Orangemen Neuter Hoyas 24-16

Orangemen Neuter Hoyas 24-16

Orangemen Neuter Hoyas 24-16

Orangemen Neuter Hoyas 24-16

This game opened with a bang when Syracuse middie Josh Coffman drove hard righty from top left. With his defender's stick on his hands, he went behind the back to beat Georgetowm goalie Scott Schroeder at 14:08 to go in the first. Georgetown answered right back 10 seconds later when Scott Urick put in the Hoya's first off a loose ball scramble. On the ensuing faceoff Georgetown's Rodger Colbert was called for unecessary roughness for pushing Syracuse's Sam Bassett before the whistle. Georgetown's Shcroeder rejected Cuse's EMO, and hit Tom Tamberrino on an outlet. Tamberino dodged the entire D and put in the man down goal at 13:32.

Georgetown was pumped and Syracyse sensed it as the hard hitting and all out ground ball wars reflected the mood. Cuse's Joe Ceglia and the Hoya's Colbert were all over the place causing havoc. Both teams' defenses looked strong and doubled each others big guns. A minute after Stuart Smith ended the drought and tied it up for Cuse, Ryan Powell got his first on an inside roll with 5:38 to go making it 3-2 Cuse. Georgetown would respond with 2 more goals in the 1st by Scott Doyle and Andy Flick to make it 4-3 going into the 2nd quarter.

Syracuse won the 2nd quarter opening face off and worked the ball to Springer. He ISO'd from the side, got doubled and moved it to Powell who fed Josh Coffman to tie it up 50 seconds in. 5 minutes of all out sloppy play and good defense followed with Cuse's Marshall Abrams and Billy St. George sliding quickly and causing turnovers. Georgetown went up 5-4 when Scott Urick got his second with 9:19 to go. Despite the goal Syracuse's defense was getting stronger and showed it as the Hoya's had multiple possessions in the remainder of the second. This is not the Orange D of old where the main goal was to strip your opponent as quickly as possible. This is an aggressive team defense that identifies matchups and doubles conservatively. At 6:02 to go, long stick middie Joe Ceglia was found by Banks all alone on the crease to tie it up 5-5. Next, Cuse would go on a 30 second 3 goal run with 2 goals by Powell, and 1 by Banks. Chris Cercy was dominating the faceoffs for Cuse, and his wingmate Sam Bassett displayed a clinic on wing play to fuel the run. The Hoya's answered with 2 of their own when Urick and Steve Dusseau scored 37 seconds apart to make it 8-7. Syracuse answered with another 3 goal run, this time it took 1 minute and 20 seconds as Banks scored 2, and TIm Byrnes scored, again fueled by the play of Bassett and Cercy. The Orangement went into the half with a 11-7 lead and the Hoyas on the ropes. Let just say the ref should have jumped in and stopped it.

It got ugly in the 3rd quarter. Syracuse went on a 4 goal run that took 1 minute and 11 seconds that all but knocked the Hoya's out of the game. Cercy and Bassett picked up where they left off winning consecutive face offs and leading the charge. 12 seconds in, Tim Byrnes fed Powell on a fast break to make it 12-7. 8 seconds later, Cercy got a little selfish and raked the face to himself, sprinted down and bounced one in from 15 yards, 13-7 Cuse. 30 seconds later, Matt Caione joined the fun to make it 14-7 Cuse. Finally, at 13:49 to go in 3rd, Josh Coffman fed Devin Darcangelo off a loose ball scramble to make it 15-7 Cuse. Lets just say the Hoyas were bloodied and Schroeder could not save a coupon. The party would continue with Springer scoring some goals, and Mulligan picking up the vibe of his surging team making save after save. When Powell scored his 5th and the game's 20th to make it 20-9 , the second string attack came in, and I completely stopped watching the game.

The score ended up being 24-16. Syracuse came out of this one looking as dominant as ever. Powell and Springer are probably the most lethal combo in lacrosse. They are bolstered by the quick and intelligent Liam Banks, and a slew of tough middies including Coffman, Byrnes, and Bassett. The Mulligan-led defense of Abrams, St. George, John Glatzel and Ceglia are a team-oriented unit that could keep teams from hanging with their high-powered offense. One final note, at 1:35 to go in the 4th, the "Overated" chant was heard. Stat of the game: Syracuse won 30 faceoffs to Georgetown's 11.

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Doyle my man...
    by (#688) on 5/07/00 @1:02AM
Scotty sorry about the loss but way to tear it up.

-Senator-
 
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