playing a a key role in SU’s unlikely NCAA Tournament run from the First Four to an appearance in the Sweet 16.
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Mostly known as a rebounder, Marek Dolezaj did manage to score some buckets, too, especially late in the pandemic-shortented 2019-20 season. Dolezaj had a team-best 22 points in a defeat to Duke early in February, then got 20 points to key an overtime win over Georgia Tech while getting 17 points in an overtime defeat to Miami. As a senior, though, Dolezaj went back to his main role grabbing boards and giving teammates a chance to shine.
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It came as quite a surprise that Tiana Mangakahia was not selected in the WNBA Draft after she decided not to use her final year of eligibility. But hopefully she will play professionally somewhere, and when she does, the world will get to see the person that she was in Syracuse, far more impactful off the court for her courageous and successful battle against cancer than for leading the Orange to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances.
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Still at the no. 3 spot in the national rankings, the SU women’s lacrosse team improved to 9-1 overall on April 13 when it handled the Albany Great Danes 16-6. And it really wasn’t that close as the Orange scored the game’s first 12 goals, four of them by Meghan Tyrrell, and pitched a first-half shutout. What remains of the regular season for SU is back-to-back games against Louisville and then back-to-back contests against the Boston College Eagles.