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Lacrosse Weekley - 3/24/08

Over. Time. Hero.

Obviously, much like most of America, I was into the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Also, I am coming off of my Spring Break (sorry real people, I know you don’t get a Spring Break). However, there was a lot in the world of lacrosse that has happened for the ‘Cuse the past two weeks.

# 5 Syracuse v. #4 John’s Hopkins - 3/15/08
This was a thriller that definitely bears the mark of a fantastic college lacrosse game. Syracuse never led this game at any point but it did not matter as Syracuse ended up victorious in the third game in a row with time beyond regulation. Syracuse wins the game 14 to 13.

Steven Brooks was the scoring leader for Syracuse, and the hero of the day. He scored four goals, the last of which was in overtime to win the game. Mike Leveille had a fantastic day scoring three goals, and leading the assist category with three. He continues to compete for the top player of the year honors. Jovan Miller also had two goals off the bench. Matt Abbott had five ground balls to lead the category. Danny Brennan, the superior face off man, He won 18 of 27 face offs and really helped Syracuse get the possessions they needed to come out on top. John Galloway let in some soft goals, but overall played a solid game between the pipes. He had ten saves and 13 goals against. A solid statistical game for the Orange, as they win another stunner in overtime. The full box score of the game is here.

Binghamton v. #3 Syracuse - 3/22/08
Not much to say here, except a superior Orange squad taking the field in the Carrier Dome and assaulting the visiting Binghamton team with lacrosse balls all over the place. In a game that was never in doubt, Syracuse avoids a forth consecutive overtime game against the Bearcats of Binghamton, the “Harvard of the S.U.N.Y. system”, with a score of 16 to 2.

Mike Leveille had another great day for the boys from Syracuse. He had four goals and an assist for the ‘Cuse. Dan Hardy, Matt Abbott, and Greg Niewieroski each had two assists. DBren had eight of nine face offs one, then he let some other kids play. Galloway had five saves in 45 minutes of work. Nothing that Binghamton did really mattered as the Orange ran away with this one. The complete box score is here.

The current rankings are posted here and the D1 scoreboard is here.
Syracuse will now travel to Hobart to face the Statesmen in Syracuse’s in state rivalry game. Judging by the season this should not be a ridiculous test for Syracuse, however Hobart always steps up their game versus the ‘Cuse so they should definitely be on upset watch. Nunes/Magician did a nice job of previewing the remaining games, so I direct you to his guide here. Stay tuned for more lax action and a new podcast coming later today.


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