No. 2 Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs. No. 5 Maryland Terrapins (2-0) GameThread

Winslow Townson

ACC Lacrosse: You used to loathe it. Now you love it.

All six of the ACC's lacrosse teams are currently ranked in the top seven of the NCAA polls. So as much as you knew ACC play was going to be a bear, but now it's about to become a reality as the No. 2 Syracuse Orange face-off in the conference for the first time, starting with the No. 5 Maryland Terrapins.

Here's what College Crosse has to say about the game...

The Terrapins have been getting a ton of production from Matt Rambo and Mike Chanenchuk, but the competition for the Terps so far this season has been . . . questionable. The Terps' trip to the Dome marks an important moment for Maryland: Can the team, buoyed by its defense and an expected advantage at the dot, get a sufficient performance from its offense to topple the Orange? This game is probably more about the Terrapins than it is about Syracuse, and how Maryland shows in a tough spot against a strong opponent could define the Terps' ceiling for 2014 as it continues to adopt an identity.

Surprisingly, it's only the second regular-season meeting between the two powerhouses since 1983. It's also the Terps' second visit to the Carrier Dome after a 12-5 Orange win in the 1983 NCAA playoffs. Maryland leads the overall series 6-5 and won the last match-up, a 6-5 OT win in the 2011 NCAA Quarters.

The game will be televised locally on TWCS and online at OAA.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!

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