Dordevic takes control, and Syracuse tops Stony Brook

Tucker Dordevic
Tucker Dordevic looks up field during the first half of Syracuse lacrosse's game. Mandatory Photo Credit: The Juice Online, Initra Marilyn.

Syracuse midfielder Tucker Dordevic scored six goals and added three assists, Bobby Gavin stopped 13 shots, and the Orange got back in the win column with a 14-9 win over Stony Brook on Saturday.

Dylan Pallanetti’s goal with 12:43 left in the third quarter put the Seawolves up 6-5 before Tucker led SU on a surge, scoring five of eight unanswered Syracuse goals. Owen Seebold’s goal with 5:16 left in the fourth capped the run, putting the Orange up 13-6. Seebold and Brendan Curry each recorded a hat trick.

The Orange rebounded from a 10-7 loss against Johns Hopkins last week, which dropped them out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since 2019.

Syracuse capitalized on man-up opportunities during its run, with Dordevic finding the back of the net twice in the third quarter during its run. SU also played solid man-down defense, holding Stony Brook scoreless during a two man-up opportunity in the second quarter.

Jakob Phaup was particularly key during SU’s second half run. After starting just 4 of 13 at the faceoff X, he won the next 8 of 13, including eight straight at one point.

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Overall, the Seawolves finished just 2 for 7 on man-up opportunities, compared with SU’s 2 for 4. Defenseman Nick Caccamo forced four turnovers.

Gavin returned as the starter at goalie for the Orange. He had started the first four games, but was lifted during SU’s loss to Army. Harrison Thompson started the last two games until Gavin returned to net against Stony Brook.

Pallonetti and Matt DeMeo each had two goals for Stony Brook.

Syracuse returns home to face Duke on Saturday at noon, and it will be televised on ESPNU.

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