Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SU Lacrosse wins National Championship

The SU men's lacrosse team is national champion again - for a record 11th championship overall. Syracuse rallied from three goals down to beat Cornell in overtime 10-9 and win its second straight championship.

Cornell's John Glynn scored three goals and had two assists to help his team get a three-goal lead over Syracuse. But, then Syracuse started to chip away. With 3:37 left in the game Stephen Keough scored and then a minute later Cody Jamieson scored again to cut Cornell's lead to one, 9-8.

With a few seconds left in regulation, Keough got the loose ball and passed it over his head to Matt Abbott. Abbott found Kenny Nims right in front of the goal and Nims tied the game. Nims was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

This is the ninth time the NCAA lacrosse championship game has gone into overtime. This is first overtime game since 2001 when Princton beat Syracuse 10-9.

Then, with 2:40 left Jamieson scored again to win it for Syracuse in the 4-minute, sudden death overtime. This made SU the first team to win consecutive men's lacrosse championships since Princeton did it in 1997-1998.
There has been no announcement from the mayor's office about a parade for the 2009 lacrosse champions.

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