Instant Juice: Syracuse 10, Binghamton 8

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A quick take on Syracuse’s 10-8 win against Binghamton on Wednesday evening:

WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse overcame a first half plagued with turnovers and lost faceoffs to put away a feisty but mediocre Binghamton Bearcats squad. After the ‘Cats took a 6-5 lead early in the 3rd quarter, the Orange stepped up the intensity and ripped off a 4-0 run to go ahead for good. Even then, the Orange continued making silly mistakes, including a turnover in front of an empty net that should have led to a Binghamton goal. The Bearcats refused to go quietly, pulling within 1 in the final frame, but the Orange managed to hold on for the win.

The Orange got another win, but hardly in a dominant fashion.

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WHAT IT MEANS: Those looking for the Orange to ride some momentum after its thrilling victory over Notre Dame were sorely disappointed. The Orange came out sloppy and unfocused, losing all 6 faceoffs in the first quarter, before getting into a groove in the 3rd quarter and nearly falling apart in the 4th. With its 1-3 conference record and much tougher games to come, this team clearly has plenty of work to do if this season is going to be counted anything other than a disappointment.

STAR GAZING: Chris Daddio had a rough night to start at the X, but he won four draws in a row during the third quarter, leading to 4 SU goals and turning a 1-goal deficit in to a 3-goal lead. The Orange distributed the scoring nicely, but Kevin Rice scored twice, including a game-sealing empty netter with 38 seconds left. He added two assists.

WHAT’S NEXT: Syracuse will travel to Ithaca to take on Cornell on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

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In addition to his editing duties, Corey covers the Syracuse football and basketball beat. He has previously worked in the book publishing industry and currently contributes to Syracuse University’s bE Magazine. Originally from Bangor, ME, Corey graduated from Syracuse University in 2007. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyMallonee.