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Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 at 10:14 pm

Syracuse Can’t Overcome Early Deficit, Falls to Maryland 14-10

Last week, Syracuse scored nine goals in the first quarter. Today? The Orange scored 0 as they fell 14 to 10 to top-ranked. And as coach explains, being down early on in the first quarter was the difference in the game.“…spot them five then you spend the whole game trying to get close,” Gait said. “ya get close but then they’re gonna get their possessions ya know lose [to] them by four.”“We just gotta trust what we’re doing and communicate better and we just really need to buy into what we’re trying to do,” Gait said.“Definitely kinda a slow start for us,” Junior Lucas Quinn said. “Feels awesome just to be on the field with these guys. I think some mental errors early in the first quarter that we probably could’ve not done with but once we got going we got the ball moving, kinda figured out what they were giving us, let us get going there.”“This was a positive step in the right direction to be able to compete and not give up a game and not just quit, so that’s the first step. I just don’t think they knew where they stood. All they remember was last year.” Gait went on to say.“I’m expecting that we’ll learn a lot from this and it’s gonna help us for next week,” Gait said.A bright spot for the Orange was goalie Bobby Gavin who had 11 saves on the day. Now next up for Syracuse, they’ll travel to face the other number one as they’ll go against Virginia on Saturday at noon.