No. 2 Syracuse Orange (0-0) vs. Siena Saints (0-0) GameThread

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

A highly-ranked Syracuse team is in action tonight, but not the one you're thinking of.

The Syracuse Orange open up the men's lacrosse season tonight when they host the Siena Saints. Let's find out the particulars.

Teams: Syracuse Orange (0-0) vs. Siena Saints (0-0)

Rankings: Syracuse (2/1), Siena (N/R)

Day & Time: Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. EST

Arena: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

TV: TWCS

Announcers: Mark Larson, Dale Drypolcher

Radio: TK99

Rivalry: 2-0, Syracuse

Streak: 2, Syracuse (duh)

First Meeting: The Orange topped the Saints, 11-4, in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

Last Meeting: SU martyred the Saints 10-4 in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Head Coaches: SU: John Desko, 15th Year (187-58), Siena: John Svec, 3rd Year (19-14)

Last Year: The Saints ended up 8-9, though they almost snuck into the NCAA Tournament, losing the MAAC Championship game 11-10 to Detroit.

"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Junior midfielder Conor Prunty paced Siena in 2013 with 50 points on 31 goals and 19 assists. Classmate Nate Barry registered a team-best 20 assists a year ago and senior Colin Clive had 33 goals.

If Syracuse Wins…: They'll start the season doing what they're supposed to do, which is already better than last year.

If Syracuse Loses…: We might be in trouble this season...

Fun Fact: SU owns an all-time record of 75-19 (.798) in season-opening games. It is 34-10 in campaign starters since 1970 and has won 14 out of 15 under head coach John Desko.

Fun Fact 2: We used to really hate Siena. Like, really hate them.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.

G'ORANGE!

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