The Syracuse men's lacrosse team takes on Northeast Conference champion Bryant in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. WAER's coverage starts at 7 PM with Countdown to Face-off. The game follows at 7:30. After winning the Big East Tournament Championship last weekend for the second straight season, the Orange was rewarded for with the top seed in this year's 16-team field.
In a unique twist, No. 5 Syracuse (11-3) finds itself squaring off against No. 6 Notre Dame (10-3) for the second time in six days when the 2013 BIG EAST Championship commences on Thursday, May 2. The Orange and Irish meet at 4:30 p.m. at Villanova Stadium.
Though the SU men's lacrosse team dropped to #7 in the country after a loss to Hobart last Tuesday, it still finds itself in a top-10 matchup with Notre Dame this weekend. After top-ranked Denver fell this past week, the Fighting Irish are now the number one team in the nation.
Last year, Syracuse took on Notre Dame on the road in South Bend and fell 8-6. But now, the game is at a neutral site in the Kinoca Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ this weekend.
Georgetown (5-8, 2-3 BIG EAST) scored a pair of late goals, but No. 3 Syracuse (10-3, 4-1 BIG EAST) stifled the charge and held on for a 9-8 win against the Hoyas Saturday, April 20 in front of 2,736 fans at Multi-Sport Field. The win closed the book on a grueling stretch of five games in two weeks for the Orange. Syracuse went 4-1 over that period, but each game went down to the wire and was decided by a single tally.