SU Lacrosse Advances to Title Game

May 26, 2013

Despite trailing for the seemingly the entire game, the top-seeded Syracuse lacrosse team came back from behind to defeat #4 Denver 9-8 in the Final Four to advance to its 17th National Championship game in school history. The Orange now takes on seventh-seeded Duke on Memorial Day Monday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 1 PM.

Syracuse celebrates after its final defensive stop in the Final Four en route to the National Championship Game.
Syracuse celebrates after its final defensive stop in the Final Four en route to the National Championship Game.
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 Derek Maltz scored the game winning goal with 19.2 seconds left to seal it for the 'Cuse. Malt's goal capped a furious rally that saw the Orange tally five of the game's last six goals to overcome a 7-4 deficit entering the fourth quarter.

Senior JoJo Marasco led the Orange offense with five points, 2 goals and 3 assists. Fellow 1st-line midfielder and senior Luke Cometti recorded his third hat trick of the season, finishing with a team-best three goals goals, including the game-tying goal with 59 seconds left in the game. SU goalie Dominic Lamolinara notched 8 saves in the game, including 6 in the 2nd half.

For the Title Game, the Orange and Blue Devils tangle at 1 PM. WAER's coverage begins with a special hour-long Countdown to Face-off prior to the game, starting at noon. Then, Syracuse vies for its 12th national championship at 1 PM only on 88.3 FM.