Syracuse Lacrosse

Syracuse Plays UNC in Round 1 of ACC Tournament

Apr 24, 2019

With the regular season coming to an end, the Syracuse Orange prepare for the ACC tournament. The Orange ended their season on a high note as they defeated Navy 18-9. A win in the final game of the regular season can definitely give Syracuse an extra boost of momentum heading into the tournament.

The Orange finished the season as the seventh best team in the country. With a 9-3 record, the Orange finished the season with a four-game win streak, which made up for their early season struggles against Colgate.

One year ago, the regular season finale between Syracuse and Navy came down to the wire, in a matchup reignitated after 14 years.

The battle at the faceoff X was the lead story line coming into the game. Brothers Joe Vurello for Navy and Danny Vurello for Syracuse were going against each other at that spot all game long.

The eleventh ranked Orange were fired up and ready to go as they entered their tilt with in-state rivals, Cornell. After dropping two games to the Big Red last season (one regular season game, one NCAA tournament game), ‘Cuse had a lot to fight for. However, devoted fans of the Orange may have had their minds on a much more historic Syracuse-Cornell matchup. Nearly 10 years ago, Syracuse and Cornell competed for the National Championship. That game would see the Orange complete arguably the greatest comeback in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse history and capture their eleventh title since 1971.

In Syracuse's final home game of 2019, they will welcome a familiar foe, and tournament adversary, to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00. The No. 11 Syracuse Orange (6-3, 1-2), will take on the No. 10 Cornell Big Red (7-3, 2-2) in a rematch of the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, where the Big Red sent the Orange home early with a 10-9 victory.

Orange Retain Kraus-Simmons Trophy in Blowout Fashion

Apr 2, 2019

With hardware on the line and the bleachers full at Boswell Field, Hobart made it evident early that they were not to be intimidated by the 11th ranked team in the country. That was until Syracuse went on a 12-0 run to cap off a 17-5 blowout of the Hobart Statesmen, in the 105th meeting between the two schools. 


Hobart opened the contest with a relentless attack giving Cuse all they could handle. It appeared that the Orange were going to have their hands full when Syracuse native, Derrek Madonna, put Hobart up 2-1 halfway through the first quarter.

After an exciting come-from-behind win over fifth-ranked Duke last Sunday, number eight Syracuse (5-3) looked to take that momentum into a matchup against number 12 Notre Dame (5-3) on the road. Despite seven unanswered goals in the second half, it was not enough to overcome an 11-3 halftime deficit, and the Orange fell 13-10.


The first half was simply a dominant effort from Notre Dame in every facet. The fighting Irish had eight turnovers to Syracuse’s 14 and attempted 17 shots on goal, and Syracuse was down 11-3 at the half.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Cooper Boardman takes us on a trip to Yorktown,NY. A hotbed for producing quality lacrosse players and the hometown of Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Austin Fusco.

Also this week, a number of sports fans were sad to see Syracuse leave The Big East. Saying goodbye to the yearly rivalries with Connecticut and Georgetown, but as we hear on this weeks episode, the Syracuse-Duke rivlary is off to a great start. 

Chance to Set the Record Staight, Cuse Hosts #13 Army

Feb 22, 2019

  For the fifth year in a row, the Orange will play three consecutive games versus New York schools to start the season. Through two games, the Orange is 1-1 after a surprise hiccup against unranked Colgate that came before they pummeled #14 Albany. 


That now behind them, the 17th ranked Orange (1-1) will have an opportunity to boast a winning record, before their first conference game vs. Virginia, with a win over #13 Army (3-0) Sunday at 4:00.

The Syracuse Orange (7-5, 4-0) heads to Charlottesville, Virginia this Friday for its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament semi-final game versus the Virginia Cavaliers (10-4, 1-3) in Klockner Stadium at 8:30 PM.

Syracuse Men's Lacrosse (7-5, 4-0) was just seconds away from its fifth one-goal win of the season, but a late turnover and two goals gave Navy (9-4, 7-1) the 13-12 road victory.

The nightmare ending for the Orange began with a turnover by Tucker Dordevic with less than thirty seconds left in the contest. Dordevic had scored less than a minute prior to put Syracuse up by a goal. Midshipmen attack Jack Ray scored his fourth goal of the day off Dordevic's turnover to tie the game with less than ten seconds remaining.