Powell Breaks Brothers' Record; Orange Top Hoyas

Senior attackman Michael Powell scored six points and became the Syracuse men's lacrosse all-time leading scorer (288 points) as the Orangemen closed out the regular season with a 13-9 victory over Georgetown at Harbin Field on Friday.<br><br>

Syracuse now awaits its seeding for the 2004 NCAA Tournament which will be announced at 3:40 p.m. on ESPNews on Monday. The Orangemen improve to 11-2, while Georgetown ends the season with a 10-3 record.

Powell broke the record held by his brothers Casey and Ryan when he dished off to Brian Crockett with 12:17 remaining in the contest. He tied his brothers record with an assist to Brian Nee for a man-up goal at the 14:33 mark of the fourth quarter.

Goaltender Jay Pfeifer also had a career day as he tied his career high of 19 saves in the win. Pfeifer came up big in the second half with 11 saves.

The game was close throughout as the two teams played to a 3-3 first-quarter tie. The Hoyas went ahead 6-5 at halftime thanks to two goal apiece from Sean Denihan and Trevor Casey. Crockett, who finished with a game-high four goals, scored two in the first half.

Powell tied the game at 6-6 with an outside shot at 10:10 of the third quarter. There were three lead changes in the third quarter, the final one that saw the Orangemen take a 9-8 lead from a shot from Nee with 2:20 remaining in the period. It was Nee's second of three goals.

Syracuse never trailed again. Dougherty assisted Lindsay on a goal with 3:44 remaining in the game and Nee set up Crockett's fourth goal with 2:10 remaining.


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