The good news for Providence lacrosse? They're a part of the Big East, a burgeoning college lacrosse power that has among its members multiple ranked squads and one powerhouse that gives the rest of the teams instant credibility.
The bad news for Providence lacrosse? They're not all that good at the moment and this weekend they get to travel to that powerhouse's home stadium where it happens to be Senior Day and said powerhouse is going to throttle them like they're a DePaul basketball squad.
The No. 1 Syracuse Orange and the winless Providence Friars will tangle on Saturday in the Dome at 2pm and things should be...breezy. The Friars come into the game 0-11. Not to say they haven't had some close games but they've fallen pretty short against any of the better teams they've faced (17-3 UMass, 14-4 Georgetown, 11-3 Notre Dame). They haven't won a game since April 15, 2009 and their losing streak stands at 15. A big reason is because they're averaging just a little more than five goals per game, something that's just not going to fly against SU.
For the Orange, they couldn't ask for a better Senior Day match-up. Chris Daniello, Cody Jamieson (already?), Al Cavalieri, Max Bartig a bunch more seniors will play their final home game for the Orange and be honored beforehand.
This is only the 2nd meeting for the two schools. Last year's 22-3 drubbing by SU set the tone for how things are probably going to go Saturday and for a long time. For the Orange, the only downside is that this game won't do much for them in the race for NCAA seeding. The Orange are looking at either a No. 2 or No. 3 at the moment and even a win over the Friars doesn't help their cause. They're going to have to hope for a couple more UNC and Virginia losses along the way if they want to secure the No. 2 or even the No. 1 seed, even if the Orange win out.