Syracuse Lacrosse

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we tackle one of the most difficult tasks in sports, predicting NCAA Tournament success. How important are quality wins? What about strength of schedule? WAER's James Colgan breaks it down for us as we visit the Pumpkin Carriage. 

Also this week, the Midwest is largely known for producing quality college basketball and football players. But as WAER's Tyler Aki tells us, lacrosse is starting to make a name for itself in the Chicago area.

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has it's 68 teams with play set to tip off this week. The lead up to this point; as it is every year, was quite the confusing journey. To help us better understand how the selection process works we enroll in bracketology 101 with WAER's Drew Carter.

Also this week, JD Raucci has part two of the series Like Father, Like Son, highlighting father son duos with a presence on this years SU Men's Lacrosse team.

Syracuse Crushed at Home by Johns Hopkins

Mar 10, 2018

Nate Solomon and Tyson Bomberry sat out of Syracuse's (3-2, 1-0) brutal 18-7 loss to Johns Hopkins (3-2, 0-0) and their absences were certainly felt. 

Coming off a road win against Virginia, Syracuse seemed to have put the crushing loss to Albany behind them. However, a lot of the same mistakes and issues cropped up again in this blowout to Johns Hopkins.

Syracuse Lacrosse Clashes with Johns Hopkins

Mar 10, 2018

Cardiac 'Cuse is back. Sixth-ranked Syracuse (3-1, 1-0) won back-to-back games by a single goal and will look to take that momentum into a matchup with another lacrosse powerhouse in 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins (2-2, 0-0). 

The previous meeting between these two was a thriller in Baltimore a year ago. Brendan Bomberry scored in overtime to give Syracuse an 8-7 win. Nate Soloman scored two goals as well to aid the Orange, but will not be in action Saturday because of a suspension for his hit on a Virginia player.

Syracuse men's lacrosse (3-1, 1-0) turned smooth sailing into a wild ride in Sunday's 12-11 win over Virginia (4-1, 0-1). 

The Orange almost threw away a masterfully played three quarters, but freshman Tucker Dordevic was there to save the day in the game's closing seconds. A rightwards spin dodge followed by a right-handed fling gave Dordevic his fourth goal of the day and gave Syracuse the road victory.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we start by looking at some Syracuse Lacrosse families. Of course fans are familiar with the Simmons and Desko families, but what about the Currys? WAER's JD Raucci fills us in on the latest father-son duo of Todd and Brendan Curry.

Also this week it's a long road from Division III to Division I in college basketball. WAER's Maura Sheridan shares the story of Braedon Bayer who has made that exact journey.

The No. 16 ranked Syracuse Orange (2-1, 0-0) played their third game of the season today, and second against a ranked opponent. Winning 11-10, Syracuse handed the No. 9 ranked Army Black Knights (1-1, 0-0) their first loss of the season in a triple overtime come-from-behind dramatic fashion. In a long and grueling matchup, the Orange were able to come out on top in this thriller of a victory.

After coming off a disappointing 15-3 loss to No. 3 Albany the week before, Syracuse’s huge win today showed that they can compete with the other top ranked teams in the nation.

Syracuse Falls Hard against Albany

Feb 18, 2018

It was not a game to remember for fans of the Orange. Fourth-ranked Albany (1-0, 0-0) battered seventh-ranked Syracuse (1-1, 0-0) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday 15-3, marking its worst offensive performance since 1991.

A week ago, 'Cuse dominated the faceoff circle thanks in large part to Danny Varello and stellar play from the wings during the Orange's rout of Binghamton. Against the Danes, Syracuse went 5 of 22 at midfield. As a result, Albany controlled the game, never giving Syracuse a chance to catch up.

The Syracuse Orange (1-0, 0-0) dominated the Binghamton Bearcats (0-1, 0-0) to start the season in a game full of highlight goals and flashy passes.

Just minutes into the game, it became clear that Syracuse was the better team. The Orange scored the first 13 goals of the game, leaving the Bearcats scoreless for the first 27 minutes.

Men's Lacrosse Hosts Binghamton in Season Opener

Feb 8, 2018

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will open up their 2018 season at home this Saturday, ­February 10th against their neighbors to the south, Binghamton University. The Orange finished last year’s season 13-3, and went into the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship ranked second overall, but ultimately lost 10-7 to No. 11 Towson in the quarterfinals.