Lacrosse roundup: Williams powers No. 3 Syracuse men over No. 15 Army, 12-9

Ben Williams' faceoff dominance helped the No. 3 Syracuse men's lacrosse team pull away from No. 15 Army in a 12-9 home win Sunday.

The sophomore won the game's first 11 faceoffs, and 16 of his first 17, as he finished 21-for-25 overall as the Orange moved to 3-0. The Black Knights fell to 2-1.


Junior attackman Dylan Donahue scored a game-high five goals and added an assist for Syracuse. Senior attackman Randy Staats equaled his points total with two goals and four assists.

After Army tied the game at for the sixth time at with 8:35 left in the third quarter, the Orange scored three straight goals in less than three minutes.


Leading the Black Knights was senior attackman John Glesener, who had a team-high four goals.

No. 1 Denver 10, Furman 5: Senior attackman Wesley Berg scored four goals to lead the Pioneers to their second win as many days in the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic. The game against the Paladins (1-3) was held at Air Force.

Senior goaltender Ryan LaPlante made 18 saves for Denver (3-0), 12 in the first half. Sophomore attackman Connor Cannizzaro, a Maryland transfer, had three assists and a man-up goal.

No. 17 Marquette 11, Richmond 10, OT: Senior attackman Jordan Greenfield scored his program-record sixth goal of the game just 1:05 into overtime, completing a comeback for the visiting Golden Eagles, who trailed by four in the fourth quarter.

Junior attackman Conor Gately had a hat trick for Marquette (3-0), which outscored the Spiders (2-1) after the third quarter 7-2.


No. 6 Duke 17, William & Mary 7: Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea and the Blue Devils held the visiting Tribe (0-2) scoreless for over 46 minutes and improved to 5-0, the program's best start to a season since 2008.

No. 8 Notre Dame 17, California 7: The visiting Fighting Irish (3-1) scored five unanswered goals midway through the first half to gain control of the game. Senior midfielder Gaby Christman had three goals in the Golden Bears' season opener.