September 20, 2013

Syracuse to Replace Cornell in Iroquois, Israel Scrimmage

by Sean Burns | | Twitter

Syracuse University will be scrimmaging the Iroquois National team next weekend, replacing Cornell after the Big Red were suspended from external competition following a hazing incident, Iroquois National team coach Steve Beville confirmed on Friday afternoon.

The Orange will travel to SUNY Cortland, where Beville is head coach of the Red Dragons, on Sunday to take on both the Israeli national team and the Iroquois in scrimmages. At 11 a.m. the Orange will face Israel, followed by a noon scrimmage against the Iroquois.

Israel and the Iroquois will scrimmage at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The last-minute switch preserves the Iroquois' first scrimmage after their training camp last weekend in Canada, and will likely feature many more of the stars who missed that camp due to Mann Cup commitments. Cody Jamieson was the MVP at that tournament, leading the Six Nations Chiefs to their first cup since winning three straight in the 1990s.

Cornell was also scheduled to play in the second annual Capital Lacrosse Classic on October 13th – an event which supports and promotes the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, named after a former Big Red player who passed away after being hit in the chest with a ball during a March 2004 game against Binghamton.

Details on the effect Cornell's fall suspension will have on that event have not been announced by Cornell or the Boiardi Foundation.

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