lacrosse-men-d1 flag

Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | February 18, 2017

Cuse scores buzzer-beating goal to seal five-game comeback

  Nick Mariano's last-second goal capped a 10-9 Syracuse win Saturday afternoon.

No. 6 Syracuse men's lacrosse battled back from an early five-goal deficit to down No. 12 Albany 10-9 Saturday afternoon, thanks to a last-second goal from Nick Mariano before the final horn.

Tied at 9-9 with two seconds left, the senior midfielder took a pass from Nate Solomon who fired low and past Great Danes goalie JD Colarusso for the deciding score. That marked Mariano's only goal for the day and his fourth on the season through two games.

Syracuse was buried in an early hole after Albany built a 6-1 advantage by the 10:43 mark in the second quarter. The Orange then scored the next six goals and eight of the following 10 to take a one-goal lead entering the final four minutes. Albany's Sean Eccles then responded with the tying goal at 3:43, setting the stage for Mariano's heroics soon after.

Syracuse moves to 2-0 with the win while Albany drops to 0-1 to start the year.

8 men's basketball Final Four dark horses for the 2022 NCAA tournament, according to Andy Katz

March Madness correspondent Andy Katz says these eight teams could make the Final Four next spring.
READ MORE

10 best college basketball national championship teams since 2000, ranked

These are the 10 best men's college basketball national championship teams since 2000, as ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

The 10 most outstanding players in the NCAA tournament since 2000, ranked

The 10 best Final Four Most Outstanding Players since 2000, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners