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Lacrosse: Syracuse Defrocks Friars at Foxboro

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Another beauty for the headline copy archives.  Instead of sending the Pulitzer, just send cash.

It took a little while, but Syracuse lacrosse finally got around to committing a 187 on Providence at Gillette Stadium yesterday.  The final scoreline showed a 13-3 homicide of the Friars, but that doesn't exactly describe the Orange's modus operandi.  

It was nip and tuck through the the first half and then, as if Syracuse was doing some independent contracting for Murder, Inc., starting gunning down everything in sight:

Syracuse held Providence (3-8, 0-3) to three shots in each of the last two quarters and outshot the Friars 21-6 over that span (40-12 for the game).

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Besides exercising patience, the Orange made an adjustment on offense which enabled them to outscore PC 8-0 in the fourth quarter.

“We changed our offense in the fourth quarter and broke free for a bunch of goals,” Desko said. “(The adjustment) was one with a lot of movement off the ball. We did a fair amount of standing in the first half while reading their slides.

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In retrospect, the Orange moved so fast the Friars were left with a severe case of whiplash as they scored eight goals on only 11 shots.

Pew! Pew! You're dead, sucker!

Some other fun facts from the scene of the crime:

  • Syracuse scored the last 11 goals of the game.
  • Syracuse held Providence scoreless for the last 50:07 of the game.
  • Nine different players scored for the Orange, proving that sharing is caring.
  • Syracuse outgunned Providence 40-12. The Friars did not get off more than three shots in any quarter.  (!!!)
  • Providence won the "Achievement in the Field of Being Adorable and Actually Winning in the First Half Award."  Good for them.

Syracuse now sits at 10-1 with a Central New York classic against the Hobart Barts (that's what they are, right?) on Tuesday in the Dome. 

Offensive Efficiency 39.39 17.65
Defensive Efficiency 17.65 39.39
Offensive Possessions 33 17