Syracuse vs. Massachusetts
May 1, 2004
The Game Story:
SYRACUSE, NY -- Spectacular senior Michael Powell brought out "The Move" on Saturday and although his effort didn't find the cage, he connected six other times in a 17-10 SU victory against UMass at the Carrier Dome.

Powell had promised lacrosse fans a "first-ever move" during the preseason and Saturday, in his final regular-season home game, he unveiled it. With the game under control for Syracuse, Powell ran forward, completed a front flip, and then fired toward the visitor's cage.

Powell had a career-high six goals and added one assist for seven points. The effort improved his season totals to 36 goals and 28 assists for a squad-best 64 points. He now needs five points to tie, six points to break the school scoring record held by his brothers, Casey and Ryan Powell. With 282 points, Michael moved into a tie for third place on the career points list with Tim O'Hara (1977-80).

Senior midfielders Sean Lindsay and Steve Vallone each tallied three points in the win against UMass. Lindsay netted three goals, while Vallone had three assists.

Senior attackman Alex Zink scored a career-high four points on two goals and two assists. For the second game in a row, sophomore midfielder Brett Bucktooth connected for a personal-best two goals. Freshman midfielder Mike MacDonald recorded the first two goals of his SU career.

Jay Pfeifer had 11 saves for Syracuse. He registered his 500th career save in the win and now sits seventh on the all-time list with 502 career stops, 35 behind Matt Palumb, who recorded 537 saves from 1987-90.

SU is 10-2 on the season and travels to Washington, D.C. on May 7, to play No. 5 Georgetown at 3 p.m.