Syracuse Knocks Out Maryland, 11-6

Syracuse Knocks Out Maryland, 11-6

Syracuse Knocks Out Maryland, 11-6

Syracuse Knocks Out Maryland, 11-6


SU Tops Terps In NCAAs, 11-6

HEMPSTEAD, NY – Syracuse (14-2) tallied the first four goals of the game and never trailed in an 11-6, NCAA quarterfinal victory against Maryland (10-7) at Hofstra University on Saturday, May 16. The Orange advances to its 26th NCAA Final Four next weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Sophomore attackman Stephen Keogh, senior midfielder Dan Hardy and senior attackman Kenny Nims each had two goals while helping the Orange win its 25th consecutive quarterfinal matchup. Syracuse won its seventh straight contest.

The Orange was without regular goalie John Galloway, a sophomore, for the first time in two seasons. Galloway missed the contest with the flu, the first missed start in his career. In his place, junior Al Cavalieri made his first collegiate start and responded with a solid effort. Cavalieri finished with 14 saves, 10 better than his previous career high.

Syracuse opened the game's scoring with four consecutive tallies. Nims scored with a drive over the goalie's shoulder and sophomore midfielder Josh Amidon found the net after a pass from Nims.

In the midst of an SU possession, starting Maryland goalie Brian Phipps suffered a left knee injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the contest. The Orange took advantage quickly with senior midfielder Matt Abbott finding Hardy, who scored 19 seconds after the injury. Junior Cody Jamieson bulled his way to a goal in the early stages of the second quarter to put the Orange ahead, 4-0.

The Terrapins were held off the board for the first 19:45 of play, a drought ended by Jeremy Sieverts goal. Grant Catalino narrowed the gap for Maryland to 4-2 but Nims struck again with his 27th goal of the year and Abbott contributed his second assist of the game.

The Orange had the only two penalties of the first half and Maryland took advantage of the second miscue when Catalino tallied a man-up score with 1:27 remaining in the half.

Keogh and Catalino traded goals in the third period and then the Orange tallied three in a span of 2:10 to push the margin to 9-4. Senior midfielder Pat Perritt, who finished with a goal and two assists, had an unassisted goal to start the stretch. Keogh found the mark, his 46th of the season, in SU's first man-up attempt of the afternoon. Perritt then fed Hardy with 1:07 left in the third period.

Syracuse scored twice in the first 1:27 of the final quarter. Senior defenseman Sid Smith carried the ball deep into Maryland territory in a rare rush and located junior defender Tyler Hlawati on the doorstep. The longstick dumped it into the net for his first career goal and Syracuse led 11-4. Marlyand completed the game's scoring with goals by Scott Tompkins and Sieverts in the final two minutes of play.

Syracuse outshot Maryland 38-26, paced by 13 shot attempts in the first and third quarters. The Orange were 20-of-21 on clears and had a slight, 11-10 edge in faceoffs.

Syracuse narrowed Maryland's advantage in the series to 8-6. SU has now won five of the last six against the Terps, including five straight during postseason action.

Syracuse's semifinal opponent will be the winner of Sunday's pairing between third-seeded Duke and sixth-seeded North Carolina.

Notes: The matchup with Maryland marked Syracuse’s 28th appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals ... The Orange improved to 26-2 in NCAA quarterfinals and 59-18 in NCAA Tournament contests ... Syracuse upped its record to 11-0 in 2009 when scoring the game's first goal ... The Orange are 30-4 since the start of the 2008 season ... Galloway did not start for the first time in his career, breaking a streak that reached 33 games. . .Entering the game, Cavalieri had not played more than one quarter at SU in any one game ... His five first-quarter saves exceeded his career-best effort. . .Nims’ first-quarter assist extended his points scored streak to 32 games.

Photos by Zach Babo

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Cottle Needs Final Four Appearance In 2010
    by (#136419) on 5/16/09 @11:01PM
Maryland's somewhat disappointing season comes to an end. And, just as a Terps fan said last week, it was typical Dave Cottle the last couple weeks. That is, Cottle did enough to save his job by beating Notre Dame in the First Round last week, but, once again, he can't take the team further. This marks the third consecutive season the Terps have failed to reach the Final Four with a lot of talent. I say that, in order for Cottle to last past next season, the Terps will definitely have to AT LEAST make the Final Four. And, since Maryland hasn't won it all since 1975 and hasn't even appeared in the Title Game since 1998, I wonder how much longer he will be able to last without at least getting the Terps that far. Cottle just completed his eigth season at Maryland. Ex-coach Dick Edell made the Title Game for the first time in his 12th season. But, since it has been so long since Maryland has won it all, I don't know if Cottle will make it that long without reaching the championship. Congrats to 'Cuse! They so often really turn it on in May.

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    by (#219440) on 5/17/09 @9:36AM
Gulls vs. Terps. Good job to both teams.
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Dave Cottle
    by (#219440) on 5/17/09 @9:55AM
Is a huge joke.

Will Yeatman. Is terrible.

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how many coaches are we going to say this about?
    by (#220603) on 5/17/09 @10:20AM
it seems a favorite past time on this site to make bold statements about how this team is underachieving and how this coach needs to win a title or a Final Four the next season to save his job.
But like the last like 15 championships or more have been between Syracuse, Virginia, Hopkins, and Princeton, and that list only expands out to about 10 teams maybe that have made the Final Four in that span, so are we going to start saying everyone in DI except Desko, Pietro, Starsia, and Tierney are at risk of losing their jobs. And each of those guys have had the whole job threat thing talked about on here too (Tierney recently, Desko from 2005 until last year, Pietro pre-2005, and every time UVa gets bumped early in the tourney).
The game is not as open and parody doesn't exist as much as we want to think. Plus, tradition has a factor. Schools like Cuse and Hopkins don't consider seasons successes without a Final Four appearance or win, where as others are happy to get there or get close. That isn't just on coaches, that is about players more. They have to be hungry on the field.
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"Parody" haha
    by (#91657) on 5/17/09 @1:56PM
I agree a little, but why hasn't Maryland won. I think it's been more than 15 years since one of those four teams didn't win, UNC won in 88 or 89 when Billy Daye was there. That was the last time. However Maryland has been good program for a while. I have no idea what his job security is. This isn't like major sports where we can hear outcry from fans through the media.
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    by (#108912) on 5/17/09 @5:12PM
UNC's last title was in 1991
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The Fact That Maryland Hasn't Won It Since 1975
    by (#136419) on 5/19/09 @2:25PM
Almost all of those other coaches you mentioned have won titles AND are at schools that have won titles this decade. Maryland is a top program in-terms of tradition and gets great players year after year. Dick Edell was there for 18 years without winning it all. However, due to the fact that the years are continuing to go by since Maryland's last title could mean that Cottle won't last that long without winning one.

But, he has definitely been a winner all-together, though.
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    by (#143077) on 5/17/09 @2:40AM
syracuse sure has done alot of "slaying" recently. kickin it medieval style
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Travis Reed
    by (#117375) on 5/17/09 @4:03AM
If I was him I would look for a transfer. Cottle has under utilized him for an entire season. i know he kinda deserves it for slipping up off the field, but c'mon the kids amazing. Look at what he did as freshmen. The stats speak for themselves.
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    by (#187708) on 5/17/09 @8:21AM
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that hair is awesome
    by (#220603) on 5/17/09 @10:11AM
jason carter looks like greg allman, he's a road dog
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    by (#183432) on 5/17/09 @7:47PM
wow if the people that wrote this knew what slay really mean they would stop righting iit
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    by (#162971) on 5/17/09 @8:17PM
how come galloway didnt start?

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    by (#162971) on 5/17/09 @8:19PM
flu, nvm

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Maryland Goalie Falters...
    by (#218834) on 5/17/09 @10:52PM
And COMPLETELY embarrases himself. Tears his ACL jumping up and down in the crease. Not much to say but FAIL.

And on another hand, Syracuse completely dominated this game. The BACKUP goalie goes in and makes 14 saves and lets in 6 goals, with a .700 save percentage. CLUTCH. He knew he was going to play just 3 minutes before gametime, and went in and BOOM, Iron Curtain. Also, it seemed like Cuse' defense held the Maryland attack in check the whole game, and Cuse basically had the game in wraps from the begining with some stellar play from LSM Joel White, some nice moves by Dan Hardy and Co. and some good D-Mid by Jovan Miller.

Cuse will beat Duke, and I think they will beat Virginia in the championship.
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    by (#72283) on 5/18/09 @7:54AM
Hes not exactly the backup goalie... they split a lot of time. Hes played in ten games this season.
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    by (#72283) on 5/18/09 @7:55AM
ah n/m the cuse back up goalie... gotcha
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nike gear
    by (#208995) on 5/21/09 @3:53PM
haha i know this is random but while i was looking at these pics i noticed that a lot of the 'cuse players were using all the new nike gear, i like the arm pads and sticks, but in my opinion the gloves dont look very cool, but then again ive never tried any of this out yet
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