Orange Top Big Red 12-10

On a rainy and foggy night at Schoellkopf Field on the campus of Cornell University, the No. 4-ranked Syracuse men's lacrosse team extended their winning streak to five with a 12-10 win over the No. 11-ranked Big Red.<br><br>

The win marked the first for the Orangemen at Schoellkopf Field since 1998 and improved their season record to 8-1.

The Orange led by as many as three goals in the first quarter. Senior midfielder Sean Lindsay scored his second goal thanks to an assist from Alex Zink at the 3:15 mark to give SU a 4-1 lead.

At the beginning of the second quarter,Cornell scored back-to-back goals. Ian Rosenberger scored on an assist from Andrew Collins at 12:46 and defenseman Tim DeBlois assisted Sean Greenhalgh on a goal which pulled Cornell to within 4-3 with 11:44 remaining in the second period The two teams traded goals from that point on until halftime. SU took three two-goal leads, 5-3, 6-4 and finally 7-5 at halftime. Senior attackman Brian Nee set up Lindsay's third goal on a man-up opportunity and then scored himself for SU's seventh goal.

After scoring Cornell's fifth goal in the second quarter, Joe Boulukos registered two more in the third period, including a man-up score that pulled the Big Red to within one (7-6) just 1:57 into the quarter.

SU senior midfielder Steve Vallone scored an unassisted goal at 9:25 and Michael Powell tallied his first goal of the game with nine minutes to go in the third to put the Orangemen ahead by three (9-6). Cornell then scored two more goals, one by Boulukos and one by Dave Pittard to cut the SU lead to 9-8 with 3:12 remaining. Syracuse regained a 10-8 lead when Powell found Vallone on an extra-man play with six seconds remaining in the third. It was Vallone's fourth goal of the game.

In the fourth quarter, Powell netted two goals, his second coming with 3:37 remaining in the contest which gave SU a 12-9 advantage. Pittard and Boulukos connected for Cornell's 10th and final goal with 2:19 left.

Syracuse travels to Rutgers this Saturday for a 1:00 contest with the Scarlet Knights.

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