No. 1 Syracuse men's lacrosse rolls past local rival Cornell in lopsided fashion
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team stayed true to its comeback tendencies on Tuesday night, clawing back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Cornell, 15-8.
Senior midfielders Jordan Evans and Nick Mariano each tallied three goals apiece, while Nate Soloman also recorded three goals.
The Orange trails 4-2 in the first quarter when it rallied. Syracuse went on an 11-1 run to close out the home game against the Big Red.
"I think it was a good win for us tonight," SU head coach John Desko said during his post game press conference. "I thought that Cornell came out, especially in the first half, and really competed. Coach [Matt] Kerwick did a nice job of getting his guys ready to come into the Carrier Dome and bringing a young group against a team that's pretty comfortable here, obviously. At the end of the second quarter, I thought we were able to put up a few to get a little bit of a lead going into halftime."
"You see teams get the number one spot each week and they've all fallen," Evans responded. "I think that we try to focus on our own team and ourselves more than that number one spot. We've got bigger goals ahead of us than that number one seed right now, and I think that's what really fueled us the entire week."
The Orange will next visit North Carolina on Saturday for a 4 p.m. start, and will also be televised on ESPNU.