Saturday, April 19, 2008

Rutgers vs. Syracuse Lacrosse April 12, 2008

I am a little late in posting this but I attended the Rutgers vs. Syracuse Lacrosse Game on Saturday April 12, 2008. I almost did not make it. In fact I did not get to the game until half time.

I originally thought the game was at 1 PM. I got back from my morning ride later than I wanted to and I thought I was going to miss the game. However, I found out that the game was scheduled for a 2 PM start. My wife and daughter decided to go shopping at the Menlo Park Mall so I dropped them off and headed up Rt 1 to the Rutgers University Sports Complex.

Last year I went to most of the Rutgers home games. This year I have been traveling and I have not had the opportunity. Since Syracuse University is currently ranked #1 in the country I figured this would be the one game I should try to make it to.

I own both a Rutgers Lacrosse and a Syracuse Lacrosse t-shirts. I ended up going with the Rutgers shirt. When I got to the game it felt like I was in the minority since the stands were a sea of orange with the Syracuse fans well in attendance. In fact this was probably the best attended game I have been to at Yurcak Field. The fans at most Rutgers games are mostly parents, friends and local high school teams out to watch and learn. Not as many students as I would expect.

By the time I got to the game Syracuse was well ahead and in control. It was still a good game since Rutgers made several attempts at a comeback but were shutdown each time by Syracuse. The final score was 17 to 9 in favor of Syracuse University.

While the weather looked threatening for most of the game the rain held off and there was even enough time for the post game tailgate parties.

Unforunately, this is probably the only game I will get to this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

went to the ssyracuse Albany game last night and syracuse is still the 1. Good game toesnap