Orange Tops Maryland 10-7 In Scrimmage

Orange Tops Maryland 10-7 In Scrimmage

Orange Tops Maryland 10-7 In Scrimmage

Orange Tops Maryland 10-7 In Scrimmage

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The top-ranked Orange men’s lacrosse team received a strong defensive effort on its way to a 10-7 exhibition win against Maryland in its final preseason tune-up at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Feb. 12. The Orange held the Terps to just seven shots and one goal in the first half. It also killed five Maryland extra-man chances in the game.

Syracuse smothered Maryland from the outset as starting close defenders John Lade, Matt Tierney and Brian Megill, along with reserve Brandon Conlin limited the Terps’ starting attack to just two goals Friday. Lade also had five ground balls to lead the Orange to a 34-24 advantage in that category.

When the Terps managed to generate an offensive chance, junior goalie John Galloway and senior netminder Al Cavalieri were there. The duo teamed up to make seven saves in the contest. Galloway played the first half. He allowed one goal and stopped four shots, including a spectacular diving save as he scrambled back to the crease late in the second quarter. Cavalieri played the third and fourth quarters and totaled three saves.

“I thought the defense was a real bright spot for us,” SU head coach John Desko said. “They were very stingy and I thought Galloway did a good job in the clearing game to help get us some offensive opportunities.”

Syracuse led throughout and owned a 4-1 advantage at the half. The game was 6-3 midway through the third period, but the Orange used a 4-1 run to claim a 10-4 lead with 10:46 remaining. Syracuse maintained its six-goal margin late into the fourth period until the Terps scored three times, including consecutive goals by Drew Snider, in the game’s final three minutes to produce the final score.

Senior Chris Daniello led the Orange offense with three goals. He scored twice in the second half and ignited Syracuse’s game-clinching spurt with an unassisted goal at the 5:23 mark of the third period. Daniello also registered a man-down goal in the second quarter after a slashing call against senior Joe Coulter.

Junior Stephen Keogh and redshirt freshman Pete Coleman each contributed two goals and senior Cody Jamieson paced the Orange with two assists.

Snider finished with three goals for Maryland. Grant Catalino also chipped in three points (1g, 2a) for the Terps. Goalie Brian Phipps, who was injured against Syracuse in last year’s NCAA quarterfinal, played the first half and made four saves.

Friday’s scrimmage was played under normal game conditions. In addition, the two teams played a fifth 15-minute period of running time, which Maryland won, 3-2.

Syracuse opens the 2010 regular season at home against Denver on Friday, Feb. 19. The game is the second meeting between the two schools and the first since 2002. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. and the contest will be televised live in the Syracuse area on Time Warner Sports.

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Terps new gloves
    by (#234733) on 2/13/10 @4:49AM
It must have been a great early season match up against the two strong lacrosse institutions, each teams doesn't seems to let up easily. I hope the Terps will get a chance for a re-match against the Orange this year.

Anyway, on the side note: it's pretty cool that the Terps intergrade the Maryland flag colors into their gloves. Instead of just simple red/black/white combo. Syracuse, gloves is boring once again... time to bring back royal blue into part of SU gear's colors scheme.
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    by (#78222) on 2/13/10 @8:43AM
'Cuse had multiple style gloves. Terps gloves look like a TaylorMade putter headcover.
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foto quality
    by (#198821) on 2/13/10 @8:10AM
why do all the pictures that are shot in the carrier dome have such bad quality ?
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    by (#232966) on 2/13/10 @11:29AM
does anyone else think that Brian Phipps has, perhaps, the sickest lax head ever? I dont know how he did it but it has the Maryland flag, which has a lotta small squares and different colors. Props to him for dyeing the illest head in the history of college lax.
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Phipps head.....
    by (#78222) on 2/13/10 @5:15PM
IS the nicest I've seen!
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