Syracuse earns Team of the Week honors with run to ACC championship
Syracuse is the NCAA.com Men’s Lacrosse Team of the Week after capturing the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship crown last weekend.
The third-seeded Orange pulled off a pair of one-goal victories to earn its first ACC title and take the No. 1 spot in this week’s coaches and media national polls.
Syracuse rallied from a 6-2 deficit to finish then-No. 6 Duke 15-14 in the ACC Championship Game Sunday. Tournament MVP Kevin Rice scored three goals and assisted four to lead the Orange.
Rice’s unassisted goal with 1:48 to play led the Orange to its 9-8 win over then-No. 2 North Carolina Friday in the tournament semifinals. Rice’s goal snapped a 23-minute Syracuse scoring drought. He and Dylan Donahue totaled a team-high four points.
Syracuse (11-2) concludes its regular season Saturday, May 2, when it visits Patriot League champion Colgate (10-4). The game will broadcast live at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.
Colgate (10-4): Colgate claimed the Patriot League championship for the first time since 2008 after dispatching Army 11-8 in the finals. Cameron Williams scored three goals in the second quarter to put the Raiders ahead for good.
Johns Hopkins (7-6): Ryan Brown tallied eight goals as Johns Hopkins ended then-No. 2 Maryland’s 11-game win streak with a 15-12 decision Saturday, April 25. The Blue Jays earned a share of the Big Ten regular season title and the top seed in this week’s conference tournament.