|SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Senior attackman Brett Bucktooth recorded his fifth-straight hat trick and the Syracuse defense did not allow a goal for nearly 20 minutes in the second half as the ninth-ranked Orange won a 12-7 decision against No. 11 Massachusetts at the Carrier Dome. It was the sixth consecutive victory for Syracuse (7-4).|
UMass (9-4) came into this game tied for third in the nation in scoring offense (11.45 goals per game), but the SU defense kept the Minutemen off the scoreboard for a span of 19 minutes, 24 seconds in the third and fourth quarters. During that time, the Orange managed to rattle off five-straight goals, turning a one-goal lead (7-6) into a 12-6 advantage by the time 39 seconds remained.