Despite holding a 6-2 lead at halftime lead on Sunday against higher-seeded Syracuse, the UAlbany men's lacrosse team fell in the NCAA Tournament's first round by a score of 11-9.

Syracuse used a nine-goal second half to stymie the Danes' upset bid. UAlbany had won its first-round games in each of the last two years. They fell to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals both seasons.

The Danes were led on offense by Connor Fields, John Maloney and Adam Osika, who had two goals apiece in the losing effort.

Goalkepper Blaze Riorden made nine saves in the cage.

All in all, it was a successful season for Coach Marr's team as many felt they would falter with the loss of Lyle Thompson to graduation a season ago. But after achieving a No. 4 ranking in the polls and suffering an upset loss in the America East Conference Tournament, the end of the season is surely disappointing.