Both the men's and women's Syracuse Orange lacrosse teams begin their quest to return to the Final Four today in NCAA Tournament play.
The 4th-seeded women's lacrosse team will take on the 11-7 Dartmouth Big Green in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Big Green defeated Boston College, 11-8, in the first round on Friday. The game will be played at 3:00 p.m. at SU soccer stadium. Last year, the two teams met in the opening round of the NCAAs, a 15-5 win by SU en route to their Final Four appearance. Get more info here.
Meanwhile, the No. 1 men's squad get a seemingly simple task starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Defeat Northeast champion Bryant Bulldogs in their NCAA Tournament opening round game. The Bulldogs enter the tournament at 8-10, having started the season 0-7 and battling their way back into contention.
For the Orange, it's their 33rd trip to the tourney and the ninth time they've started it at the No. 1 slot. The Orange are 18-4 as a one-seed and have claimed four national titles, most recently in 2000.
The winner of this game will take on the Yale Bulldogs, who erased a 5-1 halftime deficit to defeat Penn State, 10-7. Get more info on the SU-Bryant game here.
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