The #4 Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team (9-3) beat Hobart (4-8) 15-9 in Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday. The Orange takes back the Kraus-Simmons Trophy after falling to Hobart last season in the Carrier Dome. It's the 100th meeting between the two schools.
Hobart jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first half, until Randy Staats pulled off a natural hat trick to end the half, with the Orange going into the locker room trailing 6-5.
The two squads went back and forth to start the second half, with the Orange unable to break through until Dylan Donahue scored with 12 seconds to play in the third quarter to make it 9-8 Orange.
That would start a four goal run for the Orange, taking a 12-8 leading, cruising to a 15-9 victory.
Staats finished with five goals and three assists for a total of eight points. Kevin Rice chipped in six points of his own, with four goals and two assists. Dylan Donahue and Billy Ward also had four points a piece.
The Orange takes the field in the ACC Tournament next, playing Duke in the first round on Friday at 5 p.m. in Chester, P.A.