Syracuse holds off Irish in lacrosse in front of 4,000 fans at Arlotta Stadium

A four-goal effort from Stephen Keogh propelled No. 2 Syracuse to a 12-6 win over 12th-ranked Notre Dame in BIG EAST men’s lacrosse action on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 4,063 fans at Arlotta Stadium. The Fighting Irish conclude the regular season with a 7-6 overall record, including a 2-4 mark in BIG EAST play.

Selections for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be revealed on Sunday, May 9.

Notre Dame used six different goal scorers in the contest. Sophomore attackman Nicholas Beattie had a team-high three points on one goal and two assists. The crowd was the largest ever to witness a Notre Dame men’s lacrosse game at home.

Syracuse (12-1, 5-0) led 5-0 after the first quarter. Notre Dame (7-6, 2-4) put a halt to the Orange surge by scoring four straight goals, including the game’s only two tallies of the second quarter.

The Fighting Irish would not quit as goals from seniors Grant Krebs and Neal Hicks put Notre Dame back to within one score (7-6) with just over three minutes left in the quarter.

Syracuse scored the game’s final five goals, including three man-up tallies. Cody Jamieson gave the Orange a two-goal lead (8-6) after three quarters of play. Two goals from Keogh and additional tallies from Amidon and Tim Desko in the final quarter produced the final outcome.

The bracket for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be revealed on Sunday, May 9. The first round of the NCAA Championship will take place May 15 & 16 at campus sites.

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