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Siena Loses To Syracuse In NCAA’s [VIDEO]

Courtesy Siena Athletics

It was one and done for the Siena lacrosse team in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Top seeded Syracuse held off the pesky Saints in the 1st Round at the Carrier Dome, 10-4.

 
Siena goalie Tom Morr kept Siena in the game for the first 3 quarters but in the end, the Orange were just too much.  Syracuse outshot Siena 51-22.

The Saints trailed just 4-2 at halftime thanks to Morr, who had 12 of his career-high 19 saves before intermission. The SU lead was just 6-2 entering the final quarter, when Morr and the Saints reluctantly gave in.

The Orange put an end to the nation’s longest consecutive-game scoring streak, holding Siena’s leading scorer Brian Neufeld scoreless for the first time in his college career.  Neufeld was also limited to just one shot.

Siena defensive midfielder Marquis Terrell finished a Kevin Cotter feed with 26 seconds left in the first, and long pole Brendan Meehan rifled home a 20-yard dart off the opening faceoff in the second quarter to tie the game at 2-2.  Tommy Palasek scored just over a minute later and Syracuse led the rest of the way.

Siena finishes its most successful season in program history with a 13-5 overall record. The Saints captured the MAAC regular-season and postseason championship for the second time in three years, and the 13 victories marked a program record. Siena entered today’s game ranked 20th in the USILA Poll – its first national ranking ever.

It doesn’t figure to be the last, as Morr returns along with six key starters next season.

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