Syracuse claimed a second straight ACC Championship crown Sunday as part of its undefeated week.
The Orange emerged fresh from a three-hour rain delay to score five unanswered goals and finish Duke, 14-8, in the title match.
With Syracuse leading 9-8, the game was halted due to lightning with just over seven minutes to play. Pouring rain drove the teams off the grass and onto a nearby turf field. Following the restart, five different Orange players scored during the run as Ben Williams won four of five faceoffs to control possessions.
Champs! pic.twitter.com/iwy6gC4iq7— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) May 1, 2016
Syracuse defeated North Carolina, the tournament’s top seed, 10-7 in Friday’s semifinal. The Orange sprouted a 6-1 lead that the Tar Heels could not clip.
Syracuse is No. 5 in this week’s coaches’ and media polls. The Orange will host Colgate on Saturday, May 7, at the Carrier Dome to close their regular season.
#CuseTV highlights from today's #ACCMLAX Championship win, including top plays of the final 7:10 that weren't on TV https://t.co/O0VmcLWNjt— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) May 2, 2016