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NCAA Quarterfinals GameThread: Syracuse Orange vs. Maryland Terrapins

Syracuse and Maryland will hit the turf on Saturday at noon for a rematch of the 2011 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Watch the game and leave your thoughts hopes and dreams in the comment section!

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The Syracuse Orange and Maryland Terrapins take the field in Providence, RI, for a quarterfinals matchup.

The last time these two squads met in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament was back in 2011 when Maryland took down the Orange 6-5 in OT. I would expect today's contest to have just a few a lot more goals.

My Maryland preview can be found here. As I talked about previously, the two areas that Syracuse could take advantage are at the faceoff X and on offense at the midfield. Austin Henningsen had a great game against Quinnipiac last week getting off to a 12 for 12 start. Ben Williams had the opposite experience, starting off at 0-5 before finishing 12-24.

The first line midfield have been dangerous all year for Syracuse. I am very interested to see how the Maryland short sticks match up with Sergio Salcido, Derek DeJoe, and Nick Mariano.

@LaxVegasLines has Maryland as a two goal favorite and the over/under set at 21.

Here's the weekend schedule:

Saturday:

Maryland vs. Syracuse 12:00

Brown vs. Navy 2:30

Sunday:

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina 12:00

Loyola vs. Loyola Towson 2:30

Enjoy the weekend, leave your comments below, and as always...G'Orange!