6-0 3rd-period run powers Syracuse past Yale, 17-8


SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Top-seeded Syracuse used a 6-0 third-quarter run to defeat eighth-seeded Yale, 17-8, and advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I tournament.

The Orangemen (12-1) will play fifth-seeded Johns Hopkins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Yale (12-4) trailed, 7-6, after the first two quarters, behind the goal-tending of sophomore Rich Dressler, who made 14 first-half saves.

Tony Rousou's goal 1 minute, 55 seconds into the third quarter tied the game, but Syracuse scored six unanswered goals to build a 13-7 lead going into the final period.

"[Dressler] was absolutely the difference [in the first half]," said Syracuse midfielder Tom Gilmartin. "It wasn't that we were playing poorly. We played well, we took good shots and he came up big and stopped us."

Tom Marechek led the Orangemen with five goals and two assists. Jamie Archer and Charlie Lockwood added three goals each.

Rousou led Yale with two goals, and Clayton Simmers had two assists.

The win gave Syracuse a 6-0 record in the Carrier Dome this season. The Orangemen's only loss of the season was a 15-14 defeat at Johns Hopkins on March 21.

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