An intense matchup between the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (4-1) and the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (3-0) saw the home team taking the contest 12-10 on Friday night, in front of 14,340 fans, inside the Carrier Dome.
The setback snapped UVa's three-game winning streak inside the edifice. UVa and Syracuse were both ranked this week No. 1 by the USILA coaches poll, while the Cavaliers sat No. 2 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll. It was only the second time in the history of the historic poll that two teams shared the top spot. The final regular season poll in 1985 saw Johns Hopkins and the Orange share the No. 1 spot. The USILA poll began in 1973.
The loss was also UVa's first true road loss since falling at Duke, 15-10, on April 11, 2009.
NORTH CAROLINA 13, UMBC 9 – Thirteenth Thirteenth-ranked North Carolina score seven successive goals over a span of 21:26 midway through the game en route to recording a 13-9 victory over UMBC in men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field. Sophomore midfielder Marcus Holman led the way for the Tar Heels with four goals while freshman attackman Nicky Galasso added two goals and three assists.
DUKE 9, MARYLAND 8 ( OT ) – Duke University freshman Jordan Wolf tallied his third goal of the game 1:01 into overtime to lift the 15th-ranked Blue Devils to a 9-8 overtime victory over No. 3 Maryland in ACC men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Wolf led Duke in scoring as the Blue Devils netted the game's final two goals for the crucial ACC victory.