Notre Dame upset victory pushes Syracuse up to No. 2 in Top 20

first_imgAnother one-goal victory, this time over top-ranked Notre Dame, has pushed Syracuse up two spots to No. 2 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse Top 20.Syracuse (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) staved off a Notre Dame comeback that included a late three-goal spurt to tie the game at nine entering the fourth quarter. But back-to-back goals from senior attack Nick Mariano pulled the Orange away. Mariano finished with a season-high four goals in the 11-10 upset win over UND, extending SU’s win streak to five games. Marcus Cunningham made a big stop in the game’s final seconds to seal the victory.The Orange played its seventh straight one-goal game, extending the program record. Sophomore attack Nate Solomon added a hat trick and senior midfielder Sergio Salcido had four assists in the win.Defensively, the Orange held Notre Dame 0-for-2 on its man-up opportunities and caused 10 turnovers. Scott Firman locked up star attack Ryder Garnsey to just one goal while the rest of the defense limited UND’s next best two offensive options, Sergio Perkovic and Mikey Wynne, to one and zero goals, respectively.Ben Williams still struggled at the X, ending the game 10-of-23 on faceoffs, under the .500 mark yet again. He did win four straight faceoffs in the second quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange travels to Geneva, New York, to take on Hobart on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Statesmen (4-5, 1-1 Northeast) enter the matchup off a loss to Sacred Heart on March 25. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 3, 2017 at 10:18 am Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img

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Notre Dame upset victory pushes Syracuse up to No. 2 in Top 20