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Syracuse Vs Duke: Live Photos and Blog

Syracuse Vs Duke - D1 Finals

Chris Rosenthall has been in Philly all weekend, taking in the games, and providing his thoughts on the weekend. Tommy Gilligan is in Philly shooting the D1 title game, and he got some amazing shots from Le Moyne’s D2, and Stevenson’s D3, title games yesterday. If you missed the D3 game, it was stellar! Check out Tom’s post on Stevenson’s title win, and don’t miss Connor English’s backhand shove shot effort. Worth watching again.

Today, we’re back with a Live Blog, where Chris (and Connor) will keep you updated and entertained, and where Tommy will wow us with game photos as this title tilt goes on.

Looks like we’re in for another BEAUTY of a day!

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Check in close to game time for more…

Game Photos in the Post.

Commentary from Chris and Connor in the Comments! JOIN US!

Pre Game photos:

1st Half Photos. Quite a game!

Second half photos…

Duke wins 16-10. Blue Devils really brought the heat in the third and fourth!

Rosie gets chummy with some ballers.

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Connor is the Publisher of LacrosseAllStars.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

64 Comments

  • What’s up everybody, I’m in the press box here at Lincoln Financial. 15 minutes until game time. Duke’s back in the locker rooms, Syracuse still on the field doing some 4 v. 4s.

  • Chris, I can feel it in my bones! What is the atmosphere like there at the Linc? And more importantly, how are the sandwiches in the press box?

  • Atmosphere is crazy right now. Welcome to the Jungle blasting over the speakers. Sandwich status: Pulled pork. Will give a full update on the other two kinds shortly.

  • Also, the press box announcer clearly practiced saying “Lamolinara” yesterday. He’s in championship form early.

  • A couple good early shots. Both teams look settled. Not a shock as they’ve both been here before (well in Cuse’s case, their coach has). Seems to translate.

    I’m curious to see if we get more than 10 goals from either team…

  • Atmosphere is crazy right now. Welcome to the Jungle blasting over the speakers. Sandwich status: Pulled pork. Will give a full update on the other two kinds shortly.

    no way. I’m making pulled pork at home. it’s like we have some sort of crazy connection. Also, Cuse just scored. Pretty tasty first effort.

  • I was asking on Saturday where Billy Ward has been. Started to look like Dylan Donahue had taken his spot for good. Kevin Rice’s 30th assist on the year, by the way.

  • I still can’t believe Lecky got his first assist of the year in the semifinal.

    Kevin Rice giving Cuse another offensive dimension right now. His emergence this year has been fun to watch.

  • Jojo Marasco’s assist on the Donahue goal is his 42nd this season, most at SU since Kenny Nims’ 42 in 2009.

  • If someone says “it’s over”, I’ll kill them. Saw that about 100 times yesterday on Twitter. Will people never learn?

  • What’s up everybody, I’m in the press box here at Lincoln Financial. 15 minutes until game time. Duke’s back in the locker rooms, Syracuse still on the field doing some 4 v. 4s.

    is it time to start doubting this strategy? kidding. Interesting note though. 4-0 for the Cuse.

  • If someone says “it’s over”, I’ll kill them. Saw that about 100 times yesterday on Twitter. Will people never learn?

    With this year’s tournament comebacks almost seem like the norm, and Syracuse knows that well.

  • I still can’t believe Lecky got his first assist of the year in the semifinal.

    Lecky went for literally a month without scoring a goal, too. Interesting season for him. Funny thinking he was pegged ahead of Loy to start the year

  • @krowen no lead is safe. never stop scoring!

    @chrisrosenthall did not know that. Maybe he needs a Summer of box lacrosse?

  • #10 Matt Pratt is SO happy Lamolinara made that save, because that truck stick wouldn’ve been on ESPN forever. And next year’s highlight video. And in his nightmares.

  • I have to say, Lomolinara is playing extremely well, but the defense in front of him is just dominant right now. Forcing bad shots, gobbling up GBs. Lots of effective stick checks. Cuse is rolling. It’s a new look this year, but man is it working when it counts!

  • @ConnorWilsonLAS Lecky’s only been playing lacrosse for a few years. A summer of box would work wonders. Definitely helped Marasco turn a corner.

  • I definitely thought Duke would get at least one in the first. Think they turn it on in the next 15?

  • I definitely thought Duke would get at least one in the first. Think they turn it on in the next 15?

    Won’t lie to you Connor, I’m scared to say anything either way.

  • Funny to see Syracuse’s preseason question mark (i.e., attackmen not named Derek Maltz) stepping up big early.

  • Somebody miss the slide after Megill went on that one? Wolf was naked from x.

  • Ah yes, the notorious “push” dive strikes again. The ref just said “it’s not a dive, he got pushed. It’s not to argue!”

  • Funny to see Syracuse’s preseason question mark (i.e., attackmen not named Derek Maltz) stepping up big early.

    and then you see what they’re doing now, and that they get Galasso back next year, Staats comes in, etc, etc. Looking pretty bright in Syracuse. Not to get totally ahead of myself or anything.

  • @ConnorWilsonLAS It’s going to be “thanks for getting us to the NCAA championship fellas, want to learn some midfield?”

  • @chrisrosenthall Tripucka almost cracked his head on the cage on that dive. It’s only going to take one guy getting hurt on a dive for the NCAA to completely outlaw it.

  • Duke’s scoring? coming around. Turri in net? looking like he’s seeing a beach ball.

  • @krowen I think if they bring it back, some unathletic clown with no business doing it is going to end up blowing out a goalie’s ACL and the lax message boards will explode. That being said, they need to ban or allow it, because these guys aren’t really getting pushed into the crease, they’re getting pushed and jumping in.

  • @chrisrosenthall Tripucka almost cracked his head on the cage on that dive. It’s only going to take one guy getting hurt on a dive for the NCAA to completely outlaw it.

    how do you outlaw pushing from behind? it’s already illegal. Serious question. I ponder this often.

  • sticks are really swinging out there. I like it. more precision than wind ups. that’s why no flags.

  • @chrisrosenthall Tripucka almost cracked his head on the cage on that dive. It’s only going to take one guy getting hurt on a dive for the NCAA to completely outlaw it.

    how do you outlaw pushing from behind? it’s already illegal. Serious question. I ponder this often.

    It’s a very good question. Honestly I’d be fine if they instilled a “continuation” like in basketball where after you get fouled, you can let your motion continue, crease dive or not. But what it is now just feels phony. These guys aren’t getting pushed off their feet, they’re just getting pushed.

  • For the record I’m off to grab sandwich #2, all in the name of journalism.

    fill us in, we’re dying to know the details.

  • My goodness, Steve Ianzito looks like a child when he’s covering Myles Jones, and Ianzito’s 6 feet tall.

  • Ianzito’s being helped off the field and talking to a trainer. I think the wind got knocked out of him though, not another leg injury.

  • Duke outshooting Syracuse 23-21. Outshot the Orange 13-6 in that second quarter.

  • Duke outshooting Syracuse 23-21. Outshot the Orange 13-6 in that second quarter.

  • @ConnorWilsonLAS there obviously isn’t an easy answer to the dive debate, but I think Chris is right when he says they either need to ban it altogether or allow it altogether. Fans would of course want it to be legal, the NCAA would likely lean the other way… and so the debate continues.

  • That one seemed more like a “dive” than a push, but again, it would really help to have some sort of standard. If Eamon can’t tell the difference between the two plays, imagine what the casual fan is thinking. A standardized rule will help grow the game because new fans won’t be confused by ambiguous rules/calls.

  • Megill (running off field for push call) “It wasn’t me!” Ref: “He called you.”

  • Harris facing off for Cuse is like choosing to kickoff in OT football. I believe that makes him 1-13 on the season.

  • The Duke scouting report must’ve been “Go after Ianzito all game long,” which makes sense. Focus on the shorty is a given, let alone one who’s coming off an injury.

  • Ooh whee. Duke up 17-3 on these faceoffs. Seven in a row. Scored 9 of the last 10 goals too. Duke outscoring opponents 23-7 in the second and third quarters this weekend.

  • Refs wouldn’t let Matt Harris play without a shoe. They were yelling at him to get off the field, saying “You can’t play without it!! Get off!!”

  • My shoe came off in a game this year and I played until the ball went back on defense. I also threw the shoe off the field, but I was told that I could have been given a penalty for that. Not sure what the rule is, though.

  • Text I just got: “How can a top tier D1 program be so bad at face offs?” Have to say I’m surprised they’re not trying Cal Paduda anymore. Plan B and C clearly aren’t working either.

  • Jojo Marasco’s getting into his Wyatt Earp “No” mode. Goals came 35 seconds apart.

  • I’d say “well, you can’t win if you keep losing every faceoff,” but that clearly hasn’t been the case in most of Syracuse’s games this seeason. Winning them all certainly helps, I’ll say that.

  • 6 goal deficit with 1:41 left. Even by “2013 Syracuse lacrosse” standards, this one seems pretty tough. Duke’s scored 9 of the last 11. 15-4 run since they were down 5-0.

  • Fowler won how many faceoffs this season, 339? Second place all-time is Kevin Massa (also set this year) with 319.

  • 28,224 in attendance today, by the way.

    not bad at all!

    Not in and of itself, but it’s the lowest total since Rutgers in 2002.

  • All tourney team: Pannell, Law (Denver), Marasco, Sean Young, Dylan Donahue, Lamolinara, Brendan Fowler, Jordan Wolf, David Lawson, Jake Tripuka. Fowler named most outstanding. 79,179 3-day attendance total (also lowest since 2002)

  • 28,224 in attendance today, by the way.

    not bad at all!

    Not in and of itself, but it’s the lowest total since Rutgers in 2002.

    Considering how the weekend started, its still pretty solid I think.

  • All tourney team: Pannell, Law (Denver), Marasco, Sean Young, Dylan Donahue, Lamolinara, Brendan Fowler, Jordan Wolf, David Lawson, Jake Tripuka. Fowler named most outstanding. 79,179 3-day attendance total (also lowest since 2002)

    make the finals or else team. wow. not to say they don’t deserve it! interested to hear your take on attendance, and why it is dropping.

  • 28,224 in attendance today, by the way.

    not bad at all!

    Not in and of itself, but it’s the lowest total since Rutgers in 2002.

    Considering how the weekend started, its still pretty solid I think.

    Agreed. It’s going to be another thing we’re going to spend a lot of time talking about. Everyone on twitter’s answer seems to be “Move it to (insert city here), that’ll do it!” But if you’d moved Duke/Cuse to Denver, who’s to say the locals make up for the NY & NC crowd unwilling to fly?

  • Heading to the press conference now, catch y’all later. If you’re gone when I get back, great talking and watching the game. Let’s do it again soon. MLL stuff maybe? Although that picture up there may mean I just signed to LXM. Not sure, those guys are slick.

  • Looks like it’s “back to basic” when it come to uniform/gears for these two top teams.. no more fancy stuffs

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