Tucker Dordevic scored with 58 seconds remaining to give the No. 9 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (8-5) the lead, but No. 16 Navy (9-4) scored twice in the final nine seconds of regulation to snatch victory at the Carrier Dome.
Stephen Rehfuss scored a goal and contributed six assists, the most by a Syracuse player since Kevin Rice vs. Notre Dame in the 2014 ACC Tournament, to lead the offense. Nate Solomon (2-2), Brendan Bomberry (3-0), Ryan Simmons (2-0) and Brendan Curry also added multi-point days.
“Congratulations to Navy. to come in here, go behind by a couple of goals and then win it like they did, my hat’s off to them,” said head coach John Desko. “Joe [Varello] did a great job at the X and was rewarded late with a goal, so that’s something he’ll probably remember for a long time. I thought we made too many mistakes. I looked at the stats sheet and saw we had 14 turnovers. You don’t want to have that many at this time of year, but we have to load up and get back on track and get ready for the ACC Tournament.” Read More
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– Late surge powers Navy past Syracuse (Cuse.com)
– Gallery: Syracuse falls to Navy 13-12 in final seconds (Daily Orange)
– Navy ekes out 13-12 win over Syracuse on back of transition goals (Daily Orange)
– Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s last-second loss to Navy (Daily Orange)
– Navy’s last-second goal from Joe Varello stuns Syracuse, 13-12 (Daily Orange)
With less than a second remaining, Joe Varello scored the game-winner for Navy to beat Syracuse, 13-12. When the final whistle sounded, he embraced his brother Danny. Story from @Schafer_44: https://t.co/EGLZ0upU0r pic.twitter.com/Xm63ConTWW
— Daily Orange Sports (@DOsports) April 21, 2018
Syracuse hosts Navy in a rematch of the 2004 NCAA Championship game, in what will be the Orange’s final test before next week’s ACC Tournament. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with Evan Stockton and Ryan Powell calling the game. Brian Higgins and Kyle Fetterly will call the action on TK99/105, Cuse.com and the TuneIn App, while Connor Federico, James Colgan and Anthony Mazzini will broadcast the game for WAER.
This is the first regular season matchup with Navy since the 1983 season, and the Midshipmen’s first trip to the Carrier Dome since the 1989 NCAA Tournament.
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'Cuse vs. Navy. TOMORROW.
Rematch of the '04 Title game.
$2 tickets for veterans and active military members at Gate B.
Get to the Dome tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/Lf2QmYGEU0
— Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) April 21, 2018