No. 2 Syracuse Rallies Late, Edges No. 11 Yale on Goal at 0:13

Maltz and Cometti each had two goals to lead the Orange. Lamolinara finished with nine saves in his first trip back to Byrd Stadium since transferring from the University of Maryland after the 2011 season.

Mangan totaled a game-high three goals for the Bulldogs. Oberbeck added two. Yale goalie Eric Natale had 11 saves, including seven in the first half.

Syracuse's NCAA semifinal opponent will be the winner of Sunday's pairing between fourth-seeded Denver and fifth-seeded North Carolina. Faceoff will be either at 2:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 on ESPN2.

Game notes: The match-up with Yale marked Syracuse's 30th appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals ... The Orange improved to 27-3 in NCAA quarterfinal games and 64-21 in NCAA Tournament contests overall ... SU's nine one-goal games this season are the most ever for the Orange in one year ... Junior long-stick midfielder Matt Harris (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) tied his season high with five ground balls to top 100 career grounders (104) ... Harris also added a team-high three caused turnovers ... Senior defenseman Brian Megill (Clark, N.J.) caused the 100th turnover of his career in the third quarter ... The Orange improved to 19-4 all-time against Yale and has won 10 straight against the Bulldogs.

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College Park, Md. Yale, which scored six straight goals to erase a four-goal deficit and held No. 2 Syracuse scoreless for 43 minutes, needed to protect a two-goal lead with a little over three minutes left to earn its first national semifinal appearance since 1990. The 6-4 lead evaporated in just 44 seconds, and then Dylan Donahue found the net at 0:13, and the Orange squeezed past the Bulldogs, 7-6, in the quarterfinals at Byrd Stadium.

Syracuse (15-3) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 13 minutes of the game, but the underdog Elis, who trailed at some point in every game this season, had a second straight comeback. They were down four last week at Penn State and won 10-7, but the luck ran out against the 11-time national champions before 3,939.

Junior attackman Brandon Mangan led Yale (12-5) with three goals, while sophomore Conrad Oberbeck chipped in a pair and Michael Lipin had the other tally. Eric Natale made 11 saves and Dylan Levings won 12 of 17 face-offs.

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