Syracuse vs. Army
February 26, 2012
The Game Story:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Senior goalkeeper Zach Palmieri made a career-high 14 saves and had a chance to tie the game with just seconds on the clock, but it was No. 6 Syracuse surviving visiting Army 10-9 on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. It was the 60th meeting between the two storied programs.

A back-and-forth game throughout, Syracuse (2-0) tied the game at 9-9 on a Luke Cometti's goal with 7:36 remaining in the contest. Both teams had their looks down the stretch, but it was Army (2-2) middie Alex Van Krevel with the ball in his stick coming out of a timeout with just seconds on the clock. His shot just before the buzzer sounded pinged off Syracuse keeper Dominic Lamolinara's helmet as the Orange hung on for the win.

The Black Knights held a 5-4 lead at the half, while the teams combined for 44 turnovers. Army caused 13 of Syracuse' 25 miscues. The Orange held a 41-32 advantage in shots and a 41-31 edge in ground balls. SU won 16 of 22 face-offs.

The teams combined for 12 penalties on the day. Army killed all but one of Syracuse's six EMO changes, while converting on 2-of-3 of their own.