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Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:47 pm

Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Denver 10-8 in NCAA Quarterfinals

Throughout the entire season, Syracuse’s offensive firepower drove the Orange to success. Today, though, on the biggest stage yet in the NCAA quarterfinals, that offense stalled. Syracuse fell to Denver ten to eight, and those eight goals were the least amount scored all season. It wasn’t like the Cuse didn’t get any looks, though.
SU Head Coach Gary Gait said, “And, you know, we did get some good looks and, you know, a lot of the shots we had, we’ve been scoring on all year and today we didn’t score.”
“I mean, we were getting our looks.” SU midfielder Michael Leo said, “Goalie made a few good saves, had a lot of pipes, but I mean, it was nothing special. They just in our chippy off ball.”
“That’s a hell of an offense, so we were really prepared all week.” Denver defensemen Jack DiBenedetto said, “I really want to shout out our scout offense. Those guys who work all week to give us a great look. And, you know, they bus about this week to make sure we can do that. And as defense, we just believe in each other.”
Denver head coach Matt Brown said, “You know, we felt like we could we could cover our one on one matchups, but we we had to be like off ball Americans. You know, it wasn’t just good enough of defending the ball.”
Well, today may leave a sour taste in the mouths of many Syracuse fans. It’s important to note that this year was a massive success for the Orange as he won a tournament game for the first time since 2017. And remember, this is a very, very young squad. A large majority of the players and a large majority of the key contributors will be back next year.
Reporting from outside of Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland, Adam Gotkin, Citrus TV