After a strong 5-0 start, SU's inability to win faceoffs and overpower Duke led to the 16-10 loss.
PHILADELPHIA - It happened all season: Syracuse would get dominated in faceoffs, but its efficient offense and strong goaltending helped compensate for the fewer possessions.
But in the National Championship matchup against Duke, the Orange’s inability to win a faceoff became too much to overcome. After a 5-0 start by the Orange, top-seeded Syracuse (16-4) was outscored 16-5, as its quest for a 12th national championship ended in a 16-10 loss to seventh-seeded Duke (16-5).
Hobart attackman Alex Love and goalkeeper Peter Zonino snap No. 5 Syracuse's four-game win streak.
Alex Love was directly responsible for more than 50 percent of Hobart’s goals Tuesday night against the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team.
None were bigger than his last.
Love tallied six goals and an assist on eight shots on goal — including the game-winning score — to help the Statesmen (6-6) stun the No. 5 Orange (9-3), 13-12. With the win, Hobart took the Kraus-Simmons Trophy, representation of the third-longest rivalry in Division I men’s lacrosse, west on I-90 for the first time since 2006.
A back-and-forth battle between Central New York lacrosse powerhouses ended with an Orange victory in the Carrier Dome Wednesday night.
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team only led for six minutes and 15 seconds in Wednesday night’s rivalry game against No. 2 Cornell (10-2).
But it was the only six minutes of the game that mattered.
Henry Schoonmaker scored his second goal more than midway through the fourth quarter, giving the Orange a 12-11 lead. No. 7 Syracuse (8-2) held on for a 13-12 victory, snapping a two-game losing streak against the Big Red, who won last year’s meeting in a 12-6 home rout.
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.