Wednesday, February 21

Cornell beats Syracuse 16-15 in overtime at the Carrier Dome: Live score, updates

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team takes on No. 5/4 Cornell at 7 p.m. Monday in the Carrier Dome.

The game will be televised on ACC Netwo

See in-game team and individual stats here.

That’s it. Cornell wins 16-15 in OT on a Hugh Kelleher goal from the left side. SU’s defense was scrambling to cover on that possession and Kelleher had a pretty open look. Cornell outscored SU 10-4 in the second half to win the game. SU at one point in this game led 7-2.

Cornell wins the OT faceoff and calls time.

OVERTIME. (Sudden victory, 4 minute period.)

Michael Long buries it on the crease after a great pass from Piatelli. TIE SCORE! AGAIN! 15-15 at 23.3.

Pretty much every SU player/coach was shouting that Cornell was offsides, but alas, no call. The Big Red calls time with 1:18 left and the ball.

Syracuse goes up one after a bullet by Dordevic finds net. 1:45 left. Cordes with the assist. SU leads 15-14.

Cornell calls time with 3:08 left in the game. Big Red shot wide, did not back it up and SU gets the ball, clears it and calls time at 2:14.

Danny Caddigan scores for Cornell on a man-up chance. We’re tied. At 14.

Cornell has hit a bunch of pipes in this game.

Curry. Again. It’s unassisted and gives SU a 14-13 lead with 9:40 left.

Brendan Curry scores his third goal of the game and we’re tied, this time at 13.

Cornell takes its first lead of the game. Piatelli has time and space and buries his sixth goal of the game. The Syracuse defense has played A LOT in this second half. 13-12 Cornell at 11:07.

We’re all tied up. Hugh Kelleher scored as he swept across the crease. 12-12 in the fourth.

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That’s the end of the third quarter, a segment Cornell dominated in this game. Big Red scored 5 goals in that quarter; SU scored one. Knust has been a dramatic improvement in the goal, but SU is losing the faceoff battle and the ground ball battle.

It’s a one-goal game after that Kirst low ball at 55.7 seconds of the 3Q. SU 12, Cornell 11.

Billy Coyle finds the net from the left side on a pass from Piatelli. Syracuse, which has scored once in this quarter, leads 12-10. The Big Red has outscored SU 4-1 in the third.

Yep, that’s John Piatelli again, this time from Kirst. Piatelli has five — yes five — goals in this game. That one was right out front. SU 12-9.

Syracuse gets on the board here in the 3Q with a Brendan Curry goal. It’s 12-8 SU with 6:31 left in the quarter.

Long finds a cutting Coyle and Coyle buries the ball past Gavin essentially on the doorstep. SU 11-8.

John Piatelli now has four goals in the game. And Cornell is creeping closer. SU 11-7 at 14:05 of the 3Q.

That’s the half: Syracuse leads No. 5 Cornell 11-6. The Big Red has eight first-half turnovers and until Wyatt Knust took over for Ierlan, it was rough in the Cornell goal. Knust has been much better.

It’s Dordevic again, this time from the right side. Orange leads 11-6 with the half about to end.

CJ Kirst gets on the board with a goal. Cornell was about to go man-up, but that goal wiped out that chance. It’s 10-6 SU.

So yeah, John Piatelli is good. He’s got a hat trick after that last goal. SU 10-5.

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Syracuse has won three more faceoffs and has taken a lot more shots to this point. (25-14)

Tucker Dordevic gets on the board with his first goal of the game, a bullet from up top after he faked his defender. 10-4 Syracuse.

Also, Cornell has switched goalies: from Ierlan to Wyatt Knust. Knust just recorded Cornell’s first save of the night.

Cornell is sending basically a help defender to discourage Dordevic, but Syracuse is getting scoring from elsewhere. Latest: Matteo Corsi at 9:49. SU leads 9-4.

Brendan Curry sends the ball low and into the net to stop the two-goal skid. Orange leads 8-4 at 11:04 of the 2Q.

Piatelli dumps the ball in from in front of the cage on a pass from Coyle. Cornell creeping back in 7-4.

Cornell starts the second quarter with possession after Olexo is flagged for an illegal stick. The Big Red scores on a man-up chance – Piatelli to Michael Long. SU 7, Cornell 3.

Um, there are A LOT of goals being scored by Syracuse in this first quarter. Latest: Jacob Buttermore from Tyler Cordes. It’s 7-2 Orange after one quarter and whew! that’s a lot of action. Also, Cornell goalie Chayse Ierlan has yet to make a save.

Billy Coyle scores for Cornell on a drive up the left side. SU still leads 6-2.

The Syracuse scoring is coming fast and furious and from a lot of midfielders. Latest: Brandon Aviles. Orange leads 6-1 at 2:59. Yes, it’s still the first quarter.

Birtwistle scores again (his second of the game) after dodging from behind the cage and aiming the ball in the low corner. SU leads 5-1.

John Piatelli gets Cornell on the board when he picks up a loose ball in front of the SU cage and tosses it in. 4-1 SU at 4:21 of the first.

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Syracuse’s defense has been super aggressive and physical here early.

Saam Olexo drives to the cage in transition with his long pole and buries the ball past Chayse Ierlan. It’s 4-0 Syracuse and Cornell takes time with 9:18 left in the first quarter.

Owen Seebold drives from behind the cage on Ian Jacobs and tosses it in. Syracuse leads 3-0.

Orange scores again, this time on a goal by Jackson Birtwistle from Matt Mangan. SU leads 2-0.

SU wins the faceoff and strikes first, a Mikey Berkman goal from Brendan Curry. Orange leads 1-0.

Syracuse is wearing all white with orange letters/numbers; Cornell is wearing red with white letters/numbers. We’re about to get things started.


Greetings from the Carrier Dome. I’ll be your lacrosse concierge tonight when Syracuse (4-6) faces Cornell (9-1) in the Dome.

Cornell, the nation’s 5th-ranked team, comes into the game with a 12-game non-conference winning streak. The Big Red’s last non-con loss came against SU in the Dome in 2019. So there’s that.

Also, in case you were wondering, these teams have met 106 times as varsity lacrosse entities. Yes, that is a lot of games over a lot of years. (SU 66-38-1.)

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