Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Steamrolled 22-6 by Notre Dame
When it rains, it pours. For Syracuse men’s lacrosse, that’s exactly what happened. The Orange made the trip down to South Bend, Indiana this weekend but got throttled 22-6 by Notre Dame.
If you looked at the box score, and more specifically the shots on goal, it would have seemed like a close game. Notre Dame only outshot Syracuse 38-36, but after the game, head coach Gary Gait said the Fighting Irish just did more with their opportunities.
“That first quarter was their quarter,” said Gait. “They showed up ready to play and they jumped on us. They did not take the foot off the pedal. Once they got a lead we played better but we didn’t take advantage of our opportunities. Unforced errors and forced errors made it really tough to have any chance of coming back.”
Notre Dame as a team spent a lot of time around the net but one man, in particular, did even more. Junior Jake Taylor set a program record, scoring eight goals, which is even more impressive considering he only had two goals heading into the game.
For Syracuse, the next opportunity to get back in the win column comes on the road next Thursday against UAlbany. Game time is set for 7 p.m.