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Heartbreak on the Hill: Syracuse Lacrosse falls to Navy on last-second goal

The Syracuse men's lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaker to Navy in the final seconds on Saturday afternoon.

The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team looked to be on its way to another exciting victory in the final seconds of Saturday's home game with Navy.

However, things turned completely upside-down in the matter of 30 seconds.

That's when the United States Naval Academy scored two goals in the final 30 seconds, stealing victory from the jaws of defeat.

Joe Varello, the older brother of Syracuse sophomore midfielder Danny Varello, scored the game-winner with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation.

Stephen Rehfuss led the way with seven total points for the Orange, including six assists. Meanwhile, Brendan Bomberry chipped in with three goals on the day.

"You have to first congratulate Navy," Syracuse coach John Desko explained during his post game press conference. "I thought to come here to the Carrier Dome, get behind by a couple of goals, and come back to win it -- especially at the end like they did -- my hats off to them. They'll probably remember that for a long time, so congrats to them. As far as how we played, I thought we had many mistakes in the game, many turnovers in the game."

The loss drops the Orange to 7-5 overall on the year, perhaps needing another win to feel good about its NCAA Tournament hopes.

Syracuse will next be in action Friday night when it meets Virginia from the ACC Tournament in Charlottesville. Game-time is set for 8:30 p.m., and will also be nationally televised on ESPNU.

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