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Clutch and Dramatic Plays Highlight Men’s Lacrosse Games between Cornell and Syracuse 14

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Chris Kent

Regardless if you are a Syracuse or a Cornell men’s lacrosse fan, this was not intended to happen again. It couldn’t of. Or could it?

Syracuse senior Chris Daniello manuevers around two Cornell defenders to score the game-winning goal just before the final buzzer.

Syracuse senior Chris Daniello maneuvers around two Cornell defenders to score the game-winning goal just before the final buzzer (Stephen D. Cannerelli).

After the two schools played a thrilling overtime game to decide the 2009 national championship last Memorial Day at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, it was like déjà vu all over again. This time in the annual regular season battle that rotates between the home fields of the two upstate New York rivals. Like it was for all the marbles in the title game last year, it was another one-goal thriller with the exception being that a national title was not at stake and no overtime was needed.

Barely.

Orange senior attack Chris Daniello scooped up a ground ball off a save by Big Red freshman goalie A.J. Fiore, a local product of Ithaca High School, just seconds after a point blank shot by Syracuse senior attack Cody Jamieson was saved by Fiore. After snaring the ball parallel to the Cornell cage, Daniello fired a shot that just beat the final buzzer to give Syracuse another thrilling win over the Big Red, 8-7, on Tuesday April 13 at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY. Read the rest of this entry →

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