Irish Faceoff Specialist Liam O'Connor was stymied by Orange FOGO Chris Daddio all game, only winning 7 faceoffs in 21 attempts, a paltry 30%. Contrast that with Daddio, who was 43% coming in to the game and won 15 of 24 faceoffs (62.5%).
Rice tied his career high with four goals and added two assists to lead Syracuse to its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory, 11-10, over No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday. Three of his four goals came in the second half, including the game-winner with 2:05 to play. Rice has at least one goal in seven straight games and at least one point in the last nine contests dating back to last season.
Dylan Donahue was once a small player that didn't have the luxury of creating an abundance of shots for himself. Now he's increased his size and strength while keeping a selective mindset, and the result is the country's most efficient scorer.
Syracuse senior Alyssa Murray is this week's ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after her performance in the Orange's win against Duke. Murray tied her season high with seven points, including the 300th of her career, to lead No. 3/3 Syracuse to a 19-15 win against the No. 8/9 Blue Devils. It is Murray's second Player of the Week honor this season.
Syracuse has played an excellent schedule, but no one who has paid any attention to this season would argue the Orange is the nation’s second-best team to date. There’s a common-sense adjustment based largely on quality victories reflected in Syracuse’s seeding below.
The Orange have maybe the most forgotten attack line in the nation, which can be blamed on Syracuse’s lack of offensive possessions. Syracuse does not have any All-Americans on their attack and while they may not have the same scoring numbers as some of these other lines, it is their efficiency and depth, which make them so impressive.
Stevens said Howard was keeping his college decision "close to the vest." He attended SU's Orange Madness (Syracuse's version of Midnight Madness) last fall.
"From my prior knowledge, I think it's a good school," Stocker said Monday night by phone, "but I'm going to go take a visit and have a better understanding of the school."
The event will feature a silent auction, raffle, balloon prizes and a program update from head coach Ian McIntyre.
Ennis leaving has left a gaping hole at the top of the Syracuse lineup. After losing Michael Carter-Williams to the draft two years ago, Syracuse fans know the feeling. And last year, much like this year, the Orange has a top recruit entering to fill the void.