Teams: Syracuse Orange (0-0) vs. Siena Saints (0-0)
Day & Time: Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. EST
Arena: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Announcers: Mark Larson, Dale Drypolcher
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.
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