RICHMOND, Va. -- Syracuse is the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse tournament and will face No. 7 seed Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 27. Opening draw at Sports Backer Stadium in Richmond, Va. is scheduled for 5 p.m.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The Marist women's lacrosse team closed out its 2017 regular season with a 19-6 victory over Siena on April 26 in Tenney Stadium. Wednesday afternoon's victory secured the Red Foxes a hosting bid in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, as they will be the no. 3 seed.
ELMIRA, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team won its fifth consecutive game on Wednesday as the Cardinals cruised to a 20-2 win over host Elmira College at Campus Field. With the win, Fisher improved to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in the Empire 8 standings while the Soaring Eagles fell to 4-10, 1-6, respectively.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Wednesday night at the Field House Complex, downing North Country rival SUNY Potsdam, 13-4.
West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team has put the rest of Western New York on notice after the first full week of action, and the main message opponents of the Lady Indians should really pay attention to is this: Good luck finding a way to slow down this team this spring.
The Canisius women's lacrosse team completed another perfect regular-season in conference play with an 18-9 win over Niagara Wednesday evening from the Demske Sports Complex, going 8-0 in the MAAC for a third consecutive season.
Rachel MacCheyne (Webster-Schroeder) scored her fourth goal of the contest 48 seconds into the second half. The tally was her 53rd goal and 67th point of the season, and she now holds the single-season program record in both categories. MacCheyne broke Mary Cutia's 17-year-old record of 52 goals in a season and Sandra Gallegos' 14-year-old record of 66 points in one season.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 12th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team took another significant step towards securing homefield advantage for the opening-round of the Empire 8 Tournament, blowing past Elmira College for a 19-4 victory at Higgins Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The win improves the Bombers' record to 12-3 on the year, while it lifts their E8 mark to 6-1.
After starting the season by winning their first three games, the Canandaigua girls lacrosse team took a couple steps backwards by losing their next three games, including a game against Guilderland from the Albany area.
Sowers, who passed former Cornell star Rob Pannell’s 67 points on the all-time list, has 70 points on 33 goals and 37 assists in his first season with the Tigers. Teat, who has 57 points in his past nine game — seven better than Sowers — has 60 points on the season and could tie Pannell with a strong showing Saturday.
Due to a programming change at ESPN, Friday's ACC men's lacrosse semifinal matchups will now be carried on ESPNEWS, with Sunday's title game remaining on ESPNU as previously scheduled.
Syracuse will play North Carolina on Friday at 6 p.m., with Duke and Notre Dame squaring off at approximately 8:30 p.m. The winners of those two contests will meet at Noon on Sunday to decide the ACC Championship.
It was a notable week for the Dryden boys lacrosse team. Gavin Marsh became the first Lion player in the program to sign a Division II lacrosse letter of intent. Marsh made his next four years official by signing with Roberts Wesleyn College last week.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse senior Kaeli O'Connor has been named to the women's lacrosse All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) First Team in a vote by the league's head coaches. In addition, junior Riley Donahue (West Genesee) and sophomore Natalie Wallon were selected the All-ACC Second Team.
Junior Taylor Casey (Garden City South/Kellenberg Memorial) took a feed from senior Katie Flannery (Massapequa/Plainedge) and buried a shot to the back of the goal to lift the SUNY Oneonta women's lacrosse team to a 16-15 win against Potsdam today in overtime. Casey finished the game with six goals while Flannery finished with a career high eight assists, which also tied the program single-game record set back in 2009.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Junior Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) scored two minutes, 34 seconds into overtime to give the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team a come-from-behind, 11-10, victory versus Oswego Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 13-1 overall with their third overtime win this season and 5-0 in the conference. With the win, the Red Dragons secured at least the second seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament and can capture the top seed with a win at Plattsburgh on Saturday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women's lacrosse clinched a SUNYAC Championship berth for the second-straight year with a 10-7 come-from-behind win at Buffalo State on Tuesday afternoon. Oswego has earned a home playoff game as it will be either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, depending on the outcome of the remaining conference games this week. The Lakers are now 7-7 overall and 5-3 in the league while the Bengals drop to 6-9, 3-4.
Simmons was calmly discussing the events of the day at the postgame media session when the enormity of the moment finally kicked in. He described how special it was to play so well on that day, especially in front of his grandfather, legendary former SU coach Roy Simmons Jr., when his voice caught a bit and he choked up.
ONEONTA, NY – Hartwick took care of business on Wednesday defeating visiting Utica 13-10 to nail down a spot in the Empire 8 semifinals on May 3. The Hawks will be making their first appearance in 12 years.
East Syracuse Minoa High School goalie Drew Steigerwald described the opponent as naked. Which is to say, the Oswego lacrosse player was standing on the opposite side of the crease, unguarded with the ball in his stick for a dunk shot. Steigerwald never gave up. He dived across the crease, getting air with his body and stabbing his goalie stick into the air.
Helmet design and sticker embellishments push and enhance the cool vibe of lacrosse. The high school boys representing the Syracuse City School District's combined team this season are wearing their own twist.
After seeing Liverpool go off for five scores in the third quarter and their three-goal edge at halftime evaporate, momentum did not appear to be on Syracuse's side. Thanks to a game-tying goal from Matt Eccles and a game-winner from Connor Leonard, the Cougars recovered though, knocking off the Warriors on Tuesday, 10-9.
Whitney Point sophomore Andy Davis broke a Section 4 boys lacrosse scoring record set exactly one year ago. Davis scored eight goals and had 11 assists in the Golden Eagles’ 24-5 victory over visiting Oneonta High on Tuesday.
Senior midfielder James Conway set a single-game school record in lacrosse with nine goals, leading Queensbury to a 25-2 win over South Glens Falls in a Foothills Council game. Darwin Weller and Jarod Fisher split South Glens Falls' two goals.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – With five goals, Kelly Wall (Shenendehowa) became the all time goals leader in The No. 4/19 College at Brockport women's lacrosse win over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rivals No. 9/18 SUNY Cortland on Tuesday, bypassing the Red Dragons, 16-11.
ROCHESTER, NY – No. 3 RIT men's lacrosse team (13-2, 5-1 Liberty League) rolled to a dominating 23-7 victory over Nazareth College (8-8, 5-1 Empire 8) at Tiger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers have won eight straight games overall, out-scoring their opponents 153-77 during that span.
Wells College men's lacrosse goalkeeper Nick Hallinan (Jordan-Elbridge) was honored as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 23, 2017. The freshman from Elbridge, N.Y. starred in two games for the Express last week.
Cortland junior goalie Joe Scalise (Fairport) has been honored as both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for the week ending April 23.
Cortland senior attacker Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) has been named both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 23.
Some of Nate Solomon’s most important goals this season have come as a direct result of things he did without the ball. The SU attack has earned nods from more than half of the Orange’s coaching opposition this season for his work.
Syracuse head coach Gary Gait remembers his first “stall game” vividly.
He was an assistant coach for Maryland in the 1994 national championship game, his first year coaching. Princeton held the ball for nearly the entire second half against Gait’s UMD squad, eventually topping the Terrapins, 10-7.
The Syracuse Orange have now held the number one position in the Media Poll for longer than any other team in the nation this year. SU barely escaped the Binghamton Bearcats last week, in yet another one-goal game. This team is the most prepared to battle in close games going into the NCAA Tournament as we’ve seen, and is probably John Desko’s best coaching job ever.
Dan Grabher led the way for the Black Knights with being named the Patriot League's Faceoff Specialist of the Year and also garnering All-Patriot League First Team honors. Other joining Grabher on the first team was Cole Johnson, David Symmes and Johnny Surdick. Reaves Klipstein was the lone Black Knight on the All-Patriot League Second Team as he earned postseason accolades for the first time in his career.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will induct Shawn Williams into the team’s Hall of Fame on Friday, April 28. The Knighthawks’ all-time assist leader will become the 16th member of the prestigious club.
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany’s Bennett Drake has been selected as the America East Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is Drake’s first-ever America East weekly honor. As a team, UAlbany has 13 weekly awards this season, including a total of six offensive player of the week selections.
EDISON, New Jersey - Marist senior goalkeeper Abigail Witczak was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced April 24. The weekly honor was her third this season and eighth of her career.
EDISON, New Jersey - After helping the Marist men’s lacrosse team clinch a berth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, redshirt junior goalie Brian Corrigan was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. The MAAC announced its weekly award winners April 24.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Elmira College's Lindsay Wargo '17 claimed her second consecutive Empire 8 Conference Goalie of the Week honor, as announced by the league office this afternoon. The award is Wargo's fourth of her collegiate career, as the fourth-year goalie took home weekly honors twice during the 2016 season.
It is routine for lacrosse players in their defensive end hurl the ball toward the other team's goal as time runs out in a quarter. But it's not too often those long shots goes in. Liverpool midfielder Jake Piseno and his teammates watched Saturday as the sophomore's 55-yard heave found the LaFayette net as time expired in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 9-8 advantage in the non-league game.
We almost had a new No. 1 this week. No. 2 Cicero-North Syracuse went to 9-0 after winning twice, while No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy dropped its first game of the season Saturday against Long Island Class C power Mt. Sinai. But the Brothers hang on, barely, to the top spot this week in syracuse.com's CNY lacrosse poll.
There's always been parity between the larger and smaller schools in area boys lacrosse, and this week, a pair of Class D schools makes its way up the Top 10 of syracuse.com's weekly CNY high school poll.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time since 2013. The Dolphins (14-0) jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in Monday's IWLCA rankings. The team has 11 first place votes and 391 points.
HAMILTON – Colgate's Griffin Brown carries on an impressive legacy under head coach Mike Murphy with his selection Monday as 2017 Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Brown becomes the fourth Raider in Murphy's six-year term as head coach to claim top rookie honors. One of those former honorees, Brandon Burke, earned selection as this year's All-Patriot League Second Team goalkeeper.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate women's lacrosse junior midfielder Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) has been named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Midfielder of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Today’s show revolves mainly around the 400-point club. I have four guests on today’s show: Nicky Solomon from Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) who is the latest player to reach 400 career points; Bryan Wallace, Solomon’s head coach; Kirk Ventiquattro from Carthage (N.Y.) who has coached more 400-point scorers than any other high school coach in history.
The No. 1 state-ranked Victor boys lacrosse team’s 50-game winning-streak, the longest such in high school lacrosse, was snapped as the Blue Devils fell 10-9 to the Brother Rice Warriors (Mich.) on Sunday.
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Hamilton College scored the first three goals and led the entire way as the Continentals posted a 7-6 NESCAC win against the Trinity College Bantams at Trinity's Robin Sheppard Field on Saturday afternoon.
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 10th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon when it welcomed Alfred University for the third game of the Bombers' five-game homestand to conclude the regular season. IC put up a season-high 20 goals in a 20-9 rout of the Saxons, improving to 5-1 in Empire 8 play heading into the final week of the regular season.
The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s lacrosse team hit a bump in the road over the spring vacation break. The Orange and Blue dropped games to Carthage and Canandaigua as the week long recess moved along. But with the break about over, the Mustangs rediscovered the formula to win.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In a wild offensive matchup Sunday afternoon, both the Niagara women's lacrosse team and the Quinnipiac Bobcats put up their highest single-game goal totals of the 2017 campaign. A two-goal run from Quinnipiac made it 17-16 in the closing minutes, but Niagara scored four times in the final 1:53 of the contest to pull away for the 21-16 victory at Reese Stadium at Yale University.
The Rochester Rattlers were among an unprecedented seven of the nine teams in the league in 2016 Major League Lacrosse to finish the regular season 8-6, muddying a playoff picture with even murkier pre-existing tiebreaker procedures. Rochester was left out of the four-team playoff picture despite owning head-to-head tiebreakers over three of the four teams that qualified. But that’s in the past.
Syracuse has become the longest-tenured No. 1 team of 2017’s Maverik Media Poll, holding on to the top spot for third-straight week. It wasn’t easy, as the Orange had to fight off an upset-minded Binghamton team Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
The No. 2 GCC men's lacrosse team won its regular season finale on the road at Herkmier College on Saturday, 25-3. Genesee built a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and upped the margin to 15 at the half, taking a 16-1 lead into the break.
The Hornets traveled to Watertown, NY Wednesday evening for their last game of the season and came home with a 15-14 win against Jefferson CC. The game, played at General George Brown stadium under the lights, saw the Hornets' lead start to slip away in the fourth quarter.
It’s been a busy week, and this week it’s only going to get crazier. For example, both my sons are in Prague (as in Czech Republic) this week for the 24th annual Ales Hrebesky Memorial Box Lacrosse Tournament. This is Brian’s fourth year playing over there, and this year he finagled a roster spot on his Glasgow Clydesiders team for his younger brother. Games are streamed on-line, so I’ll be glued to my laptop from Wednesday through Sunday. Here’s a link if you’re interested:
The trio of Joe Johnson (Churchville), Teddy Alvarado (Hilton), and AJ Soto (Churcvhille) led the Alfred State lacrosse team to a 10-6 victory over SUNY Canton in the opening round of the USCAA Classic.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College women's lacrosse team broke a 2-2 halftime tie by scoring seven times during the second half of Sunday's non-conference bout with the SUNY Canton Kangaroos en route to a 9-7 victory on Class of 2017 Recognition Day.
The champion versus champion showdown at Hamburg High School's Howe Field was a good as advertised. The difference in an intense, physical clash between reigning champions: OP's patient, unselfish offensive approach as with the game on the line the Quakers proved to be just a tad bit better.
DAY IN REVIEW: Canandaigua saw four lead changes but managed to win their game with Brother Rice from Michigan (5-3). Devin Andrews (2g-1a) scored the winning goal with 4:09 left in regulation. Mark Belles scored 3g and Mitch Pfeiffer added 1g-2a for the Braves (6-2). Tim Rice made 10s (71%) and Brandon Moore recorded 6s (67%) for CA.
SYRACUSE — Braelie Kempney generated nine goals and two assists as the Carthage girls lacrosse team earned a 20-14 nonleague victory over Section 4’s Chenango Forks Saturday at Onondaga Community College on Saturday.
April 22, 2017 - There were three games to finish off break week. All three were out of Section contests with Ithaca defeating Penn Yan 12-8, Mercy defeating Archbishop Hoban 16-3 and Victor facing West Genesee.
Garden City, N.Y. – Fifth-ranked Adelphi University scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 9-5 win over the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Motamed Field.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Freshman Maeghan O'Brien (Seton Catholic) scored a career-best four goals and added one assist Saturday as host Nazareth dominated Elmira in an Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse match by winning 18-7.
A week after being the hero -- Salcido canned the game-winning shot in overtime against North Carolina -- Salcido was the zero. He didn't tally a point for just the second time in the last two seasons as the Orange (11-1, 4-0 ACC) eked out a 9-8 win over the Bearcats (9-4, 3-2 America East).
TROY, N.Y. - Sophomore Aleena Milinski made 14 saves and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team got goals from nine different student-athletes in defeating Vassar College, 12-5, in a Liberty League contest at Renwyck Field. The Engineers improve to 6-8 overall and 4-4 in the conference and remain alive for a post-season tournament berth. The Brewers fall to 6-7 and 3-4 and also have a chance for a league bid.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team clinched the right to host a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament semifinal game on Saturday afternoon at the Field House Complex, as the Cardinals topped SUNY Geneseo, 13-6, in SUNYAC action.
Plattsburgh State can be no worse than the No. 2 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament, and it sets the stage for a game against SUNY Cortland on Saturday, April 29, that will determine the top overall seed and the SUNYAC regular-season champion.
WOMEN: The Tar Heels (13-2, 6-1 ACC) will play No. 8 seed Duke (8-8, 1-6 ACC) in the first game of the tournament on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. North Carolina topped the Blue Devils, 19-7, today in the teams' regular-season meeting.
Other quarterfinal match-ups include No. 2 seed Syracuse (13-5, 5-2 ACC) playing No. 7 seed Virginia Tech (11-7, 2-5 ACC), No. 3 Virginia (10-7, 4-3 ACC) against No. 6 Louisville (11-6, 3-4 ACC) and No. 4 Notre Dame (11-6, 4-3 ACC) taking on No. 5 Boston College (12-5, 3-4 ACC).
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) scored a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists and became just the fifth player in Cortland program history to eclipse 200 career goals as the nationally 17th-ranked Red Dragons defeated Oswego, 16-6, in women's lacrosse SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex.
ALFRED, N.Y. – The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team cruised to a 20-2 victory over Alfred University on Saturday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium. With the win, Fisher improves to 10-4 on the season and 4-3 in Empire 8 play. Alfred drops to 3-10 overall and remain winless in the conference (0-6).
The Buffalo Bandits fell in disappointing fashion to the Georgia Swarm on Saturday night by a score of 20-7. The loss drops the Bandits to 6-11 on the season, and means the team will miss the NLL playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season.
For the final regular season game in the Carrier Dome of the 2017 season, it was only fitting that it once again came down to a one-goal decision.
Evan Molloy came up with a big save late and the No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (11-1, 4-0 ACC) improved to 8-1 in one-goal affairs, holding off Binghamton (9-4, 3-2 America East) 9-8 in the Carrier Dome on Senior Day.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's lacrosse team (10-3, 3-2 AE) fell to No. 1 Syracuse (11-1, 4-0 AE), 9-8, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. Tom Moore led all scorers with five goals. His fifth goal tied the Binghamton record for goals in a season (39) set by Matt Springer in 2014.
"I thought we came out and fought hard today," said Head Coach Kevin McKeown. "The result wasn't what we had hoped, but we were able to grow from today's game. Syracuse is a very good team and we were able to hang with them. That shows a lot about where we are at right now as a team."
ALBANY, N.Y. – Down four in the fourth quarter, the #5/5 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team roared back with a game-ending 5-0 run vs. #12/11 Yale, with Mitch Laffin netting the winner with 34 seconds left, to grab a 13-12 victory at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore attacker Bryanna Fazio (General Brown) had four points and a career-high 10 draw controls to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 victory over Southern Connecticut State University in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Fifteen different players scored goals as the nationally sixth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Potsdam, 24-9, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Bears fell to 4-8 and 1-4.
NEW ROCHELLE, New York -Sophomore Hailey Wagner broke the single-season draw controls record by winning eight, as the Marist women’s lacrosse team topped Iona, 13-9, on April 22 to clinch a berth in the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 7/8 Syracuse ended the regular season with a 9-8 setback at Louisville on Saturday, April 22. The loss snaps the Orange's five-game winning streak as they enter postseason play with a 13-5 record.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse holds the top seed for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which gets underway Friday, April 28 at Koskinen Stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The Orange (10-1, 4-0 ACC) will play No. 4 seed North Carolina (6-7, 1-3 ACC) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. , live on ESPNU/WatchESPN. Syracuse topped North Carolina, 12-11 in overtime, in the teams’ regular season meeting on April 15.