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Syracuse Men's Lacrosse: Weekend Notes

While the Syracuse Orange have the weekend off before its game versus Cornell on Tuesday, here are some news and notes to consider this Saturday and Sunday.

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Weekend Scores/Schedule


#4 Denver Pioneers 12 @ #18 Villanova Wildcats 11

#2 Brown Bears 17 @ Penn Quakers 6

#3 Yale Bulldogs 15 @ Dartmouth Big Green 5

#6 Towson Tigers 11 @ Massachusetts Minutemen 8

#7 Albany Great Danes 13 vs. Vermont Catamounts 7

#8 Stony Brook Seawolves 13 @ Princeton Tigers 10

#10 Navy Midshipmen 16 vs. Colgate Raiders 9

#15 Loyola Greyhounds 11 @ Lehigh Mountain Hawks 10

#16 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 13 vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 12


#5 Maryland Terrapins @ #14 Penn State Nittany Lions

#11 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #20 Virginia Cavaliers

#13 Duke Blue Devils @ #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Donahue's Points

Dylan Donahue snagged his 200th point in Syracuse's loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. Donny is the 17th player in Syracuse history to enter the 200-point club, a club that features the best offensive players in SU history. Six players have joined the club since 2000 including, most recently, Kevin Rice. Donahue currently sits with 203 points, placing him one behind Tom Abbott and two behind Brad Kotz. It should be expected that Donahue will finish in the top ten in career points. Also of note, Donahue has the second longest active goal scoring streak of 34 games and the longest active point streak of 48 games.

Williams' Stats

Even though his statistics have not been up to par with his 2015 stats, Ben Williams still is making significant movement towards the top of Syracuse's record books. This year he has a .607 faceoff winning percentage and 64 groundballs. Check out the full list of where he sits:

  • Career Groundballs: #9 (217)
  • Season Groundballs: 2015 (#2, 153)
  • Season Faceoff Wins: 2015 (#2, 256)
  • Career Faceoff Wins: #7 (380)
  • Career Faceoff Attempts: #8 (584)
  • Season Faceoff Attempts: 2015 (#3, 380)
  • Career Faceoff Winning Percentage: #2 (.650)
  • Season Faceoff Winning Percentage: 2015 (#4, .674), 2016 (Tied at #10, .607)

Chris Bates

The Princeton Tigers placed Head Coach Chris Bates on administrative leave following an on-field incident after Saturday's game versus the Brown Bears. On Wednesday, Bates was formally removed from his position. The incident occurred in the third quarter of the game when Bates appeared to put an elbow into Brown's John Yozzo-Scaperrotta's shoulder as he ran off the field towards the box. Brown went on to win the game 19-8. To be fair, while Bates made contact with the Brown player, it did not look like there was much force used. I don't think Bates deserved to lose his job over the incident, but if Princeton was looking to make a coaching change this was definitely good timing for the program.

Bates was in the midst of his seventh season with the Tigers with a 53-42 record. Although Bates led Princeton to three Ivy League Championships, the team has had a poor start this year going 2-6 and 0-3 in League play.

Matt Madalon will take over head coaching responsibilities while a search for a new coach begins. Madalon was previously the offensive coordinator for the Tigers