Syracuse men's lacrosse powers past No. 7 Notre Dame, moves to 3-0 in ACC play
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team woke up a lot of the nonbelievers after Saturday night's result.
The Orange took care of No. 7 Notre Dame from the Carrier Dome, 10-6, shutting down the Fighting Irish's offense in the second half.
Notre Dame only scored two goals in the second half all together, while the Orange scored five times to tally the win.
Three players scored two goals apiece, including Nate Solomon, Jamie Trimboli and Brendan Bomberry.
Not to mention, Solomon tallied a team-high four points on the day.
With the Orange leading 5-4 at the half, the Irish responded to tie the game at 5-5.
But that's when Syracuse would score the go-ahead goal, leading to victory.
Stephen Rehfuss netted the go-ahead goal, as the Orange improved to 5-3 overall and 3-0 in ACC play.
"It was definitely a great win for us today," Syracuse head coach John Desko said during his post game press conference. "I thought we played well on both sides of the field. Defensively, I thought we were terrific. So, it's a good win for the Orange."
Saturday's victory also marked the 900th win in the history of the Syracuse University men's lacrosse program.
"I know it means a lot to us to be a part of it, especially in since a great such win for a team to come back to the Dome after a couple of bad losses here," Syracuse senior goalie Dom Madonna said in reference to the program's 900th victory. "To be able to bounce back and get this 900th win, I think, is pretty special."
"Yeah, I mean, I guess it doesn't really sink in until you actually say it in words," Syracuse sophomore defenseman Nick Mellen explained. "It just makes everyone on our team grateful for all the teams that played before us -- to put us in the position that we are to be able to say we earned the 900th win."
Syracuse will have a quick turnaround, as it hosts regional rival Hobart on Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the Carrier Dome.