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.

 

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.

April 3, 2016 - 5:43pm
Syracuse lacrosse celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, but couldn't provide much reason for excitement during the game.

For the first time since 2007, the Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse team has lost three straight games. This 17-7 loss was their worst since March 23, 2014, when they lost 21-7 to No. 3 Duke.

February 29, 2016 - 10:20am
The Orange buckled down in the closing minutes of each period in order to prevail against a relentless Army side to remain unbeaten.

Following their statement victory against Albany last weekend, Syracuse (3-0) started off this contest rather sloppy. After falling behind 1-3 in the 1st period, mainly because of the team’s four turnovers, attack Dylan Donahue scored a much needed goal with 25 seconds remaining to swing momentum back Cuse’s way.