Dylan Donahue's goal with 13 seconds remaining lifted the Orange past Yale and into its 27th NCAA Tournament semifinal.
After finishing the season with eight straight one-goal games, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team entered Saturday's contest against Ivy League tournament champion Yale confident in its ability to win close.
That experience paid off, and it landed the Orange in familiar territory.
After a 13-3 overall record, Big East regular season co-championship and conference tournament title, Syracuse will face NEC champ Bryant in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament on Sunday, May 12 at the Carrier Dome.
After being crowned co-champions of the final Big East men's lacrosse regular season and cruising to a conference tournament title, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team was rewarded with the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Orange (13-3) will face Northeast Conference champ Bryant (8-10) on Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.
Following in the footsteps of brother, father and three uncles, redshirt freshman attackman Dylan Donahue has helped the No. 8 Orange to a 6-2 start.
Dylan Donahue doesn’t remember when he became a Syracuse lacrosse fan. All he knows is an orange shirt from his childhood.
He doesn’t remember what it read, its logo, or any designs, only that it was orange. He remembers he was “six or seven” years old, running around his parent’s house in Syracuse with it and a miniature lacrosse stick.
No. 9 cruised to a 17-5 victory over Canisius behind Rice and Maltz.
Kevin Rice hasn’t always had the most opportunities to score in Syracuse’s remarkably deep offensive output. But Rice, a sophomore attackman, made use of every chance he had in a dominating win over Canisius.
The Orange opened up the men's lacrosse season with two exhibition wins against Hofstra and Holy Cross Saturday morning in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse 15, Hofstra 10
After weeks of practicing with the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, playing against similar Orange shirts can get a bit repetitive for Derek Maltz.
The junior attackman made good use of his first shot at another team Saturday, netting four goals and an assist to help the Orange hold off Hofstra, 15-10 in the first game of an exhibition series Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
The Orange take home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the sixth-straight year.
The Hobart-Syracuse rivalry dates back to 1916. The Orange lost that first game almost 100 years ago, but have controlled the series ever since. Syracuse took home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the 71st time tonight with a 13-12 victory that came down to the final seconds. The Orange dominated the first half, taking a 10-4 lead into halftime. But a series of mistakes and some great play from the Statesmen resulted in one goal game with just nine seconds to go. The Orange won the face-off due to a Hobart violation and held on for the win.
Syracuse took down Providence Saturday in the Carrier Dome 10-9.
The No. 17 Syracuse Orange (5-4) picked up a win Saturday against the No. 11 Princeton Tigers (6-3) in front of a home crowd at the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored 4 unanswered goals during a decisive third quarter to win its first game in over two weeks.
"It was a very good win for us," coach John Desko said. "We're gonna enjoy it for the next ten minutes here and then get ready for the (Cornell) Big Red on Tuesday."