It was heartbreak for the Syracuse faithful on Thursday night as the Orange took on UAlbany on the road and came away with a loss. Albany played incredible defense forcing Syracuse into 21 turnovers and Will Ramos made 15 saves for the Danes in victory. Graydon Hogg put up 4 goals off just 8 shots and freshman Thomas Decker contributed 3 goals and a helper.
In some D3 lacrosse action, RIT held off undefeated Union for a one-goal win at home on Saturday. The Tigers man-up unit went 3 of 5 on the day and Marley Angus had himself a day scoring 4 goals and contributing 2 assists in the conference win.
The Virginia Cavaliers rode a slow but steady offensive wave to victory over visiting North Carolina. Petey LaSalla did end up playing after being injured last weekend and won 10 of 18 of his draws. Payton Cormier scored 4 goals and had an assist and Case Saustad and Grayson Sallade each forced two turnovers in a brilliant defensive effort by UVA. Matthew Nunes, the rookie keeper made 13 stops against 17 shots.
Jacksonville was able to top Richmond in a SoCon matchup thanks to great defense and timely saves. Yale floored Dartmouth and scored 20+ for the second week in a row. Notre Dame saved their season by outlasting Duke and much, much more.