Syracuse holds top spot, now longest-tenured No. 1 of 2017

first_img Published on April 24, 2017 at 10:00 am Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Syracuse (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) extended its win streak to nine games after another one-goal win, this time over unranked Binghamton (9-4, 3-2 America East), to keep its spot at No. 1 in the Inside Lacrosse Top 20. No other team has held the top spot for more than two weeks this season, making Syracuse the longest-tenured No. 1 of 2017.Jordan Evans strung together a hat trick in the 9-8 win, while Jamie Trimboli and Ryan Simmons added a pair of goals each. Evans’ hat trick comes one week after being held scoreless on three shots against North Carolina. The senior attack is now third on the team in points with 30. Trimboli’s production has increased since becoming a regular starter against Duke. The freshman now has five goals over the last four games.Andy Mendes | Design EditorSenior faceoff specialist Ben Williams struggled, only winning eight of 20 at the X. As a result, Syracuse lost the ground ball game (22-27). SU forced one more turnover and took five more shots than did the Bearcats. The Orange finished a perfect 13-for-13 on clears.Senior defender Scott Firman struggled guarding Moore, who poured in five goals Saturday. Despite his struggles, Syracuse held the rest of the Bearcats to just three goals. Evan Molloy saved a Griffin Konen shot with 11 seconds to seal the win for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU begins ACC tournament play Friday against North Carolina. The No. 4 seed Tar Heels (6-7, 1-3) have dropped two straight, an overtime loss to Syracuse and at Notre Dame on Saturday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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