No. 18 Syracuse Upends No. 6 Virginia in an Overtime Classic

Syracuse's defense held court in the third period, shutting out UVa while its offense ran three straight goals to take a 7-6 lead into the final stanza. Matt Harris started the run in an unsettled situation at 12:52, followed by Marasco's second of the game on a bouncer from 20-yards out. Dylan Donahue capped the run with 11.7 seconds left in the period on a pass from Scott Loy.

Syracuse scored its fourth goal in a row to start the fourth quarter on a Matt Pratt tally, extending the Orange's lead to two goals, 8-6.

Virginia bounced back to tie the game, 8-8, after unassisted goals by Charlie Streep and Matt White. The equalizing goal by White came at 11:36 and defense held strong on both sides till the end of regulation, setting up the overtime thriller.

Virginia won the shots battle (38-33), faceoffs (16-5), ground balls (33-23) and was 2 of 4 on EMO, while Syracuse was 0 of 3 when Virginia was a man down.

The Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday, when Vermont comes to Klöckner Stadium. Faceoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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2013-03-01



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