Orange Watch: Catching up on the 2014 Syracuse lacrosse schedule

Other than the fresh five ACC games in the inaugural season for the 2014 Syracuse lacrosse team, in what will likely end up being an amazingly close and competitive margin from teams one through six, and besides the annual matchup with fellow modern era NCAA blueblood Johns Hopkins (the teams have met every season since 1985), the remaining seven games on the recently released 2014 lax schedule are against teams from New York State, six of which are within a 145 miles radius of the Carrier Dome.


Syracuse survives first ACC conference game

It was rarely pretty, but #2 Syracuse remained unbeaten on the season by claiming a 49-44 home win over Miami (Fl.) in their ACC debut on Saturday afternoon. The Orange (14-0, 1-0 ACC) led for most of the first half, but stagnated on offense early in the second half and needed a late 8-0 run to regain the lead and hold off the Hurricanes (8-6, 0-2).


Instant Juice: Syracuse 49, Miami 44

Syracuse shook off a poor offensive afternoon and used a late 8-0 run to take a 43-40 lead with 3:24 left after Miami had led by as many as six. Credit also went to the Orange defense, which held Miami to just two field goals in the final six minutes.