Men's lacrosse advances to NCAA Final Four

Dylan Donahue's goal with 13 seconds remaining lifted the Orange past Yale and into its 27th NCAA Tournament semifinal.

After finishing the season with eight straight one-goal games, the Syracuse men's lacrosse team entered Saturday's contest against Ivy League tournament champion Yale confident in its ability to win close.

That experience paid off, and it landed the Orange in familiar territory.

The national semifinals.

Syracuse (15-3) used a three-goal comeback in the final three minutes to rally past upstart Yale (12-5) on Saturday in College Park, Md. Redshirt freshman Dylan Donahue scored on an assist from JoJo Marasco with 13 seconds remaining to give Syracuse a 7-6 win as it advanced to a 27th national semifinal in program history.

Derek Maltz and Luke Cometti led the Orange with two goals apiece, and Donahue and Marasco each added a goal and two assists. Kevin Rice supplied a goal and an assist for the Orange.

Goaltender Dominic Lamolinara made nine saves to get the win.

Syracuse's semifinal opponent Denver also used a late comeback to upset North Carolina, 12-11 on Sunday. The Orange and Pioneers will collide on May 25 at 5 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.

Central New York rival Cornell will face Duke in the other semifinal matchup May 25 at 2:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN2 and

The title game is schedule for May 27 at 1 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.

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