Lamolinara’s strong title-game performance not enough to lift Syracuse past Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PHILADELPHIA — Dominic Lamolinara has been through the grind of college lacrosse. He’s played for two storied programs — first Maryland, now Syracuse — in two hotbeds of lacrosse. He’s been a walk-on and a transfer, a starter and a backup goaltender, playing the position with more pressure than any other.And after Monday, he can add a strong performance in a national championship game to his already crowded resume.“He really played solid, especially in the second half,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He not only made good saves, made some spectacular saves, some one-on-one saves that allowed us to be in the game today.”Lamolinara made 11 saves — eight in the first half as his team led and three in the second as he faced a barrage of shots in Syracuse’s 16-10 NCAA championship loss to Duke.He opened up the game by stuffing midfielder Jake Tripucka at the doorstep in the opening minute, but for the most part the Orange defense did a good job keeping the Blue Devils away from the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLater in the quarter, though, Lamolinara made perhaps his best save of the game when Duke midfielder David Lawson used a spin move to get free at the net. Lamolinara made one of the one-on-one saves that Desko raved about to preserve SU’s shutout first quarter.“Yeah, they stopped us,” Duke attack Josh Dionne said, “but I think it was more we were stopping ourselves because we were just trying to make a play instead of playing the way we know how to.”Lamolinara turned away eight of the 13 shots on goal he saw in the first half, but was left out to dry in the second. There was nothing he could do when the Blue Devils won 11-of-17 faceoffs, his offense rushed possessions and he saw an onslaught of 23 shots, 14 of which found their way on goal. A game where Lamolinara stopped less than 50 percent of the shots he saw, felt like a victory anyway.The biggest victory of all, though, on a day that Syracuse lost the biggest game of its season, was the affirmation that Lamolinara could get it done on any stage. Since taking over for Bobby Wardwell at halftime of a win over Johns Hopkins on March 16, he’s passed every test thrown in front of him.He starred in the Big East tournament, backing an otherworldly defense, and played three stellar NCAA tournament games before proving his mettle again on Monday.“A couple (shots) in these playoff games could have gone in and we might have been watching today,” Desko said. “But fortunately we weren’t, and we had the opportunity to play in this game. I think a lot of it had to do with Dom.” Comments Published on May 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Related Stories DEVIL’S X: Faceoffs doom Syracuse as Duke beats Orange 16-10 in national championship gameDuke’s plethora of offensive weapons one-ups Syracuse at own gameWilson: Seniors Marasco, Megill leave behind polished legacy despite loss in championship gameRice carries Syracuse offense as Orange builds 5-goal lead, fades away in second half of NCAA title gamelast_img read more


first_imgA Judge has slammed a counterfeiter for “cheating” young artists out of making a living.Killackey had almost one thousand bogus DVDs and CDs.Damien Killackey was caught on two occasions with almost ONE THOUSAND pirated CDs and DVDs. He was stopped by Gardai on two occasions, on October 20th, 2013 and also on December 8th, 2013 with pirated goods.On the first occasion he was stopped in a car outside Clonleigh Community Centre in Lifford and then inside the community centre where he was operating a stall.On the first occasion he was caught with 349 copies of 64 different titles in his car and then a few weeks later he was observed selling 622 CDs and DVDs inside the community centre.Killackey of 41 Croaghan Heights, Lifford admitted having the counterfeit goods.Judge Paul Kelly said this was a “huge issue” for young performers.“He had almost a thousand discs. This is a huge issue. We read on regular occasions about these cases. These are sometimes struggling young artists and they are being cheated by these people who sell these items.“This man had 349 discs and a few months later he had another 600. He was totally unrepentant as he went back and out and tried to sell even more of them later.”Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was not making much money as he was at the bottom of chain which had been organised by others.Judge Kelly said it appeared that Killackey was in danger of going to prison but appeared to be taking the charge very lightly.Judge Kelly adjourned the case to see if Killackey was suitable to do community service.JUDGE SLAMS COUNTERFEITER CAUGHT WITH 1,000 BOGUS DISCS FOR ‘CHEATING’ YOUNG ARTISTS was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bogusCDscourtDavid KIllackeydonegalDVDsLiffordlast_img read more