The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team will try its damndest Saturday to advance to the program's 27th NCAA Final Four, as they take on the Yale Bulldogs in the quarterfinals held in College Park, MD.
The Orange (14-3), the tournament's top-seeded squad, advanced to the Elite 8 with a 12-7 victory over Bryant, while Yale upset Penn State, 10-7, to move on. Both teams overcame four-goal deficits in its first-round wins.
A quick look at the Bulldogs, who earned their way into the NCAAs by winning the Ivy League's automatic bid thanks to a victory over Princeton in the league tournament, it is easy to think SU will be able to move on to the Final Four in Philadelphia.
However, Yale's four losses came in its first six games and they have some talent; including attack Brandon Mangan (36 goals, 25 assists) and a solid face-off man in Dylan Levings (200-of-338 in face-offs). Two-time All-Ivy League selection, defender Peter Johnson, will try to slow down JoJo Marasco and company.
All-in-all, it will be a solid test for the Orange and should be a good show. If you're curious, here's all the info you need to know to catch the game.
Location: Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD.
Game Time: 3 p.m. ET.
Broadcast crew: Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra.
Radio: ESPN Radio 97.7 (Syracuse).
Head-to-head: Syracuse owns a 18-4 record over Yale, including a NCAA victory in 1992.