D1M: Syracuse Tops the Hop 13-12 in the Dome

D1M: Syracuse Tops the Hop 13-12 in the Dome

D1M:  Syracuse Tops the Hop 13-12 in the Dome

D1M: Syracuse Tops the Hop 13-12 in the Dome

The game started off as expected with both teams feeling each other out and exchanging goals throughout the first quarter. #3-Liam Banks(3g-2a)opened the game up with the first Syracuse score, followed by an #12-AJ Haugen(3g-0a) man-up goal and two #24-Conor Denihan(5g-1a) goals putting Hopkins up 3-1, which would be their largest lead of the game. #10-Mike Springer(3g-1a)of Syracuse finished the first quarter scoring and cut the Blue Jay lead to 3-2.

#22-Ryan Powell(3g-1a) tied the game up early in the second quarter and the 'Cuse would not look back for the rest of the night. The tone of the game was set in the second quarter with the Orangmen scoring 6 goals in the quarter and holding Hopkins to only 2. #32-Josh Coffman was able to set up great offensive situations for Syracuse, taking his short-stick middie behind and from the wing, then dishing it out to Syracuse's dangerous finishers. Hopkins didn't seem to have an answer for Coffman, who finished the first half with 4 assists and his Syracuse team leading 8-5.

Syracuse came right out of halftime eager to keep the momentum on their side. Banks started the second half just like the first, scoring the first goal, and was followed by a Powell rip that put the home team up 10-5. Syracuse would hold a three or four goal lead for almost the entire second half, with Hopkins riding Conor Denihan's back, who was able to keep the game somewhat close with 3 unassisted goals in the third quarter. The third ended with Syracuse up 11-8 and what appeared to be a solid grip of the game.

Powell scored in the first minute of the fourth followed by long-stick midfielder #24 Joe Ceglia's goal at the 12:59 mark early in the fourth. Ceglia's goal put 'Cuse up 13-8 and seemed almost like a meaningless goal at the time, but would wind up being huge later on down the road. Ceglia's goal was the Ornagmen's 13th goal of the game and was the last one that they would score. Conor Denihan scored his fifth goal of the night mid-way through the fourth, followed up by his big brother, #42 Dan Denihan(2g-2a), beating his man on the right wing and finishing with a low and away goal on the run. These two goals by the Denihan's brought the game to 13-10 with a little over five minutes left in the game. After a few calls going against the home team and with an obviously loud and upset crowd rooting against them, the visiting Blue Jays made the game extremely interesting. Haugen scored with 45 seconds left to make it 13-11 and silenced the 7,000+ fans in the Dome. #13-Bobby Benson scored his one and only goal of the game with only 19 ticks left on the clock, bringing the Hop to within one at 13-12. Hopkins gained possession on some sort of Syracuse faceoff violation and proceeded to take a hail-mary shot deep into their offensive end. Syracuse goalie #13-Rob Mulligan (who played a huge game with 17 saves on the night) came out for the loose ball and missed. The Hopkins attack picked the loose ball up and put it by the Syracuse defenseman playing goalie at the time. One ref at first signaled the goal good, but after further discussion the refs ruled that the goal was scored after time was expired. Syracuse wins 13-12 over Hopkins in the Dome.

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Refs
    by (#1364) on 3/19/00 @1:01PM
I really disagree with the referees on the last call. First of all the time keeper has to learn to stop the clock on the right time. Also the penalties that the refs made were rediculas. Syracuse was trash talking the whole game and if they said something back to them, Hopkins would get a penalty.
 
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Syracuse vs Hopkins
    by (#1512) on 3/24/00 @12:46AM
After growing up in Syracuse I have always loved Syracuse lacrosse along with upstate NY lacrosse as a whole. I have always watched the the 'cuse play at home and have seen how they get a few extra calls going their way. As a loyal upstate guy, I must say that the Hop got screwed in the last seconds of that game. I could care less about trash talking, but that ball rolled over the line when the final horn went off. Add the 2 seconds that time keeper gave the 'cuse and we have overtime. I think Hopkins made a tremendous comeback and it was quite thrilling to watch. The 'cuse did out play them for the entire game outside of the final 5to 7 minutes. Hopkins man-up needs some work along with their shooters. They got the shots and plenty of oppertunities...just keep shooting...they'll drop...
 
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Educated much?
    by (#1080) on 4/04/00 @12:45PM
Learn how to spell...
 
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no u r uneducated
    by (#2361) on 4/18/00 @6:21PM
u have to learn to respect other lax people.
 
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agree
    by (#1301) on 4/21/00 @7:52PM
yeah, you really need to
 
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About the Refs
    by (#1301) on 4/20/00 @9:44PM
Yo Utahat, I totally agree to you. I'm also 'Cuse fan but I just think from what the Blue Jay did in the last 8 minutes of the game?, Blue jay deserve an over time but 'Cuse needed to learn their lesson of playing lax that's not to get sloppy once you you are ahead.
 
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shorts
    by (#359) on 3/19/00 @3:39PM
i like the blue shorts. Last time cuse wore them they won a natinal championship
 
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shorts
    by (#1474) on 3/22/00 @8:46PM
I really don't think that the shorts are makin
them play better, it's just that the got a good team this year.
 
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shorts
    by (#1524) on 3/24/00 @1:30PM
it's gotta be the shorts with that call at the end of the Hopkins game. They must be hiding dollar bills under there or something. Do you know? Do you know? Do you know?
 
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Shorts
    by (#1526) on 3/24/00 @3:13PM
How can some people believe it is the shorts the only way they are lucky is if the greatest players in syracuse history where in there. Besides orange looks better. Let's go back in time to 1986 and get the orange chuck taylors.
 
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