John Desko

February 21, 2016 - 11:43pm
Albany was able to hang around for some time, but Syracuse "got comfortable" in the second half, Orange head coach John Desko said.

The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team beat the Albany Great Danes, 16-7, Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (2-0) pulled away in the second half after heading into halftime with just a three-goal lead. Freshman Matt Lane scored two goals, alongside five other contributors, in a first half that saw Syracuse out-shoot Albany 38-9.

February 14, 2016 - 11:13am
The Orange scored at least four goals in each quarter and won by a final score of 18-5 in the Carrier Dome.

It took less than two minutes for the Syracuse Orange (1-0) to score its first goal of the season, and it came from none other than redshirt senior attack Dylan Donahue, who had four goals and a career-high five assists in the tilt, totaling nine points.

 

April 22, 2017 - 6:35pm
Molloy makes crucial save in last seconds to preserve SU's victory at the Carrier Dome.

Binghamton men’s lacrosse attackman Griffin Konen received a pass in front of the Syracuse net with time running down and a chance to tie the score.

The Bearcats were trailing by one with 11 seconds left in the game when Ryan Winkoff found Konen cutting to the goal. Konen caught the ball and fired a shot at the Orange net, looking to force overtime.

But, SU goalie Evan Molloy deflected the ball away to preserve a 9-8 Orange victory at the Carrier Dome.

April 12, 2017 - 11:58am
SU scores 10 unanswered goals to cruise past Big Red, 15-8, at the Carrier Dome.

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team (3-7, 2-2 Ivy) and No. 1 Syracuse (9-1, 3-0 ACC) aren't necessarily friends, and it showed Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome in front of almost 3,000 fans.

Thirteen penalties in total were called, something Cornell head coach Matt Kerwick says was just another day in the office for these two teams.

March 5, 2017 - 10:46pm
No. 12 SU scores 10 second half goals to beat No. 11 Cavaliers at the Carrier Dome.

This game had all the makings to be a blowout win for Virginia (4-2, 0-1 ACC). Syracuse entered halftime down four goals, and that deficit quickly grew. A Nate Solomon goal opening the half for Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 ACC) was answered with Virginia goals from Dox Aitken and Zed Williams (2 goals, 1 assist), and at the 11:06 mark in the third period, the Orange was trailing, 10-5.

February 26, 2017 - 2:04pm
Despite two players tallying hat tricks, SU comes up short at the Carrier Dome.

Nick Mariano and Brendan Bomberry each tallied a hat trick for the No. 6 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, but it was David Symmes’ goal that made the difference as Army (3-1) beat the Orange, 14-13 on Saturday afternoon.

“Great game for us, hard fought,” said Army head coach Joe Alberici. “There’s been plenty of games here in recent years that we’ve come up short … just feels good to get one.”

February 19, 2017 - 12:02pm
Mariano nets winner with 1.6 seconds left to lead No. 6 SU past the No. 12 Great Danes

Syracuse midfielder Nick Mariano scored with 1.6 seconds left to give the No. 6 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team a 10-9 victory over No. 12 Albany on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

February 11, 2017 - 9:57pm
No. 5 SU outshoots Saints in 19-6 victory at the Carrier Dome.

The No. 5 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team won its opening game against Siena, 19-6, on Saturday, getting its season off to a perfect start. Syracuse has opened its season against Siena four years in a row and has won all four times.

The Orange dominated the game and outscored Siena in all four periods. Back in the comfort of the Carrier Dome after a long off-season, Syracuse head coach John Desko was pleased with the way his team performed.

January 10, 2017 - 1:06pm
Orange head coach John Desko discusses 2017 campaign as SU prepares for season opener on Feb. 11.

As of Monday, Syracuse men’s lacrosse is officially in full swing or, as head coach John Desko likes to say, “‘tis the season.”

Securing a winning season, however, has become increasingly difficult as the sport grows in popularity. With formidable players popping up across the country, Syracuse faces competition from teams outside the northeast region, including the 2016 NCAA champions, North Carolina.

September 25, 2016 - 1:40pm
Current SU players and former stars face-off in three quarter exhibition

Recent alumni of Syracuse men’s lacrosse revealed that the 2017 team still has a thing or two to learn before the spring.

Former SU stars Dylan Donahue, Derek DeJoe, JoJo Marasco and Matt Abbott returned to the Carrier Dome on Saturday for the annual exhibition game and the Alumni All-Stars defeated the varsity squad 8-4 in three quarters of play.