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Generally in sports it’s difficult to win on the road. And occasionally you just come across a team and venue that simply has your number. For Syracuse Men’s lacrosse that has largely been the case when traveling to play Virginia. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, James Colgan examines the road ails that SU lacrosse has experienced when traveling to Virginia. 


It was the sixth time the Syracuse university Men's Lacrosse team would find itself in a one-goal game this season.  But unlike four of the previous five, SU didn't find a way to pull it out at the end.  Virginia downed the Orange 11-10 Friday Night in a game that could have implications on where - or if - the team plays in the NCAA championships.


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.

#7 Syracuse Looks to Stay Unbeaten in the ACC

Apr 14, 2018

For most college lacrosse teams, conference play tends to be a struggle. Then again, Syracuse (6-4, 3-0 ACC) is not your typical lacrosse squad.

The Orange has had great triumphs in ACC play, but have struggled in non-conference competitions. After losing 13-8 to Cornell last Tuesday, Syracuse dropped 3-4 against non-ACC opponents. Luckily for them, they face a familiar ACC team this weekend. The Orange play host to a struggling North Carolina (6-6, 0-2 ACC) team on Saturday.

The Win Streak Ends at Three for Syracuse Lacrosse

Apr 10, 2018

The seventh-ranked Syracuse Orange (6-4, 3-0) fell to the ninth-ranked Cornell Big Red (8-3, 3-1) at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York by a score of 13-8. This halts the 'Cuse win streak at three games.


Syracuse (6-3, 3-0) came into the Carrier Dome Tuesday night after two top-ten victories over #3 Duke (8-2, 1-1) and #6 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1). Now, the Orange welcomed its 104-year cross-state rival, Hobart (4-6, 1-1) into the Loud House. With a runaway 11-4 victory, SU brought home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the sixth consecutive year.

Though the final score went the ’Cuse’s way, the game started off in favor of Hobart. It took 1:52, but Bryan Hancock tickled the twine and it was 1-0 for the Statesmen.


Today at 7 PM in the Dome, the No. 8 Syracuse Orange (5-3, 3-0) look to continue to ride their two-game win streak as they take on the Hobart Statesmen (4-5, 1-1). Hobart is the first unranked team the Orange will face off against since beating unranked Binghamton 21-4 in February.

Syracuse Overcomes No. 3 Duke in 15-14 Victory

Mar 24, 2018

While the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team couldn't overcome Duke last night in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, today brought more joy for Orange fans. The No. 15 Syracuse Orange (4-3, 2-0) were able to overcome the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils (8-2, 0-1) in a 15-14 back-and-forth nail biter, snapping the Devils’ four game winning streak.

For The Orange, It Stops At the Sweet Sixteen

Mar 24, 2018

The Orange Men's Basketball team is done dancing after a tense matchup with No. 2 seed Duke, ending with a final score of 69 - 65. All hopes of an upset to parallel Syracuse’s 2016 run to the Final Four were dashed as the Blue Devils pulled ahead in the second half of Friday’s game.

  Both teams appeared evenly matched for the duration of the first half. No. 11 seed Syracuse made eight of their first 12 shots, getting out to a 17 - 14 lead early in the game.