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Syracuse Thrashes Duke in Lacrosse, 19-7

While most folks are concentrating on March Madness, the Syracuse Orange faithful have turned to mens lacrosse–where, other than perhaps Johns Hopkins–nobody has more tradition.  But recent years have been fairly lean for the Orange.  2015, however, is off to a great start.  So a lot of eyes were on yesterday’s matchup between the Orange and the two-time reigning champion Duke Blue Devils.  And Syracuse dominated, winning 19-7 over #4 Duke in the Carrier Dome.

Lacrosse is a sport known for scoring runs.  But it was all Syracuse early, leading up to a rather shocking 13-1 halftime score.  Keep in mind that Duke averages approximately 16 goals per game.  For Syracuse’s defense to hold Duke to one goal demonstrates the level of accomplishment.  Also, Syracuse remains the last unbeaten team and is a unanimous #1.

Dylan Donahue, Kevin Rice, and Henry Schoonmaker combined for 12 of Syracuse’s goals (5, 4, and 3, respectively).  Bobby Wardell had 11 saves for the Orange.  Impressively, more than 11,000 people attended the game.  For more details on the game, see here.

ACC Lacrosse Standings as of 3/23/15:

Schools Conf W-L Conf PCT W-L PCT
Syracuse 2-0 1.00 7-0 1.00
Notre Dame 1-0 1.00 5-1 .833
North Carolina 0-0 .000 9-1 .900
Duke 0-1 .000 7-2 .778
Virginia 0-2 .000 6-2 .750


Schools Conf W-L Conf PCT W-L PCT
Boston College 4-0 1.00 9-0 1.00
Duke 3-1 .750 9-1 .900
North Carolina 1-1 .500 8-2 .800
Syracuse 1-1 .500 8-3 .727
Louisville 1-2 .333 7-2 .778
Notre Dame 1-2 .333 6-3 .667
Virginia 1-2 .333 6-4 .600
Virginia Tech 0-3 .000 5-6 .455


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One thought on “Syracuse Thrashes Duke in Lacrosse, 19-7

  1. Huge win yesterday; was really glad to see the SU defense shut down Myles Jones who went 0-8. Funny, I haven’t heard Desko complaining about changing the rules for face-offs this year…

    Also great to see such a big crowd come out and support the Orange. Lacrosse is a big up-and-coming sport nationally…if they allowed fighting (like hockey) then it would be almost perfect.

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