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GameThread: #6 Syracuse Orange vs. Siena Saints

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The Orange host the Siena Saints at 4 PM for the season opener, stay here and chat about the game!

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships - Semifinals - Syracuse v Denver Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Welcome back kids!

Today we have the season opener for the second century of Syracuse Orange lacrosse. The Orange come into the game ranked #7 in the Maverik Media Poll and #5 in the Nike/USILA Poll. The Saints have come to the Carrier Dome for early season matchups with the ‘Cuse each of the last three years and in those contests Siena never scored more than seven while the Orange never scored less than 18. Check out the full game preview and the season preview. Also take a listen to this week’s Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast to hear John Cassillo, Dan Lyons and I (James Simmons) talk a little bit of lax!

Syracuse will be trying to get back to the NCAA Tournament after falling to Maryland in the quarterfinals last year while the Siena Saints are trying to improve on a 3-10 2016 season.

The game can be seen on the ACC Network Extra (ESPN3) and heard on TK99/105.

NEWS AND LINKS

@LaxVegasLines has Syracuse as a 7.5 favorite with the over/under set at 22.

Jon Mettus profiled the Syracuse Sandbox for Syracuse.com

Lindsay Kramer interviewed Evan Molloy on last season’s Tournament exit and how he feels headed into 2017

The Daily Orange Siena Preview

Sam Fortier profiles Evan Molloy for the Daily Orange

Matthew Gutierez looks at Nate Solomon’s move to the first line attack

Paul Schwedelson talks with Brendan Bomberry on his decision to leave Denver to be closer to his family

Inside Lacrosse talks with John Galloway to preview his Jacksonville Dolphins season

If you’re looking for a little fun, here’s a Barstool Sports post from Jordie (@BarstoolJordie) on Albany’s “Homeless Chic” look, ie: Upstate New York’s fashion runway

LINEUP

My predicted lineup is as follows, remember, Nick Mellen is out for today’s game with an injury:

A - Jordan Evans

A - Nick Mariano

A - Nate Solomon

M - Brendan Bomberry

M - Sergio Salcido

M - Matt Lane

F/O - Ben Williams

D - Tyson Bomberry

D - Scott Firman

D - Marcus Cunningham

G - Evan Molloy

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Talk about the game below and as always... G’ORANGE!!