Syracuse will try to rebound against Rutgers

Syracuse, coming off its worst loss of the season, a 12-6 loss to Cornell, will try to rebound against Rutgers in the ESPNU Warrior Classic

IN SYRACUSE’S LAST GAME: The Orange lost 14 of 22 faceoffs and was outshot 46-24 as Cornell doubled up SU at Schoellkopf field. It was Cornell’s 15th straight win at home, which is the longest active streak in the NCAA, and the program’s 700th win. With the game tied at 3 at halftime, Big Red scored three unanswered goals to put the game out of reach. Syracuse never led in the game, though Derek Maltz did have a pair of goals for SU.

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IN RUTGERS’ LAST GAME: Rutgers was blown out by No. 15 Princeton, 13-4. Princeton scored the first three goals of the game and opened up a 4-1 lead at half. Rutgers didn’t score in the second half until the 8:36 mark in the fourth quarter. By then, the Tigers had already opened up a 10-2 lead.

SCOUTING THE SCARLET KNIGHTS: Tewaaraton Watch List and senior co-captain Will Mangan is the player to keep an eye out for on Rutgers. He leads the the Rutgers with 25 goals and eight assists on the season. He has twice been named Big East Offensive Player of the Week, and has had four hat tricks already this season. Expect a lot of shots to come from Michael Diehl as well. He’s taken the second most shots on Rutgers (80) and has 18 goals on the season.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Syracuse is 39-9 against Rutgers all time. The Orange won the last meeting 12-2, and haven’t lost to the Scarlet Knights since the 2004 season.

GAME INFORMATION: Saturday, Apr. 14, Charlotte, N.C., 11 a.m. TV: ESPNU. Follow us @thejuiceonline for live game updates.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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