BALTIMORE – Syracuse won its ninth NCAA (news – web sites) lacrosse championship, getting five assists from Mike Powell and overcoming a gritty effort by Navy in a 14-13 victory Monday.
In a game that featured 10 ties and five lead changes, Syracuse (15-2) used a three-goal run late in the fourth quarter to go up 14-12. Ian Dingman scored for Navy with 40 seconds left, but the Orange held on to earn their third title in five years.
Syracuse’s Michael Powell, left, makes a shot towards the goal over Navy’s Mike Felber, right, during the third quarter of Syracuse’s 14-13 win in the division one NCAA Lacrosse Championship, Monday, May 31, 2004, in Baltimore. Powell had five assists and one goal in the win.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Syracuse’s Michael Powell (22) pressures Navy goalie Matt Russell, left, during the first quarter of the championship game in the division one NCAA Lacrosse Championships, Monday, May 31, 2004, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)