(Photo Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics)
In what was a pretty packed Sunday of lacrosse action, Syracuse-Army was the marquee event. And while that contest certainly lived up to the hype, Notre Dame, Cornell, and others also put on some pretty impressive performances on Sunday, as well.
Syracuse Comes Back in Defensive Battle Against Army
After what was a defensive heavy first quarter, Army found themselves ahead 2-1. However, the Black Knights’ offense started to kick things into gear in the second quarter, going on a three-goal run that included two from Brendan Nichtern, to help them push their lead to 5-1.
Brendan Curry scored the Orange’s second goal of the game with just 30 seconds left in the half. That goal from Curry helped give the Orange momentum heading into the locker room, and they certainly came out with it as well. Jamie Trimboli scored three consecutive goals in the first five minutes of the third, stretching the Oranges’ run to four and tying things up at 5-5.
Miles Silva and Phillip Gunner scored two straight at the end of the third and early in the fourth, putting Army ahead 7-5. The Orange offense sparked once again, ending the game on a four-goal run to secure the 9-7 victory. Army had some quality looks down the stretch, but Drake Porter stood tall and turned away shot after shot to keep Syracuse in the drivers seat.
Jamie Trimboli (5G) and Brendan Curry (2G/2A) led the Orange, while Brendan Nichtern (2G/2A) and Miles Silva (2G) led the Black Knights. Drake Porter had himself a career day, making 18 saves for Syracuse in the win. Wyatt Schupler made 16 saves for Army.
Second Half Surge Pushes Notre Dame Past Richmond
The Irish and Spiders showed their defensive prowess in the first half. Only two combined goals were scored in the first quarter and four in the second, putting Notre Dame up 4-2 at the half. After a back-and-forth start to the third, the Irish went on a nine-goal in the fourth to help them secure the 13-5 victory.
Pat Kavnagh led the Irish with five points (4G/1A), while Griffin Westlin tallied four points (3G/1A). Ryan Lanchbury led Richmond with three points (2G/1A).
Jacksonville 15, Robert Morris 8
Cornell 21, High Point 11
Air Force 11, St. Bonaventure 5
Denver 10, Cleveland State 6