No. 6 Orange Lacrosse drop first game of season on Army's last-second goal
The No. 6 Syracuse University men's lacrosse team dropped its first game of the 2017 season, falling at home to Army West Point, 14-13.
The Cadets were victorious because of a goal from David Symmes with 0.5 seconds remaining in the contest.
The Orange once trailed 8-4 in the first half, but closed the deficit to 8-6 going into halftime.
After that, Syracuse and Army fought back and forth.
Last week's hero against Albany, Nick Mariano, tied the game at 13-13 with 2:13 remaining in the contest.
As time ticked away, Army came away with the final possession, which resulted in Symmes' goal in the final seconds.
Mariano, along with Brendan Bomberry, each tallied a team-high three goals apiece to lead the way for the Orange.
Syracuse head coach John Desko reflected on what he saw on the final play that resulted in the game-winning goal for Army.
"In the scouting report, we had watched No. 16 (David Symmes) and he hadn't put the ball in the stick in his left hand all day long," Desko said in his post game press conference. "When they needed it the most, with very little time left, he went down that left alley -- I though the defense wasn't bad on it. We had played him pretty tough and got that left-handed shot off, so it was very surprising that he would be able to shoot the ball with his left. He hadn't showed that at any other time."
The Orange will return to action on Sunday, March 5 when it hosts Virginia from the Carrier Dome.