McAnaney: Syracuse lacrosse turnaround has come from faceoffs

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ESPN and SNY’s Eamon McAnaney calls in to chat about Syracuse lacrosse with host Wesley Cheng on the Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by TJO Editor in Chief Brad Bierman also calls in talk about the Jerami Grant and spring football.

The lacrosse team is on a roll


Here are some highlights from the show:

The Juice Online: What’s been the biggest difference with Syracuse lacrosse during the four-game win streak?

Eamon McAnaney: Unfortunately, it’s pretty obvious because you can only really point to one spot that was so different and that’s the faceoff game. That was the glaring problem throughout the year and it blew up in the Duke game. Chris Daddio has done a tremendous job of not only battling there and doing 50/50 there, but also winning his battles. When you left Durham and you looked and who they had left with Liam O’Connor of Notre Dame, Doug Tesoriero at Cornell and R.G. Keenan of North Carolina, it doesn’t get any easier. And he’s done a great job in winning those battles and his wingmen have helped with Peter Macartney getting the ball to the offense. Which, even in the games they’ve lost, specifically the Virginia game, you could tell how efficient they were and how well they played together in the 6-on-6. It starts right there with Chris Daddio turning his season around.

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1. Intro
2. SNY and ESPN’s Eamon McAnaney calls in
3. Syracuse lacrosse turnaround
4. Chris Daddio’s improvement
5. Upcoming ACC/NCAA Tournament
6. Who is the favorite? Who is the dark horse?
7. The Juice Online Editor in Chief Brad Bierman calls in
8. Jerami Grant leaves for NBA
9. Lax has plenty of momentum
10. Spring football
11. Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]