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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - John Desko
Need a primer for this weekend's lacrosse final four? Here's a good A-to-Z start as Duke, Loyola, Maryland and Notre Dame prepare to converge upon Foxborough, Mass., for Saturday's semifinals:
Johns Hopkins and Syracuse, the truest of the bluebloods, own nine NCAA titles each, winning nearly half of the tournaments contested since the event was established in 1971. Both schools possess earnest followings, a legion of All-Americans and plenty of lore.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Virginia felt right at home whenever overtime arrived throughout the season, squeezing out four victories in extra time to propel a final four push.
"We had the early lead in the game and we were obviously feeling good about things, but we were smart enough to know it's a game of runs, especially with all of the games we've been in," Syracuse coach John Desko said. "I told John after the game to buy his faceoff guy a big steak because he deserves one. We just couldn't get the ball in the second half."