Syracuse lacrosse wins third straight, rolling past Hobart

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Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko speaks during a press conference. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online.

Attackman Stephen Rehfuss scored five points, goalie Dom Madonna added nine assists, and Syracuse (6-3, 3-0 ACC) won the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the 30th time in 33 years, defeating Hobart (4-6, 1-1 NEC), 11-4 on Tuesday night.

Though Syracuse allowed an early goal to the Statesmen just two minutes into the game, the Orange responded by scoring eight unanswered goals from eight different players to take complete control.

Continuing a theme from SU’s upset win over Notre Dame on Saturday, the man-down defense was stout yet again, holding Hobart scoreless in three opportunities. Syracuse had held the Fighting Irish to an 0-8 performance over the weekend.

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Nate Solomon started SU’s scoring with a goal at the 8:57 mark in the first quarter which sparked the run. He would add another goal and finished with four points for the second straight game. Stephen Rehfuss capped the run with 12:15 remaining in the third quarter, the first of three goals. He had two assists during the 8-0 run.

The Statesmen reeled off three goals in the third quarter, the last coming on an unassisted goal from Ryan Archer with 2:06 to go. But Rehfuss scored with 8:22 to go stopping the run, and Syracuse’s defense would hold Hobart scoreless in the fourth quarter.

SU will finish off its regular season road schedule, traveling to Ithaca to play No. 13 Cornell on April 10 at 7 p.m.

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