#5 Syracuse Tops Villanova to Claim 2nd-Straight Big East Title

The Orange receives the Big East's automatic bid in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. Syracuse will learn its first-round NCAA opponent tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. when the 16-team tournament field is revealed on ESPNU.

Game Notes: Marasco was credited with one to set the Orange season record for the most assists by a midfielder (35) ... Marasco surpassed the previous mark of 34 established by Paul Gait in 1990 ... Junior Chris Daddio (Purcellville, Va.) won 11 of 24 (.458) faceoffs to neutralize Villanova's Thomas Croonquist at the X ... After winning 22 of 24 draws (.917) against Syracuse in the regular season, Croonquist went 15 for 26 (.577) Saturday ... Syracuse improved to 6-2 all-time against Villanova ... Redshirt sophomore Hakeem Lecky (Duxbury, Mass.) scored a goal for the fourth straight game.

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