Women's Lacrosse

April 28, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Orange fall in the season-finale

The Orange came into South Bend with a chance to possibly clinch an NCAA Tournament berth. The team didn't play like it had anything to prove in the first half, going scoreless for the first two quarters of the game. After Notre Dame took a 4-0 lead into halftime, Syracuse lit a fire and came out strong in the second half. The bench was energized, the players were fighting for ground balls and the Orange looked like it could win the game. But the Fighting Irish fought off Syracuse and never let them cut the lead to less than one.

April 17, 2012 - 10:00pm
The Orange take home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the sixth-straight year.

The Hobart-Syracuse rivalry dates back to 1916. The Orange lost that first game almost 100 years ago, but have controlled the series ever since. Syracuse took home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the 71st time tonight with a 13-12 victory that came down to the final seconds. The Orange dominated the first half, taking a 10-4 lead into halftime. But a series of mistakes and some great play from the Statesmen resulted in one goal game with just nine seconds to go. The Orange won the face-off due to a Hobart violation and held on for the win.

Here are three thoughts:

April 1, 2012 - 7:29pm
The Orange lose consecutive games for the first time since 2007.

It was a rainy Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the Konic Minolta Big City Classic as the No. 14 Syracuse Orange (4-4) fell to the No. 8 Duke Blue Devils (9-3). The Orange came out strong in the first quarter, jumping out to a 3-1 lead. Duke took a one-goal lead into halftime and then a three-goal lead in the third quarter. The Orange stormed back to tie the game, but a series of bad turnovers resulted in a Duke victory. This was the first time that Duke has beaten Syracuse since 1978.

March 25, 2012 - 7:42pm
Syracuse loses its first ever Big East game to Villanova 11-10.

Syracuse (4-3, 2-1) fell to Villanova (5-3, 1-0) at the Carrier Dome on Sunday night 11-10. It was a slugfest between the two teams. The game was very physical and went back and forth. The Orange led for the majority of the first half but came out of the locker room sluggish and Villanova capitalized.

March 21, 2012 - 11:44pm
The Orange's offensive onslaught buried Providence.

After losing to Johns Hopkins, the Orange (4-2) came out strong Thursday against Providence (1-4) in a 10-6 victory. The Friars weren't really expected to put up much of a fight. Their only win this season came against Wagner. So this was just the game the Orange needed to get back on track heading into a matchup with No. 14 Villanova on Sunday. 

March 17, 2012 - 5:42pm
The Orange went down early and couldn't climb back to catch the Blue Jays on Homewood Field in Baltimore

The No. 2 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (7-0) flew by the the No. 5 Syracuse Orange (3-2) in Baltimore, 11-7 on Saturday afternoon. Johns Hopkins jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and never looked back. There was even a 20-minute span of time when the Orange didn't score a goal at all. They couldn't get anything going on offense and the defense struggled to stop the Hopkins sharp shooters. 

Here are three thoughts from the game:

1. This team demonstrates shades of the 2007 Orange.

March 10, 2012 - 10:14pm
The Orange lacrosse team scored a goal in the final two minutes of the game to put away the Red Storm.

The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team won a 9-8 thriller against St. John's on Saturday  at DaSilva Memorial Field in Jamaica, New York. It was a cold day in southern New York, but that didn't stop both Orange and Red Storm fans from showing up in full force. The game was close throughout, but the Orange had a slight 2-1 advantage after the first quarter. The Red Storm surged in the second and took a 4-3 lead into halftime, thanks in part to two goals from Kevin Cernuto.

March 4, 2012 - 7:11pm
No. 1 ranked Cavaliers score 10 second half goals to hand the Orange its first loss of the season

Syracuse (2-1) led Virginia (5-0) 6-4 at halftime after going on a 4-0 run to end the first half, but the Cavaliers overpowered the Orange in the second half and secured the 14-10 victory at Klockner Stadium. Sophomore attack Derek Maltz scored three goals and registered 2 assists. Tim Desko also had 3 goals, one of them was a highlight-worthy between the legs shot in front of the net that sparked the first-half run. 

February 13, 2012 - 8:25am
No. 8 Syracuse beats No. 7 Maryland in friendly scrimmage

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team mounted a comeback in the final minute of the fourth quarter Sunday to beat No. 7 Maryland 11-9 in the first scrimmage of the afternoon. The Orange then fell to Canisius 11-10 after a Golden Griffin goal with one second left on the clock.

The last time Syracuse played against Maryland was during the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA tournament. The Orange lost in overtime in that game.

February 6, 2012 - 5:30pm
The Orange go 2-0 against Hofstra and Le Moyne

The Orange men's lacrosse team took the field at the Carrier Dome for the first scrimmages of the year on Sunday. The annual exhibition games against both Hofstra and Le Moyne featured a variety of different scorers and gave Orange fans a look at the season to come. In the first scrimmage of the day, the eighth-ranked Orange defeated 14th-ranked Hofstra 7-5. In the second, Syracuse cruised passed Divison II Le Moyne, 11-5.

1. The Orange have a cast of stars waiting in the wings...