Syracuse-Albany: Preview and Prediction


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The Syracuse Orange look to kick off the 2013 lacrosse season with a win over the Albany Great Danes. Face off is set for 4:00 from the Carrier Dome, and is being televised on Time Warner Cable Sports in the Syracuse market.

Albany is led by all-league player Miles Thompson. Thompson scored 35 goals last season, while also giving out 25 assists. If Albany is going to hang with the Orange in this one, Thompson is going to have to have a great day.

In goal for the Great Danes is sophomore Max Huber. Huber recorded 89 saves in 12 games last season, and is the only experience goalie on the roster for Albany.

The Great Danes are coming off of a tough year last season, going just 5-11 overall with a 3-2 mark in the America East Conference. The Great Danes have taken great strides though, as they are the preseason favorite to win the conference. Syracuse is 10-0 historically against Albany, with their most recent win coming last February in a 12-7 Orange win inside the Dome.

Here is the probable lineup for Syracuse this afternoon:

Pos.

No.

Name

Class

Attack

2

7

3

Kevin Rice

Derek Maltz

Billy Ward

Sophomore

Junior

Junior

1st Mid

33

22

53

Scott Loy

JoJo Morasco

Luke Cornetti

Junior

Senior

Junior

2nd Mid

8

77

16

Hakeem Lecky

Henry Schoonmaker

Ryan Barber

Sophomore

Sophomore

Senior

Defense

11

31

45

Brian Megill

Davis Hamlin

Kyle Carey

Senior

Senior

Senior

LSM

20

5

44

Brandon Mullins

Joe Fazio

Matt Harris

Sophomore

Senior

Junior

SSDM

24

37

Steve Ianzito

Drew Jenkins

Senior

Junior

F/O

1

41

26

Chris Daddio

Cal Paduda

Brendan Conroy

Junior

Freshman

Freshman

Goalie

4

Bobby Wardwell

Sophomore

This game will be interesting from a few aspects. This is a team that was relatively young last season, both in goal and offensively. Syracuse fans will be very curious to see how these guys have progressed from last season, and Albany will be a great test to view that progression. I found it pretty funny hearing the team talk about how they need to “prove people wrong” because they are only ranked in the top 15 instead of the top 5, but thus is Syracuse Lacrosse. I think that Albany keeps it close for a while before Syracuse pulls away in the second quarter and doesn’t look back.

Prediction

Syracuse 13

Albany 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pos.

No.

Name

Class

Attack

2

7

3

Kevin Rice

Derek Maltz

Billy Ward

Sophomore

Junior

Junior

1st Mid

33

22

53

Scott Loy

JoJo Morasco

Luke Cornetti

Junior

Senior

Junior

2nd Mid

8

77

16

Hakeem Lecky

Henry Schoonmaker

Ryan Barber

Sophomore

Sophomore

Senior

Defense

11

31

45

Brian Megill

Davis Hamlin

Kyle Carey

Senior

Senior

Senior

LSM

20

5

44

Brandon Mullins

Joe Fazio

Matt Harris

Sophomore

Senior

Junior

SSDM

24

37

Steve Ianzito

Drew Jenkins

Senior

Junior

F/O

1

41

26

Chris Daddio

Cal Paduda

Brendan Conroy

Junior

Freshman

Freshman

Goalie

4

Bobby Wardwell

Sophomore


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