Victor grads Ierlan and Trimboli meet in Albany at Syracuse

(8) Syracuse outpaced by (3) Albany

Third-ranked Albany beat No. 8 Syracuse, 15-3, before 7,238 fans in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

Jamie Trimboli, Nate Solomon and Kevin Hutchings scored for the Orange, while 'Cuse goalie Dom Madonna had a Syracuse career-high 11 saves.

"Obviously, I'm disappointed with how we played today," said head coach John Desko. "I have to give a lot of credit to Albany, and I told Scott Marr that afterwards. Their faceoff guy gave them all those extra possessions and it really put a strain on our defense. Hats off to him, he played great. He made a lot of good decisions and scored a goal.

"All in all, I thought we didn't do a bad job defensively for the amount of possessions they had and the time that they had the ball at the offensive end. That's a tremendous stress on our defense and I thought some guys did a good job with their individual matchups, especially at the beginning.

The Danes victory snapped Syracuse's five-game win streak against Albany. The last time Albany beat Syracuse was a 16-15 double overtime win in 2013.

Trimboli opened the scoring in the game on a man-up goal assisted by Matt Lane with 11:50 left in the first quarter. Albany scored the next seven goals take a 7-1 lead with 11:22 left in the third quarter. Tehoka Nanticoke scored three goals and Jakob Patterson had two in the run.

Syracuse's Solomon broke up Albany's offensive streak with a fastbreak goal on an assist from Brendan Bomberry with 6:02 left in the third quarter, making the score 7-2. Albany responded to score the next six goals, including two by Nanticoke and another pair from Connor Fields, to take a 13-2 lead with 12:12 left in the game.

Syracuse's Kevin Hutchings scored his first goal of the season with 7:46 remaining in the game to make the score 13-3. Albany closed out the scoring with two more goals for the final score of 15-3.

The Orange will host #12 Army on Saturday February 24th at 2 pm in the Carrier Dome. Season and individual game tickets are available online (, by phone (888-DOME-TIX), or at the Carrier Dome Box Office (Gate B).

Season tickets remain the best value for 'Cuse fans, at a cost of $65 for adults and $35 for youth, fans will get to see all nine Syracuse home games from the reserved section behind the team bench.

New for 2018, parking prices are reduced to $10 at all Carrier Dome surface lots. Individual game tickets start at $10 for adults and $5 for youth (12 and under) for six of the Orange's nine games (North Carolina, Navy, Binghamton, Army West Point, Hobart and Colgate). Ticket for the Orange's three premium games (Johns Hopkins, Albany and Notre Dame) cost $15 for adults and $10 for youth (12 and under) and students are free!

Notes: Syracuse leads the series with Albany, 15-2 … Freshman Dami Oladunmoye recorded his first career assist … Freshman Jared Fernandez saw first faceoff action and was 1-of-2 … Head coach John Desko is now 236 and 74 in his 21 years as the Orange leader ... The loss was just the fourth regular season non conference loss since the start of the 2014 season - 36 total games ... It's the fourth loss in the Orange's last-34 home games.

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