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

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

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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!