Syracuse Vs Duke: Live Photos and Blog

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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. @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.

  11. @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.

  12. @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.

  13. @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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.