Defense wins the day for Syracuse

Updated: May 19, 2009, 2:35 PM ET
By Christian Swezey | Inside Lacrosse

There were no noticeable signs of alarm from the Syracuse players when they learned during pregame warm-ups that sophomore John Galloway, the team's starting goalie, had severe flu-like symptoms and was not going to play against Maryland in an NCAA quarterfinal at Hofstra on Saturday.

A couple seniors walked up to his replacement, junior Al Cavalieri, and gave him some quick encouragement. As Cavalieri sat on the bench awaiting the announcement of the starting lineups, two assistants gave ...

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