Massachusetts 16, Syracuse 15

May 15, 2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Jeff Zywicki (Napean, Ontario) scored a game-high six goals and junior Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.) netted an unassisted game-winner with 62 seconds to play as the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team knocked off the defending NCAA National Champion Syracuse Orange 16-15 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Sunday at Garber Field.

The win advances UMass (13-2) to the NCAA Quarterfinal round for the 12th time in its program history and the third time in the last four years. The Minutemen will take on No. 1 Johns Hopkins next Saturday, May 21 at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Game time is to be announced.

The loss for Syracuse (7-6) snaps a 22-year streak where the Orange have advanced to the NCAA semifinals.

Zywicki added an assist with his six goals to lead all players with seven points. Morris tallied three assists to go with three goals for six points. The duo became the first for UMass since 1981 to score 40 goals each in a single season.

Syracuse was led by four goals from both Brian Crockett and Brett Bucktooth. Steven Brooks netted a goal and assisted on three others, while Greg Rommel scored three.

UMass scored first as Zywicki and sophomore Brett Garber (Avon, Conn.) each notched unassisted goals. After a pushing penalty on Jack Reid (Glastonbury, Conn.), Syracuse got on the board when Bucktooth took a pass from Steven Brooks for the man-up goal to pull with a goal, 2-1.

The teams traded goals before senior Chris Doyle (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) scored with 11 seconds remaining in the first period to give the Minutemen a 4-2 lead.

Twice in the second period UMass went up by as many as three goals as Morris, Zywicki, and sophomore Brian Jacovina (Hicksville, N.Y.) all scored.

In the third period, the two teams scored a combined 13 goals with the Orange taking a 7-6 advantage in the frame. Morris' goal at the 11:00 minute mark gave the Minutemen a 9-5 lead, but Syracuse rallied to score five of the next seven goals to pull within one, 11-10, with 4:13 remaining in the period. Crockett scored consecutive goals 32 seconds apart to close the run.

In the fourth period, Syracuse continued to chip away at the UMass lead finally tying the score with 3:06 to play on Bucktooth's fourth goal of the game.

Morris scored the game-winner with 62 seconds left and UMass was able to run out the final minute of play to secure their eighth consecutive win.

Sophomore Efosa Guobodia (Baldwin, N.Y.) started the game for UMass making nine saves in nearly 56 minutes of work. Senior Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) closed the final four minutes of the game making two saves and securing the win. Jay Pfeifer made seven saves in the cage for Syracuse.

                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
         Syracuse vs #8 Massachusetts (May 15, 2005 at Amherst, Mass.)



Syracuse (7-6) vs.                                SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Massachusetts (13-2)                              -------------------------------------
Date: May 15, 2005  Attendance: 4038              Syracuse............  2  2  7  4 - 15
Weather: Overcast, muggy, 60 degrees              Massachusetts.......  4  3  6  3 - 16

Syracuse SCORING: GOALS: CROCKETT, Brian 4; BUCKTOOTH, Brett 4; ROMMEL, Greg 3;
LEVEILLE, Mike 2; BROOKS, Steven 1; NIEWIEROSKI, Greg 1.
ASSISTS: BROOKS, Steven 3; LEVEILLE, Mike 2; NIEWIEROSKI, Greg 2; DITZELL, Scott
1.

Massachusetts SCORING: GOALS: Jeff Zywicki 6; Sean Morris 3; Brett Garber 2;
Brian Jacovina 1; Gene Tundo 1; Chris Doyle 1; Ryan Connolly 1; Andrew Recchione
1.
ASSISTS: Sean Morris 3; Jake Deane 1; Brian Jacovina 1; Gene Tundo 1; Jeff
Zywicki 1.




SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Syracuse............ 11 15  9 11 - 46
Massachusetts....... 11  8 19 12 - 50

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Syracuse............  7  9 11  4 - 31
Massachusetts.......  5  8  9  8 - 30

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Syracuse............  4-7   4-6  10-15  2-7  - 20-35
Massachusetts.......  3-7   2-6   5-15  5-7  - 15-35

CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Syracuse............  4-5   4-4   2-2   3-5  - 13-16
Massachusetts.......  3-6   5-6   4-4   2-2  - 14-18

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Syracuse............  1-1   0-1   0-0   0-3  -  1-5
Massachusetts.......  0-1   0-0   0-1   1-2  -  1-4


SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Syracuse............  1  0  1  5 -  7
Massachusetts.......  6  2  1  2 - 11

TURNOVERS BY PRD      1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Syracuse............  2  3  2  3 - 10
Massachusetts.......  5  4  2  1 - 12





PENALTIES - SU 4/4:00; UMASS 5/3:30.
Officials: Kevin O'Leary; Scott Smith; Doug Donovan.
ID-309226
UMass Advances To Face Johns Hopkins In NCAA Second Round
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                                                                      Official signature



                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
         Syracuse vs #8 Massachusetts (May 15, 2005 at Amherst, Mass.)



Massachusetts
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GK   11 Efosa Guobodia......         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     2   -
M    7  Chris Doyle.........         1   -   1   8   3  1   -     2   -
A    9  Jeff Zywicki........         6   1   7  12   8  1   -     2   -
D    18 Jack Reid...........         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     1   1  1/ 0:30
A    23 Gene Tundo..........         1   1   2   1   1  1   -     2   -
A    25 Sean Morris.........         3   3   6  11   5  -   -     -   -
D    34 Matt Garcia.........         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     -   2
M    36 Andrew Recchione....         1   -   1   2   1  -   -     -   -
D    38 Aaron Paskalis......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -  2/ 1:30
M    44 Ryan Connolly.......         1   -   1   2   1  -   -     -   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Brian Jacovina......         1   1   2   2   2  -   -     -   -
     2  Bill Schell.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     3  Brett Garber........         2   -   2   7   2  1   -     -   1
     8  Pat Larmon..........         -   -   -   2   -  2   -     -   -  1/ 0:30
     10 Clay Stabert........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     12 Greg Scott..........         -   -   -   -   -  5   -     1   1
     15 Paul Manesis........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     17 Jake Deane..........         -   1   1   2   -  6  3-7    -   1
     19 Jamie Yaman.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     22 Sam Moody...........         -   -   -   1   -  -   -     -   -
     27 Brian Danvers.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     39 Dane Collins........         -   -   -   -   -  4 12-28   1   1
     41 Rich Guyre..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     42 Dan Whipple.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00

        Totals..............        16   7  23  50  23 30 15-35  12   7  5/ 3:30

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Massachusetts             Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
------------------------------------------------------------------
11 Efosa Guobodia......     55:54   14         6   2   1   0     9
2  Bill Schell.........      4:06    1    W    0   0   0   2     2


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge



                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
         Syracuse vs #8 Massachusetts (May 15, 2005 at Amherst, Mass.)



Syracuse
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GK   2  PFEIFER, Jay........         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     1   -
A    7  CROCKETT, Brian.....         4   -   4  10   7  2   -     2   -
M    9  ROMMEL, Greg........         3   -   3  13   5  2   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
D    11 PANARELLI, Steve....         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     2   1  1/ 1:00
M    12 PARK, Jarett........         -   -   -   3   2  5   -     1   -
D    18 WRIGHT, John........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   1  1/ 1:00
A    19 LEVEILLE, Mike......         2   2   4   5   3  -   -     -   -
A    26 BUCKTOOTH, Brett....         4   -   4   9   5  2   -     -   -
D    37 DITZELL, Scott......         -   1   1   -   -  1   -     1   1  1/ 1:00
M    44 BROOKS, Steven......         1   3   4   4   2  1   -     -   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     8  PLUNKET, Jake.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     1   -
     13 BABBLES, Steve......         -   -   -   1   1  -   -     -   -
     14 HAMMOND, Craig......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     15 BOYLE, Andrew.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     20 NIEWIEROSKI, Greg...         1   2   3   1   1  1   -     1   -
     27 BONE, Jon...........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   1
     28 KEOUGH, Geoff.......         -   -   -   -   -  2  4-7    1   -
     32 MURPHY, Kieran......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     34 GALLAGHER, John.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     38 KRAUSS, Rob.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     40 BRENNAN, Danny......         -   -   -   -   -  6 16-28   -   1
     45 WARSZYCKI, Edward...         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   1

        Totals..............        15   8  23  46  26 31 20-35  10   6  4/ 4:00

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Syracuse                  Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
------------------------------------------------------------------
2  PFEIFER, Jay........     60:00   16    L    1   0   1   5     7


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge



                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
         Syracuse vs #8 Massachusetts (May 15, 2005 at Amherst, Mass.)




SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer                       Assists
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.  1st 12:59 UMASS    EVEN Jeff Zywicki (37)                 Unassisted
2.      11:20 UMASS    EVEN Brett Garber (15)                 Unassisted
3.      10:15 SU       UP   BUCKTOOTH, Brett (18)             BROOKS, Steven (10)
4.       6:01 SU       EVEN CROCKETT, Brian (32)              DITZELL, Scott (1)
5.       0:59 UMASS    EVEN Jeff Zywicki (38)                 Unassisted
6.       0:11 UMASS    EVEN Chris Doyle (15)                  Sean Morris (23)
7.  2nd 13:44 UMASS    EVEN Sean Morris (40)                  Unassisted
8.      10:20 SU       EVEN BROOKS, Steven (17)               NIEWIEROSKI, Greg (4)
9.       7:59 SU       EVEN BUCKTOOTH, Brett (19)             Unassisted
10.      7:49 UMASS    EVEN Jeff Zywicki (39)                 Jake Deane (3)
11.      5:42 UMASS    EVEN Brian Jacovina (13)               Sean Morris (24)
12. 3rd 13:29 UMASS    EVEN Ryan Connolly (4)                 Unassisted
13.     11:30 SU       EVEN ROMMEL, Greg (23)                 BROOKS, Steven (11)
14.     11:00 UMASS    EVEN Sean Morris (41)                  Brian Jacovina (13)
15.     10:52 SU       EVEN CROCKETT, Brian (33)              Unassisted
16.     10:12 SU       EVEN ROMMEL, Greg (24)                 LEVEILLE, Mike (10)
17.      9:47 UMASS    EVEN Jeff Zywicki (40)                 Unassisted
18.      6:04 SU       EVEN BUCKTOOTH, Brett (20)             NIEWIEROSKI, Greg (5)
19.      5:35 UMASS    EVEN Andrew Recchione (6)              Unassisted
20.      4:45 SU       EVEN CROCKETT, Brian (34)              Unassisted
21.      4:13 SU       EVEN CROCKETT, Brian (35)              BROOKS, Steven (11)
22.      3:25 UMASS    EVEN Gene Tundo (19)                   Jeff Zywicki (8)
23.      1:54 UMASS    EVEN Brett Garber (16)                 Gene Tundo (15)
24.      1:02 SU       EVEN NIEWIEROSKI, Greg (5)             Unassisted
25. 4th 13:58 UMASS    EVEN Jeff Zywicki (41)                 Sean Morris (25)
26.     10:49 SU       EVEN LEVEILLE, Mike (29)               Unassisted
27.      9:02 SU       EVEN LEVEILLE, Mike (30)               Unassisted
28.      6:01 UMASS    UP   Jeff Zywicki (42)                 Unassisted
29.      4:06 SU       EVEN ROMMEL, Greg (25)                 Unassisted
30.      3:06 SU       EVEN BUCKTOOTH, Brett (22)             LEVEILLE, Mike (11)
31.      1:12 UMASS    EVEN Sean Morris (42)                  Unassisted




PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd  Time Team     ##-Player                Min     Offense
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1st 10:39 UMASS    18-Jack Reid            0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................
    04:38 SU       18-WRIGHT, John         1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
2nd 09:23 UMASS    38-Aaron Paskalis       0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................
3rd 07:51 SU       11-PANARELLI, Steve     1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
4th 10:34 SU       37-DITZELL, Scott       1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    09:02 UMASS    42-Dan Whipple          1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    07:58 UMASS    38-Aaron Paskalis       1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    06:28 SU       9 -ROMMEL, Greg         1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    02:59 UMASS    8 -Pat Larmon           0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................


 Lacrosse Game Summary 

                         Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
         Syracuse vs #8 Massachusetts (May 15, 2005 at Amherst, Mass.)

                    Syracuse (7-6) vs. Massachusetts (13-2)
Date: May 15, 2005  Location: Amherst, Mass.        Stadium: Garber Field
Attendance:4038   Start time:1:00 pm   End time:3:10 pm   Total time:2:10


SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Syracuse............  2  2  7  4 - 15
Massachusetts.......  4  3  6  3 - 16

Syracuse SCORING: GOALS: CROCKETT, Brian 4; BUCKTOOTH, Brett 4;
ROMMEL, Greg 3; LEVEILLE, Mike 2; BROOKS, Steven 1; NIEWIEROSKI, Greg
1.
ASSISTS: BROOKS, Steven 3; LEVEILLE, Mike 2; NIEWIEROSKI, Greg 2;
DITZELL, Scott 1.

Massachusetts SCORING: GOALS: Jeff Zywicki 6; Sean Morris 3; Brett
Garber 2; Brian Jacovina 1; Gene Tundo 1; Chris Doyle 1; Ryan Connolly
1; Andrew Recchione 1.
ASSISTS: Sean Morris 3; Jake Deane 1; Brian Jacovina 1; Gene Tundo 1;
Jeff Zywicki 1.

Syracuse GROUND BALLS: BRENNAN, Danny 6; PARK, Jarett 5; PFEIFER, Jay
4; BUCKTOOTH, Brett 2; CROCKETT, Brian 2; KEOUGH, Geoff 2; PANARELLI,
Steve 2; ROMMEL, Greg 2; BONE, Jon 1; BOYLE, Andrew 1; BROOKS, Steven
1; DITZELL, Scott 1; NIEWIEROSKI, Greg 1; WARSZYCKI, Edward 1.

Massachusetts GROUND BALLS: Jake Deane 6; Greg Scott 5; Dane Collins
4; Matt Garcia 3; Efosa Guobodia 3; Pat Larmon 2; Jack Reid 2; Chris
Doyle 1; Brett Garber 1; Gene Tundo 1; Dan Whipple 1; Jeff Zywicki 1.

Syracuse TURNOVERS CAUSED: BONE, Jon 1; BRENNAN, Danny 1; DITZELL,
Scott 1; PANARELLI, Steve 1; WARSZYCKI, Edward 1; WRIGHT, John 1.
Massachusetts TURNOVERS CAUSED: Matt Garcia 2; Dane Collins 1; Jake
Deane 1; Brett Garber 1; Jack Reid 1; Greg Scott 1.

SHOTS - SU 46; UMASS 50.
SHOTS ON GOAL - SU 26; UMASS 23.

PENALTIES - SU 4/4:00; UMASS 5/3:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - SU 1-5; UMASS 1-4.

TURNOVERS - SU 10; UMASS 12.

FACEOFFS - SU 20-35; UMASS 15-35.

CLEARS - SU 13-16; UMASS 14-18.

GOALIES - SU: PFEIFER, Jay 7-6 (60:00 minutes, 23 shots-7 saves, 16
GA); UMASS: Efosa Guobodia (55:54, 23-9, 14) , Bill Schell 12-2
(04:06, 3-2, 1).

Start time: 1:00 pm   Finish time: 3:10 pm   Length of game: 2:10
Officials: Kevin O'Leary; Scott Smith; Doug Donovan.

A-4038 T-2:10
ID-309226 UMass Advances To Face Johns Hopkins In NCAA Second Round





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