PHILADELPHIA – Top-seeded Syracuse scored twice in the final minute to rally past Denver and earn a spot in Monday’s men’s lacrosse national championship.
Luke Cometti scored with :59 left to tie the game at 8-8 before Derek Maltz notched the game-winner with less than :20 on the clock. The 9-8 advantage was the Orange’s only lead of the game.
Denver had taken the lead less than one minute into the first quarter and was up 6-2 midway through the third quarter before Syracuse started its big rally.
Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Eric Adamson puts Denver up 1-0 early)
(Chase Carraro’s goal makes it 3-0 Pioneers)
(Luke Cometti’s goal gets Syracuse on the board)
(Eric Law’s goal makes it 4-1 Denver)
(Cometti’s 2nd goal pulls Syracuse to within 4-2)
(Cameron Flint’s goal makes it 5-2 Denver)
(Law scores again and it’s 6-2 Pioneers)
(Scott Loy pulls the Orange to within one, 7-6)
(Eric Law scores and it’s 8-6 Denver)
(Luke Cometti’s goal ties the game at 8-8)
(Derek Maltz scores and Syracuse leads 9-8)
(The final call – Syracuse holds on to win)
(Postgame interview with Syracuse’s JoJo Marasco)
(Postgame interview with Syracuse’s Derek Maltz)
(Postgame interview with Syracuse’s John Desko)
(Postgame interview with Denver coach Bill Tierney)
(Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli recap the semifinals)